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「Kon'na Watashi no Mote-kina Nichijō」Promotion Movie trailer

“Good man” Can you choose properly?

Moment of life has come to life for girls who are in love affair!
Suddenly urged by High-spec men one after another and panicked!

Cool businessman
Sexual artist
Mysterious Robot Creator
Burnout Famous Kabuki actor
Poisoning elite company employee 

Only attractive men
But what about the future? Worried about cheating? Does the sense of values ​​match?
How can I choose one of them? 

Who on earth is my destiny? 

■ Characters (caption and description came from voltage’s youtube channel/site..)

Cool × Oresama Kaneko Nozomu
A businessman that is considered as a genius.
 「 “I need you.” 」

Sexy × SaddisticUsami Reo
Handsome artists that everyone wants to see.
 「 “Leave your instinct, feel it about me” 」 

*The hirigana on the screenshot says Reo/Leo(れお) but the kanji is Rei Hisashi (怜央)…

Mysterious × QuietFushimi Seiya
Featured mysterious robot creator.
 「 “… Is it … useless?” 」

Prince × *Burnout】 *Tōge Wataru
Young Kabuki Prince of expectation.
 「 “I thought I’d like to see you forever” 」

*The hirigana on the screenshot says Tōge (とうげ) but the kanji is Azumaya (東家)…
*It translates to weakness/exhaustion…which makes no sense..so I got the Synonym for it…kinda….. (>.<’’)\

Elite × Poisonous tongueAndō Shintarō
A senior who is relied as an in-house ace.
 「 “Do not be a secret to the company” 」


In this visit to Japan, as a rumor told with his family, his appearance on yakatabune, tasting sake, sushi and sukiyaki has become a hot topic on Twitter. Two years ago he visited a dressing room of Kabuki actor, Ainosuke Kataoka . His sitting posture with the stretched spine became popular as “beautiful”. Telling about that he says: “Since I was a dancer before becoming an actor my knees are elastic, but it is hard to be stretching sitting next to regulars, my legs get numb … But this is not only for Danish people, isn’t it?”

[news-postseven.com, 27.01.2017]

Compilation of Yamada Ryosuke x Kamiki Ryunosuke x Nakamura Hayato’s friendship stories over the years

[PON! 2014]
Kamiki Ryunosuke

Kamiki’s Ikemen Friend

Kamiki: It’s Hey! Say! JUMP’s Yamada Ryosuke. We’re in the same year. We co-starred in a drama together 7 years ago, and recently too in Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo, we co-starred again. When we turn 20, our birthday are close to each other, we talked about going drinking [together], then we went after a long while.

[Oshareism 2015]
Kamiki Ryunosuke

Fujiki: This is from your classmate, a kabuki actor, Nakamura Hayato. “When we turn 20, it was the first time we drank together. Kamiki got drunk after 1 shot of drinking beer. Yamada Ryosuke & I had to take care of him." 

Kamiki: Yes, they took care of me

Ueda: Yamada-kun & Nakamura-kun were your classmates?

Kamiki: Yes, we’re classmates. I was always with those two. When we all turn 20, we thought about going drinking together. We went drinking and turns out I was really weak.

Ueda: What was it like when you had a shot of the beer?

Kamiki: I was always "aaaahh…” (fans himself) “So hot! So hot!”

Ueda: Then did Yamada-kun & Nakamura-kun went “Are you okay?”

Kamiki: They were like, “Drink some water! Drink some water!”

[Men’s Kitchen 2017]
Kamiki Ryunosuke x Nakamura Hayato

Kamiki: I like crab, but I can’t touch crabs. The appearance is scary. It was because of that…

Hayato: That’s right! During our school fieldtrip, [looking at the crab meal,] Kamiki was like, “Eeee…!!!” (afraid of the appearance). Me and Yamada Ryosuke had to peel the skin off [for him]

Bonus pic of our favorite Horikoshi boys during their high school field-trip:

From left to right: Kamiki Ryunosuke, Nakajima Yuto, Nomura Shuhei, Nakamura Hayato, Chinen Yuri, Yamada Ryosuke


December 2015: maneki kanzashi signed by kabuki actors by Yume-miru-yume blog

1. & 2.  Maiko Kimisayo with kanzashi signed by Nakamura Ganjiro and Hidetaro Kataoka

3. Kanzashi signed by Kankuro Nakamura (5th generation) and Bando Tamasaburo

4. Nakamura Ganjiro (3rd generation) and Ichikawa Danjuro (12th) 

5. Nakamura Kanzaburo (18th) and Sakata Tojuro (4th)

6. Kankuro Nakamura (5th) and Bando Tamasaburo

7. Mitsugoro Bando (5th) and Sakata Tojuro (4th)

These kanzashi belong to Miyagawacho okiya and they get changed every year, so maiko can get brand new maneki signed by their favorite actors. Some of the actors presented here are 


Geisha dancing kimono. Meiji period (1868-1911), Japan. The Kimono Gallery. A tall geisha silk ‘susohiki’ - trailing kimono for dance - featuring yuzen-painted portraits of famous stage actors. Embroidery highlights. A 'susohiki’ (trailing skirt) is a type of formal dance kimono worn by maiko (apprentice geisha) and geisha that is designed to trail on the ground. This example was worn by a geisha, as it has short, unpatterned sleeves. While all women’s kimono are longer then the length of their body, modern kimono are designed to be folded over at the hip. Susohiki are not, so they are even longer and have a padded hem to drape more attractively. Another word for susohiki is hikizuri. Although both the dancing susohiki and wedding uchikake share the characteristic of having a padded hem, susohiki are designed to be worn closed in front and tied with an obi, contrasting to the uchikake, which is worn with front open without obi. This susohiki is decorated with famous kabuki stage actors, with a bamboo fence at the bottom, perhaps alluding to a specific performance. This example was an expensive garment to commission, and is obviously the work of a talented textile artist, and would have been worn by s senior and wealthy geisha of the day for important stage dance performances.


Kabuki 03 by Wolfgang Wiggers

<br /><i>Via Flickr:</i>
<br />Two further photographs from the japanese album containing various photographs of Kabuki actors. 1930s.

Could someone please translate the writing?

[Translation] TV Person 09/03/2017 Kamiki Ryunosuke Interview Cut about Yamada Ryosuke

This interview was from one of Kamiki’s magazine appearance for his Sangatsu no Lion movie promotion. I only translated the parts where he spoke about Yamada though. I’ve always loved their friendship and I’m really happy that Kamiki talked about Yamada quiet a lot in here (almost half an entire magazine page), you know, when he’s supposed to be promoting for Sangatsu no Lion. This interview cut also gives us another different view about their friendship! Kamiki also mentioned Nakamura Hayato, Fukushi Sota, Takei Emi, Chinen Yuri, and Yabu Kota in this cut! Enjoy this interview!

P.S: As usual, please do not publish or re-post without permission.

“Ah, that’s right, Yamada-kun is also working hard.”

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Spring 2017 Watchlist (New-This-Season Edition) First Taste

I’m so happy the shitty winter season (in terms of both the anime season and actual season) is finally over and spring is upon us once more. Here are a few new shows this season I’ve watched the first episodes of; some I’ll keep going, some I’m dropping immediately because why do these even exist please why (please don’t take these “reviews” too seriously LOL; I just enjoy rambling about new shows):

Kado: The Right Answer | Seikaisuru Kado

If you’re into sci-fi and handsome government bureaucrats negotiating with equally handsome alien (???) whose spaceship (I think it’s a spaceship?) is shaped like a giant fractal cube, Seikaisu Kado is looking to be very promising. The 3D animation puts me off at first, but I soon didn’t care for it as the story becomes more fascinating. Just what does this white-haired alien want with Japan and can Shindou, the protagonist ace-negotiator, handle this? And what about his cute assistant Hanamori voiced by the even cuter Saito Soma? Will we see him again soon? The first episode and prequel just came out; I personally recommend watching ep.1 first before watching ep. 0. 


Alice & Zouroku | Alice to Zouroku

I only started watching it because the bf was excited about it, so I thought I’d give it a try since the art style looks cute. And boy oh boy it’s definitely different than what I was expecting. The show opens with a young girl named Sana who escapes from a research facility, which is later revealed to be a place for kids with special abilities (Sana can materialize things she imagines). Weakened and lost, she encounters an old man named Zouroku, who takes her into his home after an incident that involved the police. It’s a weird combination of fluff and fantasy/mystery that has heartwarming moments and decent fight scenes. Sana’s goal is to destroy the facility to rescue the other kids stuck in there, so it’ll be interesting to see how that goes. 


As the Moon, so Beautiful | Tsuki ga Kirei  

If you’re looking for slow-burn junior high school romance with very gorgeous art where the two leads are shy as heck, then Tsuki ga Kirei might be a show for you. Personally, I found the pacing a bit slow, and I dunno, maybe it’s because I’m in my late 20′s and these kids are like 14? I can’t really relate much to them, especially in the romance department. From what I can see so far, I think this show is more about the characters than the plot, so if you’re into character-driven romance, you can give it a try.


Renai Boukun | Love Tyrant

Think Death Note… but Kiss Note, so instead of dying when your name’s written in the notebook, the people whose names are written together will kiss kiss, fall in love. That’s it; that’s the premise. It’s essentially a harem anime with half-assed comedy, so don’t ask me why I even tried watching the first episode; it was 20 minutes of my life wasted.


Hinako Note

A country girl, who’s shy as heck and will freeze up and become a scarecrow (metaphorically, I guess?) when she’s under stress, attends a high school in Tokyo because she wants to join the drama club. She lives in a boarding house above a secondhand bookstore, where she meets a girl who… eats books??? Not sure if that part is important or it’s just a one-time gag. Essentially: cute girls doing cute things. 



So I know this show is about kabuki, but please don’t expect it to be anything like Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu because it definitely is nothing like the latter. A high-school kabuki enthusiast wants to start a kabuki club in his school, but to do so, he needs to find at least five members. Cue: megane-kun best friend, pretty boy from the drama club who’s actually a pretty girl (think GSNK’s Kashima), terrible vocalist who got kicked out of his own band (rock band AU Minami-kun?), pretty boy dancer who’s now a delinquent???, and an actual kabuki actor who takes his art way too seriously. Also featuring character designs by CLAMP. So… sports anime formula but with kabuki, basically. Yeah.


Eromanga Sensei

All I can say of this right now is that I was expecting lots of fan service and cringe-worthy moments, but it wasn’t actually that bad. Protag boy is a light novel writer; his books are illustrated by someone named Eromanga, whom he’s never met before. Turns out the illustrator is his own little sister, who’s become a shut-in since their parents’ death a few years ago. According to the summary, there’ll also be a shoujo mangaka who’ll become their rival. So… I dunno, I might keep watching if I have time. 


The Royal Tutor | Oushitsu Kyoushi Haine

Four spoiled German princes, one royal tutor (who’s short and the short jokes never end). It looks like a BL otome… but according to MAL it’s just a comedy. So. Featuring: long-suffering tutor, youngest prince who’s a playa (seiyuu Aoi Shouta also plays this role in a stage adaptation — yes there’s a stage production of this already), 4th prince who hates studying, third prince who’s basically prince!Kyoya of Ouran, and second prince who can’t seem to form words and looks like he’s refraining from punching a wall at all times. You bet I’ll be watching this trash. 

I’ll make a separate post for sequels (because there are so many good shows coming out with sequels this season), but for now, let me know what you guys are watching!


POST OFFICE BOUNTY. OH man I am so late posting some of these.

Top, we have a package of the amazing and the strange from @221squee, who sent me cash, chips, and cards from Thailand, including an amazing “ghost card” with the legend of a ghost woman on it. Also that white packet with the squirming centipedes on it is centipede cough drops. Not gonna lie, I was nervous to eat them when I thought they were some kind of snack, now that I know they’re cough drops I’m even more hesitant. That said, I swear to try them for science. Thank you so much for the wild gustatory adventure I’m about to have! 

Middle photo, clockwise from top left: 

  • a lovely holiday card from @kayquimi which by request I am pretending got lost in the mail for a few months :D Proceeds from the card go to ODIS, which provides legal services for immigrants, so hooray! 
  • The red and gold print, which I believe is of a Kabuki actor, and the mystifying but charming little owl envelope and polaroid snap of a beverage case, come from a random Tumblr follower – glad the packing spreadsheet helped you! 
  • The postcard of the buildings is from my own dear Chicago, the Riverview Condos, which are not far from where I used to work! Thank you @ntro9, I’m so glad you enjoyed Russian Tea Time and Pret.  
  • And the superheroes going on strike is from UNION AGITATOR @scifigrl47, who points out that the Atom’s protest balloon merely reads UNFAIR. 

AND FINALLY, bottom photo, thank you very much @superqueerpasta for sending me the astounding Tom Of Finland rubber stamps you came into possession of. I plan to make a lot of art with them :D :D Tell your ma I’m grateful. 

I mean look at those glorious stamps, you guys. I may make postcards and send them to people in return for fundraising donations when I do Proud To Run later this year.