About this work: Yamagishi Ryouko (b. 1947) is considered one of the major contributors of the “Fabulous Year 24 Group” along with Hagio Moto and Takemiya Keiko. Yamagishi has published many influential manga, among them Hi izuru tokoro no tenshi, which received the Kodansha Manga Award for shoujo in 1983; Arabesque, which is considered the first realistic ballet manga; and Terpsichora, another ballet manga which garnered her the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2007.
Yamagishi has published countless short stories over the years, most in the genres ballet, history, mythology, and horror. “Hiruko” (1985) is a work of psychological horror in which a young university student befriends a young boy who is her distant relative. She is initially taken in by his beautiful appearance, but slowly starts to realize that strange things are happening around her…
Warning: This work contains elements that might be triggering to some.
jonghyun: i used to live with my grandparents on my mother’s side when i was in my first and second year of primary school. grandma, grandpa, noona and i lived together. it was during primary school, so it was at an age that i didn’t know much (about life, etc.) and they took care of me. i felt a lot of warmth back then. i’m living with my grandpa on my mother’s side again right now. i came back home from japan recently and he said: “it’s been awhile, jonghyunnie~” i felt a little sorry. it wasn’t that i did something wrong, but he greeted me so warmly and i thought that maybe i should have given him a call while i was abroad. (source: thatcoolcatmeow)
(on lee young hoon’s “일종의 고백 (sort of confession)”.) jonghyun: there’s a member in my group who really likes this song. he sings and sings it again. (source: thatcoolcatmeow) [note: the member is onew, who sang it when he was a guest at one of jonghyun’s solo concerts in october of last year.]
Warning: As usual, please note that my level of Japanese is basic at most, so I cannot guarantee the following snippets are completely accurate. In other words, these can be completely wrong, and I might have left some parts out because I didn’t understand them. Also, feel free to share the link, but please DO NOT REPOST these snippets anywhere.
In which spoilers are late, short and… weird. Very, very weird, and difficult to understand. My personal suggestion is that we wait a bit more until better spoilers are out… then we can maybe celebrate Aladdin potentially being back soon… .