Saturday, February 26, 2011

[J-Music] AJISAI - Pocket Life (album)

Artist: AJISAI
Album title: Pocket Life
Release date: 12th January 2011

At the beginning of 2011 the band AJISAI released their 3rd album called "Pocket Life".
While I'm a big fan of AJISAI for sure I bought the album shortly after releasing. And I have to say that this is a really wonderful CD. When you start listening to this album you are welcomed by a powerful "hallo! hallo!" and a very catchy and happy tune. The most catchy song of this album for sure is the latest single of AJISAI which has been released on 15th December 2010 - "Love lala love". A very touching song you can't get out of your head anymore if you once listened to it.
Certainly there are also a few calm songs, just like "Shikisai", a wonderful song for day-dreaming. All in all this CD has a very possitive sound and it makes you want to sing along. It's the perfect soundtrack for sunny days.

Please listened to this wonderful band which is not well-known right now. But they are really worth to become famous!!

01 Hallo
02 Kokuhaku
03 Love Lala Love
04 Sekai wo nagure
05 Tokyo
06 Sakamichi Pedal
07 Last Letter
08 Fukanshoukougun
09 Mayonaka no yuuenchi
10 Sounanshingou
11 Install
12 Tada hitori no uta
13 Shikisai 

The limited edition of the album includes a DVD with the promotion videos of the songs "Ai Kotoba", "Sakura Namiki", "Niji", "Nagareboshi", "Senkouhanabi" and "Love Lala Love". 

More info about AJISAI?? Watch out here:
Official Website | Nemuranai Sakana (english fansite) | Buy CD


Saturday, February 19, 2011

[J-Movie] Oretachi ni Asu ha naissu

Name: Oretachi ni Asu ha naissu | Ain't no Future
(in Japanese: 俺たちに明日はないッス)
Released: 2008
Main Actors: Sakura Andou, Tokio Emoto, Yuuya Endou, Ini Kusano, Sora Aoi and more

This movie released in 2008 is about the difficult love/sex-lives of 6 high school students.
The 17 year-old Hiruma is desperate to get laid and takes out his sexual urges on Anpai, a fat boy who has "boobs". Anpai suddenly gets into a relationship with the beautiful Akie which secretly is attracted by sumo wrestlers. Another girl, Chizu, who doesn't have a mother and knows nothing about the female body asks her male classmate Mine to teach her everything about sex. And while Tomono is in a serious relationship with a married teacher, suddenly also Himura gets interested in her.

I found this movie by chance while I was looking around for new movies and thought the DVD cover is interesting. So I finally watched it last night and don't really know what to say. I think this movie is kind of weird in my eyes. Don't know why, but it's not the way I like this movie very much. I mean it's very interesting to see the different stories of the teens... but somehow... don't know. But I started to like Anpai *laugh*
After all I would say it's not a "most-have-seen-movie", but it's ok. And it is not for kids ;D

Watch the trailer here:

Saturday, February 5, 2011

[J-Dorama] Sunao ni Narenakute

Name: Sunao ni Narenakute - Hard to say I love you
Aired: April~June 2010 on FujiTV
Main actors: Eita, Juri Ueno, Megumi Seki, Tetsuji Tamayama, Jaejoong Hero

Today I finally finished watching the J-dorama "Sunao ni Narenakute" \(^0^)/

This drama from 2010 is about 5 people who got to know each other with the help of Twitter. This people are: Keisuke "Nakaji" Nakajjma (Eita), a talented photographer who is aiming to become a war photographer like his father; Tsukiko "Haru" Mizuno (Juri Ueno), a young openhearted woman wants to become a high school teacher; her best friend Hikari "Peach" Nishimaru (Megumi Seki) whose boyfriend left her after she found out she is pregnant; Kaoru "Linda" Ichihara, who works at a magazine he is blackmailed into sexual favours by his chief editor; and Seonsu "Doctor" Park, an Korean working at a company that sells medical equipment to disinterested doctors, and at the same time, trying to take care of his younger sister.
The five are meeting at a bar called "Emotion" and finally get close friends in real life - especially connected with love. But a lot of things will happen to each of them...

A wonderful story about love, strength in life, how to find to yourself and following your dreams. I really enjoyed watching the drama and only can recommend it to everyone of you!

I also like the two theme songs. One is "Hard to say I love you" by the band Weaver which is a really catching tune. The other one is "Sunao ni Narenakute by Sayuri Sugawara.