Kamenashi Bed

MASTER POST

Here they are, I check these guys regularly because I love them ^_^

rossanav6 jesheslove kissmegreen makichan5 dual_tsubasa setolove pali_mari maomaochan blue_panda26 ayc_akuma leefubuki madzia963 beccy_chan sberry1582  galuvkat_tun pornvilai

And Communities I absolutely love <3 jone_records kattunlove kame_world tomoaday bl_a_day yanagishitomo d_boys jdramas ikemen_daily d_date d_translations setogifaday shouhei_a_dayamaris_subs plotboxes going_gonin plotboxes kamesanctuary

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~^-^-~ JE MEME ~^-^-~

Taken From: http://marchingj.livejournal.com/893.html

hi, my name is Alex. nice to meet you. name:: Alex
JE #1 bias: KAT-TUN, Kamenashi Kazuya
JE fandom/s: KAT-TUN, NEWs, Kanjani8, Hey!Say!JUMP, ABC-Z.
fandoms besides JE: D-Boys, Japanese Doramas/Films.
twitter: sambart93
anything else?: I love JE! ^_^
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Translations MasterCheck Post [see the complete list and where to find them!]
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- Books (ALL MY READING/READ BOOKS CAN NOW BE FOUND HERE)

- DORAMAS/FILMS can now be found here.

~^-^-~ KAT-TUN BOUGHT/TO BUY LIST ~^-^-~
Can be found at this post.

Blue Sky Kamera

January 2019 Wrap Up!

We are back for another year! Last year was really fun to do and it was great to keep a monthly track of everything that I did so it’s back!! You can find all of last year’s posts located at the bottom of THIS post!

EVENTS/STAGES

01/06 Johnny’s West Concert @ Yokohama Arena ‘WESTV’
01/14 GARO: Jinga Stage

1 Stage
1 Concerts/Lives


Have I EVER had a quieter month in the past two years?! Holy Moly…

DORAMAS/MOVIES/SPs

Train to Busan (Movie) [9/10]
Ossan’s Love (Dorama) [9/10]
Kami no Kiba - JINGA (Dorama) [8/10]
Tomodachi Game 2 (Movie) [7/10]
Tamiou (Dorama) [8/10]
Tokyo Ghoul (Movie) [8/10]
Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER (Movie) [6/10]
Touken Ranbu the Movie (Movie) [8/10] x2
Jyuu Ni Nin no Shinitai Kodomo Tachi (Movie)
Welcome to Waikiki (KDrama) [9/10]
Kingdom (KDrama) [9/10]

5 Dramas
6 (7) Movies


ANIME

N/A

0 Anime

BOOKS

The Road by Cormac McCarthy [2/5]
The Time Machine by H.G Wells [3/5]
Setsuyaku Rock by Okubo Hiromi [3/5]
2:46 [3/5]

4 Books

TRAVELS

Enoshima
Kamakura

0 New (2) Places

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TOTALS:
5 / 20 Doramas
6 / 20 Movies
0 / 12 Anime
4 / 12 Books
0 Travels

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[ 2018 Posts / January / February / March / April / May / June / July / August / September / October / November / December ]
Blue Sky Kamera

Dorama/Movie Bingo for 2019

I literally JUST came up with this and it’ll be a fun thing for me to do, so many you’ll join in! I tried to be generic but there are some that only really apply to either my hobbies or just Japanese doramas/movies but you can customise it to your needs xD





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Some notes of Explanation:
Second Lead Sydrome: This is when the (usually male) second lead character in a show is a thousand times better, and a thousand times more decent and interesting than the main character/lead. This usually pops up in Romance shows/movies.
Tokusatsu: A whole Kamen Rider / Super Sentai / Ultraman / Garo show.
Live Action: Usually a show or movie adapted from an anime or manga.
2.5D Inspired: 2.5D is a type of theatre in Japan that has produced shows such as Prince of Tennis, Hakuuki, Touken Ranbu, My Hero Academia etc. So watching a DVD or seeing a movie version (there is the Touken Ranbu movie and a Patarillo movie and probably a Messiah movie coming out this year) of something that was a 2.5 performance first.
Idol Lead: originally this said ‘JE lead’ but then I wanted it to be more applicable to Taiwanese or Korean or some other Country’s shows too. So anything that has an Idol as a main character (JE, EXILE, SM, YG, AKB etc.) counts here.
Terminal Illness: SO many shows now have main characters or supporting characters who are dying from and/or die from a terminal illness - especially the older characters in Japanese shows.
Stereotypical Male Lead (Character or Actor): The reason why Character or Actor is here is because there are always two outcomes:
1. The main character has been seen in a billion other shows before (HanaYoriDango/Boys Over Flowers-type leads for example), and you know straight away exactly what he’s like and what his story arc is going to be.
OR
2. They’ve casted an actor (usually a young, very attractive, very popular Model-Turned-Actor) that is just EVERYWHERE these days, and is a very predictable casting choice. Some great examples are: Yamazaki Kento, Suda Masaki, Fukushi Souta, Mackenyu, Shison Jun, Matsumoto Jun, Kimura Takuya etc.
Hyped/Loved: This is just a show that: everyone seems to love; everyone seems to be excited for; AND/OR everyone seems to be watching. regardless of whether you end up liking it or not.
If you have any questions, let me know! Also if you’re going to join me: LET ME KNOW TOO!
Blue Sky Kamera

What I WILL Watch This Season [Spring 2017]

Hey guys!! I really wanted to get the Winter Wrap Up out first BUT Spring Season already started, I already started watching the new stuff AND I still haven't completely finished three dramas from Winter yet and it doesn't feel right bringing out that Winter Review post when I haven't finished all the Winter stuff that I'm watching, make sense? Good! So now onto the new shiny stuff of the season!

[ WINTER 2017 / SPRING 2017 / SUMMER 2017 / AUTUMN 2017]


First the Complete List thanks to here:

〜月曜日〜
21時-フジ「貴族探偵」相葉雅紀(4月17日)
〜火曜日〜
21時-フジ「CRISIS(クライシス) 公安機動捜査隊特捜班」西島秀俊と小栗旬(4月11日)
22時-TBS「あなたのことはそれほど」波瑠(4月18日)
25時-TBS「ファイナルファンタジーXIV 光のお父さん」千葉雄大(4月18日)
〜水曜日〜
21時-テレ朝「警視庁捜査一課9係 season12」渡瀬恒彦(4月12日)
22時-日テレ「母になる」沢尻エリカ(4月12日)
24時-TBS「3人のパパ」堀井新太(4月19日)
深夜-日テレ「兄に愛されすぎて困っています」土屋太鳳(4月12日)
〜木曜日〜
20時-テレ朝「捜査一課長 シーズン2」内藤剛志(4月13日)
21時-テレ朝「緊急取調室(キントリ) シーズン2」天海祐希(4月20日)
22時-フジ「人は見た目が100パーセント」桐谷美玲(4月13日)
24時-日テレ「恋がヘタでも生きてます」高梨臨(4月6日)
25時-テレ東「100万円の女たち」野田洋次郎(4月13日)
〜金曜日〜
20時-テレ東「釣りバカ日誌 シーズン2 新米社員 浜崎伝助」濱田岳(4月21日)
22時-NHK「ツバキ文具店~鎌倉代書屋物語~」多部未華子(4月14日)
22時-NHK「ブランケット・キャッツ」西島秀俊、吉瀬美智子(6月23日)
22時-TBS「リバース」藤原竜也(4月14日)
23時-テレ朝「女囚セブン」剛力彩芽(4月21日)
24時-テレ東「孤独のグルメ season6」松重豊(4月7日)
24時-テレ東「SRサイタマノラッパー~マイクの細道~」駒木根隆介など(4月7日)
25時-テレ東「CODE:M コードネームミラージュ」桐山漣(4月7日)
〜土曜日〜
18時-NHK「みをつくし料理帖」黒木華(5月13日)
20時-NHK「4号警備」窪田正孝、北村一輝(4月8日)
22時-日テレ「ボク、運命の人です。」亀梨和也(4月15日)
23時-フジテレビ「犯罪症候群」玉山鉄二(4月8日)
24時-テレ東「マッサージ探偵ジョー」中丸雄一(4月8日)
24時-テレ朝「豆腐プロレス」宮脇咲良(1月から継続)
深夜-日テレ「架空OL日記」バカリズム(4月15日)
〜日曜日〜
20時-NHK「おんな城主 直虎」柴咲コウ(1月から継続)
21時-TBS「小さな巨人」長谷川博己(4月16日)
21時-フジテレビ「櫻子さんの足下には死体が埋まっている」観月ありさ(4月23日)
22時-日テレ「フランケンシュタインの恋」綾野剛(4月23日)
24時-テレ朝「サヨナラ、きりたんぽ」渡辺麻友
〜毎日〜
8時-NHK「ひよっこ」有村架純(4月3日)
12時-テレ朝「やすらぎの郷」石坂浩二(4月3日)



And now, here's a bunch of stuff that interests me for Spring 2017 - brace yourselves... it's a lot:

DORAMAS

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Finally, I can give me official, 'What I WILL Watch':

Continuing Series

This season we have the continuation of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid - which by the way is really good! It's not THE best but it's damn well enjoyable(!) - and YowaMushi Pedal Season 3 - which  assume will continue well into early/mid Summer as it'll be a 25-ish episode seires just like it's last two seasons.

Doramas I WILL Watch

As you can tell from the list above, there are a LOT of amazing doramas coming out this season, but I've some how wittled it down to 4 doramas and 1 SP:

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Anime I WILL Watch

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So this season is a total of 6 shows and 4 anime! A total of 10 which is normal for me I think...

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And there we have it! Sorry if the quality of this post isn't as good as usual. I literally wrote three reviews yesterday and now I'm writing this one and the winter wrap up one as I go along. I am SO behind on everything to do with the internet ='[
What are you guys planning to watch this season? What interests you this season?
Kamenashi Bed

March Madness Update

Hey Guys! I am alive! March (espeically these past two weeks) has been so crazy but I'm still healthy, alive and kicking! I am behind on about 3 plays, 1 movie and (because I said I'd do the Tomo event review, my OCD is forcing me to review all my other events) about 8 events. BUT I'm working on it!

Not to mention I'm behind on Dramas too!! I'm a good one or two episodes behind all the doramas aired/airing this current season.

I'm off to Osaka tonight for a quick 20-odd hour trip to Osaka for a TokiEntertainment Event (I'm hoping MakiChan will pop up as a guest) so that'll be another event to add to the review list.

I am also aware that the new Anime/Drama season is starting soon and don't worry! Those posts and lists are being worked on too!

Pretty sure I'm behind Bushimeshi releases too! I'll try and get through those on Friday! Sorry Tilmon and everyone working on them subs at Yukkuri! =/

So bare with me! I only have three (yes three!) events in April so I should have a LOT more time to get shit done ^_^

BUT enough about me; how is everyone else?!

Also TBS, I read your message but will reply later!

Have a good weekend everyone! And I wish you all a relaxing one, unlike my own xD
MakiChan UeChan

2017.03.07-08 HatsuKoi Monster [Review]


I had the amazing opportunity (amazing because it’s MakiChan that’s literally why) to go and see Hatsukoi Monster TWICE - last Tuesday evening/night show alongside an AfterTalk. and last Wednesday afternoon show. I was also super lucky that they were filming on Wednesday for the DVD(!) but more on that later. I’ll probably refer to the performance differences by saying either Tuesday / Wednesday or Night / Afternoon.

Official Website here
Official Twitter here
Press Reports 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Dress Rehearsal here
PreOrder the DVD here


CAST and CHARACTERS




Aramaki Yoshihiko as Takahashi Kanade
Okuda Kokoro as Nikaido Kaho
Sagawa Daiki as Kaneko Tom
Kamisato Yuki as Sannomiya Ginjirou
Shane as Noguchi Kazuo
Yuutarou as Shinohara Kouta
Ono Kento as Taga Atsushi
Tanaka Ryousei as Nagasawa Arashi
Hoshino Yuta as Nikaido Daikoku
Gomoto Naoya as Takahashi Shuugo
Ensemble: Hanatsuka Rentarou and Kitagawa Yuuya

NON-SPOILER

I was super worried going into this one because the main girl lead is only 14 years old and I’d watched the anime and I was super worried about ‘almost 30 year old actors trying to be 11 years old who’re trying to be romantic with her’,

BUT I was surprised how they handled illegal-ness of it and it ends up being this rather innocent (not really existent) romance.

The major selling point of this play is the comedy and the audience participation. Everyone was constantly laughing, even the actors couldn’t hold it in at times (I’m looking at you MakiChan!). It’s absolutely ridiculous but also brings back some nostalgic moments of childhood at the same time. So it’s all wonderful and fun! Also they get the audience to clap along to the music and different songs and they go around the audience a lot which makes it even more enjoyable.

The stars of the show are definitely Tanaka Ryousei and Hoshino Yuta - they are both hilarious and go all out as their characters and they create a lot of hysterics from the audience.

Due to this stage having two minors as actors, this play is a short 90-100 minutes play but it’s so jam packed and fun and entertaining!

Rating: 9/10

STORY

The stage follows the anime story pretty faithfully so, just go watch that but if you’re too lazy then quick synopsis here:

Nikaido Kaho leaves home to live at a dormitory for her new school year. Shortly after arriving, Kaho is saved by a tall, handsome stranger. She confesses her love to him. To her shock, he is in fact a fifth grader! Deciding that she can't date a fifth grader, Kaho intends to break up with him. But as she spends more time with Kanade, she begins to care for him even more, even though she feels and knows its morally wrong.

And thus ridiculousness and hilarity ensues.

SPOILERS

As per usual a dissertation length review is about to occur. Sit back and enjoy.

STAGE

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AFTERTALK

The aftertalk was MakiChan, Kamisato, Yuutaro and Ono!

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And there we have it! Hope you enjoyed that (once again essay) review!

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2017.02.28 Futsuu Janai ShokuGyou [Review]

I was very lucky to grab a ticket to the ‘Futsuu Janai Shokugyou’ Stage Greeting event where first we watched the movie and then at the end some of the actors from it would come to the stage and talk about it for a bit.




Official Website here
Official Trailer here
Press Coverage 1, 2


SYNOPSIS

『普通』の日常の中、『普通』じゃない男たちの、『普通』じゃない職業の物語-。 = A story about two abnormal men doing an abnormal job amongst those living normal everyday lives.
Kin and Yamato are killers. They kill for a living and for money. They get their work through Master, who runs a bar and clients come to him for jobs which he then gives to them. Kin and Yamato do not see eye-to-eye due to their reasons for doing the job are different. They often get in the way of each others jobs on purpose.
The three jobs they get given are: a father who wants to die but doesn’t have the courage to, a girl who wants to see her dad killed in front of her, and a Yakuza who wants to take out his competition.

CAST and CHARACTERS

Kinjyou Yamato as Yamato
Nireki Naoya as Kin
Tomita Sho (aka Sho-san) as Maabo/Ma-Bo
Aramaki Yoshhiko (aka MakiChan) as Shinya
Kishimoto Takuya (aka KishiTaku) as Taro
Ishiyama Izarion as Chris
Mori Seiji as Master
Shimazu Kentaro as Takamura
Kagaya Kei as Kawauchi
Kanna as Hitomi
Sugami Kazuhiro as Director

NON-SPOILER

This is a short movie but this is so much fun. It definitely has that indie feel to it which I love and I really enjoyed the story, the plot, the characters, the music and more. The action and choreography was amazing. The only downside is that I wanted more, I needed to know more; about the plot, about the characters; I want more(!) This movie is already 80/90 minutes long which is the minimum guidelines for a feature length movie but it felt so short and went by so fast and I want to know more!

Rating: 8/10*

*I’ve noticed I’ve marked a LOT of stuff a flat 8 out of 10 so far this year. Maybe I need to reevaluate everything so far...



SPOILERS

I want to do the negatives first because they’re super simple and not really negatives at all:

1. This is TOOOO short! (It’s 80-90minutes but still...) I seriously wanted more! More character development, more plot, more ending, just more of everything!

2. You can tell their stage actors because of the slight exaggeration in some parts. But we can forgive them because they are damn good actors on stage, but it’s clear to see that there is a different approach needed when it comes to being in front of a camera.
Before I start the fangirling, just remember (if you do see this movie): this is not a high budget, massive company production, so don’t go in expecting some high budget la-di-da because then you will be disappointed. I’m used to Japanese style movies and I’m used to Japanese Indy movies and I actually prefer these styles of movies so my brain knows not to go expecting expecting Marvel Hollywood level production value.


Nevertheless: Lets get to the fangirling!!


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NOW can you all sort of see why I keep falling more for Tomita Sho?! He’s always the center of the part and the joke cracker!

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And I’m done! Again I didn’t expect it to be as long as it ended up being but... oh well!
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2017.02.21 Kanbotsu [Review]

Last Tuesday I watched Seto Koji’s Kanbotsu and I’m tell you know, I am going to be a neutral as possible about this stage.




CAST and CHARACTERS

Inoue Yoshio as Kinouchi Sadaharu
Koike Eiko as Daimon Hitomi
Seto Kouji as Kinouchi Kiyoharu
Matsuo Mayu as Oohigashi Musubi
Yamanishi Atsushi as Yakumo Hamaji
Inuyama Inuko as Kinouchi Hato
Yamauchi Takaya as Funabashi
Kondou Kouen as Shimokura Wataru
Shuri as Michishita Yukari
Odawa Tamaki as Maruyama Madoko
Yamazaki Hajime as Moroboshi Kousaku
Takahashi Keiko as Kamitsuma Tsumako
Namase Katsuhisa as Daimon Makoto


Before I go into the review - and there will be no ‘spoiler’ section this time. I feel like I need to express what was going on with me around the time I watched the play:


Backstory and Personal Issues

If you’ve been following my reviews and/or my twitter then you’ll know that in the week prior to this stage I had already: Seen Messiah twice, gone to MakiChan’s Birthday Event twice, watched Toei Hero Next the day before AND watched Soul Flower the Thursday before. Also the Monday night my train was delayed for about 2 hours so I was stood that entire time and ended up getting home 12am rather than 10:30pm. The show for Seto was at 14:00 SO I didn’t get to sleep in either... so naturally; I was exhausted before I even got on the train to GO to Shibuya. Also I had plans (which I don’t normally) to meet a friend back in Yokohama at 5pm for dinner.

THEN I get to the theatre and the show starts... I feel the first half is a little long but it wasn’t too bad. At the intermission, I check the run time for the play:

FIRST HALF: 1 hour 50 minutes
INTERMISSION: 15 minutes
SECOND HALF: 1 hour 15 minutes

This play was 3 hours and 20 fucking minutes long. I went in assuming it was a normal 2 to 2hrs30mins play hence why I’d made plans for 5pm but clearly I wasn’t going to be getting OUT of that theatre until at least 4:30 which mean I was going to be late meeting my friend. And, lets all remember, I was tired as hell before the play even started, and we’d already done 2 hours of it but still had over an hour still to go?!

So that’s the backstory; you can imagine what my personal feelings on this play is right? ... now lets get down to it


REVIEW


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I hope I was neutral enough to give a somewhat decent review and I’m sorry to those who were expecting a great review about Seto Koji’s performance. It’s really all my fault that I had such a bad time.
SeTomo

2017.02.20 Toei Hero Next さらば俺たち賞金稼ぎ団 [Review]

Monday night I spent my evening watching the hilarious Toei Hero Next. It’s like the third of it’s installment, at least for the gekidan heroes series:

Original Movie here
First Stage here

Official Website here
Official Twitter here
Official FaceBook here
Press 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
DVD PreOrder here

CAST and CHARACTERS

Suzuki Shougo as Suito
Saito Shunsuke as Kuroda Ken
Baba Ryoma as Mizuno Satoshi
Moritaka Ai as  Momose Niina
Nakajima Kaito as  Kirijima Reito
Kinjyou Yamato as Aoki Junzou
Maruyama Atsushi as Kinbara Toshiro
Soutarou as Hara
Matsumoto Hiroya as Mysterious Guy
Kubodera Akira as Kiseki Yuji
Hiramaki Jin as Ruri
Hayashi Tsuyoshi as Ran
Tomita Sho as Sou
Miyuki
Fujisawa Reika
Iwasaki Nami
Hata Mizuho

AfterTalk Guests: Watanabe Tsurugi and Ise Daiki.

STORY

Kinbara is in a writing slump which means Gekidan Bazooka are without scripts and things to perform until then, so they decide to try out being hosts at Club Jewel, but soon they get caught up in an attempted murder, but with no script to guide them, they have to improv. their way to figure out what really happened.

NON SPOILER

This was so fun. I laughter so hard for 2 hours straight. The scripted comedy, the improvised parts, the accidental mistakes and the aftertalk was ALL hilarious. I very much enjoyed myself and it was very refreshing to watch - I expected to be super tired after doing 3 stages and 2 events the week prior - but this was so easy to watch and so easy to be entertained and is a lot of fun! Baba Ryoma is just the king of being over-energetic and funny in an ugly way, Sho-san definitely controlled the AfterTalk and everyone was definitely onboard with whatever crazy requests and daily challenges (higawari) and improvs that came their way. I really hope they do a next install me. And it’s so freaking cool seeing the entire cast and going ‘holy moly they ALL did sentai!’ it’s badass having that realisation in the middle of the play.

Rating: 8/10


SPOILER

The first few parts won’t be spoilerly, so you can read up to the ‘read more’ line without worrying ^_^

When I first walked in, I realised I had an aisle seat... and THEN I realised it was a host set up on the stage... AND THEN I realised there were stairs leading up to the stage, and I was just like ‘oh shit please do not come my way and approach me’ ... my heart was racing anytime they came down the stairs or towards me o_O

***SO apparently LJ does NOT like my large posts anymore even if it's just text and containing NO images, so if you want the full spoiler review, please click here or here.

This is the second post in less than a week it's been like 'post too large' wtf LJ?! This is going to be a pain in my ass ain't it? ...