July 4, 2011 § Leave a comment
It started off with an inaccurate renactment of the Gundam SEED Destiny episode where Athrun flees ZAFT with Meyrin. Then wind up in the midst of an oncoming alien invasion similar to Gundam 00. These aliens would teleport and kidnap people somehow. They would be able to locate where you are by an alien bacteria that looks like ants. These ant-alien bacteria mysteriously wound up in the food being served at a family’s BBQ. It turns out that the source of these bactera was a local supermarket. As soon as the FBI discovered this, a worldwide human evacuation was announced and everyone had to move to militarized camps.
It was a mad dash rush for everyone to leave before the Aliens arrived. The official personel told me I couldn’t bring my cat because it may have the ant-alien bacteria on it. I told him I would wash him because I wasn’t leavng him behind. Everyone told me it was stupid cause the Aliens could teleport any minute. Well screw them. I hid myself in the washroom, prancing about as quietly as possible while washing the cat who turned into a panda as soon as I took it out of the water. Surprisingly enough, when I wiped him down with the towel, he was all dry!
Those who were infected by the ant-alien bacteria were put into quarantine and strapped to a medical bed. Many of the individuals looked perfectly normal and were all resisting to be tested or freaking out because the person next to them would develop abnormal mutations such as large boils and spontaneously skin ruptures.
Conscription (is that what was called?) was in placed. Any able bodied males were called to join the army. Even though I was a female, I was somehow enlisted into the army. I tried to voice my complaint. I was a nervous wreck and wouldn’t have been able to do shit. But the commander said that the captains were very good coaches and that I would be fine. Yeah, right.
After a couple months of battling and the failed completion of building a Gundam, we resorted to nuking the Aliens. The only problem was that the estimated amount of nukes needed to destroy them would also severly damage, if not, destroy the planet. With nothing to lose, we launched the rockets and bid sayonara to them and the world.
March 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
I AM STILL WAITING FOR THIS GOD DAMN MOVIE! Since there is no news on its cancellation either…THIS BETTER BE THE BEST MOVIE I HAVE EVER SEEN! Fucking script writer and her dumb cancer (that was mean I know.) She might as well hand the pen over to someone else. I’m sure they’ll be just as incompetent. If anybody finds out a tentative date, that would make me a lot happier.
February 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
Of course I start of with a music post.
A remix of a touhou song by CleanTears. What’s there not to love about this song? Its ambience is perfect for repetition. Like one of the comments stated, the piano is main attraction to the remix, but the bass lines is truly deserving a mention. The beats are a wonderful addition. The theme is wonderfully developed by messing with textures and rhythms; thus, tastefully keeping the song fresh. Don’t forget the awesome background image used in the video!
I don’t think I’m the only one when I say it’s been a long time since I’ve heard or seen Nami Tamaki, the artist who performs the song Reason. Back in the day when Gundam SEED was still around, she was pretty big! I remembered how much I enjoyed her variety of jpop and how ambitious she was to dance and sing at the same time. . Most of the time she wasn’t successful, not that I was shocked. Then this video came along. This is her live performance at the ANIMAX MUSIC FALL 2010 concert; it is amazing. Nami really has improved significantly since the last live video I saw of her. I’m also quite surprised that they had this song in the concert set list to begin with. Must have been really popular. But I’m glad cause this song is also one of my favourite songs from the Gundam SEED series.
YAH! ANOTHER SUPERCELL SONG! It’s another ballad, following closely to the sound of Hero and Utakata Hanabi (their last two song releases.) Supercell is also releasing a new album called Today is a Beautiful Day on March 16, 2011. Very exciting! Back to perfect day, it is a great song. Good balance between instruments and progression. I like how the beginning starts with acoustic guitar before all the other instruments come in at the chorus. Nagi’s vocal transition from soft to powerful is very commendable. She has a great voice and I really enjoy listening to her. This song has an schematic animated PV (not too sure who it’s done by.) I’m assuming the plot behind it is that two friends are torn apart due to anxiety from their expected separation, but then make ammends in the end. Animation is well done, and the art style is pretty so I’m not going to complain about how overdone plot oriented PVs. At least it isn’t the band playing animated or live!
Is that…perfume feat. tegomass?! I’m a little scared that they can sing that high, but it’s super awesome to hear this being actually sung instead of autotuned. I would have prefered if Home Made Kazoku actually participated more than just shouting words. The tegomass x AKB48 x Home Made Kazoku combination is still pretty epic. Overall, good acoustic arrangment of the song.
Clearly I need to post this song since I’m on a Madoka obsession. Kalafina’s impressive vocals really shine in this performance. Their strong points is the power that carries with their voice, and the execution of their individual parts to create great harmonies. It really brings out their unique sound. I will admit, this isn’t their best song. But it is still worth mentioning. What really strikes as interesting other than the obvious: the lyrics fit very well to the atmosphere of the anime (since this is the ending theme of Madoka.) Which is contrary to most animes that just throw animation to a pop song. I think that’s the difference when you get great composers like Yuki Kajiura to be incharge of the music.
Anyway, that’s all I have…FOR NOW! You never know, by the end of the day I might have 5 more songs I want to share D:
March 15, 2009 § Leave a comment
Video Game Live: Chrono Trigger
Haven’t posted in a while…so I posted a bunch of videos to make up for it.
First video is a live performance of the second opening of Gundam 00 S2 by stereopony. Decent for an actual live performance (no lip sync and alterations.)
Second video is again, a live performance of the song 気まぐれロマンティック by いきものがかり. I thought the performance was done well. I enjoyed how the audience kept clapping throughout the song, usually I’d just stop after a while…lol
Third video is a video from VGL in Kitchener, Ontario playing songs from Chrono Trigger. I believe this was on the friday performance, I went on saturday and it was stellar listening them to play one of my favourite video game music (even though I didn’t play Chrono Trigger XD) Much better than what they played last year. It was much of a surprise as to why they didn’t include it in the concert line up EARLIER. This year I got to meet the guys, get their autographs, and requested for more Pokemon~! So I’ll keep a look out on youtube for pokemon videos.
February 18, 2009 § Leave a comment
The PV to Yuna Ito’s new song “Trust You” was released just recently. Some of you might recognize it as the Gundam 00 S2’s 2nd ending.
I have never really listened to Yuna Ito, but when I first heard the song, her powerful vocal’s stunned me. At first I thought she was Crystal Kay, but then I found out that Yuna Ito is an American Japanese. For those who didn’t know, Crystal Kay is half African American half Korean and was raised in America. I mixed the two up because their vocal’s and musical style are really similar, probably due to their upbringing in American instead of Japan.
It’s a very easy listen, with a repeating chord progression (think Pachabel Canon) throughout the instrumental part of the song. One thing I wished Yuna Ito might have done, and she might do when she sings this live, is to add more harmony and changing the melody at some parts of the verse or chorus because it will get repetitive despite how pleasing it may sound at first. Some artists do it too much to the point where you wonder what the melody is, and some artists need to do it more because the song would get repetitive, and it add a nice colour to it.