Catching up

March 12, 2008

So this is my first post after moving my former blog, ~ lurking in the shadows ~ (on Blogger, here) to WordPress. I got the idea for it about a week ago, then like 7+ j-pop blogs got deleted from WP so I decided against it, but after Kawaiirrhea figured out what was causing the shutdowns (Pony Canyon downloads), I decided to just go ahead because I don’t have any Pony Canyon downloads on my blog (and as of now I don’t plan on ever having any). I like WordPress better than Blogger, so…
There’s also a new name. I kinda was getting tired of the old name, and since I’m moving this anyway, why not? xD Resonant Blue was the first thing that came to mind…named after Morning Musume’s upcoming single.

As my first post here, I should catch up with everything I’ve missed lately. I’m going to attempt to keep this blog up-to-date, update it much more, and write some posts that have some actual content besides just quick news posts. xD

(my g key’s broken, and while I’m copy-pasting the lowercase g it’s too much trouble to keep copy-pasting the uppercase and then having to go back to the lowercase…so that’s why I might have random fail moments in terms of capitalization)

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IT’S TUESDAY THE 25TH

September 25, 2007

GUESS WHAT THAT MEANS
(according to Yesasia and CD Japan)

WHEE THE SECOND DVD OF THE PRINCE OF TENNIS ZENKOKU TAIKAI HEN SEMIFINAL OVA SERIES IS OUT

Bwahaha, I can’t wait until these episodes are released online.
The first episode is without a doubt the funniest match in the entire series, while the second is without a doubt the bloodiest match in the whole series.
Yes, even bloodier than Inui/Kaidou vs Yanagi/Kirahara. But if you’ve read up to that match, you knew that anyway, so whatever.

The first episode is Momo and Kaidou playing doubles against the only confirmed gay duo in the entire series (though we all know the Golden Pair are having sex behind the scenes), Konjiki Koharu and Hitouji Yuuji from Shitenhouji.
I mean seriously, look at them.

Koharu hits on Kaidou at one point. It’s extremely amusing. He actually grabs Kaidou’s ass. xD Then Kaidou gets pissed (he doesn’t want to cheat on his Inui-senpai) and goes to hit him…
Then it turns out Koharu is a genius with an IQ of over 200 (YAY SHIKAMARU)…and he knows LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS of embarrassing moments Kaidou had as a little kid.

I WANT TO KNOW THE END OF THAT SENTENCE. D:
Oh dear lord I really really really hope the anime creators humor us and put in a picture of cute little kindergarten Kaoru-chan wearing a skirt. <333333 FLASHBACKS WOULD BE EVEN BETTER
I figure it’s the perfect sponsor background image. Too bad they don’t have the sponsor scenes in the OVA series since it’s going directly to DVD…
ANYWAY, I absolutely love the mental image I’m getting right now. xD I’m kinda thinking of chibi Tenipuri family Kaoru-chan (who is the most ADORABLE THING I’VE EVER SEEN btw)…which is why I need to find a non-chibi image of little-kid Kaidou in a skirt…xDDD I bet there’s one out there…

So anyway, to get off the subject of Kaidou crossdressing…
Both Momo and Kaidou get sucked into Koharu/Yuuji’s playstyle, so then Momo has the great idea of covering their faces…
…with wrestling masks…

Yeah, they play with wrestling masks on, and crap happens, and I won’t spoil it for anyone…

Then onto episode 2 on the DVD. It’s episode 4 of the Semifinals, and episode 17 of the overall Nationals.
As I said, it’s the bloodiest match in the entire series. Oh joy.
Kawamura Takashi vs Ishida Gin. Yeah, Ishida Tetsu from Fudoumine’s older brother. He’s the guy who taught Tetsu the Hadoukyuu. And lo and behold, his Hadoukyuu is MUCH MUCH MUCH MORE POWERFUL than Tetsu’s.
So this turns out to be a power battle. It’s the first time we see Taka as a freshman (if I remember correctly)- a cute scene where he has tons of power but absolutely no control, and everyone’s making fun of him, but then the other soon-to-be-regular first years (Tezuka, Ooishi, Eiji, Fuji, Inui) come up to him and tell him they envy him for his power. <33 LUFF FOR TAKA-SAN~ <333333
So then he decides that his goal is to become the #1 power player in Japan, since he’s not good at anything else.
He’s playing against the #1 power player in Japan- he has over 100 levels of Hadoukyuu, and Taka’s is only equal to one of like the first ten or so. Something like that, too lazy to look it up…basically Taka’s Hadoukyuu fails compared to his. However, Taka doesn’t want to give up a power battle, and uses the ONE-HANDED Hadoukyuu every single time he hits the ball. WHICH SHOULD KILL HIS ARM. Sigh. What people are willing to do for freaking tennis.
Anyway.
There’s also the whole angst thing about this being his last tennis tournament EVER due to him quitting after middle school in order to become a sushi chef.
Seriously, if you’re willing to kill your arm for tennis, I’d suggest sticking with it.
Anyway.
Gin’s uber powerful, and even though he can just nullify all of Taka’s Hadoukyuu he decides to respect Taka by defeating him with his full power.
And then Taka gets uber beaten up.

See that little explosion waaay up there in the stands?
That’s Taka crashing into the stands after being hit with Gin’s 21st-style Hadoukyuu.
Oh dear lord this guy is powerful.

So Taka’s like dying here, and then Gin gets to the 23rd-style Hadoukyuu.
And of course Taka goes FLYING back into the stands, waaay up at the top.
And then the moment we’ve ALL BEEN WAITING FOR…(well, not really, but it sounds more dramatic that way)

AKUTSU’S RETURN~!
YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY
(which reminds me, I have a bit of a story to tell involving Yamabuki and the dub, but that’s for another time)
Seriously, if Akutsu/Dan wasn’t my Yamabuki OTP, I’d so write Akutsu/Taka. <3333 Akutsu says he doesn’t care about anything like this, but you know he cares about his childhood friend Taka…<3 And Taka has no one in Seigaku. All the other regulars can be paired up, but there’s an odd number, and Taka’s always the odd one out…
Anyway.
So then it’s match point for Ishida, and it’s Taka’s serve, and Taka desperately wants to just get ONE POINT from Ishida…but as he starts to serve he starts to lose consciousness…and he accidentally hits the ball with the edge of the racket.
Which results in an UBER POWERFUL SHOT that’s not a Hadoukyuu but is as powerful as Ishida’s 40th Hadoukyuu…and when Ishida tries to neutralize it, he realizes it’s not a Hadoukyuu, and then it breaks his wrist!
SO HE FORFEITS AND TAKA’S THE NUMBER ONE POWER PLAYER IN ALL OF JAPAN YAAAAAYYYY!

So anyway, I totally can’t wait until these episodes get on the internet. These are gonna kick-ass…xD
I’m not even gonna wait for the sub…I’ve read the manga, I don’t really need the subs to get what’s going on. xD


lol, is Inui dead? (PoT CHAPTER 358 SPOILERS)

September 20, 2007

I mean, SERIOUSLY.

So basically this is how the chapter goes.
We get a colored cover page, yaaaaaaaayyy~~~! Though, apparently it’s not to announce anything about the whole ‘ending-in-issue-52’ thing; apparently there’s going to be a 100-song seiyuu concert where they sing the fan’s 100 favorite songs. Cool and all, but I really really really want more information about the ‘end’ of PoT. I’m still hoping for it to continue in tankoubon format…
Then Kirihara gets up, and he’s in full devil mode. Honestly, it’s not that surprising. It’s Kirihara, duh.
But then~!
Instead of aiming at Kaidou, who can return the shots with his new ‘invincible’ Laser Beam/Tornado Snake combo…he aims at Inui. Who immediately goes down.
OUCH.
Yeah, so then for an entire game, Kirihara beats Inui up. Ouch. Again. I mean, poor Inui. And Renji’s not even doing ANYTHING, even though his CHILDHOOD BEST FRIEND is like being BEATEN UP by his doubles partner. D:
Honestly, I don’t think Renji has like ONE PANEL in this entire chapter.
Nah, wait. He’s on the first page, middle panel, far right. And he has a panel on the very last page just looking emotionless even though his childhood best friend just like DIED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COURT. I mean, SERIOUSLY. From his seiyuu songs which are all emo-ish and oh so very obviously about Inui, you’d think he’d care more. D:
SO ANYWAY.
So Inui’s just like being beaten up by Kirihara.
Then Kaidou has a flashback page. You know, with all the pictures and quotes from earlier chapters all mushed together on one page…
It’s all about Inui. INUI/KAIDOU FTW!
AND THEN
You see all this blood (since when does tennis = blood? O___o I seriously don’t think you can actually get this hurt in tennis…), and then Kaidou just goes “STOP IT!!!”
AND THEN AND THEN AND THEN
OH MY GOD

KAIDOU GOES INTO DEVIL MODE.
That creeps me out oh so much. O___o
Someone was talking about how the devil mode is so DBZ-ish, and they were like ‘even their hair-colors change. that’s seriously impossible.’
Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about the hair color as much as the fact that their SKIN COLOR changes. That’s EVEN MORE IMPOSSIBLE. xD
but anyway.
So then Inui stops Kaidou, and is like “the data has been collected.”
And then they have the typical double-page where they stand up and say “Time for our counterattack…”
…except Inui just DIES.


…yeah.
I want to know who said that last thing, “Very admirable of you, Inui.” I mean, I can’t see it coming from anyone other than Renji, but Renji calls him Sadaharu. Hmm.
Anyway, then Kaidou just like collapses and screams…
and seriously, read the narrator text. “The voice that cannot resist screaming is reaching for Inui’s Requiem…”
I hope I’m not the only one that seriously thinks that makes it sound like Inui died. Not like, jokingly, as in like, collapsed…like, seriously died, as in, NOT ALIVE ANYMORE.
D:
Oh dear lord, who knew people can die from tennis?

Anyway, we’ll see the outcome of this match tomorrow. I personally think the chapter is going to start off with the ref going “Since Inui can’t continue, Seigaku forfeits!” and we see Inui getting like carried off on a stretcher or maybe just carried off by other members of Seigaku if his injuries aren’t enough to warrant the hospital visit.
Other people apparently think that Inui’s just gonna get up and they’re gonna come back and at least catch up, if not actually win. D: I don’t see how that could happen, but…well, whatever, we’ll see tomorrow…or maybe Saturday. I really hope the chapter isn’t late this week…


LOLOLOL @ Kaidou’s album, part 1

September 12, 2007

Ahahahaha, my download of Hebigara (thanks @ whoever uploaded it onto LJ) finished a couple minutes ago…so the first thing I immediately checked out was that track on disc one, that had some kanji along with “Thank You!!”…I kinda was thinking it has something to do with Cap to Bin’s latest single Thank You!! but at the same time I figured that wasn’t the case…
Well, I was only half-right.
BUT IT’S BETTER THAN JUST INUI AND KAIDOU’S VERSION OF THANK YOU!!. =DDDDD
It’s a short track starting off with a talk part with Inui and Kaidou talking about singing practice or something…like, practice for their parts in Cap to Bin’s Thank You!!. So then Inui’s just like “well then…music, start…” and the instrumental of Thank You!! comes on…so they just like clear their throats and hum along to the beginning a bit, and then…nothing. Like, all it is is the instrumental of Thank You!!. Until the chorus, where they sing on the first two lines (‘everybody hashiro yo, usai kudatte ii sa’ or w/e, those are just done by ear) and then two lines in the middle (‘uso mo shinjitsu mo, tashite mide warou yo’ or w/e, same here). (I actually didn’t realize they sung for those lines, you don’t really notice them as much as you notice Momo, Eiji, and Taka) And then after the chorus Inui’s just like “ok, stop.” Then they both sigh and Inui’s just like “roar it’s no use, this time it’s only the chorus”
IT’S FUCKING HILARIOUS
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
I’m not even kidding, I LOLED SO HARD

Download the track

Then, on the bonus disc, there was a song called “Thank You!!” with some kanji in between ~’s…so of course I had to check that out, right?
It’s Kaidou’s solo version of Cap to Bin’s Thank You!!. And it sucks. Oh so badly.
xDDDDDD
Poor Kaidou. He can’t sing for his life.
Again, I LOLED SO HARD. xDDD

Download the track

Roar, due to homework and stuff, I don’t have time to listen to this album fully. I hate school. Seriously, I thought the first few weeks were supposed to be easy on the homework side. If this is easy, dammit I don’t wanna see what’s considered ‘normal’!
I’m gonna try to listen to this soon…I get the feeling this album is hilarious. XD It’s already made it’s way onto my ever-growing shopping cart for my next order…


Kaidou’s album finally has a name~

September 7, 2007

Yesasia’s calling it “Hebigara”~
Lol, I’ve been waiting for a name for this for a while…I wanna translate the title, but I have to wait to find the kanji for this- it’s still listed on all the Japanese sites as an unknown title. (and the official listing doesn’t even have it on the list yet) Hebi means snake, that’s for sure, but I dunno about ‘gara’…
[EDIT] Lol, Amazon.co.jp has the Japanese title. 蛇ガラ, which according to babelfish.altavista.com means ‘Snake ガラ’. Sigh.[/EDIT]

Then there’s the tracklist.
20 tracks, wtf?
I mean, seriously. Kaidou sucks at singing. How the hell does he get 20 tracks? >___< Eiji only got 12. Not counting that bonus disc or whatever that had all the karaoke tracks…
4 of the tracks seem to be maybe talk or something, 「海堂薫の・・・Part.(1/2/3/4)」, which romanizes to “Kaidou Kaoru no… Part.(1/2/3/4)”. There’s also a couple of tracks (7, 10, and 14), which are titled 「セイ!セイ!」 (Sei! Sei!), 「セイ!セイ!2」 (Sei! Sei! 2), and 「セイ!セイ!3」 (Sei! Sei! 3) respectively, which I dunno what they are but I’m not sure if they’re actually songs.
So maybe he doesn’t actually get 20 singing tracks, I dunno.

I’m also interested in track 13, which is by Kaidou and Inui. I can’t read the kanji, but it also says 「~サンキュー!!~」 (Thank You!!)…remember Cap to Bin’s single “Thank You!!” from last month? Kaidou and Inui only had background vocals (I kinda heard Kaidou, but I never even heard Inui at all); maybe this is their version or something? Or maybe I’m just reading too much into this and it’s just a normal duet song between loversdoubles partners…

I kinda want this, but at the same time I really really don’t cause it’s Kaidou and he sucks at singing. xD
Ah well. We’ll see. Can’t wait until it’s up on one of the LJ communities so I can download it and listen~