Merry Christmas everyone~

December 25, 2007

Eep, I can’t believe I forgot to post this earlier. I was going to post this before the family Christmas party, but it totally slipped my mind. =P
I totally didn’t get anything j-pop related for Christmas, but I’m not surprised. I don’t ask for imports or anything cause I don’t think my family could handle going online and trying to figure out things like different versions and stuff. xD I used to get Puffy CDs from my family, but now I have all of their US CDs so there’s nothing left for them to get me…
But I ended up with some anime stuff- I never go out and buy anime box sets because they’re so expensive (yet I buy a Hello! Project concert box set for like $100…) so I pretty much just ask for them for Christmas. xD I got the first two Fullmetal Alchemist box sets, Naruto box sets 3 and 4 (I already have 3, but I accidentally put 3 in my wishlist instead of 5…;-;), and the 3rd Prince of Tennis box set…haha, this means I’m going to have a marathon once I finish the Prince of Tennis panel count. (so close!) And of course this marathon also includes the H!P 2007 Winter concerts and the Morning Musume ALL SINGLES COMPLETE DVD, which I haven’t watched yet…
I -did- get a $150 gift certificate (WOW) to Tokyo Kid, which has j-pop, but I was looking closer at some of the CDs I have from there and I’m actually not 100% sure if they’re the official releases. Wish I had a definite official copy to check. I dunno how I’m gonna spend the $150, haha. xD When I went a while ago at the start of the school year, they had the live-action Prince of Tennis movie, but when I went again with more money they didn’t have it anymore. If they have it again, I’m definitely buying it. xD

ANYWAY. Since it’s Christmas, I thought I’d share some of my favorite j-pop Christmas songs with you guys! I love all three of these songs so much~
Pucchi Moni – Pittari Shitai X’mas!
Haha, what kind of Hello! Project fan would I be if I didn’t include this song? It’s catchy and cute and so Hello! Project-ish. And it has Goto Maki. Who I miss soo much. =( I wish Pucchi Moni would come back, but I don’t think that’s happening anytime soon…
BENNIE K – The Christmas
When their album Japana-rhythm came out back in 2005, I listened to it all the way through, and I think this song ended up being one of my favorites, if not my actual favorite, on the album. It’s really catchy, with both the singing and rap parts. I don’t know why I still don’t own this album, btw. xD
Way back in winter 2005, I had this as background music on my Gaia profile, and my friends who weren’t at all into Japanese music loved it. =)
BoA – Meri Kuri
And of course, one of my favorite ballads from BoA. I don’t usually like slow songs all that much, but this song has been a favorite of mine for a while. I own the Korean version of this single, but I like the Japanese version better because I can actually understand some of it and sing along. xD I was trying to sing along to one of her Korean songs the other day, and I was utterly failing, and I was reminded of like two/three years ago when I was failing at trying to sing Japanese songs. xD Now I can sing in Japanese just as easily as in English…

But, if you totally hate Christmas and winter for some reason, I also uploaded an uber summer song? I honestly don’t know, I uploaded this for a friend and figured I’d just post it here, haha. xD
Megane’s – Manatsu no Megane’s
I find this song so uber amusing, pretty much just because it’s the Megane’s (which consists of Tezuka Kunimitsu, Inui Sadaharu, and Oshitari Yuushi from Prince of Tennis- their seiyuu are Okiayu Ryoutarou, Tsuda Kenjirou, and Hidenobu Kiuchi, respectively) singing an uber summer song. xD The title means “Megane’s in Midsummer” or something along those lines. There are also some random lyrics in there like “tropical drink YES!! non-alcohol” (well I’d HOPE so, considering they’re only 15), “POKER FACE” (haha I don’t see what that has to do with summer), and I swear I can hear Tezuka saying “YUDAN SEZU NI IKOU!” right before the second chorus. =P
I like this song much better than their new single, btw, but I’ll leave that for another post. xD

Sooo, enjoy, and I hope everyone had a nice Christmas! ^^