aikokanzaki
23 February 2017 @ 04:28 pm


HAPPY 31ST BIRTHDAY KAME!!

( Picspam of Appreciation for the BD Boy! ) )

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Hope you enjoyed that as much as I did !! ^_^
 
 
aikokanzaki
10 April 2016 @ 09:58 am


Yep my ranking is finally here! xD

1. JET - Do I need to explain why this is first place? It's freaking AMAZING!!! I feel so powerful and hyped when I listen to this song!! I SO wish they were performing this at 10Ks but they're not =[ I love every moment of this song! Every part is my favourite part!
2. GREATEST JOURNEY - I was stuck between this and UNLOCK taking 2nd place but this one wins only slightly. I feel this song is yet it fits them perfectly especially when we think of the silly and stupid things they get up to xD and the PV is great!! OMG when Ueda holds up the TakoYaki xD I love the Kame and Maru's first lines in this song <3 I also love the dorky dance in this xD It's just a really great feel good song and instantly puts me in a good mood - it's pretty fun to sing at Karaoke too haha
3. UNLOCK - YAMANEKO! I love the opening to this even though I have no idea what Kame whispers at the beginning xD I really like the PV for this too. They used so many camera techniques in it and it was very cool!! This song also puts me in a good mood. But damn, have you seen the lyric? The amount of English and the actual grammar and sentences in English don't exactly make sense xD And it's difficult to sing at Karaoke. BUT I love this song and reminds me of YamaNeko every time and we all know how much I love YamaNeko!! I really like Ueda's voice in this song =] I love the instrumental part towards the end too and Kame's little moment after it 'oh come on baby' <3
4. 雨に咲く哀、夜に泣く藍 - I love the melody to this song <3 I really like the chorus too <3 I just... I love every part of this song too! I was marathoning the GANTZ manga one time while I listened to this song, so (kind unfortunately) I get depressing images of people ripping monsters to shreds in my head while I listen to this. This song also strangely reminds me of all the times I've gone to see stage plays and so everytime I listen to this I remember all the theatres I've been to, see myself going to my seat and watching the different plays on stage - I don't know why my head has linked this song to stage plays cos I haven't been to any since this single came out o_O My favourite two parts are the lower, quiet parts at the end of the Chorus and of course Kame's solo moment towards the end ^_^
5. HONESTY - this song is nice and calming and I think is a good spring song ^_^ it reminds me of a spring sunny day whenever I listen to this.Kame's solo at 3:20 <3


Yes, as you can tell I LOVE this single <3


Here are the member cards I got in mine and of course I got the YamaNeko UNLOCK special CD too with the (I wanna say) drink mat! ^_^


P1030827



What did you think of this single??
 
 
aikokanzaki
01 April 2016 @ 11:04 pm
HAPPY FRIDAY AND APRIL FOOLS! But this is NO April Fools! It's a review -- for real!!
Let's talk about one of the best things that was on TV this season!! I only watched 3 doramas but I believe this show was loved by most people anyway xD

Beware: SPOILERS!




Oh man this was SO good! Even my coworkers were watching it and we'd fan girl about it every week! OMG where to start....


( Of course beware of spoilers ) )



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Overall: This had mystery, suspense, action, comedy and the casting is amazing and the story has some shocker twists and it's such an enjoyable watch! If you wanna see amazing acting from Kamenashi Kazuya, this may be one of the best roles he has ever done! OH! If you like cats too then watch it! xD Cos y'know neko = cat xD I enjoyed this thoroughly and I cannot wait to get this on DVD and yes I will defo get the dvds! But before that time I will attempt to read the (4) books of it <3
Overall Rating: 9/10 - my favourite drama of Winter 2016!!
 
 
aikokanzaki
31 March 2016 @ 10:57 am
[livejournal.com profile] daftdragon wanted some 3-nin icons so I attempted to make some. Bare in mind that I've not made graphics in months so they definitely ain't the best. And like DD, I had trouble finding a picture where I could fit ALL three of them in one icon. So if anyone has any three-nin photos (old or new) then please be sure to link me below! Also sorry for posting days in a row this week, I just got a lot to catch up on xD









I hope you like them!


+ Comment if taking
+ Critics and compliment welcome!
+ Want more?
+ Made by ME!
+ Images from Tumblr and rightful owners!
+ Friend locked in a week!
 
 
aikokanzaki
22 March 2016 @ 11:35 am
HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY KAT-TUN!!!!




( Celebration galore! ) )



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NOW ONTO THE NEXT STAGE AND THEIR CONCERTS!!!


WE ARE HYPHENS!
WE ARE KAT-TUN!!!
 
 
Current Music: The D-Motion - KAT-TUN <3
 
 
aikokanzaki
22 March 2016 @ 11:10 am
「君の夢 ぼくのユメ」is just a crying song... And it's really not the best they've done..... It's pretty meh to be honest but this is only my first listen through opinion.

Which is disappointing cos it's like their LAST song but we had two amazing singles before this so really can't complain.

Nice hearing a three-nin though.
 
 
 
aikokanzaki
13 March 2016 @ 10:18 am


I finally listened to the single (and UNLOCK too so look out for that ranking soon as well!) and I have to say, it took me AGES to like all the songs on this single except FEATHERS. Tragedy took the longest for me to like. But now I think I've finally come up with a ranking and some comments. Enjoy!

1. FEATHERS - of course KAT-TUN rocks songs are always gunna come top for me. That's who they are!! I loved this song immediately <3 and still loving! I specifically love the 'Oh eh Oh!' parts <3 just... I love pretty much every part of this song! Everytime we are Crescent Children <3 And OMG Kame's パラノイアの夜に just OMG the way he pronounced 夜に OMG *dies* Yes I love this song to shit.

2. TWILIGHT - I was stuck between giving this song and/or Tokyo Starry second place. Orignally TS had second place but I can't not love this song. Especially Junno's fucking parts in this song - they're perfection which makes me both love and hate this song:

永遠のような 瞬間のなか 想う

I wish all these songs had PVs tbh cos I can imagine PVs for every one on this single. If they sing this in concert, I WILL cry! Their voices are so soft and yet so high and yet so lovely <3 And Kame's 必ず is SO good <3 Also:

空は染まり 満ちてゆくかな

*tears*

It's just time to forgive you for love, it's just time to forgive you for dream
(?)

3. TOKYO STARRY - I LOVE this song! <3 I think someone on either LJ or twitter said that they didn't like it and that it was the most un-KT like, which I kinda agree with but it has a happy-go-lucky sound to it that just makes me happy straight away xD One of my favourite parts:

まるで空は
瞬間(とき)の CHANDELIER
来世まで
続くような恋でありますよう
何度もキスして

I like the ending to this song too ^_^

4. Tragedy - as already mentioned, it took me AGES to like this song for some reason. I really like the PV but the song itself took me ages o_O anyone else? The PV is kool as FUCK! I defo have some favourite screenshots (would you be interested?). One of my favourite parts of this song is

'何を失ったとしたって
想いを偽るな そう
最後の最後で すべて輝くから'.

I like how it ends as well.

5. 熱くなれ - I know right! I'm sorry!! But it is my least fav I think. It's growing on me more and more every listen but it feels very like what they've done before like Dramatic or WHITE. I have to say the PV and the making is fun as hell though! But I do like the chorus:

空に放つ このヒカリ 遥か描く未来
世界中が見つめてる たった1つの光景(けしき)
次の瞬間から 始まってくSTORY
スピード上げ 掴め 揺るぎのない
THIS BRAND-NEW WORLD

But it is another song that just automatically puts me in a good moode too ^_^ I also like the 'ONE LOVE - ONE DAY' sections in the background xD As well as towards the end just before Kame's solo:

お互い 輝ける 真実(こたえ)を照らす

And Kame's solo part is SO good <3:

終わらない夢があるから この一瞬へすべて 想いを賭けて走れ


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The hardest part about this single is that Junno has some AMAZING lines and sounds amazing in these songs! Which just bites us in the ass right? Ugh... but besides that, I think this single (and UNLOCK) are two of the strongest singles they've had in years. The last time I loved a single this much was either RESCUE (yeah all the way back 2009!) and/or To The Limit, BUT all of Kiss Kiss Kiss B-tracks were amazing... but anyway, yes these are definitely their strongest singles in a while!


What did everyone else think?
 
 
aikokanzaki
26 December 2015 @ 10:58 am
Shh the 26th is still Christmas!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!


I hope you all had an amazing day! Cos I did! (more of that later!!)

But I thought I'd share my presents with you!! So first the stuff from my amazing family <3
( All the presents!! ) )



Now which do I start and wtach first??!!?!?
 
 
aikokanzaki
27 November 2015 @ 06:20 pm
So it's been a few days and while I'm still mad, I think I have a more coherent train of thought now.
But I have several opinions in my head that clash with each other, so lets get through them.


1. JE is at fault.
Now the rumours of Junno leaving because of marriage (and possible pregnancy) are the biggest rumour going around at the minute. Yet, we know that there are several Johnny's who are married and have kids and they're kool with that, so why not Junno? Hence why, in one opinion, I blame JE cos obvious it's fine for everyone else to be like this but not Junno/KAT-TUN?

2. JE is at fault part 2
I don't blame Junno or KAT-TUN for Junno leaving and I seriously think that Junno and KT are once again the victims in this and it's actual JE, once again, who are being the bitches. Honestly, Junno seems to be the LAST person to start arguments or anything with the higher ups and such. He's a sweetie so it makes me worry that JE are the bastards in all this for one reason or another and that's why he's leaving.

3. Worried about Junno
So clearly Junno's been thinking about this for a while and it worries that because both Maru and Uepi mentioned that they tried to talk him out of it several times. Now why would that be? Here are a list of possibilities.
- Junno's heading towards 30. In Japan, it starts getting VERY difficult to find an ordinary job (as Junno himself is implying he's leaving the entertainment world for good) once you hit 30. Which makes me doubt Junno's thought - was he really this naive about the next step in his life? What is his plan?!
- Maru and Uepi knew how much it was gunna kill fans and begged him not to leave purely based on the fact that 'we can't do it to the fans again'.

4. Doubting Junno
I have serious doubts against Junno's decision but obviously I can't make a certain decision until we know the reason. And here's why I doubt him.
- If he is leaving the entertainment buisiness for good, again it goes back to, how the fuck is he gunna be able to find a normal job at his age? I love Junno but he definitely doesn't seem to have that much common sense at times hence why I worry and doubt over this decision A LOT.
- If the marriage rumours are true, has he been pressured by his wife to be to leave the business? He seems the type to pick love over work.
- If the marriage AND pregnancy rumours are true, has he been pressured into become a house husband and she can bring the money in? Once again, he definitely seems the type.
- He didn't console Tokoro George and George was shocked about the news and didn't expect it - Junno has been working with George for over a year now, AND George has known KAT-TUN for like 10 years! So, why didn't he console in such a great senpai? Tokoro's reaction to this news was perfect: "If you quit, what are you going to do?" which is EXACTLY what I'm seriously worrying about. So did Junno not console in George because he knew he'd get this answer and knew he wouldn't be able to answer it? Or is it that, regardless of the fact they've known each other for years, Junno didn't trust George enough to console in him? I'd feel a little hurt and insulted if I was George right now...

5. KAT-TUN are the blame?
I saw an article today that was saying that it's because of Kame's fault that he's leaving. And said that Kame gets angry easily during lives and such if someone has a miss or something. I don't doubt Kame's passion for his work, but honestly, Kame hasn't seemed the type to loss his temper in quite a few years now. In fact, I'd expect Maru or Uepi to scold Junno before Kame does.

6. What Junno is throwing away
Junno has always been a great part of KT and he's always been the one to cheer us up and he's always been the most supportive of KT, so... I don't understand why he's leaving. ESPECIALLY right now. We're coming up to the 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY - it's the shittest timing in the world. Furthermore, Junno didn't START getting serious popular until about 2012/2013 and he's gotten more popular as these past 3 years have gone on. Why is he throwing something away that's ONLY just started? He's only just started getting SOLD OUT merch, he's only just started getting serious attention in things. I honestly thought that this was gunna be his big moment because he's been getting more and more popular and more and more work these past 2/3 years, so why is he suddenly throwing away something that was only just beginning to bloom? =S


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I think that's all of them but as you can see, I'm mainly worried about what Junno plans to do next and if he's made the right decision, if he even has made a decision at all... But I guess we can't start getting any closure until the real reason comes out.

And after all this I've had a serious think about KT as a 3.
Originally I thought 'they might as well just break up and go solo' when I first saw the news. But honestly, I've seriously thought about it now and I've noticed that almost ALL year Junno's gotten VERY quiet. He's stopped doing his gags, he's spoken the LEAST on Sekai Ichi, he has the least singing parts in the KT songs, and it's made me realise; these three have been in the spotlight for a LONG time, almost on their own and you know was; They can do it as a 3 - they bloody well can! And just like twitter was saying:

KAmenashi Kazuya
TaTsuya Ueda
Nakamaru



I know this sounds harsh but... it looks like fate that even after ALL this, they can STILL spell their names out of KAT-TUN <3 and tbh, I think they've ALWAYS been the three strongest in KAT-TUN (Akanishi was a bastard who I hated, Koki we all knew was always unrulely even though I love him, and yeah Junno balanced them out nicely with his happiness and cheeriness but...) and I now wholeheartedly believe that if they stay as KAT-TUN, I have no doubt in my mind that they'll just keep getting stronger and I have no doubt that it'll work out! The three of them compliment each other so much, both in terms of singing voice AND in personality, even in maturity if we think about it. So I 10000000% believe that KAT-TUN can continue and can still be successful as a 3, AS LONG AS it is those three <3

You can be totally against my opinions (as harsh as some of them seem) and I welcome them! xD
 
 
aikokanzaki
I can't.... I fucking can't deal...


Every FUCKING time they get back on track another member FUCKING leaves.


Because it's Junno, it's gotta be for a serious reason. He was always so supportive and enthusiastic about KAT-TUN, something personal must have BADLY happened or (somehow, I don't know how cos he's always been a sweetheart) something BAD went down between him and a higher up.


But just... why?!

WHY?!


Not again!!!

My heart cannot handle this for the SECOND time!

Yes I fucking hated Jin so I was happy when he went but even that time it totally ruined their moral too!!


But omg omg omg omg omg I am so in shock....

OMG....

Junno better not have been a two faced bitch all this time. He better be fucking leaving with a fucking good excuse.


Just...


WHY?!?!?!




...


As much as I love KAT-TUN, three times is just too hard... I can't... just can't...
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aikokanzaki

So yesterday I faced reality that I need to start actually using the stuff I buy so it actually has more than 'idol-face' value to me xD
Here's what (as of yesterday) was stuff I hadn't opened/looked at/read/watched:



Heroin Shikakku Novelisation
Bakuman Vol.1
Saint Onii-san Vol.1
Heroin Shikkaku Vol.4
Orange Vol.2
The Real Face of KAT-TUN CD/DVD/Booklet
KAT-TUN Countdown 2014 - 2015 Kyocera Dome
Come Here in Yoyogi x3 (YES I needed all the editions so yes I probably have the same concert 3 times - I don't care!)
Come Here in Tokyo





D-LIVE 2015 Pamphlets
Aoi Shushi ha Taiyou no naka ni Aru Pamphlet
TV Guide from Early August
Fine Boys September 2015
KAT-TUN Come Here Pamphlet
KAT-TUN Quarter Pamphlet
Seto Koji Book
CanCam September 2015

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Luckily as of last night I'd gone through the D-LIVE Pamplets, The TV Guide (if anyone wants translation of the DN interview - let me know!), Fine Boys (again, let me know if you want Yamazaki translation), CanCam bar Yamamoto's section (again Yamazaki//Yamamoto translations) and almost all of Seto Book bar two written sections.

I actually own a lot less stuff than I thought which is great xD haha

 
 
aikokanzaki
21 July 2015 @ 09:54 am
6 years ago today I discovered KAT-TUN and they've changed my life for the better! Because of them I got happier, I figured out what I wanted to do at uni (Japanese), and also allowed me to find a place I could call home.






PICSPAM!! )


Hope you enjoyed that!!
 
 
aikokanzaki
28 June 2015 @ 12:57 pm
 
 
aikokanzaki
05 May 2015 @ 01:19 pm
KAT-TUN CONCERT GOODS! I've preordered the pamphlet, Kame Uchiwa, TShirt, Poster and two shot glasses <3 (probably should have gotten four but we don't know until the day what design it'll be).

Of course it was going to be something KAT-TUN related xD

Also, got me thinking about running my own 'store' when I'm in Japan for both JE and D-Boys...
 
 
 
aikokanzaki
23 February 2015 @ 09:15 pm

I did this for [livejournal.com profile] kamesanctuary and now as it is finally Kame's birthday, I can post it here! Enjoy! =]

2015.01 Popolo 2

( Loads Under-The-Cut! And I will try and think of better ways to present this in future! ) )

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Vocab

( Fairly Long List of Vocab ) )

Credit goes to me!
Do not share without permission.
Do not claim you translated this.
Want more?
Comments and Critiques welcome!

 
 
aikokanzaki
22 February 2015 @ 03:00 pm
surprisedandhappykamevsarashi

29歳になってお誕生日おめでとう~亀梨和也!!<3

And now, 29 pics taken over the past year ^_^ Enjoy!

08

( Unlock the Kame! ) )

Once again; HAPPY 29TH BIRTHDAY KAME!!
 
 
aikokanzaki
13 January 2015 @ 01:35 pm
Here I am with the final part of my ranking! (before Dead or Alive comes out of course!) The first two parts can be found here and here.

Now I didn't listen to come Here until December - why? Because even though I was in Japan, I didn't have enough money to travel Osaka and see them, I fly back to England the weekend they were in Fukuoka and I didn't have enough money to fly back out for the Countdown so I was feeling very bitter and sad that I couldn't see them live =[ but I finally listened to it just before Christmas and here is my first ranking of the songs:

1. 不滅のスクラム
2. come Here
3. EXPOSE
4. Hide and Seek
5. My Every Time
6. 優しい雨
7. Sunrise
8. Summer Emotion
9. クレセント
10. Break UR Cage
11. フェイク
12. Whenever I Kiss You
13. Star
14. Emerald
15. Triangle
16. To The Limit - I despise this version with a passion! I think this is the first KAT-TUN song I've ever actually holeheartedly disliked. It just doesn't sound right and it sounds like they slowed it down! And why did they redo this song but not 不滅のスクラム nor EXPOSE? Makes no sense!!
17. Art of Life

And now I am currently relistening to the songs now that I've listened to the album fully a number of times. Here is the ranking now (and probably the definite ranking for me):

1. 不滅のスクラム - it's funny to me that this is top because I remember not being all that much in love with it when it first came out compared to now where I'm loving it!
2. come Here - I keep waking up with this song in my head!! xD
3. クレセント - I didn't know/realise there were solos on this album until earlier this week! So that drastically changed my ranking and opinions for some reason xD... this is definitely going to become a drinking song for me as well as a dancing song! Love Maru's voice as usual. it is weird that my favourite part is the second half with all the 'oooh's? xD
4. Triangle
5. Emerald - Because y'know Kame and his beautiful voice <3 I'm a huge sucker for piano songs also. Give me a strong piano and I want to learn the notes asap! And not forgetting the epic (even though it totally doesn't match the song) instrumental dance part in the middle.
6. EXPOSE - I go mental sometimes when I'm feeling this song and yell at the top of my voice xD So sometimes this is at the top with 不滅のスクラム.
7. 優しい雨 - while I dislike the opening to this song, once the lyrics start, I fall in love... I especially love Kame's 'ごめんね' and '「繋いで」 いつでも 君の帰る場所は 必ず 僕が 守りつづける ここで約束するから'. And the ending is so beautful! '優しい この雨 聴きながら'. This is definitely THE crying song of the album </3 And when they sang this on Shounen Premium (this was before I listened to the album!) I fell in love and cried!!!
8. Summer Emotion - Such a great feel good song and an awesome summer song!
9. Sunrise - LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL!
10. Whenever I Kiss You - Junno's solo. He never ever has a set type of song that he does. Whereas Kame is also lovey-nice-songs and Maru is dance type songs and Ueda is either something crazy or a ballad, but Junno does every type of song! I really like this song. It's defo not my favourite Junno solo but I'd say ranks 3rd or 4th place. I don't think any solo of his will beat Finale and Flash xD easy song to sway to. I love the 'Don't be shy' line. And let us not forget the midsection dance part! It reminds me of Fresh Prince of Bel Air for some reason.
11. Hide and Seek - anyone else think of AAA instead when they see this title? Just below it's number 11 doesn't mean I dislike it (this is another case of many of things songs could be a 'joint-1st/join-2nd' situation) I really do like it!
12. Art of Life - this is what caught me off guard when I learn there were solos in the album because the first part sounds like Taguchi rapping and then the line or so after that part sounds like Kame but it's Ueda completely?! It totally doesn't sound it! o_O another song I like regardless of it being number 12.
13. My Every Time - I love the first line Kame sings <3 another song that'll make me weep like a child if I ever see it live (even on DVD!) It's totally a climax song! So maybe the one they say bye to everyone in the audience. My one criticism is I really don't like the way it ends.
14. Star - And naturally, the ballads and slow songs are towards the bottom of the list but I have to seriously be in an emtional, ballad state for them to rise to the top on a normal list. This is definitely a song I'd cry to and a song I'd listen to if I couldn't sleep at night. I love listening to ballads on the quiet end to go to sleep to.
15. Break UR Cage - reminds me a lot of Heartbreak Club; I can totally imagine them performing this in suits and in a poker or strip club setting for some reason xD And wtf is a Fantasista?! o_O
16. フェイク - it's rare for me to have a pop/dance so low on the list but the way it changes tone betweem verses and chorus I'm not loving. I love the verse parts but the chorus sounds weak in comparison. But no doubt I'd bounce and sing along if I saw it live.
17. To The Limit - already explained this above.

Not the best album from them but I don't have an album that I dislike so it's all good!

What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
 
 
aikokanzaki
08 January 2015 @ 05:48 pm
Welcome to part 2 of my KAT-TUN Ranking! Part 1 is here. Now onto: In Fact!


Original Ranking:

1. Dangerous
2. Black
3. My Secret
4. In Fact
5. Believe in Myself
6. Birds

And now for the ranking well, now!

1. In Fact - I love the tune, I love the PV, I love the outfits, I love the dance! I also love '夜の帳滲んだ 嘘の過去も破いたら Ah、 本当の時が廻りだす Oh' Nakamaru's solo at 3:21.
2. My Secret - I love the opening to this song so much! In fact the more I listen to this... I think I'll just move this up a spot or so xD looking at the lyrics while I listen to it this time, it's created such a strong feeling for me.
3. Black - this has such a classy sound to me. I can imagine them doing this in suits and stuff xD
4. Dangerous - love the groove of this song! I can dance easily to this. Don't let me down~!
5. Believe in MySelf - this sounds completely like an anime opening song to me for some reason. I really enjoy the chorus to this song.
6. Birds - the melody sounds very spanish and I love the instruments used but it's just not a song for me.

I love how completely different this single was to everything they'd done in the past!

Come Here Ranking will be within the week!