Tags: jdramas: yankee-kun to megane-chan

oh mj ilu

arashi - back with a vengeance.

Music Lovers 2011.11.06:
MEIKYUU LOVE SONG IS SO, SO GOOD LIVE. <333
(And yes, 'live' in both senses of the word,
because I am pretty sure what I just watched was not lip-syncing-Arashi.)
Everyone sounded good.
(Ohno was on-point,
and how much do I love that they didn't take the easy way out,
i.e. pairing Sho with Ohno?
Because Sho and Nino actually sound amazing together, as do Ohno and Jun.)
Everyone looked good.
(In particular: NINO IS BACK TO BELIEVE/CRAZY MOON HAIR.
Together - UNF.)

And. Ohmiya. Forever screwing with Sho's mind. :D

Meikyuu seems to be a classic case of wonderful choreo
elevating a so-so song to greater heights.
The steps were so interesting, I barely noticed any of the song's awkwardness.
And Arashi obviously worked hard, because the choreo was executed perfectly...
okay, NEAR-perfectly,
because Arashi would not be Arashi without the occasional awkward-penguin!mistake.
I really liked how the performance came across as
professional but not stifled.


STRICTLY COME DANCING!
I absolutely adore Harry/Aliona.
(Speaking of Harry,
it's hilarious how one's favourite childhood bands
come back to haunt one every once in a while.
Danny looks SO DIFFERENT, and apparently Tom is going to get married soon?!
...I'm getting old.)
I would like Chelsee/Pascha if Chelsee weren't so annoying,
and Holly/Artem's routines are tres fabulous.
All in all, exciting stuff.


Finished Yankee-kun to Megane-chan -
was pretty bored by all the implausible manga devices by the end,
though I still maintain that Naka Riisa is adorable.
Starting back up on Watashitachi no Kyokasho,
and devouring Youkai Ningen Bem as soon as it's released
(Kame is great in this, and... I don't know.
The whole enterprise is just so bittersweet that
you can't help but feel for the characters,
third-rate CGI notwithstanding).


Kpop nugus: Following MYNAME's shows,
and finding the AA guys vaguely creepy (IDEK, ><).

Jpop nugus: cannot get into Sexy Zone despite trying hard.
(Hahaha, pun very much unintended.)
They are just way too young.
oh mj ilu

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I FREAKING LOVE THE B-SIDES ON 迷宮ラブソング.
NOT BORING/SAFE IN THE SLIGHTEST.
AND SO AWFULLY GORGEOUS TO BOOT.
Coupled with the sheer number of times I've caught myself singing that dratted 'TATOEBA~',
I guess it's pretty safe to say that I really, really like this single.
ARASHI ;____;

Edit: I fail to see why the rest of fandom
is not as flaily about the B-sides as I am. D:
Am I too easily-pleased or something? xD
MY TASTES NEED AFFIRMATION, PEOPLE.


Partway through Yankee-kun to Megane-chan,
and while the plotlines are par-for-the-course for school dramas,
Naka Riisa is absolutely adorable.
You can tell that in the hands of a lesser actress
Adachi would be awfully annoying,
but NO she is awesome and hilarious.
(And she really, really does look like Nino(!).)
Also, Nari Hiroki might just have the most perfect :3 face I've ever seen.