Tuesday, 27 January 2015

I Made a New Video... Took My Time, Didn't I?

It's been a long time coming, but Holy Heck... I actually updated my Youtube channel with a Reaction video. Whaaaaat?

Seriously, even I'm yelling 'FINALLY' right now, because even I've been waiting. I've been waiting to come back to reacting to Music Videos, and I have been waiting until I could afford a new camera for the sake of no more shitty-quality out-of-focus, in-focus, nope outta focus again BS that my other camera pulled.

Also, this camera has nicer sound quality, too. I didn't record with a mic, granted, but I wanted to see how this ones mic worked; pretty good, though it still picks up background noise. Kuso!

Anyway, this is my Taiki Bansei Music Video reaction! Hopefully you all enjoy. I'm a tad rusty, so apologies.

Also, sorry for the shoddy lighting... I was either gonna film it today, or not. I chose to film, regardless of the lighting issues.


Until next time!

Chiima~

Sunday, 25 January 2015

An Introduction to the Fairies who Make You Melt! Let's Meet: efloat!

It has really been a while since I last introduced and profiled an Idol group, to the point where I really can't even remember which group I profiled last, or what year I profiled them in. I know I give updates on HouPri now and again, what with member changes and all that jazz, but that doesn't count as a new profile, or at least it doesn't to me.

So, it's a pretty good thing I have found a new group to profile! Granted, there are only three members, but it's still a new group profile, none-the-less! So, without further ado, let's take a look at a shiny group I have suddenly found interest in. Who have I found to profile today?

Image via ASUKiMi
Introducing elfloat, a group of cute, young Idols who have a concept of Fairies who melt just like ice! Currently, elfloat is under the agency blue clover, a Music Video Production company, as their sole Idol group and also their first group in general. The group made their activity debut back on May 24th of 2014, and participated in the SEKIGAHARA IDOL WARS 2014 event on May 28th. Currently, the group consists of three members, however they originally debuted with four girls, up until one members graduation back in November of last year. Right now, though, the group seems to be stable with just the three of them - the group is, however, currently holding auditions for new members, so elfloat may have new members very soon!

Despite their short tenure as a group, being barely a year old at this point in time, the group has already released one single, six music videos and have performed at various venues, as well as held their first one-man live back in November of last year. For such a young group, it really feels like they have done a lot in such a short time, especially for a group that is under an agency which has only just started to produce a group.

Also, as a random (but also relevant) bit of background information regarding their agency blue clover, the company has produced many music videos, with Houkago Princess and READY to KISS being two Idol groups the company has recorded for. Upon watching elfloat's music videos, I wondered why the style of filming was so familiar... no wonder, they were recorded by the same company! So, there's some wonderful trivia for you all. Keep that safe in your memory bank for whenever Houpri next record an MV in a similar location, or with a similar style to something efloat have done.

Anywhoo...~

I've only known about these girls for barely an evening as I write this, but honestly, I am rather besotted by them already; I enjoy their music, I like their image, and their videos aren't half-bad, either, though what else could we expect from a group that came out of a Music Video production company? If anything, elfloat are an intriguing trio of girls, and I only hope that they can become even more interesting as they grow together, as well as stronger in sound and video production.

In a way, it will be rather intriguing to watch them, both efloat as a group and blue clover as a production company for Idols like these girls. Given the fact that blue float are also looking for girls to audition for a new group, too, I feel there will be even more to expect from them this coming year! I look forward to it!

With all that said and done, it's time to take a look at the girls of elfloat themselves! With three cuties to choose from, which member of this Airy-Fairy group will you want to get to know the most? Let's take a look at them all right now~

Spring just got Sexier in NEWS' 'KAGUYA' Music Video! Are You ready for this?

All thoughts and opinions within this review regarding the group mentioned, their song and/or video are opinions of my own and no one else's. You do not need to like my opinion, you can even rival my opinion, but do not think for a second that I will appease to your opinion just because you feel superior or that I am wrong. An opinion is not fact (though some choose to take it that way, for some reason) but just a mere thought - do not take it seriously. Remember; your opinion is your own, and you do not have to succumb to other opinions for the sake of agreement. Thank you.

Once Upon A Time, there was a blogger who liked Female Idols. When Spring came, however, she found the true appeal of a Male group. Through a tale of four Princes looking for Kaguya-Hime, this blogger realised how wonderful Male Idols could be.

But, one could wonder if, after she found this tale, would she follow this group until the very end? The future of her liking for the group is still somewhat foggy, but for now, let us simply find out how she came to enjoy the male group and the song they came to create. What story shall unravel?



And here is where Chiima becomes an objectifying cow, because MEN. More specifically, NEWS. I could not help myself, nor am I sorry.

MEN!

Okay, so we all know I'm not the biggest of followers when it comes to all-male groups in the world of J-pop, but when I find something worth watching and talking about, regardless of the groups gender or style, I talk about it - it's the way I work, and also, I like to appreciate what I enjoy, and this my dears is something I enjoy. Like, seriously, hoo boy, NEWS have something to appreciate and talk about here, and if you have seen this video, y'all will know I'm talking about. Seriously though... have you seen this? There is a lot to enjoy, if you ask me.

If you have yet to see it, then hop to it, readers! It is a seriously yummy music video, and one worth about a million views. The songs good too, but dayumn, that video! Watching this, it makes me feel... well, it just makes me feel like I should become a fangirl of NEWS, you know?

Yeah, it's that good! So good, I'm willing to convert to the NEWS fandom, if need be. Somehow, these men of the delicious variety have ignited the fangirl of male groups in me, but how!? Why? Well, you may need to watch the music video to find that out.

That, or you can view my abundance of stupid screen captions, read my objectifying comments of the hunky men that make up NEWS, and then look at my prattle of a review at the very end. Your choice, reader dears. Either way, do one of those actions, and you will see why NEWS have ignited a flame in me and brought out my gutter mind once again.

For those who dare to read, this is KAGUYA. Let the story begin...

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Musings & Mutterings Episode 5: This is Where I Rant


Y'all can listen to this weeks podcast HERE! Have fun!

And this is where I rant, and my god-damn opinion really comes into play. Don't y'all hate it when I open my mouth and voice an opinion? XD

This weeks episode has a little bit about what I did for the past week (I bet that was boring~) and then, when it comes to the Idols, I start ranting about Country Girls and their up-coming Major debut... because it fucking aggravates me, and I wanted to show my annoyance via podcast. Hopefully, that part is more enjoyable than my intro into the podcast! But yeah, I get annoyed, voice said annoyance, and ramble and rant and all that jazz... I am not sorry!

I had fun ranting XD

It was a fun episode to create, though I was um-ing and ah-ing a lot, as usual! Still, it's difficult to come up with something on the spot! I need to really give myself weekly themes or challenges and topics, or something! Give me a hint, guys! What do YOU want me to talk about? Remember, I want this to be a pretty broad podcast in terms of topics... so, not just Idols, but life and such as well! Whaddaya think?

Anywhoo, this is Episode 5, and I need to go and do... something. I hope you enjoyed!

Until my next Musings & Mutterings update, take care and be good!

<3

Much Love,
Chiima~

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Coming of a Beautiful Spring is Upon Us in Doll☆Elements' 'Kimi ni Sakura Hirari to Mau' [MV Review]

All thoughts and opinions within this Review are my own and no one else's. Whilst you may disagree with what I say regarding the group, music video and song, it does not mean either of us are right; at the end of the day, we all have our own opinions, I simply choose to voice mine aloud right here, in the written word. So, please respect what I have to say, and do not be rude! You can disagree, but don't become self-entitled because you feel you're superior or whatever. Ta.

We're over halfway through January, and I have yet to write a PV review! Oh, woe is me, what do I do!? Why, oh why, have I yet to write for you all!? I have been busy and ill, it is true, but still! I am a terrible blogger! So, let's rectify that mistake, shall we, and talk a little bit, and also write my first PV review of 2015! Does that sound good? It does? 

AWESOME!

Now it's time to take a look at something I have been wanting to write about since November, because there's nothing like writing a review in 2015, than a PV that was released in 2014... Yeah... o 3o

Let's GO!!!


Though the video has been out for a few months now, with it being released back in November of last year of all times, the actual release of Kimi no Sakura Hirari to Mau as a single was early on this January, marking this single as Doll☆Elements' first release of 2015. To make things more seasonally appropriate, it's also a Sakura-themed song, too! Oh, goody!

I could have actually talked about this video last year in review, and I nearly did, however at the time I knew that I wanted to talk about this video when it was, to me, an appropriate time; November and December weren't appropriate, because that was the season of Christmas, not Spring, so I decided to wait before writing this. Now that it's about the time Spring songs start coming out, I thought this would be a good time to write it, just after it's been released. And here we are!

Seriously though, it's been very hard to not review this song and video, because I really love it! I like Doll☆Elements in general, they are a group I try to watch out for all the time, but after watching the beauty that is Kimi no Sakura Hirari to Mau, I can't help but think that this is one of their best releases to date. It's a video that shows off their incredible beauty, allowing me as a viewer to appreciate their talent and graceful flow, but it's also a video that has had a lot of thought put into it - in short, it's great! So right now, since seeing this video, I feel the need to follow Doll☆Elements even more.

Before I badger on, however, I will let you all decide for yourselves how you feel towards the PV and what it has to offer to us viewers, if you wish to. It's your decision, dear reader; will you join me on an adventure to the land of the Dolls, and see what fantasy they have to offer us this time?

If you wish to join me, then step this way. The world that Doll☆Elements have created is not so far.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Kimi ni Sakura Hirari to Mau, where Spring is everlasting and as beautiful as one could imagine...

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Musings & Mutterings #4: Let's Talk Some More~

You can listen to the latest episode of my Podcast series HERE!!!

I am sorry that Episode 4 is, er, a week late! I actually explain in the episode why I didn't update last week, but in short; I went back to University, and I was also ill. So, yeah, that's what happened! That said, I also didn't have much to talk about last week, so... yeah! Still, I wish I hadn't missed on last weeks episode! Good thing I said this series may just be bi-weekly, right!?

Anyway, aside from talking about being a bit ill, I also talk about a film I recently went to see, and also gave my scattered thoughts on it (without spoiling the plot, thank goodness!) as well as talk about film in general and what I look for in film that appeals to me as a viewer, as well as some talk on the newest H!P Unit reveal! Because, seriously, how can one NOT talk about that? T'is big news, baby!

I have fun making the gradients for my little thumbs for Musings & Mutterings! SO PRETTEH!

Hopefully for this week, you will all enjoy what I say! If you have any ideas for topics, lemme know, I am open to topics to chitter chatter about! It can be Idols, Life, Experiences, Advice... anything! OH GOSH, LET'S MAKE A CORNER! Like 'Chiima's Chitter Corner' or some bull like that, where I say something like advice or stuff like what I was like in school, or my experiences in work/school or whatever... STUFF. LIKE. THAT! Whaddaya say!?

Or you could have a 'Chiima, try an accent' thing, or 'Chiima explains slang' or whatever XD LET'S HAVE FUN and LET'S GET A CORNER! Cause you guys may be intrigued by it, YES!?

YES!

LET'S GO!!!! I'M PUMPED FOR THIS PODCAST SERIES, AND I LOVE YA!

Until next time~
Hyper Chiima, AWAY!

Chiima~

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Let's take this One Step at a Time, then Maybe You can Give me More! with 4TE's 'MORE / Ippozutsu' Single Review

All thoughts and opinions regarding the group, music or visuals reviewed within this post are my own, and no one else's. Please respect my opinion and I, in return, will respect yours. Thank you for your understanding~

It is safe to say that I like different types of music; growing up in a family where musical tastes were extremely diverse, from Eighties pop to Green Day, Rave to Michael Jackson, I came to appreciate various sounds and different styles, and even though Japanese music is the most prominent sound in my system as of right now, I still enjoy different kinds of music no matter its country of origin, or who sings it - if I enjoy it, then I can appreciate it no matter what. For me and many others, Music is Universal.

And for the American based Japanese pop group 4TE, this is also the case. Breaking down the language barrier and making their 2015 debut, this America-based Japanese pop quartet are ready to take on the New Year and all it has to offer! Are you ready for them, too?


For those curious to know, 4TE (pronounced Forte/for-tay) are a Japanese inspired pop group based in the Southwest of the United States of America, and is made up of four members: Micchi, Jenny, Mei and Chii, who all strive to create, distribute and perform Japanese pop music for everyone to enjoy. Their management team, however, is based in Canada, with both managers aiming to spread the idea of 4TE and what they provide to the industry on an international level.

The group, who have been working together for over a year to make their debut Double A-side a reality, have all overcome the obstacles of living in different locations, and hope to reach fans of Japanese music with their sound, all the while using the Internet as a platform to bring not only themselves, but also their dream, together. And so, after all of their hard work and effort, the girls are ready to make their debut this year, sharing with us all their love of music and Japanese pop in the form of their debut single release, MORE / Ippozutsu! Are you ready to become involved in what 4TE have to offer this 2015?

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