Etsuraku Camellia (Pleasure Camellia) at 21:38.
I won’t lie, when I first heard this song, my reaction was: What is this?!
It’s a mix between 和-style (very traditional Japanese music–think Naruto BGMs) and heavy metal. Very weird mix if you ask me… I like the chorus part, but aside from that, I can’t quite seem to get into this song.
Then again, I was never one for heavy metal. At any rate, not a song I’d find myself to have on repeat (but it might grow on me eventually *shrugs*), but I must admit, it is new in the sense that I’d never imagine this kind of genre-mix. And I also like the lyrics (which happens to have been written by Nana-san herself). :3
Aside from that, nothing too interesting on this week’s Smile-Gang. I did like the Misato’s imitation of Yoshi at the beginning (or more accurately, the sound effect when riding on Yoshi XDDD) though. XDDDD And her attempted imitation of an embarassed Mizuki Nana. XDDDD
*sighs* Now back to working on my term report which is due in… two weeks… D:
And I am not motivated at all to write the thing. >_<
On the bright side, MSLN Force will be out in a few days! 😀
I suspect it’ll be leaked sometime soon (as in tomorrow or the day after) though…assuming it isn’t already somewhere on the net. XD
I PRE-ORDERED ULTIMATE DIAMOND!!! Ｏ(≧∇≦)Ｏ
Actually, I pre-ordered last night (seeing as yesterday was exactly one month before the release date) but I was too tired to post about it.
Now I can happily join the countdown on this special Diamond page here. XD
^By the way, pay attention to the advance booking price for the tickets to Live Diamond. It’s ￥7777. (It’s definitely done on purpose XD). And you know what? I find that price more than acceptable! Aren’t concert tickets (especially large-scale concerts like Live Diamond) normally more expensive than that? :O (Though I’ve never been to a concert in my life so far so I wouldn’t really know. ^^;; )
That reminds me, back in HK, I saw a store (a different store from the one where I made purchases) where they were selling the Blu-Ray version of Live Fighter for HK$777. XDDD
On a completely switch of topics… Someone said I was a strong communicator today. And that I have great attitude (optimistic and all). I laughed at the latter for obvious reasons. But yeah, I’m happy. XDDD
Anyone who wants and/or needs a good laugh must listen to this week’s Smile-Gang. I laughed so hard, I began pounding on the table because it was that funny. (≧ω≦)ｂ
Though admittedly, people who have yet to watch that MUSIC JAPAN broadcast (featuring Mizuki Nana as guest) would probably have a hard time understanding just what’s so funny about the first and final part of Smile-Gang this week.
Pakyuun Girls?! XD
First broadcast in Ehime-ken!!! \(^o^)/ Congratulations to Nana-san because it is a dream come true of sorts to her. :3
Now, despite this being the first broadcast in her hometown, Nana-san revealed that she hasn’t told her mother yet (with the reason being that she is embarassed). XDD;;
But anyway, this week’s Smile-Gang was hilarious as always. This program has yet to fail in making me at least smile when listening to it.
But, often, it is purely because of Misato. XDDD
Onto Gimmick Game… Did anyone else get Initial D vibes from this song? XDDD It’s mainly the opening/chorus part. I can’t shake off the image of an AE86 racing down. ^^;;
Or maybe it’s just me and my (weird?) love for racing games/anime. ^^;;
Hm… First the Gundam feel with PRIDE OF GLORY and now Initial D with Gimmick Game. What next? XD
A little interesting tidbit about the recording of Gimmick Game. The recording process for this song was very tiring for Nana-san. She had to take several breaks throughout (something that I assume she doesn’t do often). The talk about this song eventually led to Nana-san joking that there should be something called Gimmick Game Diet. XDDD
Ok, I am in dire need of sleep now since I have to wake up early tomorrow and all. ;_; Will have to catch up on all the Mizuki Nana stuff I’ve missed out on during my stay in HK some other time. XD
Oh and I just checked… YESASIA actually has the First Edition of Ultimate Diamond for pre-order! Well, I guess that means I’m going with YESASIA then. 😀
Leave it to me to jump into the store that was blasting Innocent Starter to make purchases. XDDDD I think that was the only store in that mall that sold something Nana-related aside from Ogata Rina’s SOUND OF DESTINY (from WHITE ALBUM) CD.
I think they were promoting Mizuki Nana or something because they kept playing Nana-san’s songs. When I walked in, it was Innocent Starter. Then it was Black Diamond (major version) and then ETERNAL BLAZE. Anyway, didn’t buy much, but I did get magazines with Nana-san on the cover. XDDDD They’re all those seiyuu magazines that have already been posted on the internet, but I wanted a hardcopy version myself. :3 It’s easier to read those interviews than trying to read scans. 😀
That store was also take pre-orders for ULTIMATE DIAMOND (First Edition). Since the official release date will be on the 20th, the absolute earliest they’ll get it will be on May 16th… Meaning I can’t even get anyone to pick up the CD for me since my no one will be going Canada during that time. *sighs* Looks like it’ll be CDJapan for me…
But they’re so expensive. D:
Anyway, leaving tomorrow morning. Hope everything goes well so maybe I can listen to Smile-Gang and Gimmick Game first thing when I get back to my house. XD
Jet lag + Mizuki Nana withdrawal + recently acquired netbook = Kasumi back on LJ earlier than planned. 😀
So anyway, get ready for a looong Mizuki Nana-related post now that I’ve got a chance to watch the Animelo 2008 videos.
Nana Mizuki & Yukari Tamura Animelo Summer Live 2008 challenge — 恋せよ女の子
I melted not from the heat but from the cuteness
^First broadcast in Fukuoka, Ehime to follow next week. :3 Both Nana-san and Misato were a tad bit more reserved than usual. And I laughed when Nana-san said “Nana iro MERO” instead of “Nana iro MEIRU (MAIL).” XDDDD
Anyway, important announcements:
ULTIMATE DIAMOND will be the title of Mizuki Nana’s seventh album. According to Nana-san herself, because this will be her 7th album, ULTIMATE is meant to imply “the best” and DIAMOND to represent shine.
Also, on next week’s Smile-Gang, we will be hearing Gimmick Game, one song from the new album.
And yes, I should be on a plane right now, but flight got cancelled. XP Will leave tomorrow morning instead.