faded_lace: (Inoo: sunflower)
Up next in my very late reports, it's the first show of DEAR. I went to in Yokohama in October! I'm really sorry for how late these all are, but I'm trying to catch up. At any rate, here's the report!

DEAR. tour in Yokohama Arena, October 8th 2016 @ 12:30 pm )

As I always say in these things... I'm going to try to keep going and posting these in a timely manner, and as always, I'm sorry for the wait!
faded_lace: (Juntoshi: captivated)
In an (almost, maybe?) all time record of lateness, here's my second new year's meme of the year. I was crap about writing fic in 2016, but I still wrote some worthwhile stuff, I think.

Fics for 2016! )

This week is already long, ugh, but the first week back always is, I suppose. I'll do my best to keep being productive!
faded_lace: (Inoo: kitty)
I'm sorry for the lateness... again. Things have been extremely crazy in my life, but I'm slowly but surely trying to get all these reports done, even if they're not relevant anymore. T__T;

Again, this will rely heavily on my August 12th report, since I don't feel the need to be really repetitive in describing every song and dance over and over again, so if you want the most detail, please read that report first!

Hey! Say! JUMP in Yokohama Arena, 2016.8.13 @ 12:30 pm )

Sorry again for the lateness! I'm going to do my best to keep getting these reports done, as soon as I can...
faded_lace: (Inoo: cosy)
Happy New Year, flist!

I made it back alive and in one piece! I'm really exhausted from 3 concerts in less than 24 hours, but it was super fun, and my only regret is that I couldn't see the last JUMP show, too!

I have three days of work with no classes before another weekend in Tokyo (I know, what the hell am I doing with my life), so I'm going to try to get my shit together and make my regular New Year's posts, etc. I'm still pretty crazy with life stuff, but I'm going to try to get my year off to the right start!

I'm alive!

Dec. 29th, 2016 01:06 pm
faded_lace: (Inoo: cosy)
I'm back from Hiroshima and Kobe! I had a great time, and if I can find the time, I want to post photos here eventually, but for right now, I have one day at home before heading into Tokyo for New Year's.

As it turns out, a friend and I managed to hit for tickets to JUMP's shows on the 31st at 5 and the 1st at noon, and we're also going to Countdown, which means we're going to 3 concerts within 24 hours, yikes. We won't be getting a lot of sleep and I'll definitely be really busy, but I get back home on the 3rd, so I'll try to check in again then!

For now, happy holidays and particularly an early happy new year!
faded_lace: (BEST: ♥)
Well, it's officially Friday! That means I'm leaving "today"! Granted, I'm going to sleep before then, but still. XD;

I'm going to be on hiatus until December 28th (traveling with friends), and then again from December 30th to January 3rd (going to Tokyo for the JUMP concert/countdown). Basically, I'm going to be away from my computer/the internet for the remainder of the December until into the new year, so if you contact me, I probably won't see it immediately, or it'll take me a while to get back to it. I'm sorry! I will have my phone, and I'll be checking my email, so I'll do my best to respond to things, but I'll be mostly away from the internet!

But, I hope everyone has a happy winter/holiday season for those who celebrate winter holidays, and I'll check back in on December 29th if I can!

Magazines!

Nov. 12th, 2016 11:52 pm
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
Today [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou came over and we finally got through the backlog of magazines that I had to be cut! 100% of the non-idol magazines (fashion, movie, TV, etc) magazines that I had bought for JUMP or Inoo are cut now! I'm amazed; it seemed like it was never going to get finished XD; I had built up Inoo magazines... since Karafuto Ojisan?? At first, he didn't have that many magazines, so it didn't really matter if I kept the whole magazine or not, but around early 2015, it really started to pick up, and my house was a magazine disaster. I now have 6 wide binders and 5 letter sized (A4) binders of Inoo magazine pages, 5 wide binders and 6 A4 binders of JUMP or other JUMP members magazine pages, 1 wide binder and 2 A4 binders of NEWS/Shige magazine pages, 2 A4 binders of other Johnny's magazine pages, and 2 wide binders of Inoo and Daiki's "with" corner pages. I'm pretty happy about this!

In other news, I'm trying to sort through and get rid of the majority of my old issues of the 5 regular monthly idol magazines. I'm going to either sell them to Book Off or an idol goods store, but if you have a back issue of Myojo, Popolo, Duet, Winkup, or Potato between September 2012 and September 2016, please let me know! Up until then, I got two or three of the five choices each month, so there's a slightly greater than 50% chance that I'll have it! I'm happy to send it to anyone here for just the cost of shipping, so if you're interested in any almost-free magazines, please do let me know.

I think I'm coming down with something. @__@; I can't stop coughing. Time to drink one last cup of tea and head to bed!
faded_lace: (Inoo: cosy)
Yesterday, all the first images and CMs from Peach Girl came out! I watched the broadcast on Mezamashi TV with the interview that Inochan clearly did on Thursday after his regular Mezamashi broadcast XD I have to say, I usually hate romance movies, but I was so kyun'd and excited when I saw the preview that I watched it several more times online and then decided to make the promotional graphic into my phone background.

I managed to get my hands on some fliers today, but I made this off of scans I found online before I got my own fliers, so the quality isn't super awesome, I'm sorry about that! But I figured if anyone else was as excited as I am about the movie, they might be interested in this as well XD;

If you're interested, please check behind the cut! Sorry for the large image. It's made for an iPhone 5/5S/SE.

Momo & Kairi~ )

I'm already anxious to see the movie in theaters, and it won't be out for another seven months! (@ A @) But for the time being, I can't wait to watch more trailers... or maybe just watch this same trailer a bunch more times. XD;
faded_lace: (Inoo&Hikaru: upward)
Today is Gunma Kenmin no Hi, which means I have no classes and the kids didn't come to school, so I'm trying to stay in my current rhythm and keep from getting too far behind in reports!

All my reports are going to rely heavily on the report of the first show I saw, on August 12th, so that I don't have to list out every song and describe every costume each time. From now on, I'm going to focus on the things that were unique to each show, so if you're curious about the setlist and costumes and things like that, please check back to that report!

Hey! Say! JUMP in Yokohama Arena, 2016.8.13 @ 12:30 pm )

Sorry again for how late this was... but I'll try to keep writing these reports and get them out before it gets to be too late >___> Hopefully it was still an enjoyable read, even though the concert is almost done!
faded_lace: (Inoo&Hikaru: upward)
Fantastic Time dropped today, which means that I got it and was able to watch it yesterday, but I watched it again with my friends today, and I have to say that I really love it. I like the costumes and the dance really speaks to me! The choreographer was apparently someone new who had never choreographed for them before, and I really liked what he did. I want to watch the dance video a bunch of times so that I can learn the choreography and do it myself! XD;

Also! Can we talk about the amazing Inoo and Hikaru part in the second verse?? It's a shame it will never get performed on anything since it's in the second half, but it's so cute when Hikaru puts his hand on Inoo's shoulder and Inoo looks at him, ahhhh.

I really enjoyed the ridiculous making, too, and the PV as a whole. The guys look so good and seem like they're doing well, so I'm really happy. ♥
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
I know this is crazy late, but I'm finally getting around to writing up my reports for the DEAR. tour this summer and fall. I'm really sorry!

This is the report of the first day in August, so if you're interested, please check out below the cut!

Hey! Say! JUMP in Yokohama Arena, 2016.8.12 @ 5 pm )

Our seats weren't ideal for that show, but it was still a really good performance! All in all, while DEAR. is really different than JUMPing CARnival was, I really liked it a lot, and I'm looking forward to writing up the other shows, too!
faded_lace: (Chinen&Takaki: intimacy)
I'm back from Yokohama and so sad that the tour is possibly done for me ;___; The shows were amazing, the guys were amazing, the new song is amazing, and the fact that I got to be there when they announced that they're doing Tokyo Dome on New Year's was amazing, too. I feel so lucky to have been able to see the show 6 times so far, and I really hope that I'm able to see one more in Nagoya, and also in Tokyo Dome at the end/beginning of the year.

I feel so happy recently to be a Tobikko, which, considering how stressful it was for JUMP and their fans from about 2011 to 2012, is a pretty amazing and wonderful feeling. The guys themselves have grown up so much, and all work so hard and work through their differences and work together well to make JUMP amazing, and the group has come together so much over the past nine years. Each member contributes something unique to the group, and even if there are nine of them, which is a lot, they still fit together just right to make the group what it is.

I'm going to try to get my reports... from August, and also October... done soon, though work is a bit busy and stressful, but for now, I'm just basking in the feeling of how great JUMP is. I hope they're taking a well-deserved rest today, and that they know just how much they mean to their fans. ♥

[Edit] It feels a bit crass to mention this at the end of my post full of feelings somehow, but I forgot to mention that Yamada saw me and did fanservice for me on Saturday and Monday. Keito also saw me both days and waved. Inochan didn't see me, but I'm pretty happy anyway |D;
faded_lace: (Inoo: sunflower)
Trying to keep the ball rolling with the really late reports! I'm going to be traveling from Saturday to Monday, and then heading back to Japan early Tuesday morning, but at least I was able to finish up the JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena reports. As in previous entries, this is mostly just specific details from that day, so for more information about the concert, check out the previous reports from Nagoya here and here, as well as the first and second shows I saw in Yokohama here and here.

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.12 @ 12:30 pm )

Whew, I'm glad I was able to get these reports done. I know I still have a few left before I'm totally up to date, but I'm working on it. XD;; Tomorrow and the next day I'll probably be a little busy, so I'm sorry if I go MIA! But for now, I hope these reports are at least enjoyable, even though they're late. XD;
faded_lace: (Chinen: musing)
I'm trying to keep getting out all these reports I haven't done yet, so up next, we have the Sunday afternoon show of JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama! This is mostly just specific details from that day, so for more information about the concert, check out the previous reports from Nagoya here and here, as well as the first show I saw in Yokohama here.

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.11 )
faded_lace: (Daiki: ♡)
I think this is the latest I've ever posted a report, but coming in at 10 months late, here's the report for the first of three shows of JUMPing CARnival that I saw in Yokohama Arena. I'm sure that pretty much no one cares anymore considering that the DVD has already come out, but I wanted to both share the little things that didn't get onto the DVD and write this for posterity and just for my own memory, so here it is.

I don't go into that much detail since a lot of things were really similar to the show I reported about in Nagoya, so if you want to refer back to those reports, they're here and here!

And with no further ado, onto the report!

JUMPing CARnival in Yokohama Arena, 2015.10.10 @ 12:30 pm )
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
Sunday was crazy busy, so I didn't really have time to post, but!! Inochan was so good in the Doctor X special! I was sort of let down by how melodramatic the main plot was and how there wasn't much weight given to Inochan's resolution in terms of the skating tournament, but he was really good and I enjoyed his performance a lot. Also! You can see me! My face was cut off, but I'm right behind him when he's speaking in the end, so… yay? XD;

Today was an ALT Day event at [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou's school, and it was the first time I've ever been to her school! Her ALT Days were all on days I couldn't be scheduled to go in the past, so I was never chosen, but I finally had a chance go! There was a part of the activity where the students had to ask me who my favorite famous person was, and it was exciting that most of them knew Inochan without prompting, and all of them knew who he was once I gave some context (the guy who likes cats on Shimura Doubutsuen, lol). Most of them wrote his name on their paper as "Inou," but hey, I'll take what I can get. XD;

This week continues to suck, but I'm going to do my best to get to the weekend. T__T; My friends and I are going to Tokyo to celebrate Shige's birthday, so I'm looking forward to that!
faded_lace: (Shige: smile)
I spent all today watching The Music Day, and I have no regrets! It was enjoyable from beginning to end, and I felt like ever during the day when the show is obviously geared towards an older audience, the enka didn't outweigh the parts that were interesting to me. I enjoyed all the little Arashi segments, and while I don't really follow AKB anymore (not that I ever really followed them hardcore, but I used to follow them more than I do now), I appreciated Milky getting to sing her graduation single.

But the most exciting part of the afternoon segment was most definitely the really long and unexpected segment about NEWS!! I guess it's because they're doing 24 hour TV, but there was a long segment about their history in terms of going from 9 to 4, and it even included a reenactment with actors to play the four members (most notably Koyama) acting out various struggles during the period when they went from 6 to 4. The actors were hilarious just on their own (really only Koyama's actor, who looked absolutely nothing like Koyama, had lines, but there was a scene with the four of them together, and while Shige was maa maa and you never saw Massu's actor's face, they just took an actor, dyed his hair bleach blonde, and put him in a leopard print matching top and bottom, and voila… Tego. I laughed really hard at that… but the segment, which included surprise footage from the Utsukushii Koi concert of everyone ugly-crying, was really moving, and it made me, my friends, and some of the announcers on the show cry. I don't know why the media loves surprising me with ugly-crying Shige, but I'm really happy that they were able to have that moving segment on such a major show as The Music Day, and I was really happy when my friend told me that Full Swing was trending on Twitter after they performed it. It was so wonderful, and I'm really happy for them.

They stayed on after their performance to watch Aiba's Shiyagare segment and have their reactions shown on the bottom of the screen, and I laughed when it turned out Aiba's segment was about making a chorus of entirely tone-deaf people. He used an app to test if people were tone-deaf or not; the app tested if you were singing the right notes and the right rhythm, and then it gave a number score. If that number score was under 40, the person was considered tone-deaf… and I really want to see Shige try the app, lol. Poor baby. I love you even though you can't sing!

And then in the evening came the medley, which was just as fun as usual, complete with Inochan flirting with many V6 members! He was in the same segment as Inocchi, and when the next group came on singing a V6 song, Inocchi jokingly tried to stay onstage dancing while Inoo tried to drag him offstage. Cute! And then during the finale, Inochan and Okada had their arms around one another and were dancing cutely together! Also, random bonus for the fact that Hikaru has once again bleached his hair out and it's no longer all-over pink, just blonde with pink highlights. To me this is much preferable. XD;

Apparently after this, Hikaru and Inoo did Radirer and then came back for the JUMP performance XD In the interim, however (if I recall correctly?), NEWS performed again, this time a medley of NYARO and their new song, Koi wo Shiranai Kimi e. I really enjoyed them having fun and playing around during NYARO, and I liked the new song and performance a lot too. I especially liked the aesthetic at the end when they stood holding their mics in both hands, which I thought was really… I don't know. Pretty? Fitting? It was nice. However, I'm pretty bitter that the first line of the song is Tego's solo line? I mean… I know Shige is never going to be the best singer, but because of that, he usually doesn't have prominent solo lines in any other songs. It would be nice if he could at least have them when it was a theme song for his drama :P I guess Hikari no Shizuku just got my hopes up, but. I'm still bitter about it.

And then last in the line of things that were my top priority to see was JUMP's performance! I sort of wish they'd start doing stuff from the new album already, but I know this performance was supposed to be summer themed. When they came out, they had a cute interaction with Sho where he called Inoo "Iio," and Inoo got to say "It's Inoo!!" I'm really glad that that joke is still running. XD Sho even called it a "teiban," if I recall correctly, or like… a standard/staple? gag, so I'm glad that everyone still enjoys it. Also! Inochan had his hair tucked behind his ears, which surprisingly didn't look stupid, and allowed me to see his earpiece for the first time ever! It was hard to tell if it was light blue or white, due to the lighting, but it had a K written on it, seemingly matching Daiki's that have a D on one side and an A on the other. Cute! The performance itself was adorable, too, so all in all, it was great.

I'm really glad this year was such an enjoyable The Music Day. Tomorrow is going to suck, but I'm happy I was able to watch this today!
faded_lace: (Inoo: Pretty princess ♥)
Today was TV Tokyo's Ongakusai, and it was fun! JUMP performed really early, so sadly, that was over in the first hour, but they were really cute, and it's really amazing to me how much screen time Inochan gets now ;~~~; I'm so happy for him.

And then, conversely, NEWS was… almost last. XD I was starting to wonder if they got stuck in traffic or something when they finally showed up like 3 songs from the end… wearing their horrifying highlighter fringe-skirt costumes from the tour. They were literally my least favorite costumes of the whole concert, and I was not thrilled to see them on TV. They were about to ask Massu about them when some random guy showed up and advertised his show over them or something? I don't know, it was one of those odd live TV moments where things clearly didn't go according to the script. Also, I was super not a huge fan of Shige's hair. But they were still cute in their performance, so yay. ♥

Tomorrow is going to be busy, but hopefully also productive. And it's almost the weekend!
faded_lace: (Inoo&Hikaru: upward)
Happy birthday today to my favorite tekito prince ♥ I wasn't able to write a fic this year like I did last year, but I wanted to do a little something, so I translated Hikaru's song that he wrote and sang for Inoo on Radirer last Saturday!

[HIKARU]
Inoo Kei~
Hosting Radirer together forever, even if it's our tedious rambling, is it ii no?*
Okay~
Spending time together, just like this, the two of us,
No matter what, forever, spending this time together,
And someday, this clock will become an antique~**
For us to be like this, is it ii no~?*

[INOO]
Okay~!!
Translator's Notes:
* This would more easily translate to "Is it okay to…?" but I wanted to preserve the "ii no" call and response.
** The term "old clock" (古時計) is much more romantic sounding than just "old clock" so I translated it as antique… the meaning is clearly that Hikaru implying wanting to spend many years together, so hopefully that comes through.


Isn't it the cutest ever?! I don't know about you, but that sounds a lot like a proposal to me. And Inoo said yes ♥ I'm so happy that these two get to do the radio together.

And, like Hikaru, I feel really lucky for all the "time" that I get to spend with Inoo as a fan, watching him live on Mezamashi and listening to his live radio and seeing him in concerts and stage plays, and I also am so thankful for all the stuff that Inoo does that I can enjoy not-live as well: magazines, jweb, dramas, variety shows, and everything else that he puts so much effort into. He's a wonderful person and a wonderful idol, and I really appreciate how he puts his all into his work, even if his "on" persona is to pretend that he's not. I hope that he has a great year with a lot of success and some time to relax, too, and I'll be looking forward to all of his projects this year. ♥
faded_lace: (Hikaru: charming)
First and foremost, I'm totally in shock that on Rajira tonight, Hikaru wrote a song about his love for Inoo and sang it on air?!? I haven't had a chance yet, but I want to look for a transcription or something so that I can translate it, but omg. It was amazing and Inochan seemed so kyun'd by it and ahhhhh. The reasoning was that they were doing a corner about whether Inoo would or wouldn't want presents that listeners wrote in asking about, and someone suggested a song called "Inoo Kei" written and composed by Hikaru about his love for Inochan, sung on air. After that person wrote in, Hikaru was secretly writing the song the whole time, until he sang it in the seduction corner! InoHika is so beautiful ;____; I can't wait to hear their duet on the album. As an aside, Inochan's seducing an umbrella was also beautiful, but since Hikaru, as he put it in his own words, "seduced Inoo, too," I had no choice but to vote for Hikaru, and for once Hikaru won, ahaha. Also, the sushi cake that the staff gave to Inochan was truly beautiful.

Secondly, my friends and I watched every NEWS PV and the occasional making clip ripped from music shows from NEWS Nippon to One -for the win-, with the exception of Chankapaana because of technical difficulties, and it was truly beautiful. They were such cute babies, and they're such talented adults ;~;

Thirdly, [livejournal.com profile] yomimashou reserved Inochan's birthday cake for me, and I'm excited! ♥ I can't believe he's almost 26. All of JUMP is getting old. XD;

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