Suddenly, only two days to go and I am not ready!
山 - Yama in Yamamoto, Yokoyama and Iriyama means mountain in case anyone did not know ^^ And interestingly taka in Takahashi also means tall as in a high place. Lots of high walls protecting my Goddess there hehehe. Sorry, I just thought that was an interesting little observation.
Any way, Mayuyu is centre, as it should be. She is the darn Face now so it shocks me reading comments about how everyone was shocked by that. Maybe they were expecting le Paruru a la 35th single PV?! I guess no one dared think out of the box and associate that number with the number of senbatsu members, which is 36 too BTW.
Any way, the full listing after the jump…
Yeah, I am totally crying and for various reasons right now! First of all, Nogibingo! is o-v-e-r Over! How am I going to spend my Friday nights form now on? Seriously this has been the most enjoyable and looked forward to 48/46 show for me this season and now it’s tots over! So downs right now!
And as if that fact alone wasn’t enough, they go and make the last episode such a FEEL-inducing roller coaster! Seriously, how am I supposed to hold all those FEELS in when the bring out secret weapons like these letters of apology from member to member! How?!
I couldn’t! My throat and my chest are both hurting pretty bad right now! I am such a mess that I could only get the energy to translate ( very roughly) just Reika’s letter to Yumi! I couldn’t hold it in anymore., My eyes could see a thing! I was typo-ing every three characters so I gave up! So forgive me but I only found time to translate Reika’s letter only.
So anyway this week the theme was that members who had something really weighty to apologise for to another got to write in down in letter form and then read them in front of the intended. Naturally Captain went first. And naturally still, the receiver was none other than Wakatsuki-sama. I speak for everyone when I say that no one was surprised by that, huh? Anyway since I translated this, no need to talk about it. Read it and find out if interested…
So, being a huge Seika and Nanami fan, I was really thrilled when I stumbled upon a movie that they starred in together out of nowhere! I simply hadn’t heard of this movie at all before so I was really excited when we met! Now in case you are looking for it, be careful. There are different Jinro Game movies so be careful. Then again, if you are looking into this one, it means you are a horror fan so even if you get it wrong, you might still enjoy what you found.
If you know not either of these girls, I am shaking my head at you. Nanami is kind of famous as an actress having been in quite a lot of projects already and in addition to her acting streak, she is also an Idol. That’s right, she is Idol first then actress afterwards. She is part of the 5 member group bump.y. From which another member co-starred alongside our very own Kitarie in Joker Game, a movie of the same genre that I have already posted about here.
As for Seika, if you don’t know Seika, I am shaking my head furiously in an attempt to figure you out! I have posted about her here quite a few times already, starting with that SKE movie starring Yuria and Shiori – ‘Gal Basara’ then in one of my most anticipated movies of the year – ‘Yume no Kayoyiji’. By the way, Yume no is already out on DVD but since I batch-ordered my copy with movies that aren’t out yet, I am getting it in May so…
Anywa back to Jinrou game…
I tell you guys, I’m doomed. There is just no hope at all for me! Why is this? Well, let me start by saying that I have just finished watching Orphan Black season one. It’s 9am now which means I’ve been at it for 8 hours since mid-night. That’s right, an all-nighter that one!
As to why Orphan Black, well, you only need search tumblr for the tag and you will know why. Which of course means that I should have gone into this expecting only one thing – Cosima/Delphine awesomeness!
And of course me being me, totally went for the wrong apple from all the million good ones! Seriously, I am starting to question this thing called Balance of things in the Universe. My bad luck to good luck ratio is is at an impossibly 100:2! Seriously! And you knowing that means that you will not be shocked when I tell you that instead of Delphine/Cosima, I somehow ended up shipping the impossible Cosima/Sarah!
No, please, no need to say anything, I am aware how you see me right now and let me assure you that I am with you on that! Seriously, who would ship Cosima and Sarah over Cosima and Delphine?!! Not only is Sarah straight, she even has a kid, bonks Beth’s boyfriend and might be falling for him but Cosima and Delphine are frikkin canon!
But the most important thing is that Cosima and Sarah are clones, which though might not mean much, so far those two come off as sisters more than anything. Seriously, there is even 99% more chance of Sarah and Helena hitting it off than Sarah and Cosima and yet…and yet…!!!! Yours truly just went and fell for Sarah/Cosima from the very beginning until the end of time! Yeah, even when Delphine came onto the scene and things started getting into motion with her and Cosima, I was far gone that to me it might as well have been a hetero relationship!Now you tell me dear Readers, is there any hope for a lost soul like mine? I think not!
As for the show itself, can I just praise the Great Britain! Seriously, they are like frikkin pros at making TV shows! Rarely do I ever seat through a series like this but when I do, it’s usually an English show.
Orphan Black in case someone doesn’t know, is about a group of clones that one day their lives get intertwined when our main character Sarah meets the first clone that kills herself right then by jumping in front of the train. Sarah wasn’t um at her best right then so she thought to steal the dead clone’s identity and life and so the story begins.
Season one aired ages ago even though I am only watching it now but right on time for season two which starts next month on the 19th I think.
And of course I will be back watching to see where Sarah and Cosima go. Yes Cosima has caught the clone disease that might be deadly to the clones even though we aren’t really sure since the Germany clone that had it did not die from it but instead from a bullet to the head from another clone going by the name of Helena! Sarah ended Helena with another bullet to the ribs but since she survived a metal pipe into her pancreas, I am sure she might survive a bullet as well.
Helena was one crazy nut though guys! Seriously! But to me, the craziest is Alison! She is driving my feelings crazy as well. At times I want to feel pity for her but then she does something inhumane and I am back at despising her but it is safe to say that by the end, when she let her best friend die, she ran out of Black’s love.
My favourite clone though is Cosima! And I am hoping against all hope that the disease is not really fatal! Okay, her smoking might worsen the effects but I hope she can be saved! To me her, Sarah and best Gay Friend run this show. Death of either one and I am so done!
It was really interesting seeing how Sarah was so opposed to Cosima seeing Delphine. Which reminds me, I don’t believe they have met yet. I am awaiting their meeting with glee. And now that it seems Cosima and Delphine might be getting back together, hohoho.
Too bad though that Sarah will not have time for that. Her daughter is missing and she has to find her. I only hope she doesn’t leave for a long time only to come back to a world without Cosima. I mean not that I will be there still if Cosima goes but I want to see when Sarah learns of Cosima’s condition.
I am really not sure why I was drawn to these two. There has to be a reason. Is it the way they were looking at each other? Is it the way they interacted? What is it?! I am not one to usually just jump ship blindly but for the life of me I just can’t put my finger on this one! All signs point towards a dead end yet I am compelled to stick with it! Cosima/Delphine mean nothing to me next to Sarah and Cosima!
While I look for answers, enjoy some caps of my favourite clone (and Sarah)
I have totally lost count on how many times Aki has said or thought ‘cool’ in regards to Yui! Seriously, at this rate it’s on the way to surpassing ‘Jeje’, that is if it hasn’t already!
And I can’t get over the way Aki stares at Yui! My God, it’s like she is looking at a galaxy in a place far away with all those stars in her eyes! It goes without saying that Aki is the purest they come but I am starting to question her thoughts during those moments where she looks at Yui like a piece of heavenly cake!
Not just Aki though, there is a disturbing obsession Yui has for Aki’s hands! Not just her hands, she really likes touching Aki any chance she gets and Aki is as affected by it as always too!
And for the love of God Yui, how more perfect can you get! Even though she has been in this place all her life she is so different from everyone, even her family! I find myself partly hoping she leaves for Tokyo to fulfil her dream but of course the bigger part, the shipper part obviously, wants her to stay here even though there is nothing for her other than Aki!
Sadly though, with a drop of what felt like acid going down my throat and why I stopped watching where I did for now, Dick just went and fucked up everything by confessing to Aki! And by fucked up I do not mean just towards me as a shipper but towards Aki too. If you watched the episode you will know what I mean.
And just when Yui finally found out that all those times Aki was saying ‘cool’ was not about something else but herself! Worse still is the fact that Yui doesn’t know yet about her brother’’ Dick’s feelings for Aki nor the fact that he has confessed. I mean I stopped right at that episode so I am not sure how she will take it and please don’t spoil, I wanna find out myself!
Yeah, I knew it was inevitable but just like you look at that spectacular evening sky at the sun sets, you know it is going to end but you can help but keep on watching until the darkness overtakes everything! Is it worth it? Well, seeing as I always look out for that special red sky every other day, the verdict says yes!
Which is the same case here. Even though if course I have watched more episodes in this one go than before, I felt that there was a great deal of Aki/Yui that before. I guess it was so we could be prepared for the pain that is sure to follow! For I am pretty sure there is gonna be pain. Thank God we have the forward button though and I will put it to great use.
They are even doing another thing (Selfies)! Really, World Order seems to understand AKB more than Management does! There should be a great many PVs with these two as a thing but is there? Two maybe…
Well, I hope they learn something now. Mayuki is a thing! It’s on par with Maid Cafe, Schoolgirl and Pachinko-ing! They should so be added to the Dictionary too. Oh by the way, I saw something that even though un-related, well somewhat, got my attention.
Really, I think the fact that I spotted it just like that is shocking in and of itself! Any way, this was a fun PV. I especially liked that head-bop/body-twist dance move they had going for a while there towards the end!