Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nico Yazawa gets a Nendoroid from Good Smile Company on her birthday




Today is 22 July and it is Super Idol Nico Yazawa's birthday! Good Smile Company (ENGLISH) has released a preview of the Nico Yazawa Nendoroid, the first in a series of Love Live! μ's Nendoroids! It will be up for pre-order on 25/07!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Wake, Up Girls! sheds some light on Japan's idol industry

It is advisable to watch the prequel movie, 「Wake Up, Girls! Shichinin no Idol」 first before watching the actual anime series. As with all great works, there is a method to best appreciate it.

Wake Up, Girls! is a great idol anime with catchy songs and nice characters but above all, it has a moving and realistic story.

Having finally watched Love Live!, I must say it was an anime that I enjoyed incredibly. It is entertaining, funny and the characters’ lifelike interactions are delightful to watch, which comes as no surprise, from an anime which has broken so many records. The songs are of high quality both melodically and vocally, and there is ample character development as we watch the girls struggle to save their school and train to become school idols.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

An open letter to Facebook to refine its abysmal inbox filter

Dear Facebook

I am writing to express my utmost disappointment at your message filtering system's abysmal standards of incompetence.

Unearthing this compelling invitation from the deepest recesses of my inbox has been immeasurably distressing. I believe many others have been similarly encumbered by your integrated electronic communications technology.

Upon my sudden cognizance

Friday, July 04, 2014

Keira Knightley shines in Begin Again

"But are we all lost stars, trying to light up the dark?"

You know you've watched a great movie when you walk out of the cinema smiling. Amidst the torrent of summer blockbusters flooding the cinemas, Begin Again is a welcome respite to the big-budget, albeit exhausting and depthless box-office rakers. It is a deep and intricate exploration of music-making and human relationships. Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a disgraced record label executive who's down on his luck, having been fired from the very company which he founded, for refusing to give in to the superficial trappings of today's music scene. Greta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are songwriting partners who fall out