elenniel: (donald)

Judging from this first episode... It's trying to be Strawberry Night, except that the heroine, Todo Hinako, is more a newbie than Takeuchi Yuko's Himekawa was in SN. And... at the moment, I think Strawberry Night did it better. A heroine who's slightly put-upon (but Todo is not derided in the same way as Himekawa), works with a bunch of men and has limited female colleagues. Said heroine also has some sort of mysterious past, and Todo is given what seems to be an incredible memory where Himekawa had sheer determination.

Not impressed with the first episode, actually. I think maybe it's a mixture of the implausibility of this storyline + the fact that I find Haru bland + a nebulous something which I can't place.


  • Yoko’s looking quite striking in ON, with the dark hair and suits (and he does look good in suits *__* ) contrasting with his fair skin.

  • Kaname Jun’s not looking bad either, though his character is coming across as a bit of comic relief more than anything else right now.

  • Haru doesn't impress me or instill in me any feeling of empathy (rather like my feelings about Yoshitaka Yuriko). I got rather annoyed by her "catchphrase" and her "switch... ON/OFF" at the beginning and end were not interesting either. Like they were trying to make Todo intriguing, but nothing about her interests or connects with me. I don't hate her, but I don't like her either. And when I don't like the main character, it is of utmost importance that I soon find a strong liking for one or more of the side characters...

  • If they try to force a romance between Haru’s and Yoko’s characters... I will be very annoyed. As it is, I’m not fascinated by Haru or the character she plays and I’m watching this entirely for Yoko. But if it gets boring or irritating, even Yoko won’t be able to make me keep watching this.

elenniel: (kanjani8 - 8uppers)
( Janiben [2011.07.27] #214 - Kuwabata Ohara )

In this episode, one of the guests recently got married and now has a child. They bring the baby out. Lots of kyaaas and kawaiis ensue.

Yoko: He's really staring at me!
Guest: Wanna hold him?
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elenniel: (ryo)

This... has been massively delayed. I should've posted this at least two months ago. ^^;;;
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elenniel: (photoshop)
Ye-ah. My wallpaper muse wandered away again. Or rather, I ran out of inspiring and usable scans. :( Someone point me to a good source!
Anyway I decided to throw out whatever I've done today - since it's MatsuJun's birthday and I have a few Jun pieces :D

Most are 1440x900, with a few versions in 1280x1024. Lockscreen wallpapers (optimised for iPhone ^^) are at the end.

This post contains pieces featuring: Matsumoto Jun, Kanjani8, Nishikido Ryo, Ohkura Tadayoshi, Ohno Satoshi, Sakamoto Masayuki and Yokoyama You. A happy birthday to MatsuJun~!

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elenniel: (kanjani8 - tsubusa)
Haven't done these sort-of-translations for a while... 8Da Let's hope I got this one mostly right. hahah

This was from Janiben on 7 August 2013. (I was downloading a few random episodes trying to locate some amusing instances I saw on Tumblr... but none I downloaded were the right ones. Grrrr. Whyyyy can't people get into the habit of just inserting the episode date when they post stuff on Tumblr? It's so annoying and frustrating when I can't locate it. )

The question is... something like "When travelling abroad, which of the following do you factor into your budget?" Something like that?
Options are:
A. Better hotel
B. Flight class - economy/business class
C. Stretch the length of the trip as much as you can
D. Yummy food!

("D" is the easiest to understand and translate XD )
And you can see who chose what from the screencap above.

The choices are supposed to reflect their approaches to marriage...

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Oh, Maru XD

Jun. 3rd, 2013 10:16 pm
elenniel: (maru)
(Janiben, 13 Feb. 2013)

janiben 13.02.13 - 1
"I just like Toma..."
xD )
elenniel: (photoshop)

I hope I'm not gonna burn out soon like I did last year (regarding wallpaper designs, that is)... but for now, I'm still kinda on a roll! 8D

Am also trying something new: smartphone lockscreen wallpapers. But first! Let's get the regular desktop wallpapers out of the way...

Contents: Kanjani8, K8 combi (Tacchon, Ryo, Yasu), Yokoyama You, Nishikido Ryo, Shibutani Subaru, V6, Okada Junichi

Wallpapers! )

Lockscreen (for iPhone)
So I adapted some of my wallpaper designs to an iPhone lockscreen format. I don't know whether there's a real "demand" for this or not. If there is, I may start creating separate designs for this format (because it's vertical and narrower, or even square - based on how the iPhone places the clock and slider on the lock screen).... or make an extra version of my regular wallpapers (if I feel the design fits the format). So, tell me what you think?

Beneath the cut, you will find lockscreen designs for: Arashi, K8, Maru, Tacchon, Ryo, Yoko, V6, Miyake Ken, Tonisen, Kamisen, Mabo, Ikuta Toma

Ooh, lockscreen wallpapers... )

elenniel: (photoshop)
Yikes. I started making wallpapers again and then realised that I have SUCH a backlog of unposted wallpapers and I didn't even realise it. @_@ So here's a mixture of stuff that ought to have been posted last year and some newer ones that I just made.

Contents: Kanjani8, K8 combis, Yokoyama You, Ohkura Tadayoshi, Arashi, Matsumoto Jun, Sakurai Sho, Okada Junichi, Nagano Hiroshi, Takizawa Hideaki

It's really been a while! )
elenniel: (sanbaka)
Updates might be sporadic or drop off suddenly 'cause I'm reeeally sleepy today. haha

HSJ segment now, but YokoHina were rambling on about names just now. Yoko thinks that his is... not so great? haha Mentions of the "Knock brothers" joke somewhere in there. "Murakami", on the other hand, seems to be a surname that pops up a lot more in geinoujin circles these days. Yoko thinks "Kimura" is a cool one, and they generally agree that SMAP-san have nice names - "Nakai. Inagaki." "Nishikido" isn't too bad either. "Shibutani" could be troublesome, what with the Shibuya connection and all that. XD

Bah, LJ lost my last update. Here it is:
Yoko still remembers his first time in Tokyo - age 15, on the shinkansen and all... and V6 performing at Yokohama Arena? 8Da


Apr. 20th, 2012 09:46 pm
elenniel: (ryo)
I just watched episode 1 \XD/

Thoughts (that are spoiler-ish):
- I feel faintly alarmed and kind of stunned that I managed to comprehend a lot of the dialogue without subs. Without English subs, anyway. There were Mandarin and Japanese subs. I think the Jap subs did help here and there. I feel like I could almost... sub this. With a spot translator. 8D

spoilers... )

elenniel: (sanbaka)
Recomen starts! And en-chan's not around for live commentary tonight so here goes me attempting to sort it out on my own. Toma's tonight's guest \:D/

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elenniel: (Default)
Hm, YokoHina were discussing the Ranger colours? Baru chose first - pretty much just up and declared he wanted red. 8D Yoko and Ryo were indifferent.
Yoko mentions that Arashi have individual colours too right - the ones that were on Tokyo Tower and all...

Ugh, that caller had such a... cartoony voice. I hope that was the result of voice-changing software and that that wasn't her actual voice.

Tokio the Ride - Taichi calls a listener
Girl: Who's this?
Taichi: Who do you think it is?
Girl: Eh? ... Jii-chan? *


Taichi gets girl to pass the phone to her little brother and he demands to know if he sounds like their grandfather.
Boy: Not at all.
Taichi: Right?!!

elenniel: (yoko2)
lol, the ending of Recomen just now... XD

The thing about me listening to Recomen is that I can't keep up my concentration. My concentration wavers depending on how much of the talk I understand. If I don't get the topic at the start, my attention wanders really quickly. And with each segment in between - HSJ's, SMAP's, Taichi's, and Tsubasa's - my concentration levels drop. No, actually it drops the most after HSJ's and SMAP's because I really don't care about those segments and I'm only giving about 1% of attention to it (just enough to know when the segment ends, haha). So when those segments end, I have to quickly pull myself back to focus on what Yoko and Hina are saying, and it usually takes a while for me to regain a decent level of concentration after that... which means I lose out on more stuff and end up understanding less and less as the show goes on. -_-""

So just now my mind was wandering all over the place again and then suddenly I heard Maru's voice. Realised they were playing a clip from last week's Recomen. Presumably the part where he was talking about himself and Hina.
Yoko was totally pushing the HinaMaru thing. (I don't ship anyone, but it was really funny to listen to anyway XD ) I attempted to take notes but... er... only managed several lines. Too busy alternately puzzling over phrases and cracking up at other times. [livejournal.com profile] enshinge is the pro at this, not me - let's hope she gets around to listening to this Recomen soon? 8)b

Have some random lines from throughout the last half hour or so, colour-coded just because I felt like it. haha (Some are potentially incorrect, and I apologise beforehand. ^^; )


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elenniel: (photoshop)

Sometimes I just don't know how to label my wallpaper posts. I think I'll just use numbers from now on. haha

Featured this round are: Kanjani∞, Yokoyama You, Maruyama Ryuhei, Murakami Shingo, and Shibutani Subaru

Here we go! )
elenniel: (kanjani8 - tsubusa)
In this episode of Janiben the guest, Nanao, has a passion for snakes (and reptiles in general). Naturally, the staff aren't going to miss a chance to make the Johnny's idols squirm... so they bring in two snakes and a lizard.

Tacchon and Baru look the most upset about the prospect of snakes in the studio.

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elenniel: (kanjani8)
Eito were just hilarious in the countdown con, weren't they?

(Clicking pics will take you to the full 1280x720 images - I don't like breaking my LJ theme with oversized images. ^^;)

Look at those gorgeous white suits. *v*

Caps caps caps )

elenniel: (fantasia)
Oh, just loads of screencaps (more than 40?). Just a little bit from #21 and the rest is all #26 - well, not the whole ep, but just the most hilarious parts. Some Shiwake episodes or clips really need to be subbed, but my translating powers are just not there yet so this is the best I can do for now to share some K8 fun. ^_^
(I think these sort-of-translations are good practice for me. They force me to look up kanji I don't know.)

In Shiwake #21, Kanjani∞ have to figure out which parent-child pairs are not really parent-and-child. Tacchon goes third after Yoko and Ryo who both succeed in guessing that the parents and children in pairs #4 and #5 are not truly related to each other.

Tacchon decides to focus on pairs #1 and #8.

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elenniel: (photoshop)
It's been a bit of a bad day, so to cheer myself up by feeling like I'm actually of some use, I'm sharing wallpapers. ^^ (I'm reminded of what Yoko said in his greeting at the 8UPPERS con: "I'm not really talented, but one thing I can do is make you happy.")[Poll #1802461]

Ok, wallpapers!
Here we go~ )
elenniel: (fantasia)
I know Ryo's Darts trip for 24-hr TV has been subbed, but no one's done Yoko's as far as I know. :(
So I thought I'd summarise a couple of the funniest bits since I haven't come across a proper sub of it yet and I think (I hope?) it'd be a fun read for anyone who doesn't understand any Japanese at all ^^

Yoko went to a spot called Hirogawa and ran into a bunch of kids - presumably elementary school-age?

He's like, "Do you know who I am? Do you know Kanjani∞? Have you heard of Kanjani?"

Quite a lot of caps under here... )
elenniel: (sukiyanen)
I just have to LOL over this episode of Shiwake. So this is a partial recap/summary/translation post. 8D (I'm surprised no one has subbed this or any Shiwake ep yet. Or at least there's no sub that I'm aware of.)

Be ye warned: lots of screencaps (and spoilers?).

It's K8 vs a team of geinin-san and they have to take turns to guess which 4 of the 8 women are actually guys. Yoko goes second for K8 and he decides to focus on #1 and #2. He asks them to demonstrate their expressions when mad at a guy, and then after the guy apologises. They do as he asks (and it's really rather obvious from their expressions, I think. haha) but before he makes his decision, he decides to request that #7 do so as well.


The whole lot of them have found #7 very amusing because she looks completely bored by the proceedings. And for some reason Baru seems to find her charming. Uh, ok, Baru...

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