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Caps: Lamdash CM [Kamenashi Kazuya]

Just a couple of caps… because omg. ♥

Asian Stuff Collection

I’m still fairly new to this fandom, and I’m aware that most fans own more stuff than I do. I’m equally aware that “owning” something doesn’t make you “better” in any way – but because the stuff I do own simply makes me happy, I decided to list everything here along with information and pictures. This list will be updated whenever I buy something new.

Singles

Title: Love yourself ~君が嫌いな君が好き~
Artist: KAT-TUN
Edition: Japanese (Limited Edition / Type A)
Title: Love yourself ~君が嫌いな君が好き~
Artist: KAT-TUN
Edition: Japanese (Limited Edition / Type B)
Title: BANDAGE
Artist: LANDS
Edition: Japanese (Limited Edition)
Title: 恋のABO
Artist: NEWS
Edition: Taiwanese (Limited Edition)
Title: さくらガール
Artist: NEWS
Edition: Japanese (Regular Edition)
Title: さくらガール
Artist: NEWS
Edition: Japanese (Limited Edition)
Title: Loveless
Artist: Yamashita Tomohisa
Edition: Japanese (Limited Edition / Type A)

Albums

Title: Voice of EARTH
Artist: alan
Edition: Japanese (CD+DVD / Jacket A)
Title: We Love Hide : The Best In The World
Artist: hide
Edition: Korean
Title: FAITH
Artist: Hyde
Edition: American
Title: KAT-TUN III: Queen of Pirates
Artist: KAT-TUN
Edition: Japanese (Regular Edition)
Title: Break the Records: By You & For You
Artist: KAT-TUN
Edition: Taiwanese
Title: color
Artist: NEWS
Edition: Japanese (Regular Edition)
Title: Exodus
Artist: Utada Hikaru
Edition: American
Title: BLUE BLOOD
Artist: X JAPAN
Edition: Korean
Title: ART OF LIFE
Artist: X JAPAN
Edition: Korean
Title: Dahlia
Artist: X JAPAN
Edition: Japanese

DVD’s

Title: Live Break the Records
Artist: KAT-TUN
Edition: Korean (Limited Edition)
Title: Never Ending Wonderful Story
Artist: NEWS
Edition: Japanese (not 100% sure whether this is official though)

Magazines

Name: Myojo
Edition: April 2006
Cover image: Tackey & Tsubasa
Name: An An
Edition: February 2008
Cover image: Yamashita Tomohisa
Name: Potato
Edition: August 2009
Cover image: 中山優馬 w/ B.I.Shadow
Name: An An
Edition: September 2009
Cover image: Akanishi Jin
Name: Wink up
Edition: November 2009
Cover image: Masaki Aiba
Name: Duet
Edition: November 2009
Cover image: Hey! Say! JUMP
Name: Potato
Edition: November 2009
Cover image: Arashi
Name: Wink up
Edition: March 2010
Cover image: Yamashita Tomohisa
Name: Potato
Edition: March 2010
Cover image: KAT-TUN

Uchiwas

Who: Ueda Tatsuya
From: Johnnys’ Countdown 2007-2008
Who: KAT-TUN
From: Johnnys’ Countdown 2009-2010
Who: NEWS
From: Johnnys’ Countdown 2009-2010

Miscellaneous

What: BANDAGE movie flyer
From: Toho Theater (Roppongi Hills)
What: Yoshikitty pencil
From: Yoshiki x Hello Kitty
What: X JAPAN Concert Bag
From: X JAPAN ATTACKS AGAIN 2008 IV ~Towards Destruction~

Random (not fandom-related)

I seem to have way too much random stuff? O__O
So this is just some of it.

Pile of random stuff
Some more stuff
For when I feel the sudden urge to study. Which is not very often.

Caps: KAT-TUN – Love Yourself (PV)

I love this PV. <3 Every single frame is good enough to be a wallpaper. And I was pleasantly surprised by Jin, too. His odd behaviour lately made me think he had no motivation whatsoever left for anything related to KAT-TUN, but he’s really cool in the PV. =D

Review: You’re Beautiful (2009)


I’ve started off the year with a K-drama month and decided to write a review for the latest one I watched. You’re Beautiful is one of the most famous K-dramas of 2009 and personally I was very impressed as well. It’s still only the third K-drama I’ve watched (after Boys over Flowers and Full House) and although I love all three of them, I can safely say this one will hold a special place in my heart.

Storyline

A.N.JELL You’re Beautiful tells the story of a fictitious Korean boyband called A.N.JELL. They are quite likely the most popular group among young people in South Korea, and are slowly making a name for themselves in other countries as well. Initially A.N.JELL consists of drummer Jeremy, bassist Kang Shin Woo and vocalist/leader Hwang Tae Kyung.

The drama begins as a fourth member called Go Mi Nam is chosen to join A.N.JELL. Due to a flopped surgery, Mi Nam is unable to join and his twin sister Mi Nyu, who is planning to become a nun, is asked to stand in for her brother until he is able to return.

Initially reluctant, Mi Nyu eventually agrees to the identity switch in the hopes of finding her mother, whom she has never known, through becoming famous and attracting attention. However, since Mi Nyu’s personality seems to clash with lead singer Tae Kyung’s, things don’t work out too well. The task of keeping her true identity hidden from the rest of the band – who are not informed of the situation and therefore think she’s a boy – also proves to be more difficult than she had thought. And what part does model and actress Yoo He Yi, praised by the whole country as “Korea’s national fairy”, play in all of this?

Verdict

A.N.JELL It’s probably becoming obvious that I like to review dramas I loved, as this one is no exception. I had an amazing time watching You’re Beautiful. It makes you laugh and cry, and drags you into the storyline completely. Mi Nyu and Tae Kyung got into so many hilarious arguments that I didn’t believe they could ever work it out. As generally happens in dramas, though, the situation slowly changes.

If I had to complain about something, it would be that I thought the love triangle that forms later on in the story starts to drag a bit after awhile. I don’t know how objective this is since I’m still more used to the 9-to-12-episodes J-drama recipe than the longer Korean ones, though.

All in all, it was refreshing to see a drama that follows the life of a popular band behind-the-scenes. Even though the band doesn’t exist in real life, you start to feel very close to them because you know what they’re like when the cameras are turned off. It’s an uncommon, but very successful setting for a drama. Highly recommended even to people who haven’t watched any K-drama before!

I have yet to watch the drama itself, but I’ve had the opening movie on repeat for awhile now. I’m still not sure about The D-Motion, but I do love the title song of KAT-TUN’s new single and this opening can stand in for a PV until there really is one just fine. Why do I feel like this is Seishun Amigo / Nobuta wo Produce v2?

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