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Title: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 04, 2014, 12:57:17 am
Hey there, people of the forums! Pleased to meet you. :D
It looks like there's something you're supposed to do when introducing yourself, so here I go!

Personal info:
Name: Call me Grace, but my real name is private. ;)
Sex: Female
Country of origin: USA
Age (upon joining): Somewhere between 13 and 18. Unfortunately, I'm not fully comfortable giving out my exact age.
Hobbies: Reading, playing iM@S, watching iM@S, watching other anime, playing other video games, reading manga (like the iM@S mangas), writing...oh yes, I love to write. And going online. :3

~Q&A~

Q: How did you come across this site?
A: I looked up "idolm@ster" on Google and it showed up. Hey, more iM@S fans! Cool!

Q: Why did you join this site?
A: To join up with other fans. Actually, to be perfectly honest, it's because I heard this song Chihaya sang, and I can't find it anywhere, so I joined the site to ask if anyone here new what it was. XD

Q: Do you play iDOLM@STER?
A: I currently only have Perfect Sun for my PSP and I play it often, even though it frustrates me beyond belief. I'm saving up for the Shiny Festa apps, and I really want a PS3 so I can play One for All! when it comes out.

Q: Who is your fave idol?
A: MAKOTO. WITHOUT A DOUBT. I'M SORRY YOU GUYS BUT I JUST LOVE HER TO DEATH. <3 Miki and Hibiki are second and third.

Q: Why is your username "Amazing_Grace"?
A: Why NOT?

Q: What are you into right now?
A: Honestly, you guys, Idolmaster: Xenoglossia is at the top of my list. Like, I love it so much. I know everyone thinks it's stupid, but I can't help it! It made me laugh! It made me cry! It made me scream at my computer screen for hours without end! IT MADE ME WISH FOR A SEASON TWO. HONESTLY.
Aside from that, I love a lot of other obscure animes, and writing fanfics.

Q: What is your motto?
A: ...motto...?
I don't think I have a motto, actually. But if I did, it would be, "THIS IS A MOTTO!!"


Q: Who's your favorite singer(s) right now?
A: In order from favorite to least favorite, my top five: Nagi Yanagi, Hiromi Hirata (honestly you guys I love her voice so much), Eri Kitamura, Asami Imai, and Yui Horie.

Q: Do you have any expectations from this site?
A: That I'll FINALLY FIND THE LYRICS TO THAT CHIHAYA SONG.

Now! I'd love it if any of you wanted to ask me what the song was. I will gladly tell you everything I've learned about it. I really want to know what it is, I think it's a cover song but...I just don't know. ;-;
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: SakuraMaxX on January 04, 2014, 01:06:41 am
....I'll bite.  What song?

And welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: altuixde on January 04, 2014, 04:17:52 am
Welcome! I like your motto. ;D

I'm surprised that we don't have a thread titled "What's that song?" or something. I'd love to help you identify the Chihaya song. I've heard a lot of her songs, but not all of them.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 04, 2014, 05:24:45 am
Thank you for the welcome! :D

OK, here's everything I know about the song. Its English title is Deep Blue (granted, we got that from Google Translate, soo...). My little sister found it on Youtube one day. It's a fast-paced song, heavy on guitar and violins. It has various instrumental breaks which focus on violin. The pattern of the song goes like...well, it's one unrelated thing at the beginning, then an instrumental break, verse 1, chorus, instrumental, verse 2, chorus, instrumental, bridge, chorus. Like that.

And it's kinda...kinda rock-ish? It sorta reminds me of something Angela would write, if you know who she is. Does that ring any bells?
(If I knew the lyrics, I wouldn't be asking. XD Sorry.)
And you read this already, but it was sung by Chihaya. I didn't find it listed under her Recorded Solos list.

(P.S. Sorry for the delay. ^^)
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Cael K. on January 04, 2014, 05:41:11 am
Soukyuu?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWEh8X0xPEc

Only thing that pops into mind with what you've said. Did Imai cover this?

EDIT: Rereading your post, maybe not. Meh, sorry.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: SakuraMaxX on January 04, 2014, 05:46:09 am
My money's on Arcadia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63TC80K6NBg
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: altuixde on January 04, 2014, 05:46:56 am
My first guesses are arcadia from Master Special 03, la festa sotto la luna from THE iDOLM@STER Radio: Utahime Rakuen, and possibly Nemuri Hime from Master Artist 2 First Season 05. Your description is from memory, right? I don't think that any of my guesses fit the pattern exactly.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 04, 2014, 05:52:00 am
Hmm...I took a look at the lyrics of the songs, and after listening to the song again (I have it on my iPod), from what I heard the lyrics of the songs you suggested didn't seem to match up to the song I'm thinking of.. ):

I once went through and listened to the lyrics, then wrote down what I heard. Obviously, these lyrics are wrong, especially since I'm not a native Japanese speaker so I don't know which words are actually words or not (not to mention Chihaya's English isn't the best, so some of the words may well be English), but if you guys think it would help, I could post what I heard here, and you could try to think of what matches up to that.

I do that with songs often. I call it "deciphering". I'm always way off once I find the real lyrics, though. XD
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: SakuraMaxX on January 04, 2014, 05:54:43 am
Could you uh...  Link us to the song?
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 04, 2014, 06:04:08 am
I will try. I think I can find it again, but no guarantees since my sister found it originally and videos I want seem to magically disappear from Youtube.

Also, Youtube is under parental block on my laptop. T_T Sigh. Tomorrow morning I get the block lifted, so I'll try to link you guys the song then. Until then, thanks for trying, I really appreciate it!
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: altuixde on January 04, 2014, 06:11:16 am
It's possible that the YouTube link is still in your browser's history, on the computer your sister found the video on. Also, I guess it couldn't hurt to post the results of your deciphering. :) I'm not a Japanese speaker, so I usually don't know the lyrics, but I'm familiar with the themes of some idolmaster songs.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Cael K. on January 04, 2014, 06:30:05 am
... Shinsou?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-DMKpvZTis

Blazblue: Continuum Shift II Opening, sung by Asami Imai. Closer hit than my last one - sung by Chihaya's voice actress and actually means Deep Blue.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: altuixde on January 04, 2014, 06:38:46 am
Grace, you could try SoundHound (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundhound/id355554941?mt=8). I just tested it on three Chihaya songs, and it successfully identified two of them. I'm assuming that you have an iOS device with a microphone, because you're saving up for the Shiny Festa apps.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 04, 2014, 03:13:11 pm
... Shinsou?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-DMKpvZTis

Blazblue: Continuum Shift II Opening, sung by Asami Imai. Closer hit than my last one - sung by Chihaya's voice actress and actually means Deep Blue.

WAIT A MINUTE!

THAT'S IT!
THAT'S IT THAT'S IT!

SHINSOU! YES!
*does a happy dance* OH MY GOSH THANK YOU.

So it's not Chihaya, it's just Asami Imai! Got it!  ;D

Grace, you could try SoundHound (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundhound/id355554941?mt=8). I just tested it on three Chihaya songs, and it successfully identified two of them. I'm assuming that you have an iOS device with a microphone, because you're saving up for the Shiny Festa apps.

I actually don't yet have an iOS device...which means that before I start saving for the apps, I need an iPad. :I I'm really just saving up a huge sum of money and hoping to buy everything I want at once.
But as you can see above, thanks to Cael, I've found it!

This is why you should never trust Google Translate, you guys. Because when I put the words "deep blue" into the English section and had it translated to Japanese, the ONE word it didn't give me was "Shinsou". If I had found that, I might have been able to find the song on my own. Oh well.


Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Cael K. on January 05, 2014, 02:57:30 am
This is why you should never trust Google Translate, you guys. Because when I put the words "deep blue" into the English section and had it translated to Japanese, the ONE word it didn't give me was "Shinsou". If I had found that, I might have been able to find the song on my own. Oh well.

It's not actually a dictionary word, so to get any meaning out of it, you have to go by what each of its kanji mean.

深蒼 (しん・そう) - The first is the one for deep, the second is the elaborate version of blue (there's a simpler, more common version).

So now that's out of the way, welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 05, 2014, 05:10:35 am
It's not actually a dictionary word, so to get any meaning out of it, you have to go by what each of its kanji mean.

深蒼 (しん・そう) - The first is the one for deep, the second is the elaborate version of blue (there's a simpler, more common version).

So now that's out of the way, welcome to the forums!


I don't actually speak Japanese (I think that's obvious), so I still don't really get how kanji works. ^^" So thanks! I'm just so excited I found it.

And thank you for the welcome. :3 As soon as I feel like it, I'll start getting really active in other places! Yay!
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Daverost on January 06, 2014, 01:05:21 pm
Welcome!

Q: Who is your fave idol?
A: MAKOTO. WITHOUT A DOUBT. I'M SORRY YOU GUYS BUT I JUST LOVE HER TO DEATH. <3 Miki and Hibiki are second and third.

You and I are gonna get along great.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 06, 2014, 03:06:29 pm
You and I are gonna get along great.

Yes. More Makoto fanatics fans. I like this place.

Seriously though, how can one not love her?
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on January 13, 2014, 07:46:22 am

Q: Who's your favorite singer(s) right now?
A: In order from favorite to least favorite, my top five: Nagi Yanagi, Hiromi Hirata (honestly you guys I love her voice so much), Eri Kitamura, Asami Imai, and Yui Horie.

Hello (or should I say "Hi"? ;)   ) and welcome to the forum!
As for me, my favouritest singers are Asami Imai, Kaori Shimizu, Chiaki Takahashi, Yukana and Eri Kitamura, of course! I do like Yui Horie too, but she is on 6th place. Every time I hear Hocchan's songs I think "It's Yukiho-Master's voice!" even though I knew about her before Xenoglossia!
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 13, 2014, 05:59:56 pm
Hello (or should I say "Hi"? ;)   ) and welcome to the forum!
As for me, my favouritest singers are Asami Imai, Kaori Shimizu, Chiaki Takahashi, Yukana and Eri Kitamura, of course! I do like Yui Horie too, but she is on 6th place. Every time I hear Hocchan's songs I think "It's Yukiho-Master's voice!" even though I knew about her before Xenoglossia!

Kaori Shimizu is fantastic. She's hovering somewhere around eighth or ninth place for me, though, just because I love Kana Uemura and Rie Tanaka and Akiko Hasegawa and Manami Numakura and *rambling continues* too much.
Have you ever heard the Xenoglossia cover songs? The voice actresses sing songs from popular mecha anime. :3 I personally think they're fabulous. Yui Horie sings "Melos no Youni ~LONELY WAY~", and it's gorgeous. Kaori Shimizu's "Dunbine Tobu" is fabulous too.

Honestly, Eri Kitamura is my favorite voice actress, so I love everything she does. Combining her with Makoto was just pure perfection. ...in my opinion.  ;D
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on January 15, 2014, 04:49:45 pm
Kaori Shimizu is fantastic.

Yes! Yes! Yes!  ::)


Have you ever heard the Xenoglossia cover songs? The voice actresses sing songs from popular mecha anime. :3 I personally think they're fabulous. Yui Horie sings "Melos no Youni ~LONELY WAY~", and it's gorgeous. Kaori Shimizu's "Dunbine Tobu" is fabulous too.


Of course I have! These two songs were first ones I heard, and they are my favorites! And I'm listening to Lonely way now!  ;)   Did you know that the song is actually from Chihaya's point of view, especially the English lyrics from YouTube?
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 15, 2014, 05:34:31 pm

Yes! Yes! Yes!  ::)

Say what you want about Xenoglossia, but you HAVE to admit it's got an all-star seiyuu cast. Kaori Shimizu as Chihaya, Yui Horie as Yukiho, Yukari Tamura as Iori, Yuka Iguchi as Haruka, Yukana as Riffa, probably some more "Yu"-somethings in there too, Eri Kitamura as Makoto, Daisuke Ono as Naraba, AKIRA ISHIDA IS KARASU~ *squee*...
I was so enthralled by the voice actors, sometimes I didn't even pay attention to the plot. XD
I could rant about this show all day.

Of course I have! These two songs were first ones I heard, and they are my favorites! And I'm listening to Lonely way now!  ;)   Did you know that the song is actually from Chihaya's point of view, especially the English lyrics from YouTube?

Yeah, I read through the English lyrics and I was like, "Huh, this kinda matches up with Chihaya and her situation. It matches up with her personality really well--THEY DID THIS ON PURPOSE."
Actually, all the ones I've seen English lyrics of seem to suit the girls perfectly :3 These people did this on purpose.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on January 15, 2014, 11:07:34 pm

I was so enthralled by the voice actors, sometimes I didn't even pay attention to the plot. XD
I could rant about this show all day.


I understand how you feel! ;D

I know that the original lyrics match Chihaya-Master well, but I actually meant English singable lyrics on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJl11U6HQI8
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 16, 2014, 02:29:17 am
I understand how you feel! ;D

I know that the original lyrics match Chihaya-Master well, but I actually meant English singable lyrics on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJl11U6HQI8

Akira Ishida's voice is so gorgeous that he literally sounds like a woman sometimes.
It's so weird, because after a while, I stop associating a person's voice to the voice actor, and the voice just becomes part of the character. Like, Makoto would not be Makoto without Hiromi Hirata.
But I still want Vic Mignogna to voice Hokuto if iM@S ever comes to the US.


Oh, really? See, YouTube is under parental block on my computer (my parents are so overprotective, it's ridiculous) so I can't look at it right now, but if I ever can, I'm gonna take a look. :3
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on January 17, 2014, 12:42:38 am
Oh, really? See, YouTube is under parental block on my computer (my parents are so overprotective, it's ridiculous) so I can't look at it right now, but if I ever can, I'm gonna take a look. :3

Don't worry, it's not a big deal because the fandub itself is not very good. Here are the lyrics:

Comets fly right across the dark blue sky
slipping on the canal night, that is what it looked to me.
As we look through the window, we mistook
the comet that was searching for a city very far to see.

The tears running down your face, show me that you want to embrace.
Please don't speak. Don't say another word. Just set me free.
Hold onto those shoulders softly with both of your hands so gently.
Let a kiss, wipe away your tears for me.

Lonely Way! It's the path for me.
Lonely Way! This is what I want.
To be like Melos running to redeem.
Lonely Way! Even if you go.
Lonely Way! is what I want you to know.
Keep on searching for your dream.

Down I look, while reading a story book.
Remembering each page turned of the memories we shared.
On my skin, feeling strands of strings so thin
tickling me on my arm, but it's only your black hair.

If you understand how I feel, even if it isn't real
I would like to see that gorgeous smile on your face
"Don't be scared to run away." Is what many people say.
Risk it all. Just running with your own pace

Set me free! Freedoms just for me.
Set me free! This is what I want.
To be like Melos running to redeem.
Set me free! Please don't stop me now.
Set me free! Let me take my final bow
before I find my own dream.

Lonely Way! It's the path for me.
Lonely Way! This is what I want.
To be like Melos running to redeem.
Lonely Way! Just before you go.
Lonely Way! is what I want you to know.
Keep on searching for your dream.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 17, 2014, 04:03:14 am
I'm lazy, so just pretend I quoted all that here. Even though it isn't hard. Why am I so weird? XD

You're right, those ones DO suit her a bit better. That's weird.
I applaud the people who chose which girl would sing which song.

Have you seen the little short things? I'm assuming you have. XD I haven't seen all of them. But I'm gonna be totally honest and admit that was my favorite one was the swimsuit one. Just because Makoto was hilarious at the beginning.

Makoto is my babby.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on January 19, 2014, 10:36:30 pm
Have you seen the little short things? I'm assuming you have. XD I haven't seen all of them. But I'm gonna be totally honest and admit that was my favorite one was the swimsuit one. Just because Makoto was hilarious at the beginning.

Makoto is my babby.

Ah, by "little short things" you meant the DVD specials! Yes, I've seen some of them! In my opinion, Makoto was more
hilarious in the end. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/rgN4oRZ.jpg)
"You like crabs very much..."
"Of course I do! Crabs are my friends!"


(http://i.imgur.com/kAUy1RS.jpg)
What I just..."

And don't forget about the funniest picture from these specials:
(http://i.imgur.com/gGQHfVg.jpg)
Children, watch where are you going to while talking. :)
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 19, 2014, 11:58:09 pm
Ah, by "little short things" you meant the DVD specials! Yes, I've seen some of them! In my opinion, Makoto was more
hilarious in the end. :)

(http://i.imgur.com/rgN4oRZ.jpg)
"You like crabs very much..."
"Of course I do! Crabs are my friends!"


(http://i.imgur.com/kAUy1RS.jpg)
What I just..."

And don't forget about the funniest picture from these specials:
(http://i.imgur.com/gGQHfVg.jpg)
Children, watch where are you going to while talking. :)

MY BABY YOU'RE SO CUTE MY GOSH <3
Makoto is hilarious PERIOD. Just because she's the only sane man. But she's such a kuudere too.
Everyone in that show is a -dere of some kind, actually. XD Except maybe Azusa.

Oh, Chihaya, don't you know it's dangerous to not look where you're going? You'll worry Yukiho.
Just kidding, Yukiho deserves it for betraying Haruka. No. I'm joking. Yukiho already had karma catch up to her. And she repented in the end. It's alright.

This is completely unrelated to the shorts, but I feel like the only character that didn't get his/her just desserts for doing something wrong was Hibiki Saku. Like, seriously. He almost destroyed the world, and the worst that happened to him was that he got scared.
Makoto got fired for messing up when retrieving Hiems' core.
Iori got replaced multiple times for messing up in Nebula.
Chihaya nearly killed everyone to get to Imber. She died because of it.
Azusa died for ignoring Makoto. Which is pretty harsh.
My baby Karasu died for being in charge of Turiavita.
Del Donna died for being Del Donna.
Yukiho got shot by Auryn for betraying Haruka.
Haruka herself got depressed for being too gosh darn perfect being naive and losing Imber.
Do you see the pattern here?
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on January 20, 2014, 02:56:42 pm
Just because she's the only sane man.

I afraid to disappoint you, but Makoto-Master is not. :)  In the last CD-Drama, she named her crab cushion after Azusa! :)

Everyone in that show is a -dere of some kind, actually. XD Except maybe Azusa.

Yes, I have read your fanfiction about "-dere" tests! :)  And I think Chihaya-Master is a kamidere. 8)

This is completely unrelated to the shorts, but I feel like the only character that didn't get his/her just desserts for doing something wrong was Hibiki Saku. Like, seriously. He almost destroyed the world, and the worst that happened to him was that he got scared.

But it was so funny! :)

(http://i.imgur.com/hWvNvOB.jpg)

Makoto got fired for messing up when retrieving Hiems' core.
Iori got replaced multiple times for messing up in Nebula.
Chihaya nearly killed everyone to get to Imber. She died because of it.
Azusa died for ignoring Makoto. Which is pretty harsh.
My baby Karasu died for being in charge of Turiavita.
Del Donna died for being Del Donna.
Yukiho got shot by Auryn for betraying Haruka.
Haruka herself got depressed for being too gosh darn perfect being naive and losing Imber.
Do you see the pattern here?


Iori-Master is the luckiest.
Being Chihaya-Master is suffering.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on January 20, 2014, 04:28:51 pm
In the last CD-Drama, she named her crab cushion after Azusa! :)

That's called "being adorable", my friend.
She has her quirks, but don't they all?
I mean, being in love with/dating/WANTING TO "BECOME ONE" WITH a robot is pretty weird too. Also Yukiho is lesbian, I swear.
Not that there's necessarily anything wrong with that. I mean, Makoto's a jerk. I can try to deny it, but she's a total jerk. A cute jerk, but still a jerk.

It's funny, because I created a Xenoglossia board for the purpose of Xenoglossia, but we're the only ones talking about it, and we're doing it on my welcome thread. XD Not that I mind. I don't mind.

Yes, I have read your fanfiction about "-dere" tests! :)  And I think Chihaya-Master is a kamidere. 8)

Oh hey, you recognized me! XD I saw your avatar (and your username) over on Wattpad after "meeting" you here, and I realized, "Wait a minute! They're the same person! WHOA."
It's cool how life works like that.
But yes. It was impossible for me to NOT write about them being -dere types after I realized that they all have one.
Chihaya has her kamidere moments. B) There are so many yanderes in that show. They should have called it "Idolmaster: Operation Yandere". Like, there's at least three.
Does Del Donna count? Let's see, she started Turiavita and killed her husband and I'm guessing she commands Karasu who is technically the one who organizes everything (I love him so much, I'm serious, I'm sorry), but I don't think she did that for the sake of a loved one. She probably did it because she just wanted to complete the Mischling project, but that isn't a loved one. So I'm going to say no. Which means there are at least three and a half.
I REALLY need a life away from this show.

But it was so funny! :)

It WAS funny. I was having a mini celebration.
"HAHA LOSER, SUFFER!!"
But he still didn't get hurt, which makes me angry.
He should have died instead of Karasu.

Iori-Master is the luckiest.
Being Chihaya-Master is suffering.

I agree with you 100%.
Or maybe Haruka's luckiest, but she didn't really do anything wrong because she's the main character and main characters are always perfect.
I feel bad for Chihaya though, even if she did make me angry sometimes.
They all made me angry sometimes.
I strongly disliked Makoto until Episode 13, AKA Makoto's Angst Episode.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 01, 2014, 06:35:51 pm
im@s VS angela: Who sang better? (press a black button to listen)

Shangri-La

angela - http://www.xiami.com/song/1770104151
Chihaya - http://www.xiami.com/song/1771403183

Soukyuu

angela - http://www.xiami.com/song/1769931984
Rin - http://www.xiami.com/song/1772164850
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: altuixde on February 01, 2014, 07:12:30 pm
I think that the im@s girls didn't quite replicate angela's style. But if they did, they would probably sound strange. I wonder which versions would sound better after repeated listenings. I predict angela's.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 01, 2014, 11:50:24 pm
im@s VS angela: Who sang better? (press a black button to listen)

Shangri-La

angela - http://www.xiami.com/song/1770104151
Chihaya - http://www.xiami.com/song/1771403183

Soukyuu

angela - http://www.xiami.com/song/1769931984
Rin - http://www.xiami.com/song/1772164850

Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of angela's voice, just because it's a bit too...vibrato-y for my tastes.
But, frankly, her voice matches her style of songs better than that of the idols. So while I'm not a huge fan of her voice, I like her versions of the songs better.

Does that make any sense? XD
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 03, 2014, 04:29:34 pm
Honestly, I'm not a huge fan of angela's voice, just because it's a bit too...vibrato-y for my tastes.
But, frankly, her voice matches her style of songs better than that of the idols. So while I'm not a huge fan of her voice, I like her versions of the songs better.

Does that make any sense? XD

No one can sing better than Chihaya except Chihaya! ;)
As for Atsuko's voice and style of singing, I think she often sings in a too crazy way. So I like idols' versions of the songs better.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 03, 2014, 05:54:41 pm
No one can sing better than Chihaya except Chihaya! ;)

I beg to differ. My personal top favorite singers places Nagi Yanagi at the top, followed by Hiromi Hirata, Eri Kitamura, and THEN Asami Imai.


Chihaya has a gorgeous voice, though. :3
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 04, 2014, 12:31:35 am
What do you think of Mayu Watanabe? Her lovely voice reminds me of Yukari Tamura's, but Mayuyu sings better. 8)
http://www.xiami.com/artist/91531
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 04, 2014, 03:16:23 am
Her voice does kinda remind me of Yukari Tamura's, but higher and less "thick". I like it. I just listened to her for the first time, I don't tend to listen to "popular" artists like AKB48. :)
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 05, 2014, 12:40:41 am
Tomo Sakurai is one of the best singers ever. The characters with a "Kisaragi" last name just CANNOT sing badly. 8)
http://www.xiami.com/artist/73377
http://www.xiami.com/album/345784

Mou ichido LOVE YOU:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1772519715

MY SISTER:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771780315

ICE BLUE EYES:
http://www.xiami.com/song/3609074

(01, 02, 05, 06 are sung by Tomo Sakurai; 03 and 09 are sung by Yukari Tamura; 10-18 are instrumental versions and I know nothing about the rest):
http://www.xiami.com/album/437479
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 05, 2014, 04:58:08 am
I still beg to differ. Nagi Yanagi's voice trumps all.
...I'm sorry.


I really love both Yukari Tamura's and Tomo Sakurai's voice. <3 They're amazing.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 13, 2014, 09:59:39 pm
I have big news! Last Monday Yukachi rang Kitaeri up during her program, so it was a collaboration between Iguchi Yuka no MOON and Kitamura Eri no ROYAL x RADIO! 8) Someone even made a video with both screens together! (Follow the links in the description and you will be able to watch each program separately.)

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm22862772%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on

Eri Kitamura has another radio program which is called Kitaeria. (Copy links from there to Nico Player to watch)

http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/35679862
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 13, 2014, 11:22:34 pm
Whoa, that's exciting! :DD
I love Eri Kitamura SO MUCH. XD And I actually adore Yuka Iguchi too.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 13, 2014, 11:38:44 pm
Whoa, that's exciting! :DD
I love Eri Kitamura SO MUCH. XD And I actually adore Yuka Iguchi too.

They even talked about Xenoglossia a little!
Actually, I watch Iguchi Yuka no MOON every Monday! No! Chihaya-sama, don't kill me! It's just for the sake of variety!
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 14, 2014, 01:06:18 am
They even talked about Xenoglossia a little!

IMUSTWATCHTHIS *foams at the mouth*

...sorry.

But yeah. I'll get around to watching it eventually :D
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 14, 2014, 01:53:54 am
I've found some very funny Xenoglossia videos!

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm722597&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm698212%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on
http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm698212&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm709217%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on

Meisou MIND:

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm22859737&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm722597%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on
http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm722597&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm737056%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on

TEAR:

http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm737056&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm12858243%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on
http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm12858243&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm12941855%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on
http://polsy.org.uk/play/nico/?vidid=sm12941855&vurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nicovideo.jp%2Fwatch%2Fsm13022799%3Fref%3Dsearch_key_video&sixteen=on

I think Masters supplement with idols especially Chihayas. What do you think?
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 14, 2014, 07:18:35 pm
Those are some fabulous videos. X3

I feel like a lot of the Masters were compete opposites of their idol counterparts--the Makotos, the Chihayas, the Amis, the Ritsukos, even the Azusas! But they fit together well. As evidenced by Doppelgangers!. Not that anyone but you and me know what that is. XD
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 16, 2014, 02:04:27 am
I feel like a lot of the Masters were compete opposites of their idol counterparts--the Makotos, the Chihayas, the Amis, the Ritsukos, even the Azusas! But they fit together well. As evidenced by Doppelgangers!. Not that anyone but you and me know what that is. XD

But the Chihayas are not complete opposites! There were a lot of hints at Chihaya-Master in SPs.

(http://i.imgur.com/uh8OpNu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Hlz0jPD.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/xl4L6aX.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IyffLct.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hjyyJcJ.jpg)
Now try to guess right answer:
(http://i.imgur.com/vxkhcp2.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/PXUMcez.jpg)

Producing Chihaya, I had the feeling that all the choices cold be divided on three groups: an answer Haruka-Master would give (bad), an answer Yukiho-Master would give (normal), and THE RIGHT ONE.

(http://i.imgur.com/MVVqJte.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QVCRtdp.jpg)

In addition, there was an "Image change" communication. According to it, the best new image for Chihaya would be... an arrogant one.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 16, 2014, 04:55:08 am
But the Chihayas are not complete opposites! There were a lot of hints at Chihaya-Master in SPs.

They may have similar goals, but when watching the series I felt the Chihayas were polar opposites in terms of personality. While Chihaya is calm, mellow, somewhat distant, and a bit cold at times, she genuinely cares about all the people around her and is able to show a soft side to more than just a select handful of people. Xenoglossia Chihaya, on the other hand, came across as rude, haughty, cruel, and almost plain psychotic. She was only able to show her smile to a select few people. In addition, Chihaya is putting in long hours of hard work as an idol to try to achieve her dream, while Xenoglossia Chihaya is perfectly willing to take a violent and destructive path to getting Imber. I just felt that they weren't all that similar.
It's the same with all the pairs I mentioned--while they may have elements that are similar, in terms of personality, they're quite opposite. Yukihos are another one.

Producing Chihaya, I had the feeling that all the choices cold be divided on three groups: an answer Haruka-Master would give (bad), an answer Yukiho-Master would give (normal), and THE RIGHT ONE.

That seems about right.  8)
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 17, 2014, 01:47:10 am
They may have similar goals, but when watching the series I felt the Chihayas were polar opposites in terms of personality. While Chihaya is calm, mellow, somewhat distant, and a bit cold at times, she genuinely cares about all the people around her and is able to show a soft side to more than just a select handful of people. Xenoglossia Chihaya, on the other hand, came across as rude, haughty, cruel, and almost plain psychotic. She was only able to show her smile to a select few people. In addition, Chihaya is putting in long hours of hard work as an idol to try to achieve her dream, while Xenoglossia Chihaya is perfectly willing to take a violent and destructive path to getting Imber. I just felt that they weren't all that similar.
It's the same with all the pairs I mentioned--while they may have elements that are similar, in terms of personality, they're quite opposite. Yukihos are another one.

I think what makes two Chihayas different is their childhood. While Chihaya-idol was enjoying a happy life with her real family, Chihaya-Master suffered from terrible experiments done by her adopt parrents. No one loved her, no one respected her, so Imber was everything she had. it is not inconceivable that Azusa and Chihaya were raised separately after Chihaya's first meeting with Imber. I think Azusa found Chihaya later and told her she was her sister just for both of them not being lonely.

In all other aspects, however, the Chihayas are very similar: both of them are serious and dedicated to their goals, knowing wery little about anything else. An example of Chihaya-Master can be the second CD-Drama, where she should have been Riffa's partner in the opening talk, but she almost didn't talk. :(  In the end of the track, however, she suddenly decided to declare the title of the drama, while Binetsu S. O. S. was playing, but she messed everything up! ;D  Chihaya-Master must have been very embarrassed! ;D  I won't be surprised if she doesn't know how to write and send an sms!

And... here is my last argument! 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/JpeH9SZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 17, 2014, 02:26:47 am
I think what makes two Chihayas different is their childhood. While Chihaya-idol was enjoying a happy life with her real family, Chihaya-Master suffered from terrible experiments done by her adopt parrents. No one loved her, no one respected her, so Imber was everything she had. it is not inconceivable that Azusa and Chihaya were raised separately after Chihaya's first meeting with Imber. I think Azusa found Chihaya later and told her she was her sister just for both of them not being lonely.

In all other aspects, however, the Chihayas are very similar: both of them are serious and dedicated to their goals, knowing wery little about anything else. An example of Chihaya-Master can be the second CD-Drama, where she should have been Riffa's partner in the opening talk, but she almost didn't talk. :(  In the end of the track, however, she suddenly decided to declare the title of the drama, while Binetsu S. O. S. was playing, but she messed everything up! ;D  Chihaya-Master must have been very embarrassed! ;D  I won't be surprised if she doesn't know how to write and send an sms!

And... here is my last argument! 8)

(http://i.imgur.com/JpeH9SZ.jpg)

I can see what you mean, but I stand by my argument. I dunno, they have similar aspects, but like I said, or the most part I think their personalities were polar opposites. Cold, distant, yet kind and caring Chihaya, and rude, haughty, violent, and greedy XenoChihaya.
But yes, I can definitely see why you think they are similar. ^^
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 19, 2014, 08:43:44 pm
I can see what you mean, but I stand by my argument. I dunno, they have similar aspects, but like I said, or the most part I think their personalities were polar opposites. Cold, distant, yet kind and caring Chihaya, and rude, haughty, violent, and greedy XenoChihaya.
But yes, I can definitely see why you think they are similar. ^^

It's alright, you just are not The fan like me. ;)

Who is the cuttiest? (the song is Ren ai CIRCULATION)

Kana Hanazawa:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1769347886

Rie Kugimiya:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1769839253

yanaginagi:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771923107

Ten:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771177383

EXIT TRANCE:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1769496429
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 19, 2014, 08:47:24 pm
It's alright, you just are not The fan like me. ;)

Ahaha~, nah, probably not. I am Makoto's The Fan though.

Who is the cuttiest? (the song is Ren ai CIRCULATION)

Kana Hanazawa:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1769347886

Rie Kugimiya:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1769839253

yanaginagi:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771923107

Ten:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771177383

EXIT TRANCE:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1769496429

Cutest? I have to say Rie Kugimiya.
But Nagi Yanagi is the best singer alive.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 19, 2014, 09:04:34 pm
Ahaha~, nah, probably not. I am Makoto's The Fan though.

You probably know something about the Makotos that I can't even imagine! :)

Cutest? I have to say Rie Kugimiya.
But Nagi Yanagi is the best singer alive.

I think nagiyanagi is the cutiest, this song is perfect match for her voice. Can you recommend me more cute songs by her?
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 20, 2014, 08:37:32 pm
You probably know something about the Makotos that I can't even imagine! :)

I think nagiyanagi is the cutiest, this song is perfect match for her voice. Can you recommend me more cute songs by her?

I probably do, I paid WAY too close attention to everything Makoto in that series. In both series. I love her. <3 XD

Feel So Good is a good song by her. Not exactly "cute", but it's jazzy and really nice. One of the songs she did with Supercell. :3 Aside from that one, she doesn't seem to do many cute songs that I know of, but she covered Vocaloid songs like Last Night, Good Night, and some other really nice songs including Blindness and Sacrifice (which convinced me that she NEEDS to be a voice actress).
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 21, 2014, 10:58:02 pm
I probably do, I paid WAY too close attention to everything Makoto in that series. In both series. I love her. <3 XD

So do I for both Chihayas! ;)

Speaking of Makoto-idol, yanaginagi sang Swallowtail Butterfly~Ai no uta~ too, so you can compare them! ;)
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771923110
http://www.xiami.com/song/1770563092
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 21, 2014, 11:02:39 pm
So do I for both Chihayas! ;)

Speaking of Makoto-idol, yanaginagi sang Swallowtail Butterfly~Ai no uta~ too, so you can compare them! ;)
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771923110
http://www.xiami.com/song/1770563092

Together we are the "I Know Everything About My Favorite Idol Ahaha~ <3 Club"!

HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE DX
But seriously, Nagi is my favorite singer ever and Hiromi Hirata is a very close second place, so that's like asking me to choose between PB&J and burgers. I just can't. XD

Except, honestly, I think Makoto sang it better. She just has so much emotion in that song. It's so...beautiful. <3
Nagi just sounded a bit too...soft, almost?
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on February 23, 2014, 01:50:10 pm
Together we are the "I Know Everything About My Favorite Idol Ahaha~ <3 Club"!

Yeah, and the second title is ARTERY VEIN, because I like Chihaya and you like Makoto! :)
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on February 23, 2014, 10:03:23 pm
Yeah, and the second title is ARTERY VEIN, because I like Chihaya and you like Makoto! :)

OH MY GOSH YES. XD I LOVE ARTERY VEIN. I REALLY DO.
Please excuse my excited caps-lock.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on March 25, 2014, 01:27:44 am
More comparings for you! Erepyon VS Mayuyu!

Nagisa no CHERRY

Lyrics:
http://stage48.net/studio48/nagisanocherry.html

Erena Ono:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0A-_Mx3YMBY

Mayu Watanabe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx1NgeK-DR8

Mayu Watanabe's studio recording:
http://www.xiami.com/song/1771586377

FIRST LOVE

Lyrics:
http://stage48.net/studio48/firstlove.html

Erena Ono:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IwT4nQLEfc

Mayu Watanabe:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0muAlPkxHE

There is the studio recording by Erena Ono, but I couldn't find it on Xiami... :(
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Post by: Amazing_Grace on March 25, 2014, 02:03:26 pm
Hmm...I liked both of them equally in Nagisa no CHERRY, but I did like Erena Ono's First Love more. It was a little prettier. :3
That song's really pretty, by the way. First Love, that is.
Title: Re: Hello, everyone! Yoroshiki onegaishimasu!
Post by: liza94 on March 26, 2014, 02:19:11 am
I have watched the 6th Stage of AKB48's Team A, "Mokugekisha". Well... I should have checked all the songs in this setlist before watching... :( I liked only 9 songs out of 17! :(  They are: "Mokugekisha", "Akogare no POP STAR", "Itoshisa no accel", "Hoshi no mukougawa", "Utsukushiki mono", "Inochi no imi", "I'M CRYING", "Zutto zutto" and "PIONEER".

The first perfomance of this Stage (2010.07.27) that I watched:
http://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XMzQ0OTUyMTQw.html

Lyrics:
http://stage48.net/studio48/stages_akb48_a.html#06

Studio recordings:
http://www.xiami.com/album/404364

"Mokugekisha" and "PIONEER" are missing on Xiami, but I have found them on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4YJiqLOx0E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6891F15a-uQ

What do you think?