Oricon top Five

16 09 2010

Here’s Week 37 on the everchanging Oricon charts:

1. (N) Love Rainbow — Arashi

— catchy Jpop from the band taking Japan by Storm (couldn’t resist).

2. (N) Precious — Glay

— A very long, sad Jpop ballad.

3. (N) Gohan ha Okazu — Ho-kago Tea Time

— Dripping with candy-coated sweetness, laced with heavy, fast guitars that still sound cute. Here’s K-on performing Gohan ha Okazu on the show.

4. (N) Genie — Girl’s Generation

— Proving that Korean girls can sell cute just as well, and in Japan no less. Cute Kpop sung by Cute Korean girls in sexy sailor outfits.

5. (N) Zutto Mae Kara — French Kiss

— French Kiss is an offshoot from AKB48, a group of 48 idols, the concept of which I still don’t understand. The video has something to do with baseball and love, though the connection isn’t entirely clear. Should have went with sailor uniforms. That’s why Girl’s Generation beat you.

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Gantz live action trailer on youtube

2 04 2010

A trailer for the live action version of the Gantz manga/anime series has appeared on youtube, and can be found here: (Gantz).

Gantz is the story of two college students killed in a train accident, but are forced to join with several other recently deceased people in order to fight aliens in a chance to regain their lives.

There will be two movies total, the first of which will be released in 2011.