Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Kotori With Stitchbird Head West In New PV "Chikyujin"

L-R Yuria, Kotori,Yuka

I saw this video actually today so this is kind of a brief music video review.

I had to do this because of what this video is based around.

The groups name is Kotori With Stitchbird. They are under the Avex label and they were started in mid 2015.

A little backstory behind the video and group: It is the ending theme for Yokai Watch Season 2 in Japan (started January 2016).

Now Yokai Watch was never really a big deal here in the states until recently. Since I work in retail, we see a lot of things come in that grab our attention. Well, we got this display of merchandise that was labeled Yokai Watch and I was super happy.

Everybody thought I was nuts.

Literally bat crazy.

I started singing the Dream5 theme song and annoying the living tar out of my coworkers.

I thought it was pretty darn funny.

Anyways, since then I have seen more and more merchandise plus the English dubbed release on DisneyXD at 2AM CT.

I am happy to see that plus even some Doraemon from time to time on there as well.

The story behind the group is sort of simple. The stitchbird meaning of the group is that they are a
"bird of patchwork, together three people of personality, fused in good shape, and want to fly in the large sky". The main vocal Kotori, came from the idol group Dream5, who I mentioned earlier. The other two, Yuria and Yuka I really have no backstory on, so if you read this and know, well yell at your screen or leave a comment.

Now you might say what is there to like about this video?

Let me tell you.

For one, I love the song. It is so gosh darn catchy. It makes you want to say "Yee-Haw" during the instrumental part. Try it. It will make you feel good.

As for the choreography, it is fun to try to imitate, especially the main chorus sections.

The outfits are pretty cute to be honest. They have the pink cowgirl hats and the boots which are pretty cool as well as the print on the dress Kotori is wearing to the cow print on Julia's and Yuka's outfits.

Being born and raised in Oklahoma, you kind of only really hear country music, which gets really tiring after awhile.

I really love when idols try to make country/western songs as well. They just make me laugh at the whole concept of the Wild West or No Man's Land.

The CG effect of the country town to the miniature pony as well as the wanted signs make it feel like you are sort of in a small town in the late 1800s.

If you like the song, I hope it gets stuck in your head all flippin' day as it has done to me.

Buy it here: CDJapan Tower Records Amazon Japan

Official Links: Official Homepage

You can follow me on Twitter or feel free to leave a comment.

*And as always, Have A Wonderful Day No Matter Where You Are!!

Sunday, March 6, 2016

When Fantasea Meets Reality - Atlantis Castle - New Age Idols Group Preview

If you got the very bad title pun, thank you! I thought of it myself.


Anyways, I would like to introduce you to a new and upcoming, very underrated idol group that goes by the name Atlantis Castle.

The motto of the group is that the "Brilliance Aura of Legend" is said to be somewhere in the world and searchers have never found this "glowing aura". Now these adventures have set forth on a mission to find it.

This group is also know as a RPG idol group.

If you don't know what a RPG is, let me explain.

A RPG or role-playing game is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.

Each of them portray a certain character and I will introduce the members and their characters below. 

On their website they showcase statistics but it is kind of difficult to explain. I do know the categories are: HP (Hit Points), MP (Magic Points), ATK (Attack Points), Defense and Quickness.

Sadly, I had to research what some of those meant.

Also, every 3 months, the parties will change according to the standings, so the next one will be on March 15th.

I will rearrange when it happens to update the group.

What I do know is that they began conducting activities, according to their Twitter on July 26th, 2015 by handing out fliers at Tokyo Idol Festival 2015.

They officially opened their Ameblo blog on September 14th, 2015.

Member Information

Over the course of their short history as a group, three members have withdrawn; Mizuki in late 2015, Kotone in late 2015 and Irene in January 2016.

They gained a new member just recently Nekota, and her information got placed on their website after the latest standings.

There are nine members and they are part of two teams: Team Sky and Team Dungeon. I will also separate them according to teams as well.

Also, they have a introduction video they put up on YouTube, so I will place those here as well for you to enjoy.

They do not showcase their age or even their birthday, so it is up to you, the viewer, to determine them for yourself.

Each of the members are specifically colored as well.

Team Sky

Name: Ameme
Character: Mechanic
Color: Spark Of Lemon Yellow
Twitter: @_ameme

Name: Miia
Character: Fighter
Color: Cobalt Blue Comet
Twitter: @Miia_ida

Name: Siera
Character: Bard
Color: Evergreen Illusion Extravaganza
Twitter: @misokaseira

Name: Saaya
Character: Beast Tamer
Color: Golden Orange
Twitter: @saaya_tori

Name: Yukichi
Character: Witch
Color: Innocent Angel Blue
Twitter: @yuki_sasamoto

Here is a interesting fact about Yukichi. She interview ten townspeople of Tatebayashi where temperatures can reach above 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). 

Article Here: Tateyabashi Heat

Video of the interviews:

Team Dungeon

Name: Sakumi
Character: Dancer
Color: Soothing Baby Pink
Twitter: @Sakumi_dsct

Name: Moyumoyu
Character: Gambler
Color: Magnificent Snow White
Twitter: @moyumoyumoyuyu

Name: Taiga
Character: Alchemist
Color: Setsuna's Rose
Twitter: @taiga_to_ru

Name: Nekota
Character: Summoner
Color: Late Lilac Purple
Twitter: @necota29

No intro video but have a fun Gachapon video instead:

Discography Information

As of this point, they have yet to release any single but I am very hopeful they will soon.

Song Videos

I will drop in a few of their song videos they released and performed on their YouTube. 

#1 - Unreal & Shadowly

#2 - DD

#3 - Atlantis Party

Overall Group Review (So Far)

I found out about this group through Showroom-Live. They were having a chat session and I went to their website to learn more about the group and started to enjoy the group.

I went to their YouTube channel and watched all the videos so I could get caught up and liked them even more.

I have even showed their videos to some of my co-workers and they seem to enjoy them as well.

They are having their first one-man live on May 7th, 2016 at the Shibuya Star Lounge. There is no doubt in my mind that I will attend that event and cheer them on.

I will do a review of the event afterwards on here, so make sure to look out for that.

I will surely buy their first single when it releases and share it with people around me.

I really hope you enjoy and share this group and will support them with all your might.

Official Links

Feel free to leave a comment and share this article. You can follow me on Twitter if you'd like.

*And as always, no matter where you are, have a wonderful day!