30 September 2017 @ 03:11 pm
[ENG-SUB] Zabunguru - "Cunning"  
I just saw the funniest Zabunguru skit in my life so I stopped everything and loosely translated it.

It's the infamous IMPOSSIBRU guy and his partner, Matsuo, who has been on every single one of Ame-talk's "Entertainers who are bad at sports" (Undo-shinkei Warui Geinin). The glasses guy they make fun of especially for his swimming portion because it looks like he's calling out to the god of the sea.

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This clip came from Owaraisaa~n, a show hosted by Summers. Just in case anyone didn't know what the EXILE reference was, you can check here.

21 September 2017 @ 08:25 pm
I just wanted to show off some exciting things that came in the mail ^^  
I got my GACHI pamphlet from[livejournal.com profile] chuckles0505 last week. I really appreciate she was taking preorders for their stage!! I never saw an opportunity to be able to get 4U goods before so I immediately jumped in! Thank you ^^
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Current Mood: giddy
Current Music: B'z - Liar! Liar!
09 September 2017 @ 08:50 pm
I know nothing about bearbricks...  
I immediately bought these guys when I accidentally found them on eBay though.

Oriental Radio !! They're a fun Japanese comedian duo. You might have heard of them as RADIOFISH with "Perfect Human". Apparently Yoshimoto Kogyo did a collaboration with Medicom to bring some comedian-themed bearbrick figures. I wasn't sure how to display them but then I realized the bears had clamps for hands so I did it this way for now. I need something more stable/permanent though.

I started reading a guide about bearbricks but I hope I don't collect more, although there is a set with One Punch Man characters now...

I kinda tried to parody their 'valiant story' gag while working on displaying this

Valiant story, a valiant story!
She spent some time arranging the case.
But without any tape it'll topple with haste.
Valiant story, a valiant story!

It's not funny unless I dance too, I think.

Video footage of the display case
Current Music: Tackey & Tsubasa - Viva Viva Moore
07 September 2017 @ 08:38 pm
Shabekuri 007 w/ heisei Nobushi Kobushi liveblog  
I watched Heisei Nobushi Kobushi guest on Shabekuri007 on 2011.05.11 on a whim 'cause Neuk linked it to me. I tweeted while watching it. 

This doesn't count as a translation but I might want to brush it up one day. It's a mess and doesn't make sense altogether like this though.
07 September 2017 @ 01:30 pm
AOX Open Registration  
I realized I should have shared this news, but if you're interested in Jmedia such as dramas or variety shows, AOX currently has open registration complete with a FREE LEECH event going on right now!

Also on top that, if you want even MORE variety shows from another community, send me a private message, comment here or head over to this thread and ask for an invite (faster): http://gaki-no-tsukai.com/viewtopic.php?f=73&t=6296&p=57377#p57377

28 August 2017 @ 09:05 pm
I took it easy today and watched the latest episode of Summers Sports. Here's my live... tweet if you will.
LMAO Yahagi starts telling everyone what to do LAMFEAWOFWE "Right, Teacher?"
GEEZ, Yahagi can do anything..
Yay, Mimura was so good at smashing!! OMG I'M SCREAM HE got too excited he yelled "TENNIS IS FUN"
LMAOFEAW OOTAKE taking on the "Air K" challenge because his name also starts with K AAAAAA
omg I'm so sorry Kojima I got way more excited about Ootake's Air K LAMFEAWO UGH...
Wow that guy is amazing, being able to serve underhand?? between his legs LMAO I thought he wouldn't make it.
LMAO OMG If the tennis athlete loses to Ootake and Yahagi she will have to put it on her profile page OMG

As always it doesn't make sense but it means I enjoyed it. I had high tension because Yahagi from OgiYahagi and Summers' Ootake were on the same team. The double-megane here put me in such high spirits. I don't want to watch anymore shows but I'll probably watch part two. I hope Mimura plays some more.

28 August 2017 @ 08:28 am
Crunchyroll Expo!!  
Crunchyroll held its first Crunchyroll Expo over this past weekend. (I haven't even written about Fanime yet!) The story goes is that Crunchyroll decided to host a convention once they hit 1 million subscribers. Anime News Network and various other anime sites reported this, as well as Crunchyroll themselves.

Day 1 - August 25

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Day 2 - August 26

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Day 3 - August 27

All in all, CRX was very fun! I had a great time and was treated very kindly. I stayed safe and met many people. I am really a lucky person. Now it's back to work!
Current Music: B'z - Easy Come Easy Go
Current Mood: thankful
22 August 2017 @ 10:42 am
[ENG-SUB] Sanshiro/Komiya Magic Prank + India Trip  
I've subbed this funny prank I watched on London Hearts 2016.07.01 Japan Dokkiri Star Awards II. I hate Dailymotion's new interface so I hope embedding videos within entries makes it more tolerable for me and easier to navigate for people.

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Actually, on that note, I just remembered I subbed this bit also with Sanshiro/Komiya.

From Sekai Muchaburi Tabi 2017.08.05 
Sanshirou go to India for a 1000 km journey. Komiya falls for salesmen really easily. 

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20 August 2017 @ 10:52 pm
QUIZ STAR 2016.11.27  
I'm watching Hikaru GENJI (ok part of them) reunite after 21 years on this show to race each other on skates. This show follows old stars to see where they are now.

You can just tell how happy they are to be together again. Kaa-kun has said time and time again how he'd love to reunite as Hikari GENJI, but who knows what kind of business affairs complicates that =/

(when asked if they can race)
Kaa-kun: We don't really race. We do acrobats and tricks on skates, but we don't challenge each other in speed.

Ariyoshi: "Is that a (Hikari) tattoo on [Osawa's] forehead?"
Atsushi: It's not a tattoo, you idiot. What genius would get a tattoo that says "Hikari" on their forehead?

The comedians the place their bets on which Hikaru GENJI member they think will win.

Osawa: I was hella crushed LMAO

If anything I'm happy Kaa-kun appears quite a bit on variety. It looks like Nakai is starting to appear on some of them too, like Ame-talk..


16 August 2017 @ 10:12 am
[Journeys in Japan] 2016.08.03 Day 1 - Odaiba, Shibuya + Akihabara  
Facebook's "On this day" informed me it's been exactly a year since my friends and I went to Japan in the summer. I never took the time to write about my trip and as this year's summer draws to a close, I thought I should try and write about it. I had a really great time in Japan and I don't want to forget it. Looking at the photos Facebook showed me taken a year ago today, I've already begun to feel like I've forgotten what went on, so I better get to it!

I've started this entry a few times, but we did so much on our first day that it was a lot to remember and write about! I just didn't have the time. Today, I made sure to finish it once and for all! From here on, I will post the days in order up until our final day in Japan.

Without further ado, the entry for the OFFICIAL DAY 1 IN JAPAN!!

We got on a few trains that took us to Odaiba where went to Cafe de Miki with Hello Kitty. This was a place one of my friends has always wanted to go to in place of another Hello Kitty themed place that closed down when she was in Japan the last time.

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I ordered a cheesecake 'cause I'm craving sweets. Look at the cute kitty art!!

We had to leave to catch the train to Asakusa. After a certain time the trains wouldn't run anymore. We dropped into our bunks to get ready for day 2 at Tokyo Disney Sea!

14 August 2017 @ 12:26 pm
[Journeys in Japan] 2016.08.14 Roppongi Hills + One Piece Tower  
Facebook's "On this day" informed me it's been exactly a year since my friends and I went to Japan in the summer. I never took the time to write about my trip and as this year's summer draws to a close, I thought I should try and write about it. I had a really great time in Japan and I don't want to forget it. Looking at the photos Facebook showed me taken a year ago today, I've already begun to feel like I've forgotten what went on, so I better get to it!

8/14 was the second to last day of our two week stay in Japan. I'm starting with this day and will try to move forward with the days and then backtrack. So many things happened on each day that I feel each can have their own theme anyway!
Current Mood: accomplished
08 August 2017 @ 09:11 am
[ENG-Sub] Kinki Kids BBB #105 - Mido Natsume  
Hello! [livejournal.com profile] kinki_you and I worked together to release an episode of BBB in English! They play crane games and learn some techniques from Japan's pro!

#105 - Mido Natsume

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30 July 2017 @ 10:34 pm
[ENG-SUB] Summers visit the Macho Cafe  
Short clip from Moya Moya Summers 2 - Nakano (2017.07.23).
Raw from JPTVTS.
Loosely translated.

I'm watching Japanese comedy again and have been subbing random short clips that I thought were funny. I originally posted them on a forum but realized I should house them somewhere where it'll be easier to sort through.
You might have heard of the Macho Cafe before from this Kotaku article. Kinki have also visited it in an episode of BBB w/ Kanda Sayaka. Mimura posing with the Macho Men is my favorite thing, so I wanted to share it. ^^

[HB] Moya Summers Macho Cafe (ENG) by Hikabunny

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20 July 2017 @ 09:01 pm
Moya Moya Summers 2 - 071026 Singapore 1  
I want to liveblog watching Moya Moya Summers 2. I started picking it up after seeing all the subbed episodes on J-burogu and found it very fun. I like the manzai duo, Summers a lot. After my trip overseas last summer, I started gaining an interest in travelling in general so watching travelling shows is something I'm starting to do a lot. XD

Well, I haven't watched a lot of Moya Moya Summers yet, but I did start with a Paris one since my friend came back from Paris recently when I grabbed it. Then I found out they shot in Vietnam, so I went and watched that. Then I grabbed Singapore because I thought I was going to go this year. BUT AS I WAS WATCHING SINGAPORE I found out they had done a location shoot in Singapore 5 years before! So I kind of want to watch it in order! Thanks to gaki-no-tsukai forums, I found a site that has many older episodes of variety shows available for stream. I found a Moya Moya Summers one and the Singapore episode I was looking for from 2007 and am working my way through it right now.

Anyway, I decided instead of livetweeting nonsense as I've been doing, I'll take it to a blog for now. I'll just go ahead and jump in where I left off.

+After seeing merlion, they went to a gift shop to look for merlion goods.
Mimura shows Ootake a hat with merlion on it, saying "Isn't this a good pattern?"
Ootake: This part isn't good though *points at the merlion stitching*

+They're trying to go into "Snow City" but they're confused at how there are metal doors. The first metal door opened and there's alreadya  temperature difference. Ootake shouts out, "Wait hold on this is no good I have a lot of skin exposed!"
On that note though, Ootake in a tank top?! Very distracting. He's not fit or anything, but I kind of like his build. And this was 10 years ago, so it's OK for me to say so about a 40 year old, right?

+Poor Oe is slipping on the ice 'cause she's wearing high heels!! Summers are catching her LMAOFEWA

That's it for Part 1! I'll probably continue with part 2 later when I can. ^^

19 May 2017 @ 09:54 am
Cards for MADE  
 [livejournal.com profile] paana_play_mod took pictures of the postcards I drew for MADE (from this project!)

Waaah, it looks good and I'm happy!! Since it was in black and white I wanted to try out screentones in Clip Paint Studio, a program that I bought but don't use often. Above all, I'm happy Shy thought they were nice and hope the boys enjoy them along with everyone else's letters and postcards too!! 
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12 May 2017 @ 09:57 pm
Making charms n_n  
I made a double Tsu..ided acrylic charm design today!!

I wanted to do a Koichi one too but now I'm just too tired..
Maybe I'll just do some standalone design for another charm and a sticker and send it in to print.
I hope they turn out okay!! I've never printed charms via a vendor before!
28 April 2017 @ 08:45 am
[Scans] A.B.C.-Z First Photobook DIARY  
Hi all,
Since I'm going to be using it very soon (and it's flat), I've scanned in the diary that came with the limited version of A.B.C.-Z's first photobook!
No previews 'cause I'm way too lazy for that!!

I plan on decorating mine with bunny stickers a dear friend gave me ^^
Current Music: Imai Tsubasa - Ikenaide
Current Mood: drained
25 April 2017 @ 12:36 pm
LJ 18th anniversary  

#mylivejournal #lj18 #happybirthday

07 April 2017 @ 10:12 pm
20170407 - Asia On Tour feat. Miyavi report  
I went to Asia On Tour feat. Miyavi at the Fillmore in San Francisco last night with some old friends from high school! I wasn't thinking about going at first, but after [livejournal.com profile] yararanger said I totally should, I went ahead and bought a ticket two days before the event, since I was going to be able to carpool. 

The four of us were talking about how we were curious about the other two groups headlining the show, Slot Machine and Kiha & The Faces. We wondered what they would be like, and we are pleased to say we really enjoyed them! Kiha & The Faces had a really soul/rock Korean music kind of feel to their songs. It was very different and I liked it a lot. Kiha wore a shirt that parodied the KIA car logo and the back of his shirt said Self 0. He was very funny. He doesn't dance much, but he takes the stage in a very unique way. Before he started "The Smell's Gone", he told us all to sing "papapapa" .. (the chorus line as I later found out in the music video), saying it didn't matter if we got it right or not because it was just a sound, not words. But then later he said he lied to us and that it was Korean. For "내 사람", he then told us he wanted to say a Korean phrase, "nae salam" which meant someone important to you?? So we sang it on cue. All the songs were very fun.

I wasn't familiar with Kiha & The Faces and Slot Machine or many of Miyavi's songs, but after checking them out on Youtube I know some of the set list for the artists went, in no particular order,
Kiha & The Faces
-Some Kind of Relationship in Between
-The Smell's Gone
Slot Machine
-I know, I know
-first song he wrote with his wife
-The Others
-What's My Name
-a cover song??

Now I'm checking out Kiha & The Faces' other works and it's interesting to see that each group had a respective fanbase we didn't know about! I know Miyavi was headlining the show, but I think the other two deserved mention in the show description as well. They were great bands and I'm glad they were there to introduce me into this cultural genre of music I hadn't known before.
All in all, I'm glad I went. I can't believe Miyavi is real even now! I don't really know what to say about him, except I couldn't believe anyone could ever perform like he did on stage. I mostly watched his hands but his hairstyle made all the head banging look really cool (he really is nice to look at, I couldn't believe that either). He was absolutely amazing and wild. I got really excited when he started playing "The Others" since that was the only song I recognized in the Miyavi crash course I gave myself before going. I got to stand close enough to see him, but not close enough to high five him. I couldn't help it and snapped a few shots, even though none of them were good. XD

I'm grateful to my friends who let me come with them so I could see this fantastic show!! It was really worth it and I'm so glad we all had a great time. Thanks guys!
Current Mood: chipper
21 January 2017 @ 10:50 pm
Castle Escape Room + Chill session with friends  
I noticed I have a lot of dead images in the past few posts about my travels O_O Yow, I should get that fixed soon, and I mean soon not put-off soon. I have a few days of my break left before school starts. I don't know what to expect this semester and I'm really scared.. I'm starting my Master's Project and though it's a one unit class, I'm told it requires lots of time and work, more than a regular 3 unit class. I lightened my load to be below what classifies as a full time student to prepare, but my schedule looks so bare I'm wondering if I'm going too easy on myself..

But what I really wanted to write about today was events from last weekend! Three other friends and I bought a Groupon together to do a Castle Escape game. My friend Helen has done it a few times, but for the other three including me it was going to be a brand new experience. We wanted to see how we would work as a team. The place we went to wasn't exactly decked out as amazingly as the ones Helen had been to, but it was still fun for us first-timers. I noticed that our friend Jessica was really jumpy at anything scary! I had previously wanted to do a scary-themed one, but the way Jessica got spooked over nothing made me realize that's a no-go for future escape game plans. Both Jessica and Helen overthink things, and for this escape game, there were a lot of red herrings that they spend time on trying to figure out the meaning of the puzzle. As for me, I seem to resort to brute force when I can't open anything! Locked chests, hidden compartments... I would try to forcibly open them. XD It wasn't a bad thing since we got a hold of some key items that way.. We made it out but we had to ask for help twice. We took a pic after but I haven't seen it uploaded on their website yet!

After that we returned to base and wrote a letter to our friend in the next state over. We took turns writing it so it will probably be very confusing for her. XD We decided to have dinner at a new restaurant called Sizzle Spot that opened up nearby. They serve Japanese-Vietnamese food fusion which sounded very unique to me so I really wanted to try it. It was REALLY good in my opinion. They did mess up Helen's order but she still had a good time. I'd like to come back with my family sometime too!

When we finished dinner we returned to play card games: BS (I won) and blackjack since I was talking about casinos. We finished the rest of our hangout session talking about SAD ADULT LIFE RESPONSIBILITIES and then went home since everyone was tired and also down with the flu. Except me. I've been surrounded with sick family members and friends that I'm terribly worried I'll catch something! As of now, I SEEM to be okay!