Jun 12, 2012

In Love With Supercell All Over Again

So I almost can't get over with the news that Nagi won't be singing with supercell anymore. Honestly, I was really sad. I thought it was gonna be Nagi forever but then Ryo wanted to make some changes on the vocals and recruited two new vocalists for supercell on their next albums. So yeah, I overloaded myself with "Today is a Beautiful Day" songs almost everyday, not wanting to listen to the new supercell songs. And oh, did I mention that I really bought the "Today is a Beautiful Day" album? It was expensive but it was really worth it, I tell you.. :)

Then I realized, change is always constant. I searched for the new supercell songs and listened to them. The new vocalist named Koeda is my favorite. She can pull off the supercell songs very well, like Nagi. Two of her performed songs are "My Dearest" and "Kokuhaku" which are both OST of the anime "Guilty Crown". I really love the two songs! Ah, I realized, I'm in love with supercell again!

And this time, they have some music videos for the two songs. Here are the videos:

Supercell - My dearest [PV] full from premloray on Vimeo.

Supercell - Kokuhaku from Arzack on Vimeo.

If you notice, these videos show more of the supercell's musicians unlike there previous videos where they show animation and story-themed videos to match their songs. I am not 100 percent sure but most likely the vocalist in these videos is none other than Koeda herself. Also, if you notice, there is this mystery guy in the piano and I'm ecstatic just thinking that it is Ryo since he never showed himself before, as far as I remembered.

So there, I do hope supercell will release a full-length album soon which is like a compilation album, the same as "Today is a Beautiful Day". I'm excited on their future releases. Ryo is such a genius! I never get tired listening to his songs.

Jun 4, 2012

Thoughts on Bokura ga Ita

After five long years, finally, I was able to catch up on the whole story of Bokura ga Ita! I checked on updates when I found out there is a live-action of it that is currently being shown in Japan (not to mention that Yano is played by one of my favorite Japanese actors, Ikuta Toma ^^). I'm a huge fan of Bokura ga Ita after all! I watched the anime way back last 2007 for like three times and I was left hanging on the story then since I couldn't find any manga at that time. And yes, finally, the manga has ended just last February 2012 and immediately, I looked for scanlations and luckily, it's all been translated as well. I read the rest of the chapters where the anime ended for about seven hours straight from 12am-6am haha. Can't help it, I want to know the story so bad that I pulled an all-nighter!

So my thoughts on the whole story? It was bittersweet. Yano had his difficult times and so was Takahashi but they conquered it all. I can't believe I cried. Such a very moving story indeed. The ending was sweet, it was like it paid off all the six years both Yano and Takahashi endured. I love them both!^^

So about the live-action movie, I've read that it's been split to two parts which I assume the first part is most likely the same as the anime, and the second part would be the time skip and the flashbacks from the manga. Ah, I want to watch the movie so bad!

Yeah, so Bokura ga Ita is one of my favorite shoujo romance manga/anime. I highly recommend it especially to those hopeless romantic like me. haha

I know for sure, I'll watch the anime over and over again, read the manga over and over again, and will watch the live-action over and over again.^^