Jan 16, 2014

100th Kiss~

I knew supercell had an album on the works for Koeda after releasing their successful seven singles in which six of them were OSTs for different anime titles and one digital single for a school promotion. As a huge supercell fan, I already saved some money for it and when the album was announced, with no hesitation, I immediately pre-ordered the album at Amazon Japan. 

Their latest album is titled "ZIGAEXPERIENTIA". The new songs included in the album were mostly rock, with heavy guitars and drums. Each song is represented by an illustration created by the supercell illustrators Huke, redjuice, Shirow Miwa, and Atsuya Uki.

Before the release date, supercell posted a preview of their songs and the corresponding artwork for each song on their website (http://www.supercell.jp/3rd/).

After checking on the illustrations, what really caught my attention is the illustration for the song 百回目のキス. The illustration was shown as this:

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I showed my sister (who knows Japanese and is currently residing in Nagano, Japan) the website and told her that I really like the illustration above. She then asked me if I know the meaning of the song associated it. I said, well, Google says its "Kiss of Hundredth" and my sister said that's correct but it's more appropriate to translate it as "100th Kiss". Upon realizing about the title of the song, I could feel that this is yet again another flirty love songs of ryo (the likes of "Love and Roll" and "Lovely Icecream Princess Sweetie"). 

When the album was released, I listened to the songs almost everyday. I was even thinking, "What's wrong with me?" Indeed, I just fell in love with ryo's songs again. After so many replays, I was obviously captivated by this one song titled "Hyakukaime no Kiss" (百回目のキス 100th Kiss)" even though I don't know the translations. It's just a coincidence that my most favorite song and my most favorite illustration are associated, as I can only hear a short part of "100th Kiss" in the preview (only heard it in full version when the album was release and became my favorite after a few replays xD) and I was already attracted to the illustration then, honestly! xD

Finally, after so many attempts to look for the translations of the song, I stumbled upon this blog http://ichisora.wordpress.com which has translations of all the new songs in ZIGAEXPERIENTIA. Reading the translations of "Hyakukaime no Kiss" gave the song more meaning to me. The lyrics are full of sweetness and longing for the one you love. It's just so awesome to think how ryo made those lyrics flow beautifully with the melody. 

The lyrics are translated as follows (from http://ichisora.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/supercell-hyakukaime-no-kiss/):

Hyakukaime no Kiss (百回目のキス)
Vocal: Koeda (こゑだ)
Lyrics: ryo (supercell)
Composition/Arrangement: ryo (supercell)
Album: ZIGAEXPERIENTIA

朝が来れば二人はもう
離れ離れ だから強く
握ったその手で抱いて
君の鼓動感じてたい
夜が終わるまえに

asa ga kureba futari wa mou
hanare banare dakara tsuyoku
nigitta sono te de daite
kimi no kodou kanjitetai
yoru ga owaru mae ni

When morning comes, the two of us
Will go our separate ways, so
Hold me with those hands I’m gripping so hard
I want to feel your heartbeat
Before the night ends

逃げ出して もっと もっと強く
してよ 全部壊してしまうくらい
さよならは言わないで
百回目のキスをして

nigedashite motto motto tsuyoku
shiteyo zenbu kowashiteshimau kurai
sayonara wa iwanaide
hyakukaime no kisu wo shite

Take me far away, kiss me more, more forcefully,
Until it all crumbles away
Don’t say goodbye—
Kiss me for the 100th time

もしも二人だけでずっと
いられたならこんなキスに
悲しい思いはしない

moshimo futari dake de zutto
irareta nara konna kisu ni
kanashii omoi wa shinai

If we could be alone together
For all of eternity, then a kiss like this
Would not feel so sorrowful

忘れさせて もっと もっと強く
してよ 全部壊してしまうくらい
さよならは言わないで
嘘でもいいからこうしていて

wasuresasete motto motto tsuyoku
shiteyo zenbu kowashiteshimau kurai
sayonara wa iwanaide
uso demo ii kara koushiteite

Make me forget, kiss me more, more forcefully
Until it all crumbles away
Don’t say goodbye—
Even if it’s a lie, I want to stay like this

きっと未来があると思っていた
そんなはずはないのに

kitto mirai ga aru to omotteita
sonna hazu wa nai no ni

I believed we would definitely have a future
Even though there’s no way we could have

握ったその手で抱いて
君の鼓動感じてたい

nigitta sono te de daite
kimi no kodou kanjitetai

Hold me with those hands I’m gripping so hard
I want to feel your heartbeat

I love youって言って もっと強く
してよ 全部壊してしまうくらい
さよならは言わないで
百回目のキスをして
さよならは言わないで
百回目のキスをして

I love you tte itte motto tsuyoku
shiteyo zenbu kowashiteshimau kurai
sayonara wa iwanaide
hyakukaime no kisu wo shite
sayonara wa iwanaide
hyakukaime no kisu wo shite

Say “I love you”, and kiss me more forcefully
Until it all crumbles away
Don’t say goodbye—
Kiss me for the 100th time
Don’t say goodbye—
Kiss me for the 100th time

Once again, I am under the supercell fascination. Ryo has never failed to surprise me with his beautiful compositions. Listening to supercell has been one of my stress reliever. 

If you are a fan of supercell and want to support them, please buy their albums, neh?

Until my next supercell love post then~!♥

Jan 10, 2014

My Ideal Anime Guys

Since I have grown up watching anime, I have come to realize what characteristics I really like to be in a man. It doesn't necessarily mean these characteristics exist in anime only. I'm pretty much attracted to guys who have the qualities I like which I found in my list of favorite anime guys. I find him my ideal if I meet someone similar. :3

Ok so here are a few of my ideal anime guys and my corresponding information and opinions about them:





Athrun Zala from Gundam Seed and Gundam Seed Destiny
Well, as you may have noticed, I am a huge fan of Athrun. I find him really cool with his intelligence and skills as a pilot, no doubt he was named the ace pilot of ZAFT. As noted on his wiki page, "Athrun is described as a quiet, reserved, and often a benevolent individual" which I find very attractive. Also, when it comes to his relationship with Cagalli, I love how their relationship became so natural and mutual that he even chose to be in ORB with Cagalli.


Toushiro Hitsugaya from Bleach
Despite at a young age, Hitsugaya was appointed the captain of the 10th Division because he is known to be the child prodigy that only appears once in a century. Even with a cold attitude, with his intellect and natural talent, he was able to graduate from the Shinigami Academy in a single year with the highest written and performance scores in each of his classes, joined the Gotei 13 shortly afterwards, and then became the youngest Shinigami to ever reach the rank of captain. I find all of these very interesting. :3


Hiei from Yu Yu Hakusho
Another character with cold attitude is Hiei. He is known to be a very skillful fighter, defeating almost all the enemies he encountered. His genuine love for his sister has also added a different side of his personality.


Quatre Raberba Winner from Gundam Wing
Even though he engages into the Operation Meteor, the pilot of Sandrock, Quatre, is seen to be good-natured character, telling his enemies to surrender rather than fighting and killing them. He also plays musical instruments like violin and piano which adds to his charming traits. I like guys that are into music. ;)


Kirito from Sword Art Online
Regardless of becoming a beater (beta cheater), Kirito is known to be a very high skilled gamer, being able to reach 10th floor in beta testing and the only player who completed Sword Art Online. I like boys that are good with games. :3 Kirito and Asuna's romantic relationship  is one of the most popular anime couples in history. What makes their relationship unique is that they only met and fell in love in-game and it took a while before they really saw each other in person.


Killua Zoldyck from Hunter X Hunter
Killua is a son of a rich family but he doesn't care less and still befriends Gon. At a young age, he is already a very expert assassin and hunter. I like how he was able to continue his friendship with Gon despite the pressure of his family.


Gilgamesh from Fate Stay Night / Fate Zero
Maybe the most arrogant of all of my favorite guys but that's what I like about Gilgamesh. He is the strongest servant and I find him really handsome, especially when he puts his hair down. I also like how demanding he is like asking Saber to be his bride. I find it really cute. :3


Shinya Kougami from Psycho-Pass
An accomplished detective turned enforcer, Kougami is one of the serious type anime guys that got me attracted. I like how he can stay calm and do his job. I like how cool he looks in a suit while shooting criminals with the dominator. I like how he cares a lot about his friends.


Kunimitsu Tezuka from Prince of Tennis
I find Tezuka, the captain of the Sengoku tennis club, as a tennis genius. Plus, his eyeglasses emits an intelligent and serious aura which I really like. He's tallness and handsomeness are bonuses. ^^


Natsume Asahina from Brother's Conflict
Among the 13 Asahina brothers, the only one that got me attracted to was Natsume. He is one of the triplets (a fraternal triplet). One thing that got me attracted to him is he's job as a CEO of a gaming company. I find him honest, independent, and aggressive (in terms of his feelings to Ema. Though he smokes (I prefer my guys to be non-smokers), I still find him cool and mature.
PS. I had to show his sexy body~ ;p

I have more on my list but I'll just post 10 of them. To summarize, I like boys that are smart, quiet, handsome, serious, tall, mature (even with young age), musician or into music, very skilled in his profession, and are kindhearted even though they don't show it much. If you find other characters that fit on my taste, then most probably I'll like them too...or even real guys that suits the characteristics I listed. :)