20150214

My Soft Spot for TOKUSATSU Actors



I don't know since when but I always have soft spot for tokusatsu. If you don't know tokusatsu, here is the "definition" that I copy from wikipedia:
Tokusatsu (特撮?) is a Japanese term that applies to any live-action film or television drama that features considerable use of special effects (tokusatsu literally translates as "special filming" in Japanese).
Now if I could point my finger on someone who should be responsible over this.. then I'd like to point my finger on Kurata Tetsuo-san. Kurata-san is the actor who plays Kamen Rider, Kamen Rider Rx, Kamen Rider Black, etc. He played this role 27 years ago. I recall myself watching Kamen Rider religiously when I was a little child. My eyes were fixed on Minami Kotaro for the whole show.. Indeed, he was, is and has been a charming and gorgeous man.


An otaku friend on college gave me a postcard from anime magazine with Minami Kotaro face on it.. I was almost tearing up to accept such present for I love Kotaro Minami dearly. Sonny, wherever you are... thank you, man.

Still about tokusatsu, I went to a friend's house yesterday... without knowing that local tv station will have Kurata-san as their guest that day. In the morning I just woke up as usual. My friend offered me to join them going somewhere but I was lazy to shower, etc so I ended up staying at their house while they have some interview at their children's school regarding elementary school that will be attended by their first daughter. Out of boredom I change the tv stations until I found this lame show about music mainly with the worst MCs and unclear concept... the MCs are like the stup*dest.. they barely speak English and their common knowledge is just unbelievably low.. (not sure if they are required to play dumb when they do the show). They were inviting the casts of local superhero series.. I just empty mindedly watching it until the MC said they invited "a legend on superhero series"... Couldn't help the thought that it could be Kurata-san... it turned out true. After waiting for thousand and thousand of mindboggling ads, finally Kurata-san came out. OH MY GOD!! HE IS STILL HANDSOME AND CHARMING AND ALL!! ARGHHHH!!! I LOVE YOU KOUTARO MINAMI!!! He showed up with jeans and shirt.. he wore a necklace as well. Damn he looks so fine and his voice is so deep! Guhhhh!! Of course those useless MCs must asked stupid questions, etc. They act stupid as well.. So ashamed~ T_T Anyway... well I have to be thankful though.. It's such a rare chance for me to watch such miracle (for I don't watch TV in general)~

So....
I think my fondness over Kamen Rider is the root of my fondness over tokusatsu until now. Too bad that now Japan uses too much bishounens as their tokusatsu... well, this does not really matter actually if the actor can beam out their alpha male quality for the people to see, because as you know some bishounens can be even prettier than real girls (frustrating much, yes).




So yeah... I like those from Goggle Five, Kamen Rider Kiva (Koji-kun♥), Kamen Rider Den-o, etc. How I wish Indonesian tv will broadcast tokusatsu series like they used to...

Nite nite,
/jingga

Soobin Start


I start my weekend with some scolding at Soobin's twitter page. I think he won't read it.. but if he reads it.. I'll make sure he understand. I'm kinda pissed with the fact that he doesn't want to do sns for whatever reason bcos he used to do it and he seemed to enjoy it, so why not now? I literally had to seek for his face at his teammates' sns.. like today~ I found his face at Yoo Hee Kwan's instagram. This brat is playing hide and seek or what? He has been a popular baseball star but now I think his popularity is decreasing bcos of his lazyness.. in addition to the fact that Doosan rarely feature his face at the team sns. Too annoying to handle...

Okay... it's Valentine's Day so... have a happy weekend whatever.. I don't celebrate that shit even when I had BF so...? Pointless it is!

/jingga

20150202

Stand By Me

This morning I found myself humming over the OST of the new Doraemon movie entitled "Stand By Me". Such a beautiful song sung by a singer named Motohiro Hata, "Himawari no Yakusoku" that means Sunflower Promise.
I am one of those people who were really touched by this movie. I just watched it on my friend's TV and I felt like I could cry right away.
The truth is, I always have a hard time dealing with goodbyes to almost everything that I have become accustomed to... just like Nobita who cannot stand with the thought of living without Doraemon. At first it looks like he was being selfish because he wants Doraemon's helps to be always available in his life but later it shows how Nobita actually cannot lose a precious friend like Doraemon.
Is it true that in life we need to let go? How about precious friends, when they want to go, should we let them go? For me, it's been like a two way door that can be opened from the inside and outside. Let's imagine that people actually walk inside your life through that door, while some other get out of your life and not coming back?
It has been hard for me.. I am probably the most stagnant person in this whole planet... I hate changes. I want everything to run normally as long as possible.. without changes or such. Too bad it's impossible since humans are dynamic living creatures. There were, are and will be changes. I just thought I could go on in this life if I have my friends with me. Yet, people grow.. Changes are prone to occuring and there is not enough people to handle.each of them.
>> continued <<
When I'm sleepy... I wrote non sense.. Look at the sentence above.. *chuckles*
Anyway... I think I'm done with this entry... ain't gonna continue it ^^
/jingga
Ps:
This song makes me cry. The lyric is deep and it hits right on my chess.
For people who keep their past under their noses... because beautiful memories are worth to keep...
Even if it ain't gonna happen again..