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Daijobu?! An Update on J-Celebs

After the earthquake/tsunami, the World Wide Web has been a buzzin’ about how the Japanese celebrities are doing in the aftermath of the 8.9 earthquake and tsunami.

And as it turns out, a lot of them are okay, thanks to their early warning and their people in medical uniforms.

I’m a huge fan of J-Rockers myself, so I was pretty worried about some of my favorite J-Celebs as well. According to this list, GACKT-kun and his band are okay (ohhhh Gackt-sama, I was so worried for you!!! T_T), so are DIR EN GREY (waaaa! Kyo-kun, daijobu?! T_T), Miyavi, Utada Hikaru, Alice Nine, Larc~en~Ciel, LUNA SEA and the GazettE. I also saw Watase Yu, mangaka (or manga artist) and creator of Fushigi Yugi. Yoshiki of X-Japan is also safe, although according to Twitter, he is very worried because he can’t contact his mother. I hope she’s okay.

During the tsunami, I went out with my friends and they kept joking about Maria Ozawa being in Japan during the tsunami. In fact, so many people are looking for her in Twitter. There has been no formal reports of her whereabouts, although there were rumours that she was in Bali during the time of the Tsunami. I’m certain that a lot of men are praying for her. *rolls eyes*

I’m still pretty worried though. The previous members of Malice Mizer has not shown up on the list, like Mana-sama and Klaha. Kana is not there too, so is Matsumoto of Downtown… huwaaa, I wonder where they are. T_T

Anyway, if you guys are worried about your favorite J-Celeb, feel free to follow the link to see if your idols are safe. ^_^v

Let’s all pray for the Japanese people that they may have the strength to overcome this tragedy and remain safe.

UPDATE: There has been confirmed reports that Mana-sama and the members of Moi~Dix~Moi (sorry if the typing is wrong) are all safe, and even Final Fantasy Composer Nobuo Uematsu is fine as well… but right now, I remembered someone I ought to be looking for, Yoshitaka Amano. Does anyone know if this treasure of a painter is alive and well? T_T

 

 

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - March 13, 2011 at 10:42 am

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Of Gackt and His Amazingness

Yes, I praise the road that Gackt steps foot in. XD

Well, not really. I just praise his amazing ability to make music and lyrics.

For those who don’t know, Gackt is a Japanese rock musician (or J-rocker), who was previously the singer for the Visual Kei band, Malice Mizer. Upon the death of Malice Mizer’s drummer, Kami, he left the band and has created a name for himself, and made his own band known as GACKTJob. He has since been making amazing music, and appearing in some movies and TV shows in Japan such as Furin Kazan and Moonchild (with Hyde,the lead singer of L~Arc~En~Ciel).

Anyway, so why did I have to post about Gackt? Well, simply put, Gackt is a hottie (even at his forties XD) and one of his songs is one of my favorite songs (even though it’s Japanese).

Although I have a lot of favorite songs, I think one of Gackt’s songs, known as “Last Song”, is the one that strikes me as the most moving lyrics I’ve ever read. Though it’s in Japanese, once translated, it has a very beautiful message and meaning.

I’d even go as far as wanting to have it played on my funeral once God decides to take me… though I hope it’s not soon. XD

Anyway, here’s the video of the piano version of Last Song (it’s originally played with an acoustic guitar, but this slower version makes it more dramatic) as it’s lyrics and translation.

*Credits for the lyrics and translation goes to Mina-P of http://www.senshigakuen.com

Gackt- Last Song

atemonaku hitori samayoi arukitsuzuketa
kasuka na toiki o tada shiroku somete
utsurikawariyuku kisetsu no sono hakanasa ni
wake mo naku namida ga koboreta
“ima mo aishiteiru…”

I continued wandering aimlessly, all alone
A faint sigh painting a stroke of white
In the ephemeral nature of the changing seasons
Tears overflowed without any reason
“Even now I love you…”

furitsuzuku kanashimi wa masshiro na yuki ni kawaru
zutto sora o miageteta
kono karada ga kieru mae ni ima, negai ga todoku no nara
mou ichido tsuyoku dakishimete

The continually falling sadness changes into pure white snow
Through it all, I raised my head to the sky
Before this body disappears now, if my wish reaches you
Please hold me tight just once more

wakariaenakute nando mo kizutsuketeita
sonna toki demo itsumo yasashikute
fui ni watasareta yubiwa ni kizamareteita
futari no yakusoku wa kanawanai mama ni
“ima mo oboeteiru…”

We didn’t understand each other and hurt each other over and over again
Even at those times you were always kind
I cut myself on the suddenly surrendered ring
As our promises to each other were not granted
“Even now I remember…”

toozakaru omoide wa itsumademo mabushisugite
motto soba ni itakatta
mou nido to aenai kedo itsumo soba de sasaetekureta
anata dake wa kawaranai de ite

The fading memories are too brilliant as always
I wanted to be closer by
We can’t meet again but you were always close to hold me up
Just you, don’t change yourself

saigo ni miseta namida ga kesenakute

I can’t erase those last tears you showed me

kono shiroi yukitachi to issho ni kieteshimattemo
anata no kokoro no naka ni zutto saiteitai kara

Even if I disappear along with this white snow
I want to always bloom in your heart

yorisotte dakiatta nukumori wa wasurenai de ne
chigau dareka o aishitemo
saigo ni kiita anata no koe o kono mama zutto hanasanai mama
fukaku nemuri ni ochitai
furitsuzuku kanashimi wa masshiro na yuki ni kawaru
zutto sora o miageteta
kono karada ga kieru mae ni ima, negai ga todoku no nara
mou ichido tsuyoku dakishimete

We held each other close don’t forget that warmth
Even if you love someone else
I’ll never let go of the sound the last I heard of your voice
I want to fall into a deep sleep
The continually falling sadness changes into pure white snow
Through it all, I raised my head to the sky
Before this body disappears now, if my wish reaches you
Please hold me tight just once more

“mou ichido tsuyoku dakishimete…”

“Please hold me tight just once more…”

~~Gackt is such a hottie ^_^ V~~

0 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - July 25, 2009 at 6:26 pm

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Of Gackt and His Amazingness

Yes, I praise the road that Gackt steps foot in. XD

Well, not really. I just praise his amazing ability to make music and lyrics.

For those who don’t know, Gackt is a Japanese rock musician (or J-rocker), who was previously the singer for the Visual Kei band, Malice Mizer. Upon the death of Malice Mizer’s drummer, Kami, he left the band and has created a name for himself, and made his own band known as GACKTJob. He has since been making amazing music, and appearing in some movies and TV shows in Japan such as Furin Kazan and Moonchild (with Hyde,the lead singer of L~Arc~En~Ciel).

Anyway, so why did I have to post about Gackt? Well, simply put, Gackt is a hottie (even at his forties XD) and one of his songs is one of my favorite songs (even though it’s Japanese).

Although I have a lot of favorite songs, I think one of Gackt’s songs, known as “Last Song”, is the one that strikes me as the most moving lyrics I’ve ever read. Though it’s in Japanese, once translated, it has a very beautiful message and meaning.

I’d even go as far as wanting to have it played on my funeral once God decides to take me… though I hope it’s not soon. XD

Anyway, here’s the video of the piano version of Last Song (it’s originally played with an acoustic guitar, but this slower version makes it more dramatic) as it’s lyrics and translation.

*Credits for the lyrics and translation goes to Mina-P of http://www.senshigakuen.com

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Gackt- Last Song

atemonaku hitori samayoi arukitsuzuketa
kasuka na toiki o tada shiroku somete
utsurikawariyuku kisetsu no sono hakanasa ni
wake mo naku namida ga koboreta
“ima mo aishiteiru…”

I continued wandering aimlessly, all alone
A faint sigh painting a stroke of white
In the ephemeral nature of the changing seasons
Tears overflowed without any reason
“Even now I love you…”

furitsuzuku kanashimi wa masshiro na yuki ni kawaru
zutto sora o miageteta
kono karada ga kieru mae ni ima, negai ga todoku no nara
mou ichido tsuyoku dakishimete

The continually falling sadness changes into pure white snow
Through it all, I raised my head to the sky
Before this body disappears now, if my wish reaches you
Please hold me tight just once more

wakariaenakute nando mo kizutsuketeita
sonna toki demo itsumo yasashikute
fui ni watasareta yubiwa ni kizamareteita
futari no yakusoku wa kanawanai mama ni
“ima mo oboeteiru…”

We didn’t understand each other and hurt each other over and over again
Even at those times you were always kind
I cut myself on the suddenly surrendered ring
As our promises to each other were not granted
“Even now I remember…”

toozakaru omoide wa itsumademo mabushisugite
motto soba ni itakatta
mou nido to aenai kedo itsumo soba de sasaetekureta
anata dake wa kawaranai de ite

The fading memories are too brilliant as always
I wanted to be closer by
We can’t meet again but you were always close to hold me up
Just you, don’t change yourself

saigo ni miseta namida ga kesenakute

I can’t erase those last tears you showed me

kono shiroi yukitachi to issho ni kieteshimattemo
anata no kokoro no naka ni zutto saiteitai kara

Even if I disappear along with this white snow
I want to always bloom in your heart

yorisotte dakiatta nukumori wa wasurenai de ne
chigau dareka o aishitemo
saigo ni kiita anata no koe o kono mama zutto hanasanai mama
fukaku nemuri ni ochitai
furitsuzuku kanashimi wa masshiro na yuki ni kawaru
zutto sora o miageteta
kono karada ga kieru mae ni ima, negai ga todoku no nara
mou ichido tsuyoku dakishimete

We held each other close don’t forget that warmth
Even if you love someone else
I’ll never let go of the sound the last I heard of your voice
I want to fall into a deep sleep
The continually falling sadness changes into pure white snow
Through it all, I raised my head to the sky
Before this body disappears now, if my wish reaches you
Please hold me tight just once more

“mou ichido tsuyoku dakishimete…”

“Please hold me tight just once more…”

~~Gackt is such a hottie ^_^ V~~

1 Comment(s) - What do you think?  Posted by ZenkX - at 10:26 am

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