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I stayed up two nights in a row to see the specials that Seto Koji was in.  I had somehow missed that both of them were three hours long! Oh my goodness! It's one thing to stay up until 3 am, and another thing to stay awake until 6 am! Good thing 輪廻の雨 is coming on when I only have to make sure to wake up in time!

Was it worth it? )
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I stayed up two nights in a row to see the specials that Seto Koji was in.  I had somehow missed that both of them were three hours long! Oh my goodness! It's one thing to stay up until 3 am, and another thing to stay awake until 6 am! Good thing 輪廻の雨 is coming on when I only have to make sure to wake up in time!

Was it worth it? )

Otomen 7

Sep. 20th, 2009 12:16 pm
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I watched Otomen 7 via Keyhole yesterday. My first time watching an entire show on Keyhole! 

OK, the picture was
tiny and sometimes badly pixelated and the sound was off by a second, but it wasn't so bad I couldn't see Okada Masaki squeal like a little girl over and over and over again. And Asuka's dad shows up and demonstrates that he is familiar with bad Billy Joel songs. The main theme of the episode was honesty (in case you weren't clear about that, the Billy Joel lyric spells it out), with Asuka, his dad, Tonomine, and Juta all desperately hiding who they really are--Asuka and Tonomine from Ariake, Juta from Asuka and from his fans, and Asuka's dad from Asuka. There may have been more character pretense involved, but if so, it was conveyed strictly in dialogue, which I can't yet follow. Oh, fluency! Come quickly!

Keyhole TV is interesting, since you not only see the show, but also all the ads. I know this is a late night program in Japan, but the target audience is surely teenagers. The advertising spots, though, were notable for the beer ads. In the US, alcohol is allowed to be advertised under stringent conditions, which would mean, not during shows aimed at minors and no one is ever allowed to actually be seen drinking the product being hawked. With all our restrictions, we still have a significant under-age drinking problem, though. What about Japan? I'm guessing they don't, or else they wouldn't allow such ads.

The other interesting, but expected, ads were for cosmetics and toiletries for both men and women. I
 loved the one of the plain-looking guy who washes his face with some sort of foam and instantly becomes an ikemen, flowing locks and beautiful features. It was so ludicrous! 





Otomen 7

Sep. 20th, 2009 12:16 pm
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I watched Otomen 7 via Keyhole yesterday. My first time watching an entire show on Keyhole! 

OK, the picture was
tiny and sometimes badly pixelated and the sound was off by a second, but it wasn't so bad I couldn't see Okada Masaki squeal like a little girl over and over and over again. And Asuka's dad shows up and demonstrates that he is familiar with bad Billy Joel songs. The main theme of the episode was honesty (in case you weren't clear about that, the Billy Joel lyric spells it out), with Asuka, his dad, Tonomine, and Juta all desperately hiding who they really are--Asuka and Tonomine from Ariake, Juta from Asuka and from his fans, and Asuka's dad from Asuka. There may have been more character pretense involved, but if so, it was conveyed strictly in dialogue, which I can't yet follow. Oh, fluency! Come quickly!

Keyhole TV is interesting, since you not only see the show, but also all the ads. I know this is a late night program in Japan, but the target audience is surely teenagers. The advertising spots, though, were notable for the beer ads. In the US, alcohol is allowed to be advertised under stringent conditions, which would mean, not during shows aimed at minors and no one is ever allowed to actually be seen drinking the product being hawked. With all our restrictions, we still have a significant under-age drinking problem, though. What about Japan? I'm guessing they don't, or else they wouldn't allow such ads.

The other interesting, but expected, ads were for cosmetics and toiletries for both men and women. I
 loved the one of the plain-looking guy who washes his face with some sort of foam and instantly becomes an ikemen, flowing locks and beautiful features. It was so ludicrous! 





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