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J-Movie: Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
If Naomi had picked tails, she would have won the coin toss. She wouldn’t have had to go back for the yearbook camera, and she wouldn’t have hit her head on the steps. She wouldn’t have woken up in an ambulance with amnesia. She certainly would have remembered her boyfriend, Ace. She might even have remembered why she fell in love with him in the first place. She would understand why her best friend, Mirai, keeps calling her “Chief.” She’d know about her mom’s new family. She’d know about her dad’s fiancée. She never would have met Yuji, the boy with the questionable past and the even fuzzier future, who tells her he once wanted to kiss her. She wouldn’t have wanted to kiss him back. But Naomi picked heads. Based on a book of the same name by Gabrielle Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac is a quaint, confusing, but beautiful film starring some of my favorite Japanese actors! Maki Horikita - Naomi Sukuse Yuya Tegoshi - Mirai Hasegawa Kenichi Matsuyama - Yuji Miwa Anton Yelchin - Ace Zuckerman Emma Roberts - Alice Leeds The soundtrack is also AWESOME. (you can listen to the whole soundtrack here) I'm pretty sure the first time I watched this, I was staying up all night because I couldn't sleep. I was probably emotionally and physically tired and this movie just hit me like a ton of bricks. It really helped me out. *sorry don't have subs for the trailer ㅠㅠ* I haven't read the book, but it's on my list! Has anyone else seen this or want to watch it?
Why Don't Idol Groups Work In America?
In Japan and Korea, idols are a huge deal. The fandoms surrounding idols and idol groups are massive, with a ton of merch, lingo, events, etc surrounding the entertainers. So why isn't that happening in America? The UK tried it out with One Direction and we have a few girl groups like Fifth Harmony and Little Mix, but for the most part the classic pop group ensemble faded away in the early 2000s. Here are a few reasons why it might not work: I'm not saying either opinion is correct - just stating how the general public views celebrities in America vs Korea/Japan. I'm not an expert on either so please share your opinions as well! 1. The Concept of Being An Idol Sure, celebrities in the US know that they are role models, but do they really take this as their job?! In Japan and Korea, a single slip up can mean public humiliation (such as when an AKB48 member had a boyfriend - she had to shave her head as an apology) while in America celebrities insist on their personal rights to do whatever they want. In their opinion, just because you're a celebrity doesn't mean you aren't allowed a personal life. They should be able to be in the lime light but also have a lot of personal life that shouldn't be judged by the public, In Japan/Korea, every aspect of an entertainers life is analyzed and people know that is just part of the job. You must be a model citizen at all times and any bad behaviour (whether its on or off camera) is bad for your company, your career, and your fans. 2. Company Loyalty In America, we know the big companies like Warner, Sony, etc, but we rarely pay attention to what label each artist is on. And even if they're on the same label they don't really work together so its hard for fans to be loyal to one company. The closest I think we can get to that is waaay back with Motown Records or more recently the bands that came out on Fueled By Ramen. Smaller hip hop labels still keep this group style too! We could actually see the connection the artists had on those labels and could support the label as well as the artists. Now in Korea, we all know that companies are a big deal. YG Family, JYP, Cube, SM, etc. They do things together like concerts, Christmas songs, etc. We are able to anticipate the company's new project or collaboration. It's easier for the fans to get hyped over multiple groups at once. 3. Pre-Packaged In America, bands are usually put together by the band members. Whether they start in a garage or they put up flyers to find members, it is the band that forms first, then the label that signs them. In Korea and Japan however, we have a TON of trainees all hoping to be perfectly placed in a group. Think of the show Produce! Perfect example of prepackaging :) One Direction is an example of that happening where the boys were somewhat put together by a label, but musical and personality differences got in the way :/ 4. Training Idols train a LOT. Sure, in America entertainers practice, train, get vocal lessons, learn new instruments, get prepped for interviews etc but they are not forced to practice for 12 hours a day. Living in dorms without cell phones or internet, being forced to learn languages, dances, public speaking, etc - its totally normal in the idol world. Because of this, idols should be pretty prepared for anything. I'm not so sure American entertainers would be up for this style of training. Can you think of other reasons why the "idol" style of the music industry doesn't work in America?
Pixar changed multiple scenes in 'Inside Out' to cater to International Audiences
What you see depends on the country you live in. If you walk into a movie theater somewhere else in the world, Pixar's 'Inside Out' may look a little different from the American version you saw back at home. From the food to the sports to the cultural mannerisms, some things are slightly different. Pixar created 28 graphics for 45 uniquely different shots to be inserted for local audiences. So far Pixar has made over $553 million to date spanning multiple countries across the world. Director Pete Docter said they wanted the film to remain complex and emotional while making sense with the foreign audience's culture. Sometimes Pixar films aren't strictly perfect domestically so they make some tweaks to create the best product. This isn't the first company to change it's movie for a foreign audience. Marvel with "Iron Man 3" added scenes for Chinese audiences to incorporate Gu Li Duo, a popular Chinese milk drink, and a scene where Iron Man is saved by a famous Chinese character. In Adam Sandler's "Pixels", a scene was taken out so that Chinese audiences would not see the Great Wall of China destroyed. As you can see, your country has a huge influence. Doctor said for 'Inside Out', “We learned that some of our content wouldn’t make sense in other countries. For example, in Japan, broccoli is not considered gross. Kids love it. So we asked them, ‘What’s gross to you?’ They said green bell peppers, so we remodeled and reanimated three separate scenes replacing our broccoli with green peppers.” In this scene, Riley's dad is having a hard time getting her to eat broccoli. She squirms and turns away in disgust as he continuously attempts to have her eat it. In the United States, it is a normal thing for a child to dislike broccoli. But in Japan, broccoli is substituted by bell peppers since Japanese children think those are gross instead. That slight cultural difference changed an entire scene in the film to be more relatable and to evoke EMOTION. Though Hockey is traditionally a Canadian pastime, Hockey is still largely popular in the northern parts of the United States such as US state, Minnesota. Hockey is still just as American for many people however most of the world isn't exposed to hockey frequently which is why Pixar changed it to soccer. Soccer is the world's most popular sport. Docter also mentioned,“We offered a version with soccer instead of hockey since soccer is huge in so many parts of the world. But some countries that are into soccer actually decided to stick with hockey since the characters in the movie are from Minnesota and it makes sense that they’d be hockey fans.” Did you know that even how we read words is different in various parts of the world? Well Pixar took note of that being noted by Docter, "Bing Bong reads a sign in the film to Joy and Sadness. He points at the letters, D-A-N-G-E-R, saying ‘it’s a shortcut.’ Not only did we translate the sign, but we even went so far as to reanimate Bing Bong so that he points to the letters from right to left, instead of left to right to accommodate certain languages.” Do you think it's necessary to change a movie for a foreign audience?
Idols who have dated foreigners
Your girl Em here bringing you just a few Idols who are or have been in an international relationship. Personally these are my favorite for the simple reason that it gives us all hope lol. Media Monsters Squad CEO: @amobts Media Monsters Team: @Qilin94 @KokoroNoTakara @Helixx @Thekreviewer @nimm14 Monster Bloggers: @PrettieeEmm @SimplyAwkward @BBxGD @VeronicaArtino @CynthiaForeman Executive Media Team @stevieq @SarahVanDorn None of these images or videos belong to Media Monsters Writer @PrettieeEmm, Monster Blogger Beenzino and Stefanie Michova Probably the most known international couple. Korean rapper Beenzino and German model Stefanie Michova, who've starred on Big Bang G-Dragon and Taeyang's music video Good Boy, Have been dating for a while. Beenzino says he had learned to speak English when he lived in New Zealand. Beenzino said on conversing with Stefanie, "We speak in English, but try to learn each other's language and mix them in conversations. G-Dragon and Kiko Mizuhara Big Bang's G-Dragon and Japanese American model and actress Kiko Mizuhara reportedly broke up since, but people have speculated that their romance is still going strong. Throughout their five-year-long relationship they have never truly confirmed their relationship.. CL and Ash Stymest Not gonna lie this I most recently heard about at the CL concert. 2NE1's CL and British Model Ash Stymest Ash Stymest was in 2NE1's 2014 MV "GOTTA BE YOU" and is known to have maintained an ongoing friendship with CL, but many speculate that they had been more than friends. Ash Stymest can be seen with a tattoo on his wrist that says 'Lee Chae Rin' (CL's Korean name) in hangul Media Monsters Taglist Come join us A: @AaliyahNewbell @AshleiRyals B: @BTSxEXO @Bangtanss C: @CandyApple22 D: @deeeDUH E: @EvilGenius @EmilyGardner F: @FalseLove @Foxxyjinxx J: @JessyRay19 @jungkooknovieka @jimin21abs @JohnEvans @JasmineGregory K: @kouvarisb @KassiIverson @kimchikpop @KwonOfAKind L: @LadyL @Leolaring M: @Mightymuffin @merryjayne13 @mbg3t @mycreativename @MelissaGarza @mrsax2018 @MorganAlys N:@nimm14 @normabm7 P: @PierceHorizon R:@requiem101 S: @simpsonsamantha V: @Vay754 @VIPFreak2NE1 Z: @ZakariahForbes @ZoilaObregon DO NOT COPY TAGLIST If you want to be removed please message us and we will untag you! If you want to be added comment below! BO$$E$ Squad: @MarrickeJ33 @DayDaySMDC @BBxGD @PrettieeEmm @aaliyahnewbell @FromBlue2U @QueenPandaBunny . Won&Only Squad: @DayDaySMDC @BBxGD @PrettieeEmm @MaelstromVIP @MarrickeJ33 @starbell808 @MelissaGarza @Namjoonsbutt @SashaKmseoul . Monsta Mod Team: @xxchicharitoxx @IsoldaPazo @chankyunslays @Baekyeol27 @resavalencia @PrettieeEmm @MonAnnahiX .
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Behind the Characters: Daisuke Ono
Bio: Name: Daisuke Ono Native Name : 小野 大輔 Born: May 4,1978 Age: 39 Height: 175 (5ft 9in) Place: Sakawa, Takaoka District, Kochi Prefecture. Japan Graduated: Nihon University Occupation: Voice Actor Year: 2001-Present Awards: won the 4th and 9th Seiyu awards for best voice actor for roles as > Sebastian Michaelis (Black butler) > Jotaro Kujo (Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: Stardust Crusaders) > Jyushimatsu (Osomatsu-san) and Won best personalities with > Erwin smith (Attack on titan) > Shizuo Heiwajima (Durarara) and > Midorima Shintaro (Kuroko no basket) He hosts a radio show called "Dear Girl Stories" along with fellow va Hiroshi Kamiya and you can mostly find the rest of his work on his website Character songs: Sebastian https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XatYDQUOWWY Shizuo Heiwajima https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1R_LfUEP8g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sDchbUv5zY Midorima https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0KZoBLuxCg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uCd8jVleB4 Bonus : here is his music video(s) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abgTSnsW_gU Delight and Kiss Kiss Kiss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wc-dAEub5k8 So what are your favorite characters by him? Is he your favorite voice actor? Leave a comment down below and I will see you guys for the next week on Behind the characters! The AMS Squad @BBxGD @QueenPandaBunny @WinKonVIP @awkwardjazzy @MelissaGarza @SimplyAwkward @amobts The supernova taglist @ESwee @MissMinYoongi @JacquelineTakas @sukkyongwanser @stsmarlene A. @Arnelli @AsilaYoung @AidenMalinowski @AloraGrimm @axel47982 @Animaniafreak @AnimeDragon @AustinThurston @ALEXCAMACHO @amberg16 @alliepetey @AshCrimson B. @BlackDragon88 @begone @BlackoutZJ @brnsime69 @bud113 @BND737 @BryceTerao @blackirishawk C. @ChrisSantiago @CourtneyDoose @ChienWeiHuang @ChangoLeon @crimsonsasuke @Captpeter D. @DaiGakuSei @DaequanLewis @DEEZYanFRIENDZ @Dlopez0311113 @DestineeLiu @DantaeVereen @deathkittenz97 @devinrohers E. @ErikFrausto @EstefanOlivares @ElizabethCaaman @ErnestoSalgado @EvilGenius @Eli20 F. @f8lessdawg @Furutsu @Fedplz G. @gildas H. @hikaymm @HeidyAgramonte @HiwaRasul @havic I. @IRISHVIXIONVah J. @just4cheeky @jevonlowery @jdude237 @JeremyGilmore @JamalWallace @JoseLuisRobles @JazziJay @jacobhathaway @jjbosy @JasminMartinez K. @KarouKuroo @KennethHansen @Kirik @KaylanMadorri @KurosakiJess @KenonWilliams @KarkittyOtaku @KaneMau @KellyOConnor L. @LadyL @LadyLuna @LateefMolette @LizaNightshade @LittleHorn @LeaEsterline @LuffyNewman @Lunawolf129 @lovelywhite13 @lushisushi @LemonLassie M. @MichelleIbarra @MichaelPeltier @MaryMcCOmbs @MissAguria @MadAndrea @MaigdlinS @MichealCochran @MorghanPorter @MahoganyArnold @MTEverest @Mcboss @MajahnNelson @MaddyScoop @martinsebastian @mikeystumbo N. @NyghtOwl @NikolasSatterwh @natsudragneel03 @noWaifuNoLaifu O. @OtakuDemon10 P. @Priscillasdoor @pandalyn @P1B2Bear Q. R. @rpat1500 @RachelMacy @Reaperg15 @raditorchillt @RobertWhite S. @ShaneGerahty @SSJ4Vgeta1986 @SydneyKindberg @Stoney @StevenFlicks @Sharia @ScottGardner @SeanVigi @Shad0wrunner @samihudson @ShinoYuki T. @tbell2 @TroyxAkashi @tianadau2002 @TurtleyTurtles @TanaeaHarper @TracyLynnn @TheAnimeGod @templar0122 @TerraToyaSi U. V. @VeronicaArtino W. X. @XavierLopez Y. Z. @ziggyb113 @ZephyrBlaze