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15 January 2006 @ 19:08
It's not meant to be like this. I'm meant to get here and realise that not only is Japan not paved with anime and J rockers, but that it's difficult to make oneself understood and that daily life is excruciatingly tough.

So, let me tell you how I walked out of work today and found myself watching a acoustic mini-live by an indie duo called Hinata.

As I was walking to the train station, I saw a small crowd of people jumping up and down to a pretty good song and I went to investigate. Even though they had only acoustic guitars and no sound equipment, they sounded great!

One of their friends came up and handed me a flier and we talked for a bit. The next song came on and they harmonised really well. I think I'll look into going to one of their concerts, since they've got a few lives coming up, including ones at Shibuya O-East and Heaven's Rock, not to mention one at Oomiya on Wednesday (which I could actually go to, since it's my day off...).

Anyway, I liked them, so it never occurred to me not to walk up to them and start chatting.

I wanted to buy the CD but I couldn't because I hadn't got in line fast enough, so I said hello instead. We chatted for a bit and they grinned when I said it was fun! They said sorry (in English!) for not having enough CDs and I said thank you for the live. And then both of them shook my hand. I walked off with a grin...!

...And back to Tennis no Oujisama Crystal Drive! I kinda unlocked long-hair variant Shishido. Having played a singles match using Shishido and with Atobe as the coach, I didn't get any new characters. BUT, there is now a 'long-hair wig' for sale in the shop for five million points... :P

Also, for what it's worth, if you play Atobe versus Tezuka and Tezuka loses, he clutches his little pixel shoulder in agony... o_o

Enough with the DS game talk, huh? :P
Sharon: Paradise Kiss Miwakosharona1x2 on 15th January 2006 09:04 (UTC)
The outdoor concert sounds like it was a lot of fun. I hope you'll eventually be able to get a CD from them.
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th January 2006 11:01 (UTC)
It actually comes out in two days time, but if I had to choose between chatting to the band/a handshake and a signed copy, I'd choose the chat. ^_^
Mewgokumew2 on 15th January 2006 14:25 (UTC)
Yay for mini live. =.3 Maybe they'll make it real big one of these days! You'd be able to say you saw them before that, hehe.

LoL! pixel!arm grab must be funny. X.D
I wanna play Crystal Drive toooooo~~~ If only for the fact that Suwabe himself is in the CM for the game. X.DDD
Williamgenkischuldich on 16th January 2006 11:03 (UTC)
They've already made it to some of the indie magazines like Arena 37c and Oricon Style. They're also about to make some TV appearences. But you're right, that'd be kinda cool! :P I always regret not having seen Arashi when I got the chance because they didn't entirely sell out of tickets way back when...

I bet it would be easy to get the ROM. Have you looked?
Mewgokumew2 on 16th January 2006 13:57 (UTC)
Ahh, so they're on their way, eh? .^^ That's good.

And nope, I haven't looked for ROMs yet. I probably wouldn't have time to play but I'd get it if I just came across it.