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29 May 2011 @ 15:31
Link List:

Earthquake: Survey on Disaster Information-Gathering Behaviour For those living in the Kantou region only, conducted by the International Center for Urban Safety Engineering.
LGBT: 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Award Winners
Kittehs: Cat and Kitten Hugging (via jukebox_hero)
Music: Metallica's Nothing Else Matters Slowed Down
Random: Man Dresses as Orca, Picks Up Garbage
Tokusatsu: Matsudaira Ken to appear in 3D Kamen Rider film

I saw Sweeney Todd on Friday night, starring Ichimura Masachika and Ootake Shinobu. The songs were all translated a little differently, for better or worse. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd, which was an instrumental in the film version, was literally translated and so the lyrics didn't really scan well. Later though, they managed to rhyme "Mrs Lovett's Meat Pie" with "Shurui ga ippai!" so all was forgiven. Meanwhile, they completely rewrote A Little Priest (probably the most humorous number) and the song worked much better in comparison.

The set was probably the biggest and most impressive I've seen, not to mention dangerous. They had an operational trapdoor/chute under the barber's chair and some pieces required the actors to run along moving sections of the set.

All in all, I really enjoyed it.

On Saturday night, I went to Machine Magic after a long hiatus. Psydoll premièred three new songs, but Nekoi hasn't decided on the titles yet. It's been a long time since I was at an event that wasn't smoke-free, so I felt a bit sick afterwards. Bizarrely, I got invited to the zoo by an artist I know best for his dressing up in a skin-tight rubber suit. And the bartender insisted I come in June to see an event featuring military-themed goth bands like 2BULLET and AkiraDeath.

Tokyo Dark Castle (Saturday, midnight until morning) and a Midnight Mess-related event (†S★M GARDEN†) are next week too. Sadly, I can't go to the latter as I have work on Saturday.
L.impressioniste on 29th May 2011 09:09 (UTC)
About Matsudaira Ken:

He added, “I took the offer so that I could use this opportunity to familiarize (children) with the historical drama ‘Abarenbo Shogun’. My own children were very happy about my appearance, and are waiting eagerly for this movie.”

Somehow this made me go kind of 'awwww' inside. And made me remember I need to catch up on OOO. :| SO FAR BEHIND.
Williamgenkischuldich on 29th May 2011 10:02 (UTC)
Truthfully, the reason that link is included is because I love 3D movies. I've only seen one 3D tokusatsu movie, but it was AWESOME. :P
L.impressioniste on 29th May 2011 10:57 (UTC)
I've actually never seen anything in 3D, as yet. I have the niggling fear that I'll be one of those people that gets wacky headaches since I have some pretty crappy vision problems.