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I spent the weekend downloading and watching Kis-My-ft2 clips trying to figure first if I'm going to like the group and second which member(s) will be my favorites. There is a shop pre-order, along with concert, and their debut single over at [livejournal.com profile] je_goods , so I wanted to find out who are I should be ordering or even if I should be :)  I actually was pleasantly surprise by the group and I have a feeling they will take Tegomass's second place position of my favorite JE groups.  Yes, I know I don't buy alot of Tegomass stuff, but I started liking them after they put out most of their single/albums except for Aoi Beach which isn't my fav single from them. 

My only complaint about the group is the same one I had about Kat-Tun before Jin left.  It's a seven member group, yet only two members end up lion share of the singing Fujigaya and Kitayama with Senga occasionally getting a few lines.  Why have a large group if you aren't going to use the members?  No they all can't have lines to sing in one song but that doesn't mean that different songs can use different pairings of members.  Yet almost all the clips I download have Fuijgaya and Kitayama as the main vocalists.  It irks me greatly since I became fond of all the members like I have with Kat-Tun.  I watched on clip where Tamamori sang briefly by himself and I loved his voice.  Maybe that will change after their debut or maybe I just wasn't downloading the right clips, at least that is what I'm hoping :)

I also found it surprising two of my favorite songs from them are slower more mellow songs of Smile and My Love.  Considering I like rock more than pop I thought that songs like Firebeat would be draw me but I ended up choosing two of the more JE like songs to adore :)  I have to admit I do enjoy Hair, 3-D Girl, and Firebeat, but I love the lyrics and gentleness of Smile and My Love even more.  I'm not even going to comment on Kis-my-calling that instantly reminded me of SMAP :P

I have to admit I was pretty lost trying to figure who was who on the non music clips where they mixed in other Jrs.  I have absolutely no clue about the Jrs even the popular ones so I was trying to figure out if they were part of Kis-my-Ft2 or not :D   Not to mention the members have changed over the years which didn't help.  I finally got the Kis members sort out even through the various looks although don't throw me one of their nicknames yet, or you'll lose me again.

And I'm sure people are going to gasp but Who is Koyama?  He cohost Shounen club with Nakamaru so I assume he is with a debut group and he does look familiar...  Yes I know I wouldn't be be able to pass a JE quizz, I'm pretty cluless outside of Kat-Tun

Also what is  going on with the skates?  I noticed them in the Kat-tun concerts as well. Is it a Jrs. thing or a Kiss-My-ft2 thing? I guess it is a unique thing about them but honestly I wouldn't miss them if they lost their skates after their debut.  I admit it amazed me watching Nikaido doing flips with them on, I don't know how he managed to practice that stun without breaking his head o_O  but I think skates = kids especially four wheel skates so I really wouldn't miss them.

As for who you'll probably see floating around this journal for members shop Nikaido is the top one for Kis-My-ft2, pretty much like Ueda for Kat-Tun.  I kind of miss that for HSJ since I don't have a definite fav among HSJ. You'll probably see alot of Senga and Kitayama as well.  With a few Tamamori and Miyata.  The rest probably not at all.  Ironic I bought Fujigaya concert set but after watching the clips he drop down to last position, although I don't dislike him.  I already order Nikaido's live shop set and them Nikaido/Senga/Kitayama offshot shop set, along with Nikaido and Senga individual single of Everybody go.  It's really going to suck if I don't like their debut song since I'll end up with 5 copies of the various editions, but I don't want to miss the chance of getting the individual singles since they aren't available at cdjapan and who knows how fast the LEs will go OOP.

No Kat-Tun shops this time around, mainly because sets of any of the pvs for the members are around $80 and I always buy complete sets.  There are a few things like D's LE single that I want to pick up this month along with updating my virus protection.  I'm done buying White but I'm still eying Ultimate Wheels Kame/Koki longingly.  Of course by the time the next preorder rolls I'll probably be buying their next shop sets for Runaway. 

As for subbing I'm off the next four days since I took a vacation day for my birthday tomorrow, or maybe today in a few more minute.  So I'm hoping to get a little more done than usual. Masquerade the normal version ,that has been a pain in the butt, is finally encoded and uploading.  WB has a pretty tight lock down on the PV and I ended up having to find two different files since the first one wouldn't encode right.  D=Out's Pchepychedilico is encoding right now.  I was going to work on Tackey&Tsubasa's other PV from their album that I had a request for next but not now.  I like some of T&T but not their latest PVs at least no a lot. Since s it is my birthday I want to work on something I'm going to enjoy for myself instead of request for someone else.  After tomorrow I can work on T&T stuff :)

I'm also scanning the latest issue of Arena37A with Gackt.  I've actually finished Gackt's page now only 47 more to go a various groups that interest me.  Yamapi and HSJ are in this issue along with Sug, The Kiddie, Vivid, The Gazette, TMR, and a few more I've forgotten about :)  It's actually less time consuming to scan mags but more of a bother since the scanning takes less time so I have to stop what I'm doing to turn pages sooner than when I'm doing shops.

I'm still crying over Gackt's buzz-cut :(  I admit after looking at the Arena spread the no hair look really brings out the beauty of Gackt's face but ....  EEwww I just DO NOT like buzz-cut, I love long hair.  It is the first way to get my attention  I love Gackt in Moonchild partly because of that long hair.  Looking at his new look did remind me of one of my co-workers looking at one of Diablos's clearfiles asked me if Gackt was a woman :P  He really does have an almost pretty look to him, that is really emphasized now. I'm really hoping first that he will grow it back out, and secondly that he will release a few more singles.  I only had one last year, I'm hoping that isn't the new trend.  I would really like to see some new songs by Gackt that aren't remixes.

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Date: 2011-07-12 06:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kazeyu.livejournal.com
happy birth day btw, im saying it before i forget to say it ^^

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Date: 2011-07-12 07:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberssubs.livejournal.com
Thank you :)

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Date: 2011-07-12 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yararanger.livejournal.com
lately it's actually Kitayama, Fujigaya and Tamamori who take the lead 3 roles, with Senga having a little every once in a while. kisumai fans aren't really fond of the division either, but the fans I know are better about supporting all 7 instead of just one or two. Senga is best at dance, along with Nikaido; Yokoo is best at skating with Miyata also succeeding in both areas. Miyata is lovely♥ They all are. I like M-Y-S-2 more than Ki/F/T but out of the lead 3 I like Fujigaya ('Taipi') best.

I love Smile and My Love ♥ I listen to them a lot :3 I felt the same as you, that Fire Beat and Hair would be my favourites, but I love the softer songs a lot - Inori and Ame are also nice ones ♥

Koyama is a member of NEWS :D And the roller skates is a Kis-My-Ft2 thing, since they were originally modelled as a unit echoing Hikaru Genji. Kisumai have only changed members a couple of times in the years since their formation - the most likely times you will see an unfamiliar face will be when you see Iida (Iida Kyouhei) who was the "i" before he left to focus on his studies and Kitayama took the 'i' from Kis-My-Ft2 into his "Ki" in 2008.

Have a happy birthday! *hugs* It's nice to read a post from you ^^ *hugs again*

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Date: 2011-07-12 07:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberssubs.livejournal.com
Thank you for all the information, it helps to clear thing up some. When I was reading the profile over at Endless Road I actually thought Miyata might actually become my favorite but I ended up enjoying some of the other members a little more. Actually from what I've seen he really reminds me of Junno from Kat-Tun who I like as well. Actually Kis-My-Ft2 is the first group besides Kat-Tun in both JE, and outside of JE, that I really love all the members of the group. But with 7 in the group it really will be hard to buy all stuff from all of them.

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Date: 2011-07-12 11:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mrstaguchi100.livejournal.com
...i used to like kisumai just a little bit but now fujigaya and kitayama's faces just annoy me LOL especially how they're like plastered all over every freaking magazine i see here. ugh, is it so hard to get a mag with kat-tun as the poster now that kisumai are debuting! ><' and how old are they? like 25 already? that gives them pretty much five years to shine. even if i don't like them i think johnny-san is being a bit unfair... they're not really hot stuff (as in popularity) and they haven't done anything special like break records and/or amass tons of screaming fans (eg. kat-tun, news, hsj smap etc) and they're not young enough to slowly get popular like arashi so i wonder how they'll end up.

and Everybody Go sounds like a b-side to a single.

i'll follow them for a bit since they did kat-tun's backdancing for a bit and if fujigaya still can't impress me, i think i won't bother much more.

after all, releasing the debut single a week after kat-tun got them on my black list LOL.

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Date: 2011-07-12 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberssubs.livejournal.com
I was a little irked at their debut coming right on the heels of Kat-Tun's release. I would assume that many Kat-Tun fans are Kis-My-ft2 fans. With it being a debut am sure some fans will don't have a lot of money will chose the debut since it has a more special meaning being the 1st single. Kat-Tun is had enough problems with Jin leaving, without having a release with the same taget audience following right behind them.

I think Kitamaya is the oldest at 25 and Senga the youngest at 20, but I prefer an little bit older group to debut. And although I'll apologize to any die hard Kis-My-ft2 fans but I'm hoping that their debut isn't supper huge, like Kat-Tun's was. I would like Kat-Tun to be the group know for a super huge debut and not have their koheis eclipse them.

I don't think any of the already formed Jrs. groups have done any better than Kis-My-FT2 but then again I don't follow them so I'm the last person to know. I would imagine like you said their age is get above the teens so Johnny had to either debut them or scrap the group. It looks like they have put a great deal of effort into the group giving them a lot of songs, having them perform at their sempai's concerts, and having them in other projects just to scrap them. And with their debut just around the corner I'm not surprised that Fuigaya and Kitayama are on everything that doesn't move :D They're pretty much the face of the group like Kame and Jin were so they are everywhere trying to get people that don't follow Jrs aware of them. I imagine by the end of the year that will die down, and we will return to our normal JE mix on magazines.

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Date: 2011-07-12 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leia22.livejournal.com
ooooo, have a wonderful birthday!

I was going to tell you who Koyama was but I see someone already did that. As for Kis-my-ft2 I'm not too sure I like them so much, but they're defnitely cute, and I believe at this moment Tamamori is is my fav.

Once again Otanjoubi Omedetou!

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Date: 2011-07-12 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberssubs.livejournal.com
Thank you :) I actually keep wavering between Tamamori and Kitayam for thrid place in my list. I love Tamamori's voice a lot, I just haven't seen a lot of him yet :)

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Date: 2011-07-12 02:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] misfitmisfit.livejournal.com
I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday~~ ^^

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Date: 2011-07-12 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberssubs.livejournal.com
Thank you :)

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Date: 2011-07-12 03:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ichigohaatsu
Koyama is NEWS!!! With Yamashita Tomohisa?

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Date: 2011-07-12 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] amberssubs.livejournal.com
I thought he either had to be with NEWS or Kanjani8 :) I love Tegomass and I like Yamashita but I've never been get into NEWS. The closest I came was a grudging like of the unplugged songs on their last album. I tend to know JE members that frequent J-Dramas more than anything else and I don't think I've seen Koyama in a lot.

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