Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A poll!

With a week having passed since GAGAGA was released, I thought this might be fun. :D  What's your favorite song from the GAGAGA single?  Is it the elbow-y "GAGAGA"?  The earnest "Kodoku na Runner"?  The spy chic "Eros no Trigger"?  Or, is it the stocking ripping "Sado he Wataru"?  Let me know in the poll that you can find in the sidebar!  The poll will be open for one week, ending at 2:00 PM (PST) on Tuesday/7:00 AM on Wednesday (JST).

I'll try to come up with more polls in the future if you all like this. :D

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sado he Wataru translation

And here's Undergirls B with Sado he Wataru!  Personally, I like this one better than Eros no Trigger (although I like both songs).  This one has more cultural references in it, so when one pops up for the first time, I've included a link to a relevant Wikipedia article so you can read more about it.  I think this is generally better than me including a long-winded explanation. XD

Eros no Trigger translation

I finally found lyrics for these, so here are the translations for the two Undergirls songs found on the GAGAGA single!  Of course I've already translated GAGAGA, and the other b-side, Kodoku na Runner, is a stage song so it's already been translated.  I'll post Sado he Wataru's translation in a few minutes as well. :D

Anyway, here we go!

Yet another GAGAGA Oricon update!

After hanging steady at #4 for two days, the girls have dropped to #5 for the last two days.  We only have a few days left before we find out how much they sold and what rank they got this week.  Let's keep supporting them through the rest of this week and through the weeks to come! :D

Thursday, November 25, 2010

GAGAGA Oricon update!

For those in the US, Happy Thanksgiving!  For everyone else, Happy Thursday. XD

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday, but after GAGAGA took #1 on the first day, it's been at #4 the past few days.  Unfortunately, we don't know how much it's sold because Oricon only posts numbers for the first three spots.  However, we can say that it's sold under 14,618 and under 9533 on Tuesday and Wednesday's charts.

Even though they've slipped a little, their position has remained steady so far.  Let's hope they have a good rest of the week!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Oricon update!

Time has flown, and GAGAGA has finally been released.  Oricon posted the daily numbers and...


I didn't think I was going to cry, but... ;________; 

Seriously, go check it out for yourself, here: http://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/

I'll continue to keep you updated every day with updated rankings and numbers.  Remember, go buy GAGAGA if you haven't yet (and even if you can't now, do it when you can).

Friday, November 12, 2010

SDN48 GAGAGA translation

Well, first... I have to confess that I don't really speak Korean at all.  So I threw those parts into a (Japanese) Korean -> Japanese translator to try and make some sense of them.  If anyone wants to contribute a better translation of those parts, please do.  I've left the Korean in parenthesis for that purpose, but I'll take it out if/once a more accurate translation appears.

EDIT: I fixed it now with some help from a Yahoo news article. XD  But I could still use help with the Korean, so go ahead and leave me a comment if you can help!

EDIT #2: Fixed the first part of the Korean with help from a Japanese translation of the lyrics displayed during their performance on PON!, but could still use help with the second part!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Coming soon: SDN to finally not be 18-only

As some of you (or most of you) are aware, during the "Surprise wa Arimasen!" concert this past July, Nontii made an announcement: SDN48 shows will drop the 18+ restriction, without toning down (much?) of the content.  And a few days ago, in the AKB48 official blog, Theater Manager Togasaki said the words that (lead up to the words that) we've all been waiting for:

They're going to make an announcement about the date that the change will take place shortly.

Why does this matter for overseas fans since we can't really go to the theater anyway?  It means we might (*fingers crossed*) actually get to see LODs of the Yuuwaku no Garter stage.  If nothing else, it means more exposure for SDN since younger fans (like those who might have been fans of the original AKB/SKE members who were transferred into SDN) can go see their oshimen again.

(Source for the announcement about the announcement: http://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-10702838558.html)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Just a quick update

Hiiiiiiiiiiiii guys. XD

So I realize there's been a lot going on (more TV shows, Suppon no Onnatachi's reformatting, previews for Eros no Trigger and Sado he Wataru) but unfortunately grad school is eating my life right now.  I literally have a huge project due every week from now until the end of the month, so I haven't had a lot of time to focus on updating (including posting about November birthdays, unfortunately).

So stay tuned, and I'll hopefully be able to come back with some amazing stuff closer to GAGAGA's release!