Here’s my top 30 PVs about anything winter (xmas, snow etc.). I based my rank on the PV as well as the actual song.
You can also check out last year’s Winter PV TopChart, it has a completely different set of winter PVs.
Sit back and ENJOY!(^_^)
I've decided to create a header image for the winter holidays. I hope everyone likes it! (^_^)
From now on, I hope to create different headers during special days...I guess the next time that I'll change the header image is during valentine's day...so stay tuned!
Alternative Title: アテンションプリーズ
Genre: Romance, comedy
Broadcast: Jan. 2007
Ueto Aya as Misaki Yoko
Nishikido Ryo as Nakahara Shota
Now that Misaki Yoko has passed her basic flight attendant training, she begins her training for international flights. As part of her training, she is assigned to a flight to Honolulu, Hawaii.
I wasn’t pleased with the original series, so I wasn’t expecting a lot from the special. But to my surprise, the special was a lot worse than I imagined. The number one thing that ruined the special was definitely the story. It was the most lame, cheesy and downright boring mix of story elements I’ve ever seen in any drama or drama special. The first 45 minutes had absolutely no story, just a bunch of training sessions and Yoko serving people on the plane. It’s not until an hour into the special that a story starts to develop, but it’s just a very lame and predictable romance story involving some hula dancer. The conflict of the story is quickly resolved in 30 minutes and then you realize that you’ve wasted 1.5 hours of your time.
The series was supposed to be a comedy, but it really wasn’t. Same with the special, it tries really hard to be funny, but there was nothing that made me laugh (other than how lame the romance story was). In addition, I hoped that the special would finish off the romance subplot from the original series involving Misaki Yoko, but in my opinion, it didn’t. Overall, like the series, the special doesn’t focus on one genre. It tries to be many different genres and doesn’t excel at any of them.
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As some of you have noticed, a couple of videos in my TopChart posts are “broken”. They were removed by the user or by the video hosting site.
I’m now happy to announce that I’ve replaced all “broken” videos with new ones. You can now fully enjoy every TopChart!
Here’s a complete list of all the TopCharts I’ve posted (starting from the oldest):
Today’s the day. The Keizou Journal has now been in operation for one year! As part of the anniversary, I’ve already made two major changes. One is the change to the Featured Artists posts and the other was the introduction of Anime movie reviews.
Be sure to stay tuned! In the coming I plan on making some major changes. One of them is so significant, that I’ve been working on it for a few weeks (you can try to guess what it is).
UPDATE: New Layout and Design, codename: Graphite
- June 19, 2008
Well, here’s the big surprise: a revamp of the layout and design of The Keizou Journal. I’ve been tirelessly working on it for a few weeks and I FINALLY completed it today, after overcoming a couple of issues. I had to temporarily cut off access to The Keizou Journal so that I was able to implement the changes.
I wanted the new template to make TheKJ more readable. Therefore, I decided to make a template with dark backgrounds and light text so that reading the blog is easier on the eyes. I also tried to make navigating the site a bit easier.
Even though the design is finalize, I’ll still be making some minor changes over the next few days.
Anyways, I hope everyone enjoys this new design. It would be much appreciated if you vote in the poll and post any comments/suggestions you might have. Thanks! (^_^)
Also, I thought it would be nice to give my templates codenames, so this new one is called Graphite and the previous is known as Rounds.
Note: My second major change to The Keizou Journal is a revamp of my Featured Artist posts. I’ve decided to include a PV, pictures and a brief bio in one embed. This allows you to listen/watch a PV, view photos and read a bio of the artist at ONE time(!)
Alternative Titles: 秒速５センチメートル, Byosoku Go Senchimetoru
Genre: Romance, Drama
Release Date: Mar. 3, 2007
Tono Takaki and Shinohara Akari are close friends who become separated after graduating from high school because of their families moving. They keep in touch with each other through letter mail, but they’re afraid that they’ll never see each other again. One day, Tono decides to visit Akira.
5 Centimetres per Second is definitely one anime movie I’ll never forget. I initially had high expectations for the film and they were almost exceeded. In my opinion, the strongest part of this movie was the animation. Saying that the animation quality was breathtaking would be an understatement. I thought the animation was so well done, it was beyond breathtaking. Everything was just extremely detailed and flashy. Even minor things like the main character’s watch and packages in a convenience store are drawn with so much detail that it looks like the real thing.
As you might have guessed, the story isn’t one of its strong points. The story isn’t very original and it’s a fairly simple slice of life story. However, the way that the story is told is the strong point. The story is told mainly using the thoughts of the main characters. In other words, what they were thinking of during each scene. This way of presenting the story makes every line of speech very poetic and touching. Overall, it gives added value to the simple story.
The only part of 5 Centimetres per Second that I disliked was the last 5 minutes. These last 5 minutes contains a montage of several different scenes. The montage was nice to see, however, the problem with it was that some of the scenes were flashbacks, while some where completely new. The new scenes cause you to desperately want to see what happened to lead up to that scene. However, the only thing you can do is guess what happened. I thought they should have eliminated the montage and added another 30 minutes to the movie to clarify some of these parts.
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Like I’ve announced before, on the 18th of June, The Keizou Journal will be in operation for one year, yay~(ノ^_^)ノ. Therefore, I’m starting to make some major announcements.
My first major announcement is that I’ll be starting to review anime movies. I made this decision because I’ve watched a few anime movies lately that I thought would be fun to review. However, the number of anime movies I’ll review will be very limited since I don’t watch them often. Also, I’m placing restrictions on what anime movies I can review.
I won’t be reviewing anime movies based on an existing anime series, including adaptations, sequels and prequels. For example, I won’t be reviewing the Naruto or Bleach movies because they’re based on an anime series. Everything else, I can review.
Stay tuned for my first anime movie review, which I’m close to completing.
As you know, I haven't posted for a while now (a little more than a month) because I've been quite busy with university exams. However, I recently finished my exams so stay tuned to The Keizou Journal as I now have four months of summer break! Expect many more posts for the weeks to come. (I'm actually working on three new posts as I post this message). Also, The Keizou Journal will be turning one year old on June 18, so I'll be trying to do something special. (^_^)v
I recently browsed through all the J-dramas that are currently-airing for the winter season (Jan.-Mar.) and I was just overwhelmed by the number of dramas that seem like they're worth watching. Therefore, I thought it would be interested to start my very first real poll and find out what currently-airing dramas you are watching or plan to watch.
Please note that I couldn't fit every single currently-airing drama on the list. I just choose the ones that are generally the popular ones. If there's a drama not on this poll that you want to vote for, just leave a comment. (^_^)
Just wanted to wish all readers a Happy New Year! The Keizou Journal started in mid-June and so far, I'm happy with the number of visitors. Ｏ(≧∇≦)Ｏ
Since it was the holidays for me, I had time to watch a lot of dramas and prepare blog posts. Stay tuned to The Keizou Journal! I'll be writing more blog posts and hopefully I'll be ready to announce a new type of blog post!