Shin

Iceman – Shining Collection

Kickass song that really wants you to floor it when you’re driving (mmm, first time I hit my previous car’s max speed was with this song). It also makes you want to sing along, so here are the romaji lyrics. After that follow the english translation which should come with a disclaimer not to read it. Because it just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. But it’s funny.
Ah yeah, the song was made by Iceman and used in the soundtrack of the anime Gravitation.

Japanese lyrics
Garasu no bedo ni toraware no motion
Tesaguri de shukujo wa kamikudaku
Soliday na tail de midara na hane collection
Himei hodo mujaki na yoruga hoshii

Yuuutsu no borode odoru jiyuu to uso ni tsuda nukare
Moroku maichiru puzzle kono shihai kara tobitate

Kiss shining hitomi ni kuchizukete
Toke dasu hanabira mo jama ni naru
Make me shining irozuku shigeki no hate ni
Kagayakihajimeta maboroshi

Shikai wo nukedasheesha panorama no dimension
Kanpeki na gitai wa tada furueru
Cheap na shokushu wa mitsu wo motomeru reaction
Tsumetakutemo hiwai na kimi ga mitai

Nanairo ni moteasobu waki-da-sheesha kairaku no umi
Kage ga fuchidoru game kono sekai kara uchinuke

Kiss shining kodoku wo katashidori
Karamaru koukai ga kuu wo kiru
Make me shining chirabaru kokoro no hahenra
Mabushiku sugisaru kibou ni

Ta-iki wa somaru akaku nureta yubisaki ni habatakenu
chou no namida
Subete wa suna ni naru shining, make you cry

Kiss shining hitomi ni kuchizukete
Toke dasu hanabira mo jama ni naru
Kill me shining irozuku shigeki no hate ni
Kagayakihajimeta maboroshi

Please don’t cryin’ kodoku wo katashidori
Karamaru koukai ga kuu wo kiru
Make me shining chirabaru kokoro no hahenra
Mabushiku sugisaru kibou ni

English translation
the motion of imprisonment in a bed of glass
that is first broken by the fumbling of a lady
a loose collection of feathers with a tail of soliday
that almost screams the innocence desired at night

dancing through freedom and lies in the mood of depression
fragile puzzle pieces that break away from this course

Kiss shining, we’re kissing in my eyes
Melting away even the flower petals in our way
Make me shining, changing into the most exciting colors
That first shone in a vision

the field of view excels the dimension of panorama
a perfect mimesis that can only tremble
a cheap touch whose reaction is to look for secrets
you want to see them even if they are coldly obscene

a sea of gushing pleasure that alters the colors of the rainbow
that strikes into this world adding shadows to the fringed game

Kiss shining, imitating loneliness
Cutting into space with entwined regret
Make me shining, fragments of my scattered heart
A radiance that surpasses hope

Red soaked fingertips dye the atmosphere with fluttering butterfly tears
And all is turned to sand… Shining, make you cry

Kiss shining, we’re kissing in my eyes
Melting away even the flower petals in our way
Kill me shining, changing into the most exciting colors
That first shone in a vision

Please don’t cryin’, imitating loneliness
Cutting into space with entwined regret
Make me shining, fragments of my scattered heart
A radiance that surpasses hope

Gravitation volume 1, 2

I’m trying something new here, instead of just doing a review of volume one like I usual do, I’m going to do a review for both of the volumes I have. I’m planning on completing this series, because it’s so good, pretty soon when finish a volume I’ll add it to this review so it’s constantly ongoing until I finish it.

Written by: Maki Murakami
Published by: Tokyopop
Release Date(s): (Vol 1.) August 05, 2003
(Vol 2.) October 7, 2003
Genre: Shonen-ai, Romance, Comedy

Volume 1 Review:
Meet Shuichi Shindou, a kid that obsessed with his music and his band, Bad Luck, that doesn’t seem to going nowhere. Still he can’t let the dream of him rising to the top of the dance electronic music world go. His band mate, and best friend, Hiroshi Nagano is always right by Shuichi’s side getting in trouble; however, Nagano does well in school where Shuichi fails like no one else.

Shuichi still plans on getting his amateur band out there; he got his band to do the opening to a very popular band called Ark; however, Shuichi has writers’ block, or mostly he doesn’t have any talent to start out with. One night while still trying to work out the lyrics to Bad Luck’s opening song, his lyrics flies out of his hand, and a stranger picks it up. After reading the lyrics the stranger tells Shuichi that it’s the worst set of lyrics he’s ever seen.

Even though Shuichi seems unfazed, by the stranger’s comments, on the outside he can’t seem to get them out of his mind.

The day to performance is coming close and Shuichi still isn’t satisfied with the lyrics he has. Totally coincidentally Shuichi comes across the stranger again, who happens to be Eiri Yuki the famous novelist. Shuichi finds himself falling for Eiri. Although both men say they’re straight they can’t help but realize that there’s chemistry between them.

Both their lives are becoming mixed up with each other, and they begin to grow closer and closer…and closer together. ^^ Exactly how will this effect Bad Luck?

Opinion:
A great love story that anyone would enjoy. Plus it isn’t just lovie-e-dovie either, it’s funny too. All the characters are funny to some degree, and you laugh a lot while to read this. It’s really interesting to see how there relationship came about; it was easily predictable, but still great to actually read it. The story is addictive if you like this genre, regardless of your preferences if you want a romantic comedy pick this up. It’s soo good everyone, so good.

Score:
8.0/8.0
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Volume 2 Review:
After a kickass performance for Ark, Bad Luck is looking to be the next big thing. Although there are a few bugs for Shuichi still to work out, and Eiri is always willing to point them out, Bad Luck is on the rise; however, this turn for the worst when Hiroshi announces that he plans on leaving the group. Shuichi can’t seem to figure out what to do, so naturally he goes to Eiri for some tender loving care. “Oh you know what I mean.” ^^

Shuichi has a lot on his plate. With graduation coming he’s got finals to fail, and a band that looks like it’s dead in it’s tracks. And Eiri really wants to take his….I mean this relationship to the next level. *phew* Shuichi however just wants to be close to Eiri. Really! He attaches himself to Eiri like a shoulder monkey.

After things with Hiroshi phase out, Bad Luck seems to have landed a record deal. Shuichi dreams seem to be getter closer to reality. However, his lover Eiri seems to hiding a little secret, that might break their relationship. Will Shuichi ever have things his way?

Opinion:
Steamy! In volume 1 we only got a little taste of Shuichi and Eiri’s relationship, vol 2 doesn’t spare, although nothing hard-core, even when there making Maki Murakami still found a way to make it funny. It’s definitely a romantic comedy that doesn’t disappoint. We’re getting deeper and deeper into the story; it’s so good I can’t wait to read vol 3, exactly what else can the world throw at Shuichi.
Anyway, vol 2 is much funnier than volume 1 and there story is much more interesting. If you bought Vol. 1 and enjoyed pick up volume too as it brings all the funny stuff from before and makes it even better.

Score:

8.5/9.0

By Cherubim

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