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Babymetal has rush released a brand new video today. Live scenes from the second Yokohama show (on June 29) with the studio version of the new single “Pa Pa Ya!!”. This means that the third member in this video is Sakura Gakuin member (and current President) Kano Fujihira. The rapper is from Thailand and goes by the name F. Hero. He was a special guest at the Yokohama shows. “Pa Pa Ya!!” is a hit in Thailand as we speak. Meanwhile, The BBC has posted a video of the same song shot at Glastonbury Festival yesterday, and it has close to 500,000 views as I write this. I guess “Pa Pa Ya!!” is going to be good for Babymetal. My money is on that Bollywood sounding song though. I hope they push that one next.

After all this silence, now we know what they have been up to. I have a good feeling about this.

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Midway

Posted: June 29, 2019 in General, TV & Movies

We have two WWII movies coming up that looks pretty good (check out the trailers). The big one has to be the big budget epic “Midway” by Roland Emmerich (premieres in November). The other one pops up slightly earlier (September) and it is also connected to the Midway battle. This one is called “Dauntless”.

Babymetal kicks off their activities in public tomorrow and the day after (June 28-29) with the massive “The Sun Also Rises” gigs at the Yokohama Arena in Japan. Then they head over to the UK to perform at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday (June 30). BBC will broadcast the latter. The advertised Fan Club box “Apocrypha – The Chosen Seven” has been shipped and is now reaching (The One) members all over the world. It features two concerts (Download 2018 and Dark Night Carnival 2018) and Sabaton singer Joakim Brodén can be seen in “Meta Taro” on the main Blu-ray as he was invited to the stage at the Saitama Super Arena that night (Sabaton was one of two opening acts). The box also includes a new song on CD in a golden package, “Pa Pa Ya!!”. This is also being added throughout different regions in the world on YouTube today (no video, just audio). For this song to really be super exclusive to this box, it needs to stay there and not see official release on the next album. We shall see. Meanwhile, Yui Mizuno (that would be Yuimetal, whom left Babymetal last year) is doing well and is preparing her next move. This news came out of a shareholders meeting that was held recently at Amuse HQ. Apparently, she will still be handled by her old company. She turned 20 on June 20. Moa Kikuchi (Moametal), who is still in Babymetal alongside Suzuka Nakamoto (Su-metal) will be 20 on July 4. Next weekends Nagoya shows are dedicated to her. Fans will also be able to see these shows in 40 movie theaters across Japan.

I still feel that they are holding a surprise card close to their chests. I fully expect a brand new track with a very high budget video to appear before the album is out. The DVD market (outside of Japan) needs to be taken care of as well, that is long overdue now.

Good times.

11.22.63

Posted: June 19, 2019 in Cool stuff, General, TV & Movies

I have just watched a brilliant tv-series called 11.22.63, based on the 2011 book from Stephen King. James Franco stars as a high school teacher who travels back in time to prevent the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

I recommend it.

Another hidden corner in the old man cave. Got some American Xena Fan Club stuff and some Scandinavian DVDs upon that safe, and my life size Xena cardboard cutout stands on guard. Do not mess with this collection! And if some uninvited intruder still gives it a shot, I have two baseball bats at the ready. One for the right Patella (kneecap) and another for the left. Guess you could say that I am a strong believer in Private Property.

(My image)

Nice nostalgia

Posted: June 12, 2019 in Comics, Cool stuff, General, TV & Movies

I used to subscribe to these titles, but these days I buy the odd copies. I like these covers though. Agent X9 (issue) 6 2019 celebrates the 50th Anniversary of this title, and the cover is an actual reprint of issue 1 1969. So that is a bit of a landmark right there. Knasen (issue) 10 2019 points you to the Spaghetti Westerns with Clint Eastwood, and I like the covers where they have some fun with classic themes. This one certainly works.

(My image of said titles)

I have always had a soft spot for the old Akira Kurosawa movies. As it happens, when the weather outside is cold and dank, these films (all digitally restored) are an absolute joy to behold. I actually went through the box in less than a week, “Rashomon”, “Seven Samurai”, “Throne Of Blood”, “The Hidden Fortress”, “Yojimbo” and “Sanjuro”. Toshiro Mifune is in all these films, he was Kurosawa´s main choice in 15 films. Misa Uehara is unforgettable as Princess Yuki in “The Hidden Fortress”. She did nine successful films between 1958 and 1960. I wish I could find all of them.

Kudos to Studio S for putting this out in Scandinavia.

(My image of said box)