[PICS] Early 20th century women torturing themselves for beauty

In the name of beauty and fashion, women will jump through some extreme hoops, and always have. Throughout history, the quest for beauty and status has taken on many different forms, ranging from corsets, teeth blackening (ohaguro), foot binding and rubbing arsenic on the face to achieve the kind of aristocratic pale complexion which meant you had never seen a day’s work outside in the sun. These days, it’s Brazilian waxes, eyebrow threading, ridiculous high heels and either fake tan or whitening. Let’s not even get started on the surgical procedures you can now undergo to become an idealized identikit Barbie! At the dentist recently, I was offered Botox or collagen lip filler. Well, if you’re getting stuff injected into your face already, why not

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Wow, those do look painful and unnatural. I believe the best beauty treatments ever invented are a good night’s sleep, an intense workout and eating your veggies. But I’d also submit to a spa escape with exfoliation, relaxation massage, mud wrap and mani-pedi.

Source : 24RocketNews

[PICS] Girls wrapped up in sushi?

Called Mōsō Onēsan no Sushiya-san, or The Daydreaming Girl’s Sushi Restaurant, this is a unique range of gacha capsule toys set to hit the market from 26 January. While the concept may seem a little mind-boggling, the series was actually designed by a well-known manga artist called Toshinao Aoki, whose illustrations have finally come to life in 3-D form.

 

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At 200 yen (US$1.69) a pop, these make great souvenirs to shock or delight friends and family back home. It’s time to start stockpiling those hundred yen coins for a trip out to the capsule machine!

Source : 24RocketNews

Former SKE48 reserch student Imade Mai starring in stage play as a wicked girl

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Former SKE48 research student turned actress Imade Mai (21) is playing the role of a wicked girl for the stage play “Eden no Sora ni Furiyuku Hoshi Uta” (runs until August 17.) The play is running at the Rikkoukai Hall in Kitashinagawa, Tokyo and it is Imade’s first ever role as a wicked girl.

The play is set in the cosmos and tells the story of girls and androids living aboard a spaceship; Imade plays a willful and violently tempered female high school student.
While she shows off her sharp dance skills in the play, she expressed her desire for her role with, “I always wanted to play the role of a wicked character, so I am enjoying it so much. I hope that the audience will hate my character to the extent that they can hate.”

Imade also did PR for the play with, “Why is a stage play set in space, and what is the purpose for it? Well, once you see it, you will quickly see how it answers the question and feel that it is a great piece.

 

Source : TokyoHive.com

Michishige Sayumi’s graduation date and venue decided + Morning Musume.’14’s new single release

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Morning Musume.’14 has announced that their new single “TIKI BUN / Shaba Daba Doo / Miokuri Bijin” will be released on October 15. Also, Michishige Sayumi’s graduation concert will take place on November 26 at Yokohama Arena.

The announcement was made on August 16 during Hello! Project’s live event ‘Hello! Project 2014 SUMMER ~YAPPARI!~’ at Nakano Sun Plaza Hall. “Shaba Daba Doo” will be Michishige’s solo song, and “Miokuri Bijin” will be the group’s song without Michishige. The single will be released in 6 different versions: Limited Editions A~D, and Regular Editions A~B.

Titled ‘Morning Musume.’14 Concert Tour Fall GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Graduation Commemoration Special~’, Michishige’s graduation concert will be the finale of the group’s tour which will kick off in September. Upon hearing the news of her graduation concert, Michishige called out, “Everyone please come and support me!”

On August 17, Morning Musume.’14’s special website was launched. It features the latest news, a countdown until Michishige’s graduation, and pictures of Michishige taken by the members.

Source : TokyoHive.com

6 Artists that going to perform for ‘Mezamashi TV’ theme song

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Fuji TV’s information programs ‘Mezamashi TV’ (Monday – Friday, 5:25 am – 8:00 am) and ‘Mezamashi Doyoubi’ (Saturday, 6:00 am – 8:30 am) will be undergoing renewal starting with its April broadcasts.

Until now, one artist has been in charge of the theme song throughout the year. This will change starting in April as one artist will be in charge of the theme song one day out of the week. There will be 6 participating artists who are SEKAI NO OWARI, flumpool, Nishino Kana, JUJU, Funky Kato, and Yusuke.

Additionally, each artist will be assigned a “daily color” which matches their theme song. The color will be used on the set and the CG of the program.

The new theme songs will be revealed during the week of March 31st to April 5th. The daily theme songs and colors can be seen below.

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Monday – flumpool “Ashita e no Sanka” = orange red
Tuesday – Nishino Kana “Darling” = rose pink
Wednesday – Funky Kato “FLY” = blue
Thursday – SEKAI NO OWARI “PLAY = white
Friday – JUJU “Brand New Days Will Love You” = green
Saturday – Yusuke (title will be revealed when it airs on April 5th) = yello

Alice Nine’s [SUPERNOVA] album review

As we all know, Alice Nine released their latest album titled [SUPERNOVA] last March 19 2014 to commemorate their 10th anniversary. So, by celebrating the album release the JapanAddict team decided to do review about the album. SUPERNOVA bring a lot of surprises and new experiments.

So, [SUPERNOVA] came out with two editions:

Regular Edition Cover

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CD Tracklist

  • SHINING
  • +-
  • SEVEN
  • MEBIUS (メビウス)
  • Daybreak
  • shooting star
  • Exist
  • 1 Minute Kidding
  • KID
  • SHADOWPLAY (Supernova Edition)
  • Kaisen Zen’ya (開戦前夜; Eve of War)
  • Prelude -resolution-

Limited edition cover

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  • SHINING
  • +-
  • SEVEN
  • MEBIUS (メビウス)
  • Daybreak
  • shooting star
  • Exist
  • 1 Minute Kidding
  • KID
  • SHADOWPLAY (Supernova Edition)
  • Kaisen Zen’ya (開戦前夜; Eve of War)
  • Prelude -resolution-

DVD Tracklist
SEVEN MUSIC VIDEO

  • Main ver.
  • Multi Angle ver.
  • SHOU ver.
  • HIROTO ver.
  • TORA ver.
  • SAGA ver.
  • NAO ver.

Let’s start with the review!

SHINING
Alice Nine does the electronic style very well. The MIDI style break in SHINING was new in Alice Nine music (as far as I know) I like the intro, but when it flows into the singing part it’s a little bit boring. The electronica elements given by the synths, slightly unnoticeable for the untrained ear, give the track that extra edge taking the song to another level in the outro.

Rating : ★★☆☆☆

+-
I probably would say this track is very “Alice Nine” like when you hear this you know who’s song this is even without the vocals. This track is having medium-level rock. This is the kind of rock song that gives everyone that energy to make us go crazy. This track has some addictive electric element.

Rating : ★★★☆☆

SEVEN
This track has solid structure, and a medium-hard rock element. Started with Tora’s guitar sound in the beginning of the song, the guitars explode in the chorus leaving the bass and drums in charge of the bands beat throughout the verses. This might not be the best song of Alice Nine but it’s oky-song when you listen to it.

Rating : ★★★☆☆

メビウス
I personally love this track! This track has pop-rock sound. It brings you happy feeling when you listen to it. I love the intro of this song, Mebius gives us a more electronic sound putting the heavy guitar riffs to rest, resorting to the slow paced drums and the funky guitar playing alongside the slapped bass delivered by Saga.

Daybreak
This track The bass and the drums form the best combo leading us to the chorus that really shows how great that band has turned to and how much they’ve changed. The great highlight will possibly be the instrumental, especially the bass, pads and guitar that make the best atmosphere this song deserved. And I love the chorus part. For me this song is okay 🙂

Rating : ★★★☆☆

Shooting Star
This song has calm and positive aura when you listen to it. This probably the best ballad song that Alice Nine ever created so far, I like the piano sound in the intro. The chorus is so soft, passionate and beautiful resorting to the synths and strings to deliver the finishing blow. I think this song perfect for a Dorama soundtrack 🙂

Rating : ★★★★☆

Exist
Another medium-rock track of Aline Nine, started with Tora’s guitar sound. This track deliver aggressive and dirty sound.

Rating : ★★☆☆☆

1 Minute Kidding
This is only instrumentals sound for 59 seconds (almost 1 minute) but I must say, I love this track! It’s very addictive track.

Rating : ★★★★☆

KID
It’s my favorite track of the album!!! This track is electronic oriented, A few bits of dubstep can be heard here and there in the track. This song make you want to dance a bit 🙂

Rating : ★★★★★

SHADOWPLAY (Supernova Edition)
The mixed guitar parts with the piano at the interlude is less attractive, The track was featured in early 2013′s single with the same name. The track gets a little bit harder in this album getting a more classical/power metal treatment than the previous ones.

Rating : ★★★☆☆

開戦前夜
“kaisenzenya” is also another known track. Released digitally in 2013 it was part of the single “EXIST/開戦前夜“. This track goes towards a faster beat. This track has repeated drum sound in the beginning. I don’t really attract to this song, but it’s fine to listen to it 🙂

Rating : ★★☆☆☆

Prelude -resolution-
This track started with the clock ticking sound, and the harp and the synths kind of remind you of disney movies sound 😀

Rating : ★★★☆☆

 

Overall Album Rating : ★★★☆☆

To purchase the album :
SUPERNOVA Limited Edition

SUPERNOVA Regular Edition