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    Contest Archive

    Round 1 winners have been announced.

    It's time for the first Japanese and Korean Music Contest involving all your favorite artists!

    This is your opportunity to give your opinion of songs that are on the air waves in Japan.

    The winning artist will be given a featured week spotlight - more info on this after contest is over.

    Round #1 your selection will be New Fall Series Openings.

    "only my railgun" by fripSide Toaru Kagaku no Railgun

    "Hajimari no Hi" by Suga Shikao feat. Mummy-D Tegami Bachi

    "Tsukiakari no Michishirube" by Stereopony Darker Than Black Gemini

    "Kimi ni Todoke" by Tanizawa Tomofumi Kimi ni Todoke

    "Kimi ga Inai Mirai" by Do as Infinity InuYasha Final Act

    "Magic Number" by Maaya Sakamoto Kobato

    "Snow fairy" by FUNKIST Fairy Tail

    "Arrival of Tears" by Ayane 11eyes

    Poll is a secret ballot, but if you want to tell who you voted for go ahead. Base your vote on the song and not animation.


    Have any new songs that weren't on the list? Then PM I'm_Akiyama the song of your choice and it could be entered in the next round. Provide links if there's a music-video/OP/ED of the song.
    Last edited by Akiyama; December 13, 2009 at 11:20 PM.


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    Re: Music Contest Round 1

    Kimi no todoke. sounds like a commercial lol, i can't wait for the full version to be released.
    however i like these too:
    "Hajimari no Hi" by Suga Shikao feat. Mummy-D Tegami Bachi
    "Tsukiakari no Michishirube" by Stereopony Darker Than Black Gemini
    "Magic Number" by Maaya Sakamoto Kobato(i'm a fan of maaya since macross)
    "Snow fairy" by FUNKIST Fairy Tail

    heard of ali project from tatakau shisho: bantorra?
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    Contest Winners

    Round 1 Winner
    Full Version PV

    "Hajimari no Hi" by Suga Shikao feat. Mummy-D will be released as a single on November 25.

    Spoiler: Round 1 Results show


    Name: 菅止戈男 [スガシカオ] (Suga Shikao) (the guy on the left)
    Date of Birth: July 28, 1966 age-43
    Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
    Height: 171cm (5'6")
    Weight: 57kg (125lbs)
    Blood Type: O
    Astrological Sign: Leo
    Postion: Vocalist, Lyricist, Producer
    Fanclub: SHIKAO & THE FAN-KEY-TRAIN
    Instrument: Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass

    Hobbies & Interests: Radio DJ, soccer, tropical islands, collecting badges and pins, AV critique, looking for delicious restaurants, decorative plants, going to Don Quixote (Japanese convenience store) late at night.

    Skills: Can make good drip coffee, can write lyrics while drunk, can read manga very quickly

    Weaknesses: Terrible memory, nosy, crowds, maintaining relationships, heights, television cameras

    Favorite foods: Powdered cheese, powdered mustard, mayonnaise, soba, chicken

    Least favorite foods:
    Pork belly, green peas, sweet side dishes

    Tastes: I smoked two-and-a-half packs of cigarettes a day, but have been smoke-free since March 2002. I like red wine and coffee.

    Favorite type of woman: Face like a dog

    Weak points: Archetypal type-O. I put a scary amount of effort into the things I'm interested in, but ignore anything outside that. I like to think I'm a quick-thinking and urbane in front of people, but deep down I'm introverted, prone to loneliness (picked up from my father), poison-tongued, arrogant, selfish, and hate more than anything being ordered around by others. It's a lifestyle that would be supremely burdensome had I not become a musician.

    Strong points: Optimistic about a lot of things, a hard worker, passionate about charity, strong sense of duty (Or so I think... my own judgement.), sadistic about all things.

    Favorite music:
    I haven't listened to much rock in my past. I've listened to mostly soul, funk, and R&B since the 70's. More than up tempo stuff, I like solid black music with a strong message (I hate showy, flashy music).
    Starting with Sly & the Family Stone and Prince, I like Marvin Gay, Danny Hathaway, Stevie, Chuck Brown, Curtis Mayfield, ZAPP, GCS, EW&F, Gil Scott Heron,... if I keep going like this there'll be no end, so I'll stop here. Coming from a different direction, Paco de Lucia and Takahashi Takeyama have been favorites for twenty years, and there's also Daniel Ho and Slack Hawaiian.... Recently I've been influenced by Damien Rice to listen to more UK rock.
    I listen to plenty of Japanese music, too. Especially the Flying Kids when I was just starting out; the influence I took from them is immeasurable. I could go on naming artists forever; from singer-songwriters to funk, from the band scene to the popular and down into the genres for maniacs, I listen to it all.

    Favorite Books: My favorite authors include Murakami Haruki, Ooe Kenzaburou, Shouji Kaoru, and many others. I prefer recent and new authors to old authors. Though in my youth I read enough comics to last a lifetime, I seem to have a taste for stories of clubs and groups; some titles I enjoyed are Kawa Yori mo Nagaku Yuruyaka Ni by Yoshida Akimi and Hachimitsu to Clover by Umino Chika. in addition I've enjoyed Bokunchi, Minami-kun no Koibito, Black Jack, etc. Recently I've been deeply into xxxHOLiC and Death Note. Of course as a musician I'm reading Nana, too.

    Favorite Movie: The eternal number one is of course Godfather. I tend not to like fancy movies, but rather dark, heavy, and sad movies. Midnight Express, Se7en, Green Mile, Silence of the Lambs, Sixth Sense... again, the list is endless.


    Name: 坂間 大介 (Daisuke Sakama) aka Mummy-D(the guy on the right)
    Date of Birth: April 14, 1970 age-39
    Birthplace: Yokohama, Kanagawa
    Blood Type: A
    Education: Graduated from Department of Political Science Department of Political Economy, Waseda University
    Genre: Hip hop
    Occupation: Hip hop MC, Producer

    If you liked this song, you might want to check out other Suga Shikao songs-
    Party People, Kono Yubi Tomare (Stop at This Finger), Nobody Knows, Phonoscope, Gogo no Parade, 19sai

    Runner-up
    "Tsukiakari no Michishirube" by Stereopony-full version PV
    Last edited by Akiyama; November 09, 2009 at 07:13 PM.


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    Re: Music Contest Round 2

    Round 2 winners have been announced.

    Round #2 your selection will be Popular J-POP PVs.

    MISIA 「I want to meet you now」

    lecca 「My measure」

    GIRL NEXT DOOR 「ORION」

    Denda Mao 「My Style」

    EXILE 「THE GENERATION ~ two lips」

    monobright 「Sun of Loneliness」

    BIG BAN 「Let me hear your voice」


    UVERworld 「Sorrow is certain」

    Please tell me any translation mistakes!

    Poll is a secret ballot, but if you want to tell who you voted for go ahead.

    Have any new songs that weren't on the list? Then PM I'm_Akiyama the song of your choice and it could be entered in the next round. Provide links if there's a music-video/PV/OP/ED of the song.
    Last edited by Akiyama; December 13, 2009 at 11:21 PM.


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    Re: Music Contest Round 2

    Quote Originally Posted by I'm_Akiyama View Post
    Please tell me any translation mistakes!
    MISIA's song title is "I want to meet you now"
    monobright's is "Sun of Loneliness" and
    UVERworld's would rather be "Sorrow is certain"

    ----

    Personally I didn't like too many of those songs...especially the first few were WAY too wussy-like. *lol*
    As an EXILE fan I liked their song, it was okay. Still not sure whom to vote for, it'll be between monobright (really catchy and cool) and good ol' UVERworld (like them a lot and Takuya's voice is just GREAT)!

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    Re: Music Contest Round 2

    Thanks again Akiyama and Kaiten I voted for UVERworld 「Sorrow is certain」, it had the best music in my opinion and I'm a fan of the band.


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    Re: Music Contest Round 2

    Quote Originally Posted by Gecko Moria View Post
    Thanks again Akiyama and Kaiten I voted for UVERworld 「Sorrow is certain」, it had the best music in my opinion and I'm a fan of the band.
    Me too.

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    Re: Contest Winners

    Round 2 Winner

    Sorrow is Certain (Limited Edition) (DVD with) [Single] [CD + DVD] is available now.




    UVERworld ( ウーバーワールド ) is a Japanese band signed under gr8! Records (Sony Music Records) in 2005 that can be categorised as J-mixture, pop, rock. They made use of elements such as R&B, rap, beatboxing etc. to increase the quality of their music. They set a new trend in the Japanese music industry with their undefined style of music.

    UVERworld is made up of 5 members that come from Shiga, Kansai. TAKUYA∞ (Vocalist & Programming), Katsuya (Guitarist & Band leader), Akira (Guitarist), Nobuto (Bassist), Shintarou (Drummer).

    50 Question interview from 2008

    Spoiler: Takuya show

    Spoiler: Katsuya show

    Spoiler: Akira show

    Spoiler: Nobuto show

    Spoiler: Shintarou show


    Information taken from uverworld.org


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    Music Contest Round 4

    Round #3 your selection will be MH Staff Favorites.
    "title" by artist - Moderators Choice

    "Zero" by B'z
    - Hermie

    "One More Time, One More Chance" by Yamazaki Masayoshi - Osso

    "Shine" by L'Arc~en~Ciel's - Yabe

    "Northern Cross" by May'n - Wowzers

    "Asu e no Kizuna" by HIMEKA - riki

    "Tsumasaki" by Ore Ska Band - I'm_Akiyama

    "Reason" by Nami Tamaki
    - Gecko Moria

    "Masterpiece" by Mami Kawada - Dark-san

    "Dancing On The Fire" by Superfly - Akainu

    "Tribe" by Mad Capsule Markets
    - ghostexiled

    "Ringo no Uta" by Shiina Ringo
    - tethysdust

    "Kimi Ga Iru Kara" by Sayuri Sugawara - THETRUTH.com

    Poll is a secret ballot, but if you want to tell who you voted for go ahead.

    Have any new songs that weren't on the list? Then PM I'm_Akiyama the song of your choice and it could be entered in the next round. Provide links if there's a music-video/PV/OP/ED of the song.

    Round 1-2 posts moved in the contest archive thread.
    Last edited by Akiyama; January 02, 2010 at 01:57 AM.


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    Re: Music Contest Round 3

    Brilliant selection of songs here: I thank the staff for providing such a wide variety of entertaining songs.


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    Re: Music Contest Round 3

    Best dancing video goes "Reason" by Nami Tamaki
    Worst dancing video goes to "Northern Cross" by May'n - Wowzers
    I <3 both songs but the dancing styles are polar opposites, I've noticed most of these come from and OP/ED, those guys in Japan have really good tastes. I've watched also watched "Asu e no Kizuna" by HIMEKA - riki, "Masterpiece" by Mami Kawada - Dark-san, and "Tribe" by Mad Capsule Markets - ghostexiled. I'm not going to vote until I watch the others, very hard decision.


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    Re: Music Contest Round 3

    I would of loved to put "The Pillows - Stalker" in this mix... but maybe next time!

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    Re: Music Contest Round 3

    Well done to myself for only reconising four songs on the list...and all are animu songs /shoots self

    "Asu e no Kizuna" by HIMEKA is only good when live. I loved HIMEKA's MusicJapan's live, but her CD recording version was quite bland. Her 2nd single is much better, I loved the b-side (because it's written by Elements Garden who are well known for writing alot of Mizuki Nana's songs).

    I quite liked Northen Cross by May'n, but I wouldn't have liked it if it wasn't on Macross Frontier. So I'm a little biased. Iteza is better...

    I'm very impressed by Superfly's live, she deserves her amazing CD sales. But I don't think it's fair to link May'n Northen Cross live when everyone else are linked to a PV. Since I'm quite biased towards artists who can sing live. Mami Kawada lives are absolutely awful. Also with a few songs that I already heard before, it's not fair to the songs that I never heard before. I tend to grow on songs the more I listen to it.

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    Worst dancing video goes to "Northern Cross" by May'n
    You haven't seen Mizuki Nana's dancing. Worst dancing you'll ever seen by an artist. But Mizuki Nana can already sing, voice act, compose a song time to time and write lyrics. I'm fine with her not being able to dance.

    No wait...Tamura Yukari's dancing is worse.

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    Re: Music Contest Round 3

    I quite like Reason by Nami Tamaki, for some reason it instantly reminded me of Eurovision lol . riki's choice sounded so damn familiar *Valkyria Chronicles anime* . This time round the collection of songs are really good, you've gained Jin's attention

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    Re: Music Contest Round 3

    Quote Originally Posted by I'm_Akiyama View Post
    Worst dancing video goes to "Northern Cross" by May'n - Wowzers
    I love the song but the dancing is just awful.

    The link for "Kimi Ga Iru Kara" by Sayuri Sugawara is down. This looks like it might be it.

    Similarly, "Shine" by L'Arc~en~Ciel's can be found here.

    After watching them all, I'm liking Reason, Masterpiece and Shine (in addition to Northern Cross).
    Last edited by Wowzers; January 01, 2010 at 09:48 PM.

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