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the truth is i’m not really fond of concerts, the crowd can get noisy and you can’t skip to your favorite songs but i was extremely excited for months for the one ok rock concert that maki and i were going to attend. i’d taken a liking to this band since they showed the rurouni kenshin live action movies and err… the drummer is particularly cute, heehee.

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we arrived at the moa arena on the day of the concert looking like we’d gotten into a battle with a horde of zombies, it was a concert they said, but no… it was a challenge! the lines were horrible and we were vip ticket holders at that. kind ma’am or sir from sm, please fix your, uh, queueing system or whatever it’s called. it was more organized inside the arena itself though.

my pixxors are more of a light show, because i wanted to follow the rules and just bought my phone instead of my point and shoot… these are japanese performers and japanese people are big on rules and respect.

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one ok rock sang some of my favorites, heartache, mighty long fall, wherever you are, and the beginning… pretty amazed at how perfect everything sounded. on the other hand, i think they were surprised at how we all knew the lyrics to all the songs.

they teased the crowd after singing the beginning saying they were down to the last song but then came back after the crowd requested them to, after which they played a lot more songs and ended everything with a ninety degree bow. also tomoya (my bias, forever. yes, forever!) blurted out “mahal kita” before leaving the stage so eun… mahal din kita tomoya kanki, hahaha!

yun lang. my head hurt a bit after all that headbanging, hope one ok rock visits the philippines again.

♥ melai

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everyone else has probably watched the sequels to the rurouni kenshin live action, so i’m just documenting on this post… haha, i’ve been backpacking on some weekends and reading on some so… anyhoo, i watched kyoto taika hen on its opening day and densetsu no saigo hen on its first weekend. both movies were ozummm. here’s the trailer…

oha oha. there were lots of memorable dork moments in kyoto taika hen such as the kabuki play about the first movie and kenshin running around with a paper pinwheel, those were priceless. densetsu no saigo hen didn’t have any dork moments although there was a funny scene during the fight with sanosuke and anji.

the fight scenes were spectacular in both movies, but i thought the best ones were kenshin’s fight with cho where he walks away after seeing kaoru, kenshin losing to soujiro, who’s super cute by the way, and the final battle with shishio specially the part where he kills yumi because… lots of blood, i mean that is some kind of dedication to one person.

i only wish they’d shown more of the other juppongatana, i wanted to see kamatari wield a scythe but he… uh, she just stood there on the beach. guuuuh. would aslo love to see more of usui too. they should have definitely added more chemistry between kaoru and kenshin, although that last scene was was so cute. also, more megumi and more saito stances too please.

and then there’s the ost, one ok rock’s ‘mighty long fall’ and ‘heartache’ made me stay in my seat while the credits were rolling. over-all, ozuuuum movies are ozuuuum, i hope they continue the story from the manga, which has a better ending imo, heehee.

yun lang.

♥ melai

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late post, hehehe. but i still wanted to document being able to watch the rurouni kenshin live action movie… (like everyone else, lol!) and it was ozummm… at lahat pa ng synonyms ng ozum! here are the reasons why …

the cast is almost perfect. i initially thought that takeru sato is still waaaay too young to be kenshin (who’s supposed to be 29 at the time he meets kaoru, sato is 22)  but he looks all grown up nao and manly. he really did look like kenshin, red hair, scar, and all. nakakatuwa lang isipin na dati na siyang naging si kamen rider. i also think that takeru and emi takei, who plays kaoru, look so adorbs together, i hope they make babies. hahaha!

on the other hand, the other actors were all believable, although aoi yuu, who tries to annoy kaoru as megumi, can never be annoying to me. what was annoying though, was kanryuu’s bob and fake dentures. hahaha! i liked the kid who played yahiko too, i just hope he doesn’t grow up too fast, baka palitan ng actor sa next movie. the only thing i didn’t like was sano’s hair, it looked odd to me  for some reason…

the music. i would have liked to hear the original ones from the anime but they made it even better… sort of like a mix of traditional japanese music and rock. i stayed till the end just to listen to the ost. eto o…

there are light hearted moments like when kenshin says oro?! which is why i feel takeru is a really great fit for the role… in the manga and anime, kenshin says oro?! in a way that he looks chibi-deformed… and for a japanese person, takeru sato has exceptionally large eyes. there’s also sano’s fight with banjin where sano eats chicken and banjin says “the poor bird. i’m a vegetarian.” wahahaha!

the fight scenes aren’t vomit inducing but still realistic. miming made me watch 13 assasins before, it was all gore and decapitation but ruruouni kenshin’s fight scenes were not that bloody but focused on stances and superhuman flying flips and back flips. and finally…

the last scene where kenshin says “tadaima de gozaru yo” which means “i’m home”. it’s was a very simple ending… but to me it was the best scene of all because it’s beautiful and heartwarming to come back home to the people you love.

yun lang. i do hope they make a sequel on the shishio arc!

♥ melai


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