Category Archives: seiyuu

[Review] A few notes on Nana Mizuki’s double single release

As some of you may know, Nana is releasing two singles, titled SCARLET KNIGHT and POP MASTER, this week. Last time she did something like this was back in 2002, that is, 9 years ago, so an occasion like this deserves a post, doesn’t it? Oh, wait, everything Nana releases is worth a post!

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Kotobuki Minako Blog Translation Project

This is probably really old news for my Twitter followers, but I was putting off announcing it on the blog for various reasons (noticed the blog layout change and image links change?). Still not really much of an excuse though, I guess.

But anyway, I figure now is as good a time as any for this, what with everyone blogging about the disasters in Japan. I’m sure many people are curious what their idols have to say about it, so here’s a little help:

Kotobuki Minako Blog Translation

It’s a project I started some time ago following in the steps of j1m0ne’s Aki and Haruka blog translations. The rest is self-explanatory I think.

Now if only someone would start one for Ayahi…

[Fanfiction] Shining☆Stars – A Sphere fanfic written by a bunch of HarukaxMinako shippers =x

Uhh… Where to start… First off, this was actually written like a month ago already, but I only bothered posting about it here now because… I’m lazy =D Also, I say “written by a bunch of bla bla” but it was really me doing all the writing. I just won’t hog all the credit though because the main plot idea wasn’t mine. This whole thing started after Su challenged me into writing a fanfic with “Haruka and Minako stuck at a studio because of a snow storm” as the base plot. I’m really weak with challenges so I just had to accept… And this is the result:
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I wanted to see Minako otageing to Sphere songs too…

This is a bit of a rare post coming from me, but I just had to share this little adventure of Mina-chan because, well, I was actually rather touched. To put it in a nutshell, what happened was the following: Kotobuki Minako was spotted at a screening for Sphere’s rings live tour 2010 FINAL in a theater in Shinjuku.

So what’s so awesome about that? Well, think about it. How many artists would actually dare mixing in with their fans and watch their own concert along with them? I’m sure someone’s done something like this before too, I’m just proud of my Mina-chan for doing this too *fake tears* Or maybe she was just being her usual thick self?

Anyway, I figure the best way to showcase this is by translating both Minako’s blog post about this, as well as the post of a lucky 2ch anon who happened to spot her at said screening.
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10 years of Nana Mizuki

WARNING: THIS IS A REALLY REALLY LONG POST.


On December 6th, 2000, a 20-year-old seiyuu called Nana Mizuki made her debut as a singer with a single called Omoi. Said single was rather average and it didn’t find any success: actually, it even failed to chart on Oricon, and the singles that followed it didn’t do much better either. Back then, she’d never imagined that 10 years later her music career would be a total success, to the point that she would achieve things nobody else had managed to achieve before.

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[PV] Kotobuki Minako – Startline (2nd Single)… 100 lives aren't enough with Minachan around *_*

Just doing my part to spread the word about the PV… Now excuse me while I go back to squeeing over the awesomeness (and cuteness) that is Minachan *_*

P.S. Song is pretty nice too btw. Quite an imrpovement from Shiny+

[Preview] Kotobuki Minako 2nd Single "Startline" Love at first listen?

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Not bothering with youtube upload this time around because I’ll just get my account banned like that, and I’m too lazy to create one just for uploads, so from now on I’ll be embedding this kind of thing directly over here.

Or so I say, but to be honest I wasn’t planning on ripping any more songs and uploading them (Shiny+ was going to be the exception for being Minachan’s debut single and all that), but this song seriously caught me by surprise. I LOVE it. As simple as that. Cheerful, fast-paced, acoustic pop-rock that flows nicely? Why do I feel so cozy? =3

It’s a bit early to be saying anything certain yet, but it looks like Minako might have made herself a place in my heart as an artist as well now ^^

EDIT: Forgot to mention. This song will be the theme song to OVA anime “Koisento” which will be released on 27/11. Startline single will be released on 24/11~