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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby boinsie » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:32 am

Not really sure on where to post this, but
Nonaka Miki New Year's message on Up Front Link's Facebook page! She announces that she'll be making intermittent English posts on their page in the coming year.

https://www.facebook.com/upfrontlink/vi ... 283129986/

Possibly the most energy I've seen her have before, which is good, but I wonder if her vocal cadence is really like that if she were speaking directly to a native speaker?
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Chibs » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:06 am

You didn't go to Houston did you? I remember her talking like that there.
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Celedam » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:28 am

boinsie wrote:Not really sure on where to post this, but
Nonaka Miki New Year's message on Up Front Link's Facebook page! She announces that she'll be making intermittent English posts on their page in the coming year.

https://www.facebook.com/upfrontlink/vi ... 283129986/

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boinsie wrote:Possibly the most energy I've seen her have before, which is good, but I wonder if her vocal cadence is really like that if she were speaking directly to a native speaker?

You didn't go to Houston did you? I remember her talking like that there.

I think it's a combination of giving a prepared statement — which can be awkward for anyone, even a professional entertainer — and over-enunciating in order to make herself more understandable to non-native speakers. (That's the weird thing about English being a lingua franca: we native speakers take it for granted and think it should sound a certain way, even when we're not necessarily the target audience.) I've seen other times, mostly in the DVD magazines, when she's spoken extemporaneously and sounds just like a normal American girl.
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby CaptainBerryzGiraffe » Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:09 am

Yeah, it's definitely a thing because of the prepared statements. :p

Do you think Nonaka herself will comment on UFLink like Ayaka does/did? :O
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Amped » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Upfront Channel Recommend #38

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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby SaebaRyo » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:58 pm

SaebaRyo wrote:Chisato Moritaka will be a guest performer next year (Jan 21&22) at an ice show (Prince Ice World) charity event held at Aqua Dome Kumamoto.
One thousand children and elderly will be invited for free to attend and there will be a charity skate classroom held.
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Amped » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:26 pm

Nakajima Takui's new single will include his version of Umaku Ienai
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Amped » Thu Feb 02, 2017 2:21 am

Concerning the fund raising for the Kumamoto 2016 earthquake

To all the people who suffered from the damages of the earthquakes in Kumamoto in 2016 and with the deepest sympathy from the bottom of our heart, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the victims and their bereaved families.

In order to help even a little bit the people who suffered and their families, since April 21st 2016 we started a fund raising during each concert and event at the venue and also through donation account, and now we report about the results.

Thanks to your understanding and your great cooperation, on December 31st 2016, 7,702,524 yen have been gathered from the donations, so we gave to the Japanese Red Cross Society 6,179,457 yen on July 6th 2016 and 1,523,067 yen on January 23rd 2017.

All the affiliated talents and all the staff appreciate all the warm feelings received thanks to the support of everyone. We would like to express our sincere gratitude.

The fund raising will continue until April 30th (Sunday) 2017.
We would like to thank you for your continued cooperation.

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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Amped » Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:37 am

Upfront Channel Recommend #39


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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby SaebaRyo » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:41 am

Fan videos of Chisato Moritaka performing at Takamori Winter Festival.
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News coverage of her appearance at the Prince Ice World charity event.
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Celedam » Sat Feb 18, 2017 4:23 am

From the latest episode of Upcoming

17:13~ "Koete Misero" / Takui Nakajima (Live at Shimokitazawa GARDEN 2016/8/11)

https://youtu.be/7_bMoEZhsZ0?t=17m13s
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Amped » Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:29 pm

Today during the encore at Bitter & Sweet's live, it is announced that Bitter & Sweet will finally make their long awaited major debut on 5/17 with a double A-side single "Shiawase ni Naritai. / Shashin ni wa Nokoranai Shoot" (幸せになりたい。/ 写真には残らないシュート). Their label will be Piccolo Town.
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Juice=Juice Miyazaki Yuka heard the news and congrats her Forest audition mates on their major debut
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby AyuHikaru » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:57 am

FINALLY.
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby boinsie » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:43 am

YYYEEEAAAAHHH!!
Does that mean Asahi can finally eat ice cream??
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Amped » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:22 pm

yeah, she can finally eat ice cream
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby aerosuffly » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:20 pm

Finally! It is totally well deserved. UF has been grooming them to be self-sustaining musicians, and they will surely be moving in that directions. It will not be surprising if we see a self-composed, self-produced, singles and album from them in the next few years.

I personally could not live my life with no ice cream though. Full respect to Asahi on that.
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby SaebaRyo » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:26 am

Bitter & Sweet's major debut announcement and Shiawase ni Naritai.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/b5iuy05licqu3g1/
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Amped » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:24 pm

Upfront Channel Recommend #40

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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby SaebaRyo » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:21 am

Chisato Moritaka on this year's Daisuki! Fes singing La La Sunshine and Yasumi no Gogo.
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Re: Up-Front Thread

Postby Amped » Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:36 am

Upfront Channel Recommend #41


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