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Ten-chan's blushing ears is the most soul cleansing thing known to mankind
SokoSaku #16 Quick Impressions
It's visual sense via t-shirt design and word sense (via PB jacket comment) this week.
First of all, I'm really glad that Marino-chan getting some shine recently. She seems to have a good 'word sense' talent. Endo seem to do fine too. The rest I'll wait for the subs to fully understand.
Secondly: am I qualified to judge shirt designs? Probably not. It's been ages since I did any print or shirt design...it's mostly UI/UX stuff in the recent years, so this is just my own personal takes. If you love them or have different views than mine, cool.
Yui-pon T-shirt design
Easily my favorite of the bunch...though I'm not so sure about the dotted lines/dashes around the collar area. I like the white triangles (using negative space) at the back too.
Koike T-shirt design
Very heavy on the sakura petal motif. Seems to meet the brief...I'm kind of thorn between this and Ten-chan's for second place.
Fuu-chan T-shirt design
So it's Ushi (cow) patterns due to the Chinese zodiac year of the Cow/Ox? I'm less harsh than Tsucchi on this one, but yeah...probably not the best one here. Some minor tweaks could make this idea work I think. Really dislike the bar code thing. I mean, if the intention is to have like a secret link/message...maybe QR code is the better way to go. And the code obscuring the face is just not good design.
Onuma T-shirt design
I love, love Onuma, but no. It's...too quirky? (which is on-brand for her) maybe it's actually a popular style and I'm just a cranky old man. I kinda like the back design though.
Ten-chan T-shirt design
Like the black...almost a cool design. Seem kind of loose. Probably just need a little more elements to make it work.
Honyo-chan PB? Don't tease me, Management!....don't you dare give me hope. Probably too early for Ten-chan, and I would gladly buy an InoRi PB too! I know these are just throwaway designs, but one can dream. Additional note: the Yui-pon PB gets a high recommendation from me. Sawabe lingered on the PB a little too long for a good reason.
When Sawabe held up Pon's PB, I was thinking "who's PB is that?" since I didn't recognize the cover because I have the Tsutaya cover variant. Can't blame Sawabe for looking through the book like he did, it's a good one.
The thing that got me in this ep of SokoSaku was the overwhelming praise for Ten-chan from other members. Maybe it got me because I agree. I think she's a goddess-in-waiting. Sing, dance, talk, joke: there's nothing she can't do. I didn't like her in her auditions: she seemed too cocksure, at 13. And when she was first introduced on KeyaKake she ended up bossing the 1chans around. But now I realize that she really is on a higher level.
Other members, writing imaginary photobook jacket copy (obi copy, really): "The pillar that will make the sakura bloom" (Oonuma), "as vast as the sky...perfectly calm" (Endou), "her eyes prove that the world is a beautiful place" (Oozono), "can't take my eyes off her...eagerly await what's to come" (Run-chan).
This kind of stuff makes me think that everyone there knows she is the future centre -- hopefully not a permacentre -- and will lead them into the public mind, if anyone can. Even the hosts seem to hint at it. It's just a matter of waiting until she, the group, and the market are ready.
Doesn't surprise me at all. If you read the early posts about Ten-chan, "future center" came up more than once. There is more to her than just a pretty face.
I'm just happy Marino is finding her place little by little. Kira-Marino combo has so much potential I hope they'll keep it up and not forget about it after 2 episodes lol
Lately I can't watch as SokoSaku episode without laughing; they all are doing a great job, can't wait to see last sunday episode! I'm a bit behind so I tried to not spoil myself reading the previous posts, sorry if I'm completely out f topic lol
Kirako-Marino conbi is no joke. It seems they've been at it since Kenshusei times, so I don't expect them to break up anytime soon.
Each generation has it's weird one. First gen had Nagasawa. Second gen has Yamasaki. Gen 2.5 has Matsumoto.
2nd gen "weird one" is (was) Rikopi.
When I saw that segment of Onuma's song, my first thought was "Wow, the MCs are going to have to work hard to get anything out of this".
Koike looking like a real-life doll. Nice to see Inoue and Takemoto being very comfortable with one another, teasing each other. The MCs backed out of making fun of Fuu-chan, Takeyui being the victim this time in this episode. Onuma-sensei songs...OK, I'm glad there are subs to understand things around them.
Loved last episodes, I think the girls had more chances to shine then they had until now. But as A Marino supporter I wish the announcement of her victory would have lasted more than 2 seconds at the end of the episode lol
I also wish to see both Miichan and Pon characters in future episodes. They worked really well visually
...I'm still processing Akiho song.... whole new universe and realities could be hypothesized from just wondering about how her mind works lol
Akipo is obviously "doodling" with words and simple on-the-spur-of-the-moment child-like tunes. It's exactly what many people are doing with a pen on a blank sheet of paper, when bored or are absent-minded. I used to do it myself, when I was 6-7 years old at elementary school. I can recall the feeling: it's a warm feeling like when turning your inward eye towards your subconcious. It is usually a sign of an introvert character with rich "inner world" and imagination. Akipo (as was also evident from her PV) can creat strange and surreal vistas of her inner thoughts and imagery but at the same time the result is so innocent and cute!
The more I discover of her, ther more I feel attached to this wonderful sea-flower...
Kira stuck in a chair is the best thing I've seen so far.
Oh, I just found out who does the voiceover for Keyakakke and SokoSaku: 庄司 宇芽香 (Shoji Umeka), a seiyuu under Aoni Productions.
@Maeda_Toshiie Good work digging her out: Cawaii, michievous and perky voice, but also pretty as well. I don't know if this pic is from many years ago or recent, but she could have been an idol as well.
She has a Twitter acc: https://twitter.com/umemomoka and tweets about Keya/Sakura.
And yeah, seiyuus these days are much more multi-faceted these days than before. Many don't just voice act; They do stage plays, reading dramas, some are recording artists (not just the usual character songs accompanying the anime), and even release photobooks. The highly popular ones like Uchida Maaya and Amamiya Sora are pretty enough to fit right into idol groups. Some like Ogura Yui were former idols (admittedly StylipS and YuiKaori were relatively unknown outside of seiyuu fandom). In fact, they are sometimes referred to as idol seiyuus.
On her Japanese Wikipedia page, it shows that she has done a huge number of games, and also lots of anime voices, and movie/TV show dubbing, as well as narration. And yes, three stage plays, three radio dramas, two radio shows and a pachinko game. Nothing idol-ish, as far as I can see, except for what seem to be four game-character singles, mainly for Tokimeki Memorial and Sengoku Mushou. I've always thought how great she was as a voice in KeyaKake.
The most recent anime I've heard her in (without knowing) is the enjoyable married-life romance Tonikaku Kawaii, where she had a small role playing the lead guy as a child.
She's 35 and has been active since 2005. Photos. Thanks to @Maeda_Toshiie for bringing her up.