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First Footage of Yui falling off stage at Budokan

Never thought this would be seen. Footage of Yui falling off stage at Budokan.

Yui falling off stage at Budokan

Yui falling off stage at Budokan

Go to the beginning of the video to see scan caps to better see what happened. The video starts just before Yui falls, a bit difficult to see due to arms moving.
Video contains Headbanger and IDZ, crowd give a big cheers when they see Yui return. You can’t see Moa when she falls during IDZ. Of course we are all glad Yui and Moa came out ok, professionals both.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVYg3jExH8Y&feature=youtu.be&t=154

BABYMETAL (Yui/Moa) Makeup and Hair Tutorial by Callie

Welcome back to another Babymetal video 🙂
I already have a fringe like theirs so I thought this would be an easy look. Just need to colour my hair black… You could also wear black and red hairbands/scrunchies to really copy their look 🙂

Pleeeeeeease tweet me or tag me on Instagram if you re-create this look 😀

Here’s my Fox God Makeup Tutorial 🙂 –
Enjoy!

Makeup –

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation – 010 Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – 1 Fair
Soap and Glory ‘One Heck Of A Blot’ Mattifying Powder
Bourjois Blush – Jasper Rose
Sleek Contour Kit – Light
Makeup Revolution 144 Eyeshadow Palette 2016 Collection 😀
Stila Stay All Day Liquid Waterproof Eyeliner – Black
MaxFactor Masterpiece Transform Mascara

Makeup Brushes –

Zoeva 125 Stippling Brush
Real Techniques Powder Brush
Real Techniques Blush Brush
Sigma E60 Large Shader
Body Shop Eyeshadow Blender
Makeup Revolution E103
Makeup Revolution E104
Makeup Revolution E101

Lets be friends 🙂 –

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Nylon: Music Sensation Babymetal Talks Overlords and Ariana Grande

Japanese idol culture has nothing to do with Keith Urban or jazzy interpretations of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.”

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The idol performers are interchangeable figurines who, unlike American pop culture icons, are not individualized. Idols typically sing saccharine, Kawaii-styled J-pop, but there are rare occasions in which these teenage performers jump genres, moving away from the existing, seizure-inducing model. Yuimetal, Su-metal, and Moametal are the trio behind the Japanese sensation Babymetal—a group that both embraces and defies the Idol genre.

Before her turn to the dark side, Su-metal was a member of two bands, Sakura Gakuin and Karen’s Girls, both of which produced up-tempo dance pop. Now, with the help of the Fox God, their fictitious, benevolent spiritual overseer, Su-metal and the rest of the gang have transitioned into hardcore music overlaid with j-pop vocals. The result is undeniably fantastic and bizarre. Babymetal is a craze, drawing tens of thousands of diehard fans into arenas around the world. Read the transcript below, or watch NYLON’s interview in which we sweat under the sheer force of this epic teenage trio.

Hi this is Mickey from Nylon and this is…

Su-metal: Su-metal

Yuimetal: Yuimetal

Moametal: Moametal

Su-metal: We are…

All: Babymetal!!!

What is the craziest thing you’ve seen at a concert?

Moametal: Once when we performed at a festival there were between 50, 000 and 60, 000 people in the audience we were so shocked. It was crazy.

Nylon: Who is your favorite singer?

Yuimetal: Ariana Grande.

Oh! Mine too. Can you sing any part of any Ariana Grande songs for us?

Who is the Fox God and what is his purpose?

Su-metal: we don’t really know a lot about the Fox God, but we believe in him. We never imagined ourselves in this unbelievable situation that we’re in today such as having concerts all over the world and we believe this is all given to us by the Fox God.

How do you communicate with the Fox God?

Su-metal: We receive revelations through Kobametal the only person who can receive revelations directly from the Fox God.

And who is Kobametal?

Yuimetal: The producer.

What are the Babymetal fans called?

Su-metal: We are called ‘the one.’

Oh, so all of them together are ‘the one.’ Alright. Powerful. Who are your typical fans and what do they look like?

Su-metal: Depending on the country there are different types of fans from older generations to kids, males, females, pop fans, and metal fans, there are varieties of fans that like different genres.

What happens when your pop fans and your metal fans come together and mix it up in the mosh pit?

Su-metal: Well, I think the pop fans were surprised by the metal fans in the beginning but now they all enjoy moshing and getting together.

So how do you guys talk to your fans? Is there a scream or is there a gesture or is there a hand movement?

Su-metal: We always do this fox sign that appears in our choreography very often. Our fans enjoy doing this sign together at our shows.

What is one thing that you love about America?

Yuimetal: I like the freedom America has in Japan people tend to think too much about others’ opinions and how to be like everybody else but to Americans it seems more important to be who you are and find your own way.

So as a very rad and intimidating metal singer yourself is there anything you’re afraid of?

Yuimetal: Ghosts.

Oh ghosts? Me too. I’m terrified of ghosts. And you?

Moametal: My mom when she’s mad…

BABYMETAL in Nikkei Business online

Here a translation of BABYMETAL interview from japanese site Nikkei Business online

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Babymetal is a Japanese music group that gets best attention worldwide not by its idol-ness but by its performance. By researching its popularity coming from, we might see the new possibility of advertising Japan Culture, Cool Japan to be said.

Its success began with MV of Gimme Chocolate in ’14, its viewcount is over 32 million now. Its album was on Billboard Chart. It hit No.1 on iTunes Metal and Rock chart in western countries and southeast asian countries. Babymetal did its world tour last year in UK, France, Germany, U.S. And Canada. In the UK they performed in front of 65,000 audience at Sonisphere Festival, their quality of singing, dancing, songs, plays were praised.

Then they made their appearances on other music festivals over the world, now in their world tour again at 15 sites in 10 countries. Big names like Metallica, Megadeth and Dragonforce are on the same festivals. And they were awarded in two of popular Metal magazines. They’ll perform a solo live at famous Wembley Arena with 12,000 audience next year.
This is a series of accomplishments as Japanese artist, and exceptional as an idol. They are the youngest solo performers at Budokan, also did at big arenas like SSA and Makuhari Messe. On the other hand, they rarely appear on TV, don’t do any handshake event like other idols. Release periods of songs are slower, they’re far from “National Idol”, even their idol-ness is getting disappearing in Japan.

Then, what in them gets attention from people around the world? I (the author) am a huge fan of them, my wife sent doubtful eyes on me being excited about watching underage girls singing and dancing on YouTube. Now I believe two of us are fans…I assume these eyes are familiar to many middle aged men. Ages of Babymetal audience are varied. Men and women. Their types of music too, from Metal to idols. Fans in their 40s and 50s are not so rare.

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I stood alone at a platform of Keiyo line in Tokyo station, in the band tee with red and black, to their concert at Makuhari. I felt weakness remembering my wife’s glare, but noticed many men, like me, in the same tee. Solo attendees were there. So I was much encouraged to Makuhari.Metal in Japan is said to reach its peak in 80’s, then lost its moment. So they would be that old boys who loved Metal and its heroes in these days. After long years, they found Babymetal, their love of Metal firing up again, and took their feet to the venue again. There’s a reason why people distant from idol culture accept Babymetal. They don’t use Metal as a flavor of idol performance, but they try to pursue Metal as their own power, in a high level.

The concept of Babymetal revealed through Kamishibai, is Metal Resistance (a movement of three girls taking back the moment of Metal). Each member of the back band is top notch players in Japan, their solo performances are in a program. The girls barely talk in their lives, songs performed nonstop. A lot of homage to metal songs grab metal fans’ hearts. From their lives we feel that they aims to be more Metal than idol.

Here’s the point why Babymetal is getting its success over the world. Heavy Metal has dedicated fan base in western countries and Babymetal ran straight into it, not as an idol with Metal fashion but as Metal with girls singing and dancing.

Regarding Metal is western culture, Babymetal can be said to localize idol and Kawaii boldly to western Metal culture. Not to mention, it’s not about deodorizing a smell of idol, but about making a fusion. Metal instinct of pursuing performance skills and idol ones of appealing to majority are two opposites, so making fusion of the two in a higher standard results in a unique performance never been for a Metal fans, gives an impression vividly. There’re discussions going about Babymetal is Metal or idol, or a real thing or not. The fact itself is some kind of proof that Babymetal makes the fusion to some extent, and it’s innovation.

An uncompromising fusion of opposites in a high standard – to generate something new. Babymetal might be the case of it. They even make this attempt to their ongoing story as Metal Resistance.
This can be adopted to other Japanese contents making their way to overseas? It would be just about combining something different into one. But pursuing it to the limit, new contents for new markets would be made. A problem is that such things could survive long or not. Babymetal just released its debut album. As a fan I hope their release of the second and keeps us surprised.

When YUI meet Ariana

YUIMETAL (Yui Mizuno) make on of her dream come true this week end at the Summer Sonic 2015, she meet her idol Ariana Grande and we have the proof here!

Yui praying for Arianna Grande 🙂
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Oricom: The presence of KAMI BAND is backing the popularity of BABYMETAL overseas

Here a japanese report from Oricom website translate by Redeared_Slider on Reddit

Besides the success of solo live at Makuhari Messe in Chiba City, which is part of their world tour and a triumphal return, BABYMETAL also received the BREAKTHROUGH AWARD, an award presented to artist who take a big leap in that year, from METAL HAMMER, a long-established metal music magazine in England.

KAMI BAND

BABYMETAL keep making rapid strides in their home land and overseas. Their charm has already been mentioned many times in other media, but for their success in breaking the boundary of girl group and obtaining support from core metal friends around the world, no doubt that a big credit goes to the KAMI BAND which is formed by brilliant musicians. I guess this band who are backing the girls on stage will once again be under the spot light.

-KAMI BAND’s outlook is basically monotone white make-up and white clothing
The stage of BABYMETAL compose of SU-METAL who use her powerful vocal to sing those difficult songs, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL who deliver high quality dance, and KAMI BAND which are all brilliant musicians. They together spread out high degree of entertainment. Being summoned to be the incarnation of Fox God, members of KAMI BAND are all top and true heavy metal musicians. in order to present the BABYMETAL’s music fusion elements of thrash metal, black metal, metal core and grindcore, superior technique is definitely required.

In addition, they also need to present the view of world in this project visually on stage (KAMI BAND’s outlook is basically monotone white make-up and white clothing). Band members who could satisfy all these requirements are of course a big driving force behind BABYMETAL’s world breaking. In overseas live, the girls are of course getting big cheers, in fact, members of KAMI BAND are also getting big cheers too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WhqGK9Fevs

-KAMI BAND is formed by top musicians in Japan
First of all, the bassist BOH, who seems like leader of the band. He has been involved in NANA starring MIKA NAKASHIMA and a band called BINECKS which is leaded by guitarist DAITA (ex. SIAM SHADE). There are only very few 6 string bass players in Japan, his unmatched play are not only backing the sound of BABYMETAL, but his flashy solo with slap and right hand play tapping are also attracting lots of attentions.

Then, here comes the guitarists, Takayoshi Ohumra, Leda and Mikio Fujioka. Ohumra is also backing Marty Friedman and LIV MOON and is well known for his high speed and beautiful play style (The first time I saw him, he was in a Jazz-Funk band called DCPRG which is leaded by Kikuchi Naruyoshi and I was overwhelmed by his super high speed play). Leda has been in DELUHI, TM Revolution, and also joined the back on stage live show of DAIGO☆STARDUST. BABYMETAL absorbed the decent look and elements of different metal branches starting from the 90s and their play made the audience go nuts.

The drummer is Aoyama Hideki. Hideki’s father, Aoyama Jun (1957-2013) was a famous drummer. Hideki started his career in JAM Project where high performance quality is required, then he joined KAMI BAND in 2012. Crazy speed beat and killing acoustic pressure are obviously needed in BABYMETAL ’s play.

-Players showing their characters and senses

BABYMETAL also received high motivation from KAMI BAND members. leader BOH wrote in his blog “BABYMETAL is growing fast and being able to work in this project, to me, hardly anything can replace this valuable experience.”, “Non-stop growing, always serious and challenge things with sincere attitude, from the bottom of my heart I deeply respect Ms. SU-METAL, Ms. YUIMETAL and Ms. MOAMETAL” [EDIT: Ms. ?? I find it a bit weird when translating this, putting さん after the girls’ name shows BOH is taking them seriously] I think with respect to the girls and showing their true colors freely in their play are major factors for the success of this project. In addition, the presence of BABYMETAL and KAMI BAND are no doubt a big reason why core metal fans are showing their support and the heavy metal genre could once again be heated up after the 90s.

BABYMETAL will soon be performing in big festival including SUMMER SONIC 2015 and Ozzfest Japan 2015 and they will carry out their first time ever Japan Tour, BABYMETAL WORLD TOUR 2015 IN JAPAN, from Sep. to Dec. With superior technique and view of the world on stage, BABYMETAL’s backing KAMI BAND seems will catch everyone’s eye balls.

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BABYMETAL at Rock in Vienna 2015 confirmed (Austria)

BABYMETAl presence is confirmed at the Rock in Vienna 2015 festival! The concert is held from Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th June 2015, BABYMETAL concert date will be available later

【Date】June 04 – 06, 2015(※Performance date TBA)
【Festival】 ROCK IN VIENNA
【Venue】 Donauinsel Wien
【City, Country】 Vienna, Austria
【General Sales】 ON SALE NOW!
【Ticket Link】 http://en.rockinvienna.at/ 

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New for 2015 Rock In Vienna Festival takes place from Friday 4th until Sunday 6th June 2015 on the Danube Island, Vienna, in Austria.

Latest additions are A Day To Remember, Airbourne, BABYMETAL, Bonaparte, Broilers, Gojira, Heaven Shall Burn, Opeth, Saint Vitus, The Hives , Triggerfinger, and Within Temptation.

The first acts confirmed were headliners Muse, Metallica, and KISS. Other featured acts include Limp Bizkit, Body Count feat. Ice-T, Incubus, Faith No More, Testament, and Arcane Roots.

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After listening to the hardrock sound mixed with the bright and cheerful voices of the Japanese teenagers the first thing you must think is: what the hell

But after rinse and repeat one thing is clear: the strange combination is extremely likeable. Cute meets metal: the three adorable Japanese girls are delivering their very own style to the hardrock scene. The band is mesmerizing their fans with awesome dancing, punk Lolita Outfits and fantastic light shows. Even though Su-metal, Yuimetal and Moametal didn’t know what metal actually meant they enjoy how much their audience loves it. The musicians of the band are also well known for their hard sounds and together with the girls and their new invented style “kawaii metal” they will blow you away. So… SEE YOU IN THE MOSH’SH PIT!

BABYMETAL announce World Tour 2015!

Exciting news! World tour 2015. These are the dates announced so far, it is not known as of yet if there will be any more dates. Contact local venues for ticket information.

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【Date】 May-09, 2015 (Sat)
【Venue】 Circo Volador
【City, Country】 Mexico City, Mexico
【General Sales】 Feb-14
【Ticket Link】TBA

【Date】 May-12, 2015 (Tue)
【Venue】 Danforth Music Hall
【City, Country】 Toronto, Canada
【General Sales】 Feb-13
【Ticket Link】http://www.ticketmaster.ca/event/10004E453B829D18

【Date】 May-14, 2015 (Thu)
【Venue】 House of Blues
【City, Country】 Chicago, USA
【General Sales】 Feb-13
【Ticket Link】http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/04004E42C3A434E8

【Date】 May-16, 2015 (Sat)
【Festival】 Rock on the Range Festival
【Venue】 Crew Stadium
【City, Country】 Columbus, USA
【General Sales】 ON SALE NOW!
【Ticket Link】http://www.rockontherange.com/tickets.html

【Date】May 29 – 31, 2015(※Performance date TBA)
【Festival】 DER RING – Grüne Hölle Rock
【Venue】 Nürburgring
【City, Country】 Nürburg, Germany
【General Sales】 ON SALE NOW!
【Ticket Link】 http://www.der-ring.de/tickets 

【Date】May 29 – 31, 2015(※Performance date TBA)
【Festival】 ROCKAVARIA
【Venue】 Olympiapark München
【City, Country】 Munich, Germany
【General Sales】 ON SALE NOW!
【Ticket Link】 http://www.rockavaria.de/tickets

【Date】June 04 – 06, 2015(※Performance date TBA)
【Festival】 ROCK IN VIENNA
【Venue】 Donauinsel Wien
【City, Country】 Vienna, Austria
【General Sales】 ON SALE NOW!
【Ticket Link】 http://en.rockinvienna.at/ 

【Date】June 21, 2015
【Venue】 Makuhari Messe
【City, Country】 Chiba Japan
【General Sales】 TBA

BABYMETAL : The Cant of Words Part 2 (From the BAW booklet 1)

The Cant of Words (Page 2)

 ぎゃくだい、さくだい、ころだい
 (逆ダイ、柵ダイ、コロダイ)
 Gyakudai, Sakudai, Korodai
 

This is a dive term that makes its appearance in the middle of “Hedobangya!!”. Bending at the elbow with one arm, and then at the determined point in time in the song and while making a fist with the hand of this arm the fan makes his or her body fall forward from the chest in unison with the other fans. This is known as “Gyakudai”. Placing one’s body so it rides on a barrier or partition in the concert hall, the fan then does a “Gyakudai”. This is known as “Sakudai”. Being lifted up by the surrounding fans and then rolling on top of them toward the stage is what is called, “Korodai”. It is an ironclad rule of manners that when doing the “Korodai” one first removes their shoes, and since many concert halls prohibit such dive actions, one must honor these rules of manners and have fun in the concert without causing injuries to oneself nor others. Not doing so is “Dame, Zettai”.

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 くれないのきし
 (紅の騎士) 
 Kurenai no Kishi
 The Crimson Knight

In order to return the Metal souls of Yuimetal and Moametal who have fallen into the dark side by transforming into Black Babymetal, Su-metal transforms herself into the Crimson Knight by engulfing herself in Dark Crimson flames. At many performances Su-metal saves the 2 girls by singing “Akatsuki”.

 こばめたる
 (KOBAMETAL)

Kobametal is the producer of Babymetal and the successor of the records of Apocalypse of Kitsune-sama. The divine instructions of Kitsune-sama are passed on to the members through Kobametal. In other words, he performs the function of what could be called a psychic medium.

(さ) (Sa) Line

 さくらがくいん/じゅうおんぶ
 (さくら学院/重音部)
 Sakura Gakuin/Jyuuonbu

Sakura Gakuin is the venue in which the 3 girls carry out their activities of “Metal Resistance in the Idol world in their guises of stealth. “Juonbu” (Heavy sound club) was established so these club activities could be carried out in a manner differing from “Keionbu” (Light sound club). When Juonbu was first established there were incessant complaints from the other clubs about the explosive sounds coming from their performances, and so when Su-metal graduated from Sakura Gakuin in March of 2013, Juonbu was abolished and Babymetal went on to carry out its activities independent from the school.

 しーゆー!!
 (See you!!)
 Shi-Yu-!!

Basically speaking in theses live performances carried out without MC, the only words coming from the stage are this phrase “See you!!” said at the end of each show. The closing greetings the girls use when transmitting messages through the media is also this phrase of, “See you!!”.

 すくりーむ
 (Scream)
 Sukuri-mu

This is a very important role that has been issued by Kitsune-sama to Yuimetal and Moametal. For Babymetal, the scream is an amazing and unexpected “Ai no Te” (an interjected chant) performed in instrumental sections of songs. At times they are also in charge of the Death Voice parts.

(た) (Ta) Line

 だめ!じゃんぷ
 (ダメ!ジャンブ)
 Dame! Jyanpu
 Not good! Jump

In chorus section of “Ijime, Dame, Zettai”, when Su-metal vocalizes “Ijime!”, in unison Yuimetal and Moametal scream out, “Dame!” while at the same time cross their arms about the height of their faces in the Fox sign and jump up performing one of Babymetal’s ceremonial movements.

 です!!
 (DEATH!!)
 デス!!

The members of Babymetal often say “Death!!” at the end of conversations. Doing so they bite their tongue, not so so hard as to cause pain, in order to properly make the “TH” sound.

 ですぼいす
 (デスボイス)
 Death voice

A wide variety of both high pitched sounds and low pitched Death voices such as “Gya-!!” and “??” make their appearance in Babymetal songs and are utilized as a form of interjected chant signalling the fans to raise their voices. Some parts are handled by Yuimetal and Moametal. These Death voices were introduced into early songs such as, “Doki Doki Morning” and “iine” and are pioneering developments that were the first Death Voices to be utilized in a full fledged manner in the Idol world.

 どげざへどばん
 (土下座ヘドバン)
 Dogeza Hedoban
 Hedoban done from a kneeling position

This appears in the middle of the song, “Hedobangya-!!”. This is a form of Hedobanging where one kneels on the ground and bows in manner that one’s head rubs on the ground. It also appears to be a ritual for summoning the Hedoban kami. This is also a symbolic Hedoban ceremonial homage to Headbanging carried on throughout the Visual band world.

 どぜん
 (ドゼン)
 Dozen
 The front and center seat

This is term about seating that appears in the middle of “Hedobangya-!!”. This means the very center, or in other words, the center seat of the front row. This is a term that is used often in the Visual band world.

 (な) (Na) Line

 なんばーわんじゃなくておんりーわん
 (ナンバーワンジャナクテオンリーワン)
 Nanba-wan jyanakute onri-wan
 Not number one, but rather, the only one

This is one of the missions assigned to Babymetal by Kitsune-sama. Based on the concept of “Fusing together Idol with Heavy Metal”, Babymetal is to carry out the Metal resistance as a presence in the world of both Idol and Heavy Metal that is completely unique and without peer.

(は) (Ha) Line

 ふおっくすさいん 
 (フオックスサイン) 
 Fuokkusu sain
 The Fox sign

When the members of Babymetal were being taught the Maloik sign which is a symbolic and ritualistic sign in the world of Heavy Metal, the girls mistook it for a shadow picture hand formation of the Fox. This is what led to the creation of the Kitsune sign, or Babymetal’s style of the Maloik sign. The shape of Kitsune-sama can be envisioned by the form of the fingertips.

 ぶらっくべびーめたる 
 ブラックベビーメタル)
 Burakku Bebi-metaru
 Black Babymetal

This is the unit name of Yuimeta and Moametal when they transform in their incursions into the entertainment world of various conspiracies of the gigantic and powerful “Idol”. When they go through their transformation, they say, “This isn’t Metal, is it?” as they begin to disrespect Metal for violating the true meaning of Metal. When Yuimetal and Moametal transform into Black Babymetal in “Onedari Daisakusen” they chant the sounds of “Yo! Yo!”.
  
  

Yui Mizuno new diary: Happy new year

Happy New Year.

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In 2014, I could have so much precious experience. It was an unforgettable year for me. 2014 was so satisfying year for me because so many people had supported us★ Thank you very very much

In 2015, my goal is “To send the beauty of Sakura Gakuin to many people. And to complete everything I can do to the end”. Yui loves Sakura Gakuin. Really. No one can love Sakura Gakuin deeper and broader than Yui!! I would like to be a member of Sakura Gakuin forever…..but only three months is left. I would like to promote Sakura Gakuin after my graduation, but for now, as a member of Sakura Gakuin, Yui will do my very best, never wasting precious three months. Please watch us growning-up in the last three months. And please keep supporting Sakura Gakuin in the next school year.

Let’s enjoy Sakura Gakuin together from hearts in 2015

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Source: http://ameblo.jp/sakuragakuin/day-20150101.html
Translation: Onji Kobe