Kill this love

Are you surprised at the blog’s title?

This is a title of the song that I’m really into these days. I am listening the song and watching the music video literally EVERYDAY!!

It was released on the 5th of April, so it’s been ten days since this song was came out. And at this point, the music video recorded more than 190 million views on the youtube! Isn’t it surprising?

And the music video for ‘Kill This Love’ is the most watched video in 24 hours on YouTube. They broke a world new record.

As a fan, I am really proud of them!

I will attach the MV of Kill This Love. I hope you enjoy~

They are so powerful and energetic! I feel like I’m having a crazy time at the party.

I love all four of them. But in this music video, Jenny’s fashion is my favorite!

She is Jenny, and I LOVE this fashion!

On the Internet, people said she looks like “Lara Croft” in a video game “Tomb Raider”. I did’t know what it is, so I found it.

“Lara Croft” in “Tomb Raider”
Image from Wikipedia

I think they really have a similar atmosphere. What do you think? 🙂

Anyway, Blackpink always makes my eyes and ears happy. They inspires me every time. I hope they will be more successful!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

” Life is not a spectator sport. If watching is all you’re gonna do, then you’re gonna watch your life go by without you. “

It is one of the best quotes from Disney version of ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame”. I watched this movie when I was a child. I remember that I was fearful by the atmosphere of the story and songs at that time. You can watch the intro of the movie clicking the attached link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-XONxvdq4Y

And I had great chance to watch this masterpiece again with different version, the musical version of 劇団四季.

I watched afternoon performance, at 13:00
And the theatre was big and wonderful!

I was captivated by the theater and stage. It was so fancy 🙂 I heard the theater was built by Shiki and it is a private one only performing works of Shiki. It is quite rare case.

And there were adorable products for the audience! I wanted the key rings and CD, but it was costly for me.

And I wish I could take pictures a lot. But as you know, it is forbidden to take picture of a stage or performance. so I couldn’t.

Although Japanese was difficult for me to understand, I could roughly get it because I already knew the story and the direction was excellent. And the songs were really familiar because the musical used the music of Disney movies! If you watch it, you will be surprised by the grandeur of the songs.

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
Disney movie
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
劇団四季.

Still, some scenes were different from the Disney version. So I thought it would be great to compare Disney version with musical of 劇団四季.

It was unforgettable Sunday. I could enjoy musicals I love and finally I could achieve my dream of watching a performance in Japan! And thanks for Aoi who joined me watching the musical and reserved tickets for me!

Exhibition of Shinkai Makoto

Hello Everyone! What did you do on your weekend?

I had a meaningful event on Saturday because I went to exhibition of Shinkai Makoto, director of the movie [your name]!. It is held in Takashimaya from 2/16 ~ 3/3. Here is information!

http://shinkaimakoto-ten.com/sp/index.html

I have plan next week, so last Saturday was the last chance to visit there.

In front of the Exhibition

Definitely I love [your name] the most, but besides it there were other works of Shinkai Makoto. From his first work, I could watch the whole process of his movie developing gradually.

Sadly, taking picture inside was prohibited so I didn’t take any pictures. There were a lot of scenario and continuity(conti) of his works; ほしのこえ, 雲のむこう、約束の場所, 秒速5センチメートル, 星を追う子ども, 言の葉の庭 and 君の名は.

I was attracted to 言の葉の庭 in the exhibition. I didn’t know this movie until I visit here, so I thought it was really lucky to go to the exhibition! I watched it before I go to sleep that night.

I really like the afterglow of appreciation! The background was especially beautiful 🙂

Story of ballet

Did I say I love ballet?

When I was young, I seriously enjoyed ballet and wanted to major in it. I sometimes imagine what if I become a ballet dancer.

Kang Su-jin, a famous ballet dancer in Korea.
She is dancing Juliet in the ‘Romeo and Juliet’
(Picture from Asiatoday website)

When I was in Korea, I did ballet as a hobby. And also in the Netherlands! There was some awesome classes for students. I really want to do it in Japan if I can.

I also like watching the ballet on youtube. It would be great if I can watch them in a real theater, but it is soooo expensive to me now. When I earn money, I hope I can watch it a lot 🙂

When I watch the performance, amazing dancers give me inspiration and it makes me happy.

I especially like classical ballet even though I think the story is kind of old-fashioned. Still the music and the dances are so strikingly beautiful and I have no choice but to fall into it.

Among the classical ballet, I introduce three masterpiece.

  1. Don Quixote
Scene from ‘Don Quixote’
(From the website bachtrack)

The first one is Don Quixote. It is very elastic and has bright vibe. The characters are pleasant and the story is based on the happy drama. Kitri and Basil’s love is the main of the story.

Natalia Osipova & Ivan Vasiliev’s Don Quixote variation

2. La Esmeralda

Scene from ‘La Esmeralda’
Picture from website Macedonian Opera and Ballet

You might think it is not friendly at all, but actually this performance is made based on the famous novel Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo. Everyone will know Notre-Dame de Paris! Isn’t it?

Natalia Osipova at Bolshoi Ballet Academy
This is my favorite version of Esmeralda

3. Swan lake

Odette in Swan Lake at the Royal Ballet
Picture from the Royal Opera House (UK) website

This is also other famous work and you might heard of it. The story sometimes has happy ending or sad ending, which varies from theater to theater. One Prima ballerina both plays ‘Odette’ and ‘Odile’. I like Odile’s character more than Odette.

Natalia Osipova acting ‘Odile’ in Swan lake

I attached three videos of Natalia Osipova, one of my favorite Prima Ballerina. I hope you enjoy the video!