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mroneder
Hi..just wanna share this article about Ban-chan and her solo career (and misono of DAT too) in the local newspaper. I was pleasantly surprised to find this in the papers this afternoon cuz there is hardly any media reports about DAI where I stay!

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fenris-ulf
The picture of Ban sucks.....

:superbun: :foxghost: :evilbun: :owned:
davus0
It is pretty sexy in the right shoulder department at least.

That is awesome. English language coverage of DAI hardly exists outside the internet. Thanks mroneder /bigthumb
Tangerine Dreamer
I enjoyed how she actually said that Tomiko "bid a wistful farewell." Ah, cementation of the aptness of song titles ...
Kyo Kusanagi
Articles about DAI in a newspaper...I wonder when suche a thing will happen in Italy ;_;
Infiniation
Wow, local newspaper... huu... I wish someone here would write an article about Ban-chan or MI...

And I liked the picsu of Ban-chan. :mrgreen:
ANNA
QUOTE(Kyo Kusanagi)
Articles about DAI in a newspaper...I wonder when suche a thing will happen in Italy ;_;


we had a special about DAI on Italian tv! biggrin.gif

@mroneder: Thanks! ohmy.gif
*TangerineRaven*
Wow! That's a really good article.

Ahh, that's one of my favorite pics of Ban-chan.. it's in the album booklet.

Thanks alot!!
pinkypig
Noooooooooooo.... I should have bought the new paper yesterday... sleep.gif

But the fact that yesterday was 06/06/06 scared me a bit... ^^||| LOL
Toodles
w00t~ Go Banchan~ *o* Geez... an article about DAI and Banchan and other JPop/Rock artists in the local paper? I wish... sad.gif

And I like that pic. happy.gif
jayacr
That is a really nice article, and i like the picture... looks cool. The only jpop related info that i found in the media of my country was a tv documentary about the influence of Ayumi Hamasaki in japanese youth.
Kyo Kusanagi
QUOTE(ANNA)
QUOTE(Kyo Kusanagi)
Articles about DAI in a newspaper...I wonder when suche a thing will happen in Italy ;_;


we had a special about DAI on Italian tv! biggrin.gif

@mroneder: Thanks! ohmy.gif


You' re right ^^ But it was only for satellite and digital terrestrial television sad.gif What I meant is I hope something about DAI can be seen on more traditional media someday, for example magazines and TV channels accessible by everyone.
jabig
That's very nice article, I can tell you things like this never will happen in my country. J-Pop market is not a small one but D.A.I not wellknown here. Good band ,Good music not important here you just have a cute face, good image,very famous in Japan , you'll very famous here for sure. Music.. Suck? oh.. we don't care at all........
lone-wolf
hoho.. found the article.. http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/show/story/0,...,107852,00.html

now we can all read the full length article
green
thanks for the full article, [lone-wolf]. biggrin.gif

there are some exaggerations, though. i mean, Ban-chan isn't really a "fashion icon" in Japan. she's not that well-known and as popular as we'd like to think.

and, "Misono is now Barbie doll cute and not a chick with attitude"? anyone who has seen her solo PVs can see that she's still a chick with attitude. and cute at the same time. tongue.gif
sea-anemones
jazz is good...!!! way to go van !!
lone-wolf
QUOTE(green)
thanks for the full article, [lone-wolf].  :D  

there are some exaggerations, though. i mean, Ban-chan isn't really a "fashion icon" in Japan. she's not that well-known and as popular as we'd like to think.  

and, "Misono is now Barbie doll cute and not a chick with attitude"? anyone who has seen her solo PVs can see that she's still a chick with attitude. and cute at the same time.  :P


i'm sorry to say that singapore columnist sucks, their comments are subjective and complete disregards to the victims under their pens, even though this columnist is suspose to specialise in the k-pop and j-pop industry.. but fear not, one day when i take over her place, i promise more ban-chan coverage and more accurate views..(LoL, daydreaming again)
davus0
It's written for a general audience (not us) and icon is a journalism word that just means she has some celebrity. Just be happy they didn't say 'idol.'
green
but Ban-chan's not a fashion celebrity, either. XD

but i get how the writer is trying to present both Ban-chan and misono as really great singers, so she would have to exaggerate, right?
tomikolover
Ban looks so beautiful in that picture!!! KIREI!!

But that is a cool article.. I wish I had it.
davus0
QUOTE(green)
but Ban-chan's not a fashion celebrity, either. XD  

but i get how the writer is trying to present both Ban-chan and misono as really great singers, so she would have to exaggerate, right?



Icon doesn't equal celebrity. An icon is a sign that has power, and that power = the quality known as celebrity, which for Tomiko is inseparable from things like her having umpteen pictures taken in expensive clothing.

It's a misrepresentation insofar as Tomiko's power is celebrity power and not fashion power.

But since when is the power of clothes inseparable from the status of the person wearing them???? The answer = never. Because clothes ARE status. I'm sure this hasn't convinced you even if you didn't misread again, but there was no other word that the writer could have used.
~punkstar~
i also read another article about ban-chan in a chinese newspaper.. (i kinda lost the newspaper T^T) and anyways it was critizing her for being a car washing girl (Flower PV) as well as a driver and how she wanted to do this for a really long time.... the author commented on how she is another fresh faced singer on the market and not likely to make it to the top...

ack.. it's only a brief summary... i have to go find that article and scan it... >.>
Kyo Kusanagi
Criticize Ban-chan for washing a car? Taht journalist must be a bigot who thinks a woman washing a car is always something erotic/lustful/whatever dry.gif She' s so sweet and funny when she' s washing her car, it' s one of the best things about the Flower PV happy.gif Does that newspaper have an e-mail address? We could fill it with viruses and other nice surprises for talking about Ban-chan like that :twisted:
About the car driving thing, dunno what to say...do people in China think a woman can' t drive a car or things like that (sorry, I don' t know the English word for this way of thinking ^^; )?
lone-wolf
funniest criticism i ever heard, she gets criticized for her PV? for something not obscene watsoever.. true, the author must be having uncomfortable horny thoughts about those scenes..
davus0
It's not always but in Flower it is

Uncomfortable erotic thoughts?--they are quite comfortable. It's not obscene at all but you are in a platonic heaven so to speak if you think it has not some prurient imagery.

I can show you a screenshot sequence from flower that will make you blush so much
IDentity
Maybe the columinst should go watch Koda Kumi's PV 'JUICY' if he has erotic thoughts.
touff-ray
So, the Flower PV has subliminal messages in it ? :foxwhat:
lone-wolf
you sure? i must have missed it, should have been a glitch.. wont believe even if it was done artfully..
mroneder
QUOTE(davus0)
It's not always but in Flower it is

Uncomfortable erotic thoughts?--they are quite comfortable.  It's not obscene at all but you are in a platonic heaven so to speak if you think it has not some prurient imagery.  

I can show you a screenshot sequence from flower that will make you blush so much


you mean..like Ban-chan trying to drink from a running hose? phallic huh? XD

I'm think i'm more uncomfortable with how she's portrayed as being concerned with keeping every strand of her hair in place and how high her pants should be rolled up. She's lost a bit of that ruggedness :|
lone-wolf
urgh.. how could any man ever relate something like drinking water from a runnin hose to that obscene act..
avan_piper
lol...that was funny.

btw, that journalist must have a terribly screwed mind to even think of stuffs like these. Such a disgrace for a beautiful, carefree PV to be compared like that.
Kyo Kusanagi
QUOTE(mroneder)
you mean..like Ban-chan trying to drink from a running hose? phallic huh? XD


Oh well, I have to admit I thought "this could be considered a bit obscene" when I first saw it XD But I' m sure there' s nothing malicious in that scene nor in the whole PV.

@ IDentity: I saw Juicy PV since I' m a fan of Koda Kumi, that' s really dirty :foxxd:
davus0
QUOTE(lone-wolf)
urgh.. how could any man ever relate something like drinking water from a runnin hose


=O

kyahahaha

replace "any" with "every" and you're on your way

About Kuu: it's a whole other level, true. I actually didn't watch any of her pvs till a few days ago and they are really err forthright, very very lewd.

I was scandalized!

With Ban it is all confined to her mouth but then Koda does not have a beautiful face =/
Dinaluban61
Wow, that sure is some mystical type sexyness.

Haha, I joke, I joke.... :roll:
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