Saturday, November 20, 2010

【メキシコのアイドル・レヴォリューション】 Mexican wota are alive!!! ^o^


Q-beto, Kurisu & Natsuyaki Chilis @ Akimatsuri 2010 ^-^

Tal como lo reporta Q-beto en su blog, los wota mexicanos hemos tenido una intensa serie de actividades recientes que nos han permitido convivir, compartir penas y alegrías, y por supuesto, difundir la practica del wotagei entre los frikis mexicanos. ^-^


"Iiwake Maybe". Nubia Mashushe @ TNT 20. ^^

Sin duda, Q-beto y los miembros del Idol Stars Club han sido los principales responsables, en esta etapa, de mostrar, enseñar y difundir la práctica del wotagei en los eventos relacionados con el mundo del anime y del manga. ^^


"Iiwake Maybe". Yumeki Angels @ Aki Matsuri 2010. ^^

Esto no hubiera sido posible, por supuesto, sin la presencia de las Fan-Idols mexicanas que, gracias a su calidad y a su constancia, se han ganado (ellas solitas) un lugar obligado en expos, eventos y convenciones. ^^


"Iiwake Maybe". AKB48 @ AX 2010. ^^

Y esto es, por supuesto, gracias al trabajo de nuestras Idols japonesas, quienes mantienen la cultura Idol a flote, día tras día, pese a que vivimos en tiempos de una profunda recesión económica global. ^^


"Iiwake Maybe" (wotagei). Cafe Buono! 2009. ^^

¿Y qué decir de los wota japoneses, quienes nos inspiran a organizar nuestros propios eventos de música Idol y wotagei exclusivamente? ^^

¡Gracias a todos y a todas por su esfuerzo, su paciencia y su cariño! ^o^

¡Viva la Idol Revolution! ^o^

¡Viva México! ^o^


Saludos.

Friday, November 19, 2010

AKB48's Guinness World Record @ BBC Mundo en Español ^o^



Nuestro amigo Criss reporta, desde su blog, que BBC Mundo ha realizado una pequeña nota sobre AKB48 y su incursión en The Guinness Book of Records como el "grupo pop con mayor número de integrantes". ^-^

Esta es la segunda vez que AKB48 ha sido presentado como un "grupo Idol" en la televisión hablada en español. La primera vez que ocurrió esto, debemos recordarles, fue en el programa "Para salir", especial de Yumeki Angels, transmitido por la televisora mexicana Cadena 3:



Por supuesto, cabe remarcar que BBC Mundo presenta a AKB48 como "la sensación adolescente de Japón", pero no hace mención de que este grupo es seguido por personas mayores de 20 años de edad. O_O


Frank Foley & Yasushi Akimoto. ^^

¿Qué ladrarán ahora los medios americanos? ¿Seguirán ignorando la cultura Idol? O_O


Saludos.

Monday, November 15, 2010

韓国は小学生アイドルを禁止 South Korea forbids Primary School Idols O_O


Janey 제이니, 11 years old. O_O

South Korean Government has decided that Janey, a member of the Korean Pop group GP Basic, is breaking the infamous "Youth Protection Act", a document that just a couple of years ago, criminalized the gay and lesbian culture. -__-

Now, it's the turn of rorikon culture, of course, forbidding the public participation of a 11 years old woman, just because the lyrics and the choreography of the songs she performs could be interpreted as "sexual". O_O

 
"Game". GP Basic.

 As the Japanese media has reported, GP Basic has an average age of 13.5 years, which makes the group "politically incorrect". -__-

The dominant discourse about teenagers and children sexuality that has embraced by the United States of America and its allies, category in which enter South Korea, assume that the children can't be "sexy" or "sexual", and that's why it's consider "illegal" to display them in a "sexy" or "sexual" way. -__-

Unfortunately, the social reality shows us everyday that this kind of belief is not true, but it's difficult to oppose to the dominant discourse about teenagers and children sexuality, because in the social imaginary of countries as United States of America and their allies, "sex" is consider "bad", "polluted", "a sin", etc. But, in the same social imaginary, "children" are consider "good", "pure" and "divine", etc. Of course, no one of those opinions are true, just are imaginary notions. -__-

 

As critical readers, we must ask to ourselves: even considering the reports of supposed violations of underage Idols' Human Rights, why South Korea Government consider that is "bad" for a Primary School student to dance and sing in an "erotic" or a "sexual" way? O_O

Even more, why the South Korea Government thinks that has the right to forbid or to allow to a children the right of participate in the entertainment industry? o_O

What is next? To forbid all the Japanese U-15 Idols' products, including S-mileage's, Sweets', Berryz Kobo's, °C-ute's, or even, SPEED's DVDs, records and photo-books? o_O

Why the South Korea Government is embracing the sexual children hysteria? It's just a political measure from the United States of America to press Japanese Government for forbidding all U-15 Idols' products? O_O

Edit. November 16th: Here's the English translation of the lyrics of "Game", GP Basic's first single, so you can check, by yourselves, how "sexy" or "sexual" their contents are. Put attention to Janey's parts:

"Game"

[Janey] Ayo who wanna get the talk, to you I’m a two faced crow. I’m your modest fox! Action! My show has already started, let’s go!
[Hannah] Because of you the fact that I’m calling you again is so foolish.

[Leah] Like a small child, I keep asking please choose, you’re pretty damn narrow minded.

[Zion] Go go go, come into my eyes, pretty boy boy boy. Please speak more truthfully, my boy.

[Trinity] Oh, the window I can see you through is foggy. Now come in up back towards you, don’t stop it, say it, he say.

[All] Come to me, one step two step, come to me my step. Don’t be nervous and don’t stop boy. The time goes tic toc tic tock, tick tick my talk. I stole your two eyes and your heart, one two three get back. [Hannah] Just like that boy, sit down with me, I’ve already won the big game.

[Leah] You’re already mine. My thoughts are yours, please look only at me while looking into my eyes.

[Zion] Go go go, come into my eyes, pretty boy boy boy. Please speak more truthfully, my boy.

[Trinity] Oh, the window I can see you through is foggy. Now come in up back towards you, don’t stop it, say it, he say.

[All] Come to me, one step two step, come to me my step. Don’t be nervous and don’t stop boy. The time goes tic toc tic tock, tick tick my talk. I stole your two eyes and your heart, one two three get back.

[Janey] Let’s play my cutey, pretty, like it, just my quick plan.

[Trinity] You and I have become one big game.

[Janey] Missing your eyes, you’re kissing my cheek.

[Trinity] Oh everybody download my spotlight, your hand on my shoulder.

[Janey] Everybody listen back up don't touch my toy (game over now) come on.

[All] Come to me, one step two step, come to me my step. Don’t be nervous and don’t stop boy. The time goes tic toc tic tock, tick tick my talk. I stole your two eyes and your heart, one two three get back.


Greetings.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Japanese TV promote wotagei and Idols ^-^


The first apparition of "Romantic Ukare Modo" wotagei in Japanese TV. ^-^


The first apparition of Berryz Kobo's wota. ^-^


AKB48's members do wotagei for the first time in TV. ^-^

Nowadays, is amazing to see how the Japanese TV has adopted the politics of broadcasting TOGETHER Idols and wotagei. This could be obvious for some people that don't remember how difficult was that the Japanese media notice wotagei and Idol otaku culture. But now, wotagei is something that everybody can do in TV without the fear of be labeled as a "maniac". -__-

Of course, this change in the politics of the Japanese media broadcasting was the result of the active participation of Idol otaku, specially, in the Akihabara scene. And, of course, thanks to the male and female Idols that have been promoting wotagei between their fans. ^^

In March of 2007, when I wrote my first paper about wotagei, I never would have thought that wotagei would become this famous. :P

Anyway, couple of years later, wotagei has become famous between Idol music fans and followers around the world, but not between the rest of the global otaku community. This is a very important aspect to remark.

For long time ago, Hello! Wota has stated that wotagei teaching, diffusion and promotion are a moral duty for all the Idol otaku, because, in this way, more people will understand wotagei and its practice. That's why we encourage all of you to do wotagei with pasion and freedom. ^-^


Greetings.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

"Pump It Up" Best Songs Collection BGA ^-^


1) "I will acept you". Park Ji Yoon. ^o^


2) "Mistake" a.k.a. "Guilty Conscience". U'Two. ^o^


3) "Deja Vu". Som2. ^o^


4) "Starian". Duke. ^o^


5) "Loner". T.T.Ma. ^o^


6) "Valenti". BOA. ^-^


7) "Palchaguk". T.O. ^-^


8) "Greenhorn". Lexy. ^-^


9) "Go". U:nee. ^-^


10) "Beethoven Virus". BanYa. ^-^

Para celebrar el lanzamiento de la máquina de baile "Pump It Up Fiesta", la cual ya jugué y espero comprar algún día, decidí realizar un listado con los videos de mis diez canciones favoritas de todas las versiones de "Pump It Up" que han salido al mercado. ^-^

A pesar de no ser un fan de la música koreana, debo de aceptar que la música de "Pump It Up" me vuelve loco: es una mezcla perfecta entre la animación digital y una versión corta y mejorada de las canciones originales, muchas de las cuales, debo de admitir, detesto en su versión completa. ^-^u

Ahora que he cumplido 30 años, y que mi cuerpo ya no responde como cuando tenía 20, seguir jugando máquina de baile me revitaliza y me llena de energía, además de que sus canciones, al igual que la música Idol, me ayudan a sanar mi corazón. ^-^


Saludos.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Ruki-chan mets Yu-ki ^-^


http://rukimomoi.blogspot.com/2010/11/photos-videos-salon-manga-barcelona.html

En su corta vida, Hello! Wota ha sido testigo de encuentros extraordinarios entre Idols de diverso tipo, pero sobre todo, entre las Idols y las otaku de Idols. ^-^

En junio de 2007, justo cuando la carrera profesional de Yu-ki comenzaba despegar, nosotros fuimos testigos del encuentro entre Yu-ki y Momoi Haruko en el Moe Fest. ^-^

En marzo de 2009, Bunny Kaisui se convertía en la primera otaku de Idols española en conocer personalmente a Noto Arisa, una Idol del Hello! Project. ^-^

En marzo de 2010, Ruki-chan se convertía en la primera Idol española, y ganaba la oportunidad de conocer personalmente a Momoi Haruko. ^-^

Y finalmente, en septiembre de 2010, Ruki-chan conoció personalmente a Yu-ki, la compositora e intérprete que se forjó en las calles de Akihabara. ^-^



Sin duda, lo más hermoso de estos encuentros es que nos muestra que la admiración por el trabajo y la trayectoría de nuestras Idols favoritas siempre trae algo bueno a cambio, y que a diferencia de las cantantes pop, las Idols japonesas siempre se encuentran dispuestas a dar un autógrafo, una foto y una sonrisa a sus fans, inclusive en el extranjero. ^-^

Esto también demuestra que aquellas personas que hemos apostado por la difusión de la cultura y la música Idol hemos tenido la oportunidad de ser reconocidos, no sólo por los otakus de Idols japoneses, sino tambien, por nuestras propias Idols. ^-^

¡Enhorabuena a Ruki-chan y a todos los españoles que pudieron conocer a Yu-ki! ^-^


Saludos.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

AKB48's "Beginner" PV Censored O_O


[PV] AKB48 - Beginner por BRAKINGHEART no Videolog.tv.



Hello! Wota says NOT to censorship and presents proudly the complete version of "Beginner", the Promotion Video from AKB48 that was censored and canceled in Japan because the depiction of violence and gore scenes, and because the veiled criticism to MTV and other American media corporations. -__-



AKB48's criticism toward MTV -__-

Why American media hates Idol culture? -__-

Why American media ignores Idol singers and groups? -__-

Why MTV has refused to broadcast AKB48's concerts and videos? -__-

Why AKB48 didn't release the "Beginner" PV afterall, with this veiled criticism toward MTV, if they are the most trusted Idol group in Japan and abroad? -__-


Greetings.
Hello! Wota is written by Christian Hernandez. Licentiate in Latin American Literature and Master in Psychology by the Autonomous University of Mexico State. Graduate student from the Master of Asian and African Studies, speciality Japan, by El Colegio de México. Former scholarship holder from The Japan Fundation in Mexico and the Japan Student Services Organization. Check out my blog. Follow me in FaceBook or add me to your friends in mixi.