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dormcat
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 11:49 pm Reply with quote
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Following in the footsteps of Nami Tamaki, (...)

When I clicked on Nami Tamaki green link, it directed me to Hiroki Ugawa, creator of Asagiri no Miko. Shocked

EDIT: Jon fixed it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:18 am Reply with quote
After reading this, my first thought was, "Kawaii! <3 Smile" Castles and stuff.....very cutesy! Smile

But she's very different than Tamaki Nami. They have different styles of music and fashion, different images, different singing styles, etc. Their only similarites is that they are both cute female Jpop singers who performed in the US. Otherwise, very different.

It's nice to hear from Kitade-chan though. She sounds very cute and nice Smile It makes me feel even worse that she was booed at Otakon....Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 3:13 am Reply with quote
her persona is weird. she's like a less talented version of Kana.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:04 am Reply with quote
I can't tell if she's a ditz or if she's really smart. Shocked For some reason I can't tell from the record, I guess I'd have to hear her talk. I'm kind of thinking the ditz... but she's pretty coy at times and more realistic than most ditzy people, I'm intrigued.

EDIT: After reading it through again, I change my guess. This whole castle thing sounds like something her studio put together as her persona, I think she might actually be pretty clever looking at her presentation of it all.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:16 am Reply with quote
selenta wrote:
I can't tell if she's a ditz or if she's really smart. Shocked For some reason I can't tell from the record, I guess I'd have to hear her talk. I'm kind of thinking the ditz... but she's pretty coy at times and more realistic than most ditzy people, I'm intrigued.

EDIT: After reading it through again, I change my guess. This whole castle thing sounds like something her studio put together as her persona, I think she might actually be pretty clever looking at her presentation of it all.
Yeah, there were times when I thought she sounded kind of smart, and other's where she seemed like a 16 year old teenager.
Ex:
Nana Kitade wrote:
Yep, yep.
So I don't know what to think. Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:33 am Reply with quote
Nana Kitade is so cute~ thanks for the interview!

But she's deluding herself if she thinks that's a bear. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:05 am Reply with quote
"It's a bear actually."

LOL. Someone messed up xD

Was this interview originally done in Japanese? You can never tell.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:36 am Reply with quote
selenta wrote:

EDIT: After reading it through again, I change my guess. This whole castle thing sounds like something her studio put together as her persona, I think she might actually be pretty clever looking at her presentation of it all.


Um, of course it's all an act. You can choose to be manipulated if you so desire.

Anyway, about the "bear." Is that a heart on its foot? Wasn't that a sign for Care Bears? Note that I never had a Care Bears err, bear but I do remember the cartoon.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:41 am Reply with quote
This bear thing is really popular in Jpop, I think. Utada Hikaru also has a bear named Kuma Chang, and her upcoming single's name translates to 'I'm a Bear' (The Japanese title is 'Boku wa Kuma'). So the fact that both Hikki and Kitade-chan have bears makes me wonder if it is trend.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Nana's always been my favorite of all of the Gothic Lolita fashion icons, and I love her song on FMA, too.

I actually think the castle thing *might* not be an act. I'm around her age and that sounds awesome to me....Anime hyper Although, then again, it seems like even every-day Japanese people sometimes put on an act so they willl act as expected, so who knows...? That being said, the castle thing doesn't really sound totally like an act--it seems like a very...'loli' thing to say.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:36 pm Reply with quote
astra wrote:
Anyway, about the "bear." Is that a heart on its foot? Wasn't that a sign for Care Bears? Note that I never had a Care Bears err, bear but I do remember the cartoon.


Yes, there's a heart on the foot - it's the logo for the brand Baby, the Stars Shine Bright. And, uh, it looks like a rabbit to me, so I don't know what she's talking about...
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 1:38 pm Reply with quote
(I accidentally double-posted, so I'll add more content.)

v1cious wrote:
her persona is weird. she's like a less talented version of Kana.


Hm, I find Kana rather... untalented, though her style is cute.
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holl.e.rama



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:06 pm Reply with quote
That's a really cute interview!

It's weird how Sony (Tofu Records) isn't bringing their most popular female acts to the states (like Mika or YUKI or someone). It's sort of misleading how they portray artists like Nana Kitade and Nami Tamaki. Nami is mildly popular (when she's doing an anime theme) but Nana Kitade isn't really that popular at all (though I do like her).
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:05 pm Reply with quote
I loved the interview. Nana Kitade is really cute, but I can see what you guys mean about the ditz, by her answers. But I find her very interesting.

Actually it really is a bear, it's a bear with a bunny-eared hat on it. It's a bag/backpack aswell. I wanted one, but it's expensive, pretty much like every thing from baby. Like IvoryBirch said, it's from Baby, the stars shine bright. If you go to the shopping part of the site, then go to shoe,bags it should be the first thing you see.

edit:Nevermind, it's out right now. I wish I had saved the pic of it with the hood off. Here's the black one though:



She had the bear before it was posted on the site too.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 8:42 pm Reply with quote
She sounds like a fun person to hang out with. I should introduce her "bear" to my killer rabbit Laughing.
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