Remembering Isshi of kagrra(神樂) with poetry by me.

The frozen pond

A beautiful and fragrant pond has frozen over in its most beautiful state

All of the life all of the sacredness still remains sealed within

Pink sakura petals decorate the frozen water

Koi fish are stuck swimming in calm circles

I cant help but feel sad, yet i smile as i walk past

remembering dipping my feet into its coolness.

Its beauty still lives on , like a jewel placed on display in a busy museum.

I will never forget the fragrance.

I shall always remember the way my heart would sing upon visiting this pond.

The way i was reborn with the scent of the lotus.

This pond though frozen in time has a sacred place within my heart.

 

this poem was written for a very special person. A person whom ive never met yet who has changed my life with beautiful music and lyrics to calm my heart. This poem was written for kagrra’s Isshi and just kagrra in general, for once again sparking in me almost eight years ago a new interest that has followed me into my adulthood. The day Isshi passed into memory is coming soon and he and kagrra has been in my mind and in my heart a lot more than usual as of lately. i wanted to create something to represent the gratefulness i feel inside due to kagrra’s music. and i found it impossible for me to draw isshi as  i got way to emotional. Sometimes words are the only thing yo have so i wrote this poem The Frozen  Pond to the kagrra song Rin which means frozen.

Rest in peace my beautiful pond frozen in time Isshi December 7 1978- July 18 2011

you are forever frozen in the hearts of you fans we will never forget you ❤

Listen to my favorite Kagrra songs.
Kagrra- sakura zukiyo:
Kagrra- Utakata:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jasgbX9iwAY
Kagrra- Rin:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpKHIMinjQM
Kagrra-shiroi uso:
Kagrra-sarasouju no komoriuta:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emteza94Q-M
kagrra- urei:
kagrra- satsuki:
i dont own the pictures used or the videos provided. The poem however is mine .
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This is such a great photo of Isshi i had to share it ❤

Hotarubi no mori e *spoiler alert*

To be honest this is a movie you can watch even if you know the ending The movie is so good  it wouldn’t ruin it . So I wont say don’t read this. In fact this might help not shatter your heart so much like this movie did the first time i watched it.

So Hotarubi No Mori E ( Into the forest of fireflies light) is about a little girl named Hotaru on  her way to her uncles house she gets lost in the woods and becomes tired from searching for a way out.Just when she thinks all hope is lost he appears a man in a mask  .He leads her out of the forest after telling her she can not touch him because he’ll disappear. The two spend every summer from that one on together and become best friends .But they begin to have more serious feeling for each other.

How can love between a human and a spirit survive?

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Gin takes off his mask after Hotaru ask him to show his face more

This movie is amazing. Ive watched it more than eight times . Literally every time i watch i find myself sobbing.face literally pressed to the screen rewinding it and watching it all over again just so i can fangirl and cry some more. Im such a girl right ?

Things i love about this movie:

The innocence : That sounds dumb i know but really through out the movie all i can think about is both of their intentions all both of them want is to be around each to hug to hold hands. i find that so simple yet so cute ❤ ❤ .So touching!!

The evolution of hotaru: I loved watching Hotaru grow up watching as her feeling turn from childish wonder to a more mature romantic feeling .

Seeing how Hotaru and Gin Affect each other: Gin starts off mysterious never even taking off his mask but as their relationship develops gin becomes more open  he becomes happy. In the begining hotaru is lost and afraid of the forest but as her and gin spend time together there she realizes that the forest is full of beautiful things her favorite being gin

The music: The music always puts you in the feels but none like KanaKana Shigure composed and played by Makoto Yoshimori. This peice is like watching the entire movie but shortened to three minutes of cry your heart out piano and violin .

Ahh this piece… Thank you so much Makoto Yoshimori for writing beautiful music. My ears are grateful ❤

The thing about this anime is you know its not going to work out in the end .Some way some how you know these two will leave each other. You just dont expect it to be so suddenly. All Gin wanted was to hold Hotaru .All Hotaru wanted was to be held by Gin.Neither of them wanted to be apart,but they both knew that one day time would seperate them anyways .While Hotaru grew and matured Gin was exactly the same as the day they met.They were not of the same worlds and couldnt even touch each other.We all wanted some miracle granted though we didnt want this to end that way.However it was the right ending a melancholy one sad happy . God !!!! why does this movie make me so sad?

I loved how all of the spirit of the forest all warn gin to be careful yet were one hundred percent supportive of him wanting to hug Hotaru. In the end when they hug and he disappears they thank her as she sobs .They are happy that gin was happy

Here are some quotes from this movie

“It’s okay if you forget about me. A body that’s maintained by magic is very weak. If it touches a real human body, the spell will break and the body will disappear. It’s a fragile thing. How long can you-“-Gin

“Gin, I thought of you during winter. Even during autumn and spring. Gin, don’t forget about me.”-Hotaru
“Time might separate us some day. But, even still, until then, let’s stay together”-Hotaru

You see i think the reason why i felt this anime so much is that Gin didnt care anymore. He wanted to be with Hotaru forever but knew that it wasnt possible.So the next best thing would be to hug her he didnt care at what cost.When hotaru made the joke about glomping(a jump hug) him and he said do it i knew then that he was going to leave her. She knew it as well but her dream came true and so did his.

 

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“That mask,Have it” Gin says to Hotaru on their Date

 

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“Come here Hotaru ,i can finally hug you” Gin says to Hotaru

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After gin “dies” hotaru is left with nothing but his mask as she clutches it to her chest his soul flies around her in the form of fireflies

“I probably won’t be able to look forward to summer for a long time. My chest will hurt. My tears will be overflowing. But this warmth in my hands and these summer memories will live on in my heart.” -Hotaru

“Hotaru. Thank you. We wanted to be with Gin forever, but… Gin wanted to touch a human. He finally got to be hugged by a human.” -youkai

so yeah that was my blog on hotarubi no mori e i hope you enjoyed and didnt cry as much as i did.

Stay kei/Otaku

Wolf ❤

Ps: Thank you Yuki Midorikawa for writing an drawing such an amazing Manga ❤

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I picture them still walking side by side

D-Yami yori kurai doukoku no A capella to bara yori aki jounetsu no aria Visual kei song and video review

Man what a long title for a song. Come on D ,how do you expect me to remember all of this?LOL! just so you know this song title is usually shortened to Yami yori kurai. I decided that it wouldn’t be right not to write the entire name of the song.

This song ,This song !!!!!! This song is intense. So intense that the first time i heard it i was left speechless . I’m not exaggerating i literally was speechless. like uh what just happened. Then came the chill that spread all throughout my body and my tear duct decided to act all weird. I didn’t watch the video until a day later . Why do i feel the to tell you this? Because when i watched the video i became speechless yet again ,and for some reason my stupid tear duct got all emotional .I dont even know. I know you dont believe me  so one day ill make a reaction video to a song. you’ll see then that I’m completely  one hundred percent serious .

You want to judge me .Have you seen the video or heard the song?

Warning : This video and song triggers speechlessness,chills all throughout the body,weird dumb tear ducts, and pressing the replay button over and over.

I warned you so i am in no way responsible for what this song does to your body.

Im sorry for messing with your body but i must share this majesty with the entire world.

This song has a mixture of operatic  clean and unclean vocals all done by one person Asagi-Sama!! Yes Asagi is sama* to me ❤ . with a voice like his it cant be helped.

now that im done fangirling about Asagi-sama its time to fangirl about this entire song and video.

(this ones going to be a little long too as i really love this song and could spend hours talking about it.Sorry guys.)

So now the synopsis of Yami yori kurai  doukoku no A capella to bara yori akai jounetsu no aria the lyrics :

English translation:

My dear rose. oh You are all of me in this world.
In now, the past, and the future. I sing for you.

an abyss a voice that creeps on the ground an a cappella lamentation* darker than darkness
a heart fulfilled a voice that falls from the sky an aria* of a passion redder than the rose

I never know pleasure to live.
Why was I born such ugly?
(Why?) (You wish?) (Your mind?) (x2)

just once, I want to see how it is to love even from underneath this ugly mask
to be born into this world without knowing love engulfed by darkness as it is

You must choose! Come with me!

Nobody can stop me!

I never know pleasure to live.
Why was I born such ugly?
(Why?) (You wish?) (Your mind?)

only lamplight scorches my heated breast for I cannot forget the end of this love
come now, it’s alright to go it’s like you are completely engulfed by light

If you will forget, but even so I will remember forever and ever.

My dear rose. You are all of me in this world.
In now, the past, and the future. I sing for you.

to be born in this world without knowing love engulfed by darkness as it is…

Dude wtf how is this not being put into a book of the worlds best poetry??? i dont understand. these lyrics are amazing.

i don’t feel that these lyrics are a story more like a plea or a poem expressing the feeling of someone who feel unloved in a world of darkness you can feel the pain in the lyrics  .

I feel like this song is a cry to the gods that this person wants to be treated normal even  though his life is complete darkness i feel like the rose is someone he admires and loves and cherishes but that many there people feel the same way so he knows that he will never be able to capture their heart,however he wants this person to notice to remember but if they dont it will be okay because he will always remember the beauty that made his heart sing that made him feel less unworthy .

 

Now on to the video synopsis of Yami yori kurai doukoku to A capella to bara yori akai jounetsu no aria:

I hope you’ve watched this video . If not scroll up and watch it . Now !!! Go  do it!!! Dont you dare read the synopsis of a video your haven’t watched.

The video starts off with a beautifully shining chandelier . even though the chandelier is bright the room around it seems dark. You than see a Asagi-sama holding a mask over his face standing in front of a woman in a white dress. it than shows him in front of the  rest of the band and he  opens his arms with a rose in his right hand.

i feel like the chandelier is perhaps  a symbol of the beauty  that the person (Asagi-sama) see and love i think that Asagi-sama wearing the mask shows that he has a longing to be beautiful to  be loved by the beautiful. But than he takes off his mask showing her his true face which is raw and “ugly” i notice that while he sings he hold on to the rose tightly. he holds on to what is beautiful tightly . the girl in the white dress at one point  walks into the room with a candle and Asagi-sama puts the mask on showing that he is afraid to open with those he finds beautiful i also notice that the mask only covers half of his face the part with which he is insecure perhaps. i feel like he is begging when is asking come with me he is desperate he really want whoever it is to see that he truly is beautiful. he crawls on the floor he yells

when he sings the part “if you will forget but even so i will remember forever and ever”  he reaches up to the sky as if to hold on to the memory but when he sing “my dear rose you are all of me in this world in now the past and the future i sing for you “and he takes off his mask i think he realizes that he can never be accepted because in the end  the rose he holds on so tightly to breaks and is no more. Perhaps he learns a lesson that you shouldn’t on focus on the material thing that beauty is in your face but in your heart.

“to be born in this world with out knowing love engulfed by darkness as it is ”
This song is beautiful no matter how you look at it . I hope that you found some reason to like it.  I dont even want to talk about how the members are dressed in this video i dont feel like ts important whats important to me is the words and the way the music makes me feel. Thats whats really important.

*sama- a Japanese honorific you use for one you greatly admire often used for gods and other dieties

*Lamentation- the passionate expression of grief or sorrow (also like this song)

*Aria-a long accompanied song in a solo voice typically in an opera (this song is sort of like an aria)

 

D-Der konig der Dunkelheit SONG REVIEW !!!!!!! <3

YES ! im so happy to be doing a review on this AMAZING song! I love everything about this video ,except that it wasn’t longer. I actually found the band D on accident when i searched up the letter d instead of the band die/may . I did not expect to find such a great band ,and i instantly fell in love with Asagi’s voice. Its operatic and harsh he has an amazing vocal range.

Der konig der dunkelheit is a song  by the band D first released in 2011 it is sung in German and in Japanese and has a very  hardcore and medieval sort of sound . The video is like a story. Der konig der dunkelheit roughly translates to the king of darkness, However some of the German in the song is a little wrong. The song n both its original Japanese/German and translated to English has a poetic feel.

Watch the amazing video:

 

Im sorry guys this is going to be a long review this song and video is just too good to keep it short.Bear with me ill try to make this enjoyable

My synopsis of the lyrics: i feel like the reason the lyrics were sung in both japaese and german was to make it more mysterious and to reach different audience .I feel  like the lyrics are also a story .

I will leave my throne behind to go and fight
As a sign of love for my people, I will not retreat
The emperor of darkness, my own body will be my shield

Ist denn die Sonne nicht ubrig? (because the sun no longer remains?)
In exchange for a distant death
Die Mond und der Sternhimmel  (under the moon and the starry sky)
I shine out
Da sagt der Konig Ich brauche euch (the king says i need you)
Take my blood and live
Und kusse die Rose (and kiss the rose)
This is the beginning of the night of awakening

The potion of eternal life burns my throat like sand
Setting the black beasts upon me

With my kingdom crumbling before my eyes
There is just one thing I must do now
So the royal bloodline does not die out

Warnen  (warning)
No one can harm me
zielen  (aim)
There is no hesitation in my attack
Schneid (cut)
Let the blood that flows to my heart
Be a crimson rose that never loses its pride

This cooling power overwhelms me
Like a horse with wings on its back

Those who block our way
Cry out to their own shadows that they are no longer the enemy
Facing the point of my sword, they pledge

I will leave my throne behind to go and fight
As a sign of love for my people, I will not retreat
The emperor of darkness, my own body will be my shield

Der Konig der Dunkelheit  (the king  of the darkness)
That name will shake the world to its foundations
In the blink of an eye

This is the best translation i have found so  far its very poetic.

I feel like this song is the story of  a man seeking power to protect those he loves and a king who lends his power by giving away his sacred blood  therefore letting his precious bloodline live on . what better than power. The video offers something completely different.

My synopsis of the video: after watching  this video a few more times i realize its actually not so different from the story of the lyrics at all. In the beginning asagi stand up from his throne in anger tosses his cape around everything is bright there is light shining on the globe ( i see this as his world) He proceeds to stare into a Gothic vial of blood  mixes it into some foreign liquid and drinks it.its seem as though the other member of the band which i see as the people of his palace  are frozen in a state on fear they hold roses in there hands and stare off into the distance seemingly waiting for their king to save them.After Asagi (the king) drinks the blood,he begins to transform. His eyes flash red his pupil shrink. He seems to regret for a few seconds drinking the blood he throws as he throw his hands out in agony.

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(sorry that the gif is so long i got caught u in the beauty while i made it)

he tears the curtain from his room letting the moonlight spill in showing that he is indeed the king of darkness.He falls to the ground the venom pulsating through his veins. he gets up  cuts his arm and it heals instantly. He goes back and sits on his throne again. Darkness begins to spread on the globe ( once again what i take to be his world) . For the rest of the video everything remain dark, yet not gloomy. I feel power in the darkness and in the kings eyes.

i really love the effects used in this video the way the show Asagi’s veins pulsating in his neck and the way the moon seems to shine way more brightly than it should have.

The costumes that the members wear are so intricate.  I dont think we could expect any less  from D .The scenery looks so natural i almost want to take a trip and find this castle and live there ❤ ❤

sorry that this one is so long.I had to go into detail.  Had to do a synopsis and everything. I really love this video and this song .Im so glad i happened across it o accident. It is beautiful. It is powerful. It is everything i love in a song .

Remember guys, fight for your throne ,protect your people, let your power be your shield!!! ❤

Stay kei

Wolf

ps: see what i did there

pps: この うた わ すごい です ね