Seriously Cute: YANAKIKU in Manila

Yanakiku at Pop Life FanXperience, Manila
Prior to watching them perform at the ToyCon/Pop Life FanXperience, Manila, I had never heard of this group before.  I chose to watch them perform out of pure curiosity, it was one of the highlights of an otherwise terrible day --- my wallet got stolen at this event (Reminders: Please be careful with your wallets and bags in these big crowds)

Introduction


Megumi Yanagi and Shoko Kikui, aka Yana and Kiku are members of Japanese pop duo, Yanakiku.  The group has been active since 2012 and their mission is to share the wonders of Japan to the world --- oh and rule the world.

What makes this group especially interesting is their combination of contemporary Japanese pop culture, such as kawaii and decora culture --- with traditional Japanese.  This shows in their costumes and music videos.  Also, their image makes them look like they leaped out from an anime.

Another thing that makes them different different from other performers I have seen are their amazing voices.  Individually, they are great singers and together they are dynamite.  Their songs aren't high-pitched nor idol-ly which I admit is what I usually associate in Japanese pop.  These girls can really sing. 

Write A Dream: Create Your Fairy Tale Contest Results!

Welcome Home, Ivy
Art by: Sukizuki Izuna
This is certainly late, but you can't rush perfection.

A few months ago, I announced that I was having a small short story competition with a fairytale/fantasy motif.  It wasn't very hard to choose a winner.

The winner is Chiima Takui's Ivy's Home.

There was a short debate between Izuna and I about the two stories we had tied for first place.  In the end, it was Ivy who takes the prize home.

I loved the second place for the main character but we enjoyed Ivy for its well-thought storytelling.  The style of writing is also very fluid, which I envy a lot.

Due to her needing it for her dissertation, I can't post it just yet but I will once she gives me the green light.

Without further ado,  I present to you, Ivy of Ivy's Home...  

For more information about the author, Chiima Takui, see the links below:-

Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/chiima.musume
Blogspot:     http://okaymusumetime.blogspot.com/
Twitter:        https://twitter.com/ChiimaMusume


For more information about the artist, Sukizuki Izuna, see the links below:-

Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/eiaakarasama?fref=ts
Deviantart:  http://sukizukiizuna.deviantart.com/

COMMISSION HER!!! 

 
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