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May 13, 2013

Silly duet by Kaji Yuuki and Shimono Hiro

Twitter went down for me, so I decided to watch Uta Koi, and I was up to episode 10. I opened the video and was greeted by this silly duet of Kaji Yuuki and Shimono Hiro. I couldn't stop laughing ever since hearing this randomness.

Google Play Sound Search now available in Australia

Android Central
Australia has received the new update to the Google Search system that enables users to search for the title of a song using the Google Now system. It works similar to Shazam and SoundHound. The Google Now "What's This Song?" feature also appears to be working now for some Australian users, though reports suggest this may still be rolling out. When trying it some are still seeing a message of "action not supported in your country," while others are seeing more successful results.

[Fanfic] Seiichirou no Bai~ That Afternoon (Uta no Prince sama)

Inspiration can come at the strangest times. I was having my UtaPri music on shuffle and while listening to Ren's song this short fanfic hit me. I absolutely adore Ren's older brother, Seiichirou (pictured below).

***Seiichirou no Bai~ That Afternoon***

Summary: What exactly happened that afternoon when young Ren was singing in the garden and his older brother, Seiichirou, stared out the window? A short story from Seiichirou's perspective.

Back then it wasn't father or mother that supported me, it was you Ren; your soothing voice, your golden hair, your shining smile, your glowing soul, that was what kept me strong. I can never erase from my heart the burst of emotions I experienced the first time I stumbled across your talent.

It happened on a typical Sunday afternoon. I was stuck in my office piled up with work. I felt irritated and stressed, being weighed down by the pressures of being the next potential Chief Executive of the Jinguuji Company. I wanted to quit and run away. Why me? Why do I have to be the next in line to inherit the company? Why did father have to fall ill at such an inconvenient time? I knew that it was pointless to ask such questions, the reality would not change. I cannot escape from my fate and duties as the first born to the Jinguuji family. Nevertheless, I yearned for something, anything, that could give my heart temporary relief from this scorching pain and turmoil.

I released a heavy sigh as I placed the stack of documents back on to my wooden desk. I thought that maybe taking a look at the scenery may ease some of my discomfort. I arose from my creaky brown leather chair and paced towards the window. Another sigh slipped from my lips as I reminded myself that I had to prepare for a company meeting to be held next morn. I let my eyes drift across our large backyard. Brown. Everything's turning brown. A casual Autumn breeze shook the tree branches, threatening the dull and fragile leaves to fall off. Watching such sombre scenery did not improve my mood, I was only reminded of how helpless I was, being carried along by the 'winds' of the higher ups and elders of the Jinguuji Company.
But on that afternoon, I learnt that sometimes the harsh wind can also bring gentle delights.

「夕陽が舞う園で 君だけを見ていた
星よりも 煌めいた その瞳にKnock out」
"In that garden, lit by the dancing sunset, you were the only one I was looking at.
Those eyes sparkling more than the stars, I was knocked out by them!"

A/N: Inspiration from episode 6 of UtaPri Maji Love 2000%. Final line adapted from Ren's first character song: Sekai no Hate Made Believe Heart.