Kousuke Atari is a Japanese pop singer. He is a self-trained musician, performs in the shimauta style of his hometown. Atari Kurudando Shodon Notus Chu Dong Xin Xian Yurai Bana Hua Jian Dao Kizuna Uta Materia Natsukasha no Shima Sorezore ni Omoide no Sugu Soba de / Mahiru no Hanabi Hana Tane wo Maku Hibi Haru Kizuna Koi Various Artists - Amami Shima Uta Various Artists - Okinawa Songs ~Watashita Uta~ Masayoshi Yamazaki Tribute Album - One More Time, One More Track Cape No.7 OST - Heidenröslein Cape No. 7 – Teacher / Himself - Singer "Taipei Exchanges" – Singing Customer/ Tourist "Happiness Me Too" The song "Natsu Yuuzora" was used as the ending theme in the Japanese anime adaptation of the manga series 「Natsume Yuujinchou」. He performed the song, "Kimi no Kakera", used in the third season; the single "Tane wo Maku Hibi" was used as the thirteenth ending theme in the anime series 「Bleach」. The single "Koi" was used as the ending theme in the anime series 「Genji Monogatari Sennenki」. Official website Kousuke Atari at Anime News Network's encyclopedia
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation
Utopia: The Creation of a Nation is a strategy video game. It was developed by Celestial Software and published by Gremlin Graphics, in 1991 for Amiga, Atari ST and MS-DOS, it was released for the Super NES in 1993, by Jaleco in the USA. This release made use of the Super NES Mouse peripheral; the game, taking place in the future, on a new planet, is open-ended where the player character is a planetary governor who evacuated his colony after it was hit by a biological weapon by an alien race. Instead of being reprimanded or fired, the governor is lauded for his care of colonists' lives over material gain, promoted to a series of pioneer worlds to colonize, it is the player's task to colonize the new planet, manage the colony and raise the quality of life for the citizen in order to reach utopia. The player has a few colonists with a lot to do; the player needs to build everything from scratch. Building takes free colonists, in addition to money. Buildings under construction are depicted by scaffold.
However certain buildings require personnel and therefore the player has to engage in population management. The player has to micromanage features such as tax rate, birth rate and trade. In addition, each world has a competing alien race, trying to colonize the same planet. There is no option to form alliances, which means that the player's population must come into conflict with the aliens; the player never gets to see the alien city, as it is located outside the playable map, but must instead rely on espionage to find out what the aliens and their city look like. Utopia includes all with a different planet and a different alien race; the scenarios are named according to the alien races in the Amiga version and according to the planets in the SNES port: Eldorians Vroarscans Soomanii Kal-Kriken Catalytes Squiz-Quijy Pascalenes Tilikanthua Vanacancia Lucratians A data disk called Utopia: The New Worlds was released by Gremlin. This disk could not be played as a stand-alone game, it included the following scenarios: Foralbo Parillatians Chevanno Old-Worlders Sarturians Sal-Kadeem Rako-Gorda Key-Guardians Darjakr'Ul TemarkiansThe "Old-Worlders" were said to be humans, coming from Earth's earlier attempt to colonize the same planet.
In practice, they were handled just as another hostile alien race. The terrain of the Sal-Kadeem planet was unique in that it was covered with silver-colored oil, impossible to build on. Buildings were restricted to tiny patches of habitable land, it is possible to build Fusion Cruisers. In addition, this way they are free of cost, only take one month to build; this can be done by clicking the empty space in the ship selection menu. If you access a ship's control panel while the ship is launching, the ship will keep launching perpetually; this happens if you exit the panel without giving the ship any orders. The ship will fly off the top of the screen and reappear at the bottom, corrupting the graphics and eventually crashing the game. One of the four available background musics in Utopia is Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D, a classical melody. Utopia can handle a maximum of 100 tanks and 40 spaceships at one time. Trying to build any more results in a message that says more cannot be built "yet". However, there is no apparent limit to the number of buildings in the SNES version.
In 1992 and surveys of science fiction games, Computer Gaming World gave the title three-plus stars out of five. Utopia was succeeded by K240; the most prominent improvement was that in K240, the alien race was no longer off the map, but its cities could be viewed the same way as the player's. K240 was in turn succeeded by Fragile Allegiance, further refining the idea of colonizing an asteroid belt. Utopia: The Creation of a Nation at MobyGames Utopia: The Creation of a Nation at Hall of Light
Hook (video game)
There have been several video games based on the 1991 film Hook. A side-scrolling platform game for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy was released in the United States in February 1992. Subsequent side-scrolling platform games were released for the Commodore 64 and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1992, followed by versions for the Sega CD, Sega Genesis, Sega's handheld Game Gear console in 1993. An arcade game was released in 1993. A graphic adventure point-and-click game, developed by Shadow Software and published by Ocean Software, was released for Amiga and Atari ST in 1992. In each version of the game, the player plays as Peter Pan, who must go through Neverland to rescue his children after they are kidnapped by Captain Hook; each version of the game is set in Neverland, concludes with a swordfight between Peter Pan and Captain Hook. The arcade version is a side-scrolling beat'em up; the player chooses to play as either Peter Pan or one of the Lost Boys: Ace, Rufio, or Thudbutt.
The game is played across six stages. The version for Amiga and Atari ST is a graphic adventure point-and-click game; as Peter Pan, the player must solve problems to progress through the game. Each large problem cannot be solved without first solving several smaller problems first. Puzzles are solved by finding useful objects. Five icons are featured at the bottom of the screen, each one representing a different action that the player can take: "look at", "talk to", "pick up", "use", "give". An inventory window, showing all the items the player has accumulated, is located at the bottom of the screen. Located at the bottom of the screen are two separate images, one depicting Captain Hook while the other shows Peter Pan; the characters' facial expressions change depending on the player's progress. Tinker Bell accompanies Peter Pan to provide clues; the game has three main sections: Pirate Town, an encounter that Peter Pan has with the Lost Boys, the confrontation with Hook. This version is a side-scrolling platform game.
The Sega CD version features identical gameplay to the SNES versions. The Game Gear version has eight levels and the Genesis version features 11 levels, while the SNES and Sega CD versions have 12 levels; each version features various locations that include caves, forests and snowy mountains. Throughout the game, the player must defend against Hook's pirate henchmen, as well as spiders and skeletons. Peter Pan's primary weapon is a dagger. After completing the first level, the player receives the golden sword as a weapon, capable of shooting balls of energy. If the player is attacked, Peter Pan drops the sword and must use the dagger, while the golden sword can sometimes be retrieved in the following level; the player's health meter is measured as leaves. The player begins with two leaves, loses one each time an enemy attacks; the player can collect additional leaves throughout the game to increase the health meter, for a maximum total of four leaves. Fruits that are scattered throughout each level can be collected to refill the player's health meter.
After collecting pixie dust, Peter Pan has the ability to fly for short periods of time, until the Fly Meter becomes empty. Tinker Bell appears throughout the game to refill the Fly Meter; the game does not include a password feature. The film's musical score was adapted for use in the Sega CD version, which includes digitized graphical sequences from the film, voice acting. Additionally, the Sega CD version includes a computer-generated scan of Captain Hook's ship, featured during the game's introduction; this version is a side-scrolling platform action game, in which Peter Pan swim. Enemies include Hook's henchmen, as well as ghosts and monkeys that throw bananas at the player. A map of each level is provided to the player; the player must collect items. Instructions are provided to the player before each level, Tinker Bell appears so she can provide the player with hints. Tinker Bell has the ability to revive the player if all health is lost; the game includes a two-player option. The NES and Game Boy versions are nearly identical to each other.
The NES version has 16 levels. The Super Nintendo version was in early development in January 1992. Ocean Software began working on the graphic adventure version in January 1992. For the graphic adventure game, the creative team read the film's script and were required to have the gameplay follow the film's story, it was Ocean Software's first graphic adventure game. The NES and Game Boy versions, developed by Ocean Software, were the first versions to be released; the Amiga version had been published in Europe by July 1992. The SNES version, developed by Ukiyotei and published by Sony Imagesoft, had been released in the United States by September 1992. Ocean Software developed and published the Commodore 64 version released in 1992. By March 1993, Irem had released its arcade version of the game in the United States; the Sega CD and Genesis versions were developed by Core Design, while the Game Gear version was developed by Spidersoft. The Sega CD version includes voice acting, but not from the film's actors, as licensing their voices was deemed too costly.
In the United States, the Sega CD version was released in March or April 1993, while the Genesis and Game Gear versions were released in July 1993. In Europe, the Genesis version was released in November 1993. By December 1993, the Amiga version had been re-released in Europe by publisher Hit Squa
Misato Watanabe is a Japanese pop singer.'I'm Free"Growin' Up"Shinderu mitai ni Ikitaku nai"My Revolution"Teenage Walk"Long Night"Believe"It's Tough / Boys Cried"Kanashii ne"Koi shitatte Ii janai"Senchimentaru Kangarū"Kimi no Yowasa / 10 years"Mūnraito Dansu"Suki"Niji o Mitakai"Samãtaimu Burūsu / Boys kiss Girls"Koi suru Pankusu"Home Planet – Chikyū koso Watashi no Ie -"Power – Ashita no Kodomo -"Sotsugyo"Natsu ga Kita!"Kurisumasu made Matenai' / Jump'My Revolution -Dai 2 sho-"Naichaisou dayo"Merī-gõ-rando / Aozora'Itsuka Kitto"Big Wave Yatte kita / Sunao ni Nakeru Hi Waraeru Hi"Manatsu no Santakurõsu"Cheri ga Mittsu Narabanai"Sincerely"Sekai de Ichiban Tōi Basho"My Love Your Love – Tatta Hitori sika inai Anata he -"Issho dane"Natsu no Uta"Sugao"Taiyō wa Shitte iru"Atarashii Hibi / Kurisumasu wa Dōsuru no"Motto Toku he / Shinkokyū"Araburu Mune no Shinbaru Narase"Natsuyaki Tamago"Yasashiku Utatte – Killing me with his song -"You – Atarashii Basho – / Hana – Kono Boku de Ikite Yuku -"12 gatsu no Kamisama"Doraemon no Uta' – An opening song for Doraemon'Koyubi"Jũ no Himitsu"Tomato / No Side"Onegai Taiyō – natsu no kiseki"Aoi Tori"Sono te o tsunaide"yes' Eyes Lovin' you Breath Ribbon Flower bed Tokyo Lucky Hello Lovers Big Wave Baby Faith She loves you Live Love Life Spirits Hadaka no Kokoro Sweet 15th Diamond Love♥Go Go!!
Uta no Ki - Gift Café mocha – Uta no Ki - soleil The LEGEND ORANGE Blue Butterfly Uta no Ki seasons "Fuyu" Uta no Ki seasons "Haru" Uta no Ki seasons "Natsu" M Renaissance Uta no Ki seasons "Aki" Sing and Roses – Uta to Bara no Hibi - Kokoro Ginga Dear My Songs Serendipity Seibu Stadium Live History 1986 – 1999 – Sweet 15th Diamond Born 2000 - Uta no Ki – Welcome Misato Born Aug 1986 – Mar 1987 Misato born II Aug 1987 – mar 1988 Misato – sad songs born II special edition Misato born III Flower bed from eZ the Movie Misato born IV Ai to Kando no Cho-Seishun Live Misato born V tokyo 1990 Misato born special version misato clips Ultra Misato born VI Stadium Densetsu born VII Misato born 8 Brand New Heaven She loves you born 9 10th anniversary video collection 1985 – 1995 Misato born 10 Free Spirits Tour Jya Jya Uma Narashi Tour'02 Stadium Legend forever 1986 – 2005 BORN FINAL Misato Stadium Legend V20 saishusho No Side Uta no ki gift box Voice Ⅰ Misato Matsuri 2006 misatowatanabe.com – By Sony Music Entertainment Misato Watanabe discography at MusicBrainz
J-pop, natively known as pops, is a musical genre that entered the musical mainstream of Japan in the 1990s. Modern J-pop has its roots in traditional Japanese music, but in 1960s pop and rock music, such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys, which led to Japanese rock bands such as Happy End fusing rock with Japanese music in the early 1970s. J-pop was further defined by new wave groups in the late 1970s electronic synth-pop band Yellow Magic Orchestra and pop rock band Southern All Stars. J-pop replaced kayōkyoku in the Japanese music scene; the term was coined by the Japanese media to distinguish Japanese music from foreign music and now refers to most Japanese popular music. Popular styles of Japanese pop music included technopop during the 1970s–1980s, city pop in the 1980s, Shibuya-kei in the 1990s; the origin of modern J-pop is said to be Japanese-language rock music inspired by the likes of The Beatles. Unlike the Japanese music genre called kayōkyoku, J-pop uses a special kind of pronunciation, similar to that of English.
One notable singer to do so is Keisuke Kuwata. Additionally, unlike Western music, the major second was not used in Japanese music, except art music, before rock music became popular in Japan; when the Group Sounds genre, inspired by Western rock, became popular, Japanese pop music adopted the major second, used in the final sounds of The Beatles' song "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and The Rolling Stones' song " Satisfaction". Although Japanese pop music changed from music based on Japanese pentatonic scale and distortional tetrachord to the more occidental music over time, music that drew from the traditional Japanese singing style remained popular. At first, the term J-pop was used only for Western-style musicians in Japan, such as Pizzicato Five and Flipper's Guitar, just after Japanese radio station J-Wave was established. On the other hand, Mitsuhiro Hidaka of AAA from Avex Trax said that J-pop was derived from the Eurobeat genre. However, the term became a blanket term, covering other music genres—such as the majority of Japanese rock music of the 1990s.
In 1990, the Japanese subsidiary of Tower Records defined J-pop as all Japanese music belonging to the Recording Industry Association of Japan except Japanese independent music. Ito Music City, a Japanese record store, adopted expanded classifications including Group Sounds, idol of the 1970s–1980s, enka and established musicians of the 1970s–1980s, in addition to the main J-pop genres. Whereas rock musicians in Japan hate the term "pop", Taro Kato, a member of pop punk band Beat Crusaders, pointed out that the encoded pop music, like pop art, was catchier than "J-pop" and he said that J-pop was the pops music, memorable for its frequency of airplay, in an interview when the band completed their first full-length studio album under a major label, P. O. A.: Pop on Arrival, in 2005. Because the band did not want to perform J-pop music, their album featured the 1980s Pop of MTV. According to his fellow band member Toru Hidaka, the 1990s music that influenced him was not listened to by fans of other music in Japan at that time.
In contrast to this, although many Japanese rock musicians until the late 1980s disrespected the kayōkyoku music, many of Japanese rock bands of the 1990s—such as Glay—assimilated kayōkyoku into their music. After the late 1980s, breakbeat and samplers changed the Japanese music scene, where expert drummers had played good rhythm because traditional Japanese music did not have the rhythm based on rock or blues. Hide of Greeeen described their music genre as J-pop, he said, "I love rock, hip hop and breakbeats, but my field is J-pop. For example, hip hop musicians learn'the culture of hip hop'. We are not like those musicians and we love the music as sounds much; those professional people may say'What are you doing?' but I think that our musical style is cool after all. The good thing is good." Japanese popular music, called ryūkōka before being split into enka and poppusu, has origins in the Meiji period, but most Japanese scholars consider the Taishō period to be the actual starting point of ryūkōka, as it is the era in which the genre first gained nationwide popularity.
By the Taishō period, Western musical techniques and instruments, introduced to Japan in the Meiji period, were used. Influenced by Western genres such as jazz and blues, ryūkōka incorporated Western instruments such as the violin and guitar. However, the melodies were written according to the traditional Japanese pentatonic scale. In the 1930s, Ichiro Fujiyama released popular songs with his tenor voice. Fujiyama sang songs with a lower volume than opera through the microphone. Jazz musician Ryoichi Hattori attempted to produce Japanese native music which had a "flavor" of blues, he composed Noriko Awaya's hit song "Wakare no Blues". Awaya was called "Queen of Blues" in Japan. Due to pressure from the Imperial Army during the war, the performance of jazz music was temporarily halted in Japan. Hattori, who
Vivid was a five-member Japanese visual kei rock band from Tokyo. The band was formed in March 2009 and is signed with Sony Music Japan's Epic Records Japan label. Vivid had announced on Jan 28, 2015, that they will be disbanding after the last stop of their final tour in April. Vivid was formed in March 2009 by Iv and Ko-ki. In March they acquired vocalist Shin, guitarists Reno and Ryoga. In early April, the Indie-PSC website announced. On April 19, the band started official activities with their first live performance at Takadanobaba Area in Tokyo. With their own official website opening in April, the band announced in May that their first releases were to be released July and August. During May and June, they performed a total of five live performances, starting with Shibuya O-West on May 11, ending with Shibuya O-West on June 24. Vivid's debut single, "Take-off", was released on July 8; the single reached number 2 on the indies Oricon charts, number 63 on the major charts where it charted for a week.
Before their next single, they played a string of three live concerts. Their second single, "Dear", was released on August 19, 2009, it was first featured their first promotional video. "Dear" reached second on the indies Oricon charts, number 44 on the major charts where it charted for a week. It subsequently was re-released on February 1, 2010 as a CD-only format; the month was finished off with a live appearance at Takadanobaba Area on August 31, 2009. In September and October 2009, Vivid took part in seven "Chichū Rōkaku" events organized by the PS Company, beginning with the 94th volume at Takadanobaba Area on September 19; the 95th to 97th volumes all took place at Takadanobaba Area: one on September 20, the second on September 26, the last on September 27. The three volumes in October were at different venues. L. L on October 9, 99 was at Umeda Akaso on October 10, 100 was at Kawasaki Club Citta on October 17. On October 21, 2009, the band released The Vivid Color, it was their first release to be available in two different versions.
The mini-album reached number 34 on the major Oricon charts. On October 21, they appeared at the "H'evn no Omatsuri Tenmade Tobō!" Event organised by H'evn magazine at Shibuya O-West. Three days Vivid at the "V-Rock Festival'09" mega-event at Makuhari Messe exhibition center in Chiba. Concluding the month was the special Halloween event "Area Halloween Special Live 2009" at Takadanobaba Area. November began with a concert titled "The Vivid Color" at Shibuya O-West. During the next two months, Vivid participated in six events; the first was v's "Time-Limit Vol.1" sponsored event presented by Loop Ash Records at Takadanobaba Area on November 22. The last event in November was the 101st volume of the "Chichū Rōkaku" events at Takadanobaba Area on November 28. December started with the "Absolute Domain Zettai Ryōiki" event at Esaka Muse on the 8th; the next day there was another "Absolute Domain Zettai Ryōiki" event at Nagoya E. L. L; the last two events of the year were the 103rd "Chichū Rōkaku" at Takadanobaba Area on the 26th and the "Final 2009" event at Takadanobaba Area on the 31st.
Their third single, titled "Across the Border", was released on February 17, 2010 in three different versions and topped number 22 on the Oricon singles weekly chart. On July 3 and 4, 2010, Vivid performed at the J. E. Live House in Paris, during the Japan Expo 2010; this was the first time. Their fourth single, "Precious", was released on July 7, 2010, reaching number 15 on the Oricon Weekly Chart. In August 2010, it was announced, their fifth single and first major label single, "Yume Mugen no Kanata", ending theme song to the Level E anime, was released on January 19, 2011. Their sixth single, "Blue", was released on July 13, 2011, was used as the 14th opening theme of the Bleach anime from episodes 317 to 342. Vivid embarked on an Asia tour 2011, appearing in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore. On August 2, 2011, Vivid performed at the 13th annual ACGHK 2011 Heart Beat Seinen Music Festival in Hong Kong, China. Vivid performed at the V-Rock Festival 2011 in Makuhari Messe on October 23. Vivid held their live concert at The Wall, Taipei on November 18 and 19.
Vivid performed live at the Sundown Festival in Singapore on November 26, 2011. The title song for Vivid's 7th single, "Fake", was used as the theme song for the dating simulation game Koi to Shigoto to Kimi no Produce while the single was released on November 9, 2011. "Vivid Live 2012 Take Off: Birth to the New World" took place at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on January 7, 2012. Vivid's 8th single, "Message", was released on January 11, 2012. "Real", Vivid's 9th single and third opening for Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, was released on May 16, 2012. Vivid released their first studio album Infinity on June 27, 2012."Hikari", Vivid's newest single is the second opening for Magi: Kingdom of Magic, was released on Feb 5, 2014 On Jan 28, 2015, Vivid had announced that they were disbanding after the last stop of their final tour, Pacifico Yokohama. On April 29, 2015, it was announced that guitarist RENO will continue a solo career as a guitarist under PS Company, his 「1st ONEMAN LIVE GUITAR LIFE」will be held at Shibuya REX on June 4, 2015.
Vocalist Shin is continuing a solo career with Zany Zap Records. His first solo album "Good Morning Dreamer" was released on August 23, 2017. Shin - vocals Reno - lead gui
Equinox (1993 video game)
Equinox, known in Japan as Solstice II, is an isometric 3D action–puzzle-hybrid video game developed by Software Creations and published by Sony Imagesoft and Sony Computer Entertainment for the Super NES in 1994. It is the sequel to Solstice: The Quest for the Staff of Demnos, a 1990 Nintendo Entertainment System game; the protagonist Glendaal moves from room to room looking for ‘tokens’, twelve of which must be collected and brought to a boss area where they enable the ‘summoning’ of one of the game’s boss characters. Each of these must be defeated to enable progress to the next area. To aid the player in their quest, one projectile weapon and one magic scroll is hidden on each level for Glendaal to find. Most levels contain a number of entrances which are accessed from an over-world map, home to a sparse collection of wandering monsters. There are eight levels in the game, each of them with own weapon and boss as well as tricky platform-jumping and block-sliding puzzles. Shadax, the wizard hero of Solstice, has been captured and imprisoned by his treacherous apprentice, the sorceress Sonia, in her Ice Palace.
Sonia's army of monsters and demons overrun the seven kingdoms of the world. It is now up to his young son Glendaal, the only man with the magical powers strong enough to defeat the evil empress, to journey to rescue Shadax from her icy fortress in Death Island and put an end to her reign. If Glendaal manages to reach and destroy Sonia, he finds his alive father in a tiny chamber concealed behind the witch's throne. On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored Equinox a 29 out of 40. Dragon gave the game 3 out of 5 stars and Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a 7.6 out of 10, calling it "a good action/adventure game with one major problem: The perspective is disorienting." Gamefan Magazine was far more positive, reviewing it twice and giving the import version 90% and 96%. Equinox was awarded for having the Best Ad of 1994 by Electronic Gaming Monthly. Equinox at MobyGames