1. What was the first Japanese song that you ever listened to?
Do As Infinity’s “Fukai Mori“. Yeah, I was an Inuyasha fan when I was a wee little kid.
2. Did it inspire you to like that group/singer, or did it turn you away?
Eh, I was kind of ambivalent about it. I didn’t hate the song but I didn’t go “OMG AMAZING MUST FIND MORE”. It was more of the “Oh this song is in Japanese. Cool.” type of deal.
BTW it was BoA’s “Every Heart” that really got me into Jpop. Then again, that shouldn’t be much of a surprise if you could make the Inuyasha + BoA connection.
3. What is the one song that you have been listening to for the longest time?
Oh god, I don’t know. I’m the type of person that listens to a song for awhile, forgets about it, and then re-listens to it again years later.
4. What group/singer have you liked the longest?
BoA. She’s been my favorite artist since I was 11 years ago. Now I’m 17. Sadly, my fandom for her has been the most consistent thing about me since then.
5. What is the song with the most plays on your itunes/media player?
Mind you, I haven’t been able to update my iPod since Janurary but it’s “Astrogation“ by Nana Mizuki. Actually, I have 15 Nana Mizuki songs on my “Top 25 Most Played” playlist. WTF? FML.
6. Is that song your favorite?
Well it’s my favorite Nana Mizuki song for sure. I loved “Astrogation” since first listen and really it was the song that sealed my Nana fandom. Everything about the song is just perfection for my ears – the catchy pop beats, the loud orchestra line, and Nana’s vocals <3.
7. If not, what is?
Some other favorite songs that come to mind are (I’m listing one per artist to make my life simpler):
“Kiseki” – BoA (where’d you think I got my username?)
“WHAT A FEELING”-Namie Amuro
“Sakasete wa Ikeani Hana”-Jyukai
“miss you”-m-flo loves Ryohei and melody.
“Konya mo Hoshi ni Dakareta” -ayaka
“Kotoba ni Dekinakute”-BRIGHT
“Sunano ni nare tara”-JUJU
There’s probably a lot more but as you can see this list is already way too long.
8. Is there any one group that you can listen to all/most of the songs by? If so, who?
Jyukai. Actually, I’m a pretty flexible person and can “listen” to all songs by lots of artists like BoA and Nana Mizuki. I just won’t like all of them and may be bored/forget I was listening half-way through.
9. What is your favorite agency?
Gotta say, avex. Fact is that they’ve got the most artists I like in their lineup and I can listen to almost anyone on their Rhythm Zone sub-label too. Obviously I don’t like every artist they churn out (GIRL NEXT DOOR, misono,etc.) and I wasn’t particularly impressed with the way they nearly destroyed Minori Chihara’s career. But they’re steeeel mah number one.
10. What is your favorite group/singer?
BoA and Nana Mizuki. What a surprise, eh?
Feel free to take the survey yourself and post your answers in the comments below. Or in your own blog, if you haven’t already.