Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Girls Generation / Kara / Japanese Beer Girls

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Perhaps the only specifically non-Gundam related topic I've written about on this blog.  But it's worth mentioning and I think some of you will thank me for doing this later.

I first posted a pic of Girls Generation here.  Since then ASM (he hasn't posted about it... YET) and Gaigun have gotten into them as well and I'm sure most of you will too.

I will now tell you of the story of how I came to learn about this group.  It's a roundabout story.

It started on a trip to Ishikawa prefecture but we'd stopped for dinner at a sushi shop in Toyama.  When the girl I was with took a washroom break I took the opportunity to stare at a poster of beer girls.  I needed that poster.  So I scribbled down some notes (there was a pencil there to write down your order, thank goodness! and I had a piece of paper of some kind in my pocket.)

Weeks later... I'm going through some of my papers (I write notes on a lot of things to research later) and I come across this note.  Que me searching for I don't even know how long through Japanese Beer Girl photos and posters on the net.

Thank you Japan for this type of advertising!

After a fair amount of time searching I FINALLY found a good size picture of what I was looking for!  Now I can make my own poster if I want to!  (Although that would be pretty obsessive... Maybe just a small print out.)

I'm not sure what it is about this poster that captured my attention so much.  Probably just the sheer number of girls.  And the uniformity.  It's composed quite nicely.  Although in the original version I saw at the sushi shop they were holding fake photoshopped beer mugs which also added an extra draw.


I'm not sure how it happened (probably because of the key words I used in a mixture of Japanese and English) but doing my 'research' I was taken to a few different sites where I also learned about a girls group called "Kara". I was taken with the album cover.

I don't know what they're doing over there in Korea but whatever it is please don't stop.

Which naturally prompted me to research them.  After doing that I came across this image.

wtf is this?! AND in military uniforms!?  My total weakness! omg fml because I'll never get a girl like this but thank you for letting me find this and thank you so much for giving some Korean rich guy the idea to make this band!!!
And as you can guess after I saw THIS I researched them quite ardently and I've never been the same since.

I know what you're thinking and "You're welcome."  However there may be some of you out there who are NOT interested in this type of thing at all (different strokes for different folks and all) so to stay on topic here is a Gundam picture.

I'll finish this someday I swear.