Newsbreak #2: Prositutes, Teddy Bears, and Spies

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Shows that should have been left alone: The Powerpuff Girls

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banner popEver hear about a remake of a show you just loved and then you watched it and just thought “That should have been left alone”? Well I did and this is how this article was born. So sit back, relax, and let me explain to why they should have let The Powerpuff Girls alone.

After the Cartoon Network hit ended back in 2005, the wonderful country that brought you Sailor Moon, Pokémon, and YuGiOh! thought it would be a magical idea to make the show into an anime called Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z! The show set the girls in New Townsville, or Tokyo City if you are watching the Japanese version. Professor Utonium and his son, Ken Kitazawa, were trying to stop a bunch of icebergs from freezing the city due to a major ecological disaster . So Ken thought it would be a good to shoot some Chemical Z, the next evolution of Chemical X, at it the iceberg which ended up sending a bunch of “Z waves” into the city. This hit three normal girls (Momoko, Miyako and Kaoru) and let them transform into “The Powerpuff Girls Z”. It also hit the Utonium Family’s robotic pet named “Poochi” gained the ability to talk and such but that really isn’t important. The “Z Waves” also created the villains like Mojo Jojo, Him, etc. The three girls, who never knew each before this, became friends and banded together to protect New Townsville.The personalities of the characters are the same as their original counterparts and they stick to the story lines like The Rowdyruff Boys storyline.

This anime wouldn’t have been as horrible if it wasn’t for the fact that they changed so much and pretty much ruined the concept of it. Granted,They changed it to fit with the type of anime it was and to feel like the Super Sentai and Kamen Raider series that are extremely popular  in Japan, but it would have been still as good if they were to stick with the original concept. I do like that the girls are older than what they were in the original series. It adds more to the storyline because there is only so much you can do with kindergartener before you would run out with ideas. But with 13-year-old girls in the 8th grade, you could do way more and make the storylines more in-depth (Something, you think they would have taken advantage of).

The main problem with this show is that they changed so much of it and it just didn’t seem like The Powerpuff Girls we grew up knowing and loving. The way they presented it was also extremely bad. The original show was clever and witty for it being on Cartoon Network, but this show is more childish than anything else. I could go on and on about how bad this anime was but I think that there is an english dub version and it’s been aired everywhere but the United States of America says a lot. Even the creator of the original, Craig McCracken, wasn’t involved in the production(it probably would have rocked then if he was).

They even made a Manga of the original series was created in 2004 and it stuck the original story lines and acted more like an add-on to the original series. This would have been better than this anime. Maybe I’m just an angry fan but I don’t think I’m alone in saying that Demashita! Powerpuff Girls Z! was just a major disappointment in something that could have amazed the world. 

So for the first time, Japan has ruined an American Series instead of the other way around.

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98 Degrees wants to make your scream

banner popThey are back! The forgotten boy band known as 98 Degrees is back and they have a new single that literally is the most shockingly provocative song that any boy band has released (probably not, but it does catch you off guard).

Their new single is cleverly named “microphone” and it isn’t about a microphone but rather “singing into a microphone”. Here is the song:

Yeah, it’s one of those kind of songs. The song has an amazingly good beat that is not like the other 98 degrees songs they released mainly because it’s more pop than R&B. It doesn’t actually mention any kind of sexual action but it definitely hints at it. And when I say hint, I mean it literally waves it in your face and acts like you have no clue of the real meaning of the song. When I first listened to it, I literally felt so uncomfortable that I didn’t leave my room for weeks. Then after I re-listened to the song, it was less awkward and I just accepted that they were singing about sexual actions. I think it was that most of 98 Degrees have children and they (Nick and Jeff really) are singing about Oral Sex (sorry for bursting your bubble if you didn’t think it was about that).

What didn’t work about this song was the fact that it was only Nick and Jeff singing. Granted, they are the heart and soul of 98 Degrees but it would have been nice to hear Drew and Jeff (AKA the guy that no one knows) sing (I have a theory that they are the Kelly and Michelle of 98 Degrees while Jeff and Nick make up Beyoncé).

What I’m excited for is the music video to this song because I just want to see how they get try to cover up the sex that the lyrics have oozing out. It’s either going to basically be a porn or just a classy music video.  Hopefully, they will give us what we want and that is a music video.

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Rating: 4.5 Microphones out of 5

 

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Psy releases new single

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He’s back and he’s ready to prove once and for all that “Gangnam Style” wasn’t his only hit in the US. That’s right, Psy has released his next single and it’s called “Gentleman”. Here is the song:

This song is pretty much Psy getting a nice club beat and adding words to it, which explains why I wanted to hit myself in the face two minutes into it because the beat was driving me cray-cray. The song does stick to the K-Pop and J-Pop formula of a danceable beat, catchy lyrics (I’m not honestly sure if they are catchy because I don’t speak korean but I will just say they are), with a hint of english.But that still doesn’t mean that it is an awesome song. The song would be somewhat fine (okay, it would still not be good) if the beat was so goddamn annoying.

What worked for the song? Well, not a lot. The only thing I like about the song is how they used mother father instead of mother f******.  I will admit that it was extremely clever and that I’m pissed that I didn’t think of it first. Who would have though to say “I’m a mother father princess” instead of “I’m a mother freaking’ or mother f-ing’ princess” (Shout out to Avril Lavigne!)??

Overall, if you are looking for a song to dance to and you’re drunk then this song is pretty much for you. But if you are looking for “Gangnam Style 2.0”, then you will be sadly and greatly disappointed.

Rating: 2 oppas out of 5

 

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