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Nov 28, 2009 10:44 AM

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It's even harder for her, as she is foreign.

I still support her~ Her covers in the NHK anisong specials was awesome.

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Nov 28, 2009 11:44 AM

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She's still my favorite French Canadian j-artist.
 
Nov 28, 2009 12:55 PM

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maybe it was stage fright
 
Nov 28, 2009 1:08 PM

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Aww, that's gotta be tough. I hope she can overcome it and do better next time. Good luck HIMEKA!!
 
Nov 28, 2009 1:42 PM

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She's very talented and shows promise, since she's new it shouldn't be looked at as too big of a deal. Running off may be odd but it's understandable if she was nervous and/or embarrassed. Like others said, everybody makes mistakes and it's better to make them early on so you can learn from them and apply what you learned to the future.

I really like Himeka already and I've only listened to a couple of songs and covers of hers. Like I said, she's very talented. I wish her the best of luck in the future. ^^
 
Nov 28, 2009 1:57 PM

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For the very few people who don't accept her apology: Ayumi Hamasaki has forgotten her lyrics more than once and adlibs, and apologices right then. Hyde from L'Arc~en~Ciel must have a mental block on remembering the lyrics of Blurry Eyes cause various times forgets parts and just shrugs it off. On the Animelo concert of 2007, Nana Mizuki and Arika Takarano (Ali Project's singer) sang a duet of Nana's Eternal Blaze, Takarano got her lyrics wrong several times (it really pissed me off) and said nothing about it, maybe she didn't realize or whatever.
The thing is even experienced pros make mistakes once in a while, why not forgive HIMEKA?
 
Nov 28, 2009 2:00 PM

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Nana Mizuki and Arika Takarano (Ali Project's singer) sang a duet of Nana's Eternal Blaze, Takarano got her lyrics wrong several times (it really pissed me off) and said nothing about it, maybe she didn't realize or whatever.


That was actually very hilarious. Nana Mizuki was teasing Arika a lot....
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Nov 28, 2009 2:55 PM

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It's really good to see most of the MALians are being more accepting than the people on the other forum where I was reading about this.

As metfan149 suggested, it really isn't that big of a deal. We all make mistakes. Now let's move past them.

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Nov 28, 2009 2:59 PM

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Meh. It's okay, Himeka. Everyone makes mistakes, although usually not as noticeable as this. You'll learn from it and move on, yeah? ♥
 
Nov 28, 2009 3:16 PM

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WuT RUNNING AWAY DURING THE CONCERT LOL COWAR...

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Nah, it's all good. I've seen worse. For example, suddenly start fighting with director during the concert.

Yeah, I was there... and it was even more entertaining than the entire show.

Concert mistake is trivial thing. It can always happen. So, she needs no apology; it is totally acceptable.
 
Nov 28, 2009 3:19 PM

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Oooh how embarrassing but it happens. Frankly I do find it refreshing she wasn't just lipsyncing and well I don't know how many performances before live audiences she's given. Add all that to the fact Japanese isn't her first language yeah I think I would forget my lyrics.

I'm a writer and half the time I can't remember every word I ever wrote in a big story, so no surprise even singers would have this trouble from time to time.
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Nov 28, 2009 4:26 PM

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We're all humans and we aren't prefect, so she said that she'll do the best next time.

It's hard sing in foreign language! But she at least take that challenge ^_^
 
Nov 28, 2009 5:02 PM

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Hahaaa!! that really must be puzzling lol ... Well I think I'd probably do the same thing if I was in her shoes ... Anyway I really want to see the video >.<
 
Nov 28, 2009 5:09 PM

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Wow. Some people here need to seriously stfu. She made a mistake, okay? As far as I know, she's the only singer in Japan who doesn't have a trace of Japanese blood. She's Canadian (as am I) and made her dream come true by becoming a Japanese Singing artist.

It's the spur of the moment. She probably didn't know what else to do and got so nervous that she had to run from it. I doubt anyone on stage would simply say "I'm sorry. I forgot the lyrics just now." Don't you think that would be a tad more embarrassing than just running?

She's forgiven if anything, and hopefully forgiven by the Japanese public. It's a lot of stress when you're someone who sings Japanese in Japan when you're not of that race. She's accomplished something superb that I doubt just anyone can do.

Everyone forgets things. It's normal. At least she said sorry and plans on working even harder in the future.
 
Nov 28, 2009 5:33 PM

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i hope that thing won't happen again to her
 
Nov 28, 2009 6:21 PM

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Aeiou said:
Want video.


Yes.

Well it happened to a local singer here too as well, and that's during an award show lol.
 
Nov 28, 2009 7:00 PM

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Mio not there to help
 
Nov 28, 2009 9:06 PM

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Haha that's exactly what came to my mind
 
Nov 28, 2009 9:46 PM

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Well, it's definitely a learning curve for HIMEKA. No doubt Japanese isn't her first language and to make matters worse, she probably was nervous about performing live. But something like forgetting lyrics could and have happened to seasoned singers/performers. So it's nothing new and she should bounce back from this experience.
 
Nov 28, 2009 9:47 PM

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This sort of thing happens.. Valkyria Chronicles, its still in my on-hold list. I am sure her fans aren't angry or anything. Actually, her fans would probably feel more worried. After all, Himeka-san had most likely spent a lot of time preparing for the live performance, not mentioning that her producers must had been really angry as that they probably put lots of money into it. She probably got a very long lecture of some sort afterwards, poor lady..

If I am a fan of HIMEKA, I would support her. This sounds somewhat like one of those White Album episodes.
 
Nov 28, 2009 11:20 PM

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lol...
forgetting the lyrics is no problem...
we arent perfect, and for singers to forget lyrics is not a surprise though..
i'm not japanese, and a famous from our country sang our national anthem and forgot the lyrics(mark it! everyone should know your own national anthem like the back of your palm)...

dont be to hard on her...
we never know, her situation might happen to you....
though maybe in an another way...
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Nov 28, 2009 11:22 PM

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Well, can't be helped, she ain't native to japan.
 
Nov 29, 2009 1:04 AM

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Most people seem to be missing the point here. The problem isn't that she forgot the lyrics. It's pretty much normal and could happen to anyone. The problem is that she ran away from the stage after that, which is definitely disrespectful to the fans that came to see her. Good for her that most of the fans turned to be quite tolerant.
 
Nov 29, 2009 1:40 AM

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Poor Himeka! I think she wasn't in the mood also performing live must have been really frustrating. I understand her for running away, I would also do the same after all, I'm not the type of bearing the stress well. Just keep do your best and everything will be fine. You still have my respect.
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I really do not understand the tolerance here. It obviously comes from people that look at the sage from the front. From the back running away it's the easiest thing to do when you make a mistake. I hope this really shames her forever. She does not deserve any compassion.

She is a professional, a childish attitude like this should not be tolerated. Even for us, amateurs, it's not, so why should it be for her? "Oh, she ran away poor thing" is something that does not fit my mind. Everyone makes mistakes? Indeed, and people much better than her. But this is what distinguishes good artists from average artists: good artists have the courage to face their mistakes.

She may have fullfilled her dream, but she's not good enough to keep going. She's just one more weekly superstar. People like this fade away in an instant.
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Nov 29, 2009 7:39 AM

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I really do not understand the tolerance here. It obviously comes from people that look at the sage from the front. From the back running away it's the easiest thing to do when you make a mistake. I hope this really shames her forever. She does not deserve any compassion.


It's clearly shameful enough for her to remember it forever. To me at least, running away is the hardest thing to do. But that's because I'm used to speak and present in public after years of experience doing so. You have to factor in the pressure and stress level.

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She is a professional, a childish attitude like this should not be tolerated. Even for us, amateurs, it's not, so why should it be for her? "Oh, she ran away poor thing" is something that does not fit my mind. Everyone makes mistakes? Indeed, and people much better than her. But this is what distinguishes good artists from average artists: good artists have the courage to face their mistakes.


We all agree that it was a bad mistake to run away. The best option was to apologize right away and restart. I'm sure she regrets not doing that.

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She may have fullfilled her dream, but she's not good enough to keep going. She's just one more weekly superstar. People like this fade away in an instant.


Well, we will have to wait and see how this affects her career. Some of us are disappointed, but unlike you, we give second chances.
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She is a professional, a childish attitude like this should not be tolerated. Even for us, amateurs, it's not, so why should it be for her? "Oh, she ran away poor thing" is something that does not fit my mind. Everyone makes mistakes? Indeed, and people much better than her. But this is what distinguishes good artists from average artists: good artists have the courage to face their mistakes.

Well, you must be perfect to say things like this.
 
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1.) Yay Canada!

2.) First time's a charm, nervous, understandable, feel better the next time. (concerts...*shudders*)

3.) She's an otaku turned singer/J-pop artist...?
 
Nov 29, 2009 11:10 AM

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Sorry, it was my fault. I flashed her to get a reaction. I didnt realise she would run away and ruin everyone's night.

Sorry guys. :(


What the hell? O_o

xD
 
Nov 29, 2009 3:38 PM

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I remembered that a singer messed up with our national anthem during Manny Pacquiao's boxing match XD

So I guess that's just forgivable.

 
Nov 29, 2009 4:04 PM

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sad but hey, it's human nature to forget, now you just gotta forgive
 
Nov 29, 2009 4:47 PM

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Of course people pity her. I do myself. I've performed several times onstage.. (not professional) and while I myself haven't forgotten my lines in an actual performance, I've forgotten my lines in one important judging event. It was horrible. I worked through it, and stayed there though, and I can't imagine how much more embarrassing it must have been to run away. Running away is more embarrassing in my opinion, and more difficult to deal with then just trying to finish. I didn't forget my lines due to lack of practice though, I just had an undiagnosed memory problem for a little bit, something like amnesia. Talk about embarrassing, my drama instructor was hoping for high scores for me too. :/
It's only human to forget things under a huge amount of stress. She just needs to work harder next time, and not leave the stage..
 
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Understandable...Pretty embarrassing to forget lyrics to a song =/
 
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I really do not understand the tolerance here. It obviously comes from people that look at the sage from the front. From the back running away it's the easiest thing to do when you make a mistake. I hope this really shames her forever. She does not deserve any compassion.

She is a professional, a childish attitude like this should not be tolerated. Even for us, amateurs, it's not, so why should it be for her? "Oh, she ran away poor thing" is something that does not fit my mind. Everyone makes mistakes? Indeed, and people much better than her. But this is what distinguishes good artists from average artists: good artists have the courage to face their mistakes.

She may have fullfilled her dream, but she's not good enough to keep going. She's just one more weekly superstar. People like this fade away in an instant.


I strongly agree with this. People on stage make mistakes, it happens to everyone on stage in some way or another at some point if they do it long enough. It's to be expected, and how a person handles the situation, in my opinion, is a perfect judge of their character. What this showed about her is she's childish, unprofessional and can't handle stress. Maybe she'll grow from this and handle the situation better next time, it doesn't change the fact this was one of the worst things a person performing could do.
 
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She's not japanese so it's understandable. But running away is just making a big deal out of this. Maybe is she didn't run away, then maybe the fans wouldn't have noticed.

 
Nov 29, 2009 11:32 PM

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Our country's president messed up the lyrics of national anthem while singing live, beat that.
 
Nov 29, 2009 11:33 PM

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ayumi hamasaki forgot her lyrics too?not every singer have good memorie
 
Nov 30, 2009 1:11 AM

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Aww, accidents happen! I'd run away too, no doubt. : D
 
Nov 30, 2009 4:21 AM

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Beatnik said:
Sorry, it was my fault. I flashed her to get a reaction. I didnt realise she would run away and ruin everyone's night.

Sorry guys. :(


Aeiou said:
Want video.


Yup! I want the video of Beatnik flashing Himeka...
 
Dec 1, 2009 3:48 AM

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Himeka will have some lives (in-store) and events in Dec.
Hope They will be nice and successful!!!
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what the?! just make something up when it happens again LOL
 
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I am so relieved and glad with joy.
The 1st day of her December mini-live tour was successful.

A hard-working person like she must succeed....
 
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Lumi-chan said:
It's not that weird a singer forgetting lyrics.. It happens, we're all humans.
I just think running away wasn't a good idea.. Hum the song and make the audience sing, say you forgot, apologize and ask to start over.. It's better than running off.


Yeah you're right! A lot of singers use the audience to sing their song anyway!

 
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well, first of all, if she's serious, why would she forget the lyrics? though since it's her first time, i guess she deserves a chance. but seriously, engage the audience, make a joke out of it and laugh it off. anything's better than running away >.<
 
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She will release an anime-song cover album in March.

The artwork (sorry it's from Japanese Amazon website):
(Limited Edition) http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00317CNV8
(Regular Edition) http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00317CNY0

The tracklist:
VOICES (Macross Plus)
Yuzurenai Negai (Magic Knight Rayearth)
DREAMS (Gundam X)
Tamashii no Rufuran (Refrain) (Evangelion: DEATH & REBIRTH)
Sore ga, ai deshou (Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu)
Hitomi no Naka no Meikyuu (Yami to Boushi to Hon no Tabibito)
BLAZE (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE)
Last regrets (Kanon)

The artwork is soooo cool.
 
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DingDingDong said:
Aeiou said:
Want video.


yeah..me too..
btw, a singer forgot her lyrics?
just quit then for god sake!!!


For your information she isn't native if u don't know...do u know how hard it is to sing and remember lyrics in a totally different language,especially since it's japanesse,which is a hard language.......shiranai hito wa chanto damashite hou ga ii...>.>
 
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mel-hime said:
DingDingDong said:
Aeiou said:
Want video.


yeah..me too..
btw, a singer forgot her lyrics?
just quit then for god sake!!!


For your information she isn't native if u don't know...do u know how hard it is to sing and remember lyrics in a totally different language,especially since it's japanesse,which is a hard language.......shiranai hito wa chanto damashite hou ga ii...>.>


Japanese is a hard ass language and has totally different grammar and language make-up then her native language. That being said, Japanese is her 3rd language...
 
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