If you haven't seen it, I posted a long history of *pnish* to pnish here
. It took me a couple of hours to dig through websites and do on-the-spot translations of photobook stuff, but that's probably the most complete history in the English fandom yet _o_
It irks me, though, that that's the truth--there's no more complete history than that, and it's far from complete. Half the time there aren't even dates to apply to events, what kind of a history is that?
I've semi-joked about this to KY in the past, but I seriously want to write their biography. Some day. That will probably be 20 years in the future, but I want to. I want to be able to sit them all down, in a group and individually, and ask them all these burning questions we've got. Not, "Are you dating fellow member X???" (though of course I'm dead curious ;D) but simple questions that you'd think we'd have answers to now.
Why Daiki? Why him as Leader?
Why "*pnish*"? (GOOD GOD I WANT TO KNOW THIS. Their name sounds like some nasty sound effect.)
Who met who where and in what order?
Why this troupe, and not some other? (Like Tuti--why not stay with BQMAP?)
And loads of others, of course, but these are just the ones that hit me while I was working on this. I want a story to read, I want to be able to sit down one day and learn everything about *pnish*, from tales of Daiki's childhood to Tuti entering BQMAP to ShiroxKuro to On.5, everything.
It's so weird: I mean, I feel like the more I know about their past, the more I can learn about them now. I want to know how Tuti learned to dance, why Daiki felt he was so good he should be in charge of choreography and music selection and, well, the most important stuff to a dance troupe!
I was reading through Daiki's self-article in Panic Days 1, and he wrote that if he hadn't been Leader, if one of the others had organized everything and he'd just joined up, he'd be a really different presence inside the group. He said he'd be more outspoken, bringing up his ideas and voicing them more, not be this quiet thing that everyone looks at and wonders how the heck he got to be Leader. Now I wonder what that Daiki would be like, really.
On a related note, I was reading a review of Comic Jack
that Eiji was in back in 2003 (that, surprise surprise, Sano Mizuki starred in!), and the girl going through the cast had this to say about him:But the one who was especially wonderful was Rascal's actor, Moriyama-kun. Of course he's the sworn friend of Daiki-chan, Mizuki's younger brother, but he's really got a sense of presence, and it made me think, "Wow, this guy's amazing!" During the curtain call, Mizuki even called him "Moriyama" without any honorific or anything, it makes me wonder what their relationship really is. Well--wasn't Mizuki involved with ShiroxKuro before?
Something like this brings up so many questions lskfjhsldfkjhsliuefrlsifese ARGH.
Like why the hell she would use some word like "sworn friend" (meiyuu) to describe Daiki and Eiji when even though I ship them I wouldn't realistically say they were more than decent friends
Like where the heck she got this idea that Mizuki was connected to ShiroxKuro in anyway?! That'd sure explain a bit more about why Mizuki popped up out of the blue to be in Wonder Box, if he'd worked with all the guys before in any capacity, but still...
sdaflhjsgfklsghfsef Japan. Stop teasing me.