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Puffy change line-up after passing of FujiFabric's Masahiko Shimura

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Cute rockers Ami Onuki, 36, and Yumi Yoshimura, 34, of duo Puffy, changed their song line-up at COUNTDOWN JAPAN 09/10 - a four-day rock festival being held at Makuhari Messe - to finish with "DOKI DOKI," which was written by FujiFabric's Masahiko Shimura, who died mysteriously last week.

Puffy kicked things off for the Galaxy Stage on opening day and rocked the crowd in a way that only Puffy can, with hits such as "Ai no shirushi," "Nagisa ni matsuwaru" and "Asia no junshin," before singing "DOKI DOKI" and dedicating it to the late Shimura.

Onuki later wrote on her blog of Shimura's untimely passing: "I still haven't accepted it. But when singing the song he wrote for us, I hoped he was a ble to hear it, so maybe I'm starting to deal with it...I don't know."

Shimura, 29-year-old guitarist and frontman of rock group FujiFabric, died of an unknown illness on Christmas Eve, and the band was forced to cancel their appearance at the event. The band, popular with the younger generation, said the remaining three members will continue performing some time next year.

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They are still looking good. I hope one of them still carries a radio with her and sings "II Kanji!" I like these two girls. At least they are not tone deaf.

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I remember the first time I heard "Love so pure" back in aughtzero... I thought, "WHAT THE..." <BR> It seems like only yesterday.

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Don't you think it's odd for a couple of mid 30's women to still be considered "cute" instead of attractive? Children and teens are cute.

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36 and 34 and still cute!

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the concept of 'cute' will always take precedence in this country - it is the ultimate compliment for japanese

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Don't you think it's odd for a couple of mid 30's women to still be considered "cute" instead of attractive?

Yes; but it's a symptom of the fetishism of cute.

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I am 36. Whenever anyone tells me I am cute I feel faintly uneasy!

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I think this should read Puffy change set list, line up is the members of the band right?

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Ninjazilla, Exactly right. Plus I want to know when "passed away" became "passing". The latter sounds like a car on the highway. The former sounds like "dead." In either case, I've always enjoyed Puffy because they didn't dress like nine-year-olds and squeal 'kawaiiiiii' at everything that moved. Plus, I enjoyed their singing too.

Can someone give me some info on either FujiFabric or Shimura?

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Yes; but it's a symptom of the fetishism of cute.

Yes, cute means young. That fetishism can be seen at the end of the magazine rack at every local conbini store.

I heard that the idea of being attractive or beautiful was once thought of as an unreachable goal for Japanese. They were comparing themselves to foreigners which they didn't look anything like.

So they created this cute culture during the 20th century which is so prevalent today.

Puffy is attractive not cute.

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what’s wrong being 34 and being cute? One does not exclude another ?

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wow 3 unknowns in one headline...might be some kind of record

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kirakira, u r cute!

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Both women are very attractive

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I agree with norinrad21.

"I am 36. Whenever anyone tells me I am cute, I feel faintly uneasy."

You should feel really good!

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