闪光少女 (Our Shining Days), Cosplay Culture, and Chinese vs Western Music

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
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our shining days 2017. On bus.
Movie 〈闪光少女〉 (Our Shining Days).
• music scene at comicon, at 39m09s
• Music fight, Chinese vs Western. playing Bumble Bee. start at 1h8m25s

That's a teenage movie from China, in 2017. The movie won many awards. The theme is anime and cosplay culture. The story is a bunch highschool students of Chinese music group vs western music group.

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comicon scene
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loli girls
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loli girls
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harp

Characters

actor / character name

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left to right: • guzheng girl 刘泳希 → 千指大人 • mum girl 李诺 → 樱仔 • brunette loli 韓忠羽 → 塔塔 • blonde loli 鲁照华 → 贝贝
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Our Shining Days 2017 徐璐 → 陈惊 main actress.

Cosplay, what a fascinating thing. A cultural phenomenon, of the younglings. Sprung up i guess in 2000s in Japan. Then spread to USA. In Asia, it has a cult of its own. “2D”, anime. In USA, closest analogous is gamers.

權御天下 (Sun Quan The Emperor)

This is the song in the comicon.

權御天下 (Sun Quan The Emperor)

Chinese Musical Instruments

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From left to right: pipa, zhongruan, guzheng, drum, yangqin, erhu

Guzheng (古箏)

room 502 leader, dressed in all black girl, is playing guzheng.

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刘泳希 → 千指大人/小霾, Guzheng player
Chopin Etude Op. 10 No.3 on Guzheng 7声音阶古筝

Yangqin

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徐璐 → 陈惊, yangqin player
Yangqin - Flight of the Bumblebee 野蜂飞舞

Zhongruang (中阮)

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鲁照华 → 贝贝, Zhongruang player

Zhongruang sounds the most like guitar.

MUSA - 《自我陶醉》Self Indulgence (中阮独奏与电子配乐,Zhongruan solo with backing track) -陈素敏 Tan Su-Min, Clara
Folk Song 山歌——中阮独奏 (新加坡阮咸印象室内乐团)

Pipa (琵琶)

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韓忠羽 → 塔塔, pipa player
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guitar and pipa

Erhu (二胡)

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李诺 → 樱仔, erhu player
二胡依琳 Erhu Eilleen【初音ミク】千本桜 Hatsune Miku-Thousand Cherry Tree

陌上寸草 A Cappella

at 36m00s, the pink loli girl is singing 陌上寸草.

曲目:陌上寸草
词曲:贾盛强
演唱:贾盛强

 晚南山花开
 篱笆青苔
 年年漫山春花开
 离离原上草
 柳絮飞飘
 年年陌上生寸草
 我终于等到春来了
 春来了 草儿绿
 我终于等到花开了
 花开了 花儿红
 如花美眷
 似水流年
 赏心事落谁家院
 姹紫嫣红开遍
 断井颓垣
 空我心念一念
 我终于等到春来了
 春来了 草儿绿
 我终于等到花开了
 花开了 花儿红
 如花美眷
 似水流年

Musical Cat Toy (音階貓)

Features in the movie at 36m10s.

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Scene About Quiting

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你不想学扬琴了
你说了不算
为什么
因为是它指引你来到世上的
陪伴了你11年
这是你跟它前世今生的缘分
现在你不想要它了
但是它对你也有感情
你跟它商量一下吧
如果它同意你不用跟妈讲
妈没意见

English translation:

you can say you want to quit learning yangqin,
but it's not up to you
why
it guided you to this world
you've been together for 11 years
you are destined to be together
you may not want it
but you are all its got
talk to your yangqin
if it agrees, then that's it
i won't object

A good mom (and dad), makes a world of difference. It creates good or bad people.

Japan Action Figures

  1. Superhero Action Figure
  2. Star Wars Action Figures
  3. Snow White PVC Figure
  4. 海賊王 〈One Piece〉 Action Figures
  5. Japan Kiriko Hattori (服部 霧子) PVC Figure
  6. Fleet Girls Collection 艦娘 PVC Figure
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