A taste of sweet wine. Ahhh, it’s really sweet! The word Ama is “sweet” in Japanese. And Ama is also the third person present tense of amar (to love) in Spanish. Loves wine. Ama + sake = amazake. Yes, sweet wine. Or sweet rice wine. Since sake is made of rice. But, “sake” is generally referred to alcohol beverage. Sweet alcohol. Yes, and the word amagami is “sweet bite” in Japanese. Ama (sweet) + kami (bite) = Amagami. Amagami SS. Also in Spanish, “loves bite.” Love bite. How Spanish and Japanese are close! Yes! Rihoko bites an index finger of Tachibana! So animalish, as if a puppy or pussy bites my finger gently. Yes, gentle bite! That’s it. That’s the proper translation! Hahihuheho (frantic laughter by Baikin-man)!
So sweet bite. Love bite. Recent Twilight teen frenzy, hickey, necking. Yes, sweet hickey. That’s Amagami.
So, love and sweet are synonyms. Love = sweet/gentle. Biting is sweet. Sake is sweet. Life is sweet. In Italy, Federico Fellini produced the masterpiece “La Dolce Vita.” Yes, the sweet life! La Dulce Vida! Life is sweet. Life is love. Amor es dulce. Give me life! Give me love! To love is to live! Without love, without skinship, I’m dead! I’m a haijin (zombi) in 3-D. So, give me love! Make love to me. Love is divine. Romance is divinity. Thus romantic comedy is divine comedy. 人生は神ゲー！(Life is a divine game!) Love is divinity. Divinity is sweet. And that is the essense of amagami, by drinking Amazake!
And if we take a look at Madagascar, they got the Merina people. And their word of wisdom is called Hainteny, and one of them is “mamy ny aina (sweet/dear is life).” Yes, sweet is dear. What is “dear” then? In Spanish, it’s querido. And its original form is querer (to want). And “dear” is also cariño (=skinship). Its etymology is carere in Latin, which means “to lack.” So, it is a sense of lacking. That’s why you want it. You miss skinship, so you want skinship. Yes, a sense of lacking, missing, a nostalgic feeling, and that is saudade, the central concept of bossa nova. Life is saudade! Skinship is what I’m lacking in 3-D.
Oh yes, I want skinship, I’ve been wanting that for my whole life. Yes, amagami (love bite) is also a part of skinship. Though I’m not a fan of biting since it hurts. Biting flesh is a habit of inferior beasts like lions, tigers, dogs, and cats. Humans are too evolved to resort to necking. No wonder Rihoko seems to be the most retarded one among the Amagami heroines. So, kissing, pressing your lip against hers, or hers against mine, that is the skinship of humans. Ultimate skinship!
Ah, lips. Irresistible… Sexualized by lipstick, lip gloss, glittering lips, OMG! How much I want to kiss them… but it’s 3-D. The lips I am missing. Never been kissed in high school, especially when I was 17, detrimental to my school days.
So to me, 人生は糞ゲー！(Life is a shitty game!) 3-D is shitty. “Reality is such a bad game,” says Keima Katsuragi.
So, I’ll paint this day white with amazake!
And on Black Day, I’ll paint that day black with Jajangmyeon.
Paint it black! But for now, paint it white!
(article inspired by ManuOtaku’s brilliant input on All Girls Day)