Sana Hikada returns to his hometown after 5 years away living in Tokyo. Although there are some changes to the town, most has remained the same. On a detour to his apartments, he notices a girl in a shrine maiden outfit watching him when he visits the shrine. He finds out, the next day at school, that this girl is actually Nanaka Yatsushiro, his old childhood friend whom he gave a bracelet to before he left, that she still wears, even to this day.
Runtime: 30 minutes
Myself; Yourself - Not Myself Tonight - Netflix
“Not Myself Tonight” is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for her sixth studio album Bionic (2010). It was released by RCA Records as the lead single from the album on April 6, 2010. Produced by Jamal Jones a.k.a. Polow da Don and co-written in collaboration with Greg Curtis, Ester Dean and Jason Perry, “Not Myself Tonight” is an electropop song, which explores Aguilera's adoption of different personas on the dance floor. “Not Myself Tonight” received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics: some of whom praised the song's musical style, while others criticize its lyrics. The song peaked at number 23 on the US Billboard Hot 100. It peaked at number 14 on the Mainstream Top 40 chart, and number-one on the Dance Club Songs chart. Elsewhere, the song peaked inside the top twenty of the singles charts in Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. The single was certified gold by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for shipments exceeding 35,000 copies. An accompanying music video for “Not Myself Tonight” was directed by Hype Williams, and was released on April 28, 2010. Serving as an homage to the music video for Madonna's “Express Yourself”, the video was S&M-themed. To promote the song, Aguilera performed “Not Myself Tonight” at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards, VH1 Storytellers and The Oprah Winfrey Show, amongst others.
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Upon its release, “Not Myself Tonight” received mixed critical reception. Stephen Thomas Erlewine from AllMusic picked “Not Myself Tonight” as one of the highlights from Bionic, while Michael Menachem from Billboard complimented Aguilera's vocal delivery and suggested that the track proved that “the current dance-pop craze would be incomplete without [Aguilera]”. Digital Spy editor Nick Levine gave the single a four out of five stars rating, writing that “on first listen, it feels a bit too ordinary to be trailing such a potentially audacious long-player. However, after a few spins it becomes clear that this is far from a flop”. Sarah-Louise James from the UK Daily Star lauded the musical style of “Not Myself Tonight” but opined that it was overshadowed by the accompanying S&M-inspired music video. On a negative side, Mesfin Fekadu from The Boston Globe mockingly described the single as “mediocre at best.” Fraser McAlpine writing for BBC Music praised the song's composition yet criticized its lyrics for “[not] escaping the feeling that she's only getting up in our collective grill once again with the sexy and the [atti]'tude”. Gavin Martin from the Daily Mirror wrote that “Not Myself Tonight” “shows the post-natal Aguilera has pumped up her sex appeal. And, although her top-shelf strategy is hardly startling in its originality, it's accomplished with more class than her obvious competitors”. On behalf of The Village Voice, Drew Hinshaw criticized Aguilera's vocals and lyrics on the song. Likewise, Dan Martin from NME opined that with the new musical style of Bionic and its lead single, Aguilera had very little chance to explore her vocal ability. Writing for Drowned in Sound, Richard Wink concerned that “Not Myself Tonight” showcased an “apparent identity crisis” that Aguilera experienced during the production of Bionic; he questioned whether the alter ego “Xtina” was “the character that represents a freewheeling, risk taking, carefree party girl” or the contrasting “mask a desperate popstar wears when they are struggling to maintain relevance”.
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