Arashi/ Morning Musume Christmas giveaway.

This marks the first post on this site which is visible exclusively to those in my neighborhood and in wishing everyone a happy holiday season I'll be giving away as gifts Arashi's "Arashi Around Asia+ in dome" DVD (regular edition) & Morning Musume's "Sweet Morning BOX 2002." To view them in detail click here.

Entering is simple as all you need to do is choose between either group's merchandise that you'd like to win and write briefly how you became of fan of theirs and who your current favorite member is (if Momusu: choose from the current group lineup).

Then pick a card from a standard 52 playing card deck as this will become your personal card which will then be added to a pool where all chosen cards will be mixed facedown and the drawing will take place from there. If you're card is drawn you're the winner of your chosen merchandise! I will cover all shipping & handling fees as these are Christmas gifts to fellow fans out there. 🙂

A second drawing will then be held for the remaining merchandise and depending on which item was already won, the remaining item and only those who chose that item will be included in this second drawing.

Please be careful not to choose a playing card which has already been chosen and don't forget to write it at the end  of your message.

The contest begins now and the deadline to enter is Friday November 30th at midnight as the random drawing will occur on Saturday December 1st so that gifts can be sent out in time for Christmas.

Merry Christmas and good luck! 🙂

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About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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38 Responses to Arashi/ Morning Musume Christmas giveaway.

  1. La-Rush says:

    well..i am interested in ur contests. i hope i can make it with Arashi bless me >____<i pick JACK heart. well, my heart also goes bump, bump, bump! now. XDit will end in 30th November? wow…can't wait^^i will write the brief about why i love Arashi and my ichiban later, now i used my Dad's computer in his office. gomeenn..i hope i can win the AAA^^

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  2. yuki says:

    OMG!! You are soooo nice Berryz… *muacks*
    I wanna win the AAA !! My lucky card is 8 of hearts ~~ Let's hope it's a lucky one… I'll be writing on how I became a fan in my post… will link it here later… =3
    Thanks sssssoooooooo much Berryz~

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  3. yuki says:

    Berryz ☆☆I'm done with my writing adey…
    Click HERE for the post, pls… =3
    My lucky card: 8 of …
    Thanks again… *crosses fingers*

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  4. kahmshi says:

    Awwww don't know what to choose ='OSo!I choose morning Musume christmas box~!I'd really like to win because I've never seen this kind of object and it's a wonderful thing!By the way,I'm a big fan of morning musume over the years.What to say now…my favourite member now is the cute and happy Kamei Eri~So I have to choose a card…I choose the 6 of clover~!now I cross my fingers and send a priest to god~thanks again for those things~!

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  5. Dollygrl15 says:

    I hope to win the Morning Musume's "Sweet Morning BOX 2002.
    I'd love to win because my two favorites of the whole Hello Project company are in that box. Ai and Nozomi! Whats better than that? Along with other great wonderful singers. 😀
    I got into Morning Musume through my friend Chelsea not directly though. She is into Hyde, and she kept saying Gackt is bad. But I loved him. So I looked up Gackt and found the clip of Ai Kago's impersonation of him and also thier "Date" together. So after looking around at the clips so much I decided to finally listen to one of Morning Musume's songs. Also I was looking up songs on youtube and found I don't know um, girls dancing to music. It turns out the music was by Berryz Koubou. I put two and two together and fell in love with the entire company. I've been buying thier stuff like crazy and am hoping to get lots of Hello! Project goods for Christmas. So thats how I fell for Morning Musume.
    My fave at the present time is very hard to choose. I've fallen for Eri, Ai, Junjun, and Aika lately. But if I have to choose my real favorite it would have to be Reina. She's the one who caught my eye ASAP. So my favorite is Reina.
    My chosen card is the 7 of Diamonds.
    Thanks very much, and whether I win or lose I find it very special and nice of you to share your wonderful gifts with us. And I'm not sucking up LOL.

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  6. momo says:

    I want to enter for the MM sweet morning boxhow I became a fan, after I saw sayu for the first time, she was like the cutest girl I ever saw. so thats how I got into MM. and of course sayu is my favorite member.I choose the king of hearts, thank you for holding this contest!

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  7. mizunohi says:

    I'd like to enter for the MM swet morning box! ^^
    I became a fan through minimoni! My friend was a fan of theirs and sent me a link to Telephone RingRingRing… it kinda tumbled down from there!
    ~~my favourite member is the awesome gaki-san!
    I chose 2 of diamonds!
    I'm sure whoever wins will treasure it! Good luck to everyone!

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  8. id like to enter for AAA+ DVD…I chose 9 of hearts as my card…and heres the link for my essay…i hope i can win…

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  9. Hotaru says:

    I would like to enter for the Morning Musume Sweet Box! Its a creative item that I've never seen before. I would love to use it as a Christmas Decoration in my room :DHow I became a fan of Morning Musume? Well, thats kind of a confusing story, but I'll explain to the best of my ability! So, I met a girl at camp when I was in seventh grade who was from Japan. She couldn't speak a lot of English, but I became a good acquaintance with her (as far as good acquaintance's go when you don't really understand each other). She told me some of her favorite artists were (at the time I was a big fan of Orange Range and UVERworld), and she told me one of her favorites was Morning Musume. I had no idea who they were, so when I got back to camp, I went to her xanga (she gave me the URL) to figure out who these mysterious musume were. On her xanga, there were TONS of animated GIF's and several Morning Musume songs to listen to. The latest single out was THE Manpower!!!, so that was the first Momusu song I heard. I though "Well, this is really happy. I like it!" So I started getting into Hello! Project more and more. I grew into a huge fan but lost contact of the girl I met. Its okay though, since I have lots of other people to talk about Momusu and Hello! Project today :DI would have to say, after much debate, that Reina is still my favorite Morning Musume member (Eri and Junjun are catching up quickly!). She was the first girl to really catch my eye. She has a really nice voice and is very pretty/adorable! I admire her personality, and she's a very hardworker! Although her yankii personality faded away for awhile, it appears to be coming back, which makes me very happy :D! Being the girl I first gave interest to, she will always be special to me!And last, I chose the 10 of spades as my card!

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  10. wu-san says:

    do I have to give my reasons MorningBerryz??? I dont mean that in some weird mean way LOL…I just mean you know about my MM fandom hehe.
    Well I'm in for the MM prize.
    3 of hearts is my card. thanks buddy ^^

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  11. 盧家宜 says:

    fun competition! I think all fans have all divulged the point of their obsession one time or other~ here's <a href="http://totoro88.vox.com/library/post/johnny-style.html">mine</a&gt;. ^^My ichiban is Nino!I choose –6 of spades

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  12. Solitudity says:

    I'll join~ =) For the Morning Musume Sweet Morning BOX 2002, of course!
    Oh, goodness! My favorite Momusu of the current line up? I've never been able to pinpoint who my favorite member is. Let's see, Ai-chan. She's such a good singer and has the energy (and all the stuff I said in my post about her). Risa- She's so fun! I love watching her during the making-of clips. She's always joking around with everybody, smiling, and making jokes. And Eri! I love her smile, just like Ai. But it's a very different smile, a more shy smile. She seems like someone I'd want to really get to know and become friends with. Next is Sayumi. She's just so adorable. xD And recently I've been watching her during various clips of the girls. I think over the years she's matured. She seems to know more then we think she knows. Out of all the girls she's the one who's grown the most to me, and not in a really obvious way. As for Reina I used to really like her. Lately not so much though, I'll admit. She seems to have a bit of a diva attitude. I get the feeling that she isn't as good friends with the others. Koharu… She's someone who if I went to school with I'd want to hang out with, but not study! She's a ball of energy and perfect for the idol image. Cute and sincere. Aika! She's adorable, isn't she? Her audition was the first I've ever seen! That's special to me because that was the first current MM thing I'd ever seen. I spent a lot of time catching up on all the past singles and events because I can into the fandom so late. She's so sweet and someone I'd really want to be friends with. She also has that kind of smart look to her like Konno Asami. Now the pandas (and I say that without insult. xD). At first I liked JunJun more and thought of LinLin as kind of strange. But as we got to know the two new members I became more of a LinLin fan. She has so much energy and just looks happy and excited to be there. The "Wow, I'm in Morning Musume!" glow that the new additions get hasn't worn off yet. JunJun is so cute. And tall! I don't think much of her yet. I can't wait until JunJun and LinLin start to get solo lines and more camera time.
    Sooo, I guess my favorite member (as of right now) would be Aika. Because I saw her join Morning Musume I feel like I've been with her since she's joined rather then only watching old clips of auditions like I have with the other girls. She really marks the time I got into the fandom.
    As for how I'm a fan of Morning Musume. Haha, I have a post about that. But long story short, YouTube! I'd already been a slight fan of Japanese kind of things. But my interest in Japanese music really took off after I started getting into H!P.
    For my card I choose the Ace of Spades. This is so nice of you to do this. Makes me want to do something similar!

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  13. laura says:

    I would like to enter for the Morning Musume sweet box 2002 🙂
    Like many other people I found out about Musume from youtube. I was listening to other hello project things on youtube before I evantually gave MM a listen though. The first song I heard was happy summer wedding and I wasnt keen but after listening to Go Girl Koi no Victory I became a fan.
    As for my favourite member at the moment? Its hard to choose as it keeps changing but at the moment its Aika for the simple reason that is her smile, although JunJun, Eri and Sayu are not far behind.
    The card I choose is 3 of clover. Thank you!

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  14. Andra says:

    I enter for the Morning Musume Sweet Morning BOX 2002.
    How I became a fan of Morning Musume… Here in Finland everything from Japan has been very popular for a while, but when it comes to music the thing is jrock more than jpop, so i already knew about a lot of jrock bands though I didn't like them much. The first time I read about them was fro a anime magazine that had an article about Japanese idols. However, I didn't take much interest in them, until one of my friends (a lolita and a jrock fan) showed me the PV for Go Girl Koi no Victory in autumn 2006 and said how stupid it was. I nodded to all the rambling about the thirtheen-year-old girls in mini skirts and stuff but actually I fell in love. When I got home I searched for the magazine I had read about them from, because i couldn't remember the groups name. I put the Morning Musume in YouTube and that's it. 🙂 Now I'm totally spending all my money on them…
    As for my favourite from the current lineup. This is hard, as my all time (a year :D) favourite is Yossy, but she graduated already… I have five candidates: Ai-chan, Risa, Sayu, Koharu and Aika. Or actually the whole gropu… I love them all. 🙂 Sayumi was the first girl I noticed and my first favourite, but after I was introduced to a lot more wonderful girls so it's very hard to choose. But I choose Aika. Because I think that everytime I see more of her I discover how great she is and I start to like her more. She improves so fast. Also she is the first one in whose case I have had the chance to follow her time in Morning Musume from the very beginning. So she's my favourite with that lovely smile.
    Ans the card, I choose the queen of clover. Thank you very much for this! I'm really thankful! (By the way, you have a very nice blog, I enjoy reading it a lot.)

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  15. This is such a cool thing you're doing here!
    Even if I'm not a winner, I appreciate you giving everyone this opportunity!
    I would go for MM's Sweet Morning Box 2002
    I first heard of Morning Musume from you! Kamei and Aichan are still my favorites!
    I'll pick the Jack of Hearts. Good luck to everyone who tries here!!!
    Thanks MB!!!

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  16. La-Rush I hope I can hear about how you became a fan of Arashi! A lot of fans seem to discover them through dramas and so many of them act in these. Good luck in the drawing. 🙂

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  17. yuki thanks again for sharing your road to Arashi fandom! Looks like those entering for the Arashi DVD will have much better odds than those entering for Momusu's "Sweet Morning Box 2002." Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  18. kahmshi I really wish they still were releasing these on a yearly basis. It's too bad they only released them between 2002-2004. Every box set includes some really wonderful and creative items that are indeed unique in H!P merchandise. Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  19. Dollygrl15 it's wonderful that you embrace 2 special members from this time in Momusu's history. 2002's lineup is quite remarkable when you look back on it and reflect. You're road to H!P and Momusu is quite remarkable! Ah I remember that Gackt impersonation! I also love that Berryz Koubou played a little part in there too. 🙂 Thank you for the kind words as I know that I'll somehow feel bad when the drawings over as there can only be one winner of this box set. I wish I had more to give away. Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  20. momo heheh it's no surprise that Sayu turned you into a Momusu fan. And I really like how your favorite has never wavered or changed over time. A sayu fan forever. Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  21. mizunohi I hope that rainy days are out of your future! (or am I reading your name all wrong? :P) It's really remarkable how Minimoni attracted so many fans to Momusu and H!P. I've read of so many becoming so endeared to Minimoni and their sales numbers definitely tell the tale and don't lie. Gakisan is really wonderful and it's not hard to understand her being your favorite! Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  22. CaroLine thanks again for writing up your journey to Arashi fandom! Those entering for the Arashi DVD look to have pretty good odds as most are entering for Momusu's box set. Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  23. Hotaru while there are so many different ways that fans have discovered Momusu & H!P over the years yours is the first to involve a Japanese fan! What a wonderful way to find out about them and too bad you couldn't stay in touch. Ah "The Man Power!!!" what an incredible pv! 😀 The impact that this pv had on me the first time I watched it! I couldn't wait to talk to my friends about it the next day! Their togas remain as my favorite Momusu pv outfits. Just amazing! And the dance choreography for "The Man Power!!!" is still one their most complicated and aesthetically pleasing. Incredible that it was shot in 2 solid takes which were edited together. A single solid run through would have been absolutely amazing but with the level of difficulty I imagine that may be asking for too much. And it's also one of Momusu's most original and unique songs to date. Tanakachi is Momusu's power member and her sense of style is also quite unmatched in the group. It's nice to hear that her first impression on you has stood the test of time. Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  24. wu-san yes we've had many conversations about H!P/Momusu fandom! I hope the weather in England is getting better. I don't know how you can live in such a cold climate at this time of year every year. Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  25. mizunohi says:

    haha…I've never thought of it that way…
    its actually written as 水の火 as in how water and fire clash but must co-exist ^^ hopefully rainy days aren't coming though!!!! :O
    but it's pretty likely it'll rain (literally XD) considering I live in BC 😀

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  26. Ah I've got a Totoro stuck to my car's window! 🙂 Thanks for sharing and you're a really a great artist! I've always thought that drawing real people is the most difficult and your work is incredible! We have the same favorite member! Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  27. Solitudity Wow thanks for sharing your personal insight into the current lineup! Every member does indeed have unique qualities that endear us fans to them in different ways. Ah I do hope that Tanakachi does get along with the other members. 🙂 That's a really special reason for having Aika as your favorite member as you've been able to see her join and grow in Momusu in real time. 🙂 That's a very unique way of looking at it. Thank you for your kind words and good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  28. laura you became a fan at such a great time! "Go Girl~koi no victory~" is such a magnetic song and the pv is eye catching as well. I love the alternate version which I like to call the "flirt version." 😛 Aika and Jun Jun have been really growing on me recently and a lot of that has to do with recent episodes of HM@ along with "Shouri no big wave" of course. 🙂 Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  29. Ah I guess "ame no hi" would have made more sense but I was thinking in a bit more of an artistic way. 😛 I love the meaning there…has a real powerful image. 🙂 Thank you for the clarification mizunohi! 🙂

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  30. Andra it's interesting that J-rock is popular there! Hmm I like Luna Sea, L~arc~en~ciel, and a bit of Glay to mention just a few. That's a really great moment…nodding in agreement but on the inside loving them! 🙂 "Go Girl~koi no victory~" Such a wonderful first song to hear by them! The pvs really add another dimension as well and the dance choreography is really eye catching. I like the "telephone" dialing moves. 🙂 Ah I really understand how choosing a single favorite member can be so difficult. I do love all of them too. Being able to see a member join and grow over time is something that would endear you even more to them. Aika's popularity seems to be on the rise! 🙂 Me included! Thank you so much for your kind words and good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  31. Thank you Dark Knightingale…ah it's going to be a mixture of happiness and a bit of feeling bad on my part as only 2 can win in this drawing. Saturday is drawing nearer and I'm excited to see who wins too! I'm happy that you discovered Momusu here and we have the same top 2 favorites! I hope I didn't force that upon you with all my raving about them! 😛 Good luck in the drawing! 🙂

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  32. wu-san says:

    Thanks MorningBerryz!
    I guess I've gotten used to the cold after all these years. Although if there's space in your place for another matress between all the J-music, let me know, as I'll come stay in the nice Hawaiian weather 😛 Mind you, I may wake you in your sleep as I keep fiddling with all your cds on their shelves.
    If I dont win the draw, can you post something Kamei-chan up? or Jun Jun or Sayu to soften the blow XD.

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  33. Thanks! No, you didn't over-influence my choice! 😉
    Thanks again for this drawing! -How very cool of you to do this!!!

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  34. wu-san if you could only see what my room looks like right now with H!P and J-Pop stuff in general everywhere…you may just need to sleep standing up. 😛 Of course there's always the living room as stuff has only recently begun to creep into there too. 🙂 Ah it's always a good time to post about Kamei, Sayu, and now Jun Jun! Only 3 more days to wait!

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  35. wu-san says:

    your living room will soon be taken over I'm sure 😉 how long do you think it will take? Maybe by the time I make it to Hawaii, your whole house will be archives of cds, dvds and books.
    oooh, not long to wait now for the draw then 🙂

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  36. wu-san the living room has plenty of space but the invasion is taking place in little subtle ways right now. Trying to keep it "unnoticed." 😛 If I could I'd build a separate house just for H!P/J-Pop! I would disappear in there for days.

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  37. paul.thomas says:

    Although the first H!P unit I saw was Morning Musume, at the time I didn't realise this, in fact at the time I wasn't even aware that I was watching Morning Musume. I had caught the graduation of Aibon and Nono on TV whilst in Tokyo, from that instant I was hooked, although not knowing who they were I searched around Tokyo looking for an album or dvd of the group I saw and telly, but came away empty handed. On returning back to the UK, I searched the internet and somehow managed to find Genki Jirushi no Oomoru Song by Mini Moni, recognising the girls in the group I fell in love with Mini Moni, a little while later as I came to grips with the groups within Hello Project I discovered Morning Musume…and ever since then I just can't get enough! More H!P please! ;pLol, ummm, this is a toughy…who's my favourite member in the current line up ;pKohachan of course!! Like I needed to tell you that, lol.

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  38. Paul thanks for sharing your road to H!P/ Momusu fandom! Yours is quite unique as you were actually in Japan when you first saw them and I love how finding about just one unit in the H!P family eventually leads to everything that is H!P. 🙂 Are you entering for tomorrow's drawing? You need to pick a card, one that hasn't been taken yet. 🙂

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