Cdjapan delivers some Hello! Project goodness for the weekend! :)

I hope that everyone has a happy H!P weekend and as for me a just a few more releases arrived today including C-ute's latest Fall concert DVD "Houkago no essence" which has a running time of 103 minutes! Quite long for a C-ute concert as their concert releases have been gradually getting longer in duration recently. The playlist looks great with all of our favorites being performed along with a special appearance by Buono! performing "Honto no jibun!!" Momusu's mammoth "All Singles complete Zen 35 Kyoku~10th Anniversary" DVD collection also arrived so I'll finally be able to watch the original as well as "Dance Shot Ver." of "Mikan." 🙂 As a bonus they've also included a jacket photo shoot making of segment for this release as well as the "Yomiuriland EAST Ver." of "Love Machine" which I'm hoping is the original extended version which runs approximately 10 minutes and was up to this point only available on VHS. Since my VHS tape won't last forever I'm hoping to also have this version on DVD. This collection has an absolutely beautiful cover!!! And it looks like Mittsii's not the only one who's cut her hair recently as Kamei seems to have followed suit! Also in this little shipment is Smap's new single "Dangan Fighter" and it's been about a year since they last released a single!! I'll have more on the song later but for now I can say that the cover looks great! Especially since they're actually on it, something that hasn't been the case in recent times. 🙂 Ahhhh Kohachan's new album "Kirarin Land" LE is packaged beautifully and comes in a large slip case housing 2 separate jewel cases!! The photos are absolutely adorable too! More on the included bonus DVD and its contents later as right now…

…Ongaku Gatas's pv DVD single is heading into the player first! It was finally released on the 19th of this month and H!P sure makes us wait long for their pv releases! Have a great weekend everyone!! :) 

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25 Responses to Cdjapan delivers some Hello! Project goodness for the weekend! :)

  1. Hotaru says:

    I had not seen the Kirarin Land Cd cover yet! It looks great, so pink and happy!You got good stuff >_< I would be having a Hello! Project weekend, but unfortunately the Hello! Project goodies my boyfriend got haven't arrived yet! (He order from Yesasia…I should have warned him)

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  2. The packaging for "Kirarin Land" is quite impressive as the slip case is really quite large! At first I was wondering if there was a booklet in there but it's actually two separate jewel cases housing the CD and DVDs very nicely! I'll try to get some photos of it up next week. Ah so many YesAsia horror stories out there! However one great thing about them is that if a particular release is limited and goes out of print elsewhere you usually can still get if from YesAsia which is a great safety net to have! 🙂

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  3. Dollygrl15 says:

    I order from Yesasia all the time, of all the items I've bought from them only one item was ever broken . I'm going to order The Morning Musume "All Singles complete Zen 35 Kyoku~10th Anniversary" DVD collection as soon as I can. Which means by the Jan 5th. I just hope that the limited edition special one will still be available.

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  4. strawberrie says:

    I'm glad I never had a problem with YesAsia. The Kirarin Land cover looks very nice. You order the limited edition right?

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  5. Nihon Kitty says:

    I've already decided I'm ordering Kirarin Land as soon as I save up enough money (And I've been dropping hints that I wouldn't mind a really late Christmas present) My C-ute calendar came by the way! ❤ It's so great.

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  6. Dollygrl15 for me YesAsia has on occasion taken my pre-order and then when the item's release date arrives they've e-mailed me informing me that they couldn't get enough stock to ship my order. :O Other than that they've been fine overall although shipping time can be quite long. That's not too long from now and I'm thinking that the limited edition release of Momusu's complete pv collection should still be in print. The cover photos are really nice!

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  7. strawberrie overall my personal rantings on YesAsia are more on the humorous side although when you pre-order an item way in advance and then they tell you that they don't have a copy to send you when it's released it's quite a bizarre situation. :O Ah I'm really spoiled by Cdjapan who delivers such great service! But when something goes out of print, YesAsia is usually one of the few sites that still has it available which always impresses me! :)It is the limited edition of "Kirarin Land" which is pictured above and the packaging is really impressive!! I'll have a post up about it later in the week after I've had a chance to listen to it. 🙂

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  8. Nihon Kitty I'm happy to hear that you'll be helping to support Koharuchan by purchasing her new album! 😀 The limited edition's packaging won't disappoint as it's presentation is really great! But more importantly the songs, which I'll be listening to during the week. There's so many adorable photos of her in this release!! Ah you decided on C-ute's calendar for 2008! It's definitely one of H!P's most creative calendars to be produced over the years. Every month is a joyous celebration of the group with musical themes creating such a great look! 🙂

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  9. IndigoSkies says:

    Ohh, I really should try to buy Koharu's new album, but I have so much other stuff I want to get…and without any source of income at the moment, I definitely don't have enough money for everything.

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  10. IndigoSkies says:

    It totally cut off the rest of my comment…I've pretty much always used Yesasia. I've only had a problem once or
    twice- sometimes it takes really long to arrive at my house, and the
    other time I had a problem was because I ordered a manga too…which
    took three weeks for them to get it and so it held up my H!P stuff in
    the same order. But that was probably more my fault…I think I just use Yesasia more because they have free shipping…xDBut CD Japan's great too, I use it once in a while for things like anime singles that are out of print on Yesasia.

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  11. paul.thomas says:

    I'm so happy Koharu's album comes in some decent packaging! It's good to see they're still putting the effort in. Is the All Singles DVD in a similar packaging as the CD version?

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  12. Yumi says:

    Which shipping option do you usually get with CDJapan? I usually buy my stuff from YesAsia, but since it takes so long I decided to preorder the new Ongaku album with CDJapan. :DI watched the Love Machine extra PV from the DVD collection, and it wasn't what I had hoped for. I thought it would be <a href="http://www.veoh.com/videos/v243498r9BzJMGT">the "Full Version"</a>, but it seems more like a live/dance rehearsal version. Is this full version the one that is on the VHS?

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  13. momo says:

    with cdjapan, airmail is faster for the price, SAL is too slow IMO. Usually, airmail deliveries take a week to get to your destination.

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  14. snow-flower says:

    wow, great stuff:)

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  15. IndigoSkies your definitely right about YesAsia's shipping being a great incentive to order from them! I too had to wait a long time for delivery though but for me if was more of the situation of them not having an item that I pre-ordered way in advance when the release date arrived. :O Cdjapan can be quite costly with shipping but I don't mind since they always deliver on time and the only delays are usually caused by their stay in customs. I hope you're able to get Koharuchan's new album soon!

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  16. Yumi I most often use Cdjapan's EMS option and although it's quite expensive the drop off in price when selecting air mail just doesn't seem to make it worth the switch as the promised delivery time would be significantly longer than the savings would be great. However when I order collectibles such as figures I usually select a slower shipping option since there really doesn't seem to be a need to receive these right away like new J-Pop releases. Yes I was disappointed too when I saw what the "Yomiuraland" Love Machine version was. I was really hoping that they would finally release the full 10 minute version on DVD! But sadly it looks to remain in the vaults for now or perhaps forever as this all inclusive pv release would have been the perfect time to finally re-release it in a better format. So you are right as this complete version of "Love Machine" is still only available on the original VHS single release. Funny that back then there weren't even DVD single releases yet and this was the only format available to us. I purchased 2 copies of this VHS when it was originally released and one of them is still sealed. I believe my thinking was…have a back up copy in the event that I wear out the first copy although I think it still plays fine. But with VHS eventually it will deteriorate over time and that's why I was really hoping that it would be on this "complete" pv collection from Momusu. Now that I think about it it really isn't "complete" as it's missing this original version of "Love Machine's" pv.

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  17. Paul you'll be very happy when you receive "Kirarin Land" as it's really a great looking release and of course the songs are all great too! 🙂 I was pleasantly surprised when I saw how large the outer box is and all of the photography is incredible! The complete pv DVD is constructed in much the same way as the CD complete singles collection with the exception of the extra fold out panel with the booklet as this release doesn't include a booklet and has just the inner packaging for the 2 DVDs. The inside is kind of basic looking but I love the outside photos of the group! Aichan looks to have started a haircutting spree as both Mittsii and Kamei have followed suit. Mittsii matches very well but I'm not too sure about Kamei yet! :O

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  18. momo I totally agree as I never use SAL shipping but I usually opt for EMS despite it's cost in most cases. Air shipping is quite fast too though.

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  19. strawberriedoll I'm still working my way through the C-ute concert and Kohachan's new album is sure to be in the player all day today! 🙂 Only "problem" is that now I'm being tempted by the Wii. 😛

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  20. Dollygrl15 says:

    The MM All Singles Complete DVD is now unavailable from Yesasia.com. Just wanted to tell everyone. Its not actually a limited edition like I thought. From what I've read its actually a limited release.

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  21. momo says:

    EMS is the fastest shipping method available, your order should be at your house in 2 to 3 daysunfortuately, you have to sign for it, if you are not home to get it, a slip will be at your door or mailbox and they will attempt delivery again, if you aren't there the second time, then you must go to the post office with the slip and pick it upI found that out the hard way when I started ordering at HMV

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  22. Dollygrl15 wow that's amazing that it sold out already!! It's actually a good sign that may indicate strong sales for this monumental release. You're so lucky to have found a Wii on it's very first day of sale!! :O I've been waiting and hoping for months up until yesterday! momo just posted a great detailed description of the EMS service (express mail service). Like he says it's most likely to be delivered in an extremely quick 2-3 days although occasionally slight delays may occur. You or a member of your household will have to be present to sign for it though when it's delivered and after 2 delivery attempts as momo stated you'll then have to pick it up at the post office. For speed and reliability, EMS is definitely the way to go.

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  23. Thank you momo for explaining the EMS shipping option in detail! As there are some things that one should know about it before choosing this option.

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  24. Dollygrl15 says:

    I want to reply to bioth of you. Thank you so much for the details.
    I'm so glad that I was able to order it from at least somewhere. I'm very excited about it. I hope the rest of both of your christmas's go well.
    Good night. P.S. Thanks again.

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  25. Dollygrl15 I hope your Christmas was a great one too! 🙂

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