A few items arrived from Ohta yesterday including 3 shirts, a photo album, DVD, keychain, and a some photos. It’s funny, I didn’t order these too long ago and Manoeri has already graduated from the group!
So while I was aware that some of the members of Gatas were here on Oahu for a fan club event this past weekend what I wasn’t aware of until Sunday morning when I received an e~mail was that they had dinner reservations for 8 pm at a restaurant named Gazen in Kaimuki near the high school there the very night before! :O Always too late it seems and H!P girls have frequented Oahu regularly over the years xD. The members present for this past fan club event were Yossi, Rikachan, Satoda Mai, Shibata Ayumi, Mikitty, Konkon, & Korenaga Miki! They also held a concert event at Pipeline Cafe on Sunday which appears to have replaced the Waikiki Shell as their venue of choice recently for these fan club events but it didn’t even cross my mind to head down there as there’s really no way of getting in…membership has its privileges. But dinner on Saturday night and the possibility of being seated on the very next table next to them…hmm….would that make me a…uh…stalker? 😛 I hope not because I surely would have gone if I’d only known sooner! And besides it would have been by “total coincidence” that I just happened to be there at the very same time eating there for the very first time…LOL! I’m not even 100% sure where this place is located but I have a good idea of where it probably is and surely would have found it! Anyway something really great did come out of all of this learning the details of the merchandise being sold for their event (sadly it was closed to the public this time and only fan club members had access…something that I totally understand though as the fan club members pay quite a lot for these events and they surely should have their choice of the best merchandise!) and I was able to purchase $140 of various H!P merchandise including Gatas, Momusu, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Yukosan, Ayaka!, and Ayaya.
One interesting thing to note is that Mikitty’s solo merchandise was already sold out!!! And in fact she was the only member that was sold out by Sunday for this event!! So that answers the question of the love for Mikitty and her resurfacing in H!P recently at least from the Japanese fan club perspective! ^-^
Okay so while having dinner near Mikitty & friends didn’t happen this past Saturday, I did receive Ohta’s package of Ongaku Gatas merchandise for now until I’m able to receive their Hawaii event’s goods.
I really love dark colors and especially black so when I first saw this t-shirt I had to order it! The simplistic logo design on the front keeps it from looking too busy…
…while the back features their tour’s name.
But with darkness you must have sunshine too and it was absolutely perfect that Sengoku Minami was given the color yellow! I’ve mentioned before how my old room used to be yellow…well before I covered it with posters! :P…and that has somehow made me very fond of yellow as well! With Manoeri being graduated from Ongaku Gatas, Sengoku is now my 2nd favorite Egg in the group just behind Nocchi and I think her photos are just adorable! The Ongaku Gatas t-shirt sets also come with the ever present wrist band along with the 2 UFA photos.
I really love the design on the backs of these shirts as they’re probably as close to an actual OG jersey that I’ll ever get! And unlike most H!P shirts this large is a rather small large which means it’ll fit much better on me! ^-^ And here are scans of her accompanying UFA photos.
Now when I ordered this t-shirt set I had no idea that Manoeri would be graduating from the group so soon but I’ll treasure it no less of course! Red is such a powerful color and the only other H!P shirt that I own that’s red is Rii’s with the cute personal heart designs on it and red is great for any day of the week.
Again I love the design on the back of these shirts so much…now all I need is a soccer ball! And lots of practice!!! 😛
And of course her little keychain!
I actually wasn’t sure if I was going to order a full photo set of the group until I saw the cover of the photo album which the set comes with and the dark dark background creates such a nice contrast to the members’ clothing and I was clicking on “buy it now” before I knew it! And as any H!P photo collector knows…you can never have too many photo albums as they seem to fill up so quickly! ^-^ The DVD has a running time of 53 minutes and is noted to be shot entirely in 16:9 widescreen which I really wish everything came in!…especially pvs! Buono!’s pvs are shot in 16:9 so it’s a start!
And lastly here are scans of the photo set…can you guess the meaning of the order which I’ve placed them in? 😛
Ohta’s Hello! Project Goods Shop tutorial, auction, etc. links. (Mutual link)