When J-Pop collections attack…the sad story of what used to be a bedroom…..

I've been meaning to create this reference post for awhile however I'm only now finally getting around to typing this out….the original idea was to have a single post which would list all artists/groups which have been covered in some way here over the past 2 years but it sort of grew into a…."what's on the shelf sort of thingy."

In some ways though this may actually be a….."don't let this happen to you" post as below you can see that what once used to resemble a bedroom has now become a storage room as a bed no longer fits in there due to the…..um ever growing amount of stuff in there…it's really not a pretty sight! :/

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These photos show maybe almost 15% of the J-Pop related items in the room as these are mainly some of the CD shelves along one wall….the other wall is sort of a nightmare so I stuck to this side only although I wasn't able to get everything on this side of the room into these photos. 😛 My brother built these shelves for me awhile ago and before the overcrowding they did look a lot nicer I promise…..now it's sort of organized chaos at best. >_<

The following listing covers just about everything on my CD shelves (DVDs must be saved for another day) including albums and singles (original releases only as I don't download any music). Some artists/groups in the listing are attributed to only a single or a few releases while others pertain to entire discographies, those being my most favorite artists as some have literally taken years to complete as tracking down older releases can be quite a challenge and some of this searching was done before the internet really became a source for out of print releases in the form of second hand CD shops, etc. Quite a few of these releases were acquired as promo CDs/singles too…….as surely I would never have been able to afford all of these on my own and a lot of them are older releases which I acquired through friends. =) Work for me began in my mid teens so the collection really began quite early and it sort of just grew over the years. ^ ^

While surely the goal here would be to cover many of the artists, so far only a few have been posted here so what I've done is linked those artists directly and in the cases where a "main" post is available on a particular artist I've linked those posts directly from that artists/group's name while all posts including "secondary" or related posts appear afterwards as a "(1)." For some artists such as Angela Aki, I've yet to do an actual proper posting about her so in this case only a "(1)" link is included. Please bear with me as I'm utilizing tags to link these so in many cases the "secondary" listings may be a bit diluted as to the actual content for that particular group or artist as some may only have small references to them and also include non music posts as well.  

When it comes to Momusu and anyone H!P related at first I wasn't going to list them at all as the tagged posts may get out of hand in some instances as many of these posts are somewhat intertwined with one another when it comes to relativity……and also they're all listed under "M" as when my Momusu collection first began there was only Momusu to collect and as UFA and Tsunku kept on adding on more and more artists/units/groups over the years I just kept adding them to the shelf after Momusu so alphabetically it's quite comical to say the least! 😛 Who could've known at that time in '98 that Momusu would eventually spawn off an entire family of soloist and groups!….it's been a bit wild living through Tsunku's creations in real time over the past 10+ years. 😮

As more artists/groups are covered here in posts I'll continue to add links directly to this post in the future so after this post falls out of the main first page here on VOX, I'll add a little post link (taking you back to this post) at the very top of the first page and date it into the future so that it remains there, hopefully making artists/groups covered here a bit easier to find. ^ ^ And again, not all artists/groups listed here pertain to large collections as some are only referencing a few releases and in many cases only a single release. All links are only referring to music related ones (with the main but not exclusive exception being a lot of the H!P related posts due to tags overlapping genres….sorry I wasn't able to separate the music posts from everything else so the H!P links are really redundant at time depending on the member/group being linked >_< )…for example while there are Hirosue Ryoko posts here I didn't link them as they're related to her acting and not her music.

There are a few thousand music albums & singles on these shelves so I apologize for this list getting a bit out of hand…..no keyboards were harmed in the typing of this list. 😛 Also I apologize for the primitive nature of earlier (before new laptop posts) posts as I wasn't able to upload audio or video back then with my really really slow pc nor was I able to create proper screencaps then……(sigh….I ♥'d "Dino" though)… 😛

One final note is that I didn't include a listing for label compilations, soundtracks, and other various artist collections as they would have been too difficult to categorize…with the exception of the Final Fantasy series which has already been posted.

Abe Asami / Aikawa Nanase / Aiko / Airi / Aiuchi Rina / Aizawa Tomoko / Akasaka Komachi / Aki Angela  (1) / Akiyama Nana  (1) / Amuro Namie  (1) / Anna / Anri / Anzai Hiroko / Aoki Yuko / Arai Yumi / Arashi / Aska / Aya & Chika (D&D) / B Kool / Bad Luck / Baji-R / Barbier / Bay Canyons / Be-B / Black Biscuits  (Vivian Hsu J-Pop group) / Blue / Boa / Bonnie Pink / The Brilliant Green / Buck Tick / B'z / Cagnet / Calin / Canaria Club / Chara / Checkicco  / The Chewing Gum Weekend / Chica Boom / Chinen Rina / Chisato / Cocco / CoCo / The Cool Chic Child / Creamy / Cune / D&D (Olivia related post) / D Shade / Deen / Deeps / Do as infinity / Double / Dragon Ash / Dreams Come True / Eguchi Yosuke / 808 / 'Else / Enomoto Kanako / Escalators / Every Little Thing / F-Blood / Favorite Blue / Field of View / Flying Kids / Fujii Fumiya / Fujishige Masataka  (1) / Fukada Kyoko / Fukiishi Kazue / Fukuyama Masaharu / Furuuchi Toko / The Gardens / Glay / Globe / The Gospellers / Gyaruru / Hagiwara Asako / Hal / Halo / Hamada Masatoshi / Hamamoto Sara / Hamasaki Ayumi  (1)  / Hana Hana / Haneda Erika / Hangry & Angry / Happun no vanilla / Hara Fumina / Harada Tomoyo / Hattan Amika / Hattori Yumiko / Hayashibara Megumi / Himuro Kyosuke  (1) / Hinagata Akiko / Hiro (SPEED)  (1) / Hirose Kohmi / Hirosue Ryoko / Hisaishi Joe / Hisamatsu Fumina / Hitomi / Honda Minako / Hoshino Mari / Hsu Vivian  (1) / Ichikawa Yui / Iijima Mari / Iijima Naoko / Imai Eriko  (1) / Imai Miki  (1) / Inoue Shoko / Inoue Yosui / Ishii Tatsuya / Ishii Yuki / Ishimine Satoko / Ito Yuna / Izam / Izumikawa Sora / Izumiya Shigeru / Jeho / J-Friends / Jaywalk / Jelly Beans (Asano yuko & Tanaka Misako) / Juliana / Kageyu Tomomi / Kahala Tomomi / Kaientai / Kaji Hideki / Kajiura Chie / Kamiko Miyabi / Kanno Miho / Karasawa Toshiaki / Kato Noriko / Kawamura Ryuichi / Kawasaki Yoko / Kikuchi Aina / Kimura Yoshino / Kimura Yuki / Kinki Kids / Kiroro / Kishitani Kaori  (1) / Kobukuro / Koda Kumi / Koizumi Kyoko / Kome Kome Club / Konaka Riyu / Koyanagi Yuki / Kubota Toshinobu / Kudo Shizuka / Kudou Yuuki / Kuninaka Ryoko / Kuraki Mai / Kusunose Seishiro / L<->R / L'arc~en~ciel  (1) / Le Couple / Lindberg / Lois / Love Cupids (Okamoto Mayo & Narita Yurie) / Luca / Luna Sea / Luv 2 Shy / Makihara Noriyuki / Mami / Manish / Maschera /  Matsu Takako  (1) / Matsuda Seiko / Matsumoto Rio / Matsutoya Yumi / MAX / Mazda Julia / Melody / Miju / Mika & Philadelphia / Miku Reika / Minekawa Takako / Minisuka Pan / Mission / Miura Rieko / Miyamae Maki / Miyazawa Rie / Mizuki Arisa / Mochida Kaori  (ELT) (indies debut 6/17/98) / Mochida Maki / Moriguchi Hiroko / Morikawa Miho / Morishita Junna / Moritaka Chisato  (1) / Morning Musume / Kiiro 5 / Aoiro 7 / Akagumi 4 / Sannin Matsuri / Nananin Matsuri / Juunin Matsuri / Happy 7 / Sexy 8 / Odoru 11 / Salt 5 / 7 Air / 11 Water / MM. Otomegumi / MM. Sakuragumi  (1) / H.P All Stars / Elegies / Sexy Otonajan / Puri Puri Pink / MM. Tanjou 10 nen kinentai / Aa! / Abe Natsumi / Berryz Koubou / High-King / Athena & Robikerottsu / Abe Natsumi & Yajima Maimi / Abe Natsumi & Okeisan / Biyuuden / Buono! / Country Musume / Country Musume ni Ishikawa Rika / Country Musume ni Konno to Fujimoto / C-ute / DEF.DIVA / Fujimoto Miki / GAM / Gomattou / Gotou Maki / Kira Pika / Kirarin Revolution / Kusumi Koharu / Mano Erina / Matsuura Aya / Matsuura Aya w/ Ecohams / Melon Kinenbi / MilkyWay / Minimoni / Minihams / Minimoni to Takahashi +4 Kids (that's got to be the wackiest name for a group! ^ ^ ) / Nakazawa Yuko / Nochiuranatsumi / Ongaku Gatas / Pucchimoni / Romans / Tanpopo / Tsuji Nozomi / W / ZYX / Itsuki Hiroshi, Horiuchi Takao + H!P Choir / Mr.Children  (1) / Murata Kazumi / My Little Lover / Nagai Mariko / Nagasaku Hiromi / Nakajima Miyuki / Nakama Yukie  (1) / Nakashima Mika / Nakayama Emiri / Nakayama Miho / New Cinema Tokage / Nishida Hikaru / Northern Bright / Oda Kazumasa / Oda Yuji / Ogawa Mana / Iginome Yoko / Ohashi Rie / Ohguro Maki / Ohno Mikiyo / Ohtaki Eiichi / Ohtsuka Junko / Oishi Megumi / Okada Kohki / Okamoto Mayo / Okina Megumi / Okuda Ayano / Okuda Tamio / Olivia  (1) / Osawa Takao / Ozaki Yutaka / Pamelah / Pino / Pizzicato Five / Pool Bit Boys / Princess Princess / PSM / Puffy / Qlair / Ribbon / Ring / Rinken Band / S.E.S / Sakai Miki / Sakai Mikio / Sakai Noriko  (1) / Sakurai Tomo / Sakurakko Club / Sasaki Yuko / Sawada Seiko / Say a little prayer / Senou Azusa / Sharan Q / Shela / Shiina Hekiru / Shiina Noriko / Shimatani Hitomi / Shingomama (Katori Shingo) / Shinohara Ryoko / Shiratori Emiko  (1) / Show-ya / Siam Shade / Smap (1) / Soap / Sorimachi Takashi / Southern All Stars / SPEED  (1) / Spitz / Suga Shikao / Sugizo / Surface / Suzuki Ami / Suzuki Sarina / Suzuki Yume / Tackey & Tsubasa / Takahashi Mariko / Takahashi Yumiko / Tamaki Koji / Tamura Naomi / Tanimura Yumi  (1) / Ten ♥ Musu / Timeslip-Rendezvous / TM Revolution / To Be Continued / Tokio / Tomosaka Rie / Tomoyasu Hotei / True Kiss Destination / Tsuyuzaki Harumi / Tulip / Two-Mix / Uchida Yuki / Ueda Gen / Uehara Takako / Ueto Aya  (1) / Ulfuls / Utada Hikaru / Vanity / V6 / Wada Hiroki / Wands / Wink / Wong Faye  (1) / X Japan / Yamada Mariya / Yamaguchi Sayaka / Yamaguchi Yuko / Yamashita Tatsuro / Yazawa Eikichi / Yokoyama Chisa  (1) / Yonekura Chihiro / Yonekura Toshinori / Yonemitsu Miho / Yoshikawa Hinano / Yu-Ko / Yusa Mimori / Z-1 / Zard / (Various artist) Final Fantasy /

I will try to keep this post updated as I cover more artists/groups on the shelf…..hmm maybe one day they'll all be highighted in links?…..well probably not with my current work ethic…..kyaaa! so sorry but hopefully I can get more done…but surely I've missed some CDs along the way here also. ^ ^ ♪♪♥

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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 When J-Pop collections attack…the sad story of what used to be a bedroom…..

  1. Risuzu says:

    Wow, between you and zdorama, I can discover lots of Jpop! Yay!(I wish I had that many CDs. Fortunately, I could devote an entire room for CDs if it ever became necessary.Love&Peace

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  2. aiLaMarie says:

    you spent a fortune for jpop!!!!
    …i think i mentioned before to you that i am amazed by your collection..
    where do you sleep? lol!

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  3. greyhavens says:

    oh wow!!! your room is like a library.. hahah! no wonder you're sleeping on the floor. envy your collections. those are worth a fortune. ^^ more stuffs to come but i hope you don't end up sleeping outside your room. heheh ^^ you probably need another room by then ^^

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  4. minaviga says:

    OMG your room o.O??!!! I wanna have all that cds too XD!!! Your vox is pretty dear! Thanks for addin' me, Aiba's mom received the plate, she was very cute with us although we didn't speak japanese at all XD! Send u a hug, have a nice day :)!

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  5. momo says:

    Wow, thats alot of stuff there! almost like a mini library. I started collecting in 2005 but I have sinced stopped a little bit. But wow, thats the biggest collection of goods I have ever seen!from your other post, i'll let you know when the gift comes.

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  6. maiZe says:

    Holy moly MB! XD I'm not actually surprised to see you have that much… 'Cause you obviously collect like crazy. XD But wow… to actually SEE it all together like that… :O It's amazing. ^_^

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  7. CK says:

    That's 15% of the collection? C'mon MB, you took those pictures in Book Off, didn't you? j/k As one with a growing collection, I sympathize…although I can still fit my bed in my bedroom!Hay everyone, how about a DVD marathon at MB's place?

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  8. maiZe says:

    Oooh… I looked at this post first thing in the morning before I left for work, but didn't reply until I was at work… And I KNEW I was missing something that I wanted to comment on. XD … Do I spy FFVII characters? ^_^ Yay Cloud, Tifa and Barrett! … Though Squall <333333. So much hotter than Cloud. XD

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  9. Hi Charmy Risuzu!….so true, as zdorama has great taste and knowledge of lots of J-Pop! He's introduced me to lots of priceless groups/artists over the years that we've known each other. ^ ^ LOL….don't tempt me!!! I may ask to move in with………um a "few" things. 😛

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  10. Hi aiLaMarie! No bed….so I've moved to the floor….lots of these are promos but I may have spent a bit too much over the years. 😛 I just love experimenting with unfamiliar artists sometimes and what used to be more of a hobby may have grown into something more I'm afraid. I wish we could build an extension to the house….. ^ ^

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  11. Hi greyhavens! A friend told me that it looks like a store in there :P…pretty soon "they" may kick me out of my room as there'll be no place left to sleep, even on the floor. It's a good thing that I'm little as I still fit! ^ ^

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  12. Hi minaviga…thank you for adding me too~! ^ ^ It's so awesome that she hung up the plate in her restaraunt!! \(^o^)/ So amazing!!! Thank you…and it really doesn't look like a bedroom anymore…..(sigh)……..it's so crowded! 😛 *hugs* (*´∀`*)

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  13. Hi Momo! It's sort of my guilty obsession…..I'll need a new shelf soon though! Or maybe another room….. 😛

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  14. Hi maiZe! ^ ^ Ah they sort of just snuck into the edge of the photo there! The larger statue figures are on another shelf though but at first all I had were these little figures and keychains. 🙂 Un….Squall is bit further to the left up there….lol it must be his rugged scar! ^ ^ ….and mysteriousness……. =) It's sort of madness as I've recenlty run out of shelf space completely and I'm contemplating on getting another shelf….but where in the world to put it? >_< It's the dangers of collecting J-Pop from a much too young age as I really was so impulsive back then wanting everything that interested me!! 😛

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  15. LOL!!…CK you always make me smile! ^ ^ My room may sort of look like a BookOff now and I miss owning an actual bed. :/ Awwwww no fair! I'm moving in with you! 😛 Hmmmm…maybe we could spend hours in there just watching concerts♪♪…..o(*´∀`)o゛

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  16. SBSTV says:

    Very nice collections.
    I love J-POP!!!!!!

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  17. denadel says:

    ohhoho wow xD Your collection is huuuuge!you said you had a lot of jpop music but i understand now I had no idea what that really meant!Your collection is one of a kind, and it is awesome! that seiko matsuda box looks interesting.. And i have that MM box at the bottom of the same picture. That is a really nice one. i like the book that came with it. And it is also interesting to see all nine girls (all of 1st 2nd and 3rd gen) in the same picture.where do you keep your posters? on the other walls you didnt take pictures of? Or you store them?

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  18. WOW.
    MB,Dang that's a huuuuuuuuuuge j-pop collection,if only i have teh money to start my own h!p collection.you are not only my fave blogger on the iw crew,but you are the biggest j-pop fan i have ever known.in a good way.

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  19. paul.thomas says:

    Wow thats a really impressive collection, I knew it would be big, but…..It must be great being able to flick through all of them, I can only imagine what great things you have in there….but 15% that's an almighty impressive collection!

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  20. Hello~!….thank you! ^ ^ Hmm…I may ♥ J-Pop a little too much. 🙂

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  21. Hi Denadel! It has sort of grew into much more than I ever planned for or anticipated over the years…..aw but lol the space is running out quickly! 😛 I have a friend who is a really big fan of Matsuda Seiko and he really perked my interest in her music which had me wanting that box set so much! ^ ^ It's amazing how large even her earlier catalog is!!! She has so many songs!!!! Right now Momusu, BK and C-ute's calendars are covering much of the wall space along with a few signed posters and cards which I had framed awhile back. The shelves go up really high though so there isn't that much space to hang up posters……sadly the great majority of them are in storage in tubes. If by some chance I somehow have a larger space in the future then maybe I can hang some of them up. ^ ^

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  22. LOL…You WIN MB!! Your room looks like our local "BOOK-OFF"!!I love it!! Now thats what I call J-POP "Die Hard"!! Sorry,,. I had to go back to the top of the page to look again..Whew!! Let me know if any Ueto Aya Items are up for auction!=)You probably have a "platinum" user card at "cdjapan" if you don't, you truly deserve one=)Janne!Engle

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  23. Hello!,It sort of grew and grew into this over the years although it was never planned to get to this point…..it is a bit much though. 😛 When you can't even fit a bed into your room I think it may be a sign. >_< I'm sure you'll be able to build your own J-Pop collection too in time. 🙂 Awww you're too sweet!! ^o^…..but I'm really not any good at blogging though… 😛

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  24. Hi Paul! It has sort of outgrown my room I'm afraid. 😛 I don't know if you still listen to those collections that I sent to you but they cover a lot of my favorites in there…..ah but it was really difficult picking individual songs and artists as I knew I couldn't them all in there. 😛 Some days I just randomly pull something off of the shelf and listen to them… ^ ^

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  25. paul.thomas says:

    I actually bought a new iPod recently and have put them onto it a couple of days ago, my old one was too small to fit them all on. I must admit that it's been awhile since I've listened to them all the way through but with them copied over onto my iPod my train journeys are going to be all about listening to the songs you sent over!…Lol, I'm curious to how much space would be needed to put all of your CDs on a portable device?I can imagine that it must be amazing being able to go in and just pulling a random CD out and giving it a listen, I imagine there must be tracks that you've completly forgotton about and it must be such a great pleasure to rediscover them again.

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  26. Oh you're still awake! Hi! Hmmm…that's a good question. I actually have no idea but it may take me months to get it all done if I attempted to. 😛 I'm happy that you get to listen to them and most of those artists or probably all of them are listed in this post with some having reference posts just in case you're curious about any of the artists/groups in there. I really have so much more of them to cover but it takes me forever it seems to post new ones recently. 😛 So true….I'm like I totally forgot about these songs that I love. There's just not enough hours in a day it seems to enjoy what you plan on but I know you understand this very well although I must say again….Wow! you sure can stay up late!!! You amaze me!!! ^o^

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  27. Hi E! LOL…I'm not sure if that's a good thing though as all of the charms of a bedroom are totally gone…….bed included. 😛 It's getting really crowded in there too and now I really need an new shelf but just no more space for it….(sigh), I'm going to have to be really really creative I think. Sadly no platinum card from Cdjapan…but I think we're good friends. =)

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  28. chocobliss says:

    OMG… MB! Have you ever been to Japan?! It seriously looks as if you have spent way more than fair for a round trip ticket and room and board for about a week. Seriously. Because that's not even all the Jpop stuff you have, right? Dang, girl! I don't have that much music related stuff PERIOD.

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  29. Really though huh Chocobliss!! MB could have been to Japan and back already!!still MB wins=)E

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  30. Renyi says:

    Just had a quick glance, and I see you've got Kyosuke Himuro, he is one of my favorite male rock performer.Diamond Dust is a pretty song.

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  31. Hi chocobliss! Hopefully a trip will be upcoming as I'm sort of saving for one but it will be my very first time there. ^ ^ LOL no doubt that there's way too much music stuff in there but music♪♪ really makes me happy♥!

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  32. Hi Renyi! Himuro Kyosuke has such a unique and wonderful voice! I got that single from a friend after he shared the drama "Koori no sekai" with me. ^ ^ After watching a series it's almost guaranteed that I'll fall in love with the theme song so I really wanted "Diamond Dust" so much! =) It's such an emotional song. ^ ^

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  33. My goodness, your collection is gigantic. XD I'm at a loss for words, haha.Good to finally see some pics, though…I've always wondered what that many J-Pop CDs would look like. :PThanks for putting this post together! – Zac

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  34. Hi Zac! ^ ^ I think the room may be at the edge of its limits though! 😛 You're such a dedicated collector and I love that we're fans of original releases. 🙂 If you saw the rest of the room you'd laugh though~!…..still trying to organize that area as it's really a project in the works right now. 😛 Thank goodness my older brother knows how to build shelves otherwise I'd probably be sleeping on CDs by now. >_<

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  35. paul.thomas says:

    Lol, staying up late has become more of a habit now, even if I'm not working I find I'm staying up stupidly late. I'm still just amazed at the amount of CDs you have, it's so impressive, I think I have a new aim in life; to get a collection that's even a fraction as impressive as yours.

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  36. OMG! you're still awake???? 😮 I ordered the second HYD series and I think they sent it out already so when it arrives I'll mail it out to you right away! ^ ^ I ordered the second "Gokusen" series along with it….it's my current drama ♥. I think I may try to get you hooked on that drama next. 😛 Awww I'm not sure if you want to do that!!…..you may have to sacrifice your bed…..so not good! 😛

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  37. paul.thomas says:

    Haha, 10 more mins and then I'm too bed. A corner of the room would suit me, lol I rarely spend more than 4 hours a day in my bed at the moment :S Any recommendations on dramas would be really appreciated as I have no knowledge of them at all so I've no idea what's worth giving a watch.Thanks for ordering the 2nd series for me I really look forward to seeing it, my fingers are crossed for a happy ending…but with plenty of ups and downs in between!

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  38. Hmmm…maybe I could fit you somewhere in the corner then? LOL just kidding! 😛 But only four hours of sleep?…..we both need more sleep! (´⌒`。) I already have in mind another drama which I think you'll ♥ too! ^ ^ Hmm..but after HYD 2 and the Final movie! =) You may need to go Kleenix shopping though…….lol! I'll let you when I send it out as it shouldn't be too long. 🙂

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