I won’t go into any of the songs included in AKB48’s latest “1830m” album as I’m pretty everyone’s heard them about a zillion times already (=.
Instead here’s a look at its exceptional packaging and presentation which is always a sure and solid staple for any momentous releases!
The two CD + DVD box set comes housed in a thick outer sleeve with the featured girls gracing both sides honing at best what I can describe as being thoughtful gazes although Mayuyu may be staring and a tall stack of pies, cakes and candies =D! Saaaay cheese or whatever it takes =P. Inside the slip case is a pretty three part gatefold style insert which houses the media as well as a booklet containing lyric, music and production credits and all three backings together create a image lineup of all the girls featured (Scans: above and below). You’ll also receive a single member photo (also a great staple of AKB48 releases) and here it’s a randomly inserted photo which has a possibility out of 21 total matching the number of featured girls pictured. The photo I received is just to the left and if you check up on auctions there are lots of these being sold as I imagine most fans are after their oshimen or at least their most favorite girl featured. Also housed in the casing is a very very nicely produced 48 page photo booklet and as a first press bonus you’ll also receive a large poster (see top two photos!!). Now this poster isn’t like their bonuses in the past as this time it’s wonderfully 2~sided with one side featuring Acchan (I’m guessing they all do in tribute to her graduation?) while the opposite side is a random mystery (I’m also guessing as I got Sae here but I think there’d be a variance of all 21 girls as a possibility to this flip side?).
In any case “1830m” (what a brilliant title too and I had no idea what it meant until reading a description in a news mail) is well worth collecting as just the presentation alone is well worth it but in addition the landmark songs included as well as this commemorating Acchan’s final album with the group makes it a must have purchase for any fan!
The 48 (yep 48!) page photo booklet is also a wonderful incentive and most fittingly it’s Acchan gracing the front cover….just beautiful photography!