~Today’s arrivals….

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There was an abundance of Bluray releases which were being released this week as well as quite a few on my wish list~* and now they’ve all arrived!

The bundling of orders continued today as the ‘complete’ music video collections from Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute and Mano Erina each arrived on Bluray with both Manoeri and C-ute having now two Bluray pv collections. While the latter music videos were shot in high definition and will look absolutely stunning!!…I still anticipate much of the older videos to look pretty crisp as well with the lovely wonder which is Bluray♥. A tiny gripe with Momusu’s collection is the omission of “Ai no tane” and while this wasn’t officially their debut single release what it stands for and all of the blood sweat and tears put forth by the original five members to make everything possible today lives on for sure. I still personally consider it to be their first single release, official or not…it was just that monumental and important in the groups’ history and how those 50,000 original copies sold  of “Ai no tane” allowed Momusu to debut to begin with, therefore allowing the illustrious career the group has grown into till now. Still it’s a tiny gripe as it’s going to be Bluray~amazing to see all of their videos in a much crisper light. Same thing goes for Berryz Koubou and all of their earlier releases which really grasped me back then, just such great songwriting and creativity and ditto for Manoeri, or should I say ManoBluray♥? I backtracked a bit in finally getting Hirano Aya’s “Speed Star Tours” DVD from back in 2009 and any chance to hear her perform “Hero” live is worth that price of admission and really the setlist here is just amazing too…so many favorites! For AKB48 their limited edition release of “AKB48 Yossha Ikuzo! in Seibu Dome” was still available and it’s just massive!!! (below) With 7 discs, five randomly inserted member photos (where I got lucky with Sasshi and Tomochin!) and a really thick color photo book with 132 pages in all documenting their first dome tour all housed in a very very sturdy outer slip case! The presentation is just beautiful and dare I say well worth the $188.00 it cost xD! Also for AKB48 and just released two days ago is their Bluray of “Dai 2 Kai AKB48 Kohaku Taiko Utagassen”, and while there was digest footage included with a single release of theirs the entirely of this event must be had!! It’s such an awesome concept to follow the lead of the long running Red & White Annual Songfest with an AKB and family songfest instead! This one comes with 3 randomly inserted member photos but I’m yet to take a peek inside…I’m saving the suspense on this one for just a short while longer. And last but certainly not least!…is Princess Princess’ Bluray release of their 2012 tour “Saikai at Budoukan” which has proceeds going to a relief fund for Japan♥ as well as their accompanying CD release of “VERY BEST OF PRINCESS PRINCESS TOUR 2012 ~SAIKAI AT BUDOUKAN” which includes a 20 page memorial shashinshuu!..and also has proceeds going to a relief fund for Japan♥. OKAY, soooooooooooooooooooooooo many favorite Puri Puri songs♥ here on both releases it’s mind boggling ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。!! but I’ll save those for an upcoming post ^ ^。

Just need to still get a Bluray encoder now….

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36 Responses to ~Today’s arrivals….

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  2. hydeo says:

    amina card <3~~ mano dvd

    give me @.@ ahhahaha

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    • Mano~high def♡ looks wonderful! I also got a Wasamin photo card with the AKB48 Kohaku Utagassen bluray.

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      • hydeo says:

        whata @.@ give me all haha
        wasamin <3~~ need another enka single :3~~

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        • It’ll be interesting to see how many more solo releases each 48 girl gets, it’s like you just never know what management’s thinking. Wasamin’s solo enka releases remind me of how Nakazawa Yuko went the enka solo route with H!P all those years ago. Bluray spoils your eyes and then everything else just doesn’t look as amazing~*~* =P!!

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          • hydeo says:

            look like mocchi go start solo too haha 😡
            hahaha, i really loved someone looked to wasamin talent in singing enka 😛

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            • That’s wonderful for Mocchi \(^o^)/! I still wonder where is Yuko’s♥ solo debut single? I would be beyond love for that!!

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              • hydeo says:

                yah so yesterday i read the confirmation of mocchi solo

                look like the old girls are getting out this year…

                yesterday i see sayaka annouce of grad too…. :\

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                • Kasai also has an official graduation date…she still has a second solo single coming out too. That saddens me but this is the way of the idol group of today in order to preserve youth and longevity.

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                  • hydeo says:

                    yes nito announces her data of grad too

                    yup, well the things i dont like much is when they lie about why grad :\

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                    • I just think with so much younger talent and an ever growing 48 family the girls may be a bit ‘asked’ perhaps to graduate i wonder..or maybe it’s just time to go and move onto their next phase of life. I do think that while putting your reasons for leaving out there publicly, one may want to put a most positive light in their graduation announcement…so maybe the entire truth wouldn’t be best? Just think from the perspective of being in their shoes ^^.

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                    • hydeo says:

                      yeh for some i think this really occours ;\
                      well i mean dont need tell “i dont care anymore im leaving” haha, but if they are leaving because they want follow other way, why say “im leaving because i want focus on study” O.o

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  3. @Hydeo..I guess when looking towards one’s future further education is key. The idol time is fleeting, and like everyone else idols eventually grow up or rather just grow out of the years of idol acceptance. Popularity too of course can be a decision maker when leaving….like they say…there’s always someone younger and cuter waiting to take your place.

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    • hydeo says:

      yes agree with u :3~~

      but is sad seeing they getting out :\, principal when is someone u follow and like

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      • I’ve had my heart broken that way many times too…so many favorite idols graduating or being forced out over the years and I shudder to think of the day when Yuko graduates from AKB48. That will be one of the saddest days =(.

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        • hydeo says:

          yuko and mariko go be the grannys on akb hahah, i dont think they go get out so soon

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          • I can only hope, that would be the best!!! Yuko forever in AKB48 \(^o^)/…mm no real thoughts on Mariko though =P.

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            • hydeo says:

              hahaha

              and sayaka get out, what go be mushi no ballad without her :\

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              • Hmm….Sayaka’s solo song, well it’s going to be just like when so many H!P girls began graduating from Momusu back then and it left one by one their solo lines vacant and it was always sort of weird afterward hearing another girl sing their parts which you’ve become so accustomed to hearing the original girl sing and in many cases more of the lyric lines needed to be shuffled just to make everything work with the then new member lineup. LOl you just brought back those odd memories…..like you know how specific lines in songs so represent a particular girl and then it’s all changed xD.

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                • hydeo says:

                  yah, go be really strange see other singing their lines ;\
                  and sayaka make so good the performance of mush no ballad, she put so much emotion and enthusiasm on it

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                  • hydeo says:

                    and she is not my akb oshi @.@ haha but she is really good

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                    • Sorry if I asked this before but who is your AKB oshi?

                      I still remember it being really weird hearing songs like Love Machine being sung live after Gomaki left Momusu….and that was just the beginning of jumbled song vocal lines xD.

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                    • hydeo says:

                      iwata karen, but so hard see her somewhere, she normaly apperas in nemouso series, but whats over with the series :\ ??

                      stoped in season 11

                      hahaha this days the mm gen is all u16… they really trying to renew the group

                      oh u see the first reina band song ??
                      is good 😛 and she sing really amazing

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  4. @Hydeo, I haven’t watched Reina’s band yet but you’ve got me curious…I’ll search for it later.

    Momusu is really an entirely new group now with the younger girls and these Generations were added so so close to one another…Tsunku’s really making the effort to completely reinvent them. My Momusu oshi is now Fukuchan~♡.

    Hydeo you should be stuffing the Iwata Karen ballot box \(^o^)/!!!

    Okay I have a deeply hypothetical question for you: You’ve on many occasions told me that you don’t favor too much the top/senbatsu/popular girls in AKB, so my question is, if Iwata Karen were to make senbatsu would you then not like her as much because she’s then one of the popular girls? How you answer will be interesting =).

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    • hydeo says:

      the pv stay ok :P, is only her there but, really reina style hahaha :P, at least is not Rock like the name say.. but well is reina she have some credits yet hahaha, and she improved more her singing

      i dont have more a oshi there ;\…. tsunku is trying to get familly48 but is getting lot of trouble

      karen is so kawaii and funny hahaha
      watch nemouse where she has in and u go see 😛

      no, she go continue being my oshi. be senbatsu dont mean nothing to make me stop like someone, the problem is the top ones, like mariko yuko kojiharu, they give much attention and forget akb or other familly have lot of good talents ins kks and the low know girls, is that what bother me ^^
      so if they make kks to get new talents, they need give chances to this girls too no ?

      so why focus so much in the same girls ?

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      • Mmm could this be a preview of Reinachan’s post~musume career I wonder? Reinachan will always have seXy on her side and that’s a wonderful blessing to possess ^^.

        How about old school Momusu? For me as chronicled here over the years it’s been Nacchi, Aichan and then Kamei to now Fukuchan.

        I’m sad to hear that this program ended but maybe she’ll get more opportunities in the future.

        Hm I beg to differ though. The promotion of titles like Under girls, Future Girls and the like are a direct response to giving the less focused on girls at this time a spotlight for growth. You see it in every AKB48 single, although you say you don’t watch any of the music videos because you don’t like music videos, on each single the other realms of AKB and beyond are featured and are therefore being promoted. Promoted = management sees their potential and is always looking towards the future for whom will take the reigns when the older generations begin to graduate. It’s smart business as well as healthy for the group and organization as a whole =).

        And getting to your question on ‘why do they focus so much in the same girls?’ Also you have to consider that the ranking of the girls in AKB which results naturally in their overall visibility (ex. magazine features, interviews, tv show appearances, music video
        prominence, etc) which is a most unique and awesome thing is that they do is a direct result of the open voting which fans do today. So it’s voted upon. I don’t know how much more fair they could be. It’s voted upon =). I understand your frustration but I don’t think you can place any blame upon the girls or the management of AKB with what I’ve just illustrated above. The girls getting ‘more attention’ have earned that through fan voting essentially. AKB does promote when they feel necessary with individual girls but in general it’s all in the fans’ hands really and like I said earlier I do understand your feelings on this but I think that AKB is doing the very best that they can in these regards =).

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        • hydeo says:

          wow this one get bit hahaha

          humm i think i dont care so much if her have a great voice the sexy part dont come so much to top priority :p
          i enjoy the voice and songs more than the body of the girls haehahea, and for man, they need really sing much much, like fukuyama masaharu or kobukuro

          i really dont know the old MM… i start follow the groups when 6gen joined
          so there i get Aichan, Reina/Kamei, Linlin(yah she has a amazing voice when sing serious)

          yah me too :\

          well i watch PV when have 2 things, the music is good and i enjoy listening it.. or have some girls a like there ahhaha :P… but sometimes need put the 2 things together
          i like to watch the stages, so u can really see they in real action 😛

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQnHyBZUEes i sended this to u ??
          she is so cute hahaha
          and for some reason the song stay on ur head 😛

          yah i know is because of the votes, but u agree with me that they vote more in the top ones because the hide ones dont have so much chances to show up ?? (but look like this has changing little by little now)
          like u said with future girls and all this sub units

          i know is that why i think they trying to make every one have their chances on show up in the other groups

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          • A~h! you mentioned Fukuyama Masaharu….I did a little profile and music post here:

            https://morningberryz48.wordpress.com/2010/01/21/fukuyamania%E2%99%A5-celebrates-over-20-years-japanese-icon-fukuyama-masaharu-in-focus-%EF%BC%BE%E3%80%80%EF%BC%BE/

            …Kobukuro is great too! I first heard them while I was watching an older detective drama series on t.v.here and then I just had to have the theme song for the show which happened to be Kobukuro…love their voices so much!

            Oh I didn’t know that, you got into Momusu during Gen. 6’s arrival..they’re one of my most favorite generations too =).

            I remember the stage performances were being filmed awhile back? Are they still doing that…I wondered if it was a fan recording at times but I never knew. For me it’s the concert releases as they’re easily accessible and I like seeing so many if not all of the AKB family there as is the case so often =).

            It’s Nogizaka46…just a single member here? U~n it’s a special solo music video. It’s cute how she’s like in her own world just walking down the hall as if no camera were on her =). Her vocals sort of remind me of Kohachan in a sense…i mean they don’t sound very much alike but it’s something about her delivery..and then the bear outfit~♥ later….so adorable!….and lol what’s with that one guy there in the video? I think it has something to do with the repetition in the chorus which is stuck in your head =P.

            U~n the shows and the like help to promote some of the new or lesser girls but all the while it’s still up to the fan votes to decide and it’s just smart management to give the fans what they want in consensus if it’s not possible to do this for each and every individual ^ ^。

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            • hydeo says:

              i have some music of masaharu and kobukuro in my old hd before that stoped to work hahaha

              yah kobukuro have 2 great singers 😛

              so u now u know how much time i like reina haha
              i think is the best and fun gen 😛

              its a special song, bonus from the last single DVD, the girl is Ito Marika
              yah remember a little kohachan haha, i mean u want tell the atmosphere they pass to us is the same “?”
              haha the lazy bear kkk
              i dont get the guy part too hahaha, but i think i know who is hahaha, is one of the guys who normaly appears in 48 familly prograns hahaha

              well hope this continue be fan chose… 😛

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              • Haha Kamei ruled their Gen.!!! Marika really does have a kind of Kohachan thing going on..so funny we agree =D!

                Lol wait you recognize that man?…here I was thinking it was just some random guy =P.

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                • hydeo says:

                  yah haha, bad i dont found nothing more talking about her… wanted so much know how she has this days ;~~
                  the song is cute hahaha, more when she do the animal atack pose haha 😛

                  yah, but i dont remember his name, but he has host of the program docking from NMB48

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                  • I’m thinking you mean Kamei? She really appears to have moved on from idol life, I just hope that her health condition has become better.

                    Oh he’s host…

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                    • hydeo says:

                      yes her… hai, i hope this too… but bad she dropped the idol life :\

                      yes, i dont really know if is he, but remember a lot him haha

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  5. @Hydeo, I can’t possibly know how it feels but perhaps after being in the idol life for so long, Kamei just wanted to move onto her next phase of life and persue other endeavors and goals….in any case I hope for my former Momusu Oshi’s happiness.

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