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….