Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nanchatte Renai World Collage Project

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Wanted to take the time to pimp an awesome fan project that's going on right now. Basically the idea is to show Morning Musume/UFA/Tsunku that we fans outside of Asia really love Momusu (directed at the girls) and are giving them monetary support (directed at UFA/Tsunku) by taking pictures with our copies of Nanchatte Renai. For anyone who wants to see Morning Musume in America again (or wants to see them somewhere closer to wherever you may happen to live in the world), I think this is an excellent opportunity to do something proactive toward that cause (and if you haven't bought Nanchatte Renai yet...the deadline to send in your pic is September 19th, so there's still time!).

Also, for anyone who collects H!P CDs/DVDs/photobooks/concert goods/whatever, this is your chance to shine! Take a picture with all your H!P stuff...be creative, set it all out on the floor and lay down on it or something, I don't know. XD This is a really great way to demonstrate how dedicated we all are, and how much time (and money) we put toward supporting these girls...so come on people, let's send in those pics!

Here's mine (not terribly creative, I know, but I couldn't think of a good way to display it all aside from this...there's really not enough room x.x):

(sorry about hiding my face, haha...didn't do that in the pic I sent in, I'm just not totally comfortable posting a picture of myself on my blog :P)

Details for the project here (or click on the banner at the top of this post).
- cfb

Thursday, August 13, 2009

July 2009 Purchases

Said I'd post this within a few days a couple entries ago...obviously didn't happen, sorry about that.

  • Nacchi - 2nd ~Shimiwataru Omoi~ LE (w/box case & photo sheets)
  • Pucchi Best 7
  • Gomaki - Suppin to Namida
  • Koharu - Balalaika RE
  • Momusu - Egao YES Nude LE (w/photobook)
  • Momusu - Aruiteru LE (w/photobook)

  • MM DVD Magazine Vol 1
  • MM DVD Magazine Vol 2
  • MM DVD Magazine Vol 4
  • MM DVD Magazine Vol 5
  • MM DVD Magazine Vol 10

  • H!P DVD Magazine Vol 1
  • H!P DVD Magazine Vol 2
  • Momusu Concert Tour 2009 Haru ~Platinum 9 DISCO~
  • Michishige Sayumi - 20's Time
  • Pepper Keibu Single V
  • 2002 Shuffles Single V

  • Morning Musume in Hello!Project 2004 Summer

Quick thoughts:
- I love Aichan's solo song on Pucchi Best 7. I've only begun to discover recently just how great her voice really is.
- The photobook that came with Aruiteru LE is really, really nice. Reina especially caught my eye.
- Obviously there's a lot of DVD Magazines here...and that would be because I've decided to start collecting them. Momusu and H!P only though, no solo artists or other units.
- Platinum 9 Disco is an absolutely incredible concert. The current lineup of MM really knows how to put on a show, and their live vocals are, for the most part, very solid.
- 20's Time was adorable and awesome. Definitely recommend this one to anybody with an interest in Sayu, the kickboxing bit was especially funny.
- Lots of cute, tiny rokkies in the Momusu live photobook. The copy I ended up with is a little beat up...but it was cheap, so I don't mind.

- cfb

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Nanchatte Sales Ranking Observations

I've been keeping a pretty close eye on amazon.co.jp's and cdjapan's hourly rankings for jpop CDs since about 3AM on the 12th Japan time...figured I might as well make a quick post of my observations.

cdjapan (10-item chart):
Both non-limited versions have at least been ranking since I started checking.
Nanchatte 40th has been at #1 pretty much all day (I believe Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra outranked them for a little bit at the beginning, but after that it's been #1 all along).
RE has fluctuated wildly between 2nd and 9th or so, I believe.

Amazon (25-item chart):
As with cdjapan, both non-limited versions have at least ranked the entire time.
40th has been at 5th all day.
RE has been shifting between 9th and 15th.

The big thing to remember (especially with amazon's numbers) is that these charts include preorders...taking that into account, 40th has actually been at #1 for non-preorder releases on amazon all day. And while I haven't researched this extensively (see: at all :P), I'm pretty sure that the 40th and RE versions of Nanchatte are at #1 and #2 respectively on both site's charts for today's releases (actually, there may not even be any notable competition for the top spot at all today...I'd have no idea since I don't keep track of anything but H!P releases, haha [EDIT: so I'm apparently insane and thought Ayu's new single came out on the 14th, nvm about the 'no notable competition' thing XD]).

Obviously we'll know how well the single really did on its first day in about 12 hours or so (I would think that Oricon releases its sales charts for a given day at midnight on the next day, or shortly thereafter), but I put this post together for those who may be curious as to how the single is selling on two big-name sites in the business of selling Japanese music online.

Another thing to note: Nanchatte Renai is already at #1 on the pop ranking for JapanFiles, way to go people! :D

And for anybody who wants to see the charts for themselves:

Ganbare Momusu~
- cfb

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Updated Collection Pics

Just took these pics for something real quick, figured I might as well post them here.

Not the greatest quality pics, but whatever.

Expect July's purchases post in the next few days :P
- cfb