The issues of online ordering. Sigh.

August 31, 2007

So my mom thinks the package with the PoT boxed set 2 and Ao to Bin to Kan’s Gather isn’t coming. I looked it up, and for the PoT boxed set I’m gonna give it a couple more days (Amazon says it should come by September 3rd)…but Gather hasn’t even shipped yet. WTF. It says on Amazon “Sellers agree to ship within 2 business days of your purchase.” >_______________>
I looked at the seller feedback, and apparently even though most people think their service was great (and fast, apparently. why me…) and stuff, a couple people in there said that they never received their items. Sigh. Guess I happened to be one of those people.
I think my mom’s gonna handle this, but I think that if the boxed set doesn’t come in the next week we should contact customer service for the site, and if Gather doesn’t ship I’m gonna cancel it and order it from Amazon. Sure, it says it’ll ship within 3-6 weeks, but at least I totally trust Amazon to get me the item (now, I don’t totally trust them with import CDs, but at least I know something will come, or they’ll send me an e-mail and stuff.) in the first place.
I saw the PoT box set at Borders today, and I just about died. DDDD: DAMMIT I WANNA SEE THIS DUBBED

As for the things I ordered recently…
The Yesasia order will be shipped soon hopefully. It gave the estimated date of arrival as a pretty late date, but that was because the PoT DVD was supposed to be ready in “7-14 days”. Lolz, it was ready this morning, after only 3 days. It’s only waiting on Cap to Bin’s “Thank You!!”, then it’ll be shipped out. So I figure it’ll arrive sometime in the next two weeks~
The doujinshi were shipped out Wednesday, so at the best it’ll come tomorrow (highly unlikely, but…) and at the worst it’ll come sometime next week while I’m at school. Hopefully no one will get curious and open it while I’m not here…*sigh*
And then Flower, I dunno. It’s from another “buy used & new” thing on Amazon, this time with only an 88% positive approval rate, but…
dammit I just checked, and now Amazon’s selling it for $14. DAMMIT WTF. >___< The offer from the shop I ordered it from is gone now, honestly I don’t know what to make of that…is that a bad thing?

Roar, so anyway…yeah, now I have a couple of packages coming these next few weeks. YAY I LOVE GETTING PACKAGES


Ok, I placed the order from earlier.

August 28, 2007

And I bought the $20 copy of GIGS’ Flower ~Saki Midareshi Hana~. xDDD I couldn’t resist, ok? And to be honest, half the time my mom forgets to either ask me for the money or subtract it from my bank account, so…lolz I feel only a bit guilty. XD If she does ask, I have the money anyway, so…

And then I’m buying four doujinshi from, I just e-mailed the owner of the site and I’m waiting for her to get back to me. I honestly have never done a purchase by e-mail or anything, but I can figure it out. xD It’s much better than paying the original prices. Much cheaper this way.

Nice Disposition (Pink Panthers
$15.00 USD
Title: Nice Disposition
Circle: Pink Panthers
Pairing: Hints of FujiTezu and EijiRyo, but mainly -crack-
Rating: PG
Type/Pages: Regular Size (B4), 32 Pg.
Condition: Excellent
Summary: (Two Copies In Stock! OMG) A crack collection for Seigaku. :P Find out the secret of Oishi’s hair in the morning, what Eiji daydreams of, and what pisses off Fuji! xDD Some of these stories are just -too- cute though. :P
Price: 15$

Zasshi Entertainment (Todoya)
$10.00 USD
Title: Zasshi Enta-teimento (Zasshi Entertainment)
Circle: Todoya
Pairing: Seigaku Gen, Fuji x Tezuka, Inui x Kaidou
Rating: PG
Type/Pages: Regular Size, 28 Pg.
Condition: Excellent
Summary: Utter crack. Put the Seigaku Regulars into a fairy tale, and this is what you get. Utter utter crack. 2 Copies Available.
Price: 10$

Friendship’hood (Nabakou)
$10.00 USD
RN: GP07
Title: Friendship’hood
Circle: Yutaka/Nabakou
Pairing: Golden Pair
Rating: G
Type/Pages: Regular Size (B4), 24Pg of Art out of 32Pg
Condition: Excellent
Summary: Snapshots of Eiji and Oishi as doubles partners, friends, and possibly… more… Light, happy introspective book on their deep friendship. Absolutely beautiful and dynamic art to match the mood <3 Omake: Eiji eating popsicles!~
Price: 10$

Young Boy Illustrated (Todoya)
$8.00 USD
Title: Seishounen Zakan (Young Boy Illustrated)
Circle: Todoya
Pairing: Seigaku Gen, Momo x Ryoma
Rating: PG
Type/Pages: Regular Size, 20 Pg.
Condition: Excellent
Summary: Gyod, so much crack xDD Momo’s trying to show off his english to Ryoma, and he’s like…
“Mai naimu izu Momoshiro. I amu ultura supa tennisu puraiya… blahblahblah… Fuck you, Please!”
Ryoma: Do you know what you just said? What what’s with the “please…”?
Momo: Uhm… I heard it on TV… what was it?…
Ryoma: That’s not the point! You can’t go around saying that!
Momo: Oh right! I remember what it was now!
Ryoma: ??
Momo: Fuck me! Please!
Ryoma: …
Momo: …
Ryoma: Ok! Let’s go!
Price: 8$

A~h, three crack doujinshi and one Golden Pair. =P
I’ve had my eye on the last one for a while now…it just looks uber amazing. xD The first one got me with “Oishi’s hair in the morning”, and I had been contemplating buying it for a while but I didn’t feel like paying $15 for it…with the sale I couldn’t resist. XP The second one had vampire Eiji on the cover…
and the third one is Golden Pair. I don’t think I really need to explain further.

Maybe the other stuff I bought earlier will come tomorrow. Then again I’ve been saying that for over a week now, and nothing yet…*sigh*
I don’t think that the stuff I just ordered will come before I leave for Nobles on Monday night, but it’s only 5-day boarding so I’ll get it the next weekend. =P Except for the Yesasia stuff, that always takes forever, so it’ll probably come by the weekend after.

Dammit, not this again…

August 28, 2007

UGH I hate these e-mails.

We are sorry to report that we will not be able to obtain the
following item(s) from your order:

Gigs (Artist) “Flower [Limited Edition] [Import]”

Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we’ve
since found that it is not available from any of our sources at this
time. We realize this is disappointing news to hear, and we apologize
for the inconvenience we have caused you.

We have cancelled this item from your order.

*headdesk x10*
I honestly don’t know what to do at the moment. I really really really want this single. I love the song, not to mention it’s one of the openings for the OVA series.
It’s out of print on Yesasia and CD Japan, and on Amazon the cheapest price is $20.67. DDDDD:
Dammit, what do I do?

AND the Prince of Tennis Box Set 2 and Ao to Bin to Kan’s Gather STILL HAVEN’T COME. DDDD: They shipped out like forever ago; they should be here by now~ I really wanna watch the crappy dub of Prince of Tennis before I head off to board next week…

So I know I said I wouldn’t order through Amazon again after what happened last time, but…

August 10, 2007

…they had Oshitari’s Valentine Kiss single, and I just couldn’t resist. xD Considering the only version still available on Yesasia is Sanada’s, and none are still available on CD Japan…I basically jumped at the chance to get Oshitari’s. xD
I’m not technically ordering from Amazon anyway, just through it…for every item in my cart, I’m using the “buy used & new” option so it’s not actually coming from Amazon. It’s way cheaper this way too. xD
So this is exactly what I’m getting:
Aozu (Echizen Ryoma, Fuji Shuusuke, Tezuka Kunimitsu, Ooishi Shuuichirou) – Kakaeta Kiseki (Prince of Tennis National Tournament OVA 2nd opening)
Ao to Bin to Kan (Atobe Keigo, Sanada Genichirou, Oshitari Yuushi, Kikumaru Eiji, Sengoku Kiyosumi, Fuji Shuusuke, Kirihara Akaya, Echizen Ryoma) – Gather
(Echizen Ryoma, Tezuka Kunimitsu, Atobe Keigo, Sanada Genichirou) – Flower -Saki Midareshi Hana- (Prince of Tennis National Tournament OVA 1st opening)
Kikumaru Eiji – ONE
Oshitari Yuushi – Valentine Kiss
Prince of Tennis Box Set 2

After I get Kakaeta Kiseki and Flower, the only seiyuu OP/ED songs left to get are Fujori (by Hyoutei Eternity; the second OVA ending) and Thank You!! (by Cap to Bin; the third OVA ending)…
ONE is by Eiji, which means I HAVE to get it, which means that all that’s left for my Eiji solo collection is his album Hello! and his Best of Seigaku single, Tsubasa ni Natte. But neither of those are limited releases, so I think I’m gonna put those off for now while I go through and get some limited stuff.
As for why I bought Gather…well, it’s the JUNIOR SENBATSU TEAM of course. xD Fuck the fact that that was all filler, it has EIJI in it (which made me UBER UBER HAPPY when they added Eiji to the team because I didn’t think Eiji would make it on the team in a million years) and it has KIRIHARA in it (well, it’s not Kirihara I care about, it’s his seiyuu Morikubo Shoutaro who is AMAZING) and having both of them in the SAME SONG is uber uber amazing. WHICH IS WHY I NEED TO FIND DOWNLOADS OF EVERYTHING RELEASED BY THE DUO HEART-BEAT BECAUSE IT’S BOTH OF THEIR SEIYUU. *dies* (even though Eiji’s seiyuu sounds nothing like Eiji when he’s not actually trying to sing as Eiji.) I really like the song anyway. xD
And last but not least, Valentine Kiss. Hmm, I wonder if anyone out there in the j-pop blogosphere knows about the ’80’s song Valentine Kiss by some member of Onyanko Club? I hadn’t heard of it until recently, when I was looking at the Lucky Star Wikipedia page to see the list of endings and on the talk page someone mentioned something about Valentine Kiss (one of the endings) being used as a Prince of Tennis song. That immediately got me interested, so I looked it up. Turns out, the song has been covered by 5 different Prince of Tennis seiyuu on 7 different releases. On Valentine’s Day 2004, Atobe released a single containing a cover of Valentine Kiss. In 2005, it was Oshitari who released the Valentine Kiss single. In 2006, they both released Valentine Kiss singles…I haven’t listened to them all yet, I don’t know if they were re-releases or actually sung differently or whatever. In 2007, it was Sanada from Rikkaidai who released a Valentine Kiss single. Also, Shishido sung a cover of it as a bonus track on his album, and Ooishi did the same for his album.
The version on Amazon is Oshitari’s 2006 version…the only other version I found was Sanada’s, which I can still get on Yesasia so I’ll grab it later.
Oh, and then I guess there’s the 2nd PoT box set. I need to watch the dub. I haven’t watched it since they took it off the air back in June…I wanna start from the beginning and I don’t think you can do that on Toonami Jetstream. To be honest, from what I remember of the dub, it absolutely sucked, but whatever. Really, if I can handle Dub Piece I can handle this. I think.

I noticed the lack of non-PoT stuff in this, and I swear I’ll make it up next order, which at the moment I think will consist of…Arashi’s latest album Time, Morning Musume’s SEXY 8 BEAT (limited edition of course), and Morning Musume’s 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini or w/e it’s called (limited edition for that too). Probably Manatsu no Megane’s, by Megane’s (I don’t even know how to make “Megane’s” possessive, I seriously doubt it’d be “Megane’s’s”) and Cap to Bin’s Thank You!! too (I would actually get those in this order, but there aren’t any “buy used & new” options for either single and I don’t quite trust Amazon with import CDs anymore), and if I have the money maybe the Ongaku Gatas single. The limited edition probably, because I like the cover a lot better. xD
But that’ll have to wait until later.
(or I might buy the 3rd PoT OVA DVD. I just got waaaaayyy too tempted to get it when I found it on CD Japan while looking for the Tenimyu DVDs…I mean, it’s Eiji, and Golden Pair angst, not to mention it’s the OVA series so the animation quality is great and everything…)

Anyway, I’m heading off to Cape Cod tomorrow morning (against my will) for a week with no TV and no internet, but I’m bringing the PS2 down along with a couple of *coughcoughillegallydownloadedcoughcough* Tenipuri games (I have Doki Doki Survival Secret, Doki Doki Survival Mystic, Gakuensai no Oujisama, and Smash Hit! 2- the first three being dating sims and the last being just a tennis game) and Narutimate Accel to hopefully keep me busy. (lolz, for the record I just recently found out you can download PS2 games and burn them onto DVDs, and I’ve kinda been abusing that power I guess…) That in addition to summer reading and a couple of episodes of Shippuuden plus about 8 episodes of Bleach plus all of Gintama plus all of Lucky Star…well, I don’t think I’ll be too bored while hanging out in the cottage. xD

I really was expecting to scan and upload the CDs from my most recent order, but my mom’s computer wasn’t hooked up to the scanner and every time I remember to ask her, she’s not in the house. >____< And now I don’t have enough time…sorry, I’ll get those up as soon as I get back~

On a total side note, there’s no Jump this week. Which makes me UBER UBER SAD because I wanted to at the very least find out who’s playing doubles 2 before I get sent off to Cape Cod and cut off from the world for a week. T________T

What the fuck, Amazon? (oh, and new music + another new order)

July 11, 2007

Raaawwwr, so today I got two packages in the mail- yaaaaay~ xDD One’s a CD Japan package from like two weeks ago (with Prince of Tennis singles, yay), and the other’s an Amazon order from over a month ago that finally shipped out last week. I open them both up, and everything looks good, right? But then I start opening up the CDs themselves. Kanashimi Twilight (from the Amazon order) is first. And…no mini-photobook. I ordered the limited edition B, that’s supposed to come with a 40-page photobook, right? And the CD I have has the correct cover (it’s the limited edition B cover), but no photobook. Just the CD.
At first I was thinking that they like ran out of the limited edition and sent me the normal edition instead, but I double checked it on the Wiki- and the CD has the correct cover. And it lists the correct price. So what’s the deal? D:
Rawr, I don’t like Amazon. Next time if there’s something not on Yesasia, I’m using CD Japan~

Mehh, I don’t think it’s worth it to complain or anything. *sigh* Whatever. Looks like I won’t be able to scan the mini-photobook for everyone after all, though…
I wonder if there’s something I’m missing somewhere, though? I mean, this doesn’t seem like something such a trusted site would do…

So this is what I got today:
Morning Musume – Kanashimi Twilight (limited edition B, but no photobook)
Ore Ska Band – Tsumasaki
Pull Tab to Kan – Wonderful days

We’re having this cleaning service come today and I have to stay out of my room while they clean it, so I’ll probably use that opportunity to scan these, so~ a long overdue scans post should come up sometime today~

On another note, I made yet another CD Japan order. I mentioned I was a sucker for anything limited, right…?
Kawamura Takashi – Asobi ni Ikanaika? (limited release)
Kaidou Kaoru – Sekai wa Kawaru (limited release)
Oishi Shuuichirou – Honto no Kimochi (limited release)
Kikumaru Eiji – Come Together (limited release)
Kikumaru Eiji – Kiku-chan no Soran Bushi (limited release)
Kikumaru Eiji & Oishi Shuuichirou – Type wa D! (limited release)

8D Lots of Prince of Tennis music. The first four CDs were really really cheap- $4.84 each. Though since they were so cheap, the shipping was uber huge- for the entire order, it was $20 for shipping, and that was the cheapest option. Raaawwr, I figure it’s worth it though.
I don’t like that all of these are limited release only. T_T Thankfully the one I wanted the most (Type wa D!) is still available. =D It’s an uber amazing Golden Pair song that’s really cute~

I love how I went on CD Japan because Yesasia didn’t have the new Shippuuden ending, so I was gonna buy that and the new Bleach ending…but then I ended up dropping those from the order and getting all Prince of Tennis music instead. 8D