[scans] Japanese fashion magazine (or something) KERA vol. 112 (Nov. 2007)

January 6, 2008

I went to Tokyo Kid yesterday with a $150 gift certificate, and along with some manga and candy, I picked up a Japanese magazine they were selling. Typically they don’t have any Japanese magazines, so I had no idea what this actually was, but Kamiki Aya was on the cover and there was a list of names on the right side of the cover which included Buono!- so I assumed it was a j-pop magazine and immediately bought it.
(Thinking back, if I had bothered to try and read the other stuff on the cover, I probably would have realized that this was like a fashion magazine instead. But then I probably would have bought it anyway because of Buono!, lol. xD)
So yeah, it’s a fashion magazine. It’s from November, I have no idea why it was still out there, but w/e. xD
I actually had a lot of fun looking through it even though I don’t really care about fashion and stuff. Some of it was kinda crazy and weird, like who the hell would ACTUALLY wear some of this stuff. =P
So anyway, I decided to go through and scan a couple of pages- just the ones with people that I’ve actually heard of, haha. xD Basically, that means Kamiki Aya (who’s on the cover), Buono!, and Shirota Yuu, who I didn’t even notice was in the magazine at first (I totally don’t know the kanji for his name so I didn’t see it on the cover or ToC) but then I was flipping through and he was just like THERE. xD

So, yeah, here are the scans. Sorry for the not-so-good quality of some of them. I seriously don’t know what’s up with my scanner.

…I used to totally dislike Shirota Yuu. I think it’s cause my very first introduction to Tenimyu (well, technically the live-action movie) was a picture of him playing Tezuka and of course I had the initial “EW IT LOOKS SO WEIRD IN LIVE-ACTION DDD:” reaction. And I still think he looks weird and nerdy as Tezuka. But after seeing pictures of him -not- playing Tezuka, he’s not that bad. xD


[Scans] Morning Musume, Athena, and some manga covers

December 16, 2007

Explanation and music list

So, this is basically the scans post to go along with my recent orders that arrived on Friday. Sorry it’s late, but scanning the two limited photobooks took forever, and I had a sleepover last night cause it’s my birthday today (yay!).
I also didn’t end up scanning the H!P 2007 Winter Live DVD Box, cause there’s this 4-DVD case that’s too big for my scanner and I was too lazy to figure out how to get it all. xD
I might end up scanning some more CDs soon cause I’m on winter break, but I can’t make any promises. xD;;

EDIT: Sorry that the small versions of the preview images look crappy! In my earlier posts, I actually uploaded them to Blogger, but this time I uploaded them to Photobucket instead. Guess the site handles it differently. Just click the preview images for the full-quality version.

Morning Musume’s latest single Mikan, normal edition. I scanned the photocard of Risa and included it in the .rar file.
Download the .rar file for the rest of the Mikan scans

Morning Musume’s latest single Mikan, limited edition A which comes with a DVD. I scanned the photocard of Koharu and included it in the .rar file.
Download the .rar file for the rest of the Mikan limited edition A scans

Morning Musume’s latest single Mikan, limited edition B which comes with a photobook. I scanned the photocard of Sayumi and I also scanned the photobook- both are included in the .rar file.
Download the .rar file for the rest of the Mikan limited edition B scans

Athena & Robikerottsu’s first single, Shouri no BIG WAVE!!!, limited edition which comes with a photobook. I scanned the photobook and included it in the .rar file.
Download the .rar file for the rest of the Shouri no BIG WAVE!!! scans

I scanned the covers of the manga for my personal collection, so I thought I’d share them here too if anyone’s interested. For SKET DANCE 1 and Prince of Tennis 40, it’s just the one image so I didn’t bother to upload a .rar file- just click on the preview image. The dust jackets just barely fit on my scanner- I didn’t include the inside back flap because all it is is like a list of Jump tankoubon. For the Prince of Tennis Fanbook 40.5, the book’s really thick, so the dust jacket was too big for my scanner. I scanned the inside flaps separately, so there’s a .rar file for 40.5.

SKET DANCE 1 – Penki Kamen / Paint-Mask

Tennis no Oujisama / Prince of Tennis 40 – Tennis wo Wasureta Oujisama / The Prince Who Forgot Tennis

Tennis no Oujisama / Prince of Tennis 40.5 – Official Fanbook
Download the .rar file for the rest of the 40.5 scans

[Scans] Prince of Tennis, Ore Ska Band, Morning Musume

July 11, 2007

Explanation and music list

This is long overdue. X_x I haven’t done a scans post in about a month, I think…
So anyway, these are the CDs I got earlier this morning: Morning Musume – Kanashimi Twilight (limited edition B, but without the photobook- ugh, look at my last post for info), Ore Ska Band – Tsumasaki, Pull Tab to Can – Wonderful days, and Aozu – WHITE LINE. I was also going to scan Aruiteru by Morning Musume, but I ran out of time…

First up, Morning Musume’s latest single, Kanashimi Twilight. I ordered the limited edition B with the photobook…but it came without the photobook. X_x See my previous post (“What the fuck, Amazon?”) for details…
So yeah, it has the cover of the limited edition B, but it didn’t come with the extras it was supposed to come with. Raaawr.

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Kanashimi Twilight scans

Next, Ore Ska Band’s latest single, Tsumasaki. This was the 11th ending to Bleach, I think? *too lazy to check* I also ordered WAO!!, their full-length album released a week after this single, but apparently Amazon couldn’t get it for me. X_x

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Tsumasaki scans

Then there’s Wonderful days, a single by the temporary Prince of Tennis group, Pull Tab to Can, which consists of the characters Atobe Keigo, Kirihara Akaya, Sanada Genichirou, Sengoku Kiyosumi, Oshitari Yuushi, Ibu Shinji, and Kamio Akira. I dunno who all of the seiyuu are, if you really need to know go look it up. xD;
This song was also used as the 7th ending to the anime…the only ending song that I really like, w00t. xD

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Wonderful days scans

And last but not least, WHITE LINE by the not-as-temporary Prince of Tennis group Aozu, consisting of Echizen Ryoma, Tezuka Kunimitsu, Fuji Shuusuke, and Ooishi Shuuichirou. This was Aozu’s first single, and if I remember correctly the members were chosen through a poll from the anime asking for people to send in the names of three Seigaku regulars they wanted to see sing a song with Ryoma.
The song was used as the 4th ending to the anime. It’s starting to grow on me, though I hated it at first. xD;

Download the .rar file for the rest of the WHITE LINE scans

[Scans] HOME MADE Kazoku’s Nagareboshi, nobodyknows+’ Hero’s Come Back, Hoshimura Mai’s Sakura Biyori, ELT’s Grip!

June 12, 2007

Explanation and music list

Ahhhh, I scanned these yesterday but I totally forgot to actually upload them and everything. xD
So I actually got a request yesterday, and since yesterday was my last day of school, I was more than happy to go down into the basement and spend an hour or so scanning some j-pop CDs. xD It’s annoying, cause we can’t find the installation CD for it and the only computer it works on is my mom’s laptop…which doesn’t have internet. Thankfully, I have a small flash drive I’ve been using to bring the scans up to my computer.

The request was for HOME MADE Kazoku’s Nagareboshi ~Shooting Star~. And I’m not going to go downstairs and hook the scanner up and everything just to scan one single, so I grabbed some other CDs too. Since I was scanning Nagareboshi, the first Naruto Shippuuden ending, I figured I’d scan Hero’s Come Back!!, the first Shippuuden opening too. If I’m scanning those, I might as well scan my other anime OP/ED singles, so I also scanned Sakura Biyori, the 11th ending for Bleach, and Grip!, the 4th opening for Inu Yasha. I also brought down Aruiteru by Morning Musume, but it took me longer than I thought to scan the others, and I figured it’d take me forever to scan the entire single including the photobook…so I’m leaving that for another time.

So, first up is Nagareboshi ~Shooting Star~, by HOME MADE Kazoku. Not only do I love this song, but it’s the first ending to Shippuuden. (I don’t like the chibis in the ending video, though. Cute, but it just doesn’t fit Shippuuden.)

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Nagareboshi ~Shooting Star~ scans

Next up is Hero’s Come Back!!, by nobodyknows+. I absolutely looove this song~ xD And it’s the first opening to Shippuuden. To be honest, I like the TV size better than the full version…but the full version’s great too.
This is the CD+DVD version. I have no idea if it’s limited or not. xD I don’t think there’s a difference with the cover or anything, but I have no idea.

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Hero’s Come Back!! scans

Next is Sakura Biyori, by Hoshimura Mai. It’s a slow song, which I’m usually not too much of a fan of, but I love this song. ^^ (I was actually going to sing it at karaoke at Anime Boston, but I forgot until we had already left. xD;;) It was used as the 11th ending to Bleach.
This is the first press edition, which also included a 2007-2008 Bleach calendar. It starts with April 2007, and ends in March 2008, and features one character on each page, which takes up two months. I included those scans in the .rar file.

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Sakura Biyori scans

Last (but not least) is Grip!, by Every Little Thing. It was used as the 4th opening to Inu Yasha, which used to be a huge obsession of mine. This was actually one of the first j-pop singles that I owned…it was from the first online purchase I made, which was Grip!, Moments by Hamasaki Ayumi, and Shine We Are! by BoA. This is still my favorite song by Every Little Thing~

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Grip! scans

So if I don’t get any requests, my next scans post will probably include the rest of my current Morning Musume collection- Do it! Now, Ai no Dai 6 Kan, Rainbow 7, SEXY BOY, and Aruiteru.

[Scans] Ayaya’s Ki ga Tsukeba Anata, Momusu’s Chokkan 2, Momusu’s Ambitious!

June 8, 2007

Explanation and music list

So since in my other post of the day (I figure from now on I should put scans in a separate post), I was talking about limited editions, I figure that since I haven’t gotten any scan requests yet (not too surprised) I might as well post some scans I already have on my computer of some H!P limited edition singles. :D
I own 9 H!P limited editions (8 singles, 1 album), but I only have 3 scanned on my computer- Matsuura Aya’s Ki ga Tsukeba Anata, Morning Musume’s Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookizo!~, and Morning Musume’s Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan.

First off, I guess we’ll start with Ayaya’s single. I absolutely loved this song when it first came out. I dunno why I bought the limited edition, considering the DVD was of her recording her radio show- I can’t understand it at all. xD But I bought it anyway~

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Ki ga Tsukeba Anata scans

Next is Morning Musume’s Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookizo!~. This was my…second Morning Musume purchase, I think…my first was Do it! Now back in August 2005 or something. But this was my first up-to-date purchase, and my first limited edition- I got this a few weeks after it came out in November 2005. I love both the title track and the b-side~
Since this is the limited edition, it came with 5 photocards, each with two girls. I scanned those too. :D

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookizo!~ scans

And last but not least, Morning Musume’s Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan. This was released around the period where I wasn’t into j-music that much anymore cause I got into Naruto and Bleach…and I hadn’t touched Jpopsuki or anything in a while. But I had started a mission to get each and every limited edition Morning Musume single/mini-album/album as soon as they come out, so I got this anyway~ (after this I kinda failed the mission cause I totally forgot about Morning Musume and didn’t even think about any more new singles until a few months ago when I got back into j-pop. 8D thankfully I can catch up cause there are still ways of getting the limited editions of the stuff I missed.)
This is the limited edition, so it came with eleven different interchangeable covers, one featuring each member at the front and one with all the members. The one featuring Reina is the main cover. I included scans of all the different covers in this. :D

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan scans

If I don’t get any requests, I’ll just post some other scans I already have done. I’m going to scan Kanashimi Twilight, Aruiteru, Tsumasaki, and WAO!! as soon as the Amazon package comes, but that could be a while…

(oh, and I just realized this is the second night in a row I’ve been up until almost midnight writing blog posts. xD;;; and now I’m uber-tired…well, at least it’s summer. :D)

J-pop scans, anyone?

June 7, 2007

EDIT: Okk, I’m not going to repost my collection every time I get new stuff or scan stuff, so I’m just gonna keep updating this post, k?
latest update: 2008.02.29 – new order~ Buono’s latest single Renai Rider and debut album Cafe Buono (both LE), Kai’s Valentine Kiss, and a few Prince of Tennis re-releases (Ryouma’s version of future, Inui’s DISTANCE, Hyoutei’s Fujouri, and the 3 Guava Trio single

Lolz, I can’t remember all the crap I was gonna write about after exams were over. 8D
But I still want to make a post, kinda to celebrate the beginning of summer (though, what a way to celebrate, I’m stuck going to the orthodontist and getting lower braces tomorrow. =/ I didn’t even know until yesterday.), so…
I posted my current j-pop collection in my ThePPN Wiki profile yesterday, and today I went through and posted some of my personal scans…though I haven’t scanned my entire collection yet or anything. I figured…as long as I’m scanning things, why not post them to this blog? xD
First of all, here’s the list. The stuff in bold is the stuff I’ve scanned already. If there’s a link, it’s to the post where I uploaded the scans.

* 3 Guava Trio – BRAND NEW DAY (limited release) (re-release)
* Abe Natsumi – Koi no Telephone GOAL (limited edition CD+photocards)
* Amuro Namie – Queen of Hip-Pop
* Ao to Bin to Kan – Gather (limited release)
* Aozu – Kakaeta Kiseki (limited release)
* Aqua Timez – ALONES
* Athena & Robikerottsu – Shouri no BIG WAVE!!! (limited edition CD+photobook)
* Berryz Koubou – Dai (2) Seichouki (first press CD+extra photos)
* BoA – Shine We Are! / Earthsong
* BoA – Rock With You
* BoA – Be the one
* BoA – Merry-Chri
* BoA – Girls On Top
* Buono! – Honto no Jibun (limited edition CD+DVD+photocard)
* Buono! – Renai Rider (limited edition CD+DVD)
* Buono! – Cafe Buono! (limited edition CD+DVD)
* byTachikiritai – Koi no Gekidasa Ecstasy! (limited release)
* Do As Infinity – Do The Best
* Do As Infinity – NEED YOUR LOVE
* Do As Infinity – LIVE IN JAPAN II (DVD)
* Echizen Ryouma – future / WHITE LINE arrange C (limited release) (re-release)
* Every Little Thing – Grip!
* GIGS – Flower ~Saki Midareshi Hana~ (limited release)
* globe – still growin’ up
* Goto Maki – Sayonara “Tomodachi ni wa Naritakunai no” (limited edition CD+photocards)
* Gyaruru – Boom Boom Meccha Maccho! (limited edition CD+DVD)
* Hamasaki Ayumi – I am…
* Hamasaki Ayumi – Memorial address
* Hamasaki Ayumi – Moments (CD+DVD)
* Hamasaki Ayumi – MY STORY
* Hamasaki Ayumi – STEP you / is this LOVE? (CD+DVD)
* Hamasaki Ayumi – (miss)understood (limited edition CD+DVD+photobook)
* Hearts Grow – Yura Yura
* Heartsdales – LOVE & JOY
* Hello! Project – Pucchi Best 4
* Hello! Project – Hello! Project 2007 Winter Live DVD Box (DVD) (limited release)
* hitomi – problem
* Hoshimura Mai – Sakura Biyori
* HOME MADE Kazoku – Nagareboshi ~Shooting Star~

* Hyoutei Eternity – Fujouri (limited release) (re-release)
* Ishida Yoko – all of me
* Inui Sadaharu – DISTANCE (limited release) (re-release)
* JUNE – Baby It’s You/Discotique Romantic
* Kai Yuujirou – Valentine Kiss (limited release)
* Kaidou Kaoru – Sekai wa Kawaru (limited release)
* Kawamura Takashi – Asobi ni Ikanaika? (limited release)
* Kawamura Takashi – C’mon every burning (limited release)
* Kikumaru Eiji – ONE (limited release)
* Kikumaru Eiji – Come Together (limited release)
* Kikumaru Eiji – Kiku-chan no Soran Bushi (limited release)
* Koda Kumi – real Emotion / 1000 no Kotoba
* Koda Kumi – COME WITH ME
* Koda Kumi – Birthday Eve (limited release)
* Koda Kumi – No Regret
* Koda Kumi – BEST ~second session~ (limited edition CD+2DVD)
* m-flo loves BoA – the Love Bug
* m-flo loves Hinouchi Emi & Ryohei – Summer Time Love
* Matsuura Aya – Ki ga Tsukeba Anata (limited edition CD+DVD)
* Megane’s – Manatsu no Megane’s (limited release)
* Megane’s – Odorimasen ka? Megane’s (limited release)
* Morning Musume – Do it! Now
* Morning Musume – Ai no Dai 6 Kan
* Morning Musume – Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ (limited edition CD+photocards)
* Morning Musume – Rainbow 7 (limited edition CD+photobook)
* Morning Musume – SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ (limited edition CD+photocards)
* Morning Musume – Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan (limited edition CD+DVD+extra covers)
* Morning Musume – Aruiteru (limited edition B CD+photobook)
* Morning Musume – 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini! (limited edition CD+DVD)
* Morning Musume – Egao YES Nude (limited edition A CD+DVD)
* Morning Musume – Kanashimi Twilight (limited edition B…well, kinda. don’t ask.)
* Morning Musume – Eizou The Morning Musume 4 ~Single M Clips~ (DVD)
* Morning Musume – Onna ni Sachi Are (limited edition A CD+DVD)
* Morning Musume – Onna ni Sachi Are (limited edition B CD+photobook)
* Morning Musume – ALL SINGLES COMPLETE ~10th Anniversary~ (limited edition CD+DVD)
* Morning Musume – Mikan (normal edition CD+photocard)
* Morning Musume – Mikan (limited edition A CD+DVD+photocard)
* Morning Musume – Mikan (limited edition B CD+photobook+photocard)

* Morning Musume – The Morning Musume. All Singles Complete Zen 35 Kyoku – 10th Anniversary (DVD) (limited release)
* nobodyknows+ – Hero’s Come Back!! (CD+DVD)
* Ongaku Gatas – Nari Hajimeta Koi no BELL (limited edition CD+DVD)
* Ongaku Gatas – Yattarouze! (limited edition CD+DVD)
* Ooishi Shuuichirou – Honto no Kimochi (limited release)
* Ooishi Shuuichirou & Kikumaru Eiji – Type wa D! (limited release)
* ORESKABAND – Tsumasaki
* Oshitari Yuushi – Valentine Kiss (2006) (limited release)
* Otsuka Ai – Happy Days (CD+DVD)
* Otsuka Ai – LOVE COOK (limited edition CD+photobook)
* Puffy – SPIKE
* Puffy – An Illustrated History
* Puffy – NICE.
* Puffy – Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Music From The Series
* Puffy – Splurge
* Pull Tab to Kan – Wonderful days
* S.H.E. – Once Upon a Time
* SABOTEN – Scenario
* Sanada Genichirou with Rikkaidai Fuzoku Chuu – Valentine Kiss (limited release)
* Shimatani Hitomi – Tsuioku+LOVE LETTER
* Tamaki Nami – Greeting
* the brilliant green – Rainy days never stays
* Utada Hikaru – DEEP RIVER
* Utada – EXODUS
* Utada – EXODUS ’04
* V6 – WA ni Natte Odorou
* v-u-den – v-u-den Single Best 9 Volume 1 Omaketsuki (limited ediiton CD+DVD)
* W – Duo U & U
* W – 2nd W (first press CD+photocards)
* YUGIN – Fate (limited edition CD+DVD)
* YUI – Rolling star
* Various artists – FINAL FANTASY X-2 Original Soundtrack
* VA – KINGDOM HEARTS Original Soundtrack
* VA – KINGDOM HEARTS II Original Soundtrack
* VA – NANA original soundtrack
* VA – NARUTO Best Hit Collection
* VA – NARUTO Best Hit Collection 2
* VA – NARUTO Original Soundtrack
* VA – NARUTO Original Soundtrack II
* VA – NARUTO Original Soundtrack III
* VA – Tennis no Oujisama Original Soundtrack 2
* VA – Tennis no Oujisama Original Soundtrack 3

Soooo…any requests? You can request anything, but the ones I’ve scanned already will be posted faster. =P

To start off, I’m gonna post the last round of Naruto and Bleach OP/ED songs- the 9th opening/15th ending for Naruto (Hearts Grow – Yura Yura and SABOTEN – Scenario) and the 5th opening/9th ending for Bleach (YUI – Rolling star and JUNE – Baby It’s You).

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Yura Yura scans

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Scenario scans

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Rolling star scans

Download the .rar file for the rest of the Baby It’s You scans

I’m planning on scanning Momusu’s Aruiteru and Kanashimi Twilight, and Ore Ska Band’s Tsumasaki and WAO!! as soon as the Amazon package comes. Dunno when that’s gonna be.
Oh, and for scans, I’m including all extras too- except full photobooks like the ones from (miss)understood and LOVE COOK, cause I don’t think I can scan those properly without ruining the binding or something. The mini photobooks from Momusu’s Rainbow 7, Aruiteru, and Kanashimi Twilight are fine though~

Lolz, don’t overflow me with requests, though I doubt that’ll happen considering I know I don’t have that many readers in the first place~ =P