hikarikirameku: (NEWS - Nyaa!)
Due to some circumstances, I've decided to try selling off some of my NEWS collection. Details under the cut.
Goodies under here )
hikarikirameku: (Happy Rin)
Ok, so I meant to mention this, but then fox shenanigans post kinda took priority, lol

First off, I did see the news about who's taking over SCP from KAT-TUN...and it's NEWS, my secondary fandom. I had a LOT of mixed feelings about it, since I'm still super bummed about KAT-TUN losing it, and the simple fact is that I don't like NEWS as much as KAT-TUN. They're close. They have part of an entire wall devoted to them (as did KAT-TUN before all this shit went down)...but they aren't my ichibans. That said though, the fact of the matter is KAT-TUN is leaving SCP no matter what, so this is probably the best outcome for this shitty situation. Had it been anyone else, I'd probably have been even more upset. At least I know that if/when KAT-TUN ever guests on there, we'll probably have the same kind of atmosphere we got when the two groups were together before...at least I hope so.
Here's just hoping the NEWS fandom is as good about uploading it as Hyphens were. It'll suck to have to scrounge for rips.

This is actually gonna be a big test for NEWS to see just HOW well they can hold my attention. Before they were just cute distractions between KAT-TUN releases...now they gotta step up and basically be the replacement primary fandom for a while. We'll see how well that works out. I'll probably just keep doing what I'm doing with HSJ, since I only bother with rips for them anyways.

In toku fandom news...


Sadly, I do not get a wish for collecting them all :P
But yeah, all 15 Eyecons! Plus the ones in the middle for Ghost, Boost, Specter, and the special Kishidan Ghost Eyecon that came with the theme song single. The only ones left to collect are the upcoming Eyecons for Specter and Ghosts's powerups, but it'll still be a while. So far I haven't heard anything about Necrom...he probably won't get one. I haven't decided if I want to get his toy or not...but if Alain grows on me (which after ep. 22 is a very real possibility), and also doesn't die by series end (also a very real possibility because Neo-Heisei series suck), I might.
hikarikirameku: (Happy Rin)
Most everyone's got it already I'm sure, but I added the UNLOCK stuff to the video page.

Trying my best to enjoy the last 4-nin KAT-TUN release we'll ever have. It's very bittersweet. Still, Greatest Journey is a great song...been basically playing it on repeat. JET too. Still really hoping they get performed at the Anniversary tour. We'll find out what the set list is after the first concert at the beginning of April.

In other group news, got my pre-order in for NEWS' WHITE tour blu-ray. It's about damn time!!! I hate how they split the content though. I went with the LE by default, since I can always get the RE later, but I can't afford both versions, and it's gonna suck that I don't have the solo PV making-ofs. I'll have to download them :/ I hope the concert MCs are good, cause the LE has those instead.
hikarikirameku: (Happy Rin)
So both my copies of the UNLOCK single AND the NEWS QUARTETTO album showed up today, lol. Crazy. I'm just now getting around to them, since I had to work all day, but luckily my computer's fast. NEWS took priority, since it wasn't up yet, and it's already on the video page, but I'm working on getting KAT-TUN's stuff done now.

I'm listening to the new NEWS songs right now. Quartetto is fun and catchy. シリウス is happy and uplifting. NEWSKOOL is LOL! I haven't gotten to the others yet since I skipped to solo songs. Sadly, none of them particularly stood out. Tegoshi's is pretty, to be sure, but boring. Keii's is meh. Shige's is weird and sounds like his last one. Massu's...well, I got a LUL out of it.
and this is my KAT-TUN back-up...I am so screwed ^^; Well, I suppose there's always HSJ...maybe.

KAT-TUN, you jerks had BETTER keep your promise and be back eventually! You definitely my only ichiban group!


Feb. 9th, 2016 03:52 am
hikarikirameku: (Happy Rin)
My NEWS Hikari no Shizuku/Touch copies finally arrived! Ugh, I hate having to use SAL shipping. I'm just happy they showed up before my KAT-TUN singles show up later this week (everything else I ordered will be coming EMS, thankfully). Despite all the bullshit with KAT-TUN, I suppose I am looking forward to seeing what kind of new music they'll have on the new singles. Plus, there's the one next month. And the NEWS album too. So much stuff @_@

As usual, the PV page has been updated for NEWS accordingly, although I'm pretty late to the party this time. Ah well. If you still need them, they're there.
hikarikirameku: (Happy Rin)
Since I'm starting to get more and more pages organized for different fandom's goodies, I've decided to make a sticky masterpost!



Dec. 2nd, 2015 05:32 pm
hikarikirameku: (NEWS - Nyaa!)
Hmmm...I wonder what I could be doing with all of these out? ;D

On that note, I am seriously sad I don't have a Blu-ray computer drive yet. They aren't in the pic here, but I have Blu-ray copies of Utsuku con and Anniversary con, and I can't do anything with them for this project yet :( Well, my PS3 can play them at least...
hikarikirameku: (NEWS - Nyaa!)

Needless to say, I've been enjoying the hell out of Kamen Rider Ghost, LOL! Reeeeally hoping it doesn't come back to bite me in the ass like Drive did, but at least this time the main Rider is the one I like, so I might be safe there...I mean, he's already dead, so how much worse can it get? (I shouldn't say that though, the writers would find a way)

Anyways, the toys are hella fun to play with, and I plan to try and collect all the main Eyecons, although I wouldn't complain about getting any of the more "fun" ones either.

Oh! And one more thing I just got today!

NEWS' Yonjuushi single! LE version, since I generally only pick those up since NEWS is second-favorite (KAT-TUN I will buy all editions of singles...albums and concerts are case-by-case basis, I generally only go LE for those too though. I love them, but JE shit's expensive, lol). Almost sad I didn't pick up the RE though, when i heard how awesome SPEAKER was, and EIEN has a gorgeous opening, and the rest isn't bad either, although it's the one I listen to least. Meanwhile, Yonjuushi has grown on me and I really like it and ANTHEM is freaking amazing! I think this is the first NEWS single where I've liked all the songs! That makes me happy. It's almost like this fandom knows I'd need cheering up.

Yonjuushi PV isn't bad either, but kinda sad Anthem couldn't have been the A-side (or a double-A-side instead), cause I'd rather have a PV for that, lol. I still need to watch the making though.

Part of me wonders if I should do a page similar to my KAT-TUN page for NEWS, although it'd have to be limited to just 4-nin stuff since that's all I have. Also, I can't do the concerts I have either (besides Utsucon's LE) because they're all Blu-ray and I don't have a computer drive for those yet ^^; Eventually though, I want one!
hikarikirameku: (Tagu-Jiiiiii~)
So...a friend managed to get me into the Hey Say Jump fandom about two weeks ago. Lord help me. The only good thing is that I haven't gone full fangirl over it yet, and really can't afford to (KAT-TUN kills my wallet as it is, and NEWS doesn't help), so I've gotta go a little more casual with that one. Still, I've already managed a bias. Hikaru Yaotome. He is a dork, but good at rapping, plays bass guitar, and is afraid of cats of all things. He's amusing. Anyways, for having a rep as a silly, cutesy group (and good god, they are), they also have some surprisingly badass songs that a Hyphen would (and in my case does) enjoy. Plus, they have TWO rappers within their 9 members, Daiki and Hikaru (and a few other members aren't too shabby if they have to either), and they have a full band. Like seriously, a guitarist (Keito), bassist (Hikaru), keyboard (Inoo), and drummer (Yuto), and they'll play at points during the concerts, and it's AWESOME. So yeah, while KAT-TUN is always gonna be my ichiban, I'm having fun checking these guys out and seeing the unique things they bring into play.

Technically I've gotten back into the Kamen Rider fandom as well. Kinda did with Drive, but that series hit my shit list when it killed off my favorite character (and it was pretty mediocre as it was and I was ONLY watching it for said character), so now I basically hate it.
On the plus side, Kamen Rider Ghost has managed to get my full attention right out the gate! Plus, I don't have to worry about the main character dying, seeing as they kill him off from the get-go (it's a bit of a non-spoiler...he's Kamen Rider GHOST for a reason, this was common knowledge even before ep.1 aired). The main point of the series is for him to collect enough of the series' collectible gimmick items ("Eyecons" this time) to come back to life. Doesn't hurt that Takeru, the main character, is adorable...like a puppy. His actor's only 17, so that also probably has something to do with it. I've gotten to the point where we're only at ep.5 and I'm already hunting down toys. I managed to get the Ghost Driver, his weapon, one of the secondary Rider's side Eyecons, and I have a few on pre-order I'll hopefully also get. Good thing my paychecks around this time of the year are decent...

Don't think I've forgotten about my other fandoms though. NEWS has a new single coming out on the 25th, "YonJuushi", and I'll be getting the LE for that. I'm SUPER hyped for "ANTHEM", their B-side and also this year's FIFA World Cup song from them. I've heard previews and it's awesome. Their soccer songs always have been though.

...and of course, my main fandom. The big one. KAT-TUN. I have their 9uarter concert DVD. It was awesome. My Hyphen anniversary is in three days, so I plan on finally getting the PV and concert page caught up. I kinda fell behind earlier this year when the computer died and I didn't have one for a few months. I think I'll manage though.

I'm back!

Dec. 21st, 2014 10:51 pm
hikarikirameku: (Tagu-Jiiiiii~)
I now have regular internet access again. We've finally settled into a new house. So nice not having to live in my aunt's basement anymore.

I'm trying to catch up on all the fandom stuff I missed, but it's probably gonna be hard. There's just been so much stuff x_x

Although, you bet your ass I already have the next KAT-TUN single pre-ordered (all three versions), and my friend in Japan is helping me snag the NEWS one (just the LE) since I wasn't sure I'd catch the preorder window for it (once again, Nae is awesome <3).
In the meantime, been amusing myself by checking out Arashi's Digitalian album...not really a fan, but they usually have at least a few songs per album that catch my ear (I haven't been able to get "Hope in the Darkness" or "Asterisk" out of my head, OMG). This one actually had a few more than usual...probably due to the more electronic-sounding stuff, of which I happen to be a fan (I am a sucker for the "untz, untz", lol). Oh, and I discovered a b-side song from a previous single I'd overlooked called "Intergalactic" which is just glorious.

Currently, work has been just crazy, and I haven't had a lot of time for anything, but I'm trying to make my way through playing Kingdom Hearts 2.5. I'm slowly but surely getting there, lol. I've technically played it before (Japanese version) so I'm not in any rush. I'm looking forward to Birth by Sleep Final Mix though. I need to also finish my playthrough of Arc the Lad: Seirei no Tasogare for YouTube though too...
hikarikirameku: (Tagu-Jiiiiii~)
So, I got woken up this morning by the dogs barking at the mailman. He had this...


BTW, don't let the pic fool you, those cases are HUGE! The BSB one is A4 sized, and the NEWS one isn't much different besides being square-shaped instead. I had work, so I can't watch them til later, but I can at least get some of the bonus disc stuff out of the way.

But yeah...getting concert blu-rays for 2 of my 3 favorite boybands...hard to top that right?...


Then I saw this:



I am SO freaking excited about this! The only sad thing is it looks like the KAT-TUN concert isn't getting the blu-ray treatment, but hell, I'll take ANYTHING. It's freaking KAT-TUN! MY ICHIBAN! Plus, maybe if the sales do well, they'll release a blu-ray version later on like they did with NEWS' concert last year. I WANT a blu-ray of this eventually...JE, MAKE IT HAPPEN!
hikarikirameku: (Tagu-Jiiiiii~)
So I am amused by the fact that while I've been on a Backstreet Boys kick, especially with their 20th anniversary, and going to their concert, MEETING them, and just overall having an awesome time getting back into the fandom...that I have neglected a newer fandom that just finished their 10th anniversary tour... NEWS.

Thing is, since NEWS are from Japan, and I obviously couldn't go, I won't really be excited about anything until they announce the release date of the concert DVD. THAT'S what really gets international fans excited, since that's usually the only time we get to see the concerts and everything we missed. It's coming, we know this, but it'll be a few months. I also need to get my concert good from Nae...that would probably also help...since I can't go to Japan, I'll just bring a little piece of Japan to me! XD

Meanwhile, I'm wondering when the hell KAT-TUN is gonna do something. I mean, it's nice that the fandoms are active during member birthdays and whatnot, but it's really hard to get excited when there is seriously nothing going on right now. I'm all like...come ON guys. On the plus side, I can let my newly rediscovered BSB fangirl run wild without feeling guilty right now.

Anyways, starting to realize that with following multiple boybands, my interests in a particular fandom sort of ebb and flow depending on what's going on, and which group's doing what. BSB is in the forefront while the tour goes on, but I bet after things calm down and they start going more inactive while they prepare for more stuff, NEWS or KAT-TUN will step up to entertain me, and I'll find more of a balance once I get used to having three different groups vying for my attention. Ah, it was so much easier when it was just KAT-TUN, but I've met some new friends thanks to NEWS, and I've REALLY missed having an American boyband to fangirl over, so I don't regret this one bit!

Well, maybe my wallet does. I've currently been buying us a lot of the BSB merchandise I missed out on...namely albums and DVDs. You'd think that would be a cheap endeavor since they're an American group and I live in the US... and for the most part it is, but some of the best copies of things are from overseas (because we apparently get the cheap but not as awesome versions of stuff here)...so that means Ebay and lots of importing. Plus, one DVD was so rare that I failed twice to get the US version of it and had to settle for the Japanese one *sighs*...oh well. God help me when KAT-TUN decides to release something if I still haven't caught up on my BSB purchases. I should be though, there's really not much left of note that I haven't already ordered.


Feb. 7th, 2013 10:04 pm
hikarikirameku: (KAT-TUN TO THE LIMIT)
So, here's the recent additions to the collection...
This one came about a week ago:
First NEWS CDs, 1-31-13

...and THIS one, the one I've been waiting for the most, came today XD
2-7-13 order

So yeah, got the new KAT-TUN singles, of course...and I've also started a lovely little 4nin NEWS collection as well ^-^ It's staying strictly 4-nin though, I'm not interested in collecting old stuff for NEWS...it's a small miracle I'm even collecting their stuff at all ^^;

As for KAT-TUN stuff, I'll have some more cool things coming thanks to my awesome buddy [livejournal.com profile] effi_g helping me track it down. I'm really looking forward to it!
hikarikirameku: (Tagu-Jiiiiii~)
...I have crossed over to...another fandom... >.>;

Nae has been slowly prodding me into the NEWS fandom for some time now, and at this point to admit she's succeeded. Granted, I'm more of a "casual" fan, I suppose. I didn't go crazy with stuff like I did when I got into KAT-TUN (granted, that could change). Right now, I'm sticking STRICTLY with 4-nin NEWS stuff as to not get overwhelmed (and because I honestly don't find the 6-nin stuff as interesting right now) ...also don't expect me to refer to myself as a "Chankapana" any time soon :P

...I am still a loyal "Hyphen" after all XD If I have to choose between the two, it'll be KAT-TUN, always. I'm seriously looking forward to seeing all the new KAT-TUN stuff. The EXPOSE PV is looking to be cool despite the disappointing lack of dancing, Connect&&Go will hopefully make up that cause THAT PV has all the dancing...and hopefully Maru's PV is cool too. I will be very happy if there's dancing...I like Maru's dancing. Oh, and beatboxing...he should totally do beatboxing. He does both in his PV I will be ecstatic.

Anyways, actually, it's funny, but I think being a Hyphen actually helped a bit for letting me get into NEWS. There's a lot of friendships between the two groups, and they're about the same age, so it's easy to jump between the two. I mean, we all saw what happened when Massu showed up at the CHAIN concert :P Speaking of Massu...I really like Massu. I promised myself I'd try not to pick a favorite until I saw the Utsukoi concert, but it's hard since I've always been fond of Massu from watching RESCUE, then there was the CHAIN concert, and now I find out he totally rocks a skirt during the Chankapana performance. A SKIRT! How badass is that? Not many guys are brave enough to rock a skirt (and he pulls it off, it looks good on him!). Well, we'll see. I originally fell for Kame during my early exposure to KAT-TUN, but I fell for Taguchi hard once I started watching enough videos and never looked back. I'm predicting if not Massu, then probably Koyama though. Sorry Nae...but that means you won't have to share your main bias at least! (and I still like Shige, even if he probably won't be my favorite).

I'll have some new goodies to post picture of soon, but for the time being, I'll leave it at that.
hikarikirameku: (Tagu-Jiiiiii~)
First NEWS CDs, 1-31-13


Fun fact, I was REALLY debating on spending the money on the box set right now. There's a second, more expensive order coming out early February (and any KAT-TUN fans will know why XD ), so I didn't think it would be a good time, but I figured I could manage and jumped on it. After all, that was the ONLY place I could find the thing. They didn't even have any on Ebay (well, not the Japanese copies anyways). Turns out that was the LAST one on HMV. They changed the page t "sold out" after my order shipped. I was just like :O I'm glad I bought it when I did.

As for World Quest, I'm just kinda glad NEWS' LEs don't immediately sell out like KAT-TUN's have a tendency to, or I'd hhave never gotten it. That would have made me sad, as I like that PV even more than Chankapaana's, so of course I'd have to get that one too (plus, for completion's sake, since I'll be starting a 4-nin NEWS DVD collection).

That said, if you're wondering where the Utsukoi DVD is...well, it had to be pre-ordered a while back, and I threw it in the same order as the KAT-TUN CDs, so long story short...it'll get here when my copies of KAT-TUN's EXPOSE single gets here :P But I am getting it, the LE, and then I'll get to watch my first NEWS concert ^-^

...after the proper amounts of flailing over KAT-TUN of course XD

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