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Old 21st June 2003, 02:30 AM
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al da cds i own of ayumi are also overseas... not cux im too cheap but i could hardly find any jpn versions here... and besides da jpn version and overseas are all the same to me...

hey did u know dat krn version cds are cheaper than overseas verison??
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Old 21st June 2003, 10:37 AM
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Well have fun with watching! But as stated, the overseas versions only have Chinese subs. Who cares, it's all about the music. And the images hehehehe
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Old 4th July 2003, 10:48 PM
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Her 2000 concerts were.... fairly good. I really don't know THAT much cause I only got to watch the first day... on wowow... anyway, it's good. Same with CDL 2000-2001, which I also watched on wowow about a year ago.
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Old 5th July 2003, 01:09 AM
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-She is either really, really sick or shes acting. (During HANABI on 02-03)
Well, I read something about her being ill during some performance

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-PUNK?? What? (00-01)
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Hey what's that? Punk? What do you mean?
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Old 5th July 2003, 11:47 AM
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Oh yeah, that shirt. I got some big pics of that too. I thot so already. Nevertheless, it's just a fashion thing I'm sure. The punkiest thing Ayu ever record was Flower Garden, so I don't think anyone should ph34r the fact that she might go punk
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Old 5th July 2003, 12:58 PM
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I agree on your last statement

But anyways. I mean, what's so bad about a T that says Punk? Just look at what they sell at the clothing stores. Whenever I go shopping with my g/f I'm always surprised about the prints on the shirt. Last it year it was 'METAL CHICK' and 'HARDROCK', the year before that 'PUNK' and whatever. It's always like that.
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Old 5th July 2003, 01:36 PM
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Yep, it's all for fasion! And what Ayu wears has amazing effects on people in Japan..You have mini Ayu's walking around Japan! Hehehe

Oh and when she was sick..Is that when she had an eye patch or something or other? Or she actually had a cold type illness?
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Old 4th August 2003, 08:21 PM
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I can't really tell the difference between JPN & OS Versions 'cause all my ayu CDs are Japan Version. I don't feel comfortable to buy OS Version CDs, yeah I'm sometimes a perfectionist which I'd rather spend more to get JPN Version. But seems like that the printing of OS Version CD and booklet are slightly not as good as JPN version when I compared my A BALLADS with my friend's overseas one. Well, it's all up to yourself, but I still think Japan always produces better quality products than other countries anyways. :2laugh
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Old 4th August 2003, 08:35 PM
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I'd never heard anything about English subtitles on concert DVDs Is that really true???
they only have chinese subtitles....

'cus although they call it "overseas version"

itz actually "hongkong version"

all overseas versions are manufactured and released in hongkong before it got shipped to other places

besides since their main overseas market is hongkong and maybe even taiwan

therefore it make sense for them to just produce chinese instead of english
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Old 2nd September 2003, 08:29 AM
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Overseas vs. Japan version

Yeah, I've bought both the overseas and japanese versions of Ayu's cds and the myth about the japanese versions having better sound quality is false.

As stated before, there are chinese lyrics in the overseas version and different type of cd cases is a difference between the two ( the button on the j cases is a four point one). I buy the overseas ones to save money but if I had my choice I'd buy the j cds. [COLOR=darkblue][FONT=arial][SIZE=1]
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Old 5th September 2003, 04:54 PM
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Re: Overseas vs. Japan version

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I buy the overseas ones to save money but if I had my choice I'd buy the j cds. [COLOR=darkblue][FONT=arial][SIZE=1]
Why? It makes no sense.

As you say there is no difference between these two.
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Old 1st October 2003, 03:57 AM
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Not necessarily. Anyone who has an overseas ayu-mi-x II CD as well as a japan version can tell you that.

Japan version:
-Glossy finish inside insert (that means shiny & smooth)
-No obi (spine card)
-Centered image of 3 ayus on back
-Flawless sound quality
-Limited edition has sparkle jewel case, clear tray insert, and picture card
-Normal edition does not have a picture card, has plain jewel case, and opaque tray insert

Overseas Version (mine are the Taiwan "What's Music" distribution versions):
-matte finish inside insert (that means dull & kind of rough)
-Obi with chinese title, stock number, tracklist, and chinese copyright info
-Image of three ayus on the back is off-center (to make room for the back of the obi on the side)
-Slight hiss heard in background if played loud
-"Limited" edition has the same qualities as the japanese version, but is not as limited
-"Normal" edition also includes a picture card, whereas the japanese normal edition does not.
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Old 1st October 2003, 07:51 PM
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I have some overseas concerts and an all region DVD player... and there are no subtitles... didn't know if you guys found out or not... I was to lazy to read all the posts ^_^()

what's an obi?
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Old 26th November 2003, 02:24 AM
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Actually, I read somewhere that some (or maybe even all) Overseas versions are bootlegs made by Taiwanese or Hong Kong companies. I know that there are lots of different Taiwanese/Hong Kong companies who make and distribute Ayumi CDs (and also other Jpop/rock singers as well as anime CDs); for example SonMay or Alion. I dunno if they really are bootlegs or not, but I find it suspicious that there are multiple companies selling other versions of Japanese CDs.
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Old 26th November 2003, 03:03 PM
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Actually, I read somewhere that some (or maybe even all) Overseas versions are bootlegs made by Taiwanese or Hong Kong companies.
I highly doubt that. Avex would have sued Yesasia or so years ago already for selling bootlegs in that case. So just NO.
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Old 28th November 2003, 02:37 AM
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I highly doubt that. Avex would have sued Yesasia or so years ago already for selling bootlegs in that case. So just NO.
Oh, I see. You're right. Thanks for pointing that out.
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Old 6th January 2004, 01:43 AM
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hmm i have to say i completely disagree with anyone who says that japan versions have better sound quality....thats wrong


it is true that occasionally the japanese ver will have better booklet quality
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Old 6th April 2004, 02:43 PM
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well, i cant tell u the differences because over here it's really hard to find the japan version. But, even if there is a japan version, i would go for the overseas one cause its cheaper (i really need to save on $ as i m not working) and also OS has chinese lyrics! I get to know the meaning of her songs. I own her OS albums from A BEST till Memorial Address and i must say the packaging and song quality is satisfactory.
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Old 6th April 2004, 06:07 PM
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All my japan version CDs play just as good as my Overseas..
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Old 6th April 2004, 06:56 PM
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all overseas versions are manufactured and released in hongkong before it got shipped to other places
Correction...
There's also avex taiwan, so NOT all overseas versions are manufactured by avex asia. Avex taiwan CDs are distributed by What's Music, Inc.

I have both overseas and japan versions of day after tomorrow's primary colors album. Slight difference is that on the overseas version(limited edition with DVD), the booklet's cover page is thicker than the japan version's cover page. Sound quality - the same. That's about it.
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