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Old 6th September 2020, 11:40 AM
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"Mega jackets" available on Amazon.co.jp for Ayu releases!

https://www.amazon.co.jp/b?ie=UTF8&node=8004683051

Ayu's storefront page on Amazon.co.jp

It appears that Amazon has been doing these for a few artists and Ayu's were just recently introduced earlier today! They appear to be versions of CD jackets/DVD jackets that are printed at 2x the size of normal releases (12cm x 12cm -> blown up to 24cm x 24cm) to display as art or frame if you'd like. A handful of albums and DVDs have them available alongside purchase.

Currently they seem to have the following available:
FIVE
LOVEppears / appears - 20th Anniversary Edition
A BEST 15th Anniversary Edition
Duty
A 50 SINGLES
(miss)understood
ARENA TOUR 2015 A -Cirque de Minuit-
LOVEppears
A COMPLETE
POWER of A^3
A BEST
A MUSEUM
A BEST 2 -BLACK & WHITE-
A Song for XX
MY STORY
I am...
ARENA TOUR 2016 A -M(A)DE IN JAPAN-

Samples of other mega jackets for scale:
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Some Japanese fans have taken this addition to Amazon to maybe hint at a new release coming soon perhaps.

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Old 6th September 2020, 11:51 AM
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interesting but this is definitely not for me because I much prefer bigger sizes (i.e. proper posters).

a lot of her covers definitely deserve bigger prints because they're so pretty—and that certainly does NOT apply to Cirque de Minuit that DVD cover looks like she did it herself by juxtaposing random images together on her iPhone 6
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Old 6th September 2020, 11:51 AM
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Yeah, a lot of the tour DVDs with the collage thing try to show too much and then ultimately look a bit weird. Her better tour covers aren't part of this promo but AT16 is great!
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Old 6th September 2020, 02:01 PM
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I mean for a few of these I would have loved to just buy the mega jacket itself; I’m not re-buying CDs and DVDs I already own just to get an extra piece of paper smh
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Old 6th September 2020, 02:33 PM
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Yeah, a lot of the tour DVDs with the collage thing try to show too much and then ultimately look a bit weird. Her better tour covers aren't part of this promo but AT16 is great!
AT16 is *chef's kiss* I'd love to own a poster of it!
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Old 6th September 2020, 04:14 PM
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Well, then I don't want it
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Old 6th September 2020, 11:09 PM
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They could probably sell them on their own and a lot of people did say in tweets that they already owned a lot of the CDs so there's no reason for them to buy the releases again but it's interesting still that they added them for Ayu only in the last day or so after having them for a while for many other releases. Sort of bizarre too IMO how they skipped RAINBOW or other releases and had like, FIVE or other albums instead.
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Old 7th September 2020, 08:35 AM
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Omg this is my time for ordering A Song for XX!!
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[2020] Aikawa Nanase at LIVE TOUR 2020 forbidden (Tokyo, Japan)
[2020] AI at Concert 2020 Baby You Can Cry (Saitama, Japan)
[2020] Ai Otsuka at aio piano vol.7 (Nagoya, Japan)
[2020] Anna Tsuchiya at Birthday Live 2020 (Osaka, Japan)
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[2019] BoA, Red Velvet, YURI & HYO at SMTOWN (Santiago, Chile)
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[2017] Anna Tsuchiya at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
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https://twitter.com/syun_ayu_AAA/sta...87701975703553
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It looks really nice, kind of like the size of the ABEST2013 pamphlet. But unless I'm going to frame it, I don't see the point.
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so is it CD + mega print of the cover or just a print? interesting idea! I would love to have those A COMPLETE mega jackets but I'm not a collector anymore
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This is making me want to frame the remix album covers that came with the special edition of ayu-mi-x 7...I’ve literally had them just sitting in the vinyl-sized box for years
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@ABEST It is CD+Mega Jacket, you can't buy the print separately.

This is kinda pointless for old releases, I don't see people re-buying her albums just for a piece of paper. Even for the size it's not that interesting, it if was at least a vinyl size it would be more for my liking.
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I don't see the point... you can basically go to a copy shop near you and let them print an old album cover as a poster for way less money...
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I don't see the point... you can basically go to a copy shop near you and let them print an old album cover as a poster for way less money...
For example I still don't own A Song for XX so instead of buying it just for the CD only I got the "mega jacket" along with it instead

The same applied for LOVEppears at the time the 20th anniversary edition was released I was planning on buying it so I bought the 20th anniversary edition 3CD+DVD instead of the regular CD only
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[2020] ayumi hamasaki at TROUBLE TOUR 2020 A -Saigo no Trouble- (Saitama, Japan)
[2020] Aikawa Nanase at LIVE TOUR 2020 forbidden (Tokyo, Japan)
[2020] AI at Concert 2020 Baby You Can Cry (Saitama, Japan)
[2020] Ai Otsuka at aio piano vol.7 (Nagoya, Japan)
[2020] Anna Tsuchiya at Birthday Live 2020 (Osaka, Japan)
Spoiler:
[2019] BoA, Red Velvet, YURI & HYO at SMTOWN (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Juice=Juice at LIVE AROUND 2017 ~World Tour~ (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Anna Tsuchiya at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
[2017] Do As Infinity at Anime Friends 2017 (Santiago, Chile)
[2015] Anna Tsuchiya at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
[2012] After School & RaNia at Music Bank World Tour (ViŮa del Mar, Chile)
[2011] m.o.v.e at Super Japan Expo (Santiago, Chile)
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