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Old 24th October 2018, 01:23 AM
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In Finland we used to have a shop called Blippo and they were the only ones (10 years ago) who'd sell Jpop CD's. I got most my Ayu stuff from there but then they disappeared, now they're only online and sell cute Japanese stuff and some magazines but that's it. So I feel your pain, my friend. I still have my Blippo membership card because I loved that place and miss it so much
Bah, sucks when it happens without warning, right? Haha
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Old 24th October 2018, 09:48 AM
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I can't believe it took me so long to realise that Hirai Ken included 2 non B-side songs in Ken Hirai 15th Anniversary c/w Collection '95-'10 "Ura Utabaka" , @_@

Oh well better to find out now than never , ha

@Xianghua - that's really unfortunate & reminds me of when HMV closed their doors here too and that was before I discovered ordering JPop releases online was way more better + faster
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Old 5th November 2018, 11:23 PM
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I stumbled into this song by accident, but what an accident. This is one of the nicest songs I've heard in a while. I didn't know early-00s indie-ish rock was a thing I was nostalgic for, but this song makes me feel such longing.
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Old 7th November 2018, 10:24 AM
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RIRI's new album will be out at the end of the month. I'm eager to listen to it.
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Old 9th November 2018, 04:32 AM
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New KinKi Kids single , at last !

So excited can't wait to hear Aitai, Aitai, Aenai. !
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Is it just me, or is Kouhaku becoming more and more boring recently? (I mean, look at last year's Kouhaku TV ratings, it was a bust...)
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Old 14th November 2018, 10:08 AM
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SID are doing their 1st Asian tour in 5 years on Feb 2019 and once again they bypass my country d'oh
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Old 18th November 2018, 07:59 PM
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Aqua Timez today performed their final concert as a group in Yokohama Arena =(

I stopped listening to Aqua Timez a few years ago as their music was getting harder & harder to get into but I still can't help but feel sad about it as some of their past songs were still great

Everytime a group disband be it the circumstances it's always saddening but I wish Aqua Timez the best of what they plan to do in the near future
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Old 26th November 2018, 09:13 PM
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SPYAIR will be performing for the very 1st time this Fri in my country AND they'll be doing a meet & greet session before their performance

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Old 30th November 2018, 11:00 PM
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After almost supporting them for 8 years , I finally had the chance to see SPYAIR perform in my home country and it was so worth the wait

SPYAIR were SO SO SO GOOD live , OMG and I really hope they can come back next year to do a full standalone concert on their own

Yesterday was just a warm up but SPYAIR was so amazing live & I'm so lucky to at last have the chance to see them perform in concert and also to see them so near the Sony booth before all the action happened at night
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Old 5th December 2018, 11:48 AM
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Okay, though, but why is this GEOBLOCKED in the USA and Canada???

(MIYAVI is signed to Universal Music/Virgin Music, and keep in mind Universal is owned by Comcast, those dreaded American cable guys)

https://polsy.org.uk/stuff/ytrestric...id=cKP8jKySDn8
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Old 5th December 2018, 01:31 PM
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The first night of FNS Kayousai starts in about 3 hours, 7 pm JST.
If you wanna watch it live, you can do it here:
https://mov3.co/en/fujitv/
Or here:
http://www.itver.cc/fuji-television/
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Old 6th December 2018, 01:45 PM
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HMV Japan wasn't able to ship out my copies of DAIGO's Deing as I've been having problems with my card as the bank kept flagging it with them assuming HMV is a fraud company o_O

This despite the fact that I've been buying things from HMV for the past decade so for this to keep happening to me in recent times , it's quite crazy & 5music Taiwan wasn't spared either D:

Due to this , I decided to ask my friend if this Sat she can buy Deing on my behalf at the release event in Kanagawa she'll be going and she said yes

And this means my friend is able to take a photo with DAIGO this Sat with me giving her the event participation tickets while she will request DAIGO to write my name down in an autograph

Because of this slight setback , I will get my copies of Deing later from my friend but good things are worth waiting for especially with getting another autograph from DAIGO again that includes my name on it yay
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Old 8th December 2018, 07:06 PM
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New GRANRODEO album out in Spring 2019 & also new tour during Summer 2019 as well

Woo woo woo
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Old 17th December 2018, 04:21 PM
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Oricon revealed its conditions for the new streaming and combined charts.

For the combined chart it looks like that:


It's based on a point system.
For the singles chart one sold physical copy is 1 point, 2,5 downloads of a single song and 1 download of a full single release get 1 point each, and 300 streams of a song is 1 point as well.

For the album chart one physicial as well as one digital copy sold is 1 point each, while 1,440 streams are 1 point for streaming sites.

The first charts is going to be up in two days.

In the same article Oricon also released statistics of how the current Japanese music market looks like.



Streaming had a bad (and late) start in Japan but within just a year now it overtook digital downloads in total numbers from 2017 to 2018.
It's going to be interesting to see the further developement.
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Old 17th December 2018, 08:19 PM
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Not really looking forward to watch this year's Johnnys Countdown as it will be bittersweet in so many levels

At least Tackey & Tsubasa will get a grand send off even though they technically have disbanded back in Sept and for 1 night only for the 1st time in 16 years , 4 TOPS will reunite to back dance for them for 1 last time , that will be a sight to see

A bit sad to see Tackey retiring from the public spotlight once 2019 swings by but Johnny-san couldn't have picked a more well deserved successor than him and at least most of the Johnnys (be it junior and/or senior) respects him

I really hope Tackey can take J&A to the next level in the near future
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Old 19th December 2018, 01:57 PM
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Here's the first streaming chart of Oricon (12/10 - 12/16):

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/st/w/2018-12-24/

01. Konya kono mama -Aimyon - 1,539,441 streams
02. Marygold - Aimyon - 853,150 streams
03. YES or YES - TWICE - 839,524 streams

First combined single chart (12/10 - 12/16]:

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/cos/w/2018-12-24/

01. Stand by you - SKE48 - 234,898 points
02. Akai Wana (who loves it?)/ADAMAS - LiSA - 45,398 points
03. BRAVE JEWEL - Roselia - 39,996 points

First combined album chart (12/10 - 12/16):


https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/coa/w/2018-12-24/

01. ANTI ANTI GENERATION - RADWIMPS - 91,435 points
02. THANX!!!!!!! Neo Best of DA PUMP - DA PUMP - 51,794 ponints
03. 111=1 (Power Of Destiny):Wanna One - Wanna One - 49,707 points

Oricon also displays in the combined chart, how the releases got their points - physical, digital or streaming. E.g. LiSA's new single isn't available for streaming (yet). Aimyon is really big in streaming, but not with actual sales.

For comparison here's the streamig chart from Billboard Japan for (almost) the same week:



Numbers are higher, but Billboard is counting more services.
Oricon counts Apple Music、AWA、KKBOX 、LINE MUSIC、recochoku.
Billboard counts the following:


So it's still not an all-embracing chart, but the first combined one and a step in the right direction.
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Old 20th December 2018, 11:41 AM
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First combined single chart (12/10 - 12/16]:

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/cos/w/2018-12-24/

01. Stand by you - SKE48 - 234,898 points
02. Akai Wana (who loves it?)/ADAMAS - LiSA - 45,398 points
03. BRAVE JEWEL - Roselia - 39,996 points
This what really surprised me - the single chart! Here's the single chart, if we only relied on CD sales:
https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/w/2018-12-24/

01. Stand by you - SKE48 - 234,008 (+890 points digital - less than 1,000???)
02. Akai Wana (who loves it?)/ADAMAS - LiSA - 35,371 (+10,027 points digital - over 10k!)
03. BRAVE JEWEL - Roselia - 34,043 (+5,953 points digital)

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Oricon also displays in the combined chart, how the releases got their points - physical, digital or streaming. E.g. LiSA's new single isn't available for streaming (yet). Aimyon is really big in streaming, but not with actual sales.
Wow, LiSA was pretty strong in digital downloads, even without the streaming factor (yet)...isn't that the girl who got 1-2 in the Oricon album charts (an honor that Ayu held in 2007) earlier this spring and the one who is very popular among anison musicians?
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Old 20th December 2018, 08:05 PM
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BREAKERZ are making a group comeback in 2019 !

I hope to see more group related activities of the guys next year . Not sure if it's possible but I want them to put out another acoustic album , it has been almost 9 years since they last released 1 @_@

I still want to hear the acoustic versions of some songs they've done during their release event mini live , tours , concerts in a physical CD format
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Old 23rd December 2018, 06:08 PM
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Someone took this photo secretly at Tokyo Dome today



Omg at the extension of ARASHI Anniversary Tour 5x20 with so many more dates until next Christmas @_@

That's insane and so much for thinking the tour would conclude next month lmao
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