Yuuki’s Music Pick for Apr Releases

Yahoo~ Just made it in time, before the start of April (Of course, I’m referring to the timezone that I’m in, haha). Been really tied down with stuff again as per usual, but definitely will try my best to do my posts up as a PT writer.

So as of now, I’ve finished working on the releases for the month of April starting from the week of Apr 06. When I was working on the following list, only then did it occurred to me that tml, Apr 01, will there be some releases that are due to be out. Since there does not seem to have a point of highlighting releases within such a short notice, I’ve therefore omitted them out of the April Release List. My apologies =(

With that, I bring u the list of releases for April 15!

*This list is by no means a complete listing of releases for April. This is just a list of singles and albums that caught my eye and thus would be looking out for.

Apr 08 – Ayumi Hamasaki – A ONE
Apr 08 – miwa – ONENESS
Apr 08 – Suzuko Mimori – Fantastic Funfair
Apr 08 – Minako Kotobuki – black hole
Apr 08 – i Ris – We are I Ris!!!
Apr 08 – Kensho Ono – Zero
Apr 08 – Machico – ColorsII -rml-
Apr 08 – Jyuri Nagatsuma – Mirai Sky
Apr 08 – nano RIPE – Nano.Ripe 4th Album
Apr 08 – JUICE = JUICE – Wonderful World/Ca Va? Ca Va?
Apr 08 – Raglaia – Breaking Dawn
Apr 15 – ClariS – ClariS ~ SINGLE BEST 1st~
Apr 15 – Choucho – BLESS YoUr NAME
Apr 15 – Morning Musume. ’15 – Seishun Kozou Ga Naiteiru/Yuugure Ha Ameagari/Ima Koko Kara
Apr 15 – Mamoru Miyano – Shine
Apr 15 – Yun*chi – Ani*yun-Anime Song Cover-
Apr 22 – Nana Mizuki – Angel Blossom
Apr 22 – Kana Hanazawa – Blue Avenue
Apr 22 – Azusa Tadokoro – Dream Line
Apr 22 – Minori Chihara – Aitakatta Sora
Apr 22 – Pile – Kimi ga Kureta Kiseki
Apr 22 – JAM Project – Kensen The Final/End of Heaven
Apr 22 – TRUE – Dream Solister
Apr 22 – HKT48 – 12byou
Apr 22 – AAA – Game Over?
Apr 22 – BUMP OF CHICKEN – Hello.World!/Colony
Apr 22 – Johnny’s West – Paripipo
Apr 22 – Shouta Aoi – UNLIMITED
Apr 29 – Nanjo Yoshino – Tasogare no Star Light
Apr 29 – Flower – Blue Sky Blue
Apr 29 – Yuka Iguchi – Hey World
Apr 29 – Perfume – Relax In The City/Pick Me Up
Apr 29 – LinQ – Harehare Parade
Apr 29 – Passepied – Toki no Wa
Apr 29 – INFINITE – 24 HOURS
Apr 29 – Momoiro Clover Z – [z]no Chikai
Apr 29 – しょこたん / でんぱ組 – Punch Line!

Well, this month’s list does not contain much of what I would consider a “definitely-must-get-else-will-die” zone, but I do have a 1 that I would definitely cannot do without!

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Yay~ The 32nd Single of my top ranked Seiyuu and Singer~

Ta-dah! Look at the NM7’s 32nd single’s cover! As the title suggests, the blossoming of an angel! Haha! I’m definitely looking forward to this single being released. I’ve heard this single on Nana-sama’s radio show previously, and this song definitely have the vibes, which is similar to the other Nanoha series opening theme as well. If you do like Innocent Starter, Eternal Blaze etc, then I believe that this single would definitely be your taste as well.

For those who didn’t know, this single has been confirmed to be the opening theme for the upcoming anime ‘Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid. I’ve been a fan of the series since more than 10 years back, and would definitely look forward to this sequel too.

Other notable mentions this week and most likely would be in my cart would be:

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Kana Hanazawa – Blue Avenue
NY - TnSL
Nanjo Yoshino – Tasogare no Star Light

Well, till next time then.

Yuuki, signing off.

 

ToyCoin Kuji Website – Registration /Purchase / Delivery

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With the newly launch of the online Kuji website by ToyCoin, ReV-AMF is of course going to help you a little simple step-by-step to guide you into Kuji Website.

Links : http://kuji.toycoin.com.sg/

While ReV-AMF isn’t in any part of this project, ReV-AMF is still supportive of ToyCoin; basically meaning I’ll might be getting one or two sometime. (=w= ||)

Let start on how you can step into the Kuji website.

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First step, register a new account.

Simple! (@o@ !!)

Well, you will need to key in more information later on, but firstly you need an account to start purchasing new Kuji from this site.

Do note that you will be unable to change your nickname in future, so think CAREFULLY before choosing one. (>x< |||)

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Once registered, you do need to activate the account via your email in which you will receive the following;

Kuji Toycoin confirmation letter

Just click on the link ‘this confirmation link’ and that all! (*A* !!)

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Then you log in.. obviously.. (>w< |||)

Once log in, you can change your personal account information like your age, gender (male or female.. there’s no third choice, sorry), home address.

Also change your password at times, and do take very good care of your account.

ToyCoin or ReV-AMF is responsible for your account.. actually ReV-AMF isn’t part of this except for advertising.. (>w< ||)

Now let get to purchasing the Kuji Ticket!!

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There is no other choice for you to do but to just.. purchase~ them.

One thing to note would be that you may only purchase 1 to 10 of ticket per Kuji series; meaning you may purchase 10 tickets of Angel Beats! Kuji and 10 of Sword Art Online Kuji, or any other amount that is range between 1~10.

I know there are many who wish to purchase more than 10 Kuji Ticket, and that you have no worry.

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There is a lock-out time of about 10 minutes, which is set to give other people a chance at the Kuji, and don’t worry about that, 10 minutes passed by pretty fast, that is if you are able to purchase them .. again..

If you want to check your purchases again, click on the View Cart at the top of the site, which you may also remove the Ticket if you’re not going to purchase it or proceed for checkout.

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You may click on the “View Details” to edit the amount of quantity of the Kuji ticket you want to purchase at first – in case you have a change of mind of getting either more or less.

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After that you may proceed  for checking out to choose either by Bank Transfer (for Local) or PayPal (for Local / International / Less than 72 hours before the Event day of the Kuji).

You may also add in comment to inform Toycoin of any additional information before submitting your order(s).

Remember that you will need to pay via Local Bank Transfer or Paypal and having Toycoin confirming the payment before the purchase is finalize.

Kuji Toycoin delivery

Remember once you purchase your Kuji Ticket(s), you will need to pay for it, and the ticket can only be reserve for 24 hours (1 day).

While ToyCoin accept bank transfer, if the Kuji Event is starting in less than 72 hours (2 days) then you will need to pay via PayPal.

Kuji Toycoin delivery place

For Local, do remember to choose your choices of delivery, and I do recommend via “MRT Delivery (FOC)”.

Surely you do not want to pay an additional SGD 8 per Kuji when you can use that money to … buy more Kuji!!

Kuji Toycoin delivery oversea

Oversea Fans, have no worry!

ToyCoin Kuji do accept shipping, so if you do want to receive your little Kuji, then do make sure your home address and portal code are correct before choosing the delivery arrangement.

You may choose one of the following; Air Mail, Air Parcel or DHL.

Isn’t all this easy to start on your quest to getting Kuji Online?

So why wait till they reveal which Kuji tickets are ready for sale? Just get your account up and ready first!! (>w< ||)

If you encounter any technical error(s) in the site, or wish to give suggestions / feedbacks, feel free to email to ToyCoin.

ToyCoin Kuji Website – Interview

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Back in Oct 2014, ReV-AMF was given the honor of interviewing ToyCoin, and during the interview, I was able to get some insight about their major project; Kuji Website.

Links : http://kuji.toycoin.com.sg/

While lady boss Wendy did reveal about way to promote Kuji, what Toycoin going for was a simple online platform option for collector to get their clean hands on the kuji.

Simple reasons being having no retail shop, plus at time when one wish to grab hold of their favorite Kuji but having the Kuji Ticket sold out especially during events.

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The Kuji website give everyone a chance, and there is a limit to how much ticket per person can buy.

Say good bye to Queuing up or Giving up half-way when you notice the prize zone is sold out.

Each Kuji Ticket price range starting from SGD 8 and over, depending on which Kuji set you’re getting.

All prize are only reveal during a small live event when ToyCoin reveal the result, so even if you got your online ticket, you wouldn’t be able to know which prize you’re holding until the result date.

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Another interesting way of purchasing their Kuji?

Well..

It also seem that the Kuji Website also offer a last ticket special prize for the last person who purchase the last ticket – A special prize will be stated at the start to show which prize will be given as a special prize for the last person who purchase the last prize.

So don’t worry about getting the last ticket, you might WANT the last special prize instead.

While many might want to go for first in hope of getting the prize(s) they want, getting last might not be a bad option too.

Again, ReV-AMF was given the same honor of interviewing ToyCoin regarding Kuji Online.

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What give you the idea of starting a Kuji Website?

Wendy: As Toycoin do not have a retail outlet, I wanted to develop an online platform webpage where customers are able to enjoy Kuji events, at their own house / time.

Care to share more about your Kuji Website?
Wendy: I very excited about this project, as we were able to order preorder for it.

Kuji cannot be bought in advance, and even if the customers reached their turn; the Kuji might be sold out.

I am able to get the preorder and then open up the pre-sales, so customers will be able to purchase their ticket(s) without needing to buy entrance / travel fee in order to get Kuji at Anime Events.

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What challenges have you face so far?
Wendy: It’s a very major project which was developed since a year ago, and there were many hiccups along the ways.

There were delays when it was supposed to be launch earlier this year, due to the site layout, programming errors etc. However, currently it’s still running on schedules and we hope to launch it in late 2014 or early 2015.

What are the chances for a customer to obtain the kuji top prizes?
Wendy: It’s the same as normal kuji; depend on the customers’ chances and luck. So if there are 100 prizes, each people can purchase the ticket(s) but they will not be able to know what prize(s) they will be getting until the result is announced.

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How will the customers get to know what winning prize they’re getting?
Wendy: The result will be announce live with a date stated on the site, even if the customers purchase the ticket on that day, they will not be able to know what prizes they win immediately.

The fun and interesting part about the live broadcast is that the winner list will display the customers’ name / ign, and what prize(s) they won; so people will get to know what prizes did other won!

How many ticket(s) is one customer able to purchase?
Wendy: We cater in a ways where one customer is able to purchase up to ten tickets at one time, and upon completion of purchase, there is will be a ten minutes lockout before the next purchases.

Even if the customer purchases one ticket only, there is still a ten minutes lockout upon purchase completion. This is to give other customers a chance at Kuji.

Some Kuji have last prize, and i do not wish customers to purchase all the tickets just only for the last prize. I want customers to enjoy the fun of kuji and try winning a kuji prize using their luck.

Do you have other plans for the Kuji Website?

Wendy: I hope to spread the Kuji Website oversea, so that many otaku in the world can also get to enjoy the fun of Kuji online.

Kuji Toycoin SAO Kuji

Wow.. I’m sure many people are able to grab hold of their favorite kuji without the need to wait till events where you need to queue up for it, and be disappointed when your favorite prize or the ticket being sold out; all you need is just grab the ticket online and wait till the result date to know what you got.

Take normal working days, one is only free when reached home and not really in the mood to go shopping; but you can get a kuji ticket online and wait till the event day to see what you got.

To me, Toycoin is giving the collectors the option of getting Kuji at an easier and fun way with their clean hands; cos you wouldn’t know what you got till the result are out.

So head over to the Kuji Online Website to register and get ready to test your luck!! (^w^ ||)

Need the know how to kickstart? ReV-AMF of course can guide you along…

AFA SG 2014 – Culture Japan

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One of the thing that I would like to see in an exhibition booth is that it will change most of it stuffs each day, and making sure that you will find them to see what they have.

And also a reason to why you need to go to AFA daily like how I did.

Culture Japan booth is one of the reason started back when I come to be aware of Danny Choo, to take a peek at his booth.

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Though most of his stuffs are sold out, including the newly Smart Doll, Mirai and her friends T-shirts, poster and the MoeKanji and MoeKana cards.

The reason why even my Imouto and l like about Mirai is that she is cute, plus my imouto like those pretty mascots a lot.

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Though as sadly as I have to admit on being a NEET and a poor person, I couldn’t afford the Smart Doll at the cost of SGD 700.

Hey!

I did went to Japan, so where did my money come from?…

それは秘密です。

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What changes did the Culture Japan booth have, that differ for each day?

Well, the simple one would be that most of the stuffs are sold out on the first day like the Smart Dolls and a few pretty poster.

I would support to grab the poster myself, but this time around, as I need to save carefully for the Japan Walking Session, I only grab a T-shirt this time.

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As for the booth, the table display of Danny’s daughters change a lot on their poses, making sure that you would like to a few photo shot of them.

And while you’re at it with a bit of luck, you can take photo with Danny himself, and speak to him if you like.

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So far I would like to sit down and chat with him, but he is a very very busy person.

His Comrades are also nice and fun to talk with, including Danny’s wife (whom I ask for a bit of advice on how to counter the winter cold at Japan).

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I could even see that Mr Ninja do take a nice photo himself too.

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(The two lovely Smart Dolls that were on Sale for the first time and in Singapore at the cost of SGD 700… too bad I’m too poor to grab them with my clean hand…)

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The Smart Dolls were the one selling like hotcakes, reason being that they are very limited in stocks, plus they are very lovely and cute, and lastly they are a good start for those who want to start collecting dolls.

There are many other reason as to why people bought them, but when my Imouto and I took a look at them, we would love to have them, though the price isn’t right for us at the moment.

Maybe in future we might grab them.

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(Danny Choo don’t always have his free time, but when he appear at his booth, it’s best to speak to him as it fun to chat with him.)

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(Plus he don’t mind a photo session too.)

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(The queue at the CJ Booth is very very long…)

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(And the last person of the queue is responsible to grab hold of this lovely ‘End of queue’ signboard… I would grab this and run away with it you know…)

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It also seem that Mirai and her friends made to be characters in the Million Arthur apps card game.

Not only are they powerful, they got nice status from what I heard… but too bad I not into mobile games at the moment due to overwhelming Playstation / 3DS / PC games on hands.

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As a norm, CJNight tend to always happen on the day after the exhibition on most countries.

It is also a good time and place for comrade to sit down and chat with each other too, though in Singapore; Monday is also the start of working day there are also many who turned up late due to works and a few who couldn’t even make it at all.

Oh well, I will post the CJNight a later timing / date, but take a peek at the CJBooth at AFA SG 2014 for now.. (=w= ||)

Probably, you will notice the changes at that booth during each day just from looking at those pictures too.

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(MoeKana and MoeKanji cards on display)

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(The skeleton of Smart Dool, and how it possible for them to move at a smooth and flexible angle.)

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(Even Mirai doll is buying a.. Mirai Figma!?)

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(Sexy doll pose is sexy!) (=x= ||)

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(Rawr!!!)

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(Just look at her.. Doesn’t she make you want to grab her home with your clean hands?)

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(Even though it’s not raining… I don’t mind carrying those umbrella around and opened too.

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(Can I have a bite…… of that beng-beng?)

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(I still slowly learning Japanese using those nice cards… but I’m a very very slow learner… TwT)

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(A few posters got sold out so fast that they are ‘no more liao’… wait a sec… where are they pasting that sign at!?!?)

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Notice a few changes already?

Well, at least I wonder what CJ will be bringing for the upcoming events for 2015.

Surely would be the Smart Dolls will start their invasion, but till then, maybe I need to just wish for a lovely smart doll as a present (=x= ||)

Yuuki’s Music Pick for Mar Releases

Hello~~~ Been a while again, but I’m back for next month’s releases! Yayyy! There’s not much events related to anime nor japanese culture in Singapore recently, and due to the main writer falling sick, cause he ate too much good food for the festive season recently, there’s a teeny tiny bit of inactivity now. lols~ (However, he will be back up and running soon… hopefully)

For this month music releases, ITS wayyyyy overloaded with stuff I so want to get! Looks like a hole in my coffer for sure~~ >.<

*This list is by no means a complete listing of releases for March. This is just a list of singles and albums that caught my eye and thus would be looking out for.

Mar 04 – LiSA – Launcher
Mar 04 – Yui Horie – Stay with Me
Mar 04 – StylipS – Mayomayo Compass Ha Iranai
Mar 04 – Pile – Jewel Vox
Mar 04 – Konomi Suzuki – 18-Colorful Gift-
Mar 04 – AKB48 – Green Flash
Mar 04 – EXILE – Jounetsu no Hana
Mar 04 – palet – Love N` Roll!
Mar 04 – Flower – Hana Dokei
Mar 11 – Ryoko Shintani – STARting -from rebirth-
Mar 11 – eufonius – Eufonius 10th Anniversary Best Album
Mar 11 – TOKYO GIRLS’ STYLE – Stay with Me
Mar 11 – Momoiro Clover Z – Seishunfu
Mar 14 – Sweet☆Pastel – Pastel Future
Mar 18 – Haruka Tomatsu – Harukarisk*Land
Mar 18 – yanaginagi – Foe
Mar 18 – Nogizaka46 – Inochi Ha Utsukushii
Mar 18 – Yumemiru Adolescence – Bye Bye My Days
Mar 18 – Sunmyu – Hajimari no Melody
Mar 18 – Koda Kumi – WALK OF MY LIFE
Mar 18 – Idoling!!! – Rodeo Machine
Mar 18 – Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Mondai Girl
Mar 18 – Sakura Tange – Shooting Star
Mar 18 – Unite – Marble
Mar 18 – OS☆U – Gangan Dance / Kimi no Tame ni
Mar 25 – Yui Ogura – Strawberry JAM
Mar 25 – AKINO with bless4 – Decennia
Mar 25 – Sayaka Sasaki – Sayakaver.
Mar 25 – Rev.from DVL – Kimi ga Ite Boku ga Ita / Ai Girl
Mar 25 – Fairies – Kiss me babe
Mar 25 – Luna Haruna – Candy Lips

Omg~ Look at this lineup! With my personal Vita “M”, being replenished and recovering, looks like I’ll be able to go on a short spree! (Trust me, it’s short, since I’ve already placed my orders) To my horror, after I’ve placed an order, it turns out that I’ve missed out grabbing Haruna Luna’s newest album releasing on end of March… which unfortunately as it might seem, I can only get it during my next batch of shipment. =(

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The first time I heard Haruna Luna’s vocal, was via the ending theme for Fate/Zero, and absolutely loved it. (I put the song under ‘Repeat 1’ on my iPod for a few days!) Absolutely loved this ballad song. IIRC, there was once when she was set to be performing in Singapore for the EOY, but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was cancelled (Imagine the disappointment I had then.. haiz). I really do hope her live performance comes soon though.

Next! Without a doubt in my mind, I’ve already added LiSA’s newest album to my cart! 4 more days! If u guys have been reading my posts since when I’ve start posting, its probably  definitely as clear as day that she’s the top artiste in my checklist. (Well, as a matter of fact, is tied with someone else for the top spot).

Just a thought, it seems like I forgot to share my loot list for the recent AFA14… I went through my whole event photo album to manage to dig out this photo of my loot for LiSA, (autograph only). I actually wanted to write something for the event, besides the interviews, but doesn’t seem to have the time to go about it. Oh well, might as well post the picture here as well! Haha~

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3 out of 10 autograph for the event =p Boy! Was queuing for the CD tough work! But was worth it =p

 

Look and behold her latest album!

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Isn’t this photo so cute!

 

This album tracklisting are as follows:
1.Mr. Launcher
2.Rising Hope
3.rapid life syndrome
4.Mitsu
5.Akogare Bouenkyou
6.BRiGHT FLiGHT
7.L.Miranic
8.FRAGILE VAMPIRE
9.ANTIHERO
10.Bad Sweet Trap
11.Electro Lyrical
12.Kun ni Piero
13.No More Time Machine
14.Shirushi

With 9 new tracks in this 14-track album, looks like my iPod would be playing non-stop for quite some time, not to mention I’m getting other releases as well!

Other notable releases that I got are as follows:

HT-HarukariskLand
HarukaRISK*Land – Definitely not facing any risk by procuring this LE early!
YH-Staywithme
Absolutely love this look on this cd cover!

 

As a certain publisher quoted, “A budget tells us what we can’t afford, but it doesn’t keep us from buying it.”

Yuuki, signing off~

AFA 2014 Interview – Aoi Eir

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Hi! What’s up peeps! I’ve gotten another interview for AFA14 ready! Took some time to went through the whole audio recording again, my apologies! Today’s interview post would be on Aoi Eir-san! Definitely one of the rising stars in this anime music industry.

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A brief introduction to this upcoming star (From AFA official site):

Born on Nov. 30. Native of Sapporo, Hokkaido. AB blood type.

Made her major label debut in October 2011 with her first single “MEMORIA,” which was selected as the ending theme to anime TV series “Fate/Zero”.

Her first full album “BLAU” came out on Jan. 30, 2013 and gained the No. 4 spot when it appeared on the Oricon Album rankings. She has gained much international support, receiving over 330,000 likes from around the world on her official Facebook page and performing in USA, Hong Kong and Indonesia in 2014. The TV anime series “Sword Art Online II” opening theme “IGNITE” is smashing the records!

Official Site: http://www.aoieir.com/
Official Blog: http://www.ameblo.jp/eir_ruru/
Official Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/eir_ruru
Official Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/aoieir

 

Without further ado, please feast your eyes here for the interview with Aoi Eir and our media friends!

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Recently, you have just performed in Moscow, Russia, how does it feel to perform there for the first time, and are there any difficulties encountered in communication?

Aoi Eir: It was the first time I’m performing in Russia. When I first stepped out of the airport, the chilly weather that I felt, reminded me of my birth place, Hokkaiddo. I felt really happy as although it is the first time I’m visiting this country, however it felt like the feeling of returning to Hokkaiddo.
On the day of my live performance, it is actually my birthday as well. After the performance, the attendees sang me a birthday song, which touched me and I even creed a little. Even though the climate in Russia is cold, the people in Russia are really warm. Russia is a very fun place and the experience made me love Russia.

Did you try the local food in Russia? How do you like it?

Aoi Eir: Talking about Russia, one would really need to try borscht. The dish was served with bread, and in the borscht, sour cream was mixed in it. It is really delicious, and I ate too much such that not only my stomach hurts, but my back too! I felt really blessed at that time.

Have you tried paint balls or BB guns before?

Aoi Eir: I have tried air guns before, as my brother has such a hobby in this area. I have held a shot gun before as well. I would definitely like to try survivor games sometime in the future.

Did you fire the shotgun, or just held it?

Aoi Eir: Nope, I didn’t fire it. Most probably if I did fire, I’ll be sent flying backwards by the recoil!

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This is the 2nd time coming to AFASG, what does it feel like to be invited here once again to perform?

Aoi Eir: Last year when I was here in Singapore for the first time, I was really shocked by the amount of fans who are passionate about anime here, despite the difference in our culture. I was really touched at the amount of love that fans are giving to the japanese anime culture.
When I was invited to take part again in this wonderful event, and thinking that I would be able to once again meet this crowd of people, I felt really happy.
Previously in AFA’13, I was only able to perform along with the karaoke set. However, this time around, I’m able to bring my band along with me, and we hope to bring a good time to the fans.

In regards to your work as an artiste, what do you think is the reason that makes the fans love you and your music?

Aoi Eir: There are several reasons in which I sang anime songs. As anime is spreading its influence around the world, it made me feel like anime is a connecting bridge to the other countries. Since young, I have been watching anime, and whenever I listen to the anime songs/themes, it reminds me of my favourite anime scenes. I would therefore like to transmit such feelings that I had to the fans, and that’s what inspired me to keep singing.

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What attributes do you think that differentiates you from the other artistes?

Aoi Eir: I find that I’d display a strong character and at times, can be tomboyish. When my emotions get strong, I would like to display as precise as possible to her fans.

When you found out that it is confirmed you were to sing the theme songs for the anime series, Kill la Kill and Sword Art Online, how do you feel about the decision?

Aoi Eir: For Kill la Kill, its different from the other anime, as it is not adapted from other forms of media. When I thought that I was able to sing the OP for this show, I eagerly look forward for the anime to be aired on TV. Every week when I watch Kill la Kill, I found that the show was very nostalgic, and the story plot has a fast pace, unlike the other shows. To be singing for the OP for the show, I felt very honoured to do so.
For Sword Art Online, I sang for the Fairy Dance arc in the first season, the extra edition and the opening of the second season. To me, the anime, SAO, was becoming very huge. From the start, I enjoyed playing games The protagonist in the anime, is very skilled at them, and I do adore such characters like that. In the series, the plot ties in virtual world with reality, which makes a truly splendid story. As the series goes on, the story keeps captivating me more into the plot. With that, I felt really thankful to be featured in such a wonderful series, and from here on, I would like to sing SAO’s songs, closer to my heart.

After releasing a lot of singles, what’s your favourite song personally?

Aoi Eir: No matter which work, nor song, I love all of them equally. If asked to make a choice, I would never be able to make a decision for it, as I put in all my feelings into singing them.

Could you share with us more on your song, ‘Genesis’, the ending theme for Aldnoah Zero Second Season?

Aoi Eir: My single, Genesis, will be released on February 18th, in Japan. It’s been quite a while since I can have the experience of singing the ending theme song for an anime. Truth be told, its been since ‘Memoria’, my debut single for the anime Fate/Zero. This is the first time I’m challenging to sing a medium ballad type of song, so I hope everyone will look forward to listening to it.

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Can you briefly share with us your 2015 plans? Where there be any more solo concerts in the near future?

Aoi Eir: Currently, there are no concrete plans for 2015, but I do hope that I would be able to do an Asia tour soon. The band that I had brought along for AFA this year, was not my full band.  I will put in most best effort, so I would be able to bring my full band along around Asia for the tour.

How do you foresee the future of the Japanese music and anime industries?

Aoi Eir: Ahhh. This is a tough question, I can’t really foresee on what will happen.

How does you see yourself in the future, in regards to your music.

Aoi Eir: The theme for the songs that I have been singing is ‘No matter how dark it gets, one should continue searching for the light.’ From now on, I would like to write my songs based on this theme. I was able to write the lyrics for my newest single, Tsunagaru Omoi, and in the future, I would like to aspire to be able to write and compose a song myself.

Is there any favourite composer you like to work with?

Aoi Eir: For me, I really do like Do As Infinity. I admire Dai Nagao quite a lot, and would be honoured if he would be able to write lyrics for my songs.

What is your turning point or highlights in your singing career?

Aoi Eir: As I progress through my career, I feel that I become more ambitious. When I first debuted in the industry, I frequently cover my mouth when I sing. That was during the time I do not have any experience in performing live shows. After I have done live performances, I yearn to do more live performances, not just only in Japan, but around the world as well.

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There’s no doubt that your most popular song is ‘Innocence’ from SAO, which achieved the rank of No. 6 on the Oricon chart. How do you feel about this accomplishment?

Aoi Eir: ‘Innocence’ was the opening theme song for the Fairy Dance arc of SAO. This song managed to achieve its success on the Oricon chart, due to the fans who watched the anime, and I feel extremely happy about the achievement. Now that this arc is over, I would like express such feelings through the performance of this song in my live performances.

Well, that’s all for this round. Will be back for the next post for upcoming music releases, and more interviews.

Signing off,  Yuuki~

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Series – Monster Hunter
Developed / Published by Capcom
Directed by Kaname Fujioka
Console – Nintendo 3DS (Action role-playing game)
[Single-player | Multi-player]

(Photo Credit – Images taken from Wiki / IGN)

More Info @Wiki | @Wikia

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Though Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate was released in Japan in 2013 while the English version only just recently; it still one of the best seller and a game where many would love to grab with their clean hands.

As for me?

Since I got 2 clean hands, of course I grabbed 2 of the game; one for myself and another for my sister so we can play multi-player together.

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Many new concert were acted since I last played Monster Hunter 3, and while this time you get to eat delicious meal to increase your health and stamina, or gaining new buffs for your battle, I still miss the good old hot spring.

I do love to be clean.

Anyways they decided to add in 2 more new weapons for combat; a weapon where you control one flying insect, and a weapon which change from a Sword and Shield back and front to an Axe.

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Pretty cool to control one bug to fight for you while now there is one more additional of weapon-change-type class.

I still prefer to use the good old, Lance, Dual Sword and Bow as my weapons.

So of course I do like to grind on the same monster over and over and over again just to grab hold of the necessary materials to craft those weapons / armors.

Yes, the game do not have level, but depend on the armors and weapons you get from crafting from monsters and gathering of ‘natural’ materials.

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Interesting, while this time you can climb the mountain or even mount on the giant monster, the developers decided to give the game a realistic environment feel (and yes, the texture still good pretty much like the previous version).

So you can jump off a cliff and try to land on top of the huge monster to attack it on it back, which can be their weak point.

Seem like many hunters are ready for some Rodeo action; so careful and try not to get push off the monster back.

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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate also add in new monsters though they remove a few older monsters; don’t be sad, most of the popular are in this game since this version not only have many base camps, but a total of 98 monster. (I wish they add in 2 more to make it a hundred)

Also this game make good use of the new Nintendo console where you can control the camera more freely and easily, but doesn’t mean you need to waste your money to grab them just to play this only.

The control pad still able to slowly control the camera with some practices.

With many NPCs, monsters, weapons and plot to unlock, how can I not decided to grab hold of this game?

While I just started out not too long ago, tell me if you wish to hunt some monster with me by commenting below, and share this post if you felt you want your friends to play MH4U too.

Japan Walking Session 2014 – Odaiba (Gundam)

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When one go on a walking session over at Japan, one need to head over to Odaiba for a few reason despite the expensive train ticket in order to enter there.

Ya.. it cause around 500 yen and above, but hey, I had to go there twice for a few reason myself; Tokyo Big Sight for Comiket and Diver City for Tokyo Gundam Front.

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One of the entrance is though the famous Rainbow Bridge, and the monorail was pretty nice to sit on.

I mean; ‘Come On!’ Singapore trains transport sit are hard plastic but Japan’s is soft cushion seats?!

Not only did I enjoy the scenery during the ride, while standing up to take a few nice photos on train like a frantic tourist should.

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But it been so long since the last time I was here on 2008 August.

This time I going on a free time, so I can get to enjoy walking around, taking a few nice photos, plus watching the nice show at Diver City; The big Gundam Winter show… I will show them at the near end of this post.

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Ya.. many who know this building will know where I am…

While the front is the famous Aqua City, the back is the Diver City; both shopping center are pretty near to each other, and easily reached by foot.

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But as a frantic tourists, since the Gundam show is at around 5 – 6pm, of course I need to take a few nice photo shots of the place.

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She is in bad mood today… (Her face is very … dark…)

I will show much of the Aqua City at a later posts, but the important is about Gundam, right?

I did promised previously about them.

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At level 7 of Diver City, there is a Tokyo Gundam Front which is very hard to miss.

Why?

Well… firstly there is a gigantic picture of a Gundam, and it pretty easy to get to there.

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There are just to many pretty, cute, cool, expensive, cheap… blah blah blah and etc… Gundam on display from the entrance all the way to it interior.

Well, I’m not gonna going to talk much or even comment too much about those photo.. I mean .. there about a hundred plus photos here.

So just take the peek into them while scrolling down, just hope your computer not lagging on the loading of the photos. (=w= ||)

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(So many different Gundam on display.. I wish this was my room…)

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(Ok.. too many varieties….)

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(Photos is very very ok here, so many people can snap a few nice photos of them as a whole or individual as they like..)

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(Wait… are they shiny or real gold?!?)

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If you really like those nice Gundam, you may find them at their stores at the back, but do take note… the display is a “sample” and not for sale; so when you build your own Gunpla, it might not look the same as the “sample”

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There are a few exclusive Gunpla which you may only grab them here.

So it a good time to grab a few of your favorite here, plus a few of the Gunpla are actually cheaper than the one I find mostly in Singapore.

Problem would be how to bring them back to Singapore due to the box size though… (=x= |||)

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(A difference of Gundam Scale and Grade)

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(I don’t care if it’s a SKE 48 version or what, but it look so pretty in my Sparkly Eyes…)

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(They sure got a lot of different Gundam that are “Coming Soon” to the shelf..)

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(There is also a display of Gunpla done by different country Gunpla lovers.. I mean competitor.. Well.. I show 2 from Singapore.)

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I really like most of the display set which not only did they did a good job on their Gunpla, but a great job on the environment for the Gunpla to display in.

Really give a good feel to the Gunpla.

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A few Gunpla do not have their place.. but the detail on the Gunpla are not to be overlook, and their poses are pretty cool too.

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By far this is my favorite one, in which showing one Gunpla building snowman with a child.

I wonder what will it be to be playing snowball with a Gundam / Mobile suit… the first thing I would like to see is the size of their snowball… (=x= |||)

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(I like the underwater feel of this display..)

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(It’s like time frozen for this display.. I wonder what will the destruction will be like when the time start..)

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(Time really frozen here again…)

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(Wow.. Just wow… it really seem this mobile suit was just recovered from the sea recently..)

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(Destruction of building, ruins are a common sight in the Gundam world, but to build them for Gunpla.. is another thing..)

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(I think someone just move the Gundam to it left… or that it really move on it …)

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There are many nice clothes, bag and stuffs to grab with clean hands at the shops here over at Gundam Front.

Well the prices can be as high as a 8000 yen for one item, but there are cheaper alternative.

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(I pretty tempt to buy this game to play myself..)

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(Due to it limited Gunpla… but wasn’t able to get it..)

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(Hey.. it a Gunpla Hanger!! Those Spare part on the hanger? Ya.. You can really build one Gunpla out of them…)

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(The most cheapest alternative? .. .. Capsule!!!)

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(Ya.. if only you going to get one only… but there are collectors too…)

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There were more and more different Gunpla on display as you get near to the Gunpla shop.

Personally even I was to grab a lot of them myself.

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(Sold Out… (TwT||) )

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(You can leave your mark here…)

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(But of course that sitting on that and mark that kind of mark..)

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(My Sparkly Eyes can’t seem to switch off for unknown reason..)

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(And they sell tasty yummy Gundam Snack here…)

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(The master with his signature sunglass showing steps to build a Gunpla)

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(So many different Gundam… Even I’m tempted to grab them… but most of them are sold out..)

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As it near to sunset at around 4pm, of course it about time to head down to take a few nice photos of the big Gundam first before it turn dark.

Another reason was that I wanted to take a bite first at the ‘food court’ near that place.

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(The real size scale Gundam is simply too gigantic..)

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(There wasn’t even a big robot in sight back when I first visit in 2008..)

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There is a Gundam Cafe and a small Gunpla shop behind the big Gundam, so you can still enjoy some tasty meal while looking out at the back of the Gundam.

Or get some Gunpla or stuffs to keep.

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(It really seem ready to take down the bad guys who dare to threaten the safety of Tokyo..)

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(Since I visited this place during winter season, how am I going to miss it night Winter Light Up show?)

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(A moment of the nice scenery again that surround the big Gundam)

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(By far one of my favorite photos taken during Japan Walking Session)

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I find it really interesting that when the light on the Gundam turned off, Diver City also switch off most of the display light to make the Gundam Winter Light Up a nice show to watch and remember..

I had taken a few photos of them, and I did recorded them.. well.. here are the videos that you might want to watch instead of my talking..

But do forgive of the bad shaking.. It’s really was very cold and my clean hands were numb during the recording.

I recorded 2 different light up show, but I accidentally press the pause on the second show, so I got 2 different parts of the video.

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(Ok.. It’s really seem to me that it ready to launch…)

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Well, if you’re at Tokyo for some Walking session yourself, plus if you’re a fan of Gundam, best head over to Diver City at Odaiba.

Even if you don’t like them, the big Gundam is an attraction over there, so you can snap photos of yourself with the big robot to show off to your friends like what this post seem to be..

In any case, hope you enjoy the whole lot of photos I taken, and like and share this posts.

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014 Booths – Gundam (Bandai)

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Gundam is one of the hit in Singapore among it local fans, and even I got a few Gunpla in my hiding spot.

Though a few series like Gundam Wing and Gundam Seed are my favorite, many other Gundam model just look so much cooler that I had to stop my temptation to grab them with my clean hands.

As Gundam show tribute of it 35th Anniversary at Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2014, let take a few look at the booth expedition.

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From old Fans to new in-comers, Gundam has been gathering many Gundam / Gunpla lovers from all over the world, with positive result and well-loved by many of all ages.

It would nice to include Gundam as a lesson in this planet Earth, with many young children now can also come to love Gundam.

Even now Gunpla are easy to make by younger age child.

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Though I come to love Gundam first and Gunpla at a later time, the amazing thing about Gundam is that each series their main characters Gundam model look so cool and powerful; that their franchise Gunpla are a good seller.

The steps to build is hard for newcomers, but the experience and process of making the Gunpla is irreplaceable with the end result is the product of your hard work.

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The Gundam Anime keep on coming with many different series, stories and plots, the one thing that you can’t deny is that they are involve of Gundam.

And with each passing series, new and powerful Gundam will have it plastic model kit Gunpla ready to interest the Gundam Fans.

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(If Gundam is going to be an education, I wonder if their history will be one of the subject…)

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(35 different-colored Gundam to kick off it 35th Anniversary Tribute)

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With Gundam passing it 35th year, I can only admit that I will be getting older each year with them.

But what I can say is that, Gundam is one nice machines that you might like to pass down to the later generation; I wonder if I will be having a later generation let alone a girl first… (TwT||)

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Well, I’m not going into detail of each Gunpla here, but all I can say is “Enjoy those lovely Gunpla photos <3!)

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(One of my favor Gundam ever..)

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(…With Freedom tie with it)

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Ok, that is all… but if you do want to see more Gundam photos in ReV-AMF… well … I did head over to Odaiba and see the lovely and gigantic Gundam, and enter the Gundam Tokyo Front. (=w= ||)

Fine..

Stay tune to ReV-AMF as I will be covering that post (hopefully) soon. (^w^ !!)

Skiing at Gala Yuzawa

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When you go to Japan during a Winter period, the best thing to do is not just photo-taking of the place, or try out a few nice food down the street.

During the walking session at Japan, I did went to Yuzawa to ski and play in the snow like a crazy like kid.

But skiing isn’t easy at all… But I did managed to take a few nice photos of Yuzawa to share them. Maybe you can consider going Yuzawa to ski next time during your Japan Winter season.

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The amazing thing about taking a Rail Train is that you need to be in time, and the train will go off just right on time… I almost was late (=w= ||)

But the next amazing thing?

I do like to take a few nice photos of the scenery of building at Japan, and I wonder how do one normal place from near the city can get to…

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A snow covered place after passing a tunnel….

I wish I can stay there and enjoy the snow… though I hate being too cold.. (=x= ||)

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Almost everywhere is covered in snow, and I just can’t stop taking nice photos of them.

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After renting some ski equipment and boots, of course it’s time for some skiing.

There is a store that sell gloves, neck-warmers, and goggles, though you can consider renting them at a fee, I just grab a goggles to use, and for keeping (=x= ||)

Not easy to walk to the cable car due to the ski boot, but half way something just caught my Sparkly Eyes.

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Spongebob Sqarepant… a few will take a photo together with him though I prefer to take a photo of him.

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It’s really a good way to remember Gala Yuzawa by take a nice photo.

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Initially I thought of having fun and to just ski, but somehow I didn’t know you can pose at the place too… or not?

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To be honest, I got acrophobia but I still able to manage, plus it a long way up..

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The place sure is crowded with many skier, and the temperature here is very very cold.

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Well it’s freaking cold and there was a few moment of storm, I did have my fair share of fun… with a moment of being a Titan on the mountain.. (>w< |||)

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Yes.. the weather was starting to be bad, so decided to head to the hotel to rest.

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Into the … Whiteness?

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If you’re a beginner trying to ski, try to take a course first before even trying.. I did hit into 2 pretty girls (>w< |||) and did a few crash landing, to the point that I sprained my left wrist and had to receive a quick first aid.

But overall it was still fun and enjoyable. Well, you can consider Gala Yuzawa as a place to ski, but I would recommend skateboard instead, since it’s easier in my opinion; I might be wrong too. (>x< ||)

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As it extremely cold there, do try to keep yourself as warm as possible so that you will not catch a cold or flu.

But overall, just have fun and enjoy.

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