I’ve started to list down stuffs I’m planning to get in Tokyo. I just wish I actually have enough money to get them all. But reality sucks and there’s always a limit. So budget tells me that I have to cross a number of items. Let’s just list them all first and I’ll explain why most of them didn’t make it into the final list.
I’m not an otaku but maybe on the road of becoming one (a mild one). I love anime, love figures and certain idol groups (only 2 to be exact), does that make me an otaku? Don’t think so. Anyways, since most of these will be in Akihabara, let’s just group them as Otaku stuffs.
1. Figures- Anything with K-On!, Fate Zero and Mikoto Misaka from To Aru Kagaku no Railgun anime. These are my favorites so I have a thing for them. I’m not ashamed to confess that since I already own 3 figures of Saber from Fate/Zero and 3 from K-On! So I was looking forward to get another Mikoto Misaka.
Gundam- was in a short phase just recently. I planned to get MG Astray Red Frame which is soooo much cheaper in Japan than local.
2. Manga – Shingeki no Kyoujin (vol 13 to most recent) and maybe another title
3. Hello! Project official shop – To be honest, I don’t know what to get here.I don’t collect photos of idols (which they have tons), I don’t really collect anything else much, but I love the concert merchandise for example the T-shirts (Chance! tour shirts are awesome). So I’m just hoping they may have some leftovers from the concert merch for sale. Chances are slim but I’d still pay a visit since I’m a Momusu fan now.
4. AKB48 Official shop - same thing as H!P, I don’t collect photos, so not buying anything. I think I’ll just find the shop, go in, look around in 2 circles maybe? And leave, if nothing catches my attention.
So actually, that wraps up Otaku. I’ll need to grab some Tomica diecasts for my nephew though. That should be easy, I’ll go Yodobashi or any hobby shop.
1. Morning Musume ’14 ~14 Shou~ The Message (CD + DVD Limited A)
It’s not only awesome that I’ll be there when this is released but I’ve heard some of the other tracks in the album, and I love them. It’s most probably going to be my favorite Colourful Era album. Also, this is Sayumi’s last album before she graduates, like duh…definitely a MUST GET!
2. Morning Musume ’14 Evolution Haru Tour DVD – Wasn’t planning on getting this but I’ve read a lot of fans saying 10th gen members improved so much since Chance! tour. I mean, they were already pretty good in Chance! so for them to improve some more, that’s just great. I have a soft spot for 10th gen, they’re my favorites.
3. LILIUM Shoujo Junketsu Kageki (CD + DVD)
This is a musical to be exact. I was blown away by the surreal performances and I posted a review in my Jpop blog. It’s really good, exceeded my expectations and even before watching, when I heard the soundtrack a few months back, I knew I’d love this already. The songs are actually really good! So different and fits my taste. Only downside is, this is gonna cost me quite a lot.
4. DIVA – Discovery (CD+DVD)
DIVA is a AKB48 subunit where my favorite member belongs to. Also, this is going to be their final single before disbanding. The group has great potential but two out of 4 members have already graduated and ventured into their own things so I can understand why it’d be kinda complicated to continue. But I’m still glad they all came back for this one last single.
5. SKE48 – Bukiyou Taiyou (CD+DVD)
I like this song and again, my favorite member is in this sister group.
6. Paasepied – Makunouchi ISM (CD)
7. Yu Takahashi – Ima Soko ni Aru Meimetsu to Gunjo (CD)
So without further ado let’s narrow this list down.
Things I will absolutely get:
1. Morning Musume ’14 – 14 Shou~ The Message (CD + DVD Limited A)
2. Morning Musume ’14 – Evolution Haru Tour DVD
3. DIVA – Discovery (CD+DVD)
4. Manga – Shingeki no Kyoujin (3-4 books)
Things I will get only if budget still alllows:
1. SKE48 – Bukiyou Taiyou (CD+DVD)
2. Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki (CD+DVD)
That means, I’ve decided not to get any of the figures because JPOP takes top priority now. SCANDAL is going to release a new album too this December and Do As Infinity might have a new single soon, I just can feel it because Ban Chan was recording in studio after giving birth to her son. So I need to save some allocation for that too.