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IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #48 – Morning Musume Anime Expo 2009 Poster

Morning Musume Anime Expo 2009 Poster from Greg of Selective Hearing
North American auction, ends Apr 26th @ 9pm EDT

Morning Musume poster purchased during Morning Musume’s 1st visit to the continental USA at Anime Expo 2009. The girls look lovely in this promotional poster for Morning Musume’s Platinum 9 Disco Concert Tour from Spring 2009 and will definitely spruce up any wall that needs sprucing. This auction item available only in United States and Canada.

30+ Additional Items Listed for the International Wota Charity Auction

We’re back with another set of items to raise funds to help the Japan relief effort! Again, bids are limited to people from the USA and Canada.

This batch of items have been donated from MorningBerryz of モーニングBerryz48, Greg of Selective Hearing, Ron of Idol Eyes, Amy of International Wota and Ray of American Wota.

There are some gems in this set which will be highlighted in the upcoming days, and remember that 100% of proceeds are going to the American Red Cross for Japan. For now, check out the main auction page to see the listing of all items. The auctions end on Tuesday, April 26th at 9 pm Eastern time.

Happy bidding!!

Celebrating 10 years of Ayaya

A Decade of Matsuura Aya (Nights4Blogging)

April 11th marked the 10 year anniversary of Matsuura Aya’s debut release and Nights4Saturn celebrated it… with a tribute to the CRT TVs shown in the the Doki Doki Love Mail PV… In addition to that, he links to his post from last year when he celebrated Aya’s 9th anniversary, with a nice look at the PV and how even though Aya’s debut single isn’t his favourite, the PV has always made this song stand out in his mind.

As Nights4Saturn says, it really is amazing to see how much Aya has matured over the years. It’s crazy to think 10 years have passed already…. And another special 10 year anniversary is coming up this August too…

Tokyohive Provides Translated Interviews of Dream Morning Musume Members

Dream Morning Musume Interviews: Iida Kaori (Tokyohive)
Dream Morning Musume Interviews: Yoshizawa Hitomi
Dream Morning Musume Interviews: Kusumi Koharu

Dream Morning Musume’s album is coming out in 2 weeks, and Tokyohive has partially translated interviews of a few of the members. If you’re a fan of the OG, these are interesting reads as the girls talk about their feelings on forming DoriMusu, getting back in to recording and dancing with each other, and their thoughts on the coveted centre position, among other things.

But really, I have to say that the youngest DoriMusu member, sole 7th generation member Kusumi Koharu, gave the best answer and definitely made my day when I read these interviews:

Q: Do you want to take the center position in Dream Morning Musume.
Not at all … I’m too busy trying to catch up. I am good friends with Abe-san (Abe Natsumi), so I’ll be happy if I can follow behind her. Kind of like goldfish poo.

Goldfish poo is gold. 🙂

IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #15 – Ai Takahashi – 19 Photobook

Ai Takahashi – 19 Photobook from Pata of Delicious Cake Project
North American auction, ends Apr 4th @ 9pm EDT

5th photobook of Takahashi Ai from Morning Musume. Publication date 2006.2.10. Minor scuffs on edges of dust jacket and lower left corner. Rest of book is in like new condition. Hardcover. Includes Making-of DVD (never opened).

There’s a reason why Takahashi Ai is Hello! Project’s leader (both past and present members) in photobook releases. She has 12 solo photobooks released, and if you’re an Ai-chan fan and don’t yet own one of her photobooks, this isn’t a bad place to start. Really, any of her photobooks would be a good place to start, since she never disappoints… But in addition to having a book full of Lovely Takahashi, you also get to help a good cause.

Of course, if you already have some of her photobooks, it never hurts to get another one right?

Another Set of Items Added to the Auction

We’ve got a 3rd set of items which have been added to the auction. This time, johpan of johpanOnline and CK of Chuo Dori have donated the items. If you’re a fan of Perfume, AKB48, Porno Graffiti or Morning Musume, there may be something here for you! So check out the central auction page for the full listing of auction items.

Also, it was brought to our attention that Canadian bidders have not been able to submit bids. We have fixed the issue, and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. So Canadians, if there was something you tried to bid on and were unable to, try again! If you come across any issues, please send us an e-mail at admins[at]intlwota.com. So far, all the auctions are limited to North America. We will only honour bids from Canada and the United States.

Just a reminder: the first batch of auction items will be ending today (April 1st) at 9 pm EDT.

New Items Added to the IW Charity Auction

Additional items have been added to the IW Charity auction, donated by Pata of Delicious Cake Project and Kimitsu of 無礼講⇒ナイト. A number of photobooks (Hello! Project, AKB, and other J-pop) and various merchandise from groups like AAA and w-inds are now up for auction. The auctions of items added today end on Apr 4th at 9pm EDT.

Check out the central auction page for the full listing of auction items.

Happy bidding!

IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #3

2005 Hello! Project Shuffle Groups CD + PB from maiZe of fields of maiZe in the morning
North American auction, ends Apr 1st @ 9pm EDT

The 2005 Shuffles feature the groups Sexy Otona Jan, Elegies and Puripuri Pink. The year of the smallest shuffle groups, but definitely no decrease in greatness.

The LE photobook has a softcover. It features individual images of each of the 11 girls in these groups, as well as beautiful studio group shots. The style of these groups was elegant, and the photobook follows that theme. Tracklist information can be found in the ebay listing.

Happy bidding!

IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #2

2003 Hello! Project Shuffle Groups CD + LE PB from maiZe of fields of maiZe in the morning
North American auction, ends Apr 1st @ 9pm EDT

The 2003 Shuffles feature the groups SALT 5, 7 AIR and 11 WATER. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I always found it a little weird having Maeda Yuki in the rapper group.

The LE photobook has a hardcover. It features individual images of each of the 23 girls in these groups, as well as studio group shots and photos from the PV shoots, totalling ~80 pages. Tracklist information can be found in the ebay listing.

Happy bidding!

IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #1

2004 H.P. All Stars CD + LE PB from maiZe of fields of maiZe in the morning
North American auction, ends Apr 1st @ 9pm EDT

Here is a fitting item to feature first, as the song’s title and lyrics really summarize what needs to be done in Japan right now. Work together as one to progress into the future. A few of the Hello! Project girls have referenced this song on their blogs.

The LE photobook has a hardcover. It features individual images of each of the 46 girls in Hello! Project during that time as well as many studio group shots and photos from the PV shooting, for a total of ~90 pages of Hello! Project goodness. Tracklist information can be found in the ebay listing.

Happy bidding!

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