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MorningBerryz Looks Back At Princess Princess

[Featured Post」~13 years after…Princess Princess still Japan’s greatest female band~.

As mentioned in the last article, here’s MB’s very comprehensive post on Princess Princess, revived from Vox with all the media you can possibly hope for. A great way to immerse yourself in this wonderful group – and if you’re liking what you see and hear, why not bid on the item MB herself has put up for sale in the charity auction? A great slice of history, a great Jpop band, a great cause – you can’t go wrong!

IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #50 – “Complete Songs of Princess Princess” LE Box Set

“The Complete Songs of Princess Princess” LE Box CD Set from MorningBerryz of モーニングBerryz48
North American auction, ends Apr 26th @ 9pm EDT

Description from MorningBerryz:

Princess Princess “The Complete Songs of Princess Princess” LE box. Includes 120 songs and a 96 page booklet w/ photos and complete song lyrics and credits. Everything is housed very pretty in a clear outer slip case and each individual disc is in picture labeled sleeves. This set is second hand and was originally won on Yahoo!Japan Auctions. All discs are in perfect shape although the booklet and casing do show aging wear and slight discoloration to the clear outer sleeve.

A great addition to your Jpop collection! This auction item available only in United States and Canada.

And here is MB herself, from her excellent write-up on her auction offerings:

To commemorate a most accomplished~full~circle and legendary career in music, Princess Princess (often called Puri Puri) first released an all inclusive song box set in June of 1996. Sony Music proudly and respectfully placed so much attention to detail and presentation for this limited edition release as this complete 120 song set comes housed in an outer slip case which is beautifully imaged with the girls while 7 discs each presented in individual picture labeled sleeves sit in a high quality binder…..you simply don’t see many releases with such a high quality presentation today and every set is serial numbered further making it special, this set is # 31134. This set also includes a 96 page booklet with photos and complete song lyrics. This LE set is second hand as I won it on Yahoo! Japan auctions several years ago used and while the booklet and outer casing show signs of aging the disc binder and each disc are in immaculate condition~. An amazing song collection for any Puri Puri fan or any J~rock enthusiast! For more on Princess Princess see: “13 years after…Princess Princess still Japan’s greatest female band~.”

Selective Hearing on Sakuracon Day One

Sakura-con Day 1

Hot off the presses – that is, if the interweb had presses – Greg shares his first impressions on the pilgrimage to Seattle and how it’s going so far. Plenty of pics, so look carefully for familiar faces!

Delicious Cake Project Has Early Notes On Berryz At Sakuracon

Rough Draft: Notes From Berryz Koubou’s Q&A panel IN AMERICA Seattle

Straight from Pata, information from the QA panel with Berryz. I liked Chinami’s answers best, though it’s nice to also see some love for Amuro Namie expressed.

IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #49 – Wonder Girls World Tour 2010 Photocard

Wonder Girls World Tour 2010 Photocard from Greg of Selective Hearing
North American auction, ends Apr 26th @ 9pm EDT

Wonder Girls World Tour 2010 Photo Card. A great addition to your Jpop collection! This auction item available only in United States and Canada.

Let’s take the time now to thank Greg for his contributions to the auction! Selective Hearing has become one of the cornerstones of our wotasphere, and it’s great to have him involved in this cause. Now what we have here is the only Kpop item in the auction – but a great one, with the Wonder Girls looking quite sexy in the photo! So Hee alone makes it worth bidding for!

Candies Member Tanaka Yoshiko Passes

Former Candies member Tanaka Yoshiko dies at 55 (Tokyograph)

It was only a couple months ago that yonasu did such a wonderful write-up on this 1970s idol group, so the news of this death had an impact on me. If you have a moment, go back to yonasu’s posts and see just how great Candies were.

Kitahara Sayaka Goes Solo

Kitahara Sayaka- First Solo Single Titled “Yappa Seishun” (Hello! SayuNii)
Official Kitahara Sayaka Website Opened (Hello! SayuNii)

So the KKK Of Hello! Project – also known as Milky Way – have all moved on to solo careers now, and I for one am looking forward to Sayaka’s work in particular! Which of course, translates to: please please PLEASE give her a bikini photobook!

IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #47 – Hangry & Angry Sakuracon 2009 Rockstar Poster

Hangry & Angry Sakuracon 2009 Rockstar Poster from Greg of Selective Hearing
North American auction, ends Apr 26th @ 9pm EDT

Hangry & Angry poster from Rockstar Energy Drink, available at Sakuracon 2009. A great addition to your Jpop collection! This auction item available only in United States and Canada.

Another way to relive the past glories of Sakuracon, even if you can’t make it to Seattle this weekend! And really, who wouldn’t want Yossie and Rika looking down at you from your wall, smoldering in all their kitty cat cosplay sexiness?

AKB48 Joining a-nation Tenth Anniversary Tour

10th a-nation tour includes AKB48 alongside top Avex artists (Tokyograph)

The DiVA connection seems to be the impetus for this, though I’m sure it doesn’t help that AKB are one of the hottest acts in Japan right now. Hopefully, an announcement will clarify which members of AKB will be on the tour line-up.

On a different note, it would be great if two more Avex acts – After School and Amuro Namie – were also added to the schedule. They could do “Make It Happen” together live!

IW Charity Auction: Featured Item #46 – Girugamesh Sakuracon 2009 Rockstar Poster

Girugamesh Sakuracon 2009 Rockstar Poster from Greg of Selective Hearing
North American auction, ends Apr 26th @ 9pm EDT

Girugamesh / Gilgamesh poster from Rockstar Energy Drink, available at Sakuracon 2009. A great addition to your Jpop collection! This auction item available only in United States and Canada.

Okay, so Sakuracon is happening RIGHT NOW and you couldn’t make it and you wish you were there. Why not get thiis wonderful poster for your wall, as a reminder of great events from Sakuracon’s past and a tribute to one of the finer Jrock bands in recent memory?

Or if you’re going to see Gilgamesh at Boston or New York, consider this as a nostalgic accompaniment to whatever merch you buy from their current shows, adding a nice historical perspective to their U.S. appearances!

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