- [DVD]sphere / sphere Live 2011 Athletic Harmonies – Climax Stage – LIVE DVD
- DVD]sphere / sphere Live 2011 Athletic Harmonies – Dangerous Stage – LIVE DVD
- [Blu-ray]Kalafina / “After Eden” Special Live 2011 at Tokyo Dome City Hall
- [CD]Minako Kotobuki / Kokoro Sukai [Regular Edition]
- [CD]Minako Kotobuki / Kokoro Sukai [w/ DVD]
- [CD]Kalafina / to the beginning [w/ Blu-ray]
- [CD]sphere / Non stop road / Asu e no Kaeri Michi [w/ DVD]
- [CD]Sound Horizon / Chronology[2005-2010] [2CD+DVD]
With the amount of money I’m spending on importing these goods from Japan, I could have possibly gone for live concerts in Japan.
In case some people have been wondering, no, my Minachan love has not died yet. True, I’ve been squeeing about her much less ever since I fell into the AKB48 fandom, but that doesn’t mean that Kotobuki Minako no longer holds a place in my heart.
With my limited amount of time and resources, I try hard not to get caught up in too many fandoms. However, that seems close to impossible these days, considering the online circle of friends that I hang out with. Kajiura Yuki and Sound Horizon were inevitable. Kotobuki Minako and AKB48 made me eat my words about being superficial. Nonetheless, I attempt to remain faithful to my fandoms by ensuring that they don’t clash directly, which eventually led to the below summary of why I like each group:
♫ 梶浦 由記 – beautiful music
♫ FictionJunction – divine vocals + harmony
♫ Sound Horizon – amazingly cryptic stories
♥ AKB48 (峯岸 みなみ) - good-natured, hardworking girls (ikemen dansou is a bonus)
♥ 寿 美菜子 (Sphere) – pretty Minachan
Yes, cute lolis are nowhere in the list. \(^o^)/ I’m a law-abiding citizen!
It’s an expensive hobby though. I might not necessarily buy all the Kajiura Yuki and AKB48 merchandise, but I still make it a habit to support
Sphere Kotobuki Minako as she is the underdog in the list. Sound Horizon releases are few and far between, so they’re the easiest on my credit card.
I’m still hoping to find a fandom with great dancing though. DiVA would have fallen into that category if Matsubara Natsumi could’ve joined them as the fifth member, but alas. Recommendations, anyone?
Ending the post with a Sphere vid:
PS: I wonder if anyone noticed that I copied the list off my twitter. ^_^
A Channel needs a 2nd season badly, not just because of Kotobuki Minako.
Event schedule for AFA 2011 is up. Click on the picture to access the AFA page with more details.
[Edited: Added another photo of Shizuka from her blog]
I died and flew to heaven. Seeing Shizuka-sama live is so worth dragging my tired body out of bed and sitting through the sleep-inducing Marvel and DC panels. Point form below.
Photo from her own blog from today’s event