Together with Tsutomo I made a trip to South Korea. It was his idea, as he became a fan of Korean Girl Groups, although they offer so much less interaction. This fact is totally unfathomable for me, as I became a Japanese idol fan because of the extensive offering of interaction with the members and the much much more wider array of music genres. But to each his own, I guess. Continue reading
Considering that before my trip only four shows had been announced, but while I arrived nearly everyday shows or events were added, I could count myself lucky – and with me all the other fans of Bellring Girls Heart. Today was another of this sudden shows, an In-Store-Live for promotion of their new single Spine EP at Tower Records Shinjuku, so I weren’t able to go for the Predia One Man. I had never took part in such an event with Bellha, therefore it would become a new experience: Group Chekis I did already with them, but this time it would also be Group Handshakes. Luckily only three members were around, so it wouldn’t become too difficult to think of topics to talk about. Continue reading
22.12.2016 – 03.01.2017
The purpose of this entire winter trip was becoming a witness to the final days of Bellring Girls Heart, the group that slowly over time became my favourite idol group, and to show my support for my favourite member and idol – Yanagisawa Ayano. I am very happy to tell you upfront, that it all went as planned, if not even better. I was in Tokyo for 13 days, Bellha performed on 9 days for 11 shows. I was able to attend 9 of them, including the most important one – their final show on New Years Eve! Continue reading
On this day Party Rockets GT held a two part festival at Shibuya ASIA of which they were the host of, under the name “Rockin’ Together”. The first part was started by an Opening Act, a group called 高橋優里花 with ミラクルキャンディーベリー (Miracle Candy Berry), consisting of very young members and its leader having the last show with them, to continue in another group soon. Continue reading
Finally my first real Leisure Day. Did some laundry and met Julian for a walk, visiting Nezu Shrine for example. On the idol sector I made some contemplation and realised for myself, that Bellring Girls Heart, respectively in person of Yanagisawa Ayano, had developed into my main priority. Continue reading
That day, which was Halloween, didn’t had much options regarding idol shows, so in the evening I decided to go for a festival that had JyuJyu in its schedule – even very early, which suits me best. I am not fond of Halloween though and regret it came over from America. It is nearly as bad as Christmas in its materialistic way. Idols dressing up in costumes doesn’t help either. Continue reading
This trip became my most relaxed this far. In contrast to my prior trips I focused just on a small range of groups, without even caring much about missing out on others. Even skipping possible shows on some days for the alternative of doing nothing but stay at my hotel for sleeping and Internet didn’t bother me. It was very pleasant and I liked this less busy way of life a lot. To be more precise, I saw several shows by PASSPO, Bellring Girls Heart and Party Rockets GT, which I each enjoyed the most. Continue reading
Having been unable to travel to Japan during summer time for TIF because of work issues (colleagues with children…) I instead decided to put all my vacation days into the Year End. Not the worst decision, than although colder it is still much more comfortable than the Japanese summer heat. Continue reading
I: Welcome to today’s interview!
Me: Thank you. Pleased to be here.
I: We want to talk about your idol activities you have done on the 2nd of May. But before that, tell me about yourself. How come you became a wota (idol fan)? Continue reading
That day I had scheduled my attendance at the Mtopi Festival at Shibuya DUO, with Mtopi being the new group of Mizuta Mari, who nevertheless continuous performing solo – luckily, as the group has a very different style that doesn’t suit my taste. Additionally several other idols were present as well as regular musicians, even males. Continue reading