Before I dip into reviewing my latest idol shows I give an overview about general things I experienced that trip. I have been to Japan 3 times the last year, over the course of 6 months (July – Septembre – Decembre). Some would say, I should be bored already, but on the contrary: Coming back to Tokyo and finding most places familiar, often not in the need anymore for looking up directions (ATMs for example), gives me a pleasant feeling. This is accompanied by slowly taking in the behaviours and differences of the Japanese culture, which enables me to move around more relaxed than on my first trip. This includes idol events as well. Continue reading
I bought new fan shirts and therefore will do another evaluation of it. In general I am more or less as disappointed as last time but let’s do it one by one.
1. Party Rockets – fanshirt
Party Rockets new shirt is one of the better examples: Nice and eye-catching design, despite the heavy use of pink. Here it doesn’t come out to sissy-like, as the big white stylized letters of the group name give a welcome contrast. Not sure why they used the heraldic french lily, but I guess Japanese don’t care as much for history or how it fits the occasion, just if it works for their purposes (like the “pentagram”). Here admittedly it fits perfectly as the centerpoint for the wings. Nice work. Continue reading
One of my goals in going to Japan is not only to see idols shows and attend their events but also getting me their merchandize, particularly T-Shirts. PASSPO has been the only group so far were I also obtained a towel, light stick, photosets and CDs. As they are not that interesting, I will focus only on the shirts. Continue reading