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Kamiya Hiroshi 20th Anniversary Project — Thank you!

January 23rd, 2014
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Thank you to all who participated in the 20th anniversary project for Kamiya! The boards were all shipped yesterday and successfully delivered to Bunka Housou today. I had them filed in a shikishi board binder. All the boards were wonderful and I really hope Kamiya will enjoy reading them. Thank you all again for participating!

Remember that this week is Kamiya’s seitansai episode on DGS! Wonder what they’ve got planned for him this year. ^^

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Kiramune Fan Meeting in Sapporo

July 7th, 2013
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June 22 was the Kiramune Fan Meeting in Sapporo. It was my first time in Hokkaido. I took the Friday off and arrived a day early so I would have some time to do some sightseeing. I flew Air Asia, which cost just over $100 roundtrip. So cheap! The only drawback is that it flew out of Narita and Narita is a pain to get to. I would have much preferred to fly out of Haneda but at this price I won’t complain too much. Arrived in the early afternoon and met up with my friends with whom I’d be going to the event with. It was funny because on the way to Sapporo from Chitose Airport, there was a building with “SUZUKEN” written on it.  Suzu~!

It was already pretty cloudy and dark on Friday but on Saturday it began to rain. Oh, Namikawa. It was more of a misty kind of rain, but still. Lined up early for goods. They split the line between the event goods and the badges. My friend stayed in the goods line for me while I went for the badges. Didn’t get Kamiya. =( I ended up trading for him several days later, but it was a shock when I got three Kakiharas. ^^; Hung out in my friends’ hotel room until it was opening time for the event. Our numbers were in the low 100s so we actually got first row to the left of the stage for the noon event! For the night event we were closer to the mid-100s so we got second row on the left.

The corners were the same for both the noon and night events though of course what they talked about was a bit different. Read more…

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Kamiya Hiroshi 20th Anniversary Project

May 12th, 2013
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2014 will be Kamiya’s 20th year as a seiyuu so let’s celebrate it with a bang! The project is being organized very early because it will require a lot of time to finish.

The premise
Send Kamiya a yosegaki sign board (shikishi) with messages from fans all over the world. The boards will be divided by country and/or region, and people from that area will write their messages on separate boards. Some areas may have multiple boards depending on the number of participants. This project will require a lot of organization and the cooperation of all participants.

This project is only for passing around a yosegaki sign board. A separate project for letters will be organized later in the year for Kamiya’s birthday.

DEADLINES

  • Participation deadline: June 10, 2013
    You must submit the participation form by this date.
  • Final deadline: January 19, 2014
    All boards must be received by me in Japan by this date.

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Hareiro Release Commemoration Event – Tokyo

May 11th, 2013
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Today was the release commemoration event for Kamiya’s Hareiro in Tokyo. I won the lottery for the first event. I came about half an hour before doors would open and the ID check was a breeze. Instead of passing out a paper after however this time they put a wrist band on you instead to show that you’ve checked in.

When we got into the venue, Hareiro was playing in the background. My seat was on the right side, about 8 or so rows back. It was still pretty close to the stage and as it turns out, my new friend whom I had just met through another friend sat right in front of me, and directly behind me was another friend’s friend, LoL.

Anyway, Hare Nochi Hajimari no Hi started playing and out came Kamiya! He wore an outfit from the jacket cover photo shoot, the white shirt, jeans, and red sneakers. He thanks everyone for coming and all that before diving into the talk show, which was basically looking at behind-the-scene photos and video while Kamiya commented on them. He mentioned that it’s much harder for him to do an event like this than autograph or handshake events, and that it’s not like he enjoys looking at photos of himself and talking. If he had a choice, he would put mosaics all over the photos. ^^;;; The photos covered the following: Harezora Party, KiraFes 2012, Fan Meeting in Okinawa, Kagi no Kakatta Heya, SABA PV/jacket cover shoot and release commemoration events, Hareiro jacket cover shoot and Hare Nochi Hajimari no Hi PV shoot, and lastly KiraFes 2013.

The photos from the PV shoots were great. We got to see Kamiya lying on the bed with the cushion and lying on top of the pool table for the SABA PV. XDDD There was also a photo of him sleeping on the couch during a break which was really cute. There were also photos of Kamiya rehearsing for the dance for Namikawa’s UTAO too. When Kamiya was making a comment about Kagi no Kakatta Heya, it was kind of funny so my friend behind me and I laughed a bit, and Kamiya pointed right at us and said, “You guys over there just laughed, didn’t you.” XDDD Sorry~!!! LoL. For the SABA PV he talked about how the pool table wasn’t level so there were a lot of bad takes where the ball would start rolling. ^^; On the day of the PV shoot for Hare Nochi Hajimari no Hi, it was covered with snow outside and very cold. For KiraFes 2013, he talked about popping up from below, riding the carts, etc. The photos of Namikawa’s performances were funny. XD

After the photos, they showed video of Kamiya’s rehearsal for KiraFes 2013 and also behind the scenes of KiraFes 2013. Kamiya was really cute in some of the scenes. In one of them, he showed the stuff he had in his corner of the dressing room. He had a gold bag that was actually goods from Miyano’s live that he got from Miyano. XD We got to see Kamiya practicing the dance moves for KiraFes, etc. He explained that studio rehearsals are usually about 4 hours long, and then on the day of the event they rehearse again on the real stage to make sure everything is OK. It was really cute seeing Kamiya cheer the other guys on during their rehearsals and dance. For the studio rehearsals when Kamiya was singing a song that didn’t have dancers, the dancers were sitting in a corner and cheering him on. It was cute. XD It turns out that the pop-up mechanism on the stage isn’t mechanical but actually popped up using manpower. On the day of the event when Kamiya went to rehearse, he was wearing a cap and trainer jersey. Apparently he tends to always wear that jersey to all rehearsals. He looked cute in a cap. =3 Since they have all this footage I really wish they would put it on the DVD. The making bonus videos on the KiraFes DVDs are always so short compared to like OrePara. =(

After the video, they had a present lottery, and my friend sitting in front of me actually won! It was a signed Hareiro poster. So jealous~ XD At the very end of the event, Kamiya read some advertisements and then thanked everyone for coming again. After he left the stage, they showed the live reading portion of the Harezora Party event since that wasn’t included on the Hareiro DVD.

We got to see and hear a lot about stuff that goes on behind the scenes which was really interesting. I was also reminded yet again of how well Kamiya can talk. His talks are always fun and interesting, and he’s such a humble and modest guy. For coming to the event, we were given a special event-only bromide on our way out. The photo was different for the first and second events.

Can’t wait for the Kiramune fan meeting event in Sapporo next month! =DDD

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Hareiro group order [orders closed]

March 28th, 2013
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Hello everyone! The Kiramune website finally put up the designs for the bonuses that will be included with Kamiya’s Hareiro album. I will be doing a group order, in exchange for receiving the event application serial number.

Here are the terms:

  • I get to keep/use the event application serial number included with the CD
    I will need to open the CD before shipping to to you to take out the serial number sheet.
  • Pre-payment via PayPal for the CD is required (Limited Edition CD+DVD 3300 yen, Regular Edition CD only 2100 yen)
  • Shipping (domestic + international) will be invoiced separately when I’m ready to ship to you

Order Deadline: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Check this page for a list of the bonuses. The bonuses are listed in this order: Animate, Toranoana, Neo Wing, JBOOK, Chara-Ani/KORDER, Chuuou Shoten (ComiComi Studio), Gamers, HMV, 7 Net Shopping, and BVC. Fill out the following contact form to place an order.

Animate is the only store that will include the bonus with the regular edition of the album, and all the other stores will only include the bonus with the limited edition. If you would like different editions from different stores, please make sure to write exactly which edition from which store you want in the message area. Please be careful because some stores might run out of the bonus. I will let you know your total and my PayPal address within 24 hours after you have submitted the form. Place Order

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