Could it be? Has the time come for my wallet to be saved? Is this goodbye to my favourite Idol group ‘Tokyo Girls’ Style’? Yeah, sure this blog is all about AKB48 (Yukirin really if I am being truthful) but there is no denying the fact that not even the 48G combined has taken as much money from me as TGS has! I believe I have said it before but ever since I got into TGS, I have purchased every single release of theirs!
But now it seems that they have apparently graduated from being Idols and into artists, whatever the hell that implies for us, especially the international fans! The last single before the latest is all making kinds of sense right about now! First of all this means there won’t be TGS in this year’s Idol Festival! And though this might mean more tour releases, I am gonna miss the perks of being an Idol! Like, why did they even decide to do that? This is like the Idol revolution times we live in! I have a feeling many artists have a grudge against Idols these times and yet TGS decided to diss Idoling (no pun intended) for artists?! I don’t get it!
And everything was looking promising for them having just broken into the movie-verse with their first two hit movies! And all this after I was ready to kneel down and worship the good Lord for the miracle that is the latest single (Stay With Me)! Let me tell you about ‘Stay With Me’! You won’t believe it but that song was written by none other than Miyu herself! That’s right, the Yamabe Miyu of Tokyo Girls’ Style! And though at first it might seem like a message to fans, I take it the other way as usual! The catalyst being that Hiichan (Arai Hitomi) is like the solo singer of the song where as the others are just support and only pitch in during the choruses! And so I am sitting there and thinking – Miyu wrote this song! Hiichan is singing this song! Conclusion?
Is there even a need to say it? Me think not!
So anyway I bought their 1st Major Album Kirari that has all their songs to date! Spent over 100 bucks on this but really, what’s new? Not that I could have done any less seeing as they included Blurays and this was like their closure to their Idol life! I am really torn as to what to feel or do really!
Any way, in addition to TGS SWAG as usual, I also bought the next movie in the Jinroh series ‘Beast Side’ starring Irie Saaya! Of course it wasn’t just Saaya that got me to buy this, nope, there is that little fact that the previous movie tickled my shipper soul especially with that ending and I am so bitter that we did not get the actual sequel to it! It left the story so very open-ended but just like Rie and Joker Game, this is a different story with different characters, which is really sad! But then there is that supporting character list that has the very fabulous Morikawa Aoi and our new girl Aoyama Misato! I of course was going to get this no matter what, also the fact that I love Asian Horror helped! Absolutely can’t wait to watch all this goodness!
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