2017年6月2日 by atmo1966
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Electrics Store, Futako Tamagawa (grand opening)

I had an interesting opportunity to create a series of images for this new (or revamped) branch of the Tsutaya Electrics store located outside Tokyo, Japan. I was asked to illustrate different scenes around the Futako Tamagawa area, from the main streets to the park along the river, and maybe animate parts of them. These are only some of the full series. This project had a really fast turnaround but I’m quite happy with the final product, considering. It was so cool to see photos of my work decorating part of the store–which is huge, and super gorgeous, my work is only a small part! I don’t know how long they’ll be on display, but if you happen to be nearby that part of the world, maybe check them out and enjoy browsing in this cool place! 

anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm sorry to bother, but I'll be going to japan for the first time soon, and I was wondering if maybe you know where I can buy the DVD's of the stage plays? Is there a specific store I need to buy at or I can just go to any CD/DVD store to purchase?

(copy-pasting from a previous ask)

Animate is an authorized retailer for that DVD, and while there are several locations of Animate stores located around Japan, their storefront in Akihabara has a dedicated 2.5D floor.  

Japan, 〒101-0021 東京都千代田区 〒101-0021 外神田 4-3-2

That’s the address for that store you can put into Google Maps.  I think one of the Animate stores in Ikebukuro has a 2.5D selection as well but there are multiple Animate stores in that part of town, and I can’t remember which one exactly has it.  They should have both the regular DVDs and the Blu-Ray versions available, and my recommendation would be to get the Blu-Ray, not just for the better quality, but also because blu-ray discs are not region-encoded.  You should be able to play it on any Blu-Ray player you have at home.

There’s also the 2.5D Cast K-Books storefront (and there are like a dozen K Books within a certain radius in Ikebukuro so if you’re not paying attention you may wander into the wrong one).  You risk purchasing them at a marked-up price possibly if stock is low or high-in-demand, but K-Books is worth checking if the Animates are out-of-stock.

Japan, 〒170-0013 Tōkyō-to, Toshima-ku, 豊島区Higashiikebukuro, 1 Chome−28−1, タクトTOビル


Shibuya Scramble Crossing by Yoshikazu TAKADA
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at Shibuya, Shibuya-ku in Tokyo


DIR EN GREY that has produced a number of songs with the theme of ‘pain’ since their formation in 1997, will release a Best Album 'VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES’ on January 2nd 2018. The album will contain songs spanning from their 1st MINI ALBUM 'MISSA’ to the latest single 'Utafumi’ that were requested by their fans choosing from all of their work, and with that base 44 songs were chosen and remastered by the members themselves, 3 discs in total. For this release 3 from 44 songs will be re-recorderded, as well as including precious music that show the DIR EN GREY of today.
It’s a culmination of the TOUR16-17 FROM DEPRESSION TO ________  that span over one year and four months, that will finally end on October 12th, a tour that had album titles as its subtitles.

First Press Limited Edition will include a bonus footage of documentary of roughly 20 years from their indie times until today, footage from the re-recording of the songs for the main discs and interviews with band members.

<preorder bonus>
preorder period:2017/10/11~2017/11/19
who qualifies:all fans who order the First Press Limited Version (SFCD-0211~214 / SFCD-0215~218)
bonus present:a replica of the staff pass sticker
※one present per one item
※offer is only valid for the First Press Limited Edition (excluding Normal Edition)

<original bonus presents from shops>
・TOWER RECORDS (some stores not included)
rubber band
・TSUTAYA (some stores not included)
B3 poster A type
・HMV (some stores not included)
B3 poster B type
A postcard
※the number of bonus presebts is limited, once they are gone there will be no adding more.
※please contact shops directly about the availability of the bonus presents.

2018.1.2 RELEASE

【First Press Limited Edition】
4 discs (3CD+Blu-ray) SFCD-0211~214 ¥6,800 (tax out)
4 discs (3CD+DVD) SFCD-0215~218 ¥5,800 (tax out)

【Normal Edition】
3 discs (3CD) SFCD-0219~221 ¥3,700 (tax out)

Manufactured by FIREWALL DIV.
Distributed by Sony Music Marketing Inc.

※The content, title etc. are subject to change
※The number of First Press Limited Edition will be limited. To ensure the purchase please order the release before November 19th.