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LIN/KISAKI/UCP lucky bags mini-review

Thought I'd share brief impressions of the LIN web shop last lucky bags, based on my purchases and others I've seen online:




It seems that each KISAKI lucky bag contains:


  • book
  • shirt
  • 7~8 random releases
  • stickers
  • signed photo
  • Kisaki & Nara Kizoku bootleg

The bootleg live DVD must be the “α” (bonus content) that the description mentioned. Overall, not a bad bag―I only wish that maybe some random bootlegs of his older bands had been included.




And here's the upgraded LIN lucky bag. (I didn't see any before the upgrade... anyone have any info?)


  • book
  • 2~3 shirts
  • ~10 random releases
  • stickers
  • 2014-06-01 bootleg

These ones seem to be a really good value! The only downside is the 2014-06-01 bootleg was previously released, but over several volumes. If you already owned the complete set of those, it's not a very cool bonus...




Finally, the UNDER CODE PRODUCTION distributed/bootleg lucky bag. This one was said to contain 4~5 distributed DVDs or bootleg DVDs of UCP bands from 2010~2013.


Right away, lemme say that 90% of the bags contain only 4 DVDs―and any oneman split over two discs is considered 2 separate DVDs. That's just cruel!


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Here's my first order of 2 bags for myself and 2 for others. (Btw, the shop didn't package them separately as requested, and included the wrong privilege 😡)


  • Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2009 - 2009.09.22 bootleg
  • Zaidan Houjin Kurojuuji 2010 - 2010.01.08 bootleg
  • Megaromania - Wail of Crest Vol.2 dist DVD
  • Megaromania - Wail of Crest Vol.3 dist DVD
  • LIN - As If Forever Exists. making DVD
  • LIN - 2010.9.13 bootleg
  • LIN - 2010.10.02 bootleg
  • LIN - 2010.10.08 bootleg
  • LIN - 2010.8.09 bootleg
  • Dali - 2012.11.25 bootleg (disc 1 only, wtfff)
  • HEISEI ISHIN - 2010.8.24 bootleg
  • HEISEI ISHIN - 2009.4.17 dist DVD
  • REALies - 2013.2.2 bootleg
  • FUTURISM・BOYZ - 2011.12.31 bootleg
  • Arc/ClearVeil/SIVA - Nihon Seiatsu 2009 dist DVD
  • NEGA - Depart[ure] privilege DVD
  • CindyKate - 2011.8.31 bootleg

Most of those are items that a long-time fan might have―and in fact, I already own 9 or 10 of them 😑 Luckily, the awesome people I ordered with just happened to want a bunch of the duplicates... But out of 17 DVDs, I only thought 3 were really cool, so it's a bit disappointing. (Maybe I'd be happier if I didn't own hundreds of LIN bootlegs??)


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Imo, it seems that smaller orders had better contents, for some reason. For example, Lestat placed two orders and got all nice, new bootleg DVDs (tho they still shorted her with two-disc sets). I received one more set today, and it's also all new bootlegs, afaik:


  • Pashya - 2007.10.21 bootleg
  • NEGA - 2010.7.31 bootleg
  • Ganmen Hensachi TOP6 - 2012.5.05 bootleg
  • Cu[be] - 2010.12.28 bootleg

So, idk... For me, the contents of that 1 lucky bag trump the contents of the 4 lucky bag set. I guess the best thing would have been to place 5 different orders with 5 different shopping services 😒




I'm still waiting on another order, but I thought I'd go ahead and give a little review.


Does anyone else have anything to add? Or is Lestat the only other foreign person to have gotten their orders yet?


Also, would anyone be willing to trade their LIN demo CD for my LIN last live DVD?? I literally have 3 copies of the last live DVD, because the shop kept fucking up my request for the second demo CD... It has another unreleased LIN song on it, and I fear I'll never hear it now 😭😭




Avanchick's first album: 明日もし世界が終わっても

Avanchick's first album: 明日もし世界が終わっても

Rockstar Records veterans AVANCHICK are releasing their first album soon: 明日もし世界が終わっても (Ashita Moshi Sekai ga Owatte mo)! Keeping with their interesting release names, this title means something like "If the world also ends tomorrow" in English.




While no other details have yet surfaced, aside from a November 30th release date, I, personally, am excited for this news. I speculate that all three of their Rockstar Records singles A-sides will make an appearance here, but we'll know for sure soon. This post will be updated once more information becomes available.


chariots announces first mini-album

chariots announces first mini-album

chariots has announced their first mini-album! (Since reviving, anyway.)


Shinkou ni Yurameku, Hakanaki Sekirei will be released in November of this year, but all further details are TBA.


In the mean time, they also announced a coupling tour with THE GALLO, NEO JAPANESQUE BEAUTY AND CATASTROPHE; a mini-oneman in celebration of KAZ's birthday, Birth of KARMA; and a full oneman at O-WEST!


I can't wait to hear the mini-album 👊






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