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  2. Well, I was curious about this - but video is private; So here's a non-private version (for now)
  3. 124 million; I think youtube numbers are limited given all the other streaming services. I think the best things for these types of songs is to have them appear on survival programs - because then everyone goes looking for the original to compare.
  4. I wonder how many of us couldn't afford this at the time. Most of my collection has been bought second hand, or 'new in box, unopened' because I couldn't afford it at the time. I'm keeping an eye out on second hand markets for this -- but with some things, there can be some hideously unrealistic price expectations. ... and we still buy it
  5. Physical media is slowly dying; even in countries like Korea + Japan where it has still been valued due to the 'fan service' element that kept it alive. The costs to produce are starting to increase again as manufacturing starts to decline in that sector -- so it makes sense that they sell separately. It really really sux 😭
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  7. Battle Trip 2 - Jiyoung & Youngji's dinner at Kadensho Ryokan? 30 dishes?! Japanese course meal (230401)
  8. Battle Trip 2 - Jiyoung & Youngji's dinner at Kadensho Ryokan? 30 dishes?! Japanese course meal (230401)
  9. Tweet "Sorry I made you wait! "NICOLE FanCon2023" Official goods released! Tickets will be on sale in advance for each performance one hour before the doors open. Quantities are limited, so please purchase early. Click here for performance details" #NICOLE #KARA #ファンコン
  10. I love them all but I cannot lie, Hara was the idol that grabbed my attention. She was the first idol whose name I knew Kara as a whole where what brought me into the genre!
  11. Same lol. I didn't have the money before so I'm buying old albums now 😭
  12. From Gyuri Twitter: 2023 Park Gyu-ri year-end fan meeting <MIRI GYURISMAS> An invitation to a special party for my people, ‘Miri Gyurismas’, has arrived! Details: Ticket opening: 20:00 on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Ticket sales agency: Melon Ticket Reservation link:
  13. I've noticed a trend over the years - that many Japanese-focussed releases will come in BluRay* varieties, whilst many Korean-focussed releases will be DVD. In the late 2000s and early 2010s, this made sense: One reason BluRay was popular in Japan was because many had PS3s, which was (at the time) the most affordable Bluray player on the market (along with benefits such as being a gaming console). So it made sense that more people would buy BluRay Disc in Japan than Korea. The thing is, though - this means that for archival or desires to watch things in higher quality, many of the concerts or shows are limited to Standard Definition DVDs. Even if they didn't go for 'mass release', it would be nice to have the (potential) for higher quality. I know there's an (over) reliance for streaming services and platforms -- but these can't be trusted to be around forever; nor are they available in every country. Further, with YouTube re-encoding videos constantly, it means that any quality video uploaded there is slowly degrading over time (and, it wasn't until a couple years ago that people worked out how to dial in export settings from programs like premiere to minimise this impact). Does anyone else care about, or bothered, by all this? Or am I the only media-puritan who thinks about this stuff? 🤪🤣 * The Kara Animation Project and Urakara seem to have only ever been released in DVD too -- I suspect cost-cutting again for very niche products
  14. I never saw / found this version; any more details? It's possible that they did a dual-encoded disc; one that has the cd tracks, but also the DVD tracks, and the device would play the appropriate one... But, that would be costly. Can't imagine they'd do that.
  15. I recall that most of these charts had to start adapting / adopting to streaming platform services; but they would be a weighted average (ie. 2000 streams wouldn't equate to 2000 sales; but like 0.2 of a sale for example). In some ways, another question is really -- do these even still make sense?
  16. Probably got it about the right time; much harder to get these now...
  17. Well, now I'm curious... But I need to acquire appropriate post points before I can actually access this
  18. How'd you go? I find that even the Internet Archive / Wayback Machine struggles with a lot of stuff
  19. Well.. it's a lot harder to acquire merch now. It's always been a bit pricey - but price is much higher these days. Some amazing collections in this thread
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