Hello, and welcome to the first update of my Kasane Teto collection!
You might as well also call this a very mini mini loot/haul if you want to. Since there's not THAT much Teto merch out there (yet), it might not be so much in each update, but still! I was actually going to post this blog entry some weeks ago right after I got my package, but oh well.
This was my first time ordering from Japan using a proxy. I used Noppin shop/44, since that was what people had recommended for Yahoo! Japan Auctions, and it worked out splendidly! The fees might be little bit higher than other services, but it's definitely worth it.
Oh, and also, apologize for the wonky photos... It still find it hard to get good angles and the right lightning when photographing things like CDs, so please bear with me!
The packaging was very great, everything came in perfect condition with no damage at all.
(Also, I censored some stuff other than my address just in case since I'm not really sure what they mean, lol)
And here we have all the juicy stuff!
What I ordered was two wonderful prize music boxes (ITEM #273875 and ITEM #273878), which come in two identical cardboard boxes, and Teto's first compilation album from 2010, "Graduation from Lie", that I've wanted for a while now.
The music boxes out of their packages.
The one to the left features "Mimi no Aru Robot no Uta" (Song of the Eared Robot) by Mimirobo-P, Teto's first original song ever, and the one to the right features the song "Ki・se・ki" (Mi・ra・cle) by Babytas-P, another famous Teto song. You can easily get these on Y!JA for a cheap price.
I've loved both songs for a long while now, and hearing the extremely cute music box versions of them (especially Song of the Eared Robot) almost brings a tear to my eye! I keep replaying them all the time, haha.
Now to the album!
I got the physical copy (used, but as good as brand new) on Y!JA, but it's still in stock at Toranoana as well if you're looking for it! (EDIT: Turns out it got sold out there as well.) The songs can also be bought digitally on iTunes and Karen-T. Also, I absolutely love the cover of the album, illustrated by Mikan Yumeno.
The CD itself.
Another thing I really love about the album is its name, "Graduation from Lie". The whole album proves how Teto went from being just a April Fool's joke and fake Vocaloid, to a full-fledged, real UTAU. (And this was back in 2010, check out this example of her Sakebi voicebank to hear how improved she is today!)
Finally, a little hint of the booklet.
The songs of the album are very diverse and different (which is great!). From nice pop songs with a more cutesy voice like "The Rabbit's Story" and "Sky Swimmer", to almost a little bit strange but cool songs like "karappou garandou", that has a very interesting, dark voice tuning. I love all songs, but my personal favorites are "Refrain", "Forbidden Law in the Sigh of Despair" and of course, "Murphy's Law", which is a 12 minute long masterpiece.
Here's the crossfade in case you might be interested in the album:
I'll end this entry with a picture of my collection so far.
(with expception for the 0401 album (ITEM #124169) and its earphone jack cover, and the Yoshiwara Lament rubber strap, since I didn't have them at hand when I took the photo)
For like a year ago or so, I only had the 0401 album, so I'm very proud of how far I've come with my collection! (especially the plush of course, I didn't hesitate one second when I pre-ordered her right after she was officially announced)
I'm going to look for the rest of the shirts and doujin CDs, and hopefully I'll be able to get at least one garage kit. (in hopes of a prepainted figure one day... Come on now, GSC, at least give us a nendo petit like you did with Neru and Haku, goddarnit)
Thank you so much for reading my first real blog entry! ^-^