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June 2006

JAM PUNCH Tour 2005

by Aprilis on June 29, 2006 · 8 comments · AddThis

JAM PUNCH Tour 2005
Screen cap of Ai-chin during the encore.

JAM PUNCH Tour 2005 is Otsuka Ai’s highly anticipated concert tour. This is Otsuka’s first concert tour since her debut in September 2003. The name JAM PUNCH is a play on the titles of her two albums: LOVE PUNCH and LOVE JAM. The concerts were held in 10 different cities across Japan and on 14 different dates. Two DVD editions were released on July 27, 2005: the regular edition had a blue cover and included footage from the June 1 concert filmed at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A. The deluxe edition had a gold cover that included footage from the concert and off shot scene from the tour. The overseas deluxe version DVD (region 2) and VCD were released on August 15, 2005.

The set list for the DVD is slightly different from some of the earlier concerts. For example, Strawberry Jam was performed instead of pretty voice, Sakuranbo and Happy Days weren’t performed in the encore section. Ai also wore different costumes for the first few concerts.

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BLUE BIRD

by Rinoa on June 26, 2006 · 11 comments · AddThis

ViVi 2006
Ayumi on ViVi, August 2006 Issue
Artist: Ayumi Hamasaki
Product Code:AVCD-31051/2/3
Release Date: 2006.06.21
Highest Ranking: #1
Genre: Pop
Label: avex trax
Format: CD or CD+DVD

J-Pop Diva, Ayumi Hamasaki is well known for her exciting and lively summer singles. This year was certainly no exception. Her 40th single was announced to be released in June as a multiple A-track release. Following up the tradition of her summer singles, the songs are upbeat, colourful and contain a summery theme.

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