I have to thank my friend, Tatsuru-san on Twitter for helping me get this. This entry is dedicated to you. Thank you so, so much!!
Background story: It was approaching the pre-order deadline for the set (you get an autographed voice CD), about three days until it cuts off and I was using a (now former) deputy service that I had liked. I submitted the item to them and it wasn’t until a few hiccups later that they mentioned they don’t carry out transactions over the weekends. Okay, bummer.
Around 24 hours left to the cutoff, Tatsuru-san came to the rescue!! She also helped my twin getting her copy of DKHi!’s ‘Throw it all away’ single. Both had been such a balm to the soul after the Brexit fiasco.
The bubble-wrap, in the tradition of Nojiken-san’s self-produced CDs, are heart-shaped and (drumroll)
Pink in colour!!!
It’s so adorable and the sticker is such a nice touch! There’s a postcard included (too bad no flyers this time, I guess it’s probably because the release lives were before the release www).
Now, I also bought Nojiken-san’s 2nd concept book for Between the lines and the Nojima brothers’ NojiNoji CD (an abbreviation I made up xD) which also features Left or Right, a track originally from ItsuBoku which had Nojinii-san together!! But that would be for later ;3
The concept book has a different feel and more, according to Asera, philosophical in nature. There are two sections of Dear Kenji from the lyricist, Matsui Gorou and photographer, Oizumi Mika-san :3
The rest are photos, close-ups with text floating about (www)
I have listened to all the tracks and so far, my current favourite is Loop on the street. It gave me a Ristorante Paradiso-feel as though we’re wandering in the streets of Rome xD (it’s probably how the violin sounded too)
The voice CD that came with those who pre-ordered is a part-situation CD(?) and tracks containing his own message as well as an exchange between himself and the sound producer, Fujiya Ichirou-san. Can’t wait to read the concept book and see how it goes with the CD (≧▽≦)
All in all, I would not have none of this without Tatsuru-san.
Thank you so much Tatsuru-san!!!! (≧▽≦) ♡
Asera has also ordered Ochikubo, Tendou-ke and KimiNado’s 2nd volumes (what a coincidence!), first issue of LisOuef (which incidentally, has a column by Nojiken featuring Nojinii as a guest ~~~! ♡ AND an interview with the Stride cast and R・O・N :DD) and also Maeno-san’s Voice NEWTYPE. It’ll probably come in August, if we’re in luck.
(Seems like we ARE in luck. The order’s coming in a few days!!!!!!!!)
For Nojiken’s self-produced CDs, I mentioned on Twitter that Nojimarket has opened an Amazon store. Both stores are currently having a 25% discount for their New Year Countdown merchandise. (Note: They won’t be restocking the NojiNoji CD on their Amazon store though. It is however still available at their webstore.)