Monday, April 18, 2016

Puffy Fantasy Theater

Following up on the last post, Ami and Yumi talk about their tie in with Sanrio for Fantasy Theater Sanrio Characters.  I for one will never ever make fun of Hello Kitty, as I have been roundly (and politely) scolded by my friend Sumi-san many years ago for making even the slightest joke.

It went roughly like this:

Me:  If Hello Kitty dies woudl it be Goodbye Kitty?
Sumi-San: Why are you making fun of Hello Kitty-chan, she is nice.
Me: . . .

So some cool news for Puffy in their 20th year and it feels like steam is building up given not only this but also their TV shedule has been busier than it had been for nearly a decade it seems.  All good things.

Fantasy Theater can be found on Google Play or on iTunes. It is not compatible on my Android devices, so I need to figure out a hack to that...

P.S.  Is Yumi standing on a box, wearing platform shoes or is Ami shrinking... their heigh difference is not that extreme..

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Hello Puffy

File this under the most awesomely Japanese thing ever.  Puffy has collaborated with Sanrio on the mobile game "Sanrio Character's Fantasy Theater."


Song can be downloaded (250Y) here... Not sure if us over seas folks can, but I'll get back to you.

P.S.  If any of you are still out there... throw in a comment.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Puffy on Downtown DX

Falling into a Venn diagram that looks like the Japanese flag is Puffy on Downtown DX.  Became an avid fan of Downtown over the past few years and cool to see Puffy on their (one of many) shows.

Sort of funny seating arrangement with Ami and Yumi in the back near Matsumoto and Hamada.  It illustrates how wee they both are.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

20th Anniversary Album Is Out And Sundry

Apologies for being a little quiet, real life has a way of interfering. Anyways, the 20th anniversary album is for sale in Japan (4/6 there... for me not yet) and titled 20th Anniversary Best Album Hi Datsuryoku Ha Senge.

I like the cover, it is something different in style to other Puffy albums.  Not in a rush to buy it just yet, I usually let my wants from Japan pile up and then order.  Of course I will be in Tokyo in July so I may just wait till then.

On the plus side a physical CD will make a great fan as Tokyo in July is appallingly hot and humid.

Also releasing today is the single from the album: Hidatsuryokuha Sengen.

I am hoping my trip somehow coincides with a concert in Tokyo, I will be keeping an eye on tour dates and if so... I will be contacting my friend Dr Doug who introduced me to Puffy and now lives in Tokyo.

Anyways, from scanning Puffy's social media feeds it appears they are in studio which I am hoping is good news.  Specifically that it is a new album to coincide with this momentous year.

P.S.  As a side note, the format of this site is possibly going to change to encompass more Japan artists.   There is a lot I listen to that I want to share, so either I start up a new site and Puffy stuff appears on both or this one... what do you think?

P.S.  It would be doubly cool if Ami and Yumi can keep Puffy intact for the 2020 Olympics... specifically the opening ceremony.  Asia no Junshin seems like a perfect song for that event.