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Love Live! officials are cracking down on copyrighted items and doujinshi. Melon Books have discontinued Love Live related Doujinshi.

 

Love Live! officials have started to crack down on infringed Love Live! products.

Japan’s well-known doujinshi retailer, Melon Books have issued a notice that they’ll be taking down and discontinuing any sales of Love Live! related doujinshi.
It is believed that Melon Books are following up with the addressed announcement by the Love Live! officials.

Melon Books have already removed the Love Live! capsule machines and related doujinshi books goods.

Currently, many doujinshi artists are puzzled on the “boundaries” of the infringement.

Originally, it was thought that the previous announcements were only for counterfeit official goods. However, doujinshi is affected as well. Continue reading Love Live! officials are cracking down on copyrighted items and doujinshi. Melon Books have discontinued Love Live related Doujinshi.

[Love Live] Sunshiner improper etiquette during Bushiroibu!

After Aqours live, most sunshiners went to play their smartphones, went home, threw away distribution items and cluttered the bins.

“Good work on the Bushira!
Some points for sunshiners to improve
・Don’t come if you’re just interested in Aqours
・Don’t play your smartphone after Aqours
・Don’t leave just because Aqours is over
・Don’t throw away other distribution fliers just because you are interested in Aqours only
・Don’t throw away souvenir towels
・Remember the milky call
・Don’t scatter the garbage around”

Some comments by the Japanese:
– I went to the Bushira but Aqours fans were sickly cold during milky and they were playing with smartphones.

-By the way, the reputation of Love liver, which had already went downhill, is going to fall further. Although the contents were really good, but the quality of the fans is really garbage.

-Rather than resting.
It was a song with no physical strength for the call.
Everyone was terrible.

Basically, it’s about respecting other seiyuu/artistes.

Pile’s thoughts on μ’sic Forever

Felt it has been a long time since I’ve written such a long blog post.
It has been a year since FINAL LOVE LIVE. The time has been going by so fast.
There were lots of interviews after FINAL LOVE LIVE!, and I thought there will be lots of opportunities to talk about my own feelings about it.
It has been a busy 6 years, but also a fulfilling one. I have gained lots of precious experiences. Continue reading Pile’s thoughts on μ’sic Forever

Pile’s third album ‘Tailwind (s)’ is related to her fans. 「追い風さん」

Forget about Piler or 816, because “Tailwind” was what Pile named her fans.
During today’s NicoNama broadcasting on Valentine’s Day, Pile announced her third solo album: “Tailwind(s)”. It will be scheduled to release on Apil 26th. The name of the new album was literally translated from the word “Tailwind”.

tailwind_pile_banner Continue reading Pile’s third album ‘Tailwind (s)’ is related to her fans. 「追い風さん」

Anisong Singer – Ray officially announces her retirement. [アニソン歌手][Ray][アーティスト活動引退を発表]

Ray officially announced her retirement as a singer on her blog due to her personal reasons.

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Ray’s final live performance scheduled to be held in the summer of 2017.
It has been five years since her major debut as a singer.
Ray thanked her fans for being supportive of her for the past five years, and she is truly sorry for the sudden announcement.

[Translation to be out soon!  8:03pm]

“To my always supportive fans,

Thank you so much for your warm support.

I, Ray, have decided to have my final live performance held in the summer of 2017,
and I will be graduating from my artist activities.

Today have been roughly five years since my major debut,
I have really met a lot of people, sang in various places, experienced various things that I cannot normally experience.
And more than anything, I was able to meet many wonderful fans.

I have been fond of singing since I was a child.
I have always wanted to bring the smile to everyone, even if it’s a little.
It has been my utmost effort and I have enjoyed all the past activities.
On the other hand, since last year I began to dwell on my life and future,
What can I do other than singing?
I have questioned this myself.

Under these circumstances, I have found another unfulfilled big dream,
and I want to challenge it.

I have discussed it with my staff, and we came to a consensus.
The staff accepted my selfish decisions and wishes.

And more than anything, announcing this abruptly to my fans,
I am really sorry.

Next month I will refrain from my one-man live since the 5th anniversary of my debut,
however, various other event appearances have been decided.
Until that day till I graduate from being a singer, I will still be the usual cheerfully and brightly me.
I think,
I am glad to have spent the happiness time together.
January 25, 2017
Ray”

http://ameblo.jp/going-my-ray/entry-12241212258.html

Ray is best known for singing the theme songs for the To LOVE-Ru Darkness series, Nagi no Asukara, and Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm.

 

 


Really thank you! I’ll always support your decision.

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Pile denies the dissolution of μ’s during TojiPaiFin! [Muse] [Love Live! Maki Nishikino’s voice actress][ラブライブ!][μ’sの解散を明確に否定][Amusu][チャンネルとじぱいふぃん]

During the 4th broadcast of Channel TojiPaiFin, Pile clearly denied the disbandment of μ’s (Muse).

Many fans considered Muse has been inactive since “μ’s Final Love Live!”. Their last one-man live held on 31st March at Tokyo Dome and was virtually dissolved.

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One of the membership fans’ email was being selected and read out by Hana Tojima. (Roughly 180+ fans were watching this live 4th broadcast)

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This year, 2016 has been memorable. There were many encounters, partings, and discoveries.
Going forth into the new year.
Firstly, the partings.
I have been continuously been supporting Muse for three years plus.
(Suddenly Pile was excited ww)
On 1st April, Muse was disbanded.
Pile: EHH??
Hana: ??Eh?
Pile: There is no dissolution yo!
Pile: Ah! It’s glad. Hence telling everyone that Muse did not disband.
Hana: Hasn’t disbanded?
Pile: Nope.
(Pile coughed)
Pile: Everyone has ended their live activities, but is not the dissolution.
Hana&Yukafin: I see.
Pile: Yup. There’s no disbandment.
Pile: I’m glad to tell everyone about this!
Hana: Originally, I didn’t know about this too.
Pile: Yes. It’s not dissolution.

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Previously, Emi Nitta denied their dissolution during the rehearsal for NHK Kohaku Utagassen. But after μ’s Final Love Live!, the dissolution was not even mentioned again.
This remark by Pile is the first dissolution denial after the μ’s Final Love Live!

Comments by fans:

There were comments by the fans that they’re “happy” and “relieved”.
And the expectation of “Is there a day where μ’s will start their activities again?”

Pile has stated that the current state of μ’s is “on hiatus”.

Really hoping for the day to see the Live of the 9 members again!

Official channel: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv284625211

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Mimori Suzuko has been diagnosed with a lung inflammation and reassures fans not to worry about her condition. [三森すずこ] [急性気管支炎]

Mimori Suzuko (Mimorin) has just tweeted on her Twitter that she has been suffering from a lung inflammation called acute bronchitis.

なんとまぁ、病院いってみたら急性気管支炎だそう。でもすぐ治る気がする!普段はあんまり体調悪い系のつぶやきはしないようにしてるけど、今回はラジオで散々ゴホゴホしてたから、みんなを心配させないためにもご連絡♪

“How awful, the hospital seems to diagnose me of having acute bronchitis (when I last visited). But I’m currently on treatment and is healing well! Usually, I try not to tweet about having a bad physical condition. I have been murmuring during today’s radio live, thus now I’m informing everyone not to worry about my current condition♪”

 

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A picture of Mimori Suzuko & Aya Uchida on the previous radio live show

 

Despite suffering from a lung infection, Mimorin is still very concerned about her fans. And it’s kind of reassuring. Stay strong Mimorin!
Let’s all hope for a speedy recovery for Mimorin-san!