I was getting ready to go out. Then, I thought "wow! My hair is long enough to make Ribon like Lady GaGa!!" So this is the result.
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現宝島社、元ＪＩＣＣ出版局 (Takarajima-sha, ex JICC Publishing）
It became just a magazine on idols and eros, it used to be a great magazine leading Japanese subculture between the end of 70's and late 80's when it was in A5 size. Its origin is the magazine "Wonderland" published in '73. Since it became "Takarajima", the content changed a lot as the size changed. "Takarajima" had its peak time between '80 and '86 overlapping the boom period of Techno Pop and New Wave while the change may have been necessary to survive. Currently, I cannot find the equivalent magazine to "Takarajima". If I dare to say, it's "Quick Japan". I can see its essence in "Takarajima Extra Edition" and "VOW" from Takarajima-sha. I think they should publish "Techno Pop Encyclopedia" as "Takarajima Extra Edition" based on the articles in "Takarajima" during this period. What do you think? In the used book shops, the normal issues are sold around \500 and the popular ones are priced over \1,000.
From March 2000, Takarajima became weekly. Takarajima has been changing as years go by, and in this renewal it became low-blow SPA!. The recommended article is "Tomoki Yoshimura (who calls himself as a B-class writer)'s Night Kayokyoku". I wonder he plans to publish a book like Mr. Chikada.
I'm so excited!! It's weird to see myself in a magazine though. I don't think you can read this magazine online. But I think you can buy it online. Hahaha.
I'd like to make a video about this. But I'm not sure I can show the magazine in my video. Becuase I'm worried about copy right things... :(
If I can't show it in my video, I'll put better picture of the page here!! Then, you can read it!! And also I'll try to translate it!
Thank you for all your comments!! You guys made me so happy!!
Hope you enjoy it!!