Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"Checkmate!" Release delayed

Due to the unpredicted disasters happening in Japan, Avex decided to delay all its' CD/DVD releases and postponed some of the concert tours.

"Checkmate!" is one of the albums to be delayed and no further release date confirmed...

Avex's official notification


May us pray for the safety of everyone in Japan.


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16 comments:

Thomas said...

Sad, but 100% understandable

Charles said...

GOD BLESS JAPAN!

kishasland said...

My prayers are with you Japan. This is understandable with all thats happened.
We love you guys!!

jt said...

No worries!

Jo said...

I was expecting this to happen and I understand.

asva said...

HOPE JAPAN
All our prays and thouhgts are with you!

Anonymous said...

Japanese singer Namie Amuro is said to have donated was speculated online to have donated 50 million Yen (about S$785,000) to relief efforts.

Jo said...

Way to go, Namie! Where did you read that?

Anonymous said...

just go to google
and type in namie
go to the top of the page where image and web is and click on news and it will have a sight withe her picture and a guy and another person who donated money

zahra said...

This sucks big times. Someone leaked her album!

cipy_05 said...

You can't say it's a surprise. There were/are a lot of people looking forward to this album so I'm not surprised that it was leaked. But even so I think it will still sell well when released, as far as I know the Japanese aren't that much interested in pirated stuff, like people in the US or Europe.
It sucks that it got leaked, but that's what happpens when there's a big interest in something.

zahra said...

Big interest don't determined if album/single/movie or whatever gets leaked. Is just some assh*le who want to make profit.
For me I always get irritated when see something get leaked like this.

"Japanese aren't that much interested in pirated stuff, like people in the US or Europe."

Where do you get that info form? I'd like to know, I think generally people from round the globe are into pirating too much, including me. Is wrong but you do it anyway.

Cipy said...
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Cipy said...

Just statistics my dear... In terms of music sales Japan is the second country after the USA. Check the rest of the world, you'll see my point. How manny will buy a DVD if they can download a pirated version? Not many, but in Japan things are a little different (I know some people there) they respect the artist and buy the DVD/BD.
I'll give you an example, the manga industry. You can get releases (leaks) on the internet 2-3 days before you can buy them in Japan and still there are about 2-3 million people that buy that same manga every week.
I also download pirated things (it's free right), but if I like it I'll buy it afterwards. That's how you show your respect and gratitude.

"Is just some assh*le who want to make profit."

Exactly. And you can't make a profit if no one is interested in that album/movie. The higher the interest the higher the probability of it being leaked. Trust me I know what I'm talking about.

Also, it could be posible that someone just made a compilation with all the songs from the album. Not really a leak.

zahra said...

I actually wanted more facts then your word, sweetheart. Where you got your statistics.

Also isn't compilation album, I checked.

Cipy said...

Well, I didn't want to bore you with the actual stats, but if you really want to check it out, you can even find it on wikipedia. Just hit music industry on google. You'll also see that most of the sales in music in Japan are from national artists. These stats and also if you know something about the Japanese culture you'll see that pirated things are less used than in other countries.
Anyway, I don't really care about the leak, I'll just buy the DVD when it will eventually be released, no hurry.
I'm getting a little bored from this debate, but if you still need more info I'll gladely help (you have my mail).