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21 July 2017 @ 07:21 am
Happy 20th Anniversary Koichi & Tsuyoshi! ♥♥  

Well, it's actually their 19th Anniversary but they wanted to celebrate it one whole year starting today. As a fan, I'm just so happy to see this much attention given to them considering their 15th Anniversary was rather simple with no arena tours announced that particular year (they only did their usual year end dome tour). As they are one of Johnny-san's most favorite groups, given them this much attention is only appropriate.

Because of this special day, I decided to take pictures of my KinKi Kids collection over the years. ^^v



SINGLES, ALBUMS & DVDS



The top shelf is their singles from Garasu no Shonen until ~. I mostly collected the limited edition ones but I started collecting all versions starting from Family ~Hitotsu ni Naru Koto single. I mostly proud of my collection for the limited edition singles circa 2003 to 2008 as to get them nowadays is almost impossible esp for international fans.

The second shelf is their albums and concert DVDs. I particularly love KinKi's concert DVDs' covers since they usually so pretty and about the same size, so its always nice to arrange them side by side. For concert DVDs, I also get the limited edition versions as Ko-chan's birthday MCs every year are too priceless. I always feel bitter that they only release concert DVDs regularly every year only after their Phi concert. I want their G concert DVD so bad but J&A never release it. DX

Speaking of songs, I have too many favorites from them but I try to pick my favourite 3:

Single Songs:
1. Ao no Jidai (First love. The first KinKi song I ever heard and fell in love with and it stays special in my heart until today.)
2. Hakka Candy (I SUPER LOVE THIS SONG. Everything about the song is perfect esp their voices at that time.)
3. Kagi no Nai Hako (A fairly recent single of theirs. When I first heard the song, there's no turning back since the song is truly awesome especially the lyrcis. KinKi had many amazing singles so its hard to chose favourites tbh. I didnt include Anniversary, Ne, Ganbaru yo or Jonetsu that I super love as well)

Coupling Songs:
1. Yukimushi (Yukimushi translated as 'Snow Bug' in English haha. But the song is so sad about waiting for your loved one to come back home and the lyrics used 'Snow Bug' to show how time has passed and how long the wait has becomes.)
2. Kimi to Boku no Uta (Cute song with a very nice melody accompany it. I just cant stop listening to it when it first released.)
3. Seppaku no Tsuki (All KinKi fans must love this song. It got #3 for their 39 album despite it being a coupling song. The way they ended the song; 'When you weren't around, I knew the meaning of happiness, for the first time.' is just too cruel. Satomi is truly a pro in writing really awesome love songs.)

Album Songs:
1. Rhapsody (Probably my favourite song ever. Could listen to it nonstop. The lyrics literally describe the love I experienced with KinKi (as a fan). :P)
2. I Will (The lyrics is sooo sad. Basically the song is about telling your loved one to stay strong even when you are gone. I think I cried the most listening to this song lmao.)
3. Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide / Setsunai Koi ni Kizuite (Can't choose between this two. Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide because I want to keep holding Tsuyo's hand. :P While Setsunai Koi ni Kizuite because it's the first sad ballad song that they sing which later become their main expertise. :P Such a beautiful song with really sad lyrics.)


Basically all Ko-chan's releases (the rest of his albums are behind his mirror album). Again, for their individual works, I mostly collect the limited edition versions. Since Ko-chan didn't release solo works as much as Tsuyo, I didn't spent a lot on him. :P For my favourite song of Ko-chan, its Spica. hahaha I bet many people didn't know about this song.


Tsuyo's singles and albums starting from Domoto Tsuyoshi, ENDLICHERI☆ENDLICHERI, 244 Endli-x, Tsuyo-shi, and Domoto Tsuyoshi again. I love his WAVER cover so much that's why I put it in the front. The rest of his 10++ singles are behind the WAVER single while his limited edition albums are arranged at the side. Original Color is my favourite song from him.

CONCERT PAMPHLETS


Out of all my KinKi collections, I think I most proud of my concert pamphlets collection. :D This is because the pamphlets are sooooo big (double the size of normal book) and the photoshoots in there are among the best KinKi has ever done. I love their 1999 Summer Concert pamphlet as Tsuyo has his To Heart's hair at that time. :P And Their D concert (upper right), has their best photoshoot to date. The cover may look very simple but the pictures inside are very awesome.


Aside from the big size of the pamphlets, KinKi used many different design / texture for the pamphlets. Take the plastic ice cube pamphlet for an example. Or the velvet texture of their 1999-2000 Winter Concert pamphlet. I love that they try to be creative with the designs each year.


I LOVE the classic hardcover pamphlet of ~ fond de Anniversary ~ Dome Tour or the file type package of their 24/7 G Tour pamphlet.


Over the years, unfortunately their concert pamphlets have become smaller with the evidence of H and I concert pamphlets (which is the size of normal book). Their 10th Anniversary Concert has plastic package on it while KinKi You Tour pamphlets are hardcover with some really pretty studio pictures (white cover) and concert pictures (red cover) inside.


J Concert Tour pamphlet is hands down the most pretty pamphlets they have ever released. Not only for it elegant simple design, it is big in size, it is hardcover and there is pretty ribbon on the side of the opening. While I LOOOVE the photoshoot in King.KinKi Kids concert pamphlet.


-Thank you for 15 years- concert pamphlet photoshoot is among my favourites as well. And L concert pamphlet has a truly creative design. While their latest 2015-2016 concert pamphlet's photoshoot is sooo pretty (despite the simple black cover). I really love the black and white concept they did at that time.

CONCERT GOODS


Okay, I tried to collect one item per concert but I obviously fail haha. I kinda stop at K concert since to get stuffs from that concert particularly difficult at that year. I obviously love Tsuyo's Bigaku concert goods so I bought 3 of those; the deer strap, tea cup and t-shirt (which is like the most pretty concert t-shirt ever :P). ^^v

BOOKS & PHOTOBOOKS


Basically all books & photobooks KinKi has ever released~ I'm so happy to get my hand on their first photobook (the age of the book now is like 20 years? :O)! Since the cover is scandalous (haha) and I dont want to be accused as hentai by anyone, I throw away their shirtless cover. :P


I proudly have all books and photobooks Tsuyo has ever released including his illustration storybooks featuring his late dog, Kenshiro. T___T

DRAMA DVDS


I managed to get mostly all Tsuyo's drama licensed DVDs that ever released even including his drama SPs. Ko-chan's dramas seemed to be less popular so I only got 2 of those. For their dramas together, I only managed to get Wakaba no Koro. All these are English subbed btw. Talking about favourite drama from them (solo or together), it got to be the amaaaazing Summer Snow. Summer Snow is truly one of the very best Japanese dramas I have ever watched. Everything about the drama is amazing even the sad ending. ;_;

There, all my collections over the years. Since I'm a perfectionist, I tend to collect everything. That is why sometimes, I do spent a lot to complete my collection -- this is a bad habit that I know I must get rid of. :P I can't wait to see their 20th Anniversary Tour pamphlet! I hope they will release 2 versions of the pamphlets like they did 8 years ago with KinKi You Tour. :DDD
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Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: KinKi Kids - Rhapsody
 
 
 
miracle_candle: smoochmiracle_candle on July 24th, 2016 02:35 am (UTC)
you had an amazing collection! the fact that you can get your hands on old kinki kids books like donnamonya or domoto mode is awesome.

and thank you for putting the lyrics links of your fav songs. you are right about rhapsody. the lyrics is truly beautiful and its like what we, kinki fans feel about them. <3 and i noticed that mostly all of your fav songs are ballads. xD what is the name of single that yukimushi is from?

and the concert pamphlets looks really nice. fond de anniversary pamphlet look so pretty as well as L con pamphlet. and you are right bout J con pamphlet looks the best out of the bunch.
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: KinKi Kids ☆ Ai no Katamari ◕‿◕☂tsuyoi_hikari on July 24th, 2016 05:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you~ ^^v I got the Donnamonya2 & Domoto Mode from eBay while the first book of Donnamonya from Yahoo!Auction. I love Donnamonya since they have this pages where they arrange the picture of Koichi & Tsuyoshi together side by side by date. So you can see how their hairstyles change over the years. Of course, it still amazed me how Tsuyo look so different with each hairstyle that he sported. XD

Rhapsody lyrics is amazing, right? First, I just love the melody but when I know the lyrics, I just love the song even more. Now it has become one of my very fave songs. Hahaha you are right about all my fave songs from them are mostly ballads. :P I rewatched back their 10th Anniversary concert today and when Koichi looks at the top 10 songs that the fans love, he said: 'You guys like gloomy/sad (songs)?' And he was right in a way about the fans since just look at my fave songs from them, most of it are 'kurai' songs lol. I remember their interview back in 2009 when the interviewer noticed that music producers always give them sad/unrequited love songs to sing. Tsuyo agreed and said its the same with his drama roles where PD said that he is not good at love/romantic scenes so just give him roles that required him to cry or run ahahaha.

Yukimushi is from Kawatta Katachi no Ishi single. The single is like my very favorite single from them. Every single song in the single is sooooo good. I lost count how many times I play it since it is that amazing.

I think I'm the most happy when I got my J concert pamphlet. I thought it is just small but it turned out to be very big when I opened the package. I hope their concert pamphlet for this year will be big again. The last 5 years have been small so hopefully they will change it this year.
miracle_candle: pleasemiracle_candle on July 25th, 2016 11:29 am (UTC)
i want to see it. do you plan to scan the book? you are right about tsuyoshi. one thing about him is that he look different when he change his hairstyles. that is one of the things i adore about him. lol about what the pd said about him. but he is right about him being good in crying or running scenes but not love scenes. xD

thank you for telling me about yukimushi. the lyrics is really beautiful but sad. this is always the theme for kinki kids' songs somehow. <3
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skygarden93skygarden93 on July 24th, 2016 03:59 am (UTC)
I feel so jealous! This is like the most complete collection I've seen anyone had. Can I know where do you get your concert pamphlets? And you are right about concert goods, to find Kinki Kids merchandises are very difficult.
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: KinKi Kids ☆ Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on July 24th, 2016 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :DD I'm OCD that way that's why I feel the need to have the complete collection. ^^''

I got my concert pamphlets from Yahoo!Auction Japan using FromJapan service. I got all my concert pamphlets that way since its very hard to get those from eBay without it being ridiculously expensive.
(Anonymous) on July 25th, 2016 05:18 am (UTC)
Wow, really amazed with your collection. I absolutely love Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide. Happy to see other people like it too.
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: KinKi Kids ☆ Ai no Katamari ◕‿◕☂tsuyoi_hikari on July 25th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D

Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide is such an excellent feel good song! I love it that they kinda keep singing it at their concerts in recent years (but still not much, really :P). This song is like Arashi's Kansha Kangeki Ame Arashi for me -- it is a must in every concert in my opinion.
dots_dokodots_doko on August 3rd, 2016 11:19 am (UTC)
Wow! Really amazing collection! The concerts pamphlets look sooo beautiful. And KinKi's dramas DVDs, Tsuyoshi really have acted a lot in the past, right? I really wish he will take new dramas soon. While he is an excellent comedic actor, he truly excel as dramatic actor too!
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: Tsuyoshi ☆ Angel Tsuyo ~*@*~tsuyoi_hikari on August 3rd, 2016 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^^;;

About Tsuyo, I couldn't agree for more. I consider him one of the very best actors ever come from Johnny's aside from Nino or Ohno. :P Too bad he rarely acted now. I know KinKi from his dramas so its truly sadden me when he decided to focus on his music instead. :( And you are right! He is soooo excellent as emotional actor -- his crying/angst scenes are really good. I wish many new J&A fans know how amazing he truly is as an actor.
dots_dokodots_doko on August 4th, 2016 07:55 am (UTC)
I feel the same. While I know his passion is more towards his music now, I wish he will at least take one drama per year.
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akairen: Flowerakairen on August 25th, 2016 06:54 am (UTC)
Hi .. my name is Ren. I'm a fan of KinKi Kids too:)). Oh my you have an amazing collection. And Thanks to you i have a complete collection of Tsuyoshi single and album. Hountoni Arigatou gozaimasu <(_ _)> for sharing.

And don't worry being a perfectionist is not a bad habit. Me myself tend to organize all my KinKi's dramas, Vids, and songs with a specific format :D.

Hope we can be friend :))
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: KinKi Kids ☆ Kono Mama Te Wo Tsunaide ☁☂tsuyoi_hikari on August 28th, 2016 09:09 am (UTC)
Ohh hi Ren! Nice to meet you. ^^; You can call me Haida.

I also arranged all my KinKi related videos and music in specific format too so its easier for me to find any videos or music that I want. It took time to name all the files in certain way but it definitely worth it.

I already added you as friend. :) BTW, can I know what is the video/song that made you a fan?
akairen: redbluexchangeakairen on August 28th, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for adding me Haida :)

yups and also the feeling when everything is in perfect arrangement is precious (*^.^*).

The first song/video? ah it should be Garasu no Shounen, i heard it from their Domoto Kyoudai with NIshikawa Takanori as the guest. I was curious so i download it :)

Then i started to catch up with their dramas, tv show appearance and their single/album.
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purplelady_fye: Tsuyo_2purplelady_fye on November 25th, 2016 05:28 am (UTC)
such an amazing and best collection! i adore you..(and jealous at the same time). you manage to get the old collections which is i found so hard to get now.

you mean the first photobook is Get To Kinki isn't it? the one that Becky keep as her most precious treasure? you manage to get that one too?

and thanks for the lyrics link...i'm quite surprise you mention your fav song from Ko-chan is Spica..I love that song too but my fav song from Koichi ever is My Wish.

how about N album and their latest single? do you have any fav songs? I really love Amaoto no Bolero (am i spell it right) that i almost put it in my fav top ten Kinki songs.

and i saw the other tsuyoshi in your drama collection :))
✹☄ Haida ☁☂: KinKi Kids ☆ Ai no Katamari ◕‿◕☂tsuyoi_hikari on November 27th, 2016 04:58 pm (UTC)
Ohh thank you for your lovely comment! I'm so happy to read it. :D

Yes, its their first photobook "Get To KinKi'. Since the cover is scandalous so I threw it away haha. I even afraid my Mum will find it in my trash so I have to really destroy it lol. I got it from eBay. It was as good as new and look brand new. To think how good is the condition of the book despite being more than 2 decades is amazing.

No problem! ^^ I always love KinKi for their music's melodies/compositions but once I check the lyrics, it made me love the songs even more. Thats why lyrics is an integral part of the songs that I love. Ko-chan's voice in 'My Wish' is too childlike so I always prefer his mature voice. I really love Spica. I always watch his live concert performance of that song over and over again.

About their latest single, Michi wa Tezukara Yume no Hana is too slow for my taste despite I'm a huge fan of ballads. But I like the coupling songs of the single. ^^ Bara no Taiyou is not the style of music that I like but I happen to like the whole single of Yume wo Mireba. The fact that they sing almost all the songs in the single at their year end concert last year made me so happy. That concert is hands down their grandest concert to date. I cant stop watching it even the MCs parts. Such an amazing night. :DDD

About their N Album, the album is very listenable. I didnt skip any songs when I listen to it. And I love 雨音のボレロ too! T____T Such a beautiful song. I love it when KinKi sing songs like this. It kind of remind me of their song 10 Years from Velvet no Yami single. But I also love ホタル & なんねんたっても and the MV of it. ^^v

Yes at another Tsuyoshi lol. Out of all SMAP members' dramas, I find his dramas the most watchable without any particular reason hehe.