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Old 5th October 2015, 08:49 AM
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^ I prefer to think that Ayu made this cover herself
Like this i suppose
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Old 5th October 2015, 10:49 AM
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lol, remember when ayu draw a bear (?) at AT09?
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This DVD/Blu-Ray should have a Limited Edition - bonus item (cardboard drawn personally by ayu)
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Old 5th October 2015, 07:04 PM
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After this cover it's crystal clear why her team took so many ideas from fanmade graphics...
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Old 5th October 2015, 09:12 PM
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Others have touched on the cover art already, but yeah... The fact that it's a collage isn't the problem. it's LITERALLY everything else, haha. It's a poorly done collage, for one thing - nearly every collage she's had has been better than this one. The font is unreadable and has that outdated embossing effect on it.

The thing that's probably most infuriating is that the tour is SO BEAUTIFUL, and the cover makes it look cheap & tacky. Because it tries to emphasize the coolness of EVERY performance, you don't notice the coolness of any of them. It's the DVD cover equivalent of a used car ad with starbursts on every single car, and every price is the same HUGE size, cuz they're trying to get you to look at all of it. There's no hierarchy.

...Actually no, the thing that's MOST irritating is that the poster artwork used on the tour merchandise is so freaking great, so amazing, and could have been used here with just a few minor layout changes and it woulda looked fabulous.

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Old 6th October 2015, 12:36 AM
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The frame effect ruined it IMO.
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Old 6th October 2015, 04:03 PM
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Gosh, they are terrible.
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Old 6th October 2015, 05:41 PM
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Others have touched on the cover art already, but yeah... The fact that it's a collage isn't the problem. it's LITERALLY everything else, haha. It's a poorly done collage, for one thing - nearly every collage she's had has been better than this one. The font is unreadable and has that outdated embossing effect on it.

The thing that's probably most infuriating is that the tour is SO BEAUTIFUL, and the cover makes it look cheap & tacky. Because it tries to emphasize the coolness of EVERY performance, you don't notice the coolness of any of them. It's the DVD cover equivalent of a used car ad with starbursts on every single car, and every price is the same HUGE size, cuz they're trying to get you to look at all of it. There's no hierarchy.

...Actually no, the thing that's MOST irritating is that the poster artwork used on the tour merchandise is so freaking great, so amazing, and could have been used here with just a few minor layout changes and it woulda looked fabulous.

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Old 7th October 2015, 10:19 AM
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Honestly though, the cover pretty much accurately captures what the show was like -- cluttered and over the top.
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Old 7th October 2015, 01:43 PM
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I would have thought the cover was perfectly nice if it was just the collage, because it would be like many other covers from her concerts (sure, it's not the best collage edit, but her DVD covers never had great collage works to begin with). It's the tacky frame and typography that kills it.
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Old 8th October 2015, 09:10 AM
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I would have thought the cover was perfectly nice if it was just the collage, because it would be like many other covers from her concerts (sure, it's not the best collage edit, but her DVD covers never had great collage works to begin with). It's the tacky frame and typography that kills it.
the choice of using this fan design logo is already a big NO. Perhaps ayu was drunk and chose that design.
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I can't wait to receive my blu ray but the cover leaves MUCH to be desired. :/
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the cover's a mess lol i don't hate it but gurl, it's not okay (that frame, ugh).
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Old 12th October 2015, 09:03 AM
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Just put the cover for some audio rips on iTunes and... I gotta say that's probably the only time it looks good: as a minuscule thumbnail of vivid colours.
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After ruining the RnRC AT cover I didn't expect any less than this XD
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Old 13th October 2015, 10:17 AM
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I love her marketing team's reasoning so much.

"-Ok guys we need to make people interested in buying the DVD.
-Well why don't we never-seen-before performances like My name's women, A Song for XX, evolution, Teddy bear and MY ALL?
-But the air performance?
-Shhh
-But the screens in Warning and 1LO...
-SHUT UP"
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Old 13th October 2015, 10:52 AM
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wow. she sounds sooo wonderfull! STABIL. even if its edited, i dont care! I have only seen the tv performances and listened to some of the audios in here but she never sounded that great. it fits perfectly and even step by step doesnt sound that cute and annoying to me! Great work to this!

she looks so amazing at the beginning when she takes of her mask soo fierce BAAAM
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I love her marketing team's reasoning so much.

"-Ok guys we need to make people interested in buying the DVD.
-Well why don't we never-seen-before performances like My name's women, A Song for XX, evolution, Teddy bear and MY ALL?
-But the air performance?
-Shhh
-But the screens in Warning and 1LO...
-SHUT UP"
I'd have cut out My name's WOMEN and put GAME in instead. The other choices are good at showing Ayu doing what Ayu does best but the aerial performance should have been in there!
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Old 13th October 2015, 11:28 AM
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I love that her vocal not being processed that much...natural feel again...

I agree that the decision for not showing WARNING performance is weird...I would choose Mirrorcle world performance rather than Microphone..It just way to similar with her CDL...
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Old 13th October 2015, 11:34 AM
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ayu's vocals are <3

I sometimes seriously think how, at least nowadays, she is not recognized for being a great vocalist. Yes it wasn't her niche at first, it was mainly the lyrics, good production and image, but on these times she has few of the best vocal performances in jpop (not all the time of course, sometimes it's the opposite) but she really deserves some kudos for sounding like she sometimes does.
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