Forget useless online polls. Forget technology. Forget even money. Forget crazy fans (#fangirlproblems #6). Those are not really the top fangirl problems, especially if you are a JE/Arashi fan. Because if you are, your numero uno problemo is Johnny Kitagawa.
Fine, it’s unfair to put all the blame on a frail old man who probably sits on his throne like a king watching his minions go about ensuring the kingdom is protected and that his subjects are following him blindly. Let’s say it’s Johnny & Associates, thereafter called the jimusho, that’s the number one headache for fangirls.
The jimusho is so conservative that it appears not interested in squeezing money out of fangirls who are strangely eager to part with their okane. Maybe the jimusho is too rich already they don’t care about the real market economy. They just care about their freakin’ rules and for what and why they are there in the first place, no one knows nor understands. I cannot brain.
We already have to deal with the rule that only FC members can ballot for concert tickets. But must you also ballot the buying of goods? The hell, jimusho. Not everyone can watch Arashi concerts and while you did open the goods balloting to non-FC members, must you limit the chances of buying them at the same time and tell fans: “Please do not purchase for the purpose of reselling or giving to others.” Thank you for your concern, hontou ni, but… you’re even against GIVING?!
While the effort is commendable in light of those people who take advantage of the demand and resell the goods at exorbitant prices, it’s too paranoid a response. If that’s the case, then plug the loopholes for these unscrupulous people to make money at your expense and open the sale to people online instead, after all this is the age of Internet shopping isn’t it.
Meanwhile, for those who are asking on where to buy the goods, try out these sites:
JapanJE – My friends have tried this service and find it reliable
Arashi Daisuki – I used to buy from her for my concert goods needs too but so far, she has not opened pre-order for Arashi Blast in Hawaii so I went for the first option
Seriously, jimusho, other agencies would love to be in your place. But you’re missing the big picture because you are too busy being archaic. It’s time to chill and lighten up, make more okane, yeah? It’s about time you think global.
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