Hi, Team Gackt-ers,
Sorry it's been awhile since I updated our blog. RL and my other fandoms have been pulling me in all different directions.
First, the big news is, sadly DEARS is technically no more. The fan club is now being called GxLOVERS.
The official GACKT homepage has been updated to show this. www.gackt.com/
Though, honestly, in my heart and I'm sure yours,we're all still DEARS.
Also, on this homepage you can sign up for email news. Under the social media links on the right hand side, are two red buttons. The first (top) one will take you to the sign up page, a01.hm-f.jp/index.php?action=R…
. Type your email address in the box at the bottom and hit the button beneath. You'll then be asked to verify your email again. The emails are unfortunately all in Japanese, so I would suggest a good source for translations as they go out, OGYD either at their LJ page: ohgacktyoudidnt.livejournal.co…
or at Twitter. They've said they will try to get the translations out when the emails go out. G told someone on Twitter today that you had to be a fan club member to receive these, but this part of it is open, I believe, to anyone. You just need to sign up. I had hoped to post the translations for you guys from OGYD as the emails go out, but within about a 24 hour period after I signed up, I received about four emails.
(Oh, and it's just plain cool to get email about GACKT in your inbox.
Moon Saga is getting a second...volume? Chapter? Well, whatever you call it, it's currently planned to be performed in Japan next August-October 2014. Lottery tickets have already opened to LOVERS members. I just finished watching the first one and I have to say, I'm interested to see how this story continues.
The 2014 wall calendar is out and the 2014 desk calendar is available to preorder. Here's the beautiful first page of the wall calendar, courtesy of Amazon.com Japan:
This year's calendars were shot in Bali, Indonesia.
A look at the desk calendar images, courtesy of OGYD:
This is a good source for buying the wall calendar (and a lot of awesomeness from Japan): www.jbox.com/product/CL293H
(I like how my friend Peter refers to G as "amazingly good looking."
After many delays, Platinum Box XIII finally is here...it's really good...and this year's present is beyond stunning. It's a pewter-finish ornate double photo frame with
the old DEARS logo on it:
(this photo is mine, of my own PB and frame, from my Twitter account.)
I am also very excited to announce that after a long time of dreaming and wishing, I am now an official member of GxLOVERS, thanks to a very special friend of mine.
So I hope this will allow me to get you more news more quickly. It's hard because my Japanese skills are still a definite work in progress, but I do have super friends in Japan that I can have help me out. I am also extremely hopeful that this will lead to great things, not the least of which is my dream of returning to Japan and this time definitely being able to see GACKT in a project or performance of some kind!
Thanks for slogging through all this news...
I'll try to do better about updating more frequently...