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Hello!~
« on: April 13, 2011, 06:29:33 am »
Hello! I've been a fan of Idolm@ster for years now, and have visited this site a lot, but for some reason never thought to join until now.

My name's Michi. (Or at least, my nickname is!) I'm 25, from San Francisco. I love video games, reading, studying Japanese, cosplaying, and singing. I cosplay Haruka and have made four of her outfits so far, with uh, three currently in progress! It's because of my cosplay group, Angel Hearts. We've been performing IM@S songs at conventions since 2007!

I studied abroad in Japan for year starting in fall 2007, and got to play the IDOLM@STER arcade game then. :) A year after I got back I imported the PSP game when it came out (Perfect Sun, that is), and have played a bit of the 360 version(s) thanks to our group leader, Kie, importing it.

I picked Haruka to cosplay off one of the first Xbox 360 IM@S images in late 2006 for the group we were forming. But when I actually started getting into the games, I realized she was perfect for me. She's still my favorite character four years later! :)

I've been playing video games all my life. I play everything from RPGs to fighting games to shooters to action games. I have all the current systems! Lately I've also been really into reading, which eats into my video game time... How awful. :p

And... I guess that's about it for now. Whee!

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Re: Hello!~
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2011, 06:36:54 am »
My name's Michi. (Or at least, my nickname is!) I'm 25, from San Francisco. I love video games, reading, studying Japanese, cosplaying, and singing. I cosplay Haruka and have made four of her outfits so far, with uh, three currently in progress! It's because of my cosplay group, Angel Hearts. We've been performing IM@S songs at conventions since 2007!

Really?

... You going to Otakon, by any chance? I know a few people going if you're performing there.

And where'd you go in Japan and for how long?
« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 06:38:31 am by Cael K. »
Cael's Im@s Ranking: Azusa, Yumeko, Tomomi, Haruka

How to get stuff from Japan without causing things to explode in a shower of sparks and misery: http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1108.0.html

Memories of Melon Pan: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/
Translations: http://www.mediafire.com/?hzc4b0jy7pwll

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S(mile)ING! (English version, singable) - http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20140911/1410422445
Neue Green, Volume 3 - Will start sometime. ^_^;;
Rockin' Girl, Volume 1 (Chapters 1-5) - http://www.mediafire.com/?z00ffkvg5ocg11e

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Re: Hello!~
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2011, 06:38:23 am »
Welcome to the forums and the IMAS community Michi~

Its always good to see more Haruka fans =D

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Re: Hello!~
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2011, 06:51:04 am »
Its always good to see more Haruka fans =D
I was going to say the same thing!

Well, welcome to Project Im@s! I barely got into im@s last year, but you're a veteran fan compared to most of us.

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 07:36:32 am »
from San Francisco.
Wohooo finally another imas fan from the Bay Area. You guys were at Fanime in 2010 if I'm not mistaken right. I had just moved in the area around that time and someone here showed me a vid of your performance.
d O_o b <---- thumbs up to ya for representin hope i get to see you guys this year

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Re: Hello!~
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 08:09:48 am »
Hello there.
Yeh, you're like me. The video games was my passions (since I was 3 years old), I played them all the time, any kind (dancing, FPS, RPGs), but yeah. Welcome here and enjoy your stay!

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Re: Hello!~
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 08:15:12 am »
Welcome to the forums!

You seem to have played every iM@S game! Which is your fav by far?

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Re: Hello!~
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2011, 08:17:09 am »
I see you live in the same area as Sev. XD

Hello and Welcome to project im@s michi.

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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2011, 06:47:33 pm »
Wohooo finally another imas fan from the Bay Area.

psst Sev I'm also Bay Area too

I hope you post some pics of your cosplays! I've always wanted to do an iM@S one but never got around to it.

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« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2011, 01:08:30 am »
A cosplayer and an iM@S video gamer? Awesome! :D

Are you guys planning to dance any new songs from iM@S 2?

Oh! I almost forgot...Nice to meet you! I'm Clear Blue! Please make yourself at home! :D
It's great to find more Haruka fans! :D (Main Heroine FTW!)

(I wonder if this person can help us with our translating group?)
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Re: Hello!~
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2011, 01:11:22 am »
Really?

... You going to Otakon, by any chance? I know a few people going if you're performing there.

And where'd you go in Japan and for how long?

No plans this year, no. Sorry! I have attended Otakon in the past, though, back in 2001 and 2003. I'd like to go again someday! I dunno if I could drag any of our group with me too, though. Haha.

I was in Japan for two college semesters, so nearly a year, and I was in Saitama Prefecture. It's right by Tokyo, so you can easily visit the city, but it's still far away enough that you can enjoy the lovely rural area you're in. :) The school I went to was Tokyo International University, and I stayed with a host family.

I recently visited again for 5 weeks last September/October, and just stayed in Tokyo. It wasn't the most ideal trip, but I was mostly there to study for the JLPT anyway.

Welcome to the forums and the IMAS community Michi~

Its always good to see more Haruka fans =D

Thank you! Yay for Haruka! :D

I was going to say the same thing!

Well, welcome to Project Im@s! I barely got into im@s last year, but you're a veteran fan compared to most of us.

Haruka is <3. I find I have a lot in common with her anyway.

Thanks! Haha, I am seriously overdue for participating more in the fandom though...! I tend to keep a lot of my fandoms to myself, honestly.


Wohooo finally another imas fan from the Bay Area. You guys were at Fanime in 2010 if I'm not mistaken right. I had just moved in the area around that time and someone here showed me a vid of your performance.
d O_o b <---- thumbs up to ya for representin hope i get to see you guys this year

Bay Area born and raised! And yes, we were! We did "my song" for the masquerade and then had a longer show on Sunday at Stage Zero where we performed something like 5 or 6 songs. We'll be at Fanime again this year, so I hope you get to see us this time too!

Hello there.
Yeh, you're like me. The video games was my passions (since I was 3 years old), I played them all the time, any kind (dancing, FPS, RPGs), but yeah. Welcome here and enjoy your stay!

Awesome! Yeah, I think I was about 3 when I first started playing video games too. I played a lot of Mario on the NES with my dad. :)

Welcome to the forums!

You seem to have played every iM@S game! Which is your fav by far?

...All 'cept for Dearly Stars, I guess. And I technically haven't held the controller for the first two 360 games, just IM@S 2. Hahaha. Honestly I think the PSP one is my favorite, perhaps just because I've spent so much time with it!

I see you live in the same area as Sev. XD

Hello and Welcome to project im@s michi.

Thanks!


psst Sev I'm also Bay Area too

I hope you post some pics of your cosplays! I've always wanted to do an iM@S one but never got around to it.

Bay Area IM@S fans unite? :D

Well, here you go:

Yukata Maid: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?c=37149
Cool & Sexy: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?c=38189
Live For Venus: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?c=26569
Cute & Girly: http://www.acparadise.com/acp/display.php?c=13427 (Fun fact, when I did this in 2007 I didn't need a wig. Now my hair is to my waist, so I definitely needed to get a wig for Haruka for my new outfits!)

In progress are Pop Sound Blossom from the PSP games, and the Floral & Luxury costumes from IM@S 2. Later this year I wanna do the Variety Animal outfit (which, for Haruka, is a panda suit -- AWESOME) and maybe some others.

A cosplayer and an iM@S video gamer? Awesome! :D

Are you guys planning to dance any new songs from iM@S 2?

Oh! I almost forgot...Nice to meet you! I'm Clear Blue! Please make yourself at home! :D
It's great to find more Haruka fans! :D (Main Heroine FTW!)

(I wonder if this person can help us with our translating group?)

Yes!! Actually, this Sunday we're doing The World is All One!! at the San Francisco Cherry Blossom Festival. We've got 5 of us, so I'm STOKED. We'll be adding some other IM@S 2 songs to our shows later this year too, for sure.

Hi! Thanks~

..and uh, yes? I've passed 3 of the 5 Japanese Language Proficiency Tests so far and I always love new reasons to flex my Japanese skills!

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Re: Hello!~
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2011, 02:26:06 am »
No plans this year, no. Sorry! I have attended Otakon in the past, though, back in 2001 and 2003. I'd like to go again someday! I dunno if I could drag any of our group with me too, though. Haha.

I was in Japan for two college semesters, so nearly a year, and I was in Saitama Prefecture. It's right by Tokyo, so you can easily visit the city, but it's still far away enough that you can enjoy the lovely rural area you're in. :) The school I went to was Tokyo International University, and I stayed with a host family.

Ah, a year in Japan, that'd help my (comparatively bad) listening and speaking skills. Wish I could go there for a year to shape things up, I know a few guys who did (in Kobe). I just had a six-week stay in Fukuoka, and that was when I was only two years into the language. Naturally it didn't really do too much besides getting me familiar with the place. I mean, that's good and all... but I think I should've gone back for around a year after a bit more experience, and never did.

Come to think of it, I've never really written in Japanese besides using a word processor. -_-
« Last Edit: April 14, 2011, 02:31:39 am by Cael K. »
Cael's Im@s Ranking: Azusa, Yumeko, Tomomi, Haruka

How to get stuff from Japan without causing things to explode in a shower of sparks and misery: http://forum.project-imas.com/index.php/topic,1108.0.html

Memories of Melon Pan: http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/
Translations: http://www.mediafire.com/?hzc4b0jy7pwll

Currently translating (text only):
S(mile)ING! (English version, singable) - http://d.hatena.ne.jp/caelk/20140911/1410422445
Neue Green, Volume 3 - Will start sometime. ^_^;;
Rockin' Girl, Volume 1 (Chapters 1-5) - http://www.mediafire.com/?z00ffkvg5ocg11e

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« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2011, 02:34:46 am »
...All 'cept for Dearly Stars, I guess. And I technically haven't held the controller for the first two 360 games, just IM@S 2. Hahaha. Honestly I think the PSP one is my favorite, perhaps just because I've spent so much time with it!

Dearly what?

I'm guessing you were back-seat gaming with iM@S 1 :P

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2011, 06:00:23 am »
Oh... hello there. And welcome.
Have fun. ^_^

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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2011, 07:27:42 am »
psst Sev I'm also Bay Area too
I know you are Urby and i hope to see you one day as well. But the Bay is big and its huge highways separate us from each other but know that no matter what I wi- *shot before he can continue*

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