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I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« on: January 09, 2015, 12:17:56 pm »
Well, as the thread title says i'd like to visit an im@s concert, but i really have no idea where to start. First off, where can i find the dates for upcoming concerts? The wiki only lists the past ones. Then the next step is where to buy tickets. It seems they are sold at convenience stores in japan, at least sometimes. But i have no idea how far in advance and at which stores. Where can i find the corresponding information? I don't care if it's in Japanese, i should be able to work my way through, but i really have no idea where to start.

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 06:30:36 pm »
If you're based in the U.S., visit http://blog.059pro.us/ and 059pro.us, avail yourself of their recollections and tips. Also, you may be able to join the group.

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 07:02:14 pm »
I'm not, but through that page i found this: http://idolmaster.jp/event/

seems like a good place to keep an eye on ;) thanks
through that i also found this for the 9th anniversary concert: http://idolmaster.jp/event/9th_tour.php

I hope they'll make something similar for the 10th, and even though i'm going to japan this spring i wouldn't mind going again in autumn ;) And if i absolutely need something in japan itself (like an address for the tickets) i'm sure i can organize this somehow through my japanese teacher.
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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2015, 11:21:29 pm »
I wish they would announce when 10th will be already because I'm itching to see if I would be able to plan a trip for it or not.
I'm curious what a realistic budget should be if I want to go.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2015, 11:26:22 pm by animagic4u »

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2015, 12:10:35 am »
I've actually wanted to go years, but now that the date is coming closer it seems very unlikely that'll happen.

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2015, 12:36:59 am »
I wish they would announce when 10th will be already because I'm itching to see if I would be able to plan a trip for it or not.
I'm curious what a realistic budget should be if I want to go.

Depends on how you want to live. I posted this in another forum on Crunchy a long time ago.

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For an easy listing, my comfortable budget is this. Please note - I overshoot some of these estimates on purpose.
Lodging - 5500 4500 yen per night (if you're doing hotels), unless it's a ryokan (expensive, some don't do credit cards)
Food/Refreshment - 2500 yen per day (two meals and snacks)
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Laundry - 500 yen per week (and you'll have to hang dry clothes), plus the cost of travel detergent
Phone rental - $100 for two weeks (definite overestimation, but better safe)
Admission fees - Google the attraction, but I can't see paying more than 1000 yen for most places.

Add plane tickets, shopping spree money, and equipment you have to buy before you go (if needed).

Personal quickies:
From memory, round trip to Narita was $1700 last time I went.
Arriving in Narita, taking a midnight flight back from Haneda was around $1400.
Jeans do not dry well in hotel dryers and shirts don't do so hot either. I recommend hang drying.
I don't do hostels since I don't like sharing rooms with strangers.
Some hotels have curfews. Might be a good idea to ask.

Some people say you can rough it in manga cafes a few nights every week for real cheap (1250 yen or so per night), but I don't think I'd like that. Capsule hotels can be cheap too, but I heard they want all your stuff to be out when you wake up in the morning, and aren't really a place to stay for anything more than one night.

Hotels were getting booked last time I went though, so book a few weeks in advance. A few days in advance (or even the previous night), and there's no guarantee you'll be able to find a spot in a good place. I wouldn't be surprised if rooms around the concert place were booked solid as soon as the date is announced.
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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2015, 10:47:16 am »
If several people here want and actually do go to the (same) concert it would be nice to meet up somewhere.

I think hotels shouldn't be too much of a problem, you don't have to stay in the ultimate vicinity, even if it's an hour by train or so, it shouldn't be much of an issue. Additionally these concerts seem to be in the big cities (Osaka, Nagoya and Toyko for the 9th anniversary concert iirc). My main concern is getting the ticket in the first place. But i already talked to my Japanese teacher and she said she'd help me if necessary. And then there is the "issue" of going to Japan twice in one year, since i'm going for this years hanami season.
I wonder if i can convince someone to come with me to the concert, or to japan for general for that second time (i doubt the friend i go with in spring will come twice). And if all fails, i would also go alone.

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 07:45:29 pm »
I got some advice from someone who went to 9th last year and I'm feeling confident I could save enough money to go on a trip by the time they had the lives last year (August-ish).
I may or may not have someone going with me so we could probably split hotel costs and such.

I'm making it my new year's resolution to make it to 10th!

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2015, 03:35:21 pm »
Producer-san, domu desu yo, domu!

It's been confirmed that the 10th anniversary live will be at this dome.


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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2015, 10:24:15 pm »
july? damn, i was hoping for autumn like the 9th anniversary concert...

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2015, 04:24:32 pm »
I thought this site had some useful information for those interested in going to a live, there's also some other interesting posts too. https://hpt.moe/

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2015, 04:41:46 pm »
july? damn, i was hoping for autumn like the 9th anniversary concert...
Well the arcade game did release in July after all.

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2015, 09:25:46 pm »
Well the arcade game did release in July after all.

Well, by now i don't care about the date anymore :p I wanted to go in summer once anyway, for the fireworks and matsuri. If i can get a saturday ticket (765 only) i'll go.

Did i see this correctly? The only way to get tickets is through a lottery you can only apply for if you buy some specific CDs? Or will there be a normal way to buy the tickets?
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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2015, 09:35:20 pm »
https://hpt.moe/2015/03/14/10th-anniversary-live-updates/

Preordered the two ML cds.
I'm pretty sure the tickets have always worked as a lottery.

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Re: I'd like to go to an im@s concert, what should i do?
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2015, 10:35:02 pm »
Did i see this correctly? The only way to get tickets is through a lottery you can only apply for if you buy some specific CDs? Or will there be a normal way to buy the tickets?

This is typical with most large Japanese events