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Community => Welcome Center => Topic started by: Michi on April 13, 2011, 06:29:33 am

Title: Hello!~
Post by: Michi 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!
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Cael K. 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?
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: HeavenS 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
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Mind M@ster 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.
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Sev 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
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: YayoiTakatsuki96 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!
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Scotty 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?
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: blake307 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.
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Urby 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.
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Clear Blue 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?)
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Michi 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!
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Cael K. 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. -_-
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Scotty 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
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Yui on April 14, 2011, 06:00:23 am
Oh... hello there. And welcome.
Have fun. ^_^
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Sev 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*
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Michi on April 14, 2011, 06:10:53 pm
Thanks and hi to everyone! I can't keep quoting all the messages... XD;

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. -_-

Yeah, nothing really tops being there. Going out your door and immediately having to use your language skills...! My year there was helped by living with a host family that spoke no English. :) It really challenged my speaking and comprehension levels!

My writing is honestly really bad when I use a pencil. I am much happier with a keyboard. Hahaha. But that's sort of cheating!

Dearly what?

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

Harhar.

Sort of, we didn't really play it much at all. Sometime I'd like to really sit down with it. I've got the arcade experience, though! And I still have my producer card and my idol card for Haruka that it printed out for me. :D
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: azuyuki on April 14, 2011, 07:02:15 pm
hello!
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: RoninatorMarx on April 14, 2011, 09:58:59 pm
Hello, Michi, and welcome to project-imas.com!!

*points to the skies*

Walking the Path of Heavens, I am the Roninator Marx, the Sword of Project-iM@S!!

Cosplayer? Cool. And it seems you're willing to help out in the fansub group. Thanks. It's much appreciated, we're kinda in a pickle with translators now. XDD
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: ProjectAria on April 15, 2011, 01:35:40 am
* Equips her Ritsuko's glasses*

Welcome to the forums!  You quiet a iDOLM@STER fan it seems with everything you have posted!
Do you have any plans on going to Anime Expo 2011?  I plan on going with my Ritsuko IM@S1 Strawberry Cute & Girly and maybe hopefully with Ryuuguu Komachi outfit!

I'm sorry if Sev bugged you about joining the fansub group, I will make sure Sev gettings scolding when I see him.

Also enjoy your stay!
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Clear Blue on April 15, 2011, 01:48:34 am
* Equips her Ritsuko's glasses*

I'm sorry if Sev bugged you about joining the fansub group, I will make sure Sev gets scolding when I see him.

Also enjoy your stay!
*goes to grab popcorn* I'm gonna watch this.
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: animagic4u on April 15, 2011, 01:53:33 am
Yay another Haruka fan! <3
Haruka was my first girl too. I seriously should stop picking her and finally get the achievements lol.
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Takatsuki on April 16, 2011, 02:50:51 am
Hey Michi! I really loved your introduction! ^^

Welcome to the forum and I hope you have a blast here! :)
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: enigmaopoeia on April 17, 2011, 10:13:00 am
It is nice to meetcha, Michi!
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Compassionate Sadist on April 17, 2011, 11:21:41 am
Wow, your cosplays are lovely~! Welcome! :3
Title: Re: Hello!~
Post by: Michi on May 05, 2011, 08:40:35 pm
Thanks everyone. :)