1 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-23 03:31:33)

Topic: Absolute POLYSICS book REVEALED!!!! (+surprise~)

Today, my little androids on this wonderful Coelakanth forum.... I have a surprise for you!!

To recap: a Japanese friend on Twitter sent me these out of the kindness of his heart. I'm still flabbergasted at all of this, even as I hold these amazing books in my hand!!

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It was a HUGE surprise to get the Polysics fanbooks as well, as the sender only talked about me getting the AP book. These are so adorable, and one of them came with a mini poster!!

And so, pictures. I would love to actually take a picture of every page in the entire AP book, but at a whopping 224 pages, it's a huge volume! (A lot of it of it is Japanese text, unlike the NEU book, which was entirely made up of pictures.) I have taken pictures of a good bit of the book, though, so LET'S GO!! ABSOLUTE POLYSICS BOOK OR DIIIIIIIIIIE!!!!!

First, to get an idea of how BIG this book is, here it is on top of the NEU photobook.
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A Polysics encyclopedia!!

Here is my album of pictures, please enjoy!!
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Some highlights:
- The cover under the jacket is very neat! All of their badges together....!
- The first few pages (one, two, three, four) show the band modeling their past outfits. I found this interesting, because at first I thought they were old pictures of them, but no, that's Yano in a NEU era outfit!! Pretty awesome to see him three of the old outfits! He looks so cool in the NatP one XDD Also, the first outfit that Hiro wears, the red with the Devo hat, is interesting because I've never seen an outfit from 1997! I didn't know it was red with black badges!!
- After just some pictures of the band, they get into interviews about each member's childhood. Loads of Japanese that I can't read, haha. There are many pictures of the band as little kids, but I thought this picture of Yano was really cute. I'll take some more pictures of these pages later!
- I love the picture of Hiro and Kayo here where they're in the outfits they wore during the Black Out Fall Out PV.
- I didn't notice anything funny about the middle picture here until I realized that Fumi was in a bag! What are you doing in there?? XDDD
- Towards the middle of the book, there are pages all about something each member likes. First up, Cooking with Hayashi!! One, two and three. I thought it was so funny that Hiro's outfit was a chef's outfit but with the P badge on it XD Everyone samples his food, I wonder if it was good.....!
- Next up, Kayo in Owl-land! Watch as she eagerly takes pictures of owls, becomes a perch for one and wears an owl hat. All together now: awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
- Third in the set is...... hitting bars with Fumi?
- Finally, yoga with Yano!! I'm surprised it wasn't something having to do with coffee XDD
- During the discography listing, there is a mentioning of a Studio Peach Pie. I have a feeling that it's just Hiro's house, rofl. Each picture is numbered, and here are the captions that go with it. There you go, go crazy Stu!!
- I haven't taken any pictures yet, but the list which has every Polysics live there ever was is TWENTY PAGES long. Woooooooow!!
- Shirt index! Page one, two, three, four, five, and six. How many do you have? 8D (I only have one.....)
- The last pages contain a written blurb by each member. Hiro and Yano's, Fumi and Kayo's. Is.... is that written in CRAYON?! The mental image of the four sitting around a table writing things with crayons is an adorable image XDD
- And the back under the jacket cover, with inside jacket flap, right here.

What a huge book....!! I am currently resizing the picture for the fanbooks, and I will post them here too!

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2 (edited by the fox 2010-03-22 17:43:52)

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Oh wow these are so great!! It was awesome of them to send you this stuff. I love Polysics fans haha. smile Thanks for posting this.

Re: Absolute POLYSICS book REVEALED!!!! (+surprise~)

THE JEALOUSY
STILL SO JEALOUS xD haha
but i'm happy for you carrie o/ thanks for sharing

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4 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-22 18:35:24)

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No problem, you two! I wouldn't think of keeping this awesome stuff to myself!!

And I love Polysics fans too ; ^; everyone is so nice, and that includes everyone here!

Fanbook pictures are coooommiiinnng~

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Okay, in the same folder, there will be the Polyfanbook pictures at the top! Dig in guys!!

The fanbooks are sooo cute! I love it when it shows each album with a little Hiro infront, representing that age. And then, the similar Kayo one....!!

And this is something that I thought was neat that the sender did. A little TOISU when I was going to open it! :DDD

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I love how Kayo looks exactly the same from back then in that 1st P outfit xD. Also, in this pitcture, the middle photo looks like they also wore soemthing during the LO-BITS release.

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7 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-22 20:00:34)

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heavypoly6 wrote:

I love how Kayo looks exactly the same from back then in that 1st P outfit xD. Also, in this pitcture, the middle photo looks like they also wore soemthing during the LO-BITS release.

Haha, I noticed that too. That's why I thought they were old pictures, but then I saw Yano. He does not belong back then!! (he would have been pretty young back then too)

Wow, those outfits do look different! They're black and they seem to have white stripes on the arms. Hm, interesting, I haven't seen anything like that around anywhere!

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Re: Absolute POLYSICS book REVEALED!!!! (+surprise~)

OK, I need that book!
Seriously, they better have them for sale... I'm gonna be in Tokyo in a week and if I can't find a copy, I may die.

Peach Pie studios? With all the pics and model numbers of hiros instruments 0.0 I drool! Seriously, that's a fantastic reason to learn kanji right there, just so I can read what is said

love the uniform timeline! the 1997 outfit is cool! I remember seeing a tiny clip of a pre-kayo polysics from back then, but it never sunk in that it was actually a different uniform! Very cool!

Thanks west!!!

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Haha, I hope you're able to get a copy then! Maybe try a Tower Records store? Or just scream "ABSOLUTE POLYSICS" on the street and see if anyone answers! (actually, don't try that XDDD)

I'm going to have to go through my clip stash and try to see if I see  this older uniform....!

And I thought you'd like those pages, hehe. I can't read all the kanji either, but some things are in English.


Also, one week, and my other package should come in! Even more exciiitteeeeeed~

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Thank you so much for your photo tour of the Absolute Polysics book, West Haven! Looks like a dream smile

11 (edited by marktobias 2010-03-23 00:53:26)

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Great work Carrie! I'm so glad we all get to see it thanks to global Polysics love big_smile
Yano doing Polysics cosplay lol

It would be cool to see the Kayo US tour diary pages closer up just to see if I recognise anyone in the photos.

What's the deal with the fanbooks? How do they get mass-produced?

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12 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-23 01:13:48)

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marktobias wrote:

Great work Carrie! I'm so glad we all get to see it thanks to global Polysics love big_smile
Yano doing Polysics cosplay lol

It would be cool to see the Kayo US tour diary pages closer up just to see if I recognise anyone in the photos.

What's the deal with the fanbooks? How do they get mass-produced?

Hehe, that's it XDD Polycosplay, as done by a Polysic!!

Sure, I'll try to scan some of those pages in, but there aren't any pictures from the two shows you went to. I was sad about that, because I wanted to see if you got in there~

And yeah, if there are any pages any of you guys want to see a closer up, or see if I can't get it any clearer, just ask!!

I'm not sure about the fanbooks, but they seem well made! Nice glossy paper covers and the only one that is stapled together is the last one (the one with the buttons and the Young OH! OH! inspired back cover), but I think that one was a quick book they wanted to get out because Budokan is mentioned a lot. These books are basically doujinshi, and very well made! I'm not sure about any of the finer workings of it all, all I know is that Mistabeen asked if they could be shipped overseas and they said they couldn't. (you did ask that, right Davy? I know you've been asking a lot of things, haha)

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I can't wait for the HUGE list of concerts! big_smile

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14 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-23 01:41:47)

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Hehe, speaking of the concert list~

One more thing I found while browsing the book is a setlist for the 12/19/00 concert. Y'know the NEU!!!! concert, like the one from those clips of What, Tax in, Disorder, Making Sense, At At and Gates of Steel that are floating around youtube (most of which are uploaded by me, haha) I found out the setlist because throughout the pages where they have the live list, they have posters from live shows and stuff. They had one with the setlist, and so cue me squinting at the page, trying to find out what songs are there XDD

12/19/00
1. Sunnymaster
2. ブギーテクニカ ---> Buggie Technica (which is interesting. they played it twice? and why put the song in katakana here, and in English later in the setlist? Hmmmm.....)
3. T-riangle
4. Which!
5. Good
6. Plus Chicker
7. ADSRM!
8. Eleki Gassen
9. Nice
10. Married to a Frenchmen
11. TIME SHOCK!
12. Pike
13. the theme of NEU
14. go ahead now!
15. XCT
16. MS-17
17. S.V.O.
18. TAX IN
19. DISORDER
20. WHAT
21. turn off the light
22. MAKING SENSE
23. Poly-farm
24. each life each end
25. URGE ON!!
26. Modern
27. BUGGIE TECHNICA
28. I'm a worker
29. GATES OF STEEL
30. AT AT

So I've at least seen six of these videos..... but out of a thirty song concert, that isn't nearly enough!!

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15 (edited by heavypoly6 2010-03-23 01:43:59)

Re: Absolute POLYSICS book REVEALED!!!! (+surprise~)

Oh, you could've asked me for that katakana. I can read all hiragana and katakana. Sometimes I can understand it. I also know some kanji too :3. Katakana is easier to find out what it says though so yeah tongue

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16 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-23 01:45:30)

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heavypoly6 wrote:

I can probably find out what the katakana is. Can you input the characters? I can read all hiragana and katakana, and sometimes understand it. I also know some kanji :3

Haha, I got it! My contact came through. Well, really, it's the guy who gave me the book XD He has a copy too, so I told him the page and asked him what it was. I edited that post to reflect the neu information~

I thought it was Buggie Technica, but I wasn't sure. I did a whole lot of squinting and looking at the wikipedia page of katakana and I either thought it looked like pu or bu. But after looking at the entire thing, bu did make more sense. But like I said, why put it in kata and English in the same setist? A mystery....... (I bet it some simple reason, like Hiro wanted it to look cool or interesting XDDD)

And we need to stop editing posts? XDDDDDD oh well~

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Aha, Puggie Techinica XD. I saw the back of the Hey Bob! My Friend! CD that they had the english writing of the song, and then a katakana translation under it sooo.....yeah I don't know either, haha

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18 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-23 01:54:52)

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Puggie Technica.... a Technical Pug? First an android coelakanth, and now a technical pug?!

I need Hey Bob! My Friend! ... but it was out of stock when I tried ordering it from Best Buy ; ^; why, there are a lot of polyCDs I need, hehe. One day, they will be mine!! o/

I will try taking pictures (or scanning, if I feel brave) of the live list tomorrow. Also some of the pictures of the band as kids. Who wants to see Kayo in a swimsuit?!? (whenshe'sfive)

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west_haven wrote:

I will try taking pictures (or scanning, if I feel brave) of the live list tomorrow. Also some of the pictures of the band as kids. Who wants to see Kayo in a swimsuit?!? (whenshe'sfive)

Wouldn't she short circuit if she goes into water? xD

I'd totally love to see them young, that'll so cute. Then, 20 pages of AWESOME-NESS.

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heavypoly6 wrote:
west_haven wrote:

I will try taking pictures (or scanning, if I feel brave) of the live list tomorrow. Also some of the pictures of the band as kids. Who wants to see Kayo in a swimsuit?!? (whenshe'sfive)

Wouldn't she short circuit if she goes into water? xD

I'd totally love to see them young, that'll so cute. Then, 20 pages of AWESOME-NESS.

Her android-ness hadn't fully taken her over at that young age. And actually, she's three in the swimsuit picture. When she's five, she starts to have that shy Kayo-ness we're used to XDD So it all started there.....

I included a picture of Yano when she was little in my first batch of pictures and awwww he is so cute <333 Hiro looks cute as a little kid, but there is a picture of him looking veeerry angry with a synth in his lap (a late teens picture, not quite out of high school, I think). Fumi looked pretty Fumi-like, but then there is a random picture of her at age 17 with blonde hair. And then I think an age 19 picture that kind of looks like a 54 Nude Honeys kind of thing.

I do wish I could read the interviews for everyone. And after each interview, there is a 100 Q&A and the only thing I can make out is the question where they ask about blood types XDD

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Ah I just noticed the names of the cities under the photos. Never mind then..... unless Kayo mentions a handsome weirdo.

Anything you could scan would be awesome. It depends how much you love us really as to how much scanning you want to do big_smile

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22 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-23 03:08:48)

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marktobias wrote:

Ah I just noticed the names of the cities under the photos. Never mind then..... unless Kayo mentions a handsome weirdo.

Anything you could scan would be awesome. It depends how much you love us really as to how much scanning you want to do big_smile

Haha, there are two entries for the DC, one for the 15th and another for the day of the concert, the 16th. Those entries are the longest, too! I wonder if there is something.....!

There is a bit of English littered throughout her little entries, and I think most of it is what people said to her. At the San Diego live (1/30) there some English in those quote brackets that say: "I'll miss you so much, but good luck in your future." How sweet <333 For the Akron show, there is says "Stay Kayo!" next to the subject title and again in the body.

I shall scan and upload the US tour pages for everyone, so that we can all see what Kayo has to say about us! ..... even though it's in Japanese.

And of course I want to try to scan a lot~ for you guys!!

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Omedetoisu, Mark!!! You're mentioned in the Polybook, you're mentioned in the Polybook~

Copy/pasted from Twitter for everyone to seeeee~:
@gen5963: @marktobias23 p.095 02.16 “イギリスから来ていたファンとも遭遇 - I met the poly-fan who came from the U.K. accidentally" it is you!!

@gen5963: @marktobias23 p.092 02.12 "イギリスから来たお客さん - The visitor who came to watch it from the U.K."

Very awesome, very awesome!!!!

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*is recovering from too much Kayo love*

Any chance we can get @gen to translate some more stuff? smile
heavypoly6 and I can work on some of the katakana and hiragana but not having the ability to copy and paste the kanji will make it difficult.

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25 (edited by west_haven 2010-03-23 15:27:21)

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marktobias wrote:

*is recovering from too much Kayo love*

Any chance we can get @gen to translate some more stuff? smile
heavypoly6 and I can work on some of the katakana and hiragana but not having the ability to copy and paste the kanji will make it difficult.

Mr. Mark, Mr. Mark, could you sign my Polybooooooooooook~

I'll try asking! big_smile Wish me luuuuck!! Hehe, thank goodness for that Twitlonger thing!! 400 characters just to ask him XDDD

Annnnnnd he said he could! I asked if he could translate the US Tour Blog and the last pages (the last bit written by the band). Yaaaay! ^_____^

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