My Tenso package arrived 2 days after it was shipped from Japan. It came in what looks like a paper bag/Fed Ex package. The Amazon package was unopened inside. So far I’m happy with Tenso and plan to use them for more purchases.
Yume no Miyako TOKYO LIFE was the CD that arrived by Tenso. It’s one of my favorite songs. It’s the ED to Happy Lesson where the chibified characters dance around. Candidate For Goddess Sound Track arrived too. It came used in very good condtion. The front cover doubles as I booklet with information about the anime. Too bad it was cancelled. I loved the music and the show. Fruit’s Basket OST arrived yesterday as well.
I just found out. Tenso had sent me a EMS tracking number along with a link to the JP Post to track it. Well, following your package through JP Post dead ends once it leaves Japan. USPS can track your package too using the same tracking number. USPS can even track your package in Japan. Just enter your EMS tracking number on USPS’s Track & Confirm page.
They just added this feature recently. Gmail automatically detects what language the email was sent in and is preset to translate into English. It’s handy for me since I can’t read Japanese. Normally, I would guess what it was or copy and paste it into Google Translate.
Tenso notified me they received my Amazon CD. My shipment will cost $20 U.S. I was surprised it was so much. That’s the same shipping fee Amazon Japan charges for Express Mail Service. From the testimonials, I’ve heard shipping was $5 dollars. Later that day I logged on to their site and paid for my shipping.
May 3, 2012
Tenso ships my order. They gave me a tracking number along with link to track it. I couldn’t get the link to work so I navigated the JP Post office site. This is the link to enter your tracking number: Individual International Mail Search by Item Number. As of now my package is still at the Tokyo post office. Tenso has a shipping calculator at the bottom of their page. I’ll keep posting Tenso follow ups.
The Haruhi CD has the popular “God knows…” along with two other tracks. Buxom Mikuru does one of the other songs. You’ll recognize it as soon as you hear it. I also bought Megumi Hayashibara’s Iravati after someone on AN’s forum recommended Tamashii no Refrain. I recognized it as Refrain of Soul the theme song from Evangelion Death & Rebirth. I’m looking forward to listening to Megumi’s CD.
Many times I have chosen the wrong CD title when given the option to choose one. There have also been times when I have accidentally rewritten and lost a track’s title by clicking on it. If iTunes retrieved more than one possible title for your CD and you chose the wrong one or iTunes retrieved your CD information but you manually entered your own, you can reset it. From the toolbar select Advanced then choose Get Track Names.
I’ve been frustrated that certain Amazon Japan orders won’t ship to the U.S. (i.e. used CDs through 3rd parties). I found a service called Tenso.com that gives you a Japanese mailing address and ships your items to the U.S. I just placed my first Amazon Japan order using my new Tenso address. I’m not sure if I entered my Tenso address correctly at Amazon. I’ll let you know how it goes.
I’m not good at navigating iTunes Japan yet let alone iTunes. I just found a bunch of Bandai collections. They’re called Bandai Channel Special Selection. Searching “Bandai” doesn’t give you much. This link to the King Gainer Pack will pull up some more Bandai collections. These links will help you find anime on iTunes U.S. and iTunes Japan.
Many of the songs begin with Chii saying cute phrases. There’s also a mix version of Let Me Be With You by Round Table. It’s a shame Pioneer Music went out of business here in the U.S. I wish I would have started my collection earlier. I bought this CD used. I buy my CDs used if they’re cheaper.
I didn’t think I’d like live action dramas. I’ve been engrossed in anime until recently. I gave them a try early this year and was pleasantly surprised. I think of them as live action anime. I started watching them on Crunchyroll and have made some DVD purchases as well. Coffee Prince has been my favorite so far which introduced me the actress Yoon Eun Hye. Her character is very moe.
Right now I’m watching Prince Hours and Jumong on Crunchyroll.