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10 December 2008 @ 12:15 pm
 
project (ish) time!

i know there's a ton of fans from all over the world and it can be hard to find communities in your own language. i'd like to start a list of sites, forums, blogs, and other communities that are good resources. if you run a site or there's one(s) you frequent, please comment with the title, a link, and a short descrition of what's available (especially if it's somewhere that requires membership or isn't in english).


official sites
w-inds.tv - official w-inds. site
keita.tv - official keita solo site
涼平の充っ子クラブ 〜AB-BOYへの道2〜 - ryohei's official blog
『たちばなし』 - keita's official w-inds. blog
「道標-ミチシルベ-」 - keita's official solo blog
ジャブログに散る! - ryuichi's official blog
pony canyon - official record label site
vision factory - official promotion/management site

stores
cd japan - cds/dvds (japan release only), some magazines, ships anywhere, accepts most forms of payment, very reliable
yesasia - cds/dvds/books (japan, hk, taiwan, korea releases), ships anywhere, accepts most forms of payment, offers free (but slow and not-so-well packaged) shipping and expedited
amazon (us) - decent but confusing selection of cds/dvds, cheap (usually) shipping but prices way higher for import reasons
amazon (japan) - much better and easier to navigate selection of cds/dvds/photobooks/pianobooks/fanbooks/magazines, normal prices, shipping incredibly fast but pricey as international orders required to use expedited, used items usually can't be shipped overseas
jpophelp - somewhat random selection of cds/dvds/magazines though it can be hard to find things on the site itself (search for 'winds'), prices reasonable, fairly cheap shipping
pre-photo - digipri, will only ship to japanese address
vision factory store - vision factory concert goods, will only ship to japanese address
celga - deputy service for y!j auctions, ticket.co.jp, &tc., will special order, reasonably priced, ships ems from japan
shopping mall japan - deputy service for y!j auctions, ticket.co.jp, mbok, &tc., will special order, reasonably priced, ships from us so small delay but fairly fast
rinkya - deputy service for y!j auctions, ticket.co.jp, &tc., higher priced
kinokuniya - books/magazines, in-store cds/dvds, japanese bookstore chain with locations overseas (usa west coast and ny, australia, thailand, malaysia, singapore, indonesia, taiwan, dubai), can special order, prices higher because of importing but if you live nearby there's no shipping fees

livejournal (w-inds. only)
feel_the_fate - hi there :D (mix of locked/unlocked)
w_inds_daily - pictures only community (unlocked)
keitaaday - pictures only community (unlocked)
sub_is_message - english subtitled videos, currently on hiatus (unlolcked)
keixryo - keita/ryohei fanfiction, art, commentary (mix of locked/unlocked)
keixryu - keita/ryuichi fanfiction, art, commentary (mix of locked/unlocked)
ryuxryo - ryuichi/ryohei fanfiction, art, commentary (mix of locked/unlocked)
w_inds_orgy - ryohei/keita/ryuichi fanfiction, art, commentary (mix of locked/unlocked)

livejournal (multi-fandom)
feelthe_hug - for fans of w-inds. and tvxq (mostly unlocked)
boys_paper - hi-res scans (mix of locked/unlocked)
bukibeat - music rotation (locked)
jcandygloss - magazine and song translations (locked)
omg_look_music - music rotation (locked)

livejournal (blog rss feeds)
chibaryohei - ryohei's blog
tachibanashi - keita's w-inds. blog
keita_tachibana - keita's solo blog
ogundam78 - ryuichi's blog

japanese
[site] music tv program - lists artists that have performed on nearly every japanese music show for the past decade or so

english
[fanlisting] the greatest thing - approved w-inds. fanlisting
[fanlisting] adorable - approved ryohei fanlisting
[fanlisting] to you - approved keita fanlisting
[fanlisting] 花火 - approved ryuichi fanlisting
[site] super☆lover - information, hq scan gallery, direct audio/video downloads, incomplete lyrics/romaji/english translations, wallpapers
[site] 橘慶太 {時代} - information, hq scan gallery, direct audio/video downloads, incomplete lyrics/romaji/english translations
[site] cecil's w-inds. room - lyrics (romaji/english) up through ageha, random info/pics (last update january 2006)
[site/forum] w-inds.swept - unofficial north american fan club, must join to see most forum content
[site] w-ild. w-inds. w-onders. - parody fan site, lots of insane randomness
[forum] wfl forums - w-inds., flame, and lead forum
[forum] w-inds. is message - w-inds. forum
[blog] w-inds.alive - thai/english, streaming and downloadable audio/video, older content at previous location

chinese
[baidu] w-inds. baidu bar - commentary, pics, occasional music/video dl's
[baidu] ryohei baidu bar - commentary, pics, occasional music/video dl's
[baidu] keita baidu bar - commentary, pics, occasional music/video dl's
[baidu] ryuichi baidu bar - commentary, pics, occasional music/video dl's
[site] saesky - news updated every couple days at least, fairly hq scans, graphics
[forum] my w-inds. - talk, pictures, probably lots of other stuff but must be a member to see posts

thai
[forum] w-inds. thailand - video, pics, music. can see some posts as guest, must join/comment for most dl/pics, fair amount of content in english
[blog] w-inds.alive - thai/english, streaming and downloadable audio/video, older content at previous location


obviously, this is a work in progress. additions are much appreciated.
 
 
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felicia_alvita on December 12th, 2008 06:24 pm (UTC)
Recently, I bought some Jpop stuff from www.jpophelp.com. The selection is not as complete and the interface is not as easy as YesAsia or CDJapan. But once in a while they have a pretty good deal. I bought my System of Alive Concert DVD at a great discounted price. I only bought items there once though, and my experience was not so bad. But I'm not sure if anyone else ever has some bad experiences shopping there.
like a fortune cookie (short and vague)konzatsu on December 14th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
looks like it could be promising. the magazines are a bit pricey, but shipping doesn't look too bad. thanks for the info, i'll add it to the list. :D

ps. wow, you weren't kidding about the interface. someone seriously needs to teach them how to make a website. *cringes*

Edited at 2008-12-14 03:49 am (UTC)
jpopprincess314 on January 6th, 2009 07:24 am (UTC)
"tachibanashi" - keita's w-inds. blog"

The blog was deleted!
rainingkingdomyukiz87 on April 13th, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
I started keita a day because I noticed that no one has started one for him.

keita a day
keitaaday
a picture or gif of keita everyday
Satsukisatsuki_moto on February 4th, 2010 08:13 am (UTC)
We just recently opened up a new forum for the w-inds. fandom. (: We'd really appreciate if you could add us to the list?

http://kiss-or-kill.net/w-inds

Thanks! ^^
like a fortune cookie (short and vague)konzatsu on February 4th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC)
added! good luck with the forum. :)