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i-TM4U has created a new division called Ticket Princess specifically for purchasing tickets.
Currently Ticket Princess is holding a campaign, so the commission rate is very reasonable. (The campaign lasts until 31st August).

The commissions during this campaign are:
1000yen for lottery sale purchases and purchasing from resale sites.
2000yen for general sale purchases and purchasing from auction sites.

Whether you have used i-TM4U to purchase tickets in the past or not, and even if you do not have current plans to use their service, they still recommend that you register as a member now.

From 1st September, the commissions will be:
1250yen for lottery sale purchases and purchasing from resale sites.
2550yen for general sale purchases and purchasing from auction sites.

Ticket Princess uses flat rate commission, not percentage commission. Hence, their price is really good if you need to buy tickets with more than 10,000yen price such as the tickets from ticket.co.jp.


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i-TM4U has created a new division called Ticket Princess specifically for purchasing tickets.
Currently Ticket Princess is holding a campaign, so the commission rate is very reasonable. (The campaign lasts until 30th July).

The commissions during this campaign are:
1000yen for lottery sale purchases and purchasing from resale sites.
2000yen for general sale purchases and purchasing from auction sites.

Whether you have used i-TM4U to purchase tickets in the past or not, and even if you do not have current plans to use their service, they still recommend that you register as a member now.

There are 2 types of inquiries at Ticket Princess, please check it here!





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Oversea FC members also can enter the FC lotteries for tours, concerts, events, etc.
What you need is your FC membership number, a trusted agent (family/friend/deputy) to make the payment for you in Japan and a Japan address (family's/friend's/deputy's address or your hotel address).


Step 1:

Email the FC directly (saveus@janne.co.jp) during the application period, saying that you are an overseas Janne Da Arc Official Fan Club member and want to join an FC lottery, quoting your name, your membership number and the lottery title (example: Acid Black Cherry Project 『Shangri-la』 2nd Season~北陸・甲信・東海tour~ Janne Da Arc Official Fan Club lottery). Try to make the email as simple as possible.

Make sure to include this information also:
・performance date(s) you request
・number of ticket(s) you request
・how to pay
(Please ask your family/friend/deputy their preferred choice of payment method. You can always contact me through my twitter regarding the payment methods list if you don't know because the methods can differ from one lottery to another lottery depending on the organizer. For the Acid Black Cherry Project 『Shangri-la』 tours, the payment methods can be found here.)

You can use this as the email subject: A.B.C.[insert tour name here] ファンクラブチケット先行予約受付 お問い合わせ

Email example:

To: saveus@janne.co.jp
Subject: A.B.C.関西・中国 tour ファンクラブチケット先行予約受付 お問い合わせ

Dear Save Us!

My name is XXXXXXXX. I am an overseas Janne Da Arc Official Fan Club member (membership number: XXXXXX). I want to enter Acid Black Cherry Project 『Shangri-la』 3rd Season~関西・中国 tour~ Janne Da Arc Official Fan Club lottery.

Below are my application details.

Performance dates: 24th December, 27th December
Number of tickets: 1 for 24th December, 2 for 27th December
How to pay: Seven Eleven

Regards,
XXXXXXXX



Step 2:

Wait for the FC to reply and then wait for the lottery result announcemet.


Step 3:

Lottery result.
The FC will contact you (and give you the payment details if you win).
If you win, go to the step 4.


Step 4:

Make the payment before the payment deadline.
If you are not in Japan during the payment period, ask your trusted agent to make the payment for you. Please give or forward the payment details to your trusted agent.
If you do not have any family or friend in Japan to do it for you, you can use a deputy agent or shopping service.

If you never use any deputy agent before, I may suggest this...
http://kairai1414.livejournal.com/ (kairai1414@yahoo.co.jp)


Step 5:

Email the FC a Japan address no later than one month before each performance date.
(If you win more than one performance, the tickets will be sent separately, according to the performance dates. The ticket(s) will be shipped two weeks before each performance date.)

If you use Kairai as your deputy service in step 4, you can email the FC your hotel address.
If your family/friend made the payment for you, then you can use your hotel address as well, in case you don't want to use their address.

For other deputy services, you can contact them yourself on how to do this.
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Some people asked me on how to read the FC postcards for the tour/concert/LIVE balloting, so I did a little translation on that.
As for the performance details in the postcards, you can always refer to my entries here.


お申し込み期間
Lottery registration period

当落発表期間
Lottery announcement period

入金締切日
Payment deadline

チケット枚数制限: 1公演につき4枚まで
Number of tickets limitation: Maximum 4 tickets per performance

チケット代金 (税込): ¥7,500
Ticket price (tax included): 7,500 yen per ticket

チケット配送手数料(税込): 1公演につき ¥600
Ticket delivery fee (tax included): 600 yen per performance

システム利用料(税込): ¥250
System fee (tax included): 250 yen

決済手数料(税込): ¥210
Settlement fee (tax included): 210 yen




So, yes, for the Japanese concert tickets (not just ABC), don't be blinded by the basic ticket price because the all-in price would be higher. As example, for the current Shangri-la tours, if you won one ticket, the all-in price would be 8,560 yen. It's like Air Asia. LOL. Ooopsss. But it's still cheaper than the third party price. :)

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Another ways of getting Acid Black Cherry concert tickets are through DVD/album/single lottery or general lottery or general sales.


DVD/album/single lottery normally happens when the artist is releasing a new DVD/album/single. When you buy a DVD/album/single, you will find a code and URL on a piece of paper in the DVD/album/single packaging. If you are not in Japan, someone in Japan (your trusted agent; family/friend/deputy) need to enter the lottery for you.

How it works?
You (or your trusted agent) need to go to the given URL and use the code to enter the lottery. If you don't have anyone you know in Japan and need to use a deputy agent, many (Kairai, Ticket Princess/i-TM4U, etc) can do this just fine for you. All you need to do is to give the URL and the code to them, and they will do the rest for you.


General lottery also can happen during a big tour or when the artist doesn't have any new release. Entering the general lottery is the easiest way of getting a ticket; you don't have to be an FC member, you don't need any code to enter it and you don't need to face the 'nightmare' of getting the general sales ticket. If it's available, you can normally find the general lottery information at the OHPs or by searching the play guides (e-plus, L-tike, Pia).

How it works?

You (or your trusted agent) need to go to the corresponding URL and just enter the lottery. If you don't have anyone you know in Japan and need to use a deputy agent, many (Kairai, Ticket Princess/i-TM4U, etc) can do this just fine for you. All you need to do is to give the URL to them, and they will do the rest for you.


The trickiest part of getting an Acid Black Cherry concert ticket is the general sales ticket.

If your family/friend is familiar with general sales and has all the needed skills to go on the 'war' in order to get the tickets, then you can ask them. But please bear in mind, Acid Black Cherry's general sales tickets are tremendously hard to get, they usually get sold out in less than 5 minutes if we are lucky, but most of the time they get sold out in a glimpse of the eyes. Many deputy services also are afraid to take on this task and they can't really promise you that they will successfully secure the tickets.

However, if you still need a deputy service for this, then Ticket Princess/i-TM4U can do it for you. Please read here and here carefully. You need to use the Request Form B.

Where to find the general sales information?
You can go to L-tike, Pia or e-plus, and search for "Acid Black Cherry". You also can find it at the OHPs.
The general sales page for Shangri-la tour can be found here (L-tike), here (Pia) and here (e-plus).
If you are using a deputy service, you can just give the listed links from L-tike, Pia or e-plus to them.





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ticket.co.jp is a resale site where you can get almost any ticket from Japan.
The catch? Prepare more money.
For ABC, try to avoid Yahoo Auction, BBS and mixi as possible. You can try on your on risk but be ready for in case your seats get blacklisted.

Morally speaking, ticket.co.jp is not a holy, pure, white site either (I was guilty for buying some ippan hatsubai tickets from there before as well), but it's the safest site in term of your money security as they implement some strict business rules at their website.

Just like the FC tickets, tickets from the lotteries and ippan hatsubai (general sales) tickets, if you have someone you know in Japan, you can ask them to buy the tickets for you from ticket.co.jp.

However, if you don't have anyone to help you, then you can use the deputy/shopping services as usual.

Below are some of the deputy/shopping services you can use:

FROM JAPAN
Kairai
i-TM4U
JE Goods (Don't worry, they also accept non-JE request!)
Treasure Japan
GOODY JAPAN
noppin (Please read their rules here.)

You can start surveying at ticket.co.jp after the general sales. Do not buy right away because the price will change from time to time. If there are a lot of tickets and people haven't started buying them yet, it's better to wait a bit longer, the price might drop later. Normally, if there are a lot of tickets, it's better to wait till as close as the performance date as possible. But if there are just few tickets and people already start buying them, it means the date is a hot date.

ABC page at ticket.co.jp can be found here.



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ticket.co.jp is a resale site where you can get almost any ticket from Japan.
The catch? Prepare more money.
For ABC, try to avoid Yahoo Auction, BBS and mixi as possible. You can try on your on risk but be ready for in case your seats get blacklisted.

Morally speaking, ticket.co.jp is not a holy, pure, white site either (I was guilty for buying some ippan hatsubai tickets from there before as well), but it's the safest site in term of your money security as they implement some strict business rules at their website.

Just like the FC tickets, tickets from the lotteries and ippan hatsubai (general sales) tickets, if you have someone you know in Japan, you can ask them to buy the tickets for you from ticket.co.jp.

However, if you don't have anyone to help you, then you can use the deputy/shopping services as usual.

Below are some of the deputy/shopping services you can use:

FROM JAPAN
Kairai
i-TM4U
JE Goods (Don't worry, they also accept non-JE request!)
Treasure Japan
GOODY JAPAN
noppin (Please read their rules here.)

You can start surveying at ticket.co.jp after the general sales. Do not buy right away because the price will change from time to time. If there are a lot of tickets and people haven't started buying them yet, it's better to wait a bit longer, the price might drop later. Normally, if there are a lot of tickets, it's better to wait till as close as the performance date as possible. But if there are just few tickets and people already start buying them, it means the date is a hot date.

ABC page at ticket.co.jp can be found here.


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Another ways of getting Acid Black Cherry concert tickets are through DVD/album/single lottery or general lottery or general sales.


DVD/album/single lottery normally happens when the artist is releasing a new DVD/album/single. When you buy a DVD/album/single, you will find a code and URL on a piece of paper in the DVD/album/single packaging. If you are not in Japan, someone in Japan (your trusted agent; family/friend/deputy) need to enter the lottery for you.

How it works?
You (or your trusted agent) need to go to the given URL and use the code to enter the lottery. If you don't have anyone you know in Japan and need to use a deputy agent, many (Kairai, Ticket Princess, etc) can do this just fine for you. All you need to do is to give the URL and the code to them, and they will do the rest for you.



General lottery also can happen during a big tour or when the artist doesn't have any new release. Entering the general lottery is the easiest way of getting a ticket; you don't have to be an FC member, you don't need any code to enter it and you don't need to face the 'nightmare' of getting the general sales ticket. If it's available, you can normally find the general lottery information at the OHPs or by searching the play guides (e-plus, L-tike, Pia).

How it works?
You (or your trusted agent) need to go to the corresponding URL and just enter the lottery. If you don't have anyone you know in Japan and need to use a deputy agent, many (Kairai, Ticket Princess, etc) can do this just fine for you. All you need to do is to give the URL to them, and they will do the rest for you.




The trickiest part of getting an Acid Black Cherry concert ticket is the general sales ticket.

If your family/friend is familiar with general sales and has all the needed skills to go on the 'war' in order to get the tickets, then you can ask them. But please bear in mind, Acid Black Cherry's general sales tickets are tremendously hard to get, they usually get sold out in less than 5 minutes if we are lucky, but most of the time they get sold out in a glimpse of the eyes. Many deputy services also are afraid to take on this task and they can't really promise you that they will successfully secure the tickets.

However, if you still need a deputy service for this, then Ticket Princess can do it for you. Please read here. You need to use the Request Form B.

Where to find the general sales information?
You can go to L-tike, Pia or e-plus, and search for "Acid Black Cherry". You also can find it at the OHPs.

The general sales page for Shangri-la tour can be found here (L-tike), here (Pia) and here (e-plus).
If you are using a deputy service, you can just give the listed links from L-tike, Pia or e-plus to them.





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Oversea FC members also can enter the FC lotteries for tours, concerts, events, etc.
What you need is your FC membership number, a trusted agent (family/friend/deputy) to make the payment for you in Japan and a Japan address (family's/friend's/deputy's address or your hotel address).


Step 1:

Email the FC directly (saveus@janne.co.jp) during the application period, saying that you are an overseas Janne Da Arc Official Fan Club member and want to join an FC lottery, quoting your name, your membership number and the lottery title (example: Acid Black Cherry Project 『Shangri-la』 2nd Season~北陸・甲信・東海tour~ Janne Da Arc Official Fan Club lottery). Try to make the email as simple as possible.

Make sure to include this information also:
・performance date(s) you request
・number of ticket(s) you request
・how to pay
(Please ask your family/friend/deputy their preferred choice of payment method. You can always contact me through my twitter regarding the payment methods list if you don't know because the methods can differ from one lottery to another lottery depending on the organizer. For the Acid Black Cherry Project 『Shangri-la』 tours, the payment methods can be found here.)

You can use this as the email subject: A.B.C.[insert tour name here] ファンクラブチケット先行予約受付 お問い合わせ

Email example:

To: saveus@janne.co.jp
Subject: A.B.C.関西・中国 tour ファンクラブチケット先行予約受付 お問い合わせ

Dear Save Us!

My name is XXXXXXXX. I am an overseas Janne Da Arc Official Fan Club member (membership number: XXXXXX). I want to enter Acid Black Cherry Project 『Shangri-la』 3rd Season~関西・中国 tour~ Janne Da Arc Official Fan Club lottery.

Below are my application details.

Performance dates: 24th December, 27th December
Number of tickets: 1 for 24th December, 2 for 27th December
How to pay: Seven Eleven

Regards,
XXXXXXXX


Step 2:

Wait for the FC to reply and then wait for the lottery result announcemet.


Step 3:

Lottery result.
The FC will contact you (and give you the payment details if you win).
If you win, go to the step 4.


Step 4:

Make the payment before the payment deadline.
If you are not in Japan during the payment period, ask your trusted agent to make the payment for you. Please give or forward the payment details to your trusted agent.
If you do not have any family or friend in Japan to do it for you, you can use a deputy agent or shopping service.

If you never use any deputy agent before, I may suggest this...
http://kairai1414.livejournal.com/ (kairai1414@yahoo.co.jp)


Step 5:

Email the FC a Japan address no later than one month before each performance date.
(If you win more than one performance, the tickets will be sent separately, according to the performance dates. The ticket(s) will be shipped two weeks before each performance date.)

If you use Kairai as your deputy service in step 4, you can email the FC your hotel address.
If your family/friend made the payment for you, then you can use your hotel address as well, in case you don't want to use their address.

For other deputy services, you can contact them yourself on how to do this.


prologue_end: (2012)

Some people asked me on how to read the FC postcards for the tour/concert/LIVE balloting, so I did a little translation on that.
As for the performance details in the postcards, you can always refer to my entries here.


お申し込み期間
Lottery registration period

当落発表期間
Lottery announcement period

入金締切日
Payment deadline

チケット枚数制限: 1公演につき4枚まで
Number of tickets limitation: Maximum 4 tickets per performance

チケット代金 (税込): ¥7,500
Ticket price (tax included): 7,500 yen per ticket

チケット配送手数料(税込): 1公演につき ¥600
Ticket delivery fee (tax included): 600 yen per performance

システム利用料(税込): ¥250
System fee (tax included): 250 yen

決済手数料(税込): ¥210
Settlement fee (tax included): 210 yen




So, yes, for the Japanese concert tickets (not just ABC), don't be blinded by the basic ticket price because the all-in price would be higher. As example, for the current Shangri-la tours, if you won one ticket, the all-in price would be 8,560 yen. It's like Air Asia. LOL. Ooopsss. But it's still cheaper than the third party price. :)

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