☆ Welcome To Ayu's Story ☆

♥ Purchase your J-POP stuff from here ♥


Sunday, 27 November 2011

[Scans] 27.11.2011 ViVi Magazine January 2012 Issue Full Scans

Click the pictures for larger version


Credits: iloveayu + wincci @ AHS
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

[Photo] 26.11.2011 Ayumi Hamasaki Calender 2012 Preview Photos

The preview photos of Ayu's Calender 2012!


Credits: as tagged + Luna62 @ AHS
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

[Photo] 23.11.2011 Leslie Kee's & Ryan's Birthday Present to Ayu.

Leslie Kee posted the picture below of Mannie holding on "SUPER AYU", a photobook which is not for sale dedicated to Ayu for her birthday.

I'm sure we are all so curious of what kind of photobook is this right?

Original source: Leslie Kee's Twitter
Shared by Ayu's Story

Monday, 21 November 2011

[Cover] 21.11.2011 ViVi Magazine January 2012 Issue Bigger Cover

ViVi Magazine January 2012 Issue Bigger Cover

Ayu looks so stunning!!! *O*

Click the picture for larger version

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Credit: danielayu123 @ AHS
Original source: Amazon.co.jp
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!

Sunday, 20 November 2011

[Info] 20.11.2011 LIVE DVD 「a-nation for Life BEST HIT LIVE」 Release Information

Finally, the commemorative show for a-nation’s 10th Anniversary will be out on DVD.
Once again this year, we have an impressive lineup to get you into the feel of summer!!

2011.12.21 in stores
a-nation for Life BEST HIT LIVE

★mu-mo Shop Preorder Comes with Original Special Gift!★
Original Special Gift: a-nation for Life Original Desk Calendar

▼mu-mo Shop

【Limited First Press BOX SET, Comes with Original Towel】

・AVBD-91896 ¥5,500 (tax incl.)

【Normal Press】

・AVBD-91897 ¥4,500 (tax incl.)


1. girl next door Dada Para!!
4. Suzuki Ami love the island
5. AAA Hurricane Lili Boston Mari
7. Do As Infinity Ariadne no Ito
8. Do As Infinity Honjitsu wa Seiten Nari
9. hitomi LOVE 2000
10. hitomi CANDY GIRL
13. Every Little Thing Medley
(Deatta Koro no You ni~Dear My Friend~Shapes Of Love)
14. Every Little Thing Ai ga Aru
15. Koda Kumi BE MY BABY
16. Koda Kumi Cutie Honey
17. Koda Kumi Poppin’ love cocktail feat. TEEDA
18. TRF masquerade
19. TRF survival dAnce ~no no cry more~
20. Hamasaki Ayumi Last angel
21. Hamasaki Ayumi Dream ON
22. Hamasaki Ayumi ANother song
23. Hamasaki Ayumi Why…
24. Hamasaki Ayumi Greatful days~BLUE BIRD
25. Hamasaki Ayumi WOW WAR TONIGHT ~Toki ni wa Okoseyo Movement~
26. Hamasaki Ayumi July 1st

27. Tohoshinki Superstar
28. Tohoshinki Why? (Keep Your Head Down)


Translation: Misachanjpop @ wordpress
Original source: mu-mo shop
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!

[Photo] 20.11.2011 ViVi Magazine January 2012 Issue Cover

She looks so stunning in here!
I love her matured and sexy look!

Credits: as tagged + Luna62 @ AHS
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

[Scans+Translation] 16.11.2011 Team Ayu Magazine Vol. 41 Full Scans + Translation

TA Magazine Issue 41


More under the cut!



『ayu-mi-x 7』, released 3 years after previous work 『ayu-mi-x 6』. A limited quantity BOX SET with 5 works, each containing ayu’s songs remixed to different genres!

This jacket shooting took place in a famous studio in LA utilized by many famous people from around the world ♪ ♪



Mini album 『FIVE』 was released on 31 August. A super extravagant mini album with 5 new songs, 5 video clips, and 5 making-of videos.

The way cool ayu uses her entire body in poses is truly a masterpiece. All the emotions within 『FIVE』 was brought across strongly by ayu’s gaze into the camera.


A change in make-up and hairstyle, for a more artistic look. Destroyed lipstick, messy hair, a laughing expression, this ayu seemed a totally different person from the ayu just now.

Leslie and ayu’s insistence on details came together as one to give birth to a perfect work. Certainly, that moment was there, on this day of shooting.



Two of us, passing the same time, believing in the same future
Yesterday’s tears and today’s smiles are all real

Knowing the same pain, gathering the same gentleness
Surely, as long as it can change into strength that lets us live on tomorrow


making of progress

The vocal part of the song was filmed with ayu in the studio, singing sweetly. Then, the scene switched to images progressing through Tokyo city and the world.

Director Muto commented, “Using the title 「progress」 as a theme, I wished to use still shots to express the strength to progress, moving forward on and on no matter what happens”. The strength within the song matched well with the video, coming together in a video clip never-before-seen in ayu history.


ANother song feat. Urata Naoya

It hurt so much, but I loved you
I couldn’t help it, but I loved you
And though that summer day is long gone
I sing to reach you, Another song

Through the whole of yesterday, I loved you
Through the whole of today, I loved you
When tomorrow comes, I’ll surely love you
And I’ll sing to reach you, Another song

I’m sorry, but even now, I love you
It may sound selfish but still, I love you
And though that summer day is long gone
I sing to reach you, Another song


making of ANother song feat. Urata Naoya

A set dominated by black, with ayu, AAA’s Urata Naoya and A Dancers coming together in this video clip. Singing and dancing in sync, they present the sorrowful perspective of the lyrics perfectly.

Watching ayu taking note of every detail in costume and movement, one can easily guess the strength and depth of her special feelings for this song.


Why… feat. JUNO

“I want to see you” and “I’m lonely”
Why couldn’t we say these phrases more often?
We couldn’t even understand
The difference between kindness and selfishness

“I love you” How many times have we tried to say it
But repeatedly failed?
How much stronger must we get
To be acceptable?


making of Why… feat. JUNO

The video clip of collab song 「Why… feat. JUNO」, presents an artistic perspective.

ayu, who had fallen asleep, lost her way and fell into a mysterious world. The filming made use of various images and items that are integrated together digitally to create the video clip.

ayu’s wish ♥

- Wrapped for good!!
- For JUNO to become fluent in Japanese…
- For Kome’s voice to become just a little louder.
- For everyone in TA’s wishes to come true ♥



For you to remain unchanging as you forever
I just wish for you to be there, there
For me to remain unchanging as me forever
Smiling my awkward smile, with you

Hey, I know that in truth
You are not so strong
And though there is nothing I can do for you
I will always hold your heart


making of beloved

An impressionistic work featuring ayu singing in a simple and moving way. After reading the lyrics many times, Leslie was inspired to create the theme of “LOVE & HOPE”, with a grand video clip featuring background scenery of the sky, land and sea.



What was once two became one
Becoming two was just that, nothing more
Things were just going back to what they were

After not being able to see anything
I saw everything
The road leading onwards is too narrow, there is no way
To walk on together anymore


making of BRILLANTE

Mysterious and heavy, just like the song, the video for 「BRILLANTE」 resembles a story in a movie. Heading towards the climatic last scene, the clip progresses through a series of different scenes.


ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A

『ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 A』, which started from Hiroshima in May. Everyone in TeamAyu gave ayu a warm welcome at every venue throughout the country ♪ We present some scenes from the airport!


A ichiza’a OFF (izchiza = troupe)

We infiltrate the A Troupe’s feasts after every LIVE performance!! It’s awesome to see how different everyone is when offstage ♪

Here is the troupe feasting at a grill restaurant in Fukui. Actually, ayu just came from a meeting after the LIVE performance. It was really a tough schedule, but ayu seems to enjoy herself so much whenever she spends time with everyone in the troupe ♪

When we say Fukuoka, this place comes to mind! You’ll definitely recognize Yama-chan!! The tonkotsu ramen here is super famous, and ayu always adds in so much red ginger that her entire bowl is dyed red ♪ It’s truly a special experience, eating tonkotsu ramen in a yatai!


Here we have kanpai ♪ at a hotplate restaurant in Hiroshima. We have a shot of ayu checking Twitter for TA’s reviews about the LIVE! It was a filling feast of Hiroshima’s grill ★


The staff and dancers come together in a familiar restaurant and make merry ♪ We chatted about lots of things, including stories from the LIVE and conversations about the world!!


TA’s Smile

Shots of TA from all over the country, whether at lives or events ♪ Always showing our cameras a smile, even we feel happy taking the photos!! The TA camera appears at every venue in the country, wherever there are TA!! Please continue to show us your sparkling smiles ♪ ♪



No.208064 Atsuko-san
「Love song」
*from ALBUM 『Love songs』
When I first heard this song, I couldn’t stop my tears. But after I stopped crying, I clearly felt that I had become stronger. No one can sing this but ayu!

No.187441 yoshika☆-san
I’ve often felt that I couldn’t do well at work, and always wondered if I was right to choose this path, but after meeting this song, I received power from ayu-chan! She made me realize that I couldn’t just stop because of the troubles!, gave me a push on the back, and granted me the courage to face up to myself and move forward ♪

No.190430 Ramu-san
「July 1st」
*from SINGLE 『H』
My birthday is on July 1st, so it’s a commemorative song for me. I even played it during my wedding ceremony! This is truly an energetic, impactful song. Without this song, summer won’t begin or end!

No.144311 Miho-san
Whenever I feel horrible, I’ll listen to MY ALL and cry. I’m never alone, because ayu is always beside me and protecting me! Thinking about that makes me feel happy and strong ★ This is the precious song I share with ayu (*^^*)

No.204460 Yu-ka-san
「Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~」
*from SINGLE 『Sunrise/Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~』
When I had a crush on someone, I listened to nothing but this song everyday. Whenever I felt horrible and wanted to cry, this song gave me courage and energy, so I love it. I’m now together with that person ♪

No.009013 Onishi-san
My favourite ayu song is 「SEASONS」. Listening to this song makes me feel like working hard for today and gives me energy, so I always listen to it.

No.205063 miki_spain-san
My favorite Ayu song is HEAVEN. It was the song that made me a fan of her, and the song that made me discover how beautiful this life is. It made me cry, smile, and forgive myself. I’ll always thank Ayu for making such a great song ^_^

Let us know your recommended ayu song!
Since the start of this project, we’ve received lots of entries, so we had to show off some of them ♪ ♪ Everyone is TA, but we all love different songs and have different experiences, so please check everyone’s recommendations out together.
Send us your entry here ♪

Message from ayu

You can forget, or you can not forget. However, there are some things which you cannot forget.

Scanned by: Taki @ AHS (Visit her blog for original scan size)
Translation: misachanjpop @ wordpress
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!

[Video] 16.11.2011 Sweet Days Contact Lenses Promotion Picture Making Off Video

Watch the Making Movie here

Original source: http://www.sweet-days.jp/
Shared by Ayu's Story

Monday, 14 November 2011

[News] 14.11.2011 『ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A』 Information Release & TeamAyu Preorders!

『ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~』 Information

The ticket lottery for this concert will be valid for members who joined and paid membership fees before 6 November 2011.

※Some of the tickets sold this time may be for seats with a slightly obstructed view.
※The degree of obstruction is up to the height of the individual, so please take note.
※Preorders by mail will not be accepted.
※The preorders will give priority to members from the A Course, but not everyone will be able to get tickets.
※We will not be able to answer any queries about seating. Refunds and claims will not be entertained after payment.
※This is not a first-come-first-served basis.


『ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2011-2012 A ~HOTEL Love songs~

★29 December 2011(Thu)

National Yoyogi First Gymnasium
Doors open 17:00 / Show Start 18:00

★30 December 2011(Fri)
National Yoyogi First Gymnasium
Doors open 17:00 / Show Start 18:00

★31 December 2011(Sat)
National Yoyogi First Gymnasium
Doors open 21:30 / Show Start 22:30

※Doors open and show start times are subject to change.


【Ticket Pricing】

All seats are ¥8,500.

※Handling fee and postage fee of ¥600 will be imposed for every ticket.
※Children 3 years of age and up will require a ticket.
※Children below 3 years of age need to be accompanied at all times, and additional charges will be imposed for a change to a convenient seat.
※No cancellations will be entertained after the lottery closes. You can log in as many times as you need during the open period. Everytime you submit a new entry for the lottery, the previous entry will be cancelled.


【Ticket Limit】

Each member can ballot for up to 2 tickets per show.

※Members can apply for each show as many times as they wish.


【Balloting Period】

■Open Period
14 November 2011 18:00 ~ 21 November 2011 15:00
■Confirmation Period
Submission of entry ~ 21 November 2011 15:00
■Results Checking/Payment/Ticket Retrieval Period
25 November 2011 15:00 ~ 29 November 2011 23:00


▼For balloting and more information, please visit the site below.

Translation: misachanjpop @ Wordpress
Original source: Team Ayu
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

[Photo] 06.11.2011 Ayu Posted Picture With Naoya Urata

Ayu posted a picture of her and Naoya Urata today.
Picture was taken from yesterday's Nao's surprise birthday party.

So we can see a little bit of Ayu's new hair, it seems she has bangs and a bit of highlight.
Can't wait to see it!

Original source: Ayu's Twitter
Shared by Ayu's Story

Saturday, 5 November 2011

[Info] 05.11.2011 Ayu Going To Europe Next Monday!

Through her Twitter and Weibo accounts, Ayu confirmed that she's going to London on this upcoming Monday and she probably will stay for a month there.

Congrats Europe fans!

Off 2 bed...have sweet dreams everyone [心] [心] [心]

I gotta go 2 china very soon [爱心传递] //@Maxxxxxxxxxxx_Chow: We gotta c u in China soon [哈哈] [哈哈] [爱你] #

About a month [唱歌] [唱歌] [唱歌] Not sure yet. //@hanabi_MTRLG: How long will you stay there, ayu?

Yea right, that pic is the answer [耶] //@TA_持哟9立方体: haha yeah it was easy! u gave a too big hint with the pic ! So happy for ur uk fans! //@濱崎歩: Very easy to guess right? [偷笑] [偷笑] [偷笑]

I'll meet u guys on Monday [心] [心] [心] Kome n CMJK r already there I think [唱歌] [鼓掌] [鼓掌] [鼓掌]

[good] //@ThxHug_Ayu: / UK right????? //@濱崎歩:Let's play the game [鼓掌] //@FantastyL: //@中国滨崎步联盟:Lets take a guess: which country is ayu going to this time?

I wish I could !!!!!!! ;(( //@kellyhu: [心] guess china!hahaha [挤眼] //@濱崎歩: Let's play the game [鼓掌] //@FantastyL: //@中国滨崎步联盟:Lets take a guess: which country is ayu going to this time?

Very easy to guess right? [偷笑] [偷笑] [偷笑] //@TA_持哟9立方体:对@濱崎歩 说:give us a hint !!!! I'm guessing Paris or London ?

Let's play the game [鼓掌] //@FantastyL: //@中国滨崎步联盟:Lets take a guess: which country is ayu going to this time?

Can't wait to meet my Europe fans again [抱抱] [抱抱] [抱抱] //@蓝黑色郁金香: European fans will be crazy to c u~ [心]

Heeeeeeey,Europe fans!!! R u guys ready 2 c me:)))?

Original source: Ayu's Weibo
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!

Friday, 4 November 2011

[Cover] 04.11.2011 Ayumi Hamasaki New Calender 2012 Cover Bigger Picture!

Bigger cover of the new calender 2012~

Credit: Aderianu @ Twitter
Original source: Team Ayu Shop
Shared by Ayu's Story
Take out with full credits!