Review: 1st Photobook – 少女 Girl in Tokyo
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OHMAGAWD!A REVIEW?!?! YUPP. Before I start my long rant brief overview of the photobook, I’d like to point out a few things. This photobook costs around $35 USD in Korea but will cost much more for international fans due to shipping. WHY?! Well, it weights around 3.5kg with a dimension of 15in x 11.5in x 2in. Much of this weight is due to the HUGE box SM Entertainment decided to package the photobook in… BUT! Before we all start pointing our fingers at SME
*points*, please consider that the box is indeed “Gorjess” so.. *High5 SME!*
The characters “少女” meaning ‘Girl’ are in shiny silver lettering.
What inside the treasure box?
Pull the pink ribbon upward to get the photobook out safely.
Try NOT to flip it upside down and hope that the book will fall out safely like I did.. ~_~ kekeke.. -fail-
After that, you will find the included DVD at the bottom of the box.
The photobook is 13in x 9 1/4in x 1 1/4in
Flipping the cover page over, you are welcomed with the characters “少女” again ^^
The cover page is actually a folded page which you can open..
(there will be several of these folded pages throughout the book)
The whole photobook is absolutely gorgeous! Usually, there’s 1 or 2 of the girls that make me go “o_O”
but here, all 9 girls look amazing.. If you have the extra cash, this is a MUST buy item for any S♥NE!
The DVD comes in a completely sealed plastic sleeve and would require you to cut it in order to get the DVD out
(DAMN U SM!) However.. instead of cutting the edge, I would recommend you to make the cut 1 inch into the sleeve. This is so that the DVD won’t slide/fall out when inserted in the case.
1. Draw the line with a pencil or ink/gel pen as the marks will be easier to remove.
2. Proceed and make a cut where the mark is with a switch blade, knife, etc.
If you don’t want do this, you can also store the DVD inside a case.
A K-Sone from Tangpa has been kind enough to make and share DVD covers ^^
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Note: Depending on your printer, you may have to re-size the covers when printing them out. If printing on a letter sized paper, try to fit as much of the picture as you can without anything getting cut off.
You will need a scissor, the printed cover(s), and a transparent DVD case which can be bought from most computer/hardware/office supply stores.