2021/12/31

2021

2021 was a year no better than it's dogshit predecessor on a whole...but I made out alright I guess!

Here is a breakdown of what I accomplished on the internet in the last 12 months...

Videos Released: 0
Audio Projects Released: 1
CCLemon99.com Posts: 24

Alright...it's been a pretty quiet year for me, but I think I had some solid posts on the site--including that audio project that is miraculously still live. Shall we recap?

January

What is an Anniversary Year? [Ultraman & Kamen Rider Edition]

What is an Anniversary Year? [Super Sentai Edition]

February

Kamen Rider is More Human Than Human

CCLemon99 - Live Action Sound <<My Tokusatsu Remix Album...check it out!

March

From Ultraman to Adman

I modified my car and really went too far this time...

April

The CD Collection--Kikai Sentai Zenkaiger Shudaika ["Zenryoku Zenkai!" Ban Limited Edition]

The CD Collection--Super Sentai Series 45th Anniversary Non-Stop Best Mix Vol.1

May


The Toei Situation

Can you still find a deal in 2021?

June

CCLemon99 Magazine Issue Nine

A Huge Discovery in Time for 25 Years of Gekisou Sentai Carranger!

July

Song Collection: Kyodai Ken Bycrosser

Song Collection: Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion

August

Song Collection: Dengeki Sentai Changeman

The Mystery of Kamen Rider J's Helmet

September

Kamen Rider Shin -- Designed to Fail (Also Shin Kamen Rider 2023)

Toy Story: Pladera Kamen Rider J Set

October

Stupid: Super Sentai Banparaban & Stars On Kamen Rider

Relieving Stress with my 1:64 Dream Garage

November

A New Challenger Appears!?

Toei Fushigi Comedy Series Opening Theme Songs

December

I DID IT! The Complete 8CM Kamen Rider CD Collection!

--You Are Here--

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As always--thank you for sticking with me for another year. 2022 is going to be a mess for me in ways that I can't quite explain. I'll be able explain when it's all over, but I am facing a huge, huge project that is like 30 years overdue.

You can expect some fun projects on the site in 2022 including some more Tokusatsu book discussion that you all seemed to love as well as a weird situation I found myself in earlier in 2021. I got mixed up in a scheme involving a rare book (106 on the planet), a mysterious car, a bookbinder, and the Royal Family of a Southeast Asian country. Yeah...strange things tend to happen to me.......but I have receipts!

See ya in 2022!

-CC

Previously...

2020

I DID IT! The Complete 8CM Kamen Rider CD Collection!

Hello!

As time sprints forward I find myself slowly sunsetting my collection. I've talked about this in the past, and it's true...I'm running out of cool stuff to fill in holes. There has been one hole in particular that has been driving me up the wall.


If you look carefully you'll see that there is one major omission from my 8CM CD Collection--I am missing a Kamen Rider CD Single.

The fun thing is that I don't mention *which* CD I am missing on the page. As it turns out...I've been missing the very first one. 


Yeah--this is a four-track EP from Kamen Rider Black. There is nothing special about the songs themselves--its four songs from the song collection. In addition to this, the single was released at the end of July in 1988...almost three months to the day ahead of Kamen Rider Black RX's debut. 


This is where I kinda draw up theories as to why this single exists. The full Kamen Rider Black Song Collection was released on April 1st of 1988 while this EP was released on July 21st. Considering which songs were included, I feel like this was a last cash grab at the theme song and two of the more popular songs from the series before the new series. The 8CM format debuted in March of 1988, so Columbia may have also been trying to bulk up their catalog to help support D88 Discman sales for Sony.


It could've been a trend thing...it could've been a last minute buck. Either way, I've reviewed the songs included in the past--so you can check them out here.


I don't think this was a popular release as I've only ever seen three for sale in all of my years collecting...and the very first time I discovered this CD existed was back in like 2011. What I can say is that I actually snagged this for a pretty reasonable price all things considered. It's a relief to finally close this chapter of my collection!


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Thanks for dropping in today! Check out my music collection page for more info on historic Tokusatsu CDs and music reviews! Also...I have a 2021 wrap-up.

-CC

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