The damage? Approx US$20 w/o shipping.
I contemplated getting the out-of-print (still available as pre-owned copies but lots more expensive) Japan version… but the prices range from 2~4 times higher than the DMP-licensed US version *shrug* If it is the first press Japan version Kiss of Fire that came with an additional booklet, you can expect the prices to be even higher.
So, following the good advice from my friend akiyama, who owns the Japan copy, I decided to be a rational person (not a crazed, irrational fan lol~) and went with the US one Erm, yeah kick me if my irrationality overtakes me one day and I end up buying an additional Japan version copy ^^”
Well, the US version artbook looks pretty much similar to the Japan version ^^ so I’m quite happy with it. The cute thing about it… it comes with an envelope and a few sheets of paper that look like love letters exchanged between Katou and Iwaki XD Well, I was pleasantly surprised <3
The contents are lovely… flipping through the book is a different feeling from viewing the artwork on the monitor screen :) well, I admit I have the scanned pics that can be found online. So I salute the people who did the scans. How did you do that? It is not possible to make those nice scans without killing your book. o_O
Since it is the US version, it has a “explicit contents” sticker pasted on the front. Fortunately that can be removed. Phew~ it seriously spoils the look of the cover (-_- |||)
Yeah, I’m a happy girl. My other stash of BLCD and music CD orders from HMV Japan arrived today too… yea~ double the dose of happiness :3