Shopping Service

HOURS OF AVAILABILITY: We are open to respond to customer requests on weekdays from 12:00 PM-10:00 PM, Japan time. In some cases, we may respond outside of these hours if our schedule allows it. However, if you contact us over the weekend, do not expect a response until Monday morning. 

CONVENIENCE STORES: For customers requesting convenience store payments - in principle, we only deal with Seven 11, Lawson, and Family Mart. Requests requiring payment at convenience stores other than these three will be subject to additional fees.

SCOPE of SERVICES: The basic services we offer are 1) sourcing Japanese goods for overseas customers, and 2) sourcing concert tickets for overseas fans. Any special requests above and beyond these services (phone calls, visits to pop-up shops, etc.) will be subject to individual fees, to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

E-MAIL ETIQUETTE: We receive a high volume of email every day. To ensure that your order is processed quickly and smoothly, please keep your emails brief and polite, and don't forget to include all the necessary info.

Calling all overseas collectors of Japanese music!

Did you ever wish there were a way to quickly and easily get used and rare Japanese CDs, DVDs, magazines and other items directly from a trusted seller in Tokyo? We are here to help you. Buying Japanese CDs from outside of Japan can be a bitch, especially if the CDs you’re looking for are out of print.  However, here in Tokyo, with a little poking around, it’s often quite easy to find reasonably-priced used items, even ones that are long out of print.  Therefore, we offer our services as a proxy shopper for overseas fans looking for Japanese music from a direct source.  If you are looking for something specific, send us an email with your request, and we will see if we can find it for you.  Of course, some things are more expensive and/or difficult to find than others, but we will do our best. We have been in operation since 2013, and we have served customers in more than 32 countries since that date. For more info on our satisfied customers, click here.

Things we can help you find:

Music CDs
Live DVDs
Music-related photobooks
Concert tickets
Japanese-language novels
Japanese-language manga
Video games
Anime goods
...and more!

Click here for details on each type of item.

In addition, if you’re an overseas BT fan and you’re interested in buying a fanclub-only live DVD but don’t think it’s worth your while to join Fish Tank, send me an email and I might just be able to help you.

Please note: as of January 2018, my admin fee on web shop orders and concert tickets is 20% of the cost of the item.  This includes Fish Tank only items.

I will also be posting various finds for sale on The Blog-Tick Phenomenon (label "shopping service"), and I do my best to match or beat the prices offered by other online sellers of Japanese music.  I aim to offer a flexible service that takes the specific needs of my customers into account.  If you want an item but you don't have the money to pay for it yet, I will be happy to hold it on reserve for you.  As a longtime music collector, I vouch for the quality and authenticity of all the items I sell.  Any bootlegs or damaged items for sale will be clearly labeled as such.

If you are interested in buying something, just send me an email to themadaristocrat [at] gmail [dot] com. I only accept PayPal.


For more items, check The Blog-Tick Phenomenon!