The Best of What's Inside
- More than a dozen pictures from the "everywhere" photo shoot
- An eight-page interview
- Twenty-five pages of Maaya photos taken by Yoko Kanno
- A five-page transcript of a conversation with CLAMP
- A complete discography of every single, album, and DVD
This is a hefty publication -- 150 pages high-quality printing on thick, glossy, A4-size paper. Any forwarding service you use will probably charge a fortune, since it nearly weighs a kilogram. (My total shipping costs from IDS! and Tenso.com were about the same as the pamphlet itself -- 3,500 JPY.) It feels sturdy, and so far has stood up well to being scanned.
Even if you can't read the moonscript, about half the pages are covered in beautiful photos. The Kanno/Maaya collaboration stands out, both in size and character. The photos in this set have a sort of girlish innocence and playfulness with a hint of seductiveness -- not a side of Maaya we get to see often.
This is more than just the cover art and tracklistings for every release. There are various photos and full-page reprints of the advertisement posters for many albums and singles. Since the photos were taken at the time of each release, as you flip through the discography it's almost like watching Maaya grow up.
Hopefully this isn't the last printing of the Daily Maaya Sakamoto. I'd love to see another issue. (Maybe on her 20th anniversary?)