The I’ve Sound Creator’s Official Fan Club, apparently shortened as “IVE’s”, is a real thing that exists. For anyone who wants to pay the membership fee of 2800 yen (whether or not this is an offer open to Japanese only remains to be seen – preferably by somebody who can actually read the language), a world of untold riches is promised as one gets access to exciting exclusive content that in no way is completely unappealing and doesn’t justify the money at all.
The content available to the public seems at the moment to be limited to a sample video of Takeshi Ozaki playing guitar and doing a rather awful job at it, profiles of each of the 4 main “I’ve Sound creators” (notably, evil witch Maiko Iuchi is nowhere to be found), and promises of access to exclusive download content and even CD releases that most assuredly won’t wind up on torrent sites shortly after their release. Not at all. In a related note, almost every word of this news post has been completely sarcastic.
In all seriousness, though, it is nice to see some attention paid to the men behind the music – the “I’ve Sound” has been their creation, after all, and credit where credit’s due. It just seems rather doubtful at this point that the content offered by this new fan club will be anything worth writing home about.