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Along with OBIs, 8cm singles are a unique staple of Japanese CDs. They really put the "compact" in "compact disc"! They were all the rage in the 90s with both prolific foreign and domestic acts getting their newest single in this format, but they have since gone out of style for modern singles. Some people I've talked to have strong opinions on 8cm singles. Some hate them and their admittedly cheap/quick gimmick, and others love them for being unique and cute. Honestly, I'm torn. They are more fragile than a jewel case because it's just paper instead of plastic, they don't come with album booklets, and I have a hard time putting them into my collection boxes with the rest of my regular 12cm CDs because of their cases' long, oblong shape. That being said, those mini discs are kinda cute, and they are unique to Japanese releases and stand out in a collection. Plus, due to their being exclusive/more common in the 90s, they give me this strong sense of nostalgia so I can't help but love them despite any flaws they have. How about you? Do ya love 'em or hate 'em?