Watch this entry, as I’m going to edit it quite often in the next couple of days as I get the translations figured out.
Last updated: 13:39 CST Jan 3
Set-lists and more behind the jump
Reports from the TOKYO FM HALL preview:
Many cool pictures of the I’ve crew and the museum, as well as some (Aibu, don’t look) ridiculously awesome goods they sold randomly. I can put that list up too, if anyone’s interested.
I’ve in Budokan 2009:
English language report to make me feel even worse for not being able to go. So there’s a Love Planet Five movie and a proper 10th anniversary CD set? Awesome.
List of Japanese-language links.
Nearly all of the songs were short versions, which makes sense, considering that playing them consecutively would have taken about four and a half hours, which is just less than the length of the concert itself, which was 4 hours and 43 minutes.
Kaori introduced Maiko Iuchi right after Chasse, which pretty much confirms my suspicions that Maiko will work closest with Kaori in the future.
Healing Leaf’s “reunion” performance of Ame ni Utau Ballad was well-received. They also announced there will be a third Healing Leaf song coming out this year.
IKU didn’t have an MC (that is, didn’t speak to the crowd) during her two songs which were pretty underwhelming (not entirely her fault).
KOTOKO did not announce a fourth album, even though she’s long overdue for one. She also didn’t sing any of her eroge songs (Kisetsu no Shizuku or non-solos doesn’t count), which also disappointed a lot of fans. Marty Friedman assisted KOTOKO with Kireina Senritsu.
Poor MELL, left to the end. Really the neglected one of the show, considering how great of a year she’s had and how long she’s been with I’ve. She seemed to have performed that “lost” song she performed at A-KON in 2007, which is awesome. The audience seemed to think it was “Bizarrerie Cage,” the theme to Ryouki no Ori 2 (though only a guess). Eric Mouquet was there to play with MELL on repeat (and yes, he had trouble getting off stage, thank you littleharlock).
By the time the Blue Man Group came on stage and “introduced” Takase and Nakazawa (as much as blue mimes can), the roof had raised so far that, indeed, the sky did not fall. No word on whether they stuck around for See You. That song, like at first Budokan concert, was pretty much the crowning moment of the show for everyone involved. No one forgot their lines this time, either, and if they did, no one mentioned it.
3.風と君を抱いて (Kaze to Kimi wo Daite)
4.RIDE -The Front Line Covers-
6.緋色の空 (Hishoku no Sora)
7.Get my way!
2.DROWNING -The Front Line Covers-
3.To lose in amber
1.雨に歌う譚詩曲 (Ame ni Utau Ballad)
2.秋風に君を想ふ (Akikaze ni Kimi ni Omofu)
2.木の芽風 (ko no me kaze)
1.WHEEL OF FORTUNE (運命の輪)
2.銀河の子 (Ginga no Ko)
1.Shining stars bless☆
5.Change of heart
6.Do you know the magic?
1.リアル鬼ごっこ (Real Onigokko)
3.Close to me…
4.季節の雫 (Kisetsu no Shizuku) -The Front Line Covers-
5.きれいな旋律 (Kireina Senritsu ) With Marty Friedman
6.U make 愛 dream
8.ハヤテのごとく! (Hayate no Gotoku)
1.under the darkness
3.ミオクルカラ (Miokuru Kara)
4.新曲 (“true eyes” is the name, reportedly, and is the theme to the game “STEAL!”)
6.Welcome to HEAVEN！
・SHORT CIRCUIT (KOTOKO to 詩月カオリ)
1.Crash Course ～恋の特別レッスン～
2.恋愛CHU！-Remix- (Renai Chu!)
3.Save your heart -Album Mix-
4.Double HarmoniZe Shock!!
3.さよならを教えて ～comment te dire adieu～ (sayonara wo oshiete)
4.repeat -Deep Forest Remix- With Eric Mouquet
5.新曲 (new song, perhaps Shinsetsu Ryouki no Ori theme)
6.Red fraction [同名シングル・MELLSCOPE]
7.美しく生きたい (Utsukushiku Ikitai, and not the remix!)
・Love Planet Five ～I’ve special unit～
1.HYDIAN WAY with Takase, Nakazawa and Blue Man Group
2.See You ～小さな永遠～ -P.V ver.-
3.天壌を翔る者たち (Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi)