The fourth Kaitou Saint Tail Seiyuu Collection event took place on 1996.07.09 at the Shibuya Kouen Doori Gekijou. The first event took place on 5/8, the second event took place on 5/15, and the third event took place on 6/4. This was the most crowded one so far, with well over 300 people packed into the small hall.
This time, I sat in the second row, to the left of the stage.
The flow of the event was as follows.
After a short talk, he went off the stage, and Inoue Kikuko came on to sing Yume Miru Pauline. Kikuko was wearing a white one piece with flower design, a white hat, and blue sandals.
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Punch UFO: Did you get married?
Kikuko: It looks that way..
Kikuko: I got married in May. Thank you for all of the letters and presents.
Then they talked a little bit about Saint Tail, and the role that
Kikuko plays, Seira.
Kikuko: She's a normal 14 year old girl, but after school she becomes a sister to listen to the problems of various people. Then she has Meimi help out the people in need, as Saint Tail.
Kikuko: I'm very fast at arithmetic.
[The crowd goes, "Oi oi!"]
Punch UFO: What's 2 times 3?
[The crowd cheered!]
Punch UFO: 6 times 8.
[Kikuko had to think about it a little..]
[The crowd goes, "Oi oi!"]
Kikuko: I'm sorry, I don't know that part.. Aren't there parts that you don't remember?
Kikuko: What's the real answer?
Next they talked about the CDs that went on sale recently. Kikuko sings two solo songs and one duet on the Saint Tail allstar Song Collection CD. Kikuko said that she liked Iwao Junko and Koorogi Satomi's duet song.
Then something that Punch UFO said made Kikuko laugh.. and Kikuko couldn't stop laughing. She kept laughing for a few minutes, and had to leave the stage to get her handkerchief.
Then they tried to talk about Fun Wari Nobi Nobi (perfect solo collection), the two CD and one LD box set containing Kikuko's solo songs. But Kikuko was still laughing, so Punch UFO did all of the talking. Just about everyone in the audience raised their hand when he asked who had bought one already.
Then they showed a short digest video of Fun Wari Nobi Nobi. [I think it's part of the video clips on the LD.] Kikuko was still laughing, as she was standing on the side of the stage watching the video..
After the video, Kikuko recovered.
Kikuko: I recovered. Please don't do it any more.
Punch UFO: What should I stop doing? People usually don't laugh at my jokes..
Kikuko started laughing again.. but recovered quickly.
Next, they talked about snacks. Kikuko loves snacks, and for today's
event, many fans bought snacks for her. Then a staff member brought out
a tray of the snacks.
There were pies, petite cakes, and uki uki manjuu (浮き浮きまんじゅう).
Kikuko explained the uki uki manjuu to Punch UFO.
Kikuko: This manjuu is floating in the sweet sauce.
[The uki uki manjuu was given by the Osakana ML. ^_^;]
Punch UFO: How much snacks do you eat every day?
Kikuko: Not that much, but just once a day, I have to eat enough until I'm satisfied.
Punch UFO: What kind of Japanese snacks do you like?
Kikuko: Odango. Also things with anko.
Punch UFO: What else do you like?
Kikuko: Anything sweet, cakes.. If it's the petite cakes, I can eat about five.
Next, they talked about Kikuko's previous life.
Kikuko: I remember that I was a fish, but not that I was a manbou.
Other people tell me that it might have been a manbou.
Ever since I was little, I wasn't that good at playing outside.
But when I went to the ocean, I stayed out for a long time.
I loved to swim. I was wondering why I loved swimming so much.
Then when I was in high school, my memory came to me.
Kikuko: I feel it's easier on my heart and such when I'm swimming instead of when I'm walking on land.
Kikuko: After swimming for a while, I like to float on my back and sing songs.
Kikuko: When I first saw a manbou at an aquarium, I was shocked.
Kikuko had always thought that manbou were cute little fish, like the stuffed animals and drawings. But it was actually very big.
Then they talked about Kikuko's first love.
Kikuko: It was in kindergarten. His name was Harada-kun.
During lunch time, our teacher always split up the boys and girls, and
made the boys choose a girl or a girl choose a boy. Then we would sit
on the little chairs and eat lunch.
I was always choosing Harada-kun for some reason.
Now that I think about it, Harada-kun was someone who couldn't do much.
He was like a baby.
Punch UFO: Do you still like that kind of person now? Is your husband like that?
Kikuko: No, he's a normal person.
Then Kikuko went off the stage to change clothes. Before going off, she said, "Please laugh and forgive me."
Kikuko: I had never worn a sailor fuku before.
In junior high and high school, I wore a blazer and jumper skirt.
So when I was thinking about what to wear for each song of the
medley, I thought.. Attack Number 1 is buruma!?
I thought about it for a second, but I couldn't do that.
So I decided to wear the sailor fuku.
Punch UFO: If you make the skirt shorter and walk around 109..
Kikuko: This is the most I can do..
Kikuko said that she liked old anime songs and songs of that era. [1970's and 1980's] She likes Candies and Pink Lady too.
Then Punch UFO and Kikuko danced and sang the song UFO, which was a very popular song in the late 1970's by the Pink Lady.
Punch UFO: Did you bring your dog today?
Kikuko: Yes, he's always with me.
Then Kikuko went off the stage to get Wendenyan.
Punch UFO: What is this?
Kikuko: He's a friend.
Then Punch UFO tried to say Wendenyan, but Kikuko said that he pronounced it wrong. She said it is written in hiragana. (Kikuko said that Punch UFO's pronunciation sounded like English.)
Kikuko: I want to be a bilingual gal, in ten years.
Kikuko said she bought Wendenyan (the nuigurumi) when she was around 20. She used to have a dog called Wendenyan when she was little. One day when she was walking around, she spotted Wendenyan (the nuigurumi) in a basket at a stuffed animal store, and thought it was just like the dog she used to have.
After singing a few songs, they went onto the question corner. (The questions were taken from the questionnaire.)
Q: Can you tell the difference between Shibuya and Shinjuku now?
Kikuko: Yes, I'm about 98% now.
Then Punch UFO mentioned some of the landmarks of Shibuya and Shinjuku, and Kikuko got them all right.
Q: What do you think about the current young people?
Kikuko: They seem very different from me.. No matter what kind of appearance they have, I think it's better if one had better manners.
Then two people walked by the stage.. It was Ogata Megumi and Otakki Sasaki!
Ogata Megumi and Otakki Sasaki went onto the stage to talk for a little bit.
Kikuko said that it was Megumi who had taught her the dance and moves for the Cutey Honey song.
Otakki Sasaki was the director of Kikuko's radio show before, and now he was the director of Ogata Megumi's radio show.
Megumi said that her CDsingle will go on sale the next day.
Then Kikuko went off to change again.
Kikuko: I won't do any strange things any more. I'll wear normal clothes.
While waiting for Kikuko to change, Mr. Suga (producer at Pony Canyon) came onto the stage to talk for a little bit. He said that he was planning some CD with Hisakawa Aya.
The next corner was Seira's confession corner, where the people had to confess to Sister Seira. The sinners had to go onto the stage and kneel in front of Kikuko to beg forgiveness.
After a few people from the audience, they called Nagashima Yuko, who had been sitting in the back row! Yuko went onto the stage and confessed that she ate two cakes at the Saint Tail after recording, when everyone was supposed to eat just one.
Then they called Kikuko's manager (Ms. Hasegawa) onto the stage. During a recording session for some game recently, she left early to go to a Matsuda Seiko concert, while Kikuko was still working. After Kikuko finished the recoring, it was late, and she couldn't find a way to get out of the building. She went to a door that said, "not an exit" and went out of it anyway. It did lead her outside, but Kikuko discovered that it was fenced off, and she could only wonder around the building. When she tried to get back into the building, the door was locked.. So Kikuko was stuck outside of the building for 40 minutes or so, as she waited for someone to walk by so she can ask for help.
Then Kikuko and Punch UFO left the stage.
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