Mamono Hunter Yohko 5
On June 19, 1994, the Mamono Hunter Yohko 5 event took place at the Chiyoda Koukaidou in Kudanshita. There were two sessions that day, at 13:30 and 16:30. The Chiyoda Koukaidou has a large auditorium on the 9th floor that seats around 900 people.
I went in with Peter as Anime UK, so I only went to the 16:30 session.
(I could have gone to the 13:30 one, as some friends had extra tickets. ^_^;)
The event flowed as follows.
short talk by the staff and cast guestsThe guests that came were Mutsuki Juuzou, Miyao Takeshi, Yoshida Konami, and Hisakawa Aya. They lined up on the stage, and said a short welcome message.
Mutsuki: Thank you for coming in this rain. I am Mutsuki Juuzou. Please enjoy yourself today.
Miyao: It has been five years since Yohko began. Probably some of you have been with us from the beginning. Thank you very much. We tried very hard on this one. Please enjoy.
Yoshida: I'm Yoshida Konami, nice to meet you all. Let's have a great time today, even in this rain.
Hisakawa: Hello everyone!
Then the emcee asked each some questions.
Hattori: There were claims that part 1 was ecchi by the girls, and
there were claims that part 2 wasn't ecchi by the boys.
Which did you want to do?
Hattori: Please tell us about the youma Tokima.
Hattori: You design unique characters, such as Yohko with her
hair and Azusa with her ribbon.
What are the key points that you try to do carefully when you
Hattori: The first mamono hunter Haruka and a 16 year old Madoka
appear in this one?
Hattori: For Mamono Hunter Yohko you had done the anime, image
clip, songs, and such. What are your impressions?
Hattori: In Mamono Hunter Yohko 5, you were taken over by Tokima
and had to fight against Yohko.
Your impression on Mamono Hunter Yohko?
Hattori: It's been about 1.5 years since the Mamono Hunter Yohko 2 event.
Are you going to mess up today?
Hattori: Looking back over Mamono Hunter Yohko?
Hattori: You're also doing a duet?
Then Yoshida Konami and Hisakawa Aya started taking over and asked some questions.
Yoshida: How do you feel about doing Yohko for five years?
Yoshida: I hear that there is going to be a Mook coming out.
Hisakawa: Mutsuki-san, what about Sotsugyou?
Then the guests said their final comments to wrap up this part.
Mutsuki: I'll say in behalf of the entire staff, thank you very much.
Miyao: I never thought Yohko would last this long. I don't know what will happen in the future, but if Yohko can come back it will be because of all of you. If that happens I would like to try something new. Thank you very much.
Yoshida: You're going to watch Yohko 5 now. It's raining all day today, and it's turning into a storm. It's like a "Yohko that calls a storm". Please enjoy it.
Hisakawa: This is the final Yohko and after that it will be the final concert. Since it is the end, anything goes. Please really enjoy it.
Mamono Hunter Yohko 5Before showing Mamono Hunter Yohko 5, they showed some scenes from Ginga Ojousama Densetsu Yuna and Bounty Dog. (around 5 minutes)
Yuna was very cute. Space battles with powered suits, cute girls, etc..
[Yohko 5 was great. I think it was the best one. - H.Doi]
Hisakawa Aya and Yoshida Konami Final ConcertAt around 17:50, the Final Concert began.
Hisakawa Aya came out onto the stage wearing a yellow one piece dress, with a big bow in front. She sang Mangetsu no Shiwaza and So Bad Boy.
Aya yelled out during the music part between verses, "Since this is the end, anything goes! Please make this a day of good memories."
After the two songs, Hisakawa Aya talked for a bit. Some of the things that she said were:
"It's been 5 years since Yohko began. At events and such, I've always messed up. I'm always honest about myself and say what I want to. I don't want to make myself up like an idol. I want to be natural. I want to go after my own dreams. I have pride as a seiyuu."
Aya started to get tears in her eyes, so she called Yoshida Konami to the stage. Yoshida Konami came out in a red one piece dress, with red shoes, and white ribbons in her hair. Then they talked for a bit. They said that they first met each other at Mamono Hunter Yohko. Hisakawa Aya also mentioned that Konami's father and mother were in the audience.
The new Mamono Hunter Yohko CD will come out on 8/24. It contains songs and drama. The drama will mostly be at school and such. So it will not contain much fighting. Also their first duet will be on the CD.
Hisakawa Aya was trying to come up with something clever to say about the release date, 8/24. But she couldn't think of something. Then Yoshida Konami said 8 divided by 2 equals 4.
Aya and Konami then sang their duet song Muteki na Futari. [Plenty of cute dances and movements!]
After the song, Konami left the stage to change clothes. Aya stayed and talked some more about herself. Her first single will go on sale 7/1. Also there will be a making of video as a present. Usually they use home videos for these, but they even used some real TV cameras to take the pictures. She was choosing the pictures to use in the video, and there was too much that she wanted to show. There was about one hour, but they have to cut it to 15 minutes. Aya said that if there are lots of requests, maybe they can make a real video.
Then Yoshida Konami came back on stage to sing her solo song, Hatsukoi ha Kanawanai. Konami was wearing a white top, a purple/blue skirt with lacy frills, and white shoes. During the song, the background lighting was such that it made it seem like the clouds where flowing. [Very nice!]
After the song, Konami talked a little bit about herself. She was DJing a radio show on Tokai radio. [which is too far away to pick up in Tokyo] She will also appear in Metal Fighter Miku, a new TV show starting on 7/8 at 7:30 AM on TV Tokyo.
Then Hisakawa Aya came back on stage to sing the ED song of Yohko 5. The single is going on sale 6/22, and it's called Ganbaru Watashiga Suki. Aya was wearing a long sleeve striped shirt, jeans, white gym shoes, and a baseball-type hat.
After the song, Aya called Konami, who had changed clothes again. Konami was wearing a pink shirt, short flower dress, and red shoes. She had tied her hair into pig tails with pink ribbons. Just as they were going to sing the last song, Mr. Hattori came out on to the stage and interrupted them. Then a lot of the staff and other people came to give flowers to the two girls. Aya and Konami started to get tears. People from the audience called out, "Ganbare!"
Then Aya and Konami sang Koi no Coup d'etat Go Go!. The slow part at the beginning was sung by Aya alone. She started crying, and wiped her eyes with her sleeves. When the fast part began, everyone on the first floor stood up. They were very hyped up! (The people on the second floor were still sitting.) In the music part between the verses, the girls threw streamers into the crowd.
After the song, Aya was crying a lot, and the curtains came down. But everyone was still standing and yelled out, "Encore!" immediately.
After a while, the curtains went up and they sang Muteki na Futari. Then during the music part between the verses, the girls threw little rubber (maybe vinyl?) balls into the audience. [I think these balls were signed, or had drawings.]
The event ended with this song.
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