On April 23, 1995, the Hummingbird event took place in Kudan Kaikan. Most of the people who got tickets to this event were in the Hummingbird fan club. It was almost impossible for normal people to get tickets.
The event flowed as follows.
Hummingbird '95 showingThey showed the new Hummingbird OAV. But they hadn't finished with the animation, so there were a lot of scenes that were just still.. The story was very serious, unlike the previous OAVs.
song Blue ParadiseThe second half of the event started with Kusachi Fumie's song Blue Paradise. The crowd all stood up and cheered during the song.
battle talkAfter the song, the other four Hummingbird members came out, all wearing yellow Hummingbird jackets. There were a lot of cheers, and everyone was still standing. Then Tamagawa Sakiko told the crowd that they can sit down.
The Hummingbird members introduced themselves, from right to left it was Tamagawa Sakiko, Amano Yuri, Mitsuishi Kotono, Kusachi Fumie, and Shiina Hekiru.
Mitsuishi Kotono and Kusachi Fumie had gone to Nagoya and Osaka for the Hummingbird event the previous week, and they said that they had a great time. There was even a karaoke contest. In May, Kusachi Fumie will go to various Animate shops for smaller Hummingbird events, and they will show Hummingbird '95.
Then they talked about the OAV that was just shown.
Amano Yuri: When Mina and Uzuki were playing the game, they said that
they would follow their older sisters. I think that was cute.
Then they talked about the recording of this episode.
Tamagawa Sakiko: It started in the morning, and it was raining that day.
Then they said that when they go to events and stay at a hotel, everyone makes it up for breakfast, except for Fumie who was still sleeping..
dice talkThen they moved onto the dice talk corner. There was a large die, and they rolled it to decide the topic that they would talk about.
Sakiko went first and rolled the die. She got talk about love.
Sakiko said that when she saw the movie Forever Young, that gave her the strength to call the guy that she liked, and ask him out. Unfortunately she got rejected..
Hekiru said that her first love was probably in kindergarten.
Yuri said that was very early.
Then Hekiru said, "Isn't it first love every time?"
Yuri rolled the die next, and got new song.
There were new songs in Hummingbird '95. The song Yume no Basho he is Hummingbird's first ballad. Everyone said that they cried the first time they heard it. Then they played a little part of it. They even played a little part of another new song.
Fumie said, "These songs are on the new soundtrack that goes on sale in May."
Next, Kotono rolled the die and got talk about love again. Since they had already done that, she was going to roll again, but the crowd cheered and said that they wanted to hear more talk about love..
Kotono said, "I don't have much to say, but I wrote it all in my
But everyone didn't let her off that easily..
Then Fumie rolled the die and got dance, dance, dance.
Hummingbird has a lot of dances. Then they did the abura mushi dance [cockroach dance], a very silly dance.
Hekiru rolled the die and got recent boke.
Hekiru said, "Today I did a big boke..
During rehearsal when I looked at the die, I saw
haji me te O X shi ta ko to.
But I read it as te shi to me X ko haji O ta,
and asked what that was about."
haji me te O X shi ta ko to[in Japanese]
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Then Sakiko said, "Well, if we talk about boke.."
and everyone looked at Fumie.
Hummingbird information cornerThe next corner was the live recording of the Hummingbird information corner. This was something which was aired on the Anime Scramble radio program every week. The one recorded at the event was going to be aired 5/19 and 5/26.
In the first one, they talked about doing Hummingbird events. It had been a while since their last one.
In the second one, there was a shocking announcement. They said, "We have been Hummingbird for three years. But we will return to normal seiyuu. We will disband." The crowd was shocked. The last Hummingbird event will be a concert on 8/16 at the Shibuya Koukaidou.
song Love WingThe final section was the song Love Wing. After the song, the curtain went down right away. There was a loud encore yell, and the curtain came up after a while. All of the seiyuu had taken off their yellow jackets, and lined up to bow to everyone. Then the curtain went down again.
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