Idol Project Excellent Tour 1995 Opening Day
On July 9, 1995, the Idol Project Excellent Tour 1995 took place at the Kudan Kaikan in Kudanshita. The event was very packed, even though this was not a "free" event.
There will be an Idol Project event in Osaka later this month, but not all of the seiyuu will be there. So there were many fans from all over Japan for this event.
The event flowed as follows.
promo videoAt the beginning of the event, they showed a 10 minute promotion video of KSS anime. They had clips of Golden Boy, Wedding Peach, Yousei Hime Rain, Fire Emblem, Onikirimaru, and Oira Uchuu no Tankoufu.
Idol Project 1They showed a 35mm film of the first Idol Project OAV. The OP was a non-credit version. It was very fast moving and had lots of cute action.
The OAV itself was very good (cute girls and nice music), but the story just cut itself.. They make you anxiously wait for Idol Project 2.
talk showOn the stage from right to left were: Shocker Ohno (the emcee), Iwatsubo Rie, Kanai Mika, Inoue Kikuko, Kouda Mariko, Hisakawa Aya, Koorogi Satomi, Kanamaru Hinako. They were all wearing silver Idol Project jackets. Hinako was wearing a knee level red flower one piece. Satomi was wearing a brown one piece. Aya was wearing jeans and a blue/read cap. Mariko was wearing a long blue dress, a blue shirt, and a white cap. Kikuko was wearing a long black dress. Mika was wearing a slim black one piece. Rie was wearing a blue jeans one piece.
Each guest introduced themselves with the voices that they used in the anime.
Then they started talking about some of the things that took place during the after recording session for the OAV.
Mariko: Since I had to do a 14 year old girl, I was worried.
We still haven't watched the OAV yet.
Then everyone else said that they wanted to hear Kikuko do it live. So Kikuko stood up and said, "Very dangerous yo.." in a very sexy voice.
Then Shocker Ohno took out his shocker memo (he had been jotting
down notes when he went to the after recording session).
The talk went back to Mariko.
Then the talk moved to Aya and Mika's characters.
(They "battled" verbally in the OAV.)
Ohno: There were 17 people in the after recording, but there were only 5 men. It was unusual.
Ohno: How was it Satomi?
Ohno: How was Pal Pu?
Then Shocker Ohno said that he wanted to hear Pal Pu's laugh, and Hinako did it.
Ohno: We'll finish it off calmly..
Then they took questions from the audience.
Q (Mr 107): In the game version of Idol Project, Koorogi Satomi
did the voice of Layla.
Q (a guy with a tiger mask): There is a song by Kouda Mariko called
Stair on the bonus CD single. Is this going to be released?
Q (to Kikuko): What did you think when you saw your character?
Ohno: In this anime, most of you did roles that are very different
from your "usual" roles.
Then Mika said a line with Melon-pan-man's voice.
Ohno (to Rie): How was this role for you?
Then Rie did a boy's voice (a character from Raijin-Oh).
15 minute breakThere was a 15 minute break between the talk and song sections.
Wedding Peach cornerAfter the break, Shocker Ohno came out and said that there were some special guests.
Ohno: The Aitenshi Densetsu Wedding Peach girls are here!
Hikami Kyoko, Nogami Yukana, and Miyamura Yuko came out in red checkered dresses about knee length, very cute. Yuko had a red ribbon in her hair, Kyoko had a black ribbon with white poka dots, and Yuka had her hair tied up on both sides.
Ohno: Have you done events like this together?
Then they talked about the nicknames that each girl had. Yuko was called "Miyamu", Kyoko was called "Kyoko-chan" or "Hikami", Yukana was called "Yukana-chan" or "Yukanyan".
Ohno: Wedding Peach started this April, but who has the most mistakes?
Ohno: When I went to the after recording the other day, there were a lot
of girls, like Yokoyama Chisa. Who are they?
Then Kyoko made some announcements.
Kyoko will release a mini album (planned for November).
Then Furil sang 21 Seiki no Juliet (２１世紀のジュリエット), the ED song to Wedding Peach.
Idol Project on stageAfter Furil left, Idol Project came back on stage! Inoue Kikuko was wearing a mini-skirt!!
They started the concert with Don't Stop! Sutekini Meguriaitai
(Ｄｏｎ'ｔ Ｓｔｏｐ！ −ステキにめぐり会いたい−),
the OP song to the Idol Project OAVs.
The crowd stood up immediately as this was a very lively song.
There was a nice dance with this too.
After the OP song, everyone except Inoue Kikuko left the stage. Kikuko was wearing a short sleeve pink sweater top, a black mini-skirt with white poka dots, black stockings, a black belt, and black lace gloves.
Kikuko: Actually I can't speak English at all. But I'll try my best. Please listen to Cotton Boy.
Then Kikuko sang Cotton Boy.
After the song she said, "Thank you." in English.
After Kikuko went off the stage, Hisakawa Aya came onto the stage. Aya was wearing short shorts, a black tank top, and a white unbuttoned long sleeve shirt. Her hair was tied up.
Aya made some announcements before singing her song.
Aya: I'm working on my third album! Also maybe we can meet on December 24. I'm doing radio, making a picture book.. I'm very busy, but it is very fun. Please cheer for me.
Then Aya sang Crystal Generation.
After Aya went off the stage, Kanai Mika, Koorogi Satomi, and Kanamaru Hinako came onto the stage carrying their microhones and mike stands. They were wearing matching short one piece dresses. They all had different colored ribbons in their hair. Satomi had yellow, Mika had red, and Hinako had blue.
Satomi: Mika, what is that bandaid for?
Then they sang Onna no Kajitsu (オ・ン・ナの果実), which had a cute dance.
After Mika, Satomi, and Hinako left, Kouda Mariko and Iwatsubo Rie came onto the stage. Mariko was wearing a long, cream colored, long sleeve one piece dress with a hat. Rie was wearing a long, pink colored, short sleeve one piece with a hat. They talked about many things, just like a comedian pair, before going onto the song.
Mariko and Rie sang Angel Kiss.
present cornerAfter Mariko and Rie's song, they called the rest of Idol Project for the present corner. Kikuko was now wearing a long green one piece with a white T-shirt underneath. Satomi was wearing a very flashy yellow idol-ish dress. Hinako was wearing a blue China dress. Mika was wearing a black one piece, with a white unbuttoned shirt over it.
They had three large boxes on the table. (Usually they only have one box with numbers.) This time they had little balls with numbers on them. One box was for the one's digit, one box was for the ten's digit, and one box was for the hundreds/thousands digits. Rie and Mika chose the numbers from the one's box, Kikuko and Mariko chose numbers from the ten's box, and Aya, Hinako, and Satomi chose numbers from the hundred's box.
They had special game CDs, T-shirts, a Megami-sama jacket, signed posters, cels, and a signature board.
For the Megami-sama jacket, Rie pulled out a 9, Kikuko pulled out a 8, and Aya pulled out a 5.. so it was 589! This was the first thing I won at an event this year!
For those who can read and understand Japanese. (^_^;;) When some of the numbers were called out, Kikuko played games with the numbers..
Idol Project ending songAfter all of the presents had been chosen, each seiyuu give a message.
The last song by Idol Project was Kimi no Heart Nerai Uchi. The main lyrics were sung by Mariko and Hinako. The background vocals were sung by the other five. The chorus part was sung by Mariko, Kikuko, and Aya.
After this song, all of the seiyuu left the stage. But there was an encore call, and after a while the music started again, and all of the seiyuu returned to the stage. As an encore, they sang Don't Stop! Sutekini Meguriaitai again.
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