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  • Anime Kouhaku Utagassen 1999

    Event Anime Kouhaku Utagassen
    Location Nippon Budoukan
    Date 1999.12.27
    Time 16:00 - 19:20
    CohostsYamamoto Maria (Τ)
    Omimura Mayuko (¼ޤ)
    Cost 4500 yen
    [ticket]
    • Report version 0.5 by Hitoshi Doi, 2000.01.02
    Guests
    Ogata Megumi ()
    Iwao Junko (˽)
    Matsumoto Rica ()
    Yokoyama Chisa (Һ)
    Takano Urara (ǵ)
    Orikasa Ai (޳ް)
    Okamoto Maya ()
    Suyama Akio
    Nishihara Kumiko ()
    Mieno Hitomi
    Kaori

    Kingetsu Mami ()
    Noda Junko (Ľ)
    Iizuka Mayumi (Ͳ)
    Ohmori Reiko (翹)
    Mizuki Ichirou
    Horie Mitsuko
    Sasaki Isao
    Furuya Tohru (ëŰ)
    Takahashi Yoko
    Yonekura Chihiro
    Kira Kira Melody Gakuen

    The Anime Kouhaku Utagassen event was held on December 27, 1999 at the Nippon Budoukan. This was a giant hall holding 10000 (?) people, and it was mostly filled. It was possible to buy tickets at the door. There were plenty of scalpers too.

    The emcee for the event was Souguchi Akihisa (announcer), Yamamoto Maria, and Omimura Mayuko. All of the participants came onto the stage, divided into the white and red teams.

    white red
    Matsumoto Rica Kingetsu Mami, Noda Junko
    Mieno Hitomi Iizuka Mayumi
    Ohmori Reiko Omimura Mayuko, Kaori
    Mizuki Ichirou Horie Mitsuko
    Ogata Megumi Yonekura Chihiro
    Iwao Junko Sakura Taisen

    The captain of white team was Mizuki Ichirou, and Horie Mitusko was the captain of the red team. This event flowed like the real NHK Kouhaku Utagassen. There was a lot of talk (and advertisements), mingled in with the songs.

    The event flowed as follows.

    • Matsumoto Rika Pocket Monsters medley
    • Kingetsu Mami Motto Motto Tokimeki
    • Noda Junko Yuuki no Kami-sama

    • Mieno Hitomi Wataru OP song medley
    • Iizuka Mayumi Love Letter

    • Ohmori Reiko Lalala, Itsuka Dokoka
    • Omimua Mayuko, Kaori Drill de Runrun, Kuru Runrun

    • Mizuki Ichirou ?
    • Horie Mitsuko ?

    • Awards
      • Sasaki Isao Uchuu Senkan Yamato
      • Furuya Tohru
      • Takahashi Yoko Zankoku na Tenshi no Teeze

    • Ogata Megumi ?
    • Yonekura Chihiro Will

    • Iwao Junko ?
    • Sakura Taisen Geki Teikoku Kagekidan (kai)
      (Yokoyama Chisa, Takano Urara, Nishihara Kumiko, Okamoto Maya, Orikasa Ai, Suyama Akio)

    • Kira Kira Melody Gakuen Daisuki!
    • Mari Mayu Angel Kiss
    • Cuzu Try To Jump

    The last three songs were extras and not part of the competition. Also the songs by Sasaki Isao and Takahashi Yoko were not part of the competition.

    The red team won this year.


    Goods

    There were also many goods on sale, just like last year. Instead of selling inside the Budoukan, the vendors set up shop outside in little tents. The selling of the goods started at noon (4 hours before the event), as they knew that it would get very crowded. There was a crowd right around noon, but it didn't stay crowded for too long. At around 2 or so, it was possible to go buy stuff without waiting in line too much.

    They also sold stuff after the event. But the lines were very long. I didn't (couldn't) stay long, so I don't know how long they sold stuff..

    I bought the Anime Kouhaku pamphet (2000 yen), the Angel Kiss special CD (1200 yen), and some Kira Kira Melody Gakuen goods (^_^;).

    Before the event, Heart Chu (Mieko, Sayaka, and Jun) were at the Banpresto (Kira Melo) goods booth selling the drama CD, fanbook, and video. They even signed it to those who bought it.

    After the event, I saw Ohtsuka Mae, Sakurai Sara, Sawai Nasumi, Shintani Sayaka, and Yabuta Naoko at the Banpresto booth. But since we had to hurry to the second Kouhaku event, we couldn't stay long. I'm sure the other girls went to sell stuff too. I missed Nobuko.. (;_;)


    H.Doi's opinions

    I went to watch the Kira Melo girls.. but since I was up on the second floor, I couldn't see them well without my binoculars. But if I watched the song with the binoculars, I wouldn't be able to cheer for them. So I let Sebastien use the binoculars during the Kira Melo song, and cheered for the girls. Unfortunately, nobody else knew the Kira Melo song, so it was strange doing the calls by myself.. (^_^;)

    As for the other songs, I couldn't really get into it that much as the crowd on the second floor wasn't the "hard core" type..

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