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  • Sentimental Cospa

    Event
    Sentimental Cospa
    Location
    Velfarre Roppongi
    Date
    1998.04.26
    Time
    14:00 - 17:00
    Guests
    Watanabe Kaoru (singer)
    Okada Junko (Ľ)
    Okamoto Asami (㸫)
    Konno Hiromi ()
    Nishiguchi Yuka (ͭ)
    Makishima Yuki (ͭ)
    Suzuki Urarako ()
    Cost
    1000 yen
    • Event report version 0.8 by Hitoshi Doi, 1998.04.28

    The Sentimental Cospa (a Sentimental Graffiti cosplay event) took place on April 26, 1998 at the Velfarre Roppongi (a disco). Watanabe Kaoru (singer of the Sentimental Journey TV series opening and closing songs) and the Usagi Gumi came as guests for the stage show.

    They had limited the ticket sales to 1000, but they probably didn't sell out. There weren't a thousand people there. It was probably closer to 500.

    Pictures were allowed, but there were some severe restrictions. Only disposable cameras were allowed, and pictures of the stage show wasn't allowed. So one can only take pictures of the cosplay.


    The stage show started with Kubota Masayoshi talking a little about Sentimental Journey.

    Then Watanabe Kaoru came out to sing Tenshi ni Aitakute, the opening song to the SJ TV series.

    Then after a short talk session, Kaoru sang Keep on Smile, the ending song.

    Then they played a Sentimental Graffiti "dance mix" medley, so everyone can dance.. This was 16 minutes of the original 12 character songs plus Tatta Hitotsu no Omoide remixed disco style. It wasn't bad. Interesting listening to some of the slower songs with a dance beat..

    After the dance mix, Kubota Masayoshi came out with Watanabe Kaoru and they talked for a little bit.

    Then it was time for the Usagi Gumi show.

    The first song was Crescent Moon, by Nishiguchi Yuka, Makishima Yuki, and Suzuki Urarako. They were all wearing long, white one piece dresses. Previously, they had worn matching white outfits, but since it was getting too hot to wear it, they all wore different dresses.

    After a short talk, they called the other Usagi Gumi girls. Okada Junko, Okamoto Asami, and Konno Hiromi came out and asked everyone to do some of the movements for their song, Itsuka Kitto Ieruhazu. They taught the crowd the movements for the chorus part, and then sang the song. When Junko was teaching the hand movements for "donna toki demo" (also "itsumo itsu demo"), she said it was the same as "omoide wo" (Toyoshima Machiko's movements for Omoide wo Tometa Mamade).

    Junko, Asami, and Hiromi were wearing matching outfits, which were "cheerleader style" (according to Asami). They wore a pink T-shirt with red sleeves, and a colorful checkered mini-skirt (or shorts). Junko had her hair tied in two pony tails off the back, to the sides. Asami had her hair in a single pony tail.

    After the song, the other Usagi Gumi girls came back onto the stage, and they all talked for a few minutes. Junko asked the others which school outfit they would like to wear if they were going to cosplay. Hiromi said that she wants to wear Rurika's, Asami also said Rurika, Yuka said Yuu, and Junko said Honoka.

    Then Kubota Masayoshi came onto the stage, and they talked about some of the current Sentimental Graffiti things that were going on, and planned for the near future.

    Then there was a break, and after the break there was a cosplay contest.

    The twelve official Sentimental Graffiti cosplayers came onto the stage, and stood across the back of the stage. The contestants were called out one character at a time, with around 4 to 6 cosplayers per character (from South to North). The judge (Mr. Kubota) chose one winner per character.

    After the contest, they played the Sentimental Graffiti dance mix again, and the official cosplayers danced on the stage when the song of their character was playing. Since they danced one by one, when the next girl came onto the stage, the previous girl hugged her (and some of them even kissed).

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