event report version 0.2 by Hitoshi Doi, 2015.10.10
event report version 0.8 by Hitoshi Doi, 2015.11.03
On October 10, 2015, the Venus Project members were a guest at the
AOP (anime ouen project) live.
This event was held in Akihabara Cultures Theater, the first time I was
inside this event hall.
They sold goods in the lobby before they let in for the event.
Those who bought over 2000 yen can participate in the high touch
session after the event.
They lined the people up at 11:23, and then let in as scheduled at 11:30.
The event hall was pretty wide. There were 9 rows of seats,
with an aisle in the middle. There was space for people to stand in
the back. There were around 150 seats, and there were some pillars,
so there were seats where you wouldn't be able to see the entire stage.
The stage was around knee high.
I was number 64, and I was able sit in the 4th row, almost in the
middle (on the right side of the aisle).
The seats were mostly full, and there were over 50 people standing,
so I think the total was over 200 people.
The event flowed as follows.
AOP sang 4 songs
Venus Drive (Sawako, Ami, Marika, Rui, Ruka)
introductions and talk by evveryone
battle between AOP and Venus Project
guess what's in box [Venus Project won]
yamanote-sen game with balloon [Venus Project won]
Venus Project Live
Zahyou no Mirai (Sawako, Ami)
Yume no Tsubasa (Marika, Rui, Ruka)
Aoi Kaze (Sawako)
Tenshi no Ichigeki (Ami + everyone)
Formula Venus battle
Tenshi no Ichigeki (Ami, Rui, Ruka, AOP x2)
Never Say Never (Sawako, Marika, AOP x3)
Lion (Rui, Ruka, AOP x2)
[encore] Venus Drive (everyone)
[encore] Mirai he Tsunage (everyone)
Since I had never heard of AOP before this, I didn't know what kind
of event this would be, or how much the Venus Project members would appear.
I assumed the Venus Project members would have a 20 or 30 minute guest
stage, and that would be all. But they appeared a lot more than I expected,
so this was a very nice event.
After the songs at the beginning of the event, this event was a battle
between AOP (anime ouen project) and Venus Project, because they said they
didn't need two "projects".
They played two games, guess what's in the box by sticking your hands inside,
and the yamanote-san game (say keywords for a given topic).
Venus Project won both games.
Then Venus Project had their 4 song mini stage.
I'm glad Sawako sang her solo song.
Then they returned to the battle, and it was a Formula Venus battle,
just like in the Venus Project anime/games.
Two teams sang a song together, and the "better" one wins.
The first song was a Venus Project song, the second song was a AOP song,
and the third song was an anime song.
After this battle, the emcee declared the battle a tie!
The battle will be continued at the Venus Project Live on 11/27,
in which AOP will be a guest.
After the event, the high touch session began at around 13:50.
There were two separate ones, one for Venus Project and one for AOP.
There was a signature board on display in the lobby,
signed by all of the guests.