So, after giving up on waiting I went back to hunting and I finally, finally fell on a site hosting this on GDrive and so I sat down and watched it in one go! Isn’t it strange though that a 2 hour video takes over four hours to watch? I mean I pause every other minute or second depending on who is on screen or on what happened but come on, it can’t take more than 2x times to finish! But that’s the case since I began watching this video at around 3:30 am and it is now almost 8am! Okay, so maybe those 900+ caps are evidence in this testimony but still!
So anyway, I finally watched this LIVE that seems was streamed LIVE (I am waiting for you True HD version) and so it is available to watch and BY THE GODS! First of all that set list! Secondary, Saya was on FIRE! I mean this was her hometown but dear Lord! I can tell you with certainty that neither of you all has seen this Saya before! I am a caps wh&&^% as you know and even I was really struggling trying to get a good cap of this girl! Jesus Christ you would think she was possessed or something by the amount of energy this girl had! If there was any doubts about her in her home town, or around the country to all that watched this LIVE, all those doubts have been thrown to the fire! I will just say that her popularity at the Selection Event was not an illusion guys!
Mayuyu lovers will be terribly disappointed in case they did not know before hand but she was absent for this tour to Hokkaido because of sickness. Maachun though made sure that we did not miss her completely, you will see why in case you don’t know. Sub-Captain Oya-chan also wasn’t there for the first arc before the Introductions. She only came by when the sub-units started and when she did, of course she had to do it with a bang! There is this thing with the stage where a large curtain falls down to separate the stage into two and during the song, it was necessary because of a certain effect! When it fell, Oya wasn’t in the right position and the thing fell over her head! She was lucky it wasn’t the heavy one let me tell you that!
So, what was the setlist? Well, let’s get started…
WARNING: Caps dump ahead!
1. Flying Get
2. Everyday, Kachuusha
We just started and things are already looking interesting! Usually Single songs are done in the encore or right before it as a way to close things off, am I right? But here we open with Singles, well, except Shonichi but that single has been breaking all kinds of rules since the very beginning so it comes as no surprise.
Another surprise, or maybe not, was the Centres for the songs. Sayaya of course was almost at a core spot in all of them. When she isn’t Centre, she is right next to the Centre but it was always revolving around her and Yukirin. Ikoma-kun took the position as well in…OMG, they did the song! You all know which song I am talking about! I still can’t believe they did that song! My mind is still blown!
Anyway Maachun got a really good position in this concert! I am willing to believe that she took what Mayuyu would have been in had she been present because Jesus! She was like the Double to Sayaya as Naanyan was to Yukirin! These four with Ikoma-kun were in the Top 5 spots for all songs! Sayaya of course Centred Flying Get with Yukirin and Maachun flanking her!
And before I leave here, let me just mention that OP shot! Things hadn’t even started yet and Yukirin had already grabbed all my attention! That pose she took was like…WTH yo!!? >.<
What are you talking about! I was there and I swear Mayuyu was present! Which concert did you attend buddy?! Heh, it wouldn’t be am MC without Maachun pulling something, mostly;y a Mayuyu! But since she is also Mayu, would this be like pulling a prank on her self? And didn’t Mayuyu tell her to stop with the impersonations? I guess Mayuyu wasn’t being serious because I doubt Maachun would still be doing this if she actually meant it! I can just picture Mayuyu in bed watching this and totally rolling her eyes to the moon and back! LOL
5. Shuumatsu (Kawamoto Saya, Oshima Ryoka, Izuta Rina, Yokoshima Aeri)
6. Kimi no C/W (Fukuoka Seina, Tomonaga Mio, Owada Nana)
7. Kimi wa Pegasus (Ikoma Rina, Uchiyama Natsuki, Umeta Ayano, Hirata Rina)
8. Enjou Rousen (Takajo Aki, Shizuka Oya)
9. Dakishimeraretara (Kuramochi Asuka, Takeuchi Miyu, Wakana Natori)
10. Tsundere! (Tanabe Miku, Takahashi Juri, Ogasawara Mayu)
11. Kuchiutsushi no Chocolate (Kashiwagi Yuki, Nozawa Rena, Hashimoto Hikari)
Good Lord those Unit songs! And we are just getting started let me assure you! And not, do not attempt to adjust your set (of eyes), they aren’t deceiving you! Sayaya and Co indeed just went and performed Not Yet’s Shuumatsu! Remember I said Sayaya was on fire this concert? Well picture Yuko performing this song, then picture Sayaya performing this song and every song like this! That’s how crazy she was this night. Mein Gott!
I am telling you I usually skip songs in concerts because lets be honest, who sits there watching a LIVE through and through without the temptation to fast-forward?!! Not me that’s for sure. Unless its a TGS concert or Yukirin’s solo ahem.
Any wa as I was saying this was a really attention-demanding concert! From a dance number like Shuumatsu (and others too) to a kawaii song like Kimi no C/W, to kakkoi Pegasus to gay Enjou to Tsundere Tsundere and all the way to those sexy of sexy Dakishimetara and Kuchu Utsushi I ma telling you I couldn’t get my eyes off of the screen to even go to the bathroom!
Somehow Ikoma-kun being in Pegasus surprised me as much as the cold in Winter! But that does not mean it wasn’t as cool as all hell! And most especially that Hilary! Jesus girl, your game face is A class and let no one ever tell you otherwise! And please dear Readers, I beg of you to take a moment in appreciation of TakeMiyu in Mocchi’s song! I mean Mocchi and Wakanyan are already set Sexy girls but Miyu is not the first girl you think of when someone asks Sexy member! But was I impressed by her performance here!!? I am truthfully at a loss of exactly what it was but Miyu just blew me away in Dakishimeraretara! I had to rewind that part just for her as a matter of fact!
Yukirin in Chocolate was of course Yukirin in Chocolate. Everyone knows what to expect when Yukirin and Kuchiutsushi are mentioned together so while I understand that every member did their own song (Moccchi and Akichan did their own respective sub-unit songs) I am still disappoint by her not taking on something different. I mean putting her and Rena and Hikari of all the members in this song was like placing a steak, bread, beans and dried fish on the menu! You know which is gonna go first and fast! But any way, it was Kuchi so there was no choice but to
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12. Labrador Retriever
13. Hashire! Penguin
14. Shamu Neko
15. Yobisute Fantasy
Enter the animal arc! From Dogs (Labrador) to Prenguins to Cats to…um…dreams? Or should I say bunnies since there was that Creepy ass Bunny in Yobisute Fantasy? But since nobody is wearing a bunny costume I guess let’s forget about it! And you all know where my stance is on this relay! Cats WIN! Because…Cats!
18. Theater no Megami
19. Honest Man
20. Boku no Sakura
21. Ponytail to Shushu
22. Kimi no Koto ga Suki dakara
23. Oogoe Diamond
24. Shiroi Shirts
OH MY SWEET BUTTERY JESUS!(theRadBradTM ) They so did not! They did not just do what I think they did! I watched the thing, like three times (that part) and I still cannot believe they just performed Nogizaka’s Seifuku no Mannequin! LIKE WTF!! My mind was fully blown away by that! Even worse was trying to fit Yukirin and that song in the same concept! A concept that is possible in that it has even happened and yet my mind is still grasping at blanks! Is there something like a Brain orgasm ? Because I think it is my problem right now!
I was shaking my mind if complete disbelief from the moment that intro I know so well trying so hard to deny the reality of things because I can’t be this blessed! It turns out the joke is on me because it is frikkin real! Team B just performed one of my favourite songs from Nojizaka which meant Yukirin frikkin did the pose!
I couldn’t have resisted even if I had tried! And did you guys see how frikkin happy Ikoma-kun was!!?! I swear to you my love for Team B keeps growing and growing with every change it goes through! Not only are they so great as to make Maachun feel very welcome by giving her real great positions but they also shout out to the Kennin Ikoma-kun by letting her perform a song that rings closer to home and making her incredibly happy in the process!
But that wasn’t all that made my brains all mush-like! No, the FATALITY came with the very next song – RIVER! Team B just performed not just one, but two really had-hitting Dance numbers in a row! I swear to you if they had pulled out UZA next I was throwing in the towel and calling it a life-time! But what was most awesome about this was not even that firkkin awesome intro to the song but rather, the Centre of the song!
I was this close to passing out when Ours truly called out that famous Takamina line and I saw my dram life flashing right before my open eyes! That dram being Kashiwagi AKB!
I know! It’s only one song but by the gods if I didn’t get tickled in every ticklish place possible! And I wasn’t alone! The fans in the crowd too went absolutely nuts! I am telling now the moment AKS decide to let Yukirin be Centre for a single the AKB-World is goona go through an era-change! My face is still split even now, almost an hour after watching the video because my happiness metre can make Vegeta have a stroke and place Oni(Akuma) in a coma! What was even more awesome is the fact that Yukirin did both these songs, both Seifuku no Mannequin and RIVER in…
I am so…almost done!
EN1. Team B Oshi
EN2. Kimi to niji to taiyou to
EN4. Koisuru Fortune Cookie
EN5. Kokoro no Placard
WEN1. Heavy Rotation
Kage Ana : Kawamoto Saya
Kage Ana didn’t happen in this video because…um…why exactly!?! Any way Team B Oshi is still best when Team B do it and as always even when hours have passed one still gets pumped with energy to sing and dance to this awesome song because it is an awesome and fun song! And darn that HKD48 version was super good! Hmmm that’s actually pretty good. Why didn’t they call it that instead of Hokkaido48!?! I mean come on Yasusu!
But what shook me up most in this last arc was debate that was born within my mind and will haunt me for some time now wondering which is better: SayaYuki or NanaYuki! Because for reasons unknown to anybody I know Naanyan was in hyper-drive but unlike Sayaya, she had a craving for something completely different – Chichirin!
I mean come on, did you all see how fast and out of nowhere like a frikkin ninja she jumped on that lift and then the way she lurched onto Chichirin like a lost kid finding her mother after Lord knows how long or some kind of Romeo & Juliet lovers who haven’t seen each other for a few hours (because it feels like years for them)! I was leh shock to tell the truth! For some reason I still think of Nannyan as the straightest loli in AKB for some reason even though all those blog pics say otherwise! I guess there is one thing to blame…F you Sailor Zombie for what you did to my perspective of Naanyan! And Yukirin always finding herself standing between these two in breaks did not help things at all! And no, a 3P is not an option. Nothing I hate more in ships than a threesome!
All things said and done though, this was mighty delicious! One can only dream of the inevitable Kagoshima concert! My God, my liver is already having problems due to the delusional sugar running through my thoughts! That concert better be broadcast LIVE and then put on Blu-fuckin-ray because I want it yesterday darn it!
Any way I think this post is long enough so I better stop here. Sorry about the caps but I did warn you! In case you are wondering at the number, I believe there are over 600 but who is counting, right?
TEAM B FTW!