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Last Saturday a friend and I headed out to Tokyo to catch one of the last Fushigi Yūgi play showings at the Shinagawa Prince Hotel.
With Sailor Moon getting a musical revival (here and here), it was only a matter of time before another girls’ anime got one as well. Fushigi Yūgi brings back so many great memories for me, because it’s how I connected with a group of girls that later became my best friends throughout high school. We would pretend we were priestesses and pass around a priestess notebook that we filled with letters, drawings, and notes to one another during class. It was silly and fun. I still consider one of these girls to be my absolute BFF even to this day.
Here’s a short summary and review of the show, with pamphlet scans, too. 🙂
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© 2014 SWEET CHILD
I didn’t spend Valentine’s Day weekend with Mr. J, but rather hopped a bus to Tokyo with some friends to catch a two-day reunion concert of one of my favorite bands that disbanded several years ago. So after giving him his chocolate that morning, off I went!
Little did I know I would be reuniting with some gals I used to run around with 5-10 years ago, too! It was a really fun weekend filled with adventure, great people, old visual kei (Japan’s version of glam rock) throwbacks, and lots goods/cosplayers. What’s more awesome than that?
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So I don’t know about any of ya’ll, but I was a total moonie growing up. One year I went to summer school to take courses to get ahead in school, and the girl that sat at the desk next to mine first introduced me to the show. Sadly I never saw her again after our summer courses finished, and I can’t even begin to recall her name now, but her love of Sailor Moon she shared with me that summer wove itself into my future endeavors, and is still with me today. Needless to say the anniversary had me pretty stoked!
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