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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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- Tagged anime, club eX, fushigi yuugi, fushigi yuugi stage play, girls anime, golden bomber, manga, pamphlet, plays, shinagawa station, shingawa prince hotel, shoujo anime, theatre, visual kei, yutaka kyan, yuu watase
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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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- Tagged anime, budget hotels, business hotels, cheap hotels in tokyo, cosplay, diver city, haneda, haneda airport, hotel reviews, hotels, j-pop, j-rock, JR, manga, music, ours inn hankyu, psycho le cemu, rinkai line, tokyo, tokyo teleport, valentine's day, visual kei, vk, zepp diver city, zepp tokyo
PIERROT’s announcement on Shinjuku ALTA’s big screen.
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Earlier this year on April 12th at Shinjuku ALTA, visual kei band PIERROT announced a two day reunion raibu (live/concert) for October 24th and 25th at Saitama Super Arena. The crowd that gathered at ALTA was huge, especially considering 8 years had already passed since their break-up, an eternity in the music industry world. But this, as well as the announcement of the reopening of their fan club, Arlequin, through 2014-2015, were welcome news for people like me who never got the chance to see them perform live before their split.
Posted in Married Life, Music, Personal, Series
- Tagged birthday, dictator circus final, furitsuke, I said hello, j-rock, japanese music, japanese rock, live reports, lives, music, pierrot, pierrot reunion live, saitama shintoshin station, saitama super arena, shinjuku alta, visual kei