KYYYAAAAAAA~~~~~~~~ OMG I HAVE to talk about it!! But nobody around me has watched it yet… so I can’t say much… but wooowww, the entire production is so amazing na~~~
I went thru ALOT to finally get my hands on this DVD, including numerous phonecalls to and from SingPost after a failed delivery attempt yesterday. Have to thank my dad and brother, one for helping me call as well, and the other for fetching me to the Post office to collect it after work.
Then, had to rush for dinner with dad’s friend. We had chilli crab, oats coated calamari *yummy*, kangkong, beancurd speciality, sweet and sour pork, and claypot chicken!!! Followed by Swenson’s icecream, so by the time I reached home, it was 11.50pm *and I was bloated*. After opening and admiring the *kira kira* package (and taking pics of it too lol~), it was past midnight!
Above: Mine & Shuduck’s DVDs, along with the Posters rolled up and wrapped in CDJapan’s trademark green wrapper. Btw, I haven’t opened the poster yet lol~
Above: This is how it looks after removing the DVD box from the plastic wrapper. It’s very shiny and takki-rashi~ but it’s hard to capture the kira kira-ness of it with camera ^^ Moreover, recently I’m into gold and silver things, so I really really love the cover!
Above: This is the inside of the box, 2 discs, white and pinku, with a booklet. The discs are simple shiny ones with flowers on it~ very takki-rashi again ^^
Then, I thought I’d just watch one disc la~ but ended up watching EVERYTHING, although I was very very tired!!!! BTW, I slept at 3.30am LOL^^ I was quite surprised at myself for not dozing off during the Yoshitsune talking segment coz obviously I din understand what they were saying~~~
(Warning: Some possible spoilers if you read on)
First, I think this was filmed towards the end of Enbujou last year, some time in April, as the showtime segment was a bit different from the fancam’s. It is so much better watching the DVD coz I din know that the stage was revolving! Or that there were VTRs that go along with the scenes. The sets are so pretty, and everything was well-planned.
Second, I’m so amazed at the speed in which Takki changed his costumes! One moment he was wearing this, and he went off backstage, and very quickly, he appears in another. There’s no time to rest! I was telling naughtiest that he doesn’t even have time to walk out. He has to RUN. lol~ And the costumes are not modern day clothes but samurai armour suits, yukatas, the onnagata kimonos, the head gears, etc etc. It’s really quite amazing how the entire show unfolds, the transitions and all that…
It was physical, so much fighting, jumping, running, shouting * lol*, dancing too~ and the juniors coordinated really well. I love the adlib part – so funny~~ “Yoshitsuneeee~~ Yoshitsuneeeee~~~” *dies laughing* Ohkura and Yokoyama are really funny la~!! And Hikaru Yaotome was cute *hides*. And I love to see ABC’s backflips and backlayouts *hehe*
Favourite bits of the DVD…
so far… based on what I remembered~
- The entire mask-changing thing
- Dance after the mask-changing
- The background music during the onnagata part (white kimono with umbrella)! It’s so beautiful~~~
- Bunjee jump’s last multiple-spins!
- Ushiwaka in the rain
- Shanao and Benkei bridge scene
- Yoshitsune adlib
- Yoshitsune’s death
- Shanao last scene~
- The ending montage with the credits *kirei*
- and more which I can’t remember now…
Special guests who were at the show: Ohno-kun and Aiba-kun (from Arashi~ they were at the 2nd floor), a lady sitting with them (not sure what’s her name but Takki mentioned her twice), and Higashiyama-dai-sempai~ ^^ Was happy to see him appear during the show~!!
I was also staring at how small the theatre was, and imagining the amount of *HIDEJUICE* that was spilling down during the bunjee jump! ^-^ And Takki looks so good even when he was sweating profusely during the Yoshitsune segment *hidejuice just kept dripping non-stop LOL*. There were many closeups on his face thru0ut the show *CHOU KAKKOII* and it was fun watching his little frowns and grins~~ *flails*
I definitely have to watch it again tonight!! To see those puppy eyes again~ You can really see how much work he puts in for just this one show!! And he did 74 shows, 2 shows a day!!!! I really really feel he’s sugoi na! *can’t stop saying this ne* Johnnys artistes are made of steel, especially this one named Takizawa Hideaki [^^]
And an update on the Oricon charts. For the 2nd day’s ranking (18/7), Enbujou DVD is #3 on the Overall category but still #1 on the Music category.