The weekend was exhausting but filled with awesome Tenipuri stuff~
On Saturday I met up with aionephyra
and her friend, who are visiting Japan for the first time~ It was fun to hear what they've been up to so far, it reminded me of when I first visited Japan. We met near the Tenimyu venue because we were gonna try and get them tickets for the evening show. So in the afternoon we hung out around Tokyo Dome City.
First I took them to see Koishikawa Korakuen ('cause they hadn't been to any Japanese temples or gardens yet xD ) and had some ice cream there to cool off (kakigoori~ =33). It was more crowded there then I'd ever seen! All around the pond, there were lots and lots of photographers with tripods and huge cameras lined up. Curious about what they were photographing, we asked an old man about it, and he was kind enough to show us some of his photos. All the pictures were of kingfishers, a rare bird to see in the middle of Tokyo. Apparently they took up residence in the garden, so everybody was looking at it. xD (All the previous years I visited Korakuen, they were doing construction work, but it seemed to be finished now... So maybe the birds finally found it peaceful enough to live there. xD)
After that we went to some shops around Tokyo Dome City, like the Jump shop, and we took purikura.( Pictures~Collapse )
At 4 we went to line up for the Tenimyu tickets, and met up with two other friends there. There weren't all that many people, so they just sold the tickets directly without doing a lottery. So we could all go to the show together, yay~
I hadn't seen any of the 3rd season cast yet (other than the dvd we watched the other day), but I really liked them! Or rather, there was nobody I really disliked
. xD Individually they weren't really the best of singers, but together they sounded good enough. And The new Eiji is really cute, I love his voice! He actually sounded a lot like Takahashi Hiroki to me =O
I still can't really get into any of the new songs though. After so many seasons, the new songs all kinda sound the same to me. I enjoy listening to them and watching the dances, but nothing's really catchy enough to stick in my head immediately. So I really enjoy that they keep using old songs, wether as-is or remixed. I teared up a little at hearing Shizukanaru Toushi, Dream Maker and Aoku Moeru Honoo live.
After the show they did miokuri, where you get to walk right by the actors and they wave goodbye to everyone. For this show it was Fuji, Eiji, Akazawa and...
One more of the St. Rudolph people
Uchimura, I didn't remember. ^^;;; But my friend injured her ankle a while ago, so we couldn't walk up the stairs along with the rest of the crowd. So the staff made us wait on a bench right around the corner from where the actors where, and then we got to greet them last. They looked so surprised, pulling that typical "OMG, gaijin!" kinda face that Japanese people do. xD It was so funny. Even when we piled into the elevator, they kept reaching out to wave to us.
After the show, aionephyra and her friend went home, but I went for karaoke for about an hour with the others. Of course we sang all Tenimyu songs, like the ones from the old St. Rudolph myu. I probably really shouldn't have gone because I was still feeling sick from exhaustion and I need sleep, (I've been having a constant headache since I got here, I'm basically living on painkillers xD), but it was just too awesome.
Then on Sunday there was the Tenipuri cosplay meeting~ Another exhausting day, haha. We met up at 10 and basically walked around Odaiba taking pictures all day, until about 5pm. ^^;( Read more...Collapse )