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Tuesday, 26 November 2013

NANA MIZUKI LIVE CIRCUS 2013+at台湾 Live Viewing

Okay, I don't know what has happened to me....I am writing this already the day after it happened! Such a miracle! Maybe I am too scared that school will kill me sometime soon, and thus I should get this out of the way asap.. xD Anyways, before I begin my report of the live viewing I'll take a moment to mention a couple of happy news. Recently, my blog passed 50,000 views! So thank you to all of you who have been following my blog and taken the time to read my entries! I wouldn't have the motivation to write about all these things if it wasn't for you... perhaps lol. The other happy news is that.... Nana got invited to [Kouhaku Uta Gassen] again this year! Really happy for you Nana! You belong there every year! I will be sure to vote for your team again this year! ... Here's to hoping my sister won't mind spending New Year's Eve watching it, since she is visiting then. xD Anyways, onwards to the live viewing report!


Live Viewing hajimarimasu~~!


Before live viewing
As was only right, in celebration of Nana's first concerts overseas and first live viewing, I went to eat the closest thing to Nana curry that I could find in Kawasaki. It was soooo goooood~ *drools* All those delicious mushrooms....


Via [rjokami @ instagram]


Afterwards, I went to snoop around the theater for the Nana merchandise, which were very inconspicuously placed so that I almost didn't even see them.... orz Luckily I did spot them, and decided to get the Nanette pin as a memento of the first live viewing I will be attending.


So cute! :3


Inside the theater
When it was twenty minutes to the start of the live viewing, there was an announcement about it and how we could go in now and a flood of Nana fans started flooding in. Considering how I didn't win the lottery for the live viewing and was 4 hours late for the general sale too, I got surprisingly good seats for me and my friend. Not that the seat placement really mattered for this... not like Nana was going to be any more in reach no matter where we were. But still was nice!


Our seats, G-17 and G-18!


I was really curious to how people would behave in a live viewing - would everybody sit and wave their penlights around? Or would they stand and jump like in concerts? I was feeling really confused somehow, since I didn't know what to expect at all... but once we got to our seats and I looked around, everything looked exactly the same as it would if we had gone to the actual concert. It made me feel really excited and happy somehow. For people here, everything is serious business - and I like it.


The live viewing
A bit before the start time, the connection to Taiwan was switched on and we got to watch how one guy was eagerly holding his green penlight up in the audience. xD At this point they had only turned on the video stream, but not the sound. Eventually the sound came on and we got to await Nana's appearance with great anticipation with the fans in Taiwan. Then, the lights went off and it was time for....


SET LIST:
01. Gimmick Game
02. Lovely Fruit
03. POP MASTER
MC1
04. COSMIC LOVE
05. Love Brick
Cherry Boy Showcase
06. Get my drift?
07. Junketsu Paradox
08. BRIGHT STREAM
MC2
09.Happy☆Go-Round
10. DISCOTHEQUE
11. POWER GATE
Cherry Boy Interlude
12. Naked Soldier
13. Kakumei Dualism
MC3
14. Vitalization
15. Preserved Roses
16. ETERNAL BLAZE
MC4
17. Ai no Hoshi
Encore:
18. SCARLET KNIGHT
MC5
19. SUPER GENERATION
MC6
20. Shin Ai
Encore II:
21.Innocent Starter (Acoustic)
Bonus MC


A small note before I begin my report. I am not 100% sure if I placed the MCs correctly or if there were more.... because it felt like there were not so many of them but it also felt like Nana talked a lot... so I don't know. orz But at least most of what she said is included (even if in the wrong place lol). I am also not sure about the placement of the revamped first outfit.... sorry..... I tried my best... but I was pretty tired yesterday. (T^T) Anyways, yonder to the detailed report!



Outfit #1 - Circus
Same outfit as we got for LIVE CIRCUS!



01. Gimmick Game
Gimmick Game starts the night, like every LIVE CIRCUS concert. I am so happy that everyone in the theater stood up and jumped waving their penlights exactly like if they had been at the actual concert. Really got me pumped up. For the first half of the song, it is so clear from Nana's voice that she is super nervous and I really felt for her. This was a big night for her and a big step in her career. So many people watching. By the last verse of the song though, she managed to make it disappear from her voice but I am sure she was still nervous as hell.


02. Lovely Fruit
Yesssss, Lovely Fruit! So, so far the set list has remained the same as for LIVE CIRCUS in the summer. I didn't check the set list for the first Taiwan concert, so I really don't know what to expect tonight, but I am happy to get Lovely Fruit. I was slightly disappointed though that she didn't have the tray with her here in Taiwan, but I guess considering how nervous she was feeling it might have been quite disastrous if she had tried to do the tray choreograph.... so better this way I suppose lol.


MC1
First part of MC in Chinese! Nana has obviously ganbatta a lot for her Taiwan concerts, it really touched me deeply. I suppose she was welcoming everyone to LIVE CIRCUS 2013+ in Taiwan Taipei, I don't speak Chinese so I don't know lol. I did catch the part where she introduced herself in Chinese though, wo shi shui shu nai nai!! Hehe, it never fails to make me giggle somehow. Too cute. She said because everyone had made such a huge effort to speak Japanese she had done her best to learn some Chinese for these concerts too. She talks about how she had been very touched by all the people coming to the airport to welcome her to Taiwan too and how she could feel the passion of her Taiwanese fans.

She goes on to mention about tonight's live viewing, how people in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and Taiwan too are watching, and speaking to one of the cameras she excitedly exclaims "We are all connected, connected connected together~" TOO CUTE. But just as was expected of Nana, she really made everyone feel like they were actually part of the concert regardless of where they were. Well, that's how I felt. I really appreciate how this woman takes everyone into consideration. Every time. She mentions the total number of people watching the live tonight (which I don't remember orz) and then remarks how there are more people watching this in theaters than there were for Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha Movie 1st lol. Sugee naaa~


03. POP MASTER
First major change to LIVE CIRCUS! Somehow I wasn't expecting a song like this at all at this point already. xD I was wondering how a song like this, with so many specific jumps and things for the audience to sing, was going to go in Taiwan but everyone knew their stuff! That made me so happy and my theater was totally on fire too. Really happy to hear this song tonight. It is such a good ganbatte song.



Outfit #1 - Revamped
Still no pics for this as far as I know.. but you'll see it... next month maybe?



04. COSMIC LOVE
Another total surprise... really did not see this coming. xD But I was really pumped to get to hear it live. I really like the cute little choreograph for the chorus so it was really nice to see it.


05. Love Brick
And then we get the LIVE CIRCUS encore song already! It was so nice to see again how everyone was into singing the parts from this song too. That is seriously making me ridiculously happy. And it is easy to see that it is making Nana ridiculously happy too.


Cherry Boy Showcase
We get to see the first part of the short movie of Cherry Boy Seven G, but after the part with Nana in chains, the live viewing camera focuses on the Cherry Boys on stage. Ryutan goes around introducing everyone like usual and makes everyone say their name in Chinese lol. Tom-kun is cute, since he is obviously reading it from a paper. Abe-sama on the other hand had obviously practiced his. Even the -sama. xD Ryutan says a longer thing in Chinese during his turn but right after saying it he says "... machigatta!!"  (=I made a mistake) hahaha that was so funny!



Outfit #2 - Japanese style warrioress 
Soooo prettyyyyy... (*-*)



06. Get my drift?
I was so ready to cry tears of happiness when Get my drift? started. I would totally have cried for other reasons if it had been replaced from the set list. I so wanted to hear it again. And this new outfit was so hngggh, even though I really liked the one she had at this point in LIVE CIRCUS in the summer too. Dilemma - which do I like more?! Aahhh! (>_<) I am such a sucker for Japanese style outfits... sigh.. Somehow though, I felt this song was missing some impact tonight... I guess because of the lack of the usual cool red lighting and also because the music apart from the vocals seems to be quite quiet..


07. Junketsu Paradox
Again something I didn't expect... but really, I should have. Why do I seem so clueless... xD Too busy ogling to think I suppose. Really enjoyed hearing this tonight. I had really been missing the "deshou"s, "mou" and "aa". So fulfilling to hear them again! Somehow feels like it has been so long since I last heard Junketsu Paradox. Perhaps I should watch from LIVE CASTLE again sometime soon to hear again...


08. BRIGHT STREAM
After finding out that this was not part of the set list on the first night, I am really grateful she sang it tonight because I love this song so much! Though it did kind of feel weird having it after such songs as Get my drift? and Junketsu Paradox. Still as touching and emotional as usual, regardless.


MC2
Nana tells us that she had this outfit made just for the Taiwan live and it has some nice traditional Japanese vibes. She seems really happy about the outfit. And it does indeed look very nice. Mawatte -calls! For the mou ikkai -call Nana asks who of the Cherry Boys should mawatte with her and someone shouted all of them, so all of them ended up mawatte'ing. And I have to say lol @ Tom-kun's pink shorts. xD Nana talks a bit about how BRIGHT STREAM is a really important song and the song for the second Nanoha movie. She is happy to see Nanoha and Fate plushies in the audience. Nana  also tells us how she went to a shrine in Taiwan's Matsuyama and was so happy to see that the kanji for this Matsuyama are the same as for the Matsuyama that is the capital of Ehime, her home prefecture. It made her feel like everything was connected even this way. And then mentions how she is connected with everyone tonight as well.

Nana says she wants to hear The Cherry Boys' voices more and goes to Ryutan to ask if it is his first time in Taiwan and what he did last night after the first live. This was Ryutan's second time in Taiwan and last night he had gone drinking. Nana is jealous cuz she just went to the hotel. She then asks Kenny what he did and if he joined Ryutan perhaps, but Kenny had just gone to the hotel to sleep and then did some exploring in the morning. Then they talk about how the food in Taiwan is soooo goood and Nana comments "I don't always talk about food all the time... really...". Then he goes to Itaruvich and turns out he had been out drinking oishii beer (in a green bottle) with Ryutan last night.

Before continuing on with the next song, she asks if everyone brought their towels tonight and I was happy to see how many people did have towels in Taiwan too! So obviously the next song was going to be... 


09.Happy☆Go-Round
Weee~! Such a Switch Girl night somehow. Funny how it didn't feel like that in the summer even though both songs were sung then too... I guess because there weren't that many songs between them tonight? Or something. Everyone in my theater was eagerly waving their towels around, and I was really loving the atmosphere. Since Team Yoda was not in Taiwan, Nana waved the towel around by herself too.


10. DISCOTHEQUE
CHURU-CHURU-PAYA-PA! Having DISCOTHEQUE pop up now definitely made it clear that we wouldn't see the oriental Princess Jasmine inspired outfit tonight. Which is a bit of a shame, because I really like it and wanted to see it again.. (T^T)


11. POWER GATE
I guess since we are getting POWER GATE now and POP MASTER already went, we will be having SUPER GENERATION in the encore for sure~! I was a bit disappointed at how so many people stayed on their blue penlights in the theater, but I guess they are saving the orange for ETERNAL BLAZE then. I am happy that everyone was giving their 100% on singing the end of the song for Nana though. I really do enjoy that every time and tonight was no exception.


Cherry Boy Interlude
The lights went an ominous red for this, and I was thinking something really cool would be happening... but it was just an interlude by the Cherry Boys. Playing whatever really, a lot of parts sounded quite familiar but I couldn't quite put my finger on what they were. xD Did sound very impressive though, they are so professional.



Outfit #3 - Fairy soldier
Yay, we meet again! Sorry the quality of the pic is not so good. orz



12. Naked Soldier
I.... am so sad they didn't show even the short movie before this song+outfit combo. orz But I guess since they didn't have the evil jester along they figured there was no point in having anything related to it at all. Well, at least Nana still had her rapier for this song. I really can't get over how much I love hearing this song live. It really is so amazing. The high notes give me chills every time.


13. Kakumei Dualism
Wooo~ So excited to get to hear this!! I was so glad to see as well that people in the theater were singing along to TMR's parts like we had for Preserved Roses in the summer - especially me and this other girl on my row were totally into it. I was actually surprised at how well I remembered TMR's lines even though this song is really hard to follow in karaoke because the lines go by so fast lol. This song got me pumped up so much!! And Nana making us sing the "kakumei wo let's shout" was so awesome too.


MC3
Nana is so happy at how many people actually knew the lyrics and sang along with T.M. Revolution's parts. Tbh, I have been quite surprised at how many songs tonight are ones that include audience participation, and I am so glad that people in Taiwan do know them and are singing along. She mentions also how she is sure that everyone watching the live viewing were participating too. And at least Japan sure was. She also said that she was so happy about people singing POWER GATE too, and talked about how important that song is and how it is probably the one song she has sung the most in her lives.

Nana goes on to talk about why she decided to have a concert in Taiwan, since many people have asked her that after she announced it in the summer. She explains that it is because of how Gold Typhoon, a music label in Taiwan, was the first and most eager record label abroad to sell her records. And considering how successful that was, Taiwan ended up being the natural option.

Nana then says about how this weekend and AFA as well will be featured on Music Japan on December 30th and says that she hopes it will be shown in Taiwan too, and I think someone said it will be? And she is very happy about that. Then she asks if we are ready for a very atsui song next and thus it is time for...


14. Vitalization
I was a bit frustrated at how the quiet music was making Vitalization lose so much impact. orz This song is so much more than it was able to be tonight.. But that didn't stop me from enjoying it though. Nana's high "true song" gave me shivers.


15. Preserved Roses
Yay~~ I was hoping this would come too since we got Kakumei Dualism, and I so love singing TMR's parts for Nana. Though, I was so excited about how well I did with Kakumei Dualism that some of the lyrics for this slipped out of my mind... even though this should be totally engraved in my mind by now. Woops. orz I'll blame Nana and her effect on me for this lol.


16. ETERNAL BLAZE
EtaBure~~! Somehow this popping up clearly indicated that we were going to get the "last song" MC next. And everyone in the theater and many people in Taiwan too did change to orange for this! Yay! *again stupid ridiculous happiness* This song never ceases to leave such a strong impression every time Nana sings it, even like this when I am watching from a different country. xD


MC4
Time to say the words nobody wants to hear. The next song will be the last one, and it will be one that expresses all that Nana feels for all of us. So most probably Ai no Hoshi I would imagine. This MC really broke my heart, since Nana was so obviously nervous as hell. She was even too nervous to cry even though she was clearly overwhelmed by emotion on how far she had come and how many people in so many places love her. So instead of crying, she was very noticeably saying "eeh" between everything she said, during every pause. It shattered my heart and really made me want to shout to her that "it's okay, you are doing amazing" but not like she could hear me. orz And once again I was so touched by how hard this woman tries.


17. Ai no Hoshi
After listening to all of Nana's nervous "eeh" fillers, my emotions really weren't ready for this song. It took so much effort for me not to cry. I want to save the crying for when I am actually at the concert, I feel. But still.. it was really close. This song is always so special and so beautiful. And now it has even more meaning to me than it had before, due to a personal project I did last month. Too touching to listen to. Thank you Nana for letting me hear it once again.


Encore call!
Naa-na, Naa-na! Suddenly everyone in Taiwan now has these Mizuki Nana fans out, and they look really pretty when they hold them together with their penlights. I was really impressed by the sight. I do wonder where they got them from? Did Gold Typhoon provide or are they purely fan-made?



Outfit #5 - Encore
Same skirt as Seibu Dome #2. This pic is from first night, tonight Nana wore white version of this shirt.



18. SCARLET KNIGHT
I was expecting Astrogation or Synchrogazer now, but SCARLET KNIGHT is always very welcome!! Having Nana sing this epic song in her cute encore get up seemed kinda funny though. xD But I am really happy she sang this song. It's too good. And everyone shouting "SCARLET KNIGHT!" was really epic. *ridiculously happy about everyone's involvement yet again*


MC5
Nana is so grateful to be called back and I think she spoke some Chinese again (she spoke so much throughout the night, I am not sure at which points exactly orz). She tells how she was so surprised the previous night about all the Nana Mizuki fans everyone took out for the encore. She was really fascinated by them and was so excitedly saying how they are so awesome because they even have a picture of the LIVE CIRCUS tent. Someone in the audience, front left (looking towards the stage), shouts that Nana can have their fan and Nana happily accepts the offer and takes the fan. And oh my god, she is so happy with the fan. TOO CUTE. She is like a little child with candy. xD I am sure she is going to treasure it forever. Shassu -call! A separate one for us too at the live viewing, yay. Nana talks about how touched she is that this greeting call from her radio show has traveled to so many places in the world. Bless her~  She says she really wants to sing the next song here in Taiwan, since it is one that is again very important to her, since it is the first one she wrote and composed herself...


19. SUPER GENERATION
Yay~! I don't know exactly why, but I was super happy to hear this song. xD I guess Nana's happiness is just rubbing off on me like usual. Because she was ridiculously happy waving that fan around while she sang this song. I seriously almost died of cuteness overload, this woman is too much. It warms my heart how such a simple thing can bring her so much happiness. Such a good motivational song this one is too, in addition to POP MASTER! Nana was so cute when we were singing the end lalala's since she assigned one of them to us at the live viewing too and everyone in Taiwan was quiet for that one, even though they couldn't hear us. During it Nana was all happily waving her fan at one of the cameras to show she was "looking" at us and was with us for it. And for the onnanoko one me and that other girl on my row were so dominating again lol.


MC6
Once again Nana is so happy about everyone participating in SUPER GENERATION and she happily says that she is sure that the fans in live viewing and the ones outside of Taipei Legacy were surely participating too. Nana has an announcement to make, this concert will be released on BD/DVD! Banzai, banzai, banzai~~! Concerning the next song, Nana mentions how there was a list on the Taiwan concert Facebook page about what were the favorite songs of the fans in Taiwan and what they would want to hear during the concerts this week. She says how she was happy to see that the song she really wanted to sing tonight, a song she made for her father, was in first place on the list. So of course, the next song is...


20. Shin Ai
Oh my god, so touching... I felt like Nana really wanted to cry while she was singing this but was too nervous to actually do it. I was totally absorbed into all the emotion in this song that once the last chorus began I was filled with great confusion for a fraction of a second... till I realized she sang the first two lines of it in Chinese! HOLY SHIT!! The effort!! Oh my god this woman. I even involuntarily exclaimed to my friend "SHE'S SINGING IN CHINESE!" right then. Well now I can totally see why she was too nervous to cry... she had to stay alert so she'd get that right. I truly respect you and your dedication so much Nana. Just thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.


Encore 2, mou ikkai!
Nana makes her way back to the stage and expresses how happy she is to be called back a second time. She was really taken with how the audience had been singing POWER GATE for her during this second encore call and was really happy and impressed (thank you minilancer for reminding me of this!). She tells us that the second encore call had surprised her yesterday, so after the first concert she had thought of what she could do tonight if she got called back again. She says she will be needing Tom-kun and Itaruvich for the next song. Itaruvich comes on stage with an acoustic guitar and instantly it is clear that we are going to get amazing acoustic goodness. She says she will be singing an acoustic version of another important song that had opened so many doors to her. Again, naturally the next song was thus going to be...


21. Innocent Starter (Acoustic)
This could definitely not have been any other song than this. So amazingly beautiful as an acoustic version with piano and guitar. And this is a much more special song for me now than it used to be, so I really appreciated in a new deeper way. I was so sad when the song ended, I could have continued to listen to it for so much longer. (T^T) Thank you Nana for this special treat!


Bonus MC
After the song and when Itaruvich and Tom-kun have left the stage, Nana says that right before she got called back for the second encore she heard some great news and wants to share with us. She starts with "Mizuki Nana..... in 2014..." and I was kinda hoping for her to announce the next live for me to look forward to (lol selfish orz) and I feel like she was totally trolling me.... because then turns out she will have a another live in Taiwan in 2014!! Banzai, banzai, banzai!! Jokes aside, I am really happy to hear that. Considering the enthusiasm of the Taiwanese fans. But please, PLEASE, give her a more appropriate venue for it.. this was way too small and way too grunge... orz Nana speaks some Chinese again, presumably saying she will be back and then the usual kakatte koi -call. Then she runs off and the concert has come to an end... and the long journey of LIVE CIRCUS is over. Otsukaresama deshita! :3


After live viewing
I have to say that a live viewing much more fun than I had anticipated! It really did almost feel like I was at the actual concert, especially thanks to Nana's efforts to include all of us as much as possible. Though.... it really made me yearn to see her live again soon. I really hope I can get into Nana Winter Festa 2014. orz I seriously hate lottery only events so much... they cause me so much suffering and pain... Sigh. Luckily I have a couple of friends who are happy to help me by giving me their lottery numbers from their copies of Nana Clips 6! I am truly grateful for them and their help. Now to just hope it is enough. xD 

14 comments:

  1. Thank u again sooooo much for writing this! And so fast this time too!! Reading this made me sooo happy td, especially since yesterday i watched a video of nana-chan arriving in taiwan at the airport!! So many fans were there!! It was so awesome!! While reading this i was just smiling along all the way and feeling all those emotions, but honestly when it came to the part where it was ai no hoshi, i started crying!! T_T the song lyrics just popped into my head and i just couldnt control myself.....im just an emmotional mess!! I bet that if the live viewings (in the theatres) were filmed, if nana-chan would see them she would be a billion more times happy, since the fans were participating so much even though she wasnt there in person!! I know it makes me that much more proud to be a fan of hers!! Oh dear winter so busy busy... First the tv release of animelo, then release of nana clips, then the mj documentary, and then nana winter festa....so much nana in one winter!!!

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    1. I am glad I was able to bring some happiness to your day with this! I have no idea how I managed to write this so fast after, I hope I can keep it up with the possible reports that are to come! Yeah! I am so happy that the Taiwanese fans gave her such a warm welcome and I am so happy she got to see how much she is appreciated even abroad. I am sure it made her unbelievably happy. And it would really be nice if she got to see how we were all supporting her in the theatres as well! She really deserves to know how much so many people appreciate her.

      I know that feeling too well! I am such an emotional mess with that song too! I really love singing it in karaoke but even that sometimes seems like too much for me to handle lol. I hope she will sing it in Kouhaku Uta Gassen so I can spend my New Year's Eve crying too! *masochist*

      Yes, keep the Nana coming!!! I need her to make it through my thesis stress. XD

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  2. TAT....WHY?! WHY?! WHY SINGAPORE CANT BE LIKE THEM TAT?!
    why they didnt stand like Taiwan T.T...only last 2 rows stand...and also eat popcorn...=.=....*emo*

    T.T....oh well its over and it was fun...

    lol during the last announcement we hoping is another country other than Taiwan (e.g. Singapore? ^^; ~selfish~ >.<)

    anyway thank for your report XD

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    1. Ah yeah, I heard the atmosphere in Singapore was a bit of a let down... orz funnily enough I haven't heard anything about Indonesia, Hong Kong or Thailand... wonder what it was like there. This definitely does make me appreciate more how fully into everything Japanese fans are.

      Haha yeah, tbh I was expecting another country too.But I guess they are being really careful and taking small baby steps with this.

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  3. Thanks for the quick report! Now I really wish that I can go back in time to watch the concert again T.T

    I think during the 2nd encore call, everyone sang SUPER GENERATION! And Nana did say something about that too?

    Ugh maybe I should have put more effort into learning Japanese and Chinese, still don't understand much :(

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    1. its actually POWER GATE, at 1st like abit messy that we cant catch it what its the song then they finally sing nearly as one on the chorus part

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    2. Yep, POWER GATE. Thanks for reminding me! I'll add it to the report once I get home today.

      And yes, put more effort in for Nana!! Nana-san no tame ni nandemo dekiru ne~~! \o/

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  4. Thanks for the review. Your and Nanas enthusiasm really shines through every sentence. Very nice! Did she say that they are all connected in english?

    Other artists ocassionally throw in some of the countries language they play at, but Nana goes one step further and even sings in the countries language. And i'm not even surprised, hehe.

    I like that bit about the fan she got especially sweet. I agree with your sentiment about Nana still enjoying the small things. I also noticed that, and how even some good food lightens up her face. Thats a very precious character trait, and this has certainly helped her through rough times as well. That watch she wears in that latest documentary costs 24000 euros, and if the owner of that thing still smiles about a simple plasticfan, that should tell you something right there about this persons heart.

    Those recent Nana arrives in Taiwan/performs in Taiwan/leaves Taiwan videos were awesome and i devoured them all. I always wondered if she avoids the fans in Japan, because there are simply no such videos nor pictures from Japan, but it seems more that they avoid her, hehe. Very nice to see her interacting in this natural and caring way. How she slowly moves through the crowds and waves and smiles until virtually anyone got a wave and smile is so astounishing. All the artists say how much they enjoy the fans support, but she shows it all the time. I'm looking very much forward to that Nana in Asia documentary. And that it will be a long one.

    Hopefully the next DVD/BD will be a double box again. So far it looks like a single release, but a double release is in order.

    But there is one thing i noticed for awhile. Is it just me or are the setlists really shrinking? Live Academy had 26 songs, Live Journey 25, Live Union 25, now its down to 20, and Live Circus Japan wasn't that much longer either. In the latest documentary she received a back massage again, maybe health issues? To walk all the time in high heels, and even jumps with them must be hard on the back.

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    1. Glad you can see all the enthusiasm!! Always nice to hear I have successfully conveyed what I want to with my entries. :)

      I think it will be quite a while till Nana will feel comfortable with English to actually use it in front of fans (as her appearance in AFA Singapore already showed). So no, that "We are all connected" was in Japanese. I do look forward to the day she will do what she did with Chinese now with English (if that day ever comes). It will make my heart burst from how proud I will feel of her.

      I totally agree with you. One of the things I really love about Nana the most is how she will never let fame and fortune get to her head and how she will never take what she has for granted, due to all the hard work she has had to put into getting where she is now. Being able to be so grateful for such small things and really appreciating the existence of every fan she has is indeed a very admirable and sweet trait to have - a trait I will always respect her for so so much. And I really love Nana's "good food" -face. I think it is her fault that I have developed a face like that of my own when confronted by delicious food (which in Japan, is all the time), haha.

      I am thinking the second Seibu Dome and this Taiwan night will be released for sure, so it does give an opportunity for perhaps 2 BD/DVDs.... but then the question remains... what will they be paired with? I guess perhaps both days of Nana Winter Festa is a possibility. Would be nice.

      I think the main reason for the shrinking set lists is related to the tours having become longer. When comparing how there were 7 concerts for Live Academy to how it doubled to 14 for Live Union, it makes sense that the set list would be somewhat shorter in turn to lessen the burden on Nana. And Taiwan concerts being shorter makes sense, since they were just testing the waters.. nor does it seem very appealing to hold a super long epic concert in a little silly venue like that.

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  5. i think because this yr she got more Lives, events than usual so they think its too much for Nana-san (n her team of course) to play this many of songs

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  6. Hi there, I have Nana Winter Festa 2014 lottery ticket that I can't claim (I'm in Singapore TT), I can sent it to you if you want it.

    Yuni.

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    1. Heya Yuni!

      I would greatly appreciate your help. I want to do my best to attend as many Nana things as possible while I am living in Japan, not just for myself, but also for every fan who can't go so that I can at least write a report for everyone. So thank you so much for offering to help me. You can send the lottery number/picture of lottery ticket to neonsutaru@gmail.com yoroshiku onegaishimasu~ m( _ _ )m

      Btw, since you are in Singapore did you go to AFA and if so, were you one of the lucky ones to get Nana's autograph and handshake? :)

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    2. I enjoy reading your report a lot, so its a pleasure of mine really :D kochira mo yoroshiku m( _ _ )m

      Hope you got the ticket with good seat ! !

      Yeah I went to AFA, it was amazing.

      I can't remember how many times I shouted NANA and jumped like crazy XD, though its over too soon. Even after I got home I still feel the adrenaline pumping, the worst part is that I don't feel tired at all, I have school next morning but I cant sleep because of the excitement orz.

      Still, it was one of best night of my life, seeing Nana in person is just too amazing.

      Too bad, I'm not that lucky T_T I didn't got her autograph.

      If I did, I don't know if I will survive being so close to Nana XD

      Best of luck for you !!

      Yuni

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    3. Yay, I am temporarily back to the world of the internet (in school though orz)!

      I'm glad to hear you enjoy my reports! Makes me more driven to keep on writing them knowing I have people who look forward to them. So thank you for that and again a very big thank you for helping me out! m(_ _m)

      Uh oh… you are being sucked into the Nana black hole… once you see her sing live you can't get enough, you need more and more…. that happened to me after the first live I attended, I haven't missed a live since. :3 It is too addictive…..

      I hope you will get the chance to see Nana again! I really was more expecting a Singapore live announcement or something in the live viewing, not another Taiwan concert.

      I feel the same… I am so glad I was not in Singapore and didn't have a chance to get her autograph. I prob would have died going near her like that and if not, then I would have at least forgotten all of my Japanese skills at that point. XD

      Thank yoouuu!!

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