Just acquired the DVD’s for this year’s Animelo 2007. “Wow it was awesome” just begs to be said.
Best parts of the concert has to be, hands down, the three duet performances. The first one, opening up the concert was Rinbu Revolution duet by Masami Okui and Nana Mizuki, coordinated amirably and giving the audience a brief glimpse of the amazingness to come. The next duet, ALI PROJECT and Nana Mizuki singing Seishoujo Ryouiki is the sole reason why I lusted to watch this concert, after watching it thanks to a friend. And the last one was Ushiro-yubi Sasare-gumi duet by Minami Kuribayashi and Halko Momoi… where they both cosplayed in seifuku to add up to it…
On to the individual perfomances, my favourites include JAM Project’s, Nana Mizuki’s and Chihara Minori’s. JAM PROJECT’s performance was definitely as awesome as their songs are, can’t help but to feel really burned up when they were performing. Nana Mizuki needs no further introduction, as she’s definitely the best single performer of the concert in terms of singing and energy level. She’s no newcomer to Budokan (the venue) as well, and she definitely uses up the stage areas fully. Coming close behind her is Chihara Minori, singing out her two songs, Junpaku Sanctuary and Kimi ga Kureta Ano Hi, with a gracefulness that she only she can exude out fully. Ahh… truly like a real lady.
Other good performers include Momoi Halko, with her signature voice, singing Romantic Summer. Takahashi Yoko also participated, singing a medley of Tamashii no Refrain and Cruel Angel Thesis, kinda wanted her to also perform Yoake Umarekuru Shoujo. ALI PROJECT sung Yuukyou Seishunka, Ankoku Tengoku and Hizamazuite Ashi o Oname in their unique way :P. Suara wow’ed me with her live renditions of Musouka and Kimi ga Tame.
Aya Hirano was also guest performing one song for Animelo, Bouken Desho Deshou ~punk version~. Immediately noticeable is her increased confidence in performing live, and she did perform really well, unlike her back in the Haruhi concert. Unfortunately, the song still kinda sucks. Well, let’s just say Aya Hirano’s current image isn’t at all to my taste…*coughahliancough*.
In conclusion, really awesome concert. Really wished I could’ve been there, but too bad :(.