Thanks to danie, I managed to watch the Animelo 2009 Blu-Ray. Thank god I got myself a 1080p monitor. Things look fucking awesome on it.
*ahem* So anyways, thanks to time limitations, we only watched the important parts, namely Nana, Hocchan, Minorin, some other interesting ones and of course, most of the duets. The quality of last year’s duets really stood out quite a bit and I find myself actually tempted to buy the Blu-Ray now as well, if not for the fact I actually don’t have enough money for both sets (at like 15k yen for both, ha ha).
Day 1 started off with angela + Ishikawa Chiaki’s duet of Cruel Angel Thesis, and that performance is probably already worth the 7000 yen. Itou Kanako’s choice of dress was… eclectic so to say, but of course not was
frightening awe-inspiring as ALIPro’s outfit, hurr. Only watched Halko’s Wonder momo-i and she’s endearing as usual, especially during the duet of My Pace Daioh with manzo. Hocchan probably stole the first day with her performances, especially YAHHO! and the duet of Happy Material with Minorin was pretty LOL ahaha. Minorin was nice but pretty standard performances. Kuribayashi Minami performing Namida no Riyuu from School Days was rather unexpected of her, since it’s a rather obscure (so to say) song.
Day 2 started with Hell duet of Nana + Aya of
CHU-LU-CHU-LU-PA-YA-PA Discotheque and Mon-STAR. It was rather LOL seeing Nana own Aya at her own song. Sakakibara Yui’s performance of Soshite Boku wa… was really eye-catching because of her costume and accompaniment dance performance. Managed to squeeze in Yousei Teikoku’s Tamakui and oh god that was fucking awesome. Even better was Fairy Yui’s MC and she was totally in her character. It was actually quite endearing to see her pull it off with a serious face. Really admire her for that.
Moving on, Kenji Ohtsuki & Zetsubou-shoujotachi (Aipon, Sawashiro Miyuki, Shintani Ryoko and Kobayashi Yuu) really was pretty awesome especially since Kobayashi Yu was jumping around like crazy as if she just took a whole bottle of Ecstasy pills. And seeing Miyuki Sawashiro shouting her lungs out was pretty funny sight too. Faylan’s mind as judgment was truly a show-stealer with the countdown and all, not to mention her outfit as well, followed by another Makkun duet(the other was Miracle Upper WL with May’n) of Tamashii no Refrain. Pretty good stuff.
DANZEN! Futari wa Precure duet by Yukari Tamura + Ryoko Shintani was pretty good shit too, although ironically both of them aren’t in the series. Would’ve been more awesome if it was a Galaxy Angel song, but that’s just me I guess. Finally the Nana Mizuki mini-concert kicked up with m.o.v.e’s motsu doing Gimmick Game with her followed by Suara + Nana epic duet of Shin’ai. Rounding up Day 2 was Etsuraku no Camelia and awesome performance of Orchestral Fantasia. A very LOL thing happened at the end of the concert when everyone showed up for encore + thanks to the fans where Fairy Yui bit her tongue when asking people to come for her own live and made everyone on stage stumble. Also Ohmi Tomoe did a very spot-on imitation of Aya Hirano that left everyone laughing.
While 08’s Animelo wasn’t as impressive, 09 definitely was and man, do I wish I had the money to go for one of these. Now let’s just wait for the “public release” on the usual places, eh. *coughcough*.