Archive for September, 2009

Sep 21 2009

Concert Plans

Published by under Momusu

Today is one of those obscure government holidays in Japan (I asked 3 Japanese people, and none of them could tell me what holiday it was. It’s that obscure), so I got the day off and decided to go out to Tokyo in search of Morning Musume concert tickets.

I was successful! I got myself a rather good seat for the 10/4 early show in Kanagawa. It’ll probably take me just under 2 hours to get there, but I wanted to go because

A. Love the setlist, and I just can’t wait


B. Love the concert T-shirts, and they usually sell out of size small midway through the tour, so the earlier I get to one, the better

I went to 2 shows of Momusu’s Fall 2008 tour and 3 of Spring 2009, so I figure I’d better shoot for 4 shows this time around. We’ll see though. I think Koharu’s graduation may drive up the price of the Tokyo show tickets quite a bit. I can do without seeing her graduation (I don’t like her enough for how expensive those tickets are going to be) but I’d like to try to get good seats to a couple of the other shows. Jya, wish me luck!


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Sep 19 2009

9 Smile Setlist Rocks my Socks

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It’s hard for me to describe how absolutely thrilled I am by the setlist for Morning Musume’s latest concert tour. Here’s the full list, from the hello online forums, along with some comments on a few of the highlights for me.

Morning Musume Concert Tour 2009 ~Nine smile~ Setlist
Countdown VTR
01. 3,2,1 BREAKIN’OUT
02. How Do You Like Japan? ~Nippon wa Donna Kanji Dekka?~ Great, super high energy way to start off the concert!
Members introduction VTR
03. Kimagure Princess Woot, strange yet awesome new song!
MC 1
04. Nanchatte Renai
05. Genki+ My favorite song from Sexy 8 Beat! Never thought I’d get to see this live!
06. Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou? Chinese version (All members)
07. Sukiyaki (Niigaki Risa and Kusumi Koharu) Bound to be really amusing.
MC 2 (Niigaki Risa, Kamei Eri, Junjun and Linlin)
08. Haru Beautiful Everyday (Kamei Eri and Mitsui Aika) YES! My 2nd favorite Sexy 8 Beat song, and again I really really never expected to see it live.
09. Kioku no Meiro (Takahashi Ai and Tanaka Reina) And another surprise great song out of nowhere!
10. Aruiteru (Michishige Sayumi → Morning Musume joins in halfway) Aw. Sayu loves Aruiteru, huh? This is another one of the singles that I’ve been wanting to see live. Glad to see them bringing it back.
11. Aki Urara
12. Shouganai Yume Oibito
MC (Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina)
13. Sakura Mankai (Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Kamei Eri, Mitsui Aika and Linlin) ! See below

14. Yuujou ~Kokoro no Busu ni Naranee!~ (Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Kusumi Koharu and Junjun) Another big Hell Yeah! for both of these. I’ve always wondered why MM never seems to perform Otome or Sakura gumi songs on their concert tours.

15. Dekkai Uchuu ni Ai ga Aru I’m so going to be singing along with this one.
MC 4
(Start of Coupling/with medley)
16. Bonkyu! Bonkyu! BOMB Girl
17. Please! Jiyuu no Tobira
18. Handmade CITY
19. Odore! Morning Curry

MC 5
20. Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (Full version, Junjun → Linlin → Mitsui Aika → Kusumi Koharu → Michishige Sayumi → Kamei Eri → Tanaka Reina → Niigaki Risa → Takahashi Ai) New version with verses for everyone? This makes, what? Joshi Kashimashi 5 or something?
21. Naichau Kamo

22. Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~
23. Resonant Blue

25. Love Machine

Now, to figure out a plan to get myself to as many of these concerts as possible. Did I mention that the T-shirts are really really cute too?



EDIT: Wow. Neeeeeeeeeeever thought Koharu would be the next girl to graduate from Morning Musume. Never in a million years. I really am sad to see anyone from the lineup leave, but still, if someone has to go, I’m glad it was her.

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Sep 09 2009


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This… he… uh… phallic spaceship!… huh?…HUH??…why….ehhhhhhhhhhhh?!?!?!

With all the weird-ass shit that I see in Japan, you wouldn’t think I could still be rendered incoherent by bizarrity. Then this came along. Only in Japan people. Only in Japan.

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