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
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!
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.
(Start of Coupling/with medley)
16. Bonkyu! Bonkyu! BOMB Girl
17. Please! Jiyuu no Tobira
18. Handmade CITY
19. Odore! Morning Curry
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.