Hello!Project, Hype, Music show reviews on October 18th, 2008 14:06 by Henkka
Tags: aya matsuura, hideaki tokunaga, ikimono gakari, music fair21
And you will, too. Just when you thought Aya Matsuura or Ikimono Gakari couldn’t get any better?
That’s right, your eyes aren’t failing you. It’s Ikimono Gakari + Aya Matsuura performing the same song… AT THE SAME TIME. I’m baffled. And not just any goddamn song, it’s Sotsugyou motherfuckin’ Shashin!:
Yeah, there’s also some random dude in there singing with them but try not to mind him. His voice is pretty fuckin’ sweet anyway so who cares! Consider him a background singer who got confused for a second as to where he’s supposed to be. For me the novelty of the camera switching to Ayaya to Kiyoe and back just doesn’t wear off. That’s goddamn amazing to me! Their voices fit unexpectedly well together, too!
But that’s not all Ikimono and Ayaya (+ Random Dude) did together! Here’s another one:
It’s weird how nobody made a big deal out of this when it originally aired on 09/01/2007. Maybe no one thinks this is the most awesome collaboration ever like I do? I dunno, I can’t tell with you crazy bastards. Also featured in this show was an awesome performance of Natsuzora Graffiti. Kiyoe was on FIRE! She’s so hot. Check it out!
Included also is an amazing performance of Egao, as expected of Ayaya and this song. I dare say it’s one of the best TV performances of this one I think. If you’re a fan of her, you’ll love this. Really, she’s grown to be an INSANE vocalist as this performance will prove. Completely flawless and filled with emotion.
As a bonus, here’s Sotsugyou Shashin included in its entirety. I figured most of you bastards probably didn’t care for the guy, but for me I find Random Dude’s (real name Hideaki Tokunaga) voice really sweet so here you go. This one has around two minutes of his sexy voice before we get to the Ayaya + Iki goodness.
By the way, speaking of Random Dude… when it was finally time for his solo song, thanks to his song choice it quickly became evident to me that it might not just be his voice alone that is flamboyantly gay: