Hello!Project Winter Live 2008 – Wonderful Hearts

24 02 2009

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Wonderful Hearts~!

This is the concert that I bought the box set for ^-^ It has Berryz, °C-ute and Momusu……. The holy trinity XD Well, in as far as they’re three – nothing else though :3

I sat down and started the first disk with the idea in mind to take screencaps, but I just find myself sitting back and enjoying it XD I watched it first on my TV (all 52 cm of it T__T) and my sound system…… I believe my next door neighbours may now know some H!P songs XD Woops~!

It started out with Momusu, Berryz and °C-ute being revealed from behind a big ass curtain. I would like to pull out a screencap of Risako now:

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So much emotion

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Woops~! How’d that slip in there XD

Back to the concert. I’m going to just talk about my favourite performances, and it happens the opening, parts of the MC event and a few other acts at the beginning are part of my favourites. The camera pans out and we are greeted with this:

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And WOW~! I haven’t seen one of these concerts before, and now I know what I’ve been missing. It makes me want to go over to Japan even more ^ ^ The fans seem to make the whole thing even more energetic with their jumping around and their glow sticks (I so wanted to get my wota on while watching this…….. but I didn’t have a glow stick T_T), it’s like a sea of light with them jumping around.

OK, I have to stop for a second and thank someone. I was looking for a track-listing in English (well not English, but the songs titles in English….. I’m lazy and I don’t translate all that well) for this Wonderful Hearts concert but for the life of me I couldn’t. That is until I found a friends review of it XD Thank You maiZe~!!!! (#wotachat again :3)

They start out with everyone singing Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are! (青空がいつまでも続くような未来であれ!). This looks so much fun when they perform it together.

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I really enjoyed this part, all the girls seem to be enjoying themselves……. Even playing up to the camera *cough*Risa*cough* And Miya is adorable in this. I wont start on Momo and Airi because the whole post will end up being a love fest for them =] It really is a great song and act to open up on. I like the part where they take time to wave at everyone. You can also feel the…. hmmm, I want to say love, but maybe that’s not the right word…….. between the different groups. Well, I felt the love in any case. It was nice ^-^

The next song was Renai Revolution 21 (恋愛レボリューション21)

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Renai Revolution 21

I love this song, I really do. Although it always creeps me out with the real deep voice at the beginning XD Again they all sing this, and it sounds brilliant (….. I seem to always be upbeat don’t I~?..) It just looks fun to watch, which is what a good concert should be like. But I have to say that when they do that arm swinging thing it looks like some of them might dislocate something.

Right, that’s the opening all out of the way and time for the MC event. They do this split screen thing which is sorta cool looking:

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Those up there ^^^ are the two MC’s for the concerts. All three of them 😀 I like how they introduce the groups that’ll be performing:

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Well, I condensed them into one pic; they were each up separately on the slip screen, as well as one of the sreens flicking through a pic of each member of the group. Also, they’re not in order XD Apart from the slip screen thing I can’t say anymore….. I don’t understand a single word of what they said. Oh, I can say that they all bow, which is cute and the guy MC is crazy goofy :3 He’s cool =]

After the MC they get back into it with LALALA Shiawase no Uta (LALALA 幸せの歌) which they all sing. Now, I have to say this wasn’t my favourite  ℃-ute song. BUT…. I actually enjoyed it with all of them singing it. Ai can really sing~! No matter what your feelings are about her you can’t say she isn’t great at what she does ^-^

Tokaikko Junjou (都会っ子 純情) is the next song and it’s sung by it’s owners, °C-ute =D I did love this song and PV. I still do, but this is the polar opposite of the PV~! Maimi in a tutu and angel wings:

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Tokaikko Junjou in Tutus~!

Super, super cute, but not what I would have put them in for it =] I’m not complaining, they do it very well live. Maimi, when the camera comes close, is just dripping with sweat. They work hard man~! Now I would like to point out that they don’t show enough of what the girls who aren’t performing are doing, it’s really funny when you see them:

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Don’t Stop~!

OK, now for something over the top and fun……. Chance! (チャンス!) by Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (?). I’ve never completely understood the whole “starring” thing………. ’cause Koharu is the only one singing o_o But anyway, this is a super cute act:

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It’s Koharu Time~!

The first time I heard her soloing from Momusu was “Happi Happi Sunday” and “HATTEN X Joy” <= I though I was listening to the wrong song to start with XD You just can’t not watch her when she’s in one of her PV’s or live on stage….. You just have to watch~!

I saw this coming:

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She did an on-stage wardrobe change. It wasn’t very subtle, you could see that the previous outfit didn’t fit her all that well. But I still like it. It’s cool. It still doesn’t fit quite right, but it looks good on her.

Now sticking with Koharu, we have Happy (ハッピー☆彡) . I think this one is a little off in the dancing department:

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Koharu does the Thriller

Is it me or does that look like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” dance……. or a part(s) of it? O_O It was a bit odd to watch……. fun, but odd.

Time for a side thought. I really like Converse All Star shoes. Always wanted a pair. Now, is it me or am I just insane……. o_o…… don’t answer that……. but doesn’t the shoes the egg girls (I think that’s them :S, if I’m wrong please tell me :3) are wearing look like them.  It makes me want to own a pair even more now XD

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Am I right~?

I liked the 2nd MC event. It’s nice. I didn’t understand a word they were saying but it was enjoyable to me just to see them talk……… Although they did have Erika up on the top part with the Egg girls, but for some reason they totally ignored her >| Which I don’t think is very nice 😦 I like Erika.

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Next is Renai Rider (恋愛ライダー) by Buono! I love this song to death~! It’s so fun.

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Buono! XD

I have to say though that the performance wasn’t as hyper as the PV is. But I put that down to them performing the other acts before and now they’re buggered (OK, buggered in Australia, in this context, means really tired, not the other meaning that the word “bugger” has. I did a google search just to check, and it came back screwy. Just making myself clear =])

Next is….. well I don’t know for sure. Seishun! LOVE Lunch (青春LOVEランチ) by Athena & Robikerottsu is what maiZe has ’em as, and I’m good with that. I did some searching and I found pics of them. I just hadn’t heard of them before, which isn’t new =]

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I’m not sure, but I love ’em 😀

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Whee~!…. Because I can 😀

I love this song and their performance. I’ve heard it before in one of Johpan‘s mixes. But I’ve never heard it in it’s original form. And it’s gooood ~! I love the little “Hai Hai Hai Hai” bits, and the others who aren’t in the performance sitting down doing the dance. It’s cute as hell 😀 I really want to buy something by them, but I can’t find anything T_T

I have to say that I’m always amazed at how dedicated these girls are. They sing songs they weren’t meant to, like °C-ute and Berryz singing Momusu’s songs and vice versa. It’s amazing that they know them all word for word, even the parts they don’t need to sing. You’ll be watching them and the mic will be away from thier mouth and they’ll be dancing, but they’ll still be singing…….. I take my hat off to them and bow as low as I can.

OK, Mars said that if I liked this that I should put it in here, so here it is 😀 Turns out I liked it. It’s  EVERYDAY YEAH! Kataomoi (EVERYDAY YEAH!片想い) by Shimizu Saki, Hagiwara Mai & Arihara Kanna:

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Cute! 😀

There’s this one guy and he’s LOUD as hell……. you can hear exactly what he’s saying. “KAANNAAA!!!” XD It really is a fun and cute performance 😀 I was a little worried about Kanna the first time I watched it. She has her shoulder strapped up 😦 I was like “Man, these girls are troopers!” and then I thought that me saying that made me feel OLD….. ;_;

*SHOCK*, my next one is a °C-ute song!! 😛 Meguru Koi no Kisetsu (めぐる恋の季節):

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°C-ute are cute! :3 😀

I love these outfits! They’re damn cute…… if a little short on material….. but hey *shrugs* The performance is really energetic and the audience seem to really love it. And the tune is so stick-in-your-head catchy as well. They’re an all round package 😀 I also have to say that they’ve grown so much since last years concert (I watched some on YouTube :D) Both physically – they’re way taller, and they’re voices have matured.

I seem to like a rather lot in this concert T_T I was hoping to get away with a shorter post……. Well, here’s the next one. Omoitattara Kichi desse! (思い立ったら 吉でっせ!) by Berryz Koubou. They act the fool in this, and it’s so good XD I love their entrance – they sort of walk bow legged =)

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Their outfits aren’t as cute as they could be 😦 Which is a shame ’cause this is the perfect song for super kawaii threads! :] I love how they play everything up in it, and the song is pretty good as well. I’m only getting into Berryz now – I’ve been a Buono! and a °C-ute man up until now 😀

Special Generation (スッペシャル ジェネレ~ション!) by Berryz Koubou & °C-ute…….. *shakes head* Almost done 😀

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°C-ute/Berryz Relations

I just had to include this performance. They pronunciation of this song is awesome……. you’re probably not going to understand what I mean by that 😦 Ummm, the timing of the lyrics and the words they use is well thought out. Well I think they are. And the choreography is pretty darn entertaining……… It’s old school disco meets…… o_o….. I don’t know. In a way it’s sort of cheesy.

Eri’s (I’m sure it’s Eri :S) expression in the below pic from Bon kyu! Bon kyu! BOMB GIRL (ボンキュッ!ボンキュッ!BOMB GIRL) by Morning Musume sums up this concert for me:

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To sum it up….. ❤

It’s some of the most fun I’ve had watching a DVD. It really is an experience that I want to actually have i.e: Go to a concert. Maybe when I finish studying and have the money :3 Well that’s me done…………… FINALLY…… (^_^)/

I’m never doing this again!! *goes and puts in the next DVD* T_T……… Oh well 😀 Also this isn’t very good, I know, and I also know that it’s long. But I had fun =] I also wish wordpress didn’t complete my smilies with images, it makes it look messy 😦 …….. I’m a heavy user of emoticons XD

Ja ne~



2 responses

8 03 2009
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11 03 2009

This, by all measure, a superb concert. C-ute proved they were the best in the world at that point (now with an injured Kanna out, they’re down to only six members). Yes, this was a gerat theatrical show and carried through to the sensarional Yokohama Arena finale later in January 2008. Nice post!

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