It's me again. Yesterday was one of the days I've been waiting the most in the whole year: Otakufest 2014. The reason: I would finally be able to listen to the original singer of the evolution themes of Digimon: Ayumi Miyazaki. Actually, I've been wanting to listen to Kouji Wada since 2010 (I bought my ticket to his concert, but he wasn't able to perform). He cancelled three times his events in Lima, because of his disease (he has cancer) :(. So Ayumi is the closest person related to the Digimon original franchise. And when I heard he was coming, I decided I needed to go. But I didn't buy my ticket until they departured from Japan lol (I was kind of afraid they might cancel it again).
Anyway, November 1st arrived and I woke up late lol. I fell asleep dunno how. I got changed quickly and arrived at the event at 2.30pm. In this entry I will write only about the concert of Ayumi Miyazaki, Halko Momoi and Yoko Ishida. Next entry will be about the rest of the event.
So~ At 4.40pm I placed myself in front row and waited. I need to mention that I was brave enough to went to the concert in high heels lol (stupid, too). But I don't regret it, because I was really tall and I was more notorious because of it. I went light-weight. I took only a small purse with me: my camera, cellphone, lightstick (Bigbang's lol), glasses, money and my ticket.
Around 8:20pm Ayumi Miyazaki appeared on stage. He started the show with Beat Hit (Digimon Adventure 02, evolution theme). I was so happy I reviewed lots of his songs from the anime Digimon before the show. I think I was one of the fews that knew that song. I was jumping like crazy, and when Ayumi noticed me, he eye-smiled. I must have looked very funny lol. The next song was The Last Element, again, I was one of the fews that knew it. After he ended the song, he went to our side to pick up some bottle of water. I shouted out loud: "Aishiteru!!" (I love you in japanese). I didn't expect it to be quiet when I did it, but it was. So Ayumi heard, and he pretended he didn't hear and say: "¿Cómo? ¿Cómo?" (what, what? in spanish). I then became shy and hide with the girl next to me. After that, he would look at me a lot of times and blinked and smiled at me ♡.
He gave a few words (he had a translator) before singing one song he wrote for Digimon's tenth anniversary. He then sang two more songs (from his personal album). He then sang Target (Digimon Adventure 02, opening). I was surprised he would sing that song, but happy at the same time. Again, I was jumping like a little child. After it, he received a peruvian flag with his name written on it. He said: "Gracias!" (Thank you in spanish). He said he was so glad he was making this tribute to Kouji Wada aswell. He then sang Biggest Dreamer (Digimon Tamers, opening). The crowd was so excited just like me. I love all the openings from Digimon, but Digimon Tamers is the series I remember the most from my childhood. After he ended that song, we all screamed "Ayumi, Ayumi, Ayumi", to which he laughed.
He then talked to us one more time, saying he was so happy he came to Peru. He also mentioned about the next Digimon series that would come next year (Digimon Adventure 03, yay!) and was glad most of us knew about it. Finally, he said this was his last song: Brave Heart (Digimon Adventure 01, evolution theme). I laughed when he screamed: "Agumon SHINKA!!". He also screamed: "Los quiero mucho" (I love you a lot, in spanish). Omg, how much I love this song, I killed my throat screaming: "Show me your brave heart!". And by the end of the song, he lend to us to touch our hands. I didn't doubt before climbing the grille to take his hand. I was able to touch his hand, yay! He then thanked us in japanese and left.
I was sad because he didn't sing Butterfly (Digimon Adventure 01, opening). But I still had some hope he would come back.
Next performance was Halko Momoi. She was really kawaii (cute in japanese), to a level I didn't know if she was pretending or if it was her real self. But oh well, she could portray it very nice, didn't seem fake to me. She sang Summer Love, Love exe and some songs from Power Rangers. She also did some seiyuu, as Seto-chan (still don't know what anime is that from).
Just like Ayumi, she also received a peruvian flag with her name on it. And, I also need to mention that behind me was a girl cosplayed as a power ranger, and Momoi noticed her. She said: "Sugoi, sugoi!" (amazing). She even borrowed her helmet for a song. The cosplayer must have felt really good.
And when it was her last song, I was really shocked when I heard "God Knows" from Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu. This one of the animes that was really famous on my high school days. So, I sang along with her. After it, she said "Arigato" one more time and left.
Next performance was Yoko Ishida. I also didn't do a previous research on her. I only knew that she sang some themes from Sailor Moon (anime which I don't like). But oh well. When she started, I also like meh... until she noticed me with my lightstick and smiled and waved at me. Lol, I'm such an easy girl. She gained my heart with that. I then cheared for her evern though I didn't know any of the songs she sang (I just pretended I knew and moved my lightstick with the song's melody). Her next song was also some from Sailor Moon, this time I took my camera to film her and she noticed me one more time and made a peace sign to my camera and waved at me again. So lovely~ ≧∇≦
She sang one more song from Sailor Moon, one opening from Shakugan no Shana and two more songs from other animes I can't remember their names. She then started to make some pura pura dance. She looked cute doing them, in despite of her age. I wonder how japanese girls can be that cute? I'm almost a boy when it comes to behaviour. I guess I'm not made for a girly actitude.
And just like Halko Momoi and Ayumi Miyazaki, Yoko also received a flag with her name in it. She said: "Muchas gracias" (Thanks a lot, in spanish). She, in my opinion, was the most happy with the opportunity to come to Peru. She told us that when she was in USA, she met some peruvian dancer, and ever since that she wanted to come to Peru. And after some years, she had the opportunity to sing in Lima, so she was very happy she could accomplish that wish. She also knew lots of phrases in spanish: "Canta conmigo" (sing with me), "Yo siempre quise verlos" (I always wanted to meet you), "Los quiero mucho" (I love you a lot), "Baila conmigo" (Sin along with me), "Me gusta beber cerveza" (I like to drink beer).
Finally, she sang some theme I didn't expected aswell: The opening from Neon Genesis Evangelion (A cruel Angel's Thesis). She did it with some dance. Very nice performance. I was glad I knew at least that song. Omg, I think it was fate since weeks before the Otakufest, I downloaded than song and listened to it a lot.
So after the song was over, she also said "Arigato" and left. We all started to chant: "Encore!" (One more song).
And for our delight, the three of them appeared one more time. Ayumi Miyazaki spoke with her lama plushie in japanese lol. The three of them brought their peruvian flags with them. The said to us they were glad we screamed for a last song. And also said they wanted to come with Kouji Wada in the future, if possible. Something inside me said the last song was going to be Butterfly, when they mentioned Kouji Wada. And it was confirmed when they screamed: "Butterfly!!".
I almost cry when I heard it ♡. This was the song I was waiting for the most. Ayumi started the song and he looked at our side a lot. I had eyecontact with him lots of times during this song. I bet he found funny the fact that I was jumping and singing very excited, almost like possesed lol. Momoi sang the next part, she didn't know the lyrics, so she looked at the paper with the lyrics that was in the floor lol.
Yoko was the one with the best part in my opinion: "Dakedo wow wow wow wow". Everybody in the event sang very loud that part. Finally, the chorus was sang by the three of them: "Mugendai na yume no ato no". I screamed from heart every part of the song. Seriously, I love it a lot!! You guys have no idea.
By the end of the song, the three of them came to the runway. I step on the reil again in order to reach their hands. Yoko Ishida once again noticed me, and stretch to reach my hand. I was the only who she handshaked. I felt so happy and thankful to her.
Finally, the song was over. They took a picture with everyone in the runway as a memory. They thanked to us one last time and left. I felt so content after it was over. I didn't even remember that my feet hurt a lot until the concert was over. The wait and the money was all worth it. I accomplish one of my wishes yesterday. It was definetely one of those days I won't never forget ♡.
Finally, I leave you guys with a video I found of Ayumi Miyazaki's performance of Brave Heart. You can see a yellow lightstick in the left... that's me lol. You can also see when he handshaked with us. Definetely one of the best moments of the event.
That's all for today. Have a nice week!