Not a whole lot of pictures besides peaceful but chaotic crowds, but I guess this time enjoy someÂ Kyuushu Jangara Ramen. Itâ€™s totally worth the wait and I so had that the day before but am squeezing these food pictures from Akiba over the next few blog posts. (Just for the curious ramen eater, yes, I still think NYCâ€™s Ippudo tastes better, but obviously itâ€™s not the same value propositionâ€¦). I guess thatâ€™s for todayâ€™s â€œotaku eats.â€
So yes, there was a Nana Mizuki concert.Â Live Diamond 2009. Her largest venue and show ever, to date. But the first thing I have to do is give massive props toÂ danieÂ for being the awsm Nana fan and all-around very cool girl and hooking me up with the tickets. Thatâ€™s just the start. Sheâ€™s also the contact point for me to meet up with the â€œotherâ€ gaijin group from Singapore and Malaysia (and elsewhere). Yes English prz. Thereâ€™s the informational, merch-buyingÂ scoopÂ she dug out in person (which somehow made me make jokes on her behalf, probably a rude thing of me, oops).
Oh, haiÂ Issa-sa.
And those 5
superultra orange glowsticks I picked up from the merry gaijin troupe are actually super useful. And itâ€™s a good glimpse down the cliff of spending $$$ on wotagei gear. A depth that I donâ€™t think I will traverse outside of what Iâ€™ve already spendâ€¦
CHU-LU CHU-LU CHU-LU PA-YA-PA
I do have to say though, that watching a show like this live for the first time, I realized how big of a gap it was between watching the video and seeing it in person. This may very well be the same gap that makes me, on my walk home from the concert, feeling rather satisfied yet also a bit yearning, wanting for more. If you ask me â€œhow was the concertâ€ Iâ€™d say itâ€™s great, as it really was. However the feeling is nagging that somehow thereâ€™s more to it than this, that if enjoyment was akin to a bloody liquid, I should and could have squeezed this Live Diamond harder, to get to the very last drop.
Yea, I had a great time, spent way too much money, but also felt like thereâ€™s more I can do to make it even more fun.
Lastly, just for Moyismâ€™s information: bring lots of $$$ to Otakon!
Meanwhile itâ€™s time to save money because I kind of have to buy this when it comes out on Blu-Ray (as announced at the concert).