So I went to tonight's Kansai Junior Concert (and I can't believe I'm doing this one so on time, but comepletely failed to write the EbiKisu one). I think it was their first of the series of winter concerts.
IF YOU WANNA JUST HEAR ABOUT MY HIGHLIGHTS, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST ^-~
DISCLAIMER: I'm gonna get this out of the way now. I know practically nothing about Kansai Juniors. Please bear with me! >.>
These are the boys that I'm sure were there. Akito and Junta (duh), Hamanaka Bunichi, Kikuoka Masahiro, Muro Tatsuki, Ito Masashi, and Yamasaki Kunta. I was in the 20th row on the 1st level, but the girl in front of me was kinda tall. Definitely no Hama-chan, Daichi, Satake, or Ota.
They performed at a relatively small theatre near the Dotombori Bridge (aka the Host Bridge) so that was awesome for me considering my lacking ability to distinguish the members from each other. ^^; I must say... I am SO impressed by Akito's and Junta's singing voices! I would gladly spend a great deal of time just listening to Akito sing. There's something about it that has such a nice, well-rounded and warm tone to it. Wonderful to listen to.
Btw... was it Junta' s birthday recently? Akito gave Junta a present on stage today (at first claiming that it was a pair of kirakira underwear). He drew him a picture and framed it. I have terrible eyesight so I couldn't see the drawing, but everyone else was screaming KAWAII~! so yeah. From what they were saying, I think it's a drawing of Junta... that Akito copied from someone else's drawing in Wink-Up. haha... It was really a cute gift though, and Junta held on to it until he went off-stage to prepare for his solo.
On the ticket it said BAD and OSSaN, but it really meant to say BAD only. haha... Akito and Junta were always on the stage. Well. On the stage or in the audience. The theatre has 3 levels and they did an MC thing (I felt like they were constantly talking) and a song on the second level.
Kinda like Kanjani8, they did a comedy skit in the middle of the concert. There's an entertainment company (we'll just say it's Johnny's cause it just makes it simpler). In the office, there's the jimusho president (Bunichi), the gay mid-riff red ruffly wearing choreographer (Muro), the fashion stylist (I think it was Yamasaki, but don't quote me on this!), the OL (hmm... maybe this one was Yamasaki? I dunt know!), and the "famous" singers (Kikuoka and Ito). Akito and Junta come in, asking to audition. Bun-chan lets them dance for him, but tells them that they need better choreography. Muro sasshays his way onto the stage and hits on Junta the entire time. Freaking hilarious! Then Bun-chan tells them that their fashion sucks, sending in the stylist. They change on stage (well, behind white curtains that are lit from behind) into sailor school girl uniforms. Muro keeps peaking at Junta. Kikuoka and Ito come in and sing a really fast paced version of Osaka Romanesque. Then the audience is asked to choose a song for BAD to sing on the spot. Sorafune, Yozorano Mukou, or One Love. The applause for One Love was super loud, but Akito was like, 'But I wanna sing Yozora no Mukou....' But they try to sing One Love and Akito messed up the lyrics. They ended up singing Yozora no Mukou. haha... Bun-chan shuffle-runs around the stage in a circle the entire song, non-stop. SO CUTE!
I don't really know any of the songs they performed (again, SORRY!!!) but they did perform this really pretty one called Sakura Michi. And then, when they'd finished the song, a miracle happened.... YASSU CAME OUT SINGING THE SONG'S MELODY!
I was screaming before it even fully registered in my brain that it was Yassu! But there's no way it could have been anyone else... except maybe Massu. haha.... Seriously? Ok. Blue oversized beanie with a bright red pompom, red rimmed glasses, a BRIGHT HOT PINK hoodie, green pajama looking pants, and those mini UGG boots. Yeah. He hung around for a while actually. He talked about his upcoming stage play for a bit. When he announced that it was gonna be like Kabuki, a girl in the audience said really loud, "Nande?!" He looked up at her (she was on the 2nd level) and was like, "What do you mean 'nande'? You're in Osaka!"
They all talk really fast (much faster than the EbiKisu members) and there was a LOT of talking, so I'm having trouble keeping everything straight.
OH! Another song I recognized! The insert song for Gokusen 3. They entered through the aisle of the 1st level... and I had an aisle seat. Junta walked RIGHT PAST ME! (personal opinion, but he's very good looking in person!)
OK. So. HIGHLIGHTS!!!
- Junta and Akito's singing voices = AMAZING
- Small venues are wonderful
- Bunichi is awesome to watch in the background cause I feel like he thinks no one is watching him, so he goofs off A LOT! Goes with my theory that Butoukan is made up of the bakas from each of their various groups
- YASSU AS THE SPECIAL GUEST!!!
- Performance of the song "Sakura Michi" (<-- Who sings this song originally?)
- Kikuoka, Bun-chan, and Junta look even better in person
- Akito's drawing present he gave Junta
- Kansai Jr. Skit