I personally really liked how Tomokazu Sugita described this performance.
“The miraculous collaboration.”
There is something about seeing the names 水樹奈々 and 田村ゆかり under the words “Innocent starter” that makes me grin uncontrollably. Most likely due to the fact that fans (especially Nanoha fans) have been waiting far too long to hear the two sing these songs.
Hey, I just realised that even their shoes are yellow/pink. XD Anyway, yeah, if you didn’t read my post yesterday/haven’t made the connection yet, the black-yellow combination that Nana-san is wearing represents Fate, whereas the pink (for Yukarin) represents Nanoha. :3
About the actual performance now… Yukari-san, it’s yume no naka ni not yume no naka he… ;_; Though I suppose, since both make grammatical sense, it was an easy mistake to make…
Overall, I loved the performance. Would’ve been better if Yukarin got a few more solo lines during Innocent starter (and Nana-san more during Little Wish ~lyrical step~), but I’m happy as it is. I’ve always wanted to hear them duet Innocent starter and they’ve done it, so what more can I ask for?
Aside from the fact that Innocent starter is one of my all-time favourite songs, when Nana-san wrote the lyrics, she wrote it in a way to capture Nanoha and Fate’s respective feelings. That’s why I always wanted them to sing this song as a duet. I wanted to know how it’d sound like. :3
Moving on now…
^I keep wondering what Yukarin’s hand motion there was. I think she was counting/trying to get Nana-san’s attention so they won’t miss the opening beat, but… honestly? My initial thought was that she was going to hold Nana-san’s hand. XDDD
^I guess they know what their fans want to see… ^^;;
Nonetheless, cute moment. A great way to end it off. :3
But I think the Nanoha Movie 1st Opening Stage Greeting moment was cuter, but I’ll leave that for another day. :3