Smile-Gang #522 – 11th Anniversary – Tria”sma”lon START!

水樹奈々 スマイルギャング 第522回

I honestly laughed out loud less than a minute in.

Nana: Mizuki Nana Smile-Gang ends its 10th anniversary and enters its 11th year!!
Misato: Congratulations!
Nana: Mizuki Nana Smile-Gang ends its 10th anniversary and enters its 11th year!!
Misato: *laughs* What is this? Congratulations!
Nana: Mizuki Nana Smile-Gang ends its 10th anniversary and enters its 11th year!!
Misato: *giggling* Nana-san?
Nana: Mizuki Nana Smile-Gang ends its 10th anniversary and enters its 11th year!! (Misato in the background: This is getting scary)
Misato: Right! What you just heard was a pre-recording of Nana-san’s voice. Today is a day worth celebrating, but our Head is not here at the studio! Where is she? Let’s go live to the scene.

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Music Fair 2400th Anniversary – 5th Night

The final part for Music Fair 2400th Anniversary.

Clickie here
PWD hint: Same as before.

As with the past 4 nights, there is great music throughout and well worth sitting through the whole thing. I sort of want to leave it at that, but since this is the last episode of this 5-part special, I’ll randomly write down some of my thoughts with regards to JUPITER.

Despite it not being the first time these two did a duet, the JUPITER collaboration between Hirahara Ayako and Mizuki Nana remained to be one of the most looked forward-to performance for me. It didn’t disappoint. It was a great performance (they both did an awesome job), though I still get the feeling that some parts of the lyrics were a little forced. Or maybe I’m just too used to an instrumental/orchestral version of it.

I must say though, I think the performance would’ve much more powerful had they added a trumpet part. I can’t help but always feel that the trumpet captures the “Jupiter” theme the best.
Trumpet version here

Getting a little side-tracked here, so before I stray into La Corda d’oro anywhere else, let me say that despite how “grand” the final song was (with everyone on the stage and having their individual voices heard even when not all of them got a solo part), the lyrics made me want to cry a bit. And it’s times like these that I think “Music really does have strange powers.”

Anyway, Music Fair 2400th Anniversary has come to a close, but they will still be airing Music Fair 2400th Anniversary SPECIAL next week. It’ll be a compilation of fan-favourite performances over the last 5 weeks along with some footages that hasn’t been shown yet. Might still be worth looking into. 😛