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Surprise “Platinum” Guests! Morning Musume.’17 Concert Tour 2017 Autumn Live Report!

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Surprise “Platinum” Guests! Morning Musume.’17 Concert Tour 2017 Autumn Live Report!

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Morning Musume.’17 held their solo concert at Nippon Budokan “Morning Musume. 20th Anniversary Concert Tour 2017 Autumn ~We are MORNING MUSUME.~ on November 21, 2017.

Morning Musume. turned 20 years old on September 14, 2017. The movie put on the screen at the last of the anniversary events showed the members taking a step into the new era. It gave a strong impression that Morning Musume. is a group developing through enrollment and withdrawal.

The memorial concert of Morning Musume.’17 which is the style of Morning Musume. in 2017 began with a movie introducing the current members set to the instrumental of “Aruiteru”.

Followed by “Wagamama Kinomama Ai no Joke” opening the ball, the group ungrudgingly performed the new song “Narushisu Kamattechan Kyousoukyoku Dai-5ban”. Starting from the verse “Look at me more” by Maria Makino, the song has considerable appeal, as the lyrics tells the feelings of girls in love. They rushed into several more famous songs like “Kimagure Princess” and “What is LOVE?”, the audience matching their energy as the performance heated up.

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After leading a wave that swept through the Budokan during the MC, Morning Musume.’17 performed in succession 3 songs from the album “⑮ Thank you, too” which will be released on December 6th. Starting from “Jamashinaide Here We Go!”, a dance track set in a minor key, to “CHO DAI” and “Watashi no Nannimo Wakacchainai”, they overwhelmed the audience.

After a short movie showing the moments when the current members joined the group, they performed “Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary Ver.)”. Who could imagine that the 50,000 seeds that the 5 original members scattered in 1997 would bloom like this way after 20 years? People could not help but be filled with gratitude toward the past members who gathered the threads of Morning Musume.’s story.

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While getting lost in such thoughts, what came to my eyes were the three past members: Reina Tanaka, Sayumi Michishige, and Ai Takahashi. The appearance of the legendary members resulted in a thunderous roar echoing the venue as the audience could once again do the nostalgic call of “Reina Dake-!” and hear Michishige’s verse “Nanoni doko Ittandayo-!” in “Shabondama”.

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“Resonant Blue”, the first song of so called “Platinum Era” was performed next. Dancing and singing powerfully, the current members held their own with the overwhelming performance by the legendary members. After a short MC, Mizuki Fukumura and Michihige performed the nostalgic song “Sukidana Kimiga”. “Fukumura Dash” in the news at Michishige’s last concert drifted in my mind. The scene was like a revolving lantern of the history of Morning Musume.’17.

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Although Kudo and Sato had performed “Robo Kiss” at the anniversary event, on this day Nozomi Tsuji appeared as a special guest and joined them to perform the song. The appearance of the unexpected guests one after another resulted in repeated explosions of exultation.

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After another MC with the former members, the group unveiled another new song “Gosenhu no Tasuki” which will be released in November 30th as a digital single. Ameko Kodama who wrote the lyrics of this song talked about this song as such:

“I thought that I should not write the lyrics for the 20th anniversary song but anyway I wrote them for the future generation”

The curtain came down with a series of nostalgic songs sung during previous graduation concerts like “Be Alive”, “Koko ni Iruze!”, and “Namidacchi”. When Kudo shouted out the verse “Afururu Kanjou Osaechanarannosa (We cannot conceal the overflowing feeling!)” during “Namidacchi”, tears streamed from her eyes. Since that day, I have tried not to become conscious of Kudo’s graduation on December 11th. It is a fact that I came without accepting her graduation but realized that we need to see the reality as it really is.

Counting from the day of the concert, Kudo will graduate from the group after 18 days.


Set List

01.Wagamama Kinomama Ai no Joke
02.Narushisu Kamattechan Kyousoukyoku Dai-5ban
03.Kimagure Princess
04.THE Manpower
05.What is LOVE?
06.Jamashinaide Here We Go!
07.CHO DAI
08.Watashi no Nani mo Wakacchanai
09.Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary Ver.)
10.Shabondama
– Morning Musume.’17 with Ai Takahashi, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka
11.Resonant Blue
– Morning Musume.’17 with Ai Takahashi, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka
12.Sukidana Kimiga
– Sayumi Michishige and Mizuki Fukumura
13.Robo Kiss
– Nozomi Tsuji, Masaki Sato, and Haruka Kudo
14.Gofusen no Tasuki
15.Mou Gaman Dekinaiwa ~Love ice cream~ / Ogata, Haga, Kaga, and Yokoyama
16.Medley
-Sexy Cat no Enzetsu
-Kimisae Ireba Nani mo Iranai
-A B C D E-cha E-cha Shitai
-What’s Up? Ai wa Dounanoyo
-NATURE IS GOOD!
-Be Alive
17.Kono Chikyu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterundayo
18.Utakata Saturday Night
19.Happy Night
20.Kokoni Iruze!
En01.Wakaindashi!
En02.Namidacchi


Related Links

Morning Musume. ’17 Official site: http://www.helloproject.com/morningmusume
Morning Musume. ’17 Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Morningmusume.Official/
Morning Musume. ’17 Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/MorningMusumeMg
Morning Musume. ’17 Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/morningmusumechannel

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