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Macross F Galaxy Tour FINAL in Budokan – Part 5

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A surprise for May’n and Megumi as the anime cast members step on stage to present them with flowers.

 

For this last part of the Galaxy Tour, we’ll look at how things wrap up in the encore. While the DVD includes clips from a smaller concert at Yokohama as well as various behind the scenes footage, this concludes the 165+ minutes of Macross F performances on Japan’s biggest stage. Picking up from the Seikan Hikou duet and band member introductions, May’n and Megumi take a moment to thank all the fans. Following that is an encore duet performance of Anata no Oto, where everyone asks Kanno Youko to make their heart skip a beat. Like with all the duets thus far, May’n’s voice just compliments Megumi’s here, so it was quite a treat to hear.

As the concert nears the end, we have a performance of the goofy SMS anthem with the crowd singing the majority of it. Before that song’s over though, the anime cast members that were there stepped on the stage to surprise May’n and Megumi with flowers. Apparently the two songstresses weren’t aware of this part of the script. Unfortunately though, it looks like Sakamoto Maaya wasn’t there after all, but Endou Aya definitely was. Just when you think things are over though, Youko, May’n, and Megumi appear from beneath the retracting stage for one more piano performance of Diamond Crevasse! It’s one to remember too!

 


Talk 2

 

If your Japanese isn’t great, I wouldn’t worry too much about the talk. May’n and Megumi are basically thanking the crowd for their enthusiasm during the concert and asking for their continued support. May’n in particular makes mention of when she changed her stage name to “May’n” earlier in the year and how the idea came from singing “Main” theme songs.

 


“Anato no Oto” duet.

 

“Kanno-san, dokun dokun sasete!” (Kanno-san, make our hearts race!) Interesting how it turned into an acoustic version midway and how they managed to get the crowd into it.

 


“SMS Shoutai no Uta ~ Ano Musume wa Alien”

 

I’m not going to try and list all the cast members here, but I did see Endou Aya (Sheryl Nome), Konishi Katsuyuki (Ozma Lee), Inoue Kikuko (Grace O’Connor), and Hoshi Souichirou (Brera Sterne) to name a few of the core cast. That of course is after the aforementioned Nakamura Yuuichi (Saotome Alto), Kamiya Hiroshi (Mikhail Blanc), and Miyake Kenta (Bobby Margot). I believe Fukuyama Jun (Luca Angeloni) is there as well (in green), but I’m not 100% sure.

 


“High School Life”

 

“Galaxy Tour FINAL, konna saabisu metta ni shinai dakara ne, in Budokan” (Galaxy Tour FINAL, you’ll seldom get service like this, in Budokan.)
I believe this is Kobayashi Sanae (Catherine Glass) acting surprised that there’s still more to come. In any case, “High School Life” manages to lighten up the after party mood.

 


Piano with May’n and Megumi, “Diamond Crevasse”.

 

Last but definitely not least, we have a special piano performance of Diamond Crevasse. I was thinking that either Megumi or May’n would tear up at this point, but they surprisingly didn’t. Megumi looked like she was close though!

 


Piano solo, “Innocent green”.

 

And finally, a piano outro by the one and only Kanno Youko. It’s primarily the “Innocent green” track, but she puts a spin on it, ending with the short Macross tune. Macross F Galaxy Tour FINAL in Budokan complete! Let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I did!

 

* Jump to the previous parts of the concert: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4.

October 28, 2009 at 11:45 pm
25 comments »
  • October 29, 2009 at 12:03 amYarly

    Really epic concert :D

  • October 29, 2009 at 12:07 amMearex

    IT FINALLY ENDED!

  • October 29, 2009 at 12:45 amSadiki

    That was amazing. I’m really glad you posted this.

  • October 29, 2009 at 12:46 amRei

    omg the whole concert was so epic. from the start to end i was on the edge of my chair and sat through the whole dvd. from 10pm to 2am lol!! Definitely worth it and can’t wait to see the blu ray version and take lotsa lotsa pretty screenshots. the whole concert was just mindblowing and any slight fan of macross series would have to see this. the big fans would could die happily. i cried during that milch diamond crevasse song xDD having that scene up on the big screen again was just so sad ;A;

  • October 29, 2009 at 1:11 amOtaruaj

    What an amazing concert! I really liked it! Thank you very much for uploading it. =)

  • October 29, 2009 at 1:26 amTDRKZ

    I am extremely impressed by both of their live performances. I have to say though, May’n really stands out for me.

  • October 29, 2009 at 1:55 amnaixil17

    it was really amazing. besides the vocals, i think the musicians did a fantastic job, especially the 2 trumpeters. it made me go back listening to the OST again after a very long break.

    thanks for posting. :)

  • October 29, 2009 at 2:16 amholy_

    Very nice concert, Macross music really amazing

  • October 29, 2009 at 2:35 amkaizer

    That was awesome, deculture!!!

  • October 29, 2009 at 2:43 amPutang

    awwww… the “almost” crying adds a nice touch heh…

  • October 29, 2009 at 2:59 amEle

    Truly amazing!! Never realised such awesome music came from Macross F, gotta go watch the series now!

  • October 29, 2009 at 3:03 ambeeboobeeboo

    Thanks for posting! Want to buy it now…

  • October 29, 2009 at 3:03 ammaple syrup

    Thanks Divine for providing the great coverage. I definitely need to find someone with a paypal/debit card to get my hands on that DVD! :)

  • October 29, 2009 at 3:30 amOkami

    Wow .. wow and wow…

    Definitely buying this.

    Thanks so much for posting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • October 29, 2009 at 4:50 amseeqmii

    Good stuff, thanks for posting it!

  • October 29, 2009 at 6:23 ambuff

    they never got to sing triangle? wasn’t there a version of the song with both man’y and megumi singing it?

  • October 29, 2009 at 12:12 pmLenneth

    simply EPIC, especially the Yoko Kanno part.

    really want to buy this. Hope HLJ or Hobby Japan got it on their site.

    Thanks for posting this.

  • October 29, 2009 at 1:07 pmdivine

    buff:
    They sang it as part of the huge medley to start the concert (see Part 1). The last 2.5 minutes were all Triangler.

  • October 29, 2009 at 1:40 pminfo600

    the whole concert’s quite amazing…

    though the only things that stands out in this section was the “SMS Shoutai no Uta ~ Ano Musume wa Alien”, “Diamond Crevasse” piano ver. (a teary performance on Megumi’s part, at least she didn’t literally burst into tears), and of course “Innocent green” piano ver. (such a nice piece with the macross theme attached to it)

  • October 29, 2009 at 3:13 pmMi-Mi-Mikuru

    to awesome for words!!!
    the macross frontier ost is definitely one of my all time favourite osts ever!
    thank you so so very much for posting this!
    yoko kanno is a goddess *___*
    and may’n and megumi-chan are both amazing!
    the only thing missing was maaya singing triangler, but otherwise it was totally perfect ^O^

  • October 29, 2009 at 5:48 pmseracx3

    awesome conert
    wish i couldve been there!

    <3 macross frontier osts

  • October 29, 2009 at 10:36 pmMiharu Endoh

    Piano with May’n and Megumi, “Diamond Crevasse” was just wonderful. They didn’t cry but I did T.T

  • October 31, 2009 at 1:23 amalphy

    I’ve followed randomc posts for a long time, and have never felt the need to actually reply to a post, but I was compelled to reply to this just because of how amazing it was. Thanks for sharing this- I’m a huge fan of Macross music, so having a chance to watch this really made my week.

  • January 3, 2010 at 4:55 amSesame

    All the concert reports have stated that Maaya Sakamoto was at the Budokan concert but for some reason her performance was cut. That’s why fans are hoping it will be a special release on the blu-ray version since it was a surprise performance.

  • March 16, 2010 at 1:12 amAyanami-

    Songs that brought tears to my eyes, a concert that that transcends time… thank you to May’n and Megumi Nakajima for showing us and the world something so beautiful.