Nakajima Megumi, Kanno Youko, and May’n serenading us with a piano version of Diamond Crevasse.
In pure anime-like fashion, the Macross Frontier colony landed in Budokan last November 5th, 2008. Almost a full year later, we finally get to see what what down there in our very own homes and almost a week ahead of its scheduled release! (DVD: 09-10-30, Blu-ray: 09-11-27.) Starring May’n as Sheryl Nome and Nakajima Megumi as Ranka Lee, this huge concert marks the long-awaited onstage duet I’ve been absolutely dying to see since Macross Frontier was still airing. With over FOUR hours of footage (150 min concert, 90 min specials), this gigantic two disc DVD release doesn’t disappoint. It wasn’t all about these two singing princesses though, as the concert featured the one and only Kanno Youko. In addition to conducting her beautifully arranged score, Youko was also center stage on the piano for a lot of the songs.
Captain Jeffrey Wilder addresses the crowd as Macross lands in Budokan! “Watashi no Uta wo Kike!” “Kira~!”
Kanno Youko conducting “Prologue F” and “Take Off” followed by May’n and Megumi’s “What ’bout my star? @Formo”.
A Macross F medley of galactic proportions.
The concert starts off with a bang too with an orchestral lead in of “Prologue F” to my favorite song of the series, “What ’bout my star?” @Formo style. It’s immediately followed up by an insane medley of galactic proportions that even puts the Nyan Nyan Service ones to shame. With Megumi in a complete sweat after the first two marathon songs, I really had no idea how she was going to keep things up, but persevere she did.
Things get even better though with the appearance of Nakamura Yuuichi and Kamiya Hiroshi in character as Alto and Mikhail respectively, pilot uniforms and all. To top it off, “Ranka” gets them to dance to her “Chou Jikuu Hanten Nyan Nyan” CM song. Not long after, even Miyake Kenta (Bobby Margot) shows up to join in on the fun — and to be made fun of. I noticed some other seiyuu in the later parts of the concert as well, such as Hoshi Souichirou (Brera Sterne), plus I’ve read something about Sakamoto Maaya making an appearance as well.
This concert is huge, so getting videos up takes a fair bit of time, but I’ll try to have a part 2 up sooner rather than later. I haven’t gotten a chance to watch it in full yet since I’m swamped by other things going on, so consider this an early preview for now. Also, if you’re disappointed by May’n and Megumi’s outfits, don’t worry, they change frequently throughout the concert.
I saw the dvd and didnt notice maaya sakamoto
That’s disappointing. I skimmed ahead and didn’t see Maaya either, but thought I just missed her.
whoa.. good stuff… sugoi sugoi
I like Kanno Youko’s outfit.
Hey, can you guys identify who was the narrator in the ending seconds of the Captain Jeffrey video? It sounds so familiar to me i just cant remember who.
O_O I would like to get a copy of that DVD =D
Awesome. And is anyone going to blog about the new Shakugan no Shana OVA that just came out?
That was one epic medley O.O
The audience was really enthusiastic XD
I’m not certain, but if it’s the same narrator as the anime, it would be Ookawa Tooru.
Omni’s on that one.
yea, waiting sucks! People like me have to wait at least a year to watch the Macross F movie that’s gonna air next month!
Wohooo!! Waiting sooooo impatiently for this concert….already ordered the Blue Ray version….better have Maaya in it!!! Can’t wait to watch this on the big screen at home!!
Thanks for those videos… really enjoyed it. Love the songs in MF! 🙂
Macross for life!!
wow ! this is awesome !
Whatever happened to the movie?
Movie’s coming soon don’t worry… in Japan. Then we’ll have to wait another year for the DVDs and crap…
I’m really hoping Maaya Sakamoto actually made an appearance!!
Sorry to disappoint guys but Maaya Sakamoto doesn’t show up in this concert. For the whole performance it’s just May’n, Megumi, Youko and the whole orchestra band. It’s still EPIC win though! Especially the Diamond Crevasse Acoustic Duet!!
I can’t wait for my DVD to come in mail. I already watched the whole DVD video like 4 times! X3
I see May’N and Megumi nakajima Bright as always…. 😉
I hope the movie will resolve about THAT triangle relationship and not some kind of Epic Troll
Thx a lot. I figured too after I went through the cast for the show again.
more songs plz
ranka owns sheryl voice wise.
Just wondering where you got this video? Would be great having a copy around in the future.
Ugh, the Bass player sucked! Otherwise awesome.
The “usual” sources, although I did manage to get it ahead of the crowd. I noticed that it’s more widely available now, so it shouldn’t be that hard to find.
Hmm, having just seen it all, Maaya Sakamoto doesn’t make an appearance and Souichiro Houshi only came on at the end with the rest of the anime cast members(Which was missing Tomokazu Sugita!).
Heh this was an epic concert – put the Perfume concert the next day to shame, although it would have been cool if the Macross concert had the lasers from the Perfume concert. I’ve been waiting for this to come out on dvd ever since the event. I’d actually given up to be honest.
aww i just watched Macross Frontier recently and I’m happy to see a cover of their Budokan live here but the videos are no longer available. 🙁 re-upload please?