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01 January 2005 @ 10:37 pm
Tenimyu, anyone? It's sex on a stick =D  
It's finally time to update my journal with what I've been up to for the last few days. ^^ Or rather, a quick rundown of some stuff and then a long rundown of the rest. ^^ I went to Winter Comiket on Wednesday. It was really exciting, and something that I've wanted to go to for almost ten years. I bought some Prince of Tennis doujinshi and a few other things, but not really a lot. ^^ There was a LOT of people and it snowed heavily. That's not what I really wanted to talk about, anyway. ^^ I want to talk about Tenimyu in Winter, the new Prince of Tennis musical.

Please read that for a pretty long description of what three fangirls have done for the last 3 days. One of them being me. If you want the REALLY short version, in addition to seeing the musical (my first one live), I have
-had my hand held briefly by Naoyan (aka Kaidoh)
-Been waved at, thanked in english, or otherwise notably noticed by Ishibashi (Horio), MoriyamaEiji, Abe, Kimeru (maybe.. but he did speak english from the taxi) ,Endo ('new' Ryoma), and I'm not sure who else.. I'm sure I'm forgetting some. ^^;
-Seen the NaB's live concert, and stood out like crazy. Enough so that randomly today in Ikebukuro I had a tap on my shoulder and boom... it was Kenn!!!!!!!! O_O Aka one of the singers in the band (the reason we went), and also the guy who played Yuuta in the last musical). He recognized us.. o.o
-Sat on a train where directly in front of us stood Ishibashi (Horio), Toyonaga (Kachiro), and some of the other actors who we weren't sure who they were.

I've also developed a HUGE fangirlism for Yanagi. <3 The poor boy has been through so much. Today's musical made me cry. And that's why I'm posting today.. I want to post about the musical. If you don't want to be spoiled, then please don't click on the cut. ^^

I finally got to see it! I'm soooooooooooooo glad that I did! <3 I cried.. I couldn't help it, and a lot of it was Yanagi, really. I haven't seen the Fudomine musical from last year, but this one is apparently really similar, with added scenes and a LOT of accomodations made for Yanagi. It was beautiful.

The things that stood out most in my mind, were really the Yanagi scenes. Especially the ones that involved Endo as well. It was so heartbreaking. To have to have two Ryomas because the original one wanted to come back after being in a coma for weeks and in rehabilitation (he was paralyzed) for almost a year. So sad...

There was one scene where Nanjoroh has a match with Ryoma, and Yanagi has to stand up on a stage singing about how he's not going to ever lose to Nanjiroh. So so sad.. he couldn't do anything but pose a bit.. not even play a fake game. He's such an inspiration, though, to be able to come back that much. He can at least walk now.

Then there was a scene later on where Tezuka and Ryoma sing a duet, and Tezuka tells Ryoma to be Seigaku's pillar of support.  But since he can't dance anymore, he kind of folds up into a painful, depressing looking crouch (because Ryoma is creamed in the match) while Endou does the dance scenes below him with Tezuka, Nanjiroh and Momo. It was so sad...... I cried... and so did almost everyone else.

At the end, where the cast comes on and does a dance individually, both Ryoma's came up for their part, stood there, and did a twin-like hand/upper body movement thing. The crowd went wild, and so did I. It was sooooo sad. T__T And awesome at the same time.

Apparently some things were different in my musical than in others... like, Tezuka carried Yanagi onto the set for the callbacks on his back. It was so sweet. He set him down gingerly in the middle of the stage like he would break.... ;___; I'm getting rather emotional just thinking about it.

On a lighter note, at the very very end of the show, the Seigaku cast (since this is their last show) came on and gave short speeches about how they felt about leaving, etc. They all kind of run on (Yanagi comes on later), and Kimeru/Fuji was on the end. Inui shoved him too hard, and he fell over. ^_^;; He looked so embarrassed, but I wasn't sure if that was supposed to happen or not. Apparently it wasn't, so he played it all right. Some of the cast members made fun of each other too.

So yes, it was so emotional... I loved it completely. I'm so sad that the cast won't be back, but mostly for Yanagi. Not only is his body damaged, so is his voice. He could barely sing, was always breaking, and now that I'm listening to the old stuff again, can really hear the difference.

You're so inspiring, Yanagi Kotaroh.
Current Music: Yanagi as Ryoma - I'm Always Winner
Frannie: kotaroh ~the prince of tennisfrannie on January 1st, 2005 02:34 pm (UTC)
I've always been amazed by Kotaroh's story. I remember finding out what really was happening to him: at first I thought he was just hurt, but then you find out he was in a coma and paralyzed. You just kind of do a double take: that boy who was breakdancing just a little while ago couldn't anymore.

I feel horrible: all I can do is keep cheering him on and hope that one day he'll be able to dance like he loved to. I wish I could meet him and tell him what a real inspiration he is. :\
friendly neighbourhood spidey pan: Yanagi //mada mada da nelelola on January 1st, 2005 09:17 pm (UTC)
You took the words out of my mouth.
堕天使 BLUEdatenshi_blue on January 1st, 2005 02:44 pm (UTC)

You got tapped on your shoulder by KENN????

I'M JEALOUS!!!! o_O You=lucky!!

I'm glad you got to watch the musical!!
yungumii on January 1st, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC)
thank you for posting such beautiful pictures and what had happened. i think i'm goin to cry now just from listening/reading ;-; thanks for sharing~!
ange: demachi smexangelamori on January 1st, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
You got tapped on the shoulder by Kenn.

*in shock*

There are benefits to looking different, yes. Dang. *wants.*

You are sooooo lucky! I'm so glad you got to catch the musical! *stews and hopes for a 'reunion' special*

I posted the pictures up! Go check my journal? ^_^;;
sugaahcube on January 1st, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
Tezuka carried Yanagi onto the set for the callbacks on his back. It was so sweet. He set him down gingerly in the middle of the stage like he would break

::Cries:: Aaah! Reading all the reviews of this myu makes me cry. But, thank you so much for posting this for us <333333333!
サラ \(o^@^o)/ (いちごちゃん)luv_4_gackt on January 1st, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
Just reading that made me cry...I don't think I could have handled it if I had been there... T.T

KENN?!?! You're so lucky, for so many reasons!!!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 1st, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
=^__^= Wow, Kenn is so hot in person. The concert was really small so we were less than 10 feet from the stage even though we were about halfway back in the room.. but I didn't realize how cute he was until he was right there. o.o
Owlsie .:*・°☆: Jirou [So cool!]alsie on January 1st, 2005 07:49 pm (UTC)
::flails:: !!!!! OMT!!! XDDDDDDD

And..and KENN! *O* Yuuutttttaaaaa~~~~~~

I seriously cannot think of anything logical to type right now.


Keeeeennnnnnnnnnn >_> <33333333
Amyacidae on January 1st, 2005 08:59 pm (UTC)
That was really sad ._. I never knew the extents of Kotaroh's injuries... just that he was in a car accident... recently I read somewhere else that he had been in a coma, but I never knew how long or that he was paralyzed T_T Thank you so much for posting this.

But, on a lighter note, what you said about Kime falling over made me giggle and squeal ^^; Um... mind if I friend you? ^-^
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 1st, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
Sure, I don't mind. ^_^
Tricia Liaomochapudingu on January 1st, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)
Bethany☆彡 (べス): abe is a pimp >made by lexarosesourangel on January 2nd, 2005 02:18 am (UTC)
Waaa...soooo lucky!! I'm glad you got to see it! <3 ^__^
Chiakichiaki777 on January 2nd, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
aww they're all so cute.
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 5th, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
OMG Hi Midori!! <33333 I'm so going to add you! ^_^ I didn't know that you had an lj!! =^___^=
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 5th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
Doesn't he??!!! ::spazzes:: He is my love!!!!! <333 XD He's so cute when he write on his journal too... all random and spazzy! <3
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 5th, 2005 01:11 pm (UTC)
No, I didn't have a sewing machine so I couldn't make a costume. (or the money.. but that's another story XD) I want to make Senbatsu outfits sooooo badly. T__T Tenipuri has never looked so good. (wait, yes it has... but I still think those are the best of the uniforms.. )

Here's Yanagi's journal ^__^
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on January 5th, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)
XDDD it was rather hilarious. I showed Yanagi's picture to my coworker, and he thought it was a girl! XDDDD ::huggles onto beautiful Yanakou::
Dianagreenishvine on May 2nd, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
i was google image seraching and your journal came up... that boy is seriously one of the sexiest i have ever seen.

haha, just thought i would let you know :)