This is the last of the shows recorded at the Yokohama Animate last month. Kiiyan opens up talking about FES 2015 ROUND GR, going down the list of artists. And … just as he had started doing on the tour, he gets to Mamo and says “that’s all!” And then, when everyone laughs, he says, “And ‘Oricon Daily Single Mamoru!'”
He talked a bit about Mamo’s single, “Shine,” then segued into mentioning UtaPri in general, then Nacchan and his cross unit single. Amusingly, one of the Rodeo Boys in the audience apparently bought the single. Kiiyan then brought up his run of “new world/day” songs, including Granrodeo’s “Brand New Day,” the collaboration with Flow (“New World”), Shingan Crimsonz “New World Order,” and now Nacchan’s “The New World”.
by reading a letter … which taught me the meaning of ムラムラ (mura mura — go ahead, look it up). Next week’s show will be back in the studio.
Animate has a short write-up (in Japanese) of the two recent talk events here. There’s mention that there actually was a Rodeo Boy in the front row of the later event (heh!), that they gave away gloves and chopsticks from the video with Joy Max Poko, that there was discussion of Kiiyan’s favorite walking route. And something that the attendees were sworn to secrecy about!
This week is a snippet from one of last week’s Yokohama Mr. Tambourine Man events, with Kiiyan reading several letters from listeners. Silly Kiiyan actually introduces himself as “Kiiyan da yo!” and he claims that he’s nervous because there’s no guys there. (are there ever guys at these events?!). In introducing the mail corner, he touches on getting letters from young teens … and again no guys. Heh.
The first letter asks Kiiyan to expand on his chopstick technique that he brought up a few weeks back, and so he demonstrates. Didn’t catch the topic of the second letter, but the last is from a 14 year old who wants to know why the black hair all of a sudden. Didn’t really catch the exact reason (I think he actually shied away from giving one), but he mentioned things like the GR anniversary, his 40th birthday and other things … so perhaps it’s a return to how he used to keep his hair, to celebrate?