Posted by Neko Kyou in Reviews, Suzumiya Haruhi on August 15th, 2007
Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekiso was held on the 18th of March 2007 in Japan and the DVD recording of the live event was recently released on the 27th of July. Until last week, I didn’t even realize such event had taken place and I kicked myself for it. It didn’t take long to search for it and after watching it last night I immediately made a post about it here.
The Host and Co-Host of Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekiso
The MC for the event was none other than Shiraishi Minoru aka Taniguchi. Yes, he’s also the same Shiraishi Minoru from Lucky Star. The co-host is Megumi Matsumoto aka Kunikida.
The show is divided into 2 parts. In the first part of the show, the entire cast of Suzumiya Haruhi was brought on stage and introduced. Sugita Tomokazu (Kyon) appeared on-stage cosplaying as Char Aznable.
Kyon is… Char Aznable!
The best entrance belongs to Matsuoka Yuki aka Tsuruya, who started to laugh in her trademark (note: evil) laughter from all the way behind the stage until she appears.
“HA HA HA HA! Nyoron! Tsuruyan des~u!”
Even if you don’t know what the seiyuu looked like, it is very possible to guess who is who simply by looking at their actions. The hyper-active Aya (Haruhi), the calm and collected Minori (Yuki) and the bubbly Yuuko (Mikuru). Sugita, on the other hand, did the unexpected and came out as Char Aznable.
It’s Yuki, Kyon, Haruhi, Mikuru and Koizumi on stage!
The director, Tatsuya Ishihara and character designer Shoko Ikeda was also called on stage. Some of the most memorable scenes for each character is then shown and discussed. You would need to be able to understand Japanese to fully understand what’s going on here, but even with my limited knowledge, I was still able to pick up the gist of things.
After that the cast did a skit.
Is it just me, or does Sugita seems to be hiding something under the Char wig and the hat he’s wearing now? Hmm…
And there’s even Mikuru Beam…
The Actual Concert…
Is where the real fun begins. The concert portion of Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekiso started off with Mikuru with Koi no Mikuru Densetsu. I’m not sure if she’s doing it on purpose, but she can’t really sing. But if she’s doing that deliberately, then she’s a real good actor. Otherwise, it’s still good, because we’re talking about Mikuru after all 😛
Mikuru complete with a maid uniform…
I’ve seen many of Hirano Aya’s pictures and videos, but she has never been so hot before.
Hirano Aya as Suzumiya Haruhi doing the Bouken Desho Desho
“DID YOU CUM TWICE?”
Yes, you probably read that right… It said “Did you cum twice too? Feel so dirty!!! I need a tongue bath!”
And just look at the back of her shirt…
While I can’t make out the exact sentence, the final word is definitely “F*CK!!!” Seriously, what was she thinking!?
Minori’s performance was one of my favourite in the entire concert portion of Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekiso, especially with her Yuki, Muon, Madobe Nite.
Minori has an awesome voice and she’s gorgeous to boot!
Then Hirano Aya returned on stage… in what at first appeared to be lingerie…
Actually… it might really be lingerie…
Yuki surprised me with a great performance. Natsuko, on the other hand, was great with her voice as Ryoko but her singing was only so-so. But the song was kinda catchy, though. Still, no complains here it was still fun 😀
ENOZ – God Knows
You know what would have made this scene perfect? A pair of bunny ears…
A comparison between the performance of God Knows in Suzumiya Haruhi, and the Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekiso that was portrayed in Lucky Star –
After performing God Knows, Aya goes on to introduce the band members, just as Haruhi did in the anime, before performing their next song, Lost My Music.
Ono Daisuke wowed the crowd with his flashy moves. Granted, he’s not a great singer, but he has great moves!
And we finally get to see why Sugita has been hiding his head under wigs and hats…
OMG! It’s… KYON!
The fans went nuts when he first appeared, chanting his character name in unison. I’m not sure if he’s playing some part of his character, but Sugita seems pretty stiff and uncomfortable during this performance. Aya, on the other hand, was a natural.
And IT happened… The Hentai Trio
Minoru cosplayed Haruhi…
I think I may be traumatized…
Self-declared, the Hentai Trio…
Introducing the Hentai Trio:
- Hentai #1 – Sugita
- Hentai #2 – Minoru
- Hentai #3 – Daisuke
I have no idea what they were trying to do, nor do I think I would want to know…
Hare Hare Yukai
The girls came out for another song before the finale.
The finale, the epitome of Haruhiism, the moment all devout Haruhiist present had been waiting for… The Hare Hare Yukai…
The Hare Hare Yukai
Watching the dance performed in real life by the cast… priceless…
And the final part of the dance…
Encore! Encore! Encore!
The fans screamed for an encore, and an encore they get. The encore was the TV version of the Hare Hare Yukai, with Sugita and Daisuke joining the girls. The giant screen also showed the full animated dance as well.
Everyone was now in more casual clothing as well.
Everyone getting comfy in casual clothes
You can see the animated version of the dance on the giant screen
… and FINISH!
End of Show
It actually got quite emotional towards the end of the show.
A job well done!
Minori asked for silence as she delivered a special message from Yuki… “Daisuki…”
Hirano Aya got over emotional and broke out in tears.
Aya was so moved, she broke into tears…
When it’s her turn to speak, she once again gets emotional and sobbed through her thank you speech. I think she tried to put the blame on Kyon for teasing her too 😛
Aya’s speech is easily the most touching moment in the entire event. I felt moved as well even though I only understood about 70% of her speech. A truly great end to a truly great event. I seriously hope the event would repeat in the future and maybe to attend it in person if possible as well.
Tears are still flowing… Sobs could still be heard… Aya was really in an emotional fit.
… and Sugita/Kyon continues to tease…
I’ve said before, I would rate this 12 out of 10. A must have for any Suzumiya Haruhi or Hirano Aya fan. Wait, let me rephrase that. You cannot call yourself a fan unless you have this! This receives my highest recommendations!
If for some reason you have not gotten your hands on this, do it now! Grab Suzumiya Haruhi no Gekiso!
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