March 14, 2012

Miku 39 Concert 2012 Review

Overall, it was an exceptional concert. Great songs, great musicians accompanying the Vocaloids: Miku, Luka, Rin, Len, Kaito and Meiko, and great graphics.

Personally I prefer day 1, the audience seemed to be more energetic in Day 1, and I may also be biased because Kaito sung on day 1 too. But Day 2 songs were much "better", in the sense that they were more catchy and famous songs.

Kaito singing Pane Dhriria.
I totally screamed when Kaito came out! I also fangirled when Rin and then Len sang respectively Daughter of Evil and Servant of Evil. Even more so when Len sang [email protected] Miku wore this really pretty white princess dress when she sang Melt. It certainly made my heart melt, she looked so cute in it.
They gave Miku six pure white wings when she sang Hatsune Miku no Gekishou - a perfect angel.

Luka's performance was terrific. I loved her songs: Double Lariat, Luka Luka Night Fever - especially her dance, and RIP=Release.
When Rin came on stage with Kokoro and Iroha Uta I had a big smile over my face, I really fell in love with her outfit.

Miku singing Hatsune Miku no Gekishou.
Day 2 opened with livetunez's Tell Your World. I thought that was very well planned and appropriate considering all the promotion with MikuXGoogle lately.
Poppipo (English ver) was sung on Day 2, and Miku wore an American style cheerleader outfit. It wasn't my favourite outfit, more so that it just wasn't "Miku".
But then straight after was Romeo and Cinderella, and her outfit was amazing! I loved it! I want to have an exact same dress. It made Miku look so mature. Her dance steps for R&C was very sexy and seductive.
The jazz version of UraOmote Lovers was awesome. I love Wowaka's songs.
I preferred the original version of Moon rather than the jazz style which was played at the concert.

One thing that made me disappointed was that whenever Miku sang really high notes (like in World is mine, Moon) they dampened and dimmed her voice, so it was more like a whisper of a high note, rather than an impactful sound.
The choreograph for The disappearance of Hatsune Miku was very beautiful. Especially at the end when Miku "disappears", she literally shatters in pieces of red fragments.

I'm not a real fan of Meiko and I think that her character animation at the concert could've been better. She just seemed too stiff when she was dancing. I guess same could be said about Kaito. But it's the first time that these two characters appeared at a Vocaloid live.
Our princess Miku singing Melt.

I loved Len's outfit for Butterfly on Right Shoulder. His jacket looked so cool. But then I'm a shouta-con, so I'd fall in love with him easily.
Luka's Day 2 outfit was pretty sexy - leather jacket, leather mini skirt, black stockings and black military style boots.
Jazzed version of Magnet? Yes pur-lease!! I want a recording of this version! The only thing I found strange were the shoes that Luka and Miku were wearing. I didn't think it fitted with the Japanese style dress they had on.
Then followed Wowaka's World End Dancehall. I was very happy that another Wowaka song made it into the concert. This song was full of hip shaking from Miku and Luka ;), and very cute outfits.

The pianist/keyboardist - Jun Abe was really professional. Also, on Day 1 OSTER came up and played with Miku, LamazeP also played his harmonica when Miku sang Poppipo. It was very exciting to see the faces of the people who created some of my favourite songs.

Finally, I wish I was at the concert live. Hopefully one day the Japan music industry will ship some bands/vocaloids over here to Australia and have a concert. Because then, no matter what the price I will definitely go!

For those interested here is the tracklist for the two days:
Day 1 playlist:
1. Hoshi no Kakera / 平沢栄司 Hirasawa Eiji feat. Hatsune Miku
2. Hajimete no Koi ga Owaru Toki / ryo feat. Hatsune Miku
3. Nisoku Houkou / DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku
4. Albino / BuzzG feat. Hatsune Miku (buzzG on Guitar)
5. Ee? Aa, Sou / Papiyon feat. Hatsune Miku
6. Marginal / OSTER Project feat. Hatsune Miku (OSTER on piano)
7. Love-Colored Ward / OSTER Project feat. Hatsune Miku (OSTER on piano)
8. Rolling Girl / Wowaka feat. Hatsune Miku
9. Watashi no Jikan / KuchibashiP feat. Hatsune Miku
10. PoPiPo / LamazeP feat. Hatsune Miku (LamazeP on harmonica)
11. Hello, Planet / Sasakure.UK feat. Hatsune Miku
12. Musunde Hiraite Rasetsu to Mukuro / Hachi feat. Hatsune Miku
13. Hatsune Miku no Gekishou / CosMO feat. Hatsune Miku
14. RIP=RELEASE / Minato (RyuuseiP) feat. Megurine Luka
15. Double Lariat / AgoanikiP feat. Megurine Luka
16. Luka Luka ★ Night Fever / samfree feat. Megurine Luka
17. Melancholic / Junky feat. Kagamine Rin
18. Kokoro / Toraboruta feat. Kagamine Rin
19. Iroha Uta / Ginsaku feat. Kagamine Rin
20. Aku no Musume / mothy (AkunoP) feat. Kagamine Rin
21. Aku no Meshitsukai / mothy (AkunoP) feat. Kagamine Len
22. Fire◎Flower / halyosy feat. Kagamine Len
23. Pane Dhriria / ShinjyouP feat. Kaito
24. Shiroi Yuki no Princess Wa / NoboruP feat. Hatsune Miku
25. Kocchi Muite Baby / ryo feat. Hatsune Miku
26. Yellow / kz (livetune) feat. Hatsune Miku
27. Time Machine / 1640mP feat. Hatsune Miku
28. ARiA / TokuP feat. Hatsune Miku
29. Miku Miku ni Shite Ageru / ika feat. Hatsune Miku
30. Colorful x Melody / doriko (KiritanP) feat. Hatsune Miku
31. Uta ni Katachi ha Nai Keredo / doriko (KiritanP) feat. Hatsune Miku
32. Melt / ryo feat. Hatsune Miku
33. Starduster / OneRoomP ( JimmyThumbP) feat. Hatsune Miku

Day 2 playlist:
1. Tell Your World - kz (livetune) feat. Hatsune Miku
2. Yume Yume - DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku
3. World is Mine - ryo (supercell) feat. Hatsune Miku
4. Electric Angel - Yasuo feat. Hatsune Miku
5. Koisuru [email protected] - OSTER feat. Hatsune Miku
6. Clover Club - YuuyuP feat. Hatsune Miku
7. PoPiPo extended (English) - LamazeP feat. Hatsune Miku
8. Romeo and Cinderella - doriko feat. Hatsune Miku
9. Finder - kz (livetune) feat. Hatsune Miku
10. Ura Omote Lovers - wowaka feat. Hatsune Miku
*Introduction to Band*
11. Stargazer - Kotsuban feat. Hatsune Miku
12. moon - iroha(sasaki) feat. Hatsune Miku
13. Disappearance of Hatsune Miku - [email protected] feat. Hatsune Miku
14. Change Me - shu-tP feat. MEIKO
15. Migikata no Chou - NoriP feat. Kagamine Len
16. Just Be Friends - Dixie Flatline feat. Megurine Luka
17. Magnet - minato(Ryuusei)P feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
18. World End Dancehall - wowaka feat. Hatsune Miku & Megurine Luka
19. Meltdown - iroha(sasaki) feat. Kagamine Rin
20. Kodoku no Hate - Hikarisyuyo feat. Kagamine Rin
21. Promise - (SAM) samfree feat. Hatsune Miku & Kagamine Rin
22. Time Limit - North-T feat. Hatsune Miku
23. Puzzle - kuwagata-P feat. Hatsune Miku
24. 1/6 - VocaliodP feat. Hatsune Miku
25. sPiCA - TokuP feat. Hatsune Miku

26. Ai Kotoba - DECO*27 feat. Hatsune Miku
27. MELT - ryo (supercell) feat. Hatsune Miku
28. Hajime no Oto - malo feat. Hatsune Miku

Encore 2
29. Diva Desu - t.Komine(UtataP) feat. Hatsune Miku
30. World is Mine (Replay) - ryo (supercell) feat. Hatsune Miku