I LOOOOOOOOVEEEEE this concert so much! Thank you, Junpon, Arashi-sama, staff-san, minna-san. Really, this concert is so beautiful.
To be honest, I'm not that impressed with Japonism album. It felt a bit random to me, I somehow didn't get the Japonism message that they brought. But, the concert is a different story. They captured the feels of Japan x Johnny's well there.
They took us to the things-that-only-Japan-have right from the opening scene. The only thing that bother me was the anime version of Arashi which didn't resemble them that much. I think there are many fanartists who can draw them better. Sorry Jun and artist-san :| Anyway Jun, you probably need to explore the net to find Arashi's fanarts for your future concert reference.
Then I love the dance (was it a dance?) they did before Wild at Heart. I unintentionally compared Leader's dance to the other four's. And yes, you know that our Oh-chan is at different level :p. But there was Troublemaker that took Arashi and Johnny's Jrs at the same level. Looking good!
Fast forward, the best performance goes to Masquerade. This song was actually one of the songs that distorts my feeling of Japonism in the album. But the flow of the concert made it less out of place. I love the costume and choreo. Thank you, Oh-chan! And Nino looked so hot there, even hotter than his In the Room.
The second most favorite performace is Bolero! Yeah, everyone's crazy about Nino's high voice there, so am I. Now I can't listen to its original version anymore. Apart from it, Bolero! had rare Matsumiya! J called him Kazu is heaven for me.
For Disc 2, the one that left strong impression for me is only Japonesque. I want that Kimono!! The fabric looked so silky, smooth, and very expensive, LOL. The best color combination I found is Sho's. Aiba's is also nice, tho. Yurari yurari yurete...
The rest was more or less similar to the other concerts, no? So let me talk a bit about their solos. Nino was cute as usual, a bit "slutty" here and there, but yeah he's a real performer. I bet he can have a solo showdown where he sings, plays music and video games, dances, does magic, and be the MC at the same time. Jun-kun, I'm sorry I often didn't get your solo. But the parkour was good, please proceed with backflip someday :p. Sho-chan, your solo beautifully showed your nerd side. An A+ for the outfit, red suits you well! Aiba-shi, thank you for making me hold my breath at the end of your performance. I wish Disco Star-sama and Mr. Funk can get along together. Last but not least, we had Ohno Satoshi who was superb in his solo like always. Apart from the performance (which was not that special for Tackey fans, I bet), this song is so Ohno-poi. I could't think anyone from Arashi singing this song but Leader.
When we talk about concert, fanservice is the one that fans look forward to. I found there were not so many fanservices compared to the other concert. Or maybe just me who didn't care anymore because the show itself was so entertaining. Ah yes, there was one that made me sad when the other Johnny's who came to watch this concert only get little attention. Ne, Jun-kun, maybe next time you can spare more minutes on them. But thank you for coming and bowing to their seats.
All in all, Japonism has become my favorite album concert. Sorry Arashi Time, you come as second now.
Looking forward to their next concert!
Ups, almost forgot to say this: H! B! D! M! J!