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16 December 2013 @ 11:58 am
What year is it, I don't even know anymore.  
LET'S TALK ABOUT JOHNNY'S 2020 WORLD!!! So this is your warning; spoilers beneath.

First off, I'm going to try to write a real report after I see the show from slightly farther away from the stage and therefore am 1) much more coherent and 2) much more able to actually see anything. So I'm sorry for the wait, but right now, I'm just going to explode with glee over what happened at the show!

So... yes. We were in the A row, which means we were about 2 feet from the orchestra pit wall. Johnny's uses the orchestra pit area as an extension of the stage, which means that if someone was standing at the end of the stage, they were like... practically within arm's reach to me. And juniors often came in front of the orchestra pit and danced, meaning they were practically dancing on top of my feet. It was actually surreal. Everyone kept doing double takes when they saw us, too XD; Pretty sure Watanabe Shota could't tear his eyes away from the spectacle of three foreign girls in the front row for a whole number, and Fuma gave us a really cute smile. A lot of the other juniors also sort of "woah!" reaction upon seeing us, and for GOD ONLY KNOWS WHY that guy I hate Okamoto Kauan happened to stand right in front of me and wink at me AGAIN.

The show itself was definitely better and more coherent than last year. The first act had a lot of the same, starting with Yabu the Producer. This time, Shori took Yamada's part, and I think it was much better suited to him. Yamada really just came off angry and butthurt the whole time that the Producer had been critical of his performance, while Shori seemed much more at odds in terms of the philosophy of putting on shows. There were a lot of musical numbers before the Producer took Shori through the months again, and January (taiko), February (ABC-Z doing a dance with masks), March (sakura) were mostly the same, though Sexy Zone sang a new song for March, and it seems like it might be part of a new release? But since there was no Mori Mitsuko tribute this year, there were a lot of differences from last year and it got weirdly heavy handed. After Yabu sang My Heart Will Go On and ABC-Z/Snow Man/Inoue Mizuki died on the Titanic, and then Shori somehow didn't die on the Hindenburg, June was about WWII and featured a bunch of Juniors being Nazis (including GenGen... it was like, so cute, he was trying so hard to seem like a bad guy). They sort of flipped through July and August quickly talking about things that happened in WWII, and then September was about the Olympics (why?? no clue) and they skipped over October too. Then November was the Shakespeare part that was in act two last year, and then this year, instead of 47 ronin for December, it was Macbeth. They kept talking about Macbeth like it was history, and like Macbeth was this awesome hero, so it was sort of like ...okay. XD; Kento played Macbeth, while Fuma and a bunch of Juniors were Macduff/the army against him. Shori spent the whole time freaking out and accidentally (?) stabbed Macbeth and then was all like NOO DON'T DIE on Kento for about five seconds, which was cute |D;;; But again, Yabu died in the waterfall and then Shori got all up on him like NOOOO I LOVE YOU and angels Jinchan and Shori took him to heaven. |D;;

The second act was also different, and it was definitely better, but I think they weakened it by making ABC-Z not antagonistic from the beginning. They started off with a bit of a funny adlib section (where Kawai was pretending to be Funasshi? And Kento did a lolarious impersonation of Yabu) and ABC-Z only turned more antagonistic later, which was confusing. I feel like it felt a little less linear than last year, but they definitely helped the plot by adding the Producer character back in, and him going back to earth with them at the end. The way they introduced Tricember was better too, saying that Fuma/Kento/Shori went to space and THEN they find the Tricember bus stop made much more sense than saying they somehow ended up in Tricember, oh, and by the way, that's also outer space. It all tied in, since in the first act, Shori had said he wanted to search for Tricember with the Producer from pretty much the beginning (in a very Shori ~let's think about life and the universe~ way). So yeah... it was definitely better! Not great, but better.

BUT. The best thing happened at the end of the show, during the curtain call. For the most part, Reia had been on the opposite side of the stage, and I was bemoaning how unfair life was when finally, he was on our side at the end! When he was bowing, I was watching him adoringly and smiling, and then suddenly, our eyes met and he smiled back at me! Which caused me to smile more, which caused him to smile more too, and I was really happy! He had been seeming sort of tired, and then I made him smile! And then, when they were waving at everyone before leaving (because of course it's still Johnny's even if it's a stageplay), he caught my eye again and waved directly at me, and I waved at him, and he smiled again before leaving the stage and AHHHH this is the culminating moment of my Johnny's fan career, better than been seen by Takaki (who was very alarmed) or Chinen or Keito or Sakuma Daisuke, because I actually made him smile ahhhhhhh my life is complete now.

Er... oops, this turned sort of summary-y so I'm going to stick a report tag on it, but I'm still going to try to write a real report when I see it again in January XD; The other thing that I feel like came out of this show is that my love for Kishi totally grew. XD He's so adorably... faily. I love how terrified he looks approximately 100% of the time, and how intensely he concentrates when he's dancing, and how he trips on things and makes mistakes a lot. It's endearing. ♥ Also, Sakuma Daisuke is the best freaking dancer ever. He makes it look so easy that no one even appreciated it, but I clapped for him when he did like 10 fouettes and landed them perfectly without batting an eyelash.

And now, two more days until Hawaii. AHHHHHHH.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
Current Music: Johnny' World//Where My Heart Belongs
hazellexkiss: Shorihazellexkiss on December 15th, 2013 11:30 pm (UTC)

I love watching Kishi-kun when he performs!! He has this serious/intense look that makes him look hawt amongst the other cutesy juniors (nothing wrong with kawii juniors though, hahaha (;)

Lucky you for making Reia smile!!! :D
ミランダ (大丈夫): Kishi&Fu: cuddlesfaded_lace on December 15th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it was definitely better than last year, though it was still pretty weird and disjointed. XD; Being in the front row greatly helped, however!

Hahaha, well, I definitely think of Kishi as cute and not hot, but he's really great to watch.

I know! I feel so lucky. ♥
S: Amu/Reia: >3>yomimashou on December 16th, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
Being in the front row was so awesome *___* Fuma was so cute ♥ Seeing him performing up close really reminded me how adorable he is. And of course, Reia~~ I'm so happy that he saw you ♥♥♥

And I'm really happy they managed to make the play a little better, too XD Even if it's still really questionable, I'm excited to see it again, which is a lot more than I was expecting!
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia: cutefaded_lace on December 16th, 2013 07:34 am (UTC)
I knoooooow. Every other seat in the house is ruined forever. That was seriously one of the most amazing experiences ever. I didn't even think it was possible to enjoy Johnny's World that much. XD; And Ahhhh Reiaaaaaaaaa. I'm in love. ♥____♥

Yeah, I agree. XD; Maybe in a few years (sigh) it will be actually like a real play.
yenaloveyenalove on December 16th, 2013 02:27 am (UTC)
Wow you are so lucky! I'm so glad that the boys got to see you and that you got to see Reia. It's nice to know that the boys were happy to see foreign fans. Hope you have a great time in Hawaii.

Edited at 2013-12-16 06:27 am (UTC)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia&Jinchan: ♥faded_lace on December 16th, 2013 07:26 am (UTC)
Yes, I don't know how we managed to hit for front row tickets! It was some crazy luck. But yeah, I was really happy to see them all be happy to see foreign fans, too. And thank you!
britkit27: dancedancebritkit27 on December 16th, 2013 07:04 am (UTC)
Ahhhhh, it was so much fun~ Though I agree I think we'll walk away from the January show with a better overall impression and idea of the plot |D But whatever, they saw us, it's not like Johnnys world has much of a plot to begin with...

Though seriously, all the water, why.
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia: love me?faded_lace on December 16th, 2013 07:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, basically. That was probably the most I'm ever going to enjoy Johnny's World, unless we plunk down ¥90,000 for front row seats next year too. |D;;;

britkit27: on with the crackbritkit27 on December 16th, 2013 07:52 am (UTC)
|DDDDDD should I start setting aside savings now, then?

But water...*unhappy cat face*
ミランダ (大丈夫): Yabu&Takaki: you & mefaded_lace on December 16th, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
Probably. |D

britkit27: ciel heartbritkit27 on December 16th, 2013 08:11 am (UTC)
I'll get on that then |D

>u< but waaaaaaater

Edited at 2013-12-16 12:12 pm (UTC)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Jun: thougtfulfaded_lace on December 16th, 2013 08:13 am (UTC)
Reia > water :E
min ♡: shoridoraeming on December 16th, 2013 04:00 pm (UTC)

that was literally my facial expression reading through this entire thing oh. my. god. you are so lucky??! ;~~~~~~~~~; reia ;A; ;A; *A*

wwww it sounds like it was so much fun. the play sounds really confusing though haha, it feels like even if I could understand japanese i wouldn't understand what was going on u__u ? i'm glad shori's getting lots of opportunities with things like this ;; his odd sense of charisma really shines in these sorts of places i think n__n

(sobs if kauan winked directly at me i might want to punch myself in the face ww what a loser why do i even like him)
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia: cutefaded_lace on December 16th, 2013 07:31 pm (UTC)
I don't know how I got so lucky. I was amazed that we managed to just get front row seats through regular balloting. Crazy! And I know, Reia ;~~~; I was so happy.

It was a lot of fun! I actually personally really don't like Johnny's World just as a play because it makes absolutely no sense (I mean, it's about going into space and experiencing the 13th month of the year... that ought to tell you something right there XD) but seeing it from the front row made it way better. And this year's was definitely better than last year's XD; I'm hoping they'll have another Kanshasai this year, though! Though I guess it seems unlikely. XD;

Haha... yeah, I don't really like him, but I feel bad for making the most alarmed facial expression ever during Sexy Zone's 2013 Japan Tour when he he blew a kiss at me and I was so surprised I didn't know what to do XD;;
Carrie: hsj; yamada ryousukekaleidoruby on December 29th, 2013 10:58 am (UTC)
lol the Macbeth part, and even more lol at Kota getting soaked another 800 times. XD I


I'm so jealous of your seats and how close you were to everyone! And ahhh the part with Reia!! <3
ミランダ (大丈夫): Reia: love me?faded_lace on January 2nd, 2014 12:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, it was really lolzy XD;;; And I felt bad for Yabu, he had to get so wet |D;; And then dripped on us.


I know, I'm so happy I was able to make him smile! I really just am happy to let them all know they're so awesome that they have foreign fans. XD;