When we got into the dome, every few minutes, they were playing a video advertising Hikaru's butai, Kindaichi, Yowakutemo Katemasu, Naru You Ni Naru Sa, White Lab, Hiru Nan Desu, Mousoulist, and School Kakumei XD The School Kakumei ad had Yamada epically failing at acchi muite hoi, which is one of my all time favourite School Kakumei moments~ We were just to the left of the kankeisha area, and 13 rows back, so we couldn't see it, but we were told that no one was there, sadly. There are tweets about Sou being there, but he wasn't in the regular kankeisha area down by the dugout, so idk where he was XD; We had a pretty good view, except for the fact that there was a guy sitting in front of us who was way taller and blocking our line of sight, sob. However, the girl he was sitting with was really awed by us and called us cute several times. |D;; She was a Yuto fan and had brought drumsticks, cute.
The setup of the dome was normal, unlike last year. There was a full-sized arena with a catwalk, and all the rows of seats were open on the fourth floor. Luckily, it didn't seem like there was anyone getting their view screwed over, like us last year (the worst gate 11 and gate 25 seats weren't open, thankfully) so it basically seemed like a normal dome concert~ They also used Johnny's Moving stage to carry the guys from the main stage to the center stage, which was pretty cool~
The show opened with Ride With Me (they should have sang the lyrics as "Live With Me" or something |D), and then followed with Come On A My House~ The Yamachii part at the beginning was adorable; it was fanservice as usual, but the two of them made adorable loving expressions at one another while they were doing it~ However, where Yabu usually leans his head on Takaki's shoulder, I completely didn't see what he did, because Hikaru trollingly popped up and made a really weird face and blocked them from view XD What a troll. Then, they moved on to Magic Power, walking around the catwalk while singing it, so Chinen and Yamada didn't get to do their fanservice, and they didn't do the cute dancing at all. Sad!
Up until this point, there had been no Juniors on the stage, but then JUMP disappeared to change and a bunch of older Juniors came out to dance. I didn't recognize any of them, sadly! I had been secretly hoping for Reia… but I think that was a bit delusional XD Eventually, JUMP came out and they did Time! It had been a long time since they'd done it in concert, so I was really happy.
Next was Hey! Say! 7's corner, which started off with Get. During the dance section, they all put their mics down to dance, which I thought was odd, until suddenly, all four members did a back handspring! That's right-- Yamada is no longer an idol who can't do a backflip, it seems! ♥ I was really impressed~ Then they did Oh My Jelly, which was cute as well.
Then came BEST's corner, which they started with Sugiru Setsuna doing a chair dance on the center stage. When they finished, they began to talk a little while the chairs were taken away, and just after I mentioned yomimashou, "This song title is a big of stretch to get it to start with 'su' since it should grammatically be 'setsunasugiru' and not the other way around," and a moment later, Daiki was saying the same thing XD; They started talking about becoming cool guys/popular guys, and then Yabu decided to use his mad computer skills (a reference to White Lab) to search on the internet. He opened up his fake cardboard prop computer and started typing oh-so-realistically… as in, he was sort of just mashing his hands into the fake keyboard XD; He used the "Yabu" search engine (it's a pun on Yahoo, since it's "Yahuu" in Japanese, which is quite close to Yabu… ヤフー versus ヤブ) which was pretty cute. The screen showed his search for how to become a cool guy, and the first hit was Japanese Yahoo answers (this site seems much more prevalent and popular than its English counterpart? I find stuff on there all the time lol). The "best answer" (not sure if this was supposed to be a pun on BEST since that's actually what the site says IRL XD) was "A guy who speaks English." Clicking the username led them to a video of Keito wearing leather and standing atop a building looking ~cool before turning to the camera and saying "My body is hot!" |D;; All of BEST looked perplexed before talking about how it was pointless because they can't speak English. Hikaru then stepped forward and said he could speak English, putting on a ~cool face before saying "Music start!" BEST began to dance to the music before suddenly, Hikaru came to the front and yelled "My body is hot!" with the subtitles "shigekiteki da ze" on the screen, and then Suriru started. XD;;; It was basically the most hilarious intro ever. But then, I made the mistake of saying "Thank god they didn't tear their shirts open!" Partway through the song, they tried Yabu-searching again (and Yabu once again showed us his amazing typing skills), and this time the answer was "a macho guy." They decided to do some muscle training, and after they did some push ups and sit ups (and Hikaru made weird faces to "exercise his face muscles" lol) Daiki said he felt funny before all the members ripped off their shirts saying "MY BODY IS HOT!!!" to reveal ridiculously drawn-on muscle T-shirts. They finished Suriru while doing silly fake muscle-flexing… proving that Yabu doesn't even know what poses to strike to look like he really has muscles. It was hilarious XD
And then… 7 appeared singing Sakura Saita all seriously in floral suits. XD; It was a very abrupt change of mood! XD Up next was School Girl, and at one point, Yamada forgot his line, but just sort of laughed at himself and moved on. ;~~~; I was so proud of him not getting upset or frustrated. After that was Aishiteru, and they got on the carts to go around the arena. Yamada and Chinen were on the cart that stopped right in front of us, and during the talking part, Yamada went right up behind Chinen and put his arms around him and cuddled up to him. I was super adorable! Those two were really icha icha the whole time ♥ Next they did Ai Sureba Motto Happy Life, with some curry-related hand motions that we were all supposed to copy. XD And then last before the MC was AinoArika, during which Inoo and Hikaru were really cute and made googly eyes at one another~ Adorable. But no one was more adorable than Chinen, who was just super hyped up and high-tension the whole time, jumping around and just seeming really happy to be there ♥
Up next was the MC, and since it was May 10th, the first thing they did was celebrate Yamada's birthday! They brought him out a big cake that said "Happy Birthday Ryosuke" on it, and we all sang him happy birthday before he blew out the candles. Yuto fed him a strawberry cutely, then Hikaru said "someone came to see him." A platform rose out of the center stage showing… a Kurusuke plushie! Yamada looked like a little kid on Christmas, his eyes lighting up as he ran and tackled the plushie and hugged it laying on the stage. It was seriously painfully cute. ♥ Eventually, he brought it back to the main stage and showed that the tag says "Happy Birthday to Ryosuke from Hey! Say! JUMP" on one side and "Not for sale" on the other side XD Hikaru explained that to have the plushie made, he had to draw Kurusuke from the side and back, and pointed out some of the details. Then Inoo claimed that he brought the plans to the shop, Yabu said he picked it up, and Chinen added that he paid for it… not sure how much that was trolling. XD;; Then, Yamada said he's not setting a goal for his 21st year, and he just wants to be himself and move forward with JUMP ("僕は僕らしくいきたいなあーと。あとJUMPが大好きだから皆で前に進んでいきた
The guys then explained that they'd designed the logo and all the goods, and that they'd all worked at being involved in every part of the process. They pointed out that the dot of the i is a circle, meaning that it could be "Live With Me," but also "Love With me." They wanted to show their love for their fans in the name of the concert and the logo and everything else.
7 said they were amazed by the muscle shirts in the BEST corner, and Yamada said that he wasn't sure if it was okay to sing a serious song like Sakura Saita after that XD He said the atmosphere felt ridiculous after BEST in the muscle shirts. BEST explained that they'd had the staff add even more details to the muscle shirts after they bought them to make them seem even sillier. They commented that Hikaru was the most fit out of BEST, and Hikaru jokingly said that he wasn't wearing a shirt at all, that those were his real muscles. XD;
After that, 7 left to change costumes while BEST stayed and talked, but a few minutes later, Yamada reappeared in one of the Suriru muscle shirts as a joke. XD;;; BEST talked about their various plays/dramas/TV shows, each one doing a cute lead-in to the next (for example: "your face looks white under these lights! Speaking of white… Yabu…!" or "That happens in the afternoon. Speaking of afternoon… Daiki and Hikaru…!") Inoo's blonde hair came up, and Hikaru said he only had it for a week, which startled everyone XD Inoo corrected him that it was actually 20 days, and he had had to cut it off and dye it for the drama itself. XD He also said that Yabu was in a closeby studio, so sometimes they met at filming for Naru You Ni Naru Sa/White Lab, and Yabu told Inoo to visit more often XD
7 started coming back after changing into their purple sparkly suits, and eventually BEST left to get changed. Yuto talked about Yowakutemo Katemasu, and how Yamada's studio was close to his, and they always meet in the hallway. Before the opening ceremony for the drama, where the cast members played baseball, Yuto was apparently really nervous and walking funny because of it, and Yamada comforted him, so he thanked Yamada for helping him to do well. Then Chinen jokingly added, "Yama-chan is in my strike zone~" to which Yamada replied "I don't get it :P" XD Keito then said, "Yama-chan, am I a strike or a ball?" to which Yamada replied, "You're a foul!" XD;;; But when BEST began to reappear, they all said that they were happy to see one another on set since it's hard for all of them to meet up.
Once they were all ready to go, Yabu announced that they were going to perform a new song that he'd written, Setsunasa to Hikikae ni (and it was commented that it was another song about "setsuna" XD). He said it was rare for him to get to write songs for all of JUMP, not just BEST, so he was happy. They also mentioned that they had several other new songs that they were going to do. And then it was onwards into the second half!
After Setsunasa to Hikikae ni and a few other songs, there was the JUMP Band section! Their costumes all incorporated the concert T-shirt, and they each had their own personalized versions, which was super cute. They did a bunch of songs with the band, including Your Seed, which was cool with Keito's guitar solo, before they left and a video came on on the big screen with a sort of dark and mysterious feel that reminded me of Mayonaka no Shadow Boy. Then, they performed another new song, Forever, which had a really cool feel to it. They used a lot of fire effects and the costumes were all black and silver~
They did a few more songs after that in the last spurt, and then Yabu came out to talk before the ballad (Thank You~ Bokutachi kara Kimi e~) and the rest talked after. I don't remember exactly what any of them said, but most of them mentioned that it'd been a long time since they'd had concerts, and as a result, they had been nervous, but thanks to the fans' energy and excitement, they were able to perform well. Keito said something like "We're here because of you" in English-- I don't remember the exact words, but it was something along those lines. Inoo did "Ii no? OK!" for the first time in a long time, and I was really happy to get to do it again~ Chinen asked if we thought they were cool, which got a lot of giggles, and then he responded that we were really cute. He said he was really thankful for the fans, and it was so… cute to see him so grown up. And then Hikaru went last and said he was planning/hoping to release goods of the JUMP characters! I really hope that pans out!
That was it for the concert, but of course, there was an encore soon after! At the beginning of the encore, just Yamada's voice played, and he called himself "gross," for trying to be sexy, which was really cute and lovable. XD He told everyone to check the backs of their chairs for white stickers, and asked everyone to turn off their penlights, then just the people with white stickers to turn their penlights back on. The penlights spelled out LOVE across the upper stands, and then JUMP came back on and another curtain rose to show balloons in a giant heart with "Love With Me" spelled out on the heart. They performed Aino Arika again, and all did adorable fanservice as they walked out. Yamada and Yuto leaned in close, but then Yuto got too close and startled Yamada, who fell over XD Meanwhile, Hikaru and Inoo were making googly eyes and generally canoodling, having their faces close together and smiling. They also lit up the edge of the catwalk, showing that it was actually in the shape of a giant heart! How cute. After that, they did School Kakumei, and at some point, Chinen and Yamada went down off the catwalk and touched people, shaking their hands and pointing and doing peace signs and stuff. Chinen was right in front of us, and he patted a girl on the head. I was so jealous T__T;
After School Kakumei, they left again… only to come back when we called for a second encore! They did Ultra Music Power on carts before having a chant "Hey! Say! JUMP" before leaving for the final time. It was funny, fans knew they were only getting two encores and sat down right away after. For Sexy Zone, they always cheer for a second encore but never get one. |D;; It might be easier to kick Sexy Girls out of the place if you just gave them their second encore. XDD
But at any rate, the concert was really fun! At the on on Sunday, they announced their album and concert tour, so I'm looking forward to seeing them again in the fall!
Sorry that that took so long! I've been exhausted after all this traveling, but I'm glad I finally managed to get this done! But now I'm going to go pass out XD
[EDIT] If you're interested in any of my other reports, please check out my concert and event history page! I link to all my previous reports there~