Dis inferno XII 日本語版
これはDis inferno XIIライヴレポ日本語版です!
今、単語や文法の間違いがあるかもしれないんですが、まもなく直します。
そして、英語版から小さい早変わりの場合、ここにも英語のコメンタリーを書いてみた。
This is the Japanese version of the Dis inferno XII report I wrote the other day! However, there might be a few very small changes here and there, so if you find them there will also be a short English commentary mixed in as well.

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信じられない!
丁度始めた直後でDis infernoもう終り!
年末に向けて今から皆がお正月の準備するでしょうね。
2014年はどこへ行ってしまったのだろう??

まぁ、私の考えの事は結構ですね。
皆さんがライヴの事を読みたいと思うので、長いイントロを書かない。

OPEN時間は17:00ですが、16:00から会場に到着した。色々な人々に会わなくちゃいけなかったので、早けれれば早いほど、良いだ。でも、過去にライヴの当日が早い時間から会場で待っている人々が多いので、最近ライヴに行く時、誰もいなくてちょっと寂しいなあ。
兎に角、17:00から遅いですけど、ついに番号が呼んで、すぐに会場に入った。

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先の渋谷WWWのDis infernoライヴで階段に立ったが、今回ステージの前に立ちたかった!残念ながら私の所からちょっと見にくいが、ステージにあるアイアンゲートや大きい「dix」十字架を気付いた。そして、光でMoi dix Moisのロゴが素晴らしいエフェクトもある!

ついに18:00からライヴスタート!

すぐに「The Pact of Silence」を流れて、後はD+SECTのSE 「In Paradisum」。この時、一人一人でメンバー皆さんが登場した。まずはHayato、それからSugiya、Ryux、Mana、そしてSethさん。もちろん客席からたくさん叫び声を聞こえたが、一番びっくり瞬間はRyuxのために大き声!メンバーの皆は黒x赤衣装を着たが、Manaの衣装が白x青をいつも通り着た。こんな感じで↓

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(Moi dix Moisオッフィシャルツイッターから)
This picture was posted on the Moi dix Mois Official twitter. Its the costumes everyone wore at Dis inferno this year for better reference.


皆がステージがいる時、「The Seventh Veil」を演奏の時までManaが両の手を上げて、dixポーズで立った。光とMoi dix Moisロゴの事をもう語ったが、細部について、ライヴスタートからロゴの中で種類のライトカラーやデザインを表示して、そのロゴは実に生き生きしてきた。
もちろん、メンバーを見るのが楽しいですが、そんな小さいディテールが大切で面白いと思います。
将来、こんな事をもっと見たらいいなあ!

始めから本当に注意をひいた!

次は「Diabolos et Angeli」です。新曲の中にこの曲が一番目になったが、Deep Sanctuaryの時、聴きなかったんだ。だから、今まで2〜3回だけを聴いたので、
始まる時、私は「これは他の新曲??」と考えた。タイトルを言いても、Sethの発音は時々分かり難いので、うまく聞ければ分からない。しかし、聴きながらその内に「やっぱりDiabolos et Angeli」と考えた。
この曲のチューンとリズムがとっても良いと思います。「Diabolos et Angeli」から天使と「Diabolos」の音が想像に難くないね!

ついにこの曲後、Sethさんは「我々Moi dix Moisだ!!!」と怒鳴って、新しいメンバーRyuxを紹介した。

知らない方々へここにRyuxを紹介しようか!

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Ryux

一月前Manaのブログにてこの写真を付いたが、あまりインフォメーションがない。しかし、先週から新しいメンバーの名前Ryux(発音リュース)を書いて、ギターとコーラスになると述べた。

……このブログの頻繁な読者の皆さん、先月の更新でMoi dix Mois新しいメンバーの事の談話を述べたが、覚えるかな?経緯を書きなかったが、今回はいいチャンスです。

他のMoi dix Moisファンは上の写真を見ると、なんとか気付いてきた!このMoi dix Moisメンバーが他のRyuみたいだと言っていた…

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このRYUはMoi dix Moisの前にCHARGEEEEEE (Dr) とKeita (Vo)を結成したOmega Drippというバンドを参加した。たぶん皆はCHARGEEEEEEを知っているが、知らない方々のために、Koziのバンド「ZIZ」でドラムしています。2012年、RyuさんがOmega Drippに入ったが、2013年から止めたようだ。

こんな「Omega DrippのRyuは新しいMoi dix Moisメンバー!?」の語をする時、確認するのが簡単な方法がない。やっぱり面白いと思って、SNSサイト(フェイスブック等)でRyuさんの写真は金髪を見せているから。名付けなずでもMoi dix Moisの新しいメンバーを本当に似合うようだった。さすが書いた「Ryux」を見ると確認しました!


続いてRyuxの感想を書きたいと思う。

正直、Kの急死からすぐに新しいメンバーを迎えたくなかった。
まぁ、悼んでしまうために一年間以上を待ったらいいと思ったが、現実はMoi dix Moisを進まなくちゃいけないね。Manaのキャリアなので、止めると大変になる事でしょう。絶対にMoi dix Moisが未来に進めば、新しいメンバーが必要です。それでも、私の中に大変な感情があった。事件が全然分かっても、こんな感じで「今までKの死去から短い時間だけを過ごしたけど!そんな時どうやって新しい人を挨拶できるかな?」私の感情を禁じ得ない。

結局、「まぁまぁ、一時的な事なら、大丈夫かも…パーマネントですけど…」と考え始めた。

でも、この日、Ryuxさんを初めて見ると……私の心配事を解決してくれた!!

だれもK本人にならないが、実はRyuxさんが素晴らしいメンバーになって、とっても嬉しいです!
ステージに入る時、張り切るのが清々しくて、Kさんの事を思い浮かんだ。それも、上の写真より本当の形のほうが良いと思います。直にもっとワイルドでちゅいをひいている。なかなかいい感じだ!「絶対になじむでしょう!」と考えた。

期待外れことを一つだけど、あまり話さなくて、性格も見せなかった。実はなかなか静かだった。威圧的になる代わりにゆっくりと入れたかったかもしれないんですが、皆と供に交流するといいんですが。関わらず素敵なメンバーになると思います!

ライヴに戻って…
今夜のセットリストはこちら

The Pact of Silence
In Paradisum
The Seventh Veil
Diabolos et Angeli
Night Breed
Twilight Flower
Metaphysical
The SECT

MC

Beast Side
Vizard
Pendulum
Solitude
Neo Pessimist
Immortal Madness
Dead Scape
Ange ~D Side Holy Wings~
Je l'aime

-Encore-
Looks that Kill -- Motley Crue
Deus et Machina

MCの時、SethさんはManaからメッセージを伝えた。基本的に「楽しんでいますか?」と聞いて、結構まで客席を叫び声された。後はManaはSethに囁いて、「今回Manaちゃんを叫び声して!」と言っていて、次は「Mana君を叫び声して」と。その叫び声がなかなかハイピッチになって、Moi dix Moisメンバーの皆さんは驚いた顔をした。(笑)「Manaく〜ん!!」を叫び声する後は、Sethを経由でManaは学生思えるとこんな感じで、結構だった。

その後、ManaはJack Danielsを開けて、Sethの顔の前に向けられた。Sethはびっくりみたいで、「今飲む??」と聞いて、Manaが頷いた。
やっぱり躊躇ったが、飲んで、「いいね」と。客席の皆さんを笑って、もう一度ManaはSethを飲みたいので、すぐに皆が「Seth Seth Seth Seth!」と唱えた
Sethの回答は「喉が痛くなるけど!」と言っていたが、Manaが督促した。

次は告示です。Ryuxや広島の事を語って、次のMoi dix Moisライヴ。2015年3月22日、Mt. Rainier Hall渋谷 PLEASURE PLEASUREにて生誕典礼祭~Mana様バースデー~。この会場に行ったことがないので、楽しみにしています。オフィシャルサイトチケット先行受付12月11日〜21日までです。詳しくはこちらへMoi dix Mois Official Site

ついにMCを終えて、ライヴに戻った。次の曲を準備しながら、Manaのニューアイテムも登場した!新しいBC Rich Warlockホワイトヴァージョン!

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数年、ManaはBC Rich Warlockギターシリーズが好きです。引きながら、清新な感じでJeune Filleと比べてデザインがとても違い!それも、この新しいBC Rich Warlockで次の曲「Beast Side」が似合うと思った!

ギターといえば、モデルを知らないんですけど、Ryuxのギターは黒いVシェイプで衣装と供になかなかいい感じだった!ManaのブログよればピックアップEMG81搭載のようだ。新しいギターを2挺は最高ですね!


ということで、ライヴの事ではないんですが、私も数年BC Rich Warlockが好きです!
実は若い頃から…初めてCDの店に入って、初めてギターを見るのがBC Rich Warlockだった。店の中に棺ギターケースも購入できて、とっても欲しかったものを覚えている。すぐに惚れた!数年後、今もアメリカがあるBC Rich Warlockを買った。

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日本に持ってきたいことをよく考えているが、発送が難しくて高いでしょう。中学生の頃からよくギターを弾きたくて、誕生日プレゼントとして親は私にギターレッスンをくれたはずだったが、忘れしまいました。だから習ったことがない。(涙)
上の写真はアメリカに住む時、Warlockをもらった。(実はこの写真だけあります)
弾きの方が分からなくても、帰国の時、練習してみる。でも、大変なあ〜 本当にギターを弾いたらいいなあ〜(;A;)

それはさておき、Beast Sideの前にSethは「思いきり、天上に向け」と。Beast Sideだけではなくて、ステージに立ちながらメンバーの皆さんは2列をしていたが、SethとSugiyaの間に空を気づいた。Kの為かしら。会場に来た皆さんは少なくとも1回を覚えたかもしれないね。

続いて、久々の「Neo Pessimist」を流れた。この曲はSethがメガホンを使った。そして、いつ忘れちゃったが、ちょっとファンサービスもあった。SethはManaをキスして、Ryuxが面白いキスの顔をした。本当に自発の事かどうか分からないが、Moi dix Moisライヴでそんな事がレアので、ちょっとびっくりした。

いつもの「IMMORTAL MADNESS」を流れた。ライヴの中でたいてい二つの部分になる。一つは皆で普通の「dix sight」を唱えて、後は合言葉を作る。今回、Sethは「Moi dix Moisが好きですか?Moi dix Moisが大好きですか?」と聞いたので、今宵の合言葉は「好きLove」になった。

最後は「Je l'aime」。
会場がいる皆は手に上げながら、今までに「ラヴ」みたいな一夜になったようだ。志向か分からないが、そんな感じのような印象を与えてくれた。

もちろん、ライヴの終わりではない!Dis infernoだ!だから、いつもセッションでManaはドラムをします。
今回のセッションはMotley Crueの「Looks That Kill」!!数年にその曲を聴いたことがない!違い衣装を着ているメンバーはステージを登場した。まずはドラムに走るMotley CrueのTシャッツを着ているManaです。上の写真で見えて

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見にくいので、こんな感じで…

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次は黒いシャッツや革ジャンを着ているSugiya、Sabbat 13シャツを着てギターを持つHayato、白黒バンドシャツのRyux(よく見られなかった)、最後大き茶色の皮衣のSeth。私は立っている辺でHayatoが来て、ギターを弾いた。ドラムをする時、Hayatoをあまり見られないので、今回とても嬉しいです!それも、たくさんエネルギーで楽しむ禁じ得ない。その時まで赤い髪がなかなか派手で両側も剃れた。そんなディテールは小さくて零細かもしれないが、私にとってティテールがものすごく面白くて大切です!それより他のメンバーは普通の楽器をした。ドラムでManaが楽しそうなので、全ての演奏が爽快になった!

その後は「Deus ex Machina」を流れて、Manaについて、もう一度BC Rich Warlockを弾いた。
この曲を始めている所で、私の顔の横に落ちる変な物を感じた…まずは隣の人を考えたので、無視してみたかったが、もっともっと感じ続いて、コチコチになった!なんの物でしょうか!?クモ?ゴキブリ????本当の恐怖!工エエェェ(;╹⌓╹)ェェエエ工
見たくないが、見ると風船だけだった。(´・ω・`)
どうして誰か気付かないかな?でも、もうすぐ風船がいっぱい!!

客席の皆さんは風船を殴ることを楽しんだが、ギターを弾きながら、Manaのギターを直撃して、払いのけさせた。

同時、不意にManaをクラウドサーフィングをしてみた!!遠い行かなくて、客席に落ち始める時、すぐに目の前に自分の髪だけを見られた。(笑)Moi dix Moisのファンは主に女性なので、誰も高めないでしょう。だから、スタッフは助けた。

結局、風船がもっといっぱいで、今回は皆を取った。もう一度Manaはクラウドサーフィングをしてみたかったが、Sethが注意してみた。

Deus ex Machinaを終う時、ステージでメンバーの皆は一列を立って、会場がいる皆と一緒にジャンプした。ステージにも風船が多いので、Manaは全部を客席に殴ってみたが、色々な人々の顔に直撃攻撃を受けた!(悪いですが、笑った)私は、殴った水色の風船を受けた!後は床の上に置いた他の風船を見つけて、家に持ってきた。

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Manaも客席にドラムスティックを殴って、Hayatoは自分のドラムスティックでオレンジ風船を殴って、友達を受けた!

それから「Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1」という曲を流れて、終う時皆が出た。

今宵のライヴはとってもポジティブな一夜になった!今からMoi dix Moisを未来に向けて、進行してほしい!私の個人の願いは新しいシングルです。過去から未来へいい推移になると思いますが、もちろん私の志望はそんなの関係ないんだね。個人の事だけですね。

兎に角、絶対Moi dix Moisの未来を楽しみにしてます!


ところで、更新の上に私の写真を付けたが、コーディネートをあまり見られないね!
今回は久々なアークエンジェルプリントJSKをさりげに着るにしました。
写真はこちら

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Here is the picture of my full coordinate I mentioned I would post in the last (English version) entry.

まぁ、この日本語版更新を書くのが長い間がかかった…
今から12月26日は一種間ぐらい里帰りするつもりです。やっとヒューストンの有名なメキシコ料理を食べられる!!!!(≧∇≦)

Now that dis inferno is over, I guess its time to look towards the last of this year. I will be visiting my family from December 26th for about a week. I'm so excited to finally be able to eat Mexican food again!!(≧∇≦)


Sarah
Dis inferno XII
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I can't believe it!!
It feels like just soon as it began, Dis inferno has ended!
That also means we're already looking straight towards the end of the year.
Where has 2014 gone??

But enough of my musing. Surely everyone here has been waiting patiently to read about the concert.
Instead of giving any kind of elaborate introduction, let's jump right in!

The doors opened for the concert at 5:00, but I actually got to the venue at 4:00. I imagined I needed to get there early because typically people start waiting from the afternoon, but sadly enough virtually nobody was there. Anyway, while waiting eventually many other friends arrived and then finally tickets were called. At first the process was so slow, but eventually it picked up and before I knew it I was in the concert hall.

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Dis inferno, as it has been a few times now, was held at Shibuya WWW. As I've mentioned before, this venue is a bit unique as it was once a movie theater, so there is a long stairway with several elevated areas for everyone to stand (all the seats were taken out once it was converted into a concert venue). This time rather than standing up in a higher area, I stood as close as I could to the stage. Unfortunately from where I was standing it was a bit hard to see the stage completely, but from what I could tell the set up consisted of iron gates with blue roses and then a giant wooden cross with chains hanging from the top of the stage with "dix" written in red paint in the center to look like blood. There was also the giant dix logo in the very back which had some pretty awesome effects this time, but I'll get to that later.

Around 6:00 the concert was finally ready to start!

Suddenly The Pact of Silence came on, playing a slightly rendered version until the D+SECT SE In Paradisum started up, and one by one the Moi dix Mois members entered the stage. First Hayato, then Sugiya, Ryux, Mana, and Seth. Naturally everyone cheered loudly as each member showed up on stage, although it felt like the enthusiasm for the new member Ryux wasn't as big as the others. I suppose this is to be expected since nobody really knew what to expect, but regardless he still did get some cheers and shouts in his name! Everyone wore their usual black and red outfits, while Mana wore white and blue as shown below ↓

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As soon as everyone was on stage, Mana held up both his arms with his hands making the dix sign until the SE finished, and then immediately everyone broke into The Seventh Veil. As I mentioned previously, the dix logo at the back of the stage had a few more effects than normal. The lighting this time centered in on the Moi dix Mois logo and lit it up in a variety of ways with a number of different designs and effects to make the logo come to life. As fun as it is to watch the band members themselves, I felt like these lighting techniques gave the concert a little bit more depth and it made the performance as a whole more interesting. I hope they continue to do things like this in the future!

Having said that, of course these lighting effects showed up straight from the beginning so it really caught my eye!

Once The Seventh Veil was finished, Diabolos et Angeli was announced and began soon after.
Of the three newest songs (Diabolos et Angeli, Beast Side, and Twilight Flower) this one was the first to be performed as a new song and yet at Deep Sanctuary it wasn't played at all. With that in mind, we've only heard it twice before so when it started I thought to myself "is this a completely different song??" Sometimes its hard to understand Seth's pronunciation of songs, so I wasn't quite sure if I heard him right when he announced it, but as the song progressed I realized its still the same one. Really, it has a wonderful tune and rhythm. Just as the title suggests, the sound itself contrasts between a chorus of angels and a fast rock sound which I can only imagine to be "Diabolos"!

Finally, after this song, Seth announced "We are Moi dix Mois!!" and then introduced Ryux, allowing everyone the chance to greet him.

For those who don't know, perhaps now is a good chance to introduce the new guitarist on here!

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Ryux

About a month ago, Mana posted this picture on his blog without much information. However, last week he gave a short introduction to let everyone know his name is Ryux (pronounced Ryuus) and that he will be doing guitar and chorus for Moi dix Mois.

......I wonder if anybody who reads this blog frequently recalls an entry I made last month where I mentioned that I had an interesting conversation about the new member. Well, since now is as good a time as any, I think its finally okay to write about that conversation!

A friend of a friend (who is a Moi dix Mois fan) saw the picture Mana posted on his blog, and suddenly came to a realization. Having noticed various details she said the Moi dix Mois member looked remarkably like another Ryu...

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This is RYU before Moi dix Mois, in the band Omega Dripp, which was formed by CHARGEEEEEE (Dr) and Keita (Vo). I imagine many people know who CHARGEEEEEE is, but for those who don't, he drums in Kozi's (ex MALICE MIZER) band ZIZ. It turns out, Ryu became a member of Omega Dripp in 2012, but quit the band in early 2013.

When we talked about Ryu of Omega Dripp potentially being the new band member of Moi dix Mois there was very few ways to confirm this. However, it was still interesting as his most recent photos on social networks such as Facebook show him with blonde hair. Putting two and two together, it only seemed all too fitting, even without knowing the name of the new Moi dix Mois guitarist. Once Ryu was announced last week in Mana's blog as Ryux, it confirmed everything we suspected!


But moving on from that, I wanted to share some of my first impressions of Ryux.

Truthfully, after K died I felt extremely unprepared and a bit unwelcoming of a new addition for Moi dix Mois. At least for a year to give everyone some time to grieve and sort through their feelings.
However, the reality is Mana really has no choice but to keep pushing forward with Moi dix Mois. Its his career and to put that on halt would be incredibly damaging to him. I knew logically if Moi dix Mois were to continue on (and why wouldn't it) there would need to be a new band member.
Having said that, I still had my own personal emotions to deal with. Even though I fully understand the situation logically, I couldn't help but feel like "how can I possibly welcome in a new person at a time like this? K hasn't even been gone all that long!"

Eventually I began to accept the idea of a new member, but I kept bargaining inside myself, saying things like, "only if its temporary...I'm not ready for a permanent addition."

But finally today, seeing Ryux in person for the first time... I think I can honestly say all my worries have been put to rest now!!

Of course he can't replace K as a person, but Ryux is actually a wonderful new addition I'm extremely excited about! Immediately as he walked out on stage, his presence was enthusiastic and he actually did remind me quite a bit of K! I think the picture posted above doesn't quite do justice to his actual appearance. In real life, its so much more attention-getting and really quite cool! As soon as I saw him, I really felt like "He definitely fits in!"

There was really only one thing that disappointed me, and that was the fact that he wasn't really given much of a chance on stage to talk or show off his personality. In fact, he was relatively quiet the entire time. I imagine the idea was to slowly introduce him to the crowd rather than shove him down everyone's throats right from the beginning, but I think it would have been nice if he had been given more of a chance to interact with the audience. Regardless, Ryux seems like he'll make an amazing new guitarist for Moi dix Mois and he instantly made a wonderful impression on me!


Back to the concert...
Heres a set list of everything that was played tonight

The Pact of Silence
In Paradisum
The Seventh Veil
Diabolos et Angeli
Night Breed
Twilight Flower
Metaphysical
The SECT

MC

Beast Side
Vizard
Pendulum
Solitude
Neo Pessimist
Immortal Madness
Dead Scape
Ange ~D Side Holy Wings~
Je l'aime

-Encore-
Looks that Kill -- Motley Crue
Deus et Machina

During the MC, Seth conveyed a message from Mana to everyone. Basically all he asked was "Are you having fun?" forcing everyone in the audience to scream louder and louder until he was satisfied. Then Mana whispered to Seth to tell everyone to scream "Mana-Chan" at him and then "Mana-Kun" afterwards. The screams were so high pitched and loud, everyone on stage seemed a bit shocked. After everyone screamed "Mana-kun~!!!" Mana jumped back a little in shock and looked like he was about to start laughing! He told Seth "it reminds me of high school students!" and thats when he had enough.

Next Mana opened up a brand new bottle of Jack Daniels and forced it in Seth's face. Seth seemed shocked and asked "Do you really want me to drink this? Now?" Mana nodded yes. Seth kept trying to make excuses not to but Mana kept shoving it in his face more and more until he finally took it, then with quite a bit of hesitation, he finally drank from the bottle and said (somewhat sarcastically) "its good..." Everyone laughed, and then Mana urged Seth to drink from it again, even getting everyone in the audience involved by chanting "Seth Seth Seth Seth!"
Seth replied "But its going to make my throat hurt! I really have to drink it again?" Mana nodded once more. Finally Seth took another gulp from the bottle and gave it back to Mana who ran it off stage. In the mean time Seth looked like he wanted to die and he started coughing a little. Unlike a few years ago when Mana drank out of a bottle of Jack Daniels that turned out to be tea, this time it was the real thing.

Afterwards, some real announcements were made. First Seth talked a little about Ryux, mostly just trying to introduce him again, but this was relatively brief. Then the next concert was announced -- Mana's Birthday concert on March 22, 2015 at Mt. Rainier Hall Shibuya Pleasure Pleasure. This is the first time Moi dix Mois has performed at this venue, so it will be interesting to see what its like!
Preceding tickets will go on sale December 11th at 6:00 PM until December 21 at 11:00 PM. Information will be available on the Moi dix Mois Official Site.

Finally the MC and announcements ended and it was time to get back to the concert. As they began to prepare for the next song, Mana took out his new item which he mentioned on his blog he would be bringing out on stage -- a new BC Rich Warlock White Version!

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Mana has been a fan of the BC Rich Warlock series for several years now. Seeing him play with this guitar felt like something completely new since the design is completely different from his signature Jeune Fille model guitars. Even more fitting was the first song he used it with -- Beast Side!

Speaking of guitars, I don't know the model, but Ryux guitar was a black V shaped guitar which stylistically matched his outfit very well. According to Mana's blog, its also equipped with a EMG81 Pick up. Two brand new guitars in one concert was really exciting!

Although this has very little to do with the concert itself, I've been a big fan of the BC Rich Warlock series myself for some years now! Actually, probably since I was very young...I still remember the first time I ever went to a CD shop and instantly fell in love with a Warlock. Years later I got my very own version which I still have in the US.

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I wish I had it in Japan, but I think it would probably be hard to ship. I always wanted to play guitar since around Jr. High. I was promised guitar lessons once around that time, but I guess my parents completely forgot... I tried teaching myself, but it just never worked out. The picture above is from when I lived in the US and first got my Warlock (its the only picture I have). Although I have virtually no guitar skills, I still pick it up when I go back home and try to teach myself again. Ahhh I seriously wish I could play guitar... (;A;)


Anyway, back on track!! During Beast Side Seth asked everyone to raise their hands up and look towards heaven as we gave all our energy to K. Not only with Beast Side, but during other songs too I noticed a space was left between Seth and Sugiya when everyone would line up closely together at the very front of the stage, presumably to memorialize K's place in the band. It was a sweet sentiment that I can only imagine made everyone in the audience think of K at various times throughout the concert.

Continuing on, one older song that was played for the first time in a while was Neo Pessimist. As always for this song, Seth took out his custom Moi dix Mois megaphone. Also, I forget which song it was, but as a small fan service Seth kissed Mana on the cheek and then Ryux ran by and started making kissing faces at Seth. I'm not sure if it was really staged or not, but it was a little surprising since that kind of thing rarely happens at a Moi dix Mois live.

The ritual song IMMORTAL MADNESS was played as always. IMMORTAL MADNESS typically has two parts to it in Moi dix Mois concerts. The first part contains the official lyrics in the CDs, but during the second part, the lyrics "dix sight" are changed to correspond to the theme of the concert. This time between the two parts, Seth kept asking everyone "Do you like Moi dix Mois?" "Do you LOVE Moi dix Mois?" and as everyone shouted, Seth made the key word for the evening "suki love!" (meaning 'like love' or 'love love')

With the final song being Je l'aime and everyone having to raise their hands up to the stage and vice versa, I couldn't help but feel like this was a very "loving" night. I'm not quite sure if that was the intention, but thats how it all came across in the end!!


Of course, Je l'aime wasn't the complete finale. Its Dis inferno, so there is always a special session at the very end with Mana on drums. This time the session song was Looks That Kill by Motley Crue!! I haven't heard that song in years!! Everyone came out on stage in completely different clothes. Mana ran out first on drums with his Motley Crue T-shirt as can be seen slightly in the picture he posted as an advertisement for the concert

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a better picture of the shirt looks something like this...

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then Sugiya came out in a black shirt and leather jacket with pants, Hayato had on a Sabbat 13 shirt and played guitar, Ryux was wearing a black and white band shirt (I couldn't really see what it was) and Seth wore a huge brown fuzzy coat. Hayato ended up playing guitar on the side of the stage closest to where I was. I was really happy about this because I am hardly ever able to see him during concerts. Being behind the drums he can sometimes be a little difficult to see, but when he plays guitar hes filled with so much energy you can't help but enjoy his performance! I never noticed until he was up close on guitar that his hair is so bright red and the sides of his head are shaven. It seems like such a simple, maybe even insignificant detail, but when you don't see him too often it feels a little surprising! Aside from Mana and Hayato, all the other band members played their regular instruments. Mana looked like he was having the time of his life on drums, which made the performance that much more exhilarating!

After that, Deus ex Machina was played where Mana once again took out his new BC Rich Warlock... When I was waiting for the song to start suddenly I felt something lightly pressing against my face. At first I thought it was just another person, but it kept inching down my face more and more and nearly scared me to death! Turns out balloons were released into the audience and the first one kinda slid right down the side of my face where I didn't see it at first. Why nobody else noticed or pushed the balloon away is beyond me...but shortly afterwards there were floods of balloons everywhere!!

The funny thing was, everyone in the audience was having fun hitting the balloons around, but then when Mana was trying to play guitar they were getting in the way and he would have to punch them back into the crowd so he could continue playing.

Then to make things even more crazy, Mana suddenly decided to crowd surf!! He really didn't get very far before he pretty much fell into the audience area and the next thing I knew the only thing in my vision was his hair in my face. Honestly, I don't think anybody could hold him up, so staff had to come out and help him back onto the stage.

After a while more balloons were thrown out to the audience and everyone was starting to grab them rather than hit them around. Towards the very end of the song Mana tried crowd surfing one more time. Seth tried to warn him not to do it, but he did anyway, although this time he got back up onto the stage almost as soon as he went into the crowd.

The song finally ended, so everyone got together on stage and holding hands and did one final jump together as the audience did the same. There were a ton of balloons that made it onto the stage, so Mana started hitting them back into the crowd, but he kept hitting people in the face and misfired several times so they ended right back on stage. I ended up catching a light blue one he threw out and then later got another off the ground. Here are my balloons:

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Mana also threw the drum sticks he used into the crowd, and then Hayato hit a balloon with his own drum sticks which my friend caught!!

Shortly after, everyone left the stage and the song Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 played. Everyone stayed until the song finished and then it was time to go home.


Tonight's concert was filled with so much positivity! After this, I absolutely believe Moi dix Mois will keep going strong and will find themselves progressing and evolving more than ever before. My personal hope for the future of Moi dix Mois is that they make a single with the three new songs on it! Of course theres no telling if that will actually ever become a reality, but with so many albums in the past few years, I think its about time for a single. It would be a great way to not only memorialize K, but also introduce everyone to Ryux and the current sound.

No matter what, I'm still looking forward to see what happens in the future.


P.s.
The picture at the top doesn't really show my full coordinate for tonight. I decided to wear the Archangel print because I felt like I hadn't in quite a while. Not that it was anything particularly special, but I would still like to add photos once I get them uploaded.
After I do that, I guess its time to start working on a Japanese translation of this entry. (`・ω・)
I hope everyone enjoyed it!!



Sarah
Twitter stuff
As I'm sure many of you have noticed, over the past couple months or so the Official Moi dix Mois twitter has become more and more active, but my translations of those tweets on here have been decreasing...

I think I find it a bit difficult to keep up with simply posting tweets to this blog as it makes it look a bit spammy and I would prefer blog entries on here to have more "meaty" content, if you will.

Having said that, I made a descision a few weeks ago concerning the twitter issue which, as of right now, seems to be working out pretty well!!

I know its a completely different platform from twitter and fc2, but I figured Facebook still reaches a pretty big audience and its extremely easy for me to update with small things like twitter!
So if you're interested in reading my English translations of the Official Moi dix Mois twitter, please check them out here!! ↓↓

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mana-SamaNet/308729985254 -- Translations of the Moi dix Mois Official Twitter

I've had that Facebook page for ages now but hardly ever updated it. However, I think posting twitter translations might just be a good way to not only bring that page to life a little, but it also helps with my "where should I post this??" problem!

There already seems to be quite a few people who "like" it, so feel free to check it out and use it as a tool to stay updated with twitter translations!!( ´ ▽ ` )ノ
こちらもよろしく!



Sarah
Vol. 54 + PS
Finally I was able to make my way to the bookshop and just as expected the GLB was in stock!!

So, as I'm sure everyone has been anticipating, here are the Mana images from Vol. 54.



Both pictures display the new Flocky Print which can be pre-ordered right now on the Moi-meme-Moitie site.

I might be a little biased, but looking through the entire GLB, I feel like this issue is totally worth it!
Although Mana's pages don't display it, this issue has a lot of space related information, including recommendations for various planetariums and the Starry Cafe in Haneda airport!!
As someone who really loves astronomy this is all too perfect!(人´∀`)

Please consider purchasing the GLB not only for Moi-meme-Moitie pictures and space (lol), but also for the sake of supporting the Gothic & Lolita bible itself. If you live outside Japan, you can buy it online at CDJapan.


P.S.
I was asked to translate the captions next to each picture, so I thought I would share them on here too!

EGA Picture translation:
For me, you are like a blue rose that is said to be impossible to reproduce.
A sublime, mysterious, one and only being.

EGL Picture translation:
For a long time, my heart has been locked up inside a thick forest.......
Meeting you was a miracle that took me out from there.


Sarah
The GLB is and is not released today...
I'm sure everyone has been waiting for the Gothic & Lolita Bible release today, but it seems I can't get my hands on a copy right now.

I searched all over the city at various book stores but it was nowhere to be found!( ̄◇ ̄;)
It wasn't until I was about to finally give up that it hit me....... Today is a national holiday in Japan...

When I think back on it, Game Lab followed this same rule of thumb-- if it's a national holiday new magazines are not delivered to stores.
Some people have probably already seen images online of the new GLB vol. 54 but I get the feeling those who posted them probably ordered their copies online or already had a subscription so it was sent through the mail. In those cases you would likely receive your copy on time. I always felt like it was easy enough to just go to the bookstore, so as a result that's the situation in a nutshell.

Tomorrow will be a normal day, so please wait a little bit longer!!(;^_^A


Sarah
ORAS
I apologize that lately none of my posts have had anything to do with Moi dix Mois or Mana.... m(_ _)m

But tonight I'm really excited because Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were just released and I can't resist writing about it!!

Pikaaa!

Truthfully it wasn't all that long ago, but once Nintendo announced the remakes of the original Ruby and Sapphire games I immediately got excited!!
...well, maybe thats a bit of an exaggeration.
Truthfully, when Pokemon X and Y came out last year, I enjoyed the game but I was also a little disappointed by the lack of after-game activities. I was hoping for a third installment of X and Y (perhaps Z?) but nothing came of it. Instead we got these remakes, which are called ORAS for short.

But I can't say I'm too disappointed! Its expected of the Pokemon company to make remakes of the older games since technology has changed, and so far its amazing!!

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The DVD/CD/Book/Game shop called Tsutaya was offering a free 500 yen prepaid card for the Pokemon bank if you purchased a download version of ORAS, so today I ran all over the place looking for a Tsutaya that sold games. It turns out it was a lot harder to find one than I expect. 3 out of 4 Tsutaya only had DVDs and CDs!! (´・ω・`)

But finally after work I found one and the result is the picture above.

Since the time zones between Japan and other countries are very big, I'm not going to go into full detail or give away any spoilers. However, I will say there are a significant number of small changes that make a huge impact!! For anybody who has played Pokemon games before, you will know exactly what I'm saying when you get your hands on a copy.

By the way, I made a few small updates on my twitter about it. Most importantly, my starter...




Also, I know there are actually a number of people who read this blog that also love Pokemon, so you might be interested in this.




As of midnight tonight, Shiny Beldum is being distributed in the Mystery Gift button on the menu, so don't miss out! The distribution ends January 14, 2015.

and lastly, one of my favorite points so far upon starting the game.



hehehe

Anyway, I probably got carried away enough for now. I've only played for a short time and I'm eager to see what else the new games have to offer. Unless theres some kind of urgent news that needs to be posted here, you might not see me for a couple days until I have finished the game.... (* >ω<)


P.s.
If anybody wants to swap friend codes for any extra miscellaneous stuff (trades, battles, etc) feel free to message me!! The more the merrier~



Sarah-Pika
Wandering
Nothing particularly new lately, but today I had the day off with no plans, so I decided to go wander around for a while.
最近、面白い事をしたことがないが、今日は暇で、彷徨うことにした。

Although I've talked about it many times and posted dozens of pictures on here, I love going through Aoyama cemetery. Its a peaceful place to walk around in, not really for the obvious reasons, but more or less because its kept up similar to a park. There are side walks and drive ways with lots of people coming for a change of pace. Of course there are those who are visiting the grave of a loved one, but you tend to also see a number of people doing nothing more than relaxing.
このブログでこんな話や写真が多いですが、青山霊園の中に散歩するのがとても好きです。
当たり前のことを言ってみたくないが、なかなか静かな所です。雰囲気が公園みたいだから。
道とサイドウォークで多くの人々も参謀しているので、気分転換です。
もちろん、墓を訪ねている人々もいるが、リラックスしている人々をよく見ています。

Today I set off to do something I've wanted to do for years but never quite got around to it -- find Hachiko and his owner's grave!! It seems strange I never did it before, but the area is huge and previously I had no idea where to even try looking. It turns out its pretty easy to find...
今日、数年したかった事をした。ハチ公と上野英三郎さんの所を見つけていく!
霊園が大きいので、今まで見たことがない。やっぱり、実は見つけやすい…

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For those who don't know, Hachiko is a very famous dog in Japan. Hes known for having waited for his owner at the Shibuya train station for many years and even after his owner had died, Hachiko still continued to wait every day. I believe a few years ago a Hollywood movie with Richard Gere was made based on this story, so if you are interested, check it out!!
英語版はハチ公の話を説明していたが、日本人だったら、もうこの話が知っているね。
しかしながら、ハチ公といえば、2009年ハチ公の話が映画になった。
その映画を観たい方々へ、
私は観たことがないだけど、主役はRichard Gereのようです。

It was really nice to finally be able to see this piece of history with my own eyes!! Although, I was disappointed to find the grave sight was a bit trashed. I think the reason had more to do with the wind than people going and destroying it but its sad to see nobody goes and keeps it cleaned up... I wanted to do it myself, but I wondered if thats okay.
目の前にこの墓を見て嬉しいです!でも、ちょっと美しくなくて惜しいなあ。風と天気のために色んな物が落ちた。誰か掃除に来ないかなあ?自身で掃除したかったが、大丈夫かな。

Anyway, after meeting Hachiko I found another sight, which is kind of the reason why I wanted to make this post...
とにかく、ハチ公と上野さんと会う後は他の所を見つけて、
この更新を書きたい理由だったのだ。

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Suddenly among the graves, this one displaying the word "Forever" really struck me. In real life, the head stone was completely black and the words were white, but the sun was really strong so when I took a picture it turned out like this. I actually think it looks pretty cool!(人´∀`)I wonder who it is.
墓の中ですぐにこの「Forever」に付いているのを気づいた。
本当の色が黒で言葉が白いだけど、日が強いので、写真で色がちょっと違い。
かっこいいと思うけど!!(人´∀`)
ここにいる人が誰かな。

It was a beautiful day out, so I ended up walking to more normal places, but everything is so crowded on the weekends it kind of exhausts me. Still, it was a nice walk and I found various things I've been meaning to look into on my off time, so I think it was a day well spent!
いい天気ので、他の所に彷徨ったが、週末はどこも忙しくなって、疲れた。
でも、暇ながら、探したかった店などに行ったり、あれこれしたりしましたので、
この日が楽しくなって、嬉しいです!

Other than that, I've had some pretty interesting conversations lately regarding the newest addition to Moi dix Mois. But I wonder if I should talk about it on here...
その他、先日Moi dix Moisの新しいサポートギタリストについてとっても面白い談話をしたが、ここに話せばいいかな…

In time we'll see.
まぁ、それはどうかしらね。


Sarah