ESP Guitar Fair Part 2
As I'm sure everyone knows by now, the ESP Mana x Kozi guitar fair started the day of the Deep Sanctuary live this past weekend. Although I went before the concert and posted several pictures on the last entry, the picture quality wasn't the best and several of the guitars that were supposed to be on display were being used for the concert so there was quite a bit of empty space.

(ノート: この更新はESPギターフェアの感想だけど、ただ今DSIV日本語版レポートを準備しています。英語版が分からない方へもう少し待ってください!)

However, as promised, I went back and took better pictures today!!


Previously there were 3 guitars of Mana's that were missing (two were from the Moi dix Mois portion of the live and one was from the MALICE MIZER session) and two of Kozi's from the ZIZ performance.
...It might be interesting to note that during the Moi dix Mois live Kozi was playing a black guitar... I think it was one that belonged to K? but that one is not on the display.


The Jeune Fille Mana used during the MALICE MIZER performance is the third from the middle in this picture, which of course was a guitar he used back in Malice. As you might expect, seeing this old Jeune Fille in person is really exciting! Not only that, its pretty cool to see how the Jeune Fille guitars have changed over time.


I love the shape of Kozi's guitars as well. The first thing to really capture my eye in this display is that now days the design of his guitars are reversed from the original and the texture has changed quite a bit on the surface.


Lastly, I couldn't resist getting another picture of Mana's stage costume. Since I used to cosplay Mana a lot in the past, materials and small details were always extremely important to me. I used to spend hours doing nothing but analyzing every aspect of his outfits to attempt to make them as accurate as possible, but naturally when you can't see the costumes up close all the time its easy to miss small points. However, I feel like my attitude towards the accuracy of his outfits has changed quite a bit over the years. During MALICE MIZER the costumes each member wore were used as part of the identity of particular songs, music videos, concerts, etc. In that way the outfits were very specific, so anybody could say "Oh this outfit is from ______!" but with Moi dix Mois theres more of an overall theme rather than an indicator to something in particular.

Don't get me wrong, there are some ways in which the Moi dix Mois outfits are used as part of some particular theme (ie all the members always wear pure white on Mana's birthday concerts), but now days theres not a lot you can pin point to a Moi dix Mois outfit and say "THIS belongs to this song/CD/performance." The outfits just aren't exclusive anymore, and Mana constantly makes changes to his clothes for each concert, so its incredibly difficult to have an "accurate" cosplay. I don't want to say he "throws things together", but everything seems to be decided from concert to concert now, and Moi dix Mois doesn't have any music videos or promotional goods that portray a particular theme like with Malice.

Anyway, I figured the first picture posted on this entry really showed the entire display the best so I didn't take many other pictures.

By the way, this is a little off topic from the guitar fair, but I feel like this is something important to share:

For those of you who haven't read Mana's newest blog entry about Deep Sanctuary, there will be a new support member for Moi dix Mois who will be introduced at Dis inferno. From the way he wrote about it, I get the feeling Mana is worried there might be some back lash from this decision, seeing as K passed away only a few months ago, but hopefully with his explanation about a twin guitar being necessary for concerts, everyone will sympathize with the situation at hand. I personally had a feeling this is how things were going to be handled, because truthfully Moi dix Mois really wouldn't be able to perform many songs anymore without the twin guitars. Its hard to face this reality, but its what has to be done if Moi dix Mois is to continue.

I don't want to end this entry on such a difficult note, so with that said, let's try to continue our support the best we can! I'm sure there are many great things to come, so let's think about this as a new era and a fresh start on a clean slate. K will always be a member of Moi dix Mois, even if he can't be there in the flesh. Maybe Beast Side will become a new regular song during concerts so we can continue to feel his presence in some way or another!

Anyway, I think I should probably go to bed...its 4:00 in the morning now!(°□°)