In one of the MC parts, masha told some statistics about this tour: no of audience over 600,000, distance travelled 20500 km (masha said it is approximatley the distance walking from 南極 to 北極, total show time 120 hours), total no of songs played 1310. In the double encore, he said 2011 is the year which makes him re-think the meaning of life, so he chooses to sing Michishirube. The donation collected in the donation box in all concert venues is 22,000,000 yen.
And he also made some announcement of what he is doing next year. No no nothing about that doomed Asia Tour (maybe during Daikanshasai?) but Izumisano added;
Theme song for Doraemon Movie in March 2012 whereby someone said it was an uptempo song which sounded like Hey! So it seems he sang it or a part of it. (Yeah! Finally an uptempo song, hopefully "uptempo" lyrics as well)
Someone said he sang the new melody using the names of all the venues and prefectures.
I am sorta jealous. Should have been my show! MY SHOW!! But seriously, the data is amazing. more than half a million audiences, more than a thousand songs, more than 100 hours, more than many many things. This is todate his biggest tour. Will he top this? Maybe... maybe. Anyway end of this post until he releases a DVD which I am sure he will.
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A bit on the ending part, guessed from the subtitles. Karube-san (Mr Bowtie) interviewed some fans in swimwear, they admitted they want to catch Masha's attention, but they also feel embarrassed because people say he doesn't look at girls in bikinis. Masha's reply was, Well I wouldn't stare... (Karube: But you'd still look) He said: People are blessed with a very wide angle of vision, aren't they? So with glasses like Karube-san, you can look out of the rim of the frame (Karube: What, turn you head as well?) Masha said he wouldn't, and then demonstrated at once what he would do.
Mashamasha explained further;
the girls said masha is a shy guy, people said he does not look at fans wearing bikini. Then masha said even though he does not stare at them, he does look at them. Since Karube-san wears glasses, if he looks at things outside the glasses frame, the image will get blurred, so he needs to move his head to "gup" things. But masha does not have this difficulty, then he demonstrates how he "gup" without moving his head.
Ahhh the joy of contact lenses.
UPDATES - 29.08.2011
UPDATES - 28.08.2011
He is wearing a shiny white sneakers. Reported around 16,000 people attending.
Begin with the CM Regza~Dunlop~QP.
Yakusoku no oka 約束の丘 (good arrangement)
vs. ~chikaku to kairaku no rasen~
Peach!! (Okinawa version)
Firing water cannon. ~~~~~Come on Okinawa!!!
MC time. He chats.
A moment of silence.
Sore ga Subete sa それがすべてさ (a different version)
Ashita no SHOW 明日の☆SHOW (Sunset falling and fans are waving with the song)
MC time. (Talking about the typhoon)
Niji 虹 (Beautiful Okinawa sunset sky with the perfect song)
IT 'S ONLY LOVE ♪
A comment says Masha looks a little reddish like sunburn.
Ano Natsu mo Umi mo Sora mo
He's talking about Hotspots and the Okinawa mangroves now [Izumisano]
Ammonite no Yume
Fighting Pose backdrop lights are awesome. [Izumisano]
The sun has just set and it's starting to get dark now.
He's talking about his appointment as the WOWOW image character and the image song now. New CD out at the end of August.
Dancers are out for Rebo//Ebo but they're all standing on the sides now. Fireworks in Rebo//Ebo!! [Izumisano]
Sou ~New Love New World~
He's on the moving platform which is taking him around the field. He's moving in between the blocks. Stopped at the back in between the 2 Blocks D. That's a really good of them. There's a not-so-mini stage at the back and he finishes Sou there. There's smoke jets coming out of the mini stage and everyone is holding up their fists at him in his little island [Izumisano]
During Heaven, He's back on the moving platform. Going back to the stage. Got squeeze squeeze! [Izumisano]
Dancers at his side during Keshin [Izumisano]
Fireworks at the end of Keshin [Izumisano]
心color〜a song for the wonderful year〜
Lots and lots of fireworks [Izumisano]
Kazoku ni Narou yo
He keeps wiping sweat off his forehead [Izumisano]
tsuioku no ame no naka
Cup throwing. No water, it's sweets [Izumisano]
On the weather : There is breeze, lots of it, can see his hair blown about [Izumisano]
Stage lit up with tiny lights during Sakurazaka [Izumisano]
Introducing band members [Izumisano], also OKN 48 which is Okinawa 48, the dancers which he I was told didn't even interact with, so for me redundant except he needs some stage fillers. Will comment more when I got to see the clips.
Note on the typhoon MC segment, Mashamasha says;
he said typhoon no 11 and no 12 were like evading okinawa and moving away from it. And he thanked fans for our strong wishes which project Marine Park from the typhoon. And on 27 Sept (and also on 28 Sept?) he said we were like 16,000 teru teru bouzu (the dolls the japanese hang out of the window to pray for good weather)
When the conert was about to start, it became a bit cloudy and I expected it started to rain, but the dark cloud just passed away. So no rain at all.
And she wrote about the experience with some very surprising facts;
1. he wears white short sleeved t-shirt plus vest plus jeans plus high cut sneaker, hair is shorter and less curly than kazoku PV (sorry girls, no hotpants by Masha. sorta predicted he will have this look)
2. A bit worried about his voice in the beginning, because his voice broke for several times when he shouted in the MC, but no problem at singing at all.
3. The MC part i remember most is: Come on Yokohama....... he apologized and said sometimes ago in yokohama live, he did also say Come on Okinawa. He said he didn't know why he mixed up these 2 places. (This is very shocking! Mistook Yokohama as Okinawa? What happened Masha? This can be rather embarrassing if live on WOWOW. In fact it is embarrassing being confused as to where you're. Granted, Yokohama next to sea, Okinawa surrounded by sea but still.. what happened is still what I am wondering)
4. No Hotaru no hatsukoi no Gang, but added Niji, Milk tea, Heart and Heaven. The fake pat he wears is chocolate color (because it gets tanned)
5. The opening is a surprise, because he did not appear in the main stage, but in the stage nearby Block C. We heard the scream from the fans at the back then we turned around and found him there. After playing VS there, instead of walking to the main stage, he used a mobile stage to transport him. For safety reason, the staff helped him wear "seat belt". And he also that mobile stage to circle around to get near the blocks at two sides.
6. Many many first time comers, and maybe it is because of this, the atmosphere is not as "hot" as inasayama in my opinion (at least in my block). But towards the second half with many fast songs, people got "hotter". And as expected, the screens showed many bikini girls before the concert started.
7. He said he and the staff were worried there were two typhoons approaching and have been discussing what they should do if the weather turned worse. But thankfully they moved to another direction. He showed the typhoon
8. He went to a CD shop (a local cd shop, not big name chain shop) and took a picture with the CD booth there. And we also went there last night because we know there is a big poster on the window, but did not expect he also went there too.
9. Hanabi appeared in a number of songs, and the hanabi at the ending was just stunning. Extremely beautiful. And the lighing effect in Sakurazaka was also very beautiful.
10. And in some parts, I was like watching rehearsal because he kept giving signals to the staff and to the band. Askeingthe staff to move things, giving instructions. And in Gunjou Ultramarine first verse, when Akira-san started playing the keyboard, he gave signs to Akira-san to ask him to stop the piano which surprised me. Then he sang with his guitar solo. Just wondered if Akira-san made mistake or something, or it is masha's ad-lib. (This is surprising. Akira-san wouldn't make such a fundamental mistake and Masha wouldn't have just changed the style or line up so suddenly. Maybe mis-communication. How come these things never happened when I was there?)
UPDATES - 14.08.2011
Fukuyama Masaharu to hold live concert in Miyagi prefecture in November
by halicolipocky on August 14, 2011 at 10:04 am
It’s been announced that singer/actor Fukuyama Masaharu will hold a live on November 12th and 13th at Sekisui Heim Super Arena in Miyagi Prefecture!
The news was revealed during the latest broadcast of “Fukuyama Masaharu no All Night Nippon Saturday Special: Tamashii no Radio”, in which Fukuyama said, “It would be great if they can have fun with all their hearts and create a lively atmosphere. I want to do whatever I can through this live concert.”
Fukuyama kicked off his biggest nationwide tour in February, however, he had to cancel some of the performances at Miyagi Prefecture due to the Tohoku disaster.
On April 9th and 10th (the days that Fukuyama was supposed to perform), he encouraged the victims on “24-Hour Radio” by promising, “One day, certainly, to perform at Miyagi Prefecture. Please wait for a short amount of time.”
Fukuyama who believed that “This tour will not be complete without performing at Miyagi Prefecture” began a discussion with Miyagi Prefecture officials and decided to perform at Sekisui Heim Super Arena. This venue, which will complete its repairs on the 31st, will also hold a live featuring Kuwata Keisuke, Fukuyama’s senior at his agency.
The singer described his wishes for this stage with, “I would like to give these feelings of support to the victims of the disaster and to those who still are distressed at the situation at hand; I would like to help them revive Japan and to move forward towards the bright future with strength.”
Although the April tickets were refunded, those who bought tickets back then will gain priority in buying the tickets for this concert, which will officially begin sales on September 8th.
Furthermore, Fukuyama has been participating at many charity programs after the Tohoku earthquake, such as encouraging listeners of “24-Hour Radio” to donate. At his nationwide tour, he implemented a “Higashi Nippon Support Seat”, the proceeds for which will go towards charities that support the revival of the Tohoku area. Not only that, he has also announced that a part of the profits from his single, “Kazoku ni Narou Yo/ fighting pose” will be used to support the Tohoku area as well.
“Kazoku ni Narou Yo/fighting pose” will be released on the 31st.
UPDATES - 13.08.2011
 Great news! What I said on 11.08.2011 is true! So Miyagi is on for 12th and 13th November 2011, which makes Saitama the last location which means prices will be up for Saitama tickets since last day of the last venue in the last stop will be an exciting show! I wish I could go!! Alas... anyway location looks the same for Miyagi though,Sekisui Heim Super Arena, Miyagi. By the way, WOWOW broadcast of the Okinawa show on 28.08.2011 in its website has this fantastic picture.... Ooooohhhh, so gorgeous! Anyway, original size is here. Probably taken some time ago since hair here is shorter. Will this be in the new single's booklet? Please say yes! Are you recording this broadcast? Please say yes too!
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UPDATES - 28.07.2011
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UPDATES - 28.07.2011
tonight wowow used 3D camera!!! Does it mean if his coming live is shown in cinema, it will also be 3D image!!! and they added 心心 in 想 and balloons in 心Color. He did not sing the new song Fighting Pose tonight, but said he is going to announce the single release date in ANN this saturday!!!! it seems masha said in the live that the 3D movie filmed tonight is not going to be shown in wowow, but for Toshiba's 3D TV promotion use. Regza 3D TVs in big electronics shops like Big Camera, ヨドバシカメラ will show the 3D concert movies . and the fans tonight urged masha to sing Fighting Pose tonight but he said he just finished the chorus part (is he serious?), he only struck his fighting pose
Masha has lost a lot of weight it seems. Also, his hair now has many layers and importantly short on the front and has fringe...it looked to me that this style can easily re-shaped into Yugawa Sensei hair style
A more detailed report by Izumisano
He announced that Kazoku will be released on CD, side B will be the new song he wrote as the "image person" for WOWOW aka "Fighting Pose" but he can't disclose the release date yet, nor give us a taster. Check out ANN he says.
The Osaka fans (good for them) wouldn't let him off. He came up with all sorts of excuses, said so sorry but I've only written the chorus (sabi), then pretended to lose his temper twice, which caused everybody to laugh so hard. In the end, we just kept complaining and clapping until he agreed to sing it but just the sabi. The he sang.... 2 words "...fighting...pose..." Sounded like he just made up the melody to get out of it too.
Double encore was Sai Ai and he played Mikan. No Heaven, just Gang. As River and Reii said, he showed pictures of himself at the Tenjin Matsuri, no CD shops, no omikuji. I must admit though, I've sort of gotten over the novelty of the fake ass. For me, it didn't carry any purpose any more for the entertainment of this show. A bit predictable on the contrary, this being its third year (since 2008 daikanshasai, if I'm not mistaken?) perhaps because I always thought he was someone who'd constantly show us something new.
Anyway, back to the most important of all...
The musical arrangement, in particular the guitar was the best I have heard of his concerts so far. The intro to Keshin gave me serious serious goose pimples, so did Ammonite no Yume and Gunjou. Many instances, in fact I couldn't breathe during Nigerarenai and there was also another part where he and Ogura-san did a guitar duet, but I'm still too high to collect my thoughts and can't remember anything much exactly.
One thing about Ammonite no Yume though, I love the clip, it was really beautifully done and the images breathtaking, but it distracted me from the music. The way they did this piece tonight, you had to close your eyes and just let the shivers run up and down your spine. It was that good. No version on CD could compare with it. Gunjou was a guitar-piano duet. It's always been arguably my favourite song, but the emphasis tonight was on the musical arrangement and the way the 2 sounds talked together. I don't know how to explain. Since Osaka will be recorded in 3D for later release, I will have to leave you guys to hear it for yourselves. But I'm glad he chose not to engage just in solos, for the duet and threesome are for me, the absolute highlights of tonight. And that's just plain instrumental performance. At one point, I realized that I was actually annoyed with the balloons flowing down because half of me wanted to catch them and the other half couldn't pay attention to the music played. And I felt they certainly outdid themselves this time.
Report on last night's Wakayama concert (05.03.2011) from iwishiamacat who was there herself and mashamasha via JP boards (thanks to both):
Set List:- added Michishirube and Hello in place of 18 and Ano natsu mo Umi mo Sora mo- Ashita no show moved into the main part
vsｶｵｽ (Edge of Chaos)想 (Sou)ﾋﾟｰﾁ (Peach)ﾊﾛｰ (Hello)明日のSHOW (Ashita no Show)蛍 (Hotaru)石がき (Ishikure?)幸福論 (Koufukuron)はつ恋 (Hatsukoi)ｱﾝﾓﾅｲﾄ (Ammonite no Yume)群青 (Gunjou)ﾏｰｼｰ (Marcy's Song)ﾊｰﾄﾞ ﾚｲﾝ (Hard Rain)ﾚﾎﾞｴﾎﾞ (Rebo//Ebo)逃げられない (Nigerarenai)Gang赤青 (Red X Blue)化身 (Keshin)少年 (Shonen)
ｱﾝｺｰﾙ ~Encore~追憶の雨の中 (Tsuioku)心color (Kokoro Colour)
Wｱﾝｺｰﾙ ~Second Encore~道標 Michishirube
(The hall seems small and intimate-Funn) Our friend who was there said Masha's curly hair fit the rock songs and his red leather jacket well. But he was sweating a lot and kept pushing his hair back so it got a bit out of control after a few songs, and looked like the one in 2008 daikanshasai. Without SS, they were able to make full use of the screen at the back. This was sponsored by Toshiba and there is more to the white screen than meets the eye. The visual effects were superb and came out brilliantly in the opening number "vs". She's never seen such a big Masha on such an HD screen.
The 2nd MC was so long that Masha told everyone to sit down. According to mashamasha, jp fans said that Masha would introduce the local Hot Spots of that area. Many Osaka fans said they didn't even know of those places in Osaka. Our friend said she couldn't fully understand what he was saying, so we don't know if he was talking about the Wakayama Hoot Spots. This part led into "Ammonite no Yume" and "Gunjou" and both our friend and JP fans felt this was the most touching and meaningful part of the concert. During Ammonite, the screen showed a video of an overseas little boy, alternating between eco messages and close-up of Masha on the guitar. Gunjou was acoustic, Masha guitar + Inoue Akira piano.
The venue was very small, 4600 in the arena + the balconies, totalling less than 10k. The screen was so big and HD, that even people sitting further away had a super clear view. Most people were flinging the Best Bang towel. Because it was so cosy and Masha's first time in Wakayama (even in private), everyone including the man himself was very high. He kept splashing his fans, the elevated stand was very close to the balconies and they got water splashed straight in their faces and all the presents were shot out to them.
As usual, he went on his secret rounds of the CD shops and he kept repeating the signs he found over his Best Bang counter, all night.
Quote from: mashamashanot sure whether i interpret it correctly: An unexpected visit to Wakayama (i guess 来和 = come to Wakayama), we need to burn this moment into our memory and pass this story from generation to generation
Mashamasha has quoted part of the MC from JP fan reports. Since a part of it is in Chinese, I've summarised it here:
Masha went to visit Wakayama Castle. Since he always "gets hyper" in his travel pictures, the one they showed last night was hyper Masha on the stairs going up to the castle, next to a group of kindergarten children on their school trip. The poor kids were eyeing this strange man with suspicion and bewildement.
The day before the concert, Masha said he had ramen in 4 shops. He's put on weight from those 4 meals of ramen so he sweat a lot last night. (Iz: is Wakayama famous for its ramen?) He said that was the oil from his fat, "but he will turn it into energy and release all his power."
Quote from: mashamashaIn the encore part, he said he has used up all the energy from (ramen) so he had to leave. If the audience want him to stay, they need to (treat him to more ramen). Right before he really left the stage after the encore, he still reminded the audience they need to (treat him to ramen). he has told the name of those noodle shop, the following picture was taken after the concert last night (free advertising! - Funn)
The latest comment, this fan said there weren't many ballads but it was great.
Last but not least, Mashamasha said "this booth is closed before the show, and opens only after the show, it displays an ammonite."
Thanks to Izumisano for the English titles.
Note : The shows on 27 and 28 August at Okinawa Nishihara Marine Park is
2/24 Thur 大阪城オオサカジョウホール
2/26 Sat (Osaka Jo-Hall)
3/05 Sat 和歌山ワカヤマビッグホエール
3/06 Sun (Wakayama Big Whale)
3/10 Thur 広島ヒロシマグリーンアリーナ
3/12 Sat (Hiroshima Green Arena) (POSTPONED)
3/13 Sun (POSTPONED)
3/17 Thur さいたまスーパーアリーナ (POSTPONED)
3/18 Fri (Saitama Super Arena) (POSTPONED)
3/20 Sun (POSTPONED)
3/21 P.H. (POSTPONED)
3/30 Wed 北海道立ホッカイドウリツ総合ソウゴウ体育タイイクセンター北海ホッカイきたえーる (POSTPONED)
3/31 Thur (Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center - Kitayell) (POSTPONED)
4/02 Sat (POSTPONED)
4/03 Sun (POSTPONED)
4/09 Sat 宮城ミヤギセキスイハイムスーパーアリーナ (POSTPONED - DATE TBA)
4/10 Sun (Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena) (POSTPONED - DATE TBA)
4/16 Sat 三重ミエサンアリーナ
4/17 Sun (Mie Sun Arena)
4/20 Wed 名古屋ナゴヤ日本ニホンガイシホール
4/21 Thur (Nagoya Nippon Gaishi Hall)
4/30 Sat マリンメッセ福岡フクオカ
5/01 Sun (Marinemesse Fukuoka)
5/14 Sat 朱鷺トキメッセ新潟ニイガタコンベンションセンター
5/15 Sun (Tokimesse Nigata Convention Centre)
5/21 Sat 長野ナガノエムウェーブ
5/22 Sun (Nagano M-Wave)
5/25 Wed 横浜ヨコハマアリーナ
5/26 Thur (Yokohama Arena)
6/04 Sat 鹿児島カゴシマアリーナ
6/05 Sun (Kagoshima Arena)
6/11 Sat 静岡シズオカエコパアリーナ
6/12 Sun (Shizuoka Ecopa Arena)
6/18 Sat 青森県営アオモリケンエイスケート場ジョウ
6/19 Sun (Aomori Skating Rink)
6/25 Sat アスティとくしま
6/26 Sun (Asty-Tokushima)
7/02 Sat 愛媛エヒメ県ケン武道館
7/03 Sun (Ehime Ken Budokan)
8/3 Yoyogi, Tokyo
8/28 (Okinawa Nishihara Marine Park)
9/10 Thur 広島ヒロシマグリーンアリーナ
9/11 Sat (Hiroshima Green Arena)
11/13 (Miyagi Sekisui Heim Super Arena)
11/16 Wed さいたまスーパーアリーナ
11/17 Thurs (Saitama Super Arena)