Hello, ma chéries~
I'm back from Tokyo and from the Deep Sanctuary event. It was really wonderful!
I will provide a brief report:
Kozi's band ZiZ was the opening act, and if you're unfamiliar with them, they're a bit funky and really fun. A little like Kozi's former project XA-VAT, a little like Kozi solo. I didn't like them when they first debuted, but I find them really interesting now!
Moi Dix Mois was the main act, and I'm kind of completely unfamiliar with them (being a Kozi fangirl and all). but it was really powerful to see Mana on stage and in person for the first time in my life. His silhouette is really cool, and especially with all the fog and lights... wow!
I didn't know any M10M songs, but it was really a beautiful experience, and I did feel very sad since K passed away and the band was one member short.
After the four of them played for a little while, Kozi joined them for [some more songs I didn't recognize], and it was really heartwarming to see Mana and Kozi on the same stage (despite a bunch of peoples' heads in the way, of course).
After M10M, they cleared the stage and really got us anticipating and excited for the Malice Mizer reunion. In the darkness, suddenly, "Bois de Merveilles" came on, and the three of them entered: Mana, Yu~ki, and Kozi. It was breathtaking! I have been waiting my whole life for this!
With Kozi singing, they played S-CONSCIOUS with lots of pyrotechnics(?)/smoke gimmicks, and it was really cool, like a smaller attempt of the Merveilles L'espace live.
Then they had a Q&A session, where Kozi would read fans' questions for Yu~ki, and if a girl wrote in, he would use a falsetto voice to sound like a girl. So cute.
Some of the questions for Yu~ki were "do you still like chocolate?" and "do you still like to wear yellow clothes?" and the answers were "yes, but I don't eat so much" and "yes, but I like antique tones" (like steampunk? Kozi asked.)
They also talked about curry for a bit, and about making it for eachother. "Mana is always talking about curry," Kozi said. When he asked Mana to comment, of course Mana didn't speak.
But when Yu~ki first said something, Kozi looked so surprised and said "YOU SPOKE!" and that was really cute~
Anyway, after the Q&A session, Malice Mizer played N.P.S. N.G.S. to get the crowd going again. Everyone was shouting along, though I guess I was expecting a more iconic Malice Mizer song than this.
After that, they left the stage and the fans were crying their names. They came back to the instrumental of "Au Revoir" and Mana was riding his Roller Through Go-Go scooter, and it was a cute overwhelming moment of happiness in my heart, I thought this is what their old concerts must have been like! Well, I couldn't see very well but Mana must have fallen down-- I think he faked it, he can be kind of a dork sometimes, but I've read a few reports that seem to suggest he wasn't all there (distracted and depressed about K's death, or something on his mind). I like to think it was a cute intentional slip, and then Yu~ki helped him up. Very cute, and something they would do on purpose, I think.
They were also throwing little candies into the audience. Kozi was carrying his old doll G-kun! It really looked like old times. And, I managed to catch one of the candies that Mana threw out into the crowd. It is signed, and I will treasure it forever ;_;
It was a really beautiful night and dreamlike experience. I have never been so happy in my life...!
Until next time, 一杯やっか。