[NEWS] 2014.12.13 CONNECT’s Douage To Show Gratitude! Report for 「Kiramune Fan Meeting in YOKOHAMA」 that Gathered All Kiramune Members

「Kiramune Fan Meeting in YOKOHAMA」 was held on November 23rd, 2014 (Sunday) at Pacifico Yokohama National Big Hall.


There were Iwata Mitsuo (CONNECT), Suzumura Kenichi (CONNECT), Irino Miyu, Kamiya Hiroshi, Namikawa Daisuke, Kakihara Tetsuya, Okamoto Nobuhiko, Eguchi Takuya (Trignal), Kimura Ryohei (Trignal), Yonaga Tsubasa (Trignal) and Yoshino Hiroyuki were gathered. We will be reporting on 「Kiramune Fan Meeting in YOKOHAMA」 that had laughter and tears.

● It will be the last that all members gather together.

All members are gathered on the stage when the event started. Everyone sang 「Get Together!」 together. Fans also cheered and everyone on the stage are united. Each member greeted after that. Suzumura-san mentioned that this fan meeting will be the final event that CONNECT, who announced to take a break after this year, will be participating. So this will be the final time that all Kiramune members will gather.


Since it is the important event, so we felt that the members and the fans enjoy the fullest. After finishing up the talk quickly, live corner started. All members sing their songs that got voted by the fans. Top batter is CONNECT! They sang 「Say Hello」, did calls and responses with the fans.


Next up is Irino-san 「ZIP ROCK!」, Kamiya-san 「Hare Nochi Hajimari no Hi」. Then Namikawa-san 「UTAO」 united the stage. Then Kakihara-san 「Call My Name」, Okamoto-san 「Sniper」, one after another popular songs are being sung.

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Trignal sung 「Darling」 and showed the performance of how three of them are by putting their shoulders together, as well as Yoshino-san performing 「Dream Flag」 with the dancers raising huge flag.

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● The excitement revived in Pacifico Yokohama!

After live corner, followed by the corner that look back at Kiramune scenes through video. In the video that showed each member’s first appearance. Irino-san in 21 years old and Okamoto-san nervousness when singing that he didn’t show how bright he is.

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In the video that shows live performances, CONNECT, Irino-san, Yoshino-san used fire while Kamiya-san fireworks and Kakihara-san laser, we learned what each members used a lot while perform. As well as Namikawa-san and CONNECT used songs to heat up the stage, dance scenes of Okamoto-san, Irino-san, Trignal, etc made fans happy. The members said 「Kiramune was able to continue thanks to the fans」 after those clips were shown.

● The douage* of the two persons to show thankfulness!

Second half of live performance started with KAmiYU 「TouriStar」! After that, the rest of members showed up to heat up their performance. CONNECT appeared to big action. They sang 「Glory days」, a song with sad lyric and melody. There are many fans who shed tears to their feelings. For the last song, other members showed up the stage with CONNECT 「Pride」. Everyone showed the choreography together.

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Later in announcement corner, they announced the Kiramune official fan club establishment, live DVD, CONNECT live that will be held at the end of the year. That ended 「Kiramune Fan Meeting in YOKOHAMA」. Lastly, the members did the douage* for CONNECT! The two of them commented「What a scene to show to everyone, douage* in the stage.」 「we will be back one day!」.

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Kiramune Official Site

* Note: douage basically means body-throwing / lifting a person high.

Source: animate.tv
Translation: clstmk  (Kiramune☆Stars)


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