v This even has an epic beginning. The thing I love the most about this performance is that everything about it is so epic.
v Cheeky Echizen is really something nice. He always makes me smile when he starts mocking everyone.
v Yuuki *-* (I’m sorry, here might come a lot of comments about Yuuki’s beauty and his voice and his way of acting… I’m pretty Yuuki-biased right now. ^^”)
v NANJIRO what the hell is this “try hitting my butt” thing??? DX
v The huge theme for this show is Tennimuhou, it seems. (Not that I’d know how to write it correctly…) But the songs about it are nice!
v I have to admit, though, that I find the beginning where they are in Karuizawa a little boring although I really like Arata na Sekai he.
v I wonder how the two of them can sleep out there in the woods…
v Ah, the tree! /o\
v What caused Ryoma to fall, though? I think in the manga it was the tree, but in the musical it doesn’t look so obvious…
v What also confuses me is why they show a part of what his parents talked about when he was still an embryo.
v Taka-san! What’s wrong with all the guys sneaking out of their hospitals here? Inui does it as well and Akaya looks as if he isn’t fully healed from whatever he has done before as well.
v …Fuji cheated at this pulling spikes out of his cactus thingie. And Kaidou talks to his bandana. Well.
v “Blood smeared history”—yeah. When you guys play tennis, it usually ends up with at least one player getting hurt really badly… I wonder a) what they tell the doctors and b) if there will anyone die later one from just playing tennis. Doesn’t sound too odd considering Yukimura’s tennis. And Kin-chan’s Super Great Delicious Daisharin Yama Arashi whatever thing.
v Shitenhouji~~~ I remember having huge difficulties learning their name when I read the manga, btw. I always read something like “Shinten-whatever.” But now, it’s like one of the most normal words to me. XD
v Just thinking. Does Seigaku have two substitute players here?—Ah, I remember… Inui is a Regular again. So… one non-Regular and one substitute. Makes more sense now. And it explains why Momo is allowed to run off before the match that easily.
v The only thing Momo worries about is the fact why Atobe as a middle schooler has a helicopter and how he’s able to fly it? Instead of being happy that someone can get him to Karuizawa fast.
v Why is Atobe helping him anyways, and who told him that Momo needs to get to Karuizawa?—Oh, I forgot that he’s Atobe and he has spies everywhere. -.-”
v Tezuka Zone \o/ I like this scene! Well, actually the scene a few minutes later, after all the Fuurinkazan stuff, but also the beginning of it.
v Horio has this strange attitude when he plays Echizen… like, appearing to be completely self-confident, and when it comes to finishing his phrases, becoming totally precarious. Uh. I definitely can’t say I like it.
v Agh, I feel so sorry for Tezuka now. Even although I know that Tawada isn’t really hurt, he plays it so realistic that it looks sooo painful!
v Gin must be really hard to play. He always talks so slow, it must require a lot of concentration to keep that voice during a whole performance!
v My first favorite scene is about to come! Tezuka Phantom!
v “You can’t do this, Tezuka-kun!”—No matter how passionate you sing Sacrifice, he’s not going to stop… Kura… Kin-chan… and everyone else… he risks his life in playing tennis… ;_; (which also seems to be a questionable attitude to me. I mean, I’m only waiting for one person to die there, but why do they all have this “I’ll win this game, even if I die” attitude?)
v Tezuka Phantom 2014 is the most beautiful song they’ve ever sung about Zone or Phantom. However… it’s way too short >___< At least there’s not too much to get into my head when I play it on the piano later!
v Yudan Sezu ni Ikou is a good resolve. Maybe I should make it mine too.
v I don’t think Sanada is playing completely fair in this match, but at least, he’s repaying them by helping Echizen remember everything later, which I think is pretty fair. He could’ve left an advance for Yukimura by not coming to help Echizen, after all, right?
v Ah, Amnesia!Echizen! I love him when he’s not like this because he’s so nice and adorable then. And the way he always apologizes and says, “I was just brought along!” is so cute! I mean, bratty/cheeky!Echizen is nice as well, but Amnesia!Echizen… is just another level of cuteness. <3
v Again, I missed the moment when Tatsun puts the red color on his cheek. I’m a master at not seeing such small movements when I want to see them…
v “Koharu Pretty Jump” is also probably one of the worst things in this play.
v Doesn’t it kinda hurt when all these actors throw themselves to the ground so often? Especially Inagaki, but also everyone else who falls down from where ever. For example Koharu’s actor (I don’t remember his name ^^”) and Yuuki. And Mario, I think.
v Also, Tatsun’s English “Don’t mind” sounds terrible. |D Nothing against him; he’s a really good actor and I like the way he moves and sings, but this English… he should practise XD It took me watching the scene 5 times to understand that it’s supposed to be English!
v Magyaku na Futari is one of my favorite duets, anyways. Especially the Dream Live 2014 version.
v I’m still very confused by this “Gyro Spin” because there is this Greek food which is called “Gyros” here in Germany… and even one year in the Tenipuri/Tenimyu fandom hasn’t helped me with that yet.
v Echizen’s scared of Akaya! *-*
v Inagaki plays all the falling so realistic! He’s really good at it. And this is the scene in which I first realized how long his legs really are.
v His voice is like 3 tones too high… and he sounds like he’s almost dying… but I think Inui is supposed to appear “almost-dying” here. So it’s fine and I can overlook the fact that it doesn’t sound as good as before at all.
v “Time for a comeback!” Inui says and falls over. And Kaidou falls into despair. At least this shows how much he values Inui… in this “best friend” way… *cries with Kaidou* ;_;
v Ah, the funniest scene! “Shitenhouji and the little, innocent word ‘what’” could be a good title for it.
v “Chitose!”—“What?”—“Don’t ‘what?’ me!” and “If you buy this from me, I’ll use Saiki to read your fortune in love!” Awww, Chitose~~~ <3 that’s what I love him for xD
v In exactly the same way I love how Koharu comes in and screams “What?!” at Shiraishi and a short time after him, Yuuji comes in and screams in exactly the same voice.
v The best one is still Zaizen in my opinion, though… “I’m just in the mood to sell some stuff… If you buy this from me, I’ll give you some kind of a random nickname.”
v …Ah, I forgot about Shiraishi’s “You’re banned from saying ‘what?’ like that!” which is about as good as Zaizen’s random nickname thing xD And how Kin-chan totally doesn’t do the “What?” thing and just ignores Shiraishi’s question about that!
v The second best part after all this is how Shiraishi completely isn’t in sync with his team.
v I want cheerleader!Chitose and cheerleader!Zaizen cheering for me too ;_;
v Zaizen did a backflip! Nice! o.O
v And. I could fall asleep from just listening to Gin. Must be nice to have him read a bedtime story for me…
v How did they actually manage to put this… complete head bandage thing… on Inagaki’s head in a way that his voice can still reach his mic? In each performance, there’s something new surprising me.
v Also, Kaidou is very cute, admitting that “these bandages are scary.”
v Whee, Niou vs Fuji now~ (which reminds me, there has a fem!Niou story been forming in my head. Would anyone read that?)
v So Niou!Tezuka can use the Zero Shiki Drop Shot, but not the Zero Shiki Serve?
v I love the way Yata sings Closed Eye here. It sounds way better than in Dream Live 2014! Because I love Closed Eye and I was really disappointed by how he sang it in Dream Live 2014, so I’m happy he could sing it nicely at least once before!
v “Tezuka Kunimitsu is surprisingly useless.”—I mean, it’s mean and mocking and all, but I kinda like how Niou expresses himself here lol
v Shitenhouji’s favorite word in this seems to be “what?” and for some reason, they always say it in exactly the way Shiraishi has banned them from saying.
v It confuses me that Niou is running around in the background behind Shiraishi during the match. It’s probably just to remind people that this is supposed to be his Illusion, but…
v Ahhh! Like Taito, Yata has a glowing racket! I love these!
v “What? Shiraishi is surprisingly useless too, huh?”—How mean Kin-chan is to his captain! XD
v These bonds~~~ <333 I love them so much! Both Golden Pair and Momo with his way of making Echizen remember!
v Echizen curled up on the ground… so cute! Although Momo’s methods might be a bit harsh… but they just show how much Echizen’s memories and their bonds mean to him~
v I never expected Mashu to play this scene so well, by the way. I almost expected nothing less from Yuuki, but Mashu is surpassing my expectations.
v Ichinen Trio talking as if they knew everything better than Momo. Well.
v I’d like to have seen Toru in this scene too, but it can’t be helped… and as I said, Mashu is really good, so it’s okay.
v I admire Yuuki for being able to do this Split Step so well. I’d get a knot into my legs.
v He also has a wonderful cute smile each time he remembers something new! <3
v SYNCHRO <3 Golden Pair forever~~~ (NO not “the last Golden Pair” ;___; it always makes me almost cry…)
v Sanada is being fair as if to make up for all the mean things he did in his match against Tezuka.
v This ending of act 1 is so epic. With all the Rivals standing there, prepared to play…
v Matchpoint ~ Boku wa Dare? is one of my favorite songs~ I always imagine it to be so hard to be the only one singing your melody while eight people together sing a completely different melody! Another thing why I admire Yuuki!
v Yukimura’s being fair too… or is it just because he really wants to play (and defeat) Echizen?
v Inui and Momo and Horio playing out each other about data on Hiyoshi XD
v It’s also nice how Echizen suggests Tanishi to do a diet. I completely agree, Yuuki.
v At first he sings about having found two weaknesses in Shinji’s Spot, but then he just lists one of them. Tenimyu’s logic again.
v It’s been so long since I’ve read the manga that I’ve completely forgotten what Akutsu can do. I mean, he’s tall and brutal, but I’m sure he has a special technique too, right? What was it again? XD
v I just remembered that the German manga made me think Gekokujou was the name of Hiyoshi’s techniques. And I only learned that it’s just his favorite word thanks to some scanlations or even Tenimyu…
v Even Amnesia!Echizen can be bratty! I like this!
v It’s so epic, it must have been so wonderful to see this live.
v Yuuki’s English is… okay. Except for his pronunciation of “whatever.”
v I love the Rivals’ little ensemble song too! It should be longer, just like Tezuka Phantom…
v …and Echizen actually returns Rai. How can he even do that, seeing it for the first time?
v Oh! Tennis ga Ore no Subete! It’s actually one of my four most favorite songs in this because… it’s just… catching me with its lyrics and melody. And Atobe’s laugh is kinda beautiful.
v I just thought… if Echizen isn’t complete until he has played all of his rivals, why hasn’t Kin-chan gone to play him earlier? Of course he had to buy time for them in the end, but he could’ve gone with them earlier, right?
v Yukimura, don’t be so mean to my cutie! >_< Although he’s probably just being his usual sadistic self. Hm.
v “He’s smiling!”—Of course he is. He’s Echizen, he smiles every single time he can be cheeky.
v Hiyoshi being like “This is truly Gekokujou!” and I’m just having this smirk on my face which won’t go away now.
v Kin-chan’s almost crying… poor boy =(
v I just wondered how this is supposed to work… how can someone take away someone else’s senses by just playing tennis? I know it doesn’t work in reality, but they kinda explained every other shot in Tenipuri, so how do they explain Yukimura’s tennis?
v Why is Kin-chan running on the court in front of Echizen?
v Yuuki plays this desperate!Echizen scene sooo well~~~ and his “Yeah!” in the end of Boku wa Dare? II is so strong and convinced and… exactly what I love about him.
v He’s being bratty again! But he’s displaying his fun so well… and it looks like Yuuki has really fun playing this scene!
v Wow. Even Atobe is finally admitting that Echizen has potential.
v I love this scene so much. Yuuki’s hair is so great to watch here (XD) and his bright smile and his voice and his dancing and his whole attitude are like Echizen and at the same time not like Echizen at all… and it’s perfect. <3
v And Yukimura’s expression just says “What. The. Hell.” Well… sorry, but I like Echizen way more than I like Yukimura here.
v Nanjiro is so wise, suddenly…
v This was so… impressive. It already was in the manga, but here… they express exactly the right feelings… and it’s better than the manga. It’s probably also better than the anime (which I haven’t seen yet) and I CAN’T EVEN STOP THINKING ABOUT IT
v Why didn’t Inui tape Tezuka’s smile here? X’D
v Awww Yukimura (was that Kaminaga here? I think so) is crying!
v And so is at least half of Seigaku.
v I have to correct myself. The whole Seigaku is crying. And I am, too.
v And didn’t it say “Toss your hands up?” So why are they throwing Taka-san up? XD
v For some reason Katsuo seems to be the best at those exercises… they look like fun if you can do them with your friends. Probably Nanjiro is right and probably it’s transferrable to everything… Like, everything’s about fun…
v Graduation. And I’m crying even more. I love this song so much but I hate the fact that they separate and that we don’t have a clue about what happens to them after it… except for the U17 Camp which is probably after their graduation… at least we have fics about that…
v Inui leaving his notebook with Kachiro… ;____;
v The worst thing for me is probably to see Kikumario and Ikkei cry… ;___;
v Momo coming in like “Don’t cry! I’m the one who wants to cry here!” Such a cute vice captain! And his “Be intoxicated by my hai- no, I can’t say it!”
v I guess the scene with the Ichinen Trio (who are now 2nd years, I guess) is supposed to stop the audience from crying...?
v The other captains! Wait, the fact that Zaizen and Kin-chan are there together… does it mean that Kin-chan became the vice captain? Nooo Shitenhouji is gonna die XDDD (right after Zaizen who probably will die first lol) but it could be worse. If Kin-chan became captain the next year, for example.
v Also I wonder if Shinji became Fudoumine’s vice captain? Or did he become their captain? Because I’d have expected Kamio to be the new captain, after he was already vice captain before…
v Seems like Zaizen has decided for being a little softer with Kin-chan now. Since he doesn’t complain about how annoying Kin-chan is anymore.
v And poor Shinji is being ignored. That’s the problem if you can’t speak up loudly, I guess… and I have experience with that. I’m basically like Shinji and Zaizen at the same time, at least regarding my position in my class and which positions they probably have.
v I’m almost screaming together with the audience at Shinji’s “Ikouze. Zenkoku.” and Kaidou and Momo’s “Yeah!”
v So there is the plane and there is Echizen which indicates that he’s in America now? But how can Tezuka be there later… So I think he’s at the airport in Japan.
v Ano Hi no Maboroshi is so damn beautiful. I know I’m talking a lot about this song recently but I’ve got good reasons, as you probably know when you heard/watched it, and it really makes one (or at least me) appreciate the small things I can do with my friends and so on… I could write an essay about what Tenimyu songs have taught me now, but I won’t. If you want to know it (which I doubt), just tell me~
v I think the songs chosen for the Final Medley also are pretty good. They pretty much sum up the story of the whole play, I think.
v The curtain call is nice too! How everyone stays in character while bowing. Also, Chiquita Pair. And don’t ask me why they’re called this.
v Switching to part 2 now… and starting with one of the most beautiful teaching songs… Egao Miseyou \o/
v Everyone’s crying again and I am too and it’s just so touching and beautiful!!!
v Yagyuu apparently has some problems. I mean, why is he so excited about everyone becoming turned into a wax doll that he even tries to use a Wax Doll Beam?
v Awww and everyone’s thanking everyone else for the support and I can feel their bonds AND I suddenly also want to belong to such a great group of people because they’d certainly be better friends than everyone at my school except for one person <3
v So… I have to admit that I’m now skipping through this 20 mins talk sequence because I’m just not patient enough to watch it a third time… It’s basically “just” everyone saying thanks anyways, so, Seigaku (Yuuki, to clarify it) has a lot of time thanking everyone and talking about how they changed during the 2nd season… it’s pretty cute, yeah, but I won’t say anything more about it…
v Instead, I’ll sum up my opinion about this play: I think it’s very touching and cute, and it shows the deep bonds and friendships between the characters… and also how much fun the actors have in it. At least that’s what I see in it, and even if it was altogether 4 hours long, I don’t regret having watched it trice because the songs are great and the story is very nice too, and, of course, (I know I’m repeating it) their bonds. That’s the main reason why I keep rewatching it.
I hope you could enjoy reading this at least a little! Did you watch it as well? What are your thoughts about it? ^-^