*uses only Kondou icon she has*
I just realized I haven't posted anything about our kickass awesome time at Sasayaka na Kono Jinsei
last Friday :O So, I'll do it now! Instead of work! Yay!hughes_maes
and I managed to find Echo Theater quite easily, it being about 5-7 min from Ebisu station. The lobby was fricking TINY, though, and we quickly grabbed pamphlets, flyer stacks, and squeezed our way into the theater. We were on the 4th row, I think, not horrible seats at all.
The plot of the show...if you could really call it that...revolved around Wasshi's character, who is told when he goes into the hospital for a checkup that he will die in 365 days. His character is a very kind of, "oh....ok...." c'est la vie kinda guy, not emotional at all, and his first action upon learning this news is to find some way to kill himself, because if he's just going to die, it's better to go ahead and get it over with. He decides eating a poison mushroom will do the trick.
The rest of the show is a series of short skits that are actually more like dreams of Wasshi's, wherein he meets many different, crazy, random characters and learns that life's really quite fun if you stop to take the time to enjoy it. The first skit is him joining up with a circle of mushroom enthusiasts (to try and get his hands on some poison mushrooms) from a local university, and the hijinks they get up to are quite amusing.
Other skits included a bunch of the guys pretending to be insects and wondering wtf happened to Wasshi's insect body, Naru as a sharpshooter finding himself unable to kill a cat, the Worst Demachi Ever with Kondou as the barbarian/neanderthal chick Paula and I were certain was supposed to represent the foreigner XD;;;, and a sumo match inside a restaurant to decide who would get to date one of the waitresses (complete with Naru going, "Hakkyooooiii..........
On that note, I was actually pleasantly surprised that, after about 10 min of listening to him talk, I was able to forget that Kondou played Oishi! In that, watching him on stage, I was able to appreciate him as an actor and himself (and GOD is he hilarious. I MUST SEE HIM IN MORE STUFF) and not just hear "Oishi" up there. Since his seiyuu voice as Oishi is the same as his normal speaking voice, I was a little worried that all I'd be doing the whole time was hearing "Oishi" saying stuff and being funny--and for a little bit, it WAS like that. For example, in the mushroom club skit, it's revealed that the girl he's secretly crushing on is already dating someone, and he falls to the floor in a dead faint giving the girliest scream ever XD All I could think was, "Hehe...Oishi screams like a girl..." -- but after a while, it was just pure Kondou :D Awesome job, man!
Afterwards, I gave into the pressure and pre-ordered the DVD; it was so random and funny, I had to! Plus it was a great memory seeing Kondou for the first time onstage ^__^ There was also a gumball-type machine that was filled with tiny balls with cellphone straps of the actors inside you could try and get for 500yen each. After 2 tries, I had Kondou and another random cast member, so I was definitely happy :D
Also: Tuti was at our show! We didn't see him outright, but I thought I saw someone who looked Tuti-ppoi, and then a bit later he posted about going to see it on his blog ^__^
Coming up next: A Long Post About 4th Cast, in which I promise not to make the "Current Music" text read, "Ding Dong the Witch Is Dead."ETA:
I just bought the PS2 game Tenisu no Oujisama :: Sweat & Tears 2
because I wanted to own the DVD of that oooolllllld old seiyuu event (that MoriEiji was in :D) to rip an HQ awesome copy. But I don't need the game. Anyone wanna take it off my hands for a small fee??