7/15 おとぎ話ワンマンGIG~おとぎ話のTHANK YOU~@新代田FEVER

I saw Otogi Banashi for the first time earlier this year, and they put on an incredible live show, generating tons of positive energy and keeping the atmosphere light and fun for their fans. This time around they entered in matching yellow suits and kicked off their set with This is just a Healing song, off of their new single THANK YOU, which was available at the show for ¥500 and will be released to Tower Records in limited quantities on August 5th. All of the members took turns at the mic for their MCs, with drummer Maekoshi Keisuke declaring that Otogi Banashi fans are the best fans in the world to resounding applause. There was also some hilarious back and forth between Arima (Vo./Gt.) and Ushio (Gt.), particularly during the call and response sections of MOTHER and ANIMAL. But the highlight of the show came when they returned for the encore, which began with a beautiful acoustic arrangement of アゲイン, proof that their musicianship matches the entertainment value of their performance. On stage they bridged the gap between themselves and the audience with warm familiarity and off stage they were equally friendly and approachable. I spoke to Arima after the show and he was wonderful, he even introduced me to his father who used to live in America and speaks English. If you have the chance to see them live, I can guarantee you won’t be disappointed.

Setlist: (from Arima’s blog)
1. This is just a Healing Song
2. おとぎ話の空
3. 思春期
4. ネオンBOYS
5. GANG STYLE No,1
6. 妖精
7. コトバとコトバ
8. MOTHER
9. ANIMAL
10. 赤へ飛び込め
11. 小悪魔ソング#2
12. 星に願いを
13. SMILE
14. THANK YOU
15. GALAXY
16. ピーターラビット
17. BOY’S BEAT
18. STAR SHIP
19. weekend
20. WHITESONG
Encore
21. アゲイン
22. FESTIVAL EXPRESS
23. BOYS DON’T CRY
24. AMAZING LIGHT



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