4.02.2009

Morning Musume Concert Tour 2008 Aki / Resonant Live : 5 of 5

I always have a great time watching Morning Musume concert DVDs, but some shows are definitely better than others. From the first few songs of this concert, I somehow knew this was going to be an awesome show! Everyone's energy seemed to be full blast right from the beginning, and I love seeing all of the girls looking so into it, enjoying what they're doing in their own individual way, feeling confident and happy! Seeing them nail their dance moves, smiling and singing like there's nothing else they would rather be doing, is like magic - this performance definitely made me think, "Oh yeah, this is why I love Morning Musume!" This concert features better than average camera work, and I thought the graphics displayed on the big screens on the set were pretty cool, and really accented the look of the show. Speaking of look, this whole event seemed much more stylish and mature than recent concerts, and the costumes were fantastic, with barely a feather in sight (I get tired of all those silly ruffles!). I completely flipped out over the songs from Cover You (Lin Lin's opening on Koi no Dial 6700 was adorable), and I really enjoyed everyone's solo songs, especially Ai-chan and Gaki-san, who definitely know how to inject emotion into their songs. And even though I can't stand Koharu most of the time, I have to say I just about fell out of my chair when she actually sung her song with Milky Way instead of lip syncing like she always does. There are usually moments in concerts where I roll my eyes, but this show just seemed to have everything going for it - even the menus on the DVD look extra cool! Maybe I was just in a good mood (or looking forward to seeing them at Anime Expo!), but Resonant Live is one of the best Morning Musume concerts I've watched in a long time!

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