Kalafina 10th Anniversary Live at Nippon Budokan (2018-01-23) (BD/DVD Release June 13/2018)

Terry Tsurugi

7 billion humans. She must know I exist
I spent all evening binging both videos. It makes me love Kalafina even more, although I feel a little sad too. The rehearsal scenes were so interesting. I’m curious who really leads the rehearsals and has the final word on the arrangements and musical decisions for the live shows. I always assumed it was Yuki but she was MIA from the movie.
 
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CallOfLegend

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I spent all evening binging both videos. It makes me love Kalafina even more, although I feel a little sad too. The rehearsal scenes were so interesting. I’m curious who really leads the rehearsals and has the final word on the arrangements and musical decisions for the live shows. I always assumed it was Yuki but she was MIA from the movie.
That's really not fair. :cry:
 

Westkana

HA! I live in her CLOSET!
The rehearsal scenes were so interesting. I’m curious who really leads the rehearsals and has the final word on the arrangements and musical decisions for the live shows. I always assumed it was Yuki but she was MIA from the movie
I think it's Yuki as well, though for the rehearsal (like the serenato rehearsal I saw) they don't necessarily need Yuki there, as more or less it's just practicing
 
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dedeoded

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just watched the youtube link

to be honest my long waiting for Progressive was well paid!!!! such an energetic kajiurago part
and that Keiko hugging Wakana was also 'uhhhh so sweet'

they put their maximum effort for this live....


My heart is not ready to watch this.
i feel you


'konsore dito amito' kajiurago part of Progressive, for me, is the only kajiurago sung totally energetically by the THREE of them
 
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Terry Tsurugi

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I think it's Yuki as well, though for the rehearsal (like the serenato rehearsal I saw) they don't necessarily need Yuki there, as more or less it's just practicing
In the Hikari Furu rehearsal, we saw them practicing the lead up to the bridge and the extra long pause and dramatic drum entry over and over and discussing it. I wish I could understand what was said, but I got the impression that Keiko was having a lot of input how to play that part. I thought that Yuki would be guiding the singers and band on tempo, accents, dynamics, alternate arrangements, etc. (I can picture her being a very demanding dictator-chan who knows exactly what she wants and how everything should sound) for concerts as well as for recordings, but the fact that she wasn’t shown makes me wonder if someone else has that role for Kalafina lives or if it’s more democratic (which can get messy with so many musicians involved - every band really needs a band leader [eg, Hibike Euphonium]).

Also, you would think that the mastermind and producer behind all of the music would be shown and interviewed, so I was curious why she was missing. Maybe it was because of the Space Craft thing and she was cut from the movie, or they wanted to keep the focus on the girls, or maybe they talked about her a lot but I just couldn’t understand it.
 
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AKWirru

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^ that hikari furu rehearsal part was mainly them deciding which version of Sato's drum entry after the pause will sound most appropriately dramatic - like how many counts it should be, what sounds it should have, and in terms of what suits that part of the song and the fact that they are doing this at the Budokan.
Keiko was kind of leading the discussion but in the end it was a unanimous decision.
 

Terry Tsurugi

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^ that hikari furu rehearsal part was mainly them deciding which version of Sato's drum entry after the pause will sound most appropriately dramatic - like how many counts it should be, what sounds it should have, and in terms of what suits that part of the song and the fact that they are doing this at the Budokan.
Keiko was kind of leading the discussion but in the end it was a unanimous decision.
Thanks, that’s helpful. Also, in some other scenes, like the Serenato rehearsals, Keiko looked like the leader to me. Maybe that’s why she usually gets to stand in the center :glasses:.
 
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AKWirru

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Thanks, that’s helpful. Also, in some other scenes, like the Serenato rehearsals, Keiko looked like the leader to me. Maybe that’s why she usually gets to stand in the center :glasses:.
Yeah it felt like it. Possibly because Keiko is full of ideas that the other 2 seem to like?
In the Serenato they were discussing whether to add a crescendo at the end of their Kajiurago "aaaaaaaah", how gradual should the crescendo be, maybe 3 counts right at the end, everyone went oh yeah let's try that, they tried it, loved it and penciled it into their sheet music.
 

Terry Tsurugi

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I'm so impressed by how hard they work. All that planning, selecting costumes, doing publicity and media, going over the music, rehearsing again and again until they perfect all these tiny details, and singing their hearts out for almost 3 hours. I get exhausted just singing off-key for 10 minutes, so I can't imagine how they must feel after a concert. They deserve every yen that they earn.
 

george1234

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, going over the music, rehearsing again and again until they perfect all these tiny details, and singing their hearts out for almost 3 hours. I get exhausted just singing off-key for 10 minutes, so I can't imagine how they must feel after a concert.
^ and yet they manage to have imperfect parts in some of their performances :(

About Yuki, her job with Kalafina was producer, and she rarely appeared on videos or their performanced so i kinda see why they didnt include her in the video, even thought they should have since it was the last one, or when the filming started she had already left spaccraft ?
 
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KitsuneMiyu

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After watching the whole live, I think that perhaps the only songs that weren't done well were Mirai and To The Beginning (mainly Hikaru, but Keiko and Wakana were somewhat hesitant too). There were few imperfections through the rest of the concert; Wakana was slightly shrill in some of her high notes, Hikaru was struggling in some passages that required more power and Keiko's fake-cutesy voice sounded extremely imprecise (and annoying as hell). The mistakes were few and far between though. Hikaru showed strong vocals when required, very good on harmony and her high notes were fantastic. Keiko could be heard well in her parts, both on harmony and on lead, always on key and this time controlling her dynamics beautifully. Wakana was really in goddess-mode throughout most of the evening and looked much more confident and at ease than usual. Overall, very powerful and exciting performance by all three :D
My only question is, if they can sing songs like Kizuato-Serenato-Adore-Lirica-Progressive-Yane no Mukou ni so wonderfully (like they proved on this 10th Anniversary Live), why didn't they sing them more often in the past?? :((((
 

grunty

I have reached Yuki nirvana
My only question is, if they can sing songs like Kizuato-Serenato-Adore-Lirica-Progressive-Yane no Mukou ni so wonderfully (like they proved on this 10th Anniversary Live),
Did they sound the same as in the bootleg recordings? (Genuinely asking.)
 

Spirica Rose

Parallel Heart
Did they sound the same as in the bootleg recordings? (Genuinely asking.)
Silly question, but aside from serenato (and maybe the Mezamashi live YnMn performance) when were those other songs heard as bootlegs?
 
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