The third event of Kin-iro Mosaic Festa, a popular fan event for the theatrical movie Kin-iro Mosaic Pretty Days took place on 30 April 2017. Asuka Nishi (Shinobu Omiya), Yumi Uchiyama (Yoko Inoue), Manami Tanaki (Alice Cartelet), and Nao Toyama (Kujo Karen) appeared on the stage of Saitama Civic Center Omiya in Saitama prefecture and the talk show kicked off.
In the first segment, which was titled ‘Pretty Talk,’ they revealed ‘scenes that are not quite right’, which were gathered via a questionnaire prior to the show. First, they talked about the ‘not quite right’ scenes of each cast member’s role. Nishi chose the scene of ‘Shinobu guzzling down an energy drink,’ and Uchiyama picked ‘Yoko wearing her school uniform properly,’ which made the fans laugh. Furthermore, they talked about ‘The kanji which would represent Pretty Days’ and keywords of the anime. The venue was filled with the excitement and laughter of the fans.
The next segment was the ‘Live Dubbing Show’ in which the four cast members voice-acted live on stage. The scenes were the exam results announcement scene of Aya Komichi (played by Risa Taneda in the movie), and the scenes of the first day and the school festival day at Moegi High School. After that came ‘Shino-bu Festival in Omiya’ in which the fans and cast members worshiped Shinobu (Nishi). During this segment, the other cast members called Nishi ‘Nishi-sama’ as a sign of respect.
At first, Nishi disclosed the introduction of her own novel in ‘Shino-bu Festival in Omiya.’ In the novel, which concerns ‘Kinmoza x Period drama,’ the characters of Kinmoza are cast as historical figures. The sentences of the introduction were partially blanked out, for example, ‘Alice who loves Japan is cast as a missionary ???’, ‘Yoko who has caring nature is cast as ???’ and ‘Karen will play ??? of ???’ The cast members except Nishi guessed the names of the historical figures and finally found the correct answers: Alice as Francis Xavier, a missionary who ventured into Asia, Yoko as Himiko, the first Queen of Japan in the 3rd century, and Karen as Matthew Perry, the US Navy commander who forced Japan to open its borders.
The latter half of the event was ‘Pretty Festival’ and its first segment was ‘Gaya Matsuri.’ The fans gave clues to the cast members for words like a dog and an ambulance which they only could see! At one point, the word was the name of the character from Kinmoza and the fans were shouting memorable lines of hers.
The excitement of the show skyrocketed when ‘Giant Ball Matsuri’ got started. The cast members and the fans were divided into four teams and raced against each other to send and return big and small balloons. The winning team was Alice’s and they received a prize of cakes that were shaped like a kokeshi doll from the movie.
The last segment was an original drama recital, in which each cast member improvised dialogues to create a story. Tanaka, who felt the enthusiasm from the fans, said ‘everybody who comes through the Kinmoza filter is a good person.’ When Nishi referred to Risa Taneda who is currently on sick leave, with ‘although only four of us are on stage today, we will always be five,’ the fans erupted into applause.
At the final segment of the show, a commemorative photo was taken with a call of ‘Kin-iro Mosaic Festa!’ The fans surprised the cast members by putting on their kokeshi doll masks, which had been secretly supplied by the staff. The four cast members seemed to be taken aback at that moment, though they all had smiles on their faces. The commemorative photo shoot was resumed in a friendly atmosphere and the two-hour long show came to an end.
(C)原悠衣・芳文社／きんいろモザイク Pretty Days製作委員会