Known for her roles as Umi Sonoda and Sherlock Shellingford in Love Live! and Tantei Opera Milky Holmes respectively, voice actress Suzuko Mimori is also active as a singer and has held concerts at Maihama Amphitheater and Nippon Budokan.
On Saturday 2 September and Sunday 3 September 2017, she held a solo concert, ‘Mimori Suzuko Live 2017 “Tropical Paradise”’ at Makuhari Messe Event Hall. Continuing from her Osaka performance in July, Mimori-chan held a very summery musical in which the mermaid princess Mimorin became a human just for this full moon night, ‘tropical moon’, and enjoyed the party with the human world. This report will describe the events of both days.
The mermaid princess Mimorin appeared from within a scallop shell which was set up on stage. The concert began with ‘Doki Doki Toki Doki Tokimekiss’. Minorin looked just like a mermaid princess in her sheer light blue dress! She cutely bragged about her dress saying, ‘I’m the mermaid Minorin! No matter how you look at me, I look like a mermaid, right?’ On the night of the ‘tropical moon’, Minorin planned to sneak away from the ocean and play in the human world. With a mischievous smile, she asked, ‘Will you guys go along with my secret plan?’ and the audience agreed to her proposal with a cheer.
As long as the night lasts, it’s party time with Minorin and her ocean friends! While singing ‘Summer Vacation’ the audience did the wave when she put on her conch shell hat. During ‘Minna de Yeah Oh!!’ she opened a pink seaweed-like fan and did a call and response with the audience. Minorin escaped from the sea-bed party saying, ‘Ah, let’s take a secret detour!’ and rode a cart through the audience’s seating while singing ‘Seippai, Tsutaetai’ She smiled and waved at the crowd saying, ‘Wow! There are so many fish!’ For ‘Mirai Start’, she moved to the sub stage in the center of the arena. During the song, while she was hidden by a large puff of smoke, she changed into a light green dress. The mermaid princess was able to obtain this dream-like time for one night. The crowd began to cheer at her beautiful appearance.
On this day, the human world was also very busy with the preparations for the party. She helped out with the preparations with ‘WONDER FLIGHT’ and kicked it off with ‘TINY TRAIN TOUR’! Fireworks were displayed on the back screen on stage and Minorin happily danced amidst the audience’s shouts.
But suddenly, thunder put an end to the fun time. The mermaid princess can only become a human for the night of the tropical moon. When the full moon is hidden by the clouds, the princess returns to being a mermaid. At this rate, she will go back to her mermaid form. However, legendary mermaids can change the weather with their singing. Mimorin sang ‘Spinning Stars’ and ‘Sakiwafuhana’ with a more adult expression than earlier in the event. It was almost like she was praying to the heavens.
As if her prayers reached the heavens, the rain stopped and the tropical moon once again shone upon Minorin. She then sang her new song ‘Colorful Girl’. Just like a rainbow after the rain, the fans’ glowsticks shone red, blue, yellow, green, and pink. It was very beautiful and it seemed to wish happiness on Minorin who cleared the clouds with her lovely singing voice.
The party began once again with the clearing of the skies. After singing ‘Aitai yo… Aitai yo!’, ‘Xenotopia’, and ‘Yuniba Page’ Minorin had to return to the ocean. This time, Minorin will enjoy a party at the bottom of the ocean. Wearing a skirt reminiscent of a jellyfish, she sparkled as she sang ‘Junjo Da DanDan’. She did a line dance with her ocean friends and a cute dance while spinning a stick. At the climax of the party, Minorin san ‘Sumairiumu’ and silver tape fluttered down as the venue was filled with a sense of euphoria.
The encore began with ‘Light for Knight’ and she expressed her joy saying ‘I was able to be granted my childhood dream of becoming a mermaid! I am the awkward Suzuko Mimori but I would like to move forward being supported by all of you.’ After that, she performed ‘Egao no Kimi e’ which will be released in October. Then, she sang ’Yakusokushiteyo! Isshodayo!’ and the tropical night ended amidst great applause and cheering.
1 Doki Doki Toki Doki Tokimekiss
2 Yume miru! Shinjiru! Mirai Kanaete!
3 Summer Vacation
4 Minna de Yeah Oh!
5 Seiippai Tsutaetai
6 Mirai Start
7 Hikari no Melody
8 Zenbu Uketotte, Tsuyoku Dakishimete
9 ROLLER COASTER♡
10 WONDER FLIGHT
11 TINY TRAIN TOUR
12 Spinning Stars
14 Colorful Girl
15 Aitai yo… Aitai yo!
17 Yuniba Page
18 Shall we dance?
19 Junjo Da DanDan
20 Koi wa Illusion
en1 Light for Knight
en02 Egao no Kimi e
en03 Yakusokushiteyo! Isshodayo!