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A Symphonic SEGA Concert was perfomed at Japan!

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A Symphonic SEGA Concert was performed today October 10th, 2015, on  the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space in Japan at 4:30 PM JST. “Game Symphony Japan 14th Concert : SEGA Special vol.1” was performed by the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra directed by longtime symphonic veteran Kenichi Shimura with arrangements by Mainemainuku, of course, there were some SEGA Composers who joined the live performances such as Sonic the Hedgehog music producer, Jun Senoue, during the Sonic Medeley and Takenobu Mitsuyoshi during the Daytona USA & Burning Rangers melodies performance. Other musical guests included legendary SEGA Composer Hiro, Sonic Music composer Tomota Ohtani, and NiGHTs into Dreams composers Sasaki Tomoko & Naofumi Hataya.

The  concert was hosted by the SEGA Hard Girls voice actresses full lineup: M · A · O Ichimichi as DreamcastShiori Izawa as Mega DriveTakahashi Minami as SEGA SaturnYuko Takayama as Master SystemHaruna Momono as Robopitcher, and Manami Tanaka as Sega Mark III. There were some SEGA devs among the crowd like Puyo Puyo Series Producer Hosoyamada Mizu, and Sonic the Hedgehog co-creator Yuji Naka, who also joined the stage for the concert presentation.

The Concert lasted almost 3 hours, the reported program was performed plus a 3 song encore, the final and real setlist was the following:

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PART 1 PART 3
Sonic the Hedgehog:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Green Hill Zone
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Chemical Plant Zone
  • Sonic & Knuckles: Sky Sanctuary Zone

Sonic Adventure

  • Sonic Adventure: Emerald Coast Zone
  • Sonic Adventure 2: City Escape / Live & Learn (Instrumental)
NiGHTs into Dreams…

  • Fragmented Nights
  • Gate of Your Dream
  • Paternal Horn
  • Gloom of The NHC
  • Suburban Museum
  • The Amazing Water
  • Take The Snow Train
  • Under Construction
  • The Dragon Gave a Loud Scream
  • She Had Long Ears
  • Deep It Lies
  • E-LE-KI Sparkle
  • The Mantle
  • NiGHTS and Reala
  • Growing Wings
  • D’Force Master
  • Peaceful Moment
  • NiGHTS, Forever in Our Heart
  • Sowing Seeds
  • Dreams Dreams
  • Fragmented Nights: Epilogue Ver.
PART 2
Segagaga:

  • Segagaga March

Space Channel 5:

  • Mexican flyer
  • Ulala’s Swinging Report Show
  • Spaceport: Introducing Ulala! !

Fantasy Zone:

  • OPA-OPA!

Virtua Fighter 2:

  • Beginning
  • Akira
  • Lion
  • Kage-Maru

Daytona USA:

  • Let’s Go Away

Virtual On Force:

  • Conquista Ciela

Project Rub

  • I will do anything for you [full version]
  • The Rub Rabbits! : Heaven and Hell [full version]

Burning Rangers:

  • Angels With Burning Hearts
ENCORE
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  • Halo-halo Nari Jans Ondo

Sakura Wars:

  • Drama! Imperial Flower Troop!

SEGA HARD GIRLS:

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So as you can see, the concert was pure epicness, let’s hope SEGA releases this concert as a DVD + CD + Book + documentary combo in the future, it’ll become an instant buy among the fans!! A concert like this for just ¥6,500 to  ¥8,500, incredible!

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Now, we just can’t leave you with that, so here’s a gallery for the event:

REHEARSAL

Days prior the concert, Kenichi Shimura, Mainemainuku, The Tokyo Chamber Orchestra, Takenobu Mitsuyoshi, Hiro, and Jun Senoue, joined the rehearsal. The TCO musicians were pretty excited about it, some of them even brought their own SEGA games to the place!

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THE VENUE

The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space is a beautiful auditorium, the space is great for this kind of Symphonic concert.

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HOURS BEFORE THE SHOW

There was a small rehearsal before the show, Kenichi Sjimura, the Tokyo Chamber Ochestra, Jun Senoue, and Takenobu Mitsuyoshi were part of it.

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THE CROWD

The concert was sold out, take a look at how crowded it was just by looking at the stairs an the merch store!

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THE CONCERT

No cameras or video was allowed during the performance, but fortunately Game Watch Impress made available this official pics for everyone. The show was magnificent!

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THE CONCERT BROCHURE

Everyone was purchasing this one, interviews, photos, concert program, you can take a read at some excerpts we posted previously here.

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THE MERCH

Everyone loves this part! Don’t we?

MEET & GREET

There was a meet and greet at the end of the show! SEGA devs, composers, and Hard Girls autographed stuff for the people!

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THE FLYER

Lovely!

♪ SEEEGAAAA ♫

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kopke

Graphic Designer and Illustrator, and of course a SEGA Nerd and Fan!

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