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30 June 2010

Seeing AKB in Anime Expo 2010

Schedule updated: 02 July

I decided to be nice and put up a schedule for seeing AKB in Anime Expo. Since the AX thread in Stage48 and Nihongogo will be pretty busy and spammed the next few days, it's going to be difficult to keep track of the schedule. This will be updated whenever something changes. All data here is gathered from the 2 forums, just put together nicely and without the need to search through pages and pages of the forum.

Also a reminder: learn the chants, claps, shouts, name calls, glowstick calls. The hardest is remembering the 3 chants, the rest are relatively easy. AKB doesn't have any wotagei, just follow the hand movements of the girls. Check out live clips of the singles on youtube to learn the timings.

Oshima Yuko, Maeda Atsuko, Takahashi Minami, Minegeshi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Itano Tomomi, Ono Erena, Miyazawa Sae, Maeda Ami, Kuramochi Asuka, Sashihara Rino, Fujie Reina, Moeno Nito, Takajo Aki, Kitahara Rie
Plus additional (may or may not attend concert)
Kasai Tomomi, Sato Natsuki
Other important People
Akimoto Yasushi (Producer), Kondo Sayaka (SDN, Interpreter)

The MIX is those chanting things you hear being shouted by those wotas in lots of AKB songs. There are many variations made up by newer wotas but these are the 3 main and most important ones.
MIX 1: Yosh iku zoh, Tiger, Fire, Cyber, Fiber, Diver, Viber, Jya Jya!!!
          (used for most songs)
MIX 2: Torah, Hee, Jinzou, Sen-ii, Ama, Shindou, Kasentobijokyo!!!
          (also used for most songs that have Chant 1, never used by itself) 
MIX 3: Chape, Ape, Kara, Kira, Rara, Tusuke, Moyhontusuke
          (hardly used, but is used in Ponyshu. Others include Wagamama na Nagareboshi, Shonichi, Kodoku na Runner)

Videos to train your MIXes
10nen Zakura & Oogoe Diamond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8ahJAZvAFM
Iiwake Maybe & RIVER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIoOzNriEFI
Aitakatta & Namida Surprise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO2wyVeFWZE

Exactly what the title says. You clap. Just clap along with the beat at certain portions of certain songs. Sometimes it is a double clap with an accompanying "oooOOO" sound (rising intonation). You will have to learn this on your own with live videos. You can skip these if your short of time to learn.

In some songs you shout out certain stuff at certain points of time. Etc.
In Oogoe Diamond, you shout "SUKI!!" together with the girls when they shout it.
In RIVER, you shout "RIVER!!!!" when the girls shout RIVER.
In the start of 10nen Zakura and Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru, you shout "forty-eight!"
You will have to learn this on your own with videos.

Very Important. And pretty simple too. Just shout your favorite members names or nicknames (depends on member) after they have a solo or duet line in a group song. Again, self learn and practice with videos.

I don't even know this. Just try to follow the Japanese wotas who will be there. There are 2 possibilities for this. 1 is to follow the girls hand movements, the other is some movement which i have never been able to make out in concert videos. These 2 never clash though.


Schedule after the jump due to length

Day ZERO (Wednesday, June 30th)

3:00PM - [ South Hall lobby ] - Registration / Ticketing opens
   - Queue early. 
   - Pick up Badge/Premier Badge.
   - Proceed to ticketing line.
      - Pick up pre-purchased AKB48 concert ticket.
      - Purchase the $100 Meet the Guests Reception ticket.
6:00PM - [ Unknown Hall ] - Meet the Guests Reception with AKB48
   - Ticketed event.
      - Tickets bought earlier at 3PM.
   - You get to talk with AKB48 members.
      - Plan your time with them wisely, as well as your questions.

Day ONE (Thursday, July 1st)

Before 9:00AM - [ outside Nokia Theater ] - Red Carpet Event for Guests of Honor 
   - AKB48 will walk down the red carpet.
9:00AM-10:30AM - [ Nokia Theater ] - Opening Ceremonies
   - Ticketed Event.
      - Tickets will be given to badge holders who stand in line.
   - Possibility AKB48 will be presented.
2:00PM - [ outside Nokia Theater box office ] - Filming for News Crew 
   - Not Anime Expo sponsored event.
   - You get to be on TV.
   - And cheer for AKB on TV.
4:00PM-6:00PM - [ Nokia Theater ] - AKB48 Concert 
   - The main AKB48 concert.
   - Ticketed event. 
      - Tickets bought on Day ZERO

   - Lines form 1 hour before Concert
   - Security check upon entry.
      - NO CAMERAS, NO VIDEO CAMERAS, NO LARGE BAGS (not even backpacks).
      - NO SIGNS.
      - Glowsticks OK.
6:00PM-8:00PM - [ Concourse Hall ] - Japan Film Society presents ICE from AKB48
   - Show will be screened
   - Possible attendance by Yuko Oshima, Erena Ono, Tomomi Kasai, Natsuki Sato.
7:45PM-8:45PM - [ LACC402 Concourse ] - AKB48 Autograph Session 1
    - no tickets needed.

Day TWO (Friday, July 2nd)

11:30AM-12:30PM - [ Petree Hall LP1 ] - AKB48 Focus Panel
   - QnA session.
      - Possibility that not all members will attend
   - Recieve autograph ticket at end of panel.
12:30PM-1:30PM - [ Exhibit Hall autograph area ] - AKB48 Autograph Session 2 
   - Autograph ticket (gotten earlier) needed for priority line.
      - No tickets needed
   - Ticket does not guarantee you an autograph.
      - First come first serve basis.
   - Possibility that not all girls will give autograph, only selected few.

Day THREE (Saturday, July 2nd)

Industry guests, such at Akimoto Yasushi, sometime have panels.
12:30PM - 4:30PM in Petree Hall.

Day FOUR (Sunday, July 3rd)

10:00AM-11:00AM - [ Exhibithall Autograph Area ] - General Guests of Honor Autograph Session
   - Very slight chance AKB48 will be giving autographs.
12:30PM-1:30PM - [ Exhibithall Autograph Area] - Musical Guests of Honor Autograph Session 
   - Very slight chance AKB48 will be giving autographs.
1:00AM-6:00PM [ Petree Hall LP1 ] - SPJA Charity Auction
   - Possibility AKB48 donates signed merchandise for charity, for auction, though will not be in attendence.
6:00PM-6:45PM - [ Petree Hall LP1 ] - Closing Ceremonies
   - Very small possibility AKB48 will be in attendance.
   - May or may not have a recorded goodbye video

(Credits to Kamei11, jnas)

1 comment:

Ken said...

Day 2 actually did not give tickets, but I lucked out by standing in line before the panel ended. So I was the first one.

8 members signed. Atsuko Maeda, Tomomi Itano, Minami Takahashi, and Yuko Oshima were not there for both signings.

The remaining members at the signing, I assume, left soon after. They were not signing on Day 4.