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Friday, 30 July 2010

[Ayu's Diary] 28.07.2010

Alright alright ☆
28 July 2010. 12:39am

I'll show you all the crazy party photos tonight~ ♪

The theme for the party this time was ROCK!!!

Everything present there was either red, black, or a mix of both ☆

The main logo looked like this. ↓

More under the cut!


This was actually a really big panel that was installed at the entrance of the party venue. And because the venue was in the basement, a red carpet was stretched allllll the way from this entrance on the first floor to the basement level. Everyone had to come in through this entrance and walk in front of this panel, so it's a good place to take commemorative photos~

Like this ↓


And then, once you enter the venue, there's an ice ayupan!!! A huge one too ☆

It shone purple...


And blue...


And red... Eh, hmm?? Hey!!!

Hiroshi, you're in the way. (laugh)


Excuse us.

Yes, and red~ ♪ Pretty, isn't it ☆


Even the cups have a red logo on them ☆


And then, suddenly, these super high people were spotted.

It's Kuro-chan~ ♪


He's so high!!!!!!! (laugh)

And, have you realized something else that's really awesome?


Even the lighting is all red.

The inside of the venue looked like this, DON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It reminds me of a sports bar. (laugh)

Aaand, kanpa~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~iiii!!!


It was the first thing I noticed once I stepped inside, it was just so completely red.

But it's all good, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~~~!!!

Gooooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~~~~~~~~~~~~llll llllllll!!!!!!!!!!!

Gives you that sort of feeling, doesn't it? (laugh)


By the way, I'm in the middle of the crowd in this picture, but it's sort of hard to spot me. (laugh)

From then on, all photos took were a little blurred, so it took me a long while picking out the better ones to post here. (laugh)

First, Mother Go-Mi, who suddenly struck this pose on the dance floor!!!


Only he is capable of such amazing poses.

Then, so as not to lose out to him, we posed too.


Shimoko decided on this pose!! Such a classic shot.

And the people who calmly took this shot, were Mother Go-Mi and Yosshi. (laugh)

The two of them just looked so awesomely serious.



And there in the DJ booth, calmly showing us a V-sign, is CMJK-san!!!


He's so cool.


Re~ a~ dy~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~...



Babyo~n ♪

And such people were doing such things behind my back. Avatar.


During the later half of the party, many comedians came and did shows, and their jokes heated up the entire atmosphere ☆


It was so so fun~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ♪

As you can probably tell from how everyone was bursting out laughing--


Ehh~ Though there were alot more photos taken, I think what I've uploaded is enough. (laugh)

After this, because I've sworn myself off alcohol for so long, I couldn't take it soon after and gave up.

I was probably the first person in the entire party to get totally drunk and had to go home early.

I'm so weak~, damn it. (laugh)



And so, cya later~ ☆

28 July 2010. 12:50am

And the one, who won the award for being the craziest person...

Is this one!!!


Enrique-san, who went on stage and downed a whole glass of Jacky in one gulp. (laugh)

Cya ♪

My third time today
28 July 2010. 2:16am

On this blog. Insistent, much??? (laugh)

Nah, it's just that I'm really forgetful, so I overlooked something really big.

I'm so horrible, I should have discovered this blog sooner because we're so close, but...

An ayu dancer for 11 years,

a comrade with years and years of history,

and the most gorgeous big sister ever,


I finally found her blog...

Hey, did everyone already know it???

For those who didn't, as well as those who did, let us all just bring out our courage and band together.

Then... CHARGE~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ♪

Kayano and Chai's Miracle Diary-- ☆

I hope she won't be angry. (sweatdrop)

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[Info+Photo] 30.07.2010 Ayumi Hamasaki a-nation 2010 Goods

TA has updated the pictures and details of Ayu's a-nation 2010 Goodies even though it's only 3 items available as of now.

The first one is Uchiwa (500 Yen), second one is Towel (4500 Yen) and the last is Ribbon Strap (1500 Yen).

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[Blog] Gackt Mentioned About Going To Ayu's RnRC Tour At Nagoya 26.06.2010

how sweet! Gackt mentioned through his blog that he did go to one of Ayu's Rock 'n' Roll Circus Tour at Nagoya!

Here's the blog entry, translated version :)

June 26th 2010

Back at practising

Today from the sky above Nagoya

Since Ayu (Hamasaki Ayumi) will hold a concert in Nagoya today, I thought why not go watch it. Because she's currently staying in Nagoya with her tour. During the lives and in between the lives there's usually a lot of work to do, but today is practising day. If you wonder what kind of practise it is, I practise flying a helicopter. A helicopter.
Since I want to get a pilot's licence for the helicopter, I'm in the middle of practising right now. Unfortunately the sky's cloudy, sometimes it rains. Mah, because flying a helicopter is a bit dangerous I couldn't stay in the air for a very long time, but it's definitely fun. Whenever I'm at such a high place my heart becomes really clear. After the practise, I'll go watch Ayu's concert. It's been a while since I last met Ayu...

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[Ranking] 30.07.2010 100 Most Influence Japanese People Ranking [Updated!]

MSN reported the most influence Japanese people recently..

Ayu ranks no. 26 on this list:

*I posted the translated version here :)*

Around mid-June, eight prominent Japanese sites conducted the same online poll and compiled all the votes received together - a total of around 265,000 votes - into one comprehensive ranking. The question asked was which Japanese person they considered most influential, and here are the full ranking results:

01. Kitano Takeshi (filmmaker)
02. Ichiro (baseball player)
02. Naoto Kan (Prime Minister)
04. Ozawa Ichiro (House of Representatives member)
05. Koizumi Junichiro (former Prime Minister)
06. Shimada Shinsuke (Talent)
07. Hatoyama Yukio (former Prime Minister)
08. Renho (Minister for Administrative Reforms)
09. Higashikokubaru Hideo (governor of Miyazaki)
10. Honda Keisuke (soccer player)
11. Morita Kazuyoshi (talent)
12. Minomonta (talent)
13. Ishikawa Ryo (golf player)
14. Son Masayoshi (Softbank CEO)
15. Asada Mao (figure skater)
16. Akashiya Sanma (talent)
17. Kimura Takuya (talent)
18. Hashimoto Tooru (govenor of Osaka)
19. Miyazaki Hayao (filmmaker)
20. Aso Taro (former Prime Minster)
21. Matsumoto Hitoshi (talent)
22. Ikegami Akira (journalist)
23. Ishihara Shintaro (Govenor of Tokyo)
24. Arashi (idol group)
25. Masuzoe Yoichi (New Party for Reform representative)
26. Hamasaki Ayumi (singer)

Full list under the cut!!

27. Nakata Hidetoshi (former soccer player)
28. Koizumi Shinjiro (parliament member)
29. Kamei Shizuka (Kokumin Shinto representative)
30. Nishimura Hiroyuki (2ch founder)
31. AKB48 (idol group)
32. Masuwaka Tsubasa (model)
32. Murakami Haruki (author)
34. Ikeda Daisaku (Soka Gakkai International president)
35. Tokoro George (talent)
36. Fukuyama Masaharu (singer)
37. Mizuki Nana (voice actor)
38. Sakurai Sho (talent)
39. Ota Hikari (talent)
40. Akimoto Yasushi (producer)
41. Matsui Hideki (baseball player)
42. Matsumoto Jun (talent)
43. Okada Takeshi (soccer coach)
44. Horie Takafumi (Livedoor founder)
45. Toyoda Akio (Toyota president)
46. Wada Akiko (singer)
47. Maeda Atsuko (talent)
48. Ohno Satoshi (talent)
49. Ninomiya Kazunari (talent)
50. Oda Eiichiro (manga artist)
51. Aiba Masaki (talent)
52. Amuro Namie (singer)
53. Kimura Kaela (singer)
54. Sawajiri Erika (talent)
55. Nagashima Shigeo (former Giants manager with lifelong honours)
56. Nakamura Shunsuke (soccer player)
57. Oshima Yuko (talent)
58. Yanai Tadashi Fast Retailing founder and CEO)
59. Hara Tatsunori (Giants manager)
60. Sadahara Oh (Softbank Hawks chairman)
61. Nishino Kana (singer)
62. Shirakawa Masaaki (Bank of Japan president)
63. EXILE (vocal & dance unit)
64. Watanabe Tsuneo (Yomiuri Shimbun chief)
65. Miyamoto Shigeru (Nintendo managing director)
66. Kazuyo Katsuma (economic analyst)
67. Shimura Ken (talent)
68. Matsuoka Shuzo (former tennis player)
69. Kitagawa Keiko (actress)
70. Yashiki Takajin (talent)
71. Egashira 2:50 (talent)
72. Yonekura Hiromasa (Japan Business Federation chairman)
73. Miyane Seiji (freelance announcer)
74. Abe Shinzo (former Prime Minister)
75. Toriyama Akira (manga artist)
76. Anno Hideaki (filmmaker)
77. Edano Yukio (chief secretary of the Democratic Party)
78. ZUN (creator)
79. Maehara Seiji (Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)
79. Yazawa Eikichi (singer)
81. Kamiji Yusuke (talent)
82. Ito Terry (director)
83. Matsuko DX (talent)
84. Sakamoto Ryuichi (musician)
85. Haruna Ai (talent)
86. Tanigaki Sadakazu (Liberal Democratic Party president)
87. Ishiba Shigeru (Liberal Democratic Party chairman)
88. Becky (talent)
89. SMAP (idol group)
90. Inamori Kazuo (JAL president)
91. Ichihara Hayato (actor)
92. Iwata Satoru (Nintendo president)
93. Funayama Kumiko (talent)
94. hyde (musician)
95. Tanaka Marcus Tulio (soccer player)
96. Fujiwara Motoo (musician)
97. Koda Kumi (singer)
97. Watanabe Yoshimi (Your Party representative)
99. Mikitani Hiroshi (Rakuten Inc. CEO)
100. Kuroyanagi Tetsuko (actress)
100. Mitsuhashi Takaoki (author)

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[Ayu's Diary] 24.07.2010 - 25.07.2010

Final final...
24 July 2010. 2:11am


The troupe is back at the sacred land,

and starting our 2 shows at Yoyogi.

We've already come so far, so there's no real need for me to make any comparisons with words.


With the best audience putting in their strength and my strongest troupe putting in our best, let's just go all out with our power!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let's sweat until we can't sweat any more.

More under the cut!!


Caption: Let's Go

Yo- Yo- Gi-!!!

Whooooooooooooooooooooooosssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh! !!!!!!!!!!

Until everyone's heart are bursting full with love, right at this moment, 2 days later ☆

25 July 2010. 3:22am

Last week, when I was standing on the stage in Kobe, it struck me that this was one of the final locations left, and after this, the RnRC tour will be coming to an end. I couldn't believe it... Or rather, I didn't want to believe it... It was like how I didn't want to wake up from a good dream. Like how I didn't want to face reality.

And while I went on to create the best time when everyone in Kobe, by giving them the best and strongest stage, I kept feeling that I wanted to just continue on and on.

However, now, before the show today, I'm just feeling really really nervous...

Why? Because, when I stood on stage during afternoon rehearsals at Yoyogi, I could feel throughout my entire body that it was the beginning of the end. And then, with that nervous and thumping heart, I stood and gave the first show at Yoyogi my all.

When The Introduction, the first song on the list, started to play, my mind suddenly just cleared, and I realized something important.

Ahh, I really need to begin this ending with my very best shot!!!

And so, I managed to pull through tonight's show well. Without regrets.

Because it's just one part out of many.

So, for the best audience who will be gathering here from all over the country, for all the staff members whom I can't thank enough, and also for my beloved comrades the band and dancers, I will hold all the love that I've received from everyone during the long nation-wide tour and pull through all the way to the end with all my might for tomorrow's final.

I can do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This final, which will be leading up to the super final in October.

Let's go! Yoyogi Final!!

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Wednesday, 28 July 2010

[Photo] Joker Ayupan & Special Poster Of Rock 'n' Roll Circus Tour Pictures

Here some of the actual pictures of the Joker Ayupan and also the special Rock 'n' Roll Circus Tour poster including some MOON/blossom single limited only at Yoyogi.

WOWWW The RnRC Tour special poster is so hugeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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Tuesday, 27 July 2010

[Translation] Ayumi Hamasaki Arena Tour 2009 ~NEXT LEVEL~ DVD Full Translation

Ayumi Hamasaki Arena Tour 2009 ~NEXT LEVEL~ DVD Full Translation

Translated by Catzi @ AHS from Chinese text to English text :)

Disc 2

Ayu: Thank you. Yoyogi, how are you? Yoyogi, how are you? How are you? Thank you all for coming today. Having fun? Having fun? Okay. Today is really amazing. From the very first song, everyone’s strength has been here. I want everyone to know. Today is the last day. So until the very end, let’s give it our all. Let’s all sing happily. Okay. Let’s start the MC. Let’s introduce these two: ZIN, Subaru, come on.
Subaru: I’m a loner with a pale face, I’m a loner in the star “Subaru.” (*Subaru=Pleiades)
Ayu: Where are you going? Where are you going? Subaru, today you’re really great. Actually it’s like acting.
Subaru: Because today is the last day, ZIN told me to do this.
Ayu: He told you to throw away the original image.
Subaru: Let’s start. Ayumi Hamasaki’s NEXT LEVEL challenge!!
Ayu: It’s too high pitched.
Subaru: Amazing.
Ayu: Too high pitched. Actually I wanted to sing it.
Subaru: Shhhh…

Full Translation under the cut!

ZIN: Is everyone happy? I’m Ayu.
Ayu: Do whatever you want. Your performance isn’t bad. I wanted to ask why you didn’t come on at the same time. There must be something up. What could it be? You were too high pitched. Don’t talk to me with that on. It’s a bit annoying.
Subaru: Let’s see side by side.
ZIN: But, Ayu, your face is really small.
Subaru: Amazing. You look just like Ayu. This is really annoying.
ZIN: Hello everyone. I’m high pitched dancer ZIN. Please have lots of advice.
Subaru: Okay, next.
Ayu: What are you doing today?
Subaru: Right. The last show, what’s coming?
Ayu: Right.
Subaru: Let’s see today’s prompt. (The whole country picks! Charades) It’s this.
Ayu: I wanted this.
Subaru: Really? Let’s welcome the players: Maro, Shu-ya, come on.
Ayu: Come here, come here. Everyone, welcome Maro and Shu-ya.
Subaru: I want to ask someone else too, can I?
Ayu: Okay.
Subaru: I can?
Ayu: Yes. No problem.
Subaru: They say really smart people have come. That’s right. They’re really skillful, mature adults.
Ayu: Very skilled.
Subaru: Let’s introduce his partner too. The Setagaya rock and roll musicians: Enrique and Yoshio, come on! (*Setagaya is a district in Tokyo)
Ayu: Please do this for the last show. Enrique also. They say Enrique is really popular too.
Subaru: Now, the first team. ZIN’s team, please.
ZIN: Please have lots of advice.
Subaru: Two minutes and one pass is allowed. Now let’s start.
Ayu: Okay. Start.
Subaru: The idea is to interpret. The first team. ZIN’s team will begin. Maro will start. Now… ZIN and Maro.
ZIN: Please have lots of advice.
Subaru: First team. 2 minutes. Ready? Start.
Ayu: Maro, you’re really like a model.
ZIN: Bird. Goldfish.
Subaru: Please look more carefully.
ZIN: Pigeon. Short-tail bird.
Subaru: Please look carefully.
ZIN: Pass.
Subaru: Passed. Next.
Maro: Glove
Subaru: Correct. That’s the sound. A little louder next time please. Next.
ZIN: Harmonica.
Subaru: Correct. No more passes allowed. Next.
Maro: Peacock. Crane. What? Giraffe.
Subaru: Correct. Very good. Next.
ZIN: Beer
Subaru: Correct. Amazing.
Ayu: Just now was really amazing
Subaru: Next
Maro: Bubbles
Subaru: Correct. Really nice. Next.
Ayu: They communicate so well.
ZIN: Wait, wait. Umbrella. Mime.
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Next.
Maro: Banana
Subaru: Correct. Next. Not much time.
ZIN: Elevator
Subaru: No talking. Not much time.
ZIN: Not elevator?
Subaru: No talking.
ZIN: Escalator
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Next.
Maro: Skate fish. Seahorse
Subaru: Sorry. Didn’t hear clearly. Could you say it one more time?
Maro: Seahorse
Subaru: Before?
Maro: Skate fish
Subaru: Correct. It’s a miracle. Unexpected with the limited time.
Ayu: No way. They answered all the prompts?
Subaru: They finished answering all the prompts.
Ayu: Amazing.
Subaru: But…
Ayu: That person also talked.
Subaru: Right.
Ayu: Like during “penguin,” he intentionally made noise. On one hand he was holding back, but then again he made sound.
Subaru: But they passed on the first one.
ZIN: Sorry.
Ayu: Also, when ZIN was doing “banana,” the whole arena was like ecstatic.
ZIN: Am I a monkey.
Subaru: It’s Ayu’s team. Okay. This team is really interesting.
Ayu: Don’t say such things.
Subaru: Sorry, sorry. Here the teamwork is really good. Not bad. Ayu, Shu-ya, ready?
Ayu: Right now, all I see is Shu-ya.
Subaru: 2 minutes. Start.
Ayu: Belt
Subaru: Correct, next
Shu-ya: Ice cream
Subaru: Correct. Really fast. Next.
Ayu: Clock
Subaru: It’s a bit wrong
Ayu: Wristwatch
Subaru: Correct. This is good. Really amazing. Next
Shu-ya: Backpack
Subaru: Correct, next
Ayu: Horseback riding. Horse
Subaru: Correct, amazing, next.
Shu-ya: Octopus. Squid. What is it? Some day room. What is it? Stick?
Subaru: A bit close
Shu-ya: Pass
Subaru: Passed, next.
Ayu: Swimming. Frog. It’s a frog.
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Next.
Shu-ya: Escalator. Elevator
Subaru: Correct. This was a good prompt. Next
Ayu: Guessing game. Lunch box. Microwave. Microwave oven.
Subaru: Correct. But Shu-ya made some noise. Next.
Shu-ya: Computer
Subaru: Correct. Quick. Everything is finished. That was 1min30sec. 10 prompts and passed on 1, making 9 points.
Ayu: Everyone didn’t understand?
Subaru: It was something. Right. Tokyo Tower has two supports. Not bad. Ayu’s team has 9 points. Even though you keep saying you couldn’t, it was obvious your team put in a lot of effort until the end.
Ayu: Until the end, we didn’t give up.
Subaru: The adults are talking and they’re really graceful. Okay. They’re getting up slowly. Rock and roll musicians.
Ayu: Who will start?
Subaru: Who will start? Ah, wait, wait.
Ayu: You can’t
Subaru: It’s too tense. This must be their tactic. It’s like that. Now, Yoshio and Enrique, Setagaya rock and roll musicians, are we ready?
Yo-chan: I can’t pull it up.
Subaru: Really?
Yo-chan: I’ll do my best.
Ayu: It doesn’t seem like that.
Subaru: That’s the right mindset. Now, let’s start. 2 minutes. Start.
Yo-chan: Mahjong. Sushi. Computer game. Cake.
Subaru: You are allowed to pass.
Yo-chan: I stop on this side. Here is a square board. Then, two hands, deep thought, chess.
Subaru: Correct. Wow. Next.
Enrique: Cough. Cold mask.
Subaru: Correct. Nice act. Next.
Yo-chan: Hair bun, airplane, head, byebye, put it on your head, knock knock, byebye, turn, then put it on your head. You start from the bottom and move to your head. A round hat, a safety hat to prevent pain, helmet.
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Really amazing. Next.
Enrique: Traffic light
Subaru: Correct, amazing, next.
Yo-chan: Earring, ear phones, really big put over head earphones.
Subaru: Correct. Next.
Enrique: Para para dance
Subaru: Correct. I kind of want to watch. Next.
Yo-chan: Airplane. Bad youth. Yankee.
Subaru: Correct
Ayu: Actually, that’s true
Subaru: Next
Enrique: Ice cube
Subaru: Correct. Not much time. Next
Yo-chan: Turn, turn, toilet, bird, on the bad is a round shape, chameleon, weasel, squirrel, ah, snail
Subaru: Correct, not much time, next.
Enrique: What is that? Mantis
Subaru: Correct
Ayu: How could you see that?
Subaru: Really amazing. Stop.
Ayu: They finished. Amazing.
Subaru: Really amazing. It was difficult until the end.
Ayu: Really amazing.
Subaru: They finished everything.
Ayu: Really amazing.
Subaru: And also there were some good laughs. Amazing. Anyway, it was an interesting style. Really amazing. Do you want to see who’s 2nd? Okay, now it’s Ayu vs Seta.
Ayu: Who’s going to go first?
Subaru: Let’s decide with rock, paper, scissors.
Ayu: Shu-ya go against Yo-chan
Subaru: Tie. Tie. It’s determined! Yoshio wins.
Ayu: So what do you want?
Subaru: We want to start first.
Ayu: They will start.
Subaru: So, let’s have Setagaya start. What are they discussing?
Yo-chan + Enrique: Please have lots of advice.
Ayu: Wrong, wrong. One person go over there. Just like before.
Subaru: Not bad like this.
Ayu: He likes to cause trouble.
Subaru: We are going to do 5 prompts with 1 minute and no passes. Let’s begin with 1 minute. Yoshio, Enrique, ready, start.
Enrique: Snowman
Subaru: Correct. Fast. Next
Yo-chan: Really annoyed. Angry. Power! There are really long stairs that go around, shoes, wooosh!, let’s go, annoyed, from that side to that side, then that moves, then go, What’s the general idea. I don’t know. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7, frost bite
Subaru: Not much time
Yo-chan: Large. Pass
Subaru: Can’t pass
Yo-chan: Oh no. Not much time.
Ayu: Don’t lose hope. Enrique don’t lose hope
Yo-chan: Look at my hair.
Subaru: Want to give up on this one.
Yo-chan: He was angry.
Subaru: No time. 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1, Thank you very much. Sorry.
Ayu: Enrique, what were you doing? What did it mean?
Enrique: I wanted to say take tiny bits and then multiply to get something large.
Ayu: So it meant tiny steps.
Yo-chan: This means bus station.
Enrique: This was really quick.
Yo-chan: It wasn’t a big noise?
Subaru: It’s tough not being able to pass.
Ayu: Right.
Subaru: Let’s put in lots of effort. Yoshio and Enrique only got 1 prompt. Can Ayu’s team do better? Ready? 1 minute. The microphone’s too high. Someone is here to help. Ayu, Shu-ya, 1 min, ready, start.
Ayu: Torch light
Subaru: Correct, not bad, next
Shu-ya: Tokyo Tower, crab
Subaru: Correct, next
Ayu: Hellp Kitty, what is it?, champagne, cake
Subaru: Please look carefully
Ayu: Waffle, spiked, pineapple
Subaru: Correct, next
Shu-ya: Toyko Tower, emergency exit
Subaru: Correct, amazing, next, not much time
Ayu: Frog
Subaru: Correct, stop. Finished all 5. Really amazing. 55 seconds
Ayu: Thank you everyone
Subaru: There is no doubt right now that the winners are Ayu and Shu-ya. Not bad. You made it all the way to the end. Not bad. I definitely couldn’t continue.
ZIN: Really good
Subaru: I’m speaking for myself. Okay. let’s give a cheer for Setagaya. Thanks. This handshake is great. A very mature manner. Shu-ya, Maro, thanks.
Ayu: Thank you.
Subaru: Everyone is really excited for the last show. This was Ayumi Hamasaki’s NEXT LEVEL challenge!
Ayu: Give a round of applause for ZIN and Subaru. Thanks.
ZIN + Subaru: Thanks
Yo-chan: Ayu. Let’s play. I use to be the MC guy, Yo-chan. I say, I say, I say… I just said “I say” 3 times.
Ayu: It’s such a familiar feeling.
Yo-chan: Since it’s the last show let’s have some fun. Yeah. It’s the last show. Welcome everyone.
Ayu: Absolutely.
Yo-chan: It’s the last show.
Ayu: I want to see myself on TV
Yo-chan: Ayu, because it’s the last show
Ayu: Yes
Yo-chan: So, I want the whole arena to do something
Ayu: Yes
Yo-chan: I want this
Ayu: I just stopped the usual plan and took out my earphones
Yo-chan: Don’t continue yet
Ayu: What do you want?
Yo-chan: This tour started in April. It’s been half a year. It’s a really long tour. We didn’t really get to have fun this time.
Ayu: Like that? How come everyone knows?
Yo-chan: Because we’re a group. We’re a group.
Ayu: For real?
Yo-chan: Yes. This time we didn’t make a wave. We should.
Ayu: I want to see. I want to see.
Yo-chan: But I want to do this. If we make a wave it would be for the last show.
Ayu: That seems good. Yes.
Yo-chan: So, I want to see. From the start we haven’t done this. This time I want to audience to do this. Do this before the next song. Every time Ayu usually say 1 2 1 2 3 4, right? So, this side will start at 1, then 2, then 1 here.
Ayu: 1, 2 is over there.
Yo-chan: Right there. Then it’s 1, and in the middle 2.
Ayu: 2 until the end.
Yo-chan: When that stops, it’s 3 here. Then it’s time to start. Ayu will say 4, right?
Ayu: Me?
Yo-chan: After Ayu says 4, we’ll start. Say it like this. 1 2 1 2 3 4. Then we’ll start the concert.
Ayu: It’s really slow like that
Yo-chan: It’s what we want to do
Ayu: Okay let’s do that
Yo-chan: Please be longer when you say 4
Ayu: I hope it’ll be the same as everyone else.
Yo-chan: The same feeling
Ayu: Yes
Yo-chan: Work hard everyone. Because we need to start the concert, dancers please come one too. Do it all together.
Ayu: Dancers on stage please
Yo-chan: Really fantastic. Very possible
Ayu: Do your best, everyone
Yo-chan: Ready. Now dancers follow along. Now, Hamasaki, please direct.
Ayu: Start. Everyone clap
Yo-chan: 2 has started
Ayu: Effort 2! Amazing, amazing. Beautiful. Work hard 2. Okay. 4~~~~

~ 55:41
Ayu: It’s the end now. This is the last song of the tour. This year was a really long tour. It’s the first time, so it was longer by a lot of time. Together with the crew and staff, there were many happy times, hard times, peaceful times, and disagreements. Perhaps everyone was crying for success. Everyone did a great job and all your smiles were able to reach my heart. And also to be able to be on this stage is because of everyone, each member of the audience. You all welcomed us and were able to send lots and lots of love. Really thank you very much. Now, for the last song of this respectful tour.

~ 1:00:57
Ayu: Let’s introduce the dancers. Please cheer until the very end. First, Locky… etc.
This year, starting from the middle, Yossy really put in a lot of effort. In the beginning, for the first 16 shows, she also put on a beautiful performance, KAERU. Today, she is the same as everyone, blessing us. Thanks KAERU. Also, thanks to the staff. Really thanks. Finally, thanks to all the fans and everyone here. I am singer, Ayu!

Ayu: Please applaud for everyone. They are the best performers and the best staff members. Next time we’ll bring the music again. Thank you. See you next time.

Ayu: This really was an amazing run. Really thank you everybody. Finally, thanks for giving us such a great tour. Thank you very much!

Disc 3

Ayumi Hamasaki’s NEXT LEVEL Challenge!!
(2009.4.11 Saitama Super Arena)
Ayu: Today is the 1st show!
(Everyone is already familiar with “Yeah”)
Yo-chan: Yeah! Welcome to the 1st day of the tour. Even though we just started today, this time the concert seems really long.
Ayu: The last day is in October. It doesn’t seem like it.
Yo-chan: Really long.
Ayu: It’s super long.

(2009.4.12 Saitama Super Arena)
Ayu: Today, I’ve chatted with the usual host. We have decided we want a whole new MC. But really we just decided, so we haven’t discussed it with the new host. Let’s welcome ZIN!
ZIN: I really didn’t hear about this.
Ayu: Because I didn’t say.
ZIN: Eh… yesterday was the first show… I have something I want to know.
Ayu: What is it?
ZIN: What am I speaking here?

(2009.4.15 Nippon Gaishi Hall)
Ayu: On one hand I was singing Rule, on the other I was worrying about what to say during the MC. I was really worried. Yo-chan you’re laughing too hard.
ZIN: I want to ask someone who can really speak to come on stage.
Ayu: So, it’s another transfer?
ZIN: Subaru, come on
Ayu: Ah, this person. What is that look? Can you do that? Can you?
Subaru: I am the unexpected new host, Subara.
Ayu: You’re holding something like a menu.
Subaru: You discovered something very important. Yes.
ZIN: Let’s continue to use this format.
Subaru: I’m an excellent host.

(2009.4.16 Nippon Gaishi Hall)
ZIN+Subaru: Ayumi Hamasaki’s NEXT LEVEL Challenge!
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity. (Prompt: Eye strength) Eye strenght
(Eye Strength Rules: See who can eat a mustard bun)
Ayu: Now let’s have you to go. Please face the back and now turn around. You guys are really… ZIN makes it look super terrible. This is really clear. There’s a person who seems like he can’t take it. He looks like he can’t go on. The person who can eat a mustard bun is… Amazing. This is really amazing. ZIN, could eat that even with his face? Shu-ya, why are you crying? Why? Why? Really crying.

(2009.4.21 Osaka Hall)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity. (Prompt: Jump Rope) Let’s go. No problem.
Ayu: No problem. Wait. Wait. It’s dangerous. It’s dangerous. No problem. Shu-ya go. Go-mi go. Wait, wait. I have to go too? Wait wait, now? I can’t.
Subaru: Don’t be nervous. Go! Right now you can really see.
Ayu: During this MC, I really risked my life.

(2009.4.22 Osaka Hall)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity, shall we? (Prompt: Tongue Twister)
Ayu: This one I definitely can’t do.
ZIN: But I feel like it’s going to be okay.
Ayu: Me? I can’t.

(2009.4.25 Shizuoka Ecopa Arena)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity.
Ayu: What is it today?
Subaru: What is it? (Prompt: Hula Hooping)
Ayu: Ah, hula hooping. This isn’t too great.
Subaru: Let’s ask respectable Nomura to hula hoop.
Ayu: Really?
Subaru: Also, there’s Enrique.
Ayu: He’s never spoken to be about this.
Subaru: Right now, they come from the back.
Ayu: That’s really amazing. Is it possible?
Enrique: Originally, I wanted to do this.
Ayu: Everyone really follows their dreams.

(2009.4.26 Shizuoka Ecopa Arena) - (Note: I didn’t know the names of the dancers talking, so they’re marked with “??”)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity. (Prompt: AIUEO Composition)
Ayu: AIUEO Composition
(Prompt Note: NEXT LEVEL)
(Use Japanese phonetics)
Ayu: Let’s start with Shu-ya. Start with NE.
Subaru: NE: Even though I’ve just woken up swollen
Ayu: What?
??: KU: Even though I feel pain
Princess: SU: Perhaps even feeling disheartened
Ayu: This sentence seems really harsh
PECO: TO: I can’t help but have these ideas overflow
Subaru: That statement is really pretty. It’s like an opening. Midoring is RE
Ayu: The audience is having fun.
Midoring: Uncle RE, Uncle RE (Uncle RE is from the manga “Genius Idiot Bo”)
Ayu: I’m really hyper now
Subaru: Uncle RE then…?
??: BE: … and Beckham
Ayu: Really amazing. It’s really amazing. It all works together.
??: RU: Listening to Rule, the first song, I feel like I can face the NEXT LEVEL and go forward.
Subaru: That ended really nicely. The most interesting part was Uncle RE and Beckham.

(2009.4.29 Fukui Sundome)
Subaru: Question: The Sundome is in Fukui, Sabae City. What is the special product of this place? 1. Wigs
Ayu: It’s really cute.
Subaru: 2. Bananas
Ayu: Bananas smell good.
Subaru: 3. Glasses, He’s coming from up there.
Ayu: What are you up there?
Subaru: Thank you for coming. 4. Bicycles
Ayu: They all seem like good choices, which one should I choose?
Subaru: He’s choice does seem the best.
Ayu: It’s… glasses.

(2009.5.2 Marine Messe Fukuoka)
Subaru: Ayumi Hamasaki’s NEXT LEVEL Challenge!! Please look. (Prompt: Drawing) It’s this.
ZIN: Drawing
Ayu: My drawing ability isn’t too bad.
Subaru: The prompt is… panda
ZIN: Yes, panda.
Subaru: Panda.
ZIN: Panda.
Subaru: Everyone knows what pandas are.
(In the middle of drawing!)
Subaru: When you’ve finished say so. The prompt is panda. First let’s see Sensei’s drawing.
Ayu: Ah, right. That’s it. Let’s do it together.
Subaru: It’s too great.

(2009.5.3 Marine Messe Fukuoka)
Ayu: This one is new.
ZIN: It’s a bit high.
Ayu: Originally it had the correct appeal. It started like this.
ZIN: Originally I want to reuse it with something, but that failed.

(2009.5.9 Yokohama Arena)
Subaru: Ayumi Hamasaki’s NEXT LEVEL Challenge!!
Ayu: This is actually from the group. You just copied Maro.
ZIN: No. This is the recording room version.
Ayu: I thought you copied Maro. Sorry. I was wrong.
ZIN: This is similar to the group thing.

(2009.5.10 Yokohama Arena)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity. (Prompt: 123 Blockhead)
(123 Blockhead Rules: 5 rounds total. At the end of each round the dancers much be in interesting poses or they’re out)
Ayu: 123 Blockhead! Everyone looks like they’re in pain. But Maro must really love this move.
Subaru: He must.
Ayu: He really wants to. You see, he really seem great. 123 Blockhead! It seems like someone wants to show off their stomach. It feels like this person is vain.
Subaru: Yes.
Ayu: 123 Blockhead! Shu-ya’s head is really close to a dangerous place.
Subaru: Yes, really close. Let’s continue to the 4th round
Ayu: 123 Blockhead!
Subaru: This is…
Ayu: Wait, wait. There’s a person that’s really strange. Do you feel that you’re really beautiful. Let’s do this one more time.
Subaru: Last time.
Ayu: 123 Blockhead!

(2009.5.13 Sekisui Heim Ice Arena)
Subaru: Question: Who is this a picture of? Please have a look. There are 3 pictures total. The 2nd!
Ayu: Wait. It’s the same person?
Subaru: It’s the same.
Ayu: I don’t know who. The 3rd please.
Subaru: The 3rd photo. This one is really great.
Ayu: What kind of pose is that?
Subaru: Please look at these 3 pictures. You can tell he’s a really happy person. Please answer.
Ayu: No way. It’s Maro?
Subaru: Really great. Looking at it this way, there’s no doubt.
Ayu: There’s a resemblance. It’s the same.

(2009.5.16 Hiroshima Green Arena)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity. (Prompt: Reflex Nerves Competition)
Ayu: Ah, I don’t have any. I don’t have any nerves.
Subaru: Raise the red flag. Raise the white flag. Put down the red flag, white flag. Don’t raise the white flag. Not bad.
Ayu: ZIN, come instruct. Subaru, come do this.
(To add to the challenge: Speed)
ZIN: Let’s begin like this.
Ayu: We must trouble ZIN with this. I’ll put down the mic.
ZIN: Raise red. Wait a moment. Because I suddenly have to direct, I don’t know what to say. One more time. Raise red. Raise white. Put down white. Don’t bring down white.
Ayu: You can’t handle it.

(2009.5.17 Hiroshima Green Arena)
Subaru: Request! Ayu, please play a drawing game with the dancers. (Prompt note: Cactus) Ready? Start. There’s someone applauding. You can’t turn around. 4321 stop. What? Next. Can he do it? Ready? Start. Right. (Ah~!?) Not bad. How old is the artist? It’s okay. Like that. Stop. 2-Yan has finished drawing this. Not bad. It’s acceptable.
Ayu: The audience seems to dislike it. 2-Yan’s drawing is a bit strange, right?
Subaru: Ready? Start. I’m looking forward to Shu-ya and Ayu, because they don’t know.
ZIN: There are more decorations with each passing.
Subaru: Stop
Ayu: From the reaction, Maro’s drawing is good.
Subaru: Right. There is just these two left. Shu-ya ready. Start. Okay, okay. Not bad.
ZIN: Same as mine.
Subaru: Show it to the camera.
Ayu: The audience had a very happy feeling.
Subaru: There are lots of decorations. Okay. Stop. Not bad. Please draw and then say what it is after.
Ayu: I’ll draw it.
Subaru: 15 seconds. Not bad. Very peaceful. It’s like that. This can’t be…
Ayu: Is this drawing okay?
Subaru: Stop. Please show it.
Ayu: Cactus.
Subaru: Correct
Ayu: Really simple to draw
Subaru: Amazing.
Ayu: Like this it’s not fun
Subaru: Eh~!?

(2009.5.27 Nippon Gaishi Hall)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity! (Prompt: 123 Blockhead!) Last time was so great that we brought it back.
(123 Blockhead Rules: When Ayu stops, the dancers need to do strike strange poses)
Ayu: 123 Blockhead! Again we use this weird pose.
Subaru: Right.
Ayu: But there’s some who’s really vain, right?
Subaru: Right
Ayu: The stomach has come out again. Now let’s start round 2. 123 Blockhead! So we say. There’s someone really strange, right?
Subaru: Really amazing. It’s like this. Really feel like the time changed.
Ayu: What’s up with that finger?
Subaru: Let’s start.
Ayu: Round 3. 123 Blockhead! 123 Blockhead! You can’t do that.
Subaru: 5th round. Didn’t know you could do it together.
Ayu: You can’t. 123 Blockhead! Ah. Touched it.
Subaru: Amazing.
Ayu: Did we film it?
Subaru: Can’t tell who is the victor.
Ayu: This one was really close.
Subaru: Really great.

(2009.5.28 Nippon Gaishi Hall)
Subaru: Request: Ayu, please play charades with the dancers. Very difficult. Let’s have ZIN start.
ZIN: Okay. I’ll be the guide
Subaru: Ready. Start.
ZIN: Broadcast exercises. (Japanese schools do morning exercises)
Subaru: Correct. Please switch. Okay. Next.
Maro: Crab
Subaru: Correct.
Ayu: Amazing.
Subaru: This is really quick. Next.
ZIN: Guitar
Subaru: Amazing. Next
Maro: PK Soccer. Hit.
Subaru: Correct. There’re 30 seconds. Next.
ZIN: Baseball. Golf
Subaru: Correct. Fast. Next.
Ayu: This is was really difficult. What is it? I don’t understand.
Maro: Flower. UFO.
Ayu: What are you doing this? What is it?
Subaru: 54321. Stop.
Ayu: During ZIN’s turn, what was that? Why were you doing this?
ZIN: I wanted to seem like sprouting.
Ayu: I’m counting on you, Shu-ya
Subaru: Let’s continue with Ayu. Time limit, 1 minutes. Ready? Start.
Ayu: Telephone
Subaru: What kind? Not yet, not yet.
Ayu: Cellphone
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
Shu-ya: Soba. Bird nest. Ramen
Subaru: Correct. This is a nice speed. Next
Ayu: Sushi
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. 4th.
Shu-ya: Karaoke. Microphone.
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Really fast. Go.
Ayu: Maro? Pass
Subaru: From now on, no more passes. Next
Shu-ya: Chin, what is it?, monkey
Subaru: Correct. Fast. Next.
Ayu: Camera. Photo. Photographer. Video camera. Digital camera.
Subaru: Correct. Stop.
Ayu: In the middle, I was a little confused.
ZIN: During monkey, you pointed at Maro.
Ayu: No, I pointed at you.
ZIN: Me? Me? No way.

(2009.6.6 Heim Ice Arena)
Ayu: ZIN, Subaru, Come on!
ZIN: Nothing to talk about
(After 30 minutes didn’t really talk about anything)

(2009.6.7 Heim Ice Arena)
Ayu: Zin, Subaru, Come on
ZIN: I am the Northern Island
Ayu: Did you make this yourself?
ZIN: Right. I did. Today I decided to put it on for the performance.
Ayu: It must feel good to use this prop.
ZIN: Kind of.

(2009.6.13 Kobe World Kinen Hall)
Subaru: Everyone sing together.
Ayu: All together
Audience: Happy birthday
Ayu: Happy birthday, Shu-ya. Happy birthday!

(2009.6.14 Kobe World Kinen Hall)
Subaru: Request: Please play charades with the dancers. Ready? Start.
Ayu: Really pretty.
ZIN: Shower.
Subaru: Correct. Switch. Next.
Ayu: This one is really hard.
Maro: Salute. Bodyguards. Navy. Police.
Subaru: Correct. Really fast. Next.
ZIN: Whale
Subaru: Correct. Really amazing. Next
Maro: Golf
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Really quick. Good team work. Next
ZIN: Banana
Subaru: Correct. Fast. Next
Maro: Shooting star
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Fast. Next
ZIN: Fishing
Subaru: Correct. This is great. Next
Ayu: Maro, don’t forget that vanity feeling.
Maro: Sturgeon
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Not many left. Next
Ayu: So fast
ZIN: You?
Subaru: Not much time left
ZIN: Singer. CD
Subaru: Stop
ZIN: That was unexpected. Can I ask what that just karaoke? Karaoke isn’t like this. This is like you.
Subaru: Right. Ayu’s turn. Ready? Start.
Ayu: Soba. Ramen.
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Next
Shu-ya: Afro. Lion.
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
Ayu: Poker
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Fast. Next
Shu-ya: Swimming
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
Ayu: Ice skating. Roller skating.
Subaru: It’s close
Ayu: Rollerblading
Subaru: It’s close. Next guess
Ayu: Figure skating
Subaru: Correct. Next
Shu-ya: Sumo
Subaru: Correct. Not bad.
ZIN: Good work, good work.
Subaru: Next
Ayu: Drums
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Next
Shu-ya: Start a fight. Hit watermelons
Subaru: Correct. Quickly, almost no time. Next. Careful with this one.
Ayu: Snake. Wild hammer snake*. (*Japanese mythical creature) What is it?
Subaru: This one was hard. You didn’t know what it was. Did you really see a wild hammer snake?

(2009.6.18 Yoyogi Stadium 1st Stage)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity. (Prompt: Drawing)
Ayu: I see. It’s here.
Subaru: Really celerbrated.
Ayu: By who?
Subaru: Work hard. This time let’s add some outsiders. Maro, Shu-ya, Yoshio-san.
Ayu: It’s Yo-chan for the outside!
Subaru: The prompt. (Hello Kitty) Start
(In the middle of drawing!)
Ayu: Hey. Are there 2 bows?
Subaru: The prompt is Hello Kitty.
Ayu: I have a lot. Think quickly.
Subaru: Stop. You can’t look.
Ayu: Sorry. Yo-chan’s drawing is probably a really terrible…
Subaru: Yes. I just saw.
Ayu: There’s no resemblance at all. Really sorry.
Subaru: Let’s start from the outside. Ready. Go.
Ayu: Nice drawing. It’s this one. Ah. There’s no mouth. I also had no problems, then suddenly I didn’t know.
Subaru: Let’s finish it all off and see Hamasaki’s drawing. How cute.
Ayu: It’s not much and a bit wrong. Whiskers?
Subaru: It’s like a propeller. It’s a propeller. It’s okay. It can fly.
Ayu: Ah? I drew a bow.
Subaru: Looking at it, they’re all friends.
Ayu: Maro’s good. ZIN’s too. They all family, right? They all have the bows. Finally, let’s see Shu-ya’s.
Subaru: Go. He’s got whiskers….

(2009.6.20 Yoyogi Stadium 1st Stage)
Ayu: ZIN, Subaru, Come on
ZIN: Quick, stop me.
Ayu: I purposely didn’t

(2009.6.21 Yoyogi Stadium 1st Stage)
(Prompt: The greatly acclaimed game, Charades)
Subaru: It’s here again. Charades time.
ZIN: It’s here. Charades.
Subaru: I wanted to ask some more people to joined in, so this time I’ve called upon Setagaya. Setagaya duo, please come forward. Yo-chan and Enrique. Please welcome, Setagaya.
Ayu: That’s the No No No move.
Subaru: Ready? Start.
ZIN: Put on makeup. Clock.
Subaru: Correct.
Ayu: Unexpectedly right.
Subaru: Next
Maro: Umbrella
Subaru: Correct.
Ayu: Amazing
Subaru: Fast. Next
ZIN: Surf
Subaru: Fast. Correct. ZIN’s amazing.
Ayu: It’s here. It’s here. ZIN’s wonderful Charades power. Start.
Maro: Tunnel. Pass.
Subaru: Passed! Next
ZIN: Stroll. Doggie. Vacuum.
Subaru: Correct. There was some cheating.
Ayu: I heard he made a sound.
Subaru: Next. No talking please.
Maro: Microwave oven.
Subaru: Correct
Ayu: Amazing.
Subaru: Next. No talking.
Ayu: No sounds
ZIN: Meat bun. Red bean bun. Steamed bun. Red bean. Yolk. Boiled egg.
Ayu: Keep going
ZIN: Is it snowman?
Ayu: Keep going
ZIN: Meatball
Ayu: Maro don’t be weak
Subaru: Not enough time
Ayu: There must be a simpler method
ZIN: Donut
Subaru: Correct. Next
Maro: Cat.
Subaru: Correct. Next
ZIN: Ladder. What?
Subaru: Stop
Ayu: That one doesn’t count. There were noises. No way.
Subaru: It gave a beautiful feeling.
Ayu: During donut there was talking.
Subaru: Start
Ayu: Volleyball
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Next
Shu-ya: Brush teeth
Subaru: Correct. Very quick. Next
Ayu: Ice cream
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Smart. Next
Shu-ya: Bicycle. Motorcycle. Sheep. Pass
Subaru: Quick pass. Next
Ayu: Scoop. Catch goldfish
Subaru: Correct. Next. You can’t pass anymore.
Shu-ya: Camel
Subaru: Correct. How could you guess that? Amazing. Next
Ayu: Diving
Subaru: Correct. Very amazing. Next
Shu-ya: Boys and girls
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
Ayu: Snowman
Subaru: Fast. Correct. Next. It’s not east
Shu-ya: Dragonfly.
Subaru: Ayumi Hamasaki is doing weird moves.
Shu-ya: Flyfish
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next. That was the last one. Very amazing. Only 30 seconds left.
Ayu: This MC session takes a lot of strength
Subaru: It’s the first time I’ve seem Ayu’s stomach on the floor
Ayu: What?
Yo-chan: Can we please forfeit?
Subaru: Forfeit?
Ayu: Can’t pass
Yo-chan: Definitely can’t do this.
Ayu: Do your best
Subaru: Not bad. Ready? Start.
Enrique: Boxing
Subaru: Correct. That’s the correct sound. Next
Yo-chan: Soba. Cold soba. Mahjong.
Ayu: Kind of cold
Yo-chan: It’s not me. It’s not me. I’m Enrique.
Ayu: Right now we’re guessing. What are you doing? Don’t play around. No, no, pass.
Subaru: Passed. Next.
Enrique: Gum.
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next.
Yo-chan: Backpack.
Subaru: Correct. Next.
Enrique: Quit. Chicken.
Subaru: Correct.
Ayu: That’s what Yo-chan looks like chickening out.
Subaru: Next
Yo-chan: Turning around
Subaru: Correct. Next
Enrique: Ape
Subaru: Correct. Fast
Ayu: Adults take this seriously.
Subaru: Next
Yo-chan: Bonzai. Hold up. Hold up. Volleyball. Call someone.
Subaru: Correct. Next
Enrique: Skiing
Subaru: Correct.
Ayu: Amazing. They’re very difficult prompts.
Yo-chan: Long jump. Vault
Subaru: Correct.
Ayu: Amazing
Subaru: Next. That was the last one.
Ayu: I can suddenly imagine Enrique vaulting
Subaru: Very amazing

(2009.7.1 Osaka Hall)
Subaru: Ayumi Hamasaki’s NEXT LEVEL Challenge!!
Ayu: There’s so much love today.
Subaru: Request: Today is July 1st, correct?
ZIN: Right. July 1st
Subaru: There’s a sudden commotion.
Ayu: I think I know what it is
Subaru: I would like to hear the song July 1st. The weather is really nice. Really nice.
ZIN: Please everyone wave together.
Ayu: July 1st. Wave like this for July 1st/
ZIN: Right like this.
[July 1st]

(2009.7.2 Osaka Hall)
Subaru: Please look. (Prompt: Hyper Jump Rope)
ZIN: It’s here.
Subaru: This time it’s hyper
Ayu: I’m not happy
Subaru: 123 jump, then on 4 do a “V” sign, 567, then on 8 do this.
Ayu: Do that?
Subaru: Right. 9 and then after the 10th jump strike a pose. 1st person go. 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Once Shu-ya joins, start counting. 123 V 567 “ieeee” 9 Pose! It’s over. This was really successful. Everyone has their own pose
Ayu: Sorry, but this person’s stomach has appeared again

(2009.7.8 Nippon Gaishi Hall)
(Note: This is Nagoya!)
Ayu: Osaka… Nagoya, how are you?
ZIN: What were you saying earlier?
Ayu: I wanted to ask how the people who came from Osaka were doing.
Ayu + ZIN: It’s like that. It’s like that.

(2009.7.9 Nippon Gaishi Hall)
Subaru: Today’s activity is? (Prompt: Charades)
ZIN: It’s here.
Subaru: Today there are Setagaya people participating.
Ayu: They’re super natural at this.
Subaru: Peco and Yoko
Ayu: Today’s it’s actually Princess.
Subaru: Ready? Start
ZIN: Miniskirt
Ayu: What was that last thing?
ZIN: Miniskirt
Subaru: Correct. Next
Maro: Hitting watermelons. Watermelons
Subaru: Correct. Next
ZIN: Rose
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
Maro: Wii
Subaru: Come on
Ayu: ZIN’s doing this
Maro: Remote
Subaru: Correct. Next
ZIN: Lipstick
Subaru: Correct. Fast. Next
Maro: Binocular. Bifocals. Glasses
Subaru: Correct. It’s loud. Next
ZIN: Sofa. Bubble bath
Subaru: Correct.
Ayu: Amazing. Amazing
Maro: Not enough time. Somen. Soba. Sauce.
Subaru: Stop
Ayu: You showed a lot of strength. I think Maro cheated the first time. It was saying to ZIN, “Miniskirt”
Subaru: Ayu’s turn. 1 minute. Ready? Start
Ayu: Tie. Collar. Scarf
Subaru: Correct. Next
Subaru: Rabbit
Shu-ya: Correct. Cute. Next
Ayu: Tie
Subaru: Correct. Such a similar prompt. Next
Shu-ya: Yo-chan. Guitar. Bass. Enrique
Subaru: Correct. Accidently said his name. Next
Ayu: Elevator
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Next
Shu-ya: Eh? Wild hammer snake. Miso soup. What? Pass.
Subaru: Passed. Next
Ayu: Photo message
Subaru: Correct. This one was a bit creative. Next
Shu-ya: Flute. Recorder. Trumpet. Saxophone. Recorder. Whistle.
Subaru: Not much time.
Shu-ya: What, what. Today isn’t good. Sound. Bubbles.
Subaru: Sorry. Stop.
ZIN: It’s our turn to criticize you now. What was that just now? We saw it really clearly. Shu-ya put in a lot of effort to say “Photo message.” It was doing this, but saying it too.
Subaru: 1 minutes. Ready? Start.
PECO: Judo
Subaru: Correct
Ayu: Amazing.
Subaru: Next
Princess: Remote
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
PECO: Message
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
Princess: Scared. Ear. Movement. This is tough. Pass
Subaru: Passed. Next. No talking
PECO: Kite
Subaru: Correct. Not bad. Next
Princess: Sandwich
Ayu: Amazing. This is getting dangerous.
Subaru: Next
PECO: Basket
Ayu: Can’t say it
Subaru: Not much time
Ayu: You can’t pass again.
Subaru: Can’t pass. No time left. Stop. Is it palanquin?
Ayu: Really like a night-time thief.

(2009.7.28 Osaska Hall)
Subaru: Question: On Team Ayu’s homepage, you said you wanted to go see fireworks. Did you get to play?
Ayu: I did go. Yesterday, I went to see fireworks.
Subaru: Does everyone want to see? Even though it’s really sudden, here it comes: Following Ayumi Hamasaki!
ZIN: This is what they use to say
Ayu: Can it be a cute picture?
Subaru: It’s cute.
Ayu: This is amazing. I’m holding these glasses that if you look into the light you can see these bread figures. Lots and lots of figures.
ZIN: This?
Ayu: Right. These are Hello Kitty ones. Really fun.
Subaru: You have to use bright light to see this kind of thing. It has this kind of feeling.
Ayu: Right, right. It’s like that.
ZIN: Amazing. I see Hello Kitty.
Ayu: It’s really Hello Kitty. Really amazing. Ah, the fans are all holding blue lights. Please look at the blue lights.
ZIN: Amazing. Really amazing. I can see.
Ayu: It’s like seeing Hello Kitty everywhere.
ZIN: Have a look
Ayu: Cool. Lots of Hello Kitty. So cool. So many kitties.
ZIN: So happy.
Ayu: It’s says for over 6 years. Target age is 6 years and older.
ZIN: Over 6 years are still extremely happy.

(2009.7.29 Osaka Hall)
Subaru: Today’s activity! (Prompt: Charades)
ZIN: It’s here again
(Osaka related questions, 2 questions, 30 seconds)
Subaru: Ready? Start
Yo-chan: Takoyaki
Subaru: Correct. Next
Ayu: Amazing. Really fast
Enrique: Full
Subaru: Correct.
Ayu: Amazing. Suddenly can just get it
Subaru: Amazing.
Ayu: We were just saying at the end, that we’re glad that wasn’t ours
Subaru: Amazing. Ready? Start
Ayu: Baseball. Hanshin tigers
Subaru: Correct. Next
Shu-ya: Squid
Subaru: It has to do with Osaka
Shu-ya: Babel tower
Subaru: Correct.I’ve seen some difficult ones.
Ayu: You can’t do Babel tower

(2009.10.3 Marine Messe Fukuoka)
Subaru: Is everyone ready? Sound really good.
(The public event for the day after her birthday)
Ayu: Thank you very much. Thanks. Everyone’s song was really good.
Subaru: Sang really well.
Ayu: I’m surprised. Really amazing.
Subaru: Here’s a special cake
Ayu: Thanks. When we just started, although there were many things to handle, we held the 1st concert for everyone in 1999 at Akasaka BLITZ. During that time there was a song. It was the first and last time I sang it. This is from the 1st album. It’s “Present.” Can I sing it?
Subaru: Let’s have Ayu sing it
Ayu: Thank you. Okay. Let’s start. [Present] Thank you. Thank you everyone.

(2009.10.4 Marine Messe Fukuoka)
Subaru: Let’s see today’s activity. (Prompt: Popular Choice Charades)
ZIN: Again?
Subaru: Ready? Start.
ZIN: Mixture. Absorb. Egg. Raw egg. Can we start from the top? What is it?
Subaru: 1 minute has passed
ZIN: Pass
Subaru: Passed. Next
Maro: What? Do it quickly
Ayu: Do you best. Do it quickly
Maro: Can I pass?
Subaru: It’s the second time
Maro: Special pass
Subaru: Next
ZIN: Really spicy. Ming Prince (*Pepper & spices seasoned fish, Japanese/Korean dish)
Subaru: Correct. Next
Maro: Oh yeah. Singer. I.. I.. what is it? Karaoke.
Subaru: Correct. Maro loves that one. Next
ZIN: Contacts
Subaru: Correct. Not bad, but not much time left. Next.
Maro: Message
Subaru: Correct. Can you finish?
ZIN: Ferris wheel
Subaru: Last one. Stop
Ayu: Why? There was clearly no more time
Subaru: ZIN said it right as time was called
Ayu: Too close
ZIN: Wait, wait. Can I ask was that suppose to be a convenience store?
Subaru: Ready? Start.
Ayu: Onigiri
Subaru: Correct. Fast. Next
Shu-ya: Scare. Fireworks. Wave. Flower. Sunflower
Subaru: Today is tough. Making sound effects and not guessing.
Shu-ya: Use pass? Pass.
Subaru: Next
Ayu: Sushi. Cake. Pancake. Osaka fire.
Subaru: Just a bit
Ayu: Pizza
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
Shu-ya: Octopus
Subaru: Correct. Amazing
Ayu: Cockpit. Punk head.
Subaru: Don’t point to me. Next.
Shu-ya: Weed
Subaru: That’s an old fashion answer
Shu-ya: Vacuum
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next
Ayu: Ballot
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next.
Shu-ya: Rollercoaster
Subaru: Correct. Amazing. Next.
Ayu: Pasta. Coffee.
Subaru: Correct. 43210. Today’s octopus was amazing.

(2009.10.21 Yoyogi Stadium 1st Stage)
(Prompt: Jump Rope)
Ayu: This is great. It uses a lot of strength.
Subaru: After you start jumping, we’ll play rock, paper, scissors. After we shoot, the next person will join in. Rock, paper, scissors. Good. Next.
Ayu: Maro isn’t it dangerous?
Subaru: Rock, paper, scissors. Okay. ZIN
Ayu: Go ZIN. Do you best Maro
Subaru: Rock, paper, scissors, shoot. Rock, paper, scissors. Ayu
Ayu: I’m coming.
Subaru: 123 Not bad. Ayu, you can jump on his back?

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[Video] Ayu At A-Nation 2008 Weider Special Movie


I really have never seen these videos before! LOL


sorry for share them right now haha XD

They are just old video messages before a-nation 2008 started~
I actually thought the videos are new ones ~

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[Photo] Ayu And Pino Picture

crea_spain @ AHS shared this picture and it's taken from the Rock 'n' Roll Blog :)
but it seems the blog can't be opened~

Cute Ayu and Pino!

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Monday, 26 July 2010

[Photo] RIMMEL Fall 2010 New Promotion Pictures

New RIMMEL Fall 2010 Promotion Ads
Rimmel will release a new Stay Glossy lipgloss (997yen) and Soft Melting Gradation Eyes (1680yen) on 6 August in Japan. The spokesmodel is Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki, like seen below:

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Sunday, 25 July 2010

[Audio] blossom Acapella Version During Rock 'n' Roll Circus Final In Yoyogi Today 25.07.2010

This video was recorded by a friend of mine who attended today's Rock 'n' Roll Circus Tour at Yoyogi :)

She sang blossom acapella version at the beginning :)
it was very powerful!

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[Twitter] Rock 'n' Roll Circus ARENA TOUR After Party Pictures From Ayu's Staff's Twitter Account

Some pictures taken from the After-Party of Rock 'n' Roll Circus Final at Yoyogi today~
Ayu must be partying right now haha :)

look at the pictures below!

The staff in the red shirts with Ayu's Rock 'n' Roll Circus Logo Picture :)

Anyway, GUTS_RUSH is said to be Ayu's manager, whose name is "Endo “Jackie” Hideki" which i'm not really sure which one it is hahahaha XD

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Saturday, 24 July 2010

[Scans] ViVi Deji Deji Diary Vol. 120 Full Scans

Full HQ Scans of ViVi Deji Deji Diary Vol. 120

it's about Ayu in HK

and if you see the latest scan, did they have a dinner in a non-luxury restaurant?
more like a market-type restaurant??

not something weird though, just surprised ~ haha~

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Friday, 23 July 2010

[Chart] MOON/blossom Single Ranks No. 1 At Taiwan's G-Music J-POP Chart This Week

The Taiwan vesion of the 48th Single MOON/blossom has just been released last week, on 16th July and it has charted no. 1 on Taiwan's famous G-Music Chart Top 20 Weekly.

Congrats Ayu!

Picture taken from G-Music Taiwan Website

Original source: G-Music
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[Ayu's Diary] 21.07.2010 - 22.07.2010

Onwards to Yoyogi...
21 July 2010. 4:06am

With these nails ☆

For my hands, I'm doing the self-proclaimed smash-hit tie-dye pattern again. It's done by mixing a thin layer of pink with milk white base.

My pedicure is the opposite of the nails, with a large portion of pink as the base, mixed with some white.

More under the cut!


Basically, the hand is more reserved, while the foot is all-out flashy. I really like this sort of coordination--

But, because this will be for the stage, maybe it'll be better if we add some more decorations on... Well, that'll be Minazou's and my homework for today.

Everyone, if you have any advice, do let me know-- ♡

When on my way back from Kobe, Zin-san sent me a mail-message that made my heart pound so hard.

Even if I get caught up in these last few hard days...

I will still go on--!

They're done ☆
22 July 2010. 8:02pm

After receiving looooooooooooooots of advice from everyone, Minazou and I discussed it over and came up with nails like this~ ♪



I really really love it~~~~ ♡

Leaving the tie-dye pattern as a base, we added silver and gold spangled linings to the side, enclosing the tie-dye inside a box ☆

And one nail on the right and two on the left are completely covered with the silver and gold glittery glitter ☆

Satisfied-- ♪

But, you know, I keep wondering everytime. Minazou is so tall, and so well-built too. It amazes me how, with such a huge body, he can always manage to make such delicate masterpieces on my nails...

Hey hey, Armageddon, what do you think? Be honest.


Minazou "Eh? Did you say something???"

Me "Nope, nothing. Did I~???"

Captions for this photo (laugh) ↓


Ndabayo~n-- ♨

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[Twitter] Ayu's Tweets On 23.07.2010 About Going To Overseas For Recording

She tweeted on english yesterday night (or midhnight LOL)

and she mentioned about that she's gonna go abroad before and after a-nation for recording.

Wondering where is she gonna go this time...

Check out her tweets below:

If they can find me=)=)=)RT @xmizzyx: @ayu_19980408 but you know all my friends will come anywhere to see you, you know RT @ayu_19980408 h
about 5 hours ago via Echofon

haha,u right gigi!!!RT @gigipan: @ayu_19980408 your games are
bad for your fans' health, did you know? xDDD
about 5 hours ago via Echofon

wanna go there!!!RT @George16BS: @ayu_19980408 Hi Ayu ^.^
please come 2 Mexico PLEASE!

Sweet dreams☆RT @idaidunk: @ayu_19980408 i wanna go sleep, could you say 'sweet dreams' to me? Pleaaaase!!
about 5 hours ago via Echofon

u got it♪RT @WEST0109: @ayu_19980408 hope you'll reply my
tweet someday T^Tv
about 5 hours ago via Echofon

I'll go out of Japan before the a-nation n' after the a-nation.So we
can play game twice!!hahaha...=)RT @laure_ayusphere: @ayu_19980408 Real

yep!RT @miki_spain: @ayu_19980408 im on the TA now! r u
going to get out of japan 4 the recording?
about 6 hours ago via Echofon

I will do what i can☆RT @AHS787_19980408: @ayu_19980408
yes it is,wish u make an english tweet more often.I love read ur tweets directly tha
about 6 hours ago via Echofon

Its secret yet♡RT @yabieru: @ayu_19980408 Ayuu~~ could you
give us a clue about your secret place to recording?? ❤❤

ur japanese is very nice!also kanji=)RT @akai91: @ayu_19980408 ayuさん のイタリア人のファンです^^ キャラ です、 どうぞ宜しく ^^ ayuさんの新しいの CDこと が 好き です**、 おめでとう *O* キ
about 6 hours ago via Echofon

U mean my japanese tweet?RT @AHS787_19980408: I wish can
understand what @ayu_19980408 talk about.is she knew that hers fans is worldwide?
about 6 hours ago via Echofon

Hola!I couldnt get time 4 some rest.Were gonna some place to
recording!!!RT @crea_spain: @ayu_19980408 Hola Ayu! next week relax time? love
about 6 hours ago via Echofon

Hola lsa!Bien,gracias!!!RT @Isa_loves_Ayu: @ayu_19980408 Hola
Ayu!!! como estás???. A lot of kisses from Chile, Southamerica... we 愛 u too❤,
about 6 hours ago via Echofon

Original source: Ayumi Hamasaki's Official Twitter
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Wednesday, 21 July 2010

[Download] Ayumi Hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2009-2010 A ~ Future Classics ~ DVD Download Links

Decided to share the download links to you guys :)
Thanks a whole lot for LizBrazil, Hatix and nanakopy87 at AHS :)

More under the cut!!

They are all in .avi version



1. I am...
2. Moments
3. STEP you
4. EnergizE
5. About You
6. momentum
7. You were...
8. Pride
10. Because of You
11. 1 LOVE
12. until that Day...
13. Humming 7/4
14. evolution
15. Startin'

Download links:


Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?pzzjn8l9i7wx78r
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?9a8gkwxe2lu22vt
Part 3: http://www.mediafire.com/?b08vn38pr7tadlx
Part 4: http://www.mediafire.com/?to5gco1si7aqacl
Part 5: http://www.mediafire.com/?ow5endcb7so3gkx
Part 6: http://www.mediafire.com/?dvedkmci8kyzdht
Part 7: http://www.mediafire.com/?e6ealcmu4kxu4xi
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16. teddy bear
17. Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~
18. Boys & Girls
19. RED LINE ~for TA~

Download links:


Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?pu9jkyf562m23n4
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?0af6cyaum509pyf
Part 3: http://www.mediafire.com/?i6lrkztb7rsx1zf
Part 4: http://www.mediafire.com/?bdwr6xlaf4mqjef
Part 5: http://www.mediafire.com/?4m0hb9k46rn6w0d
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Making movie

Download links:


Part 1: http://www.mediafire.com/?8wgrlwyjprld58b
Part 2: http://www.mediafire.com/?nepnja3qv11a7qh
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Tuesday, 20 July 2010

[Ayu's Diary] 19.07.2010

Mornin' ♪
19 July 2010. 2:19pm

Because I forgot to bring Mr Computer along with me when I went to Kobe, I couldn't upload photos then. Anyway, during the 1st show at Kobe, we had a closing ceremony for the World Cup during the MC corner, and everyone in the troupe had on jerseys from Spain, the champion country. At that time, I got Zin-san to take photos of us with my i4.

Me, together with the audience there and Suu-san.

And here it is.


More under the cut!!


What's with this angle??????!!!!!!!!!!!! (laugh)

Somehow, when it's taken from this angle, the atmosphere feels really intense. (laugh)

Oh well, Zin-san, who's always so kind, volunteered to take another photo so that eeeeeeeeeeveryone in the audience can be seen.

And here it is.

Yep, DON!!!!!!!!!!!!


This one turned out really well~~~~~~~~~ You're the best!!! (laugh)
Hmm, because almost everyone is in here, so it's goooood ♪

After this, because there wasn't any other photo around of me wearing my uniform, and everyone will be waiting to see my photo uploads... So, let's zoom in on this one.

Here it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Eh, was your hand shaking??? >Zin-sama.

It's so magnificently blurry!!! (laugh)

Suu-san and I even made sure to stay perfectly still, but...


Oh well, this is a good memory in itself ♡

And then, shipped back all the way to Tokyo, as many as I could squeeze into my boxes, the too-delicious....

Koyama roooooooooooooooolls.


*speechless* ♡

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