And now I’m nostalgic.
Fifth Cast is Best Cast ;~;
Apart from the Dream Lives, what is your favourite Tenimyu?
There’s nothing like seeing a TeniMyu live, so while DL7th was my absolute favorite, and while I love 1st cast, my favorite TeniMyu discounting DL7th was…a tie, I think:
Imperial Presence Hyoutei (5A): The TeniMyu that showed me TeniMyu didn’t have to always suck since 1st cast left ;~; I’d started to accept that while other casts were ‘okay’ and had some catchy tunes and entertaining rivals, there was never going to be a Seigaku that wowed me like 1st cast had—after all, it had taken my favorite rival team to get me even remotely interested in 2nd cast :/ And given that my first live TeniMyu (DL5th) was a supremely disappointing experience (hint: if you’re so frustrated and disappointed you want to cry, TeniMyu fucked something up royally), I had all but given up hope.
But then—TeniMyu did something awesome and cast a kid who’d performed with *pnish* before in one of my favorite roles, and I said to myself, “Self, if he was good enough for *pnish*, you know he’s good enough for TeniMyu,” so I settled in and watched Tsujimoto Yuuki and then-unknown newbie Takasaki Shouta play my OTP, versus my favorite rival team (with most of my favorite actors of that team reprising their roles), and I was blown away *_____* Even after that musical, they went on to continue to be amazing in those roles until their graduation, so knowing that all of the awesome fun I’ve had at TeniMyu over my years here can be tracked back to that very first show of 5th cast’s I ever saw…makes it pretty darn special to me :)
Final Match Rikkai 2 feat. Rivals - While the first of these two shows was packed with GP fanservice, the sheer emotion of this final performance of 5th cast’s before DL7th, the last TeniMyu of Season 1, just never fails to bowl me over. It was everything coming back around to square one again—and ending TeniMyu how it started, with This is the Prince of Tennis, still makes me tear up even as I type this ;~; I’m enjoying Season 2, but it’s so new and fast and just doesn’t really grab me like Season 1 did, especially being able to see what became my cast grow from their very first shows that I saw to their very last ones.