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Niconico Livestream: Anzu Hana’s Tendonitis Santa Special!!

On 22 December 2014, St. Michael Girls’ School hosted a livestream on Niconico to promote the release of Songworks at Comiket 87 on 28 December 2014. The show was hosted by Anzu Hana, Manazuru Kou (Houraisen Rena, the extra character “Girl C”) and Tsubakino Nao 椿野なお (the extra character “Girl D”). Throughout the broadcast, Anzu Hana signed 500 special discs to be distributed at Comiket, which contains an alternate version of “Sakura in Bloom ~The Scent of Flowers~”. The show took place between 8:00-10:30 P.M. Japan time, 6:00-8:30 A.M. Eastern Standard Time.

I had learned of it only hours before it started, and that the show would accept fan mail. I quickly wrote a letter with the help of Kuma Ichigo and sent it immediately before I went to bed. As it was a special event, I incorporated grandiose posturing in my text and wrote it longer than I normally write for Reo-ppoi Radio. However, in my haste to make myself known on the show, I had realized the following morning that I have failed to both take any measures to record the show and adequately inform readers of this opportunity. For this, I sincerely apologize and will take greater effort to prevent this in the future.

At the time, I had assumed that Niconico livestreams were automatically archived for later viewing (known as “timeshifting”), but St. Michael Girls’ School opted out of this feature for this video as the hosts’ faces were shown on camera for a brief time. I learned that my letter was read, but because no one had recorded the show, I thought the reply was lost. However, on 29 December, the entire show was uploaded in three parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), albeit edited to remove the hosts’ faces. I believe readers will find the hosts’ reply to my letter entertaining. It has been transcribed by Kuma Ichigo (who provides annotations) and translated by Ralen.

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Reo-ppoi Radio Episode 82

YouTube user momoiro koneko has uploaded Reo-ppoi Radio 82 on their channel, which was originally uploaded on Niconico on 29 June 2014.  A pre-show was uploaded the week prior.

Fan mail is read at 6:20.

A sample of a song titled “桜咲く、花の香” is played at 12:13. It is not featured on any of the music CD releases.

A voice letter from Runa (Ueda Yuki) and Rena (Manazuru Kou) is played at 13:29. In it, Yuki briefly breaks character to give personal comments.

You can listen to every Reo-ppoi Radio to date on this YouTube playlist.

Reo-ppoi Radio Episode 68 (Updated 12 December 2013)

YouTube user momoiro koneko has uploaded Reo-ppoi Radio 68 on their channel, which was originally uploaded on Niconico on 23 November 2013. A pre-show was released the week prior. Manazuru Kou (Houraisen Rena) guest hosts once again.

The cold open for this show in the first thirty seconds of the video features Anzu Hana and Manazuru Kou discussing the more devoted fans of Sonohana (nicknamed “Mikajo-mates”). I discussed this segment with Tomino Nakiyoshi and Ralen and they gave two interpretations of it, respectively:

  • Kou states that she is so dedicated to the series that she once talked to Greg (me) on Twitter.
  • Kou makes a remark saying that if such a fan were asked about how much they like Sonohana, they could say “I like it so much that I talked to Greg on Twitter.”

Of course, it is quite unusual for this show to discuss my own Twitter activity, especially since I have no recollection of chatting with any cast member myself, on Twitter or otherwise (Reo-ppoi Radio letters notwithstanding). I am currently investigating precisely what she could have meant by this statement. At present I am led to believe that if they are following me, they are doing so in secret, either under an alias or manually. In any case, this statement may be implying that the staff (or at least Manazuru Kou and Anzu Hana) now considers me and/or my Twitter account to be synonymous with the most dedicated fan of A Kiss For The Petals.

Update 12 December 2013: After a thorough examination of my past Twitter activity, I could find no evidence that I have talked with any Sonohana cast members, unwittingly or otherwise. Episodes are normally recorded about a month ahead of their release, so I looked through my record of interactions from October and earlier. I’ve considered that one of my Japanese followers could be one in secret, and while some of them regularly retweet updates from Petals’ Garden, I’ve not had any Japanese Twitter users try to contact me directly for Sonohana discussion. In any case, given my conclusion above, I can only imagine what their response (if any) to my most recent letter will be.

The image from this episode is attached below.

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Let’s Study Global Yuri~n Yuri~n is not featured in this episode, but you can send in yuri-related phrases in your native tongue to reoppoi_radiofuguriya.sakura.ne.jp (replacing the ★ with @) with the subject line 百合っぽいセリフ (English), with the language of the line you’re submitting changed accordingly. As for what constitutes a yuri-related phrase, no criteria was given. Simply use your own judgment as to what should be submitted.

You can listen to every Reo-ppoi Radio to date on this YouTube playlist.

Reo-ppoi Radio Episode 67

YouTube user momoiro koneko has uploaded Reo-ppoi Radio 67 on their channel, which was originally uploaded on Niconico on 9 November 2013. A pre-show was released the week prior. Manazuru Kou (Houraisen Rena) guest hosts.

The images from this episode are attached below.

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Hana and Kou read fan letters in the introduction.

The “Is This Yuri?” segment is featured at 20:23.

At 25:52, Manazuru Kou provides editorial.

Let’s Study Global Yuri~n Yuri~n is not featured in this episode, but you can send in yuri-related phrases in your native tongue to reoppoi_radiofuguriya.sakura.ne.jp (replacing the ★ with @) with the subject line 百合っぽいセリフ (English), with the language of the line you’re submitting changed accordingly. As for what constitutes a yuri-related phrase, no criteria was given. Simply use your own judgment as to what should be submitted.

You can listen to every Reo-ppoi Radio to date on this YouTube playlist.

Reo-ppoi Radio Episode 42

YouTube user momoiro koneko has uploaded Reo-ppoi Radio 42 on their channel, which was originally uploaded on Nico Nico on 27 October 2012. The introduction of this episode features a brief appearance from Manazuru Kou, the voice of Houraisen Rena, to promote A Kiss For The Petals – Maidens of Michael. The current results of the sixth SHK Election is also featured; see that post for information on how to participate.

The contest for Reo’s special attack in Starlight Resonance has closed, and several entries are read in this episode. The winner received the T-shirt pictured below.

The remaining images from this episode, all from the SHK Election segment, are attached below.

Let’s Study Global Yuri~n Yuri~n is not featured in this episode, but you can send in yuri-related phrases in your native tongue to reoppoi_radiofuguriya.sakura.ne.jp (replacing the ★ with @) with the subject line 百合っぽいセリフ (English), with the language of the line you’re submitting changed accordingly. As for what constitutes a yuri-related phrase, no criteria was given. Simply use your own judgment as to what should be submitted.

You can listen to every Reo-ppoi Radio to date on this YouTube playlist.