MNL48 members to perform live at Seikimatsu Blue launching event in Japan
After the success of their international stints for this year’s AKB48 Group Asia Festival in Bangkok and Shanghai, Philippines very own idol group is at it again as they will perform live at the Seikimatsu Blue launching event on September 14, 2019 at Shinjuku Alta Key Studio Alta in Tokyo, Japan.
The upcoming preview launching is a celebration of the completion of the film, directed by Tetsuya Hashi, which will be graced by the cast members including MNL48 members Abby, Coleen, Brei and Kay plus mini live performances from MNL48 and other popular Japanese idol groups.
Joining Abby, Coleen, Brei and Kay for the group’s live performances are their fellow MNL48 members Rans, Cess, Amy and Dana.
As the main cast of her first international movie, MNL48 Abby is beyond excited for the film’s launch event in Japan and shares her hopes for this dream project. “It’s really overwhelming na finally malalaunch na yung hardwork ng mga members na part ng movie, prod team and of course our management and coaches na sobra-sobrang nagtulong tulong para sa first ever movie ng MNL48.”
“I’m looking foward na mag unite ang supporters ng MNL48 in the Philippines and of course sa Japan para mas makilala ang Seikimatsu Blue. Especially this is the first time na may mag-act na Flipina para sa isang Japanese film adaption.” Abby added.
Shinjuku Alta courtesy of Flickr
Sharing their preparations for the launch event and her excitement to perform once again overseas, cast member MNL48 Coleen is also looking forward for the international moviegoers and manga fans to see the live-adaption of Seikimatsu Blue. “Sobrang na excite po ako na makakapag perform ulit ako out of the country and sa launch event pa ng very first movie namin as MNL48 member pero at the same time po kinabahan din lalo na nung nalaman ko na marami kaming ipeperform kaya nagprepare po talaga kami sa non-stop rehearsals. Nakadagdag din po ng lakas ng loob yung pag sama samin ng ibang MNL48 members kaya mas naging exciting po para sakin.”
“Nilolook forward ko po sa event na ito is sana makilala pa po yung MNL48 abroad and of course locally lalo na ibang lahi yung mga makakanuod samin magandang opportunity po ito samin to showcase what we can do” Coleen continued.
As for MNL48 Amy who will join the members for her first international performance, she admits that she is both nervous and excited. “Super nakakakaba and nakaka excite. Hindi nalang po namin iniisip yung kaba kasi sure naman po na pag andun na kami sobrang mageenjoy kami.”
Alta Theater courtesy of HMV&BOOKS online
Meanwhile, the event will also feature performances from idol groups including Fairytales, 1- Girls, Amatsusora, Graco Rex NEO, Michiru Yuasa, Tsubasa Hazuki and Ayumichi Ito. Idol group schedule and ticket prices are as follow:
Junon Superboy Anothers
Open: 11:00 am | Start 11:30 am
Onsite Ticket Price: ¥2500
MNL48 & Fairytales
Open: 2:30 pm | Start: 3:00 pm
Onsite Ticket Price: ¥2500
MNL48, Fairytales, 1-Girls, GrecoRexNEO, Amatsusora/Yuasa Michiru, TOMACA, Hazuki Tsubasa, and Ayumichi Ito
Open: 5:00 pm | Start 5:30pm