May’n successfully held her first solo concert at Upper Room Annex Building, Jakarta on Saturday, 10th May 2014. As part of her world tour, Indonesia was choosen. Previously she came and performed in Anime Festival Asia Indonesia in 2013, and being happy with the crowd, she listed Jakarta as part of her world tour cites.
May’n Road to 10th Anniversary Japan & World Tour 2014-2015 in Indonesia has been long awaited by the Indonesian fans. Some fans I met in the elevator or while waiting in the queue said that finally they can see May’n solo live in Indonesia. May’n also had her own merchandise sold outside the venue, and her figurines sold out really fast!
During her stay in Indonesia, Kojacon had the chance to have an interview with her. Sharing about her concert to her favorite character in Sailor Moon, May’n is surely a lovely and friendly person.
May’n sings in small live houses to Budokan. Even in Budokan, she has sold out tickets. Of course it’s an achievement for her as anisong artist. However, about her view about those venue is a little bit different, although she loves both venues.
“When I sang in Budokan, since there are so many fans come supporting me and also there are many artists who has performed there, I felt somehow it becomes my achievement. But in live houses I can feel closer to the audience. Everyone who can sweat together with me during the live is the best!”
The time she had her first performance in AFA last year in Indonesia, she was surprised with the fans who sang along with her. And she realized that every country has different attitude when watching lives. For example, when performing in Japan, fans will dance together, while in Indonesia, people are singing together. Nevertheless, she likes those differences in her lives she had in any countries.
This time, her tour is titled “dots and lines” and she said “dots and lines” shows her life’s pin points. If you imagine her life’s journey is a line graphic, so the dots are the spots of her life, whether it’s her ups and downs, her happy time, or her sad times, however through those dots, she wants to make sure to draw a positive line for her future.
“I’ve been debuting since 10 years ago, and I think I had those points which I’ve been marked for the past 10 years. I don’t know where the dots I will have in the future, but I’ll make sure to see those lines I draw. It’s a tour that connects all the dots, into one complete picture.”
Meeting her just before the concert, May’n wore white one piece dress that makes her looked so pure and so much like a fairy goddess. When being asked about her fashion style, she said that for the one piece dress she wore reveals May’n feminine side.
“This time, I wore some make ups and accessory, this makes me look so feminine. But anyway, in daily, I just wear anything I have which is comfortable for me. Those comfortable clothes make you confident with your own style”.
Being singing many anime songs, including Macross Frontier, May’n of course enjoys anime and manga, so at the end of the interview, I asked her about the childhood heroine of all time, Sailor Moon.
“If I have to choose which members in Sailor Moon animation that I should choose, I am definitely Sailor Moon. I love and watch Sailor Moon since I was a kid, and those time in my child hood, when I role-played the characters, I always became Sailor moon herself”.
The interview ended with the photo session. And the Anisong goddess, May’n, showed her best pose!