The 1st incarnation of PDNMZ's "The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational ~Ichiban~" was a wonderful way for Prince Diamond's NegaMoon Zone to break into the live event scene & give back to its fans & fans of Asian Music & Anime everywhere. The theme was inspired by Bishoujo Senshi SailorMoon SailorStars' Three Lights (Yaten, Taiki, & Seiya), with the theme song being "Chasin' After You" (by Three Lights), from the 4th SailorMoon Musical. People who assisted in planning this event were not quite sure how everything was going to go, but we were pleasantly surprised by the turn-out & fun that was had! With the assistance of a sponsorship by the Delaware Anime Society, TAKII ~Ichiban~ gave area Philadelphians & otaku/Asian Music enthusiasts alike an event no one would soon forget! Complete with 7 events & plenty of video games & music to go around, there was never a dull moment at TAKII ~Ichiban~. Please take the time to view recaps & images from some of TAKII ~Ichiban~'s festivities & reflect on an occasion that saw a "new breed unleashed" in PDNMZ live fusion festivals -- "you only get 1 chance to make a 1st impression!"
After having TAKII ~Ichiban~, fans personally messaged me (D-chan) & PDNMZ & not only complimented everyone on a job well done, but wanted to assist as Co-Coordinators in the next TAKII festival! For those of you that aren't aware, it takes a ton of time & energy to put on an event, no matter how big or small. Plenty of discussions are had before-hand, & conflicts are confronted in an adult & democratic manner, keeping in mind that the sole reason to have an event at all is to share your love for something you are passionate about with your friends & the rest of the world; & PDNMZ never lost sight of this important fact! Moreover, when you are around people you cherish dearly, such as family & best friends, it just added to the special place that TAKII ~Ichiban~ will have in all of our hearts for years to come. After a lot of serious debate, it was decided that The Asian Karaoke Idol Invitational would live on for a 2nd season! As a wise person once said, "it's not about money, or fame; it's about having fun & cutting loose once in a while." The rest, as they say, is history...."to the extreme"!!!!