TOMOE UDAGAWA IS MY FAVORITE MEMBER OF AFTERGLOW PURELY DUE TO THE FACT THAT WITHOUT HER, IT'S HIGHLY LIKELY THE GROUP WOULD HAVE SOMEHOW SEPARATED. YES, I REALIZE THAT TSUGU ABSOLUTELY DESERVES THE CREDIT FOR THE BAND IDEA AND HIMARI IS THE LEADER OF THE BAND, BUT LET'S BE REAL HERE, FRIENDS: WHEN AFTERGLOW STARTS EXPLODING, UNLESS TOMOE HERSELF DETONATED IT, SHE'S THE ONE SUFFOCATING FIRES AT THEIR SOURCE. TOMOE IS MY FAVORITE BECAUSE SHE IS THE MOM FRIEND EVERY GROUP SHOULD HAVE: SHE'S KIND, MATURE, RELIABLE, INDEPENDENT, AND IS AN EMOTIONAL PILLAR A-GLOW NEEDS TO STAY AFLOAT. ALSO, SHE'S LOVED BY GRANDPARENTS AND ANY CHARACTER WHO LOVED BY GRANDPARENTS CANNOT BE A BAD CHARACTER.
UM... IS THIS WHERE I SAY "SO PLEASE, STAN TOMOE"? BECAUSE I DON'T QUITE KNOW WHAT A "STAN" IS BUT FROM WHAT I'VE GATHERED IT'S A SYNONYM FOR FAN?? I DON'T KNOW. I JUST WANNA BE HIP WITH THE KIDS AND ALSO BEG YOU TO LOVE TOMOE AT THE SAME TIME. HELP ME; I AM OLD AND VERY TIRED FROM A COMBINATION OF LACK OF SLEEP AND VERY EARLY-MORNING DAYS. T ~T
ALSO, I'M VERY SORRY FOR YELLING; I JUST REALLY LOVE TOMOE.
With all of the hoopla about the S2 Events coming up after this Popipa event and the whole new drama involving Popipa potentially breaking up and Otae joining RAS permanently, I would like to reintroduce the whole Fanmade Event thing once more.
Event Type: VS Live
Event Attribute: Cool
Event Song: Don't Think Twice (Original Artist: Utada Hikaru. Covered by Roselia and Kasumi)
It happened in almost an instant.
On that fateful night after RAISE A SUILEN's first Live Concert, Poppin'Party made the decision to break up. A whole year of friendship down the drain. Another victim of the New Girls Band Age CHU2 was trying to forcibly implement.
Frustrated, stressed, and now having no purpose, Kasumi sulked in the shadow of CiRCLE, the Live House her former band used to play their songs in before the new School Year. Just as she was about to leave, however, she heard a voice calling out to her. Recognizing it instantly, Kasumi comes face to face with Minato Yukina, Roselia, and even Mitake Ran as she was doing a collab with them.
The story follows Kasumi as she tries to recover from the fallout and try to find a new sense of purpose. She would even be joining Roselia in an effort by Yukina and her father to use music to allow Kasumi to blow off steam. Eventually, however, due to Kasumi feeling guilty that she is following in Otae's footsteps as well as Yukina finding a reason to knock CHU2 down a thousand pegs, Roselia and Afterglow team up with Kasumi to try and bring Popipa back together.
Gacha: Eclipsing Stars
4 🌟 Toyama Kasumi - "Sixth Member of Roselia"
Untrained: Kasumi crying in front of CiRCLE while Yukina tries to wipe her tears away, patting her back.
Trained: Kasumi in a very gothic dress akin to Roselia's Second Band Outfits but with a more warm color palette that is more akin to Afterglow. She is singing with Yukina, donning a tuxedo with the same color hues, sharing one mic. They are shoulder to shoulder. The background is bright and vibrant like the clothing with sun streaks all around.
4 🌟 Minato Yukina - "The Loving Mentor"
Untrained: Yukina giving Kasumi a stern lesson as to how to use her voice more efficiently and effectively.
Trained: She is shown hugging Kasumi in a rather intimate manner. They are wearing the same clothing described above but the colors are more in-line with Roselia. Stars and vivid lights surround them as if they are in another galaxy.
3 🌟 Hikawa Sayo - "Watchful Eyes"
Untrained: Sayo watches as Kasumi walks down the school hallway dejected.
Trained: Sayo walks down an astral staircase donning a beautiful purple gown with moon symbols. Her hair is tied up in a very neat ponytail. The whole scene looks like a princess walking around the castle under the moonlight.
3 🌟 Mitake Ran - "Remembering Constellations"
Untrained: Ran is talking to Yukina and Tomoe as they presumably head towards CiRCLE.
Trained: Ran dons a Kimono that matches with Kasumi. Her hair is done more messily, giving her a sort of a rebellious kimono girl vibe. The setting sun is seen in the background along with a magnificent Tori gate.
3 🌟 Udagawa Tomoe - "Helpful Big Sisters"
Untrained: Tomoe appears talking to Sayo about something while at Tsugumi's Cafe. Tsugumi herself is seen serving Tomoe and Sayo drinks.
Trained: Tomoe's outfit is akin to her "Lets Get Fleeting" White Day 2 Star but, like with Ran, in vibrant, sunny decors. In addition, she is also wearing a military-commander styled hat but with the Aglow symbol on the badge. Like Ran, the setting sun is visible.
I know it's a new song and all, but i already love it...because it shows who popipa truly are. they all want to stay together because they know they can't be split apart. they have an amazing, strong bond as a band, and are connected by that star beat. and returns perfectly captures that right after Tae came back. ugh...I just love this song and I can't wait to hear the full version!!
and my favorite popipa cover is senbonzakura because I love the song, and kasumi...ugh kasumi just sounds so good in it!!
shoutout to setsunai sandglass, what's the popipa, and light delight btw. I love all of those songs too