The special program “Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Live 2020 (Nico Nico Live Streaming)” was broadcast on Aug. 23. A total of twelve voice casts, such as Asanuma Shintarou, Kimura Subaru, and Aramaki Yoshihiko, had participated. We will be delivering the situation of the program where a live and a talk section were conducted.
“Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Live 2020” was broadcasted on Nico Nico Live Streaming on Aug. 23. The first live tour for this series was scheduled to be held on summer 2020 but after taking consideration of the safety of the audience and their families, it was decided that the live stage will be shown as an online special program. This program featured the twelve voice casts (Asanuma Shintarou, Amasaki Kouhei, Aramaki Yoshihiko, Ozawa Ren, Kimura Subaru, Takano Akira, Tachibana Shinnosuke, Hashimoto Shouhei, Furukawa Makoto, Masuda Toshiki, Yashiro Taku, and Yamaya Yoshitaka) from “Disney Prince of Voice: Voice Stars Dream Selection II” (released on Sep. 25, 2019).
The program started with the voice casts appearing in the white prince outfits. When the topic about the pre-recording without audience at “Tokyo Garden Theater”, the venue for the live, was mentioned, Kimura Subaru said, “As there is a fixation on the performance, the footage came out nicely! The footage is quite spectacular!” while Ozawa Ren said, “The setting for the stage was also magnificent.”
During the live section, along with the singing, the voice casts have also conducted the prologue and the recitation. It was a special section that can only be seen during the live.
The opening act for the live was “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (from Cinderella)” that was revealed for the first time. It was sung by Asanuma Shintarou, Hashimoto Shouhei, Masuda Toshiki, and Yamaya Yoshitaka dressed in the noble prince outfit. After that, Aramaki Yoshihiko sang “Under The Sea (from Little Mermaid)” along with the CG's dolphin and fishes that liven up the stage.
It was followed by Kimura Subaru's “I Just Can't Wait To Be King (from Lion King)”. While being enchanted by the amazing performance of the conversation between Simba and Zazu performed by Kimura Subaru, Yashiro Taku followed up with the song “Hakuna Matata (from Lion King)” with some light dances as the stage becomes a jungle. Next, “You'll Be In My Heart (from Tarzan)” could be heard from the venue as it is sang powerfully by Takano Akira dressed up as an adventurer. At this time, the stage has wrapped with an amazing world setting.
After a short while, Amasaki Kouhei appears together with the swift trumpet sounds and sang “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” with a bright smile. Then, Stitch appeared on the screen and the Japanese version of “Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride (from Lilo & Stitch) was revealed for the first time and it was sung in high spirits by Aramaki Yoshihiko, Ozawa Ren, and Tachibana Shinnosuke.
When the stage was glowing in light blue, “Aloha E Komo Mai (from Lilo & Stitch: The Series)” was sung by Ozawa Ren as he dashed around the stage in aloha shirts and straw hats which gave out a summer sensation.
The next song was “Height Ho (from Snow White)” by Hashimoto Shouhei and the in step dancing by the seven performers, including six dancers, was quite alluring.
The recitation of “Rapunzel” was conducted halfway throughout the live section. Along with the story development, the live section resumes. Then, the live venue was filled with “When Will My Life Begin (from Rapunzel)” and “I See The Light (from Rapunzel)” sang respectively by Tachibana Shinnosuke and Yamaya Yoshitaka, who appeared in the lavender prince outfits with the blonde hair.
The next song in line was “So Close (Enchanted)” by Asanuma Shintarou. The screen was filled with the stars’ glow as the stage wrapped in the mystical world setting along with the comfortable singing voice. After that, the stage became dark and while being surround by the dark blue, Furukawa Makoto sang “When You Wish Upon A Stars (from Pinocchio)” gently.
It was followed by the appearance of Masuda Toshiki as he sang “For the First Time In Forever (from Frozen)” and the expression of Anna and Elza were done at will by the voice. Next, was “Love Is An Open Door (from Frozen)”, revealing for the first time, sang by Amasaki Kouhei, Kimura Subaru, Takano Akira, and Yashiro Taku along with the conversation and dance that hype up the live section.
For the final part, “Some Things Never Change (from Frozen 2)” was revealed for the first time while each casts voices out their opinion throughout the songs. It was concluded with “We're All In This Together (All Stars ver.) (from High School Musical) and “Mickey Mouse March (All Stars ver. from Mickey Mouse)” was sung by all the casts.
Regarding the live session, Aramaki Yoshihiko said, “As I really like Disney, I had fallen for it once again after listening to the fantastic songs sung by the other voice casts along with my song,” Ozawa Ren said “It made me want to re-watch Disney's movie after returning home! I believe it was a fantastic live,” Kimura Subaru said “I'm glad that we are finally able to deliver it to everyone. As it can only be considered as a complete work once the audiences had watched it, so I am deeply moved by it,” Furukawa Makoto said, “I have become energetic after watching the live. It makes me quite happy that I am able to watch this special program along with everyone as this is not a performance that can be done alone.”
The ticket for the viewing of the special program is on sale until 11:59 PM on Aug. 29.
Moreover, the footage of this live will be released as a Blu-ray on Feb. 12, 2021. Original cutscenes will be edited into the footage and the first limited pressing edition will come with a bonus CD that contains 5 songs that were revealed for the first time in the live.
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