Friday, March 07, 2008

【ヲタ芸の力】 Yumetsuki Maria's wota



Most of the foreigner people can't understand the importance of wotagei in the career of an Akiba-kei Idol. They know that wotagei is a way to cheer up Idols in their concerts, but can't imagine how important is for an Idol to have an energetic and well coordinated wotagei group.

Since the fisrt time I saw Yumetsuki Maria's street concert, I was impressed about her wota's physical strength and stamina, without ignoring also their courage and passion at the time they do wotagei for her Idol. :P



When I tried to do wotagei next to them, I realized how deep, passionate and energetic is the Akiba-kei culture, and also, how the non-otaku Japanese people discriminate and make fun about this culture too. :P

About one year ago, I reported these impressions in a Japanese language article that was also my final report for the Japanese language course in the University of Tsukuba:

http://hellowota.blogspot.com/2007/02/blog-post.html


One year later about that wotagei experience, it's a pleasure to see how Yumetsuki Maria's wota are still the best attraction in Akihabara's Hokoten. ^-^



When Yumetsuki Maria's sings "MOE Nyan Taisou Dai Ichi", all her wota do the most energetic and crazy wotagei for her. The reason behind this is simple: that song talks about the life of a standard otaku and about his likes and dislikes in the world.

Next, I'll present the English translation of this song (because I'm pretty sick of writing articles in Spanish), so you will be able to understand better the emotions and the mental images that transmit this moe song. :P


"MOE Nyan Taisou Dai Ichi☆" Yumetsuki Maria

Haaai! Ryoute wo Ookiku Nobashite OAD no Undou!
Junbi wa Ii ka nya~?


Hey! Open your arms so high with the OAD movement!
Are you ready~?

O-shigoto-chu mo Itsumo Paso-paso Naka-naka Undou Dekitenai deshou?
Shuumatsu ga Kite Akiba ni Kitara Moe wo Dorein-shiteru deshou?


When you are working, you are always calm, you can't do any movement, isn't it?
When the weekend arrives, if you come to Akiba, could you drain your moe?

Pasogee mo Figyua mo Doremo Hikareru kedo
Kyou Yappari wa Odoroo! Uttemiyo Wotagei☆ Mokyuu(`・ω・´)!


Even if you are addicted to computer games or plastic figures,
today you will dance! Try to do wotagei☆ Mokyuu(`・ω・´)!

Koi no ROMANSU minna de Isshoni
Otome no Romansu Kimi ni Dokyuun Haato


The romance of love, let's go everybody.
A maid's romance, an innocent hearth for you.

Koi no ROZARIO Nyan-nyan Inoroo
Isshoni Odoroo Karorii Shouhi-shiyo!?


The rozario of love, nyan-nyan, let's pray.
Let's dance together, can we burn calories!?

Ie ni Kaette Paso-paso Hiraite Sugu ni Mataari shichau desho?
Kushi wo Sashitara Chika no Seikai de Mousou ga Fukuramu desho?


When you return exhausted to your home, don't you enter and start resting very soon?
If you remove your shoes, aren't you full with the delusions of the real world?

Netogee mo Figyua mo Doremo Hikareru kedo
Kyou mo Koso Odoroo! Uttemiyo Wotagei! Hanyaa (´・ω・`)!


Even if you are addicted to Internet games or plastic figures,
today you are going to dance! Try to do wotagei! Hanyaa (´・ω・`)!

Muunraito Romansu Honmyou Shiranai
Sabukara MIX dakedo O-tomodachi


I really don't know a moonlight romance.
You are a MIX of the subculture, but you are my friend.

Akiba ni Kitara Minna ni Aeru yo☆
Isshoni Odoroo Karorii Shouhi shiyo!?


If you come to Akiba, let's met everybody☆
Let's dance together, can we burn calories!?

Koi wa Supaisu Kimi ni Stardast☆
Koi no ROZARIO wa Nyaho-nya MOE・MOE(*゚Д゚)


The love is spicy. Some stardust for you☆
The rozario of love is nyaho-nya MOE・MOE(*゚Д゚)

Koi no ROMANSU Minna de Isshoni
Otome no Romansu Kimi ni Dokyuun Haato


With the romance of love, let's go together.
A maid's romance, an innocent hearth for you.

Koi no Rozario Nyan-nyan Inoroo
Isshoni Odoroo Karorii Shouhi shiyo!?


The rozario of love, nyan-nyan, let's pray.
Let's dance together, can we burn calories!?



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