* It's legally considered a restaurant, but anyone that eats food wouldn't really think of it as such.
It's as if someone took everything Westerners think of when they think of Tokyo, covered it in LEDs, and put it in a 2-hour show.
It is magnificent.
|Giant robots, cat ears, color coordination, ruffly skirts with polka dots. And that's just the poster outside!|
The ticket booth is surrounded by seizure-inducing arrays of animated LEDs. It sets the tone pretty well. Here you get tickets to the show and order your food. The gentleman held up a laminated card that acts as the menu, showing two photos. One is Bento A, the other is Bento B. I don't believe there was a description for either, but it didn't really matter. This is not the type of place where people go to enjoy the food.
Tickets acquired, now to the waiting room until the theater opens. Lucky for us, there are more flashing eye-splitting LEDs, and a giant fembot to climb on.
|Opportunity squandered. But at least I got this photo.|
|Everything but the poster is animated or changing colors. Or both.|
The walls, the stairs...
Even the ceiling is an LED TV. In this moment, showing airplanes flying overhead.
|My timing isn't the best for catching the on-screen action, but I was caught by surprise.|
|Such as it is.|
The performance area is the wide aisle between the seating risers, initially with drums set up on either end.
Dinner is served!
|Such as it is.|
Brass and percussion start off the show, mostly drums.
While there is a dress code (no visible tattoos) for audience members, this is a little ironic, considering how big the tattoos on some of the dancers are.
|Something for everyone.|
A very elaborate robot costume made an appearance, wheeled out by stage hands dressed as mad scientists.
|Somehow it makes sense.|
Then, the main attraction! A rainbow of enormous lady robots, each holding several women wearing sexified, sparkly sequined versions of Roman Centurian costumes.
|This is just unreal.|
Here's the moment when she realized that the buttons she was pressing controlled the facial expression and the boob bounce.
|"OMG! HAAAAA-HAHAHAHA!" (Paraphrased)|
But that's not all! Next, sparkly girls became airborn on motorized seats, slowly swooping over the audience just above head level.
No touching the ladies, obviously, but several of them high-fived us on the way through. That much is allowed.
While that was going on, there was some choreographed dancing on the stage, then a motorcycle cameo.
It drove from one side of the stage to the other, was turned around by a rotating disc in the floor, and drove back.
Then a four-wheeler on caterpillar tread did the same thing.
Then the airplane came out, carrying six girls in sequin bikinis. The propellers rotate, and all the lights were blinking or changing color.
Behind it, the tank. Carrying just as many lights and bikini girls.
The tank and the plane both turned around and glided back offstage. That's as good a place as any to end a show like this, I think.
Will shop again.