Anisong record label, Lantis, holds an annual music festival titled Original Entertainment Paradise (OrePara) every year at the Kobe World Hall and Ryōgoku Kokugikan (Tokyo) in the month of December. The event which is targeted at a female audience is hosted by top names in the seiyuu industry, notably Kenichi Suzumura, Showtaro Morikubo and Daisuke Ono. Each year also features special guests such as OLDCODEX and SCREEN Mode to name a few.
The Blu-ray and DVD versions of the 2014 incarnation will contain recordings of the concerts at Kobe and Tokyo in one release, unlike previous years where they were released separately. Each edition will contain three discs, each with the following:
Disc One: Carnival DISC
-Footage from both days of concerts held at Kobe World Hall
-A special mix of the opening segment and the song Nemuru Mono-tachi e
–Audio commentary by all three main hosts
Disc Two: Festival DISC
-Complete footage of the second day of the concert held at Tokyo
-Audio commentary by all three main hosts
Disc Three: Rainbow DISC
-Director’s Selection (One performance from each of the main hosts) for Kobe from the 1st day
-Director’s Selection for Tokyo from the 1st day
-3 Rainbow Songs that were not performed for the 2nd day at Tokyo
-United Flag Story
-Kobe Backstage Footage
-Tokyo Backstage Footage
The Blu-ray and DVD editions are scheduled for release on 22 July 2015.
Fans who have been following OrePara since its inception in 2008 should note that this is the first edition without Mitsuo Iwata who retired from the event in 2013. 2014’s OrePara also saw the inclusion of rising seiyuu Takuma Terashima in the ranks of the three hosts! As such, this is a definite must-have for avid fans of male seiyuu and those wanting to catch a glimpse of Daisuke Ono performing in a live setting! Long time fans of Suzumura and Morikubo will also be treated to the rare live performances of older songs from the two artistes as well!
Logo credits to Lantis and Orepara Official Website
Translations by Kuuin and Astrid