Globetrotting Idol Group Moso Calibration Concludes International Tour in Taiwan
Idol group Moso Calibration concluded their world tour, which took them to London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, with an explosive, rain-soaked performance at No Fear Festival 2017, held on August 27th, 2017, at Taichung Fulfillment Ampitheatre in Taiwan.
The group, known to fans as “MoCali”, put significant effort into studying Chinese before their world tour, as seen on their most recent TV appearances. Thanks to their studies, the group’s members were able to communicate in Chinese to their international fans during their performances.
During MoCali’s performances of “Sakurairo Diary” and “Seishun Prologue”, both used as ending themes for TV anime series “Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat”, scenes from the anime were displayed on the venue’s giant screens, demonstrating the connection between anime and idol groups in Japanese pop culture for an international audience.
In the middle of their performance of popular single “Unbalance Umbrella”, located in the second half of their set, the skies opened up in a sudden downpour, the apt timing of the rain contributing to the energetic atmosphere.
Despite the heavy rains, the dripping wet idols continued on with their performance, expertly representing Japanese culture throughout the remainder of their eight-song set. They closed with performances of “irony” and “Geki Yaba Bokkan!!”, both of which are well-known to fans as anime theme songs.
The Taiwan performance marked the end of their four-city international tour, but MoCali is currently in the middle of a tour of all 47 prefectures of Japan.
Comment from Moso Calibration Member Nia Hoshino:
Our international tour has come to an end in Taiwan. I can’t believe that it started pouring when we performed “Unbalance Umbrella” outdoors! Thank you to everyone who enjoyed themselves despite the rain!
Throughout our international tour, we were so happy to experience how much people around the world love Japanese culture. We’re going to do our best to come back and keep sharing Japanese culture, anime, idols, and MoCali with the world!
Moso Calibration Taiwan No Fear Festival 2017 Setlist
1. Chichin Puipui
2. You o Check Shimasu!
3. Kanashimi Calibration
4. Sakurairo Diary
5. Seishun Prologue
6. Unbalance Umbrella
8. Geki Yaba Bokkan!!
International Debut Album Details:
Title: Moso Calibration, “GREATEST HITS WORLD SELECTION”
Released by JPU Records on August 4th to commemorate Moso Calibration’s first London performance, the 14-track album includes every song from the group’s major-label singles to date, as well as cover song “irony” and instrumental tracks.
In addition to being sold at HMV and other European retailers, the album was also available in advance of the official release date from the JPU booth at Hyper Japan Festival 2017, where it sold out immediately.
Mo-Cali: Road to be an idol in Asia
Mo-Cali: Road to be an idol in Asia (Youtube list / Traditional Chinese & Japanese subtitles)
Moso Calibration「GREATEST HITS WORLD∞SELECTION」iTunes URL
Moso Calibration “Sakurairo Diary” Music Video (Noitamina Anime “Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Flat” Ending Theme)
Moso Calibration “Seishun Prologue” Live Ver.