Yuko seemed to have said “Come again~” for me during today’s performance. Yesterday, while we were talking to each other, she told me, “From now onwards, I will be the one saying this line for you.” Our hearts are truly always linked together, so I don’t feel lonely at all (*^^*)Thank you, Yuko.
The reason that “Come again~” or “Mata Kitena~” comes as such a significant sentence is because Yuttan (Masuda Yuka) used to say this to the audience at the end of every performance during her time as an AKB member.
More than a year had passed since her graduation but this tradition had been carried on by the Oshima Team K members at the end of every show; This is simply one of many instances that shows how Team K values the bonds among its members.
When Oshima Team K performed K4th again, despite the various tweaks, it occurred to me how some things never change on the inside.
K can still stand for Kizuna even up till this day because of a spirit that’s been passed down through the ages. One day, K may cease to be called K or look completely different than how it is now, but Team K will live on for eternity in the hearts of the members that inherited the spirit.
"The K Soul is immortal!!"
This just speaks to me so loud as I watch the performance of K4th. ‘Saishuu Bell ga Naru’ is a stage filled with Kami-kyoku (godly songs) but more importantly, a defining stage for K’s current image.
"At the very end, I want you to see the power of K once more."
This, in my opinion, was why Oshima Team K performed this stage again before the grand reformation that’s coming up and I, for one, am definitely touched and blown away.