Anisong Calls 101

Calls 101: If you’ve ever attended a Japanese concert (also known as a “live), you may have seen some people shouting unique phrases and waving lightsticks. These actions derive from the combination of chanting and dancing known as “wotagei”, and has made its way to anisong lives in the form of “calls”. With calls, the fans act as one to give it their all to support their favorite performers that are on stage. HOW In some shape or form you may have already performed calls. If you’ve ever been to a normal concert, you may have seen the performer(s) hype up the crowd by having shout along with them, yelling “Oi! Oi! Oi!” or “Hey! Hey! Hey” Calls are more or less an advanced version of this, while also including arm movements and lightsticks. Your standard list of calls would consist of "Hai!" Repeated in a chant or in combo (e.g "Hai! Hai! HaiHaiHaiHai!" “Fu!”/”FuFu! “Fuwa” combo “Se-no!” Signal PPPH combo (“Oooooo HAI!”) Along with calls, lightsticks are an essential tool to fully enjoy the concert experience. These come in…

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