Heavy with rhythm and fan spirit, the concerts were definitely the place to grab a seat and check out the latest songs from what fan group 5XL and esteemed Guest of Honor Mari Iijima had to offer.  5XL, a local tight-knit group of anime fans with dreams of love and peace and everything musical, has quickly paved the way towards giving the fans alternative live versions of their favorite anime and Japanese rock songs.  In another schedule, Mari Iijima gave two concerts featuring her a fabulous mix of her newest songs, her coolest songs from her last album, and of course, the all-time perennial favorite Macross songs.  In a closing speech, Mari thanked her fans for all their ongoing support and welcomed the uniqueness of her position in the musical industry as a blessing that makes her stand out in the grand spotlight she definitely deserves.  Great stuff to hear!  5XL's website can be reached at: http://www.5xl.net/   Mari Iijima's website can be reached at http://www.marimusic.com/

Fanime Con 2001

The Fantabulous 5XL Concert Song List
Yuuwaku (Glay)
Ippatsu Yarou (Rurouni Kenshin)
Yuzurenai Negai (Magic Knight Rayearth)
Nanka Shiawase (Flame of Recca)
Sakura Saku (Love Hina)
Oh Angel (Fatal Fury)
Cruel Angel's Thesis (Neon Genesis Evangelion)
Kirameki No Shunkan (Kyoko Fukada- J-pop)
Single Bed (DNA^2)
Sanbunnoichi (Rurouni Kenshin)
It's Love (Ranma 1/2 first movie)
Rain (Marmalade Boy)
Tactics (Rurouni Kenshin)
Bye My Boy (The Brilliant Green- J-pop)
Driver's High (Great Teacher Onizuka)
Seven O'Clock News (Kodomo no Omocha)
Cutey Honey (Cutey Honey)
Itooshi Hito No Tameni (Fushigi Yuugi)
Mecha Medley:
Voltron Opening Theme
Shori no V ga Gekiganger V (Gekiganger III)
Scientific Ninja Team Gatchaman Opening Theme
Aim High (Gunbuster)
We Will Win (Robotech)
Blurry Eyes (DNA^2)
Forever Love (X)

Above and below: Mari Iijima at the piano singing for her beloved fans.

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