On Wednesday afternoon (a national holiday in Japan), around 10,000 stupid ass wotas gathered at Yomiuri Land for a special Mobekimasu concert, a Hello! Project event bringing together the manifold talents of Morning Musume, Berryz Kobo, °C-ute, S/mileage, and Erina Mano (FOREVER ALONE). But more notable was the crowd of over 40,000 that signed into the Niconico video website, hoping to catch a live-streamed broadcast of the show. The demand was so great that many users who logged in found themselves kicked out by the site, as Niconico’s bandwidth capabilties could only allow so many connections at once.
But, I already sang the praises of web streaming last year (and would like to think that I have been at least partially vindicated by the Mobekimasu turnout), so this isn’t really about that.
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