Hmmm, well here are my thoughts of the Dejavu concert.
Watching the my copy of the Blu-ray, I have to say I was extremely impressed with the show as a whole. Granted, the show is quite ballad heavy, but given the mood of the country following the quake, I had a feeling the show would be tweaked accordingly since it was pushed back and many thought she'd cancel it.
Starting with the costumes, I very much enjoyed most of them. The opening costumes were very eye-catching and really flattered her figure. The gowns she wore during the ballad segment were quite lovely. I enjoyed the dance outfit too. I wasn't a fan of the closing outfit, but then again her encore outfits have always been questionable lol. I don't think anything could top the awkward encore outfit she wore for Dream Music Park haha.
As for the music, I really can't complain. As I mentioned earlier, the concert is quite ballad heavy. If you aren't a massive fan of Koda ballads, then you may have some issues with the concert, since the ballad segment is the highlight of the show IMO. The opening segment is flaw free. POP DIVA was the perfect choice to open the show, and I was quite happy to see Black Candy included in the setlist. The ballad segment is as I said my personal highlight. It proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Koda Kumi IS one of the best vocalist in the J-Pop industry today. Take away the wigs/weaves, the gowns, the nails, and the dramatics and Kumi will always be a first-class vocalist at the end of the day. Anata Dake ga gave me goosebumps, as did the always amazing walk. The cute segment was enjoyable, It worked much better in this show thanks to the "Candy Factory" theme. I did enjoy the dance segment with At The Weekend and the encore was very fun. You are not alone was very emotional. You could feel the lyrics touching people in the auidence who had experienced some sorrow or heartache because of the quake. I found myself humming the song as she sang and she really connected with the crowd. I can only imagine how it was to actually hear the song in person and experience listening to those supportive words. I was a bit nervous about the Lick me ending the concert, but it ended up working very well. There was great energy in that peformance and I can see why she wanted to end the show on a light note. In hindsight the only weak song choice was PLC, which just fell a bit flat after all the other good song choices.
The stage design was amazing for a hall tour. It's probably the one of the most expensive looking hall tours I have seen in quite awhile. The lighting was almost always on point and the visual effects were very enjoyable. Oddly enough it was the ballad section where the effects and stage design really came alive IMO.
There were only 6 dancers with her this time, and they were as usual very good. As a longtime Koda fan, Shinta is a favorite of mine and MAIKO was her usual HBIC self.
Overall, I really enjoyed the Dejavu tour. As a hall tour, it's better than the one for ~Second Session~ mainly because she's grown as a performer and as a vocalist. I also rank the tour as her third best overall live show behind the UNIVERSE and Black Cherry tours.