Rie Takahashi is a fan favorite, in fact, she’s so popular she’s able to hold a solo concert at a big venue in Japan. Recently, Insider reports that Takahashi took to Twitter to ask fans to remember to take a shower before going to the event in order not to inconvenience fellow concert-goers, and not just to spray on perfume which makes everything worse. She even released a guide of do’s and don’t when going to her concert.
Anime events and performances are well-known for their peculiar odor. They have demonstrated that cramming thousands of fans into a restricted space, with a combination of body perspiration and a diversity of body scents, can be a formula for olfactory disaster. Several fans have resorted to TikTok, Twitter, and Reddit to complain about the foul aromas during these events, evoking parallels to a putrid sewer and garbage combined with a wet dog.
Takahashi turned to Twitter on February 25 — where she has almost 1 million followers — to give a thorough, hand-drawn itinerary for anybody attending her first live concert, which was held on February 26. Among her advice are taking a power bank and carrying a tiny bag to protect your belongings. On March 6, her post had 8,800 likes and over 2,600 retweets.
The singer created an image of a person taking a bath towards the bottom right of her infographic, with her advice of bathing before the show to prevent bothering people with body odor.
Her hand-drawn infographic thrilled many of her supporters, but the minor detail about bathing amused others.
This small gesture earned many praises from fans and non-fans alike because it was obviously done out of affection and not ridicule.
Throughout the years, participants have devised survival guides and techniques to combat the stink, ranging from the obvious choice of applying extra deodorant to recommending that individuals apply menthol-scented ointment behind their nostrils.
Takahashi is a Japanese voice actor and singer and she educated her fans about fundamental live performance etiquette. The 29-year-old is most known for his roles as Megumin in the famous anime film adaption “KonoSuba” and Hu Tao in the viral role-playing game Genshin Impact.
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