A - ANGER: You don’t really strike me as the angry type.
Yeh, well, I guess it’s cause I’m not really the type to flip out and hit people, you know. But usually I do get pretty angry (laugh). Basically it’s when things don’t go the way I had imagined them to or when I face unreasonable and irrational things that I can’t control myself and lose my temper, you know that kinda thing, so it’s more of a childish anger. So it happens that I try and hold myself back and tell myself like “it’s so childish to get upset about this!” (laugh). but the thing I get the most angry about is when something that’s concerning us is happening unofficially and we don’t even know about it. At those times, I really don’t do anything about it. Even though I know I’m causing difficulties. So yeh, I’m stubborn like that.
B - BABY (child): Do you like children?
I love children a lot. I don’t have any of my own so I don’t really know but from what I can tell, I do love them. I’m the type that often waves at them when it’s just me and a kid in the elevator at my house.
How about you? do you have any siblings?
I have an elder brother. That’s why since way back I’ve always wanted a little brother or sister, I couldn’t help it.
What kind of a child were you?
The way I am now. I seriously haven’t changed. I’m not any different to who I was in elementary, middle or high school, haven’t changed at all.
It kinda sounds like you froze (laugh).
Ahahaha, yep. It does feel like I froze. feels like the full throttle B-type. Like not being interested in anything at all. Not really interested in people. Only caring bout people I’m actually interested in, only interested in myself. Although I am interested in people’s ways of thinking and ideas, you know.
C - COOK (cooking): Do you cook?
I don’t. But I really admire guys who cook. In a sense, we kinda take it for granted that it’s the women who cook but it’s often guys who do the cooking at cafés and such, right? Whenever I see that, I always end up wondering “does he cook at home, too?”
A menu that you like?
Pasta, in general. I love pasta (noodles). I really love it when it’s still a little undercooked. I’m also quite particular about the thinness. Not the thinnest type, but I love the medium thin type.
No, around 9 (laugh)
Which is the pasta you like best?
Genovese. I love it.
D - DEPTH: What are the things you usually think about deeply?
I guess, something like “what kind of thoughts and ideas does that person have?” After paying attention to people I think to myself “what was that person thinking at that time?” and then, for example on the next day, I like asking them “what were you thinking yesterday at that time?” it’s not like I’m feeling sorry for them but I just want to know what that person was feeling. That’s actually similar to songwriting. I like thinking about what ways of thinking people have at certain times. that’s why sometimes I look at people’s twitters and think to myself “that person doesn’t really say what he or she’s thinking”. I end up being suspicious about the other side of peoples thoughts and views.
So you’re really interested in philosophical conversations, aren’t you?
I am. I love them. That sort of conversations are extremely interesting, aren’t they? I don’t really analyze the members to that extent but I guess there really are times when I think about Aoi-San or REITA.
E - ENCORE: What is the encore according to you?
Rather than me, I always think about what the encore is to the fans. Like I wonder, if they’re taking it for granted now. Really, I do think they’re seriously happy when we do an encore. Now since it feels like it becomes a LIVE when we include the encore, I sometimes wonder if that’s a little different (?). As for myself, I just think that I want it to be a time where people can genuinely enjoy themselves, you know.
F - FAN: What do you think about the existence of fans?
I think, they’re good fans. They’re the type of fans who really like themselves. I mean, they’re passionate fans. They keep telling us how much they really love the GazettE. I’m really thankful. And they retweet a lot on twitter (laugh). I think, they really love us.
G - GOAL: What’s a life goal according to you?
Life goal? Let’s assume there’d be a time we would quit the band, that wouldn’t be my life goal and it would also feel like a timeout (?). Hm, I wonder what it is. Well, I guess the goal of life is the time you die, isn’t it? But if that goal is a good goal, I think that’s the best, you know. But, I believe in the Samsara (endless cycle of death and rebirth) and I do think about what I will be when I get reborn? (laugh)
What do you want to be when you get reborn?
I’d like to be a human again (laugh).
Do you think you would want to follow your own life’s path again?
I guess, if I were to live that life one more time, I would wish to have my current mind and thinking from the very beginning.
What about your goals as a musician?
I think, there are none. Cause I think, if my interest in music fades away that would be the end right there. If I ever lose my interest in music, I’d draw the line without hesitation.
H - HOROSCOPE (astrology): Do you believe in fortune-telling/divination?
No, I don’t. And I always end up thinking “why do people who believe in it, actually believe in it?”
I - IDEA: When do you get your inspiration and ideas for songwriting, arrangements, LIVE performances etc.?
Sometimes they suddenly come to my mind when I’m having a conversation like right now. it’s like I just know it, when I least expect it and from there the inspiration just comes to me without stopping, that’s how it feels. Then again, whenever I tell myself to think about something and to produce some ideas sitting in front of the computer, nothing comes to mind at all. So, eventually I end up wasting my time surfing the internet and looking at clothes and stuff (laugh). That’s no good, is it? (laugh)
J - JOURNEY: If you were to travel, where would you wanna go?
I wanna go to Cancún in Mexico. I really love the ocean, you know. If I had one week of vacation right now, I’d totally go there without hesitating. In the Caribbean sea, the ocean is always deep blue in any case. And the climate is nice, too. And I’d have a bed on the water. That’d be so good! But I never tan/get a sunburn. I use sun screen and spray on top of that so I protect myself perfectly (laugh). This year in January I also went to Perth in Australia. Yeh, the ocean really is something, huh.
K - KIND: When do you feel the kindness of people?
This is also something that’s similar to my way of thinking, I don’t really feel the kindness in real time, you know. For example, when someone pays attention to what I need and gives me a drink that I really love, in that moment, I just say “Ah, thank you” but after I get back home, I start thinking “Did they check in advance that I like that beverage?” and gradually reflect on that person’s kindness. That’s the way I am. Or like when people bring presents (from their trips). I think about how they actually thought of me in the moment they bought the present, you know. That’s when I feel their kindness. I also feel the fan’s kindness, when I’m reading their letters. I wonder what was on their minds when they were writing them and I’m just grateful. Or when I was ill someone had given me bathing powder which made me feel their kindness, too.
L - LIFE: Do you lead a decent life?
I neglect my health (laugh). Last night I went to bed at around 2 and that’s early. Cause normally I always go to sleep after it gets bright, you know. In those times, when I don’t have to work the next day, I end up sleeping until the evening. Basically I can’t really fall asleep. especially when we’re touring. I think about the LIVEs and all and can’t sleep at all.
M - MIRACLE: Do you believe in miracles?
I do. But, I think miracles happen a lot, so that’s the stage I like (?). When a miracle happens, I love thinking “why did this happen?” for example, when you get juice out of a vending machine or when a LIVE goes extremely well I end up thinking “why is that?” and I feel like there has to be a reason. “Was it good that I slept so well the the day before?” or “was I just lucky to have such a good night’s rest?” I think, winning the lottery or at bingo are just coincidences and happen by chance but when a LIVE goes really well it’s not just a coincidence. It’s a miracle. It’s the kind of miracle that makes you wanna find out the cause of why you were born.
N - NIGHT: What do you do at night?
I work on designs and stuff. not designs that I have to send in soon but more like designs that I’m just personally interested in.
You really like that, don’t you?
Totally. Or like I do stuff on the internet. Play with my dog. Koron (that’s my dog’s name) doesn’t sleep, you know. My bed at home is a little high and when I’m sleeping he wants me to take notice of him and to care for him, so he really gives his best and runs around nearby the bed. Whenever he does that, his nails hit the floor and make that “chaka chaka chaka” noise. When I hear that sound I wake up. And I just give him a hand and he climbs up on the bed. So when I let him up on the bed, we just sleep together, side by side. And we repeat that pretty much every day. And his body temperature is really warm in winter nights. In the summer, it’s sultry though.
[note: I marked the one’s I was kinda confused about with a (?) but other than those it should be fine ^_^]