“It’s not that I want to stand out above everyone else in this band. But, there’s the side of me that rushes into things… After all, I’m the one who says ‘I want to do this,’ and of course I want them to come along. So…I think that probably, there are also members who lost their individuality in all this. And, if the members lost interest […] and just solved everything with saying ‘I’m fine with just following,’ then that would probably be it—I would give up on a band like that.

But, I mean, it clearly is not like that. Clearly there are things they want to do too. If that’s the case, they should bring things in more. There might be limits to our band right now but I want them to make songs that will surpass those, and I want to hear those things. Because the GazettE is the thing I want to do the most.”


Ruki, the GazettE (Ongaku no Hito November 2013)