(When Tatsu searched himself up on the internet… xD)
Tatsu: My persona… Well, calling it “persona” is a bit weird, but I am a person who changes quite dramatically when I go out and when I get home. In this sense, the image that everyone has in their minds, or even more so, the things that’ve been circulating all around the internet, are probably… different (from who I really am). *laughs* Yeah, plus there’s also the fact that many things changed as I got older. Um, but it’s always fun to look at (what people are talking about). The topic is not on cell phones anymore [note: he was talking about cell phones before this part], but ever since I got a smart phone, all sorts of information started to flow in – things became a lot more accessible. Gradually, I could no longer resist the lure and ended up searching (myself up on the internet). Looking at the things that showed up, I was kinda like, “Oh this is how people think about me,” “Right, this is how they feel,” or, “Ah, this is how they see me…” I mean, I would tell myself that after all, that was part of the information given out to the public, but the way it turned out was just… completely off… *LAUGHS* You know, that sort of thing happens from time to time.
Despite everything, the way everyone thinks about me is a part of my image, and I feel very grateful~ Well, well, to think of it another way, now that I know (about the opinions from the public), when I get to present myself to those people in person, I would be even more eager to show them the side of me that’s different from what they once thought. Yeah~
~from Cast Free Talk in Shinsengumi Gyoufuuroku Wasurenagusa