What’s your first memory about music?
ＩＭＡＩ： When I was 2, I touched a synthesiser key and was impressed by the sound it made.
ＹＵＴＡ： I went on a school trip to Matsushita Electric Industrial Company in Osaka and heard a CD there for the first time. It made me want to jump up and down.
ＨＩＤＥ： The sound of birds chirping.
ＴＯＬＬ： That click noise sound the record player needle makes when you are about to play a record. That feeling of high expectations.
ＡＣＣＨＡＮ： Watching Fuji TV. The music playing in “Pinkikki”1. Queen, the Beatles…
The color you think your instrument sound would be expressed as
Ｉ： Pure white
Ｔ： Drum colour is ‘Chrome metal’. Is that it??
Ａ： I’d like it to be various colours.
Is there a ‘condition’ to be a musician?
Ｉ： Music is a different type of profession. It should affect you and make you happy at all times.
Ｙ： Well, I like listening to music a lot…
Ｔ： I think music is my life’s vocation. I’ll do anything for this sort of work.
Ａ： Before, I sang just like anyone else. I don’t think I could be called a musician. You have to express your individuality.
Your interpretation of 「悪の華」.
Ｉ： It’s a record for all types of people. I think it’s a charming record.
Ｙ： It’s beauty coming from the inside.
Ｈ： This album has been completed to perfection.
Ｔ： Masterpiece of the 1990s decade.
Ａ： As a band and individually, I’d like this record to have a very striking form. Like drinking a lot of dangerous poison…
If you could be a flower you’d be…
Ｉ： I like sunflowers.
Ｙ： Kasumi grass2
Ｔ： I don’t know
Ａ： It’d be a dumb joke if I said “I’ve turned into a black rose already”(laughs). Well, I like deep red roses.
Up to this moment, how many love letters have you written?
All members did not answer.
Who is the sexiest woman?
Ｉ： Yasuda Narumi
Ｙ： Brooke Shields
Ｔ： Sugimoto Aya
Ａ： A person with sharp features. While their looks are certainly important, they must be someone of a refined, graceful nature. “Japanese women!” I guess is what people would say.
At age 10, who were your idols?
Ｙ： Ｐｉｎｋ Ｌａｄｙ
Ｈ： Ｅｌｖｉｓ Ｐｒｅｓｌｅｙ
How many phone numbers do you know?
Ｈ： My house’s and my parents house’s.
If you were a woman, would you love your current self?3
Ｉ： I would。
Ｙ： Yes. But I’d also hate a little. I’m kinda jealous.
Ｈ： I don’t know.
Ｔ： Of course!
Your plans for when you get old
Ｙ： Haven’t thought.
Ｈ： I want to be healthy until then.
Ｔ： I want to live in peace with my children(I want a lot of them) and everyone else.
Ａ： I don’t want to think about this yet.
Your earliest memory is…
Ｉ： Grandmother pushing me in baby carriage. Looking at the full moon.
Ｙ： Going up a hill on my Kamen-Rider style bike.
Ｈ： A big dog bit me in the butt, and I went home crying.
Ｔ： Looking at toys in a glass box.
Ａ： Feeling the gentle scent of my mother’s hair after she carried me on her back.
The first time you were faced with the contradictions of society
Ｉ： When I learned about dirty politicians.
Ｙ： … what is it…
Ｈ： When I was small, my friends’ parents told them, “don’t play with that kid!”
Ｔ： When I learned about wars.
Ａ： In daycare, when I wasn’t sleepy but they said “It’s nap time” and made me sleep against my will.
What would your family describe you as?
Ｉ： Really blunt, inferior civility.
Ｙ： ”This kid really knows how to pay attention to others”(laugh).
Ｈ： ”My son is really dumb”
Ｔ： ”he’s doing his best!” they finally admitted recently.
Ａ： ”he’s a nice child”, but that’s false…
10 years ago, what were you doing?
Ｉ： I was a really active child. I could be a demon sometimes and other times I would daydream a lot.
Ｙ： I was having my first cigarette.
Ｈ： Football player(It’s been said I was the number one goal keeper).
Ｔ： Quit school and became a delinquent. But, every day, I would wake up very early to play drums.
Ａ： Ordinary high school student. I played tennis as an after-school activity, sort of.
The word ‘Youth’. What’s your impression of it?
Ｉ： Something to enjoy all your life.
Ｙ： Passion, love.
Ｈ： The feeling of sweating after a game.
Ｔ： Drama series with actors like Morita Kensaku and Nakamura Masatoshi. I had dreams of entering High School, and I felt a gap in me after dropping out.
Ａ： At sunset, running to the beach!
Your favourite quote/phrase/word
Ｉ： ”Never forget your original intentions”
Ｙ： ”Perseverance prevails.”
Ｈ： none in particular.
Ｔ： ”Fighting spirit and soul”
Ａ： During a school trip in Kyoto, a monk told me, “People are lonely by nature. Thinking about it is useless”… “Let it be”, “Que sera, sera”.
Favourite cup noodle brand.
Ｉ： Nissin’s chili tomato.
Ｈ： Tonkatsu flavouring.
Ｔ： I don’t like instant noodles.
Ａ： Ordinary flavourings.
Is there a magazine you can’t wait to read or a tv show you’re looking forward to watch?
Ｉ： Shounen Jump’s “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure”.
Ｙ： Shounen Jump’s ‘Dragon Ball’ and ‘Kochikame’.
Ｈ： Nothing in particular.
Ｔ： Magazines we are featured in. Tv is “やっぱり猫が好き“5 and I check anything with Tamura Masakazu, Sugimoto Aya and Kitano Takeshi.
Ａ： Nothing in particular.
Do you believe in fortune-telling?
Ｉ： If it’s good, then yes. If it’s bad fortune like “don’t do this!”, then I stop.
Ｙ： I believe. The day before college exam, I drank sake and as a result, didn’t take the test. Right at that time, my fortune telling said it wasn’t right for me.
Ｈ： Only if it’s good.
Ｔ： I don’t.
Ａ： ”Ah〜 I see…“６
An impressive scary dream you had
Ｉ： Being attacked by a shark.
Ｙ： I don’t really dream about scary things often.
Ｈ： At the time of high school, one night I went to sleep and when I laid down, I saw my grandmother sitting next to me. Was it really a dream?!
Ｔ： I forgot.
Ａ： The first time I had sleep paralysis, a demon’s face approached me…
Something you associate with secrets is…*
Ｉ： When I was a child, people weren’t very open about their feelings. This caused me to not be very open too.
Ｔ： My privacy can barely be protected these days.
Ａ： When I was a wee little kid, I’d hide all my secrets inside a secret base in a mountain, figuratively.
If you could use a time machine once, where would you go?
Ｉ： The time when I was 3 or 4, to make sure what I was thinking about.
Ｙ： End of Edo period. I’d like to experience the big changes of that era.
Ｈ： 1.000 or 2.000 years ago.
Ｔ： 1955, the time of Japan’s high growing economy.
Ａ： Early Showa era. What is called ‘retro’ today.
What is something that is lacking for you at the moment?
Ｉ： Front tooth. Broke it eating pizza(laughs).
Ｔ： Luck with women.
Ａ： Great peace.
Lastly, please do some self-promotion.
Ｉ： Best regards.
Ｙ： I’ll do my best on the stage.
Ｈ： Please listen to the new album.
Ｔ： I’m the 27 year old drummer. I’d like to meet my future wife soon. You don’t even need to send me a picture.
Ａ： Music conveys all of the band’s and my thoughts.
Notes1: Name of a show.
2: Scientific name is Gypsophila.
3: “Love” here can be understood either as romantic love or as ‘Would you make love to yourself?’.
4: This is the brand name. Nothing else specified.
5: Yappari neko ga suki was a comedy drama.
6: He’s impersonating a fortune teller.
7: Animated series.
*: Question is a unclear