— I think you met Tsukasa-san through a wanted ad, was it?
“Yes. An ad he’d placed in a magazine (laughs). That’s how I found him, and we got in touch and decided to meet up… Man, it was insane (laughs).”
— Insane? What was your first impression of him?
“Something like, ‘Um…are you sure you can play drums?’ (laughs)”
— Did he really not seem like a drummer? (laughs)
“Well, the guy who was our guitarist came to meet him with me, and he was kind of wondering whether he could really do it, too. But yeah, we decided to bring him into the studio anyway, and when he actually sat down and started playing…the minute he hit that thing, our jaws were on the floor. We just looked at each other like, ‘Holy shit, did he just do THAT?’ (laughs)”
— He really took you by surprise there.
“Well, in that respect, I guess he had exactly what you look for in this genre. That certain thing, where you look a certain way, but then…when he played, it was like he’d done a total 180. Like he was possessed (laughs).”
— Now, wasn’t he in a different kind of band then?
“Yeah, I think they played like, hardcore-type stuff.”
— So, you and Tsukasa-san started playing together… And Karyu-san and Zero-san you met later on, at the end of one of your tours?
“Yes. Karyu first -– he saw us live. Yeah…he thought we were fantastically cool, so he showed up at the afterparty and I think his exact words were, ‘I want you.’ (laughs)”
— Oh my…wasn’t that a bit forward of him? (laughs)
“I thought he’d be a great guitarist to have on board. But yeah, we were both in different bands at the time, so it was almost like he just sort of planted the idea in my mind, subliminally (laughs). And with Zero-kun…I think I met him the day I met up with Karyu in Tokyo?”
— And what was your first impression of him?
“’Does this guy ever talk?’ I just kept wondering, like, ‘Is he okay? Because he isn’t giving me all that much to work with here.’ (laughs) He’s still like that, really – it’s just the way he is (laughs).”
March 21 - April 19 - Vulpix - You are very energetic, courageous and quick witted! You love attention. However, you might find yourself being impulsive and impatient, and possibly be a little bit selfish.
April 20 - May 20 -Growlithe - You are patient, reliable, loyal and very detirmined to achieve your goals. Be careful of becoming possessive, self-indulgent or greedy, though.
May 21 - June 21 - Eevee - You’re very adaptive of any environment you happen to find yourself in. You’re also very intellectual and witty. However, a cunning person like you might find themselves being nervous, tense and afraid of imperfection.
June 22 - July 22 - Mew - You’re a sympathetic person, so you may find that other people’s joys and sorrows become your own. You’re also cautious, and can be very protective of those close to you. You may have a habit of being overemotional or moody, and you probably find it hard to let go of things you love.
July 23 - August 22 -Wigglytuff - You’re probably the most generous and warmhearted person you know. Your enthusiasm causes people to like being around you. You’re faithful, and very loving. However, you might find yourself becoming bossy and patronizing without noticing.
August 23 - September 22 - Dragonair - You are a pretty modest person, right? And shy, as well. You’re a very good listener, and very diligent, too! You’re incredibly intelligent and analytical. On the downside, you might find yourself worrying about many things, including not being perfect. You also may come across as harsh sometimes, intentional or not.
September 23 - October 22 - Persian - You have a lot of charm. You’re a very easy going person, and you’re very sociable. You might even be called a flirt! You’re also quite changeable, or easily influenced, so be careful who you hang out with. Try your best to make your own decisions.
October 23 - November 21 -Pikachu - When you know what you want, you’re detirmined to get it and can be very forceful about it. You’re very passionate about many things. People are drawn to you because of your exciting, electric personality. You may have a habit of becoming jealous or resentful, though, and you can also be very secretive.
November 22 - December 21 - Clefairy - You are definitely an optimist. You enjoy the feeling of being free, and don’t let heavy emotions weigh you down. You’re a very honest and straightforward person. Sometimes, though, your optimism blinds you from the truth, and causes you to be careless and irresponsible.
December 22 - January 19 - Haunter - You’re a very practical person, and also very disciplined. People may look up to you for that. You’re also very humorous- on purpose or simply by accident! However, you may tend to be very pessimistic and judgemental. Lighten up!
January 20 - February 18 - Bulbasaur - You are very friendly, honest and loyal. You’re very good at using your imagination, and have many original thoughts. You’re also very good at being independent- you probably prefer to be alone in a lot of your free time. You’re not very emotional, though, and you tend to be unpredictable. Don’t be afraid to show your emotions.
February 19 - March 20 -Lapras - You’re very sensitive to the world around you. You try your best to be kind to others, and help out as much as you possibly can. You rarely worry about your own needs- you’re happy as long as the ones you care about are. However, you’re very idealistic, and feel let down when things don’t go as planned. You may also be easily led.