Post any gazette interview (full/ parts/ links). Try not to post a duplicate.
(sorry just posting a part of this interview.... to read more go to the link below.)
-Which country do you want to visit the most?
Reita “I especially want to go to the US. … But actually, I don’t wanna go there.”
Aoi (whispers to Ruki) This guy isn’t funny!
Ruki (to Reita) This sick guy!
Aoi “Anyway, do your best.”
-(laugh) Fans in the US must be waiting for you.
Reita “Yeah. Go to the US, and “Yes, we can!””
Is even being on cr worth it? No.
omg..well i guess this isn't as popular as i thought it was going to be .. well.i can't delete it .. not a mod..
well i'll just post this up..(i do not own this)
Gazette Neo Genesis Vol. 33 Interview
Since this is the day of your 7th anniversary, I would like to go with the theme of "Gazette's 7 Strange Points". Though it's okay if they aren't strange (laugh). I just would like to get to know you once again.
Uruha: So why is Kai-kun the leader?
Kai: I'm the one who wants to question this the most though (laugh)
Ruki: It's a wonder to everyone in the country
Aoi: Then let's just say I'm the best answer
Kai: Will the mystery finally be solved?
Aoi: I guess one reason would be his virtuousness
Kai: Oh? What's with that?
Uruha: Virtuousness, capability, skill
Kai: Stop! Hurry up and drop it
- (laugh) So changing the subject, what about lives? Do you have any jinxes, or something you always do before a live?
Reita: First Leader confirms the setlist with the staff. Then lastly the other members get together and we talk about specific things to do during the songs or in between them.
Uruha: If we don't do that, then we won't be able to get worked up about it, right?
Kai: Though I think that more than anyone, I want to be the one to confirm it.
- So what do you do individually?
Ruki: Before I go onstage, I face the stage and clap twice then bow. As a courtesy.
Uruha: Like a sumo wrestler before stepping into the arena.
Reita: I sprinkle salt
- (laugh) Well I guess for an artist the stage is like an arena.
Ruki: I don't really think about it, I just do it. It's not even that it gets me pumped up or anything. I guess it's like a "Yoroshiku onegaishimasu for today too" kind of thing.
Aoi: I guess that's why their lives are so amazing.
Kai: So it's someone else's band, huh (laugh)
Uruha: As for what I do....
Ruki: Frisk? For me, whenever Uruha takes out the Frisk, I won't be satisfied until I have one.
Uruha: Seriously~ Even though it's my Frisk, for some reason everyone ends up eating them.
Aoi: Oh, those were yours? I never knew that. They were just sitting in a tray, so I thought it's ok to eat them.
Uruha: They're mine. I have to have some before a live. When I eat them I wake up.
Ruki: So you were tired before!
Reita: Also, if I don't stretch my Achilles tendon it could be kind of dangerous. But I think everyone does some kind of warm-up.
Aoi: I thought about it, but I don't do it.
Reita: Aoi-san drinks coffee.
Ruki: Ah, he does doesn't he.
Reita: Though he's always drinking it (laugh). Ah, and that. Aoi-san bumps fists with everyone, like a "yoroshiku" kind of thing.
Aoi: Well I think doing that shows teamwork. But Kai-kun is always up in front before we go onstage, so I haven't really done it with him.
- Do you think you've changed since 7 years ago?
Aoi: But there is one person we don't even know
Reita: Don't say that~ (laugh)
Uruha: He (the drummer) did change, though.
Ruki: A while ago I started watching our CD comment videos starting from before Kai-kun joined up until the recent ones. Watching those did make me think we've changed. Our voices got older.
Reita: And it's amazing how we messed around before.
Ruki: And it's our thing to say "We're the GazettE". We would go, "We're Ga, Ga, Gazette, Gazette~!" and purposefully not say it all together. If you listen to the recent ones we say, "(low energy) We're the GazettE..." like we're in a bad mood.
Ruki: I watched that and thought we have changed. Like, ah, our noses are growing~
Ruki: We have changed on the outside, but I don't feel like we're that different on the inside.
- So what about the things you talk about?
Reita: I think that's something that hasn't changed the most (laugh)
Ruki: Because we can still get worked up talking about the same things!!
Uruha: What I think has changed when I look at the members is our money sense.
Reita: If you compare it to 7 years ago, now we can live off of music, and for the most part we have a decent living.
Aoi: Yeah, I can actually eat now.
Uruha: We seriously couldn't eat before!! We were living on the edge.
- So your lifestyle is on a higher level compared to then.
Aoi: We finally caught up to the crowd.
Reita: Before we sometimes didn't have part-time jobs.
Uruha: Back then even gyudon was a luxury.
Aoi: But it was charming in a way
Reita: Do you remember getting treated by Aoi-san? With nikuman or something.
Ruki: We did we did we did
Aoi: Nikuman is about 100 yen
Reita: No, at that time 100 yen was a lot
Uruha: Aoi-san worked the most, though
Reita: And when I was drinking juice I had bought with that scarce money, Ruki would ask for some.
Ruki: That hasn't changed.
Reita: It's okay now. At that time it was like I had to last until the next day on that one bottle of juice.
Ruki: For me, I would use the amount of money that juice would cost to buy a bento, then get juice from someone else.
Aoi: If you're talking about something you get from someone else, it's cigarettes.
Uruha: My cigarettes would run out about 3 times faster.
Ruki: Yeah, I did ask for cigarettes a lot.
Uruha: If I left a pack on the dashboard of the equipment van, all of a sudden the seal would be broken.
Reita: It was your fault for leaving it there (laugh)
- So your poor life has changed, and you've started living by yourselves, huh. Though Aoi-kun was already living alone when he came to Tokyo.
Reita: Yeah, at the beginning we were all family
Ruki: I wasn't a homeless middle-schooler, but homeless visual kei.
Uruha: That's awful!
- Would you switch between staying at other people's houses?
Aoi: Ruki was horrible~
Uruha: At that time we weren't really a band, though. We couldn't buy equipment, or guitars. We couldn't be picky about the sound. And it took a lot of work just to buy a QY (equipment with a rhythm machine and sequencer).
Reita: And wasn't it yours? (laugh)
Ruki: That was really useful, too. While using it I would think, "Wow, a QY can do this much!"
- So your early songs were made that way.
Aoi: Up until about 5 years ago, yes.
Uruha: Since it was small, it could make songs while I was asleep holding it.
Ruki: It was QY up until "Gama", right? But by "COCKROACH" we started to reach it's limit (laugh). At about that time we first bought computers I think. Oh yeah, and at the beginning I remember putting songs on it at karaoke boxes.
Reita: Ah, "Haru ni chirikeri, mi wa kareru de gozaimasu", right? Didn't we record that for our first interview?
Uruha: Yeah, yeah. We were told that they wouldn't get it if we didn't have songs on it, so go put some on. We brought an MTR (Multi-track recorder) this big (spreads hands apart) to the karaoke box (laugh)
Reita: And at karaoke the price is determined by the number of people, right. So Ruki and Uruha went, then Aoi and I walked around Shibuya. And got asked, "Do you want to try this new razor?" (laugh)
Kai: What was I doing at that time? I think was there during "Haru chiri".
Reita: Eh, were you there?
Uruha: I didn't think you were?
Ruki: Was it because we didn't include you?
Reita: Wahaha! Probably because we lived close to each other so we went together.
Uruha: But it wasn't like you were singing while the song was playing through speakers. I was holding the MTR and Ruki was doing his best to sing while wearing headphones, so you could hear me laughing.
Ruki: I reeally hated that
Uruha: (laugh) I was like, "Don't mind me"
Ruki: At that time, for a while I didn't like singing in front of people, so we didn't have songs on it.
Uruha: It was really funny because you sang it all just saying "La"....
Ruki: Isn't this the first time we've talked about that?
Reita: That's true!
- It seems like there are a lot more episodes that you haven't remembered. For example your fashion has changed.
Uruha: Aoi-san would drive while wearing platform boots, wouldn't he.
Reita: At that time we all wore them.
Kai: I didn't wear them. I went barefoot.
Uruha: Didn't you have shoes that looked like hamburgers? Because I had a fan point something out to me, too. I went into Rokumeikan in short pants and sneakers with no socks. I was told, "Uruha-san, that doesn't work", but I didn't get what was bad about it (laugh).
Ruki: But Reita wore aloha shirts with a towel around his neck. You totally looked like a guy who lived at the beach.
Reita: I was so cool back then~ (laugh)
Uruha: It didn't matter what people thought.
Ruki: Do you remember when you first met me?
Reita: I do. We were in different bands, and we had pink hair. Then we got really worked up talking about what we use to dye it. We decided to go home together, but then Ruki started talking to someone waiting to go onstage.
Uruha: That was Seventh Avenue, right
Ruki&Reita: It was DIMENSION
Uruha: No, it was definitely Seventh!
Reita: It was definitely DIMENSION!
- Your memories are different (laugh)
Ruki: And I mailed you when I dyed my hair blonde, didn't I.
Reita: Yeah, yeah. Ruki dyed his hair blonde first, and I also wanted it blonde, but before I took out the pink I remember mailing you and asking what you used to take it out.
- Like a middle-schooler (laugh)
Ruki: I dyed Uruha's hair, too
Uruha: That was fun
Ruki: Since we didn't have money to go to a salon. Aoi-san had blonde hair and wore Cowichan Sweaters. The red one with reindeer on it.
Aoi: Shutup! It was Jeans Mate (laugh)
Ruki: And after that, a long fur coat
Uruha: That had punch to it
Ruki: Ah, then it changed to a grey fur coat. That was pretty amazing, too.
Aoi: ......I don't think I like talking about the past.
Kai: Maybe we should get back to the present (laugh)
- Have you ever seen the members doing something really weird? For example at the hotel while you're on tour or something.
Kai: The strangest one would be Ruki. With the other members, even if our rooms are separate we'll still run into each other in the hallways, but I honestly never see Ruki.
Aoi: I saw him once!! He was in a knitted hat and wearing a face mask, also wearing the hotel bathrobe and slippers. I was like, "This never happens!"
Ruki: No, I just wanted to go buy some juice. And I didn't want to be seen by anyone....
Uruha: Wouldn't it be worse to be seen like that?
Ruki: I never knew that Aoi-san saw me (laugh)
- So what about any weird things you do during your daily life?
Reita: There is something that made me think, "Is this just me?". When I get out of the bath, I dry off my whole body with a hair dryer.
Reita: I dry off a little first, though. Then it feels really good to get completely dried out with a hair dryer. Your pajamas go on easily too, so you should definitely try it today.
Uruha: Kind of like that, I dry off before I get out of the bath. I swipe off the water on me with my hands, then ring out my hair.
Aoi: I wouldn't do that
- Anything else?
Kai: When I'm walking down the street I always want to walk in the narrowest areas. I'll purposefully walk between a wall and a telephone pole, or go to the corner in an elevator.
Uruha: I always move around so I don't look like a suspicious person.
Reita: That's being suspicious
Uruha: No, no (laugh). For example if you're walking at night and there's a girl walking in front of you and you start walking behind her at the same speed, wouldn't you be thought of as weird?
Aoi&Reita: I totally understand that!
Uruha: But reversely if there's a suspicious old guy walking behind me I start thinking, "What if this guy...."
- Are there any weird things you do when eating, or weird things you eat?
Ruki: There is something that I always do..... You know the candy called Happy Tan?
Uruha: Don't tell me, you lick it?
Ruki: Yeah. I'm not satisfied until I lick it halfway and then eat it.
Uruha: This guy loves flavors.
Ruki: I'll also just take the chocolate part off of Pocky.
Uruha: I get that! I also eat the chocolate parts of Kinoko no Yama first too. But it doesn't work with Takenoko no Sato.
Ruki: I don't feel the same about that one (laugh). I'll also eat just the middle of a cream puff first.
Aoi: So you want to make it twice as good.
Reita: That's thinking like a poor person.
Aoi: Definitely like a poor person.
- Then is there anything about Gazette which has just reached it's 7th anniversary that you reversely never want to change?
Ruki: Our mindset I think. Our attitude towards the band won't change. That we can be careless, weird, or serious won't change. In a good way we have no sense of being professional. That hasn't changed since before.
- What are some great points of the other members that you don't want to change?
Aoi: I think it's nice that Ruki-kun can talk well.
Reita: That's true~
Kai: That you can't hate him?
Ruki: I've never done anything to be hated by you.
Kai: Even if he does something wrong it's like, "Well it's Ruki so I guess it's okay!"
Ruki: Like if I skipped a song during a live?
Aoi: That we wouldn't forgive.
- What about a great point of Kai-kun that you don't want to change?
Ruki: If he'll keep forgetting stuff like always
Kai: I haven't done that recently though
Reita: That he's not very put together?
Aoi: I think it's great that he tries his hardest to take in everyone's opinions. ......I'm not sure if they're taken in or not, but he's working hard at being the leader.
Ruki: The first time I thought, "He's doing something leader-like~" was the mail he sent a while ago. He sent out a message to everyone connected saying that a meeting for the song selection was postponed. And it was a long message for once. [He said "long" in English]
Aoi: Say "long message"! [in Japanese]
Uruha: Wasn't that the first time he did something independently?
Aoi: But I don't have his number saved in my phone, so I didn't know who it was from.
Kai: O--i! Save it already! (laugh)
- What about Uruha-kun?
Kai: He goes by his own pace
Aoi: He might be the one who hasn't changed the most. I think because he doesn't waver regarding what he has.
Uruha: .....It's embarrassing being the center of attention!
Kai: The shy Uruha-kun.
Uruha: .......That's it?
Kai: You really don't change (laugh)
Reita: But there are things he gets worked up about. In the past, a roadie got into an accident and I got hit in the head and neck. I was taken to a hospital in Saitama, and Uruha called my parents living in Kanagawa, and they later told me that he offered to come pick them up. That sort of made me tear up.
Uruha: Though if they had said, "Ok, please do", I don't know what I would have done.
Reita: Hey! (laugh) Wouldn't it be better to not say that now?
Uruha: Ah, um, yeah!
Reita: Well in the end my parents came themselves!
Ruki: Then what's the point!
Reita: But, well, the thought made me happy
Aoi: Now let's move on to what hasn't changed about me
Reita: Am I last? I'll be like the butt of the joke.
Ruki: Aoi-san had more of an aloof image before.
Uruha: But isn't he the most human?
Reita: Aoi-san will treat us even now. A while ago, he.....what was it again?
Uruha: What was it?
Reita: You know, you guys shouldn't forget what people have done for you.
Kai: Then you say it.
Ruki: He treated us at Royal Host.
Reita: He's always treated us to nikuman.
Ruki: How many times are you going to talk about nikuman?
Reita: (laugh) That generosity is pretty manly.
Ruki: Unexpectedly, he'll do almost anything for you if you ask him.
Aoi: Though no one really asks
Ruki: But if you do ask he'll definitely do it grudgingly
- That's really cool~
Uruha: Now you definitely can't refuse anymore!
Aoi: (laugh) But if someone asks, I really do want to honestly say "That's fine".
Kai: So you can't be honest (laugh)
Ruki: He'll definitely say, "I guess I don't have a choice~", and then do it for you.
- Though that's not bad, is it?
Ruki: Do mine over again. All you said was that I talk.
Kai: We said you were playful (laugh)
- Ok, let's talk about Reita-kun, then Ruki after.
Reita: Oh, so you decided to be the butt of the joke on your own?
Kai: It's very like Reita to think about the joke, though. Because he's funny.
Uruha: I can only think of things I want to call him on.
Ruki: I guess that he's pretty calm?
Uruha: If we went by "ROOKIES", he'd be Okada.
Reita: Who's Okada? You think it's okay to say if I don't know?
- (laugh) So Reita-kun softens the atmosphere then.
Aoi: No. When he's not feeling up to it, he doesn't do anything. I think getting the atmosphere going is his biggest job. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that he gets paid for it. And there are times when he neglects to do it. I don't like that Reita.
Reita: I'll do my best~
Aoi: But before lives, he's the one trying the hardest to get everyone riled up.
Uruha: His network of information is amazing.
Reita: Say "information network". [Correcting each others' language again]
- But Uruha-kun also always tries to make people happy, right?
Uruha: No, it's not really like that....
Reita: He makes us happy with his natural cluelessness.
Aoi: You are well-informed, though.
Uruha: About things like martial arts or other sports athletes.
- Are you getting embarrassed?
Uruha: Eh, are you embarrassed?
Reita: ........... (blush)
- Then lastly, Ruki-kun.
Ruki: Eh, I was joking before.
Aoi: Ruki-kun does after all have the ability to bring color to the GazettE. .......We're being serious now, right?
- We've been serious this whole time (laugh)
Aoi: Because the vocalist is the face of the band
Uruha: Ruki-kun is thoughtful of his friends
Aoi: The conversation is totally different than before!
Ruki: Ah, I do actually have a lot of friends
Aoi: But you're not thoughtful of them at all
Ruki: That's not true (laugh)
Aoi: Whenever Ruki says to me, "Let's go clothes shopping", I always say "Yeah, let's go", but if I invite him he'll never go.
Ruki: (laugh) That's just a characteristic of B blood types. If I'm not interested in something, then I'm not interested. And I won't invite people. When I went with Reita it was a chance to do my own shopping as well, so I went.
Reita: I mailed him saying, "Do you want to go shopping?", but he didn't reply. Then he called me and was like, "Come pick me up".
Uruha: That's not a good conversation at all!
Aoi: .......He's a good guy
Kai: He got serious (laugh)
Is even being on cr worth it? No.
Gazette 31 Questions Interview - Neo Genesis Vol. 21
Please share the impression you had of the person sitting to your right when you met for the first time.
Okay, starting with Aoi-kun. The person next to you is Kai-kun.
Aoi: Why do I have to start (laughs). When I first met Kai-kun...
Ruki: You thought he was a skeleton?
Reita: Kai-kun, why does that make you embarrassed?
Aoi: When we first met, I had given him an MD with one of Gazette's songs at the time on it. Then he made a face like, "That's sudden!" and left looking like he had stolen it.
Kai: I didn't do that (laughs)
Aoi: He did that, and when I asked, "Kai-kun, you're joining us, right?" he was like, "No, I'm still thinking...".
Reita: Like he was being pressured by other bands, too (laughs)
So your first impressions weren't very good?
Aoi: Rather, I didn't really have any. But Ruki had brought him along, so there wasn't any helping it.
(laughs) So next to Kai-kun is Ruki-kun.
Kai: Ruki was very kind.
Ruki: What did I do?
Kai: Even though we hadn't talked that much, you gave me a wallet chain.
Ruki: Ahh, I did. So it's just that I gave you something!?
And what was Ruki-kun's first impression of Uruha-kun?
Ruki: When we first met, he was onstage with his makeup on, so I got the impression that his face was totally white and he had a big back. Well, he had a delinquent older brother kind of image. His car was like that, too.
Ruki: But he seemed really nice, so I was thinking, "I'm not sure~". Since he had that makeup on I thought he couldn't be that normal, but we were actually able to talk normally.
So he was different from that image, huh. So, next to Uruha-kun is Reita-kun.
Aoi: Wait a second. Your first impressions would be a looong time ago.
Reita: Yeah, at that time the band didn't have anything to do with it.
Uruha: It was during middle school. My first impression was that he was like a monkey. He was small and dark.
Reita: I was really tan.
Uruha: And he had a buzz cut. He was really agile, and expressed things with his whole body.
Reita: Like (Ninety nine's) Okamura, huh?
Uruha: Yeah, yeah. Like a clown.
(laughs) Okay, Reita-kun, what was your impression of Aoi-kun?
Reita: Right, we met just after new years.
Ruki: I remember that.
Aoi: You don't have to talk (laughs)
Reita: I think you were wearing a red and white sweater?
Ruki: Yeah, and it had a knitted reindeer on it.
Aoi: Cause it was winter.
Reita: Then when we met again, you had on a fur coat.
Ruki: It was a long coat, right?
Reita: Yeah. I thought, "Damn, this person has nice clothes" (laughs)
So a gorgeous feeling, huh.
Aoi: No, I don't think gorgeous...
Reita: The prices were reasonable (laughs)
Please tell us the personality of the person sitting to your left.
Okay, starting with Aoi-kun.
Aoi: So why is it always me (laughs). Umm, Reita is naturally funny. When a live starts, he creates the atmosphere.
Reita: Of course.
Aoi: He's shy and tries to be cool. But he's a good guy, and hard to get close to.
(laughs) How about Reita-kun of Uruha-kun.
Reita: He has no conception of time. I don't think he's ever heard the phrase "Time is money". I guess he goes by his own pace and is in his own world. Today was the same (he was late), too...
Uruha: Wait, are you mad?
Reita: No, I'm just saying that's how far you're in another dimension. But, he's a good guy.
Now Uruha-kun about Ruki-kun's personality.
Uruha: He's dumb. Not stupid, but dumb. The difference being that he's a specialist in his own areas, but other than that...
Ruki: Isn't that the same as stupid?
Uruha: Well, he's a good guy.
(laughs) Now Ruki-kun of Kai-kun.
Ruki: I don't know his real personality well, but basically he has good manners. Though I've been starting to wonder if the real him isn't hiding somewhere behind that.
Ruki: I guess he's actually a very nervous person? He worries too much and gets nervous.
Okay, Kai-kun of Aoi-kun.
Kai: He's really methodical. Especially with keeping his surroundings clean.
Aoi: That's not true. My room is dirty.
Kai: No, you notice really small details. Like when I'm doing something I'll start cleaning up because I think "Aoi-kun's gonna get mad."
What dramas or movies have you seen lately?
Reita: It's a foreign drama, but "LOST". I've only seen the first season, though.
Reita: People get pulled in by puzzles. We want to know why something turned out the way it did.
Kai: But you didn't want to watch it at first.
Reita: I really didn't want to watch dramas that continue so long. But then I wondered if that itself was what was interesting about them. And it was. With LOST and Prison Break.
Ruki: I like Prison Break. I also definitely didn't want to watch long dramas. I thought, "Just stop already". It's so long, and there was also a second series...but then when I watched it once when everyone was watching it, and I completely got hooked on it. To the point that when work was over I'd go home and watch it instead of sleeping, and go to work the next day like that. I don't think of it as a drama as much as a huge movie.
Uruha: I like "Blood Diamond".
Leonardo DiCaprio was in that one, right.
Uruha: I watched it because my sister recommended it, though.
Reita: Isn't it kind of rare for you to listen to your sister?
Uruha: She told me about it after we had done something that had to do with jewlery. I thought she was tricking me, but I watched it and it was soo good. It really made me think.
Kai: I saw "The Prestige". I love movies with a twist, so I was really looking forward to it, but I looked forward to it too much and I was kind of disappointed...
Aoi: I...don't have anything~
Please tell us about your hometown.
Ruki: The air tastes good. There aren't any people.
Reita: It's open and there are a lot of farm and rice fields.
Uruha: The convience store parking lot is big.
And what about Mie?
Aoi: The scenery is beautiful. It was even in a magazine a while ago.
Kai: Even though it's Tokyo, there's a huge temple close by, and my school was in there~
Aoi: Like a temple elementary school?
Ruki: Where the hell did you live?
How do you wake up every morning?
Ruki: With the manager calling me on the interphone.
Aoi: With the manager calling me saying, "I'm here now".
Reita: I'm woken up like that, too.
Ruki: Today, even though the manager was there, after he called on the interphone I fell asleep again. After that the plumber came so I woke up, and it had been about an hour. I was like "Oh crap!", but when I looked at my phone no one had called, and when I tried calling he didn't pick up. So I took my time getting ready and when I went outside, the manager was out there sleeping.
Reita: That's amazing!
What about Uruha-kun?
Uruha: With the morning light.
Reita: You're such a liar~ (laughs)
How much of a country kid are you (laughs)
Uruha: The sun's light really comes in strong, though
(laughs) So what about Kai-kun?
Kai: I've realized recently, but rather than have an alarm go off in my ear, it's easier to wake up to vibration.
Aoi: (coldly) Is that so.
What do you do when you're depressed?
Reita: I sleep.
Ruki&Kai: Me too.
Aoi: I sleep until I can't anymore.
Reita: Whenever I wake up I'm usually okay again.
Uruha: I drink. Then I get violent and go to sleep.
What faces do you use in cell phone messages?
Aoi: I don't.
Ruki: The sparkly one.
Uruha: The one I use the most is the one that looks like smoke.
Reita: Ah, me too. I use it when it's a "hmph!" kind of feeling. Like, after saying "I'm tired~" I don't want to use a sad face or sweat drops, so I go "hmph!" (laugh)
Aoi: Who do you send that kind of message to?
Ruki: I've gotten one.
Aoi: You've been around each other this whole time!
Ruki: Then I sent back "I know--!"
What about Kai-kun?
Kai: I use the one bowing on the ground.
Aoi: The ones with symbols, huh
So does that mean you apologize a lot?
Ruki: I guess it does?
What is your ring tone at the moment?
Aoi: A regular ringing.
Reita: I have one like that, too
Uruha: The sound of water dropping, and whatever came with it.
Ruki: I have a warning sort of siren.
Kai: (Looks at his phone to check...and plays it)
Ruki: Like the sound on the black tea commercial.
If you could do a collaboration with anyone in the world, with who and what kind of collaboration would it be?
Reita: A PV with Steven Spielberg. I love Jurassic Park.
Uruha: Eh, it would have dinosaurs?
Reita: I would like it to have an outer space feeling.
Ruki: I would want Bjork to sing in a chorus.
Uruha: In the same way, I would want to be a member of Slipknot.
Kai: A person named Mike Portnoy (drummer of Dream Theater) is very into drums, so I would like to make a drumset with someone like that.
Aoi: I would want to with a car seller. Cars today tend to look the same, so I want to do a collaboration and make a really cool one. And become rich.
What is something that you can't buy it now, but someday you want to?
Kai: A house.
Ruki: A house for my parents.
Reita: A house I think.
Uruha: A car maybe?
Aoi: A company.
Reita: So, bribery? Cool (laughs)
What do you think is going to happen this year?
Ruki: A short hair cut.
Uruha: Smoking ban.
Ruki: That's already here!
Since you can't smoke in taxis anymore, huh
Uruha: That's true
Aoi: So it's already here, then (laughs)
Reita: Lowered gas prices.
Ruki&Aoi: That's not happening.
Reita: The democrats are moving, though.
Ruki: It looks like it'll change from George Bush.
Aoi: Not it looks like, it will change.
Reita: His term is over.
Ruki: It looks like Hillary will happen.
Kai: Of course, the GazettE will.
Aoi: We will, huh. Or rather, we are.
What's something you want to do in private this year?
Aoi: I want to go overseas. L.A. maybe. I could go to Korea for a short vacation, too. When I travel I like it to be for vacation, so first I want a vacation.
Ruki: I want to take pictures. I talked with a cameraman who said I'd like it if I tried it.
Uruha: I want to find a sport I can do during the summer. Maybe something like futsal that I can do indoors.
Reita: So why would it matter if it was summer or not?
Kai: I want to play futsal, too. I've turned down invitations from my friends so many times.
Uruha: Then I won't do it (laughs)
Reita: I think swimming.
Ruki: You definitely won't do it.
Reita: There's a sports gym nearby [OK and this part I don't know. If anyone knows what ループー is, prease tell me *severely confused*]...
Aoi: So couldn't you just go to a pool?
Reita: There is a pool (laughs), so I thought maybe I should try it. I want to go "It feels soo good~" like Kitajima Kosuke. And I don't know how to breathe right, so I want to learn that, too.
Wasn't your swimming style just to put on a mask and crawl?
Reita: Yes. I could go 25 meters without breathing, but I really want to learn how to swim properly.
I'm sure everyone would like to watch you practice.
Reita: I'd come up with a frantic expression.
Aoi: That'd be pretty pathetic (laughs)
Please give some pointers on how to sing Gazette's songs in karaoke.
Ruki: Gazette's song are pretty hard~
Reita: I went with Uruha and a friend to karaoke, though. My friend tried singing "BEST FRIENDS", but messed up the rhythm halfway through, so I started thinking maybe it is kind of hard (laugh)
Ruki: Well, what's wrong with it being like that? People shouldn't try to copy the singing, just sing it in your own way.
What is the first thing you do when you return home?
Ruki: I turn on the lights and take a bath.
Reita: Turn on the air-conditioning.
Uruha: Turn on the TV. Then quickly change into a jersey.
Aoi: Turn on my game.
Kai: Either the TV or computer.
What do you do to relax when you're tired?
Ruki: Take a bath then go to sleep.
Reita: Eat, then go to sleep within 30 minutes.
Kai: All you do is drink (laughs)
What is something you want to ask the fans?
Ruki: That's a different kind of question.
Uruha: Is everyone going to school like they should?
Reita: At what kind of times do you listen to Gazette's CDs?
What do you think is the greatest luxury?
Reita: Falling asleep again. That feeling is incredible!
Aoi: That's true. When someone calls you on the interphone, and you go back to sleep.
Reita: That feels good!?
Does it annoy you when someone calls on the interphone?
Aoi: It does (laughs)
Uruha: For me it's an onsen. Relaxing in hot water, then having a beer afterwards.
Kai: When I can drink sake from the afternoon on.
Ruki: For me, going to Hawaii was a luxury. The atmosphere of having a drink at night and looking at the scenery from the terrace of the hotel. The wind felt good, and listening to rockabilly on my iPod...
Did you get roomservice?
Ruki: No, I ate beef jerkey (laughs)
Reita: At school, when it closed for a while because of influenza, and I could sleep more. That's amazing.
Uruha: It is, huh~
Ruki: When the sports festival was cancelled because of rain.
Uruha: What part of that is a luxury? (laughs)
Ruki: Isn't it nice to wake up expecting to have to do something, then being able to go back to sleep?
That's kind of insignificant, though
Ruki: Hahaha. ...Ah, but I already said Hawaii!
What do you like to put on sunny side up eggs?
Uruha: I haven't heard that! I like salt.
Reita: Salt or soy sauce.
Ruki: Ehhh? I use Worcester sauce.
That's the most normal, huh
Aoi: No, no, no, no. Normal would be salt or pepper. Why would Worcester sauce be normal? Do you use it?
No, I use ketchup or mayonnaise.
Ruki: Ketchup and mayonnaise are good.
Aoi: That's what we put on our hamburgers at home.
What do you wish you had done when you were a teenager?
Ruki: Gotten my drivers license. I really wonder why I never did that.
Uruha: Seriously, why didn't you?
Ruki: And I had so many chances to go, too. I want to completely change that "If I have time to go to the driving school, I'll play instead" kind of thinking I had at the time.
Aoi: I would have liked to take the college entrance exams.
Ruki: That's a lie.
Aoi: I didn't graduate high school, though.
Reita: Aren't you getting the order wrong?
Aoi: I just wish I had been able to at least go to college~ Kinda thing. I'm kidding, though.
Kai: For me it's piano. My mom played, and we have a grand piano in our house, so I wonder why I never learned it. I tried it once, but then I gave up.
Reita: Because he's a thoroughbred.
Aoi: Well, it's not too late, so why don't you start now?
Kai: But the drums...
Aoi: Couldn't you do both~
Uruha: For me it's English. I wish I'd have learned it while I was at the right age. My English grades were always a 5 on the 5-point scale.
Ruki: ...I guess you can repaint the past, huh
Aoi: We can say that cause there's no one here that knows.
Reita: But I've never heard that from Uruha.
Aoi: Rather, I've never heard you speak English.
Reita: That came out of nowhere. [a joke: "nemimi ni mizu" means "out of the blue/out of nowhere". but instead of saying "mizu" he said water in English, lol]
Ruki: Your timing of that was weird
(laughs) What about Reita-kun?
Reita: I went to an industrial high school, but I wish I had gotten qualifications from there. I didn't get any.
Uruha: Then why did you go?
Kai: Huh? Didn't you say once you were getting a permit to handle dangerous machinery or something?
Reita: I failed.
Aoi: So it's not that you wished you had done it, you couldn't.
But didn't you say that getting a permit like that would basically guarantee what you did for life, so you didn't want to?
Reita: Yes. And now that I think about it, it wouldn't have been anything like that. And guarantees like that are important.
Ruki: That's an adult way of thinking (laughs)
Aoi: No, that is important, though
What was your first part time job?
Ruki: A family restaurant.
Reita: You can work at places like that?
Uruha: In the kitchen, right?
Reita: There's no way you'd say stuff like "irasshaimase", right?
Ruki: I did say it. Like, "rasshaimase".
Reita: Bastard (laughs)
Ruki: I quit after a day, though
Kai: I also worked at a restaurant.
Reita: I made the cream at a bread factory. My hands looked like globes.
Ruki: It's the same now.
Reita: What do you mean??
Uruha: I worked at a flower shop. It was my friend's shop, and I worked there during the summer vacation and got a lot of money.
What about Aoi-kun?
Aoi: Rather than a job, it was more like helping out. In about 3rd grade I cleaned pearl oysters and got about 300 yen a day.
If you were to compete in the Olympics, which event would you do?
Uruha: I would want to do that half-pipe~ (in snowboarding)
Ruki: I want to do the ski jump, and turn around really flashy.
Uruha: Eh, turn around?
Aoi: Can you finish like that?
So you want to jump, then?
Ruki: Ah, actually I would want to do figure skating.
Reita: I would want to do the hammer throw. Take a good look at it, and it looks like if you don't let go of the hammer you could practically keep spinning forever.
Because of the centrifugal force, huh.
Reita: I would want to try it once. Throw it and yell.
Kai: I can't do it, but in things like judo it seems like it would feel really good in that one deciding instant.
It's okay, everyone's talking about things they can't do (laughs)
Aoi: I would want to do the 200 meter
Why that half-hearted? (laughs)
Reita: Isn't it 100?
Aoi: That's it (laughs) They run with such amazing expressions.
Ruki: "Wo~w, player Aoi is making an amazing expression!"
Reita: They wouldn't say that (laughs)
What was something a girl told you that made you happy?
Reita: You make me feel soo good.
All: (after a second) wahahaha!
It feels good like Kitajima Kosuke, right?
Reita: Of course.
Then, seriously (laughs)
Ruki: "I can relax"
Reita: "What do you want to eat?"
What situation would that be in?
Reita: It's not like I'm asking to be spoiled, you know? In a "Should I make something?" kind of way.
Uruha: I like "What are you doing today?"
Reita: Eh? You want to be asked that? (laughs)
Uruha: I want her to care.
Reita: Ah~ You want her to wonder what you're doing.
I understand that feeling. What about Kai-kun?
Uruha: Something like "Stop it"?
Kai: (laughs) No, like "It's fun (being with you)".
Aoi: I would want to be told "I like you", but not with phone messages or anything.
What kind of occupation would you like to try out once?
Uruha&Ruki: No way.
Ruki: If I was the manager of these members, I'd be pissed off everyday.
Aoi: If it was these members I'd definitely hit someone.
Kai: After talking to someone experieced in carpentry, it sounded interesting, so I would like to try that.
Aoi: It is interesting.
Uruha: I would want to be noticed for being the chef of a famous, beautiful restaurant.
Reita: A celebrity. Like how we're talking in this kind of way, whenever I watch variety shows the celebrities have to pay attention to who's doing what and what they're saying. I would want to try being in that kind of pressure. There's no chance I'd get any laughs, though.
What food makes you think, "The times I eat this are the best!"
Ruki: Foie gras
Reita: You're a celebrity, huh~
Aoi: Is crab that good? If you just went on a "crab spree", all you would get is crab.
Reita: That's because it's a "crab spree" (laughs)
Uruha: For me it's eel kamameshi.
Reita: Monjayaki. I can make it at home.
That's more economical. What about Aoi-kun?
Aoi: Steamed white rice.
What do you think makes up a popular guy?
Ruki: Maybe someone who's good at talking?
Aoi: Someone like Ruki-san would be popular.
It's true that people who can talk well are popular, though.
Uruha: I think someone with a strong impact when you first meet them.
Reita: Whenever I listen to Ishida Junichi talk, I think someone who imitated him would be popular.
Kai: Someone who can read the atmosphere?
Please give two of the first four character phrases you think of. It's a personality test.
Ruki: Fall seven times, get up eight. Once you suspect, everything is suspicious.
Reita: Enemies on all sides and happiness, sadness, anger, and joy are the only ones I know!
Kai: Ten people, ten colors. Someone loved by everyone
Aoi: I don't know~ Around the clock? With heart and soul.
Uruha: Do a good deed everyday, Once in a lifetime
The first one you said was your view of life.
Ruki: Oh, mine's optimistic
And the second one is your view of love.
Ruki: Ahh, mine might not be wrong (laughs)
Kai: Someone loved by everyone?
Uruha: That's you (laughs)
Please share your feelings when you hear, "Recording starts today!"
Aoi: Ehh, I don't wanna--
What is something you definitely do before a live?
Ruki: I put my hands together on stage [pray]
Reita: I read fanletters
Aoi: Play guitar
Kai: Clear my mind
What do want to praise yourself for concerning last time's recording?
Aoi: There's nothing to praise I think.
Reita: Rather than praise, I want to tell myself, "Let's work harder!"
Ruki: I learned a lot? That's all.
Uruha: I want to praise myself for finishing at midnight on the second day.
How would you recommend "Guren" to someone who doesn't know Gazette?
Uruha&Ruki: It's a good song.
Reita: Listen to it without thinking anything.
Aoi: Find it at the store and buy it.
Kai: It'd be good if you listened to it once.
What do you think you'll be like in 10 years?
Uruha: Growing a beard?
Kai: I want to be the same!
Uruha: Well, I guess I'll look the same, but I want to have gained more experience and be more intelligent.
Ruki: I want to be bigger [as in well known, lol]
Aoi: In ten years, I would want a kid. No, I'm pretty sure I'll have one.
Reita: Well, even if ten years go by, I still want to be saying weird stuff and laughing about it like this (laughs)
Is even being on cr worth it? No.
Oh wow, thanks for posting these I really enjoy reading Gazette interviews....they are my favorite band after all. I had not read the last two before. The Gazette is so funny
Well as for posting an interview, there is one of Uruha I found (Arena37C Special vol. 48 - Uruha 100 Q&A) at http://www.buzznet.com/tags/thegazette/journals/3093821/arena37c-special-vol-48-uruha/
well here are the Q&A
01.The first thing you did when you got up this morning
Check the news on TV
02．What would be the colour of your mood today?
03．What did you do yesterday？
Pre-pro in the studio (TN: pre-pro = pre-production)
04．The most interesting thing lately?
Reita's original voice
05．Something you cried over recently？
I haven't cried in a while
06．Something that's be disturbing lately？
Rising Gas prices
08．Favourite Book（Including manga）
09．How's your health？
Is the state of my nails (TN: actually not so sure about this ->Q: 健康のバロメーターは/ A:爪の状態)
10．What do you do to keep yourself healthy？
11．What season do you like？
12．Please tell us something you're proud of
My hands are big
13．Favourite place to relax？
BAR (TN: LOL, why am I somehow not surprised? xDD)
14．What animal do you like？
15．What animal do you compare yourself to？
16．A hero you admired when you were a child
Ihara from the Yokohama Marinos (TN: Ihara Masami-井原正巳- is a now-retired football player)
17．What was usually written on your report card？
A good kid
18．What was an important toy in your childhood？
19．What do you treasure now？
20．Anime/manga you like
21．Is there an anime (manga) character you'd want to be?
22．Food you like
Mentaiko (TN: wiki here)
23．Food you hate
24．Something you haven't been thinking about lately
Prison Break Season 3
25．What reminds you of summer？
26．Memorable times during the summer holidays
27．If you had a day off, what would you do？
Nabe party (TN: nabe = hotpot)
28．If you had a month off, what would you do？
Go on a short trip
29．If you had a year off, what would you do？
30．Your charm point？
34．A dish you're proud of？
Monjayaki (TN: wiki here)
35．3 CD's you'd have with you on a deserted island would be？
3 CD-R (TN: lol 3 recordable cds xD)
36．A sport you'd like to do right now
37．An ideal cool guy
Someone with a lot of skills
38．Cute thing about girls
Their pretty smiling faces
39．A street/area you like
Shounan (TN: wiki here)
40．A country you'd like to go to
41．Average hours of sleep
42．A dream that left an impression
A dream where a live started and I couldn't remember one of the songs
43．Ideal hours of of sleep
44．Your recent obsession？
45．What do you always have with you？
FRISK (TN: I believe they're mints of some sort)
46．A brand you like
47．A perfume you like
Anything with a good smell is OK
48．What makes you nervous？
Times when I'm in situations I'm not used to
A lot, I don't know
50．World News that you're most concerned with right now？
Olympics in Beijing
51．We're halfway through this questionnaire, how do you feel right now?
Up till now, it's been over 3 hours. I'll do my best. (TN: lol this took me just about 3 hours to translate xD well..more if you include the time it took to rewrite the whole thing xD;; )
52．What did you write on a card for July 7th？
July 7th is the best！ (TN: July 7th = Tanabata Festival in Japan -wiki here-)
53．What's your cellphone ringtone？
54．What's your cellphone waiting screen？
55．What game do you like？
56．A feeling (as in touch) you like？
Fusa Fusa (TN: sound for soft hair in Japanese)
57．A feeling (as in touch) you don't like？
beto (TN: sound for sticky things in Japanese)
58．A person you respect？
59．Something you did when you were worried？
Just let it pass
60．A hairstyle you'd like to try
Afro (TN: *rotflol* Uruha with an afro xD *cracks*)
61．In rock-paper-scissors, what do you usually throw out？
62．A flower you like
63．A hiragana character you like
64．A 4-character phrase you like
65．At your last dinner, what did you want to eat？
I don't think I had an appetite to eat
66．Something you really want right now
67．Something you often played with as a child
Playing with fire (TN: he wrote 火遊び, which I got as either playing with "fire" or "love")
68．What was something you often collected as a child？
J-League Chips Cards
69．If you weren't a guitarist、What would you be doing about now？
70．If you had a time machine, what time period would you go to and what would you do there？
I'd go to the future to see the future of the world
71．When you're most nervous？
72．What is the most crowded time？
73．How many push-ups can you do？
74．How many sit-ups can you do？
75．When you are happiest？
After I'm tired from a glass of wine
76．You were just humming a song, what was it?
Now, It's a song I'm making-up inside my head
77．Your favourite motto？
78．Are you a light sleeper or a heavy one？
79．What's the best scenery you've seen up till now？
80．The first CD you bought？
If I remember correctly it was B’z『RISKY』
81．First live you saw？
My senpai's live
82．The first artist you copied a song from
83．Your favourite artist right now？
84．On a day off during a tour what do you do？
85．If you could relive one day of your childhood？
I'd be excited
86．If you were a girl for a day？
I'd try going to a beauty saloon/spa
87．If you could be invisible for a day？
I'd keep an eye on traffic accidents
88．If you could be another member for a day, who would it be and what would you do?
I'd be Reita and ride his bike (TN: LOL)
89．How many points would you give yourself right now and why？
０ Points Because I can't evaluate myself
90．Please ask yourself a question
Are you sleepy right now？
91．Please answer that question
92．What part do you wash when you take a day off？
93．A kanji character you like
極 (TN: "goku" it means either "pole" or "extreme/climax/zenith etc.")
94．The source of your energy？
95．An actor you like
96．What yukata obi/belt would you want a girl to wear？
A black type
97．Say something to the world
98．Say something to the members
Do your best！！
99．Say something to the fans
Thank you as always！！
100．This long Q&A is over. What do you say?
Let's write more！
(Credits to hikarimoro @ LJ)
OMFG THANX FOR THAT LMAO AT Q. 60 and Q. 88 XD reita's bike and an afro?~*giggles*
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