Posts Tagged ‘towa’

Towa & Santa blog translations 2010/09/09-2010/09/29

Towa’s blog 2010/09/09

Rehearsal~

Today it was rehearsals for Λucifer’s performance in Thailand.
Today we also said farewell to the staff who were with us on this tour… really, thank you very much!
Then, I contemplated on it for a long time, but I ended up calming myself with a beer after all.
Ah man, I still love the taste of beer…
Oh, but it’s not like I’m a drunkard or anything…

Santa’s blog 2010/09/09

Heading towards Thailand

The rehearsals for the Thai performance have begun.
Although it was just a while ago, this is the first time everyone’s together again since then, so it took some time to say hello.. (^o^)
It’s been eight days since BLITZ so of course we hadn’t forgotten about each other. That’s a relief (lol)

When the rehearsal ended, we went to have horumon
I wonder why horumon’s so good..
However, it feels like when you see how it’s made, you absolutely don’t want to eat it anymore. (sweatdrop)

Towa’s blog 2010/09/15

11th anniversary!

‘Tis Λucifer’s debut day today.
Though the Thai performance still remains for the 10th anniversary tour, it’s already the 11th anniversary!
In any case, it’s a joyous day!

Towa’s blog 2010/09/17

Ramen!

Λucifer’s last rehearsal has ended, too!
Then, after rehearsal we had ramen with Akkun and cameraman Uecchi!
Now then, only the Thai performance left!

Santa’s blog 2010/09/18

Heading towards Thailand, continued

As we’re heading towards Thailand, we’ve finished with our last rehearsal ^^
Now it’s just…..
Getting to Thailand safely and doing the live~!!!
Today in preparation for the live….
It’s maintenance of the mane (lol)
I cut the sides a little too close than normal!!!!
It should be just right on the day we get to Thailand (lol)

Towa’s blog 2010/09/23

Starting from tomorrow~

From tomorrow I’m going to Thailand~
The other members aside from me landed there safely today.
I had WeiWei’s erhu classroom recital’s rehearsal today, so I’ll be going one day later.
I haven’t been on an airplane alone before, so I’m feeling a little bit uneasy!

Towa’s blog 2010/09/24

So!

For now I’m heading towards Narita Airport!
Narita sure is far…

Towa’s blog 2010/09/24

On this guy

It seems I’ll be getting on this guy.
Well then, I’ll be going now!

Towa’s blog 2010/09/24

Safe!

I’ve arrived in Thailand.
I’m in the car that picked me up but there seems to be lots of traffic!
I’ll be joining up with the other members soon!

Towa’s blog 2010/09/25

Thai kitty cat

Now then, today it’s Λucifer’s reformation live’s last day!
In this picture’s a Thai kitty cat I met by chance while running!
I’ll do my best on this last day!
Best regards to all of you Thai fans!
And the fans in Japan, please cheer us on from there!

Towa’s blog 2010/09/26

It’s over…

Thai performance over!
All the Thais, everyone in Japan who cheered us on, the staff, the members, thank you!
Thanks for the good work!
It’s over…

Towa’s blog 2010/09/26

At Thailand

The fan meeting we had with all the Thai fans is now over, too, which means all our work as Λucifer is done.
Maybe I’ll take it easy for a while…
The picture is the scenery from the hotel.

Towa’s blog 2010/09/27

By airplane…

We took a one-hour flight from Bangkok to Phuket Island!
I’m having a bit of a late, short summer vacation with the company president!
But, it’s pouring down with rain!
When it’s rainy season, it really rains huh…
The evening sky was beautiful when it stopped raining for a bit…

Towa’s blog 2010/09/28

The best!

The weather today isn’t perfect, but it’s quite alright!
The hotel is only a 5-second walk away from the sea, so I’m at the beach now~ (Note: This is a pun. Towa’s radio show is called “Umi Made Toho 5fun” (“A 5-minute walk to the beach“). Here he says “Umi Made Toho 5byou” (“A 5-second walk to the beach“).)

Towa’s blog 2010/09/29

Goodbye Thailand

I’m departing from Thailand.
Goodbye, Thailand.
Thank you, Thailand!

Santa’s blog 2010/09/29

Λucifer Thailand performance

Λucifer’s 10th anniversary commemoration reunion domestic tour took place in August on the Osaka, Nagoya, Akasaka area.
At last, the Thai performance has also finished.
I’m presenting you with a picture diary of Thailand.. (lol)

1st day

Finally, we got inside the plane headed to Thailand… we were on the runway…
But…
Because of strong winds, we had to wait inside the plane for an hour and a half…. (sweatdrop)
Seriously…. I had a hard time keeping calm and was about to chicken out during that time….

Arrival to Thailand~ As we were in the car, I got excited for a bit (lol)

The next day’s newspaper↓ Nestor… is leading!! (lol) (Note: absolutely no idea who this guy is…)
It’s the same kind of thing when Hollywood stars or something come to Japan but~
When standing side by side with Nestor… he definitely stands out more (lol)

2nd day

An event at the side of a shopping center!!!!!
It looked like there were maybe a little less than 1000 people there~…. A lot of people came to see us.

TOWA joined up with us just before this.

After an event there was a press conference~

Lots of cameras, too^^

After that, we had a rehearsal at the the venue at around 12 o’clock (2 o’clock Japan time)

3rd day
Finally, the live!!!!!!!!
First… a rehearsal↓

The venue was… kind of like a little martial arts hall.

The sound engineer Takama who’s been with Λucifer since we were active gave us a nice sound today, too.
I’m really glad he wasn’t busy with GLAY this time~~..

3rd day

Fan meeting~~~~~~~

And then an interview for the photobook!!!

Wrap-up partyー~~~~~~~~~~!!!
We received delicious beer from SHINGHA.

With all the bodyguards who protected me during this trip!!!!!!!!! (lol)

Translation of text in the photo: Photo by Uecchi!! As expected of a pro! Although it’s a cheap camera, I got this kind of a result (lol)

And then we returned to Japan~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Arrival in Japan~~!!
Got together immediately with the Miliyah team ^^
Didn’t even have time to change clothes… sorry for wearing the same attire (lol)

Towa & Santa blog translations 2010/08/26-2010/09/06

Santa’s blog 2010/08/26

Thanks everyone

The first day of Λucifer’s 10th anniversary tour at Osaka!
Thanks to the kindness of the fans and the staff, we were able to wrap up the live~Thank you!

However, it was the first time I was using a bit of foundation live..
The foundation as well as my hairspray that were dissolved by sweat really hurt when it entered my eyes! (lol)

We’re now busy moving towards Nagoya but,
I’d love it if I could check out the area some more~.

Everyone, let’s get excited at our convention of old songs today, too (lol)

Towa’s blog 2010/08/26

Nagoya!

Λucifer reunion tour at Nagoya has come to its end!
Thanks to everyone who came!
All that’s left is Tokyo!
This is me again in the dressing room with a cold one!

Santa’s blog 2010/08/27

Nagoya done

As Λucifer was able to safely finish up at Nagoya, we’re now heading towards BLITZ~
Or rather, we’re returning home, but anyways! (lol)

It was good watching a movie yesterday while commuting so the boredom never set in~.
Wasn’t the MC by Makoto & Akkun at Nagoya and Osaka basically about this movie?
…Let’s have high expectations for Akasaka as well! (lol)

Towa’s blog 2010/08/30

Tomorrow!

Tomorrow it’s Λucifer reunion tour at Akasaka!
It really came in the blink of an eye!
Let’s have fun tomorrow!
The picture for some reason is today’s sky!

Towa’s blog 2010/08/31

Akasaka!

First day of Λucifer at Akasaka over!
Thank you very much to everyone who came!
Best regards for the final day, too!

Santa’s blog 2010/09/01

BLITZ

Another day over~!
Thanks everyone!
It was a fun live~

Tomorrow’s the  last one in Japan!
Let’s enjoy ourselves to the fullest eh~ Also, the filming crew for the DVD is coming tomorrow so please give it your all! (lol)

Today I’m just having a non-alcoholic beer by myself~

Towa’s blog 2010/09/01

Akasaka last day!

Λucifer’s domestic reunion tour is over!
Thank you very much to everyone who came!
Also a huge thank you to the staff!
It’d be nice if we were able to do this again sometime! Well, there’s still Thai left though!
We’ll be freezing (activities) after that!
Really, thank you very much!
It was fun!

Towa’s blog 2010/09/02

Freeze

The word “freeze” which suddenly came about in yesterday’s blog probably left some people who didn’t come to the last Tokyo show wondering what it was all about, so I’ll explain just in case now.

In the last MC, I said,
As the reunion comes to its end, that also means re-dissolution… It was by the leader’s as well as everyone’s own decision that Λucifer are freezing activites again.

Well, that’s the explanation for now…

Well then, today’s picture is the evening sky from when I was running.
I’ll keep on running~

Santa’s blog 2010/09/06

After the festival…

To those of you who came to Λucifer’s 10th anniversary commemoration live in Osaka, Nagoya, Akasaka.

The tour ended yesterday at Akasaka.
To all of those who came to the venue, and those of you who cheered us on from home. Seriously, thank you very much.

How Λucifer came into being is like you already know,
At first it was born from Shinjo Mayu’s manga,
The manga was turned into an anime,
From the anime, the real thing’s “design” was realized.

Thinking back now, because it’s a band that was put together,

It’s not just the five of us members — the office staff, recording staff, tour staff all contributed with various ideas. Though we sometimes quarreled, we started working as one trying to figure out the ideal way to work with the band, and I think we were finally able to bring Λucifer to life. And then, thanks to the fans who started supporting that creation called “Λucifer” (Note: what Santa literally says here is ‘that flower vase called “Λucifer” was filled with flowers by you fans…‘ I swear, I’m not making this up!), we were able to become very successful and have lots of activities…

Λucifer isn’t just the five of us.

Λucifer is all the staff, all the fans and everyone else who participated in making Λucifer happen.

This time with Λucifer’s reunion live, we had high expectations as well as anxiety about it. It’s been seven years since then. The pace at which our fans were living — going to university, finding employment — I knew that had changed, so honestly I had anxiety about if anyone would come see us.

As I was worrying about things like that, I later came to know that the chief behind this production had said that if by any chance the worst happens and not even one person comes to see us, he’d be taking responsibility for it all.
Even under such dangerous circumstances, Japan’s specialists in music production cheerfully came to help us out.

And then, when we jokingly said in the rehearsals
Shall we give our all~?!” “Nope!
As we were having that conversation,
Stop saying things like that.”
we got told that by the person responsible for PA…

Seriously, even though it was said in jest, I said something I shouldn’t have. It’s inexcusable.
Embarrassing…

Somehow I’m really filled with emotion right now. As I’m writing this, tears are coming out. Really, thank you so much everyone.

Visual kei? Idols?… is what you often hear Λucifer being referred to as, but
So far, to me it doesn’t feel like we’re visual kei. Idols? Not quite there, either… I don’t quite know where I stand on this, but I again felt this same feeling.
Λucifer aren’t visual kei nor  idols.

Λucifer are quite simply Λucifer, nothing more, nothing less.

We worked as one with specialists in Japan’s music industry, and together with all the fans created what we are today, a band that jumped into existence from an anime! Is there something wrong with that??… that’s how I feel about it.

It’s seven years since the break-up, and something that I back then never imagined would happen again, happened… we saw a new light.

Thank you.

It’d be nice to get together again sometime.

Everyone in the Λucifer family, all together now!!

(Note: in English:) Thank you Λucifer’s family

And there you have it. Sigh…

Next up from me, translations of the Thai rehearsals. Probably Atsuro/Yuki twitter translations after that. It’ll be only after the actual show at Bangkok has already happened, though… sorry!

Λucifer’s thoughts on first reunion live

Yuki’s tweet: Λucifer’s live ended. Somehow I played guitar more freely than in the old days (lol) Since there’s no weird pressure (lol) Everyone who came to see us, thank you very much. Everyone who’s followed me [on twitter], too, thank you for the support. — 10:49 PM Aug 25th
Atsuro’s tweet:
I was able to properly convey my feelings so it was a good live m(._.)m To those of you who waited afterwards for us to come out, this picture I took from the taxi is of course blurry, but thank you (^_-) (picture) — 1:23 AM Aug 26th

Towa’s blog 2010/08/25

Osaka!

The reunited Λucifer’s first show in Osaka is over!
Thanks to all of you who came!
Best regards to tomorrow’s Nagoya, too!
The picture is me having a cold one in the dressing room after the show!

Commented by 微熱 at 2010-08-25 22:50
Good work at the live!!
It was a hot show!!
I had a seriously great time☆
I was honestly touched to be able to hear Λucifer’s songs again!!
Please do your best with this kind of energy tomorrow in Nagoya, too.
Commented by CのPARCO at 2010-08-25 23:37
Congratulations on the opening day being a huge success. Good work!
It was honestly fun☆ミ
I’m also looking forward to Nagoya tomorrow!
Commented by ヒロミママ at 2010-08-26 00:10
Good work at Λucifer’s Osaka live. You couldn’t see from the performance at all that it had been 7 years since the last time. The five of Λucifer really are the best. This time I’m only able to go to the Osaka live but I’m hoping for tomorrow’s live to be a huge success. Thank you very much for the seriously good time.
Commented by しぃ at 2010-08-26 00:43
Good work!
The live was the best!
Although I couldn’t really get the best spot, seeing Towa again, you were cool like I thought (≧▽≦)b
The next time you have a live in Osaka I want to again ヽ(´▽`)ノ
Commented by つる at 2010-08-26 01:02
Good work at the Osaka live.
For today’s sake I worked 16 days straight without a day off, and with that payroll travelled alone from Kagoshima.
As I thought, Λucifer is the best.
Since it was 7 years since the last live, I’m sure you must’ve had some uneasiness about it, but the body sure does catch up to old things quickly, right?
Thank you for a day filled with happiness.
Please do your best tomorrow, too.
Commented by 静香 at 2010-08-26 01:53
Thank you very much for the fun time. I really really love Λucifer.
Next, I’m going to attend the Akasaka show.
I managed to get Towa’s pick. I’m going to take care of it as a heirloom (≧ω≦) (lol)
Thank you very much.
Commented by 黄鶴楼 at 2010-08-26 02:05
Good work! It was a fun live!

As a bonus, here’s a live report by 濱中@刺身以下 on mixi

The MC’s we’re generally relaxed and topics included Makoto jokingly asking “Should I let you see that lowered eyebrows look I used to always do in the old days?” and showing off that cold glare again, doing a Koriki impression, and exposing Yuki for using a facial massager in the dressing room (lol)

From beginning to end, the members were really laid-back or should I say kind of touchy-feely, and seemed to be enjoying theirselves.

However, during the MC when Makoto got on the topic of how it’d been many years since Aucifer’s break-up, and yet the fans were still waiting for them, he suddenly stopped mid-sentence and looked like he was holding back the tears.

According to him, apparently his “tear glands had become loose lately” (lol)

Makoto got Atsuro and Yuki to do something of a speed-picking guitar battle on a whim (lol)

Makoto accidentally called out to Atsuro by the name “Kato” (lol)

Atsuro forgot to join in at the beginning of a song (lol)
Makoto covered for him by making the crowd make some noise

Towa and San-chan seemed like good buddies as always, talking while reading each others’ lips during songs.

This is getting long so I’ll stop here (sweatdrop)
Towa is my favorite member and from my location I mostly just paid attention to him so I don’t have much else to report about other happenings. Sorry about that. (sweatdrop)

Personally, if you asked me to compare them to the Λucifer of olden days, I think everyone has really matured a lot in the good sense ´・ω・`)

Commented by 微熱 at 2010-08-25 22:50 x
ライヴお疲れ様でした!!
熱いライヴでしたね!!
めちゃめちゃ楽しかったです☆
またΛuciferの曲を聴く事が出来て、本当に感動しました!!
明日の名古屋もこの勢いで頑張って下さい。
Commented at 2010-08-25 22:55 x
ブログの持ち主だけに見える非公開コメントです。
Commented by dagu-hiro at 2010-08-25 23:03 x
ライブお疲れさまでした!明日の名古屋のライブますます楽しみです(^O^)
Commented by CのPARCO at 2010-08-25 23:37 x

初日大成功、おめでとうございます、そしてお疲れ様でした!

本当に楽しかったです☆ミ

明日の名古屋も楽しみにしています!

Commented at 2010-08-25 23:54 x
ブログの持ち主だけに見える非公開コメントです。
Commented by ヒロミママ at 2010-08-26 00:10 x
Λucifer大阪ライブお疲れ様でした。7年のブランクを感じさせないパフォーマンス、やっぱりΛuciferの5人は最高ですよ。今回は大阪のみの参加ですが明日以降のライブが大成功になるように祈ってます。本当に楽しい時間をありがとうございました。
Commented at 2010-08-26 00:11 x
ブログの持ち主だけに見える非公開コメントです。
Commented at 2010-08-26 00:33 x
ブログの持ち主だけに見える非公開コメントです。
Commented by しぃ at 2010-08-26 00:43 x

お疲れ様です!

ライブ最高でした!
下手側にいてたんで少し遠かったんですが
久しぶりのTOWAさんはやっぱりかっこよかったです(≧▽≦)b

今度大阪でライブあったらまた行きたいですヽ(´▽`)ノ

Commented by つる at 2010-08-26 01:02 x
大阪ライブお疲れさまでしたこの日のために、休みなしで、16日間、連勤して、鹿児島から、1人できました∧uciferのライブやっぱり最高
最後のライブから、7年たってるから不安もあったけど、身体がいろいろ覚えてますね
幸せな1日をありがとうです

明日も、頑張ってください

Commented by 静香 at 2010-08-26 01:53 x
楽しい時間をありがとうございました。本当に本当にリュシフェル大好きです。
次は赤坂参戦します。

TOWAさんのピックGetできました。家宝にします(≧ω≦)笑
ありがとうございました。

Λucifer translations 2010/08/22-24

Mayu Shinjo’s blog 2010/08/22

Let the rehearsals begin!

The countdown for Λucifer’s revival has started!!
All the tickets even to the additional show are already sold out.
Their schedule looks like this.

8/25 (Wednesday) Osaka Shinsaibashi CLUB QUATTRO
8/26 (Thursday) Nagoya ELL
8/31 (Tuesday) Akasaka BLITZ
9/1 (Wednesday) Akasaka BLITZ (additional performance)

I’m gonna go see them, too!
Everyone who was lucky enough to get a ticket, let’s meet at the venue!

Λucifer’s members are now in the midst of rehearsals.
The staff from the old days are back, too.
They must be having a good time working together.
The concert staff, who in those days often helped me out a lot when I was running around at Λucifer’s shows, mailed me about the state of the rehearsals.
Little by little the feeling of “Ah, so they really will reunite~” started to come about.

Some of the members are on twitter, so definitely follow them and read about their thoughts and latest happenings at the rehearsals!

YUKI http://twitter.com/YUKI_Snowman_XX
ATSURO http://twitter.com/Daisuke_Atsuro

Towa’s blog 2010/08/22

The finale

Pretty soon it’s the big finale…
The big finale…

Commented by dagu-hiro at 2010-08-22 23:57
Do your best~ Looking forward to the live p(^^)q
Commented by さに~ at 2010-08-23 00:07
The finale eh☆
There’s also a birthday party tomorrow right? (lol)
Commented by 微熱 at 2010-08-23 00:49
It’s really the finale!!
Starting to get excited now (lol)
Please do your best☆ to make it a hot live!!
Commented by みなみ at 2010-08-23 17:50
Oh!!
A b-b-black bass… (><)
Ah man… I already know I’m gonna cry for sure…

Santa’s blog 2010/08/23

The end

The Λucifer rehearsals are over~

As we’re finally nearing the Osaka show that’s the day after tomorrow, the truck loaded with our equipment has begun its journey~! (^w^)
Have a safe trip~!

And so,
The 10th anniversary festival is finally upon us!
Yeah,
I wonder what kind of drama awaits us!
I wonder if I have enough physical strength to whip out those songs at the tension appropriate for a live audience! (lol)

Looking forward to the day after tomorrow (^O^)

Commented by さっちん at 2010-08-24 08:45
Finally eh (^.^)
Looking forward to the opening show at Osaka~
Λucifer’s songs… as well as meeting the members
Commented by hitomi at 2010-08-24 22:34
Santa, good evening☆ Good work.
At long last eh~♪ I’ll be traveling a long way to chase you to Osaka and Nagoya (*’ ‘*)

Towa’s blog 2010/08/23

Now then

Λucifer’s rehearsals for the reunion are over!
The real deal is up next!
First up is Osaka the day after tomorrow!

Commented by のぶャン at 2010-08-23 22:52
Good work at the rehearsals☆★
I read earlier on Santa’s blog that the equipment is already on its way to Osaka★
I’m going to the Nagoya show so I’ll be cheering you on from home during the Osaka show(^0^)/
I’m really looking forward to finding out what songs you’ll play☆
Do your best tomorrow at Osaka while also preserving your energy o(^-^)o
Commented by ゆみ at 2010-08-23 22:53
It’s my first comment☆
Good work at the rehearsals~(U∀U)
They really went by in a flash eh!
Looking forward to seeing your stage again after 10 years♪
Please do your best (^-^)v
Commented by Yu-ki★ at 2010-08-23 22:53
Good work at the last rehearsal m(__)m
When you get back, please give your body at least a bit of rest.
Commented by ヒロミママ at 2010-08-23 23:31
Good work at the rehearsals. At long last, I’m excitedly looking forward to the first Λucifer show since 7 years. Me, my daughter and my son are all three going to the Osaka show.
Commented by あつこ at 2010-08-23 23:48
Good work at the rehearsals!
At last the tour is starting (≧▼≦)
First up, Osaka! Looking forward to it!
Commented by 梅里和泉 at 2010-08-24 19:27
Good work at the rehearsals.
Really looking forward to tomorrow’s live at Osaka.
It seems I won’t be able to get any sleep today since I’m so excited (lol)
Commented by モッチ at 2010-08-24 23:10

I’m going to see the live. Looking forward to meeting you all tomorrow

Atsuro’s blog 2010/08/24

Λucifer 10th Anniversary Live Tour

The tour limited to just a couple of shows is finally starting tomorrow!!!!!

I’m nervous as this time it’s different from the usual when I’m just a supporting guitarist.
This time it’ll be from the standpoint of an artist.

Let’s give it our all~!” (as Makoto used to always say)

We’ve rehearsed a lot and done a lot in preparation for the live, so everyone please enjoy yourselves! I’m gonna have a lot of fun, too.
The concept is that of a huge class reunion.

10 years since the debut, 7 years since the break-up, we get to do this even though it’s a band with only around 3 and a half years of activity. It makes you realize music really is a wonderful thing. I really think it’s great.

It was my birthday yesterday.
Thank you all for the messages!!!!!
I was going through them on twitter☆ (that I’m strangely enough still using~)

10 years ago yesterday was Λucifer’s first time at Budokan.
10 years ago I would’ve never thought I’d be rehearsing with the same members today…
Music really is a wonderful thing eh. (My second time saying that…)
And about the possibility of there being more than just these couple of lives…
though I don’t like needlessly dwelling on future plans…
Will the next one be 5 years from now… or 10 years from now… or will there be no more after this…
First let’s just concentrate on this live!

The edition of Happy Music I recorded a while ago airs this week on 8/27 (Friday) at around 1:43 AM.
Definitely check it out.

Selection of Atsuro’s tweets 2010/08/22-24

  • Thanks for the happy birthday messages!! From now on, too, I’ll be earnestly aiming to deliver good music as a musician. Fifth day of Big Macs \(^o^)/ — 12:51 PM Aug 23rd
  • A cake surprise at the studio!! I’m thankful (>_<) ’twas delicious~☆ (picture) — 5:03 PM Aug 23rd
  • Ah that’s right… 10 years ago today was Λucifer’s first time at Budokan. Time flies… — 5:17 PM Aug 23rd
  • The last rehearsal ended now. Looks like it’ll be a good live♪ First up, everyone at Osaka and Nagoya, wait for us~☆ — 9:34 PM Aug 23rd
  • 6th day of Big Macs!! I guess I won’t have enough free time tomorrow to eat one… (Note: playing shows never stopped Λucifer from having burgers in the anime! 😉 ) — 12:32 PM Aug 24th
  • I have some work that really needs to get done but to escape from reality a little, I’m playing squash now. That aside, it’s hot today too (>_<) On a day like this, delicious curry would be… — 3:59 PM Aug 24th
  • Having curry now!!!! Half & half ♪( ´▽`) (picture) — 7:20 PM Aug 24th
  • On break from work now and — in a rare turn of events — updating my homepage. — 10:49 PM Aug 24th

Selection of Yuki’s tweets 2010/08/22-24

  • Last day of rehearsals. If I don’t get everything sorted in my head… — 1:21 PM Aug 23rd
  • We played through everything twice at the Λucifer rehearsal. Since it’s been 7 years, I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of an ensemble it’ll turn out to be. If possible, I’d like to play with this kind of feeling at the live. Having experienced a lot and met a lot of people during these 7 years, I want to express those feelings of gratitude! — 1:10 AM Aug 24th

Updates about the 10th Anniversary tour

OK, the tour is just 4 days away, and here are some pictures of the rehearsal:

A new section about tour goods is also added, so you can do some fanboy/girling with even higher spirit with the official tour t-shirts, key chains, caps and lots of other stuffs. You can get those things here. Would you mind to buy me some of em? 8)

Λucifer rehearsal translations

Towa’s blog 2010/08/13

Snack

Today’s rehearsal was a pretty long one so after this I’ll have a snack as I’m returning home!
It’s bread you see pretty often at train station shops.

Commented by あかね at 2010-08-13 23:28
Good work today. It’s Aucifer’s live pretty soon eh.
I’m coming to see it from Thailand. I’m looking forward to it. ^w^

Towa’s blog 2010/08/14

Radio recording

Today after rehearsal we went recording for a net radio appearance with all the Aucifer members!
The broadcast is on August 17th starting at 23 PM.
Check it! (Note: when the time comes, you’ll be able to listen to it here)

Commented by みえこ at 2010-08-14 23:03
Good work at the rehearsals! So you recorded that with all the members! Looking forward to the 17th!
Commented by くの at 2010-08-14 23:18
Evening!
Good job with today’s long rehearsal.
Net radio with all the members… Listening to this seems like good warm-up for the live.
I’m going to the tour’s opening show.

Santa’s blog 2010/08/14

Obon~ (explanation)

Like a flash, the students’ summer vacation is already over in two weeks~

And to wrap-up the summer, Aucifer has rushed into rehearsals.
If I had to explain the feeling at the rehearsals in just a few words
How did it go again!?” (lol)
I’m blanking out!
I can remember the songs but it’s the little details in arrangement and stuff that I’ve wholly forgotten ( ̄∀ ̄)

Seriously,
I’ve let my brain get way too congested~
If I don’t do some traffic control in there.. (sweatdrop)

But as expected, more than before, we’ve all respectively become more skilled. I think it’s going to be a much more intense live than before.

I’ll do my best today as well V(^-^)V

Commented by さな at 2010-08-14 22:00
Good work☆
I can’t make it to the live but I’ll be cheering you on from afar♪
Give it your all O(≧▽≦)
Commented by hitomi at 2010-08-14 22:09
Santa, good work at the rehearsals!
It’s been a while eh~☆
I’ll be looking forward to a more intense ∧ucifer♪
(*^o^*)

Selection of Atsuro’s tweets 2010/08/13-15

  • At Sukiya. Having my trustworthy usual of soup & egg☆ Our first day of rehearsals was on full throttle so I’m starving~ — 11:00 PM 2010/08/13
  • Having a beer. It’s my trustworthy usual of Premium Malt’s☆ I’m drinking it everyday from this kind of bell tumbler f^_^;) (picture) — 12:27 AM 2010/08/14
  • At Aucifer rehearsals. Just a bunch of fast songs~!! (picture) — 5:54 PM 2010/08/14
  • Doing homework for the rehearsals. After 7 years there are times when you can even forget how to play your own songs… All you fans too, do remember to do your homework before the live! ~(^_-) (picture) — 10:21 AM 2010/08/15

Finally, if you’ll allow for some shameless fanboying on my part… Atsuro responded to my tweet! Perhaps learning a bit of Japanese wasn’t all for nothing after all. Anyway, just thought I’d mention this to all of you who have twitter. Of course I can’t guarantee you a reply, but I’m sure Atsuro appreciates any messages he gets from fans. Again, if you can’t do Japanese, simple English will probably do the trick. In any case, here’s a translation of my tweet as well as Atsuro’s reply:

Me: @Daisuke_Atsuro Welcome to twitter! (lol) I’m a huge Finnish fan of you and Λucifer! It’s possible that I’m your biggest fan abroad. (lol) I’m looking forward to the reunion live☆ — 12:44 PM 2010/08/13
Atsuro: @henkka_j Finland!? How do you know about me I wonder?? It makes me sincerely happy to know that my sound has crossed over the sea~☆ — 11:53 PM 2010/08/13

Towa blog translation 2010/06/26

ARENA37 SPECIAL

Though I previously wrote on this blog it’d be on 06/27, the Arena37 SPECIAL went on sale today.
Sorry ’bout that.
Those of you who have old magazines featuring us, please try comparing the pictures and see if you can avoid laughing (lol)~

As a bonus since Towa’s entry is so short, here are the fan comments to this so far. Do you think I should start translating some of these, too? I think it’s always interesting to see what the Japanese fans think as well. Let me know if you care for them.

Commented by Sea at 2010-06-26 22:36
I bought Arena!
I got excited trying to find it in the bookstore.
I’ll be looking forward to the live, too.
Commented by さに~ at 2010-06-26 23:25

I bought it as well ☆
I can only attend the Osaka performance but I’m looking forward to the live, too!
Commented by まあゆ at 2010-06-27 00:42

So it was the “SPECIAL” version. At first I was impatiently browsing the normal edition of the magazine going “It’s not here? It’s not here???” (lol)
In any case, for some reason it made me laugh that your names aren’t written as “Taguchi” or “Toru”, but as “TOWA” and “SANTA”… Oh well, it’s only natural here, right?
I think I’ll later carefully compare this with the old magazines and such.
The hairstylist who’s always worked with you, she seems to be quite well known, right?
The limited 10th anniversary commemoration live really feels almost like a class reunion, doesn’t it? I’m firmly looking forward to anything you might have planned for us. (Note: last sentence is a very free translation! Let me get away with it just this once. 😉)
Commented by かきちゃん at 2010-06-27 02:19

I did try doing a comparison but there was nothing that made me laugh (lol)
Though I’ve had the privilege of seeing you all live individually, this is the first time I’ll be seeing the five of you live as a group, so I’ll be really looking forward to it!
Commented by 真綾 at 2010-06-27 17:48
I live in a rural area so we’ll be getting it here in around a week…
I want to see it soon!
I’m seriously looking forward to it!!!

Lesson learned: Japanese people love looking forward to things.

Additional show for Λucifer

For those of you not in the know yet, Λucifer have scheduled an additional show to their previously reported tour. The fourth show is set for 09/01 at the Akasaka BLITZ, Tokyo where they’re also playing the preceding night.

On a sidenote, I’d just like to say that I hate anyone and everyone who’s going. Alright, alright, I don’t hate you, but I do want to go. Anyone care to sponsor me the flights to there and back? Fingers crossed for at least that live DVD recording!

In other news that were deemed too minor to write up on their own:

  • Yuki‘s band DUSTAR-3 released a new album on 04/28 called Trike.
  • Check out the new design on Makoto‘s site.
  • Also check out this cool little promo for Aucifer’s tour from TNB’s site.
  • Aucifer’s site now also has little congratulatory messages written by various people such as Kaikan Phrase creator Shinjo Mayu, cool actor Hiroshi Tamaki, and musicians of MUCC, 12012, kannivalism, BREAKERZ and SHUSE. Nothing too exciting, but here’s the Google translation.
  • Makoto was a guest on Towa‘s net radio show on April 20th. I managed to record it for you but I’m not going to attempt a translation right now. Be warned though that due to my internet connection being an asshole, this recording cuts off at around 1:15 and at 13:55 — in total there’s perhaps around 30 seconds of the show missing. That’s the best I could do, sorry. Still, it’s a good opportunity to hear Makoto’s voice again after a while. Here it is:

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Finally, an unrelated picture of Atsuro taking a picture of himself in admiration. Or disgust. Not sure.

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