While cleaning the room at my parents’ house an unexpected thing came to light w
Secret episode of the photoshooting. We haven’t done Kirakira Kei for such a long time, so that even though they told me during the shooting “Smile~!” all the time, I couldn’t smile at all. 笑 My face looked just nervous （＾ω＾）笑The second half I could smile naturally but I got the feeling that for better or worse I became an adult! Comparing my face to the time back then it looks more adult-like (´ ▽ ` )ﾉ笑 The same childlike charm like back then… is gone! 笑 It has been three years and I’ve made many experiences and became an adult - for better or worse （＾ω＾）I think I’ve grown and my charm changed a bit ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ I liked it back then but I like my current self the most （＾ω＾）
There are two things I want to inform you about today:
First, Royz will celebrate its 5th anniversary on September 28th and I’ve decided to make a little 5th anniversary project. During the past months I’ve collected already posted chekis that have something written on it and have translated those small messages. I will tag just very few because I will upload several chekis per week but you will find all cheki-translations in this tag. I will post only chekis uploaded by the members, in case I have posted one by chance that belongs to you please tell me! The project starts this week and will last about one month.
And second, I’m sorry for something like this just after coming back from translation-hiatus a few weeks ago but due to personal reasons I don’t know how much time I can spend online during the upcoming year. I’ll try to keep up the translations but I can’t promise anything.
Oh, and btw.. we’re back to blue ^_^
alone - Hell Claim (Kuina)
better quality of 「Supernova」
Koudai’s blog entry,
Thank you for today.
This tour was really Royz-like.
Royz changed on June 6th
and we were rushing without knowing anything at all.
But looking back now, it was a summer that let me gain more than ever before.
and Kuina had to practise all of Royz’ guitar solo.
Back then [at the lives between June 12th and July 2nd] we used the canned sound of [Kazuki’s] guitar.
We recorded CORE and went on asia tour.
There wasn’t even time to arrange the [guitar] data.
To put it short,
we were extremely worried about mixing the canned guitar data with Kuina’s guitar sound
and that we might lose the live-feeling that away.
The burden on Kuina’s back was too huge
and even though he did take the burden there was still the mental burden.
And moreover, Kazuki told me in the end: “I don’t want this band to be a band that uses canned guitar sounds…”
Because of all that we started discussing if we should let a support member join.
Inside of me at that time I couldn’t think of someone or ask myself “Who would be good as support guitarist?”.
In the end, after thinking about Kazuki and Kuina I brought up this thought.
Because all of us didn’t had the feeling of thinking about a support guitarist we tried to change that thought.
It wasn’t easy for us who have made music as five members for five years to talk about letting a support member join right away and go on tour then.
But I thought that it will be impossible to go on summer tour like this.
After that I had a conversation, only with Kuina.
I said: “If there’s a person you would say that if a support member joins then it has to be this person, then I want you to choose.”
Kuina who was playing the guitar alone and had to shoulder the burden said: “I want it to be a person that supports me and whom I can trust in order to play the twin guitar together with.”
The person Kuina decided for…
He said: “I don’t want to do that unless it’s my former bandmate Reyrey. I can trust him.”
After hearing that I contacted Reyrey right away.
"Right now we desperately need a support guitar. Don’t you want to do that for us?" That’s what I said.
Reyrey didn’t feel like playing in a band again and neither did he play the guitar for a short while.
But because Kuina choose him himself
and because it meant that he would be able to make music with Kuina together again - even if it was just as support -
and because he made the same experiences like Royz at the same time in Kansai back then
he said that it would be fine!
Even if I think about it now, it was really a reckless request he accepted.
He had to quit is job in order to go on tour with us.
Even though we didn’t know anything about how things would go on regarding support members after the tour
he threw everything away and acted as support member for Royz.
He practised and remembered all these songs
and sometimes we changed the setlist at the day of the live all of a sudden
but he made it.
And so often he drove the car for us w
With Reyrey as support
and us four members
we’ve started this uncertain tour.
It’s the first time I’m writing so many details.
I’m really sorry that we caused you so many complicated feelings when the tour started.
But because this is the decision we’ve made
today’s live at Shibuya Koukaidou could take place.
Thank you so much for just believing in Royz
and letting us come this far.
Everyone, you’re strong.
You were keep on supporting us in such an important time.
I will never forget Kazuki, no matter what.
For five years we’ve met every day.
We were fighting a lot and laughing a lot.
While being on tour we’ve decided for Ivy and yuuzukiyo, awai yume to be included in the setlist of Shibuya Koukaidou.
These are songs composed by Kazuki.
He chose a new path
and because he’s giving his best
we were taking Kazuki’s thoughts along with us.
During this tour.
And we will take Kazuki’s thoughts along also in the future.
I think everyone who loves Royz will protect them from now on as well.
Shibuya Koukaidou, a place I was always longing for…We stood on its stage on 9/13.
And we could hold a live with the best we had.
I could see your expressions pretty well
and my heart was beating full of tension and fun.
And before even realizing it we were playing AREA.
We also thought about disbanding
but because of the people who came to Shibuya Koukaidou
and all the people who couldn’t attend but were supporting us via niconama,
and all the other people who are loving Royz…
For the first time I really thought that it’s impossible for us members to kill the band that receives so much love from all these people.
I wonder if Ivy has reached Kazuki.
I’ve often written “I like you so much” or “I love you”
but I can’t put it into words anymore…
How much I want to be with you all.
It makes me think: “I already want to give a live again!” w
Because the next tour has already been announced
it means that Royz won’t stop.
The one live that is left is the one on 9/28 at Matsushita IMP Hall.
We were talking about that day with Reyrey
and decided that we will stand on stage without support member and only the four of us.
There are good reasons for it.
It will be different for everyone who has accepted Royz’ reckless request and has supported us.
And also for Reyrey who has come to support us ^^
We haven’t finished to arrange Kazuki’s guitar parts yet
but we’ve done a lot during the tour
and it will be ready until Matsushita.
With Royz’ 5th anniversary this tour will end for real ^^
But even if I say that now, the tour final at Shibuya Koukaidou was awesome!!
Royz-san, because you will keep on walking I’m looking forward to the future with you ((o(*´ш｀*)o))
Subaru, this time we had three-days lives as well and it was probably hard for you, but thank you for singing and being the center of Royz!
Kuina, you had the most difficult feelings during this tour but without letting anyone see that one stage, no, quite the contrary, you became better and are just perfect w
Tomoya, thank you for driving the car w I get angry often but in the end we’re in the same age and you are my partner in the rhythm group and I can do that only with you, so please treat me well also in the future!
Reyrey, thank you so much for accepting our reckless request. On this tour you were our saviour w
Sorry for playing around with you all the time! w
And to everyone,
honestly, really, ultra, super, hyper
Thank you again, Shibuya Koukaidou!!!