SCANDAL HEAVEN's Exclusive Interview with SCANDAL
Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:35 am

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As you may have heard by now, SCANDAL's documentary film, 「SCANDAL “Documentary film『HELLO WORLD』”」, is hitting movie theaters in Japan this weekend. This film will give fans an insider's look at SCANDAL's amazing HELLO WORLD Tour, which had 41 concert dates in 9 countries. To commemorate this special event, SCANDAL HEAVEN sat down with the group for an exclusive interview to talk about their experiences while on their world tour.




――Many of SCANDAL's songs have a positive and uplifting message. Does the band choose to focus on those things, or is it a reflection of the member's personalities?

RINA: It's both for us. We have hopes as individuals that we want [songs] to be a certain way. As a band, the members are always talking to each other about continuing to send out positive messages.


――In the "Image" PV, the band members are heroines, using their powers to help people. In reality, SCANDAL's music inspires and brings together people from around the world. What is it like knowing you have such an impact?

HARUNA: We're proud that our music is reaching not only Japan, but overseas as well.

RINA: Although our languages may be different, I'd be very happy if the messages in our lyrics are being conveyed and touching the hearts of those who listen to our songs. We want to keep conveying them.


――Having the chance to perform in new cities and cities you've played before, are there performances which are especially memorable from this tour?

TOMOMI: Mexico was the country that, in a good way, had the biggest gap between the image I had of it before going there [and how it actually was]. The power of the people impressed me, and we were able to exchange energy at the concert as well. The World Heritage Site of Teotihuacan was also very inspiring.


――What are some surprising things about performing worldwide compared to performing in Japan?

MAMI: Regarding surprising things, it has to be the different colors of each country.

RINA: Unlike our solo lives in Japan, the people who come to watch our concerts aren't just our fans; there are also people there who have come to see us, with harsh looks on their faces, as if they're evaluating us. That's worthwhile.

MAMI: This time, in the countries we visited in the past, such as France, the impressions we had of the fans that were there during our previous visits were different. I'm looking forward to the next time as well.


――With the band doing so much traveling for HELLO WORLD, can you give us some of your tips on how you deal with jet lag?

MAMI: You indeed cannot win against jet lag.

RINA: But, the timing of the meals and sleeping on the airplane makes you aware of the time at the place of arrival as you're watching movies and getting adjusted.

TOMOMI: Even if you're jet lagged, you naturally get sleepy at the time you should sleep because you're worn out from traveling.


――We hear that during your time off you went shopping. What's your favorite thing that you bought during the tour, and in which country did you find it?

TOMOMI: The flutes we bought at Teotihuacan [in Mexico].


――We see that many fans give you gifts at your concerts. What's the most memorable gift you received while on the HELLO WORLD Tour?

TOMOMI: In Hong Kong I was impressed by the papers with birthday messages written on them that the audience was holding up.

HARUNA: It made me happy that the audience wrote messages on national/city flags at every venue, and that there were people who wrote in Japanese too.


――SCANDAL has become an ambassador for Japan and has encouraged many people to come to Japan to see your concerts. Can you recommend a few places for your international fans to visit while in Tokyo, such as a favorite restaurant?

RINA: Tsurutontan. It has Japanese-style decor and all different kinds of noodles. Above all, the size of the bowls is surprising.

HARUNA: We too go there often.


――Fan accounts from SCANDAL HEAVEN members have been pouring in online during the tour. Do you have a message for the fans from SCANDAL HEAVEN?

RINA: I don't think of it as the start of us being such good friends; we've always been greatly encouraged by all of you.

MAMI: You don't simply support us; you interview us and help us spread out even further.

HARUNA: To an extent I think they watch us with an intense perspective, so I think that's why we can be true to ourselves.

TOMOMI: Everyone on SCANDAL HEAVEN, thank you as always! Would you like to be part of our staff? (laughs)


――Since SCANDAL is always pursuing a new horizon, what is next in store for the band?

HARUNA: We'll go beyond the next horizon again.

RINA: The nearest goal that we have is wanting to produce an album solely of songs that we've written, which we're currently preparing for.

MAMI: We'd like to go on another world tour carrying that album, so please look forward to it!

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Wow, that was a great interview. It made me feel all warm inside and brought a tear to my eye  Tears of Joy


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Woah ! Amazing ! I didn't know SH did an Interview with Scandal  Clap


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Awesome! We'll talk about this on the next Scandal Heaven podcast too :3


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Wow! When did SH get to interview SCANDAL I didn't know about this lol

It was a great interview!

I'm pretty sure we would all love to be part of the SCANDAL staff lol
And I can't wait for this album with just songs written by them. They're always setting new goals for themselves. It's truly inspiring~


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Thank you for interview. Great job..
I would like to be part of the staff. lol


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LOVE  What a great interview! Congrats, staff! You get it again!

As always, the girls are so modest and polite. I'm glad they liked their abroad tour! That's good because it means they'll come here to perfom again and maybe they'll enlarge the tour date even in countries they haven't gone before (wish like Italy Love Struck ).


RINA: Although our languages may be different, I'd be very happy if the messages in our lyrics are being conveyed and touching the hearts of those who listen to our songs. We want to keep conveying them.

How wise Rina is here. I would like to tell them that their feelings and their lyrics surely reached our hearts even if maybe many of us don't know Japanese so much (I'm studying Japanese also to have the possibilities to better understand their songs and to could have the possibility some day to talk with them).

TOMOMI: Everyone on SCANDAL HEAVEN, thank you as always! Would you like to be part of our staff? (laughs)


Hahaha what a cutie! If it was for me, I was yet there lol
C'mon everybody, let's be part of SCANDAL's staff hahahaha

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Roadie Peter reports for duty! UHUH!

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this is so nice I felt like crying T^T 

thank you so much for this interview.  Praise

this means a lot to us fans who can't go to concerts due to some inconvenience. but we are working hard to see them soon like studying hard hehe.

and those exclusive pics  Love


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I always want to work for them as a roadie or guitar tech helping Motchy haha!
I'm keen on taking care of guitars.
But if one day Scandal set up their international fans club, thoseguiltyeyes will be recruited immediately.

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Haha that was so great Clap !!!!
I didn't know SH could do interviews with Scandal ! Thank you !
And they're clearly planning a new world tour in the next years 8D that's amazing !


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aw man what a great interview, really hope I can meet them too someday Happy

brb spreading the word of Scandal XD


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Such an amazing interview  Clap 


well haha, i take tomo offer hahha Tears of Joy

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Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:40 am

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Woah ! that is so nice ! :D

I'd prefer to be friend with them than to be part of their staff haha. But if you don't leave me the choice, I am in ! Nice One


Really nice interview ! Thanks for this Scandal-Heaven staff Happy

Keep up the good work !

I hope to see them again soon ! And I'll show them that French people can give them a great welcome !

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Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:31 am

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This is so cool! I had no idea that SH had an interview  with Scandal. It sure is nice to know that SH is recognized by the girls


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Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:37 am

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Amazing interview! good job everyone!


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Posted on Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:52 am

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SH defo kept this under wraps. Great stuff and what a surprise! Enjoyed it.

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I knew I've come to the right site when I registered here!  Amazed

This is awesome knowing that SH could have an exclusive interview with our lovely and perfect band SCANDAL. This interview makes me feel connected and close with them, like they're actually there in front of us fans and answering those questions! I'm sure those who are reading the above post are feeling the same. I hope there will be video interviews in the future!


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hanautasancho

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WOAH! Now that's a surprise... Nice job! I had no idea that SH interviewed the girls haha...

HARUNA: We'll go beyond the next horizon again.
I like this answer from Haru

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Awesomene exclusive interview! Great job!

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I have always been happy just to support Scandal in my own small way but it makes me really happy that they know of Scandal-Heaven Happy


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there are also people there who have come to see us, with harsh looks on their faces, as if they're evaluating us. That's worthwhile.
Haha. It reminds me a video on youtube about fans at music shows.


I can't imagine people going to a concert without knowing the artist/band.

Thank you for the interview !!!


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It's cool that Scandal Heaven got to interview them. I'm also happy to hear that they want to do another world tour for their next album.

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I feel like, to a lot of us, Tomomi's offer would be more than a dream come true XD.

Definitely cool that this interview was a thing. Totally enjoyed reading this.

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thoseguiltyeyes wrote:
HARUNA: We'll go beyond the next horizon again.

RINA: The nearest goal that we have is wanting to produce an album solely of songs that we've written, which we're currently preparing for.

MAMI: We'd like to go on another world tour carrying that album, so please look forward to it!
I couldn't possibly be happier than after reading this  Amazed

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