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Today, 10/22/13, is the 5th anniversary of SCANDAL's major label debut! Congrats to the band!

In commemoration, Excite Music's homepage is SCANDAL-themed today (although they got the date on the congratulatory picture wrong):


http://www.excite.co.jp/music/

Here's SCANDAL's message to everyone:



And here's my translation of the first part of their 5th anniversary interview.

Spoiler:
The things that have accumulated in the 5 years they’ve run through

Five years have passed since SCANDAL made their debut with their single 『DOLL』, released on October 22, 2008. 5 years - some think it's already 5 years, and some think it's not yet 5 years. These girls have certainly run through these 5 years. They've released 17 singles and 5 albums, and they've also achieved their goal from when they intially formed: playing an independent performance at Osaka-Jo Hall. Becoming 20-somethings from teenagers, they've grown from girls to women. While looking at their past artist pictures and album jackets, what feelings do the girls embrace, and what do they see when they look back now? I got to talk leisurely with the 4.

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「Our expressions were really about a level 1 (laughs)」 RINA

Excite: October 22, 2008. Do you remember if there was anything that made your debut day memorable?

RINA: I left the house as usual (laughs).

HARUNA: I think I went to campaign by myself.

RINA: That's right, you did! 3 of us were still going to school, so HARU went by herself to campaign.

MAMI:That's why it was surprisingly ordinary for us (laughs).

TOMOMI: But from there we suddenly appeared on 『MUSIC STATION』 (TV Asahi).

Excite: How were the reactions?

MAMI: My high school friends were really supportive. But even if we looked like performers to everyone, it's not like we were necessarily so. We appeared on TV, played lives, had fans. But I wasn't treated any differently; I was very happy about that because I don't like it when attitudes change strangely. That's why I have a very peaceful memory.

Excite: I'd like to continue step-by step. The jacket of your debut single 『DOLL』 had an impact, didn't it?

RINA: It's cute.

TOMOMI: It's not CG; it's us wearing wigs, which were really heavy. They had wires in them and were sprayed stiff. At any rate, they were heavy. To make matters worse, I was suspended by wires. I really used my abs. My head heavy and my abs hurting; this is actually my painful face (laughs).

RINA: But our expressions were really about a level 1 (laughs). It was trial and error. Other than our expressions, to make it look flashy we used that kind of set, hairstyles, and uniforms. As we really didn't show our faces during our indie days, we used that sort of makeup, and that really was our first shoot. That's why we were a bit nervous... but we were told that you couldn't see our faces anyway.


Excite: Not showing your faces, as girls you didn't think 「Ehー!?」?

MAMI: For our artist picture too, the 4 of us were lined up in our uniforms and you couldn't see our faces. 'But, being able to only see your profile, weren't you really bothered!?' Not being able to see our faces and wearing uniforms, I wonder if we can perform properly like that? It was kind of like that (laughs). So, I had simply thought, 「I wonder if we'll be worried about this」. Not being able to see our faces and just our hair felt cool.

TOMOMI: BECR (BEAT CRUSADERS) was playing at that time (laughs). Since we objectively knew not showing our faces=us being worried, we thought it might have been good for a moment.

Excite: Where are those uniforms?

RINA: In a warehouse.

MAMI: We wore them for the first time in a while last year when we announced 「We're playing at Osaka-Ho Hall!」 at Shiroten.

RINA: But when I recall the year of our debut, I think it was the most hectic and most tiresome. We didn't take it easy. I was in my second year of high school, so school was pretty big.

MAMI: It was like, "First, what do I do about this test!?" because there are no credits. It was a level at which if you're late one more time, you won't get your diploma.

TOMOMI: It's not good to have work on weekdays and not rest, so the credits dwindle fast.

MAMI: Of course there were tests where you got zero points (laughs).

RINA: And there are exams when you transfer schools. I died. Really (laughs). There was only a week to study, and what's more, (the admission acceptance rate) was four times that. At any rate, all of it was tough.

TOMOMI: The 3 of us couldn't get away from school, and HARUNA went around the areas herself. 「DOLL」 had quite a power play, and we made the rounds nationwide.

HARUNA: We did (laughs).

RINA: But HARU changed due to that. MCs at lives, and speaking during interviews. Her shyness percentage fell fast.

MAMI: She really became good at talking to people. That was a plus; she pulled us and we felt that we could follow along.

Excite: Were you conscious of that?

HARUNA: The activities simply became enjoyable. Until now they were things that came with the goal of our debut, and by debuting there was a changing moment where it was very real and we realized, 「We're able to do this kind of work」. But looking back on it, it was (back then) awesome to have appeared on 『MUSIC STATION』 (laughs).

RINA: That was awesome (laughs).

TOMOMI: Although we felt like we were there without knowing why (laughs).

RINA: But I really liked our 「DOLL」 performance. You could feel a lot of spirit in that 2 minute performance.

TOMOMI: Because, without thinking, we thought of it as a live and did it like that instead of a TV recording. I thought it was obvious. We take a lot of things into consideration now, such as how the camera blocking is, which angles can be shot from, and where we're told to look. I think there was a coolness simply because we didn't do that well back then.

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「I'll never forget that scenery」 MAMI

Excite: You released your 2nd single 『SAKURA Goodbye』 in March 2009. Was your production pretty packed?

HARUNA: It had already been recorded by the time 『DOLL』 came out.

Excite: Where did you shoot this cover jacket?

MAMI: Showa Memorial Park in Tachigawa.

RINA: It was so cold!

MAMI: This tree was a dried-up, dead tree with not a single sakura in bloom (laughs). The girls who were extras were waiting in the cold for a while.

RINA: We lined up in front of this dead tree and took this as a graduation-like photo. The things we talked about while shooting were 「There are no flowers」, and 「I wish this had been done at a studio」 (laughs).

MAMI: It was so cold that everyone would have an about-to-die look on their face each time the wind blew (laughs).

RINA: But it was fun (laughs). I won't forget that shoot.

HARUNA: In the end, the sakura were added as CG afterward.

TOMOMI: Well, shooting in front of a dead tree was the concept to begin with. However, for 「SAKURA Goodbye」 it was cold and our faces died (laughs), so it turned out to be a slightly scary photo.

HARUNA: It was cloudy and the photo was dark overall.

MAMI: But, although it was cloudy when we were shooting, I think it got sunny after finishing the shoot. Wasn't it sunny when we were heading back?

HARUNA: I think the sun was setting (laughs).

MAMI: Maybe we summoned the rain from then on (laughs)!

HARUNA: Because it was 『Shoujo S』 after that. It's really raining in the music video (laughs).

TOMOMI: Although it was sunny that day, we sent for the rain (laughs).

Excite: However, 「DOLL」 and 「Shoujo S」 are still songs that are indispensible at lives.

HARUNA: We play 「DOLL」 every time.

MAMI: Compared to back then, I think 「DOLL」 has grown tremendously at lives. We didn't have towels spin in the beginning, and there was no allowance for hand clapping either. Our songs have evolved at the same time we've been able to do many different things.

HARUNA: You can't really feel an age in these songs. The lyrics were written at that time, and when you compare 「SAKURA Goodbye」 , 「Shoujo S」, and such, we can still sing them even now.

Excite: Going a bit faster, that year in October your first album 『BEST★SCANDAL』 was released.

HARUNA: Since TOMOMI and MAMI were graduating when 『SAKURA Goodbye』 came out, I felt that after that point we could be a real band.

MAMI: Our range of activities also widened when the 4 of us moved to Tokyo.

Excite: As someone who has watched you since your debut, the release of this first album made me happy (laughs).

HARUNA: I'm happy (laughs)!

MAMI: Because our first album is really great.

RINA: It's really great! Since at that time we still didn't know how to make an album, we thought, "I can't believe it's this hard!" while we were making it. We'd be happy each time we'd complete one song, but there were changes to the lyrics until the very last second, and it was difficult to bring the team's opinions together. I had thought that while watching the adults arguing with each other. But, we learned a lot with this one piece.

HARUNA: This one year was the first time we had had so much work, so we didn't know at all what would be a good efficiency for us. That's why there were times when an adult would say 「good」, we would think it'd be okay. It was hard in that sense, but I think in a sense it was pure.

Excite: Nowadays, your live mobilization has perceptibly grown.

MAMI: I feel that our first one-man tour was the best. Nagoya was the first day, and even now I haven't forgotten the moment we left that.

RINA: We were so nervous (laughs)!

MAMI: I'll never forget that scenery. Although we've played at large places like the Nippon Budokan and Osaka-Jo Hall and saw a couple of thousands or tens of thousands of people, I think the most nervous I've been was seeing those couple hundred people at Nagoya's Club Quattro.

TOMOMI: Being in that venue that day, that moment, with people coming to see us was all a first time for us. Until then the opening bands and our audience was the smallest, and there were parts where we tried to appeal to the people who had come to see the other bands, so a one-man live felt like "home" to us. It became routine that there were people humming our songs and watching us with a smile; that was such a happy space.

RINA: Also, after that first day in Nagoya, our director that has been with us since before our debut really praised us. We were in tears.

HARUNA: That was the first time.

RINA: He was always angry, saying 「No matter how many times I say it, it's always the same thing!」, and always getting angry at us like a dad (laughs). I won't forget him saying 「That was great」, crying while being moved. Well, he's gotten mad after that (laughs).

HARUNA: (laughs). But the 4 of us were really pleased after that. It also turned into a DVD, and at the final show, our Christmas performance, we say 「We'll take you along to Osaka-Jo Hall」.


MAMI: We did, we did (laughs).

RINA: That was at Ebisu Liquid Room, wasn't it?

HARUNA: That was scary.

MAMI: That invincible feeling then was awesome (laughs).

Excite: Nowadays, your live mobilization has perceptibly grown.

HARUNA: No, no, we're a little bit more grown up now, so we've reached the point where we can still consider it(laughs).

RINA: We really thought that, and said that (laughs).

TOMOMI: There wasn't anything we were afraid of.

MAMI: There was only unsubstantiated confidence.

HARUNA: Being young is wonderful (laughs)!

If you want to see it actually formatted nicely, check it out here:

http://plastikdolls.com/2013/10/21/scandals-5th-anniversary-interview-excite-music-part-1/


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA 2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館 2012.11.03+04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014 2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting 2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR 2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK 2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER 2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL 2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX 2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA 2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA 2016.01.12+13 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016 2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス 2017.07.14+15+17 SCANDAL's 47 Prefecture Tour
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Really awesome interview, thanks for the translation!

Really love to hear them speak like that about the past and share the details about so many things Happy

So basically in their first year they did what they are doing nowadays but also had school, must have been really difficult. I mean... I know they were still in school but I thought that because they were a new band they didn't work that much yet! No wonder that nowadays they can keep up, it's almost easy now for them =P

So their very first TV show was MUSIC STATION? I wonder if that video is still up... Also the show were they were the most nervous is the show from the Liquid Room DVD? Or did I understand it wrong? Have to watch that again Happy




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HaRuRiNaMaMiToMo wrote:Also the show were they were the most nervous is the show from the Liquid Room DVD? Or did I understand it wrong?
They were most nervous for the Club Quattro (Nagoya) show of that tour, not the Ebisu Liquid Room (Tokyo) show.

MAMI: I think the most nervous I've been was seeing those couple hundred people at Nagoya's Club Quattro.


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA 2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館 2012.11.03+04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014 2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting 2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR 2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK 2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER 2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL 2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX 2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA 2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA 2016.01.12+13 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016 2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス 2017.07.14+15+17 SCANDAL's 47 Prefecture Tour
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Part 2 of the interview (the last one, btw).

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「I think that was the first time we had "ourselves"」 TOMOMI

Excite: And now 2010. You were already coming out with your 5th single 『Shunkan Sentimental』.

HARUNA: This flow was great.

RINA: I think it's song that didn't disappoint the fans who thought 「I like this band!」 with 『BEST★SCANDAL』

HARUNA: We wore red leather jackets then. We escaped a bit (from our so-called uniform image) here.

MAMI: It was a little hard on the eyes.

RINA: I really remember this shoot. It's silly, but I was told to sit on my drum chair and they'd photograph me, and I said, 「I'm not that obedient of a drummer; I'm standing」 (laughs)

MAMI: A-ha-ha-ha!

RINA: I said, 「I'll do a pose where I hang my foot」, and the photographer said, 「Okay」 (laughs). So silly (laughs).

MAMI: On the CD is a silhouette of us jumping. I was under the impression that as a guitarist I would need to jump with open legs, so I remember that I was saying 「I'll do this!」 and was always jumping (laughs). I was told that jumping normally would be fine, but I said 「I'm flying」 and jumped the entire time.

TOMOMI: On 「Shunkan Sentimental」, the second chorus's A-melody changes, but in the beginning it doesn't particularly change. We asked to change the hook a bit in the A-melody, and I really remember that the impression when it was elevated was awesome. I liked that part so much, and it was streamed continuously for me in the recording studio. 「Again, again!」 It was really groundbreaking for me.

RINA: I think our staff was always telling us 「The sound is young」 on the day of recording. Arranger Keito Kawaguchi and composer Yuichi Tajika said, 「You guys really do sound young」. That had a 「This can only be done right now」 meaning to it, and now I've finally come to understand that.

Excite: That was 3 years ago.

MAMI: 3 years ago!? It feels more like 5 years ago.

Excite: Around this time you did a tour, put out a ZONE cover song, and did a secret event.

RINA: That's really nostalgic.

HARUNA: I think this was when we did the highest number of different things.

TOMOMI: It's sort of hazy.

MAMI: Yeah.

Excite: What do you mean by hazy?

TOMOMI: With 「Shunkan Sentimental」, within us, 「I like this direction」 was blurred, but it was visible. When we began to understand that we liked this kind of genre, there was an enormous rejection when completely different ideas came from the staff.

MAMI: A band is wanting to be cool. We thought that we wanted to be cool more than being a band, so liking a hard sound and distorted sounds, we centered on those. So, I don't think 「Shoujo S」 nor 「Shunkan Sentimental」 are very mannish, but our performance style became closer to those.

RINA: I think we only wanted to do easy-to-understand rock.

TOMOMI: Even though we were very happy that we were finally being called 「cool」, if we didn't do as such (=like ideas from the staff), you could no longer call it 「cool」. We were uneasy because, after all, we still didn't have absolute confidence in ourselves.

RINA: We worried that it'd be something more like 「cute」.

Excite: Amongst that, you released 「Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY」.

HARUNA: It's a song that we bring to the last part of our hall-class lives now. It really is a song that everyone likes, and because it can been seen from this way, we're glad that we made a song like this. Although we like songs like 「Shunkan Sentimental」, if you think about it, poppy, piercing songs is what the current SCANDAL is wholly like.

Excite: You have really cute smiles on the cover jacket.

HARUNA: Until then we had decided not to smile. We didn't smile in pictures. But after that we removed that ban.

Excite: What sort of feelings brought that about?

TOMOMI: The single was decided, and it probably wouldn't make sense if we weren't smiling (laughs).

Excite: Even though it's such a refreshing song (laughs).

MAMI: Just smiling was unpleasant. Or maybe not smiling, but being all cute and enthusiastic is something I'm normally bad at. But now, we can think 「I'm glad that we did this song」.

TOMOMI: I love it even now. It's my favorite song now.

HARUNA: The music video is really great too.

RINA: At the time of the shoot, HARU's skirt's size was wrong and she couldn't fit in it (laughs).

HARUNA: Really??

RINA: The skirt was cut in the bus (laughs). It seemed like our stylist had gotten some of the details wrong, and a skirt came that was about the size of dog clothes (laughs).

All: (Roar of laughter).

RINA: She knew it wouldn't fit, but she said, 「Let's try it once」. Once she put it on, it stopped at her feet (laughs). That's when the skirt was cut. I was thinking 「Of course (laughs)」 while watching the entire time on the side.

TOMOMI: And, this uniform showed everyone's stomachs.

RINA: That was a little embarrassing. I felt awkward. But simply because I think it's a really great song now, I can laugh at the narrowness of our outlook then. It was a song that needed to be done.

MAMI: It's gotten twisted (laughs).

RINA: We're idiots. We were dumb (laughs).

TOMOMI: But I think that was the first time we had "ourselves." We first began to think 「This is us」...

RINA: We were bad at safeguarding.

MAMI: Saying "No" was the only thing we could do.

TOMOMI: We could only fight.

RINA: And cry right after (laughs).

MAMI: And frown (laughs). But that's another funny story.

RINA: It's cute (laughs). But that was 3 years ago, huh.

Excite: And in no time was your 2nd album 『TEMPTATION BOX』.

HARUNA: We had released our 『Namida no Regret』 single before that. With the lead single of this album we challenged ourselves with many things. Especially in SCANDAL's case.

TOMOMI: It's a single where we were able to challenge ourselves.

MAMI: It's a new category for lead singles. About the albums from there, you can say that they're rich in genres, but this album is probably the richest. It's a very technical album.

Excite: There's a completely different "mood" with the 1st album.

MAMI: That's right.

RINA: We did simple sounds on our 1st one. Our 2nd album we steadily put in sounds other than our instruments, so it really has glitz to it.

Excite: You also established your fan club at the same time of this album's release. You also held a copy band competition and did a performance in Singapore.

RINA: When you don't go overseas once a year, that too becomes an including rhythm.

HARUNA: Looking at our activities since the beginning of 2011, we gradually went at our own pace. Or, perhaps I should say that a time came where we were able to draw up how that year would go by. It was 2 years of new challenges, so there were hard things that came up. We tightly held our own opinions, and a time where we could do activities also came.

RINA: One of 『Pride』's B-side songs is 「Emotion」, which was the first time a member had done the lyrics and music. This really is a single where our awareness changed, and our way of seeing transformed too.

HARUNA: Our 11th single 『LOVE SURVIVE』 was a lead single, and with this we really grew up. It's a song that we still do at lives, and it becoming a song that's loved by fans was not something we had thought at that time.

TOMOMI: The intro is explosive; there's nothing better than this song. It's a must-play at lives because it's a song that can change the setting.

Excite: That summer, you released your 3rd album 『BABY ACTION』.

RINA: Wasn't making that really fun?

HARUNA: It was. It's settled down in a lot of ways, compared to 『TEMPTATION BOX』. I think it's a good album. It's a piece that's comprised of songs that just simply matched us then, and I feel that, in a good way, our youth was slightly reduced by half.

MAMI: Because we also stopped wearing school uniforms at the same time.

RINA: RINA graduated, and we no longer had any students among us.

TOMOMI: From 『Pride』 there was a sense of matching, but the school uniform feeling was missing.

RINA: We were aware of it. It did a 180 and changed with our album too.

Excite: Along with the visual aspect, your freedom really spread out.

MAMI: We did become free, but something like a sense of unity to an extent was still necessary after all. An appearance impact was also necessary because there was still something that wasn't like the band SCANDAL who are separate when they're on stage. Now, our live outfits are very colorful and we all wear different things. But I think at that time that was completely the right answer.

RINA: Our characters were easy to understand.

HARUNA: (MAMI) also became a blonde.

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「We want to do things that are SCANDAL-like, and even cooler」 HARUNA

Excite: And now 2012. You released your first best album 『SCANDAL SHOW』 and completed a one-man live at the Nippon Budokan.

HARUNA: It was so much fun.

RINA: It was fun.

MAMI: I don't remember it...

RINA: That's right, MAMI was the most nervous.

HARUNA: I still can't believe that happened.

TOMOMI: When we play regular lives, we slap each other's backs and head out. However, at Budokan, we were all falling apart when we were heading out, so we weren't able to slap each other's backs and head out with a momentum just before it. We were pretty nervous--actually, we really felt more differently than usual. It was a bit scary.

HARUNA: But it was a great venue. We don't really see things at that of a large scale, or rather because we feel close to the audience, we can see their faces. We performed while feeling like the venue had become one.

TOMOMI: The power of the venue was awesome. That sacred place had power, so being able to perform there gave us confidence. If we hadn't done a live at Budokan, we certainly wouldn't have been able to do one at Osaka-Jo Hall.

Excite: In regards to OJH, you announced it a while ago when you did the Shiroten live in August of that year.

HARUNA: We were already close when we came to the area (laughs).

RINA: Yeah. But doing it like that, I feel that from this year's singles there was no shift in the way we are right now. 『ENCORE SHOW』, which came out this year, even though they're songs we've done until now, there are parts that I feel match up with different approaches. Although it's been one year since 『Queens are trumps-Kirifuda wa Queen-』, our state of mind from back then and right now is completely different.

Excite: 『Queens are trumps-Kirifuda wa Queen-』 is an album that has a tremendous world outlook itself, and it was something that you were able to do because it was that time period.

RINA: That's right. HARUNA began to normally use a handheld microphone.

MAMI: Because of our hall tour. The visual aspect had a bit of a strong feeling.

TOMOMI: This album was us doing various genres until now, among other things, and we made this while understanding that we really do like things like that.

Excite: And speaking of this year, 2013: Osaka-Jo Hall on 3/3.

HARUNA: It feels like it's already been a year (laughs).

TOMOMI: The moment it started and we faced the audience, I put one piece of something on me, or maybe I should say I felt like I was clad in something. I became stronger. Yes, it's something that I'll never take off.

Excite: How did you spend the night of the day that your dream from your first days of formation came true?

HARUNA: We had an after party (laughs).

RINA: We ate together while watching the just-recorded live video, and I cried at the end of our salutations.

TOMOMI: I cried.

RINA: Because we were really happy. Our staff was increased by this too! Seeing that, I thought it was awesome that they really did come along with us. 5 years is short, but we were able to evolve just fine, and I thought again that we're a band that's able to do music that fits this era. Being able to do many things means lasting a long time, which is what I really believe right now.

Excite: I see.

RINA: I feel that the variety of the band is solidifying this year. That's why I feel that starting next year will be our true start.

HARUNA: Definitely.

RINA: We started from live houses to arenas, and we've gone to all of those over the past 5 years, started a fan club, solidified many things, and performed with all kinds of people. This year has been one of great collaborations. Starting next year, those 5 years will pass through our filter again, and I wonder what will come from the 4 of us.

TOMOMI: We've often said in interviews this year that we want to sing songs about people, and I feel that there are many opportunities to reconsider everyday. I feel that on top of writing lyrics, and about our band life, we can look at them objectively.

Excite: The quality of yourselves will keep being exuded more and more.

TOMOMI: It does every year when we release an album, and during then we all talk together about things we've thought of or considered, and they properly take shape before we realize it. That's why I think we'll be able to come out with an equally amazing album next year.

MAMI: These 5 years feel very dense and very fast. We played at Osaka-Jo Hall half a year ago, but it feels like it's been longer than that. That's why I think that we'll continue on for the same period of 5 years or 10 years while enhancing even more. If the 4 of us have an intent of what we want to make and unify our feelings, there won't be any problems at all.

TOMOMI: 10 years...2018? The Olympics (in Tokyo) still won't happen (laughs!)

HARUNA: That's awesome (laughs). But when we really look back on these 5 years, every single year the things we can do and the things we want to do have all increased, and I feel that we'll keep being able to do new things. But each time it was in the same vein. Making a single, making an album, doing a tour.

TOMOMI: We made a rhythm.

HARUNA: Yes. I think that our rhythm has solidified in these 5 years, so I hope it'll be okay to create a new flow again from next year. Making the best of these 5 years, we want to do our best at bringing out our merit even more. We want to do things that are SCANDAL-like, and even cooler.

If you want to see it formatted nicely, go here:

http://plastikdolls.com/2013/10/28/scandals-5th-anniversary-interview-excite-music-part-2/



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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA 2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館 2012.11.03+04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014 2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting 2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR 2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK 2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER 2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL 2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX 2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA 2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA 2016.01.12+13 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016 2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス 2017.07.14+15+17 SCANDAL's 47 Prefecture Tour
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I hope you don't mind me asking but how many parts are there?


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That's it. That was technically only one interview, but I split it into two 'parts' myself because there was just so much stuff to go through.


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2011.07.03 SCANDAL @ AM2 -Anaheim, CA 2012.03.28 SCANDAL vs BUDOKAN @武道館 2012.11.03+04 SCANDAL HALL TOUR 2012 @愛知 2012.11.10 SCANDAL @ Happy MUSIC Live 2012 2013.03.03 SCANDAL OSAKA-JO HALL 2013 @大阪城ホール 2014.06.01 Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2014 2014.06.02 SCANDAL Fan Meeting 2015.04.25 SCANDAL WORLD TOUR 2015「HELLO WORLD」 -Paris, FR 2015.04.26「HW」-London, UK 2015.04.30「HW」-Essen, GER 2015.05.15「HW」-Chicago, IL 2015.05.20「HW」-Mexico City, MEX 2015.05.22「HW」-Los Angeles, CA 2015.05.23「HW」-Anaheim, CA 2016.01.12+13 SCANDAL ARENA TOUR『PERFECT WORLD』@武道館2016.05.21 Welcome Fan Meeting 2016.05.22 SCANDAL @ Honolulu Ekiden & Music 2016 2016.05.23 Farewell Fan Meeting 2016.08.21 SCANDAL 10th ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL @泉大津フェニックス 2017.07.14+15+17 SCANDAL's 47 Prefecture Tour
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drake79

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wow, thanks for the translation really a great job u done there Nice One

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HaRuRiNaMaMiToMo

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Thanks for the hard work, it really is a very nice and cute interview with them Happy


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Thanks for the translation. It was nice to read about their past, I got to know them a bit better ^^

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