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Gab is a magazine distributed for free by Seiichi Hoshiko's company Star Child and I got it at Stylish Wave Generation live on December 1, when I went to see THE MICRO HEAD 4N'S. Since I really liked them here is the translation of their very first interview.

Same as before:
I will appreciate any help if there are any mistakes or something needs to be corrected.
Please do not repost it anywhere. I prefer to keep the translations to my own dark little corner and be responsible for my mistakes and the words I choose.

BRAND-NEW BAND INTRODUCTION
The information release ban was lifted on December 1 and we press for a glimpse of the mysterious band THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S!
 
THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S will present themselves at Stylish Wave Generation ~Break The Wall Between The Ages!~ live held at Shibuya O-East on December 1, 2011. At present only the band’s name and the names of the members have been disclosed.
kazuya (G./ex.FANATIC◊CRISIS), SHUN. (G./ex.FANATIC◊CRISIS), ZERO (B./ex.D’espairsRay), TSUKASA (Dr./ex.D’espairsRay) and Ricky (Vo./DASEIN).
Their first interview is for Gab! We will look for a glimpse of the band shrouded in mystery!
 
FILE 01
★ “OK!” right away?! The secret story behind the band’s formation★
kazuya: After FANATIC◊CRISIS disbanded there were a lot of ups and downs, but THE MICRO HEAD 4N’S started with me giving a call to SHUN. and asking if he’d like to play in a band together. After that I started looking for other band members and I thought that it’d be good if they were established musicians with career history so I asked ZERO next. I have been friends with Ricky for many years. I really like his voice and I always thought that I’d like us to make music together one day, so this time I made a pass on him (laughs).
Ricky: I also thought that I’d like kazuya to play guitar for me one day.
Q: I was really surprised at such an unexpected combination of band members.
TSUKASA: Excuse me, are you talking about me now? (everyone bursts out laughing)
kazuya: TSUKASA… (laughs) at first our band was without a drummer. Once in a month we had a party we called a “band meeting” and one day ZERO came together with TSUKASA and before I noticed he joined our band (laughs).
TSUKASA: When I went drinking with the other band members for the first time, I said: “OK!” because it was a lot of fun.
Ricky: It’s amazing that you said: “OK” after only one party (laughs).
ZERO: I invited TSUKASA to just meet and talk with other guys, but he said: “I’ll do it!” right away. He made a life changing decision in an instant! (laughs)
TSUKASA: When I listened to kazuya talking about the band’s future I thought that I wanted to share a dream with him.
 
FILE 02
★ Explosion of the personalities and the first impressions ★
SHUN.: I met ZERO first and I thought that he was a cool kid, I liked him. After that I met Ricky-san… (T.N. I always skip honorifics such as “san”, “kun” etc., but I’ll keep it for once so that the conversation makes sense).
Ricky: You are still calling me Ricky-san! (laughs)
SHUN.: You know what, there is something I wanted to say for a while… I will say it now! Can I call you “Rikkun? (everyone bursts out laughing)
Ricky: Ah, this is embarrassing (laughs).
SHUN.: When I met “Rikkun” (laughs), honestly I thought that he had the same smell as I do.
Ricky: But I am so cool!
SHUN.: Sorry, but no, you aren’t (laughs). TSUKASA was…
TSUKASA: Was I cool?
SHUN.: No, sorry, you weren’t cool! (laughs) You were really interesting!
Ricky: Was it a “party boss”?
TSUKASA: A party boy!
Q: What kind of impressions other band members made on you, ZERO?
ZERO: Because kazuya is my senior I was a little scared of him at first, but after we talked on the phone and exchanged e-mails I got a good feeling about him. After that I met SHUN. and I thought that he was really scary! (laughs)
SHUN.: People always think that about me at first (bitter laughs).
Ricky: Because your eyes speak of violence! (everyone bursts out laughing)
ZERO: But now…
SHUN.: What about now? (everyone bursts out laughing)
ZERO: Now I get just a little nervous around you! (everyone bursts out laughing) Ricky exploded right from the start.
Ricky: No way!
ZERO: I thought: “Who the hell is this guy? He is so interesting!” (laughs)
 
FILE 03
★ The concept of the band: the most important thing is to have fun?! ★
SHUN.: We all agreed that it’d be great if we could have fun and make a racket playing lives and making music.
kazuya: Yeah, in the beginning. Gradually everyone around started praising us and now I think that we are in danger and must do everything seriously (laughs). All members of the band are skilled musicians and I intend to entrust a lot of things to them. When making music, everyone understands the theory and it is easy to discuss. Anyway at the moment probably what I want the most for us is to have fun. I want our band to be not business, but a rock band. It was a lot of fun when I toured around the country driving an old van with the equipment myself. I’d like it to be something like that.
Q: Is TSUKASA going to have a lot of duties as a party boy? (laughs)
kazuya: He is. Aside from writing music I act as a band’s manager too and ZERO is responsible for our art direction. Ricky is the only one who has more than one band going so his part is just to make music and SHUN. is responsible for touring. We do everything ourselves.
Ricky: We are self-sufficient (laughs).
 
FILE 04
★ The band members themselves do not know yet how they will sound! ★
Q: At present (beginning of November) you haven’t played together even once, right? (laughs)
SHUN.: We are not going to play together until our first live on December 1! We are not going to rehearse! (everyone bursts out laughing)
kazuya: Well, I’d like us to sound like a rock band. Right now I am enjoying the sessions when Ricky adds melody to my songs.
Q: I got to listen to your demo tape and I had an impression that it was quite different from the kind of melodies Ricky had written until now.
Ricky: I am glad to hear that. It is probably different because kazuya writes music. Our music does not end with the two of us and the world of the dark duo (the rhythm section) is a part of it too.
ZERO: Until now I have played dark and aggressive music, but it does not mean that I hate melodious and pop songs. I listen to them and I’d like to play them too. I think I am going to move forward while keeping a part of what I have been until now.
SHUN.: Personally right now I am struggling with seven string guitar. But once I tried it I realized that it is an interesting instrument. I want to have fun, while learning new things in a process of trial and error both on personal and band levels.
Q: Do you write lyrics, Ricky?
Ricky: No, I don’t, right? (everyone bursts out laughing) Well, I guess I am going to (laughs).
SHUN.: We are a band with no rules, everyone can write songs and lyrics. Right now we decided that Ricky will be the one writing lyrics (laughs).
Ricky: I’d like to try and write aggressive and dark lyrics. Also I might write a very cute and beautiful love song! (everyone bursts out laughing)
 
FILE 05
★ Within an inch of “Party boys”?! The reason behind the name of the band ★
kazuya: Everyone suggested names for the band and we decided by voting. In the end we chose the name Ricky suggested.
Ricky: If I count how many band names I suggested, it was about 30.
Everyone: Awesome! (bursts out laughing)
Ricky: I really got into it, didn’t I?
kazuya: TSUKASA didn’t join us yet back then so only the four of us voted.
Ricky: If TSUKASA was with us, we’d become “Party Boys”! (everyone bursts out laughing) Well, a nuance is that, when putting on micro headphones, people can immerse themselves into our world and we can enjoy our own music freely too. The sound of the name was important too. kazuya was the one who added the number “4” to our band’s name.
kazuya: Back then it was still only four of us (laughs). I wanted to have a proper number of strokes in the name and when I added “4” it started to look good. When TSUKASA joined the band I thought: “This is bad, there are no longer 4 of us!”, but I can be an apostrophe in “4N’S”.
Everyone: Oh!
kazuya: Because I am a mature guy (laughs).
Ricky: I can be the apostrophe! (laughs)
TSUKASA: Then shall we rotate the apostrophe between us? (everyone bursts out laughing)

Comments

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notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 01:37 pm (UTC)
He is! lol
Yeah, I like how they sound in the interviews so far ;)
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notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
But Zero was the one who brought him and I am sure it was not a surprise for others. So at the very least everyone intended to have a discussion about a possibility of him joining, but it does seem like the final decision was Tsukasa's alone lol
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notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 01:39 pm (UTC)
They are! I get a good feeling from their interviews so far. Let's see where they will be going next ;)
You're welcome, I am glad you enjoyed reading it ;)
sereitsu
Dec. 11th, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the translation! It seems like the band members all have good chemistry together and that Tsu and Zero fit right in! I'd like to see a video comment at some point with everyone laughing, ahaha. XD

P.S I love how Tsu has the last word in the interview, lol. ;p
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ;)
Yeah, I have a good feeling about them so far so I am excited to see what's next for them ;D
petal_inshadows
Dec. 11th, 2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
thanks for the tranlation!! :D

it's so much fun to read! ^^

now I'm even more anxious to listen to them ^o^
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
You're welcome and thank you for reading ;)
I am excited about what they are going to do next too!
kyon_chu
Dec. 11th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
thank you for translating~ ♥

ThE interview seems having a good atmosphere in it, glad to know that Zero and Tsukasa are having fun now
I'm so excited! can wait for their release 8DDDD
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ;)
Yes, I agree. A couple of interviews I've read so far have a good atmosphere and overall I have a good feeling about them so I am definitely looking forward to more from them.
wnb_angel
Dec. 11th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Thank you for translating, it was fun to read xD
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ;)
gilly_niikura
Dec. 11th, 2011 03:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation!!

It was so much fun to read! Now I'm even more looking forward to hearing more of them (most of all some music!)♪( ´▽`)
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ;)
After a couple interviews I read and their live I think they sound promising and I have a good feeling about them. I am excited about what they are going to do next too ;)
xrai_chanx
Dec. 11th, 2011 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! =D
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 09:59 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ;)
akai_byara
Dec. 11th, 2011 07:35 pm (UTC)
If TSUKASA was with us, we’d become “Party Boys”!
LMAOOO xD I wouldn't know what to think if they really were called that.
Thanks for translating!
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 10:00 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ;)
I'd like to think that even in that case common sense would prevail lol
kagiri_hakujou
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
this interview is really interesting! i think i definitely will love them! XD
i like the way they become a band with no rules.
i wish you a good luck, TMH4N'S!! have fun with each other and the fans!

thank you for translating and sharing~ :D
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
I agree, in the interviews and after their first live they sound pretty promising so I am excited about what's coming next from them too ;)

You're welcome ;)
ealin
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Thank you for it.
Now I wonder about the sound.
notafanboy
Dec. 11th, 2011 10:02 pm (UTC)
You're welcome ;)
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notafanboy
Dec. 12th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC)
You're welcome and thank you for reading ;)
destinyavalon
Dec. 12th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
For some reason I have a feeling of deja vu ... XD
Anyway I'm glad that Zero and Tsukasa are doing well.
I hope we can hear more of them soon.
Thank for translating
notafanboy
Dec. 12th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
If it's about the way Tsukasa joined the band then I share your feelings lol
I am glad they are doing well too, I was really happy to see them on the stage again and from the interviews too it looks like they are having fun with their new band ;)
anyuta_oresama
Dec. 12th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
Большое спасибо за перевод!! ☆-( ^-゚)v Блин, вроде взрослые дядьки уже, а ведут себя как дети))) xDD Позабавили, ага...
Но Тсукаса... мне его жалко немного, если честно)) Наш Party Boy)) xDD


Про расшифровку названия было вообще очень любопытно узнать... Я в своё время долго голову ломала, а почему именно так... (^O^) А сначала вообще даже не дошло, как оно правильно читается))) xDD
Ещё раз огромное спасибо!!
notafanboy
Dec. 12th, 2011 02:10 pm (UTC)
Пожалуйста и спасибо что прочитала ;)
Над Тсукасой как обычно издеваются, но по-моему он в долгу не остается, его последняя фраза хороша ;D
А название головоломное, это я согласна >_>
riffsilver
Feb. 12th, 2012 05:37 am (UTC)
Hi. XD I was looking around for a micro head 4n's comm, so I just looked for fanatic crisis. And I found this. Thank you for translating!
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