*In this interview, fans sent in their own comments following a nine point survey. There are some questions that the members didn’t respond to. The enquette was half a survey half an interview. The number before the fan’s comments/questions correspond to the following nine points.*
- The first time you discovered ‘X’, how did it happen?
- How many times have you come to an ‘X’ live.
- Please write the best two songs you like from their musical composition.
- Which hall do you think you want to see X’s live at?
- Besides ‘X’ which band do you like?
- Do you know of the monthly publication, ‘On Stage’?
No 2. I know the name 3. I’ve bought it and read it before.
- Are you thinking of buying the issue for ‘A Five Month Plan’ from ‘On Stage’?
I’ll definitely buy all of them 2. I won’t buy all of them 3. I have no interest
- How are you feeling about the upcoming Budokan concert?
Completely satisfied 2. Well, it was good 3. I was a little disappointed 4. Unpleasant
- Send in your own message to one member.
Write your sex, age, occupation, name and address
First is from TAIJI!
9 – To TAIJI-san: I want to make it so that you even rival up against Billy Sheehan and Helloween, an amazing bassist (as a representation of Japan)! Although I already think you’re that good anyway! (20 yrs/♂)
TAIJI: This makes me so happy. I’m not exactly there yet, I hope to become something like those guys someday……
8 – Completely satisfied – Because TAIJI did his bass solo so it was decided because of that. (24 yrs/♀)
TAIJI: X fans you know, for their favorite members, they really put all their heart into loving them. For me recently, there are a lot of male fans. As for my fans, I have many like this (Example: “All members will read this!”[a kind of polite speech in the original Japanese] will become like “Definitely read it!” [typical boy’s/rough speech in the original Japanese]). Yoshiki’s fans have the feeling like “Yoshiki-sama~♡”, but you know my fans, male or female are only like “Taiji, you bastard [original Japanese was ‘てめぇー’]” (laugh). It’s strangely cheerful. I wonder why. Probably because my friends call me that way, always.
9 – TAIJI-san, congratulations on getting married. (17yrs / ♀)
TAIJI: What the hell. A lot of rumors have been flying around. Things like I got married in the back of Osaka Castle and I’m quitting the band and stuff (laugh). Those are all lies so please relax.
Next up is from Toshi
9 – I want to share a common destiny with X! If you say “Believe it!” I will be so happy! (16yrs/♀)
TOSHI: Ya. If I say it too I’ll become emotional (laugh). But seriously, that really makes me feel good. After all when I stand on stage I can understand everything. Seeing everyone’s faces and their reactions, “they were waiting for us huh” I feel it deeply. And those become the nature and words that come out.
9 – Toshimitsu are you well? (18yrs/♀)
TOSHI: Ahaha. Don’t talk to me with such familiarities!
9 – Damnit TOSHI, come and jump onto the 2nd floor [of a live house]! (17yrs/♀)
TOSHI: No way, there’s quite some distance isn’t there. Tell me a way that I can. I want to do something like that though, please wait for me on that side.
And then HIDE
9 – During HIDE’s solo I lost my voice and stood paralyzed. Don’t tell me it was a spell? I also wanted to be the mannequin. (17 yrs/♀)
HIDE: If there are people whose body is “eight heads tall” [example], I want to ask your assistance. Actually I want to use real humans.
9 – I think that leaving the bra unhooked was really popular [I guess the mannequin?] (just jostled around is kind of lame). Is is true that HIDE-chan’s head is “huge”? (18 yrs/♀)
HIDE: It really is……, isn’t it okay for a human’s head to be like that. Leave me alone! (laugh)
8 – Oh my god, it was so good! HIDE-chan, your voice reminds me of Akira Fuse. HIDE-chan’s rock world feels like Jun Togawa. (16 yrs/♀)
HIDE: If it’s the Jun-chan from the past then I’m happy.
And also from PATA
9 – Even though HIDE-san and TAIJI-san are both doing solos, I wonder why PATA-san isn’t doing any? PATA-san, please do a solo. Even if it’s not for very long, it’s okay, you can even just drink Jack Daniels. (17 yrs/♀)
PATA: U~h…… maybe someday, but you know. Now I say some things in songs (Example: Stab Me In The Back) and it’s enough for me.
1 – The year before last during Fall, I heard about you from a friend. In my first year in school, the teacher I hated share the same destiny as you because his nickname was also Pata. (15 yrs/♀)
PATA: To be linked to something you hate is s.. so…… I don’t like it (laugh).
8 – Even if you’re tired, the point of cutting corners is bad (laugh) [maybe he made a mistake in the live] (20 yrs/♀)
PATA: Ahaha, geez. Ah, but it’s true huh.
And finally from YOSHIKI
9 – To Yoshiki: If the person you liked fainted, I want to know what you would think. (22 yrs/♀)
YOSHIKI: U~h. That is.. not good but huh. But, humans with that kind of personality can’t be confined.
9 – Don’t worry too much. The people looking at you will feel pain. (18 yrs/♀)
YOSHIKI: I don’t over think things. Not that much (laugh).
9 – If you faint from illness I will nurse both your body and soul (27 yrs/♀)
YOSHIKI: At times when I faint. I receive a lot of nutritious foods and health products. Currently, I get sent a lot of stuff by people saying “please eat this” and I receive yams and stuff, it’s great. I become deeply emotional. Ya…… I think that I’m not just one person’s body (said with deep emotion).