Rock and Read 80 – Aiji ~Nice Future~ Full Interview

Message from the Translators: After a year of crazy schedules, and trying to coordinate between two countries and time zones we finally finished RR80 Aiji’s Interview. Thank you for you patience. These long format interviews can take upwards of 48 hours of work, and we only can meet once a week for an hour. So, I…

Maya’s My Universe # 40 “My Rules” + announcement

First the announcement: Sorry for the long delay. I had hoped to get this done months ago, but life had other plans. Between work, school, and scheduling conflicts with my translation partner this just kept getting pushed back more and more. Long story short, things may continue to be a bit spotty until into the…

Maya’s My Universe Vol. 38 Theme “9″

Theme: 9 Days stream by, seasons cycle, and become years. Nine years have passed since LM.C started performing on the 4th of this month. And October 16th was the first day we played live. There are many other anniversaries, but the day we started advancing is still special. 9 Years? We didn’t aim to continue…

Maya’s My Universe 37 – Koshien

Theme: Koshien (Koushien) The summer of the high school baseball youths is over this year as well. At the time of writing this, the finals have just ended. The excitement is still lingering. It looks like it’s going to be an old story in myself by the time this issue comes out, but I want…

Maya’s My Universe vol. 36 – Birthday

Theme: Birthday There are all kinds of anniversaries throughout a year. Those anniversary days, that being forcibly made, are increasing lately.  I mean, yeah, there are a lot. I assume, the day that is commemorated most, surely for anyone, is the day we’re born. My Birthday is July 30th. As I wrote last month, this…

Maya’s My Universe volume 35

Theme: “My Answer” Being able to do a live on my birthday was happiness. This year, I was also able to do it. The stage entrance and setting, direction etc., all kinds of things were off the wall (I’d say closer to madness) for “Maya’s King’s Night.” I’ve performed that titled live several times so…

Rock & Read 45: Maya Solo Interview

Maya Rock & Read 45 Solo Interview Looking back on 2012, I want to ask what’s your outlook for next year, but first, how do you spend your youthful days? Maya: Well, first of all, I came here thinking about what I should talk about. We finished a long tour and we’re not recording right now, so…

Ruka’s Room: Ruka (Nightmare) X Maya (LM.C)

Surprisingly, this is the first conversation between the two of you? Ruka: Yeah, this is the first time. Wait, but didn’t you ask me a while back, “Can you introduce me to Maya?” When Nightmare and LM.C were at Shinkiba Studio Coast. I brought Maya to Nightmare’s dressing room. Maya: Oh, you’re right. Wasn’t it…

ROCK AND READ 45 MAYA X TATSUROU INTERVIEW PART II – FINAL HALF

smbeech: The second half of the interview. Translated by Shannon Beech and Mari Miyamoto. Translator’s notes included.     Your styles are different, but you members come from the same hometown (Mucc is from Ibaraki and LM.C is from Nagano). Is there anything that’s easier for you to do? T: Our hometowns are the same,…