No Longer a Boy, Not Yet a Man

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The interview was held right after vocal-guitarist Toru’s 18th birthday. ONE OK ROCK, band whose members are all aged between 17 and 18 wrapped year 2006 up with their first one-man concert at Shinjuku LOFT on December 18. I asked them about the real daily lives of no-longer-a-boy-not-yet-a-man in such a susceptible period.

text : koichi kamiya | photo : araboshi

I’m of clingy nature so I always want to have someone else next to me – Taka

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Mori Masako About Her Musician Eldest Son’s Marriage “Seems It’s Getting Closer”

This year, 43 years has passed since the debut of singer Mori Masako (56). Masako chose to stop singing when she got married to her senior singer in 1986 in which she gave birth to three sons. When she was officially separated with husband in 2005, she decided to return to entertainment industry.

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Rhythm and Drums March 2015 : partial translation

Tomoya got inspiring experience overseas
and it changed him

Explore that “value” of him through their latest album “35xxxv”!

First of all, I’d like to bring you an interview with Tomoya. How did he feel, what did he learn (?) by doing the long-awaited recording in US and performing on the dream stage of Warped Tour? He told the story behind the latest album “35xxxv” which is an output of those experiences, also the whole talk about his currently different style of drumming.

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[FEATURES] Special Talk of Taka (ONE OK ROCK) x Ken (Crossfaith)

One that raises a revolution both in Japan and foreign music scene, Crossfaith and one which fanbase is growing by leaps and bounds inside and outside the country, ONE OK ROCK. As their much-anticipated two-man concert at Ebisu Liquidroom ended in a big success, we got the chance to interview them! Here is the exclusive interview between Kenta Koie of Crossfaith and Taka of ONE OK ROCK.

I want to bring more excitement to music scene around Japan and embrace a lot of countries

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ROCKIN’ON JAPAN INTRODUCTION, March 2015 Issue

takaimageONE OK ROCK TAKA TALKS EVERYTHING ABOUT ALBUM “35xxv”

Releasing day for ONE OK ROCK new album “35xxxv” on February 11 is coming near. On the next issue of Rockin’on Japan that’s going to be on sale this Friday, Taka on front cover special will reveal everything about this work. This issue will also include full, solo interview of himself.

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Cry Out ~ Attempted Lyric and Translation

Music :
Lyric :

Switch the light off, welcome to the night
What’s the problem, not gonna make it right
Bite the bullet, then pull the trigger, hold tight
(It’s a feeling you know)

言葉を飲み込んだ君の
Kotoba wo nomikonda kimi no
何かを訴える目つきは
Nanika wo uttaeru metsuki ha
例えられないくらい冷たいの
tatoerarenai kurai tsumetai no
(Take Take Take it for no one)

But I don’t know what to call it
When I know I don’t care anymore
いたずらに過ぎ去ってた昨日
Itazura ni sugisatteta kinou

Cry out! Will you tell me now?
So we say we want change and never be the same and (yeah)
Cry out! Oh, I’m burning out
Can’t you hear the sound?
(Voices all around
Cause we’re going down)

全てが裏腹な僕の弱みを掴もうとしても
Subete ga urahara na boku no yowami wo tsukamou toshitemo
さらに固く閉ざしてみせるの
sarani kataku tozashite miseru no
それでも強引な君はなにかをチラつかせて見せて
Soredemo gouin na kimi ha nanika wo chiratsukasete misete
あたかも平然を装うの
ataka mo heizen wo yosou no

But I don’t know what to call it
When I know I don’t care anymore
In the end I know we’ll all be gone

Cry out! Will you tell me now?
So we say we want change and never be the same and (yeah)
Cry out! Oh, I’m burning out
Can’t you hear the sound?

One by one, it’s taking apart
It’s taking a part of me

Can’t you hear the voices screaming?
Out loud to me, I feel it
We can be the change we needed
Shout it out now! Shout it now!
Can’t you hear the voices screaming?
Out loud to me, I feel it
We can be the change we needed
Shout it out! now Shout it now!

Cry out! Will you tell me now?
So we say we want change and never be the same (yeah)
Cry out! Oh I’m burning out
Can’t you hear the sound?
(Voices all around)

Can’t you hear the sound?
(We’re going down
Voices all around
We’re going down)

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Beam of Light ~ Songs Introduction

Beam of Light Album Cover
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beam_of_Light_(album)

Hey guys! (・∀・)ノ I’m taking a break and decided to take you back to the work those fools made over 5 years ago, work that was said as Taka’s least favorite. Yup, it’s self-liner notes of Beam of Light songs taken from 2 mags. Okay, here they are~! ヽ(=´▽`=)ノ

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