Buck-Tick: The Movie Pamphlet June 2013
Buck-Tick Interview
translated by Cayce


What was your first reaction to appearing in a movie?

Yutaka: Pleased
Toll: Overjoyed
Sakurai: Happy, very happy
Hide: I selfishly inflicted my presence on you all...
Imai: I didn't actually do anything myself, but I'm embarrassed anyway.

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When you watched the movie in full, is there anything that particularly stood out to you about Buck-Tick's 25th anniversary year?

Imai: Thank you all so much!
Toll: We were busy.
Yutaka: We got to celebrate with the fans and play a lot of great shows.
Hide: One hell of a year.
Sakurai: Dense with activity.  I never stopped singing!

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How well do you think the movies represented your daily activities as a band?  What impression does the film give of the other band members?

Hide: It's like that.
Toll: This is how we are.
Yutaka: You got to see all sorts of parts of us.
Imai: Like, "uhhh" or like "yeah..." or like "say wut"
Sakurai: Aren't we all sexy??

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What was your favorite scene in the movie?

Sakurai: The scenes where the staff are being so helpful.
Toll: The scenes comparing us 25 years ago to how we are now.
Hide: The scene of us recording 25 years ago.
Imai: The part where our bassist is backstage doing OOOO and then XXXX and then YYYY.
Yutaka: All of them!

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Was there any incident on your 25th anniversary tour that particularly stood out?

Yutaka: Again, all of them!
Toll: We played showed in places we've never performed before (Shiga, Tokushima.)
Hide: Rain, rain, rain!
Imai: Our serious faces while we were having so much fun. And I ate nothing but salad.
Sakurai: Drink or sing.

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If a band were a marriage, the five of you would be celebrating your silver wedding. That's a big deal! Why do you think you decided to keep running around with these guys for 25 years?

Imai: It's like, of course.
Hide: Because how we are in the movie is how we've always been.
Toll: It's fate. (I know it's long but it feels short.)
Sakurai: Cuz it's Anii, and Yuta, and Hide, and Imai! [aw, shucks]
Yutaka: RESPECT.

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While you watched the movies, did you have any thoughts on Buck-Tick's future?

Yutaka: We'll keep running!
Hide: We'll keep rolling
Toll: We'll do as much as we can do
Sakurai: We'll go as far as we can go
Imai: Now that you mentioned it, I had no thoughts.

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What new challenge would you like to take on in the future?

Hide: Mm not really?
Sakurai: Touring Asia.
Toll: I want to run a rock bar.
Yutaka: Every day is a challenge!
Imai: No challenges for me.

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If you got the chance, would you make another movie?

Sakurai: Sure
Toll: Maybe for our 30th anniversary?
Yutaka: If it would make the fans happy.
Hide: If there were a chance.
Imai: What about a film soundtrack?

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How would you like the fans to view the movie?

Yutaka: This is a documentary of the fans, and the staff, and the artists we performed with, and we wouldn't have been able to do it without your love, so enjoy watching it!
Toll: This is how we are.  This is Buck-Tick.
Hide: Just chill and watch it.
Imai: While you're drinking beer.  You should be drinking beer.
Sakurai: With popcorn and cola, and beer (ouch your butts are going to hurt before the end.)

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Please tell us your message to the fans.

Hide: Thanks for coming to the show. See you again at the next show.
Toll: We'll just keep working, so lend us your support.
Yutaka:We'll just keep on running, so lend us your support everybody.
Imai: Wait for the new Buck-Tick.
Sakurai: Enjoy your music, and your life. Till you meet B-T again in the flesh. Thank you with love.


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