Plastic Tree is planning to release their Tent 3 performance (from April 14th, 2012) on Blu-Ray and DVD on June 19th, 2013. Both versions will include bonus features (“Piano Black” music video and backstage footage from the Ink tour) and a CD with live performances of all of the songs from “Ink” performed at Yokosuka Geijutsugekijou on March 7th of this year.
As far as I know, it isn’t on YouTube or anything like that.
The clip is from the extras on cali≠gari’s Mannequin CD.
At that time, cali≠gari had said that they were disbanding, and so they did a show with MUCC and Plastic Tree. Each band had their own setlists, but in the end, all of the bands collaborated together to perform cali≠gari’s songs.
I have the DVD files on my computer if you want me to upload them, but the parts where the members of Plastic Tree and MUCC appear are quite short.
Yes. It’s buchio7610.
I can’t. Not at the moment, at least. The only reasons I’ve found were on various fansites and since they were all different, I’m pretty sure that they were all just speculations. The only real evidence I can find is the fact that Bucchi doesn’t seem to be associating with Plastic Tree at all now.
However, I’m hoping that is one of the questions I can answer by embarking on this biography project. I’m sure the answer is out there somewhere.
It’s actually 着, which doesn’t really have a good English equivalent in that context. By itself, the kanji means “clothes,” or “to arrive,” etc. That kanji is used to represent Japanese ringtones, too.
Hmm… that’s a good question. I don’t think we’ll ever know the real answer, but we can speculate. I’ve seen a few theories:
He may be the type who loves selectively, but when he does love someone, he gets very attached. In that case, a break-up would probably leave him pretty bitter and might make him reluctant to try again. That could explain the negativity in his answers and in his lyrics. However, keep in mind that hardly any band members take those questionnaires seriously.
On the other hand, it’s difficult to believe someone of his age has only had one relationship. Then again, the dating customs in Japan are so rigid that statistics are showing 40% [or something] of men aged 40+ have never had sex, and now there’s a growing asexual trend among young people. With that being said, his songs might be written about multiple “crushes” or “fantasies.”
Lastly, they could all be made up. Writers/poets/etc. don’t always have to write about their lives. Sometimes it’s more interesting to make things up. Given how Ryutaro seems negative toward love in that interview, perhaps he doesn’t want to be in a relationship and just doesn’t care. His one true passion seems to be music, after all. In that case, why would he write love songs? Because love songs sell and are pretty easy to write.
But this sort of stuff is taboo among Japanese bands because “single, attractive men” are what causes teenage girls to give their money to the record companies. If they openly talked about their relationships (even going so far as talking about engagements, marriage, or children), they might lose fans.
That song was already written, recorded and even released, way before Ryutaro got sick. It was released free as a gift (not downloadable) via QR phone code only for those of us who went to Tent 2 which was on Friday 13th in August of 2010.
also wasnt thirteenth friday used as an opener for their previous concert before ryutaro was ill lol