Short interviews with Kiiyan, Midorikawa Hikaru and Suzuki Tatsuhisa about the UtaPri Special Unit (Natsuki, Eiji, Ranmaru) can be found on the B’s Log website.
An interview with Kiiyan and e-zuka will air on FM802’s 802 Palette radio show on 11/10/2018. Radiko.jp can be used to listen to the interview, which will happen sometime during the show’s three hours.
Show: 802 Palette
Air Date: 11/10/2018 @ 26:00~29:00
OK Music has a two page interview with Kiiyan and e-zuka here, discussing this week’s release, 『M・S COWBOYの逆襲』.
In the interview we learn that the idea for the concept album came from staff (and quite likely e-zuka’s drinking). e-zuka was apparently influenced by both Led Zeppelin for 「Imaginary song」. We also learn that many tears were shed during the recording (Kiiyan claims their “lacrimal glands” have weakened as they’ve aged. When asked what song recordings made them cry in the past, e-zuka says 「Happy Life」and Kiiyan says 「Under the Sky」 (I’m with Kiiyan on this one.)
The interviewer also points out this is the first album to have no anime tie-up. Kiiyan says that while that’s true, the 「delight song」single didn’t have any either, and that he hopes this concept album will be well-received, despite the lack of tie-up.
The Kano sisters Mika and Kyoko, well-known for their sexy cosplay, attended their first Anisama this year, and interviewed a number of artists, Granrodeo included (Mika seems to have been quite taken with Kiiyan’s smile). Later this year, the interviews will make it onto a television show of theirs that discusses their Anisama experience.
This August, Abema TV will be releasing a mook (magazine + book type publication) featuring male artists who have appeared on the online TV service. Kiiyan and Namikawa Daisuke will have an interview about their Thursday night live show, plus photos.
Item: Abema TV mook
Release Date: mid-August
Price: 864 yen (tax included)