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Exclusive Interview With KAMIYADO From the Set of Their 1st MV “Zenkai! KAMIYADO World”!

神宿、初めてのMV撮影『全開!神宿ワールド』
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Exclusive Interview With KAMIYADO From the Set of Their 1st MV “Zenkai! KAMIYADO World”!

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Harajuku indies idol group KAMIYADO has just released their first MV for “Zenkai! KAMIYADO World” (release date: June 27)! It was filmed “on a certain day in May” and it was on that day that I was able to interview the members of KAMIYADO and the director Hirofumi Ohashi.


KAMIYADO was formed in September of 2014 and has been rapidly getting attention in the underground idol scene. Their introduction can be seen at the following link: http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/kamiyado-first-coverage-20150441134.html. The five members experienced their first MV shoot in May of 2015.
神宿(かみやど)は、昨年9月に結成され、地下アイドルシーンで急激に注目を集めている5人組のアイドルグループだ。グループの紹介は前回の記事(http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/kamiyado-first-coverage-20150441134.html)を参考にしていただくとして、そんな彼女たちが5月某日、初めてのミュージックビデオ撮影を行った。

KAMIYADO’s focus up until now has mainly been live performances. In a month, they have an average of 10-20 lives, mostly on weekends and sometimes even on weekdays. Their lives are often organized by a group and have many other groups performing at the same venue (tai-ban) where they are on stage for about 20-30 minutes. After the performance, they have a photo shoot gathering for the fans. Some of their lives are uploaded on Youtube but, there has not been any indication that they would release a CD or online music files.
神宿の活動は、現在ライブが主体。月間で10本から20本程度、週末を中心に平日もちょこちょこと、その多くは持ち時間が20分から30分程度の対バンライブで、出演する何組かのうちの一組としてライブに出演し、ライブの前後にはチェキ撮影会などの特典会が開催される。YouTubeを見れば、ライブ映像はいくつか上がっているが、いまのところ彼女たちはCDだけでなく配信も含めて、まだ音源をリリースしていない。

However, KAMIYADO announced the release of “Zenkai! KAMIYADO World” through leading Japanese karaoke company, JOYSOUND and because the karaoke will be played with a background music video, they were able to have this MV made. The director is Hirofumi Oohashi, who created “beef stroganoff” and “Higehigehi Ponpon” for NHK’s children’s music TV program “Minnna no Uta” and is a director of video and animation for several other TV programs.
そんな神宿だが、大手カラオケチェーン「JOYSOUND」で『全開!神宿ワールド』がカラオケ配信されることとなり、カラオケは映像付きで配信されるため、それに合わせて初めてのミュージックビデオを撮影することとなった。監督をつとめてくれるのはオオハシヒロフミさん。NHKみんなのうた「ビーフストロガノフ」や「ひげヒゲげひポンポン」の制作をはじめ、主に番組タイトルやアニメーションの演出に携わる映像ディレクター・アニメーション作家さんだ。

Starting from early in the morning, I want to say that the video shooting went smoothly but, it did not go that way. Even they set aside extra time to compensate for any trouble due to it being the first time for KAMIYADO to shoot a video, it ran way over time and there was not have enough time to film in front of the 3 different backgrounds (black screen, white screen, and green screen) because KAMIYADO had a live to perform that afternoon. They had to leave things unfinished and resume the filming on another day.
朝早くから始まった撮影は順調に進み、と言いたいところだが、実際は初めてのMV撮影で、余裕を持って時間を取っていたにもかかわらず当初予定していた撮影時間を大幅にオーバー。黒バック、白バック、クロマキー用のグリーンバックでの撮影を予定していたが、午後から予定されていたライブ会場に向かわなければいけないため、一部の撮影が終わらないまま、スタジオを後にすることに。残りは後日再撮影となった。

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The music video”Zenkai! KAMIYADO World” that resulted from all that chaos can be seen below. Not only are the members just dancing but, there are elements from the worlds of anime, gaming, manga, and other Japanese pop culture that have been packed into this work.
そんな経緯を経て、完成したミュージックビデオ『全開!神宿ワールド』はこちら。メンバー5人が歌って踊るパートだけでなく、アニメ、ゲーム、マンガなど、日本のポップカルチャーネタがふんだんに詰め込まれ、賑やかな作品となっている。

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Oohashi Director/オオハシ監督
-What was it like working with the members of KAMIYADO?
神宿のメンバーと一緒に仕事をしてみての感想は?

“Every member is different in their own way, and you can see their strengths and weaknesses but, more than that, when those five members are together, the way that they shine like no one else so, I was really encouraged by that. They were just cheerful all the time.”
「一人一人のもってる味が全然違ったり、得手不得手も見えますが、5人が揃うととにかくキラキラ感がはんぱないのですごく刺激を受けました。とにかく明るい子たちだなあと」

-What is the highlight of the video?
本作の見所は?

“Because this is their first experience making a MV and recording a song, and not much time has passed since they became a group, I want people to pay attention to their fresh facial expression and performance. Their live performances are captivating but, the video includes the first scenes of them performing in the context of a music video, so I want the viewers to focus on the how hard they are trying their best. The illustrations and animations are meant to build upon the image of the music so, please pay attention to that as well.”
「初音源・初MVですし、結成してまだそんなに時間もたってないので、彼女たちのフレッシュな表情や、パフォーマンスが伝わるといいなと思いました。ライブでのダンスも魅力的ですがMV仕様な演技もいれてますので彼女たちのがんばりが見所です。音楽のイメージを膨らませたアニメーションやイラストもお楽しみに」

Mika Ichinose (Red)/ 一ノ瀬みか(赤)
“Because it was my first time, all I was doing was being really excited but, thanks to the staff who supported us warmly, I feel like we were really able to grow from this experience. I think the music video will turn out to be something really great!”
「今回のMVは初めてで、ドキドキしかなかったのですが、周りの皆さんが温かくてのびのびできました!きっと素敵なのができると思います」

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Mei Hajima (Blue)/羽島めい(青)
“Our first music video shoot!! It was so much fun! It’s something I head always dreamed of so I was really happy! The director, the cameraman, the makeup artist…there were so many unique people on set that I couldn’t stop smiling. I can’t wait to show it to “Kakifu”(how they call their fans).”
「初めてのMV撮影!!とっても楽しかったです。ずっとこういうのに憧れていたからすごく嬉しかったです!監督さんやカメラマンさん、メイクさんなどユニークな方が多く笑いの絶えない現場でした。舁夫さんに見てもらうのがとっても楽しみです!」

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Miki Hajima (Yellow)/ 羽島みき(黄)
“I was very nervous about my first music video shoot but, it was really fun! I still can’t believe that we were able to make a KAMIYADO music video. I want more people to know about Kamiyado so, I’ll try even harder to leap into a wider world from now on!”
「初めてのMV撮影、緊張もあったんですけど、とても楽しかったです!神宿のMVが出来るなんて今でも信じられないです。これからも、たくさんの方に神宿のことを知ってもらえるように、さらに飛躍出来るように頑張りたいです!」

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Naho Sekiguchi (Green)/ 関口なほ(緑)
“Finishing the shooting, I have a strong feeling of having fun with it! At first, I kept thinking, “How will it turn out?” It was pretty bad! (LOL) The makeup and hair arrange was different than usual so, I hope people can see a different Nappi throughout the video. The shooting was so much fun! Yeah!”
「初のMV撮影を終えてとにかく楽しめました!!最初はどんな感じになるかなって考えてたら緊張しちゃってやばかったです。メイクも髪型もいつもとちがくて、いつもと少し違うなっぴぃーを見せられていたらいいなって思います!!MV撮影すっごくたのしかったです!!いえい!!」

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Hina Koyama (Pink)/小山ひな(ピンク)
“Our first music video!! I was so ridiculously nervous. I was so frightened at being in front of the camera that I couldn’t smile. I made myself try to look beyond the camera and find where our fans are standing so I could be more natural. (LOL) I want to see the completed version as soon as possible!”
「初めてのMV撮影!!とんでもなく緊張しました。カメラが前にあるとびっくりするほど笑えませんでした。だからいつもみたいにカメラの向こうには舁夫さんがいるんだって気持ちでがんばりましたよ。笑  出来上がりが待ち遠しいなぁ」

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KAMIYADO Official Site : http://kmyd.info/
KAMIYADO Twitter : https://twitter.com/kamiyado0907

Photo by Yasuhiro Okada

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Yasuhiro Okada
Yasuhiro Okada

Editor/Writer – Co-author (with Shinshi Okajima) of “Group Idol Shinkaron” (Evolutionary Theory of Idol Groups), one of the first books to analyze the “Idol Warring States Period” (popular media term for the current idol boom in Japan). Author of the book “Idol no iru Kurashi”(Living With Idols), a collection of interviews talking about idols from the perspective of idol fans.

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