「Black or White」- Katanomo no Pearl / CV: Suzuki Tatsuhisa
from the “Saint Beast Kedamonotachi no Sei Naru Utage” event in 2004. This was probably the first time Tatsu performed live in front of an audience like this since his debut (2002)
So this was also Tatsu’s first character song in his career.
But all of that aside, it was this performance, this VERY PERFORMANCE that caught the eye of Lantis company president, Inoue Shunji - and he directly went to Tatsu to offer him a start in a music career.
Not an ounce of nerve visible. That is a live band and he was flawless. Tatsuhisa of 10 years ago. The potential is oozing from his pores and Mr. Inoue noticed that as well.
Many things have changed for sure but somethings certainly hasn’t and I can see both of then in this performance.
Man I bet the audience did NOT see that one coming.
The significance of this performance weighs like a glorious anchor for me.
OH MY GOD NOSTALGIA HIT ME SO HARD RN CAPSLOCK TIME
I WAS LIKE 16? SITTING ON MY BED ON A JULY DAY, WATCHING THIS EVENT ON A CRAPPY DOWNLOADED REALPLAYER VIDEO THAT WAS ALL PIXELATED CAUSE HD WAS NON-EXISTENT AND I HAD NO MONEY BECAUSE OKAY I LOVED SAKURAI, SUZUKEN AND YOCCHIN AS A KID. I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON BECAUSE MY JAPANESE WAS MINUSCULE BUT HEY THEY ALL SANG SONGS AND DID SKITS COOL BEANS
I HAD NO IDEA WHO HE WAS AND MY JAW DROPPED WHEN HE SANG THIS SONG AND I HAD WATER IN MY MOUTH OKAY IT WAS LITERALLY LIKE “WHO IS THIS CLOW-OH.”
IT WAS LIKE ONE OF THOSE MOMENTS ON X FACTOR WHERE YOU’RE LIKE THE HELL IS WITH THIS GUY AND THEN YOU IMMEDIATELY SHUT THE FUCK UP AND JUST GAP AT HIM.
I DON’T EVEN REMEMBER WHAT SAINT BEAST WAS ABOUT BUT PRETTY MUCH TATSU WAS WHAT I GOT OUT OF IT.
…pretty much sums up my exact experience yep. ヽ(*´∀｀*)ノ
Two years ago, for Kiiyan’s birthday, I posted 20+ pics. Last year, I had this to say /and/ I started YokubouMugendai. This year … if I can find a card, he’ll be getting a belated birthday card next week (and I half-jokingly said to friends that I was bringing the gift of cleavage).
Free! ~Eternal Summer~ scans and posters from 8/9/2014 Newtype, PASH, Animedia and Animage!
Scanned/photographed (poorly) by me. No matter how I tried to match up the bottom half of that long poster to the top half, the lighting was weird and it didn’t look right. Have their legs anyway:.
Translating can be a tough job. I admit that before I started translating myself, I had no idea just how difficult it could be at times. It still is tough but I love doing it and being able to contribute to the fandoms I’m a part of makes me happy. And so it makes me so angry when I see people…