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8 years of Kanjani8 (translation)

21:30 JST October 23, 2012 1 comment

I liked this interview Ori-Suta put online – Momo.

Q: Kanjani8 have tried a variety of music genres, but to get here the group went through a number of transitions musically.  First there was your enka era.  Your debut song “浪花いろは節 (Naniwa Iroha Bushi)” stood out with its mix of enka and rap.  Were you worried at all at the time?

Murakami: I wasn’t.  I was willing to sing anything if it meant we’d make our debut.  The only thing I remember was being happy.

Shibutani: Me too.  It was enka, but I thought that song could cut it.  No one else had made a song like that, and I thought we could use that to our advantage.

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