Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Anza JP Blog 6/24/08


The HPP Tour is off to Australia for approximately 10 days. I'll see you later.

I have nothing prepared to be ready for the trip just yet. But, that happens every time. (laugh)

Tonight will be a sleepless night.

It will be if I don't try hard. Don't you think? ?


Anza and the guys should just about be on their way now. Be sure to write them and wish them well on this part of the tour.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Anza JP Blog 6/23/08


Somehow, I'm truly heart broken. The news is very very sad....

She had lot's of courage and hope and put a smile on everyone's face!

However, the stage time was different. But, she played the same role as I did and came to realize many hot and happy times. Something we both shared.

When we talked about all the different things, it was pleasant....

I pray you find happiness in the next world.

Cute Miyuki-chan.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

HPP Blog 6/21/08

It's Anza (star)

I have something of a, "long time, no see" feeling.....

It's like we go through every day at a mad rush. Even now, the running around I do in life continues to grow.

Oh! Thank you very much to everyone who came out to see the play, "Rags and Jewelry". Our leader, Hiro, played the guitar in a musical performance on stage. This was our first time co-acting, excepting was a bit strange.

Good Heavens! It was like discovering how amazing Hiro is, yet again. (laugh)

We went together through all the stage nervousness, although Hiro-san was worse. (laughing)

Speaking of which.....All the HPP members are pre-occupied with preparations for the Australian Tour. That's a difficult task for me.....but that's just the usual thing. (laughing)

The band that is touring with us, aStranger, has a great sound. They are seriously cool. They have ratcheted up the tension.

HPP would like to convey a world view....we'd like to leave something behind.....and then step up and try not to fall short in our live challenge.


The group is important, family is important, very important.....

Seeing as many smiling faces as we can is what we wish for.

Is it possible to affect people in a way that weakens them? I wonder.

However, I'm also a human. I think humans could use more true kindness.

That's why we take care to be kind and affectionate at every meeting.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Anza JP Blog 6/21/08

In my current location, you can see Mt. Fuji off in the distance.

As you would expect, it's Japan's best mountain. It dominates the landscape. It's so imposing and I feel 100% of Mt. Fuji's presence......I have a longing to reach out and touch it....

For some reason, this makes me makes others happy....I guess it depends on your point of view......

Why is that?......


Anza's current location is a studio where I'm guessing that she's recording an anime theme song. We'll know in the future when Anza makes an official statement.

The pics are from her manager, Tsuge-san's Mixi page.

* I also have some very sad news to pass along. Miyuki Kanbe, the 3rd Sailor Moon of the musicals, has died of heart failure.

My condolences go out to her family. *

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Metal Obsession *EDIT*

Here's an article I found on the Metal Obsession website promoting the Head Phones President shows coming up in Australia.

Thanks to Vanessa for finding me the new HPP promo poster.

Metal Obsession

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Anza MySpace Blog 6/12/08 *Edit*


current mood: artistic

The stage has ended smoothly and I wanted to loosen up a bit, but....I have to keep going at full speed. (laugh)

I got a lot of requests for the DVD, Thank you. That will be a big help.

Very soon HPP will be preparing for our first tour of Australia. I've heard there is going to be a "Battle of the Bands", which I think is cool!!! ?

And then we return to Kawasaki, Japan for our live club event.

Hey, I really feel very busy.

There are still more live concerts coming! Just wait a little while and they'll be announced!

* Dear My Friends.

Thanks for the requests for the DVD. ^^

To Australian fans, Please come to our shows on June 27 & 28, also on July 1st. I'm so excited to play in Australia!! ^^

I want to play in more and more countries!! ^^



I had a lot of trouble with two lines in this translation. Thanks to Rika Chicchi for some much needed help.

*I heard from Akira. She said the one line I have a question mark by should say, "I've heard the band that will be playing with us, they are seriously cool". Thanks for the help!*

I have a special announcement myself. I booked my flight to Japan and I'm going to do my best to see the HPP DVD Show! This should be fun!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Anza JP Blog 6/11/08

No, no....

Has it finally settled down a bit? I hope so.

I had a hunch the terrific schedule would be tough to handle. But, I was pleasantly surprised when I breezed right through it.

It's amazing what a person can do with a little perseverance. Don't you think? (laugh)

I can say that today! (laughing)

I want to give everyone a heads up on a live recording project that starts the day after tomorrow. When I can clearly give all the details, I'll be sure to pass them along.

I'm doing my best to keep the whole tune fresh in my I keep going over it.

My heart is pounding with excitement. (doki doki) (heart)


When I was talking to Anza at the Baggot Inn in New York, she told me that "doki doki" is good Japanese. I've never forgotten that! lol

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Anza JP Blog 6/9/08

Last Show!!

The date has changed, but...."Rags and Jewelry" has finished it's Grand Finale.

I want to give a big thanks to everyone who came out to see the show. Truly, Thank you very much.

For this performance, the bold honesty was difficult and spite of that, I was up to it keeping my body in control.

Julia's experience has given me a lot to think about. Like, what were her intentions and limits???
By the way, producer Ken Sho Yamamoto at dress rehearsal, wanted me to grasp Julia's world as a person. To realize the source of her feelings and embrace the real Julia.

Now, it seems like Julia is a part of me still. (laugh)

This latest company was one where the laughter never stopped. From the big senior actors, down to the young and energetic performers, there was constant laughter. Truly, for all your warm words and for the look of the play, I want to send a message to everyone of the cast. Thank you. (heart)

Also, everyone on the staff, Thank you all!!!!

And then, there is something I must not forget to do. (laugh) To HPP guitar player Hiro, for the lovely guitar musical performance, Thank You! It was precious to have you there!!!

Yuji san was another actor at the play.

It was "The Gift" since we last appeared together on stage. I'm thankful that I got to work together with him again.

Originally, actor Yuji played the older brother of the musician. Still, Yuji's acting as an older brother is GOOD!! ?

Anyway, it was a short performance, and a wonderful experience. From the bottom of my heart, Thanks

Tomorrow....wait, today is the HPP live. Hey! I'll have to switch over to my other self. (laugh)

Well, from Julia, Good Night. (laugh)

Miss Julia (laugh)
To celebrate after the performance, a picture with my older brother, Yuji. (laugh)


Sounds like Anza had a wonderful time performing in this play.

I like the picture of Julia and her fluffy hair clips.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Anza JP Blog 6/7/08

Thank You (star)

It was yesterday, but to everyone who came out to the theater, Thank you very much.

I really appreciate your support.

Somehow, we managed to finish our second day. However, the play is different from my every day way of life. I have to make it mine. ?

All the actor's facial expressions as well as their breath and tone are identical while performing. We can't help doing it. That's amazing!

Today, we have two performances scheduled.

Julia will do her best!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Anza JP Blog 6/6/08

First Day.

Yesterday's play went off without a hitch.

Before it started, I felt suspense, and fear, and Opening Day jitters....(laugh)

We had a warm cast, everyone on the staff, and then we had support from the audience who made it a successful Opening Day

Truly, Thank You very much.

After the 5th, I have a Julia like spirit to include in my performance.

I'm waiting at the theater for our next show.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Anza MySpace Blog 6/3/08


current mood: hot!

For our next project, we have decided to shoot our 2nd live DVD and release it in October!!

We've made plans to do a live taping on July 13th at the Club Kawasaki.

Because of that, I want everyone's input on songs and questions for the HPP members!!!

Help us make this DVD production something special for the fans.

Certainly, teach me~!


HPP will release a new live DVD in October!!

It will include, "Making of" and "Interviews".

I have some questions!! ^^

Which songs do you want us to play??

What questions do you want to ask the HPP members??

Please, let me know!! ^^



Be sure to write Anza with your song requests and questions for the band. Your question could end up on the DVD! I love asking Anza questions, she's so cute when she answers you.

On a side note, I found an English Press release for Anza's next Musical on Japan Today. It's called, "Honkie de Only You" and features Mariya Takeuchi songs. Here's the press page.

Japan Today

Monday, June 2, 2008

Anza JP Blog 6/2/08

? ? ?

The stage practice is bustling and taking on speed. The afternoon flies by.

Everyday I have to check my emotions. I try to change them to something attached to the play.

Also, nice timing and being able to spend quality time.... ?

What drew me to this play in the first place? I think it's because it isn't one dimensional...

When I capture Julia, it's very hard to return to being Anza. When I go back to the house, I'm bringing Julia's feelings along with me.

I'd like to write the remainder to you, but that would be a spoiler, don't you think? (laughing)

I still have a lot to do to be ready, before Opening Day.

Without a lie, I hope I'm real when I'm live at the assembly hall.

Assuming that people understand that every once in a while, my character is hot and twisted....?

I'll do my best!


I've read somewhere that Anza's character, Julia, is the protagonist in the play. As far as I know, it's the first time she plays the heavy, or bad girl. So, I translated this with that in mind.