Sunday, August 31, 2008

Artist of the Day

Here's something I thought everyone would like. I found a Blog by GLK Productions making Head Phones President, "Artist of the Day".

They also have a Myspace page if you'd like to add them to your friends list.

Here's the link to the article.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Anza Myspace Blog 8/27/08


current mood: exhausted.

Is my summer almost over?

That's cool, because it passed by quiet and easy. So, that part of it was good. That being said, the remaining part should be usual, except for the fact that my body stills feels drained of energy.

After all, summer is the time for all sorts of things. I know there are things I haven't done.....

There are Fireworks Festivals, hanging out at the swimming pool, or going to the beach, things like that.... Now I feel lonely.

A few years ago, the HPP members went to Niigata City to the Sea. We had a great time playing at the beach. (laugh)

There are still festivals going on, so it seems, although I usually go to hit the food stands. (laugh)

I'll get apricot candy, butter, Jumbo Franks, and Snow-cones!!!

Does it sound like I'm overeating?



I was checking out Aya Matsuura's Blog yesterdaay. She posted 3 more Anza clips from Youtube and she also mentioned this Blog. How cool is that?!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Anza JP Blog 8/27/08

Hi all!

Looks like I neglected you for a short time. (laugh)

Soon, I'll arrive at the house after all the day's difficulties. I'm so worn out. (laugh)

Right now, I'm trying to juggle musical practice with all the HPP band activity..... Before musical practice, there's work for the band, and after practice there's work for the band.....

Also, I finished a certain recording just a short time ago.

Practice for the stage has moved along nicely and has steadily made progress. That's how it looks to me.

We've finished our first day of dress rehearsals and all eye are looking to Opening Day. Everyone of the staff and everyone of the cast, Go for it!

However there's constant laughter in the training room. Because they're such cool people!

My latest love is yogurt. (laugh)

Well, back to work. (laugh)


I want to be sure to thank Yuya for all his help since he's become part of the Blog Team. Be sure you always check out his comments!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Aya Matsuura Blog

Here's something I thought would be of interest to everyone. I found a Blog for Aya Matsuura. She's the lead actress in Anza's Musical, "Only You".

She mentions Anza a lot on her Blog and even posted 2 clips from youtube. The first was Kanata E and the second was Chain. She writes in one entry how important Anza's role of Ayako Honma is to this show. She plays the best friend of the lead character.

I don't have the time to translate the Blogs about Anza into English, but I hope you click the link anyway and check this blog out.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Anza JP Blog 8/21/08


I'm worn out~ (laughing)

It's more in the head than physically. It's like I have pockets stuffed full of feelings.

I get very concerned about all sorts of things, or I get rushed, or I get hurt and.... I'll just leave it at that. (laugh)

Oh~~~I'm going to Guam! Ah~I'd also like to go to Sunlight Edo Village! Hey! I want to feel alive. (laugh)

There are many things I still want to do. That's proof positive that I'm still alive and kicking.

Now then, tomorrow I'll hit the ground running!!! (laugh)


I'm wondering if the trip to Guam has anything to do with her latest recording. Like maybe a short movie clip.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Anza JP Blog 8/18/08

Applause to everyone.

I'm serious about having a fighting spirit and I'd like to send some of that to the athletes. I watch the Olympics every 4 years and it seems like a hard fight. But, whatever the outcome of the competition, I applaud it.

There's something I think the athletes all think about......"I have to live up to the other athletes expectations", or, "I will never lose". Do they think they can do it all on their own?

It seems like those are biting words that turn on you and you end up in second place.

There are so many different things felt in the tears of the players. They face criticism and heavy pressure with the eyes of the world watching, and loneliness....

So, I applaud all the athletes.
Is that important? Absolutely!

Musical practice is coming along nicely.

Day after day, there are different troubles. But, I face them and get better.

I do it because of the wonderful moment when we greet the fans.


At first, I couldn't make much sense of this entry. But, I thought about it a bit, and I think it came out rather nicely.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Anza JP Blog 8/15/08

Hi there! *Edit*

The Olympic Games are also heating up~! The Japanese Team has been going at it with a fighting spirit. I'm also getting into it. Good luck, team! ?

I usually avoid drinking alcohol when practicing the stage or during production, but.....this time I'm having some drinks. (laugh) It's a good change of pace to be able to drink some wine. (laugh)

We have a dreamy cast and it's great to go out together to dinner after practice and talk. I really look forward to it~.

When you meet people by chance and listen to their stories, it gives me strong feelings. There are a lot of things unknown in life, and when people tell you the stories of their life, it becomes a study to learn to hear the truth.

It's important to me and the band members as we all pursue our dream. Of course, there are many tough lessons to learn, however there is joy in little thing we all can share.

When the band is standing together on stage, supporting each other is serious business, as they say. Don't you think? Indeed, it can be a difficult time.

Hey but, nothing is wasted if you totally cut loose. Rather, I like the possibilities to expand the method I use in expressing myself. ?

A song should not lie!! This is an important policy to me!!

Well, tomorrow, I'll also do my best!


I couldn't come close to guessing the title. Anyone know?

Monday, August 11, 2008

HPP Blog 8/11/08

Hey (star) It's Anza.

What's up?......have the men members forgotten the Blog???? I'll update it myself.....mumble mumble.......

Well, how's everyone getting along? It's so hot everyday, but I'm doing my best to get through it!

Right now, I'm still in the middle of stage practice, I'm working on the sound mix down of the DVD, and I'm busy writing new tunes.

Oh! The new DVD goes on sale October 29th! Everyone should certainly get it. OK?

By the way, would you like to hear from the HPP members? ?

After the DVD is released, won't that be a happy thing? ?

I'll be looking for comments on the web page or by e-mail. Should I ask for them? (laugh)

I'll just wait!!!!!

Member! Blog is life!!!!! (laugh)


Anza threw me a couple of curve balls on this entry. Especially the last few lines. If anyone has some helpful suggestions, just let me know

Anza JP Blog 8/10/08

Oh Wow!

Whew! It's hot (laugh) Everyday it feel like I'll wither in this heat.

Musical practice is well under way and making progress. I still have work to do to memorize my lines.....Boo hoo hoo (cry)

The Olympics have also begun. I don't usually watch an excessive amount of TV, unless there is something special on that I'm interested in. Then I'm glued to the TV set.

Ryoko Tani won a Bronze Medal in Judo!! Amazing!! It may not be a gold medal, but you're a wonderful athlete when you can return home carrying a medal!!

It must take a great deal of effort to win a medal! It inspires me to always do my best.

HPP's 2nd Live DVD will go on sale on October 29th.
We have all sorts of different plans!


Congratulations to Ryoko Tani!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Anza Myspace Blog 8/8/08


Hey! It started.

I got very emotional while watching the opening ceremonies. I mean, seeing people from different countries all around the world, walking along with smiling faces and waving, it just tugged at my heart strings.

Why do we need War and Strife? I don't understand why it's so essential to us.

I think they should turn ROCK into a new Olympic Event. I wonder if it's possible? (laugh)

I'd be happy to see and hear ROCK bands from different countries. Then we could turn it into a world tour. It would be fun to be touched by the different cultures. That's the dream that I'd like to see spread out across the globe!~ (laughing)

All the team players from all over the world, Fight!!

Also, Japan, Fight!



"Anza's Rock Olympics". Has a nice ring to it.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Anza JP Blog 8/5/08 *Edit*

Come on!!!

What's up with this weather?!!

The thunder and rain were terrible. I went through one whole day totally afraid.....

When practice was over I was soon heading towards home. Just then, after the thunder and the howling wind, the rain came down and I was dripping wet. (cry)

All I could do is splash home....the thunder is something I don't like very much and I can do without it.

I had a super blue mood explosion.

Practicing the script was rough. I need to put more into it. Time to get with it!

Still, I need to sort out my lines so that they flow together. And I need to remember my songs!

Right now, I'm sleepy. (laugh)

Anza MySpace Blog 8/4/08


current mood: scared

I really dislike the Thunder. Why?! There's been a lot of it lately.

Well, we finished the Grind House Event on the 2nd without any major mishaps. Which leaves only the Nagoya show on the 31st remaining for this month.

And, I'm sorry to say, that there are no live shows scheduled for the month of September.

Wait until the start of October, there's a new announcement coming.

Little by little, I plan to update my photos. Be sure to keep checking back. OK? (star)



I guess the thunder and lightning has been pretty bad in Tokyo.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Anza JP Blog 8/3/08

Oh Great!

To everyone who came out to the Grind House Event, Thank YOU!! In spite of it being an All-Night Event, it made me happy to see everybody there!

My body's in pain~ (laugh)

And we had a serious meeting at, "Only You" practice. We did the script run through. The singing part is still to come.

Well, with the live ending, the fact is that I didn't get back to the house till a little after 5 A.M. in the morning.....Getting up was tough on me~. (laughing)

Of course, having stiff and sore muscles, on top of being dead tired didn't help......(laugh)

But, I got power from the rest of the cast and the script reading turned into real fun. If you keep in mind that it's hard work, I think doing this musical is great! (laugh)

In order to get familiar with my character, Ayako Honma, I need to do my best day after day.


I think it's cool that Anza gets to play a girl named, Ayako".

Saturday, August 2, 2008

HPP Blog 8/1/08

Hey (star) It's Anza.

Well, well...the month of August is already here~.

Tomorrow is the Grind House Live that we'll be playing in, and it's an all night event. I haven't pulled an all-nighter in a while and it seem to me that the artists sound different in the middle of the night.....(laugh) ?

Cell? Have the HPP members been locked up in the rehearsal studio?! We've been hard at work producing a new song, you know...

Also, we've been working on the mix of the 2nd DVD on the sound board. There's still much to do.

After the Live tomorrow and the one in Nagoya, there won't be a show to do for a while. (crying)
I'll most likely stress out. (laugh)

Everyone, please wait for our next announcement!

With that said, I'll see you tomorrow night at the evening party. (laughing)

Here's all the members waiting for the car with all the studio equipment.

I'm still tired....(laugh)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Anza JP Blog 7/31/08 *Edit*


Every day is musical song practice.

I'm doing HPP rehearsals as well....I'm worn out....yeah....a lack of sleep is really no good. (laugh)

As the evening passes, gradually my head and body can't help but give out~.

I'll get some proper sleep.

July 31st.

A person I respect, Minako Honda had a birthday.

I wonder, surely it's heavenly to have such lovely songs to sing.

Obstinate Mariya, I'm not!!


*I figured out a better last line*