Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/31/08 *completed*

Thank you truly.

Today, we successfully finished The GIFT musical. The Grand Finale went well.

I'm grateful to so many people. Soon, we'll be launching into the future, but I'm going back home in a daze. (laugh)

I still have many feelings today as I look back on 2008. In a short time, I'll probably drink some alcohol. Do you think I should? (laugh)

The year 2008 has been full of many wonderful, wonderful blessings.

With HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT that I love, there were so many things that I was able to experience. I hope we'll be permitted to achieve as much in the coming year.

In fact, next year we're going to have an extremely big schedule and we're going to give it all we've got!! Right?

And then, I was able to do vocals as part of the group, VITAMIN-Q. On Feb. 3rd, we'll be at Shibuya AX doing a live concert. Please, by all means, be sure to come!!!! OK?

I will undoubtedly cut loose at that show. (laugh)

Truly, I've received support from so many people. It's a big part of my life. I'm sincerely grateful to everyone for all you've done for me.

Thank you, truly.

Still, 2008, what a great year!!!!!!

Anza Myspace Blog 1/1/09

Happy New Year!!

current mood: loved

This year also for HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT and for ANZA, please treat us well!!

As for the year 2009, we are going on a rampage, Hell Yeah!!

I have a lot of ambition, so let's get started!

Now, I'm going to lie down and go to sleep. (laugh)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/29/08

Thank you. (star)

Everyday there are many clapping hands. And then there are your letters and gifts. Thank you for everything.

There are only 4 shows left in this run of The GIFT musical.

There is still much more love and affection in the role of Aya Kaori to be transmitted to everyone, don't you agree?

Every time, I try to put all I've got into my body and heart to convey those feelings into each performance. I find that I get more out of it.

Really, I'm very grateful for every day.

There are 4 shows left to perform. So, with great care, I'll do my best!!


The date has changed. This is my Blog for the 28th.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

HPP Hang Veil 7/25/08

Here's an HPP live video of "Hang Veil" that I found on Youtube. This was taped about 2 weeks after the DVD show at Club Citta.

This song didn't make it on the Paralysed Box DVD. But this is a good looking clip, and it's more like the way I remember it, without all the fast editing.

So, here you go........Hang Veil

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/25/08

Merry Christmas!

Is everyone having a cute Christmas?

Around the world, all I wish for is everyone to have a smiling face. I really feel strongly about it this day.

With all the different happenings and expectations, somehow it can wear your spirit down. But, to give in to the pressures could break your heart....

So, from where I sit, the support given by people tends to match what happens in life one day.

At times, kind words and encouragement also have an impact on what will happen and can be turned into reality.

It can be very hard and take all your might.

Really, it can be very hard.

Depending on where you live, your aims can be different to each person respectively. But, to accomplish your goals, there's a feeling of risk and circumstances can take different shapes, yet still be the same. (?)

Today, in a short time, a heart full of grace and some Bang bang chicken. (?)


Give everyone happiness and later, let Anza take a snowboarding trip!! (laugh)


I did my best on this entry. If anyone has any suggestions that would make the translation better, just comment and I'll fix what ever is wrong.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Anza Myspace Blog 12/24/08

Merry Christmas.

current mood: warm

Well, Christmas is here, right~? I wonder, what kind of Christmas will everyone be having?

Me?.....I'll be making a splash on stage......however, I play a 19 year old and I'm wearing a Santa Claus helper costume in this role. (laugh)

As for the town's Holiday illumination decorations, there are several I'm fond of.

Still, when I see a beautiful scene......I pass through it dreamily. (laugh)

Please, Santa, I'm asking again!!

Give me some time off~~~~!!! (laugh)

That's a difficult request, right?

Everyone, please have a lovely Christmas, OK? (heart)



I've already asked Anza to post some costume pics if she gets the chance. Anyone who writes her to wish her well before the Gift show, be sure to ask for pics too!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/20/08


I'm laughing, right?~

What for??

I don't understand it myself......but, I've been doing it frantically!

I find something to laugh about every day.......Is it natural? You think?

People who have thoughts about someone and fail to tell them about it is completely wrong. Friends and companions should consider the words to say to one another. They should become adults who can talk about such thoughts, before it's too late.

For example, when someone gives you support, just saying something like, "Thank you" is best....Although you just don't become an adult who can say that. In fact, there are way too many adults who can't say that, don't you think?


Thank you!!!!

To the utmost extreme, Thank you!!

I'm thankful for the little things that would be a trifle to others!!!

Well then, even if it doesn't come naturally, Thank you!!!!!!!!!


Sorry this took so long to translate. I got confused by those 4 lines about being an adult. So, I ran them by my friend Rika at IKK. Good thing I did, because I would have gotten it completely wrong.

Here's Katie's link for everyone who wants to check out Anza's Vitamin-Q article. there were two things she said that I found interesting. It was Hide's song "Pink Spider" that turned her on to Rock. And she wanted to make an Album that everyone could enjoy, from her Grand-mother to 14 year old kids.

Anza Interview

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Anza HPP Blog 12/19/08

Hey, it's Anza (star)

I'm so busy everyday that it appears that I'm passed feeling, but...the HPP members have safely completed their influenza inoculations, so we're thoroughly prepared. (laugh)

For what??

Our pre-professional demo recording and tour!

How soon??

Next year! We're pushing it to the limit. (laugh)

Truly, 2008 for HPP was a year of "Firsts" to challenge us, I think. To look back on it, we really opened up to different experiences.

In a rare tour of Japan, we were the opening act for "In This Moment". Then we appeared together in the Beijing, China performance as well.

We made out first tour of Australia, and participated for the second time in the Formoz Festival at Taipei, Taiwan. We played at MUCC's Event, appeared on stage at Loud Park, did the TOC concert, and finally we finished up with the One-Man Show....

When I stop to think about it, we had an amazing year......

We also released our 2nd Live DVD.....We had a wonderful wonderful 2008.

It's all thanks to the support given by everyone of you. Truly Thanks, and thanks some more!!!!

However, it's too early to look back on New Year's Eve and the stage run for The GIFT musical, before it goes in front of an audience, right? (laugh)

Absolutely, next year we'll be concentrating fully on our live performances! We'll be boarding a plane and hitting even the most distant places in Japan!

I'm taking special care to keep an eye on Passports. (laugh) Especially in Narumi's case, right? (laugh)

Darling, on the occasion that we come to perform in your town, certainly come out to meet us, OK? (heart)

There's one Event ahead before any of this will happen. It's Christmas time~.

Wait a minute!

I need to get a ticket for Kentucky Fried Chicken, and I need to attempt to reserve a strawberry sponge cake.......(laugh)


I'm thinking that Anza is talking about over seas shows when she mentions Passports.

Also, that is correct, in Japan, you need a ticket to buy Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas Eve.

One more thought before I wrap this up, the pre-profesional demo recording that HPP will be making is something you do before getting signed with a major label. At least, that's what I'm hoping she means.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Anza Myspace Blog 12/19/08


current mood: listless

I finally got my injection of the Flu vaccine. Of course, I got teary eyed when they poked me with the needle. Yup. (laugh)

It was just a short time before the place they stuck me started to swell....not to mention it was painful....Still, this was the Flu vaccine for the newest strain of the virus. What that means exactly, I don't know.......

Just work. I don't want to be stopped by the Flu just before the HPP recording!!

Next year, about the middle of February, we'll be recording a pre-professional demo project. I don't have the spare time to catch a cold!!!

There's Christmas before that, right?.....I'll be on stage....It's lonely trying to fill that big empty space, although it's pleasant. (laughs)

Please, Mr. Santa, can I get some time off and go snowboarding? (laughing)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/18/08

Right on!!!

At last, today (the 17th) I went down to get my Flu shot! Even though it made me teary-eyed, I hung in there!!! (laugh)

However....the hospital itself was extremely crowded. Truly, a lot of people have already come down with a cold.......right now it's easy to catch it if you don't pay attention!!

And now, today the actor who played "Sterope" in last years GIFT musical, my buddy Shirakawa came to call on us in the training room! Right now, he's playing the role of Benny in the stage performance of RENT, and he's doing great!

Then, after the confusion, I was looking forward to the Korean Barbecue Obento (box lunch) provided by the producers money!! It was quite good. (heart)

Soon, I'll be jumping into the shower, I'm too tired to lay around in the bathtub.....I feel humiliated.


Not too sure of the character name, "Sterope". Hopefully, it's in the ball park.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/14/08


Every day I make a new discovery as our musical practice progresses.

The cast and staff are becoming one and we pull together to tackle even the tiniest problem. I've said that many times about works in the past, however I sense the connections between us are strong, especially for this stage.

We're getting closer and closer to Opening Day. So, there's certainly more for me to discover. And I can enjoy myself at practice every day, right? (heart)

Also, every day the HPP members are striving hard to compose a new song! Next year, the announcement about a new tune should be coming, OK?!!

I'll keep doing my best, through the ups and downs!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/10/08

Colorless Sky.

Hello rain.

It's been a long time since I've seen the sky. What does it look like? I don't seem to remember.

About 5 minutes before going into the training room for scene practice, I tried to focus my mind on the time in the world of giving presents.

I leaned back against the wall and looked through the window pane at an ashen grey sky. I did nothing but stare at it the whole time.

I was thinking, does the sky have emotions? There was a feeling like it was trying to show a sad face. I was stirred by the thought.

It's truly been a long time since I had a mood opposite of what Nature felt.

First of all, I was thinking about myself and who I am. There was a strong feeling of wanting to be human.

This is a day of wonderful discovery.

That's great, don't you think?


Thanks to Rika-Chicchi from IKK for help on this one.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/7/08 *Completed*


It's cold, isn't it?

But it's not so bad, compared to what it was a few days ago. Although, I'm staying warm.

It's splendid that I've settled in well enough at the show. Also, I've completed and posted a new Blog entry very quickly this time. Right? (laugh)

Now I also have a fellow Gift actor to introduce!

Already The Gift has a person you need to watch. I think you should absolutely see him.

You're asking, who do we have to play the Osamu role this year? It's this kid!!

My pal, Oda Manabu!

We've met before. I've known him for over 3 years.

Once we were introduced, I was relieved at how smoothly we meshed and now he's an important co-actor.

He has a lot of confidence on stage and he's a big hit with the other actors.

Ayaka and Osamu would like to give you a heart felt performance.!!

Anza and Manabu will be waiting at the theater for you!!!

Anza Myspace Blog 12/7/08

Cold Weather.

current mood: cold

Sigh, with the weather like it is, I went to go out shopping very lightly dressed. That was a foolish thing to do. (laugh)

I should have known better. I'm not such a young thing to be leaving the house so carelessly. (laugh)

While I was out shopping in Ikebukuro, suddenly I hear, "It's HPP's Vocal-san!!!! Right?"

I was taken by surprise......It seems like people recognize me and want autographs ever since my appearance at Loud Park. That makes me happy.....

I took the notebook to write a remark and sign an autograph, but then I was troubled......I was surprised at the size of the notebook!

In order to write anything that would be conspicuous, I had to write very tiny. (laugh)

Slowly, I tried to walk away with a stupid look on my face. (laugh)

Well, next year, HPP will be traveling around a lot!! I'll need more physical strength if that's to happen!

I'll go to the Gym!! Hold on....wait a's impossible to go this month. It's useless, isn't it? (laugh)

I think I need a short cut so that I can avoid the physical work..........maybe I can become more boyish............however, that's probably unlikely.

Because of the cold, I'm looking over to my bed and planning to hide under the covers. (laugh)

Everyone, if you have a slight cold, it's something to keep an eye on! (?)


Not too sure of the last 2 lines. Did the best I could.

Anza's Myspace Blogs tend to be a bit more difficult. Because her words are more flippant.

Yeah, don't need a boyish Anza. She's all girl in my book!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/5/08


Somehow, things have turned around and we have fine weather. Don't you think? We have a warm rain and a little bit of thunder....

However, in the musical training room, the dance coach position has been filled and confirmed.

Today, I'd like to make an introduction, it's the new choreography teacher!

Actually, she's the dancing coach from last years GIFT musical.....but, the teacher has been a close friend for at least ten years or more.

That's right! From the Sailor Moon Musical, in the role of Sailor Star Healer, it's Miss Momoko Okuyama!!! Right, but as a teacher she's someone I try to avoid. (laugh)

I'm the only one who calls her Momo-chan. (laugh)

It feels odd to see her in these different surroundings, so it seems.....In those days, after the introductions, I grew accustomed to seeing her face for more than a year. It was a family-like feeling for sure!

However, even though it was 10 years ago, she really hasn't changed at all. Even now, she can wear the Sailor Star Healer costume and wig. It all fits. OK, I'm impressed. (laugh)

She's just as stylish and as cool as ever~! I'm relieved that that is still the same.

The very likable, Momo-chan!!!


Cool! Nice to see the 2 together again.

Paralysed Box Video.

Preview PARALYSED BOX - Head Phones President

Here's a short clip from Head Phones President Myspace. It's a promo for "Paralysed Box". If you a friend of theirs on Myspace, you can leave a comment about the clip on their Blog.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Anza JP Blog 12/3/08 *EDIT*


How is everyone getting along?

The weather is a bit cold, but things are hot around here everyday. (laugh) I'm feeling sensitive to the cold already!!

It's destiny~ today was the official release of the VITAMIN-Q album called, "VITAMIN-Q featuring ANZA"!!!

With a wonderful leader Kato, and the 5 members meeting together, it's an Album of the diligent study of music. And we were able to make many discoveries along the way!

It's a very different form of ROCK style from HPP. There's a new ANZA to be seen, and I feel it's a great look! Please, be sure to give us a listen, OK?!!

And then, next year the HPP live concert Tour decision will be historic!! We plan to do one show after the other.

Honey, it's possible that we'll even be coming to your town. (heart)

Well, I'm totally immersed in The GIFT musical!! Now, I'm Ayaka!!!!!!

I found someone who could help me with Anza's character's name. So, I changed it.

I've heard samples of all the VITAMIN-Q songs on HMV. Anza sings sbout 2 thirds of the songs. She sounds good and I like her singing upbeat songs for a change. I recommend you go to the HMV site and listen for yourself. I'll post the link later when I get the chance.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Anza Myspace Blog 12/1/08


current mood: indescribable

It's cold.....very cold!!

As far as the Flu shot goes.....I haven't decided on that yet. (laugh)

But, taking care of your health as you get older is truly important, don't you think? You can't work if your health goes down the tubes.

Human beings are strong, but they can be weak and fragile. Sickness is hard to bear, you end up being controlled by the disease, and trying to control it is almost impossible.

There are men I admire and people I liked very much who contracted the disease and were quickly taken to heaven. I wonder, Why?.....

I always pray.

I ask God, Please let the important people in my early life stay with me. Therefore, I'm asking the HPP members, staff, family, and all the fans who cheer us on, to be sure to take care of your body and your health.

So, you think I'm the kind of person who worries and pours her heart out. (laugh) (?)

And me? yes~ I'm more or less worn out, but I'm completely OK!

It's been useless for me to try to go back to Disneyland, But, at the Disney shop last time, I bought all sorts of souvenirs of Minnie-chan that are scattered all over my apartment. (laugh)

The situation has become serious..... (laugh)

Probably, I'll be able to go. And, Hey! I can buy more stuff! (laugh)

This is remarkably similar to going on a date, don't you think? (laugh)

So everyone, I'm off. Really, see you later. ~ I'm so embarrassed! (laugh)


Anza has kinda faked me out with some of her recent entries, She made it sound to me like she already had her Flu shot.

Also, Mar has mentioned on the HPP Blog a friend who has just passed away. His name was Munetaka Higuti from the band, LOUDNESS. I'm assuming that he was the person Anza was talking about in some of her last entries.