Thursday, June 11, 2009

*On Hiatus*

I have an official announcement to make regarding the Anza Translation Blog.

As of now, I'm going to have to put translating Anza Blog's into English on hold. My apology's to everyone who was coming here to keep up with Anza news.

I can easily translate her blogs for myself now and keep up with her, but to write it all out properly to post on the Blog is very time consuming and I can't keep up with her and all her blogs.

I hurt my knee earlier this year and it's been taking forever to feel better. Between fighting that and numerous computer problems that pop up from time to time, I'm going to have to put this on Hiatus.

I think another big reason that this is the proper thing to do right now is that it's been a year and a half since HPP's last show in America. And it doesn't look like they'll be doing a show here in the forsee-able future. So, translating her Blog right now doesn't make much sense.

So, until there's an official announcement of an HPP show in America, I'll have to put this on hold.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 6/2/09

* I'm working on this entry. I still haven't had a day off, but I didn't want to fall too far behind. Here's the Blog photos.*

Anza JP Blog 6/1/09


I've returned home right after the live shows in Sendai City and Sapporo City ended safely~.

However, my body is feeling tired even though I'm so very HAPPY. (heart)

To start with, Thank you to everyone who came out to the concerts!!

I really felt the hot feeling everyone was transmitting from their heart. It made me feel warm inside....HPP will certainly return and play there again!!! Please be looking forward to it, OK?!

And now.....there were too many delicious foods to eat!!! (laugh)

The local dish in Sendai City that you certainly had to try was the Ox tongue and Mochi rice cakes!!

In Sapporo City, the thing you had to try was the sushi and fresh seafood bowl. Also, the sweets and shaved ice..... I overate!!!!(laugh)

But, as clever as I am at finding good food, I had to avoid eating more~!!!!

Tomorrow, I'll have to take it easy for a while and let my stomach shrink back to normal. (laugh)

I need to get back to writing song lyrics.

Now, June has started.

This month I'm rushing into a fierce schedule!!!

I'll be making several different announcements this month, so keep checking in, OK?!

I think that's everything~!!!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Anza JP Blog 5/24/09 by Akira

Hey everyone, my friend Akira translated the Anza JP Blog for 5/24. She also included a link to the Natalie article about the HPP Tour. Here's her translation.


It's too late but I translate 2009/05/24 entry for blog.

We've got the end of our hard schedule and now I have a lot of tired.
First... I was so happy to be in IN THIS MOMENT's tour as guest for two years and it ends without troubles.
ITM members are wonderful, their live performances were full of powers.
This time we had some interviewes and went to Harajuku for shopping, so I was pleasure to spend all the time and talking a lot with them for 5 days.

Then after that, we worked for mixed down of HPP for 3 days without holiday.
We the members are making serious to the musics.
I know it's so good music!!

And we have tours in Sendai and Sapporo in this week!
Also check the informations on HPP-official about radio appearance!

Ah! I heard that HPP's article on news like Natalie!
Please check it!!!

The thunder seems occuring... I'm afraid a little.(laughing)


I wish it will be an help for you.


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 6/1/09

I've returned home!

current mood: voluminous

The live concerts in Sendai City and Sapporo City have ended safely. It's been about a year and a half for this meeting to again take place. Still, in spite of this, I think both places are charming!!

The live shows were hot and I got power from everyone's cheering. It made me really happy down deep in my heart!!

Thank you, truly. (heart)

Anyway, the HPP members had a lot of meals to eat. (laugh)

Hey! It's inevitable when there are so many delicious foods to try!!!

I'm already missing the Ox tongue, the seafood, and the sushi bowls with rice. And I'm yearning for more dessert. (laugh)

I'm certainly wanting to eat much more!!!!

The next Live concert is in Kawasaki City.

It's also been a while since our last show at Club Citta.

I'll be waiting to see you there.

Anza Myspace Blog 5/27/09

It's time to perform!

current mood: hyper

After I write this, it'll be time to head to Sendai City.

Tonight, the rain is coming down in Tokyo....

All the other members of the band will be traveling by car. But, because of work, I'll be going by bullet train.

To be honest, this is the first time I've taken the bullet train in the direction of Sendai City. It's very exciting to be able to make good use of the train this time to get to the show. (heart)

I'm looking forward to seeing all the people at Sendai City and Sapporo City! OK?

Hey! By the way, the 27th is HPP drummer Batch's Birthday! We're going to party at Sendai City!!!

Till then!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 5/27/09

Hey guys. (star) Anza here.

Is everyone doing alright? HPP is full of energy and fit as a fiddle. (laugh)

Oh! The In This Moment Tour went off without a hitch. To everyone who came out to see the shows, Thank you.

After this, we had interviews with magazines and the like about the tour, but I'm not sure of all the details of when they will go on sale. Once I find something out, I'll be sure to pass it on. (heart)

And now.

I wonder, what's so special about this day of May 27th?????

Today, Mr. Batch who is Head Phones President's drummer has a birthday! It's true!!!

Among the members, it's been a comfort to make Batch part of the band after all he has contributed. We're settled down and a complete band, and he's a great band mate.

His superior drumming is going to continue. Right on !!!!

So, I want everybody out there to write and wish him a Happy Birthday, OK?!!!!

So~, next is Sendai City and Sapporo City. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone there with pleasure. Oh Yeah~!!


Sorry it took so long to getting around to translating this entry. My knee has been really hurting me here lately and I needed a day of where I could sit at my computer and not have to worry whether it would bother me at work. So, for a while at least, I'll just be doing translations on my day off.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Anza JP Blog 5/24/09

My style.

The schedule at Strum studio has come to an end. I was totally immersed in the fatigue I had collected, but I was so relieved as soon as it was over. (laugh)

To start out with.....the In This Moment Tour ended in fine fashion. We were all happy to be part of it. This makes 2 years in a row that we appeared as the special guest group.

As usual, the ITM members put on a wonderful live show. I was enchanted by the overwhelming power that they showed onstage!

Then there was data collecting by the press and also we had conversations from a different point of view that taught me a lot.

When we got some time off, we went shopping in Harajuku. With being together for 5 days, it was a blessing to discuss different opinions in many different discussions. Like I said, happy times.

And then, I took a day off before the HPP final mix down that we worked on for 3 days.

Ah! There was an unusual instance where 2 of the members had to face off with each other as they tried to give the song a serious tone. (?) I think they made to song sound good, and it has a good feel to it!!

And now, the tour continues with shows in Sendai City and in Sapporo City!

HPP will also be making a special guest Radio appearance, so be sure to go to the official page and check it out, OK?!

Oh! Naturally, the HPP news page is the place to look, at least I think so. Be sure to check there!!!

Thunder is something that makes me's scary and I'm afraid. (laugh)


A couple of lines gave me trouble, but I think I got what she was saying right.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 5/20/09

I Love!!

current mood: loved

The In This Moment Tour ended in a successful visit to Japan!!

Well~ it was a HAPPY time. After all, with all the interviews, we spent 5 days together with the ITM members. I really liked being with them here in Japan.

The next day, after the Shibuya Quattro concert, we all went to lunch following our last interview. Then the ITM & HPP members all took a trip to the Harajuku shopping district.

Because of the difference in the shops we wanted to visit, the men split from the women. The girl's team went in one direction and the guy's team went in another. (laugh)

There was Maria and Jenny, her manager and PA , and me with the HPP manager. We did a lot of walking as we went shopping for Western style clothes!!

Maria has a great sense of style , and all the clothes she tried on matched and looked really cute!!

After that, Maria and I took time to exchange gifts. We gave each other Western style clothes....I was very happy.

Hey, I'm so pleased with the dress that Maria has given me.

Anyhow, she's such a likable member of ITM!!!

As might be expected, all the running around has worn my body out. (laugh)

Today, we're mixing down the tracks we recorded, and after that is still the Tour of Sendai City and Sapporo City.

I need to get some proper sleep. It can be dangerous if you don't, so I'm going to get some sleep!!!!

To everyone who came to see us in Osaka, Nagoya City, and Tokyo Thank you very much!!

And, all the members of Cross Face were really great!!!

From my heart I want to say thanks.

Thank you so very much.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 5/15/09

Hey everyone, Anza here. (star)

What am I? I'm just a very busy person. As for me, I'm wondering, where's a good place to pass a holiday~?! (laugh)

I think I hear the South Island calling my name~!!!!!!!! (laugh)

Well, the day after tomorrow, In This Moment is coming to Japan for their Dream Tour!

We'll be meeting again after a year and a half to resume our friendship. Even though we've stayed in contact via email, the greatest joy will be to meet you again in person. (heart)

Tomorrow, as soon as HPP and In This Moment are done rubbing elbows with the press, we'll immediately be traveling to Osaka. The schedule is pretty tight as we try to squeeze in 3 shows back to back to back.

In This Moment really puts on a dreamy show, so certainly come and see it!! Of course, come and see HPP also, OK?! (heart)

Here's a heads up, on the 17th at Osaka, the new HPP T-shirt goes on sale. So, check it out!

So, what do you say? Let's meet at Osaka, Nagoya City, and Tokyo. OK?!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 5/15/09

Well now!

current mood: exhausted

Something strange is going on, it seems that the cold weather has come back. I think the constant shifting of the weather is throwing my body out of sync.....

My life is hectic enough and it feels like I never get to lie down and pick up enough sleep. Anyway, today I'm feeling drowsy and sleep is something you can't do without!

Tomorrow, we're going to come together with the band In This Moment and have a conversation. As soon as it's finished, we'll all be taking off for Osaka.

We have 3 Live concerts upcoming and it's really been a long time since I last saw you all. I hope that you're all doing all right. (laugh)

I'll have to battle through the muscle pain no matter what. (laugh)

Oh yes! We'll be putting the new HPP T-shirts on sale on the 17th at Osaka. This time the design that appears on the T-shirt was created by guitar player Mar!! Everyone be sure to get one, OK?! (heart)

It's truly been a while since we last played in Osaka!! I will absolutely try the octopus dumplings and the savory pancakes. (laugh)

And to the In This Moment members, it'll be a pleasure to restart out friendship since it's been a while when last we met.

So that your Tour of Japan is a big success, I'll have to do my best!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Aida Musical press conference.

I'm still working on Anza's other Blog posts. But I found an article on the Aida Musical that I thought I'd share. I like the pic of Anza, but she does look nervous.

Here's the article on Japan Today

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Anza JP Blog 5/14/09

Doki Doki! (I'm so excited!)

At last, this is the day!!!!

Today, the press conference for, "The Musical Aida" was held. Even under normal circumstances, I feel the tension every time there's a press conference.....however, today was an extra special experience!!

I'm well aware that my tensions are high at this type of event. But this time, I was even more nervous.

Most people can't imagine how it can be so nerve wracking to be with actors and others that you should be acquainted with professionally!!

I kept getting nervous and freezing up in front of people that I admire. (laugh)

Okay!! I'm talking about even more than the shaking hands that I already had!!

It was my first interview with Aran Kei, and I was looking forward to it with a huge longing!!! I admire her. She's kind and beautiful and she aspires to do more stage shows.

And Mr. Irei Kanata, to be sure, it was my first time to meet him. However, I felt he was very similar to my younger brother.

Somehow, this wasn't exactly the start I had pictured in my mind. It felt like I had become very dreamy and it was something hot I felt down into my soul.

This is a tight shot of Amneris, who I will try to become in the future.

I need to be ready before the start of practice. But, I'll be glad when it starts in order to get ready to appear on stage!!

Um, still ahead is the HPP Tour.

There are shows in Osaka, Nagoya City, Tokyo, Sendai City, and Sapporo City.

We'll be waiting for everyone at the concert halls. (heart)

Monday, May 11, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 5/8/09

Hey guys. It's Anza (star)

Thank you for the large number of email messages congratulating me on my birthday. (heart)

I have safely become one year older. (laugh)

I wonder, how did everyone spend their Golden Week? Mine was busy with a lot of extra running. I had to take a bullet train twice in one week. That's a lot, don't you think?

I had to go to Nagoya City and then I had to travel to Kyoto.....but I really enjoyed myself.

By the way, I did manage to take one day off and go to Nikko!! That's Sunlight Edo Village of course!

Well, I keep saying that the recording is finished, but it seems to be never ending. Tomorrow I'm recording a song.

And then, In This Moment is about to arrive in Japan to Tour. I'm really looking forward to seeing them after such a long time. (heart)

Then we'll be doing shows in Sendai City and in Sapporo City!! Hey! We'll be waiting for you!

And if you wait a bit, we have more shows on the schedule that are yet to be announced.

We've put up a lot of new pics to the HPP Myspace page, so be sure to go there and check them out!

I've decided to get some sleep now!!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Anza JP Blog 5/8/09

Thank you!

For all the email messages and the presents everyone sent me for my Birthday, I truly want to say Thank you. (heart)

It was delightful!!

I feel like I want to improve myself even more, and I'd like to make this a year where the laughter never dies out!

And then, the Vitamin-Q Live show in Kyoto ended with no problems! Thank you to everyone who came out to the concert!!

This was the 2nd time around for our live performance and I certainly was nervous before the show. And yet, I felt even more happiness when I started singing.

Also, a live concert is a day when I'm able to meet all the fans once again!!

Tomorrow (Saturday) I have more recording.

When HPP finished recording, it wasn't the end. (laugh)

However, I only have a few tracks remaining that need to be done for sure....

When the Tour starts up again, I need to have my body in shape, or I'll pay for it later!!

Oh!.....I went to Sunlight Edo Village.

Mr. Ken Hasegawa put on a fantastic show~!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 5/4/09

Thank you!!!!

current mood: Happy

I've received a lot of congratulations messages and Blog comments. From my heart, thank you so very much!!

I'm really very happy!!!

In my heart, I feel there's more to come. I'm still young!!!!! (laugh)

Today we celebrated with all the members of the band, the staff, and our good friends!

In any case, it was a happy gathering.

After this also, please remember me!!

*Dear my friends.

Thanks for the birthday messages!!

I'm so happy!!*



The part between the stars was written in English by Anza.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 5/1/09


current mood: Sneaky

May is already here. May 2009 seems like it will be an outrageously busy month.

I'm's also the month when I turn one year older, so it even gets me in that way.....(laugh)

The finish of recording wasn't the end of recording. Because we'll also be doing some recording on the tour, right?

Anyway, as soon as I'm finished with all this tired living, I'm going to lie down in bed. (laugh)

Do you want to know Anza's silly and repetitive life style?.....

First of all, I like very much to go to the DVD rental place to get some movies.
I stay up late at night totally absorbed in them.
And then I sleep till early afternoon.
From around noon time I go to my favorite cafe for lunch.
And then I go for a stroll and hit the department store to do some shopping.
In the evening, I make arrangements for a trip to Guam. (only a next day departure is possible)
Once that's taken care of, I return home safely and make a simple dinner.
At night, I sprinkle some bath powder into the water and take a quick bath.
Then I get out my DVD's to watch till late at night.
At noon I wake up and pack for my trip to Guam.
Once that's done, I'm off to Narita Airport!!
Certainly, it's a night flight departure!!
Then when I land in Guam, I immediately go to the hotel to sleep.
I get up early to make it to my reservation for scuba diving.
Then it's the beach, some shopping, and those sorts of things......
In the evening, I go out for spaghetti with some Japanese people that I'm acquainted with.
My stay in Guam was approximately 2 days.

Then I return home to Japan.

For a short time I escaped my completely exhausted life it seems, but not for long.
However, I haven't given up hope. (laugh)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Birthday, Anza!

Actually, Anza's birthday is already over in Japan, even though it's still the 4th here. I was working yesterday, so I didn't have time to put something here to celebrate in time.

But, here's a Beatles video I posted on Anza's Mixi Community page. I think it's a cute video and I hope everyone likes it.


Anza JP Blog 5/1/09


It's been hard for me to update recently, so please excuse me~uh~!!

It doesn't really feel like it, bit I realize we've already rushed into May!!

Oh! HPP's Live show in Nagoya City has ended. To everyone who came out to the show, Thank you truly. It was great fun at the Event and I really enjoyed playing there.

And now, I have something to announce.

Already the direction of my schedule has been to the extreme, but a new opportunity has turned up. I now have the privilege of doing another musical performance.

It's in "The Musical Aida" and I'll be playing the Amneris part.

The part of Aida is played by Yasushi Ran. (?)

Already.....I'm feeling the tension as I prepare for this role. Anyhow, I plan to endeavor with all my might and put all my energy into this role and endure till the end.

As for HPP, there's some recording remaining and a PV to shoot. And in May, we'll be the guest performers for the "In This Moment" Tour as they play live shows in Sendai City and in Sapporo City.

And now, tomorrow's appearance!!!

Vitamin-Q's Live concert in Kyoto!!!

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Kyoto concert hall!!!


The one line with the question mark is just my best guess at what she's saying.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Anza JP Blog 4/24/09


Hello. HPP's recording ended today.

We had 2 tracks remaining to finish, and now we have 2 new tunes!!!

Also today I feel inspired. It's like my spirit has been renewed, yes!

So, what's this news that I've been reading about?

It seems that Tsuyoshi Kusanagi of the Pop group SMAP has hit the headlines. It says that a man reported someone in Tokyo Park yelling and making a disturbance~. The suspect was naked and was ineveitable that all his work in TV commercials was officially pulled......uh huh.

But, if an average guy had put on such a demonstration, it wouldn't have prompted the city officials to do a household search! It seems that being famous is what sparked it, I guess.

I'm somewhat annoyed at how readily they went after him! That's what I'm attempting to understand.

As I consider the point that's being made by all of this, I think I come away with the opposite lesson that they're trying to teach.

It sounds like you can do what you like as long as you don't make too much noise. Am I right?

The question is, do they get to smack you if you don't pay attention to their little rules? Is that the only thing society cares about?

Tomorrow, I'll get to meet up with everyone for Vitamin-Q parctice.

It's been a long time since I've seen them~. Doki Doki (I'm so excited!)


Here's an article that I found on Japan Today in English that explains the incedent Anza is talking about. Apparently, this news went world wide and wasn't just reported in Japan.

Japan Today article

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 4/24/09


current mood: crunk

Today I successfully finished recording!!

We did well, even if I do say so myself. (laugh)

Still, I'm quite exhausted from it. Each time I get into the recording booth, I try to have my state of mind reaching it's peak. As for me, the tension is always going up and down, and I worry over it a lot as I try to control it. It's always a question as to how well I'll handle it.

However, I really dislike going into it with a half-hearted attitude!

For me, the big thing is when the song is sung well, you don't feel like you're tell a lie. Because then, what's the point?......I assure you that it's important to me that the songs be taken seriously!

Our songs have very strong different opinions and I want to continue singing those types of songs.

Yet, I realize the intensity needed to sing your true feelings in the world. So, it's the world of HPP that allows me to do this, right? For that I'm truly grateful.

When I meet with people who sympathize with my lyrics and the songs, it make me happy!

For me, I'd like to put complete devotion, body and soul, and live a good life. (?) And also to sing.

In case that goal gets out of reach, it would be hard to even take a breath. (?)

Yet, one day I'd like to take the love I experience as part of HPP and share it with many people with lot's of cultural exchanges!!

Such as an HPP Tour of the whole world, right? (laugh)

Huh? Perhaps in the near future?

Have we been discovered? I should do my best, don't you think?!


A couple lines gave me some trouble. If anyone has any tips to make it better, let me know.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Anza JP Blog 4/17/09


Today the weather was cold. I slipped up and put the heating unit away. I made it through despite this......

Here lately, my favorite thing for entertainment is my Ipod. Before, I used to use my Nano's Ipod. However, it stored a limited amount of tunes.....

Because of which, I had to be very selective of the tunes I input so that I could listen to them.....I was very pleased with my play list which seemed to keep growing!!!

After I thought about it......I came up with a solution.......I made a bee line to the Apple Computer Store~~~~~~~!!!! (laugh)

I really want to go to Disneyland!! (laugh)

After I finish recording......I'm gone!!!!

Anza Myspace Blog 4/17/09

What the?

current mood: cold

Yesterday, my table heater was put away despite the return of colder weather.......should I go and get it back out just for today?.......Ah~ It's as I thought, I missed my table heater. (laugh)

Still, the recording is ongoing. But, we're steadily making progress!

Of course, doing this parallel with the tour is a bit difficult.

That's why it's so important to stay fit and take care of my health. Everyday I feel like I'm being tested.

I'm no longer putting all my energy into going out to see shows and going out to have a few drinks......Staying up all night is a thing of the past, but I guess that's just the way it works. Does this mean I've grown up?

It can't be.....age.......humph! (laugh)

I've uploaded a few photos, so please take an exclusive look! OK?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 4/15/09

Hey (star) it's Anza.

Today, April 15th, is what day? I wonder.

That's right!!

Today is the day that Mar was born!!!!

Often when children see him, he's so huge and frightening that they start to cry. Sometimes, when the elevator door opens and there's some salary-man wanting to get on, he sees this scary person and tries to avoid him. (laugh)

But, the person himself is really only a nice guy!! (laugh)

Everyone, be sure to congratulate him and wish him a Happy Birthday yourself!

Today, after I finish recording, I'm going out to celebrate!!

Anyway, Mar, Happy Birthday!!!!!!


Happy Birthday, Mar!

I agree with Anza, he really is a very nice guy. When I first met him, he was so big I thought he was the older brother instead of Hiro. But, I was wrong.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 4/9/09 *Completed*

Hey, guys (star) Anza here.

The warm weather is excellent. (heart)

As far as I'm concerned, the best of all times for me is when I can wear my hooded sweat shirt. That's the moment when I feel like I've been set free.

For some reason, being able to wear a simple T-Shirt is a signal for me that hot weather is quickly approaching. You can feel overwhelmed be the heat.....

If it's not too cold, or it's not too hot, you would call that a luxury, right?

But, at the turning of the season, you can get what's called the Spring illness. So, your physical condition needs to be taken care of, don't you think?......

Sometimes you need to go to the hospital for an examination......however, I really dislike hospitals......and it's hard to make the time to go right now because of my hectic schedule. It's packed to the Max.....Yeah!

I'm trying to muster the courage to have another blood test taken care of!!!! (laugh)

It's a disaster~!

After this, HPP has some remaining recording to be done. We're also going to be recording promotional videos at various Live show Events as the tour moves along....that should be great!!

However, right now I can't tell you which shows will be taped, I'll try to tell you later, OK?

This is the reason that my health is so important!!!

Hospitals make me nervous.....still~ (laugh)


Sorry this took so long to translate. I hurt my knee about a week ago and I've been too sore to do this. But, I'm starting to feel better now.

Anza JP Blog 4/8/09

Sakura (cherry blossom) ~ (music note)!

It's beautiful outside, don't you think?!

I feel happy just to see the cherry blossoms. But, when they gentle fall to the ground, I feel double the loneliness. (laugh)

Right now, HPP is touring and recording. Both are happening side by side.

And then, the official announcement has come out the Vitamin-Q will be doing a live concert on May 2nd in Kyoto. One more opportunity to see our style!

If somehow you failed to see us at the February Show at AX, this is your chance to see what you missed. (laugh)

Right now, I fiercely want to get a dog. It's something I need badly!!!!

But, I can't buy a pet and keep it in the Apartment house where I'm living.

Cat's are also cute, but I'm the kind of girl who only cares for a dog-chan. (laugh)


I just couldn't let this entry go without showing everyone some sakura pictures from Japan. The two pics are from Ayaka Komatsu's Blog.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 4/6/09

My note!

current mood: sleepy

To all you guys who came out to the Shibuya Live Show, Thank you so much. (heart)

Also, when I sang the new song and everyone was so very pleased to hear it, seeing this made me really happy!!!!

Though, also left over from the show is some muscle pain?

On the 6th, I did some Hanami (Cherry Blossom viewing) and made a trip to a Shinto shrine for a personal visit.

Say, the cherry flower petals were a light pink color and they were dancing and fluttering in the breeze. It was a magnificent scene!!


from here at the shrine......I pulled up a fortune to see what it said, yep.

DokiDoki (my heart was pounding) to see the said my luck was uncertain.......

Yo, in what way does this apply to me?

Furthermore, it tore when I tried to tie it to the tree......however, it certainly gave me a dark premonition explosion. (laugh)

The thing I prayed for was a quite and peaceful life. (laugh)


Anza is watching Cherry blossoms, and today we got a light snow in Kentucky. She needs to send some of that warm weather my way. lol

Anza Myspace Blog 4/4/09


current mood: crunk

There's something going on, I'm sneezing and my nose won't stop hay fever trying to get a hold of me????

At this late hour?......or do you think it's a debut for what's to come?? (laugh)

It's been a while, but tomorrow we have a Live show in Tokyo. We began at the Boxx, and I'd like to know, what kind of place is this where we're doing our next show? I wonder.

DokiDoki! (I'm so excitied!)

Hey, new tracks! Just now we're recording even though the show is on us. I think the new song is quite amazing. I'm really surprised! Even more than usual. (laugh)

Although I've yet to sing it for you. (laugh)

I still want to show off the new song at a Live concert. Should I do it now? (laugh)

If you want to know for sure, come out to the concert hall and see for yourself if I sing it or not. OK?!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Anza JP Blog 4/1/09

April Fool's Day? ( Day of lies?)

This is apparently the one day a year when you're permitted to lie. But, you're actually just fibbing I think, and I can come up with nothing. (laugh)

OK! So, when I do try to lie to the world it ends up sounding like a swirling noise. Still, let me see, I just might have something to say. (laugh)

Here's something extreme......

I was married once!!!! (laugh)

A-ha-ha-ha!! was secret!!......?.......??.........that might be something sad. (laugh)

Here's something pleasant! I love HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT even more. (heart)

Well, today I go back to recording! I get to sing!

Everyone, it's useless when I try to pull your leg. (laugh)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 3/30/09 *completed*

Hey, guys. It's Anza (star)

I've returned home!!

Anyhow, it was a busy schedule. Yet somehow it was even more fulfilling.

First things first, right?

To everyone for all you did for me, Thank you. Every day I was bubbling over with gratitude.

There were really a lot of people who came out to the concert halls, so to them Thank you. Again, it certainly felt like an honor to be permitted to meet you all.

Even though I say I was busy, this member was always calculating ways to find and eat delicious foods. (laugh) I even found a Hot Spring to go to which was very satisfying.

Well, we picked up recording where we left off. We left behind a song to record.....yeah....for some reason, I'm very fired up about it.

Surely, so far I've been able to deliver my feelings. This has been a tour to test my strength and hopefully to make me stronger.

What is reality?

There are lies and fleeting bits of information that you get from your environment. For me and the others it tends to slam on the brakes on your personal growth. ?

HPP, in a round about way, try to set in motion the things that are on mine and the other guys hearts. That's why we always tell only the truth in our Live Shows. This is possibly the biggest fact I've come to realize on this tour.

I'm looking ahead and cheerful. I'm wondering what surprises await when I sing at the next show. ?

The next Live show is in Shibuya!!

So, let's meet in Shibuya. (heart)

Anza Myspace Blog 3/28/09


current mood: happy

I've arrived back home for the first time since the tour started. It's quite a hectic schedule to have, but it really recharges my batteries. So, I'd love to do more.

To each of the bands where we came to call at an Event, and to the band Van staff, everyone Thank you!

And then, to everyone who came to see us at the shows, really Thank you! (heart)

As for the latest tour, there were a lot of people who have supported me for years who had to wait for our return. And when we showed up they were very pleased to see us.

There are new fans that know HPP from Loud Park and from Burrn! magazine. So, there were many people who have heard of us and came to see HPP Live.....I was very delighted.

The reason is, that it's a hot thing to live life to the fullest, right?

At such moments it truly touches my heart, filling it with a warm feeling. It's like being wrapped in a happy letter.

So many people have supported me to make me happy that I really want to do my best and try even harder.

Oh! But, as usual, we're still a dark and gloomy band, right?! (laugh)

I put a new song in the Oita Live set list and I'm ready to shout myself hoarse at the next show.

The next Live where you can come and hear us is here in should be. (laugh)

In Kyushu, I had a data collecting interview and the like. So, check it out, OK?!

Anza JP Blog 3/28/09

Run and gun~!

I've returned home to collapse!

We hit the road on the 19th to start the tour. The Live shows in Nagoya City, Fukuoka City, Oita, and Kagoshima have all finished safely.

This appears to be the tour where we jump from one show to the next. But, it also appears to be the tour packed with more details and content.

We called all the bands at the Events before we showed up in our trusty van. So, to all the bands and everyone on the staff, Thank you.

And to all the fans who came out to our shows, from my heart, Thank you.

I feel so very grateful.

Thank you. (heart)

I was shrewdly thinking ahead on this tour and always looking for great places to eat lot's of delicious foods. (laugh)

Some of the other members were with me on this, and now they are members who are sporting extra padding on their waists. (laugh)

At each place we visited, we took time out to do a radio interview. You were sure to check it out, right?!

Well, we're still recording so you can expect more from us!!!!

I'm keeping up the good fight!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 3/23/09


current mood: energetic

The shows in Nagoya City and Fukuoka City have been successfully completed and now HPP is off to Oita.

The last few days were not entirely off days. We did guest appearances on a TV program, a radio show, and data collecting for a magazine. After the Live show, I honestly wanted to do more sight seeing.

At Nagoya City and also at Fukuoka City, it was really great to see so many people come out to the concert and it made me very happy.~ (star)

Everyone is also thankful to our Band Van!

It's a fairly famous vehicle and I'm told I have to sell it in a hurry. I just have to accept the situation and bid her farewell. I can't say Thanks enough.

The big thing tomorrow is the Live Show. Of course, we have plans to hit the Hot Springs that we have been brought close to thanks to our schedule. (laugh)

Ah! It was lovely at Kyushu with all the cherry trees blooming! I can't wait to return to Tokyo and watch all the cherry trees bloom there. I think seeing them will be quite a good feeling, like living in Paradise!!

Now, I'm totally focused on what needs to be done tomorrow, right?

I'll see you at the Show.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Anza JP Blog 3/18/09

Tension Up!

See you later because I've already headed off to Sunlight Edo Village!!!!!!!!!

I had to force it into my schedule, but I'm having quite a good time.~ (heart)

Hey! of course I went to the play to catch the appearance of Mr. Ken Hasegawa and watch the action!!! I quickly went to 2 open air shows and already it's been a big satisfaction for me!!

The weather in Sunlight is also good. The plum trees and lot's of pretty flowers are in bloom.

The play again.....there's another amazing actor with a truly different style!!

Ken-san and his co-star are appearing together!!

I got the chance to meet him......excellent......I can't complain. (laughs)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 3/17/09


current mood: hot

I was at home watching TV when a documentary about a boxer caught my eye. *

I ended up having deep respect for him. As the years pile up they take a toll on his physical strength, his attitude helped him to overcome such obstacles when it was time to fight. I received a lot of courage from his story!

The world worries about such things as age. How many people would have abandoned their dream to bury it in the ground? It seem that people's attitudes still have far to go.....

it's the same with a band.

You have to be realistic when you're confronted with money problems, your parent's opinions, the look of your surroundings, and you're exposed to in-fighting. I think it's too much for a lot of band members to put up with.

But, it's tough to stick it out, to give up the dream is easy.........right?

I think it's a lie to assume the worst. I sometimes worry that I'll pass through my 30's without either love or marriage......however, it's too early to think like that as yet. (laugh)

Currently, I'm loving HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT more and more. (laugh)

What can I say for certain?.....

I want to keep going after my dream forever, not crying and allowing my age to become a barrier. I really have a lot to say about it, but it's hard for me right now to express it!

When I was 20 years old, I thought a song expression of me was unmistakable. ?

I guess in time I should act more womanly? I wonder. (laugh)

I think I need to pray more so that everyone's dream will sparkle! All the more reason to tour!!!!! yeah!

Each chance I get to meet everyone at the concert hall is something I look forward to more and more.



Whew! I made it! Anza's Myspace Blogs are tough to translate.

She names the boxer in the first sentence, but I can't figure out. If any knows, just tell me and I'll fix it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 3/17/09

Hey guys, Anza here. (star)

We successfully completed the first half of the new recording. The only thing left is to record the vocal track and do a final mix down. Oh! And running off a Master CD!!

The tour starts back up this week! It's been quite a long time since we appeared on stage....ya think? You'd have to go back to January when we played at the Boxx Club!!

The recording is something like a musical performance, although you're not playing in front of a live audience. You still feel like you've performed a bit, so you don't miss it as much, right?

But, touring is my first love and lot's of fun, yes! (laugh)

I love the food and trying new dishes, also going to the hot springs. Along with shopping and sightseeing!!!! That's when we have a fair amount of time to play. (laugh)

Of course, the Live show is the Main Event, right? (laugh)

On this latest tour, a day-off will almost be non-existent if the manager has her say. Almost everyday now, I have to accommodate such things like radio, TV appearances, and the collecting of data. It eats up my free time and I have no time to play!!!! The relentless manager is quickly turning into an ogre. (laugh)

But, all the band members are in high spirits!! On this tour, make sure you come out to the Live Houses to meet us. I'm looking forward to the chance!!

And now......

About 4 years ago, HPP got our beloved tour van to hit the road. But, in 18 days, she'll be put out to pasture because we've outgrown her......

Her official full name is Deli Delicatessen!
Thank you truly!! We owe you a lot!!

Last souvenir picture. (crying)

Monday, March 16, 2009

Anza JP Blog 3/13/09


Here's an announcement I haven't made as yet. However, it's ready now so here it is......

I, for the first time, had the privilege of performing in a PV video for a band different than my own!! This PV is put together by some truly wonderful people.

It will be included on VAMPS-sans new single featuring KAZ-san and Lyrics by HYDE-san.

On March 13th, they'll be releasing, I GOTTA KICK START NOW. It's the PV for the cover tune of "Trouble" that I had the privilege to make my appearance.

And "Trouble" will be the new CF Image song for GEREZZA!

This was shot when Vitamin-Q was rehearsing for the AX Live show. I was nervous because I had to take off in the middle of everything to do the filming. (laugh)

The Sunday we went to photograph, the weather at the location was bad. It was bitter cold.

With my two friends from VAMPS, and the teamwork of all the people on the staff, it was a wonderful experience. I was really impressed with everyone's dedication to the project. (laugh)

My appearance turned out very good!!!

Everyone, please be sure to check out VAMPS-san's new tune, OK?!!

Look for me wearing a nice looking mini-skirt. Even I was excited when I got to wear it. (laugh)


I made the link clickable to the CD Japan order page if you'd like to get this CD.

I foung the PV of Trouble on Youtube. I have to say that I really like this tune. And Anza looks fabulous!


Friday, March 13, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 3/12/09

Reset Button.....

current mood: quixotic

Occasionally, I would like a control switch to flip sometimes when things are difficult. With me, when my emotions are unclear, I find it hard to guess which direction to take.

I'm writing about how expression plays a role in the life of every human being. There are moments when everything is wonderful and you're going ahead with all your strength, till you hit a sudden roadblock.

Words irresistibly push you to the limit, should they make you angry?

Does your body temperature rise till it almost reaches the boiling point and you feel like your head is about to explode? And in the end, is it something to cry about?

Perhaps we experience all possible sensations. People have more than enough things to effect their feelings. From unavoidable suffering to occasionally gratification.

Besides, when your being controlled like that, you continue breathing in and out......just a part of living? I wonder.

We get more wounds and each time we try to cover them up. To hide them if at all possible. But, in the end, old wounds tend to pop open......


Alas, I wish there was a button like that because I'd be pushing it every second. It would be simple if you could reset people as easily as you reset a game, right?

However, I'm waiting to see the light tomorrow. Although, I'll be muttering to myself and trying to consider all this on my day off, right?

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Anza JP Blog 3/11/09

Round and Round we go.

HPP's song recording with the exception of the vocals is nearing the end. The song's main feeling is April, don't you think?.....*

Well now, on the 9th, musical Gift producer Gold-san had a launch party for the book publication, "Gift, Beyond the Time". But, there was also a Live corner I participated in and it was a real privilege.

A number from The Gift musical was sung by cast members Manabu-san who play the Osamu part,Tikako Sawada, and myself with 3 other people.

After all, we were singing in a different kind of place, but the mood hadn't changed. By the end of the song we were back in The Gift feeling.

Now, many Congratulations to producer Gold-san!!!

Tomorrow, I'll be back at it recording my song. Soon, I'll need to get some sleep. ZZZ

ZZZZZZZZ (laugh)


*I think what Anza is saying in that one sentence, is that the song has the feeling that it will be ready for the April tour dates.*

Friday, March 6, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 3/4/09 *completed*

Once again, it's Anza (star)

There's snow on the roof! I've seen it!

The recording is also doing well and we're moving right along-x. Today, finally, my turn arrived in the studio and I was able to record some vocals.

Well well....I did have to ask what I was doing poorly~ but my shouting skills are getting much better. (laugh)

I need to keep my composure when I'm listening to playbacks, right? (laugh)

Now it's time for the photographs.

Liquid Protein D, the drink that increases your energy 100%, then doubles it. (laugh)

Here's Hiro staring at a music catalog.

I think he's itching to record, Narumi.

While I was singing the temporary vocals, they secretly took advantage of me and snapped this photo.

Break time! We take them from time to time and here's the suave Mar kicking back. (laugh)

Seriousness, the very word itself, Batch!

Continuing on, at last the news ban has finally been lifted and we can make some announcements about upcoming shows. The Live concert Tour is coming to Sendai City and Sapporo City. We'll be doing guest appearances for the band In This Moment when they come to play in Japan.

Last time we performed with them in Tokyo, and Beijing, China. The next time they would come to Japan to tour was still far off, then the members of In This Moment gave us a call and said they were coming back. That was really great news~!

After such a long time, I'm really going to enjoy meeting you all again. And I can't wait to see your magnificent Live Shows! I think it's going to be an exciting 3 days!! Please be sure to come and see us, OK? (heart)

There's still some more announcements to come but we have to wait till they lift the news ban. I apologize for the delay.

Tomorrow, more tenacious recording!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Post # 261

Here's a special post to celebrate a milestone for the Anza English Blog. This is my 261st post which is one more than my record at at Sera Myu News Blog. When I first started, I had no idea that I'd ever get this far. I didn't know the Japanese language at all and the characters didn't make any sense to me. But, with the help of some really cool translation programs, and the help of several friends along the way. This Blog translation for Anza became a reality.

So, To mark this great occasion, I've put together a couple 3D photocubes of some pics of Anza and myself that I've taken over the years. I hope everyone enjoys these.

Let's hope there's another 261 posts to come. Go Anza!

Photo Cube

Photo Cube

Monday, March 2, 2009

Anza JP Blog 3/1/09

Hey! How are you?

Somehow, I'm feeling energetic. (laugh)

The snow is also coming down and it feels like the coldest day of the year. That's how it is as HPP starts recording.

I have a great feeling about this. Even though we only just finished one day. That's what you're thinking, right? (laugh)

Still, it's not really my turn yet, but this member is doing more to stay involved and to contribute where I can. I'm just ready to hurry up and get on with the singing! I hate to say this, but by the time this month is over, I'll probably be tired of singing. I guess.(laugh)

We'll be concentrating on a packed live concert schedule from March to June. You know that makes me happy.

We have more announcements to make and more shows to schedule where we'll come to play and you can come to meet us. However, it'll be a little while before I can write and provide you with all the details.

HPP is extremely busy. It's huge, even for me!! Do you think I should be worried a bit?? I'm up to the task. (laugh)

We're recording tomorrow also.

Oh! I think the Pecan Sandies are excellent cookies from Nabisco.

I whole heartily recommend them!!!

They're delicious!!!


I'm just giving my best guess on Pecan Sandies as the name of the cookie Anza is recommending. She didn't give me much to go on.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 2/28/09

Hey! it's Anza (star)

Let's talk about the recording that started today!! We're also going to send you some of the photographs from this day.

Tuning his drums to perfection, Batch!! He's really into the fighting spirit!
And after a sudden and unexpected accident, Narumi thinks he's broken his bass guitar. Oh no! (laugh)
Here's the intro for Hiro, who will prove to be the knight in shining armor in this tale!!
And now, we see Hiro trying to repair the damage to the bass with a soldering iron. Narumi is watching over the procedure and earnestly praying that it works. (laugh)
It's my duty as your tour guide to introduce to you guitar player Mar!
Well, my assignment for today went off without a hitch! Batch is already nodding off to sleep. (laugh)

I almost didn't make it there on time. (laugh) I was given the official job as Go-fer and had to stop by the music store to pick up guitar strings and other necessities.......(laugh)

Tomorrow, we'll also be doing our best~.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 2/27/09

Hooray! I did it.

current mood: hot

However, it's already tomorrow......

Our recording has officially begun. Something is weird, I'm so excited.....what the heck?! (laugh)

Every time I start out with a frown so I have to wonder, is this me??

Anyway, all the members are unanimously going all out!! Surely we'll have to, in order to get down this road without everything at the end being full of mistakes. (laugh)

take 1, take 2, take 3, take4, take5, Oh Yeah!

I want to mention that today, ( the 27th ) Tokyo had it's first snow of the season come down!!!!

I know for sure because HPP guitar player Mar e-mailed me an amazing shot of it falling outside. ( laugh )

Wow~ it's beautiful to see~ ( heart )

Of course, having a white world outside while you're inside the studio is a fine thing. Cold outside, but hot inside.....Yeah. (laugh)

Well, the main vocal tracks will be recorded in April. And yet, it turns out that that will be when the tour really heats up. I'll be doing both at the same time. So, I'll have to watch my health and keep my mind focused or I'll be shedding tears before it's over!

For some time now, I've been in love with my Szechuan noodles, but should I start using some self control?.......since it's so spicy. ( laugh )

In regard to my throat and singing voice, maybe I should exclude it from my menu.

Anza HPP Blog 2/26/09

It's Anza (star)

The news~

Tomorrow we'll finish working on our pre-professional recording. And, on the 28th, driven by my strong feelings, the recording starts!

As it begins.....I still fear that everyday life. (laugh)

As the recording pattern progresses, I want to post photo's throughout. From start to finish!

I want to show such things as the members being cute and how difficult it can be in the recording studio, right?! (laugh)

But, you'll have to wait!!

The tour is ahead and we're quickly trying to arrange it so that the new song will be ready when the schedule begins. To tell the truth, I'm wanting to do a live show very soon.....really.

After this, the live concerts will increase a lot.

Before long, it appears I have an announcement to publish. (laugh)

At any rate, let's get the HPP members fired up for the recording! Okay!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 2/21/09

Bone chilling cold.

current mood: crunk

Last week, construction work started out in front of my house. All the noise they made as they started tearing things up contributed to my lack of sleep. I have to get my sleep and going out makes me nervous.

I think it's colder than usual for this time of year. It makes my head feel dazed and my body feel sluggish. I wonder if I'll burn up the rest of my reserve strength soon?.....

Next week we're scheduled to start recording. I have to submit for the second round, so the tension's likely to go up.........

I guess things will get heated up, if the past is any indication of what lies ahead.

Sometimes there's an unexpected fit of anger and you cry and shout. That's because there are so many things working against you when you're trying to record.

But, if I recall correctly, a person has to be ready because fine things also unexpectedly happen. Lately, I've toughened up. (laugh)

I think it kind of helps me to stay more positive. I don't want to be praising myself, so I'm sorry for the low tone this conversation has taken. I beg your pardon. (laugh)

The other day I went snowboarding.

There was fine weather in the white world and in my ignorance I slipped at breakneck speed in the dry conditions. Have you ever had an experience where you think you've hit the limit?.....

On such occasions does life come to an end?...... (?)

It's easy to be forgetful, but it's wonderful if you remember to smile daily. Tomorrow, I'll also try to do my best.

Everyone also, don't forget your smile, OK? (heart)


The pic of the ski area is from Emi Kuriyama's Blog

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Anza JP Blog 2/21/09

What have I been doing?

The weather has been cold. But, I was able to do something hot to be refreshed and restore my peace of mind.

Mu ha ha ha.......Do you know what it was? I got to go snowboarding which is my favorite pastime!

On top of that, the weather there was great. Warm and sunny. It was awesome! Oh yeah.

However, the next day my body was really sore. (laugh)

It couldn't come at a worse time, because next week I have to give in and start recording.

This time will there be some sort of miracle?.....

Personally, it's my true nature to dislike grow accustomed to it, but it's such an empty feeling.

Although, I do fight to win in the recording booth. (laugh)

Once that is finished, we're still not touring~~!!

I'm looking forward to eating delicious foods and going to the hot spring.

I feel when I take care of myself my spirit is lifted up. The tension rises!


It looks like Anza got my Valentine present. (laugh)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 2/14/09

It's Anza (star)

Happy Valentine!!!

It's chocolate Day. (heart)

Did everyone receive some chocolate? Or, did you give some to someone?

The HPP members get some every year without fail!! From me and our manager. (laugh)

By the way, I also received some chocolate from the members. (laugh) That made me happy.

I'm hoping some day to do a live Show on Valentine's Day so I can hand out some chocolate as a present. That would be nice, don't you think?

Anyway, we're recording a tune for a soon to be released record and I want to put my love into the singing. (double heart)

I'm doing my best~!!

The pic is the HPP mascot and a present of chocolate. (laugh)

Monday, February 16, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 2/14/09

Happy Valentine's (heart)

current mood: loved

Hey there, today is chocolate day. (laugh)

This is the one day of the year that chocolate sells extremely well. (laugh)

Every year my Dad and I give some to the HPP members and the staff.

Now days, it's the girl who attempts to exchange with her friend. Of course, the boy getting the chocolate is a happy person, right? (laugh)

Furthermore, a band member and the manager are both parents, that makes it an extra special day for them, right? (laugh)

I've yet to get some chocolate to share with everyone at a live show, I think it would be a nice thing to give to someone, a live concert.......I may try it.

Well, right now I have some chocolate to eat. (laugh)


The pic is from Hitomi Aizawa's Blog. I'm sure it's the ski slope that Anza wants to go to to do some snowboarding. I think it's a good pic, so I'm posting it for Anza for Valentine's Day. Hopefully, she'll get to go there at least one more time before spring gets here.

Also, I knew the manager of HPP was a momma, but I didn't know one of the guys was a dad. Now I'm wondering which one it is. (laugh)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Anza JP Blog 2/12/09

No go~

Here's the latest thing I've gotten into........Nothing. (laugh)

What do I need to break free from?!!! Me!!! (laugh)

I still want to go snowboarding among other things. Like a trip to Guam or Sunlight Edo Village. It seems my hopes are dashed everyday. Is it useless to wish?

You would think that going to the Gym would be easy, but the time slips away from me......I haven't been able to go for an aroma massage therapy either.

The only enjoyment I get is staying up late at night and that's it. (laugh)

When I finish work, I stick my feet into the foot warmer, watch the TV, eat a bunch of sweets, then go to bed. That's the pattern for now, but it's still pleasant, right?

When you're working on a tune, you try to get into it and make it worthy to be listened to, and at the same time, you turn into one dull person, don't you think? (laugh)

That's why my foot warmer has become my guilty pleasure!!

Say~ we'll start recording very soon.

We're headed down the home stretch!!


I think Anza needs a hug!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

HPP image pic

Here's the new HPP image photo from Myspace. Hopefully, this is just a taste of what's to come.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 2/9/09

Make over~

current mood: artistic

Yesterday was the artist photograph shoot for HPP. Because our drummer Batch has become an official member of the band, we took NEW photo's with all 5 musicians.

From the morning, we had we had photo shoots at 2 different locations and then we took some shots in the studio.

It was great that the weather was excellent, however there was a strong wind that made our attempts to get good pics difficult.

My dress had a see-through blouse similar to a camisole and I had to constantly change poses because of the conditions. (laugh)

It was those conditions that made the outside photo shooting difficult. (laugh)

The other members also did a good job hanging in there! Thanks to all of them, we were able to take some pretty amazing photographs..

Hey! You'll have to wait till they're ready to be released.

And now, we're finally recording. We're still busy with tune arrangements. There are many composition alterations that we're trying and it's keeping us in the studio.

Once in a while, sleepiness attacks. (laugh)

When you spend a long time in the studio, you get to the point where screaming into a machine just makes you numb.

However, it's worth it to make wonderful new tunes..

Well, there's still more to come, but we'll have to fight to the finish.........(laugh)


Anza in a see-through blouse? That works for me. lol

Friday, February 6, 2009

Anza JP Blog 2/4/09

Passing the musical baton!

Hello. I've used up all my strength and I've been unsteady on my feet all day. Whew! (laugh)

Yesterday at Shibuya AX the debut Live Show for Vitamin-Q finished safely! Well, I began by trying to somehow grasp what's going on, and when I finally started getting comfortable and into the groove, it ended. (laugh)

Still it was really fun~

The HPP live show doesn't have an MC. So, there was a lot of tension for me as I tried greeting people as the MC. (laugh)

Anyhow, it was terrific to spend such a splendid time with everyone and it made me very happy. (heart) I can't wait for the day we can do it again!!

The band members were truly wonderful, along with the chorus girls Shanti and Aisa. Not to mention everyone on the staff. To everyone who came out to see us, Thank you very much!!

And I like Onishi the girl who did the opening act for us. She did a great job!!

It appears likely that I'll be doing a 20th year Event with wonderful musical performances and lovely songs to entertain the fans. You're looking forward to it, right? (heart)

The photographs are from the rehearsal studio and us girls before the Live performance.!


I couldn't translate the entire name of the girl who did the opening act, so Onishi is all I wrote down.

Do love the pics. Especially the one before the concert with Anza and the "Do-Wop" girls. lol

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Anza HPP Blog 2/1/09

Hey! it's Anza (star)

OK. Is everyone doing alright? I hope so.

I'm going to surprise you with an announcement. From today on, HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT will consist of 5 members!!!!

For a long time, he was in the role of a support drummer, and now he's a new band mate for HPP.

Batch, as a band member you now get to face HPP's large up hill battle. Everyone, as he takes his place in the new line-up, please treat him well~!!!

Right away, HPP is getting into pre-professional mode.

As a result, a new companion and a 5 man band make it a wonderful and creative team.


Congratulations to Batch!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 1/31/09


current mood: exanimate

Buddhism is broken it seems, do you ever think that? In my case, I tend to always be broken, at least that's how the picture looks to me. (laugh)

When your heart breaks, it turns out you're a 0 (zero) I guess, is it?.....

It's a certainty that you'll be exhausted in the end, so for some reason 0=Zero whether you want it to or not. (?)

But still, nothing = what? That's a lot to think about and you just might be walking into a mine field. The situation can become critical, right?

People and their emotions about the things that happen to them are something to think about. They get troubled or their feelings hurt. They're made to suffer, to cry, to laugh, and to get angry.......and then the cycle repeats and never ends.....Hey! Like me. I'm busy, really. (laugh)

The rain has finally stopped, hasn't it? Yesterday and today the cold weather has become severe, don't you think?

Of course, as for Cairo, he has a style that sticks out. (laugh)


I did my best to translate this, although I couldn't quite grasp her meaning in some parts of the entry.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Anza JP Blog 1/30/09


Recently, my physical condition has begun to break down little by little. I had a pain in my neck and head that hurt something fierce.

I was looking forward to doing some snowboarding...... but I couldn't go because of the pain.

With that being said, I have to prepare for HPP's pre-professional recording. There's also Vitamin-Q rehearsals for the Shibuya AX Show on Feb. 3rd. And, photography for both of those projects.........will begin shortly.

It's not a good thing if your memory gives out on you. There are still so many things I have to keep straight, it feels like my head is on the verge of exploding. (laugh)

You want to live every day in some sort of comfort, and I wish it was always easy, right? The likelihood that things will get better for me any time soon is a bit iffy. I'm looking for a sign that things will turning around, sound good?

By the way, on Valentine's Day, it's the girl who buys chocolate for the boy she's sweet on. But, do you think it's also proper for the the boy to get candy for the girl?

Usually, on White Day (March 14th), the boy will return to the girl with candy. Or, marshmallow cookies? But, sometimes chocolate is also good, don't you think? (laugh)

There's a story behind this I haven't told you yet. (laugh)

The Lotte Co's chocolate pie is delicious. Yes!


The "something fierce" remark in the first line is more of a country saying. It sounded about right so I used it here.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 1/28/09

Yes we can! (laugh)

current mood: hot

Well, this week's schedule will be completely filled by Strum Studio. I wonder if my mind can put up with it?......I'm worried.

Now presently, I feel like one person who's playing 3 different roles. With HPP, Vitamin-Q, and as Anza......

HPP restores my presence of mind, we fit together in so many different ways. As for Vitamin-Q, the challenge is continuing and I always have to be diligent and study. And as Anza, I think I still have many different faces and roles to play.

With so many faces, which one is the real me???

I don't always understand myself, after playing so many parts from the original. (laugh)

Only, all I'm doing now is reality and it isn't a lie. You can have a 4 fold personality split, right? (laugh)

But, I still think the most important thing is HEAD PHONES PRESIDENT. It would be a big mistake to throw away the band. It's like my home and my family members.

The music is so important and central to the members, staff, and all the fans.

To borrow the words from President Obama......Yes we can!!!!

Well, take care. (laugh)


We've had a big winter storm here in Kentucky, so I'm a bit behind on doing my translations.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Anza Myspace Blog 1/22/09

Once in a while.....

current mood: crunk

It's also essential to take a deep breath as much as possible. Yeah. But, being cold like this, even taking a breath makes one feel weary. It looks like having caught a cold......

I've gotta cram various stuff into my head all at once.....there just isn't time time to be forgetful, right?

That's why I need a diversion. I have no choice!!

It's the snowy mountains! Yes!! The feeling that I'd enjoy being surrounded by the world covered in white is reasonable. (laugh)

Anyone else feel the same? There's still time for that sort of thing?

That settles it, to Yukiyma I GO~!!!!!!!!!!


Thanks to Rika Chicchi for some help.

I also asked Yuya for some help. His translation says almost the same thing, but he says it better I think. So, I'm going to post his version of this entry too.

Here you go!


important to think it easy and take a breath.

Thesedays it's so cold that I feel dull even to breathe.
It seems I am catching cold...
Well, I should learn and memorize lots of things...
Nothing can be help when I can't memorize it all.

So, you know what to do to change my mood!
Snow mountain! Yeah!
I feel like being buried in the white world. (laugh)
You guys sometimes feel the same, don't you?


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mar's Mixi One Man Slideshow

Here's the slideshow I promised from Mar's Mixi pics. They are from the HPP One Man show. I'm going to try to upload a song for this later.