Translated by Erin Grace
“Don’t look at the negative, look at the positive...”
--First of all, congratulations on your first appearance on “Kohaku [Uta Gassen]” last year. What did you think of it?
Ito Chiaki: We’ve been singing in front of fans since our debut, so we expected that it would be very powerful, but the feeling on “Kohaku” was totally different. (laugh) After we finished singing, we had this weird sensation like we hadn’t sung yet at all.
Urata Naoya: Since I was a kid, I’ve always watched “Kohaku” on New Year’s Eve, and this is where I’ve wanted to perform ever since we debuted. To tell you the truth, when it was decided that we’d perform on “Kohaku,” it was so unreal for me that I couldn’t even be happy about it. I just thought, “How can I be so nonplussed about this?” It was like I’d blanked out. (laugh)