SCANDAL, the biggest female rock band in japan! New album "Kiss from the darkness" announced, out on February 2020

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update 1:
i updated the first page with a index of scandal discography, all their songs, albums etc,etc
worth checking for anyone interested in knowing about their music
update 2:

spotify and apple music links are up!

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Scandal (Japanese: スキャンダル, Sukyandaru, stylized as SCANDAL)

formed in 2006 they are a 4 piece all female band from osaka, the members are:

HARUNA ONO (vocalist and rhythm guitar)
MAMI SASAZAKI (vocalist, lead guitarist)
TOMOMI OGAWA (vocalist,bassist)
RINA SUZUKI (vocalist, drummer)

coming from different prefectures of Japan they met in Osaka vocal and dance school CALESS.
initially called “girlsband” they changed their name to スキャンダル and later to Scandal
their name was inspired by a sex shop that was in front of the studio they rented to practice
they have a pretty diverse discography, from rock to metal to pop to edm they are always doing something different
despite being called SCANDAL they never have a scandal themselves :doge:




they started to play live shows in public spots every weekend until they were noticed by a small label called kittyrecords
they released multiple indie singles until 2008 when they signed with EPIC records and have their major debut with "DOLL"
they gained some international prominence after they recorded the opening of full metal alchemist and later of bleach
they have their 10 anniversary in 2016 and celebrated with a world tour, in 2019 they leave their company to fund their own label "her"

they compose almost all of the music and lyrics they play, the exceptions are their first few singles
they have a massive catalog of music, 200+ songs and counting, they usually release an album almost every year or atleast a few singles

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Name: Haruna Ono (小野春菜)
Birth Date: August 10, 1988
Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Nickname: Haruna
Blood Type: A
Height: 153 cm
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals
Previous Groups: Caless Kid's Choir
Subunit: Almond Crush
Something interesting about her: a Cassiopeia, fan of tvxq

from her blog “I’m afraid of how I can’t shake away Tohoshinki from my head. After I listened to their music, I still got the blaze of Korean dream! Girls will fall for them for the love view of the members are so romantic, and they’re really type of a man you want!”


instagram + twitter

https://www.instagram.com/haru_na810
https://twitter.com/scandal_haruna

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Name: Mami Sasazaki (笹崎まみ)
Birth Date: May 21, 1990
Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Nickname: MAMI/Mamitatsu
Blood Type: AB
Height: 161 cm
Instruments: Guitar, drums, Vocals
Previous Groups: Anpontanzu (あんぽんたんズ)
Subunit: Dobon Dobon Do
Something interesting about her: know for changing her hair color almost every month,
she created the scandal logo, the scandal mascot and is the main composer for the band

instagram + twitter

https://www.instagram.com/mmts_dayo
https://twitter.com/scandal_mami

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Name: Tomomi Ogawa (小川ともみ)
Birth Date: May 31, 1990
Birthplace: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Nickname: Tomo
Blood Type: A
Height: 157
Instruments: Bass,Vocals
Subunit: Dobon Dobon Do
Something interesting about her: main writter for the band, know for her high pitch voice, co lead vocal

instagram + twitter

https://www.instagram.com/tomo_0531_
https://twitter.com/scandal_tomomi

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Name: Rina Suzuki (鈴木理菜)
Birth Date: August 21, 1991
Birthplace: Nara Prefecture, Japan
Nickname: RINA/Rinari
Blood Type: B
Height: 159 cm
Instruments: Drums, Piano, Vocals
Subunit: Almond Crush
Something interesting about her: knows french, is a vintage collector, know as the unofficial spokeman of the band
because of her online activity being higher than all the other members combined

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https://www.instagram.com/urarina821
https://twitter.com/scandal_rina
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Meet the Scandal members:

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100 QUESTIONS WITH HARUNA

Q1. What's your current mood?
I want to relax while drinking alcohol at the beach.

Q2. About how long are you together with the members?
We're together almost every day.

Q3. What do you want to do this summer?
Scuba diving, SUP (stand up paddle surfing).

Q4. What are the members' pros and cons?
MAMI
Pros: Eccentric
Cons: Makes too much of a fuss over others

TOMOMI
Pros: Handles anything like a pro
Cons: Too dependent on the members

RINA
Pros: Straightforward
Cons: Bad with alcohol

Q5. What are your favorite brands? Places where regular people can buy from!
American Eagle Outfitters, American Apparel

Q6. What band or group are you currently paying attention to?
Suchmos

Q7. Which artist would you like to play a live or event together with in the future? How about doing a rock festival that SCANDAL presides over?
If Earth, Wind & Fire comes to Japan I'd want to appear together.

Q8. We want to know what you're good at cooking.
What I often make is shogayaki (pork fried with ginger).

Q9. How do you refresh yourself when you're feeling down?
Eat with a friend.

Q10. What's a song you often sing at karaoke?
Namie Amuro or SPEED

Q11. What would you want a guy to polish up on?
Their sexiness

Q12. Is SCANDAL banned from romance? Are you interested in getting married? How would you like to be proposed to?
We're not banned. I want to get married, but I don't have a way I'd like to be proposed to.

Q13. Is your hair in pain?
Bleaching has damaged it, but I care for it with Moroccan oil every day.

Q14. Will all of you wear matching outfits again?
Our moods could differ based on the time frame, but probably not......

Q15. What are your secrets for maintaining beauty and style?
I choose the right skincare for me, eat often, and walk often.

Q16. What was the first CD you bought?
「Don't wanna cry」 / Namie Amuro

Q17. During these 10 years that you've been facing music, what is the number one thing that has stuck with you?
That I've been able to become a bandman.

Q18. Has there been a huge fight during your 10 years? Please tell us the details.
There hasn't been anything that could be called a "huge fight."

Q19. When is your next album coming out?
As soon as it's finished!!

Q20. If you were to play a dinner show, what song would you absolutely want to sing?
「Morning sun」

Q21. During the time you were most feeling down so far, what songs did you listen to?
Tabidachi no Uta」 (Journey Song) / Mr.Children. I often listened to it when I began living in Osaka by myself when the band formed.

Q22. If you were to appear on 『Shabekuri 007』 (a Japanese variety show), what project would you like to do?
Hm...one where you occasionally eat meat.

Q23. What have you been most glad about while a part of SCANDAL?
That, through music, I've been able to communicate not only with people domestically but also abroad.

Q24. What is SCANDAL to HARUNA?
The turning point in my life.

Q25. (From a shy fan:) What are you aware of when you communicate with people?
Since I too am shy, I want to, as much as possible, communicate in places where there's alcohol.

Q26. It's been 10 years since you've formed. What's the trick for being able to keep the same members?
Having respect for each of the members.

Q27. What's the goal for SCANDAL who has accomplished many things so far?
I feel that a goal is something you'll never be able to see.

Q28. What has been the most memorable moment at a live for you?
Our first performance at Osaka-Jo Hall. The view I saw the moment the stage curtain fell away.

Q29. What do you do for jet lag when you're on a world tour?
Persevere even if you get sleepy during the daytime.

Q30. Out of your outfits so far, which one has been the most difficult to play instruments in?
I remember that the outfits we wore for our first Budokan performance were difficult to perform in...

Q31. (From a fan who is currently on a dance team) What is the source of TEAM SCANDAL's power? Also, how do you increase the team's power?
The team itself is very close. We often go out to eat.

Q32. What is your role in SCANDAL (the seductive one, etc.)?
The Red Ranger.

Q33. When do you think was the time you were the most big-headed and got carried away?
Around the time I remember alcohol from when I was about 21, 22 years old.

Q34. You have songs called 「OSAKA」 and 「TOKYO」. Which place would you sing about next?
It has to be my hometown of 「NAGOYA」.

Q35. What's the trick to maintaining your motivation?
To constantly keep yourself focused on your target.

Q36. What's a life lesson you've discovered while continuing for 10 years?
Don't tell lies.

Q37. What kind of person is your manager Eisuke? What do you usually think of him?
He's very stimulating in many ways. He's someone who has guided me in many directions.

Q38. Say something about your fans.
Thanks as always♡

Q39. You've gone around to many countries for overseas performances. What foreign language would you like to learn after Japanese?
English. I'm currently studying it.

Q40. How do you stay true to yourself?
I too am bad at that......

Q41. Your singing voice has changed recently. Is there something you have in mind when you're singing something?
I imagine myself vocalizing from around my temples.

Q42. What's been the most delicious beef tongue you've had so far?
Date no Gyuutan (Date's Beef Tongue)

Q43. What is something you haven't done yet, or something you want to challenge yourself with in the future?
Bungee jump

Q44. What kind of bracelet is on your wrist?
It's a secret♡

Q45. Which is your type, a muscular guy or a slender guy?
A slender person who's muscular.

Q46. What do you do when you can't sleep at night?
When I check my phone I fall asleep in no time.

Q47. When you're unsure of what road to take in life, how do you decide which to go with?
Intuition.

Q48. What's a memorable scent for you?
Bvlgari's Pour Homme

Q49. What's something you were happy about that was said to you?
「The song today was great」

Q50. If you could sum up your feelings for music in one kanji character, what would it be?
「夢」 (yume; dream)

Q51. What's the biggest thing that's changed for you in these ten years?
The importance of conversing.

Q52. What's a spot you'd like to go to on a date?
Cliché, but Disneyland.

Q53. What kind of car do you drive?
I still don't own a car, so I'm currently unsure of what car to go with.

Q54. What's something that the members have been glad about that the four of you are together?
I again thought that when we completed SCANDAL “Documentary film「HELLO WORLD」” .

Q55. Which member is most likely to get married?
MAMI

Q56. Among the songs you've done until now, what song and during what part is your favorite bassline as seen from the perspective of yourself as a guitarist?
There are many, but TOMOMI playing that bassline while singing the chorus in 「LOVE SURVIVE」 is awesome!

Q57. What's your favorite Nagoyan food?
Tenmusu

Q58. Among the countries you've gone to so far, what country would you like to live in?
USA (Los Angeles)

Q59. When did you start cooking for yourself?
I wonder? I haven't done it at all recently.

Q60. What's something that you were glad to do in your 20s, and what's something that you would like to do in your 20s?
What I'm glad I did was get my driver's license. What I want to do is to take a trip by myself.

Q61. Will the band continue on even if [someone] gets married?
That's the plan.

Q62. Which member has the cutest way of doing things?
It has to be TOMOMI, right?

Q63. If SCANDAL had not formed, what kind of life would you have been living?
Something related to music.

Q64. What do you think of yourself when viewed objectively?
Very awkward.

Q65. If you could bring along one person to a deserted island, who would it be?
Hm~. MAMI!

Q66. (From a male fan in high school:) When you grow up, is there a possibility of being able to fall in love (laughs)?
If you meet someone!

Q67. (From a fan taking an entrance exam:) My grades are fairly good, but I don't want to study and I can't find a reason for going to high school. It's honestly annoying when my parents tell me to study. What should I do?
I too thought the same thing, but high school's not only about studying! You'll learn many more wonderful things!

Q68. When you sing, is there anything that you're particularly aware of?
I've been taking it easy as much as possible recently.

Q69. What's a policy that you cherish the most?
Staying 「COOL」.

Q70. What's something that you don't miss out on doing every day?
Drinking room temperature water when I get up.

Q71. When the members first got together, what was difficult about it?
Getting together was difficult.

Q72. Who is currently your favorite vocalist?
Gwen Stefani

Q73. (From a fan who recently formed their first band and is the vocalist:) Do you have any advice?
At any rate, enjoy it!

Q74. If you could use one piece of magic from Harry Potter, what would you use?
I often say "Lumos" on a daily basis. I do it when I'm turning on lights.

Q75. What are you attentive to with your body?
When I'm bathing, I relax with a hydrogen bath or sake bath.

Q76. What's your favorite scent?
The scent of coffee.

Q77. Do you use fabric softener?
Laundrin'

Q78. Almond Crush......will a new song be coming out next?
If there are requests!

Q79. What musician have you always respected?
It'll always be Namie Amuro-san.

Q80. If your good friend Erika Toda joined SCANDAL, what instrument would she play?
That would be up to Erika (laughs).

Q81. If you were in a long-distance relationship, would you talk to each other every day?
We might not be able to call each other every day! E-mailing/texting would work!

Q82. What's a snack you've been addicted to lately?
Yaki soramame

Q83. There are 24 hours left until Earth explodes! Okay, what would you do?
Spend my day like I'd always do.

Q84. When you first met the members, who did you think would be the biggest problem child?
RINA

Q85. How come you're so adorable?
Thanks♡

Q86. What do you currently want?
A black backpack that's not too big.

Q87. Who do you want to spend your birthday with?
Family

Q88. What was the most memorable food from when you went to Singapore on tour?
I love chicken rice!

Q89. How much did you truly practice for the Honolulu Ekiden?
6.3km

Q90. Would you want to play at overseas venues like London's Wembley Arena?
I'd want to! I want to appear at overseas festivals!

Q91. If you were to cover a song by a male artist, whose song would you want to cover?
Rock With You」 / Michael Jackson

Q92. (From a fan in Aichi Prefecture:) For anko (red bean paste), do you like tsubu-an (paste with whole beans)? Koshi-an (smooth paste)?
Koshi-an

Q93. In ten years, which member do you think has changed, and what member do you think is the same?
Everyone has changed spectacularly.

Q94. Which member do you think has the completely opposite personality of you?
RINA

Q95. What's the biggest blunder you've made so far?
It's always likely to be hangover days.

Q96. HARUNA, if you were born again, do you still want to be in a band? [Both the question and answer were written in English]
I also want to experience a different life.

Q97. How can one powerfully continue their dream like HARUNA and straightforwardly believe in themselves without departing from their center?
There are even days for me where I feel like I'm going to break, but your biggest ally is yourself, so the only thing to do is to believe in yourself.

Q98. What's a routine you have before singing?
Stretch and warm up my throat.

Q99. What are you particular about when it comes to fashion?
My basis is American casual style.

Q100. If you had a week off, where would you go?
I'd want to go to Hawaii!
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100 Questions with TOMOMI

Q1. What's your current mood?
Doing 100Q is tough.

Q2. About how long are you together with the members?
Very often.

Q3. What do you want to do this summer?
Glamping.

Q4. What are the members' pros and cons?
HARUNA
Pros: Kind
Cons: Indecisive

MAMI
Pros: Humorous
Cons: Fickle

RINA
Pros: Stoic
Cons: Delicate

Q5. What are your favorite brands? Places where regular people can buy from!
SON OF THE CHEESE, lilLilly, UNIF.

Q6. What band or group are you currently paying attention to?
SANABAGUN.

Q7. Which artist would you like to play a live or event together with in the future? How about doing a rock festival that SCANDAL presides over?
RIP SLYME. If we could do that one day.

Q8. We want to know what you're good at cooking.
Roll hakusai (napa cabbage roll)

Q9. How do you refresh yourself when you're feeling down?
Blow bubbles

Q10. What's a song you often sing at karaoke?
Yasashii Kimochi」 / CHARA

Q11. What would you want a guy to polish up on?
His shoes

Q12. Is SCANDAL banned from romance? Are you interested in getting married? How would you like to be proposed to?
We're not banned. I want to get married one day.

Q13. Is your hair in pain?
It's in pain.

Q14. Will all of you wear matching outfits again?
Probably not.

Q15. What are your secrets for maintaining beauty and style?
Sleep often.

Q16. What was the first CD you bought?
『Dancemania』 / Omnibus

Q17. During these 10 years that you've been facing music, what is the number one thing that has stuck with you?
Boarding together during our indie days.

Q18. Has there been a huge fight during your 10 years? Please tell us the details.
We've never fought.

Q19. When is your next album coming out?
When the songs are all together.

Q20. If you were to play a dinner show, what song would you absolutely want to sing?
「Ring!Ring!Ring!」

Q21. During the time you were most feeling down so far, what songs did you listen to?
2015. 「Remember me」 / Kururi

Q22. If you were to appear on 『Shabekuri 007』 (a Japanese variety show), what project would you like to do?
One where you look for alcohol that agrees with your body.

Q23. What have you been most glad about while a part of SCANDAL?
Being able to go to all kinds of places.

Q24. What is SCANDAL to TOMOMI?
A great band.

Q25. (From a shy fan:) What are you aware of when you communicate with people?
Smile

Q26. It's been 10 years since you've formed. What's the trick for being able to keep the same members?
Respecting each other.

Q27. What's the goal for SCANDAL who has accomplished many things so far?
I think being an obaachan (grandma) band would be really cool.

Q28. What has been the most memorable moment at a live for you?
The seating during our first song 「SCANDAL BABY」 at our Osaka-Jo Hall performance in 2013.

Q29. What do you do for jet lag when you're on a world tour?
You can't do anything about it.

Q30. Out of your outfits so far, which one has been the most difficult to play instruments in?
The outfit I wore for FESTIVAL with the black feathers.

Q31. (From a fan who is currently on a dance team) What is the source of TEAM SCANDAL's power? Also, how do you increase the team's power?
Enjoy the after parties.

Q32. What is your role in SCANDAL (the seductive one, etc.)?
The pet

Q33. When do you think was the time you were the most big-headed and got carried away?
In elementary school. I got 100% without studying anything.

Q34. You have songs called 「OSAKA」 and 「TOKYO」. Which place would you sing about next?
「MEXICO」

Q35. What's the trick to maintaining your motivation?
Seeing your favorite band live.

Q36. What's a life lesson you've discovered while continuing for 10 years?
Life's a joke.

Q37. What kind of person is your manager Eisuke? What do you usually think of him?
「種」 (tane; seed). Good work......

Q38. Say something about your fans.
How are you doing?

Q39. If you could listen to one song before you die, which SCANDAL song would you listen to?
「Kill the virgin」

Q40. What's your favorite egg dish?
Dashimaki

Q41. How do you pass your off time when you're at home and not planning to meet with anyone?
Netflix

Q42. Why did you choose to buy a MINI Cooper?
Because it's cute and makes sharp turns.

Q43. What song are you most attached to?
「Very Special」.

Q44. What's a trick for when you're writing lyrics or music?
Instill your own traits.

Q45. Who's your favorite male entertainer?
Junji Takada-san.

Q46. What song would give you courage if you didn't have the courage to profess your love?
ultra soul」 / B'z

Q47. How many times have you been picked on by the members (for example, like your 2012 Budokan performance)?
Countless times.

Q48. (From a fan who fell in love at first sight:) How can I get to know them?
Talk to them.

Q49. When you write lyrics, are they true stories or ideals? Also, why do you have so many songs about heartbreak?
Both. I like writing songs about heartbreak.

Q50. (From a fan in Hyogo Prefecture:) What is Hyogo's pride?
Being Japan's Standard Time Meridian

Q51. What's your favorite alcohol?
Sweet ones

Q52. After being able to play 「DOLL」 and 「Shoujo S」, what's a good song to play next?
「SCANDAL BABY」

Q53. How often do you practice the bass?
It depends.

Q54. When you're feeling worried or down, how do you cheer yourself up?
Talk on the phone with a friend.

Q55. Why are you such a natural at things?
I'm not a natural.

Q56. What was your breakfast today?
Bread from a nearby bakery.

Q57. What fashion have you been addicted to lately? Where do you buy clothes?
A sports MIX. At secondhand stores.

Q58. What should you do to get better on the bass?
Cover your favorite songs.

Q59. What's something happy that's happened recently?
I found three lip products that I had lost.

Q60. What's something careless you've done recently?
Lose the lip products I just bought.

Q61. When you're writing lyrics, are you particular about how words such as 「私」 (watashi), 「あたし」 (atashi), 「わたし」 (watashi), 「行く」 (iku), 「いく」 (iku), 「ゆく」 (yuku), are read?
I choose the words the song's protagonist would likely use.

Q62. TOMOMI & MAMI have a unit called 「Dobondobondo」. What do you want to be noticed about the new songs?
CyUe (Cypress Ueno)'s MC and Omisohan (DJ Miso Shiru & MC Gohan)'s leisurely interlude.

Q63. Where does your adorable voice come from?
My stomach

Q64. What's something that you must have in your fridge?
Tea. Eggs.

Q65. What do you do before an important day?
Go out on my balcony.

Q66. If you could emigrate, where would you go?
LA

Q67. What present has made you the most happy so far?
The album that my hometown friend gave me when I moved to Tokyo.

Q68. What's something that always gets you excited when you do it?
Going to the ocean.

Q69. What are you conscious of when creating bass sounds?
Emphasize the mid sounds a bit.

Q70. Which artist are you currently listening to the most?
Carole King

Q71. Where would you go on a solo trip?
Australia

Q72. (From a female fan in her 20s:) I really like TOMOMI and it can't really be helped, but where should I direct these feelings (laughs)?
To me.

Q73. (From a fan who's turning 19 soon:) Influenced by TOMOMI, I thought I'd start playing the bass, but am I too late?
The moment you make up your mind to do it is the earliest.

Q74. What bass are you currently interested in? What was the red bass you used on the 『YELLOW』 tour?
A 1967 Coronado.

Q75. What have you been obsessed with recently?
Observing the umeboshi (pickled plums) I pickled in June.

Q76. What's the layout of your house or interior like?
Surrounded by plants.

Q77. Which member would you want to go to Disneyland with?
HARUNA

Q78. Do you get angry?
No?

Q79. (From a fan who a beginner at bass in a light music club:) I can't really play the bass. I'm particularly bad at slapping! How can you play while harmonizing with the song?
After you've come to perfectly be able to play it and perfectly be able to harmonize, practicing might be good to doー.

Q80. What member do you think is actually more dense than yourself?
The 3 of them are level-headed.

Q81. Which member would you want to ride with you in the passenger seat?
MAMI

Q82. Please tell us your average amount of sleep time!
9 hours.

Q83. You're ordered to not use the bass for one year. What do you do?
Cut off the first and second strings on a guitar.

Q84. What has been the happiest event in 10 years for you? Personally as well.
Meeting my beloved best friend.

Q85. What should someone do if they want to emote frankly like TOMOMI?
Singing's good.

Q86. The other members have tried out bobs or short hair, but TOMOMI hasn't done so. We want to see you try it!
If I feel like it.

Q87. You often swing your head, but your hair hasn't gotten tangled in the strings, has it?
Come to think of it, it hasn't!

Q88. What's something you should do if you want a dream to come true?
Tell your dream to someone.

Q89. Do you attack when you like someone?
In the meantime.

Q90. (From a fan who loves the lyrics TOMOMI writes:) Regarding lyrics, what motivates you when something's regularly on your mind?
Probably books or movies.

Q91. What's something that you recently bought for a large sum of money??
A new amp case.

Q92. Which Red Hot Chili Peppers album do you like?
I'm not that pleased with RHCP, but even so, I like 『Mother's Milk』.

Q93. What's your favorite manga or anime?
Tekkonkinkreet

Q94. Please tell us where the appeal of the bass is.
The vibrations are transmitted from the floor.

Q95. What's your daily routine?
Greet my umeboshi.

Q96. In the 10 years you've switched from guitar to bass, what was the moment you were glad to be playing the bass?
It doesn't have to be restrung as often.

Q97. 10 years have passed; what are you still hiding from the members?
I'll talk about it in our 20th year.

Q98. Is there a time you've been the most embarrassed so far?
Don't make me say it.

Q99. What's something that you've come to be able to do recently?
I'm now able to drink straight black tea.

Q100. What's the trick for living every day happily?
Realizing that happiness has fallen right by you.
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100 Questions with RINA

Q1. What's your current mood?
I'll do my best with 100Qー! Ohー!

Q2. About how long are you together with the members?
I think we're together about 300 days out of 365. Seeing that number is pretty crazy.

Q3. What do you want to do this summer?
An overseas trip.

Q4. What are the members' pros and cons?
HARUNA
Pros: Quickly changes her mind.
Cons: Sometimes drinks too much.

TOMOMI
Pros: Cherishes connections with people.
Cons: Bad at SNS.

MAMI
Pros: Living through her individuality.
Cons: Unbalanced diet

Q5. What are your favorite brands? Places where regular people can buy from!
American Apparel, jouetie.

Q6. What band or group are you currently paying attention to?
Recently, the go!go!vanillas. The guitar riffs in 「Super Worker」 are so cool!

Q7. Which artist would you like to play a live or event together with in the future? How about doing a rock festival that SCANDAL presides over?
KANA-BOON / Perfume / Porno Graffitti. I'd want to do it if we can find another good theme like "Band Yarou Yo!!"~!

Q8. We want to know what you're good at cooking.
Gyoza

Q9. How do you refresh yourself when you're feeling down?
Talk with a friend who isn't a musician.

Q10. What's a song you often sing at karaoke?
Kingyo Hanabi」 (Goldfish Fireworks) / Ai Otsuka, 「STEP you」 / Ayumi Hamasaki, 「Andromeda」 / aiko

Q11. What would you want a guy to polish up on?
Teeth and guitar techniques.

Q12. Is SCANDAL banned from romance? Are you interested in getting married? How would you like to be proposed to?
We're not banned. My interest in marriage might be thinned out.

Q13. Is your hair in pain?
I care for it as much as possible so that it's not in pain.

Q14. Will all of you wear matching outfits again?
We haven't decided. At that time we'll wear the best outfits!

Q15. What are your secrets for maintaining beauty and style?
Have fun eating and sleep comfortably.

Q12. What's your rank in Puzzles & Dragons?
123

Q17. What was the first CD you bought?
『Best! Morning Musume. 1』 / Morning Musume.

Q18. During these 10 years that you've been facing music, what is the number one thing that has stuck with you?
Boarding together during our indie days.

Q19. Has there been a huge fight during your 10 years? Please tell us the details.
Maybe during our world tour? Watch 『Documentary film「HELLO WORLD」』.

Q20. When is your next album coming out?
It's a secret.

Q21. If you were to play a dinner show, what song would you absolutely want to sing?
Songs that translate well acoustically.

Q22. During the time you were most feeling down so far, what songs did you listen to?
When I moved to Tokyo during my second year of high school for our major debut, I was lonely and anxious about going to school. I was really nervous to take paths that I wasn't used to to school and got lost many times. I often listened to Chatmonchy's 「Someru Yo」 (Dyed).

Q23. If you were to appear on 『Shabekuri 007』 (a Japanese variety show), what project would you like to do?
Cheese Ryouri (Cooking) 007

Q24. What have you been most glad about while a part of SCANDAL?
The number of things I like has increased.

Q25. What is SCANDAL to RINA?
Youth

Q26. (From a shy fan:) What are you aware of when you communicate with people?
Remembering names.

Q27. It's been 10 years since you've formed. What's the trick for being able to keep the same members?
Respect each other.

Q28. What's the goal for SCANDAL who has accomplished many things so far?
Even if we don't have a goal, the only thing to do is to continue on forward and upward. I want the times to continue.

Q29. What has been the most memorable moment at a live for you?
When we played 「one piece」 at our first Osaka-Jo Hall performance.

Q30. What do you do for jet lag when you're on a world tour?
Adjust when you're on the plane.

Q31. Out of your outfits so far, which one has been the most difficult to play instruments in?
The tight blue mini skirt I wore during the encores for 360° (Osaka-Jo Hall) and FESTIVAL (Yokohama Arena).

Q32. (From a fan who is currently on a dance team) What is the source of TEAM SCANDAL's power? Also, how do you increase the team's power?
Say anything honestly. Regardless of age, call each other by your first names or nicknames.

Q33. What is your role in SCANDAL (the seductive one, etc.)?
The tsukkomi? Maybe not.

Q34. When do you think was the time you were the most big-headed and got carried away?
There haven't been any.

Q35. You have songs called 「OSAKA」 and 「TOKYO」. Which place would you sing about next?
「NAGOYA」

Q36. What's the trick to maintaining your motivation?
Do anything leisurelーy.

Q37. What's a life lesson you've discovered while continuing for 10 years?
That there are always people looking to you.

Q38. What kind of person is your manager Eisuke? What do you usually think of him?
Let's make our dreams come true together.

Q39. Say something about your fans.
Thanks as always! Let's cry, laugh, and enjoy the lengthy future to come!

Q40. What do you always feel before a live?
My core is only in this place. Playing a live makes me feel the most alive. The cheers we get the moment we step out on stage gives us courage.

Q41. What would you have done if, at the same timing as forming the band, you were scouted as an actress or model?
Model, if it was at the same timing as forming the band.

Q42. Even though you should be muscular from powerfully playing the drums so cooly, how do you maintain that slenderness?
You get slim if you drum (laughs)!

Q43. Who is your biggest rival as an all-girl band?
SCANDAL

Q44. Celebrating your 10th anniversary, what do you personally want to do?
I want to go to a kimono-wearing class!

Q45.(From a fan who plays the drums:) I'm kind of stiff, but how can one play the drums as cutely and cooly as RINA?
When you think to play them enjoyably more than playing them correctly, aren't you able to relaxー? I recommend singing the lyrics to yourself while playing! Let's do our best together!

Q46. (From a fan who wants to be in a SCANDAL copy band:) I want to play the drums, but I'm not good at doing a backing rhythm. What's a trick for doing that?
If you match the parts where the tempo drops to a click track and practice, you should suddenly be able to organize it in your head and your body will be familiar with it! Also, try getting it down to "nothing."

Q47. Isn't it lonely since the drums are always in the back?
I'm okay (laughs).

Q48. What's the most fun SCANDAL song to drum to?
「Take Me Out」, 「SUKI-SUKI」, 「Orange Juice」, 「Koi no Gestalt Houkai」

Q49. Will you try doing a solo song?
It's enough to occasionally play at our current pace!

Q50. Please tell us the appeal of the drums again.
Your feelings are directly shown through sound.

Q51. What will you eat for dinner when you've really played the drums well?
I haven't decidedー. But, recently I've been in a mood to challenge myself a bit with drinking alcohol when we've played a great live and I'm in a good mood!

Q52. How much practice is necessary to get used to the drums?
Hm~. I also don't know.

Q53. What cymbal is on your mind?
istanbul

Q54. Are there times when you've seen the other members gather together and play from the back during a live and thought how nice that is?
「SCANDAL BABY」's second verse!

Q55. Do drummers obtain a sense of rhythm?
Most drummers might be people that have had a good sense of rhythm from the startー. It's okay not to think or worry about it too much in that way!

Q56. How do you get healed up when all kinds of things get mixed together?
Talk with someone!

Q57. Have you ever forgotten which song you're on while performing?
Yes, my body starts to move on its own.

Q58. What is a movie you currently want people to watch the most? Out of the movies you've seen so far, what's your most recommended movie?
Nikita」. My top one will always be 「A Perfect World」.

Q59. RINA loves movies. What's a movie where you thought 「I want to become this movie's protagonist!」?
Ruby Sparks

Q60. Do you like taking pictures of people or scenery?
If I had to choose one, people.

Q61. Which member would you want to shoot in a photo book feeling?
MAMI

Q62. What's your most favorite picture out of the ones you've taken so far?
The shop window of a vintage shop in London. (She most likely means this picture)

Q63. What camera do you normally use?
The one I've used and recommend the most is the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7.

Q64. Where do you buy clothes? (secondhand stores you go to often, etc.). Also, have the members asked you to choose things for them?
I go around to secondhand stores. One I often go to is 「birthdeath」 in Shibuya. I fundamentally go shopping by myself!

Q65. What have you been addicted to recently?
Disposable cameras

Q66. Which member gets the most violent when they drink alcohol?
Everyone becomes a party person.

Q67. 10 years have passed; who is RINA's favorite member of SCANDAL?
I too am a member, though (laughs).

Q68. Who do you think is the smartest member?
TOMOMI

Q69. What if you weren't a member of SCANDAL?
Hm~. I might be working hard to be able to get into show biz.

Q70. What kind of way to stay healthy have you been hooked on recently?
Tigernuts

Q71. Please share a known date spot in Nara.
The air is clean and you can really see the stars, so it's romantic no matter where you walk. During the summer there are fireworks during the evening in Gojo.

Q72. What's a cosmetic you recommend?
ADDICTION's eyeshadows.

Q73. Is your mother doing well?
Yes, thank you.

Q74. What age do you want to be married by? Also, if you were to be reborn, would you want to join SCANDAL again?
Maybe my 30s? Perhaps~. I'm not confident that I can do the same thing one more time!

Q75. Who seems to be the most popular among you four?
Everyone seems to be popular with different types of people.

Q76. When you were in school, you looked up to the other three (HARUNA, MAMI, TOMOMI). If you had debuted as a dance and vocal group instead of a band, do you think you would currently still be dancing with the three of them?
I think I wouldn't be able to keep up with them and give up.

Q77. How do you relieve your stress when you hit a wall?
I go see a live or a late show, meet with a friend.

Q78. Previously you said that playing with your hair rustling about looks cooler, but what are you conscious of now that your hair's shorter?
I can still move my hair aroundー! Please look forward to the bob version of "rustling about."

Q79. Do you recommend any songs for exam-taking students?
「Image」. Good luck, exam takers!

Q80. (From a fan seeking consultation:) I don't notify or consult my family or close friends so that I won't cause them worry or be bothersome. What do you think of that?
That sounds a bit lonesome. The closer you are, the more you'll take notice of things. Honestly voicing your complaints isn't bothersome. Depending on them more would be good.

Q81. The moment lyrics are born is what kind of moment?
I have many rooms.

Q82. What was your first puppy love like?
Summer of my first year of middle school, a senior from the baseball club.

Q83. If you could take a vacation, where would you want to go?
Los Angeles or Paris.

Q84. When do you feel a special happiness when you spend time with the members?
When the four of us go out on our days off.

Q85. What's the harshest thing you've gone through so far?
SUMMER SONIC's Beach Stage was already dreadfully hot, and doing the countdown for our final song 「Taiyou Scandalous」 was harsh...... It was hot enough to make me wonder if I could make it until the end.

Q86. Who's your favorite artist?
YUKI-san. Everything about her is cool and cute, and the about her are way too fascinating.

Q87. Which member smells the best?
MAMI = melon, TOMOMI = floral, HARUNA = unscented.

Q88. What do you do on days off?
Go to French school.

Q89. Would you want to go to the past or future?
Future

Q90. What do you continue to do every day?
Drink hydrogen water.

Q91. Your hair recently became shorter. At what timing do you cut your hair? What's the reason for changing your hairstyle?
For changing my hairstyle, it's at the same timing as releasing a new song. For a change of pace, and wanting to reset the damage from when I dyed it purple, I made it into a bob!

Q92. What body cream do you use?
ABL Collection Perfume Body Cream Fruitful Bouquet

Q93. How do you become so stylish? How do you increase your sense of beauty? Do you read magazines and such?
Ehー, that makes me happy! I don't follow fads too much and I like to enjoy hair+makeup and clothes I think are cute. I buy magazines that write about themes I'm interested in, such as "vintage."

Q94. Out of the places you've traveled to on tour, which place would you want to go to again on your own time?
Los Angeles.

Q95. What moments you wish you had been born a boy?
There aren't any.

Q96. If you could collaboratively work with any musical group as well as singers, including past and present ones, who would you want to try working with?
The Beatles

Q97. What would you eat for your last meal?
Sukiyaki

Q98. Which entertainers do you think are adorable?
Erika Sawajiri-san / Yuu Takahashi-san / Nozomi Sasaki-san / Nana Komatsu-san / Tina Tamashiro-san

Q99. Do you have a favorite izakaya item?
Karikari cheese

Q100. What if you were reborn?
Being a girl would be just fine.
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100 Questions with MAMI

Q1. What's your current mood?
I'm hungry.

Q2. About how long are you together with the members?
Almost every day! On our off days we go out to eat, and I'll respond to TOMO's messages without meeting up with her.

Q3. What do you want to do this summer?
I want to go to a matsuri (festival)! Fireworks! Yukata!

Q4. What are the members' pros and cons?
HARUNA
Both her pros and cons are that she makes too much of a fuss over others

TOMOMI
A pro is that she handles anything like a pro.
A con is that she's too negative on herself.

RINA
A pro is that she can get her point across with clear words. A con is that it's easy for her to change attitudes.

Q5. What are your favorite brands? Places where regular people can buy from!
Candy Stripper, RNA

Q6. What band or group are you currently paying attention to?
FIVE NEW OLD

Q7. Which artist would you like to play a live or event together with in the future? How about doing a rock festival that SCANDAL presides over?
aiko-san, Shiina Ringo-san. I absolutely want to be on the same stage together, I absolutely want to see a live of theirs, and I'm absolutely a huge fan. For a rock festival that we preside over, you definitely need to come! Definitely!!

Q8. We want to know what you're good at cooking.
Agemono (fried foods).

Q9. How do you refresh yourself when you're feeling down?
Try to seek out what's making me feel down, and if I cannot change my feelings about it no matter what, I go to sleep.

Q10. What's a song you often sing at karaoke?
「Futari」 / aiko

Q11. What would you want a guy to polish up on?
His heart♡

Q12. Is SCANDAL banned from romance? Are you interested in getting married? How would you like to be proposed to?
As a girl I'd like to get married, but I'd hate to be surprised with a proposal. I'd be embarrassed.

Q13. Is your hair in pain?
It is! I give it a treatment every time I go to the salon.

Q14. Will all of you wear matching outfits again?
We currently have no plans to do so.

Q15. What are your secrets for maintaining beauty and style?
The day after a day where I think "I ate too much!", I adjust the amount of food I eat. Perhaps that's one of the secrets.....

Q16. What's your rank in Puzzles & Dragons?
159

Q17. What was the first CD you bought?
「Pokémon Ieru Kana?」 / Imakuni

Q18. During these 10 years that you've been facing music, what is the number one thing that has stuck with you?
Being able to release our album 「YELLOW」 with lyrics and music for all songs written by us.

Q19. Has there been a huge fight during your 10 years? Please tell us the details.
This might be different from "fighting," but after our performance in Mexico on our world tour last year, for many hours we discussed our differences on how we get motivated before lives and our differences on how we concentrate. It was the longest discussion in SCANDAL's history.
We've never had fistfights or quarrels.

Q20. When is your next album coming out?
We'll let you know^^

Q21. If you were to play a dinner show, what song would you absolutely want to sing?
「Kimi to Yoru to Namida」

Q22. During the time you were most feeling down so far, what songs did you listen to?
Missing」 / ELLEGARDEN

Q23. If you were to appear on 『Shabekuri 007』 (a Japanese variety show), what project would you like to do?
「The Shabekuri members will also play in a band!」. If the Shabekuri members would form a band, we'd decide who would do what and make a ficticious band.

Q24. What is SCANDAL to MAMI?
My entire life and youth.

Q25. (From a shy fan:) What are you aware of when you communicate with people?
Always greet them. Dialogue begins from a greeting.

Q26. It's been 10 years since you've formed. What's the trick for being able to keep the same members?
Have mutual respect for each other.

Q27. What's the goal for SCANDAL who has accomplished many things so far?
A goal hasn't been decided. We'll do as much as we can do!

Q28. What has been the most memorable moment at a live for you?
The loud cheers of the audience during our first song 「SCANDAL BABY」 at our first Osaka-Jo Hall performance! We felt the love. It made me really happy. Time stopped for a moment.

Q29. What do you do for jet lag when you're on a world tour?
While on the plane, set yourself to the local time and adjust your sleeping hours (I pretty much just sleep, though).

Q30. (From a fan who is currently on a dance team) What is the source of TEAM SCANDAL's power? Also, how do you increase the team's power?
How about making some time for the team to spend with each other when you're not dancing?

Q31. What is your role in SCANDAL (the seductive one, etc.)?
The mother. When asked questions like this, the most common answer from the members too is mother.

Q32. When do you think was the time you were the most big-headed and got carried away?
There aren't any. I think......

Q33. You have songs called 「OSAKA」 and 「TOKYO」. Which place would you sing about next?
「NAGOYA」.

Q34. What's the trick to maintaining your motivation?
Use a day to just do things that you like to do.

Q35. What's a life lesson you've discovered while continuing for 10 years?
Since I was little: Be diligent.

Q36. What kind of person is your manager Eisuke? What do you usually think of him?
Sorry as always, and thank you.

Q37. Say something about your fans.
I'm grateful that we've met everyone. Thank you for always following SCANDAL! Best regards from here on out too.

Q38. Are you currently hooked on something?
Dried fruits (primarily pineapple).

Q39. How did you start calling yourself "boku"?
I've been calling myself 「boku」 for as long as I can remember. After that I went through a phrase where I said 「oira」 (from late elementary school until my first year of high school), and then I went back to 「boku」.

Q40. When you return to Nagoya, what place do you always go to?
Komeda Coffee

Q41. What's your favorite anime? Manga?
Anime: 「Bakemonogatari」. Manga: 「Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction」.

Q42. What movie do you want to watch?
Her

Q43. If you've decided what color to dye your hair next, what color is it? What has been your favorite hair color so far?
I haven't decided on my next hair color yet! My favorites are cool colors like purple and blue.

Q44. What band have you been influenced by?
Foo Fighters

Q45. What cosmetics do you use?
IPSA for foundation. For eyeshadows, blush, and mascara, it depends on how I'm feeling at that time!

Q46. If you received 1 million yen, what would you want to buy?
I'd want to upgrade to the latest consumer electronics!

Q47. What's the secret to writing a good song?
Don't disregard lyrics regarded as a melody, and a melody regarded as lyrics.
That's my most important tip for making songs.

Q48. How do you decide on your daily outfits?
I largely decide by TPO (time, place, occasion), but it typically depends on how I'm feeling that day.

Q49. You're super adorable in footage from long ago, but the current MAMI is even more adorable! How did you get so cute?
Thank you very much. I'm kind of the person who thrives on praise.

Q50. Why do you like cilantro so much?
I can't get enough of the scent and taste that hits my nose the moment it enters my mouth and I bite down.

Q51. Where is your painted t-shirt that you wear for 『YELLOW』 from?
I too don't know......

Q52. If you were to play a live with the Foo Fighters, which song would you want to perform together?
Bridge Burning」. That riff is way too cool......

Q53. Share 3 of your favorite guitar chords!
E / CM7 / D

Q54. What's an unusual game genre, or what's a game genre you'd like to try playing?
I'm bad at FPS (first-person shooter) games, so I want to conquer that. When it's not in a third person view, I can't operate it well no matter what.

Q55. Are lyrics in love songs [written] from personal experience?
Personal experiences, imagination, and ideals are all included.

Q56. When you make clothes for the members, what kind of clothes do you make for them? Also, what kind of setting would you want them to be worn in?
I want to remake the t-shirts in our goods line-up, so, if possible, I'll show that for the time being. If they say they want them, then I'll do it in commemoration. Not wearing them is okay, so I'll do it in commemoration (laughs). Also, I wonder how much time has passed since I said I'd make PJs for RINA......(I'll make them).

Q57. What's the first song you played on guitar?
Good-bye days」 / YUI

Q58. Which songs seem the most fun to play on guitar?
「Image」, 「SUKI-SUKI」.

Q59. What would you do if, tomorrow, you lost all of your money?
Try selling everything in my house that can be sold.

Q60. If you had to eat the same thing 3 times in 1 week, what would it be?
Curry.

Q61. What do you do before going to sleep?
Stretch

Q62. TOMOMI & MAMI have a unit called 「Dobondobondo」. What do you want to be noticed about the new songs?
The two people who produced both 「Sekapero」 and 「Dobondobondo Dungeon」 make an appearance in them!

Q63. Do you have an effector that seems to add to the next notes?
I want a ton of FUZZ. I want to make an effector board for FUZZ use only (I'd probably use 1 or 2).

Q64. What had you feeling love for the members?
When I was hospitalized, they were concerned about me even during their busy schedules while overseas and with the time difference.

Q65. What's something that made your heart twinge recently?
When I saw a video of the cat my friend recently took in. When I said how the black kitten that had only been born a few months ago looks like a small bear, they had already given it the name "Kuma" (bear).

Q66. What's your all-time favorite monster in Monster Hunter?
Barioth!

Q67. What must you absolutely do before a live?
Play guitar until right before we go on stage.

Q68. Which one kanji character represents you?
「変」 (hen; odd)

Q69. If you could talk to animals, which animal and what would you want to talk about?
I'm told I'm cat-like, so I'd talk to cats. I'd want to know cats' feelings.

Q70. During what kind of times are pictureque songs born, and during what kind of times of tension are they made?
When you listen to your favorite music, you think, 「Ah, I want to do this!」, and by saying 「It'd be great if we did this」, a conversation is born when you talk about it with everyone. The timing that an image or idea for a song comes to mind differs. The order they're made sometimes differs, but in the case of when you're making it together with a song you're writing lyrics for, a lot of the time they're completed at the same time. I've been creating songs together with RINA quite often recently. In this case, I attach a melody that goes with the lyrics that RINA has written.

Q71. Do you still play the guitar before going out?
There are many days where I play before going out. Especially during rehearsal periods and on live days I definitely practice before going out.

Q72. After forming, and until now, what have you been particular about?
Our performances! We want to be an appealing band.

Q73. What fashion item are you currently interested in?
T-shirts (secondhand). I like the way color fades when it's distressed and the worn feeling!

Q74. What's the time frame for making one song?
It's all over the place. Giving a complete form to something I have in my head in one go and completing it at that point in time is the fastest, but there are also times it takes several days after that to modify many things......

Q75. What are your favorite sneakers?
VANS! I like the types with shoe laces.

Q76. You're often told that your arm muscles are awesome. What about your grip strength?
The last time they were measured was in high school, and it might have been left: 31, right: 29......

Q77. What's your favorite onigiri filling?
Tuna mayonnaise, shigure (clam).

Q78. What things do you like about each of the members?
HARUNA: She munches when she eats.

TOMOMI: She accompanies me to escape games and thrill rides.

RINA: She praises all of the songs I make.

Q79. What country would you want play a live in?
Of course I'd want to go to any country!! But, we want to attack South America and countries like Brazil and Chile. Also, Russia. I've been told occasionally I have Russian-like features, but I don't feel like I'm like that. Arbitrarily.

Q80. What kind of practice do you do to become better at palm muting while playing guitar?
I too was really bad at that in the beginning, but I really practiced it when we were recording 「Shoujo S」 to be able to play the phrases in the intro. With your left hand you make sure to mute the frets you're not pressing. With not as much force, with your right hand you should be aware of the strings of the sound you want to play, and go forth with your goal. Decide to absolutely not the stop the 16 beat, and do it until you can do it!

Q81. Which member would be scared to see you mad?
TOMOMI. She hasn't seen me get really mad.

Q82. Which female guitarist do you admire?
She's now a vocalist, but I think Shiina Ringo-san is beautiful. Seeing her in a kimono strumming a guitar blows me away.

Q83. Please share how you do your makeup.
I go easy on the eyeshadow and draw eyeliner on the corner of my eye. Recently, I've often been putting blush from my lower eyelids to my cheeks. The most important thing while doing makeup is eyelashes! For keeping my eyelashes curled.....I curl the bottom lashes too. I choose mascaras that have staying power and won't give me panda eyes!

Q84. What do you want to in your old age?
It's unimaginable, but I want to live surrounded by cats.

Q85. What currently gives you comfort?
Watering and watching the growth of the potted jasmine plant that TOMOMI gave to me as a birthday present.

Q86. Please tell us what music you regularly listen to and your favorite band.
Recently, I've been listening to Awesome City Club often. When I want to get excited, it has to be Foo Fighters.

Q87. What one thing would you say makes you angry about TOMOMI?
She drops things too often or loses them too often.

Q88. How long did it take for you to become good at performing?
I still don't think I'm that good. Days of only practicing......

Q89. What books did you read when you were little? What's a book you've read recently?
I read the manga 『What's Michael?』and 『BONOBONO』 when I was little. Something I've read recently is Ozaki Sekaikan-san's 『』.

Q90. You said 「I don't want to stand out」, but your guitar solos and actions have been showy. What's the reason you've been able to do that?
We've always been aiming to 「move as much as possible during a live」 since the band started. My body now moves naturally.

Q91. What is your favorite song from each album? [Both the question and answer were written in English]
『BEST★SCANDAL』: 「SCANDAL BABY」
『TEMPTATION BOX』: 「Hello!Hello!」
『BABY ACTION』: 「Sparkling」
『Queens are trumps -Kirifuda wa Queen-』: 「Bitter Chocolate」
『STANDARD』: 「Brand new wave」
『HELLO WORLD』: 「Image」
『YELLOW』: 「SUKI-SUKI」
But I like all songs!

Q92. Any tricks for students taking exams?
Self-suggest to yourself 「I can do it, I'll be able to do it, I'll do it, I'll pass!」

Q93. What have you been been most glad about since forming SCANDAL?
Being able to be myself.

Q94. What have you been addicted to recently?
I'm addicted again to Candy Crush.

Q95. What is your favorite sweet right now?
Roll cake from the convenience store.

Q96. Which prefecture do the members all want to go to?
A place we've always been talking about wanting to all go to is an onsen (hot springs). So, we'd start first with a nearby place, Hakone in Kanagawa Prefecture. We'll be able to go soon; we'll go.

Q97. What's the biggest horror story so far of your life?
When I got my first cell phone in my first year of middle school and went a little crazy, the monthy charge was several tens of thousands of yen. My family was furious.

Q98. What recent purchase have you been glad about?
An Imabari bath towel. Drying off with something fluffy every time I bathe feels great! By the way, there's also an Imabari towel in our goods line-up.

Q99. What is it like when you take lead vocals during a live?
I'm beyond nervous, but every time I try challenging myself a bit to sing it differently than on the CD and change the guitar strokes.

Q100. What do you do when you move your fingers while playing guitar?
Isn't practicing fingering (move your index finger to each of the frets on strings 1 or 6, try out things you find online) the quickest way to improve? I can't really do it fast either...... Also, when you warm yourself up in a bath, I think stretching and extending the space between your fingers would be good for people with small hands!
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Discography

the discography of SCANDAL is massive, not only it haves high quality but is also very diverse
because of their high numbers of releases, some of them before their debut and many others which are not even available in the internet, it can be very confusing finding what they did or when they did it

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in 3 parts since they have too many releases :doge:

PART 1

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date format day/month/year
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[03.03.2008] SCANDAL - Space Ranger



01.Space Ranger

[04.04.2008] SCANDAL - Koi Moyou



01.Koi Moyou

[05.05.2008] SCANDAL - Kagerou



01.Kagerou

[08.08.2008] SCANDAL - YAH! YAH! YAH! HELLO SCANDAL ~Maido! SCANDAL Desu! Yah Yah Yah!~



01.Koi no Kajitsu
02.Space Ranger
03.Koi Moyou
04.Kagerou


[22.10.2008] SCANDAL - DOLL



01.DOLL (Music Video)
02.S.L. Magic
03.DOLL [Instrumental]

[04.03.2009] SCANDAL - SAKURA Goodbye



01.SAKURA Goodbye (Music Video)
02.TOKYO SAKURA
03.Goodbye [Instrumental]

[17.06.2009] SCANDAL - Shoujo S Maxi-



Limited Edition A
01.Shoujo S (Music Video)
02.Natsu Neiro
03.SO EASY
04.Shoujo S [Instrumental]

Limited Edition B
01.Shoujo S (Music Video)
02.Natsu Neiro
03.FUTURE
04.Shoujo S [Instrumental]

[14.10.2009] SCANDAL - Yumemiru Tsubasa Maxi-



01.Yumemiru Tsubasa
02.BEAUTeen!!
03.DAYDREAM
04.Yumemiru Tsubasa [Instrumental]
05.BEAUTeen!! [Instrumental]

[21.10.2009] SCANDAL - BEST★SCANDAL



01.SCANDAL BABY
02.Shoujo S (Music Video)
03.DOLL (Music Video)
04.Koi Moyou
05.Yumemiru Tsubasa
06.Anata ga Mawaru
07.Space Ranger
08.Ring! Ring! Ring!
09.Maboroshi Night
10.Kimi to Yoru to Namida
11.Hitotsu Dake
12.SAKURA Goodbye (Music Video)
13.Kagerou -album mix-

[03.02.2010] SCANDAL - Shunkan Sentimental Maxi-



01.Shunkan Sentimental (Music Video)
02.Hoshi no Furu Yoru ni
03.Yumemiru Koro wo Sugitemo
04.Shunkan Sentimental -「Hagane no Renkinjutsushi FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST」 ED ver.-
05.Shunkan Sentimental [Instrumental]

[02.06.2010] SCANDAL - Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY Maxi-



01.Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY (Music Video)
02.KOSHI-TANTAN
03.Switch
04.Taiyou to Kimi no Egaku STORY [Instrumental]


[28.07.2010] SCANDAL - Namida no Regret Maxi-



01.Namida no Regret (Music Video)
02.Midnight Television
03.Shining Sun
04.Namida no Regret [Instrumental]

[11.08.2010] SCANDAL - TEMPTATION BOX



01.EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!
02.Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY (Music Video)
03.Shunkan Sentimental (Music Video)
04.Houkago 1H
05.Namida no Regret (Music Video)
06.Hi-Hi-Hi
07.Shoujo M
08.GIRLism
09.Playboy Part II
10.Hello! Hello!
11.Aitai Sayonara
12.My Friend

[06.10.2010] SCANDAL - Scandal Nanka Buttobase



01.Scandal Nanka Buttobase (Music Video)
02.Nanka Buttobase [Instrumental]


[17.11.2010] SCANDAL - R-GIRL's ROCK! Mini-



Roppongi Shinjuu
Koibito ga Santa Claus
SINKY-YORK
Rock 'n' Roll
Widow DAYDREAM
Sunny Day Sunday
secret base ~Kimi ga Kureta Mono~

[09.02.2011] SCANDAL - Pride Maxi-



01.Pride (Music Video)
02.CUTE!
03.Emotion
04.Pride [Instrumental]


[20.04.2011] SCANDAL - Haruka Maxi-



01.Haruka (Music Video)
02.Satisfaction
03.Want you
04.Haruka [Instrumental]


[27.07.2011] SCANDAL - LOVE SURVIVE Maxi-



01.LOVE SURVIVE (Music Video)
02.Kimi ni Shittochuu
03.Hikare
04.LOVE SURVIVE [Instrumental]

[10.08.2011] SCANDAL - BABY ACTION



01.GLAMOROUS YOU
02.Sono Toki, Sekai wa Kimi Darake no Lane
03.LOVE SURVIVE (Music Video)
04.Sparkling
05.BURN
06.Appletachi no Dengon
07.Tokyo Skyscraper
08.Pride (Music Video)
09.Haruka (Music Video)
10.Scandal Nanka Buttobase (Music Video)
11.Very Special
12.one piece


[22.02.2012] SCANDAL - HARUKAZE



Limited Edition A
01.HARUKAZE (Music Video)
02.ALONES
03.HARUKAZE [Instrumental]

Limited Edition B
01.HARUKAZE (Music Video)
02.*~Asterisk~
 
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[07.03.2012] SCANDAL - SCANDAL SHOW Best Album



01.HARUKAZE
02.Shoujo S
03.DOLL
04.BEAUTeen!!
05.Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
06.LOVE SURVIVE
07.Pride
08.Switch
09.Shunkan Sentimental
10.Haruka
11.SCANDAL Nanka Buttobase
12.EVERYBODY SAY YEAH
13.Kagerou-album mix-
14.SAKURA Goodbye
15.SCANDAL BABY
16.SCANDAL no Theme


[11.07.2012] SCANDAL - Taiyou Scandalous



Band Edition
01.Taiyou Scandalous
02.Welcome home
03.Taiyou Scandalous (Instrumental)

Special Unit Edition A
01.Taiyou Scandalous
02.Koi no Hajimari wa Diet
03.Taiyou Scandalous (Instrumental)

Special Unit Edition B
01.Taiyou Scandalous
02.Cherry Jam
03.Taiyou Scandalous (Instrumental)


[12.09.2012] SCANDAL - Pin Heel Surfer



01.Pin Heel Surfer
02.OSAKA
03.Pin Heel Surfer (Instrumental)


[26.09.2012] SCANDAL - Queens are trumps -Kirifuda wa Queen-



01. Queens are trumps
02. Taiyou Scandalous
03. Pinheel Surfer
04. Rock’n Roll
05. Bitter Chocolate
06. Kill the virgin
07. Koe
08. Rising Star
09. Bright
10. Welcome home
11. HARUKAZE
12. Right Here


[06.02.2013] SCANDAL - ENCORE SHOW Album



01.S.L.Magic
02.TOKYO
03.Natsu Neiro
04.FUTURE
05.SO EASY
06.Hoshi no Furu Yoru ni
07.KOSHI-TANTAN
08.Midnight Television
09.Shining Sun
10.CUTE!
11.Emotion
12.Satisfaction
13.Want you
14.Kimi ni Shittochuu
15.Hikare
16.Happy Collector
17.Playboy

[22.05.2013] SCANDAL - Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne



01.Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne
02.24 Jikan Plus no Yoake Mae
03.Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne (Instrumental)


[14.08.2013] SCANDAL - Kagen no Suki



01. Kagen no Tsuki
02. Kimi to Mirai to Kanzen Douki
03. Kagen no Tsuki (Instrumental)

[18.09.2013] SCANDAL - OVER DRIVE



01. OVER DRIVE
02. SCANDAL IN THE HOUSE
03. OVER DRIVE (Instrumental)

[02.10.2013] SCANDAL - STANDARD ALBUM



01. Brand new wave
02. OVER DRIVE
03. Uchiagehanabi
04. Orange Juice
05. Metronome
06. Weather report
07. Hachigatsu
08. Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne
09. Kagen no Tsuki
10. Koi no Gestalt Houkai
11. Kimi to Mirai to Kanzen Douki
12. Namida yo Hikare
13. STANDARD

[04.12.2013] SCANDAL - EVERYBODY SAY YEAH! ~Takkyu Ishino Remix~



01. EVERYBODY SAY YEAH! ~Takkyu Ishino Remix~


[12.02.2014] T.M.Revolution-SCANDAL - Count Zero-Runners High



01. Count ZERO
02. Runners high
03. Count ZERO (Instrumental)
04. Runners high (Instrumental)

[23.04.2014] SCANDAL - Departure



01. Departure
02. Rainy
03. Departure (Instrumental)

[16.07.2014] SCANDAL - Yoake no Ryuuseigun



Regular Edition.
01. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
02. Your song
03. Yoake no Ryuuseigun (Instrumental)

[??.??.2014] SCANDAL Pokemon Ieru Kana



01. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
02. Pokemon Ieru Kana
03. Yoake no Ryuuseigun (Instrumental)
04. Pokemon Ieru Kana (Instrumental)

[19.11.2014] SCANDAL - Image



01. Image
02. Nai Nai Night 2014
03. Image (Instrumental)

[03.12.2014] SCANDAL - Hello World



01. Image
02. Your song
03. love in action
04. Departure
05. Graduation
06. Yoake no Ryuuseigun
07. Onegai Navigation
08. Runners high
09. Hon wo Yomu
10. Kan Beer
11. Winter story
12. Oyasumi
13. Place of life(feat. Tetsuya Komuro)

[04.05.2015_ SCANDAL Greatest Hits - European Selection



01. DOLL
02. HARUKAZE
03. Midnight Television
04. Shoujo S
05. LOVE SURVIVE
06. Queens are trumps
07. SCANDAL BABY
08. Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
09. KOSHI-TANTAN
10. Shunkan Sentimental
11. Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne
12. Kagen no Tsuki
13. Pride
14. SAKURA Goodbye
15. Sayonara My Friend

[22.07.2015] SCANDAL - Stamp!



01. Stamp!
02. Flashback NO.5
03. Stamp! (Instrumental)

[09.09.2015] SCANDAL Sisters



01. Sisters
02. LIFE IS A JOURNEY
03. Sisters (Instrumental)

[02.03.2016] SCANDAL YELLOW



1.Room No. 7
2.Stamp!
3.Love Me Do
4.Morning Sun
5.Sunday Drive
6.Konya wa Pizza Party
7.Heaven na Kibun
8.Suki-Suki
9.Love
10.Sisters
11.Happy Birthday
12.Chiisana Honoō
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[27.07.2016] SCANDAL Take Me Out



Regular Edition:
01. Take Me Out (テイクミーアウト)
02. I want you
03. Take Me Out (Instrumental)

Limited Edition A:
01. Take Me Out
02. Sekapero (セカペロ) / Dobondobondo
03. Take Me Out (Instrumental)

Limited Edition B:
01. Take Me Out
02. Dobondobondo Dungeon (どぼんどぼんどダンジョン) / Dobondobondo
03. Take Me Out (Instrumental)

[0.15.2017] SCANDAL BEST ALBUM SCANDAL



Disc 1:
01.SCANDAL BABY
02.Stamp!
03.Shoujo S
04.Pin Heel Surfer
05.S.L.Magic
06.Switch
07.Departure
08.Hello!Hello
09.Take Me Out
10.Kagen no Tsuki
11.OVER DRIVE
12.LOVE SURVIVE
13.Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku STORY
14.Aitai
15.Chiisana Honoo
16.EVERYBODY SAY YEAH!
17.Image
18.FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Disc 2:
01.Shunkan Sentimental
02.Taiyou Scandalous
03.Satisfaction
04.LOVE ME DO
05.Yoake no Ryuuseigun
06.Bitter Chocolate
07.Awanai Tsumori no, Genki de ne
08.Welcome home
09.Sisters
10.DOLL
11.Flashback No.5
12.Kagerou
13.HARUKAZE
14.one piece
15.Koe
16.Your song
17.HELLO
18.SCANDAL IN THE HOUSE

[22.10.2017] SCANDAL Koisuru Universe Digital



01. Koisuru Universe (恋するユニバース; A Universe In Love)
02. Futari
03. Kimi to Yoru to Namida Live
04. Koe Live

[14.02.2018] SCANDAL HONEY



01.Platform Syndrome
02.OVER
03.Take Me Out
04.Oh! No!
05.Midnight City
06.Short Short
07.Mado wo Aketara
08.Futari
09.Electric Girl
10.Koisuru Universe

[27.03.2019] SCANDAL Masterpiece / Mabataki



1. Masterpiece
2. Mabataki
3. Masterpiece (Instrumental)

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Subunits:


Dobon Dobon Do



Members: Tomomi, Mami
genre: pop, rap
debut: 2011

releases:

1.Dobon Dobon no theme
2.Cherry Jam
3.Dobon Dobon Dungeon (Music Video)


Almond Crush



Members: Rina, Haruna
genre: EDM
debut: 2012

releases:

1.Koi no Hajimari wa Diet



collaborations:
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Contemporary artists SCANDAL talk about their outlook on work and love



10 years ago. Those of the same generation accessed [the Japanese social networking site] mixi with their sparkly, decorated flip phones; wore sheepskin boots in the winter; and reminds us of the good-looking guys in the drama "ROOKIES"... There weren't many people who looked up to SCANDAL, an actual high school all-girl band who wore school uniforms like us while singing. It's been 10 years since then. The girls have become adults together with us. This is JJnet's first interview with these girls who have reached the jucture in their lives of celebrating the 10th anniversary of their major label debut. For our first meeting, we had them talk about their current state of mind that had them taking on new challenges, as well as their current love lives.


First, let's review the members of SCANDAL!

SCANDAL is a four-piece all-girl band who had their major label debut in 2008 with 『DOLL』. The following year, their song 『Shoujo S』 was nominated for Best New Artist at the Japan Record Awards. In recent years, they have garnered attention as fashion icons, and currently produce their own apparel brand called 「Feedback!」.




Our jobs = the band. Having a job doing what you love really is a lot of fun
HARUNA: We made our major label debut wearing school uniforms, and last year was its 10th anniversary. As both we and the band have gotten older, we established our new record label "her." When we were on the verge of our 10th anniversary, we had vague thoughts of wanting to do something new, and something we could be excited for. We naturally came to the idea of "Let's make music in a new environment!"

RINA: We established a new label because we wanted to challenge ourselves in a positive way in order to make even newer music, and make it more freely than ever before. We went ahead with preparations while feeling excited.

TOMOMI: We were able to do what we loved for work, so, looking back, it really has been a lot of fun.

RINA: Music has always been the center of our lives ever since we were middle and high school students. We've always kept at it because we love it, and it feels like that's supported us. Of course, there were also times when we couldn't write lyrics, and times when nothing was going right... Even so, we couldn't give up because the band is important to us. That's why I think that there are so many things we've been able to see because we've been continuing to work hard in our teens and 20s.





If we have plans for both work and with a boyfriend, we'll choose work. In the future we want to be a band even when we're parents


MAMI:
When we talk to each other privately, we often talk about work and about our songs (laughs).

RINA: We mainly talk about work, but we do talk about all kinds of things. Stuff like, "Where have you gone recently in private?", and about love. Since we all live close to each other, we often meet up at nearby cafes.

MAMI: We can't stop talking when we meet up. We also talk the entire way back home (laughs). We talk about things we can sympathize with because we're band members, like work and love. I personally talk about work the most, though...

RINA: That's probably the same for all of us.

MAMI: For example, even if your boyfriend invites you out to eat, if you have work to do then you'll choose work. So, if you have a relationship where you can both understand one another, isn't that love and work successfully balancing each other?

TOMOMI: It's nice if it seems like, "I can do my best because I have this person!" You can make your partner happy by working hard. It's great to have a relationship where you can both grow together by being together.

HARUNA: Both giving your all in love and with your work is ideal. Although it's tough, it's necessary for both of you to be prepared to continue on.

MAMI: I think that the four of us will eventually experience marriage and childbirth, but right now our work comes first. Our environment was newly changed with the establishment of our new label, and the things we can do have expanded so much, so we would like to concentrate on our music and band activities.

HARUNA: We want to also grow as a band while having experiences as women. Even if we become mothers someday, I hope we can juggle that with being in a band.



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Contemporary band SCANDAL talks about a "woman's way of life."



The contemporary band SCANDAL. Are there many people who remember that, when they debuted in 2008, they garnered attention as a "school uniform-wearing all-girl band"? It's been 10 years since then for these girls. We asked these girls, who established their own label and just released their first double A-side single, about their private lives.


Our promo pictures with a different atmosphere than ever before, were actually shot once before with a different theme, and then reshot


RINA:
This year, at the juncture of us being a major label band for 10 years, we established our new label "her." We wanted to go with a name where you could tell at first glance that it belonged to women, and we went with the most fitting one out of many words.

HARUNA: The pictures we took at the beach for our new label were actually reshoots. The ones we had first taken were more colorful and were shot in a studio. However, when we looked at the completed pictures, we felt that more natural pictures and expressions fit with our current state of mind... Although it was a bit selfish, we had the pictures be retaken.

MAMI: We changed into all-white outfifts with the image of us being "dyed by anything" with the ocean in the background. Although it has a bit of a different feel from how we used to be, but we thought, "Now's the time to express ourselves in this way," and, "A natural and open atmosphere is also like us."

TOMOMI: Creating a label makes our colors more darker than ever before. That's why we decided to go with pictures for this start that were like the normal us and where we had natural expressions.


It's nice to have both a part of yourself that likes cute things, and a part that likes cool things; that's one of the perks of being a woman




HARUNA: We haven't really sung about ourselves until now, but our new song 『Masterpiece』 is a song that sings about who we currently are. We made it wanting to sing about our second chapter after finishing our first chapter with our 10th anniversary. We made the outfits we wore in the music video a bit more punky to match the mood of the song.

RINA: 『Masterpiece』 is a rock tune that definitely gets the crowd going at our live shows. I think you'll understand by hearing the lyrics, but we imagined a "starting song" that we could sing precisely because we're starting a new challenge. It's a cool, energetic song. On the other hand, since we imagined the other song 『Mabataki』 to be girly and cute, it gives off a sweet and girly impression. These two songs were released on a double A-side single. We want to continue being a rock band while placing importance on being women, and since we like things that aren't just "cool" or "tough" but "cute" too, we thought it'd be good if we could express that part too.

HARUNA: Not only us but JJ readers as well have our own sensibilities about clothes, makeup, ways of living, and what's "cute" or "cool." So, we made two completely different songs with the thought of wanting you to cherish yourself.


ZINES, driving, making herbariums, festivals at Yoyogi Park...on our days off we do our own favorite things unrelated to the band




RINA: During our recent breaks I've been looking at ZINEs! A "ZINE" is popular thing among young people overseas, and is a cultural thing that combines your favorite things into one volume. There have been "ZINE festivals" recently that have been fun. Being able to know different people's interests and preferences is exciting.

HARUNA: Probably driving alone. When you're in your car, you're in your own space. I really like spending time thinking while driving without being disturbed by anyone.

TOMOMI: Sounds nice! Since I love plants, I have a ton of houseplants at home. I also make swag (wall decorations) and herbariums......I like to make various things myself.

MAMI: I've been a super outdoor person recently. I've gone to festivals at Yoyogi Park, went to teamLab events, participated in escape rooms, etc. I had previously been an indoor person, but I wanted to make my year a fulfilling one in the band and in my private life too, and I started to become active from around last year. Next, I'll be going to the "SAKANA (fish) & JAPAN FESTIVAL 2019" at Yoyogi Park (laughs)!

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Even their casual outfits are stylish♡ We want to know more about contemporary band SCANDAL's fashion!




Contemporary band SCANDAL has garnerned attention since their major label debut 10 years ago as a school uniform-wearing all-girl band. They of course play cool songs, but actually, them having fashionable visuals is also a popular secret of theirs. They've recently been garnering attention by producing an apparel brand for themselves, and for being fashion icons. We will introduce their secrets of fashion unique to this generation, such as where the members go to shop and what they use for fashion references.


Our tastes in casual clothes are all different. We use Instagram, our friends in fashion, movies, and store employees for input!



HARUNA: For fashion references, it has to be Instagram for me. I like the brands Opening Ceremony, MIHARAYASUHIRO, and Christian Dada. I check them out often.

RINA: I'm often influenced by movies. I've been wearing vintage clothes often as well, but I'm also influenced by films directed by Sofia Coppola. I wondered where they sold the see-through cloth that appears in her films, and went on a "trip to search for vintage clothes" to Paris and London. However, because there's such a wide range of vintage clothes, there are all kinds of things that range from cool to cute. This isn't about the new songs on our double A-side single, but since I like both "cool" and "cute" things, if you look in my closet it may look like two different people live there (laughs).

TOMOMI: I have a different clothing system each day. But I still like silver accessories. I have both delicate and larger ones. I have a lot of friends in fashion, so I sometimes ask them about what's fashionable. Recently, my favorite brand has been G.V.G.V.

MAMI: For me, store employees are fashionable teachers. There are clothes that have six sleeves, and clothes that have chains attached that connect your feet and neck (laughs). I like the unusual clothes that I can't understand unless it's explained to me, so I ask them, "How do you wear this?" I'm the only one among the members that wears eccentric clothes like that and dresses differently.

HARUNA: Our tastes in casual clothes are all different. However, even though our tastes differ, the four of us together produce our apparel brand "Feedback!"

RINA: We are making clothes while learning about cutting-edge shapes and fabrics in the field precisely because we have different fashion preferences. In the beginning we would all discuss things together, but in the end it feels like we're making use of each area of our expertise, like, "RINA's well-versed in dresses," or, "Let's leave it to MAMI if it is a mens-like thing."


We want you to listen to band music as new music as you take on challenges of trying various tastes in fashion



HARUNA: The readers of JJ are of the same generation as us. We launched a label and took on new challenges now around the age of 30. So, if you're unsure of something, it's better to try jumping in with a "I want to do it!" mindset. We want to make many songs that'll support those kinds of people. If you feel stressed out, please come out to a live show of ours. Let's have fun togethere! Also, since we're in the process of increasing the number of Feedback! items, we'd like JJ readers to wear them too.

RINA: I also love hair+makeup and fashion, and I want to have women who are interested in fashion to listen to our music a lot. There are some people don't usually listen to band music, but it'd make me happy if they could try out new music and enjoy it, just like trying out different tastes in fashion.

TOMOMI: There are also many people who changed their jobs, and people who have changed their environment, including my friends of the same generation. It's a turning point in people's lives. It's a common phrase, but because you only have one life, I want you to head towards something that excites you!

MAMI: When you were in middle or high school, you probably imagined yourself around 30 as being more of a grown-up, but it might be completely different from who you are now (laughs). But it's fun, and even if you don't know what you want to be like, that in itself is all right. There are many things that you might be unsure of, but because we're together, please be positive in trying things you can only enjoy now!

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Unveiling her beloved car! The reason why TOMOMI of SCANDAL chose a MINI Clubman



SCANDAL is Japan's leading all-girl band who has completed tours such as a world tour that visited 10 cities in 8 countries, and a tour that went around all 47 prefectures of Japan. As a matter of fact, it seems that bassist TOMOMI loves cars and driving. After hearing those rumors, we were aware that it might have been seemingly impossible task to ask her to show us her car, but she unbelievably said yes! And so, she arrived in her first-generation MINI Clubman. We asked her why she chose a Clubman, and what car she'd want to drive one day.


Buying a car after looking at Carsensor

――When did you get your Clubman?

TOMOMI:
About three years ago. I've been in the band since I was in high school, so I didn't have time to attend driving school, and in 2015 I finally got my driver's license. Actually, MAMI and I went to the same driving school together.

When I would go there with MAMI, we'd also talk about things like, "If you get your license, what kind of car do you want to drive?" At first I thought about going with a used car, so when I was buying a car I'd often look at Carsensor (laughs).


――Oh, that makes us happy!

TOMOMI:
I was excitedly looking at all kinds of cars online, and when I'd find a car that I thought looked good, I'd go and look at the shops..... Choosing a car was a lot of fun.


――Did you decide to purchase a Clubman from the start?

TOMOMI:
No; so many cars caught my eye. I of course thought MINIs were cute, and also the Volkswagen New Beetle and the Mitsuoka Viewt. Since I often drive in Tokyo, I was looking for a small car with a small turning radius. The cars at the driving school were also small, so I was a little worried to go with a larger one.


――Why did you go with a Clubman?

TOMOMI:
When you recline the backseat in a Clubman, you can also vertically stack the base shut in a hard case. Also, since I've been going camping as a hobby recently, I had wondered if you could stack a lot of luggage in the Clubman. I'm still camping with my friends now, but I've been thinking that I'll get my own equipment and would like to try camping solo.


Wanting to drive a vintage car



――A Clubman certainly seems to fit the image of camping.

TOMOMI:
But I actually wanted to drive a different kind of car......


――Hm? What kind of Clubman?

TOMOMI:
When you look at outdoor magazines and sites, they feature people who enjoy camping with old cars, right? I longed for that kind of atmosphere. I wanted to drive a Ford Bronco or a Toyota Land Cruiser.


――A Bronco! That's quite a maniacal choice.

TOMOMI:
It was exciting to imagine myself driving cars like that, but getting a big car wasn't realistic...... So, I decided to go with a small car, and after that I just checked out old MINIs and Beetles that had a similar atmosphere.


――You like vintage-like designs, don't you?

TOMOMI:
I do! I also only checked out vintage camping gear at first. However, the fact of the matter is that I hate bugs (laughs). It's no good if the inner tent doesn't keep you bug-free. With old cars, I also considered, "What if it breaks down......"


――Was there a car that jumped out at you?

TOMOMI:
It was difficult. That's why, while aiming to find one, I was looking at cars with a relatively new but old-fashioned feel. (Taking out her phone) By the way, this is the Bronco I wanted.


――The yellow body is cute. Rather, by bringing out this image right away, isn't that proof that you're always looking at cars (laughs)?

TOMOMI:
Most older Broncos and Beetles are stick shifts/have manual transmissions. My license is limited to cars with automatic transmissions, so I think it's better remove restrictions.

――What is driving a Clubman actually like?

TOMOMI:
I like that it's really easy to drive. I like plants, and I often go around to plant nurseries on my days off. It's really easy to pack this car with the plants I buy! The barn doors in the back are also cute.


――It's fun to drive a MINI.

TOMOMI:
Driving itself is also fun, and I also like the sound of the engine. At first I thought it was noisy, but it quickly became comfortable. The rounded interior that matches the atmosphere of the exterior is also pretty.


――You've been driving this car for three years. Have you also done some modifications yourself?

TOMOMI:
I haven't remodeled it drastically, but I look at all kinds of pages to see if doing x will make it even cuter.



――Are you looking into it to actually fiddle around with things?

TOMOMI:
Actually, when I bought it, my dashboard had a portable navigation system. But, I really didn't like that square box in the middle of the cute, round atmosphere......


――A square thing certainly might look a little off.

TOMOMI:
The place where I bought the car told me, "MINIs have large speedometers, so that can't be helped," but after doing a lot of research, I found a place that would embed the navigation under the speedometer. I went to the place right away and got my car navigation embedded.


――You barely had to do any footwork (laughs).

TOMOMI:
I like it very much now because the interior is clean and cute.


Excited to return as if rookies now
――SCANDAL has established their private label "her." Did you previously feel that you wanted to have your own label?

TOMOMI:
Since our major label debut, we've always shared the common view of how we've been able to continue working with excitement. When we reached a crossroads, we chose to walk down the more fun path.

Then, when 10 years had passed since our debut, we found out that each of the members was thinking, "What should we do to get even more excited after this?"


――All of you were feeling fuzzy about the same thing.

TOMOMI:
Yes. When we found that out, we all talked together. Then, we decided, "Our excitement might be cut off if we keep going like this. If so, then let's not stay in the same place as we are now; let's go to a totally different place."


――You then established "her." How are you feeling now?

TOMOMI:
It feels really fresh, almost as if we're back to being rookies (laughs). We're excited that it feels like we can go anywhere from here onwards!

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SCANDAL's TOMOMI talks about her everyday driving and where she longs to drive to




SCANDAL is a popular all-girl band who has completed tours such as a world tour that visited 10 cities in 8 countries, and a tour that went around all 47 prefectures of Japan. We interviewed TOMOMI in the middle of their busy schedule for the release of their new single 『Masterpiece / Mabataki』 that was released on 3/27. We asked her about how she enjoys driving in her beloved MINI Clubman.


Going to see shooting stars by car after making up her mind
――TOMOMI, do you drive to work in your car?

TOMOMI:
When we go to a studio for rehearsals, I do occasionally drive there. It's just that I drive to do personal things more, like going shopping. I occasionally drive long distances too.


――Like where, for example?

TOMOMI:
MAMI and I have gone out to Fuji-Q Highland before (laughs). I also go camping often. When my friends camped at a campsite on a riverbed in Kanagawa Prefecture, I also drove on the highways and met up with them......


――You like taking it easy in nature.

TOMOMI:
I still feel like I'm sticking close to my friends. I want to be able to go camping solo at any time with my own equipment. So, when there's someone at a campsite who's using cute equipment, I unconsciously end up talking to them. Like, "What brand is that?", or, "Is that easy to use?"


――It's been three years since you got your Clubman. Have you had any memorable drives in particular?

TOMOMI:
I have a friend whom I've spent almost every day with since we were in high school. One of our convos on LINE was, "It seems like there's going to be a meteor shower today," and we hastily ended up going to see the meteor shower.


――Meteor showers happen in the middle of the night, don't they?

TOMOMI:
Yes. It was around midnight when I headed out. I hurriedly went to pick up my friend, and we gazed up at the shooting stars falling innumerably for hours while lying down in a dark riverbed. It was so much fun!


――You went out as soon as you made up your mind. That was fun precisely because you had a car.

TOMOMI:
I felt that way too. That was when no trains were running, so if I didn't have a car then I wouldn't have been able to see those shooting stars. Also, my parents have also been quite enjoying driving recently.


――Your parents? How are they enjoying it?

TOMOMI:
My parents will go to a live show of SCANDAL's no matter where it is in the country. They'll drive even if it takes eight or 10 hours. Also, they always send me pictures via LINE of all the places they drive to (laughs).


――That sounds fun (laughs).

TOMOMI:
One day, my mom told me, "Going to SCANDAL's live shows, we've returned to being lovers. Thank you." Although they're my parents, I feel envious that they're able to keep this kind of relationship even after getting married.


Driving to Chatsubomi Moss Park on a rainy day!




――TOMOMI, is there somewhere you want to go to right now via car?

TOMOMI:
Do you know of Chatsubomi Moss Park? It's in Gunma Prefecture, and there's a moss that grows only here in Honshu. I like plants, and I'm also interested in growing all kinds of things like bonsai or moss.


――It seems like it'd be lovely to go during a plentiful rainy season.

TOMOMI:
I too think that if I were to go, going on rainy or cloudy day would be good. However, the wipers on my Clubman aren't working very well, so I need to fix that.


――If you were to go driving with the members of SCANDAL, where would be a good place to go?

TOMOMI:
I wonder. Since we all love to eat, driving somewhere to look for delicious foods sounds like it would be fun.


――Since there are all sorts of specialities around the country, it would probably be a fun drive.

TOMOMI:
A little while ago, we drove to Utsunomiya to eat gyoza for a feature in our fan club magazine. Everyone had a great time chatting and having fun. Ah, I'd love to go to Shizuoka. I want to eat hamburg steak at the famous Sawayaka!


――Sawayaka! It's so popular right now that waiting in a line is inevitable. Speaking of driving, what kind of music do you often listen to when you drive?

TOMOMI:
I usually listen to FM radio. What I want to listen to the most while driving is tobaccojuice or Kenji Ozawa. I'm not the type to play intense songs and drive fast.


――Do you also choose music to match the time of day and the scenery?

TOMOMI:
I do. When it gets dark, I listen to mellow hip-hop like underslowjams. When I drive on the beach, I listen to surf rock like Jack Johnson.


New single is perfect for listening to while driving
――When we interview musicians, there are often many who try listening to their newly completed songs in the car. Do you do that too?

TOMOMI:
I do. I'm sure there are also people who buy our CDs and listen to them while driving, which would be streaming from the radio while they're driving. We try things like, "How does this sound?" while imagining all sorts of scenes. Recently, we've also been loading our songs into our phones and listening to them throughout the city.


――Speaking of which, on 3/27 you released your double A-side single containing the speedy "Masterpiece" and the poppy, girly "Mabataki."

TOMOMI:
Since it's the first single on our private label "her," we expressed that we can go anywhere by pairing of two completely opposite songs. We wanted to put out completely different songs in front instead of putting either one or the other in front.


――It feels like the lyrics of "Masterpiece" represent the current state of SCANDAL.

TOMOMI:
That's part of it. We're making a fresh start, and since it's releasing in the spring, we'd be happy if it gives positive strength to those who listen to it.


――It seems like you can get hooked on this song's speediness by listening to it while driving.

TOMOMI:
That might be true too (laughs). Since we recorded this song after first playing it live many times, it feels like we were able to pack in that live atmosphere. I think that the amount of heat suits driving.


――In what kind of situations would you like those who purchase this single to listen to it?

TOMOMI:
It might be good to listen to it while driving. This season is when environments change, such as finding employment or changing occupations. I think that you can get lost in many things, and that there are many opportunities where you can look back on yourself. When I think, "What should I do now?", I often go on drives. It feels like you're in a secret base when you're in a car, so it's perfect for thinking things over. I'd be happy if you spent your time with these songs during those times.

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From RINA's Twitter:

「Our tour finally starts tomorrowー! Those seeing us again, or for the first time, please feel at ease in coming out☺︎ Ah, we're making it so that Feedback items will be available to purchase at every venue (apologies if things sell out during the tour), so pick some up, if you'd like! Can't waitー!」