J!-ENT Special Feature: One-on-One Interview with motsu (of m.o.v.e and ALTIMA) by Dennis A. Amith (J!-ENT Interviews and Articles)

March 9, 2013 by  


If there was one Japanese group that have entertained fans all over the world with their upbeat, dance music, that group would be m.o.v.e.

Known for their songs featured on the animated series “Initial D” and the video games as well, the group was a big part of the club scene in Japan when they first began in 1997.

J!-ENT’s Dennis A. Amith has covered m.o.v.e via reviews of their music since then and in 2007, J!-ENT did a special feature to celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary.

But as the group prepared for their 15th anniversary, fans were shocked in December 2012, when both motsu and yuri announced the dissolution of m.o.v.e.

With their final album released in Feb. 2013 and their final performance coming up a week from now, for their 15th anniversary and for a final interview in regards to m.o.v.e, J!-ENT’s Dennis A. Amith goes one-on-one with m.o.v.e member, motsu.  And for the first time, this interview will be presented in English and Japanese.

Translations for the 2013 interview is by J!-ENT’s Michelle Tymon, while the 2007 interview was conducted alongside with J!-ENT’s Hiroshi Tagawa.

Because motsu is continuing activities in the music industry as a member of the group ALTIMA and also as a fashion designer with his unique eyewear line, GHETTO BLASTA, the focus interview is about the final m.o.v.e album, performance and looking back at the past but also preparing for the future.

Here is our interview with motsu.  Enjoy!

Special Feature is PDF-based, 54-pages and 7MB.

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