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Guruguru Eigakan going on activity pause
Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 11:01am in Hiatus, New Releases, Tours

Guruguru Eigakan going on activity pause

グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan) have announced that they’ll be going on activity pause. However, before that happens, they’re planning a summer tour and a release of an album.

Anyway, the members wrote comments regarding that decision on their OHP:

Amano Tonbimaru:

And so, after everything, it has been decided that we will be going on an activity pause. I am sorry.
Overall, it is due to health reasons. I am keeping the name of my illness a secret (laughs). But it’s a lot of things combined, and I have to make sure I don’t overdo tough exercise and there are certain rules I have to add to my lifestyle.
I’ve actually had it for 2 years but I can no longer cope with it by myself (laughs). And I think this weak state of mind has lead to this [activity pause].
What kicked off this final decision was when, though it was just an instant, I fainted and lost consciousness at the Nagoya ELL gig on the 30th November 2009.
Recently there’s talk about the baseball player Takuya Kimura1, isn’t there?
I feel like I couldn’t give 100% on stage, which I think wouldn’t be right, so I thought I’d be brave and take a break.
However, another reason Guruguru Eigakan is going on an activity pause is because I’d like to try and do other small things [activities] here and there.

I will probably take part in both 「白塗り学園」(Shironuri Gakuen)2 and 「アーデル・リッター」(Adel Ritter)3.
I will probably take part in acoustic events and join in with other units [bands].
I also think I would be able to submit a demo tape of my new song to ‘MOBILE AMG’ (laughs).
Anyway, I think I’ll be doing a lot of things (laughs). I realise it sounds weird to call this an “activity pause”.
I also want to go on trips and do a number of gigs over the year.
’cause I enjoy Guruguru Eigakan

You’ll be seeing less of me for a while, but I’ll be taking a break for some time, and I think that if I find work in a factory or something I’d be able to live a correct way of life with set rules (laughs). If I can’t work well, I might come back sooner than you think (laughs). Ot I might end up in hospital (laughs <— not a laughing matter) I don’t wanna go into hospital (laughs).

There are only a few gigs left, but let’s finish them off with a smile! To laugh off pain, sadness and hurt, is the Guruguru Eigakan way.

Well then, everyone, from Amano Tonbimaru, this is a “Good bye for now~!!” (<— in an ex-captain fashion)

May 2010, a lucky day (<— evidence, haha)

Guruguru Eigakan leader Amano Tonbimaru

Numakura Shin:

As Guruguru Eigakan is a band made up of adults [grown ups],
instead of doing things until
our energy runs out and our ages catch up with us,
we’ve decided to continue our activities at a slow pace.
It means that you’ll be seeing a lot less of us,
but we hope to continue to bring out good new songs,
and do great gigs with a bang,
so please bare with us.

Numakura Shin

Gokimi:

This is Gokimi.
About our activity pause; for those of you who always came to Guruguru Eigakan’s gigs, thank you. And, I’m sorry.
But well, it’s definitely an activity pause which will lead in a positive direction, so please don’t be disappointed.
Everyone, please look after yourselves, and your health.
We will continue to do a few things here and there,
but Guruguru as a band will be going on a break.
Please support us until our final gig of our tour in August! (It wasn’t coming to an end so I’ve finished it there).

Maeda Kazutomo:

Hello~.

That’s right, we’re going on an activity pause.
By “pause” it appears to be for Guruguru.

However, I seem to be having some health issues too.
Especially this ringing in my ears…it’s not exactly a comment that a
member of a visual-kei band would say, huh (laughs).

Well, as it says in our leader’s comment
for me personally, our activities will be of a top class
like the level of a foreign artist.
Or like Laruku [L’arc~en~ciel].

And so don’t worry too much.
I’m not worrying.

Let’s continue to stay together for a loooong time!

As mentioned in the beginning of the post, the band has announced the release a new full-album in the summer! There are no details so far, but we will surely keep you updated!

Furthermore, before going on activity pause they’ll have a summer tour, which will be called 「或阿呆の半生後半~さよならじゃないじゃない~」(Aru Ahou no Hansei Kouken~Sayonara Janai Janai~). It will consist of few events and few oneman lives as well. The dates and venues are as follows:

Date: July 24th @ Shibuya O-EAST
Performing: SEX-ANDROID, 犬神サーカス団 (Inugami Circus-Dan), グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan), NoGoD, ジュリィー (Jully), 電脳オヴラアト (Dennou Oblaat), 最鋭輝 (Motoki)

Date: July 31st @ Kashiwa PALOOZA
Performing: グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan), ザ・キャプテンズ (THE CAPITANS), KING, マモノ (Mamono)

Date: August 5th @ Sendai HooK
Performing: SEX-ANDROID, 犬神サーカス団 (Inugami Circus-Dan), グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan), NoGoD, 花少年バディーズ (Baddies), ADAPTER。

Date: August 7th @ Sapporo Messe Hall
Performing: SEX-ANDROID, 犬神サーカス団 (Inugami Circus-Dan), グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan), NoGoD, 花少年バディーズ (Baddies), ADAPTER。

Date: August 8th @ Sapporo Messe Hall
Performing: SEX-ANDROID, 犬神サーカス団 (Inugami Circus-Dan), グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan), NoGoD, 花少年バディーズ (Baddies), ADAPTER。

Date: August 21st @ Osaka club vijon
Performing: グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan) [Oneman]

Date: August 22nd @ HOLIDAY NAGOYA
Performing: グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan) [Oneman]

Date: August 25th @ Fukuoka DRUM Be-1
Performing: SEX-ANDROID, グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan), NoGoD, 花少年バディーズ (Baddies), ADAPTER。

Date: August 26th @ Hiroshima CLUB QUATTRO
Performing: SEX-ANDROID, グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan), NoGoD, 花少年バディーズ (Baddies), ADAPTER。

Date: August 28th @ Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE
Performing: グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan), 大日本意識革命軍狂暴 (Dai Nippon Ishiki Kakumei Gun Kyoubou), 太平洋ベルト (Taiheyou Belt)

Date: August 29th @ Takadanobaba CLUB PHASE
Performing: グルグル映畫館 (Guruguru Eigakan) [Oneman]

The tickets for oneman gigs cost 3300 yen when you buy them in advance and 3800 yen at the door. For ticket prices for the events, make sure to check OHP.

Source: OHP

1 Kimura Takuya was a coach for Japanese team Yomiuri Giants. He suddenly collapsed when he was practicing and was rushed to hospital in a coma and died on 2nd April 2010.
2 Shironuri Gakuen are Shironuri Kei events organised by ART POP ENTERTAINMENT. If you’re curious about it, make sure to read that.
3 Adel Ritter is a parody session band. You can find more info about them here.

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