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GOKIBURI’s Tama to Retire
Monday, October 6, 2014 at 8:00pm in Breaking News, Departures, Translations

GOKIBURI's Tama to Retire

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In spite of the band’s recent trek to majordom, it was recently announced that bassist Tama will be leaving the band. Fans have until October 18th to catch GOKUBURI with its current lineup.

Member comments with information regarding the decision have been translated by our own Shannon:

Yuga’s Comment:

We have important news.

Due to his repeated absence, bassist Tama, who has been suffering from prolonged illness, has decided that based upon the advice of both members and doctors, the best course of action to take for his recovery would be “retirement”.

As such, this is very sudden, but we would like to gather as many fans as possible on this day.

2014.10.18 (sat)
Urawa Narciss
Feel Co., Ltd. PRESENTS
GOKIBURI Free One-man Show
“Sai-Tama Lullaby”
TICKET ¥0 O.A.: evil
OPEN 18:00 / START 18:30
*Following this show, bassist Tama will retire in order to recover from his illness.

*Details will be announced soon.

There are probably some fans who will not be able to make plans to attend on such short notice.
That is why we decided to have a show on Saturday, a day when people can easily attend.
And because we want as many people as possible to send off Tama, we made it free of charge.

We didn’t choose Saitama just because his name is Tama.

He may seem like a sickly character on his blog and Twitter, but if you get to know him, you’ll see he’s a really bright and excitable person who likes to go wild.

That’s because he’s from Kansai.

So we want to send him off with a “Don’t get gloomy; get well soon!!!”

We’ll be waiting for even one more person to come join us.

Tama’s Comment:

I think a lot of you already know the news, but following October 18th, I will be leaving GOKIBURI.

First, I’m sorry that things have come to this.

Thank you for all of the messages I’ve received since my absence until now.
I’ve read each and every one of them.

So, when I came back to the stage in August, I was honestly happy.
I felt like I was going to cry when I took the stage after the SE.

Then I took another leave from the tour;
I missed our very important 2nd anniversary one-man;
And I’ve caused so much trouble to the other members.
I’m really sorry…

I’ve resented myself time and time again.

When I say I’m fine, I’m fine;
But your heart and your body are two separate things,
And I can’t move around very well.

I went to see my doctor the other day and he told me that lives were NG again.
I feel like I’m not living,
And I’m leaving without knowing when I’ll be able to make a full recovery…
The members tell me that I should take my time to heal,
But I can’t keep inconveniencing everyone.
I talked to the members and my doctor about it,
And I’ve decided to devote myself to recovery.

To all of my supporters,
I’m sorry for betraying you.

On that day, I was contacted by Yuga saying,
“You’ll join GOKIBURI too, right?”

We formed GOKIBURI two years ago
on March 31st.
A lot of things have happened since then.

There are so many new experiences I’ve had that I can’t even write them all here.

It was truly fun.

After every rehearsal
We’d talk about dumb things and drink until noon,
Then talk heatedly about the band, saying things like “Not like that!! Not like this!!”
Whenever I got a new song, I’d get flustered and think “What the hell! This is so hard!!”
At times when I was mentally struggling,
I’d say “Let’s stop work and go drinking!”
And they’d come drinking with me. I’d be cracking up laughing.

I’m really glad to have met my band members.

I love GOKIBURI, the members, and all of our Kasa-ko.
That’s the reason I don’t want to keep burdening you.

I’m really happy that I’ve been given this last chance.

2014.10.18 (sat)
Urawa Narciss
Feel Co., Ltd. PRESENTS
GOKIBURI Free One-man Show
“Sai-Tama Lullaby”
TICKET ¥0 O.A.: evil
OPEN 18:00 / START 18:30
*Following this show, bassist Tama will retire in order to recover from his illness.

*Details will be announced soon.

I want to make my last live as GOKIBURI’s Tama amazing.

This is the culmination of my last two years in this band,
So everyone, please lend me your power.

I may be selfish until the very end,
But please continue to support GOKIBURI.

I’m working by the day to prepare myself little by little for an awesome performance until then.

Thank you so much.
And, I’m sorry.

GOKIBURI Tama

Source: Yuga’s blog, Tama’s blog

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