Good evening, everyone! It’s pretty late, isn’t it? Well, I’ve been on such a RENTRER EN SOI kick lately I haven’t been able to sleep! And it just so happens I’m not the only one reminiscing about the good ol’ days of Satsuki’s old band. Reader Kaz wrote to me a little while ago and got me thinking! (Sorry to keep you waiting for the answer…!)
Ok, so I’ve been wondering pretty much since Satsuki started his solo career, what happened to the others? Did they in any way continue with music or did they all quit? I haven’t heard anything from anyone of them, which is kind of sad since Rentrer en Soi was (and still is) one of my favorite bands. Hope you know at least something about them ^_^
Well, since we already know about Satsuki, let’s skip right to the others! It looks like drummer Mika has actually been the most active after the split. He’d been pursuing his own solo project, forbidden days rhapsody. The unfortunate thing is that no one seems to know if this project is still active; it looks like by the end of 2012, it might have just faded into obscurity. I think it’s sad but safe to say the project’s finished.
He also made an appearance in Satsuki’s AWAKE ~Upper Region~ PV in 2010, and contributed as a composer, arranger, and PV director for Satsuki’s “Ryushi ni Tokete Nagareru Namida to Memai no So ni Ranhansha Suru Saisei no Koe” that same year.
Mika’s Ameblo hasn’t been used since 2011, but it appears he has a (protected) Twitter account, where he describes himself as a creator in the fields of music and film.
Moving on, guitarist Shun was a support guitarist and bassist for forbidden days rhapsody, but it seems that’s all he’s been a part of.
The others don’t have any explicit band activity information to speak of!
But, based on talk among the old RENTRER fans in Japan, it sounds like Mika and Takumi are still connected with Dir en grey (sometimes their names pop up in Hairo no Ginka, their fanclub magazine!), but Shun and Ryo are even less-frequently mentioned than the other two.
So! Long story short, none of the other RENTRER EN SOI members are currently in any bands.
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