I: [Both of you are] Really handsome and looks alike?
M: How to say… Our way of thinking is probably similar.
A small episode happened when Mori-san went to OOR’s live after receiving tickets from Taka.
M: [When singing Nobody’s Home] When the song ended, Taka made a deep bow towards my direction, but I was thinking like ‘it should be some kind of small mistakes’. However, my friend beside me said ‘He was bowing towards Mori-san’. Then I replied, “No, I think it wasn’t”. Though I did not believe in so, I called Taka after the live was over and asked, ‘Do you know where I was sitting at?’ Taka answered, ‘I did the reservation for [dad’s] seats, so I knew!’
Mori-san had a tumor in his lungs 2~3 years ago and had a surgery to move it. (He was also once hospitalized due to Hepatitis C) Another small episode happened back in that time too.
M: All of my 3 sons messaged me before I was hospitalized to encourage me. Right before my surgery, Taka went to the doctor and said ‘Please save my father!’
Mori-san’s tumor was proven not to be cancerous after the surgery, yet some parts of the lungs were removed. He is now recovering healthy.
I: Is there any feelings of a rivalry between Mori-san and Taka?
M: Absolutely not.
I: I see (smile)
M: It’s true. Probably our genre is not that similar, so I am supporting him wholeheartedly.
When discussing about Taka, it was not hard to notice that Mori-san was always smiling because he was so proud of his son.
The interviewer for the above was Masayasu Ishihara. Apparently, he researched on OOR for a bit before interviewing Mori-san and even told Mori-san that, “I think I had became some sort of fan of OOR!”.
Mori-san seemed to be very delighted and smiling happily after hearing the comment.
* Translation by me, prone to mistakes. Credit it used / posted elsewhere. Original article here.
This is ONE OK ROCK, whose popularity has been rapidly rising recently, even among the foreign people. Started from autumn last year in Paris and took a whole month, they went for their first European and Asian tour, which was held in 11 countries and 12 venues. Following these guys’ steps, their first Documentary Film [FOOL COOL ROCK! ONE OK ROCK DOCUMENTARY FILM] is currently playing in theaters. From the eyes of Nakano Hiroyuki, the person who produced Japanese and foreign artists’ music video and a feature film titled [SF Samurai – Fiction], and the person who happened to be the director of the mentioned documentary film, what kind of band is ONE OK ROCK?