Back-on’s first thoughts about their trip to America

The main content from this post is taken from the blogs of Teeda, Kenji03 and the official blog, as there are now posts on all three regarding the recent trip to America. :) It’s evidently been a blast for the the Back-on fans (see all the Anime Matsuri related threads in particular) but what did the band think?

The official blog thanks both the welcoming team in Houston, and the supporting team in Japan profusely, and goes onto say the time in America went by in a flash, it was (I think this is what they mean:) an eye-opening experience where they learnt alot. (specifically, it was a time of growth… or something like that) They then go onto remind everyone that they will be showing a video on May 10th at Shibuya Ruido K2 of their experience (with some little souvenirs?)

Teeda also thanks everyone at the end of his post, which mentions the friends that he has made in the 10 days spent in America:

Jhon. denis. david. aki. tony. favio. nick. james. jason. ven. leon. chris.
lita. mc. naomi. koshi. alex. fizz. akiyama.  and more….

(lucky people!) but he evidently enjoyed himself as (I think) that he didn’t want to come back from Texas. However, he does delve a bit deeper and ask questions such as:

Why does a song that I usually listen to suddenly sound so good? (I think)
Why did I spend more time looking at what was a very ordinary view?
Why is warm beer so nice?
Why…?

He mentions the sky – that he’s never viewed the sky from any other island (apart from Japan presumably) for the past 22 years, but it is totally different when viewed from another island. Teeda then goes onto mention a (probably profound) point:

One normally perceives something in a certain way, but when you view something from a different perspective, at a different angle, you then know the depth of that something.

(apologies for the shoddy attempt at translation here… please do send any corrections in because I know how annoying it is if I got it all wrong!)

Kenji03 kept his thoughts very brief, but he also thanks those who are afar(?). The 9 days went by very quickly, and (I think he says) despite the differences in race and in language, music was the common point that connected everyone. However, Kenji03 does say he would like to learn some English before the next trip, as well as avoid burgers for the time being… ;)

Finally, on a totally unrelated note: the raw for Eyeshield 21 episode 104 has finally been released on torrent! You can find it at Tokyo Toshokan courtesy of [l33t-raws].