I had the pleasure of sitting in on the Moi Dix Mois Q&A at Sakura Con 2012 as Press. It was very interesting to hear the questions the audience had for the 5 members of Moi Dix Mois. Mana does not speak publically, he whispered the answers to K, and K answered for him in English. Moi Dix Mois celebrated their 10 year anniversary on March 19th 2012. At the convention we attended their live concert which was amazingly dark, dramatic, and energetic. I have been a fan of Moi Dix Mois since they were first introduced, through middle school I loved Malice Mizer, and followed Mana as he started his own band. We received autographs from all members, except Hayato, Unfortunately he had to leave back to Japan early. Here is the full Q&A that took place at Sakura Con 2012. Enjoy~
Photo from official Sakura Con Souvenir Guide. Autographed by Seth, K, Mana, and Sugiya.
Moi Dix Mois Q&A
Members seated from left to right
Sugiya (Bassist), K (Guitar), Mana (Guitar), Seth (Vocals), Hayato (Drums)
Q: (Mana) Will you make a Matin Mana plush?
A: K for Mana: We’ll consider plans for that.
Q: (ALL) Congrats on your 10th anniversary, what do you have upcoming?
A: K for Mana: New Album Reprise coming out next summer.
Q: (ALL) What is the band’s musical influence?
A: Yngwie Malmsteen
Q: (Mana) Is there a possibility for a Malice Mizer reunion?
A: K for Mana: There will be a live in September with Kozi and Yu~ki in Japan
Q: (ALL) Will there be a back catalog for international releases?
A: ALL: Still to be decided
Q: (ALL) Given your reception in the US, will have tour in America?
A: ALL: We are making arrangements for that, still to be decided.
Q: (Mana) What’s your Favorite song you’ve ever written?
A: K for Mana: Seventh Veil
Q: (ALL) How long does it take to do your hair/makeup for a concert?
A: Hayato: One hour
Seth: 2 hours
K for Mana: 2 and a half hours
K: “me too” (2 and a half hours)
Sugiya: 15 minutes
Q: (ALL) What is the source of inspiration for everything you do?
A: K for Mana: From the heart
Q: (Mana) You have been dyeing your hair a lot recently What is your next hair color?
A: K for Mana: You’ll have to look forward to the next Color
Q: (Mana) Did you know that your blog is translated in English, and that anyone can read it?
A: He is glad so many read his blog
Q: (ALL) How do you feel about being in Seattle, and to see the American fans at Sakura Con?
A: Hayato: Thank you
Seth: Thank you I’m really happy
K for Mana: Happy to eat seafood and seafood in America
K: I’m glad to see YOU!
Sugiya: I’m very happy
Q: (K) Do you enjoy screaming?
A: K: YEAH!!!!!!
Q: (Mana) Have you seen any cool Gothic Lolitas or cosplay? (at the con)
A: K for Mana: I would like to take time after the panel to explore and find some.
Q: (ALL) Do you wear concert fashion clothes every day or in public?
A: K for Mana: These costumes are for live Performances only.
Q: (Mana) Will you ever reopen Mon+Amour International?
A: K for Mana: We’ll look into that.
Q: (ALL) Influences of metal, What bands do you like, what metal bands influence you?
A: Hayato: Galneryus
Seth: The Beatles
K for Mana: Slayer
Sugiya: Queensryche and jazz music
Q: (Sugiya) Was your makeup your own idea?
A: Sugiya: Mana-sama’s
Q: (K) What anime character would you cosplay?
A: K: Ryuk from Death Note
Q: (Mana) If you were on a deserted island and could bring only one item, what would it be?
A: K for Mana: Jeune Fille ( his guitar)
Q: (Seth) How do you deal with the worldwide fanbase? Are you scared/surprised?
A: Seth: I’m overly happy about having a large Fanbase
Q: (ALL) What is everyone’s favorite drink?
A: Hayato: Beer
K for Mana: Pepsi
Q: (ALL) Describe the bandmate next to you in one word.
A: Sugiya to K: Ryuk
K to Mana: My boss
K for Mana to Seth: Eyepatch
Seth to Hayato: Hinotama Boy
Hayato to Sugiya: Drunk
Q: (K) What is your biggest non musical inspiration?
A: K: Tim Burton
Q: (Mana) Originally what got you started into fashion?
A: K for Mana: At the time there was nothing like Gothic Lolita fashion so I wanted to make that happen.
Q: (Seth) What is it like to be in multiple bands like Art Cube and Moi dix Mois?
A: Seth: I am Moi dix Mois vocal only, other than that, I don’t know.
Q: (Hayato) What other job would you have if you weren’t doing music?
A: Hayato: Chef
Q: (ALL) Do you have any beauty tips?
A: Hayato: Beer
Mana: Practice makeup
Set list from the Moi Dix Mois Concert at Sakura Con 2012:
1. The Pact of Silence[SE]
2. The Seventh Veil
5. Divine Place
6. Sanctum Regnum
7. The SECT
8. New Song
10. Immortal madness
11. Dead Scape2010
12. Ange ~D side holy wings
13. Deus ex machine