We have a big interview for you guys today…Yes Tiger got to talk with Oyasumi Hologram, who will be starting their tour in America in a couple days! In the interview, we talk with them about their music, the members’ hobbies and interests, why they decided to tour America, what they’re looking forward to, their EP “27”, and more!
Thank you for joining us here at Yes Tiger! Please introduce yourselves.
Kanamiru: I’m Oyasumi Hologram’s Kanamiru. I’m the one with red clothing and hair.
Hachigatsu-chan: I’m Oyasumi Hologram’s Hachigatsu-chan! I’m the blue one! We are a two person group.
How would you describe Oyasumi Hologram? What makes it different from other idol groups in Japan?
Kanamiru: It’s a group where you can do what you’d like. We enjoy ourselves how we want to and have fun dancing.
We’d like to learn more about your music! How would you describe your sound? Does the group have any musical influences?
Kanamiru: The artists that influenced us vary from album to album, I suppose. If you compare us to other artists while listening, you might feel like certain artists influenced us? Guessing like that might be fun.
Hachigatsu-chan: All of Oyasumi Hologram’s music is made by Ogawa-san, so we entrust our music to him. The two of us singing to Ogawa-san’s music, that’s Oyasumi Hologram!
We’d also like to learn more about the members! Can you tell us about your hobbies and strengths?
Kanamiru: My hobby is playing games and my special skill is playing kendama.
Hachigatsu-chan: Lately, my hobby is playing ukelele! I can’t play it well yet, but I have fun playing ukelele by myself and singing along!
Kanamiru, you love Pokemon and MARVEL, right? What are your favorite Pokemon characters and games? How about your favorite MARVEL characters and movies?
Kanamiru: My favorite Pokemon character is Pikachu and my favorite Pokemon games are Gold and Silver. My favorite MARVEL character is Iron Man’s Tony Stark, but I guess I also like Spiderman. It’s my dream to someday take part in a MARVEL movie. Please help me make it happen.
Hachigatsu-chan, you’re studying English, right? We’re happy to hear that! Can you tell us your study methods?
Hachigatsu-chan: I’ve been studying English conversation through video call lessons! I can’t talk freely yet, but I can understand English better than I could before! If there’s something I want to tell you and I don’t know how to say it, I cover it by using gestures! Lol
Kanamiru, you post a lot of pictures of food on your Instagram. What’s your favorite food? What are you looking forward to eating in America?
Kanamiru: To eat is to live. Japan’s gyudon is the best. There seems to be a Yoshinoya in America, so I want to eat gyudon there.
Hachigatsu-chan, you’re really fashionable! How can we become fashionable too?
Hachigatsu-chan: I’m happy you think so! For example, if you try a new hairstyle or way of doing your makeup, you will feel better and cheer yourself up. Just prioritize that feeling!
In November, you will be having your first US tour, the Oyasumi Hologram WORLD 27 TOUR. You had a really successful crowdfunding campaign for it. Congratulations! How did you decide to have a US tour and why did you decide to crowdfund?
Kanamiru: We thought that we wanted to see more of the world. However, we didn’t have a lot of money. With crowdfunding, we had a tool for people in Japan who couldn’t see the performances in America to be able to get something they’d enjoy out of it. For the sake of those people, we all have to have a good time at the live performances in America!
Hachigatsu-chan: We wanted a new challenge for us as a group! I couldn’t imagine going to America for the first time with our power alone and thought that it would be very difficult. However, with the support of all of our fans in Japan along with our power, I thought we could do it!
On the WORLD 27 TOUR, you will be releasing an EP titled “27” that’s exclusive to the tour. Which songs off 27 do you recommend?
Kanamiru: Maybe “fire”? The bass is really great.
Hachigatsu-chan: I recommend all of the songs, but I especially recommend “fire”! It also has an MV on YouTube, so I’d like you to watch it!
The WORLD 27 TOUR will be your first time performing in America. Are you excited? What are you most looking forward to?
Kanamiru: Doing live performances outside of Japan makes me nervous, but also excited. Aside from performances, I want to go shopping in New York.
Hachigatsu-chan: I bought a lot of goods for the tour on Amazon! That’s how much I’m looking forward to it. Obviously, I’m really looking forward to our performances! I also really want to feel the American atmosphere!
Besides Japan and America, where else would you like to perform in the future?
Kanamiru: I’d like to try going to Europe.
Hachigatsu-chan: I want to go to Europe and other places in Asia!
Could you please give a message to your international fans, especially your fans attending the WORLD 27 TOUR?
Kanamiru: Please look forward to it. We’re also excited.
Hachigatsu-chan: We want to have a really fun time with all of you, so please prepare yourselves!! Yooooo!!! Check it!!
Thank you for taking the time to talk with us today. We hope you have a great time in America!
I’d like to thank Oyasumi Hologram again for working with Yes Tiger! and answering all of my questions, as well as Derek Vasconi for setting up this interview and giving me the chance to interview Oyasumi Hologram.
Oyasumi Hologram will be holding their first world tour, the Oyasumi Hologram WORLD 27 TOUR, from November 1st-November 11th. They will be performing in California, New York, and Philadelphia with guests that include NECRONOMIDOL, TORIENA, and PhEri. Interested? Learn more about the tour and how to get tickets below!