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“TOKYO CUTTING-EDGE CREATORS by Julie Watai” # 11: Singer Music Writing Animator Frenesi

TOKYO CUTTING EDGE CREATORS by Julie Watai # 11 featuring Frenesi: The Singer-Songwriting-Animator

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For the 11th installment, we'll be interviewing Frenesi, the singer-songwriting-animator.
And this time to be the 11th, I spoke to Frenesi, a singer-song writing animator.


Since I see you round on SNS, it doesn't feel like it's been that long. Are you working once more? Julie: It's been 4 years since xxx of WONDER, since we've been final labored in the media collectively, hasn't it? now?
Julie: It's about xxx of WONDER that you’ll be sharing media with Frenesi. I checked it and it was four years! I do not feel that method since I see it on SNS … The exercise has been restored now.

Even when I started working again, it will solely be a half-hearted effort. Frenesi: I'm nonetheless taking a break from music.
Frenesi: Your music actions have been suspended. Even if it begins now, it appears to be midway.

Julie: I see. I lately saw an interview you probably did and incorrectly assumed.
Julie: That's proper. I lately misunderstood it as I noticed it within the media in an interview article.

The interview was conducted via Skype.

The interview was carried out by way of Skype.

Frenesi: Since parenting has taken up so much, I'd wish to take pleasure in this period for slightly longer. Which interview was it?
Frenesi: Parenting is just too fun. I need to take pleasure in it somewhat extra … Which was an interview article?

Julie: I'm positive you've been artistic with regards to parenting. It was an article where you interviewed the music artist Lamp.
Julie: Frenesi's parenting is certainly artistic. The interview article is of the artist named Lamp. The interview is an article the place Frenesi interviews an artist named Lamp.

Frenesi: Oh! That was the one where I used to be the interviewer.
Then once more, my child is a bit on the bizarre aspect, so perhaps it hasn't been so regular in any case.
Frenesi: Oh! It’s an article I interviewed!
Parenting is an effective thing. Nevertheless, the youngsters are quite totally different, so perhaps it's not likely fun in relation to youngsters.

Julie: The interview was actually fascinating and straightforward to learn.
Julie: The article was very fascinating and straightforward to learn.

Frenesi: Thanks. Lamp's a band I'm a fan of, so I used to be glad to be able to meet them.
Frenesi: Thanks very a lot. As it is a favourite band, I used to be completely happy to satisfy.

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Photograph, Mannequin: Julie Watai, Styling: Hirokoten (Meruheso) / Images, Model: Julie Watai, Styling: Hiro Koten (Melheso)

Julie: On that notice, let's get right down to it. I first came upon about you when Tower Data in Shibuya was doing loads of PR in your album “Meruhen”, which I then bought there. The illustration on the jacket was distinctive and caught my eye, and the CD's catchphrase was additionally nice. It made me marvel … “What kind of music will it have?”
Julie: Now, let's speak about Mr. Frenesi.
The cause I discovered about Frenesi was that I bought the album at the nook where the album “Merchen” is piled up on a big scale at Shibuya Tarareko. I received into the attention of the jacket that the illustration of the jacket is distinctive, but the catch copy hooked up to the CD can also be fantastic. I was fascinated by what sort of music.

Frenesi: I respect that. “Meruhen” was my second album, which was eight years ago ago.
Frenesi: Thank you very much. The fairy tale is the 2nd album, and it is eight years ago.

Julie, Right, you released it again in 2010. After giving it a pay attention, I assumed it completely matched the image of the woman's meaningful expression within the illustration in addition to the catchphrase, and thought of tips on how to use uncommon it was for a piece to be so I acquired increasingly more interested about you, and after wanting you up on-line, I came upon that you simply additionally worked on the illustration yourself.
Julie: It's a 2010 album. Once I take heed to the music, the illustrations of the woman with a profound expression and the catch copy are good with the image, and it’s rare that there is a sense of unity thus far ~ and I take a look at the web as increasingly more and I work on illustrations You're right.

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Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Frenesi: That ’s right. It was professionally coloured, however the unique picture was a poorly drawn doodle I did myself.
Frenesi: Yes, coloring is completed by knowledgeable illustrator, but the unique image is an unsightly portray I drew.

It's trendy like retro shoujo artwork. But in addition there's a sure darkness to it. Julie: It's a really nice drawing.
Julie: It's a very good image, isn't it? Trendy in retro woman cartoon type. And someway I feel darkness. (Only me might really feel the darkness.)

Frenesi: (is stunned)
Frenesi: Hello!

Julie: (laughs)
Julie: LOL.

Frenesi: I've all the time appreciated drawing, and affect by my older sister, I started drawing once I was about three.
Frenesi: I used to like drawing originally, and I used to be influenced by a great elder sister who was drawing footage of women since about 3 years previous.

Julie: So have been you absorbed in drawing before music?
Julie: Have been you hooked on painting before music?

Frenesi: I was learning. I started learning the way to play when once I was five, and before I was really into drawing. Once I'd play, I'd draw on the bottom outdoors and on paper inside. issues as a toddler, and because I never up to date the best way I designed characters, that could be why it appears to have a retro feel.
Frenesi: That's proper. Since it was all yr round that I began studying the devices, the picture has been addicted before that. Talking outdoors play was drawing footage on the bottom, and talking inside play was drawing footage on drawing paper.
There’s a commitment to previous issues from childhood, I’ll not have updated the character design, however it might be a retro feeling … of the late.

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Julie: So you found a approach to categorical yourself as a younger baby. The world you create is filled with originality and time once more I discover myself stunned by its depth and selection.
Individuals typically say you're mysterious, perhaps because you by no means reveal your face, but for my part your world is probably the most mysterious thing about you.
Artists which might be expressable to precise themselves in multiple ways have a central activity that leaves an impression on their different work to a certain diploma, and I feel for you, central points of curiosity as music points as your whereas illustration your videos, movies, and writings are also at A excessive degree. I'm very to understand how your childhood served as the idea for a way colorful of an artist you've develop into.
Are there any locations or subjects at college you appreciated?
Julie: Plainly the directionality of the expression exercise as Frenesi began from childhood. The view of the world filled with originality, I am really stunned by its depth and variety many occasions.
Frenesi is usually stated to be mysterious regardless that it isn’t talked about, but probably the most mysterious factor for me is its firm view of the world!
The artist who expresses in multi has an activity that is the axis, and the opposite has the impression that it is hooked up to the creation.
Within the case of Frenesi, it is my perspective to the top, but it isn’t at a degree the place music is on the middle and illustrations, photographs and sentences are hooked up, however at a degree that is extraordinarily deep. It is rather anxious about how I was spent in my childhood, once I shaped such an excessively numerous Frenesi-san.
By the best way, are there any lessons or locations you favored at college?

Once I went back residence Frenesi: Thank you. It was an enormous deal, but on the elementary faculty The subsequent faculty district over the mine, there was an animal cemetery monument. It had a design like a three-eyed monster. and went to go see it, it was still there, and I felt very moved.
Frenesi: Hello! Thank you for every little thing. It's not such an enormous deal. It wasn't the varsity I used to be attending, however there was an animal tomb monument at an elementary faculty next to the varsity district and I beloved it. Design like a third monster. I was moved once I went again to visit and I used to be still impressed.

Julie: An elementary faculty scholar specializing in her consideration on a wierd cemetery monument … (The mystery deepens …)
Julie: A main faculty scholar, who pays attention to the monuments of a mysterious tomb. (Mystery deepens increasingly more)

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Frenesi: I appreciated each topic outdoors PE I especially appreciated science, music, artwork, and Japanese. My eyesight was actually dangerous I couldn’t see the blackboard at all, so I randomly summarize whatever the instructor stated in a notebook. I felt bored, I'd doodle along the sides of the notebook however only to the extent that I might not get caught.
Frenesi: I appreciated all courses besides physical schooling. I especially appreciated science, music, art and language. The sight was so dangerous that I could not see the blackboard at all, so I used to be taking notes appropriately by translating what the instructor was speaking about. Once I received bored, I drew a woman's picture on the edge of my notebook. To the extent not barre.

Julie: I assume you possibly can say your whole favourite subjects are related to your work now.
Something that I'm also interested by, why did you select not to reveal your face within the media?
Julie: I really feel that each one my favorite topics are related to Frenesi's current actions.
I used to be fearful, but why is there a cause for the media not to seem?

Frenesi: Mr. Someya from Lamp requested me the identical thing, and I really feel like I needed to put myself beyond appearances.
Frenesi: As I heard from Lamp's Mr. Someya, I have a want to put myself out of the luckism.

Julie: I see. I feel feminine artists with intentions like which are quite cool.
Julie: I see. It’s cool in case you are a feminine artist and you have that sort of intention.

Frenesi: I really like lovely individuals and delightful women, but I've been contemplating hassle there's a selection or not of being “neither”.
Frenesi: I really like both magnificence and wonder, however I’m wondering if there is a selection of “no”.

Julie: It ’s a way of expression in its personal.
Julie: It's also a way of expression.

Frenesi: Exactly.
Frenesi: That's proper.

xxx of WONDER CD jacket / xxx of WONDER CD jacket

xxx of WONDER CD jacket / xxx of WONDER CD jacket

xxx of WONDER CD jacket illustrarion by Mel Kishida / xxx of WONDER CD jacket illustrarion by Kishida Mel

xxx of WONDER CD jacket illustrarion by Mel Kishida / xxx of WONDER CD jacket illustrarion by Kishida Mel

Julie: I was glad to work with you as a member of the artistic unit xxx of WONDER!
Julie: Creators unit “xxx of WONDER” was glad to be together as a member!

Frenesi: Me, too! I fell in love together with your good-looking fashion of work through the photograph shoot.
Frenesi: This is it! I was admired by Juli's job on the time of capturing. In a boy.

Julie: Really ?! It's an honor to hear that coming from a creator behind such trustworthy creations like your self.
Come to think about it, speaking with Shiho Nanba about good luck characters in the dressing room left quite the impression on me.
Julie: That's proper! ? (Akira) It is an honor to be able to say so to creators who are hardworking. To me.
Speaking of which, it was impressive that I was allowed to go to a dressing room collectively and that I was talking about Naniwa Shiho-chan and “I love you”.

Frenesi: Did we speak about that?
Frenesi: I really like you! What did you speak about?

However as you develop into an adult you overlook. We talked concerning the good luck allure magazine “My Birthday” within the dressing room Julie: We did! I was additionally into good luck charms and the like approach back when. I imagined which may have been something that formed your music that distinctive women' culture that’s usually forgotten.
Julie: I did it! I additionally appreciated long ago. Nostalgic. But as I turned an adult I forgot. I was speaking about “My Birthday” (a fantastic journal). That's why I imagined that Frenesi's music is perhaps formed, including the culture distinctive to the woman period that might usually be forgotten.

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Photograph, Mannequin: Julie Watai, / Photograph, Model: Julie Watai

Frenesi: There's no magazine prefer it more. Once I was an elementary faculty, I enthusiastically read the magazine “MU” (an occult / thriller magazine) and I keep in mind I used to be completely happy when my submission was included.
Frenesi: There are not any magazines like “My Birthday” anymore. Once I was in elementary faculty, I liked reading “Mu” and I keep in mind that I used to be completely satisfied to submit it.

The content material of the journal was additionally cute. What sort of things did you submit to “MU”? Julie: I keep in mind it was common amongst elementary students.
Julie: At the moment there was an uncommon growth among elementary faculty college students. Regardless that I assumed now, the contents of the journal have been also fairly. And “Mu” (laughs). This can be a dangerous guy. Can I ask what kind of submit it was?

Frenesi: “MU” was one thing my dad would buy. The content would have options like, “A moon was born from the giant, red spot on Jupiter!” And I might be like, “OMG, really?” And excitedly learn all about it.
The first time I by chance included my real identify, which was embarrassing, so the second time I used a pen identify.
I dreamed a few rainbow that stretched vertically and a bunch of good, round rainbows got here out of it, which made me scared.
Frenesi: “Mu” was bought by my father … The moon was born from the good purple spot of Jupiter! I used to be excited solely by the contents of “That's serious?”
Posting is a dream check. Truly, it was a dream check, and it appeared twice. The first time I used to be embarrassed as a result of I was inadvertently listed beneath my real identify, so I posted it for the second time beneath my pseudonym.
It was a dream of such content that I noticed worry that a rainbow extending vertically and a rainbow of complete good circles appeared.

Your dream looks like a wonderful but mysterious one. Julie: I keep in mind the dream analysis.
Julie: There was a dream analysis nook. It is a lovely and mysterious dream like Mr. Frenesi.

Frenesi: I keep in mind the analysis end result they revealed was one thing about “sexual awakening” or something becoming like that.
Frenesi: “It's a sexual awakening” or one thing like that. If you consider it now, you’ve a proper analysis.

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Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Julie: Your son, Neshio, typically seems at your instagram. He ’s three now, is n’t he?
Julie: Neshio-kun, who often appears in Frenesi's Insta. I used to be already 3 years previous.

Frenesia: That's right.
Frenesi: That's proper. As early as a young man.

I keep in mind it prefer it was yesterday. Julie: Time really flies! All of the members of xxx of WONDER acquired alongside nicely and everybody went out to eat, and your abdomen was so huge at the time.
Julie: Early ~ ~ ~! The members of xxx of WONDER acquired alongside nicely and we all ate rice, however remembered that yesterday we have been hungry at the moment.

Frenesi: There have been moments like that! It's a nice reminiscence from earlier than.
Frenesi: That was additionally the case. Nostalgic!

Julie: Now that you simply've been parenting for three years, do you are feeling like something has modified from before? I might assume your dwelling surroundings has modified fairly a bit.
Julie: Have you been elevating a baby for three years and considering that it was totally different from earlier than? I consider that the dwelling surroundings has changed so much.

Frensei: Hmm, nicely, how can I say it … Before I had n’t really observed, however I noticed there are a shocking quantity of youngsters in my city.
Frenesi: Nicely, what. . I started to notice that there have been plenty of youngsters in the city. Until now, I used to be not very conscious of it.

Julie: Oh, for positive. I lately gave start (earlier this March), and I've develop into extra conscious of the youngsters and babies than I ever had earlier than. It's like my view of the world has received greater.
Julie: Oh, that's it. I additionally gave delivery (and I gave delivery in March this yr) The presence of youngsters and babies that I had not seen till now has tremendously increased. There is a feeling that the world has been expanded.

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Photograph, Model: Julie Watai, / Photograph, Mannequin: Julie Watai

Frenesi: That's right. Different youngsters are cute, but I've come to understand how unconditionally cute I find my own kid.
I've seen a whole lot of issues concerning the danger and damaging points of parenting on the web, I've been more into it and had extra enjoyable with it than I'd imagined, and I'd like to emphasize that a part of it more.
Frenesi: That's right. Different youngsters are additionally cute, but I discovered that my baby is unconditional and appears so cute.
After that, solely the danger of childcare and unfavourable elements are sometimes discovered on the web, but I assumed it will be more enjoyable and addicting than I considered childcare, and I want to argue more about such elements.

Julie: What kind of lullabies do you sing to Neshio?
Julie: Neshio-san's lullaby, what music did you sing?

Even now he asks me to sing English songs and the like. Frenesi: He likes numbers and the alphabet, and loves songs which have letters in them.
Frenesi: Neshio liked the numbers and the alphabet, and he appreciated the music the place the letters appeared.
Even now, “Mom sings” will sing English songs and so forth …

Julie: He really comes throughout as your typical boy. Certainly he ’s receiving a gifted schooling from you.
Julie: Once I sing and listen to the numbers, it seems like a boy. I feel that youngsters shall be affected by the setting quite nicely, so Neshio-san has a feeling of Frenesh-style genius schooling batch.

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Photograph, Mannequin: Julie Watai, / Photograph, Mannequin: Julie Watai

Julie: There’s a variety of creators who’re persevering with to increase their work via childbirth and parenting, however I'm all in favour of what kind of work you'll do in the future.
Julie: There are a whole lot of creators who are increasing their type by means of childbirth and childcare, and I am concerned with how Frenesi shall be lively in the future.

Frenesi: I recognize your curiosity. I'm also wanting ahead to your work as nicely.
Frenesi: Thanks very a lot. I sit up for activities of Juri!

Julie: I'm grateful to hear that! Please inform me about any exercise or wishes your have sooner or later.
Julie: I'm sorry! (Sweat) Please tell us your future ambitions and prospects for activities.

Frenesi: Because there's no lack of episodes with how funny Neshio is, I'd wish to illustrate a manga of them someday.
I'd also like to supply a theme track, which I had needed to do before giving delivery, and I'm occupied with beginning that quickly.
Frenesi: That's right. Because the episode of the weirdo Neshio runs out, I hope to make it right into a cartoon at some point.
Additionally, I need to begin making music for a sure theme that I was planning on doing before I gave delivery.

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Illustrations: Frenesi / Illustrations: Frenesi

Julie: I'm undoubtedly wish to read a manga about Neshio. I'm positive his episodes can be funny and I'm taken with seeing what you're like as a mom, since I can't really provide you with a mental I'm positive there can be a ton of people who have been fascinating, too! There are lots of individuals ready for you to make music, too.
In case you have any bulletins to make, please be happy.
Julie: I want to read a comic book by Frenesi's sample. The episode of Neshio-kun seems fascinating as properly, and Frenesi as a mom is too much to think about. There must be many people who find themselves frightened! There shall be many people ready for music manufacturing.
If there are any notices, please don’t hesitate.

Frenesi: I don't have anything particularly to announce in the meanwhile. However please learn the interview I did with Lamp.
Frenesi: There are not any notices … Please read the interview of Lamp by all means.

Julie: Thanks for giving me a lot of your time in the present day.
Julie: Thanks for maintaining in touch for a long time.

Frenesi: Thanks as nicely! I had fun.
Frenesi: This is it! it was enjoyable.

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Photograph, Mannequin: Julie Watai, / Photograph, Mannequin: Julie Watai


After the interview
After the conversation

Frenesi strikes me as an artist with a singular vision.
As a creator, the existence of those launch one unique work after another strikes worry into you, like being swallowed up by an infinite abyss. I consider that those can't be readily understood or grasped, that make you assume, “ It's inside the person's head? ”might be seen as capturing an existence that extends beyond mere categories of humanity. It makes their work all of the more engaging.
Mr. Frenesi has the impression of being an artist who creates the one and only world in me.
For the creators, the one who broadcasts highly unique creations one after one other is, for example, an existence that may make you are feeling a worry just like the feeling of being swallowed in an invisible abyss.
What's happening on this individual's head? People who find themselves stated to be incomprehensible or unable to understand the substance might be seen in existence past the scope of knowledge. The extra engaging the creation is.

Nevertheless, she's an artist with a drifting enigma of mystery that can't be captured. Personally I find Frenesi just as positively engaged because the mysteries of the universe.
This time, throughout our interview, I felt prefer it was finally perceive her somewhat, only to really feel just like the thriller round her only grown grown deeper and deeper.
For me Frenesi is as big and engaging as the mystery of the universe. But a mysterious artist who doesn't let me grab the entire picture.
This time, I had the opportunity to talk to him on this speak, however I felt that I might deepen my understanding despite the fact that I might understand the thriller somewhat.


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After working at an idol in Japan, Julie watai moved by herself to Italy, publishing SAMURAI GIRL in 2006 while working as a photographer for Italian publishing firm DRAGO & ARTS. She shortly turned a world Japanese pop culture figure, gaining a leading Japan, she continued her work as a photographer, along with creating electronics as a interest and iPhone apps, and has been remarkably successful as a part of the Akiba-style geek culture, too.

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