Translated by the inimitable Thomas Malone (website), this is probably the single best glimpse inside the well-guarded personality of Babymetal’s leader that we’ve ever seen and may ever see again until the inevitable Behind the Music special airs in 10 or so years.
I mean, this quote:
The existence known as Su-metal is something that lies so outside of normal common sense that she became a separate personality on her own.
If I attempt to deal with this character as just another human being because she is so far removed from myself we get into fights with each other and I fear I will make mistakes.
This isn’t an interview about fox gods and epic cultural wars; this is about a young woman understanding who she is as a performer and the power that comes with it. It’s about aspiration and change and being part of something bigger than yourself even when it relies on you.
Basically, it’s fantastic. Go read the whole thing.