"We have to do our best and in a way that won’t betray people’s expectations."

[SHOXX vol.183; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]

"We have to do our best and in a way that won’t betray people’s expectations."

[SHOXX vol.183; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]


"I’m addicted to the joy you get when you are slightly able to do the something that you couldn’t do, even if it takes hours to do it."

[Shoxx vol 212; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]

"I’m addicted to the joy you get when you are slightly able to do the something that you couldn’t do, even if it takes hours to do it."

[Shoxx vol 212; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]


You often hear this, you don’t realize something important that you have until it’s too late. That’s why now, the things that I am reviewing the things that I had taken for granted in life, I want everyone to also think about this, before they lose something important. I think about such things.

[Neo Genesis Vol.37; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]

You often hear this, you don’t realize something important that you have until it’s too late. That’s why now, the things that I am reviewing the things that I had taken for granted in life, I want everyone to also think about this, before they lose something important. I think about such things.

[Neo Genesis Vol.37; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]



Saga-kun and I, even before we were born, met when we were still trapped in our cells, so it was pretty natural for us to meet, so we met.


[Source: Nao Quotes @LJ]

Saga-kun and I, even before we were born, met when we were still trapped in our cells, so it was pretty natural for us to meet, so we met.

[Source: Nao Quotes @LJ]


"During lives, I can hear Shou-kun’s voice on my monitor, but when I hear Shou-kun breathing, my breathing gets rough!" 

[Arena37c, Vol.302: Alice Nine, September 2007; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]

"During lives, I can hear Shou-kun’s voice on my monitor, but when I hear Shou-kun breathing, my breathing gets rough!" 

[Arena37c, Vol.302: Alice Nine, September 2007; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]

"When I’m around other people, and for the sake of convenience, I have my "nice guy image" ready. I already have a positive image, acting out of character would be a minus. Like for example, using the members as an example, Tora-kun has a cool appearance, he’s also tall, once you see him you can tell he has a masculine feel to him, right? Of course, though people usually only have one side to them, Tora is actually really slim. That’s the opposite of what I am. People usually say "though at first Tora-kun doesn’t really seem like it at first, he’s really a nice guy", like his minus became a plus. In short, if we have the same qualities, Tora would be complimented and for some reason nothing will happen with me (laughs). But if they’re good qualities, I would keep thinking things like "aren’t I at a disadvantage?" (laughs). When people get a minus, it won’t be good for them. Conversely, because if someone already has a positive image and people are use to that, they don’t try as hard as normal people and they don’t get complimented as much, its somehow irrational (laughs)."
[Shoxx, Vol.184: June 2008; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]
"When I’m around other people, and for the sake of convenience, I have my "nice guy image" ready. I already have a positive image, acting out of character would be a minus. Like for example, using the members as an example, Tora-kun has a cool appearance, he’s also tall, once you see him you can tell he has a masculine feel to him, right? Of course, though people usually only have one side to them, Tora is actually really slim. That’s the opposite of what I am. People usually say "though at first Tora-kun doesn’t really seem like it at first, he’s really a nice guy", like his minus became a plus. In short, if we have the same qualities, Tora would be complimented and for some reason nothing will happen with me (laughs). But if they’re good qualities, I would keep thinking things like "aren’t I at a disadvantage?" (laughs). When people get a minus, it won’t be good for them. Conversely, because if someone already has a positive image and people are use to that, they don’t try as hard as normal people and they don’t get complimented as much, its somehow irrational (laughs)."

[Shoxx, Vol.184: June 2008; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]


"…Although I’ve mentioned it in the beginning, "Your greatest ally can be your greatest enemy”. The fans that give us support are really important people to us. If I may say so, ours fans are our biggest ally. And because they are our allies, there are times when the artist misunderstands things. I think that’s really frightening. You would think that when the fans are screaming “Kya” you’re popular. You would think that if you’re not popular it’s not your fault, it’s someone else’s fault. Or it would be society’s fault. Your senses become distorted, ne. You’d lose sight of your own self. In that respect, I think that fans are the source of artists’ idleness. In short, when the fans are your biggest allies, they are also your biggest enemies…”

[Shoxx, Vol.197: Nao’s Personal Interview; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]

"…Although I’ve mentioned it in the beginning, "Your greatest ally can be your greatest enemy”. The fans that give us support are really important people to us. If I may say so, ours fans are our biggest ally. And because they are our allies, there are times when the artist misunderstands things. I think that’s really frightening. You would think that when the fans are screaming “Kya” you’re popular. You would think that if you’re not popular it’s not your fault, it’s someone else’s fault. Or it would be society’s fault. Your senses become distorted, ne. You’d lose sight of your own self. In that respect, I think that fans are the source of artists’ idleness. In short, when the fans are your biggest allies, they are also your biggest enemies…”

[Shoxx, Vol.197: Nao’s Personal Interview; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]


SnowSuch as memories of being on tour that you associate with snow.Nao: Wahahahaha. I was born in the snow country so I have lots of memories of the snow, when the snow fell, I would eat it. Also we had a thing called “Snow Field Soccer”, on the accumulated snow everyone would be wearing long boots and wear windbreakers and we’d play soccer, no matter what, the ball wouldn’t bounce on the snow, it was really tiring.

[Neo Genesis, Vol.19; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]

Snow
Such as memories of being on tour that you associate with snow.

Nao: Wahahahaha. I was born in the snow country so I have lots of memories of the snow, when the snow fell, I would eat it. Also we had a thing called “Snow Field Soccer”, on the accumulated snow everyone would be wearing long boots and wear windbreakers and we’d play soccer, no matter what, the ball wouldn’t bounce on the snow, it was really tiring.

[Neo Genesis, Vol.19; Source: Nao Quotes @ LJ]