Interview By Gackto
Moi Dix Mois (MDM) is a jrock band from Japan created by Mana. Other members include K, Sugiya and Hayato. Previously, Mana had been in another band, Malice Mizer, along side with popular musician, Gackt. In addition to working on music, the band is also connected with the gothic lolita community in terms of fashion, style and brand. At Sakura Con, the Aftercon Staff was able to ask some interview questions during the Q&A session.
AFTERCON: Are you releasing a new album soon?
MDM: Yes, in the summer.
AFTERCON: Mana, what band outside of Japan has influenced you?
AFTERCON: Is there a chance for a Malice Mizer reunion?
MANA: There would be a reunion concert in September in Japan.
AFTERCON: How long does it take to do hair and makeup for each concert?
MDM: Between 15 minutes to 2 1/2 hours.
AFTERCON: Mana, did you know that people all over the world read your blog?
MANA: Yes, I'm very glad.
AFTERCON: How do you like being in Seattle for Sakura Con?
MDM: Very happy. We love the seafood.
AFTERCON: Do you enjoy screaming during your concerts?
AFTERCON: K, what anime character would you be?
K: Ryuk from Death Note
AFTERCON: Mana, have you seen some good lolitas at Sakura Con?
MANA: I will take some time to go look for some.
AFTERCON: What other bands have influenced the overall band?
MDM: Beatles, Slayers, Slipknot and Queens Right
AFTERCON: How about visual inspirations?
MANA: Tim Burton.
AFTERCON: What influenced you to do gothic lolita?
MANA: In the beginning, there was no gothic lolita. So I created it.
AFTERCON: Mana, if you were on a deserted island and could only have one thing, what would it be?
AFTERCON: Seth, if you had another job, what would it be?
SETH: A chef.
AFTERCON: And Hayato, what are some good beauty tips?
Hayato: Love. And alcohol.
AFTERCON: You are hilarious. Thank you for answering our questions!
Well, the band is serious about their music. However, these guys are also very funny and personable. If you can catch the band at Sakura Con again or at any other convention, Aftercon would highly suggest it.