Disclaimer/Read me once! ¦ Live convention page
You are currently viewing: Nirgilis@AX11
Archive Main Page
Bandai@NYCC08
FUNimation@NYCC08
Viz Media@NYCC08
Del Rey@NYCC08
Yen Press@NYCC08
One Piece: Behind the Scenes@NYCC08
Tokyopop@NYCC08
Bandai@Fanime08
Ayres@AnimeNext08
Genshiken@AnimeNext08
Translating Manga 101@AnimeNext08
Media Blasters@AnimeNext08
Anime in the US: Fansubs@AX08
ADV Sneak Press@AX08
Aniplex feat. TTGL@AX08
Feel the Passion of LuvLuv (Aurora)@AX08
Keynote: Gen Fukunaga@AX08
Ouran@AX08
Viz@AX08
Honneamise@AX08
Nozomi(TRSI)@AX08
ADV@AX08
Bandai Entertainment@AX08
DMP@AX08
Geneon@AX08
Circus@AX08
Keynote: Vu Nguyen (Crunchyroll)@AX08
Tokyopop@AX08
Production I.G.@AX08
Disgaea and then some@AX08
Funimation@AX08
Broccoli USA@AX08
ImaginAsian@AX08
Kadokawa USA@AX08
JAST USA@AX08
iD press Conference and Keynote@Quakecon08
Tadano and Matsuhita@Otakon08
Anime and Gaming with Score Entertainment@Otakon08
Lantis/JAM Project QandA@Otakon08
Funimation@Otakon08
Media Blasters@Otakon08
Media Blasters Yaoi and Yuri Manga@Otakon08
Anime is Serious Business@Otakon08
Bandai@Otakon08
Future of J-rock@Otakon08
Building Upon Crunchyroll@Otakon08
Kadokawa Premieres@Otakon08
Media Blasters Premiere@Otakon08
Pony Canyon(Kano sisters)@Otakon08
Fansubber and Industry Discussion@Otakon08
Bandai Surprise@Otakon08
State of Industry@Otakon08
ADV@Otakon08
Bandai@NYAF08
Funimation and Funimation Channel@NYAF08
Claymore Cast Panel@NYAF08
Kitty Media@NYAF08
Gurren Lagann@NYAF08
Media Blasters@NYAF08
Del Rey@NYAF08
Darker than Black@NYAF08
ANN@NYAF08
Yuri Anime and Manga@NYAF08
Rie Tanaka@NYAF08
State of the Anime Industry@NYAF08
The Business of Anime@PAC08
ADV Films@PAC08
FUNimation Entertainment@PAC08
State of the Industry@PAC08
Media Blasters@MangaNext08
Del Rey@NYCC09
Bandai Ent@NYCC09
Yen Press@NYCC09
Funimation@NYCC09
CMX@NYCC09
Viz@NYCC09
FUNi Sneak Previews@AB09
Aniplex@AB09
ADV@AB09
FUNimation@AB09
Kalafina and Garden of Sinners@AB09
State of the Industry(No show)@AB09
FUNi Sneak Peek@ANext09
Vertical@ANext09
FUNi@ANext09
Kurokami@ANext09
Genshiken and Gravitation@ANext09
Austin Osueke Keynote@AX09
Right Stuf and Nozomi@AX09
JAST USA@AX09
Bandai Entertainment, Inc.@AX09
FUNimation@AX09
MangaGamer@AX09
Yamamoto Yutaka@Otakon09
Madhouse@Otakon09
Aniplex Kannagi Panel@Otakon09
Eternal 17yr old@Otakon09
Bandai@Otakon09
JastUSA@Otakon09
FUNi@Otakon09
MELL@Otakon09
FUNi Sneak Peek@Otakon09
Yamakan@Otakon09
FUNiTBA@Otakon09
Fansub and Industry 2.0@Otakon09
FUNimation@NYAF09
Vertical@NYAF09
Aniplex@NYAF09
Del Rey@NYAF09
Bandai@NYAF09
Manga Ent@NYAF09
Kannagi@NYAF09
ANN@NYAF09
Viz@NYAF09
State of the Industry@NYAF09
FUNi Sneak Peek@NYAF09
FUNi Sneak Peek@AB10
Vertical@AB10
FUNi Industry@AB10
Kenji Kamiayma@ANext10
FUNi@ANext10
State of the Industry and You@ANext10
Kenji KamiyamaQA@ANext10
FUNi Sneak Peek@ANext10
Crunchyroll@AX10
May'n@AX10
Nabeshin@AX10
Bandai Ent@AX10
DMP@AX10
JAST USA@AX10
Geneon Universal@AX10
Tokyopop@AX10
Kitamura@AX10
TRSI@AX10
Horie Yui@AX10
FUNimation@AX10
Aniplex USA@AX10
Viz@AX10
MELL@AX10
FUNiSP@AX10
Katsuyuki Konishi@AX10
Production I.G@AX10
Mangagamer@AX10
Danny Choo(BRS)@AX10
Vertical@Otakon10
Madhouse@Otakon10
Aniplex@Otakon10
FUNi@Otakon10
Visual Novels@Otakon10
Yoshida Brothers@Otakon10
Yuji Mitsuya@Otakon10
Maruyama@Otakon10
Home Made Kazoku@Otakon10
Bandai@Otakon10
FUNi Sneak Peek@NYAF10
Aniplex@NYAF10
Disappearance of Haruhi@NYAF10
Bandai@NYAF10
FUNimation@NYAF10
Star Driver@NYAF10
Crunchyroll@NYAF10
Yen Press@NYAF10
DelRey@NYAF10
Vertical@NYAF10
ANN@NYAF10
Funimation.com Presents@AB11
Funi Sneak Peek@AB11
State of the Industry@AB11
Sentai Filmworsk@AB11
Funimation@AB11
Vertical@ANext11
Starchild@AX11
NIS America Anime Panel@AX11
Right Stuf@AX11
Aniplex@AX11
Miku and Viz Media@AX11
FUNimation@AX11
Production IG@AX11
Crunchyroll@AX11
Miku Conference@AX11
Bandai@AX11
BandaiPt2@AX11
Gundam@AX11
JAST USA (complete)@AX11
JAST(oldpt2)@AX11
NISA Games@AX11
Nirgilis@AX11
Sentai@AX11
noitaminA@AX11
MangaGamer@AX11
Good Smile Company and Nitro+@AX11
Shirohata and Sasanuma@Otakon11
Uematsu@Otakon11
Aniplex@Otakon11
FUNimation@Otakon11
Maruyama@Otakon11
Shinkai@Otakon11
Crunchyroll@Otakon11
Iwakami@Otakon11
Sunrise@Otakon11
Bandai@Otakon11
MangaGamer@Otakon11
TigerBunny@Otakon11
Viz@Otakon11
Ryusei Nakao@NDK11
Lemon Drop Kick@NDK11
Bandai@NDK11
Behind the FUNimation@NDK11
Yamakan@NDK11
Robotech FFA@NDK11
Gundam Unicorn@NDK11
Aniplex@NYCC11
Naruto Shippuden@NYCC11
FUNimation@NYCC11
TheAnimeNetwork@NYCC11
Kodansha@NYCC11
Vertical@NYCC11
Bandai@NYCC11
Sunrise@NYCC11
Hatsune Miku@NYCC11
Makoto Shinkai@NYCC11
Viz@NYCC11
TigerBunny@NYCC11
FUNimation.com Presents@AB12
FUNimation Sneak Peek@AB12
Sentai Filmworks@AB12
FUNimation Industry@AB12
Kanako Ito@AB12
FUNimation Sneak Peek@AX12
Viz Secret Panel@AX12
Aniplex@AX12
Crunchyroll@AX12
TRSI@AX12
Bushiroad@AX12
JAST USA@AX12
Aksys@AX12
NISA Anime@AX12
Madoka@AX12
FUNi@AX12
Tokyopop@AX12
Production I.G.@AX12
Viz Media@AX12
NISA Games@AX12
MangaGamer@AX12
Crunchyroll@Otakon12
Viz@Otakon12
FUNimation Sneak Peek@Otakon12
MangaGamer@Otakon12
NIS Anime@Otakon12
Ai Nonoka@Otakon12
Aya Hirano@Otakon12
Aniplex@Otakon12
Maruyama@Otakon12
FUNimation@Otakon12
Geneon (by FUNi)@Otakon12
Sentai@Otakon12
Kodansha@Otakon12
Vertical@Otakon12
Unedited Feed from the Nirgilis panel at Anime Expo 2011. Transcription: bayoab
Note: ( ) is usually commenting on the panel and was not said.

13:27:28 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Minoru Kurihara [M]; Acchu Iwata [A]; Yuki Inadera [Y])
13:29:35 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Still bringing people in to the room)
13:34:09 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Introduction)
13:34:21 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Performed to a full packed house at the Club Nokia
13:34:41 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> 4 albums on toys factory and def star, and 4 anime tie-ins
13:35:55 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> biggest hits include Sakura from Eureka7, Kiseki from Birdy00 and Snow Kiss from D.gray man and mostly recently Shiny Shiny on Deadman Wonderland
13:35:32 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> please welcome nirgilis
13:36:07 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Good morning
13:36:14 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Opening statements?
13:37:02 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A; Today, it's close to morning, but it's afternoon, so have you had lunch?
13:37:07 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> We haven't, just for you guys
13:37:16 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Yoroshiku)
13:38:02 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> You were at Club Nokia and were Guest DJs...
13:38:19 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> How were the audiences in america compared to Japan, how were they different and how were they similar
13:38:54 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: Compared to japanese audience, you guys get excited easier...
13:39:10 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> of course, japanese fans get excited to, but the top peak level belongs to america
13:40:17 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: when i see the audience react to the sounds i make, it's the same in every country, so it gives a lot of meaning beyond the border of the countries, it gives meaning for us to keep making music
13:40:49 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: last night, the secret dj live, i was in the audience side, but when i was there, you guys have this distinct style of dancing...
13:40:56 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (mimics)
13:41:09 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> there was this guy making squares and circles (around head)
13:41:37 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> lead; My apologies i'm nervous
13:41:41 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A; no worries
13:41:57 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> What are your inspirations for the music you are creating for the fans?
13:42:31 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: each of us has a different background, but my inspiration is american songs... i really like prince and cindy loper
13:43:29 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: i like all sorts of music like club music, even the story line of the anime affects the stuff i make, even though the culture difference, i get affected by everything all around me
13:45:08 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: I always like something new from my perspective, something i've never seen or heard..and it's like that's cool, and when somethign like that happens, i look it up and get into and it's accumulation of that building up in my life
13:45:00 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> That being said.... are there any ways that you would like to progress your music? Any direction in the future?
13:46:09 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A; we've been doing a lot of anime themesongs but i like games so i'd like to be a bridgeline of japanese and japanese culture (into) international culture and mix it up ..and whatever comes in the next era and generation, i'd like to pursue
13:46:21 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Any possibilty of releasing an album with the same style for the american audiences?
13:46:40 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Them: ooooh)
13:46:56 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: That depends on the fans and you making your voice heard (para)
13:47:19 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Audience is pretty loud) Yea, it's going to happen next year...
13:47:36 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Audience: Album name? A; ....LA?
13:47:44 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q&A
13:48:07 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (they are surprised about having people line up)
13:48:12 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (and they are screening questions?)
13:48:39 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> For the people asking questions, tell us your favorite anime before asking question
13:49:02 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> So for the next performance, we can mash up the scenes from those animes
13:49:59 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: I like mech and magical girls... and my question and I enjoyed your single sakura for E7 very much, it's one of my favorite songs, and i wanted to ask in creating that single.. you used some lines from amazing grace, what was your inspiration for including that as part of the song and did one of you sing or it how did that come about
13:50:33 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Note, A below refers to Acchu, not answer)
13:50:57 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: Originally ther ewas a song for E7, but we really wanted the opening theme song, so i talked to the director and asked him what's in right now in this generation
13:51:04 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> What he told me was classical music like opera
13:52:26 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (the translator is getting laughed at because he said operah [like oprah] instead of opera)
13:52:12 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> so we looked into classical music and found something that didn't have a name for it.. a classical song that we didn't have to pay royalties for
13:52:47 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> in the beginning we had 2 songs, one was ave maria, the other was amazing grace and amazing grace fit better
13:53:22 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> and the singer for it was a professional opera singer to sing it
13:53:56 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> it was originally 1 person singing, but we added 10 voices so it sounded like it was a chorus
13:54:42 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: I attended your concert and it totally made the concert worth it, and thank you for the base, i felt it to my stomach,... would you consider having another concert in california again soon?
13:54:44 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: of course
13:55:27 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: I was wondering how you felt about your songs being in E7 and if you watched it, how did you think the scenes work with it?
13:57:03 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: after watching the story, especially in the last episode and our song came up, i really felt, this really meant something for us, it was really graceful that i could make this music for E7
13:57:39 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: so they aired the show at 7 in the morning, and it's a really upy song ...and ther ewere a lot of comments about it being an upy song and waking people up
13:58:17 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: Do you do something special when you aren't feeling inspired, have a mental block rather
13:58:34 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: I'm pretty negative to begin with...
13:59:04 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A by writing the song that makes me happy at the end, regarldess of when it is , that kinda balances things out...
13:59:49 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> do you know chuu ni byou (8th grade disease) .. i still have it
14:00:02 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: I purify my heart with anime
14:00:28 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> I like the comedy anime.. like gag anime and character ..flowery stuff...
14:00:33 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Like Azumanga Daioh
14:00:37 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Nichijou
14:00:48 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Keroro Gunsou (Sgt frog)
14:00:55 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> something that's based upon daily life
14:01:48 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: I don't really get all that emotional... i dont get angry and when it happens, it's short (lost)
14:02:31 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> But being so non-emotional, calm, composed,that's good in a way, but i can't bring up my emotion before lives and so i use dance music and heavy metal rock
14:02:49 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> So my music will usually be like Metallica, Slayer
14:03:04 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> I just get amped up with that music and dive in
14:03:31 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: Favorite anime is cowboy bebop...what instruments do you use, and which are your favorites?
14:04:35 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: well i use drums, the pc, and i even go out to just record random sounds on pc, and i think my favorite would be pc right now, the cute little mr mac i use
14:04:43 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: I just use synthesizer and PC... a mac
14:05:48 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: [lost] I just program for the PC and mostly bass stuff. All the members of Nirgilis love apple.
14:05:43 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> I just love the sound of the bass
14:05:54 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Even the clean ones that sound good and even the dirty ones
14:06:29 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: my favorite anime is currently nichijou and C.... ranrider has remixed your songs... will you ever collabroate with him?
14:06:49 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: we have... remrider did the remix of Sakura
14:07:00 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: the secret DJ concert, we even played that song
14:07:25 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Dropped)
14:07:32 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: What was it like collabroating with him?
14:10:10 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: He's really disciplined... he's reallys serious...but he's (censored and missed)... don't tell him we said that
14:08:19 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> I think we match up really well
14:09:15 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: Were you happy with the ending... do you think that the song and the ending worked together?
14:09:21 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (which was kinda asked before)
14:10:38 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: the whole concept was boy meets girl, and there are a lot of places in the song that have that... so i guess it matched up pretty well
14:11:02 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> And the director of that song loved techno, so I think that really matched up with our concept that we have for our songs
14:12:23 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: I really like Shiny Shiny and am really happy you performed it... but was surprised you had this dance movement for the song so i was wondering what inspired that?
14:13:11 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: we don't really have those kinds of moves or dance in our songs ever but since we're coming to the US and it's different, we made the whole (hand wavy motion)
14:13:43 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (wha, our tshirts, it looks nice....)
14:13:57 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: how did you decide to make the type of music that you do ?
14:15:08 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: So we don't really have a common factor or interest to begin with, so we aren't the kind that would come together in (missed.. regular?) life
14:15:43 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> But we wanted to unite all sorts of differents types of people, so having that in mind, that's why we make these kinds of songs, brining in all sorts of music and other factors (lost part)
14:16:38 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: so in my perspective, we have different types of personalities, we have different interests, so if we unite that...so it (missed) how far you can cover interest wise with our music
14:17:16 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: in the beginning, our band used actual instruments, and as time went on and as this generation changed, we changed our style to pc so, as time passes, it depends on what that generation wants and our style might change again and i think that's okay too
14:18:00 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: My favorite anime is kino no tabi...and .... do you think there is anything that is distinctively yours?
14:18:31 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: In my mind it's completely the 80s. (something got lost)
14:18:53 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: My strength is editing the music and the rhythm that's what I do
14:19:39 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: the strongest factor that i bring to the team is the beats, like the club music, because the basic thought of our music is music that the body moves to without thinking
14:20:16 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: (something about the mokura overseas fanclub)
14:21:28 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (no question was said)
14:21:45 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Q: My favorite anime right now is Nichijou, so what's your favorite right now?
14:22:18 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: the sad part of the japanese is you can't pick and choose a number one....
14:22:32 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> clarified: now...
14:23:00 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: last night i was watching Keroro and Gintama... but right now my favorite is Nichijou
14:23:26 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: I'm also an 80s for anime... Dr. Slump
14:23:58 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: this (holds up deadman wonderland poster with shiro)
14:24:06 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Audience: could you say zupashi
14:24:08 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (They say it)
14:24:21 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (Let's do it together)
14:24:30 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (with the arm motion for it too)
14:24:45 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> (awesome, nice)
14:25:08 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Any closing statements from our guests today?
14:25:44 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> A: So tomorrow is the last day of AX, but I really had fun from the begining to the end so I hope I'll see you next year as well
14:26:05 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> M: We have autographs today and tomorrow, so I really hope to see you guys
14:26:25 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> and i remember all of your faces so you better show up
14:27:53 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> Y: So I get to see you today and tomorrow right?
14:28:26 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> please put your hands together for nirgilis
14:29:07 <bay|AX|Nirgilis> End
Notes: None