Rock On Tet­suro Oda

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We caught up with Tokyo com­poser, gui­tarist, artist, en­ter­tainer and pro­ducer Tet­suro Oda about his work in anime as well as his fo­cus on keep­ing Rock and Roll in Ja­pan.

When you're lis­ten­ing to a num­ber of your fa­vorite anime shows, you're prob­a­bly hear­ing the mu­sic that has been cre­ated by Tet­suro Oda - com­poser, artist, pro­ducer, and gui­tarist. In ad­di­tion to his love of anime and be­ing a soloist, he is also a huge fan of J-Pop and cre­ated a group to con­tinue play­ing this genre of mu­sic and how Rock & Roll is an en­dan­gered species in Ja­pan. We took a mo­ment to chat about all of this prior to his tour with his band, Roll B Di­nosaur.

ATH­LEISURE MAG: How did you get into mu­sic and how has your jour­ney been in be­com­ing an artist, com­poser and pro­ducer?

TESTURO ODA: I was like kid who played any in­stru­ments like toys. I had been lis­ten­ing to mu­sic from ra­dio ev­ery day.

AM: How did you be­come an anime com­poser and why do you like cre­at­ing mu­sic for this genre?

TO: I think, I've been blessed with op­por­tu­ni­ties.

As a re­sult of tak­ing the of­fers in­spir­ing me, I have cre­ated num­bers of anime songs.

I feel mo­ti­va­tion to join in anime, be­cause giv­ing me a pre­cious op­por­tu­nity to com­pel peo­ple to en­large their joys, ex­cite­ments and mem­o­ries with my songs.

AM: What has been your fa­vorite anime show that you have com­posed?

TO: The theme song of SLAMDUNK: “Sekai ga owaru­made ha - Un­til the world ends”.

AM: You have com­posed for a num­ber of J-Pop bands, how is this dif­fer­ent than cre­at­ing mu­sic for anime shows?

TO: There are ba­si­cally 2 cases when I am of­fered for com­pos­ing anime songs.

One is to cre­ate songs along the views of anime, an­other is to cre­ate songs upon the char­ac­ters of singers.

I pri­or­i­tize, how my songs can com­ple­ment the anime when I orig­i­nally com­pose new songs for anime pro­grams.

AM: How would you de­scribe J-Pop?

TO: J-Pop, to me is like “Maku­nouchi Bento”, which is Ja­panese tra­di­tion style lunch box con­tain­ing rice and a va­ri­ety of side dishes.

It seems de­li­ciously decol­lated genre fea­tur­ing “Tasty dishes” re­gard­less of ei­ther west­ern foods or Ja­panese one.

AM: Tell us about Roll B Di­nosaur - how did this group come to­gether, are you work­ing on a new al­bum and will you be tour­ing?

TO: Rock’n Roll is now sort of “en­dan­gered spices” in Ja­pan. So this “Roll-B Di­nosaur” is preser­va­tion ac­tiv­ity of “Rock’n Roll”.

“It’s only rock’n’roll but I like it!”

My ini­tial dates for our up­com­ing shows are Bill­board Osaka (Jan 18, 2019) and Nagoya Bluenote (Jan 19, 2019)

AM: When you're not per­form­ing or mak­ing mu­sic, where do you en­joy eat­ing lunch or din­ner, do you work out and if so - where and where do you en­joy shop­ping for clothes?

TO: I mainly en­joy eat­ing dishes in Shibuya, Tokyo near my own stu­dio.

I do daily ex­er­cise af­ter wak­ing up.

Cur­rently, shop­ping ei­ther in Shibuya, or at Ama­zon.

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