Formed in 2005, Spyair has had a lot of success will all four founding members. Several of their songs have been used for both the Gintama anime and movie as well as Mobile Suit Gundam and Haikyu!!. Anime Weekend Atlanta was the first stop on their first American tour, so we were excited to get to know Spyair better and learn about their thoughts leading up to the momentous occasion.
How do you feel about performing in America for the first time?
You’ve provided several songs for Gintama, is it because you have a good relationship with the creators or is it just coincidence?
What was your inspiration for “I Wanna Be…”
You guys have been together for so many years, what made it so you could continue?
Which would you consider your hardest song to play live?
What is your favorite anime?
You’ve already accomplished so much, but what’s Spyair’s next move?
What do you plan to do with your free time while you’re here? Ike, you like fishing, did you bring your fishing rod?
In your PV for “Naked”, you guys were, literally, naked. Did that cause any unexpected challenges while filming?
Could you please give a message to your fans in America?
While there was a mixup and Spyair did not have a proper translator, we were able to make it work! Their patience and willingness to work with us despite the language barrier was a true testament to how strongly they desire to reach their fans. When UZ said during the interview he’d like to practice English, we exchanged a look and had to laugh. Everyone was very friendly and easy going, and we wish them the best of luck on the rest of their tour!