What You Need to Know:
- In his second interview with ANiUTa, Hatanaka explained how he didn’t hesitate to take the first step as an artist. And so, his first single, "STAND UP" (released on July 12, 2017), was released to the world.
- Then, in the music video, Hatanaka pulls off some sharp dance moves, to the surprise of fans who knew him as a voice actor.
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“The first thing the producer asked me was what kind of music I wanted to do. To make it easy for him to understand, he asked me to name some artists I wanted to be like. At that time, the first names that popped into my head were Gen Hoshino and Daichi Miura.”
“[laughter] So, when I was told I had to dance in the STAND UP music video, I thought, 'Oh man, they actually think I can dance.' I really freaked out about it. [laughter]”