It seems like this secret will be a must-read puzzle for all the Masters and Princesses who love the band!
Reading Instagram comments is always fun!
Miku Kobata: Thank you.
Saiki: Thank you for having us.
Left: Miku Kobata/Right: Saiki
Miku Kobato: That's right! I was really happy to go back there. Of course, being able to do one of our servings in Kumamoto really encouraged me, and it made me feel like I have to work even harder, so I think it's helped boost my energy.
Saiki：Right. Before we release it, or before information about it comes out, I show it to people on Instagram first. On Instagram, our Masters and Princesses can give their feedback directly, so that's why!
Saiki：I do. I look at the comments a lot, and I get a lot of ideas, like "What should our next merchandise be?" and other inspirational things like that.
Miku Kobato: At the beginning of the year, it was like "It's my birth year [in the Chinese zodiac], and it's the Year of the Dog, so I want to chase after this!" but... I think I chased after it so much that I overdid it, and it felt like 2018 was over in the blink of an eye. So, saying it was a really intense year in a good way, that would sum it up perfectly.
Miku Kobato: Right? We set this goal, like "BAND-MAID will take over the world, no limits! " so in between servings in Japan, we went overseas to do servings there as well.
Miku Kobato: I feel like we're getting better at going abroad! [laughter]
Saiki: It feels like we're getting stronger every year. I didn't get terribly sick, and there were more chances for me to take care of myself every day.
Miku Kobato: Definitely. Like, I take plenty of massager devices on overseas tours.
Miku Kobato: One that you stick on your neck muscles and an electrical current zaps you, one that you strap around your waist and it goes in circles to knead your muscles, those kinds of massagers.
Miku Kobato: Exactly. Especially on overseas tours, we travel on buses, so on the bus, we're all like this... we're all taking turns passing the massagers around.
Saiki: We were like, "Let's heal our muscles ASAP!" so some of us were even drinking protein shakes and stuff. Especially our guitarist Kanami and our drummer Akane... They were drinking a lot of those.
Saiki: We were taking supplements too.
Miku Kobato: It's not like we're all in amazing physical shape, so as we got busier, we started to pay more and more attention to our physical health.
Saiki: This might be true for everyone, but especially for BAND-MAID, our bodies are like the funds for our servings.
The hidden secret in the "glory" music video
Miku Kobato: Another Saiki comes up behind Saiki... Yeah.
Saiki: That was the first time we had done that type of music video.
Miku Kobato: Yeah.
Saiki: Um, how much of this story can I tell?
Manager: It's totally fine to tell all of it. [laughter]
Miku Kobato: OK! So at the end, the hands in the scene where Saiki's VR headset comes off, they aren't actually Saiki's hands, but a certain "someone's" hands that look like Saiki's.
Miku Kobato: One of our band members. [laughter]
Saiki: Um, well... A member whose hands you see a lot. So, if you go back and check earlier music videos, you might figure out it out.
Miku Kobato: There were comments from our Masters and Princesses saying things like "Aren't Saiki's hands pretty!" and when we saw those,
we were all like "Ooh, they're not really Saiki's hands!" To all our Masters and Princesses, we hope you all try to figure out whose hands they really are.
Saiki: When we were making this music video, in order to decide who was going to do the hands, we all lined up our hands in a row, but it was surprising that all of our hands looked alike.
Miku Kobato: They did!
Saiki: I was surprised. You don't have many chances to really take a long look at hands, do you?
Original Article (Japanese):https://utaten.com/specialArticle/index/3119