At least not entirely.
I read a very interesting post on Facebook today, written by a person called Mitsuko at The GazettE Worldwide Fans. It concerns Taion, the GazettE-song which claims to be about Junko Furuta, a japanese girl who was brutally tortured to death.
“Ruki never said Taion is about Junko Furuta. This is something the fans decided by themselves. In the Japanese fandom, it is mostly considered a prevalent theory, but a theory nonetheless; however, in the western fandom it seems to be considered fact, which it is not.
Ruki only confirmed that the song takes up the motif of a gruesome incident from the past. It was something he and Reita saw online, and which really overwhelmed them. But the song is not even entirely about that incident, whichever incident it is. It’s about the feeling of not being able to escape from something, which was something Ruki had wanted to write about since a long time ago.
Of course, it’s still possible that what inspired him was the murder of Junko Furuta, but I wanted to point out that he himself has never named it as that, and there is really nothing about Taion that would concretely imply which incident gave it inspiration. Therefore, it should not be said that Taion is “about Junko Furuta”. Even if that was the mentioned event, it is only part of what inspired him.
Ever since I found out about this, I’ve been trying to find the original interview where Ruki talks about Taion and now I finally have it. I think this is really important so I will translate it when I get the chance so you can read it.
Categories: The GazettE (ガゼット)