MALICE MIZER: Visitor Time -- Mana Edition
Translation of a MALICE MIZER article about Mana's House

The original article + pictures can be found at the following website:
Malice Mizer Backstage @ LJ

Translations by Sarah @

Visitor Time
Part 2

Mana Edition
Theme: Tranquility

The Wounds of my Heart Vanish at the Cave in the Forest

Lately work is busy and the days continue on from early in the morning to late in the evening. "Tranquility" is a word that is far off every day. For me, such a place is a sigh of relief. A gentle atmosphere flows through my room as I surround myself in a space of things I like. When I open the door to the entry way, dimly lit blue and red lights shine throughout the corridor. When I open another door, I arrive in the living room. There the illusion of light and shadows spreads across the white walls. The swaying flame of candles, illuminated pillars, whispering of water, the dinner of dolls, and a pleasant tune resounding from heaven guides me to tranquility.

Incidentally, when I stretch out on the sofa and look up at the white ceiling, I am engulfed in the gentle light of my room and am brought back to the memories of my childhood days. In those days I was usually in a place like that. I would stop my feet at the murmuring of a beautiful transparent stream and spread out as I looked up to the clear blue sky. I would bask in the light of the sun as I chased the sparkling stream going towards a forest. In this forest was only my secret place. Surely only a child would go through the entrance of a small cave. A lot of my treasures were here. When I come to this place I am surrounded by these treasures, and little me is surrounded by the gentle atmosphere as the wounds of my heart disappear during the time when the countless number of lights have gently concealed me. The candle light shakes on my eyelids, and I softly open my eyes to the white ceiling and my treasured items. So now this is my most peaceful place.

* Mana is the guitarist of MALICE MIZER. He was born March 19. The Malice Mizer single "Illuminati" (recut from "Merveilles") will be released on May 20. Also the 12 performance nation wide tour begins from May 20 in Sapporo until July 22 at Yokohama Arena.

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