Episode 1: The day will come when you will realize that that step was a big step
Satoru Aono (Furuta Jun & Yota Kanda/Radio Shonan Personality)
A life devoted to club activities and a life that chose to go home.
about the pros and cons of that choice.
In the age of diversity, there is no way that club activities will sway your life.
I (Satoru Aono), a 16-year-old philosopher, thought so.
After the day's classes are over, I wander around Fujisawa Station before heading home.
Night comes while I'm fiddling with my smartphone, I finish my homework and lie down on my bed.
I feel like I had a dream while I was sleeping, but I can't remember what it was.
Every day only vague days without outlines are being archived.
"It's no good... I can't stand it anymore"
It was December when I said it out loud.
Someone once said that high school life goes by in the blink of an eye.
New year 2020. In 3 months, the freshman year will be over.
It was true. I have very little memory of this now.
It's time to retire from being a taciturn philosopher. It's not the time to pretend to be enlightened and get old.
I was finally ready to accept a fact.
"I wanted to be in a band"
When I became a junior high school student, I got Internet freedom after receiving the Internet ban declaration.
I spent my time listening to all kinds of music. The entrance is J-POP. Via anime songs and game songs, to rock, EDM, and Western music. I listened to music in all directions. It devoured music like a hungry monster. The more I listened to it, the more I realized what I like. Apparently, he likes arrangements and sounds that are played in a rock band called "band sound". To put it bluntly, he's a cool guy.
But where the band wanted to do it, they never played in front of people.
In the first place, musical instruments are outside my specialty except for castanets and recorders, which I was taught in compulsory education.
Still, I'm interested. This feeling, it's real to see that it's hard to leave.
"I want to be in a band"
What would have happened to me if I had chosen to join the light music club that April?
I didn't think I would be able to get along with my classmates whose musical tastes didn't match at all (or so I thought). I'm sure I was in the light music club, but I didn't have a place to belong in the light music club (by thinking that, I wanted to affirm my life that I can't start over). I think too much bothersome.
Is it possible to form a band all by yourself?
No, it's not a band anymore.
Then what? what will happen to me
Without doing anything, I will be in the second year, and the third year will come, and my high school life will be over.
I hate it. At this rate, the goal tape cannot be cut. I know that much.
But I didn't really know what to do or where to start.
Saturday evening without school.
On a whim, I decided to go to a music store.
When I searched on the internet, it was near Fujisawa station.
A promenade street that leads to Yugyoji Temple in the direction of the north exit, which is usually off-limits.
Out of season and unreliable illuminations were lined up.
Is this a move in anticipation of the upcoming Valentine's Day? Or is it just lazy?
I don't quite understand the purpose.
After walking steadily, there was "Wakaizumi musical instrument store".
It was nice to come here, but suddenly a strange tension came over me.
While pretending to be a passerby, I asked about the inside of the store through the glass.
Repeatedly going back and forth in front of the store and looking at it. He's clearly suspicious.
Should I open this door or not?
I worry to death just about that.
Today, I am a completely mocking customer who has not brought any money.
Is it okay to have such guests? Shouldn't I go home after all?
Let's do it another day. See you next time. good bye…
I heard the sound of a guitar coming from inside the store.
A customer happily trying out a guitar and a store clerk looking at it.
Will I miss another chance to change myself?
I feel like if I run away now, I'll never come here again. This has always been the case.
There's no such thing as "next time".
here. My first step is now on the other side of this door.
I put my hand on the door as if it was sucked in, spun around, and before I knew it, I was inside the store.
Looking at the acoustic guitar hung on the wall, I fell in love with the beauty of the body.
The texture is completely different from what I have seen through the internet so far.
It shines so brightly that you are reflected in its body when you look into it.
When I turned around, there were electric guitars lined up.
The pop and vivid colors reminded me of the 24-color crayons I had as a child.
Even though I can't play it, I want to pick it up right now and make it look cool.
For the first time, I wanted an instrument.
No, do you want a guitar instead of an instrument? I don't think so either.
"I want my future playing this in front of people someday."
I left the store in a state of absent-mindedness.
What did Alice do after coming out of the hole in Alice in Wonderland?
Even though I'm not Alice, these thoughts crossed my mind out of nowhere.
I decided to go back to the station along the Yuko-dori.
Is the first one an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar?
Or both? No, you're getting too carried away. Either one.
"Which one would you prefer?"
First of all, how should I raise money to buy a guitar?
That's when I started thinking about that.
I heard the phrase "Double Planet" from the radio station in front of me.
"to be continued"