Saturday, February 8, 2014

Details of Takashi Niigaki's presscon and Bunshun's article on Samuragochi

1: ニーニーφ ★ 2014/02/06 15:35:31
(Summary of the presscon and Bunshun's article)
* Samuragochi can hear; he listened to Niigaki's songs through recordings.
* Samuragochi has a government-issued type 1 level 2 disability card and received benefits for his hearing impairment.
* He's only a beginner on piano.
* Takashi Niigaki composed over 20 songs for Samuragochi and received \7 million in the past 18 years.
* Samuragochi received \30 million just for the royalties and broadcasting rights of "Symphony No.1 HIROSHIMA".
* "HIROSHIMA" was a rejected song that was supposed to be used for the game Onimusha.
* Samuragochi provided a song to Mikkun, the violinist with an artificial arm (composed by Niigaki). Samuragochi threatened the parents, "You lack gratitude towards me". The parents discussed the matter with Niigaki and writer Norio Kouyama. Niigaki confessed to the parents that he was the ghost writer and apologized. Kouyama (the Bunshun writer) found out about this, which led to the recent confession.

(Niigaki's presscon)

* "I kept writing songs according to his instructions, and am his accomplice. I would sincerely like to apologize to all disabled people, to the people who believed in his words and listened to his pieces, and to the musicians who have performed these magnificently."

* "I initially started writing songs for him lightheartedly, but I will admit that I felt happy at how people have accepted the songs that I created through him. But the more he became popular, the more I grew worried that people would find out about this relationship, and I didn't want to deceive the people anymore with the music that I love."

* "I told him numerous times that we should put an end to this, but he threatened me and said that he would commit suicide if I didn't write for him anymore."

* "And after finding out that figure skater Daisuke Takahashi was going to use the song 'Sonatine', which I composed for his performance at the Sochi Olympics, I thought that at this rate, Takahashi-senshu would indirectly reinforce the lies that Samuragochi and myself have created. I hesitated in announcing this when I learned that Takahashi was shocked at this fact as this might hamper his preparations. But I didn't want to stay silent, as this will cause Takahashi-senshu trouble if this came out after the Olympics. People around the world would say that 'This skater performed with a fake song!'. I want Takahashi-senshu to know the truth and head into the Olympics fair and square."


761: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:19:07 ID:dtcp4h1D0
The presscon was remarkably good. 
So the con artist fully exploited Mr. Niigaki, a slight introvert who purely loves music and doesn't want any honor for himself. NHK and the massgomi are all accomplices to the fraud since they helped promote him. And now they're all saying that Niigaki should apologize and pay for damages.
14: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:37:33 ID:aYCM8Yev0
The disability card shown on KinSma
43: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:39:33 ID:DXW3FsL30
Level 2!
This is seriously wrong...
322: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:54:40 ID:fNnbWaMf0
With this, he can ride trains, buses, and planes at half-price together with his caregiver.
He's seriously a criminal.
187: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:47:57 ID:kVdrNZCU0
A confirmed criminal, huh
37: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:39:11 ID:qghn5f+40
This guy (Niigaki) must've suddenly felt dissatisfied with the money he was receiving, or also wanted honor.
Maybe he was told by Samura that "Your songs have absolutely no chance of selling if they don't pass through this filter called me".
155: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:46:01 ID:lMR/kYmTO

The turning point was apparently when Samuragochi gave the violinist Mikkun who has an artificial hand a song. Niigaki was the one who mentored this violinist, but since she got to be on TV, Samuragochi demanded them to show gratitude to him, which led to Mikkun consulting this matter to Niigaki.

And this is also the 49th day after Niigaki's mentor has passed.
He probably didn't want to damage the name of his mentor while he was still in this world.
440: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:01:13 ID:yl5MVNrk0
So he's really a kind-hearted person.
He just wasn't cut out to be a part of such a rotten industry.
109: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:43:50 ID:h2uyrfXH0
Mikkun is the violinist with an artifical hand.
Samuragochi was the one who approached her (probably thinking that a collaboration between disabled people would make a good story).
Afterwards, Samuragochi sent a rude mail to Mikkun, which led to Mikkun's family consulting this with Mr. Niigaki (who was originally their acquaintance through music).

627: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:13:02 ID:xqomMUqq0

みっくんと佐村河内氏との関係は、2013年3月のNHKスペシャル「魂の旋律~音を失った作曲家」2013年4月16日放映 「中居正広の金曜日のスマたちへ」(キンスマ)でも紹介されました。




Samuragochi presented the song "Sonatine for the violin" to Mikkun in 2012, who was 11 at that time. Samuragochi found out about Mikkun 5 years ago on TV and contacted her.

Mikkun and Samuragochi were both featured on an NHK special in March 2013, and on KinSMA in April 2013.

After the TV broadcast, Samuragochi wrote to Mikkun's parents: "You were able to get on TV because of me, you lack gratitude towards me".

Mikkun's parents who were surprised by this replied: "We appreciate you for all the help you've done, but we did not ask you to make us appear on TV.". Samuragochi became extremely mad and demanded things that were not feasible, and both sides have cut off ties since. The parents discussed this with Niigaki and Kouyama. Niigaki confessed that he was the ghost writer and apologized. Kouyama also found out about this, which in turn led to this whole fracas.

627: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:13:02 ID:xqomMUqq0

とても楽しみです。 応援しています。 私もヴァイオリン がんばります

Mikkun's letter to Daisuke Takahashi in its entirety:

Daisuke Takahashi-sama

Hello, I have an artificial hand and I play the violin.

I have been playing it since I was 4 and have been practicing every day. I am now in my first year in Jr. High. "Sonatine" was composed for me when I was still a 5th grader. I became really shocked when I found out who the real composer was. But the real composer is someone who has always been accompanying my performances ever since I was in nursery, and is a really kind person. He also accompanied for me when I went to the national competition during my 6th grade.
It really was a shock to me, but I love the song "Sonatine", and I am really looking forward to seeing Takahashi-senshu perform at the Olympics with this song. I am rooting for you.
I'll also do my best with the violin.

(father's comments:)
566: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:09:14 ID:agkvO/gj0
It's like he went public because of Daisuke Takahashi's song for the Olympics, but this has already been decided way before, why just announce it now? Is that the reason why Samura-something threatened that he'd commit suicide?

652: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:13:50 ID:eoRRMzGZ0
I think it's because Samuragochi started demanding Mikkun's family. Niigaki probably thought that things will get out of hand if Takahashi goes to the Olympics at this rate. Well, I guess Takahashi's camp just wanted them to say this earlier w

695: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:15:13 ID:NlGhgeDC0
This con artist is unforgivable for threatening the girl's family.
And this is why Niigaki came out in the open.
44: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:39:34 ID:PeZRnbdS0
So "HIROSHIMA" = the music for Onimusha w
LOL, these self-proclaimed classic enthusiasts must be all teary-eyed after giving their valued opinions to the gaming industry's music w

64: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:41:03 ID:9ZsnbH+b0
"HIROSHIMA" was rejected to be exact
73: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:41:34 ID:AKYdaJKS0
This was what surprised me the most
86: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:42:37 ID:ukV0M3dN0
I feel like playing Onimusha after watching the presscon
28: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:38:26 ID:aiv0i0Jl0
But based on the reports, it seems that it was more of a collaboration between them.
If you compare it to the manga world, it's like Gouchi prepared the draft or the original idea.
58: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:40:45 ID:K/KAPWhZP
According to a commentator on Miyaneya,
Samuragochi was the one who made the "order", and was not the "composer" if you compare it to business
30: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:38:40 ID:U2276u550
I'm LOLing how the massgomi is trying to make Niigaki the evil one w
102: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:43:29 ID:120I97hv0
(Nikkan sports writer) "Aren't you going to return the \7 million you received over those 18 years?"
I felt sorry for Gakki when he was told this.
154: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:45:58 ID:Fuy3wjad0
But the public will stand by his side the more the massgomi bullies him
131: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:45:00 ID:hdjT+HFh0
He said that Samura can only play beginner stuff on the piano, so what about the concerts? Did they just play the CD?
559: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:09:00 ID:yHR8srpq0
A Korean pianist played for him.
Maybe there's not a single concert where he played the piano?
505: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:05:25 ID:NTAJ2lTSO
Gakki only received 7 million in 18 years...
That's so small.
577: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:09:46 ID:xR1xwLp10
If it's just 7 million, then I can't blame him for wanting to expose this.
He might just be saying nice stuff here, but it's all about the money after all.
875: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:24:35 ID:GU+7p6FN0
But he attended a musical academy, which means he came from a wealthy family.
This person didn't do it for the money.
7 million probably isn't even chump change for him.
888: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:25:27 ID:AKYdaJKS0
He was probably satisfied already with his song being heard by the rest of the world.
993: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:31:43 ID:XHcCoqys0
Maybe he initially just wanted to help Samura out once, something like charity
405: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 15:59:03 ID:NTAJ2lTSO
Niigaki-san must have a communication disorder w
770: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:19:24 ID:yl5MVNrk0
He was apparently a kind teacher
808: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:21:19 ID:kmDqYcg+0
Based on the presscon, he seemed like a clumsy person, but was very honest
827: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:22:14 ID:8g26NtDA0
Proof of that is Mikkun, his disciple, still likes and respects him amidst all this.
But this presscon really was to protect Mikkun, huh.
629: 名無しさん@恐縮です 2014/02/06 16:13:05 ID:2r/HKK7e0
Bunshun should take responsibility and take care of Gakki, he might commit suicide you know

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