GACKT Official news update. Translation below:
RIZIN, the first martial arts festival of the year and last of the Heisei era.
RIZIN.15 will be held at Yokohama Arena on Sunday, 21 April with its white-hot events being live broadcast on FujiTV from 8 p.m.
And GACKT, who created a buzz for his performance of the national anthem to a full-house audience,
last year before the match of the century between Tenshin Nasukawa and Floyd Mayweather,
has been appointed as the RIZIN Executive Organiser.
The RIZIN Executive Organiser will
turn RIZIN into globally unprecedented entertainment content
while comprehesiving organising each department in order to convey it’s attractiveness to domestic and foreign parties.
His work with RIZIN will play an important role in contributing further to the developement of Mixed Martial Arts.
GACKT is one of the world’s leading martial arts talents, possessing a muscular body trained in self-defence and in-depth knowledge of martial arts.
Please look forward to the new era of RIZIN to which he will be fully devoted to ‘organising’.
– GACKT Comment –
GACKT: When I received the offer from RIZIN, I was troubled about whether an artist like myself can take on such an important role,
but as one person from Japan’s entertainment industry, I wanted to play a part, even if just a small one,
in contrinuting to RIZIN’s wonderful Japanese produced content and so I readily accepted the offer.
Look forward to it.
– Program information –
21 April (Sun), 8 p.m.～
『RIZIN.15』 FujiTV nationwide broadcast (excluding some areas)
Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team
Translation © GACKT ITALIA