From 10 September (Wed), GACKT appear in a TV-CM for [Marbled Oyster Mushrooms]. Entitled “A discerning man, surprised” is a TV-CM which shows the deliciousness of the marbled oyster mushrooms, it was only apt to film the commercial with first-class celebrity GACKT who blazed through the TV Program Geinoujin no Kakudzuke Check.

GACKT, who loves mushrooms, does a taste-test blindfolded. Although in the beginning, he describes the deliciousness and depth of the marbled oyster mushrooms by saying “It is without doubt, a rare kind of mushroom…”, he gets surprised and says “Eh? It’s from a supermarket? Seriously…” and in the end buys it.

The filming took place in a studio but after the first take where he tries the marbled oyster mushrooms, he instinctively said “this is delicious” under his breath. It appears that even after multiple takes, he finished eating everything.

Marbled oyster mushrooms are a cross between the japanese oyster mushrooms, with which Japanese have a history with and are familiar with the story of their production, and the European oyster mushrooms. It has a fleshy cap which has a beautiful marbled pattern on its surface. Compared to the normal oyster mushrooms, it possesses a longer shelf life, when boiled it’s thick flesh doesn’t lose its enjoyable juicy texture, and is a premium mushroom worthy of becoming the main highlight of any meal. On 20 August 2013, it was sold in limited areas only and will hit stores nation wide from September 2014.Barks-hoktocm-003 Barks-hoktocm-005 Barks-hoktocm-004


Q: How was the filming for this round of CM?

G: In the beginning, when I say the schedule, I felt that it was going to take a really long time to film this. But when I entered the studio, the filming ended in a flash. (laughs) I think that it’s become quite a good CM, really. What I thought was a pity is that I can’t really describe this taste to the viewers. Please do try it, because it’s really delicious.

Q: For this CM, were there any highlights or places where it got difficult to get into the role?

G: There were no hitches (laughs). It was really just me being myself. However, I thought that it was challenging if I had to lie and I can’t express what I really thought. In the first place I love mushrooms. Normally during the shoot the food is put out one at a time but… I ended up eating everything. This mushroom is really just that delicious. After that, since the CM these days are short, I thought that it would be great if they could edit it to deliver good rhythm and feel.Barks-hoktocm-006 Barks-hoktocm-008 Barks-hoktocm-007

Q: What are the good points of the marbled oyster mushrooms?

G: The plump texture. It’s volume and depth of taste makes it possible for it to be the centre of any dish. It’s chewy-ness, texture, the way it goes down your throat, no matter how you look at it, it’s just really flavourful. By all means, do try it.

Q: The [Marbled Oyster Mushrooms] are sold in supermarkets. Have you ever been to a normal supermarket to shop?

G: The supermarkets in Tokyo, I haven’t been to. In the past I really liked wandering around supermarkets, these days I really can’t go. But when I go into the suburbs I’ll instinctively go into supermarkets and shop. I like walking around the supermarket in a frantic way. I like running around the supermarket pushing the cart so… I wonder why but it feels like in that moment it would be fun to ride the cart. That feeling doesn’t subside until I get to every corner. Children, don’t imitate this because it’s dangerous and a nuisance to the people around you.Barks-hoktocm-001 Barks-hoktocm-008 Barks-hoktocm-009

Q: Are there some things you definitely have to do every morning?

G: I definitely will do my training. For about an hour I’ll do about 200 push-ups, do sit-ups about 200 times, do chin-ups, do stretching. If I have time it’ll take around 3 hours but every morning, whether or not I have time, I’ll still do my training. My daily routine is to get to work only after I finish training. Well time is something you fork out on your own so, everyone, wake up a little earlier and do some training.

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Source: Barks News
Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team

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