New! Nodogoshi Nama
GACKT does a serious tasting of our assured deliciousness!

GACKT-san, a person who possesses the best sense of taste in the entertainment industry. We visited his home in Malaysia and counted on him for the tasting as the [Nodogoshi Nama Official Taster].

First, please watch the interview video.


Q. Will you share your thoughts on becoming the [Nodogoshi Nama Official Taster] on behalf of the Japanese citizens?

GACKT: It’s massive, though I don’t know if I can live up to something so important.

Q. Have you heard of Nodogoshi Nama?

GACKT: I haven’t. I guess today’s my first time drinking it.

Q. What do you think about the new packaging?

GACKT: It’s like “ah, how much you’re competing”. Stamping 『新! (New!)』like this gives the impression that you’re very confident.

Q. May we have you taste it?

GACKT: Ah, you’re right. This is amazing. It’s amazing. Amazing! Ah, like, “I underestimated it. This is amazing!”. How do I say this… Like “bam!” then “fwa~”. This sensation is a first, I think. I’m kinda moved.

Q. How would you describe the taste of『New! Nodogoshi Nama』in one phrase?

GACKT: You can’t just describe it as “deliciously refreshing”. Like ‘gulp’, it hits you, ‘whoosh’. No, ‘gulp’, it slams into you, then ‘whoosh’.

Q. How does it taste when you drink it in a glass?

GACKT: It’s got a good colour. I guess, you’ll be able to enjoy the feeling of touching the foam in your first drink more when you drink with a glass. But personally, I prefer drinking from the can. Because that hiss as it disappears when you gulp it in feels pleasant.

Q. Will you give the pre-renewal version a taste as well?

GACKT: Ah, I see. This is refreshing in its’ own way. But, when you’ve given this (New!) a drink… It makes me think, “ah, it’s on a completely different level”.

Q. What is your recommended method of consumption?

GACKT: Whipping out an ice-cold『Nodogoshi Nama』, cracking it open, gulping it down, feeling it hiss and disappear, then the sigh of enjoyment, something like that. Don’t you think that this is the best?

Q. When do you think are good times to drink it?

GACKT: Like after I end recording and go “that was tiring~ well then, I guess I’ll have a drink”, and that first drink after that. With good music, pleasant company, like a ‘thank you for your hard work’.

Q. What kind of foods do you think will go well with it?

GACKT: Wouldn’t it be delicious with hot fried foods? Because the inside of your mouth will be refreshed. With a spread of steaming hot fried chicken, eating with your hands instead of the chopsticks, licking your fingers while exclaiming about how hot it is, taking a quick drink, that kind of a scenario.

Q. What’s your favourite thing about your home?

GACKT: Lots of chairs. It’s my hobby. No matter where I go, I can relax. I can change where I sit, I can change the ambience, so as to enjoy the tension or the atmosphere in a moment. This house has a total of, probably, more than 30 chairs. As to places where you can drink alcohol, there’s the counter, the poolside, and if the weather is good and such you can sit down on the bench at the wood deck and all. I can change around based on your mood.

Q. The Nodogoshi Nama has been newly evolved, but does GACKT-san have any new evolutions?

GACKT: Recently, I’ve been making the word “elegance” my life’s theme. Until now, I’ve only been bustling around, working hectically but since I’ve moved here, I can refresh and do that.

Q. If you were to compare your encounter of『New! Nodogoshi Nama』with an encounter with a person?

GACKT: Similar to going to Spain, walking on the beach, having an exceptionally beautiful woman appear before my eyes and suddenly going past my eyes, making me unintentionally go, “ah”. It makes you speak unintentionally. It’s awesome.


Translation: GACKT ITALIA Team

Translation © GACKT ITALIA