An excerpt from Nishikiori-san’s interview in Sports Nippon (Sponichi), 24th December 2008. This is what Nishikiori-san said about Takki:
Nishikiori: (In terms of age), you could say he’s my oldest son. He is a really pleasant guy. I guess you can say he has good spirit towards his work. He listens directly to what others tell him, and doesn’t argue or complain. He doesn’t have any creepy bad attitude at all. There are so many things I can learn from Takizawa that I feel I should be the one taking off my hat to him, more than the other way round.
– translated by nyanco & edited by mich
Nishikiori-san will be a guest performer in Takki’s butai, “Takizawa Kakumei”. He is 43 years old, leader of Shounentai, and a dai sempai to Takki.