Puffy's second interview of 2008 was with this Japanese music website. is now available online. Here is the direct link.
Q: You recently finished your five-concert US tour. What are your best and worst memories from this tour?
Ami: I had great time, but it was a bit hard to adjust to the extreme temperatures.
Yumi: I just had a blast. I was anxious at first to see if people would come as it'd been a while since we last visited the West Coast but it turned out that so many people come and supported us, which made me very happy.
Puffy's first English language interview since Splurge was in the January 15th edition of this manga-themed magazine.
Ami: It's been so long since we last worked with Yousui Inoue and Tamio Okuda, so working with them again brought me back to the time when we recorded together... Another memorable thing about the recording of the album is that the male artists and producers we worked with are handsome, so our female staff--and us, too, of course--got really hyped up!
Yumi: Apparently most places in Cincinnati close at 6 or 7, so we figured most
people would be at home at night, and we'd been saying that there might not be a
very big crowd. But then a lot of people ended up coming, so I was really happy
about that. So I think Cincinnati was the biggest surprise. Also, the audience
was the most fired up.
(Webmaster note: I attended the Cincinnati show and can testify to the crowd's crazy intensity.)
How did you meet him (Andy Sturmer)?
On July 12, 2006 Geno Roy (Mikey) of KGRL interviewed Ami and Yumi during their promotion
of Splurge. Full interview.
Because of the people that joined this album, from domestic to international. Everybody that was willing to participate in our album. We have splurged, on the type of musicians and composers and collaborators. So, we thought, what is the best word to describe this album... and definitely it is "Splurge."
On November 13 2006 "Rice Burner" of GamePro interviewed the duo. Full interview.
We both read manga a lot. We even check the release day of upcoming manga comics. It is hard to pick just one of our favorite manga because we really, really read a lot.
Dennis Aamith of J! ENT did his forth interview of Puffy in August of 2006.
What final words would you like to say to all of your fans outside of Japan?
It is very overwhelming to know that there are many people who are supporting us outside of our home country. It seems like surprise, but we are so happy that we've been getting their support from overseas! We are so pleased that people all over the world cheer us up and listen to our music.
Puffy is interviewed on November 7, 2005 by EigoTown. Full interview.
We're going to be riding on a float and we won't understand the details until we actually get there. We don't have this kind of parade in Japan so we really don't understand the situation and we can't really compare it to anything. We've been told that we'll ride around the city on the float and then at the end we'll stop by Macy's and be allowed to sing a song.
2005 Diary from Sony Music
Puffy kept an online diary during their 2005 tour of the US. Full diary.
Brandon Fincher of KFCC interviewed Yumi on August 2, 2003 at San Diego Comic Con.
In regards to how she's doing, she's quite well. Since the child is really small she couldn't leave it to come and join us. Working on raising her child is the focus of her attention at the moment.
2003 Diary from Sony Music
In 2003 Yumi kept a diary while spending some time in the US studying English.
Dennis Aamith of J! ENT did his third interview of Puffy in April of 2002.
Ami: I wanted to be an air stewardess.
Yumi: I wanted to be an air stewardess as well because of a TV drama that I watched when I was growing up.
Ashmi Elizabeth Dang and Brenda Kahn from WOMANROCK interviewed Ami and Yumi after
the release of Spike. Full interview.
What do they want from this U.S. release? "Just to be Puffy, be ourselves where ever we go, and let more people hear the music." says Yumi.
Dennis Aamith of J! ENT did his second interview of Puffy in July of 2001. Full interview.
First, please tell me your favorite non-Japanese artists or music group?
How does it feel to have many fans who are non-Japanese listening to your music?