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Dec. 19th, 2016

Kanjani 8 Nagoya tickets for sell

It's been a while since I've posted here...

I have total of 5tickets for Kanjani 8's Eightertainment Nagoya 12/24/16 show
I have 3 seats and 2 seats they are totally different areas of the dome.

Please message me if you are interested.
I won't be in Japan till the 25th so my relative that lives in Japan will be able to send the tickets.

The show is in less than a week(actually this weekend) so hopefully I could find someone that's wanting to go see Kanjani 8.

The price will be the original ticket price(8,600yen) +shipping
**If shipping anywhere in Japan I could make it free shipping**

Regarding seats I could only say it's stand seats.

Thank you.

Jan. 31st, 2011

[TRANSLATION] DUET 11.10

Hello~!!!:D a little late but HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone^^

its been a while but I wanted to share some translations:) Here's the november issue of DUET *its not the whole interview just the ranking part of Eito's interview:

Ohkura:

Cheerful eito songs best 3?
1. Ai ni mukatte
2. Zukkoke Otokomichi
3. LIFE~目の前の向こうへ~
The first place song I chose it because I remember during a live when I was playing the drums and I looked at the crowd everyone was enjoying it. I was so happy to see everyone like that. That's why it makes me cheerful too.

When you get your heart broken best 3 songs to listen too?
1. Setsunai koi ni kizuite by Kinki Kids
2. Love is...~itsumo sokoni kimiga itakara~ by Kinki Kids
3. Harmony of December by Kinki Kids
I love Kinki Kids. The first place song is in the "A album", and I actually bought the album. I remember as a child listening to this song and it really touched me.

When you go to karaoke you always sing best 3?
1. Fantastipo by Torashi Haishi
2. Step and Go by Arashi
3. Yesterday's by TOKIO
The first place song I always sing with Yasu. And we always harmonize(laugh). The second place song it feels good from the beginning to sing this song. The third place song I like the song but the key is too high so I'm practicing right now(laugh).

Ballad that makes you cry best 3?
1. Ao no Jidai by Kinki Kids
2. Yozora no Mukou by SMAP
3. ame no yoru to getsuyoubi niwa by V6
The first place song I was dancing in the back of Kinkisan's live and I remember while dancing I got the chills because they were so good. The third place song isn't the title already cool!?

Songs that make you want to be in love best 3?
1. Natsu no Ousama by Kinki Kids
2. Mou kimi igai aisenai by Kinki Kids
3. Aisareru yori Aishitai by Kinki Kids
The first place song would make you like want to go outside!? And fall in love!?(laugh)


Maru:

Cheerful eito songs best 3?
1. Wahaha
2. Zukkoke Otokomichi
3. Musekinin Hero
It's hard to just choose 3 songs but, especially the first place song when I sing it I bring out my voice from my stomach so its refreshing.

When you get your heart broken best 3 songs to listen too?
1. One Love by ARASHI
2. Koi no ABO by NEWS
3. Minus 100do no Koi by Kanjani 8
The first place song "One Love" has a lot of love song elements but sing this song and cry it all out! The second place song is the opposite and it makes you cheerful. Listening to it or singing it makes you happy, and maybe it will lead you to your next love.

When you go to karaoke you always sing best 3?
1. Amegasa by TOKIO
2. Kitto Daijyoubu by ARASHI
3. Osaka Rainy Blues by Kanjani 8
I really sing "Amegasa" a lot but, I always change the first part "matte" to "wuiintee~"(laugh). The second place song is very up tempo from the A melody so its for sure a cheer up song.

Ballad that makes you cry best 3?
1. Mamoritai by Kanjani 8(Ohkura Tadayoshi)
2. Snow White by Kanjani 8
3. All of me for you by Kanjani 8
It ended up being all Eito songs.. O, and by the way I love Kinki Kidssan's "Ai no Katamari"!

Songs that make you want to be in love best 3?
1. SHAKE by SMAP
2. Furarete Genki by TOKIO
3. Ai no Katamari by Kinki Kids
The first place, just listeing to it makes you want to move. It makes you excited. The second place song just listening to it and your all better. I think it makes you feel like "lets find new love!!"


Hina:

Cheerful eito songs best 3?
1. Zukkoke Otokomichi
2. Musekinin Hero
3. Wonderful World!!
The first song has spirit, the second song the lyrics are out of bound. The third song the lyrics everyone hold hands and change the way they think the world will change makes you cheerful.

When you get your heart broken best 3 songs to listen too?
1. Bugiwugi・cat by Shounentai
2. Doitsumo Koitsumo by TOKIO
3. Bulldog by Four Leaves
You need to cheer up so, cheerful songs are probably good? The third song is very powerful so I think its still sung by everyone. The first place song is if you say Johnnys then this song is it!

When you go to karaoke you always sing best 3?
1. Yuuyake no Uta by Kondou Masahiko
2. Kitto Daijyoubu by ARASHI
3. Wangan Skier by Shounentai
The first song is really cool. Its a old song but even if you put it in with new songs it doesn't feel like out of place. The third song it feels good to sing it. Also when I was a junior, during Music Station I was in the back dancing of J-FRIENDS and I was shocked. A junior like me being about to dance behind the many senpais!

Ballad that makes you cry best 3?
1. Kimi Dakeni by Shounentai
2. Nandomo yume no nakade kurikaesu love song by TOKIO
3. 夏日憂歌*if you read it like it is it would be "Natsujitsu Yuuka" but its read "Summer time blues"* by SMAP
The first song is already good from the title. Its a song, sung for that person.

Songs that make you want to be in love best 3?
1. Koi no Hajimari... by SMAP(Kusanagi Tsuyoshi)
2. Ai Nanda by V6
3. Bugiwugi・cat by Shounentai
The third song is the same as the break up song but its a song where you can start with a new love too.


Baru:

Cheerful eito songs best 3?
1. Wonderful World!!
2. Nakanaide Bokuno Music
3. Wahaha
All three songs the music is simply fun to listen too. The first and second songs are from the new album but including the lyrics its really "Eito like". The third one I think its obvious to be cheerful.

When you get your heart broken best 3 songs to listen too?
1. Osaka Romanesque by Kanjani 8
2. Kanashi Koi by Kanjani 8
3. to Heart by Kinki Kids
"Osaka Romanesque" is definitely number 1! The lyrics, melody everything is just a heart broken song! The third song I have a strong image of the dorama but I like the song.

When you go to karaoke you always sing best 3?
1. LIFE~目の前の向こうへ~ by Kanjani 8
2. Mamoritai by Kanjani 8(Ohkura Tadayoshi)
3. Osaka Rainy Blues by Kanjani 8
I don't really sing Johnny's songs at Karaoke but, I sing the first one and make everyone think "Its the actual person singing♪" sing the second one and show that I could sing different types of songs, and bring it all in with the third song(laugh).

Ballad that makes you cry best 3?
1. Kimi wo Omoutoki by TOKIO
2. Ao no Jidai by Kinki Kids
3. BJ by Kanjani 8
The first song I saw TOKIOsan's concert DVD and really thought its a great song. The acoustic feel is great. And, Kinkisan's ballad more like love songs are a must.

Songs that make you want to be in love best 3?
1. Ai no Katamari by Kinki Kids
2. Fuyukoi by Kanjani 8
3. Anniversary by Kinki Kids
The first song is written by a girl's point of view, from the first place I really love this song. "Fuyukoi" the lyrics are straight forward.


Yasu:

Cheerful eito songs best 3?
1. Energy
2. Zukkoke Otokomichi
3. Goujou ni Go!
The first song, one of my guy friends really like this song and says that it cheers him up so I chose this song. The second song I get a lot of request to sing it so I think it cheers everyone up.

When you get your heart broken best 3 songs to listen too?
1. Yesterday's by TOKIO
2. Harmony of December by Kinki Kids
3. Kotoba yori taisetsuna mono by ARASHI
The first song the lyrics are good, and the melody has a sad feel to it so its perfect. The second one from the strings it makes you cry. It makes you miss the person.

When you go to karaoke you always sing best 3?
1. Zukkoke Otokomichi by Kanjani 8
2. DREAMIN' BLOOD by Kanjani 8
3. Fantastipo by Torashi Haishi
The first song is a definite. Including getting asked to sing its first place. The second song I sing it myself, and also its a really good song. The third song I mostly sing it with Ohkura. We always harmonize.

Ballad that makes you cry best 3?
1. Bokuga yuu yasashisatoka... by Domoto Tsuyoshi
2. ORIGINAL COLOR by Domoto Tsuyoshi
3. Fuyukoi by Kanjani 8
The lyrics of the first "there's no meaning listening to my favorite guitarist" is my favorite part!! This song is really an amazing ballad.

Songs that make you want to be in love best 3?
1. Anniversary by Kinki Kids
2. Mou kimi igai aisenai by Kinki Kids
3. Sukini natteku aishiteku by Kinki Kids
All three songs the lyrics are straight forward. Whenever I listen to the songs I always think I want to be in love like the songs. I ended up choosing mostly Kinkisan's song because I listen to them a lot.


Yoko:

Cheerful eito songs best 3?
1. Zukkoke Otokomichi
2. Sukiyanen, Osaka.
3. ∞SAKA Obachan ROCK
To tell you the truth I didn't want to put a rank on the songs because I love all of them. If I had to choose it would be these three. Because when we do it at the lives everyone is always cheerful. Also "Wahaha" is good too.

When you get your heart broken best 3 songs to listen too?
1. Jetcoaster・Romance by Kinki Kids
2. WA ni natte odorou by V6
3. Real Face by KAT-TUN
The first place song the first part "pi-pi-pi-" the whistle sound, does it not make you kind of excited? The second song is a cheerful song so I thought it will take your mind of things, the third song is a strong and rock song so singing it or listening to it, it would make you feel better.

When you go to karaoke you always sing best 3?
1. Zukkoke Otokomichi by Kanjani 8
2. Sukiyanen, Osaka.
3. ∞SAKA Obachan ROCK
I don't usually go to Karaoke. But for launch parties and stuff I'm always asked to sing Zukkoke. Its a cheerful song so it brings everyone's tensions high.

Ballad that makes you cry best 3?
1. Sorafune by TOKIO
2. Ai no Katamari by Kinki Kids
3. Harmony of December by Kinki Kids
The first song is really a cool song, and a great song. And Kinkisan has a strong image of ballad songs. Second and third both are really famous songs but the second song is written by a girl's point of view so I thought it's easier for girls to relate?

Songs that make you want to be in love best 3?
1. Love so sweet by ARASHI
2. Lion Heart by SMAP
3. Yozora no Mukou by SMAP
The first song I was influenced by the "Hana Yori Dango" image(laugh). The second and third songs the lyrics are really good. Its a calm song but, it makes you want to fall in love.


Ryo:

Cheerful eito songs best 3?
1. LIFE~目の前の向こうへ~
2. Rolling Coaster
3. BJ
This is simply my favorite order but, the first song I really love it right now. The force and teh lyrics is GREAT!! The second and third song when we do it at lives everyone really enjoys it.

When you get your heart broken best 3 songs to listen too?
1. LIFE~目の前の向こうへ~ by Kanjani 8
2. BJ by Kanjani 8
3. Naniwa iroha bushi by Kanjani 8
The first one the lyrics are "one more time, one more time" right. So its perfect for someone that just got their heart broken(laugh). The third one starting from the beginning. Its our debut song, and also a meaning to reset your mind about the break up and start from the beginning.

When you go to karaoke you always sing best 3?
1. weeeek by NEWS
2. Ai no Katamari by Kinki Kids
3. LIFE~目の前の向こうへ~ by Kanjani 8
The first song I'm asked to sing this song a lot. The second song I sometimes sing with Akanishi Jin. The third song from now on will be a heavily rotated song!!

Ballad that makes you cry best 3?
1. Akireru kurai bokura wa negao by TOKIO
2. Southend by TOKIO
3. PUZZLE by Kanjani 8
The second song when I saw Nagase kun and Taichi kun singing it on "The Shouen Club Premium", and it was such a great song, I was really amazed.

Songs that make you want to be in love best 3?
1. LOVE YOU ONLY by TOKIO
2. Sorafune by TOKIO
3. Mayonaka no Shadow boy by Hey!Say! JUMP
I really love TOKIOsan's songs. I like the band songs. The first song is a definite! The third one I thought it had a fresh feel to it so its good.


I'm sorry if there is any spelling error>< I checked but I might of missed some spots:/ ENJOY~!!:D

Aug. 8th, 2010

Happy eight day~!!!!^0^

Hello everyone:D Happy eito day!! maybe for some people it was yesterday but for me its today so i'm celebrating by posting some translations^^

I'm really sorry for not updating for awhile>< I will try to update more like I used too:)


POTATO Aug./2010

Ryo:
I used to hang out with Yokoyama kun a lot. I was happy when he treated me out to an all you can eat BBQ place on my 14th birthday. Its not like I remember about it a lot its just Yokoyama kun still talks about "treating me out!" till this day(laugh). My memories with Subaru kun is related to food too. When I was only 15, I had to stay at a hotel in Tokyo for work, and he probably couldn't stand watching me eat convenient store bentos all the time, so Subaru kun invited me to his house and made me Mentaiko spaghetti. It was good, and it was a while since I had homemade food so it made me feel really comfortable. Maru I went to the same high school for a year but, since the first day of school he took really good care of me. Maru was a honor student and he was the star of the school. At our school arts festival I remember performing "Owarinaki tabi". Yasu I remember at our dressing room for "Kyo to Kyo" I was playing around and spraying water at him and he got really mad, and it was really scary... Thats the time when I learned Yasu is usually nice but, when he gets mad he's really scary. Ohkura, he watched "1 liters of tear" in my room while I was gone, and when I got back his eyes were all puffy and there was a pile of tissues. I told him "its wasteful so use a towel!"(laugh). Murakami kun, I went to his house and while eating nikujyaga we were watching tv and it was Yokoyama kun on "The Quiz Show" and it was a weird feeling.
There's a lot of songs that are memorable but, maybe its "fuka-fuka Love the Earth" the song we made in 2008 for a Eco program and it was the first time we wrote a song together. Which reminds me, in that show Ohkura was working hard going around locations and when he came back to the studio, I didn't have that emotional tear and it was very like me that it was funny(laugh).
When I look back 10 years later, I want my 2010 summer to be memorable that I could remember right away what I did summer of 2010. Its probably going to be the summer of "Chonmage Purin"(playing July 31st). I'll be happy if the movie will be memorable to the people that watched it. O talking about memory, my memory for my phone isn't increasing either. This summer I want to meet all kinds of people and, I want to in all meanings make more memory!

Hina
My oldest memory is probably living in a house with stairs. Also when I was a child with the allowance I got on New Years I bought a soccer game. It was a used one but it was 3000yen and I thought "so expensive: but, I really wanted it so I bought it. But the next day I went to the same store and they were selling it for 780yen. That was a big shock! It's a sad memory(laugh).
Memories with the members? Subaru and I used to runaway from home(laugh). Yoko slept over my house once before. We used to sleepover at each others houses a lot. We slept over at the closest house when we finished work late. My mom said Ryo was "small". Which reminds me my mom said Maru's feet smelled and put soap in his shoes(laugh). Long time ago when I slept over at Yasu's house, his sister was there and said "good morning" with a sleepy face. With Tatsu I don't have that kind of memory but, during our 47 tour, I remember he was the fastest to fall asleep(laugh).
The most memorable song from our songs is the song for Eito ranger. The first time we performed it at the Shochikuza the sound stopped. I was really surprised. The first part played a little and then stopped so we played it off by saying "yo~!"(laugh).
It's already summer huh. The first thing that comes to mind about summer is middle school sports club. My first year of middle school I was teased by the older kids(laugh). The graduated students that are in high school came to our team. To the first year, third year people are like gods right? Those gods are greeting the graduates. And then, the gods say to the graduates "please train these guys~". Then we would have to run 10 laps of a 800m ground and then in a circle of 60 people we had to perform the "frog song" while being a position like sitting in a chair... It was really hard! If I look back now, those graduates weren't all that at their high school. That's why they came to our middle school to show off. I would never want to go back to that time(laugh). I say that but I still play soccer in this hot summer(laugh). Its fun because I feel like I could go back to my student days.

Yoko:
A secret to memorizing? I don't have any. If I concentrate then I could remember but, if I'm not concentrated then I can't. I'm usually not concentrated so, most of the time I don't remember a lot of things. But, I'm the type that holds a grudge. A long time ago Subaru was about to cry because he wasn't feeling really good on the plane to go to Guam and I remember that because I was holding a grudge against him. He was getting taken care by a female staff but, that person was very cute and I was jealous(laugh). I asked Subaru and he didn't remember so I was surprised. My memories with Hina would have to be the dokkiri clip we did for the PUZZLE tour DVD. I didn't think he would fall for it and everything we did was so much fun. It really was a great memory(laugh). Nishikido on his 14th birthday I acted like a senpai and said "I'll take you to a Yakiniku place" and went to a all you can eat bbq place. Yasu I remember, Hina threw Yasu's bag from the car and it was fun seeing Yasu chasing that car. Ohkura, sleep talk. I thought he ate and slept right away but all of a sudden he'll say "I'm hungry~". With Maru about a year ago, we were walking the city of Ebisu and I remember talking about each others dreams. Probably we were into the atmosphere of walking the city of Tokyo.
Summer equals BBQ. This isn't a memory I'm planing it right now. This summer I'm doing it again. If its memory with work it would be Shochikuza. It probably feels like just yesterday because my body probably remembers the tiring times. Because, everyday we had 3 shows the who-le summer. I really think we worked really hard.
The most memorable Kanjani 8 song is "Zukkoke Otokomichi". Every time we do it at the concert I think "this is a must song!". It cheers everyone up, and the power of the song is amazing so we could become one with the audience, that makes a memorable moment every time. The new song "Wonderful World!!" is another song that will be fun to do it at the live. Every time you listen to it, it gets better, and there's so many good parts to the song, and its rich with variations so, I'm excited to see the changes to the song by singing it many times at the lives.

Yasu:
If you say summer memories it would have to be Shochikuza. I used to take the train from my house to Shochikuza but, I still sometimes take the same train and it brings back memories. I remember my reckless feelings I had, and I really remember thinking "why isn't their anyone to come see us~". Because we had those struggles back then we are who we are now, and I think looking back now it was a good experience. When Kanjani 8 was made with Ohkura included, the first original song we got is "Do you agree?" and we still sing it at lives but, personally its a really memorable song. I was very happy that the first Kanjani 8 song was very cool.
There are countless memories with the members. When Maru came to my house to sleepover, he got caught by a random old guy at the shopping mall. I tried really hard to calm the guy down, and I found out that he went to the same school as me and he was like "your my kouhai. If something happens let me know"(laugh). Its an episode that only happens back home. I remember getting teased by Ryo and Murakami kun. During our "Kyo to Kyo" play Ryo was really being annoying by spraying water so I got really mad. Murakami kun threw my stuff out of the car. Whenever Murakami kun does those kind of pranks he looks so happy(laugh). Ohkura and Shibuyan during our Osaka times we used to play a lot. Ohkura and I went to the same high school so after school we would go to karaoke together. With Shibuyan we went shopping for clothes. O yea, even now I could still laugh but, Shibuyan's "strawberry incident". During a shoot there was a scene wear we eat a strawberry shortcake and, everyone was excited to eat their strawberry but Shibuyan ate everyone's strawberry, and the way he was quietly eating the strawberries was so funny and cute I cried because it was so funny. Yokocho equals BBQ! He always wants to start the fire because he thinks its cool for a guy to be able to start the fire(laugh).
This summer, I want to steer the boat on my own and go to the beach. You might think "the beach again?" but, summer is special. The sun is high up and the shine is very strong and the clearness of the water shows more and its really pretty. For work I want to deliver a lot of new songs not only "Wonderful World!!".

Subaru:
My oldest memory that I could remember is when I was about 4, I went to this girl's house a lot that went to the same preschool as me. I think her house owned a sushi restaurant.
Episodes with the members? During our junior days Yoko was told by a senpai "be more vertical!". This phrase is something to remember(laugh). Yasu I used to go shopping a lot in Osaka. Which reminds me Yasu, Maru and Ohkura and I used to go to a studio for band practice. On the way back from our practice Maru was always hyper. While we were heading to the station he was singing SMAP songs. By himself! People that were passing him by were looking. Hina our hometown is the same so during our jr years we went to work together. We met up at the station home(laugh). There and back we were together. We were having fun in the train by looking at people. Its been so long. O yea, Hina and I went to Ryo's house to play games. With Ohkura I went to a onsen with just the two of us. We went to Akaho but, it was like the Kyoto daimonji and on the mountain it said "red". The two of us were like "it so red~" and came back without going in the onsen(laugh).
The most memorable Kanjani 8 song has to be "Naniwa iroha bushi". Its our debut song, and its our first song out. Of course its memorable. I think I could never forget. Of course I was happy because we could debut, but there was also a sense of security like finally my feet our planted to the ground. It also gave me the power to want to work harder and harder.
A sad memory? Till the debut there was a lot of hard times, there was a lot of pain. But, people tend to forget happy memories but, never forget the hard times. Because I have those memories now, there's some part of me that's saved right now. Because I'm very thankful of the situation I'm in right now.
Memories of summer equals BBQ. We all ate the meat like bears and it was so much fun. I kind of helped and was having fun. I want to do it this year again. I want to do other things you do in the summer. Every year there's tours and other work stuff. I want to BBQ, do fireworks, go to the beach too. I also want to take a nap(laugh). If I were to make one come true I'll go to the beach. I'll go to the beach and sleep!

Ohkura:
My oldest memory is probably when I was in preschool. I remember taking a bus to a far preschool. Also I remember when its summer my dad took me camping. I went to a lot of places mountains, lake, the beach. At night my dad will tell scary stories but, it was the same story every time. But I remember still getting scared every time(laugh). He really let me experience a lot of outdoor stuff. This summer I'm doing a dorama "GM~ odore doctor" so I'll probably be busy. But, being able to say "I'm busy" is a happy thing.
Memories with the members... I went to go eat a lot with Murakami kun. He likes fancy restaurants so it was mostly Italian. Also I ate a lot with Yokoyama kun after work. Subaru kun, I went to onsen with him. We went to Akaho but, I only remember that it said "red" on the mountain(laugh). Yasu I was with him since audition. Yasu talks about me stepping on his foot but, I don't remember~. Yasu and I were together in high school so, I went to sleepover at his house and we played a lot. Maru was always hyper, funny, and had bad fashion sense(laugh). It was around middle school. He used to wear these purple camouflage print pants that you tighten around the cuffs all the time. I still remember that. Ryo chan was really small. He had a high voice and he was like a random character. He was always playing around with the adults but, because he was cute it just end with a "hey~"(laugh).
A memorable Kanjani 8 song is "Naniwa iroha bushi". If I was asked what is memorable I would have to say all of them so I chose the debut song. When I'm troubled its "Naniwa iroha bushi"(laugh).
Memories of being sad or laughing is when I watch movies or read manga. The most sad was the movie "Green Mile". It was about criminals who were condemned to death. I remember crying a lot. Memories of getting mad is probably fighting with my brother. The brother right after me always wanted to fight. We're close but because we're close in age, we had a lot of fights too. But, any siblings are like that right?

Maru:
Memories with each members~. Start with, Murakami kun and I were playing till morning and with that spirit we went to go eat yakiniku in the morning. We also had beer, it was a lot of calories at once. Of course I'll get fat. It was fun but, I'll keep it down(laugh). My memories with Tacchon is also food. I took him to my favorite Japanese restaurant in Kyoto and he really loved the place and I was happy. I can't forget with Yokoyama kun we had yakiniku and wine and talked about love. I want him to take me to yakiniku again<3
When we were filming "Shichinin no samurai Jie no haran", the okomesando*rice sandwich* that Ryo chan would buy at the convenient store looked so, so good! and till this day I buy okomesando*rice sandwich* and its totally because of Ryo chan. With Sho chan we tried going up the escalators at the Tokyo station but it was going down and we both looked at each other and laughed so hard. Even till this day when I go to Tokyo station those little things coming back to me and its so weird. Shibuyan it was fun when during a concert MC we were playing around together. I want to do that kind of thing this year too at least once.
To be honest, this year I don't need any breaks for awhile! I want to do a lot of group work! Even if we're physical apart from everyone, I want to do something that will stay so that we could feel the same way. Right now one of them is the new song "Wonderful World!!". I'm trying really hard with singing in a high tone so please listen carefully. I think summer fits with this song so, I would be happy if it makes your summer memories shine. Songs that become your summer memories are great songs. For me when I listen to Ketsumeishi san's "Natsun no Omoide" I think it's soo good. Go to the beach with your friends, have a love affair, I never experienced that kind of stuff so I'm attracted to that. For me, I only have a sad memory, my parents took me to the beach and they buried me in the sand, and they just left me there and my face was black...(laugh)
Lately, I don't know if the women are strong or the guys are weak! I want to be a guy who people can rely on so I'm working hard but, right now I'm not doing anything specific to be that guy(laugh). Of course I'm doing my best in work but, right now as a guy I'm looking for something I can be into. This is really my recent state(laugh).

Eito I love u~!!:D

May. 22nd, 2010

[SCANS] MYOJO 2010.07

I love this photoshoot so I decided to share this with everyone its the July issue of Myojo:D (Sorry its not HQ but I think the quality isn't that bad^^;)
my favorite pic is Ryo, Ohkura<3333333
Enjoy~

http://www.mediafire.com/?nlh51inndj2
mu link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TSRCE0Z1


I don't want to write a whole long thing about how I feel about Yoko's mother passing away but when I read about it, I just couldn't stop crying. I really couldn't control my tears. I'm still very emotional about it. Yoko cares so much about his family that it just hurt me soo badly, and I just wanted to fly to Japan and go to his concert and see how he is... R.I.P Minako san.
And to Yoko I know its hard but good luck with the rest of your solo concert, and I hope you can have some rest after your concert.

May. 21st, 2010

[INFO] Kanjani 8 new single

YAY~!!! Kanjani 8 is coming out with a new singleXDDD awww finally~!!! can't wait!!! and there's soo much extra stuff I'm so excited to see the dvds~!!!!

INFO about each single
Release date: 2010.06.30 (WED)

Limited A
2songs+DVD("Wonderful World!!" Music Clip)
1,470 yen

tracklist:
-Wonderful World
-浮世踊りビト (Ukiyoodori bito)

Limited B
2songs+DVD(prologue of patch #1~4)
1,470yen

same song tracklist as limited A

Regular
4songs+ 2karaoke
1,000yen
First press inclosed with sticker (not confirmed yet)

Tracklist

- Wonderful World
- 浮世踊りビト (Ukiyoodori bito)
- Wahaha puzzle remix
- Rolling Coaster puzzle remix
- Wonderful World karaoke
- 浮世踊りビト (Ukiyoodori bito) karaoke

As always the three versions cover will be different

I'm soo happy their also including the wahaha and rolling coaster remixs!!! I love the rolling coaster remixXDDD Yasu your wish came true<3333 I wish yasu could design the cover again!!!XD

May. 9th, 2010

[TRANSLATION] DUET 06.10

Another translation:) This time for Ohkura's bdayXD


DUET

In this interview Eito talked about each members bad parts, things each member wants the other members to fix and good parts, what they like about each member.
Ryo:
bad parts/things to improve:
Yokoyama: He sometimes doesn't listen to people when their talking. Also, plays too much games. When we went to Guam for work, he brought his Wii from Japan. Is there a 28 year old like that!? *Ryo, that's why we love yokoXD*
Shibutani: Next time you change your phone, please don't forget to re-record my cell number(laugh). Recently I called and he answered "who is this?", I was a little shocked...
Murakami: Writes too much documents(laugh). He's always running his pen like there was so much important stuff to write. Not a computer but, he's still a pen type. But, his way of holding the pen is weird! He writes like how you hold a brush for Shuuji*penmanship*.
Yasuda: He's too nice. I think he could at least be strict with us. That's why so~metimes when he's serious and says "I'm going to hit you" I get nervous. But, it's like a surprise so I kind of grin(laugh).
Maruyama: He tries to be funny and sends stup-id photos! I forgot when but, he sent me a picture of him with a famous billboard in Hollywood, and I was surprised like "when did you go!?" I admire his light footwork but, 90% of the time its really stup--id pictures. *LOLOL I want to see--->< but Maru when did you come to the US?!!!*
Ohkura: Lately, when we go drink, I think he drinks more than before. Be careful of too much drinking. *Kura and Yasu needs to be careful>< jeez those alcoholics!!!*

good parts/praise each member:
Yokoyama: When we're in meetings, and some gets pissed, and the atmosphere goes bad, he's good at naturally changing the mood to a good vibe.
Shibutani: When I was out at this place I was looking for a second hand clothes shop, and I couldn't find it, so I called Subaru kun. And then very politely he told me. Well, that's the time when he said "who is this?"...(laugh) *LOLOL poor guy you were really hurt that baru didn't save ur number to keep bringing it up like thisXD so cute<3333*
Murakami: As its written, he's Eito's "mediator". He always leads the shows, when talking to outside staffs he organizes and tells our unorganized ideas to them. If I were to say it as a business he's like the PR person?
Yasuda: Sho chan is a great guy! The other day when we were heading to Tokyo from Shin Osaka, He was like "everyone wants a drink right?" and we didn't even ask and he bought everyone's alcohol. I never met anyone that's nicer than Sho chan. *awwww that's soo sweeetXD*
Maruyama: Maru chan is also a great guy! Well, he's not more than that or less than that...(laugh) It's going to be the same as Yokoyama kun but, he can make a not fun atmosphere into a fun place with "laughter" at once. Sometimes I'm like "I can't laugh right now", and he makes me pissed instead. Oops its not time to talk about the bad parts right now(laugh). *U bully! be nice to maru!!XP*
Ohkura: He works hard on everything he does. Once I saw him practicing the marching drums secretly by himself, and thought that he's a hard-worker. Furthermore how he doesn't show himself working hard is handsome.


Hina:
bad parts/things to improve:
Yokoyama: Seriously his pants zipper is opened a lot. During filming, I don't if its on purpose but I looked many times(laugh). But, when we point it out he turns red. Also, his laces are always untied so tie them!
Shibutani: He can't pick out his own meals. I don't get it? Its different from indecisive. For example when we're taking out and someones like I want this then he'll be like "o me too" and just goes with whatever they say. Also when he brushes his teeth he goes ue--*throw up sound*(laugh)
Yasuda: During rehearsals for lives, if there's something he doesn't agree on his guitar solo, he neglects us and just keeps practicing by himself. It's good to be into it but, please do it on your own time.
Maruyama: It's fine that your trying to cheer us up in the dressing room but, when you keep doing it I think it's annoying(laugh). But when your concentration runs out you just fall asleep. You go crazy, get tired and go to sleep. Same as a kid.
Ohkura: Wow. I don't really have anything bad to say about Ohkura. This past year, he's been saying his opinions during meetings, and he's thinking about his own direction. Seriously, I have nothing to say.
Nishikido: Lately, your late. It's not like its all the time but. What else? Sometimes you forget to flush the toilet so please be careful(laugh). *ewww ryo>< haha*

good parts/praise each member:
Yokoyama: He doesn't forget his childish heart. He tries to bring in the members into games he's into. I think his innocence is good. Also, when we have meetings for concerts, he's always thinking about the fans.
Shibutani: He's not the type to say his opinions during meetings but, when we're stuck and he speaks, it's always right on target. And lately, I hear he's taking care of the kouhais.
Yasuda: He's nice. He's the type that thinks others happiness is my happiness. But, I never felt his kindness yet. Whenever I ask him out to go eat, he'll always say no(laugh). He's a hard worker, and strict. If he decides to do it he's wholehearted. *STILL!? Yasu I don't get it... why ru saying no to Hina??:/*
Maruyama: He's nice to everyone. He's very considerate. He brings gifts from Kyoto to the interview place. He really cherishes the people around him. He always cheers up the members too.
Ohkura: He's always laughing. In a good way, his way of not having energy, makes the people around him calm down. Also its nice that he doesn't change his attitude whoever it is. He doesn't try to be someone he's not, so I think he's a very honest human being.
Nishikido: Guitar or whatever it is if he gets into it, he's totally absorbed in to it. It's hard to keep that concentration. Also, for example during junior times or other old songs he still remembers all the dance steps! That really helps! *wow that's pretty amazing!!*


Subaru:
bad parts/things to improve:
Yokoyama:Doesn't listen to people. More like he can't listen. When he tries he can't listen. His sense of hearing gets blocked. Even so sometimes if you keep repeating yourself he listens to a little bit of it(laugh). And, he's more shy than me. *Yoko you really are a kidXD*
Murakami: In a good way and bad I think he does everything skillfully. He's good with communicating with people, and he's a good person so I'm worried if he'll get scammed, please don't easily believe everyone(laugh).
Yasuda: I know he doesn't do it purposely but he doesn't give back what he borrowed. He sometimes completely forgets he borrowed it from me. This is a great example in that he's always so considerate that some parts he's really off(laugh).
Maruyama: He has bad memory. Even if he says something funny, two seconds later he forgets already(laugh). He's the most slowest to memorize dance steps, and he gets mad at himself for it. But that's our lovable Maru chan. *awww so cute, so cute<3333*
Ohkura: Your too drunk. He's laughing the who--le time, I'm having fun too but don't drink too much. Please stop saying everything that's on your mind. When we were eating all of a sudden to the person next to him he was like "I'm so full!"(laugh).
Nishikido: Impatient. He's living life fast. Also, he's very shy. He's a different shy from Yoko, if he thinks "I can't" once then he completely shuts them out. He thinks they won't notice but it's obvious(laugh).

good parts/praise each member:
Yokoyama: He's nice, and he's good at making people happy. Something recent he planned Hina's birthday party. He cares about the members, staff, his family, and above all he cares about the fans.
Murakami: Everything he does he puts his full effort. His straight-forward posture is great. He doesn't have any doubts. He has great foot-work so he uses his time wisely. P.S. I think your hairstyle now is number one out of all the hairstyles from the past!
Yasuda: He's working hard being true to himself. He can sense people's feelings. When I'm not feeling to good he comes up and says "are you okay?" and texts me. And, he's very fashionable.
Maruyama: Pa--n! it comes down to that(laugh). With that cheery attitude he always brightens the scene, members, and fans. He really is a fun dummy. He's fun. And, he's actually pretty tall. His legs are long! And his body is nice!
Ohkura: He has a very manly personality, he doesn't say much and just quietly does what he has to do. When he knows what he wants he doesn't say this or that but shows by actually doing it. He's like a samurai. During lives he does what fans enjoy most.
Nishikido: I'm thankful for him saying ideas during live meetings. And his face is handsome. His face is like a foreigner. Ryo chan and Tacchon are Eito's two tops. *LOLOL o baruXD*


Yasu:
bad parts/things to improve:
Yokoyama: He pretends to listen even though he's not interested but his eyes are completely zoned-out(laugh). Also when there's 3 poses for our outfits, he sometimes says "this pants looks like this one so there's no need to change right?" and is rough sometimes(laugh).
Shibutani: Lately its a lot better but, his morning blood pressure is very low. And I want him to be able to eat shiitake*type of mushroom*. When we go eat nabe together I have to eat it before the flavor comes out so its difficult eating(laugh).
Murakami: Lately, when he talks when he's drunk, he looks really mad. Please be careful because your face is like a scary man. Also stop wearing geta to filming. Your wearing something nice and its going to waste(laugh).
Maruyama: When there's 6 interviews, in the morning he's all hyper and loud but, by the afternoon he's all out of jokes and by the 4th interview his switch is completely off sometimes. Be able to equally distribute your energy!
Ohkura: The other day when we were drinking together, you were playing darts and singing karaoke but, I can't settle down so pick one. I'm playing darts and he makes me sing the hook(laugh).
Nishikido: When he's upset about something, his emotion comes out on his face. But, that's totally Ryo chans character already~. I don't think he has to change?
good parts/praise each member:
Yokoyama: Tenshinranman *means naivete, innocence*. He lives the way he wants to live, and whatever he's into he's very concentrated. His way of thinking is different from people. Even during live meetings his ideas are very new and fresh.
Shibutani: He's a person who gives back love when he receives love. He's very honest and can't lie. I think he's a person that can't deceive himself, even in magazine interviews. I like his "because we are human" way of living.
Murakami: Sincere. Straight-forward. Precise. This is my imagination but, I feel like he separates similar documents together and put it in files(laugh). I think its admirable that he cares and eats vegetables. *I feel like yasu really had nothing to say about hina...-_-*
Maruyama: He's bright, and in a good way his craziness is nice. He might seem optimistic but, you can actually have a deep conversation with him too. He's very sensitive and considerate. He sometimes pour tea for the members and staffs. Something I can't do. *awww maru your soo sweetXDD*
Ohkura: Generally speaking he's cheerful. Like when we're drinking together, when I see him having him, it makes me feel good too. And he's very tall! If I had his height I probably could fit into suits nicely.
Nishikido: He's active. And also, its from a long time but, that he eats a lot. I think its very healthy and its really good. He has days when he eats 5 meals a day. He knows about mechanics. He always knows about new electrical appliance information.

Ohkura:
bad parts/things to improve:
Yokoyama: Maybe his very shy part. For example during meetings, even if he wants to say something, after the meetings over he quietly says "actually I was thinking this way...". He should be more honest(laugh).
Shibutani: Please stop farting everywhere and any time. During the press conference for the new show he was farting too(laugh). Well, it didn't smell, and it was good that the press people didn't notice it(laugh). *LOL you guys are probably immune to it alreadyXD*
Murakami: He has no mercy on tsukkomi to females. The other time to this actress that came to our show he was like "you worked hard" and was patting her head(laugh). Sometimes his way of communicating is excess.
Yasuda: He likes alcohol too much so, sometimes I think is your liver okay? Please care about your physical condition. Also, it's good that your strict and hard working but, your single mindedly working too hard sometimes and it seems like your going to break down so please be careful of that too. *aww ohkura sooo sweetXD kurayasu moment<333*
Maruyama: There's a side of him where he's living with full power, but also a naive side. You don't have to be so disappointed when your jokes weren't that funny. And also, because you admire Matsuda Yuusaku san so much that your copying his sunglasses but, it doesn't look good on you(laugh). *HAHAHAHA Kura your so meanXD*
Nishikido: Sometimes you don't finish your food. All of a sudden he's like "I'm hungry!" and starts eating fried chicken bento, and while he's eating that he starts making cup a noodle but, he ends but being full with the bento, and he gives the rest to the members(laugh).
good parts/praise each member:
Yokoyama: He's shy but, he actually likes communicating with people, and that part of him is cute. He doesn't ask people to go out and eat with him but, if you ask he'll definitely come. The other time when I was with Yasu and we called him he came.
Shibutani: Serious!! He seems like he's daydreaming but when we have deep conversations, he actually has his own thoughts, and he really cares about each of the members.
Murakami: He just loves having a fun conversation with people. That's why its easy to talk to him about problems and I rely on him. O, and he likes to get praised. When you praise him he seems like he's happy(laugh).
Yasuda: Easy going! When we're drinking and if I say "let's go to another place" he for sure come with me. He become friends with anybody! When we were doing the dorama together he was already getting along with the actors during the introduction meet-up.
Maruyama: He's very bright. He likes making people laugh, and even though it wasn't funny he'll keep saying it. He's our mood-maker. But, the other day, Maru was the only one not there but, the mood of the filming spot was pretty fun(laugh).
Nishikido: He has a handsome kindness. When we went to this person's wedding the atmosphere was like "where should we go for the second place?" and Ryo chan was like "it's his best day in his life so we have to drink". See, he's handsome!

Maru:
bad parts/things to improve:
Yokoyama: When you put lip balm on, it's way of your lips. Its shiny like you just ate tempura. If that's gone, probably, you'll be popular enough to be able to make it in Hollywood.
Shibutani: Our promise of drinking at one of our houses haven't come true yet. That's the only thing I can't forgive about him. It's only been 2 months since we promised but, I was told "I'll call you when your about to forget", so I'm waiting for your call(laugh). *awwww baru and maru drinking together sounds cuteXDDD baru call maru!!!*
Murakami: His muscles are hard. That's why you can get hurt or torn your muscles easily. When we go to massages together, I hear him being told that from the side. If he didn't have that he could of been in the World Cup this year. So close!
Yasuda: He's cute but he's handsome. Gosh, just be one of them! And also, choose if your going to draw or play the guitar! If you narrow down to one of them you could become worldwide! If you use the time for drawing to playing the guitar it would be amazing. And it will be amazing if you use the time to play the guitar to draw. Think about your schedule, and sleep! I'm worried about your body! *omgsh maru your tooo cute<3333*
Ohkura: He's taller than me. I don't like that! Ohkura is about 179 cm. I'm 175cm but, I wish to have height like Ohkura, to be honest I'm envious.
Nishikido: Body, too tightened. From my point of you I'm so jealous but, I want you to measure your body fat once. If your too skinny you know how they say you might catch a cold. That's why I'm worried. But in reality Ryo chan is pretty healthy.
good parts/praise each member:
Yokoyama: His shyness is cute(laugh). When I approach him like "Yuuchin, Yuuchin<3" he runs away saying "nanyanen!? *what do you want!?*" and I like that moment. We've been together for some long and I finally realized he's shy.
Shibutani: He sends me weird texts. I'm really.... happy about that(laugh). I can't say why I'm happy but... it's kind of like sexual harassment so(laugh). It's only 2~3 texts but, lately we're sending each other those kind of texts.*LOL omgsh is there some kind of BaruMaru love going on!?<3333*
Murakami: When he connects with people, he's really a kind person. When I went to go see Shin chan's butai "If or..", we went to go eat Okonomiyaki together after-wards but, he was really good with communicating with the lady at the restaurant.
Yasuda: Your body balance is too perfect. It's inverted triangle. When we were juniors and he came to my house and when he was taking a bath, my dad was like "do want to do body building?" and was scouting him.
Ohkura: Skillful! He started playing the drums once he got into Kanjani 8 and now its his specialty. He's handsome when he's dancing, he's handsome when he's singing, and he's cute when he talks. I want to say "what the!?". There's no choice but to notice it.
Nishikido: Enthusiastic. He's the type where if he gets into something he'll deeply look into it like appliances and stuff. If you ask him about computers and stuff he tells you everything about it. I'm inconstant so I'm envious.
*Maru is soo sweet I love maru's comments about everyone the best!!!XD the bad things he had to say about everyone wasn't even bad!!^^ he's just too nice and sweet!!!<333333*

Yoko's part was done already so I'm not going to do his part:)

[TRANSLATION] WINK-UP 06.10

HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOKO and OHKURA(a little earlyXP)~!!!



To celebrate I translated the June issue of Wink-up I was only going to do yoko and kura since its their bday but I couldn't help translating the other members too it was just tooo sweet so enjoy~!!!XD

WINK-UP


Kanjani 8 "Tender accents of love"
We bring you cute Eito to fit spring. We had the members think of "a line to say to a girl they like". The interview is Eito's best "something".


RYO: "Sukiyade" *I like you*

Eito's "best popular guy":
(answered right away) It's me.... just kidding, just kidding, just kidding! There's people that believe that kind of stuff(laugh). I'm not that narcissistic(laugh)! Being serious, probably Yasu? He's nice, he can do everything, as a guy there's a lot of parts where he's handsome, I think. Only, if you close your eyes about his unique fashion sense(laugh). Recently, there was a wedding for a co-worker, and we went to it. That time he was wearing something crazy(laugh). He's wearing a suit but, he's also wearing a hat that looked like a silk hat, and around his neck he was wearing a bow tie..... O, but that day I was wearing a bow tie too(laugh). *dork ryo<333*

Eito's "best hooded jacket(parka)" (the person who looks good in a hooded jacket):
Eh~ I never thought about that. Everyone looks good! I have a yellow, pink, orange and other colored ones, I have very fancy ones.

Eito's "best father" (the person who'll be a good father):
Murakami Shingo! He's like reliable. I sometimes think it would be nice if Murakami kun was my dad... He's like that character but, he's actually very generous, so he seems like he'll give allowance(laugh). On his day off, he seems like he'll play with his kids. I went snowboarding in March but, I went early on a Sunday morning, and going back the traffic was really bad. All my friends were sleeping comfortably... That time I seriously thought " Ahh, dad's on sundays were working so hard". I thought when I was little, it was my dad's precious weekend but he still played with me even if he's tired because he wanted to see his child's happy face. I think Murakami kun will do that kind of things too. *awwww so cuteXD*

Eito's "best gap" (the person who has a gap between their social image):
Yokoyama kun. People might think he talks like how he talks in variety shows or MCs all the time but, the usual Yokoyama kun, doesn't talk much. In our dressing room he's mostly quiet by himself. Eh, my gap? Probably, I have a bad mouth, 5 times worse than what people are thinking(laugh). *LOL*

Eito's "best manly man":
Yasu! He's actually the most manliest in the group I think. He could get mad for people, He's a person that has a lot of male presence. I think does parts of Yasu is handsome. He's kind a like a boy who comes out of a girl comic?


Yasu: "Go out with me"

Eito's "best popular guy":
I think Ryo. He's good with using his eyes. When he does his sad puppy eyes, I think girl fans love that(laugh). *very trueXD haha* But, because of that I'm not envious of Ryo. Of course, I'm a guy so I want to be popular with the girls but(laugh), its the difference of our personality. There's no point in comparing.

Eito's "best hooded jacket(parka)" (the person who looks good in a hooded jacket):
Everyone looks good in a parka(laugh). I buy a lot of them. But, I'd say I have more of the zip-up parka. Zip-ups I can wear something over it. Regular parka I just wear it and from the inside show a cute shirt. Also, I like colors so its standard for colored parka. That's why, the other day I bought a parka and it was yellow-green.

Eito's "best father" (the person who'll be a good father):
I think Yokocho will be a good father. He plays with his little brothers a lot so, if he has a son he'll probably play with him too. But, I think instead of excessive care he'll give them some kind of freedom. If it's a girl? That I don't know(laugh). I don't even know(laugh). But, someday I want a family. I have a desire to get married. Probably, it's because I've been raised in a good family so I know the greatness of having a family, that's why I think of having a family like that.

Eito's "best gap" (the person who has a gap between their social image):
Probably Ohkura. He seems shy but, he actually talks a lot and is cheerful. When he's with the members he laughs like "hahahah!". The other day, when yokocho and the two of us went to go play darts, while playing darts Ohkura put a song, and he was singing and playing darts at the same time. I thought pick one!(laugh). But, it seemed fun mic in one hand and darts in the other.
*I'm assuming Kura was drunk? aww seems like sooo much funXDD*

Eito's "best manly man":
Murakami kun. He's very earnest and he's like a samurai. He actually wore a geta*wooden clogs* that said "Samurai" to filming(laugh). And also, what he eats is mostly lightly seasoned and that's also like a samurai. It seems like his family policy is to live the taste of the flavor of the food so, the seasoning makes you think of the time period when there wasn't that much seasoning(laugh). His personality is also like "my property is my own body". The body blow type. He's always saying it's all about your mind(laugh). But, I think it's great that he has the power to collide. I think his way of living is manly.


Maru: "Sukkiyade. If its okay, please go out with me."

Eito's "best popular guy":
Our members whoever you pick their number one. Everyone is handsome. There's no lie. But, if I had to pick probably Yasu? Yasu is nice. If I ask a girl "what do you want in a guy" they'll say kindness. Yasu is not only nice to humans but he's also nice to bugs.*LOLOL* Once I tried to brush off a dragonfly and he was like "you can't do that!" and got really mad. Of course girls will get attracted. He's too nice and sometimes I think "Are you okay? Are you not overworking yourself?". That's what tickles your motherly emotions?

Eito's "best hooded jacket(parka)" (the person who looks good in a hooded jacket):
Ryo is lately wearing hooded jackets. And that looks good on him. He dresses well so everything looks good on him. I'm so envious. I want to learn from him. Before Ryo started wearing parkas, I thought I was the parka king. I usually wear parkas. Parkas are comfortable so, I wear them every season except for summer. I want to move on from parkas but, I can't let go. Parka...uh? I got confused because I kept saying parka, parka(laugh). *your soo cute maruXDDD*

Eito's "best father" (the person who'll be a good father):
Probably Yokoyama kun. He seems like he knows what kids are thinking.*because he's a kid at heartXD* He's good at taking care of someone. I could imagine... on sundays him laying around watching tv. He'll be a dad who'll be liked by his kids. Sometimes I think he acts like my dad. When he says "nanyanen, sore" *means like what the hell or what is that* the way he says it and the timing is just like my dad(laugh).

Eito's "best gap" (the person who has a gap between their social image):
Murakami kun. His image is probably money or you could introduce him to anyone or tsukkomi or that he's really reliable? But to me his image isn't like that. He's like a kid or more like innocent that image is strong. I don't think he's into money that much and he's not a calculating person.

Eito's "best manly man":
I think Shibutani Subaru is a person who is singing with a belief of wanting to keep singing forever. Since his junior years he went through so many periods, and being able to do what he wanted to do one by one without being perplexed by anyone is very manly. Well, from other people that might seem childish. People might think he's satisfied with what he's done. But, when we're doing something as a group he's always thinking about the group. While seeming reality and fighting it he's trying to go through that. That's amazing. *awww maru your making me cry T_T*


Subaru: "LIVE!"

Eito's "best popular guy":
It have to be Ryo. I don't know his private but, from my image he's probably really popular(laugh). Even during lives the screams for him is the most loudest(laugh). But, even from my point of view he's handsome so it's a given. I think it's amazing he could keep being the handsome man. But, just being in Kanjani 8, the standard probably got low(laugh) *WHAT?! no way~!! u r underestimating yourself too much baru~!! eito is hotnessXDD* However, I know that I can't be handsome so if people don't scream for me I don't mind. On the contrary, if people scream for me a lot I'll be like whats wrong!?(laugh)

Eito's "best hooded jacket(parka)" (the person who looks good in a hooded jacket):
Everyone looks good in a parka! I like them. If there's a sweatshirt and a parka with a similar design I'll choose the parka. I wonder why is that(laugh)? I don't know but, just because its a parka I feel relieved(laugh).

Eito's "best father" (the person who'll be a good father):
It have to be me. I want kids. I love kids. My older brother's child is so cute. Yup, I'm a uncle. But, I'm not called "uncle", my nickname back home is "Babu" so, my niece calls me "Babu kun". *awwww that's soo cute* How she calls me is really cute but, because she's really cute, I don't buy everything for her. If you spoil them they won't grow properly. That's not good. But, she's only my niece and she's this cute, I think it will be hard if it's my own child. Especially if its a girl, seriously, it will be unbearable. But, the first child I want a girl. That's a must! *awww baru I want ur kidsXD LOL gets killedXP You will be a good dad^^*

Eito's "best gap" (the person who has a gap between their social image):
If you mean the gap between work and private then no one. Everyone, is really their-selves. We can't make up characters and use them. That's eito. That's why, I think the distance between everyone is closer. We're not hard to approach, but can be easily approached. In reality, I'm around(laugh). However, in my case, whenever I get approached it's mostly guys. Girls, what happened(laugh)!? *LOLOL if I see u i'll approach u<3333*

Eito's "best manly man":
Murakami. Everything he does there's no hesitation, He doesn't think too hard and just tries it. And if it doesn't work out, then think about what to do he's that kind of person. I'm cautious about some things so, I think that part of Murakami is amazing.


Yoko: "Suki desu" *I like you*

Eito's "best popular guy":
Isn't Nishikido? He seems like he's popular. He's handsome too. Of course his face but, what he does too. And also, he has his cute parts too. Doesn't the fans say Nishikido is cute? Probably his face when he smiles is cute.

Eito's "best hooded jacket(parka)" (the person who looks good in a hooded jacket):
What's this question(laugh) *finally some addressed it haha i thought the same* Probably Yasu. Because clothes equals Yasu. Parka and everything he wears it his own way. That's why even if its not a parka and its something else I'll answer Yasu. But, write "to be honest I don't care!". Even if I don't care, the readers want to know? No, I think the readers don't care either, about this question. For sure! for sure, they don't care(laugh).

Eito's "best father" (the person who'll be a good father):
This. They want these kind of questions(laugh). What the hell who looks best in a parka. No one cares(laugh). *LOLOL he really didn't like the hoodie questionXD cute, cute<33* This probably Hina? He's reliable. I think he'll discipline his kids. He seems like he'll say whats right and wrong. It's not like he's always strict but, where he has to be strict he'll be strict. My ideal father figure is a little different from Hina though. I want to be a dad who can play with the kids. Go on vacations with them. I want to play with them like friends. But I think I'll get mad when I need too. When I become a dad, I think it will be like now how I'm with my brothers. *ooo what yasu said!XD*

Eito's "best gap" (the person who has a gap between their social image):
Probably Nishikido Ryo? *why full name??:3* When he's with the members he talks a lot. But, everyone doesn't have that image probably. I think the image of a handsome man is strong. He's actually really funny. He's funny, and fun to be around.

Eito's "best manly man":
Probably everyone? I think we're all very manly. In our own way. I feel like everyone is somewhat like a "man". Who would be number one. Towards the members, I think o they said something good, but I never thought o he's manly. If it happened I won't say it out loud o he's manly or I admire them. I feel like if I say it out loud I lost. If I say it, I feel like I could never catch up. I'm the type that doesn't say anything, and keep it in and works hard. That's why, I admire the senpais but, I feel like its not good to say too much of where and why I admire them. It's not like power of words but, once I say it I feel like I could never catch up.


Hina: "Yea?"

Eito's "best popular guy":
Probably Maru or Yasu. Their always saying how the female staffs nail changed or hair changed. I cant believe they notice that. Their really looking. I don't think girls will feel bad if they get noticed. I don't notice at all. Even if their hair changes I'm not that interested. But, I'm like that with everyone. If the members hair changes I could tell but. I'll say like "O, you got a perm". But, I wouldn't know if you cut like 5cm off. I think its amazing how Yasu and Maru notices that. But, I don't think of being like that though.

Eito's "best hooded jacket(parka)" (the person who looks good in a hooded jacket):
What the hell! Probably Subaru. He wears it a lot. There's no more to it or less. It's not like there's a image of Subaru always wearing a parka but if I had to choose.

Eito's "best father" (the person who'll be a good father):
Eh-- no one. Everyone is nice so, I thought everyone will spoil their kids. They'll indulge too much and I don't know if that's good. I think it's better to be strict. I don't think its the best to spoil them. I think I'll hit them a lot. I don't know if that's the best thing. But, if they do something bad I'll hit them, I want to hit them, even if its a girl. If they never get scolded then when they start working and get scolded by their boss they'll probably feel down. I think they'll get stronger if they experience it at home. My parents hit me a lot. Back then I thought what the hell, but now that I'm an adult I'm glad they did.

Eito's "best gap" (the person who has a gap between their social image):
Gap... Who has the most gap.... I don't think there's anyone. I think we're as our image. In a good way and bad. There's no one that's a two-face, everyone is the same wherever we go. There's no one that changes drastically. It's the same, the face they show in front of fans, and in front of us.

Eito's "best manly man":
Eh---. Who would it be. Manly... Who would it be... Well, well I think everyone has their own manliness. Everyone is different. I can't pick one person, everyone has their moment when their manly. If I had to pick, probably me? In January everyone did a surprise birthday party for me but, I'm manly because I didn't say no to anyone's cheers. Everyone says lets cheers so, I couldn't say no. I'm a Japanese who can't say no.


Ohkura: "Sukiyade" *I like you*

Eito's "best popular guy":
Ryo chan! He's popular, from the fans(laugh). Everyone is popular too. But, in Eito there's like a atmosphere where popular=Ryo chan.

Eito's "best hooded jacket(parka)" (the person who looks good in a hooded jacket):
Probably me? I've always wore a parka. I was always wearing a parka so Ryo chan would always say I'm like a college student. Ryo chan also wears parkas a lot. I like parkas. When I think of casual I think of parka, I think stupid like that(laugh). I mostly have parkas. About 15 of them. I don't have any sweatshirts. Everything that's sweat material there's a hood on it. Why do I love parkas so much... It's from a long time. I have a skinny, long neck. I don't like the round-necked sweats because it makes my neck look longer. That's why I probably like parka. *jeez I didn't know you love parkas that much kuraXD*

Eito's "best father" (the person who'll be a good father):
Maybe Yasu. He's like a dad to everyone. He's nice too. He asks "are you okay?" or "are you not feeling good?". He's really nice. He's made up of kindness. He'll be a good dad. But, I'll be good too. Be a good dad. I'm nice too(laugh). My ideal father is to be able to show my son my kindness and hard working handsome me. I'll work hard not be called a bad dad. *your soo cuteXDD*

Eito's "best gap" (the person who has a gap between their social image):
Yokoyama kun. Usually, he's really quiet. People probably think he talks a lot backstage too but, he's doesn't talk about pointless things. On the contrary who talks usually is Ryo chan.

Eito's "best manly man":
Its Hina chan. The darkness of his beard. The darkness of the beard is manliness. My doesn't grow. It's light and only a little grow. It's like I didn't cleanly shave. A person with a thick beard smells good is so handsome. Their manly but, clean. I could never be that. It's my aspiration. *I'm sorry Kura but I'm kind of glad you can't grow a beard because I can't imagine u with a beard><* His manly part other than his beard? In general he's manly. The way he stand is already a daunting pose. He stands with a daunting pose, and walks bowlegged. His inside is....shoshikantetsu*means:carrying out one's original intention* Everything he faces he doesn't have any hesitation. In a good way he's stubborn. He has his own mind and he doesn't get washed away that's why I think he's manly. I'm probably the weakest or after Yasu, I can't do anything and scream about everything, and my beard is light. For beards, if I try hard will something happen? *LOLOL omgsh ohkura ur sooo adorableXDDD*

May. 3rd, 2010

[TRANSLATION] POPOLO 06.10

Sorry I haven't posting translations as often as before...:( I'm in my lazy mode and I lose to the laziness>< I promise to get out of it soon hahha so I could share more of what eito is thinking:D

Here is the translation for Popolo june issue:) Eito is talking about the experience of going to Tokyo

Osaka→Tokyo

Yasu: I still remember the atmosphere of the first Music Station!

The first time I went to Tokyo was when I was in middle school. This cheap and good Yakiniku*bbq* place I went to with the senpais and the other juniors is a memorable place. I was so happy when I got to Tokyo and was able to dance behind the senpais at "Music Station"! The artist who I passed by were so bright that I thought "I want to debut someday!". But, I think I didn't have the fighting spirit. It's painful to work too hard. Every time I did what I had to do, and have fun with whatever I like. I think even if I'm at Osaka or Tokyo the best thing is to be myself.

18th year anniversary column the birth flower fortune telling
Yasu's birth flower: Aloe
A delicate hearted person like you, might get depressed easily from something small. Not getting pushed around by people and going your way is the best.

Recent news:
First filming location unexpected situation!
From the first filming of the new show "Bouken Map" the boat sunk in tremendous snowfall! From the first filming it was really hard but, with the staff we united to "work hard"!


Hina: The most memorable place have to be the town I went with Subaru!

Tokyo has a lot of people and a lot of trains running. For Osaka the places people gather is like set but, I thought Tokyo everywhere I go there's a lot of people. But now, there both like my home town so, I don't really notice it anymore. But, the cost of living in Tokyo is more expensive! It's like 1.5 more expensive than Osaka(laugh). If I were to say the most memorable place in Tokyo is "Sendagaya" where I went with Subaru(laugh). There wasn't that many people than I thought there will be at Center gai*Shibuya*, no wonder it was "Sendagaya"(laugh)! I wonder if the taxi driver that drove us to Sendagaya is doing good(laugh)?

18th year anniversary column the birth flower fortune telling
Hina's birth flower: Mimosa
You have a honest and sharp sense. Your sense is very sharp compare to average people so you have a naive part to you too, but its important to work little by little.

Recent news:
I went to Vietnam!
I went to Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam for this Osaka TV! I had like cooked water spinach and stuff, the food was so good~. At the market place, I bought designed plates. 3 set wood crafted plates were 600yen. It was so cheap!


Yoko: When I just came to Tokyo I was playing with Aiba a lot!

The first time I went to Tokyo was when I was 15. I was taking pictures of the Fuji mountain from the inside of the shinkansen. Back in the day I didn't have a camera on my phone so I brought a camera from home. I was probably really excited. Really, my tensions were like I was in a school club. When I just came to Tokyo, I was playing with Aiba a lot. We went shopping together, ate yakiniku together, I even went to his hometown. I only have fun memories. Of course I think about wanting to go back to Osaka but, that's because I want to hang out with my friends. There's a lot of my friends in Osaka.

18th year anniversary column the birth flower fortune telling
Yoko's birth flower: Double cherry blossoms
You talk hesitantly, so you give off a lonely impression. But, inside you have a strong thought.

Recent news:
I'm in the middle of the solo concert!
Lately I've been working! By the way did everyone come to see the solo concert!? I produced everything so it's really hard but I was really obsessive. I'm doing it with confidence so, please enjoy it!


Ryo: I think there's no difference in Tokyo and Osaka!

The first time I went to Tokyo for work I was about 12. It was my first time riding the shinkansen too, and I was really excited. I was just a kid so I wasn't nervous at all, I probably didn't know anything. I remember thinking "Tokyo is such a noisy city~". If I think about it now, it was because I was right in the middle of Tokyo(laugh). Even if its Tokyo or Osaka, people who are nice are nice, and people who are cold are cold. Where ever you are people don't change. That's why I thought people who have narrow minds, who think like "Tokyo is so..." is not cool. People who live in Tokyo and Osaka everyone is Japanese! Tokyo and Osaka are important cities.

18th year anniversary column the birth flower fortune telling
Ryo's birth flower: Bryony
You hate giving in. But, sometimes listen to people's opinions. There is a lot of people around you that are your allies.

Recent news:
I traded mailing address with the director!
I went to the "Chonmange Purin"'s launch party with a rough style clothes, but I was surprised because everyone was in a suit(laugh). I traded mailing address with the director but... One week later I sent him the first mail saying "sorry I'm late"(shy face).


Baru: We finally made it to our desired "Shibuya" and we were dokidoki*nervous*!

When I was about 15 I went to Tokyo for the first time for work. I was with Murakami so, after work we were like "let's go somewhere". Back then the only place we knew was like "Shibuya". And my name is Shibutani(laugh), so I felt like "I just have to go!" *the kanji for Shibutani is the same as Shibuya*. We got a taxi and said "Center gai", and we got off because the guy said "we're here" but... it didn't look like the center gai. We looked up to see the sign for the train station, and there it said "Sendagaya"(laugh). In the end, we went on the train and went to center gai(laugh). And the Shibuya that we finally made it to, there was a lot of people and I remember being nervous.

18th year anniversary column the birth flower fortune telling
Subaru's birth flower: Big quaking grass
Meaning of the flower is "excitement/stimulation" *LOL*. You like arguments/discussions. You are really good at expressing your opinions, so you are a person who can talk it out till everyone agrees.

Recent news:
My days are nights flipped!
Lately I'm really relaxed. I'm day dreaming(laugh). I go out and drink with my friends, go to darts bar, look around clothes store. During the day I'm mostly sleeping. Right now I'm completely nocturnal.


Ohkura: I love new things, so moving to Tokyo was fun!

I came to Tokyo for the first time when I was in middle school but, I don't remember much. But, I remember this ramen place a senpai took me, it was Tonkotsu*pork* flavor and it was really good. *Of course you only remember about the food partXD* Living on my own in Tokyo was fun trying to learn how to cook, I didn't feel any sadness at all. I like doing new things! Even if its your first time, I think if you challenge yourself it will work out. Having fun and challenging yourself will eventually become your usual living. For people starting a new living, don't get too worked up and just keep challenging yourself!

18th year anniversary column the birth flower fortune telling
Ohkura's birth flower: Hieracium umbellatum *Japanese name:Yanagi tanpopo* *it's a type of a dandelion*
You are great at observing, so you can see the true nature of things. But, if you think you know it all you might miss look something so be careful.

Recent news:
I'm in the middle of lessons for sword fighting
To start filming for "Ooku" I'm learning how to sword fight. I can't do it very well but, it's fun! The other day, at training I was with Ninomiya kun for the first time. I'm excited already to act with him! *I'm excited to see you guys act together!!!*


Maru: The first job in Tokyo is a bitter memory!?

My first memory of working in Tokyo was when I appeared on a radio show with the Tokyo senpais. From Kansai I was the only one and everyone else was from Tokyo so while talking I started not talking in Kansaiben, and it was Tokyoben... I talked on the radio even though I was nervous but, after I got really scolded. I was told "we called you in as a Kansaijin, and if you don't speak in Kansaiben there's no point!" Then on I didn't get called to that show. I heard later, Murakami kun took my place(laugh). Back then I didn't know what their intentions were(laugh).

18th year anniversary column the birth flower fortune telling
Maru's birth flower: Achillea alpina *In japanese: Nokogirisou*
"A wise man keeps some of his talents in reserve" this is what you do in real life. You don't act like a know it all, and your modest attitude makes you a lovable person. *yes indeedXD*

Recent news:
I cried because of the unexpected difference in temperature!
I coordinated a one week worth of outfits, and brought it to Tokyo!... but, Tokyo had a lot of cold days and it didn't go as planned(tears). The kansai side was warm though~. It was a major failure. I should of brought a thick outer!

Apr. 21st, 2010

[TRANSLATION] WINK-UP 05.10

I was planning to post this earlier but I got lazy I'm sorry:/ well here's the Q&A from WINK-UP May issue so enjoy~!!!!

Ohkura:

Q1. What's your favorite egg dish?
Egg over rice. In the egg I put special seasoning and soy sauce. The special seasoning is amazing. You need the seasoning.

Q2. What made you nervous recently?
I haven't been nervous. The last time I was nervous was the first day of "SHOCK". I was so nervous that time I forgot my lines. From what I can remember this is the most recent.

Q3. Which do you not want extreme hunger or extreme lack of sleep?
Lack of sleep. I can't stand hunger either but, if I was told to choose one then I'll tolerate not eating. That's how much I need sleep. To tell you the truth I want to sleep 10 hours everyday. But, lately I wake up after like 7 hours. I can't sleep for 12 hours or 15 hours like I used to anymore. I'm old.

Q4. When your old what hobby would you want?
Gate ball. I think it will be really fun. There's so many old people into it so it must be fun, probably.

Q5. If you had to be a "house-husband" out of cleaning, cooking, and laundry
what do you think you'll be the best in?
Cooking. Even now I'm making a lot of things. I can't clean. I prefer not to do it. If I decide to clean it will be really clean. Because I throw everything away. Throw away what I don't need! I hate like "I might use this". If I were to go out with someone like that, I'll throw it away for them(laugh). I think they won't know I threw it away. If I think like that, maybe I can clean.

Q6. Are you into anything lately?
Keyboard. I'm really into it(laugh). I'm on the computer a lot, and I use the keyboard when typing during chats for games. I'm really fast now. In middle school I was only using two fingers but, in high school it became three fingers. And now it's four. *LOL when I first saw keyboard I thought he meant like piano and I was excited but... after reading I was WAY wrong... haha*

Q7. Tell us one recent episode
I'm really into this talk show that Horiken san *he's a comedian in a trio called Neptune* is in. I liked Horiken san from before. I really like Maru chan too, and I feel that their similar (laugh). I'm already laughing when Horiken san is about to talk. While watching tv, I'm laughing out loud. I'm even crying. If you watch tv with me it will be fun, for sure. *I want to watch with you><* I think you'll laugh by hearing my laugh. My recent episode will be that. O, also I'm sword fighting right now. It's almost filming for the movie. But, it's just not clicking. Whatever I do there's always a moment where it clicks. Like a moment where "I know its right". But I don't feel that. I have to really practice. My role is the master of swords. So, I'm working really hard. While enjoying myself, and fighting with muscular pains I'm working hard. *Ganbare Ohkura~!!^0^*


Yasu:

Q1. What's your favorite egg dish?
Boiled egg. I really like it. When I eat oden I eat like 4 or 5 eggs(laugh).

Q2. What made you nervous recently?
Waiting for a cancel for a flight. I felt like going somewhere so without getting a ticket I went to the airport and, there was 14 people before me waiting in line for canceling. But, I waited in line and was able to go on so good thing.

Q3. Which do you not want extreme hunger or extreme lack of sleep?
Lack of sleep. For hunger if I just drink water I'm okay, if I'm lazy to go out and eat, I sometimes won't eat anything for the whole day. Of course I like good food. However, I can't stand lack of sleep. I'm really fast at falling asleep. Where ever I go I can quickly fall asleep. That's why if I can't go to sleep it will be tiring.

Q4. When your old what hobby would you want?
I want to continue diving. Because for diving age doesn't matter and you can keep doing it. In reality there are people in their 50s and 60s who still dive, and it's probably good for your health?

Q5. If you had to be a "house-husband" out of cleaning, cooking, and laundry
what do you think you'll be the best in?
Probably cooking. I don't hate cooking, the other day I made curry. But, I don't look at recipe books. I just ask my mom, and the rest I just go with it and try making it(laugh). But it comes out good so, no problem. Cooking is actually fun if you try it, and it changes your mood.

Q6. Are you into anything lately?
I was asked to make a song for Yokocho's solo concert. That's why, I play the guitar a lot because the intentions to make a song for the solo concert and because I want to get better. When I'm playing my guitar I forget about time. The other day when I was making a song, 4 hours passed by. It's probably because I'm so into playing that it feels like time is going by fast.

Q7. Tell us one recent episode
Continuing from the 3 singles released on Christmas, the DVD coming out on 3/31 I designed the discs again. Not mattering if I'm part of the member, but being able to be in a designer position without giving in was so much fun, and the members told me it was "cute" and that made me really happy. I am a member and part of the group but, I think everyone was taking it as work and looking at it severely. that's why I'm glad they liked it.

Ryo:

Q1. What's your favorite egg dish?
Omelet! On top I want ketchup not demi-glace sauce*brown sauce*. And I'll be happy if the rice inside is bacon instead of chicken. For the movie I made a lot of sweets but, I used so much eggs. For sponge cake you use a lot of eggs, and in the end you mix it like cutting the egg. I know a lot huh(laugh). Of course I made purin too but, it was really good.

Q2. What made you nervous recently?
I don't really get nervous. O, when I appeared on Jin's solo concert I was a little nervous. There was that song we collaborated. With my convenience I went 3 times. I got a call from him saying "are you coming today?" and I'll say "I can't!" but he'll be like "I'll be waiting"(laugh). Then I go after work. It's only one song so I don't sweat but after its over every time I took a long bath(laugh). But, it was a cool and great live.

Q3. Which do you not want extreme hunger or extreme lack of sleep?
Lack of sleep! But, lately I'm sleeping a lot. While filming, I was waking up at 5 every morning so, the habit of waking up early haven't gone away yet.

Q4. When your old what hobby would you want?
Bike! I gave a pretty nice bike to my dad. I'm thinking of cherishing it till I become a grandpa.

Q5. If you had to be a "house-husband" out of cleaning, cooking, and laundry
what do you think you'll be the best in?
I'm not good with any of them. Cooking is fine but, I don't want to wash the dishes after. Probably... Once a week do all the laundry.

Q6. Are you into anything lately?
Piano! Last time when I was making songs with Yasu I bought a electronic piano. Lately, I'm practicing again. It's completely, self-instructed but, I can play "Let it Be" now.

Q7. Tell us one recent episode
Few days ago I called Subaru kun and he was like "...who is this". The point is, he didn't have my name in his phone(laugh). I have Subaru kun saved as "Tsubugai kun". The reason is because someone thought I said "Tsubugai kun" when I was yelling "Shibutani kun"(laugh). Subaru kun, please record my number in your phone! *yes please do!!* And I finished filming for the movie so, I'm seeing Jin a lot lately. Pi is busy with dorama so I can't see him. O, but I had lunch with him the other day. At Omotesandou with 5~6guys, we tried doing what OL does(laugh).


Subaru:

Q1. What's your favorite egg dish?
Boiled egg(laugh)

Q2. What made you nervous recently?
I don't get nervous that much. Before lives I don't get nervous either. O, but if I have to act I get a little nervous. Because I usually don't do it.

Q3. Which do you not want extreme hunger or extreme lack of sleep?
I don't want both of them(laugh). I can't stand hunger, and I can't stand lack of sleep. That's why I can't be so busy that I don't have time to sleep. So, I asked not to happen like that(laugh)

Q4. When your old what hobby would you want?
I never thought about when I get old. The only thing I think about is now. Because, humans don't know what will happen in the future. However, I care about my body a lot(laugh). I take medicine right away(laugh). But, that's because right now is important, I don't want to be in pain so to fix it I take medicines. In other words, it's not that I care about my health, but I just want to live comfortably now.

Q5. If you had to be a "house-husband" out of cleaning, cooking, and laundry
what do you think you'll be the best in?
I would not cook. The other two if I have to do it, I can do it but, I never feel like doing it(laugh). Especially, cleaning. I feel like cleaning maybe once a year or not(laugh). And you ask if my room is okay? No it's not okay! It's really messy(laugh). But, I feel the crisis. Bugs that I never seen before appear, and my eyes feel weird, and then I start to think this is not good. Then it's time for the vacuum cleaner to come out(laugh). That's why compared to cleaning I do more laundry but, that's bad too. When clothes overflow from the hamper, and there's no space around it, then I wash(laugh). So, I can't be a house-husband(laugh). *YIKES!!! LOL jeez baru that is crazy0_o!!*

Q6. Are you into anything lately?
Game. But, right now I don't even know if its fun(laugh). It's like I just have to play. *you are addicted XD*

Q7. Tell us one recent episode
For the first time in my life I bought a suit. I was invited to a staff's wedding and I asked the members and they all said they have a suit so, I was the only one that didn't have one so I thought I had to get one. I went to go buy it by myself but I ended up buying not only a suit but, a shirt, necktie, socks, and shoes, I bought everything. It felt like I was an adult(laugh)


Hina:

Q1. What's your favorite egg dish?
Why is it egg(laugh) *thought the same thing haha* I guess a sunny-side-up fried eggs. Well, because I'm most used to eating it. I mostly eat it with salt. My mom only let me eat it with salt when I was little.

Q2. What made you nervous recently?
The last day of the butai. I wasn't that nervous on the first day but the last day I was nervous for some reason. I don't know why though.

Q3. Which do you not want extreme hunger or extreme lack of sleep?
Probably lack of sleep... It's more hard not to be able to sleep. And I get cranky. I'll feel like hitting someone even if I don't have any relation with that person. If I don't sleep that much it's probably because I'm really busy so, I have to suck it up and do it. *I do not want to be near Hina when he's sleepy>< I guess when Yasu and Maru get hit it means he's tiredXD hehe*

Q4. When your old what hobby would you want?
(right away) Soccer! I want to continue forever. Even if I become a grandpa I could probably move. If you think I want to do it then you can. Other than soccer? Maybe golf. Right now I only go to like driving ranges only but, all adults play and I'm starting to think its probably fun. Aiba kun and I talk about going together but, we never have time.

Q5. If you had to be a "house-husband" out of cleaning, cooking, and laundry
what do you think you'll be the best in?
Probably laundry. It's not like I'm good at it, but it seems like the most easiest. I just have to throw it in the washing machine. And I don't have to dry it outside because there's a dryer. What I don't want to do most is cooking. Washing the dishes is annoying. If I could just cook then I'll do it.

Q6. Are you into anything lately?
Noth---ing. I finished the butai. I was into the butai but, right now I have nothing. Relax a little bit, and after that play soccer. I say the same thing over and over but I can't come with anything new like hobby or trying something new. I don't switch around a lot.

Q7. Tell us one recent episode
I was going back and forth between the theater and my house so nothing with my private time. O, but we did a launch party. The party was fun. There wasn't that many staffs. Total of 10 people and it was compact. We had the launch party at a Korean restaurant near the theater and for the 2nd place we went to like a yakitori place. We didn't even reserve and just went. Thoughts on finishing the butai? Ummm.... I feel like I gave it my all but, the feeling of I'm glad I didn't get hurt during the butai is stronger. I'm glad I was able to finish without getting hurt, really! *Otsukaresama Hina~^^*

Maru:

Q1. What's your favorite egg dish?
Egg with natto rice. Mix the egg and natto and put the rice on top. But, I don't put the mustard that comes with the natto. When it's only natto its okay to put it in but, putting it in egg over rice is nonsense(laugh).

Q2. What made you nervous recently?
The whole group was invited to this wedding of this person that took care of us. For weddings you do like performances. And we were the last to perform and we did a live performance of "Wahaha" but, I was so nervous. I never felt that kind of nervousness before. But, I felt like I received a little bit of their happiness. It might become a habit going to weddings(laugh).

Q3. Which do you not want extreme hunger or extreme lack of sleep?
Probably extreme hunger. I want to eat every 6 hours. I think... I don't have to sleep for 15-16 hours? I can't do 24 hours. Ah, if I say that then I can't do "24 hour TV"(laugh). Then, including rehearsals and stuff so 30 hours. I'll work hard till that time.

Q4. When your old what hobby would you want?
For me probably gate ball is nice(laugh)? Also golf. Whatever I do I'm not moving. Marathon would be good too. I'm not moving much but, Iai*art of drawing one's sword" or Sadou*way of tea* is also nice too. Year by year I'm getting interested in that kind of stuff.

Q5. If you had to be a "house-husband" out of cleaning, cooking, and laundry what do you think you'll be the best in?
By process of elimination laundry. I'm not good at cleaning, cooking is still unknown to me. I could cook a little bit but, I don't know if I could have other people eat it. They'll probably be like "what is this"(laugh).

Q6. Are you into anything lately?
Being into work is a given so... Right now I'm looking for something to be into. Searching for what to be into.

Q7. Tell us one recent episode
The other day, I went to go eat with my little sister and brother and there was a long table with ladies sitting there in the afternoon. When I went inside they all looked and were like "ah". But, they were whispering leave them alone kind thing so it was nice. Then, after we finished eating we were about to pay and one of the people from the long table came and said "you are Maruyama kun right?" And then I was happy that they noticed and I asked "what is this gathering about?"... and it was a Kanjani 8 meeting(laugh). I thought the moms were having a child meeting but, I never would of thought a Kanjani meeting. When we came in they changed the topic to their kids. I felt really bad for making them do that but I was so happy~.


Yoko:

Q1. What's your favorite egg dish?
Probably egg over rice. I don't put anything special. I don't have a way to eating it either. O, sesame oil. I put it in sometimes. I saw it on tv, and tried it and it was good.

Q2. What made you nervous recently?
When I talk to higher-ranked people. Other than that I don't get nervous. I'm probably nervous on the first day of lives but, its a pleasant feeling. That nervousness I could have fun with. But, when talking to higher-ranked people it's not fun. It's probably because I don't know what their going to say. It really makes me nervous.

Q3. Which do you not want extreme hunger or extreme lack of sleep?
It's more painful if I'm hungry. I'm fine not sleeping for a day but, not eating for a day is hard. But I only eat lunch and dinner though. Mornings I only drink vegetable juice. It lasts me till lunch. I'm used to it now. But then you might say I'll get used to hunger, but that's impossible. Even if its only dinner I want to eat. Dinner you can go out and eat, and its something to look forward to.

Q4. When your old what hobby would you want?
Golf. When we went to Guam for the calendar shoot we all played for fun and it was so much fun. When I'm about 60 years old, I want to go overseas having fun playing golf.

Q5. If you had to be a "house-husband" out of cleaning, cooking, and laundry what do you think you'll be the best in?
I would never do any of them. I could never cook. That's why I admire people that can do it. If I "have to" pick one then probably laundry. There's more responsibilities for cooking. Go shopping for ingredients, make it, and wash the dishes. That's the only reason why I picked laundry. But, I'll never do it.

Q6. Are you into anything lately?
I recently got a new phone, so I'm trying to learn how to work it. Right now I'm at the point of having fun with it. The cellphone is an item to have fun. I use it to kill time. Play games, listen to music. I could do everything in one so it's so easy. I think it will come in handy when I'm in trouble. But, I'm not in a troubled situation yet.

Q7. Tell us one recent episode
My little brother is over so I'm always hanging out with him. That's the best time for me. This time he'll stay till I go to Osaka for the live. The live? The standard part hasn't changed from 2 years ago. The foundation of the people that are coming are more Kanjani 8 fans than my fans so, I have to make it so they'll enjoy it too. I have a lot of tricks so I want everybody to be excited. I really thought about how to make this live enjoyable and what will make everyone happy and stuff for the live so, please be excited and look forward to the live.

Apr. 13th, 2010

[TRANSLATION] DUET 05.10 (the question part only)

Here's a short translation of the 9 questions on DUET may issue. Enjoy~

Nishikido Ryo:

Q1. If you were to choose a class representative from the members who would it be?
Murakami kun

Q2. If you were to join a club activity what would it be?
Wind(instrument) music club. I want to play the sax.

Q3. Who would be the center of attention in the class?
Yokoyama kun

Q4. What was your favorite school lunch menu?
Strawberries

Q5. School culture/arts festival! What would you do?
First year of high school I did Yakisoba and earned a lot of money so Yakisoba*cooked noodles with vegetables*!

Q6. What game would you want to play in the athletic festival?
Just watch(laugh). Boutaoshi *a game in which the object is to topple the opposing team's pole* and stuff is scary!

Q7. Where would you want to be sit in class?
2nd seat from the back and 2 rows from the corridor. The window side is cold.

Q8. If you were to go on a school uniform date after school where would you go?
A walking date at Shimokitazawa

Q9. Have you ever got awarded or got a honorable certificate?
I got a art gallery encouragement award for a piece I drew of the Yakushima cedar tree.


Yokoyama Yu:

Q1. If you were to choose a class representative from the members who would it be?
Hina

Q2. If you were to join a club activity what would it be?
Basketball club

Q3. Who would be the center of attention in the class?
Maru

Q4. What was your favorite school lunch menu?
Curry

Q5. School culture/arts festival! What would you do?
I guess do a play!?

Q6. What game would you want to play in the athletic festival?
relay

Q7. Where would you want to be sit in class?
The back corner of the window side

Q8. If you were to go on a school uniform date after school where would you go?
go to my house, maybe.

Q9. Have you ever got awarded or got a honorable certificate?
Nothing in particular!


Maruyama Ryuhei:

Q1. If you were to choose a class representative from the members who would it be?
Murakami Shingo!

Q2. If you were to join a club activity what would it be?
track-and-field club

Q3. Who would be the center of attention in the class?
Yasu. He seems like he'll be picked on everyone

Q4. What was your favorite school lunch menu?
Curry

Q5. School culture/arts festival! What would you do?
make stained glasses, and decorate the classroom

Q6. What game would you want to play in the athletic festival?
relay. I don't want to be the anchor though.

Q7. Where would you want to be sit in class?
the diagonal seat back from the girl I like. *awwww maru you are so cuteXD*

Q8. If you were to go on a school uniform date after school where would you go?
small candy store date

Q9. Have you ever got awarded or got a honorable certificate?
In track and field I was never late or never missed a class.


Yasuda Shota:

Q1. If you were to choose a class representative from the members who would it be?
Murakami kun

Q2. If you were to join a club activity what would it be?
Of course, volleyball club!

Q3. Who would be the center of attention in the class?
Yokoyama kun

Q4. What was your favorite school lunch menu?
Soy flour bread

Q5. School culture/arts festival! What would you do?
band *of course!!XD*

Q6. What game would you want to play in the athletic festival?
tug of war

Q7. Where would you want to be sit in class?
the back corner of the window side!!

Q8. If you were to go on a school uniform date after school where would you go?
bicycle date

Q9. Have you ever got awarded or got a honorable certificate?
During my elementary school years I had my art pieces and items displayed at exhibitions


Murakami Shingo:

Q1. If you were to choose a class representative from the members who would it be?
Yasu

Q2. If you were to join a club activity what would it be?
Soccer club

Q3. Who would be the center of attention in the class?
Yoko

Q4. What was your favorite school lunch menu?
I guess curry

Q5. School culture/arts festival! What would you do?
resting room(laugh)

Q6. What game would you want to play in the athletic festival?
multiple-legged race(laugh)

Q7. Where would you want to be sit in class?
In front of the platform, the front row

Q8. If you were to go on a school uniform date after school where would you go?
park

Q9. Have you ever got awarded or got a honorable certificate?
nothing in particular


Ohkura Tadayoshi:

Q1. If you were to choose a class representative from the members who would it be?
Yasu

Q2. If you were to join a club activity what would it be?
going home club *LOLOL*

Q3. Who would be the center of attention in the class?
Yokoyama kun

Q4. What was your favorite school lunch menu?
clam chowder

Q5. School culture/arts festival! What would you do?
haunted house

Q6. What game would you want to play in the athletic festival?
running high jump

Q7. Where would you want to be sit in class?
the back corner of the window side *I guess you, yasu, and yoko would have to fight for itXD*

Q8. If you were to go on a school uniform date after school where would you go?
with our bicycles go to the nearest fashion mall

Q9. Have you ever got awarded or got a honorable certificate?
nothing in particular


Shibutani Subaru:

Q1. If you were to choose a class representative from the members who would it be?
Hina

Q2. If you were to join a club activity what would it be?
track and field club

Q3. Who would be the center of attention in the class?
Yoko

Q4. What was your favorite school lunch menu?
soy flour bread

Q5. School culture/arts festival! What would you do?
yoyo balloon fishing

Q6. What game would you want to play in the athletic festival?
obstacle race

Q7. Where would you want to be sit in class?
platform(laugh)

Q8. If you were to go on a school uniform date after school where would you go?
house date *I thought you would say thatXD*

Q9. Have you ever got awarded or got a honorable certificate?
nothing!!

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