2015 is nearly over and done with, and while there weren’t that many new posts on the site this year, I thought I’d make this list just for the sake of completion. Thus, it’s time to look back and see what the year had to offer. (While you’re at it, feel free to check out the best of 2013 and 2014!)
Please note that this list is not in order of best to worst. It’s simply a list of what I thought were ten of the best threads posted on Wota in Translation this year, in the order they were published.
Did I miss anything? What were your favorites from 2015?
Tsunku♂ has given us over 1300 songs.
What do you think is the one message he’s
tried to convey to us through his music?
1: 名無しさん＠おーぷん 2014/05/06(火)23:45:02 ID:???
The world belongs to us all.
2: 名無しさん＠おーぷん 2014/05/06(火)23:46:34 ID:???
The future of Japan looks bright.
31: 名無しさん＠おーぷん 2014/05/07(水)13:30:30 ID:???
That people who like fishing can’t be bad people.
4: 名無しさん＠おーぷん 2014/05/06(火)23:47:22 ID:???
That we all need to become Yattaruchan.
30: 名無しさん＠おーぷん 2014/05/07(水)13:19:22 ID:???
26: 名無しさん＠おーぷん 2014/05/07(水)08:55:53 ID:???
That you have to celebrate your youth. But then on the other hand he also says that your whole life is your youth, so ultimately what he’s saying is that you have to celebrate your life.
9: 名無しさん＠おーぷん 2014/05/06(火)23:48:54 ID:???
1: 無し募集中。。。 2013/09/17(火) 16:11:03.49 O
I filled mine with Airi, Maimi, Nakajima, Okai, Hagiwara, Sayashi, Ikuta, and Sato. That’s how many people it took to cover all bases — Eririn’s looks, that sense of fluffiness, her foolishness, and that “pokepoke” feeling.
4: 師走┗(･_´･)┓=3 ◆9MlQP877Jzff 2013/09/17(火) 16:12:13.13 0
There really was a hole in my heart for a good period of time there. For two years or so.
3: 無し募集中。。。 2013/09/17(火) 16:11:56.70 0
I filled mine with Yuukarin.
6: 無し募集中。。。 2013/09/17(火) 16:12:28.98 0
You have my condolences.
5: 無し募集中。。。 2013/09/17(火) 16:12:27.95 0
I’m trying to fill mine with Ikuta, Sato and Kanatomo but it’s not enough. Not nearly enough.
“I don’t want anyone to think we’re
bad singers and question our right to appear at Budokan.”
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 15:19:39.09 0.net
Nippon Budokan, to me, is this place of aspiration for people involved in music. Everyone pictures the stage of Budokan, thinking about how they’d like to one day stand on it themselves. And, to be honest, that’s why I can’t help but feel that it’s a bit cheeky of us to say that we want to perform there even though it’s only been three years since our formation.
If we didn’t have the obstacle of having to perform 220 concerts before aiming to get there, I might not agree with that objective myself. But now we’re aiming for the Budokan, and before then, we must perform 220 shows. But if you think about it rationally, setting the Budokan as your objective and actually making it there in just a year and a half would normally be completely out of the question if you were just an average person. There’s no way anyone could really make that happen…
But the Budokan wouldn’t be just a reward for us; it’s not like a pat on the back for successfully performing 220 concerts. It’s not something that cheap.
Before we can perform at Nippon Budokan, we must be able to put on concerts of much, much higher quality, and we have to be able to stand on our own feet. And that’s why I’ll do my best.
All the artists in the world who wish to one day perform at Budokan, all the artists who never gave up and struggled through various obstacles before they could finally stand on its stage, and all the fans of these artists — I want all of them to consent to us being there. I don’t want anyone to think we’re bad singers who have no place being there. I want to keep improving to the point where us performing at Budokan makes sense to everyone.
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 15:34:23.09 0.net
This is exactly the attitude a singer ought to have.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 02:58:12.92
All sorts of things have been falling apart in just this short time since Sayu’s graduation. It makes me sad.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:01:14.10
It was over with Tsunku’s graduation.
Hello! Project is no longer Hello! Project.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:01:30.14
Honestly, once the current members of °C-ute, ANGERME and Kobushi are gone, it’s time for me to part ways with H!P.
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:10:30.48
If you’re going so far as to include Kobushi in that list, I think you’ll easily have found another favorite member even five years from now. (laughs)
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:01:51.32
With a project of this size, the graduation of just one member (Sayu) isn’t enough to completely end it right away. It’s going to take three years or so for it to die a natural death before it truly ends. But in reality, H!P died last year.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:03:53.49
The motivation of H!P wota in general has been rapidly declining. That much is true.
1: 無し募集中。。。 2015/09/26(土) 11:05:59.66 0.net
Khaki is the trend color of the year.
2: 無し募集中。。。 2015/09/26(土) 11:06:27.75 0.net
3: 無し募集中。。。 2015/09/26(土) 11:06:54.74 0.net
13: 無し募集中。。。 2015/09/26(土) 11:11:06.58 0.net
That you can’t play musical instruments without a lot of practice.
28: 無し募集中。。。 2015/09/26(土) 11:23:15.37 0.net
That you can have a really long-running TV show if you just secure your sponsors.
By the looks of it, you guys are all
going to have a pretty terrible case of
Maro Loss once she graduates…
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/06/17(水) 13:55:38.64 0.net
I mean, just look how bad Uta Loss is…
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/06/17(水) 13:58:01.22 0.net
“Maro Loss.” Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.
17: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/06/17(水) 14:00:00.46 0.net
“Maro Loss” is difficult to pronounce. Let’s just call it Maloss.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/06/17(水) 13:57:41.81 0.net
No, Maloss will not happen.
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/06/17(水) 14:00:44.70 0.net
Maro is a super idol — for our sake she’s going to graduate in a way that won’t make us feel any loss whatsoever.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/11(日) 10:27:49.77 0.net
What Are The Strategies Used by Public Entertainment Professionals to Prevent Idols From Dating?
Being in love is strictly forbidden in the idol industry. It’s come to the point where there was recently a legal case regarding the matter: an idol was sued by her management after pictures were leaked where she was shown to have violated the “no-dating” clause in her contract. She was ordered to pay her former agency ¥650,000 in damages. (2015/9/18, Tokyo District Court ruling.)
According to an anonymous source from a higher-up of one such public entertainment production agency:
“Some companies have a ban on dating until their idols are 20 years old. Others do not allow it for as long as they are a part of a group. It varies from company to company. In our company we leave it up to the talents’ own judgement, but because it is trouble if they are discovered by the media to be dating, we nevertheless have means to discourage them from dating in the first place.”
We asked anonymous public entertainment professionals to tell us more about these methods used in their line of work.