1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 07:32:47
Wouldn’t you have more fun if you got some friends to enjoy idols with?
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 07:37:22
I think it’s fun having wota friends, but there are guys who think having them is just a bother.
15: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 07:42:23
It might be nice having people who I could talk to right after concerts.
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 07:46:11
You have us.
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:00:34
28: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:04:49
Whenever I happen to overhear wota groups’ discussions, they’re always so gross.
It always makes me feel like I don’t need friends like that.
31: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:11:16
It’s true that you do have more fun if you get some wota friends to go with you to concerts.
32: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:12:41
Being alone is easier.
39: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:28:41
I noticed how having wota friends was limiting my behavior and it was getting to be a bother, so I returned to being a solitary wota. I realized I wasn’t going to concerts for the purpose of being friends with other people.
40: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:29:51
You know, I still do feel glad I took part in that one real life wota meet once.
Thanks to that, concerts are just more fun lately.
41: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:29:57
The trips back home are especially fun.
45: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:32:02
I’m the type who wants to get back as soon as the concert’s over.
I couldn’t stand talking to other people all worn-out in front of the venue or something.
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:32:18
Having wota friends doubles the fun.
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:34:08
At the venue I’ll talk to any wota friends I may come across, but going to the venue and leaving it afterwards is something I always do alone.
54: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:34:46
That’s probably the best way to go about it.
62: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 08:43:01
I can’t really say anything other than that it depends on the person…
88: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:03:52
The biggest merit is being able to trade handshake tickets.
97: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:10:01
It’s not too bad if you’re able to maintain a reasonable distance.
103: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:13:08
That’s the hard part. Having to tweet with them and stuff is such a bother.
101: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:12:36
I already get my fix of caring about other people’s feelings at work. At least on my days off let me enjoy not having to keep any promises or make conversation with anyone. Just some me time.
121: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:23:34
I can’t understand wota who talk amongst each other during the MC’s.
At least save it until the show’s over.
125: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:26:44
I can’t stand how especially at the back there’s people chattering during MC’s.
132: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:35:05
There was a group of three like that at Reina’s graduation. Pissed me off so much.
128: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:28:38
Every now and then there’ll be a lone cute girl in the seat next to me who I’d like to become friendly with. Even if it’s just for that one brief moment…
148: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:45:06
Bus tours are good if you want to make wota friends.
157: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:52:38
There are guys who are dead quiet when they’re by themselves, but when they merge with other wota, their attitude takes a sharp turn for the worse.
166: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 09:59:59
After the end of a concert I went drinking with another wota. I was satisfied with the concert, but he was just going on and on about his complaints about it. He did a great job in ruining my good mood. Since then I’ve always went alone.
215: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 10:17:47
There are no assholes along solitary wota.
221: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 10:19:29
There are also solitary wota who quietly talk to themselves. Those are pretty creepy, too.
243: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 10:34:04
There are definitely guys who whisper tsukkomi during the MC’s. (laughs)
247: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 10:39:02
I once saw a lone wota who was whispering to himself, going:
“Mujaki na kimi ga suki sa“
Wota: “Me, too.“
Wota: “Me, too.“
“Suki sugiru sa!“
Wota: “Me, too!“
(see 1:24~ in the below video for reference)
251: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 10:41:00
I’m going to their concerts for an escape from reality, so I don’t want to meet with anyone. (laughs)
288: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 11:29:25
Surprisingly, the type of people who can’t talk to others actually often have an aura of “don’t talk to me!” themselves.
313: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 17:29:48
I’m a solitary wota and I just feel empty. However, making wota friends would be impossible for me. At best I’ll have a brief chat with someone if they talk to me first.
322: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 18:17:23
I’m a solitary wota, too, but I’m happy if someone approaches me first and I’ll always end up speaking with them quite a bit. But I can’t take initiative in talking to someone first.
323: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 18:23:21
I’m happy when someone talks to me first, too.
332: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 19:01:19
A long time ago when I was a new fan, I was in my thirties, attending a H!P concert as a Berryz wota. This °C-ute wota who was in his mid to late teens sat next to me. We got really into our H!P discussion before the show started and we had a lot of fun during the concert by the two of us, too.
After the concert, I asked if he wanted to exchange email addresses and he quickly turned me down and said “I don’t use email.” It was quite a shock actually. But then I’m an old man so it can’t be helped.
336: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 19:16:41
I can’t get either wota friends nor a girlfriend. （´・ω・｀）
352: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 20:32:43
It’s great when you don’t even exchange contact information with others. If you happen to meet them at a concert, you can just spontaneously decide to go drinking together afterwards. And when the evening’s over, you don’t make any future concert plans together either.
354: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 20:36:57
I’ll always just want to grin by myself like an idiot while thinking about everything that happened at the concert. That’s why I want to be alone as soon as possible afterwards.
376: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 21:54:23
I hear you. I’ll still be like that the next day at work, avoiding having to talk to anyone. (laughs)
391: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 22:39:34
I was happy when during Genki-kun, the guy in front of me turned around and wanted to shake hands with me.* (laughs) Not that I passed it on to the next person though.
(* TL note: there is a part in the song’s lyrics that advises one to do just that.)
448: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/06/02 23:32:25
I live in the countryside so if I don’t leave right afterwards, I won’t make it to the last train.
When I’m alone I don’t have to try and be so considerate of others, and it’s just more fun.
Henkka: 2ch looks to be quite evenly divided on this subject. Getting like-minded friends isn’t easy for everyone in Japan either — and as you can see, for many it isn’t even desirable.
Source: http://hellohellotime.doorblog.jp/archives/51886435.html (jp)
I’m not sure if I’m a big H!P Otaku, not sure; or even if I’m a ManoEri Wota. But my only experience in interacting with other H!P fans or Otakus was on the Hello-Online picboard when commenting on ManoEri pics. I really liked that the back-and-forth between many of them, but meeting with Wotas? Haven’t had the chance.
I haven’t had the chance of meeting other wotas in real life, but I’ll be glad to. I think it’s always good to talk with other people with something in common.
Honestly, meeting JP wota is always an interesting experience. They always give you stuff :P It might just be the ones who bother coming to Europe though, but all the ones I’ve met here are awesome, friendly and a blast to have a few drinks with. I recommend it.
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I don’t have H!P wota friends…my brothers are AKB wota & snsd wota though
I want to have a wota friends to talk and share our opinions
but I wish we would have different oshimen so we can get more information from each other and less conflict
Ive met a few foreign wota at AiGrad. I think I can count one as a friend. It would be awesome to have a wota gf though
I’m guessing that being a solitary “wota” is, naturally, even more usual to fans outside of Japan, it would be a real miracle to randomly encounter someone who’s really into H!P, it’s quite possible to find people who are into things like anime and manga because they always are somewhat popular subjects but to encounter someone with interest in the idol world, and especially into H!P, would take a miracle.
Well the country I’m living on is Finland, I know that there are at least me, my brothers, Henkka and couple of young girls on YouTube who are into it, but that’s the only people I know. I haven’t never met anyone else in the “real life”, besides my brothers, who would be into idols. It would be really interesting to meet someone like that but I’m guessing that it’s not going to happen soon.
I find it sad that most of these people don’t wanna talk to other people. I feel like this is quite common in Japan though. Unless you’re in Kansai – at the LovendoR concert in Osaka, I was actually surprised because we female fans all chatted at lot :D (but then again, we’re girls, haha. we can’t just not talk.)
but I’ve enjoyed talking to other Wota at concerts, since I never get the chance to talk to other H!P fans at home. And it was a nice opportunity to practice my Japanese too ^_^
thanks for translating!
even though I’m a H!P wota live in JPN, it’s not easy to bump into another H!P wotas in daily life. because of that rareness it would be great if I happened to meet another wotas and have a chat with. once I happened to meet a MM wota at a public bath in Osaka, and we had a quite long chatting on this and that about MM. It lasted for about 3 hours, eventually I got burned on my foot. you know I had been putting my foot in hot water for 3 hours! I mean that was so fun that I was able to ignore pain. haha