1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/16(木) 18:36:28.85 0
Me, I just laugh it off, but I get insanely angry afterwards.
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/16(木) 18:36:49.80 0
I go crazy.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/16(木) 18:37:52.95 0
Back in school I even got into a fight because someone did that, but I learned from the experience and now I just let it slide.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/16(木) 18:40:03.32 0
I don’t do anything much.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/16(木) 18:43:03.33 0
Back in high school everyone found out and I got the nickname “lolicon.”
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/14 23:26:08
Oh, so it’s that kind of color…
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/14 23:26:44
That’s Rihoriho’s Rihoriho!!!
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/14 23:29:14
It’s all sticky!
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/14 23:30:59
Looks good, Rihoriho.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/14 23:28:52
Oh man. Getting goosebumps here…
“The Tyrant, Kanazawa ‘Rose Quartz’ Tomoko“
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/03/03(月) 08:56:53.83 0
I have a new picture for you of the Tyrant, Kanazawa “Rose Quartz” Tomoko.
It’s hard to see in the picture, but Tomo is squishing my cheek with her hand there.
Kanazawa-san, smiling so innocently while squishing someone’s cheek…
58: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/03/03(月) 10:21:28.03 0
Laughed at how she really used the word “tyrant.“
Goto Yuki, younger brother of Goto Maki, was in 2008 found guilty of a 2007 theft of electrical cable and convicted to imprisonment with hard labor for a term of five years and six months. He was released on parole in October 2012 and then in January 2013 — for the first time since his group EE Jump went on an indefinite hiatus in 2002 — he gave a public interview.
The interview was done for a Japanese tattoo website and it’s a pretty interesting (if short) read, so I do recommend checking it out and reading more about not only his tattoos, but about what drove him to a life of crime, what he thought about his time in jail and also an answer to a certain persistent rumor about him and Maki.
Translated in January 2013.
Original interview, text & photography: tattoo navi
English translation: Henkka
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/13 15:11:47
It was my first time seeing Eripon in the flesh. I just got so nervous, the words wouldn’t come out…
Me: “Eripon, I really love you a lot.“
Eripon: “W-what…! M-me too…!” (Eri instantly gets wet as a sponge)
Me (in a totally unattractive voice): “…Do your best.“
Eripon (spoken like an angel): “Yes! I will!“
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/13 15:13:34
Yep, that happens.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/13 15:14:06
Even though I was so good looking today…
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/21 18:17:56
“CD Journal” 2014 2nd issue Morning Musume ’14 Oda Sakura interview (excerpt)
── Would you like to talk about anything that’s been on your mind lately?
Is it okay even if it’s quite technical?
May I? I’ve realized the importance of consonants. When singing in unison, I was someone who tended to leave it up to the others to make it work — I used to think that since there were so many of us singing, there was no need for me to emphasize my own presence. But when we tried singing again after Tanaka-san’s graduation, I finally understood the extent to which she had been taking the lead even when it came to singing in unison. All of us used to figure out the rhythm and intervals by listening to Tanaka-san’s voice, so when she was gone, it made me further realize just how big of a role she’d played within the group. But when I went back and listened to Tanaka-san’s singing, I noticed how she was singing the consonants really distinctly. Like, she would put emphasis to her pronunciation of the “s” in “sa” or the “k” in “ka.” She pronounced things like even a simple “come on” more like “KYAmon.” That’s when I came up with the idea of singing everything while paying mind to the alphabet inside my head. That’s what me and Sato-san have now started doing.
── Oh, Sato-san, too?
Sato-san doesn’t want to be like Tanaka-san, she wants to be Tanaka-san.
── Ahaha. She wants to become Tanaka-san herself? (laughs)
Her singing, her way of getting the audience fired up, her way of creating facial expressions, her fashion — she’s going for all of it. Anyway, I’ve started hearing how clearly Sato-san sings the consonants and it’s made me think it’s now her who’s leading everyone vocally, so that’s motivated me to work harder.
── So highlighting the consonants makes the rhythm more defined.
It gives it liveliness. It gives it “bite.” That’s why I’m using Tanaka-san’s way of singing as reference and always keeping the consonants at the back of my mind.
── So when you’re singing, you’re always thinking of the lyrics in the context of the alphabet?
Conveying the message of the lyrics is the number one most important thing of course, but yes, that’s right. Sato-san, too, is very conscious about it. One day when our singing instructor praised her vocals, she told me she had been singing while thinking about the lyrics alphabetically that day. Having it recognized like that, I thought it must be important.
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/01/21 18:20:44
Miyazaki Yuka: “Karin-chan is cute!”
Uemura Akari: “You lolicon.“
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/15(土) 23:48:26.24 0
Miyamoto Karin-chan sat in the seat next to mine in our dressing room.
We actually end up in seats next to each other quite often. ♡
She has a habit of making a mess on her desk at our dressing rooms. Today, too, even though she was trying her best to clean it up, she wasn’t really making much progress at all. But seeing Karin-chan like that, she was so cute!!!! Do you know what I mean?? Like, even though she’s so cool when performing, she also has that clumsy side to her. ♡♡
When I told this story to Aarii, she just went: “lolicon.” (laughs)
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/15(土) 23:50:43.30 0
Do you call a girl who likes a younger girl a lolicon, too?
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/15(土) 23:52:08.99 0
Don’t expect Aarii to know correct Japanese.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/17(月) 01:25:49.13 0
Because I really can’t picture it at all.
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/17(月) 01:26:17.27 0
Playing with her smartphone.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/17(月) 01:27:00.58 0
She supports the foundations of their house.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/17(月) 01:28:19.90 0
I’d want to see Kumai-chan’s conduct right after waking up early in the morning.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/17(月) 01:29:12.14 0
She turns into a dwarf when she’s at home.