1：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:01:22.76 ID:0
A video clip by French H!P fans: “The 40 reasons we like H!P“
2：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:02:19.03 ID:0
For those who can’t see the Japanese subtitles, turn on the annotations.
3：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:15:17.90 ID:0
I want to show Juice = Juice to the French.
4：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:25:31.41 ID:0
I wonder if H!P’s management have some qualms about going abroad more.
It seems to me like they aren’t very eager to do so.
It’s not easy to make a profit overseas.
If they don’t have financial aid from the government, they’ll be lucky to get even money-wise.
7：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:32:14.07 ID:0
They have lots to worry about with the mediators, ensuring the safety of their idols and stuff. And if they want a good turnout for their appearance, they also need a capable promoter — and those are expensive. Plus, they have lots of limitations for working minors overseas.
9：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:34:45.95 ID:0
Well, when Momusu went to Anime Expo, Tsunku did tell the fans that money is the main problem with overseas appearances.
11：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:43:10.58 ID:0
They should broadcast the H!P concerts on YouTube.
16：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:45:37.50 ID:0
>>11 (TL note: message with info on NicoNico broadcasts of H!P concerts)
18：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:46:55.17 ID:0
Broadcasting on YouTube instead would be much better for promoting overseas…
13：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:44:21.28 ID:0
When talking about H!P’s popularity overseas, it’s not unlike the Japanese anime fandom which is just really just a niche market there. Even if they release CD’s over there, there’s no way they could sell even a ten thousand copies or more.
That’s what you think. Go to any major bookstore in France and you can easily find manga for sale.
Though they aren’t actively promoting there or anything, apparently they even have H!P corners in the CD shops there.
14：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:45:13.37 ID:0
There’s the money thing, but is it mainly not the language barrier? Sure, they can sing and dance, but you can’t deny that most of the members are lacking in intelligence and education.
17：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:45:40.81 ID:0
Someone link Terada to this video on Twitter.
20：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:50:06.78 ID:0
Rather than high school girls, I wanna see good-looking foreign H!P wota guys.
23：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:54:52.22 ID:0
21：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 08:53:21.21 ID:0
English girls are cute.
28：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 09:15:16.62 ID:0
I was watching on TV the event Ai-chan and Gaki-san did in France and when they were continuously going “hello!” or “thank you!” to the French fans, I just couldn’t help but think how stupid they are.
32：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 09:18:15.56 ID:0
They had people from all over Europe so it made sense to speak English rather than French.
34：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 09:18:56.12 ID:0
As long as they get it, what’s wrong with English?
35：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 09:20:20.34 ID:0
French people hate English.
That’s just the older generation.
The young people there all speak English now.
No they don’t. (laughs)
38：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 09:33:19.92 ID:0
So French girls are going all “Miyabi-chan Miyabi-chan!“, too.
Just like me. (laughs)
44：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 09:41:55.42 ID:0
Reina and Miyabi-chan sure are popular.
46：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 09:44:35.97 ID:0
Like I thought, since foreign fans don’t understand Japanese, the members’ true abilities as well as looks are a much more important factor to them when deciding their favorite members. I now get why Miyabi-chan is so popular there.
47：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 09:44:39.92 ID:0
So H!P wota geezers and French middle and high school girls have the same sense about these things, huh.
52：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 10:14:23.49 ID:0
Many of those girls are Airi fans. Berryz and Momusu wota seem to be decreasing over there.
53：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 10:43:05.96 ID:0
I’m really thankful.
54：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 10:45:42.96 ID:0
Miyabi-chan’s polite attitude in Thailand became a hot topic over at a foreign BBS. Miyabi-chan is the pride of Japan.
57：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 10:51:51.09 ID:0
Are the foreigners especially putting in those Japanese subtitles for us?
If so, I’m actually a bit touched.
59：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 10:58:20.02 ID:0
I like the kappa.
60：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 11:22:00.97 ID:0
There’s a lot of Buono! wota.
61：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 11:23:22.05 ID:0
Even if they’re foreigners, even if they’re girls… yeah, wota will always be gross. (laughs)
63：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 11:28:50.85 ID:0
Whatever. Just send the number one cutest French girl over as a candidate for the 12th generation audition.
64：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 11:34:49.84 ID:0
Forget about China, they should be getting French girls to join as trainees.
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74：名無し募集中。。。：2013/03/23(土) 20:16:43.60 ID:0
Couldn’t they take the H!P concert overseas already?
Henkka: As always, it’s nice to see that 2ch looks to be quite positive about foreign fans and the management’s efforts to bring H!P to its overseas audience.
Source: http://oha2.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-744.html (jp)
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I wonder if H!P’s management have some qualms about going abroad more.
It seems to me like they aren’t very eager to do so.”
Just after C-ute is announced to go to Paris, lol. Hopefully they can travel abroad more now that MaiMai is older. Berryz seems to go overseas at least once a year now (other than Hawaii, of course).
I agree with #7 though, having minors makes it tougher to travel. That’s why just the older half of MM went for the world-wide handshakes. I’m Canadian, but it makes me sad that they haven’t been to America in a while. I hope that if they do another ‘world-wide’ thing, they can make it there next time. I heard that the management at Anime Expo was bad for MM in 2009, but hopefully that doesn’t ruin their chances of coming again.
Thanks again for translating these, I love reading the wota’s opinions!
Note that this thread happened a couple of weeks before the Paris announcement so they didn’t know about it yet. I’m still in catch-up mode with these posts. :) And you’re welcome, I hope to keep you entertained!
Hi everyone, I am French and many comments made me laugh.
First, France is in Europe and it is normal to speak English, so it’s not stupid for Ai-chan and Gaki to speak english because it’s easier for them.
Also, in france we really like English.
Oh that’s kinda new for me, so the old stigma that French hate English is no longer applicable?
Wrong, definitely wrong. Young people in France love Americans, because it’s all you can see on TV. But in truth, try and speak English over there and you’ll get nothing but scorn. Even amongst the younger generations, it seldom happens that someone would learn English, and if they do it’s only because you have to speak English if you want to see anything worthwhile on the Internet. There’s still a sense that English is a low-class language, and French is higher, but mostly there’s also a lot of hurt pride that English has become the worldwide language instead of French in business and politics contexts.
Well, maybe that’s from the point of view of someone who’s a bit out of touch with the political concerns of today’s youth.
there will always be some people who will not like english as for everything but the majority doesn’t hate english.
We don’t hate english, it’s juste difficult to speak an other language but if you speak with a french you can be sure that he understands what you say. (English is the first language that we learn. )
I’m in High school and english is one of my favorite subject.