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Translations by Hwen and Amy

[Arashi] Real Sound - Why does Arashi's Aiba Masaki fascinate people? ... - 02/01/2014
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Had to cut off one half of the article title because it was too long for LJ, but here is a nice editorial from a Japanese site that focuses on music news, reviews, and so forth. Most people tend to focus on Ohno or Sho when it comes to Arashi's music (sometimes Nino too), so I thought it was neat to see someone analyzing Aiba for a change. She straight up admits that there's little to say when it comes to the technical aspects of singing, but she goes on to praise him in other ways.

I know it's just an online article from some site, but it's still a lovely read and I hope you guys will enjoy it too. Thoughts are appreciated! ♥




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[Arashi] Sho - H - 03/2014 (1/3)
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I should be working on my commissions and in fact translated a big chunk of Kame's +act mini interivew, but my stupid laptop decided to reboot itself because of an "important" Windows update and... you guessed it, I lost the entire thing. :(

I'm trying to kick myself back into a translating mood so I decided to tackle Sho's new interview in H that just came out today. It starts off with a letter he wrote that was addressed to himself at the young age of 17. He elaborates on it in the interview, but I figured I'd translate this part first since it's not long.

Won't be posting this to arashi_on until I'm all done, so you guys get to read first. Enjoy!






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[KAT-TUN] Kame - +act mini - 2013 vol. 23 (1/3)
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This was commissioned by muffy_paradise for the jpnforph fundraiser, divided into three parts because this interview is super long. Hopefully I will be able to get the rest of these parts out quickly!






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Offering translations for Philippines fundraiser!
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Hey all!

There is a fundraiser currently going on at jpnforph for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. I figured I would help out by offering to translate in exchange for donations to the cause; I'm willing to translate for any fandom, and I will even scanlate Arashi doujinshi depending on the circumstances.

Please click on the link below and comment if you have something you've always wanted a translation to, or if you just want to support a good cause!

Click here for more details!

EDIT: I almost forgot to add, if you can't think of something you want to read I also have a collection of magazine articles and crosstalks from ~2000 to 2008 for multiple groups that I am planning to translate someday, including Arashi, Musical Academy, KinKi Kids, TOKIO, KAT-TUN, Kanjani8, and even a couple of Kohara Yuki's last interviews as a Jr.! Just ask for details on my offers post if you're interested :)

[Arashi] ARASHI Live Tour 2013 "LOVE" - ARASHI CROSSTALK
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I was going to get to work on the last part of Aiba's H interview, but scans of this just came out and, well... I couldn't resist! Here is the fully translated group talk portion of the LOVE concert pamphlet, where they talked at length about things like their time in New York, their album, and also took a long time coming up with a title for "FUNKY"... but is it a good one? You be the judge!

The talk was massive (translation itself clocked in at almost 4000 words) so please excuse any typos. Scan credit goes to VC_220公演. Enjoy!






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[Arashi] Aiba - H - 12/2013 (2/3)
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Here is the next part! He talks about his initial impressions of the other members and also goes into depth about the sand sketches he did for the background footage that played during the Subarashiki Sekai perf in Arafes.

Just one more part to go. Enjoy!




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[Arashi] Aiba - H - 12/2013 (1/3)
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Another Aiba magazine that I couldn't resist translating! In this long interview from H, pretty much everything he talks about has to do with Arashi. This part has more to do with the older days when he was a Jr. and when they debuted.

I'm going to split this into three parts because it's really long. Enjoy!






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[Arashi] Aiba - Mgirl - AW 2013-2014
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Aiba's back in Mgirl! And since this issue didn't come with an English version that I could tell, I decided to translate the talk between him and Ninagawa Mika. I've always liked the easy banter between them so it was really nice seeing them chat again. :)






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[Arashi] Nino - The Television COLORS - Vol. 3 YELLOW (2/2)
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Second half of Nino's interview in The Television COLORS is up! Here he talks about Arashi, his work philosophy, and a bit on their latest album.

The first half can be found here. Enjoy!






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[Arashi] Nino - The Television COLORS - Vol. 3 YELLOW (1/2)
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Here is the next volume of The Television COLORS, which features Nino on the cover for the colour yellow! The first part mostly focuses on his Jr. days and his solo work.

Second half coming soon. Enjoy!






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