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November 1st, 2006 (08:44 pm)

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TV Guide Interview

The TV Guide that was released today had an Arashi interview about their "STRATEGY" for Korea. I wonder if all their meetings are this crack.... XD XD XD 

Sho: Eh, with 10 days to go to the first Johnny’s group to have a solo concert in Korea, we should have a meeting to discuss about our plan of action. So today, I, Sakurai Sho, will have the honour of being the chairperson. Yoroshiku!


The other four people: Onegaishimasu!!


Sho: Well, firstly, let’s hear what each of us have in our minds, starting from Nino-chan.  The Korean concerts are just ahead. Surely “You are my soul” is what is on your mind right?


Aiba: Oh.. you said it!


Nino: (Laughs) Well, as with Taiwan. Which is to say, I want to convey the same level of feeling and happiness. 


Sho:  Talking about the tour, the contents cannot be changed, therefore, so we have to convey with our feelings. Matsumoto-san, the other day, when you went to the Asia Song Festival, what did you think?


Jun: well, it any case, it was great. That wild enthusiasm we saw right in front of us at the world cup stadium.


Sho: Of course, they wasn’t anyone wearing uniform, but I could feel that the stadium was filled with a “sea of red”.


Jun: Therefore, this time, the concert goods will be in red, like everybody else.


Sho: I see. Of course. How about you, Ohno-san?


Ohno: Ha…!!


Sho: Is there any thing you want to do that is left over from your last visit?


Ohno: I want to eat….. yakiniku.


Sho: (ignoring him) Ok, Next. Aibachan, what about you?


Aiba: I was surprised at our level of popularity.  For a brief period of time, we basked in the star treatment we got.


Nino: (Laughs) in Japan, you don't get that type of attention at all.


Aiba:  we get a little, from just those around us.


Sho: (lauighs) OK, can we stop this stupid talk, and move to the main topic? But before that, Ohno-san, can you give a name to our action plan?


Ohno: (tossing candy around) eh…a name? eh-to.. how about “Zig Zag Strategy”?


Nino: (laughs) Oh.. its worrying ne.. what type of strategy do you want to do?


Ohno: Well, because its Seoul, I want to be conscious of that fact, when I sing the “soul soul” part.


Nino: I see , of course. But where does the Zig Zag part come in? (laughs)


Jun: (laughs) That is a really a strategy that is just a “mental” strategy.


Sho: (laughs) OK one more time to confirm, can I ask you what our strategy name would be?


Ohno: ZI-GU-ZA-GU Strategy.


Aiba: (laughs) So really, can you define what is “ZIG” and what is “ZAG”?


Ohno: SO…THEREFORE…. The part where we go Soul Soul (whilst doing the hand action for Soul Soul and in a small voice), we should go “SOUL SOUL” (does really big hand actions for that part). We will erase all confusion over that part.


Nino: So you have been confused all this while… (laughs)


Sho: (laughs) In any case, let’s do a cheer and go and do it!


Nino: So the meeting is over.


Sho: (laughs) So, can we hear what everyone has been up to recently?


Jun: Well, we have not been meeting very much, so shouldn’t we be asking that from the start? (laughs)


Aiba: Hai Hai Hai!!! The other time I went to Africa to shoot Tensai Shimura Doubutsuen and got bitten by a Lion.!!!!!!


The other four: EHHH!!!!!?!


Nino: He is actually enjoying telling this story. Isn’t it amazing?


Aiba: Even tho’ I had some protection, it was a little painful.


Sho: You’ll hate it if it happens like that  everyday.


Jun: But your face was…. OK?


Aiba: The people there told me to move my face left and right in any case, to avoid getting swipped at. (laughs)


Nino: It’s the Zig Zag Strategy!! (laughs)


Ohno: fufufu….(smiling and laughing)


Jun: Well you got back in one piece and bought souvenirs for all of us too.


Nino: That T-shirt was great.


Jun: Everyone else’s was nice, but mine, what did it have? An elephant, in the middle, with SOUTH AFRICA printed on it. (laughs)  It’s exposing the place where it was bought.


Sho: Its like foreigners wearing “harajuku” t-shirts in Japan (laughs)


Nino: And on top of that, its HUGE.


Jun: So, what have you been up to Kazu-kun?


Nino: Compared to aiba-san, my daily life is trivial.


Sho: That is so…But Ohno-kun, your birthday is just around the corner right?  Shall we get the Korean fans to sing you a birthday song? Like getting the Taiwan fans to wish us during the anniversary of our debut.


Jun: You have to respond in Korean.


Ohno: (in Korean) PE-KE-Sumunida~~~


Sho: You don’t say “Nice to meet you!” at the middle of the concert, do you.?! (laughs)


Nino: Is that the Zig Zag Strategy?


Ohno: Yes!! (suddenly become determind) At this point, this is the strategy that is directed from Ri-da-.


The other four: ha…. HAI? (laughing)


Jun: Eh, what happened to us updating each other about what is happening with us recently?


Ohno: Korea is waiting for us!


The other four (not really knowing what is going on but with lots of spirit and vigour) ha, HAI!!!


Ohno: (In a solemn voice) but before that, lets not get sick or injured.


The other four:  (straightening up) HAI!


Ohno: If we can give them a good arashi performance, its great, ne..


Jun: (Laughs) yes, you’re right.


Sho: I think it will be good.


Nino: Ok, lets split up. 


Aiba: Shall we go for our rehearsal?



Posted by: aibaka (aibaka)
Posted at: November 1st, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC)

the strategy talk was like .. 5 mins??
then the 'friend-catch-up-time' take over ...

thanks for the translation .. XDDD

Posted by: 「DUNADAN」 (xanderave)
Posted at: November 1st, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)

Obviously, they confuse even themselves LOL.

Posted by: dream_raine (dream_raine)
Posted at: November 1st, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)

This talk is Zig Zag too!! Lol

Posted by: piNk drAgON (baka_power)
Posted at: November 1st, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC)

ah!! sumoboy! thx for the trans again! (and so soon too!~ XD)
i wanna be in the meeting~ they r all cracked~
ohno! in dreamland again? keke~
i can't believe aiba got bitten by lion!! ah!!!~ i don't wanna see it but i can't wait to see it either~ lol~
woah~ kr con!? so fast!!~ ganbatte boys~

Posted by: yumenoko (yumenoko)
Posted at: November 1st, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)

Nino: (Laughs) in Japan, you don't get that type of attention at all.

That's because no one's allowed to!!! In Japan JE rules apply that means you can't scream and fangirl over them in public, especially if it causes a scene or disrupts others (thinks of shinkansen in Nagoya incident)

Sho: Its like foreigners wearing “harajuku” t-shirts in Japan (laughs)

JKLSDJKDLSKD!!! Exactly!!!! I love how Sho noted that. Especially since the other day in a fashion mag, I saw Gwen Stefani's new line of accessories and of course it was all LAMB/Harajuku Girls stuff. I laughed and I'm all, WTF? Like I'd buy a bag that screamed J-print and had "Harajuku Girls" all over it when I'd be much more on trend if I actually bought a one-off clever little bag *in* Harajuku. ^__^A

Posted by: sumoboy (sumoboy)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
Kiiroi Namida Shoot in Onsen

Yeah, its amazing how stiffling those rules are, but then again, they are humans too and need that kind of space. The korean fans can be scary sometimes, with their enthusiasm.

I think the Shinkansen incident was in Nagano.. not Nagoya.

Posted by: yumenoko (yumenoko)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)

Oh, I totally agree that it's better to *not* have the fangirling, but it always amazes me when the boys (Arashi or any group who ventures out of Japan) says they're surprised at the enthusiastic frenzy overseas. They have to know about the JE fan rules, so it really isn't a surprise to them that they don't get that kind of reaction at home.

Nagano, right. I was doing this at work and lost concentration. The actions of the fans then was deplorable.

Posted by: Apple (apple1881)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2006 02:35 am (UTC)
Jun sleeping

Thanks for translating! I love how they talk to each other so comfortably, about anything at all. Zig Zag strategy. lol Riida.

Posted by: tokki2005 (tokki2005)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2006 06:23 am (UTC)

Thanks sumo-chan for this speedy translation!
I was just enjoying the scans of the mag and the next thing I know you've
done a translation already ^^

Not only they confused themselves, they got me confused too....so did Aiba went to South Africa again recently? or is he still talking about that last time he was in South Africa?!

Arashi, ganbette in Korea con ne!!

Posted by: UsagiChan (usagi0chan)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2006 12:24 pm (UTC)

Thx for the translation......o chan is so funny & kawaii nee.....

Posted by: gemplee (gemplee)
Posted at: November 2nd, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)

trust jun to be concerned abt the face...hehehe!

thanks sumoboy for the translation...i'm always looking forward to them. :hugs

Posted by: Demi (windrette)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2006 04:38 am (UTC)

Ahahaha XD They're so random and cute--especially Ohchan! He's sooooo adorable! ZIGZAG Strategy!!!! XDDD ♥ Thank you very much for translating ^^

PS. I'm adding you :D I hope you don't mind ^^

Posted by: sumoboy (sumoboy)
Posted at: November 3rd, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Chibi Nino and Sho

ok! nice to meet you too! ^^

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