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Are we Arasick yet? \(^o^)/

July 6th, 2006 (11:02 pm)

current mood: I am arasick....

Taken from Popolo Aug 06.

What have they been up to?

Aiba:  Recently I’ve just been messing around doing boys stuff.


For this year’s live shows, we have various very enjoyable songs lined up. I am looking forward to it. I am also nervous about the first performance in Fukui(see comment under Jun's para), in a positive way. Recently, I have been going drinking and playing games, doing a lot of Boys’ stuff. Its real fun.


Sho: Caught up with reading Mangas!


In the recent shooting for Kiiro Namida, there is a lot of waiting time between the shoots, I don’t usually read comics, but this time I thought I should read something. I asked people for their recommendations about what is interesting, and starting reading. Its really interesting! Even in the car when we are traveling, I will be just reading it.


Ri-da : Doing claywork in the dressing room


 The other time, there was an interval of more than two hours in between the shooting of the movie Kiiori Namida and I asked my manager to buy clay for me and did a piece of work in the dressing room. It was a face of a person. I immersed myself doing it and before I knew it, the rest time was over. (laughs)


Jun:  I want everyone to become Arasick.


From the first performance in Fukui (somehow, at the time of this interview, it seemed like Fukui was the opening, not Hokkaido) I want to give it my best. This album, there are a lot of famous artists who have provided their inputs and talents for us. I am looking forward to the live. Just for those people who come to the live, I want them to become “Arasick”- (ie be totally caught up with Arashi and down with the "Arashi sickness")  and give us some of their love. ( Aww.. he wants some love- anyone interested?)


Nino: Since I came back from LA I have been scurrying around


All the Arashi members like doing Live shows very much, and therefore our thinking has been fulfilled in this tour. My recent activity – I have been filming kiiroi namida since I came back from LA and everyday I am busy, running around. This pair of sneakers that I am wearing today, I bought it in LA, but I am only wearing it for the first time today…

Arashic -  The whole album, dissected and explained by the members:

1)WISH - Commentator: Ninomiya Kazunari

Since this is the theme song for Hanayori Dango, there are many people who are familiar with this song, so I think there is no need to explain this song further. Our costumes were red and when we wore it, it unexpectedly created a strong lasting impression on people

2)  Runaway Train -  Commentator -  Aiba Masaki 

 This is a song with a message "Aim for your hopes!" You can feel the song building up as the music continues its pulsating beat and the chorus is the peak of the song, which I like. I want everyone to be rocking to this song. ( Don't worry, we will. ^ ^)

3) Raise Your Hands ((a.k.a) Laise your hands, get leady to laise your hands XD) - Commentator - Sakurai Sho

The orchestral part was recorded in New York and it put a very stylish finish to the song. It's a bit disco sounding. Probably when we do this during the live, I think the audience can also participate from their seats and be very high too.

4) Kitto Daijyoubu  -  Commentator - Satoshi Ohno

t has a great tempo to dance
around, it's a bright song, when you listen to it, would should feel completely satisfied. But the lines like "Rucky Rucky baby・, when we were singing, we got lost among the words. At first, we couldn't get the words to catch up with the tune.

5) Ready to Fry (aka Lady to Fry XD XD) - Commentator - Ohno Satoshi

The highlight of the song is really good right?
I was given this song, and it was really easy to sing.  The tempo is really good too. It's a light-hearted song, just listen and enjoy it, without thinking too much and I'll be happy.

6) Kyarameru Song - Commentator - Ninomiya Kazunari

This is the song where I sing the lead vocals.
The tune is leisurely-paced and it is an easy-to-listen song. The lyrics of the song refer to loosing your girlfriend. This song, during the recording, I only had to sing it three times during the recording. And then it was done. (Apparently, he did it in 15 mins) :P

7)  Cool and Soul - Commentator - Matsumoto Jun 

This is basically a rap song.
In this song, each of the members rap a bit in the chorus and its very kakkoi. I definitely want to try this during the Live!

8) Tabitachi no Asa - Commentator - Ninomiya Kazunari

This is a ballad. I listened to it often while they were still arranging it, so I like this song. This time, this song, is one of two ballad songs in the album, and this, for Arashi, is a rare thing.

9) I want somebody - Commentator - Matsumoto Jun

This is the song where I sing the lead. Undoubtedly, it's an 80s sounding song. It's a dance song, but has a tinge of rock in it too. If I say it  sounds very much like a Michael Jackson song, you would probably understand it better.

10) Secret Eyes Commentator - Aiba Masaki

My image of this song is that
this a song where its used by the guys to gather the girls for a group date. For some reason, this is my image of this song. ( laughs). But the melody has a punkish ring to it and I hope it would be appealing to both guys and girls.

11) Cho Cho Arigatou - Commentator - Sakurai Sho

It sounds funky.
I am not rapping but singing. Its rare right? The highlight of the song also does not trend from the same melody line and its sounds best if we break it up and sing. Maybe it will be difficult to sing this in a karaoke?

 12) Carnival Night Part II - Commentator - Sakurai Sho

It like a
carnival-type song, but why does this have Part 2 in the title? it because the lyrics have been changed and changed again, and so the title is to pay tribute to the original lyrics.

13) Silver Ring - Commentator - Aiba Masaki
This is a ballad. This is a very cute song. I also like the highlight of the song very much. The song is about working very hard for the sake of a girl.

14) Love Parade - Commentator - Matsumoto Jun 

This is a really good song. This is only found in the normal edition and its really regretful (this its on only the regular edition.)  The tune is very stylish. It sounds a bit like its from a musical, this is the song that I would recommend listening to. I really like this song, so please you must, by all means, listen to this song.



Posted by: alkithilien (alkithilien)
Posted at: July 6th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)

geh I have to go out so can't read about all the songs... but reading what they were doing is so sweet XDD Ochan like always with his art~~~~ (niah niah talented boy:P), and Jun always thinking of Arashi, so lovely professional... I hope he receive some of my rabu rabu this summer (I'm sure I will waste my voice on the con XD)

thx again for translating :3

Posted by: gemplee (gemplee)
Posted at: July 6th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)

thank you for the translation. now all i have to do is wait patiently for my cd to arrive so that i can better understand our boys comments on the songs. ^-^

Posted by: sumoboy (sumoboy)
Posted at: July 7th, 2006 09:10 am (UTC)

yah I am waiting impatiently for it too.... looks like I will only receive it this coming Monday, cos they don't do deliveries on Saturday here...... ^ ^;

I want to watch the One con in dvd quality!! quick!

Posted by: Fuck (ilikerock93)
Posted at: July 6th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)

Lays Your Hands & Lady to Fry!!!XDDDDDDDDHmm.I wonder what manga is SHO reading..

Posted by: sumoboy (sumoboy)
Posted at: July 7th, 2006 09:09 am (UTC)

He mentioned it before in his radio show but I can't remember the title...sorry.

Posted by: sakuranino (sakuranino)
Posted at: July 6th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)

now I listening arashic .
I like calamelsong nino is lead vocals.
I like it.
thank you for translate.

Posted by: piNk drAgON (baka_power)
Posted at: July 6th, 2006 06:10 pm (UTC)

thx soooo much for translating!~
now i know what our boys thought of their album..
i really like all the songs...
but esp cool and soul, and love parade...
and jun's song... sounds so much like the song from his solo last con, no!?

Posted by: arwennadives (arwennadives)
Posted at: July 7th, 2006 05:22 am (UTC)

i hope they sing all the songs in the album at the concert. i'm imagining the way they are going to sing the ballads... would they have the saxophonist playing the opening for Tabitachi no Asa...

thanks so much for the translation.. the members thoughts for each song is appreciated.

Posted by: sumoboy (sumoboy)
Posted at: July 7th, 2006 09:08 am (UTC)

I'm sure they will sing all the songs.,... the ballads will be one big karaoke session I imagine.. but the best is the waving of the Johnnys lights! its really magical to do that in a con, esp with the ballads...

Posted by: miss m (renrui)
Posted at: July 7th, 2006 02:34 pm (UTC)

I currently love "Love Parade", "Carnival Night 2" and "Cho Cho Arigatou" No guesses why, for the last song! :P But er.. some of the other songs are really too.. upbeat for my liking..

Posted by: dream_raine (dream_raine)
Posted at: July 7th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)

arasick? never!!!

Posted by: veracia (veracia)
Posted at: July 15th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC)

LADY TO FRY .... wahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

sho got it wrong when he rap "get lady to laise ur hands up in THE air.."
my fave it still co0l&soul!

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