Saturday, January 31, 2009

Morning Musume Concert Tour 2008 Spring ~ All Singles Complete ~ [2008.03.23] - 6th Generation's MC from Morning Musume DVD Magazine Vol.21 (Subtitled)
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No, its not that I'm running out of things to translate (Are you kidding? There's too many Eri moments to be translated) Just that I wanted to try something new. I don't really sub clips since I'm usually translating radioshows but I kind of lost the mood to transcript radioshows recently so I thought I should try something fresh and go back to transcripting sometime later.

So I've decided to do Rokkies MCs! I have no idea if I'll be able to complete my so-called project by subbing all the clips of Rokkies MCs in Morning Musume DVD Magazine Vol.21, but I do hope I'll get the motivation/determination to do them all! (:

Also, steph will be helping me out by editing my work, so thank you steph!
Enjoy the Rokkies love! (:

Hello! Project Award' 09 ~ Elder Club Graduation Commemoration Special ~ setlist
01. Ame no Furanai Hoshi dewa Aisenaidarou? (Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute and Mano Erina -> All)
MC (Makoto and Yaguchi Mari)
02. Manopiano (Mano Erina)
03. Shugo Chara Egg (Minna no Tamago!)
04. Come Together (Ongaku Gatas)
MC (Makoto, Yaguchi Mari, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Ishikawa Rika and Mano Erina)
05. Kenchana ~Daijoubu~ (Maeda Yuki)
06. Uwaki na Honey Pie (Satoda Mai with Korenaga Miki, Noto Arisa, Sengoku Minami and Sawada Yuri)
07. Kuyashi Namida Porori (Nakazawa Yuko)
08. Happy☆Happy Sunday (Tskishima Kirari feat. Kusumi Koharu)
09. This is Unmei (Melon Kinenbi)
MC (Morning Musume)
10. FOREVER LOVE (C-ute)
11. Dakishimete Dakishimete (Berryz Koubou)
12. Tanpopo (Iida Karoi and Yaguchi Mari -> Iida Kaori, Yaguchi Mari, Shibata Ayumi, Ishikawa Rika, Konno Asami, Niigaki Risa)
13. BABY! Koi ni KNOCK OUT! (Yasuda Kei, Yoshizawa Hitomi and Ogawa Makoto)
MC (Makoto and Yaguchi Mari)
14. Chocolate Tamashii (Matsuura Aya)
MC (Matsuura Aya)
15. Yeah! Meccha Holiday (Matsuura Aya)
16. Egao ni Namida ~THANK YOU! MY DEAR FRIENDS~ (Matsuura Aya with Melon Kinenbi, Inaba Atsuko, Maeda Yuki, Biyuuden, Morning Musume's 8th Generation, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Hello! Project Eggs)
MC (Shimizu Saki, Kumai Yurina and Sugaya Risako)
17. Hare Ame Nochi Suki (Morning Musume Sakura Gumi)
18. Ai no Sono ~Touch My Heart~ (Morning Musume Otome Gumi)
19. (Buono!)
MC (Makoto and Yaguchi Mari)
20. Debut! Koisuru Kado ni wa Fuku Kitaru (Ice-cream Musume)
MC (Ice-cream Musume. Translator : Linlin)
21. Hitoshirezu Mune wo Kanaderu Yoru no Aki (Puripuri Pink)
22. Magic of Love (Inaba Atsuko and Maeda Yuki)
23. Screen (Abe Natsumi)
MC (Makoto, Yaguchi Mari, Tsuji Nozomi and Abe Natsumi)
24. Suki na Senpai (Morning Musume's 5th Generation)
25. Romantic Ukare Mode (Fujimoto Miki with Hello! Project Eggs)
26. Kacchoii ze! JAPAN (Biyuuden with Berryz Koubou, C-ute and Hello! Project Eggs)
27. Naichau Kamo (Morning Musume)
28. Resonant Blue (Morning Musume)
29. Namida no Iro (C-ute)
30. MADAYADE (Berryz Koubou)
MC (Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori and Abe Natsumi)
31. Morning Coffee (Morning Musume's 1st Generation)
32. Koko ni Iruzee! (Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa and OG Morning Musume members)
33. Love Machine (Morning Musume and OG Morning Musume -> All)
34. Michi Naru Mirai he (All)
Members introduction
MC (Speech by Iida Kaori, Murata Megumi, Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi)
Speech by Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori and Abe Natsumi

Concert Duration : 2 Hours 35 Minutes

Gakisan's wish came through.
If you don't get what I mean, refer to this post.

Short translation of Ice-cream Musume and Linlin's MC.
I don't have a fan recording with me for this concert so I'm just relying on the text I read on 2ch. I have no idea how accurate it is, but anyway,


「 Yaguchi : Linlin, do you have any useful Japanese phrases to share?
Linlin : Its better to remember how to say "Kawaii desu ne" as soon as possible.
Yaguchi : "Kawaii desu ne"? Why?
Linlin : We'll be able to flatter/humour the person who we are talking to.
Yaguchi : I see, I'll learn from you. I'll try and use that on Nakazawa nee-san.
Linlin : Everyone, shall we try it? Ready ~
Ice-cream Musume : (To Yaguchi) Kawaii desu ne!
Yaguchi : Ah..I'll give you your allowances (Linlin translates it for Ice-cream Musume)
Yaguchi : Ah, its better for you to not translate that part! (The allowance part)
Linlin : In that case, I'll keep it a secret but you have to give it to me secretly (Give Linlin allowance)
Fans : Lol 」

Konya mo Usachan Peace #121 [2009.01.27] (Summary : Eri's part only)
In one of the corners, Sayu was given several situations whereby she has to say "Naichau Kamo" which also means "I might cry" in English.

One of the situation was that what if Eri, who is always with Sayu, graduates from Morning Musume. Sayu responded with a very real "Naichau Kamo". She said that she can never imagine this happening neither have she thought of it before and she might not even want to think of it. Sayu admits that she finds Eri funny. She brings up something that happened recently during Hello! Project 2009 Winter Wonderful Hearts Kouen ~ Kakumei Gannen ~. As we already know, SayuEri have been playing a skit-liked pairing during the end of the MC with the Makotos and Mano.

During one of the concert days of the concert tour, the first concert MC, not many fans laughed at SayuEri's skit-liked MC so they started worring about the second concert. Both of them wanted the fans to find the skit funny so they went to the usual staffs that helped them with their MCs for advice and were told that SayuEri are funny when they're disorganised. The staffs added on that SayuEri practiced too many times for the first concert, therefore the MC was too perfect and since SayuEri were too confident after those practices, it only made the MC not funny. The staffs told them to only practice once. Eri agreed with it so they only practiced once, but the girls were pretty pressurised because they can only have one practice session before the real thing starts. At that time, Eri said "Yabai (Omg)" with amazingly lol expression on her face, making Sayu laugh really hard even though they were about to start the concert. Sayu said she was able to have such a good laugh all because of Eri. If she don't have Eri who is always together with her through the happy times with her, she might cry. (I'll just change Sayu's sentence, Sayu WILL cry :D)

Yorosen #080 [2009.01.30]
Last episode of Morning Musume's week.
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Aika's expression.

Linlin's sudden "No no no" reminded me of Aichan's "No no no" impersonation.

Aichan apologising. Heh, I can't help it but to love Aichan. She's really humble, polite and modest

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Eri stopped scribbling immediately and capped her pen back the moment she heard "food".

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Eri shaking and pushing Mama Gakisan.

Koharu x Junjun. I've been paying a lot more attention to this pair ever since Resonant Live MCs. They make a pretty good combination actually.

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The best way to say "Byebye".

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Koharu and Junjun goofing around behind Mano and Aichan laughing at them :D

Next month will be C-ute's turn, starting with Kanna, then Chisato, then Sayu. The following week after Sayu's will be Berryz Koubou and it'll be Sensei Junjun.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Yorosen #079 [2009.01.29]
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They continue playing the game yesterday.

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Reina vs Eri. A hilarious battle against one another.

First try
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Eri flapping her wings was just too adorable. And since she is the turtle of MM, she's very slow in the game. Pretty cute to see grown up girls playing such game. The last time I played a game similar to this was probably when I'm 11 or so.

And as for the result of the battle..
Reina kneeling in front of Eri?! Nah, she just went on her knees (What's the difference?) from all the laughing and embarassment.

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Reina was embarassed.

And the game continues.
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Reina vs Eri continues at their own speed. Look out for Eri's suspicious-looking expressions when she does the "Chu chu".

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Its lol how Eri asked "How long more are we going to do this?".

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Linlin announced that Eri lost the game, which somehow, Reina didn't get it for a moment and showed a really confused expression.

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Just out of blue, Linlin decided to break into her manly voice.

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TakaGaki battle ended really fast. Aichan screwed up on the first try and they just ended there. A cute mistake though. Even though Aichan lost in Sissors, Paper, Stone, she still slapped Gakisan and instead of saying "pya pya" she said "chaa chaa" which immediately reminded me of her "Cha cha cha" on Uta! Doki.

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Junjun vs Aika. Lol, no idea what made Junjun cover the side of her face. Its not like as if Aika is really going to slap her x:

Sayu's comment at Junjun was lol.
Sayu : I thought she was having a toothache.

Mano vs Koharu continues
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Linlin's expressions Both of them messed up in the end with Mano slapping Koharu even though she lost and Koharu slapping from up to down instead of left to right.

Here's a gif of Eri flapping her wings :D (If you're wondering why I say its flying, its because "fei" which Linlin has been constantly repeating is "fly" in chinese. So the movements are an action of a bee flapping its wings)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

I demand for solo angles.
Didn't take any screenshots cause I believe I'll just end up snapping every single Eri moment that Eri is on the screen.

Morning Musume Concert Tour 2008 Fall ~ Resonant Live ~ Concert DVD (Short review)
01. Sono Bamen de Bibiccha Ikenai jan!
"I'll be there. Human being", I can't help but to wonder just what triggered Tsunku to add these into the lyrics.
Coming back to the perfomance, man! They could have just gave one another wedgies! It was a perfect song for groping too :D Nothing much to talk about the girls in terms on vocal or dance, since they were still full of energy. But Aichan's voice is something to pay attention to, its just too awesome. Also, I just realised Eri has more solo lines then Aichan in Sono Bamen de Bibiccha Ikenai jan!, which is like so rare?!

02. Mikan

Lol, their personal poses are probably the main highlight for this.
(The return of Elizabeth Kyamei?)

03. Pepper Keibu
Eri had some problem keeping her voice stable during one of the lines with Aika (One of the lower keys) But well, afterall, she knows she's weaker at low keys and she's trying to improve (From some article or something? I can't remember) so I should just shut up.

Opening VTR
Probably one of the best VTR I've seen in MM's concerts.

04. TOP (Kamei dance solo)
Eri! :D
Well, I don't really care about what people say about her dance solo, whether it was too short, or too simple or anything. Tsunku wouldn't have gave her the solo dance if he didn't have faith in her. But well, they're idols, so we can't stop anyone from criticising them.

I like her dance solo. Just look at that leg lift and those hip movements. (Gees, she can easily injure herself during the leg lift if she didn't do enough of stretching before the performance)

05. Yah! Ashitai

MC (Yabai talk)
The MC can be found in one of my Resonant Live translations. Its the one about Linlin asking Sayu out for a meal.

06. Inspiration
TakaGaki were
Someone gotta remind them that's not Cinderella the Musical x:

07. Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan

08. Purple wind
Just watch how Aichan treats her fellow juniors :D
And watch Aika puts her hands on Aichan's ass.

09. Lemon Iro to Milk Tea (All 3 versions)
All 3 versions were great, since they are Rokkies x:
A really cute song that brought out Rokkies' cuteness.

MC (Kamei, Michishige, Tanaka)
Lol, perfect. This MC is one of the funniest one out of all the Rokkies MC for this tour actually. I remember summarising it too under my Resonant Live label.

10. Tan Tan Taan! (Koharu)
11. Watashi no Miryoku ni Kidukanai Donkan na Hito (Aika)
12. Guru Guru Jump (Koharu, JunJun, LinLin)
7th and 8th generation's performances. Aika's future looks promising IMO.

13. Mushoku Toumei na Mama de (Takahashi Ai)
She's Aichan, what else can I say? She don't disappoint at all.

Indigo Blue Love (Niigaki)
Sounds much better then fan recordings (Blame it on the fan recordings x:)

14. Take off is now! (Takahashi, Niigaki, Tanaka)
A really crazy song. I don't mean that sort of crazy.
The dance moves were just too sexy (Compared to the usual MM dance moves)
I'll want to see Take off is now! performed by Aichan, Gakisan and Eri though x: Not that Reina is doing a bad job, (In fact, she sounded wonderful in this song) just that Eri's dance movements are usually filled with LOTS of power :D *Imagination runs wild*

MC (Koharu, Aika, JunJun, LinLin)
This is translated before too, you can look for it under the Resonant Live label. Just CTRL + F then type "Aichan in Bikini" and you'll find it.

15. Dou ni mo Tomaranai.
Eri's expressions and ending pose
In fact, I find GoRokkies displaying their sexiness really well. Especially through their dance steps.
(And why is Eri playing the male role anyway?!)

16. Koi no Dial 6700
"Hello! Darling" Gees, Sayu sure knows how to melt our hearts.
"Anata ga suki, shinu hodo suki ♪" My favourite line from the song, which is sang by Aichan (solo) and Eri (solo too, but in the second half of the song)

MC (Takahashi, Niigaki)
Can't remember if I've translated this part before, but anyway, their topic for that concert was Morning Musume. So they just talked about how great MM is.
(Lol, I can't help but staring at Aichan's chin. She sweated a lot during that concert o:)

17. Souda We're Alive
Wow, not really about the song, but the way TakaGaki took off their costumes were so sexy :D

18. Onna ni Sachi Are
19. Roman ~ My Dear Boy ~
20. Koko ni Iruzee

Lmao. Koharu's reaction was just too lol. Also, Aichan looked so fierce when answering Gakisan, lol.

21. Resonant Blue
My eyes are just stuck on Eri whenever I watch RB performances.

"En-co-re! En-co-re!"

22. Ame no Furanai

And of course, I have to bring up the line that makes me melt everytime I hear it.
"Anata no Michishige Sayumi deshita!"

23. Aozora ga itsu made mo tsuduku you na mirai de are!

*Goes off to make some gifs :D*

Yorosen #078 [2009.01.28]
Probably one of the episodes that I've laughed the loudest in.
Seems like Linlin is having problems with her Japanese.
(All thumbnails, cos' I forgot to change to "resize" when I uploaded the pictures)

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Lessons started off with Linlin screwing up her Katakana when introducing the game they are going to play.

Lmao, Eri.

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Junjun and Linlin gave an example on how to play the game. Junjun seems pretty rusty at the game, lol. She messed up but..

..she pushed the blame to Linlin saying Linlin is weak in the game and walked off, lol. We can't not love Junjun.

They had Sayu-pink and Koha-pink to try out the game. Senior vs Junior.

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They played with a slower tempo, but still messed up in the end when both of them got really fluestered and ended up nodding and shaking their heads, lol.

One thing I like about Linlin's lesson. Almost throughout the lesson, the girls are laughing.


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Later on during Mano Point Mano played the game with Koharu, at even a slower tempo then Sayu-Koha's battle xD Just look like Linlin's expression, she looks pretty amazed by them, lol. The rest of the members seems pretty interested in the game o: Perhaps they'll get a chance to play it next lesson?

Remember the post I made yesterday about the album? Its probably just a rumour as there are no official announcements made and such.