R-One KAT-TUN #169 20090623
song played: LOVE
didn't expect them to update the site that fast, looks like the description for this week isn't there already o.O i read it earlier on, but i don't remember what it says..
but anyway, i think it's something like a review of domucon in this episode, or something like that.
quality of recording isn't that good, but i hope it's alright ne.
translations by agemaki ^^ thanks alot!
After the usual greetings Nakamaru states that the whole Dome concert stuff is over, and Ueda-kun's drama has only one episode left. Ueda confirms, the dorama will finish on the 29th. Nakamaru says he presumes Ueda hasn't been able to do several things while busy with the dorama shooting, so he asks if there is something Ueda would like to do now that it's over. He also says the matsuri season starts with summer. Ueda says that in the dorama everyone was wearing yukata because it was set on a fair day. Ueda shot only some scenes, anyway he had a lot of fun. There were stalls and he made cotton candy all by himself. He adds it's very difficult and he didn't manage to make it up perfectly in the round shape. Nakamaru says they somehow manage to go to the matsuri each year, so he really wants to go now. Ueda says he wish he could go too. He would like to go and wear a mask, because it's not fun if you can't stay long. Nakamaru says actually you cannot have fun if you are caught by young children. Ueda argues there are masks like the one of Arale chan [Akira Toriyama's character, here: http://blogs.ya.com/micabezatrufada/files/arale_1.gif], and if you wear one of those you won't be caught. He asks Nakamaru if he doesn't agree. Nakamaru wonders, saying that being caught is bad. Ueda insists that their faces would be completely hidden. Nakamaru laughs and says that except for the face, there are other things that for some reasons would make you being caught. He thinks he would be quite able to identify people. Ueda wants to know if he would be caught if he wore jersey and Arale-chan's mask. Nakamaru claims he would maybe catch him. Ueda argues it's a lie. Nakamaru says it would make a bizarre atmosphere, like “Isn't it someone familiar?”[or at least this is what I think he's saying]. Anyway Ueda says he wants to go to the matsuri. Nakamaru adds he likes matsuri a lot and asks to try and go if they can match timing. Ueda agrees.
As a song, they play “Love”. During the 8 days at the Dome, they made continuous improvements and made changes often about the song. “Love” had a lot of rehearsals. Ueda agrees, saying it was tough. The choreography too took a lot of time. They decide to play that.
Ueda Nakamaru soudan shitari saretari/
Ueda Nakamaru Consultation Section
Nakamaru reminds they cast a question last time and a lot of answers are arriving. Ueda asks to be reminded about the question. Nakamaru says it was on impression about Dome Concerts.
Mail: There were parts when I got fascinated without noticing because of the impact of the fire and water and the beauty of the mise en scene. I was moved by the last spectacle given by the penlights. About solos, the figure of Ueda playing piano was cool. I regretted not going to the “Romeo and Juliet” butai after watching the images. I almost cried because the song and the images were perfect together. About Nakamaru-kun solo, I remembered about the song after quarreling with the person I like and I cried aloud. Anyway I had a lot of fun.
Nakamaru says he had the idea for the last penlight show representing the Milky Way. As Ueda can't remember, Nakamaru says Ueda wasn't there (at the time they decided this). He explains that once after rehearsal Johnny-san and all the members except for Ueda gathered to find some interesting ideas. Nakamaru had thought that if you use penlights in a skillful way, you'll have beautiful effects, like the wave of lights in the end of the show, so he thought they could use them as no one else ever does it.The idea was successful. Ueda agrees not many do this. “We are KAT-TUN” is kind of reassuring. Nakamaru then remarks the girl wrote that fire and water were beautiful. Ueda says people who came so kindly were all fantastic. Nakamaru adds there was an impact. Ueda says this is how live concerts should be, because they are called shows [“sho”, in japanese]. Nakamaru answers it's “sho” [“sho” has a hundred meanings, ranging from “prize”to “phenomenon”. Anyway in this case I think he's simply saying “So”of "So nandesu yo" in a weird way, meaning “That's it”.] and Ueda argues this pun was like the average Taguchi. They laugh. Nakamaru continues by telling this time it was a real show and it felt more show-like than usual. Ueda agrees. Nakamaru talks about Kame's solo and Ueda confirms it was flashy. Nakamaru adds it was flashy because he added various elements, like water and fireworks, and he floated in the air going to one side to the other by flying. Ueda confirms, asking if he wasn't the most flashy performance of all the members. Nakamaru [obviously^^] says that if compared to the three solos of the second half of the show, the latters were definitely plainer. Ueda says it's because it's a live and this is the feeling of “the three on the second half”. Nakamaru says laughing that he's always saying that in Tokyo Dome you have to divide three solos in the first part and three in the second part and in the first part, as there is the sun it's pretty bright. So using lighting becomes a bit difficult. You have to consider various things when speaking about the order of solos. Ueda agrees. Nakamaru insists that there are merits and demerits. For instance, those performing on the first half of the show cannot use lighting, but they are closer to the start of the show so the spectactors feelings run high. Ueda confirms. Nakamaru adds that you have to consider that using fire and water in the beginning is a win. Ueda adds that the first three performing have more time and can rehearse at ease, while the last three don't have time.
He also explains you have to syncronize sound to the first song and to perform, and there is the possibility to end it like this. Nakamaru points out that anyway in the end it becomes darker so it's more beautiful and Ueda explains it's because you only use lighting. Nakamaru ends up saying this kind of inside stories are more common than thought.
Mail: I came to the concert on the 16th and even though Tacchan made a mistake with the lyrics of his solo, It was extremely cute and I started liking hm from then on. About Yucchi, other than the solo it was the bungee and the vocal percussion that left me a deeper impression. Maybe because it was told on tv many times, I have started to associate Yucchi and bungee inside of me.
Nakamaru asks if Ueda watched the on-air about bungee. Ueda says he did. Nakamaru says he hasn't yet. Terrible mails came, as thought. He asks Ueda how the show was. Ueda argues that he has only watched the first part. He also received mails saying “Nakamaru-kun was incredibly funny”. Nakamaru wonders if it is a gain or a loss. Ueda soothes him by saying it's a gain for an artist. Nakamaru says an acquaintance of his sent him a mail saying “If you pass this trial you'll win”. They laugh. Ueda says it's obvious, since it became the project of Nakamaru.
Mail: Nakamaru-kun said “My fans will decrease if they see this”, but it's not like that.
Mails like this came, though Nakamaru asks Ueda if he doesn't think fans will decrease. Ueda says it would be normal ending up thinking Nakamaru is a funny one by watching (the show). Nakamaru asks “Really?” and Ueda soothes him telling he himself didn't receive but mails stating “Nakamaru-kun is funny!” and not “I was disappointed”. Nakamaru admits this is good, but he is very worried. Ueda adds that by the way listeners who watched the on-air programme seem to to show great admiration, and in the end Nakamaru jumped after all. Nakamaru admits in the very end he did. Ueda encourages him saying this was good, because he jumped properly, and there is not a single reason why his fans should be decreasing. Nakamaru says listeners are basically very sweet. Ueda says it's only because he had to do something unpleasant that he had troubles. Nakamaru says it's surely because of this, but he is worried because those images had some impact. Nakamaru complains that even if Ueda-kun jumped once instead of him, he was not forced to carry a small camera on himself. Ueda confirms. Nakamaru continues by lamenting those images were terrible, so it would have been better not having it. Ueda asks if it is the CCD camera [“charge-coupled device camera”, the one Nakamaru had on his helmet while jumping], the one that is not too good in shooting from below. Nakamaru says there is no way to come out well with that camera. Ueda jokes that was why he said he didn't need it. They laugh. Nakamaru confirms that's the right answer. Ueda ends up saying there is no point for Nakamaru to be worried, and from now on he should concentrate on the coming live. Nakamaru agrees and says he's most grateful about this.
KAT-TUN no bimyona uwasa / KAT-TUN Delicate Rumours Section
Mail: During Osaka concerts for the first time this year all the member went and ate yakiniku together. If it's true, what about the atmosphere and the talks?
Nakamaru confirms and Ueda comes up saying that was an authentic compulsory deportation. Nakamaru laughs and asks if it really was like that, and Ueda explains that he and Akanishi and Koki were wondering about what to do, and Akanishi had said he wanted to go back. When they had just decided that the ones who wanted to go [eating yakiniku] and those who didn't want to go should part, the manager came out by saying that time [going eating together] was compulsory. They laugh and Nakamaru exclaims: “That's why!” Ueda admits that's why everyone went. Nakamaru says he was taking a shower and he had thought only willing people were going. He joined the other by bus and he was wondering why everyone was so silent. Ueda explains it was because everyone was waiting for Nakamaru at that time. He can't remember what they were talking about. Nakamaru too cannot remember well but he says half of the talks were about the concert. Ueda states that might have been the first and last time of the 6 of them together this year. Nakamaru agrees it's rare to put the all of them together. He also says lately he went eating yakitori with Akanishi. Ueda is surprised and says it's rare and want to know what they talked about. Nakamaru says they talked about what is going to happen from now on. Ueda jokes that he could already read about the from-now-on of Akanishi. They laugh.
Mail: In the past Ueda-kun was scouted to become a model. Since in KAT-TUN Ueda is the one who can be proud of the lenght of his limbs I thought it was kind of possible.
Ueda comes up with “Have I been scouted as a model?.. No, I haven't...”. Nakamaru wants to know if Ueda-kun is the one who can be proud of the lengh of his limbs in KAT-TUN. They laugh and Ueda says he doesn't know, even if his hands and feet are long. Anyway he cannot understand if he can win over Taguchi. Nakamaru comments Taguchi is very tall. He adds he “once had”, in Shinjuku. As Ueda asks he “had” what, he answer “being scouted”. He then recalls it was a lady wearing a weird red cardigan. If he thinks about it now, she looked like a lady from THE world of show business. She was looking at him and even if he had already made his debut, she asked if he had any interest in the world of showbiz. He says it was a pity, and Ueda agrees. Nakamaru thought she couldn't arrive in time and Ueda adds laughing this was sad. They conclude by saying the scouting thing was a lie.
Nakamaru says he wouldn't rise it [one of the possible translation of “tatsu”] / stand up for any reason, because it's dangerous. Ueda says he doesn't do anything about it arbitrarily and on his own will. But there are time when he's forced to rise it. Nakamaru asks if such times exist. Ueda says they definitely exist. Nakamaru wants to know if it's when something is done to him. Ueda says this can be too. Nakamaru asks laughing if it isn't offences or something. Ueda says he's not the type to care about it. He then claims he basically doesn't think to usually rise it. Nakamaru argues that lately there were many reason to rise it. Ueda wonders. Nakamaru points out that he doesn't believe there is any need to rise it. Ueda wants to know if it's because of the width. Nakamaru asks which width. Ueda says that instead of doing it like “this” it's better to do it on the other way, because “there” you have “room”. Nakamaru says “O, that's what you intended!” and Ueda says it's definitely like this.
[I know I know, it would be great wondering about some dirty thing, but I personally suppose this time they are speaking about being mad at something, which happens to be “hara ga tatsu” (“stomach-rising”) in japanese...Anyway I would be delighed to know any theory – Agemaki ^^]
[it seems like the term is 'stand up' from what i read in the chinese translations, but well.. just take whichever makes more sense lol. xDD - estherzax]
personal notes: maru worries way too much!! and aww, six of them having a meal together is total ♥. thankyou manager, whoever you are xDD and i want to know what jin and maru talked about!!!