(c) Shiu Wisely
SCANDAL on Tuesday night’s (15 Jul) RADIO DRAGON’s 「Doors」programme aka “SCANOMICS”! 16th July is the release day for “Yoake no Ryuuseigun" so today’s the day that it hits stores! They’re nervous but they’re happy. Just for this day, they’ve worked hard all this time at creating songs, so they’re really glad. After the opening number that is "Your song”, SCANDAL begin to introduce all 4 versions of the single! Haruna highlights the DVD, which revolves around their ‘Kyu ni Kite Gomen. In Kita' tour, and Rina throws in spoilers of them doing BBQs and how they are in the live house. And in part B is where the girls share their songwriting experience for “Your song”. Rina mentions that the 4 of them have been creating songs during such sessions lately and surely listeners must be wondering that, which they can get an idea of out of the DVD. There are also footage of them working on it in their hotel and recording voice memos on their phone, so there’s really a lot of fantastic footage. They all hope for everyone to watch it.
In this single, the little photo-booklet of SCANDAL’s has also made a comeback, showing plenty of off-shots of the girls during their jacket shoot etc. Haruna also describes their experience of doing the jacket shoot, in which it was shot from above as they lie on the chalk drawings. Rina, at first, thought it was gonna be relaxed as they’d be lying down after all. However it turned out to be tough and the concrete was really hard! They also had to remain in position as if they were flying in mid-air so that was hard too. The posing looks carefree but actually it’d been hard to pose! Haruna says usually as they pose standing, you’re able to come up with a couple of expressions but while you’re lying down, you can’t see the expressions of the other members so you wonder how everyone else is. Tomomi says there were very few ‘OK’ shots (laughs). But for them, as this CD will reach the hands of many and they want to make this a CD they’re happy about, they’ll think of all that when they do jacket shoots or select outfits, which is evident in all 4 types this time. It’s tough work, but it’s fun.
Haruna also introduces the external freebies, and Mami dives into the cute, fancy appearance of Diancie after it has evolved. (More talk on freebies follows as “Pokemon ieru kana?" plays as BGM~) They also re-introduce “Yoake no Ryuuseigun”, which plays at the end of the new Pokemon XY movie (released today, 19th July). As the story is about growth, the song also follows. Tomomi has included all the excitement she’s felt back when watching her very first Pokemon movie, which was “Mewtwo Strikes Back”, and surely this movie will also the first Pokemon movie for many kids, so she wants them to bring these feelings home with them.
With the release of the new single, the girls hope for everyone to listen to it! They will also be attending many Summer festivals this year, plus a 10-day tour and there is also the SCANDAL Special, which is over 6 hours long! Last but not least on this week’s SOBOKU: Recently it has become warm. Are the SCANDAL members more sensitive to heat or cold? The girls agree that it’s a good question, and Haruna says it is really about which one can they better stand. They say it together- They’re all more sensitive to the cold! Till next week!!
Video upload w/ credits to solfaman @ YT, translations by fyscandalband. For more SCANOMICS translations, they can be found HERE. This week has been busy so sorry to everyone for such a late post! Post is also at SCANDALMEDIA HERE.
Anonymous said: How did you learn japanese ? I really wonder , and what would you recommend to do as a first step to learn it ? And thank you for your hard work ,love your translations !
I first took about 3 months of lessons just to pick up the basics and then I’ve been self-learning since then! It’s very important to get your foundation right so I will also recommend starting w/ elementary lessons (all the basic reading, writing and pronunciation to kick-start you in the right direction).
After that is up to you! For myself, I opted for the self-study route so it’s more ‘my pace’ but ultimately, you have to be keen on the language and try to be as constantly exposed as you can. Japanese is a beautiful language, all the best to you in learning! (´∀｀)☆
And thank you for reading and liking my translations, it means a lot! (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)
Today is the start of the 3rd installment of SCANDAL’s “SCANDAL SHOP”! This year, we have a second Shinsaibashi branch in Osaka, adding on to the usual one at Shibuya, Tokyo.
From SCANDAL’s Official Twitter: “We’ve done it again this Summer!! SCANDAL SHOP 3rd is open from today onwards!! From the hugely popular Gacha-gacha and Eastern-Western Arena performance’s stage costume exhibition to new SHOP-original goods and Feedback! etc etc. Let’s get it up together this year as well♪”
For more details on SCANDAL SHOP, click HERE.
Since 13th July 2014, Fyscandalband is now officially affiliated to SCANDALMEDIA!☆
SCANDALMEDIA is a site that specializes in archiving videos in relation to SCANDAL, now boasting over 400 videos that cover the band’s documentaries, interviews, live performances, promos and more.
By affiliating with SCANDALMEDIA, Fyscandalband will aid the site by continuing to provide updates and English descriptions and translations, whilst SCANDALMEDIA should be everyone’s best place to go to for videos. Our hopes are that we can make the latest in SCANDAL-related news and videos more easily accessible and understandable for everyone, in turn helping to make SCANDAL’s international fanbase even greater.
As SCANDALMEDIA is an exclusive member-only website, kindly register HERE before enjoying more SCANDAL content. Do also show your support by liking their Facebook page HERE and following their Twitter page HERE!
Admin’s note: Many apologies that this notice has only come up now…(the poor people at SM have to put up with this OTL) However! Very exciting news and I hope everyone can help by giving your constant support to both sites! Thank you all! ^^
SCANDAL; “Q&A” blogpost by RINA☆
Q. What’s a drink you’re into?: “Recently, I’m into grape fresh juice. Also, I’ve always been into corn tea and carbonated water☆ミ”
Q. Do you go karaoke?: “I’ve been many times with the members☺︎ I don’t often go with my friends. Singing at the karaoke’s embarrassing…”
Q. Don’t you change your hairstyle? What about the colour?: “Right now, I’m thinking about it☺︎ If so, I might change it up quite a bit!”
Q. Do you have rice with your Okonomiyaki?: “I like it☺︎”
Q. What ice-cream do you like?: “PARM / Pino / Countrymaam. Countrymaam’s ice-cream is extremely delicious☺︎”
Q. What’s a part-time job you’ll like to try?: “A fresh bakery. Speaking of which, recently, there’s a (new) bakery in the neighbourhood so I’m happy☺︎”
Q. Let’s see an accessory you always wear!: “Pinky ring / BARNEYS NEWYORK. Necklace / AHKAH. For accessories, I like dainty designs.”
Q. A movie you’ve recently watched?: “April story (and) Betty Blue. I like either of them. It’s my first time watching a French film but it’s beautiful and only leaves a deep impression in my head. It was great. Because it’s precisely different from myself…I went to bed feeling pained in my chest yet in a good mood.”
Q. What happens when you can’t quite improve on your instrument?: “Record your on playing and then listen to it. For this, it proves to be more effective than you think. As there are times where what you feel as you play is different from the sound the audience hears, know the inside of your bad habits and change the points that you should take note of when your perform. I think it’ll become better.”
Q. About how far are you with drumming now?: “To say what’s come out of it is hard. On the day I started drumming, I stayed in the studio and decided that I won’t go home till I could do up to an 8-beat. Deciding on my own goal, it might also be good to feel that sense of accomplishment!”
“Thank you for the many questions and comments! I’ll continue writing again☆ミ ※ Extra: Today, there was a meeting from afternoon onwards. Quietly, we’re up to something good☺︎ More later.”
This post is also at SCANDALMEDIA HERE.
SCANDAL; “Listen To The Radio Alright” blogpost by HARUNA☆
“Everyone, have you heard our new single「Yoake no Ryuuseigun」already? Coupling song「Your song」and 「Pokemon ieru kana?」, which is recorded in the complete limited-edition (Pokemon ver.) etc, it’s a CD that everyone of all generations can enjoy. When you get to go to the CD shop, kindly take a look! (When you connect all 3 types together as 1, it becomes a picture..)”
“And then tonight, I’ll be guesting on 24:00～28:00’s broadcast on 81.3MHz J-WAVE『TOKYO REAL-EYES』,「SPEAK OUT!」! There’s be a vocalist talk with me and navigator, Sato Chiaki from Akai Kouen! The look and music of our band is different but we’re both girl bands! For me, I love Akai Kouen ^^ Please do take a listen♪”
Apologies for the late translation! You may listen to the broadcast in full HERE, uploaded by Continental Punk @ YT.
SCANDAL; “Yoake no Ryuuseigun” Live on MUSIC DRAGON
SCANDAL’s HARUNA; “Today’s J-WAVE「TOKYO REAL-EYES〜SPEAK OUT〜」, with navigator Sato Chiaki…somehow, there’s our guest, HARUNA from SCANDAL! Vocalist talk dialogue!! Look forward to it!!” - Akai Kouen Official
SCANDAL; “Senkou Riot” blogpost by RINA☆
“We announced it during「SCHOOL OF LOCK!」ー! A Summer rock fes limited to the 10s (teens)! We’ll be appearing on the final of「Senkou Riot 2014」! For us, we also got to pick up instruments and group together as the band that is SCANDAL for the first time when we were middle / high-school students. In midst of continuing on with that youthfulness.”
“Looking at the sight of one in uniform, shouldering a guitar case on the back, I think the future of the band World is bright. There’s the Copy-Band and Riot this year, so it looks to be quite exciting! Bands are the bestー! I’m never quittingー! I’ll say this to anyone but our dreams will definitely come true! With that, I’ll stand with a cheery heart and do a live with such feelings. See you tomorrow☆”