SCANDAL’s HARUNA on J-WAVE『TOKYO REAL-EYES』’s「SPEAK OUT!」programme (18th July)! The navigator is Akai Kouen’s Sato Chiaki, and she starts off with by inviting Haruna-senpai (senior) in for a cider after her after-school activities (this part is a mini-skit). Chiaki says she likes Haruna so much that she made cider for her on her own, in which Haruna wonders if that is safe…although she will accept her feelings with gratitude. The real programme is from here forth and Chiaki excitedly introduces Haruna, who says she is also nervous. Chiaki says she’s more than nervous herself and when she first met her, she thought she was very good-looking. When she asked for a handshake, she’d even thought, “What should I do?!”
Chiaki congratulates Haruna on the recent finishing of their Arena live, and Haruna thanks her and Akai Kouen for leaving messages on SCANDAL’s home page, as she’d received confidence from it. As they’re both on good terms, being guitarists of their own bands, they’ll work hard today and speak till the end. Chiaki plays an Akai Kouen song next, and when they return, she reveals that Akai Kouen has even talked about which member of SCANDAL they will like to be. Haruna has taken the #1 spot in this tiny election, and Haruna reacts, saying, “I’m happy but…I feel rather complicated." Chiaki says she’ll like to follow Haruna’s cool image. Haruna shares the sort of conversations that SCANDAL would have, which are more serious, in which they’ll talk about their own music mostly. Chiaki reveals that she also checks SCANDAL’s videos out very often, to learn. She thinks SCANDAL is very cute and plus the instruments, cool individual personalities but she feels Haruna really stands out instantly, especially as the main vocalist. She thinks it is tough, especially when she looks at other girl bands around and she wonders how Haruna pulls that aura off so naturally. She doesn’t quite get how to do it so she’s sort of given up trying to learn.
Haruna seems rather surprised, saying that on the other hand, when she looks at Akai Kouen, she thinks Chiaki plays a cool role in the band. With Chiaki on vocals and keyboard, and every one else playing their roles properly, Haruna says she can really feel it by watching their lives (Chiaki is ecstatic here.) Haruna says she thinks Chiaki has a good time singing and the audience can feel it. While Chiaki’s nervousness is manageable once she gets out on stage, Haruna says she always feels like her heart’s racing, which Chiaki finds super surprising. They also talk about how much they extend their voices, and rather than pulling it longer, it feels like they’ll go fast instead. Chiaki and Haruna also talk about their bands’ formation (and feeling their years having gone by), with Chiaki also mentioning that she’s seen SCANDAL on MUSIC STATION back those days.
Haruna then shares how she feels her body has been better trained lately. As your age goes, your body condition will go down too and as a vocalist and someone that carries an instrument, she can’t let her voice go to ruin and she feels she has to train her body. You have to have that spirit. “Yoake no Ryuuseigun" is also promoted on the programme (I am skipping all the YnR bits as it’s been repeated several times before). Chiaki then shares she’s been into Akan-meishi lately (useless/lazy food), in which Haruna asks if she’s ever added jagarico (instant french fries snack) into soup before, which Chiaki answers as a no. Haruna says it turns into mash potato inside and then you can add mayonnaise inside and just eat. She said it’s good and not only that, she has it every now and then and she’s been into it since grade school.
Chiaki says it seems popular in Taiwan now at the moment, that they add pudding into cup noodles. Haruna reacts negatively to it but this is certainly lazy food. They also talk about SCANDAL’s upcoming Summer festival appearances, as well as their 10-days live house tour in Autumn, which confirms SCANDAL’s busy schedule ahead. Chiaki is invited to come along and have fun too. In return, Chiaki also invites Haruna to Akai Kouen’s live and asks for her to bring her lazy food along so they may exchange. The time has quickly come to be up. That is all!
→ SCANDAL’s other recent radio broadcasts: FM NACK5’s PIECE OF MELODY, FM Nagasaki’s Lai Lai & FM Osaka’s You’ve Got A Radio!, SCHOOL OF LOCK Part 1, SCHOOL OF LOCK Part 2. Please understand I’m unable to do translations for all radio broadcasts b/c there’s simply too much (tho I will try my best!) Many apologies! ><
Video upload w/ thanks to solfaman @ YT, translations by fyscandalband. This post is also at SCANDALMEDIA HERE.
(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.
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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