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  1. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    English translation of "Kiara, Tasuke ni Kitazo" (Kiara, We've Come to Save You) lyrics (Japanese lyrics are here)

    Lyrics: Sashihara Rino;
    Music & Arrangement: Maeyamada Ken'ichi aka Hyadain (前山田健一) ;
    MV director: ZUMI



    Even if you're losing, fight! Stand up!
    Kiara-chan!

    Japanese, Math, English, Sports...
    I am average in all of them.
    I'm just a 13 years old girl you can find anywhere.
    But you know, you shouldn't underestimate me.
    I have a bit of spice in me.
    I'm secretly protecting the peace of Japan today as well.
    (Dyukushi!)

    You shouldn't notice my true colors.
    If it's for everyone's sake,
    Even if I am exhausted...
    Don't stop!
    I won't stop!

    Even if she's sad (wow wow wow),
    Even if it rains (wow wow wow),
    Even if a strong wind blows sometimes,
    Even if papa and mama (wow wow wow)
    Are worried...
    She'll move forward to a place of our dreams,
    A girl of justice...
    Fight, our idol Kiara-chan!
    (Yes!)

    If a signal lights up during class
    I need to sneak out.
    Teacher, sorry, can you give me an extracurricular lesson later.
    (Ah, pardon me)

    Things like shopping or eating pancakes,
    I have to endure without them in private.
    (Che!)

    I'd like to date,
    But no, thank you!

    Itou-kun* (wow wow wow),
    I am sorry (wow wow wow),
    But I can't go out with you.
    I threw away my feelings (wow wow wow),
    Because it's a path I chose myself,
    There are things I have to protect.

    I've worked hard in rain and snow,
    But I've been...
    Struck with loneliness and I'm about to lose...

    Kiara!
    We've come to save you!

    I've noticed you (wow wow wow),
    Thank you (wow wow wow),
    I'm not alone anymore.
    Even if papa and mama (wow wow wow)
    Are worried...
    She'll move forward to a place of our dreams,
    A girl of justice...
    Fight, our idol Kiara-chan!
    (Yes!)

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    (*) Itou-kun is Itou Tarou (伊藤太郎), a Yoani's director and entertainment department's senior executive manager, one of producers/top managers of =LOVE.
    You can see him announcing members who passed the auditions in =LOVE documentary, for example.

    6:00-
     
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  2. sasshinaction

    sasshinaction Kenkyuusei

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    Aaah, fun lyrics! Charming!

    Thanks for the translation
     
  3. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    English translation of "Bukatsu Chuu ni Me ga Au Natte Omottetanda" (I Thought Our Eyes Have Met During Club Activities) lyrics (Japanese lyrics are here)

    Lyrics: Sashihara Rino;
    Music: NaO/MATCH
    Arrangement: Furukawa Takahiro (古川貴浩) ;
    MV director: ZUMI



    "I thought our eyes have met during club activities"
    The blue sky and the sun are looking at us.

    I've spotted you running on the schoolyard
    Under the rays of the blazing sun.
    "Please notice me!" was my only wish to God.

    I always thought that just looking at you was enough for me
    And yet I'm still hoping... An August of unrequited love.

    Heartbeat! At a place with drinking fountains
    Heartbeat! I've bumped into you
    Heartbeat! You're laughing looking at perplexed me
    There is no manual for situations like this in textbooks.

    "I thought our eyes have met during club activities"
    A present from God.
    A sudden palpitation.
    That running (that running)
    Sweat (sweat)...
    I'll blame it on the heat.
    A reply to you
    Is running around in my head.
    A miracle begins.

    Should I listen to you
    Or should I tell about myself?
    The cicadas are crying even louder than usual.

    Chance is a shooting star -
    It disappears in a flash.
    I know it and that's why I am paralyzed.

    Oh no! "I have to go back"
    Oh no! Without saying a work
    Oh no! I was staring at your back that kept getting smaller
    When you were returning. I couldn't stop you.

    When I close my eyes, your smile pop in my mind.
    I don't even have a nerve
    To ask a friend for advice.
    Ar that time (at that time)
    What if (what if)
    I'd clearly tell my feeling to you?
    I want to talk to you once again -
    A heartrending wish of 10:30 pm.

    I can't stay still
    So I ride my bicycle on a dark road aimlessly.
    With no destination
    My irritating thoughts keep coming back to you.

    During club activities, when I'm going home or studying
    Your voice keeps repeating in my head so my mind goes blank. Ah!

    "I thought our eyes have met during club activities"
    A present from God.
    A sudden palpitation.
    When tomorrow (when tomorrow)
    Comes (comes)
    I'll start a conversation with you -
    A cherished
    Secret resolution to say
    "I've always liked you".
     
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  4. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    thanks again @fatrain don't know what I'd do without your contributions to this forum.
    translations just makes me appreciate the song even more.
    haha I thought in that Kiara song that it was the girls all calling to her for help, but turns out it was them coming to help her
    If I recall from much earlier in the thread, you run the wikia page as well? just hoping the lyrics will eventually end up there to make it easy to find again

    also does anyone still have some other link to the previous wotagei clips?
    - the first one that was part of a TV show was region locked so I had no access to that:(
    - the second one was performed close to Iori's birthday and that video became unavailable:(
     
  5. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Upcoming Girls

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    Thanks a lot for the lyrics!! I really absolutely love this single. Every song is incredible
     
  6. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    yeah, translating lyrics helped me to understand them more as well.
    for example, before translation, I thought that the title and a phrase in lyrics "I thought our eyes have met during club activities" was something a heroine of this song thought, but it's actually a phrase that a boy told her when they met, that's why it's always in quotes.
    despite seeming simplicity Sasshi's lyrics are quite profound.

    wotagei video on Fresh Twitter probably shouldn't be region restricted

    https://twitter.com/FRESH_STAFF/status/978862518939607040

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    Ikoraji "RADIO=LOVE" #33 (180519)

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av23685400

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    Hana, Nonno, Hitomi, Iori doing promos on Hokkaido radios

    radio Azuma Rion no Oshaberi Chiffon Cake @ FM NORTH WAVE (180518)
    Azuma Rion is an ex-SKE member!
    Rion and Hitomi really do look alike! [hehe]




    AIR-G "Katteni Idol Matsuri'18 Coupling Selection" (180520)



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    Maika and Iori on radio Asaka Animetick Night (180520)
    crazy otakus :rofl:



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    ikorabu taxi [hehe]

     
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  7. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Upcoming Girls

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    I'm absolutely in love with this single. It was what I needed to decide that I should buy their music and I went on cdjapan and ordered all of their singles thus far [hehe] Kiara's song is just so cute <3
     
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  8. broz0rs

    broz0rs Upcoming Girls

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    There's so many great fanpics on Twitter for the live event, but this one is truly stunning. It's Mirinya of course lol

    mirinya.jpg
     
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  9. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    today ikorabu had a "HS + mini live" event at Diver City Tokyo Plaza (the one with huge Gundam statue)
    looks like it was very successful. there were over 1600 fans and the place was overcrowded! members performing near giant robot was kinda surreal))

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    there were also over 300 (!!!) cameko alone, and the weather was sunny, so Twitter overflowed with amazing photos. the quantity and quality is probably the best to date! :1st: (it helps that members become prettier too))

    fans also reported that the rate of female fans is unusually high for female idol group - about 30-40%.
    overall the fans are rather young so it's kinda hard for Sasshi's grown-up fans to go to =LOVE events))

    it's funny how after Kiara's song Itou-kun became popular among fans as well. =LOVE's Kitagawa Kenji? [hehe]

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    setlist

    1) =LOVE
    2) Kiara
    3) Bukatsu
    4) Caution

    photos
    MVP goes to Naatan - her photos were especially beautiful today

    flickr gallery
    https://www.flickr.com/gp/157746679@N08/97NYL1

    matome
    http://equal-love.club/20180520-eqlove-kameko-32284.html
    http://equal-love.club/20180520-eqlove-kameko-2-32321.html
    http://equal-love.club/20180520-eqlove-kameko-3-32349.html
    http://equal-love.club/20180520-eqlove-kameko-4-32377.html

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  10. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    I did exact same thing!!
    still find it hard to believe there's such a large proportion of female fans but all the better for them if that's the case

    Agree members looking prettier these days, back in the Taiwan radio interview I think I read some of the comments stating that some of the girls looking "rounder" already, but haven't noticed anything too obvious so far, but I'm keeping my eye on the ice cream lover and the restaurant chain heiress :XD:
    Agree Naatan MVP, twin tails particularly powerful in this event
    Risa and Hana should keep their new hairstyle, they look so much more attractive with it
    LOL Kiara with Leia buns!!:lol:
    very impressed that Hitomi doesn't look like a sweaty mess for once, and that's while wearing black on a sunny day!![hehe]

    thanks again @fatrain for wotagei video
     
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  11. David61

    David61 Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    At the show I attended at the Galaxy Theatre I'd guess that at least 25% of the audience was female, indeed I found myself sitting next to 2 young ladies, and every time I've been to a 48G event in Japan I'd say that at least 95% of the attendees have been male fans.

    Thanks from me too to @fatrain for the updates and once the group's schedule as been announced for the Japan Expo in Paris then hopefully I can make arrangements to go there.
     
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  12. ForrestFuller

    ForrestFuller Future Girls

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    =LOVE's 3rd Single (Teokure Caution) (1st Week Sales)
    Week 1: 62,930 (3rd)
     
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  13. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Upcoming Girls

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    I'm hopeful that by the fifth single or so we might hit the 100k :omfg:
     
  14. sorasan

    sorasan Kenkyuusei

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    Sashihara Rino
    Music Station Tissue box.jpg I'll love to see them on Music Station .... Wish they can get their hands on those tissue boxes ! ( then watch their SR with it inside :1st: )
     
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  15. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    Hmm have you guys gotten your CDs? just wondering what you guys thought about the documentary summary for Type B.
    Seems like editing is a bit different from what you get on the YouTube channel but I don't think there were particularly more scenes? just felt a bit disappointing
    Also given that this DVD only summarised Episode 0-4, are we to expect another DVD in future release for maybe 5-10? not sure if I'd be down with that when there's not much exclusivity to it.
    I think Seifuku Christmas did it best with the 6 scenes for each CD, definitely a lot more value with those

    I wonder if its because Teokure took a lot of the budget and that's why the other 2 songs didn't get MVs with dance and they had to fill the other DVD with just documentary. Either that or Bokura didn't sell as well as expected leading to budget cuts for Teokure. I really do think they splurged quite a bit on the Bokura single.

    anyways that's my little rant over now, nice sales figures so far hope the momentum keeps going.
     
  16. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ well, it was known beforehand that it will be a summary of documentary, so I was actually happy that there was some new footage. I thought there will be none.
    as for the budget, if there is indeed a shortage, I think it could be because of their overseas trips to Taiwan and France.

    I think they need to get some achievement first (1st place on Oricon/iTunes, big solo concert, etc.) so they could be introduced properly.
    Sasshi probably doesn't want to force things and get them there with her connections alone.

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    73,319 copies in a week according to Billboard! :1st:

    http://www.billboard-japan.com/d_news/detail/63574/2

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    Ikorabu Dai Tokkun Chuu 180521

    14:51-


    backup
    http://www.bilibili.com/video/av23754216
     
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  17. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    English translation of "Teokure Caution" (Belated Caution) lyrics (Japanese lyrics are here)

    Lyrics: Sashihara Rino;
    Music: Imai Hiroshi (今井ひろし)
    Arrangement: Kurauchi Tatsuya (倉内達矢) ;
    MV director: Mitsuishi Naokazu (三石直和)



    Ah... in this era
    Um... a love
    Has to have a shape -
    Someone said so.

    Ah... but why then
    Um... those cold eyes.
    This dark cage
    Is too cramped.

    A beautiful flower
    Decorating show window
    Won't bloom.

    Pretending we can't hear the wailing of the sirens
    Just watching how the stain is spreading.
    A jigsaw puzzle piece
    Without being put together
    Is fumbled in a hand.
    Without a doubt, it's a belated caution.

    Ah... hold me tight.
    Um... Even if you kiss me,
    A right answer
    Won't come to mind anyway.

    Your deep blue eyes
    Piercing me
    Are so lovely it scares me.

    In a world the two of us desired
    Someone is crying, an outburst of cricket chirping...
    We melt into
    The pure white sheets,
    Closing ourselves in our world
    Staring into each other's eyes... It's a caution.

    Before the dawn breaks
    And we get captured
    We run off barefoot (the two of us)
    Without even noticing the bleeding.
    No need for light
    That's why under the veil of night...

    Pretending we can't hear the wailing of the sirens
    Just watching how the stain is spreading.
    The two of us are heading to a place of fall.
    "Depend on you".
    "You complete me".
    Without a doubt, it's a belated caution.
    Love is a belated caution.
     
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  18. sorasan

    sorasan Kenkyuusei

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    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    "Teokure Caution" CM was aired during yesterday's Music Station! a step closer to appearance))
    looks like CM had some effect and there appeared new comments in the comment section of MV telling that they came after seeing CM))

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    Kitto Kimi da!

    full recording of that live @ Yoani (180427)

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av22689762

    and latest episode of Kitto Kimi da! (#33, 180523)



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    Shoko's entry for "Cookpad x TIF" competition



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    today's live @ JAM 2018!
    awesome performance! :approve:
    you can see choreography for "Bukatsu Chuu" and "Kiara" for the first time!

    setlist:
    M1 Ikorabu Numa
    M2 Kiara
    M3 Bukatsu Chuu
    M4 Teokure Caution
    M5 =LOVE

    videos here:
    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av24071318
    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av23970409
    http://equal-love.info/archives/17626

    =LOVE was invited to 3rd @ JAM EXPO fes again! it will happen on 8/25-26

    https://www.at-jam.jp/series/expo2018/news/558
     
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