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Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Idol Emporium' started by fatrain, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. broz0rs

    broz0rs Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    The thing that stands out to me is that set. It looks really expensive lol.

    The song is still jpop and the Kpop elements being brought up is because the production looks like one with the bright colors and synchronized choreography. This MV also reminds me a lot of TWICE first single. Sana (I think?) is wearing the same Chicago Bulls jersey that Momo wore.

    Overall, the single is really impressive and I hope they break their sales total, as well as get to perform on Music Station for the first time.
     
  2. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    I really liked the engrish and 8-bity parts like "you and me =um?" in the beginning, I wish there where more of those)) overall, I liked the song, it was fun and catchy. liked that there were no more drama parts in MV, I hope it'll increase the views.
    congrats to Hitomi for retaining her center position. Sana was probably the second most noticeable member in MV for me.

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    1st Anniversary live
    looks like Sasshi attended it with some HKT and Last Idol members
    a letter from Maika... TT____TT

    video
    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av31230861

    setlist

    news

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    a mash-up between MV and Sasshi's impersonation of it [hehe]

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av31202145

    backup
    http://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1037557053554749440/pu/vid/1280x720/vAgwX1Vnmw-Uk9IY.mp4
    http://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1037559139608670210/pu/vid/1280x720/8AEUCDdQQBfUX3Ht.mp4
     
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  3. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    yes that set looked really cool, there were bits where I thought they filmed in Disneyland LOL
    I find that Iori is using a relatively more gentle voice here than her usual deeper voice, but still distinct enough that you could tell its her just from listening.
    I dunno about the no drama parts I kinda like some of the drama bits, especially the Teokure Caution one, but have to say it can be a bit annoying when I wanna use that in Youtube as a music playlist
    btw I did not fully understand a lot of the things they said on stage on the 1st anniversary performance, but did Nagisa say she's going half-twin nowadays? I understand Hana has also dyed her hair

    I wonder any of the members are going to get 1 of their own special songs in this album
     
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  4. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    English translation of "Want you! Want you!" lyrics (Japanese lyrics are here)

    Lyrics: Sashihara Rino
    Music: ArmySlick, Yu-ki Kokubo, YHANAEL, YUU for YOU
    Arrangement: ArmySlick, YUU for YOU
    MV director: ZUMI



    You & Me =Um…? (kyun kyun*) I’m falling for you.
    Say =LOVE Yeah!
    You & Me =Um…? (kyun kyun) I’m falling for you.
    I’m falling for you.

    We are walking in a Autumn breeze. What are you thinking about?
    Platonic just won't do. It's now a fairy-tail (bye bye)
    I got tired easily, but it's who I am. Adult-like nails (I want you to pay them a compliment).
    Even if I attack you with techniques from magazines,
    Yes, no damage is done (Oh no! OMG)

    We are talking awkwardly in a cafe. I can't get used to this scenery.
    Oh baby, please keep (hey!) looking at me (hey!).
    Please put a spell of "Only one" on me (=LOVE).

    Want you! Want you! If you won't tell me this right now,
    I won't put your favorite lipstick yet. Love you (love you).
    Want you! Want you! Please notice it, please make me a heroine.
    With words you haven't said before, please make me relieved, my darling.

    I want you to say you are happy right now.
    Ah, ah, I'm angry, but I want you (I want you!).
    Is this OK? (hey!) Shall we begin? (hey!)
    Oh, oh, he says so, but he is in trouble (foo!).

    Kiss kiss me, kiss kiss me, baby (hey!).
    Kiss kiss me, kiss kiss me, baby (hey hey!).
    Wait a moment! Whose phone number is this (oh no!)
    Kiss kiss me, kiss kiss me, baby (hey hey!).
    I'll forgive you (foo foo!), so don’t leave me lonely. Yes yes, get you! (yey!)

    Even a casual present from you is important to me.
    I want to be more into you so the cityscape won't distract me (=LOVE!)

    Do it! Do it! Please notice orange lipstick
    And a bit high ponytail. Please say they suit me. Love you! (more!)
    Do it! Do it! If you hug me tight like that,
    A parade for two should begin, my darling.

    You're laughing at my whimsical request to make a pink heart together.

    Want you! Want you! Let's make an eternal oath right now.
    I've already prepared your favorite lipstick. Love you! (Love you!)
    Want you! Want you! Don't let go of my hand anymore.
    Just like with those words in a dream, please make me relieved, my darling.

    La La, when I'm lonely... (Saranghaeyo, ti amo, wo ai ni, je t'aime*)
    La La, I am by your side, do not worry, my darling.

    You & Me =Um…? (kyun kyun) I’m falling for you.
    Say =LOVE Yeah!
    You & Me =Um…? (kyun kyun) I’m falling for you.
    I love you!

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    * Kyun kyun - heartthrob sound
    * Saranghaeyo, ti amo, wo ai ni, je t'aime - "I love you" in Korean, Italian, Chinese and French
     
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  5. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    wow very fast translation this time, thanks!!
    I think there's a lot of use of English words this time (another K POP trait) so I felt like I somewhat understood the gist of the song, but still very nice to have the full translation, thanks

    can I ask if you have a summary of the Maika letter? the links provided seems to mention a bit of what's mentioned in the letter but the google translation is quite poor LOL
     
  6. Mayoyo

    Mayoyo Kenkyuusei

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    <3 The MV is so colorful <3
     
  7. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    I try to not translate before the official lyrics are released (Sasshi doesn't really like fan-written lyrics too), but yeah, this time there was a lot of English, so I thought there shouldn't be many differences with original lyrics.

    in her letter, Maika apologized to members for making them work extra hard and to fans for making them worry.
    she also said that she loves everyone and wants to meet them and that she's healthy, but she still hasn't sorted out various things so she can't stand in front of everyone yet.

    1st Anniversary photos

    flickr gallery
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsms5vtV4

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    Ikoraji "RADIO=LOVE" #49 (180908)



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    dance covers

    "Teokure Caution"


    "=LOVE"
    this one is from semi-pro(?) unit Nearly Equal Love who specialize in =LOVE's dance covers!
    they even have official blog, twitter and youtube channel!
    the members are pretty cute too))

     
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  8. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Teokure Caution has been my favourite idol song release of the year so I was anxious for this single - on the one hand because I was really excited for the future and on the other hand 'cause I couldn't imagine them being able to top that. This song is sooooo completely different but I absolutely love it as well. Can't wait to hear the B-sides :cute:

    And @fatrain , thanks again sooooo much for all your work updating us on this group (and getting me into it in the first place) and your quick translation of the lyrics <3
     
  9. AriAditya_

    AriAditya_ Kenkyuusei

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    Next episode of Ikorabu Daitokkun Chu will be last episode :(
    We lost another program again :(
     
  10. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ yeah...
    but since both shows end right before new season begins, I think they'll get another show(s). hopefully on TV :worthy:
    they need to gradually step up their game while they have a momentum.

    looks like Hitomi hinted(?) that something new will start at the end of her latest tweet

    "... it's sad that Dai Tokkun Chu ends T_T
    But... as a matter of fact... something...!!! (I need to stop here :shifty:)"


    Ikorabu Dai Tokkun Chu #24 180910

     
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  11. AriAditya_

    AriAditya_ Kenkyuusei

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    I hope they got new program on TV with Shibata as their MC
     
  12. Idol-chan_Spiffy

    Idol-chan_Spiffy Kenkyuusei

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    Jeeze. I'm 5 days late in watching the MV and it's SUPER ADORABLE! LOL! I love it! :cute: Also, I love the cute little anime versions of them? Nice touch. Lol.

    Was it on purpose for them to be singing high-pitch? It definitely sounds like an anime opening for a 2D Idol group, and yes, I know that's what they are, 2.5D Idols, but, the previous MVs didn't have them singing high-pitch? Or, did I miss something while I was away? :^^;:
     
  13. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ I think they usually sing in a higher pitch, except "Teokure Caution" - I remember members were happy that they could sing it in more natural way. this could be one of Sasshi's peculiarities - her solo songs are usually high-pitched too.

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    some Nogi fan blasts away Want you! Want you! from his mega car stereo [hehe]

    vid
    https://twitter.com/Sakamichi_RN6/status/1039489545329291264

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    btw, it looks like WW gets some decent views on Youtube - it already crossed 370k views mark and they increase at about 50k/day pace (currently 12th place among all idol MVs)!
    making MV without drama part was a right decision after all - those should be put in DVDs in single's type A and B.

    some stats

     
  14. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Seeing that Teokure Caution didn't do so well on YouTube, are the sales equally lower in comparison to Bokura no Seifuku Christmas and =LOVE or is it just views?
     
  15. chronophysicist

    chronophysicist Kenkyuusei

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    nah in terms of sales I believe they have been progressively getting better for sure, but I am secretly quite happy to see Christmas get many views, was the MV that got me into =LOVE and still 1 of my favourites
     
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  16. patapataful

    patapataful Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    I am impressed how high the budget was for the PV Want you! Want you!:inlove: AND OMG Emiri!<3:cute: So cute!
    Can't wait to see the sales! Hoping for 100k 1st week!
     
  17. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    I just pre-ordered NGT and AKB's upcoming singles and thought I'd also get =LOVE's... I have to say I'm quite impressed how quickly they've grown on me. Besides NGT, they're the only J-Pop group where I've pre-ordered all of their singles, and I didn't expect any J-Pop group to capture me as much as the 48 Group did, and that was because of their concept more than for their music. I can't thank Sasshi enough lol

    By the way, does anyone make or release subs for the documentary videos uploaded on their official youtube? I haven't watched a single video 'cause my comprehension of spoken Japanese is at the floor and I still don't know everyone's face + name, which is such a shame at this point, considering I soon have four of their CDs at home lol
     
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  18. hypothalamus

    hypothalamus Kenkyuusei

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    AFAIK, there's no one subbing their documentaries. Maybe you can watch them to just get the idea.

    I became a fan during the Teokure Caution era and until now I only memorized few of them.
     
  19. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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  20. ArchieRinn

    ArchieRinn Kenkyuusei

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    yeah it's sad tho T_T, but I hope Maika can make comeback at winter/spring next year or on 5th single :cute:
     
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