14 August 2011 @ 11:28 pm
September 2011☆Duet - Maru's Interview Translation  

Favorite color: Orange!
Favorite movie: “Funny Games”. It really is a shocking film! 
Favorite manga: There are many but… the shojo manga “Oboreru Knife”, I guess.
Favorite song: Tokyo Jihen-san’s “Kokoro”.
Favorite album: Tokyo Jihen-san’s “Goraku (Variety)” and “Otona (Adult)”.
Favorite season: Fall. Because it’s the easiest time to to see how the seasons change.
Favorite kanji: “隆” [it means “prosperity”]. The first kanji in my name.
Favorite animal: Hyena. I want to see a real one someday!!
Favorite proverb: “Kappa no kawa nagare (A kappa drowning in a river = Even an expert can make mistakes sometimes)”.
Favorite book: “Sleepless Pearl” by Ishida Ira.
Favorite type of a girl: A happy person!! A girl who enjoys her life.
Favorite vehicle: Motorcycle! I bought one recently.
Favorite praising words: “You’re funny!”
Favorite place in Tokyo: Yoyogi Park. Asakusa. I like the friendly atmosphere of the streets in Asakusa.
Favorite place in Kansai: The Togetsukyou Bridge with the view of Arashiayama in Kyoto.
Favorite country: Japan LOVE!
Favorite “mom’s cooking”: Kasujiru (soup with sake lees) and karaage (fried chicken).
Favorite pasta: Pepperoncino. Basically, I like garlic.
Favorite onigiri filling: Plum. Or seaweed.
Favorite ramen: Tonkotsu Gyokai (pork and fish) Seabura (pork back fat) ramen. I like the broth to be thick.
Favorite vegetable: Tomato.
Favorite fruit: Strawberry.
Favorite desert: Mille crepe.
Favorite yakiniku ingredient: Harami (slices of skirt steak), of course! I like eating it with salt rather than with the sauce. I also like moyashi namul (seasoned bean sprouts).
Favorite otsumami (snacks to go with alcohol): Edamame (green soybeans) with taberu rayu (edible chili oil).  
Favorite sport: I want to challenge a full marathon!
Favorite actor/actress: I like the ones who are unique and who are real.
Favorite musician: Tokyo Jihen-san, Mr.Children-san.
Favorite comedian: NON STYLE’s Ishida (Akira)-san.
Favorite event: New Year’s Day.
Favorite drama: “Nemureru Mori”.
Favorite scent: Lemongrass, lavender, sandalwood.
Favorite female hairstyle: Long straight black hair.
Favorite female fashion: Anything that suits her!
Favorite female gesture: When she looks at me with her eyes full of love.
Favorite way to spend a day-off: Getting a massage and doing other body maintenance routines.
Favorite room: Living room.
Favorite thing in your room: ECO electric fan. I just bought it this year.
Favorite thing about Kanjani8: Unconditional LOVE!
Favorite thing about Yokoyama You: How shy he is.
Favorite thing about Murakami Shingo: His smile that gives you a feeling of security.
Favorite thing about Shibutani Subaru: His singing voice. His shouts [during concerts].
Favorite thing about Yasuda Shota: His hairstyle.
Favorite thing about you: I like myself when I’m able to make people smile.
Favorite thing about Nishikido Ryo: His tsundere (a person who is initially cold and even hostile towards another person before gradually showing their warm side over time) personality.
Favorite thing about Okura Tadayoshi: He would laugh at anything I say.
Favorite TV program: I love the “Kaerema10” corner in “Otameshika!”.
Favorite computer application: A puzzle game that Yasu recommended to me. 
Favorite scenery: The garden in Tenryuji Temple in Kyoto.
Favorite type of a person: I like unusual people.
Favorite time: Being at work.

Picture credit: Sorrentoo
nara_heiwa on August 15th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC)
thank you for the translation
snowwhite007 on August 15th, 2011 01:35 am (UTC)
Thank you!! :)
kanjani_lover on August 15th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
thank youuuuuuu ^^
wasabisushi404 on August 15th, 2011 02:36 am (UTC)
:D they look so much like the girl's fathers! Oh, how I wished that KJ8... or more like all johnnys to be happily married and having families.

thanks so much for the translations~!
tika_veilan on August 15th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
> Oh, how I wished that KJ8... or more like all johnnys to be happily married and having families.

Me too. :)

But then the whole JE Empire would collapse. D:
wasabisushi404 on August 16th, 2011 03:19 am (UTC)
LOL. you are absolutely right, and yet I think when the time comes for them to marry, we'll all cheer them on =)
blahblah on August 15th, 2011 02:49 am (UTC)
September 2011☆Duet - Maru's Interview Translation
Thanks for your translation!
(I was atracted for the picture, which seems like a campaign for adoption by gay couples...)
josie_ann on August 15th, 2011 07:30 am (UTC)
Thanks for the translation
hunnypooh on August 15th, 2011 08:33 am (UTC)
Thank you! ;D
miya_april on August 15th, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
There isn't anything I don't like about this ^^
I definitely want to see Funny Games and Nemureru Mori now! lol
Thank you for this! ^^
mariiaw on August 15th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you.
Maru is really cute *O*

You will translate the others ones?
tika_veilan on August 15th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
> You will translate the others ones?

No, sorry, don't have time.

However, you can read Yoko's interview here - http://sheerstars.tumblr.com/post/8558281183/yokoyama-you-duet1109 - and Okura's here - http://midori-murasaki.tumblr.com/post/8534616411/1109-duet-tacchon. :)
cheeseplantcake on August 15th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
I love it! Thank you so much! Made my day! Really!:)
tika_veilan on August 15th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
> Made my day! Really!:)

Yossha! :Db
super_color on August 15th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation :D
akimitsuru on August 16th, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
thank you so much !!!
massunice on July 25th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
thanks for this. hahaha! maru's favorite manga is oboreru knife! that's my favorite manga too. hahaha it's a josei manga, and a very dark and mysterious one(very mature) love it....^_^