Blindness Studio x SHINee x PHS

You can also click like here so they keep giving SHINee free stuff.

The answer to the Niigata speciality quiz is the soft but tasty poppoyaki!It’s a standard snack sold at food stalls! The echoing sound of saying “poppo” is cute right? ^^
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[1] ) A brown sugar steamed pancake-like snack sticks only found in the central regions of Niigata prefecture. A better look


The answer to the Niigata speciality quiz is the soft but tasty poppoyaki!

It’s a standard snack sold at food stalls! The echoing sound of saying “poppo” is cute right? ^^

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[1] ) A brown sugar steamed pancake-like snack sticks only found in the central regions of Niigata prefecture.
A better look

Placed on the plate, this … looks like a roof.And, it also looks like a pyramid. But, when you look at each, it looks like a stick in colour and shape, but, soft like the neck of a baby that can’t sit up. And, tokiki! It’s so cute~ ^^[1] Tokiki is the mascot of Niigata
The character Tokiki is based on the Japanese crested ibis, called Toki in Japanese, which is now an extinct species. 
Translation by me as alwaysI don’t know what it is, it’s probably rice-based noodles as Niigata is the “rice capital” of Japan and Minho even made omusubi

Placed on the plate, this … looks like a roof.
And, it also looks like a pyramid. But, when you look at each, it looks like a stick in colour and shape, but, soft like the neck of a baby that can’t sit up. And, tokiki! It’s so cute~ ^^

[1] Tokiki is the mascot of Niigata

The character Tokiki is based on the Japanese crested ibis, called Toki in Japanese, which is now an extinct species.

Translation by me as always
I don’t know what it is, it’s probably rice-based noodles as Niigata is the “rice capital” of Japan and Minho even made omusubi

It really feels like Japan has a ton of vending machines.There were even two vending machines outside of the dressing room! (laughs)In the three days at Saitama in the SHINee-coloured penlights, it was the most moving, moving, moving day! Everyone, thank you!Let’s meet again! See you again ok! ^^
- Jonghyun———————Awkward translation by me.

It really feels like Japan has a ton of vending machines.
There were even two vending machines outside of the dressing room! (laughs)
In the three days at Saitama in the SHINee-coloured penlights, it was the most moving, moving, moving day!
Everyone, thank you!
Let’s meet again! See you again ok! ^^

- Jonghyun

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Awkward translation by me.

SHINee Dazzling Girl Preview

Dazzling Girl Preview was aired on Mezamashi and uploaded by obo0718

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Key and Taemin: This music video is

Tae: *gives up*

Key: Dazzling Girl.

Taemin: That’s right

Key: Huh?

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The model in Dazzling Girl is NATSUKI FUJIMOTO

Her twitter is here:
https://twitter.com/N2K_NATSUKI

Her blog is here:

http://ameblo.jp/noir-n2k/

If I find anything interesting on her blog, I’ll post it.

Keita says more stuff.

So I’ve been translating stuff Keita said for weeks now so you should know who he is.

https://twitter.com/keitamaruyama

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The teaser for SHINee’s Dazzling Girl has been put up.
I was in charge of costumes for it.
It just gives you a peek but, please check it out to see their smiles and charm that knocked (even)[1] me out.

[1] Literally he said “me too”

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The concept of the MV is this side versus the other side of the mirror. On the other side, there’s the cool and edgy SHINee, on this side, there’s one girl that becomes transformed into a dazzling girl by cute, real SHINee disguised as the dream team of pros. Each is singing and dancing.
The transformed dazzling girl is the opposite side of the mirror.

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It was decided like this: Taemin (does) make-up, Minho - hair. Key is the stylist. Onew is the graphic designer. And, Jonghyun is the cameraman.
Everyone, did the hard shoot, even though it was the middle of the night and it was a fresh performance. If it’s a team like this, then what girl wouldn’t become pretty. [2]. Perhaps I could say beyond cute. [3]


[2] They worked so hard that they would/could make any girl beautiful.

[3] sejkfnsjkdfn Some phrases I suck at translating so let me give the dictionary definition of this slang, it means that you’re in a weakened state where your chest tightened and you’re without bones. kyunshi: kyun = sound of your chest tightening + shi = death. In other words, a real knockout.

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It was a long, long, difficult shoot that lasted two days. But, while it was the first time working with us and the Japanese staff, with so many things that they’re not accustomed to, they were total pros. At first they were shy but, as they grew familiar, each individual was charming (in their own way). And then more than the charm that you could see, the five were friendly.
The performance was professional, they’re stars.

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They did dozens of takes for the dance performances and all of them were
such high quality, I felt captivated each time. Definitely watch the entire thing. It’s just one eye-catching [4] cut after another. (laugh)

[4] There’s that kyunshi word again.

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Trans by crissan@tumblr

Crap you probably already know.

Keita who I talked about here and here.

Some fan tweets the dazzling girl teaser pics to him: “Is this Keita-san’s (work)?”
Keita: Yes. The real thing is colourful.

It seems all of SHINee’s Teasar [sic] are (out) right?
It was wonderful as all of five them possess many many (talents) [1]
In spite of almost 2 days of shooting without being able to sleep, we shot many versions. Everyone really persevered.
Please look forward to it.
For me, them dancing is definitely my recommendation.


[1] Literally possess many faces.

[2] Before this, someone had tweeted a pic of Key’s teaser to him and replied “(it’s) Key” then deleted it soon after. So it seems he’s being cautious about what he can talk about. But he wanted everyone to know how much he liked them without spilling the beans.

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Everyone’s seen the ad. Sadly the company did not make any statement about it.

The lyrics appear to be:

Dazzling Girl Dazzling Love(あいあいあい)
こ,これは これはLove
Dazzling Girl Dazzling Love(あいあいあい)
こ,これが こ,これが愛いぇい
君は何てBeauty
君は何てCutie
君は何てPretty
君は何てLovely


Dazzling Girl Dazzling Love(ai ai ai)
ko-kore wa kore wa Love
Dazzling Girl Dazzling Love(ai ai ai)
ko-kore ga, ko-kore ga ai~i
Kimi wa nante Beauty
Kimi wa nante Cutie
Kimi wa nante Pretty
Kimi wa nante Lovely

Dazzling Girl Dazzling Love(ai ai ai) [1]
Th-this is, This is Love
Dazzling Girl Dazzling Love(ai ai ai)
Th-this is, This is Love
You’re such a Beauty
You’re such a Cutie
You’re so Pretty
You’re so Lovely

[1] 愛 (ai) in Japanese is “love”, so to me it’s a pun. See comment below.

Since it’s a song aimed for the Japanese market @soundoversoul and I were wondering over the reception, since you usually find positive comments in a SHINee thread, this isn’t really indicative of what the reception will be like but some Japanese netizen comments:

"On my first listen, I wasn’t really able to say it, but, this may be a sureme song [a song where you hear it for the first time it doesn’t stand out, like a background song on soundtrack but when you listen to it again, it gets better],
Japan isn’t the sort of culture for cheering etc [chanting at games or whatever.
The “aiaiai” and the “beauty,cutie,pretty,lovery[sic]” seems to stem from the cheering (done in Korea).
My hunch is that this could become the (type of) song that can be used to pump people up at live (concerts).”

"The low bass brrbrring, is it because the BPM [beats per minute/tempo] is fast? It brings your spirits up looking forward to the choreo(graphy)"

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Yeah there’s a fanclub event.. Are you in Japan? Neither am I.

SHINeeオフィシャルファンクラブ
「SHINee WORLD J」会員限定ファンクラブイベント開催が決定。
ファンの皆さんにできるだけSHINeeを身近に感じてもらえるようにしたいという思いから、
まず最初にファンクラブイベントを企画しました。
皆様からの声援をSHINeeともどもお待ちしております。

SHINee Official Fanclub.
A fanclub event has been decided for the members of SHINee World J.
Because we want to all of the fans to feel as close to SHINee as much as possible, we have decided on starting with the first fanclub event.
We’ll be waiting on everyone to altogether send their cheers of support to SHINee.

<SHINee WORLD J  FANCLUB EVENT 2012>
 [日程・会場]
★2012年12月20日(木)  :大阪城ホール
★2012年12月24日(月・祝):幕張メッセ イベントホール

<SHINee WORLD J  FANCLUB EVENT 2012>
 [Date ・ Location]
★2012-12-20-Thursday - Osaka Jou Hall
★2012-12-24-(Monday - holiday ) - Makuhari Messe International Convention Center

Oh yeah it’s 1000 yen to register for it and 5000 yen a year for membership. Then you can maybe attend events where you can feel closer to SHINee.

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trans by crissan@tumblr

Stuff about the event came from shimochan and the rest is just a summary of all my tweets to @soundoversoul for the last few days.

SHINee Fanclub Video

Vid:


Everyone: Good day, it’s shining SHINee!
Onew: Everyone in SHINee World J, Ah! We’ve finally opened our fanclub. It’s the first time we’re calling out to everyone in SHINee World J, but it feels feels as good as we thought.
Everyone. It’s good
Jonghyun: We’re truly happy that we’re able to (have) SHINee World J (and it’s) thanks to all of you. Thank you!
Everyone: Thank you!
Jonghyun: From here on, we’ll continue to do our best so, please watch over growing SHINee. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu. [1]
Everyone: Yoroshiku onegaishimasu.
Key: After SHINee World J has started so I want to make lots on memories together with everyone. So all of SHINee World J! Let’s do it together ok?
Taemin: Eh? Of course.
Minho: Does Taemin know why?
Taemin: Yes. Because it’s SHINee World J! Right?!
Everyone: (laughs at him)
Taemin: That’s right!
Key: That’s right. Please continue to support us!
Everyone: Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!
Onew: And this was shining SHINee

[1] Please treat us well.

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It’s so awkward and cute with Taemin’s “sou desu ne” appropriate filler.

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Onew
Hobby/Special talent: Music appreciation, (writing) song lyrics, (playing the piano)
A pet you’d like to keep/own: A small pig
Jinx: Thinking about bad things (becomes a jinx)
Best subject: Science



Jonghyun
Hobby/Special talent: Soccer, Basketball, Acting [2]
What can’t you skip on any day: Exercise, weight training (lifting weights)
What’s something that’s already in the refrigerator? Water
Treasured item: The pet that (I) own


[2] >_> these are actually minho’s




Minho
Hobby/Special talent: Soccer, Basketball, Acting
Favourite spot: Mountain’s peak (scenery is nice).
Other than an artist, what’s a profession you’d like to try? Movie director.
Lucky number : 10



Key
Hobby/Special talent: Water skiing, rap,  dance [3], Japanese, English.
What can’t you skip on any day: Listening to music, drinking coffee, writing in my diary [4]
Lucky colour : Pink, mint (green)
Treasured item : You [5]

[3] since we all know of the r/l thing, I really REALLY wanted to type lap dance.
[4] literally notebook management, can be read either like a journal or daily planner.
[5] Cheese level: Limburger. Oddly this is the more formal “anata” rather than the more casual “kimi” but it might be the translator’s choice.



Taemin
Hobby/Special talent: Soccer, basketball, dance, music appreciation, piano
Childhood nickname : Temiri (scrubbing)
What’s always in the refrigerator: Meat
What would you consider your strong point? (My) youth.

[6] Scrubbing/ washing up is 垢擦り in Japanese is  때밀이 in Korean, テミリ/temiri is the closest in Japanese that you can get to 때밀이.
Do not google image search 때밀이. Ever.

[7] Left out “Birthday” b/c it’s written in English.

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And I’m just dumping stuff from my twitter to here that I did over the last week or so.

Translation by crissan@tumblr

Tweets related to SHINee & Dazzling Girl

This is related to my last post from last night, if you don’t know the names go here.

@/keitamaruyama
At last, the ban on talking is lifted. I made the costumes for the PV and Jacket for SHINee’s first Japanese produced single, Dazzling Girl. I personally enjoyed it a lot. The singing is good, the dancing is good, and most of all, it’s good if the character(s) express a new side to (these) wonderful guys.

Then Watanabe Yuki followed up with RTing this and a blog entry

Link to blog entry
http://ameblo.jp/watanabeyuki9/entry-11331079288.html
Date: August 17, 2012 
Title: Wonderful~

The ban was lifted~
I did the styling~

SHINee (’s album) goes on sale 10/10.


http://a.excite.co.jp/News/entertainment/20120817/E1345134746496.html

—End of blog entry—

[The stuff she linked to was the same as I translated last night.]

And then <3

Please RT Miles’ Tweet

https://twitter.com/MilesWalker/status/236485572217143296

So Jjong can see it maybe? (But not manual RTs to spam Miles)

Thanks!

Dazzling Girl Editions

New Single
「Dazzling Girl」
2012.10.10 In Stores

First Run Limited Edition (Type) A
◇TOCT-40450 2,600 yen with tax(2,476 yen untaxed)
◇CD + DVD + PHOTO CARD 11 SHEETS taken for this single & luxury clutch bag
+Special trading card [You get one random card out of six ]
★Trading card [You get one random card out of six
★11 Set PHOTO BOOKLET CARD!
★DVD of recording of Music Video and Jacket & Music Video Shooting Sketch!
◇TRACK LIST
CD:M1.Dazzling Girl M2.Run With Me
DVD:T1.Dazzling Girl Music Video T2.Dazzling Girl Jacket & Music Video Shooting Sketch

First Run Limited Edition (Type) A
◇TOCT-45100 1,600 List price(1,524 item alone/ yen tax excluded )
◇CD + PHOTO CARD 6 SHEETS & luxury digipack (folds in three)
+Special Trading card [You get one random card out of six]
★Bonus Track from SHINee THE FIRST JAPAN ARENA TOUR “SHINee WORLD 2012”  Recording of 「Bodyguard」 first the first time as Japanese!
★PHOTO CARD 6 SHEETS!
◇TRACK LIST
CD:M1.Dazzling Girl M2.Run With Me M3.Bodyguard [Rearranged][Studio Version][Live] (Bonus Track)

Regular Edition
◇TOCT-40451 List price 1,200 yen (item alone 1,143 yen)
★First production Special Trading card [You get one random card out of six]
◇TRACK LIST
CD:M1.Dazzling Girl M2.Run With Me M3.Dazzling Girl [Instrumental] M4.Run With Me [Instrumental]

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<Three “gifts” for buyers of 「Dazzling Girl」!>
1、Invitation to special event to buyers country-wide(selection by raffle) ※Details not decided, will be announced later.

2、Regular shops :Special B2 Poster  【SHINee member solo shot poster】 ※All 5 types are given randomly
3、Electronic (Online) stores : Special Photo 【SHINee member solo shot photo】 ※ All 10 types randomly given

This is just a very very rough translation of what it is.

Translation about Dazzling Girl

From April until July this year (2012), SHINee executed their first country-wide arena tour in Japan “SHINee World 2012 (20 performances at 7 locations). [1]
Their first single for 2012 “Sherlock” peaked at #2 in the Oricon Charts, all four of their consecutive single perfectly have entered the top three. However, their first first original titled single (in Japan) has been announced; “Dazzling Girl” will be released on October 10th.

Dazzling girl, with polished beats and a fresh melody is an impressive piano electro cutting-edge pop number. In keeping with “Dazzling” (shining) in the title, this is a song of praise that expresses the start of a love on instantly when meeting a girl so incredibly beautiful that it shines and feelings of it swelling in the (heart).
In the music video as well, there’s a cute part that during the dance, seems to pays homage to Audrey Hepburn(’s role in) My Fair Lady, when one girl transformed to shining lady due to SHINee becoming a dazzling because of SHINee.
It seems they’re still doing more to enhance this work (for release) so I’m looking forward to the day we can see the finished product.


(Not to mention), each of the creative staff with their name on this peice of work is spectacular. The recording producer is Jeff Miyahara [2] who has produced a number of hit songs with JUJU, Nishino Kana and others. The mixing was done by Grammy-awarded Miles Walker [3] who has worked with Beyonce. Tom Coyne (Sterling Sound) [4] also participated with the mastering, completing SHINee’s music with brillance.

To express the vision of the lyrics with the distinct, sharp delicate dance, the dance team that’s gaining attention worldwide SHIT KINGZ [5] who were victorious two years in a row at the California dance contest in America  were put in charge of the choreography.

And as well, the peice’s jacket, music video’s costumes and hair and make-up is done by global fashion designer Keita Maruyama [6] (and) Tomisawa Noboru [7] who handles ad (TV commercials). These two worked (who the costumes and make-up for Helter Skelter with the mysterious Sawajiri Erika in the lead, this movie which has been gathering a lot  of attention) and have managed to draw out a new side of SHINee

In addition, the stylist Watanabe Yuki [8] assisted Keita Maruyama’s show styling with his reputation for edgy styles from fashion to advertisement, Japan’s top creators active worldwide were gathered for SHINee.
The anticipation of this new song’s debut is growing.

And, the packaging for the limited edition (Type A) is a first in the music industry, a posh clutch bag. SHINee seems to be leading not just the trends of music and dance, but fashion as well with this novel trial. At the time when you’re going out in your favourite dress and accessories, with your heart-pounding glittering feeling, SHINee’s new work is bodily experience I want to have.


[1] I changed a lot of tenses and phrases and it’s still so awkward.  I’m sorry. It’s me. Please forgive any mistakes, blame Orsi for making me excited she’s online.

[2]
https://twitter.com/jeffmiyahara
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Miyahara

[3]
http://sterling-sound.com/engineers/tom-coyne/

[4]
https://twitter.com/MilesWalker
http://record.apogeedigital.com/ask-the-experts/ask-the-experts-grammy-winning-recording-engineer-miles-walker-answers-your-questions/

[5] They worked with EXO before, you should definitely check them out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TewJZoMPamk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XlSbNeTPtM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hVEJGjIAlI
Thanks to @soundoversoul & @shawolxinyiMVP

[6]
http://www.keitamaruyama.com/

[7]
http://www.urobon.com
https://twitter.com/noboruok

[8]
http://www.watanabeyuki.com/

SHINee Mobile Update: 20120608 (SHINee Room Q & A)

What’s something that you keep in mind during concerts?

Onew: Mutual understanding between fans and myself (communication).


Onew’s singing voice is truly (mesmerizing), it’s gentle singing voice. What’s your secret to preserving such a voice?

Onew: Sound sleep! And, I don’t often drink cold stuff before going to bed! Also, be sure not to talk a lot


What’s something that gave you a good laugh recently?

Onew: On May 25th 2012, the day of SHINee’s 4 year anniversary, when at the airport, before (I) got on the airplane, fan came running over and left saying “Oh! SHINee! Oh sorry…” [1]


What’s the most fun point of a concert?

Jonghyun: While all the fans are hyped up and I’m singing a song.


[1] Literally, chigau means “to differ” x is different from y, but it’s also used to show that you were wrong/made a mistake, so it’s not that they were necessarily being rude “wow you don’t look like I thought you would!” but it could be they thought he was a member of SHINee but at looking at him closer in plain clothes thought they were wrong. Though most Japanese fans think it’s option A.

(I’ll add the rest in later!)

SHINee Mobile Update: 20120701 (Staff Blog)

Red Hero

During rehearsals, for some reason there’s a red figure standing behind the members..!!

It’s a staff who crept in, disguised. (laugh)

The members were roaring with laughter, the last rehearsal also spent together in a fun and peaceful way~ ^^

Today being the last day, the staff’s spirits were high!

But they won’t appear in the actual show, right~? (laugh)

Everyone too, it’s (hot &) humid outside so please take care of yourselves when you come to see (the show)!

images from minoutshine

JP -> EN : http://crissan.tumblr.com/

note to self 忍び込む means to creep in /steal in

SHINee Mobile Update: 20120627 (Staff Blog)

Everyone on the fansite, good day.

Up to the Tokyo performances, SHINeeWorld 2012 has already finished 18 performances, there’s two left in Hiroshima! These 3 months have passed in the blink of an eye [1].

During the tour a lot has happened, most of all, the recent Tokyo performance on 6/23 was memorable.

There was a surprise cake to celebrate SHINee’s one year anniversary since debuting in Japan and the announcement of the fan club ♪

Although the members already said it on stage, it’s thanks to all of the fans that we’re able to reach up to here! Please continue to support us!

Here is Jonghyun signing a strap [2] that the members gave themselves during the encore!

I feel the fans who saw the performances know this, but during the encore, the members really aren’t halfhearted, right?

Those coming to the Hiroshima performances, (please) look forward to it ♪

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[1] Time it takes to say “ah”

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_charm

images from minoutshine

JP -> EN : http://crissan.tumblr.com/

SHINee on Fuji TV NEXT Dokusen at July 28th, 19:30~20:30

フジテレビNEXT独占!

<SHINeeイメージ調査>
下記の質問からイメージされるメンバーの名前とその理由を書いて、
右にあるご感想ボタンからご記入ください!
※集計締切 6月29日(金)13時集計結果は7月28日(土)19:30~の放送の中で、
メンバーから発表されます!

FujiTV NEXT’s dokusen!

Image survey for SHINee
Please tell us the name of which member gives the image asked in the following questions and the reason, you can submit it using the 感想 (impressions) button!


The deadline is June 29th (Friday), the results will be shown on the July 28th broadcast by the members!

01 一番早口言葉がうまそうな人は?

Who seems like the best at tongue twisters?       

02 一番部屋が散らかっていそうな人は?

Who seems like their room is untidy?       

03 一番喧嘩が強そうな人は?

Who seems like they’d be good in a fight/ strong at fighting?       

04 一番寝相が悪そうな人は?

Who seems like they’d toss and turn when sleeping?   

05 一番マイペースっぽい人は?

Who seems like the type to do things at their own pace?       

06 一番料理がうまそうな人は?
       
Who seems like they would be the best at cooking?

07 一番愛嬌があってそうな人は?

Who seems to have the most aegyo/charm?

08 一番よく泣きそうな人は?
       
Who seems to be the one that cries the most easily?

09 一番食べそうな人は?
       
The most likely to eat? (Who seems like they ate the most?)


10 一番女装が似合いそうな人は?
       
Who suits women’s clothing the most?

11 一番負けず嫌いそうな人は?

Who is the biggest sore loser?

From @shinetter

https://twitter.com/shinetter/status/217585123590279168

Fuji TV

http://www.fujitv.co.jp/otn/b_hp/912200154.html

I didn’t translate all the babble telling you about SHINee’s recent activity since there’s nothing new their and I’m short on time. I know some people do know Japanese and can submit it though. If anyone is stuck I can try to help~ The form looks like this: