2014/02/17

[Interview on '13 Sep. 22]

In Short: about their daily life, what brought them to the metal, the impressions of the music festival and of Shiga.
This is a copy of http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm21891882 with an English subtitle.
This 9 min. interview was broadcasted on 2013 Sep. 22nd by niconico live (internet live streaming).

The artists were interviewed beside the stage just after their live performance, but BABYMETAL were interviewed just before the performance. The Inazuma Rock Festival was held on the lakeside of Biwa, Shiga Prefecture (between Kyoto and Nagoya). I'm sorry if the subtitle is too much to follow.

Notes

  1. "IE-NOMI" (= drinking in one's home) is an internet live streaming program hosted by Takanori NISHIKAWA. But he was busy as the host of the Festival, so Reo TSUCHIYA substituted him, who is a member of a chorus group "RAG FAIR" and has some radio programs.
  2. Actually, another "opening act" firstly performed on the stage, secondly the Governor of Shiga Prefecture declared the opening of the Festival's second day, then BABYMETAL performed.
  3. Omi is the old name of Shiga Prefecture. Omi beef is one of the top brands of "wagyuu".
  4. Miss MOA was grown up in Nagoya City, about 80km away from the site. The birth places of Miss Suzuka & Miss Yui are much farther from the site.
  5. I usually translate "Kitsune-sama" to "the Fox God", and they actually said "Kitsune-san", a less courtesy form which I translate to "Mr. Fox", but both are indifferent to male or female and she didn't actually say "him".
  6. Daemon Kogure was the leader of a heavy metal band "Seikima-II" (the End of the Century; already disbanded). He insists that they are daemons, their natural skin color is white-and-grey as shown on TV, and the pale orange skins found in the old photos are "the disguises to avoid public notice".
        Of course BABYMETAL are not daemons but the special girls summoned by the Fox God.
  7. SU-METAL said the wrong date. The concert was held on December 21st.

  The transcription (.srt file) is below.


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It's going to start soon. Just a moment, please.

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In Shiga Prefecture, on Lake Biwa,

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there are a woman and a man
whose hideaway is a certain stage.

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The third-generation assistant: Nami IWASAKI,

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and Reo TSUCHIYA (from RAG FAIR).  *1

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The special feast which is held in two consecutive nights.

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That is...

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the branch edition of Takanori NISHIKAWA's IE-NOMI!!  *1

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[reo] It's fine on the second day
of the Inazuma Rock Festival.

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Beside the stage, we are broadcasting
"the branch edition of IE-NOMI".

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Now we call today's first guests. Won't you introduce them?

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[nami] They are the metal dance unit
with the theme of the fusion of the idols and the metal.

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Last year they became the youngest performers ever
of the Summer Sonic Festival,

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this year they have appeared
on the Summer Sonic, the Rock In Japan Festival, etc.

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and today, after two o'clock, they are going to perform
as the first act of the main stage.  *2

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This is BABYMETAL.

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[reo] Welcome, BABYMETAL!

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[BM] We beg your kindness.

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[reo] We beg your kindness, too.
The awesome time has come.

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Please introduce yourselves one by one.

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I'm SU-METAL.

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I'm YUIMETAL.

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I am MOAMETAL.

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We are BABYMETAL.

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We beg your kindness.

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[reo] It has come, the fusion of the idols and the metal.

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[nami] Two are far apart.

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[reo] I'm surprised the hybridism has progressed so far.

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I'm sorry for calling you before your live performance
instead of calling after it.

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[BM] We are quite all right.

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[reo] What do you usually do
before the live performance?

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[SU] Before the live performance, we usually do
such as calisthenics (=warm up), vocal exercise,

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and we often do our homework in our dressing room.

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[reo] Here comes a comment becoming for the idols!

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I'm very interested
how come comments becoming for the metal.

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How old are you now?

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[SU] I am fifteen years old.

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[YUI] We are fourteen years old.
[MOA] Fourteen.

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[reo] Nami is sixteen years old.

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[MOA] Eh?  [nami] Yes, I am.

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[reo] They are the first guests younger than you.

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[nami] I feel like being their elder sister.

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[reo] Last night she said she was the youngest
and was depressed.

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[nami] They are very cute.

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[reo] Do you know BABYMETAL?

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[nami] Yes. I love BABYMETAL.

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[BM] Thank you very much.

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[reo] She likes the idols very much.

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By the way, your theme is
the fusion of the idols and the metal.

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Why do you start the metal music?

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What has taken you to the metal?

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[MOA] What has brought us to the metal is...

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Well, BABYMETAL always follow
the oracles of the Fox God.

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[reo] Fox God?

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[MOA] Yes. The Fox God recruited
SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL

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as the members of BABYMETAL.
That was the start.

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[reo] Oh, there are many things around you.
Well, Fox God.

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[nami] It's their background story, you know?

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[reo] The sign shown before is that of the Fox God, isn't it?
[BM] Yes, it is.

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[reo] But let me say my personal impression.

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I guess you had not listened to the metal
until you became BABYMETAL.

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Excuse me for saying my biased view.

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[YUI] No. I had not listened to it.

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[reo] You say it? Is it OK?

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Doesn't the Fox God get angry?

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[nami] Because the oracle of Fox God led them to the metal...
[MOA] I think it's OK.

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[YUI] Yes. Until I started BABYMETAL activity, 
I had not listened to the metal,

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and when I saw the metal musicians on TV,
I felt the ones with white makeup looked like ghosts.

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I had a scary impression about the metal.

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[reo] They really look like ghosts.
[nami] It was natural you felt it scary.

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[reo] That is what the metal is like.

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Now such (young) BABYMETAL appear
on various music festivals.

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What interesting points do you feel the music festivals have
different from solo concerts?

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[SU] This summer we have had many chances
to appear on the music festivals.

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Until then, we had held not a few solo concerts,

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so, when we appeared
on the music festival for the fist time,

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I found the audience got less lively
than that of our solo concerts,

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and I felt somewhat lonely...

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[reo] Yes. Sometimes a music festival
is like an away game.

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[SU] Yes. But I am happy
feeling the first-time audience watching us.

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And we usually perform at last
a tune named "Ijime, Dame, Zettai"...

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[reo] Oh, the title can't be imagined
to be the metal music.

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[SU] In that tune, the chant "Ijime, Dame"
appears in chorus,

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and the chorus is repeated three times,
First, second, third...

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more audience jump with us than before.
I'm glad to see that.

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[reo] Yes. Captivating the audience like that 
is the joy of the music festivals.

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[SU] Yes. I feel very good.

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[reo] And how do you feel
the atmosphere of Inazuma Rock Festival?

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It will begin soon.

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[YUI] When I arrived here,
I was surprised to see the site is very close by the lake.

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And, at the catering service,
I ate very delicious Omi beef. I was glad for that.  *3

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[reo] Oh, you haven't shown any air of the metal yet.
I'm looking forward to the live performance.

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I wonder how the idols and the metal are fused.

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[nami] I think this gap attracts the fans much.

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[reo] By the way, is this your first visit to Shiga Prefecture?

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[MOA] Well, MOAMETAL lived in Aichi Prefecture.  *4

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I have visited and sailed around the Lake Biwa before,

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but this is my first performance in Shiga,
so I am very tense now.

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[reo] I see. And how about SU-METAL and YUIMETAL?

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Is this your first visit to Shiga?
[SUYUI] Yes, it is.

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[reo] Now you are in Shiga.
What is the impression of Shiga?

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[SU] Well, the Lake Biwa is huge...

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[reo] The wind from it is comfortable, isn't it?
[SU] Yes, it is.

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[reo] They can go to various places
since their youth like this. I envy them.

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[reo] I look at them fully from the guardian's viewpoint.
I apologize for it.

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[nami] You look nothing but their daddy.

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[reo] Well, have you met Mr. NISHIKAWA yet?

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[YUISU] No, we haven't.

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[reo] Alright. He was brushing his teeth over there just before.
[nami] By a big tooth brush.

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[reo] His mouth is like the metal music.

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I hope you will go and see his look.

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By the way, as you said before, you go to high school
while you perform on the concert, don't you?

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[BM] Yes.

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[reo] How about the homework and the live performance?

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[reo] Can they be fused?

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[MOA] The fusion of them...

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Well, BABYMETAL go to school
in the disguise to avoid public notice.

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[reo] Awesome! Mr. Fox tells you to do like that.

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[nami] It's not good to call him "Mr. Fox".  *5

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[reo] When you go to school, you disguise yourselves.

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[MOA] I disguise myself.

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[staff] They are like Daemon Kogure.  *6

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[reo] You are like the members of Seikimatsu. I see.

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[SU] They are younger than me

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and they study at school now what I have studied before.

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I teach them it and feel like their elder sister.
I am glad for that.

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[nami] You look like their elder sister.

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[reo] Then do you basically hide that
you are BABYMETAL when you are in school?

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[MOA] Yes, I do.
[reo] Hiding like this. [SU] Yes.

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[reo] Nami, do you have any questions as BABYMETAL's fan?

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[nami] Well..., when you are told to do the metal music...

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I can put nothing but the same question.

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[reo] Well, I know nothing but the rare metal about the metal.

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[nami] Well, have you felt like wearing more frilly costumes?

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Do you feel like asking Mr. Fox for it?

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[reo] Do you feel like wearing the costumes
more becoming to the idols?

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[nami] Have you felt like such as pink frilly costumes?

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[SU] Eh? But this costume is also cute...
[MOA] mmm...

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[SU] And we have little other chances to wear a costume like this.

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[nami] Rather it is your character. It's rare to be seen.
[SU] So I am glad.

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[reo] And they will appear first on today's stage.

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[nami] Do you want to watch their performance?

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[reo] Yes. Here we can hear the sound from the stage.

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I am much looking forward to BABYMETAL performance.

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Well then, you should go and prepare for the live performance.

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[nami] I'm sorry to tell the end of the interview.

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If you have something to announce,
take this opportunity, please.

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[SU] Yes. We will hold our solo concert
on Nov. 21st at Makuhari Messe.  *7

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[SU] Please come and join us. I beg your kindness.
[YUIMOA] I beg your kindness.

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[reo] This was BABYMETAL's announcement.

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Now can we play their tune? Their music video?

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[nami] Yes, we can.
At last we will say goodbye with this tune.

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[nami] I beg BABYMETAL to introduce the tune.
[reo] I beg.

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[SU] Yes....

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Please listen to "Megitsune" by BABYMETAL.

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[reo] Yeah, this was BABYMETAL.
Thank you very much for watching our program.

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[nami] Thank you very much.
[BM] Thank you very much.

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See you!

11 comments :

  1. So I've posted a (english subbed) copy of this interview (sept 2013 Inazuma) on youtube...Amuse pulled it almost immediately. So I found an open sourced video editor and chopped out Megitsune...guess we'll see if that works. As usual, thank you so much for these translations. In the material I've posted, I ALWAYS give you full credit, and I always provide links back to this site.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN3o9Tpk3C8

    What do you think of the new material...(4 No Uta/ Gimme Choco/Akumu no Rinbukyoku)?

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    1. That video of yours is blocked. Youtube has the black list of already claimed videos and automatically checks the uploaded videos and blocks them if needed. It seems hard to escape this auto-check.

      I think GimiChoko is a good SMALL piece. I want meaningful words instead of "atatata...", etc, but it is hard to grow the tune after it is in any form completed. Iron must be struck while it is hot. For others, I ignore iTunes trials and wait for the CD.

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  2. Hmmm. I see it is indeed blocked. I've disputed this with youtube. Let's see what happens. There is no real reason to block it...I've cut out Megitsune. It truly is in Amuse's best interest to keep these vids up...only way English versions get out there. I'm seeking no cash, only the success of their act. C'mon Amuse...help us help you!
    ;)

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    1. Its true stakeholder is not Amuse but NicoNico Douga who may lose the premium members who would register for this video. I wonder why not NicoNico but Amuse did.
      Anyway, some Japanese seem to like the exclusiveness more than fair use. Be careful of your user status about copyright problems.

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    2. So YouTube put the video back up...
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jN3o9Tpk3C8
      Stay tuned...
      ^__^ \m/

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    3. Oh, Metal Resistance. \m/

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  3. lol
    Metal Resistance indeed...! :)

    As I type this BABYMETAL have just take the number one slot in the metal section of iTUNES USA.
    http://babymetal.net/babymetal-just-took-fist-place-itune-usa-metal-chart/
    ..and I just watched a clip (apparently Hot Wave) of the girls annoucing they'd sold out the Limited Edition CD/DVD.

    I pray for a North American Tour...specifically Toronto, Ontario, Canada !

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    1. I too hope BABYMETAL will tour around the world, and I'll read it.

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  4. A bit embarrassed...turns out the girls said the Budokan show had sold-out, not the Limited Edition. See? This is exactly why we all need your translations.

    Yui fell off the stage at Budokan, but is apparently okay. Rumours of a European tour, and the American star (and Grammy winner) Lizzy Hale is a big fan of BABYMETAL...the saga continues.
    ^_^

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  5. Good day, sir!
    Thanks for the .srt file...I'm on it.
    Hey, found this BABYMETAL review on a Canadian blog called Project Lixx...a translation of the Legend 'I' overture is used, you are credited, and this blog is linked to. Figured you might wanna know.
    http://xzzlixxzzx.blogspot.ca/2014/03/review-babymetal-babymetal.html?m=1

    Cheers!

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    1. Thank you for your information. BABYMETAL outbreak.

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