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Non-no Feb 2013: Q & A with Arashi! 2008 --> 2012! [2/2]  
I haven't translated an interview that made me want to smack the guys while laughing at their antics. Not for a long while, anyway. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the things they brought up, particularly their views on women. *cackles* I couldn't refrain from making wisecracks on some of their comments, please forgive me.

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In 2008…
Question: What is the one thing which you just can’t get about women?

Ohno: The view that “We need to be together all the time”. For people like us who need time to ourselves, it might be impossible.
Jun: How they’re able to totally forget once they’ve bid farewell or turned their backs on something. I am incapable of comprehending their ability to be so rational!

[T/N: Methinks that Jun and Ohno are dating very different women.]

Aiba: Women are a complete mystery~! I don’t get what causes them to go into a bad mood, stuff like that. (bitter smile)
Sho: How they become increasingly emotional during an argument. It makes me think, “Let’s talk over this logically.”
Nino: When they suddenly become unenthused, and refuse to tell me why even when I ask. It boggles the mind. 

In 2012…
Nino: I still don’t get it to this very day.
Sho: I get what you mean! My answer to close to Aiba-kun’s too.
Nino: It’s true. They get mad all of a sudden, change their minds all of a sudden, change conversation topics all of a sudden; I can’t understand why. I end up thinking, “Why are you bringing this up at this point in time!?”
Sho: Furthermore, there are some instances where there’s no sign of returning to the original topic. What on earth should we do!?
Nino: I’m sure this will remain an eternal mystery. Hmmm? Ohno-san’s direction is different from ours!
Sho: Isn’t this a roundabout appeal to his popularity? (laughs)
Nino: What a dodgy guy!
Jun: Although there’s a possibility that she might leave you alone for too long. (laughs)

In 2008…
Question: What is your “all-out present” that you’d like to give to a precious someone?

Ohno: An artwork which I made myself. Um hmm, I sure said something good! (laughs)
Jun: Lingerie, or the accessory called “Shackles”.

[T/N: Doumyouji-Jun is trying to say that he’ll make sure the girl is bound to him. Erm, figuratively. Minds out of the gutter, girls.]

Aiba: That’s tough! If you know of something good please tell me!
Sho: I’d make a mental note of what she said she wanted.
Nino: I’m not good at coming up with surprises, so I’d directly ask her what she wants.

In 2012…
Sho: Satoshi-kun, perhaps you’re reveling in your accomplishment!?
Ohno: Now that I think about it, I might not give her something which I made after all. If she didn’t react to the artwork, I’d hate it. (laughs)
Sho: Aiba-kun is stylish, so if he gave her an accessory or an article of clothing she would probably be happy. Nino and I are somewhat similar. But I like [planning] surprises, so I’m the type that would spend time researching.
Nino: And, the coolest answer of them all would be J’s!
Jun: That wasn’t cool at all. (laughs) It was a joke, a joke! 
Nino: We’d love to hear the 2012 version though.
Jun: … [I’d give her] the watch called “Freedom”, I guess. (laughs)
Nino: OOH! Once again, we have another famous quip!

In 2008…
Question: What’s a female gesture or spoken phrase that will (1) pull at your heartstrings (2) cause a great deal of disillusionment?

Ohno: For (1), it’s the image of her when she’s chagrined. Isn’t it cute? (laughs) For (2), it’s Gyaru talk.
Jun: I’m weak against the image of a girl pulling her hair together. Even if she has faults, as long as she’s willing to change them after being told, it’s okay.
Aiba: Actually, I have a fetish for scents and hands. (embarrassed) For (2), it would be unkind words, I guess.
Sho: It’s cute when she has a blush on her cheeks. I’m not good at dealing with girls who practise too much skinship. 
Nino: For (1), it would be when she’s clearing her throat. For (2), there isn’t anything. That’s probably because I was brought up in an environment filled with women.

In 2012…
Jun: That’s the first time I’m hearing that Aiba-san has a fetish for scents and hands. 
Aiba: I could say that it has relatively remained the same.
Nino: Hmm? Is Ohno-san alright with the image of a girl when she’s chagrined? What on earth is that!? I don’t get it at all!
Ohno: I don’t get your throat-clearing either. Try it for a bit.
Nino: (clears his throat violently) AHEM!
Ohno: … (serious faced) So that means we don’t get each other at all.

In 2008…
Question: Once and for all, what is love to you?

Ohno: “Something which connects to marriage”. That would be the ideal, I think.
Jun: “A thrill and a peace of mind”. It’s something which is polarized, but both extremities are equally important!
Aiba: “The ultimate spice”. That’s because if I’m in love, I could give of my best every day.
Sho: Hmm, I would say “color”, I guess. It’s not something which is essential, but it’s important. 
Nino: “Something which I can enjoy by myself”. Since I like unrequited love. (laughs)

In 2012…
Ohno: I still that’s the case for me. I accept Matsujun and Sho-chan’s views too. There was a period of time where my opinion was close to Aiba-chan’s.
Aiba: Everybody said something good, eh? Nino’s comment was kinda weird though. (laughs)
Ohno: I can relate to that too. 
Aiba: Do you like unrequited love too!?
Ohno: Yeah. I mean, it makes you want to chase after her, right? (grins)

In 2008…
Question: How would you make a love confession to your destined partner?

Ohno: I’d say, “I love you, I love you, I love YOOOOOOU!” in a direct showdown.

[T/N: And we have this line materialized in Ohno’s latest solo, Two. This man is so maddening, I swear.]

Jun: If I feel that it’s fate, words aren’t needed at all. Don’t you think? (laughs)
Aiba: A direct, “I love you”. Although waiting for her reply would be pure torture. (bitter smile)
Sho: “I love you.” In the event that I freeze up, it’d be futile if I’m dumped!
Nino: I don’t really like lighthearted confessions, so something like, “We’ll be together when we die”… (laughs)

In 2012…
Aiba: Matsujun, so cool~
Jun: I… What was wrong with me back then? (laughs)
Sho: Weren’t you in the Hanadan Doumyouji mode?
Ohno: Nino’s answer was crazy too.
Nino: If you feel that it’s fate, then you would expect this level of confession, right? Ohno-san, how would you say your confession? And it’s just as well that you’re on a stage right now. [T/N: refer to the photo shoot location.] Act it out for us! (broad grin)

scans: satopi@WB

Translator's rant comments: I was alternating between rolling my eyes and cackling while translating this interview. How many of you agree with the guys' views on women? In all seriousness, I hope these guys will settle for strong-minded women who will challenge them, whilst still being accepting of their flaws. Going for the all submissive girl who agrees with their every view will be a total cop-out. And yes, Nino is being a determined troll in this interview. Do NOT let this man fool you, girls!

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sharksoul24sharksoul24 on December 20th, 2012 08:59 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing! :) I love to see how the answers changed or not since 2008 :D
putte_07: meikyu loveputte_07 on December 20th, 2012 09:13 am (UTC)
very interesting ^^
oh nino why your answer always makes me turn over my brain.. Lol~
thanks a lot :D
newbiethnewbieth on December 20th, 2012 09:18 am (UTC)
Thanks for translating dear. Honestly, I am a bit disappointed with Jun 2012 when he refused what he said before. Well, Sho maybe right. Jun was so deep in Doumyouji mode (or for me, a Maotsujun shipper, deep in love with ...). Now I still believe in Maotsujun but Jun is much more careful now.
tricia: satoshi || BWciachan on December 20th, 2012 09:31 am (UTC)
Ohno seems very direct and manly type.. I didnt know Aiba has a fetish for scents and hands XD

thank you for sharing this!
oshaberi_kazunaribelalangchan on December 20th, 2012 09:34 am (UTC)
thank u for translating this..!
their environment is always the same regardless of any kind of topics being discussed. :)
Irma Syafiqahbookwormqueen on December 20th, 2012 09:42 am (UTC)
OMG THIS IS SUPER SUPER NICE TO READ!! XDDDDD Somehow... I wanted this translation to be even longer than it is XDDD Anyway thanks for the hard work!! :) Enjoyed it to the max 8Dv
tormipoisidtormipoisid on December 20th, 2012 09:56 am (UTC)
.. and besides women, Nino still remains a mystery.

Oooh, I sense a main-Aiba fic coming about his fetish. Pretty please, all you great writers :D

Thank you a punch for translating!
...lackschuh on December 20th, 2012 09:59 am (UTC)
Minds out of the gutter, girls

You ain't the boss of me!


Thanks for sharing. That was very cute.
barbosa2007barbosa2007 on December 20th, 2012 02:26 pm (UTC)
I only said that because when I read that line in the article, my mind highlighted the words JUN, LINGERIE and SHACKLES. Not sure if the same thing happened to the other readers. XD

Glad you enjoyed.
さっちゃん: {Arashi} Goshoku - Together4evercsaca on December 20th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC)
Freakin love this interview xDDD
Thank you!
sakuraichi11sakuraichi11 on December 20th, 2012 10:35 am (UTC)
thanks for translating :D.

Aiba chan answers kinda cute :)
haianh0402haianh0402 on December 20th, 2012 10:43 am (UTC)
Ohno: I don’t get your throat-clearing either. Try it for a bit.
Nino: (clears his throat violently) AHEM!
Ohno: … (serious faced) So that means we don’t get each other at all.

Hahaha Ohmiya is so cute :)
Jun: Lingerie, or the accessory called “Shackles”.
WTH did my dirty mind just read? :O
barbosa2007barbosa2007 on December 20th, 2012 11:41 am (UTC)
Your mind probably processed the sentence like this:

JUNLINGERIE, or the accessory called "SHACKLES".

Edited at 2012-12-20 11:43 am (UTC)
(no subject) - addiekat on December 22nd, 2012 07:46 am (UTC) (Expand)
ayudarsini: amnosadeyakana on December 20th, 2012 10:49 am (UTC)
thank you for sharing ^^
fasha_chanfasha_chan on December 20th, 2012 10:59 am (UTC)
LOVING THIS PART! haha, it gave us an idea of what they think of Love and Women! hehehe. thanks for making this so fun to read!
slants_of_light 颜瑜影slants_of_light on December 20th, 2012 11:14 am (UTC)
i totally died at this part >> “We’ll be together when we die" XD

thanks for sharing!:D
dekkawaidekkawai on December 20th, 2012 11:15 am (UTC)
thank you for this.. :D
peridotfe on December 20th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!

and..I love you I Love You I LOVE YOUUUUU OHNO-san!

(Is Ohno having a stage play?)
barbosa2007barbosa2007 on December 20th, 2012 11:42 am (UTC)
My bad! It was a translation gaffe. The correct sentence should be:

And it’s just as well that you’re on a stage right now. [T/N: refer to the photo shoot location.]
misspetitedollitsdarla19 on December 20th, 2012 11:27 am (UTC)
That loud AHEM from Nino totally made my day. What a dork. And Jun's watch of FREEDOM. Hahaha. Wth Jun, after shackles???? :))))) Can't they be adorable enough. Aaaaaaah. My feels for these guys. *sobs* I love them to death. Omigash. Thank you for translating and sharing. Soooo happy that I'm a member of this community.
ofs1992 on December 20th, 2012 11:58 am (UTC)
why is this in a magazine? this should be videotaped!!

ahem hahaha!!
Sah-chan: arashiglassessesquerdo on December 20th, 2012 12:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for translating and sharing! What amuses me more is their comments to their previous answers! XD
arara_chanarara_chan on December 20th, 2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
esjghfdtersgvgdr!! I just love this! :D
Thanks for sharing!! :)
danessafayedanessafaye on December 20th, 2012 12:24 pm (UTC)
lol... "shackles"

thanks for sharing... :)
Trompshyytrompshyy on December 20th, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
Gaaah! Loved this! Thank you for sharing! ^^
inachan89inachan89 on December 20th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC)
Lol Boys don't get girls and girls don't boys,all in the norm i'd say XDD I remember Nino saying that he doesn't like girls who uses bad words often on Himitsu,and that he'd say a direct "i love you",but i guess he was fooling around with that "we'll be together when we die" XDDDDD
Jun and shackles,it could work lol

Thanks for this=)
quistislock (MJ): heartlessmjaytona on December 20th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
thanks for translating and sharing this article!!!
i seriously love Nino's answers! it makes me laugh so hard! XD
also, Jun in Hanadan Doumyouji mode is really sweet. (i still couldn't get the outer-space-date-in-the-moon answer of Jun out of my mind :P)

thanks again! love you for this!!! :)
btw, happy holidays!
az_honeyaz_honey on December 20th, 2012 01:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the translation!
Nino's idea of confessing seems a bit a morbid? *sweats*
Although if it's like "We'll be together till death", maybe it would sound a bit sweet?Really, mind-boggling as always our Nino.... ^^
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