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Big Bang’s Interview for AnAn Magazine 2012 Translation [TRANS]

T.O.P: 
I will only act in romance drama after I know more about love.For now, I’m still lacking in experience.
TOP made a comeback with a shocking mint green hairstyle. What’s your thought for the ‘ALIVE’ album?

“When I wrote the rap lyrics, I was trying my best to do it with honesty and choosing beautiful words. For the Japanese version, I also use gentle words to make sure all listeners regardless of their ages can understand well. For me, this album is the most high quality compared to the other albums. This mint color hair style was decided upon an instinct while producing the album. I confident this hairstyle will match the album concept very well. Changing to this hairstyle, I felt that my characteristic has become more gentle. ”

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B1A4 to debut in Japan with “Beautiful Target” in June

Five member boy group B1A4 will be making their Japanese debut with the release of their first single in June.

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Streets of Japan covered with INFINITE’s ‘Be Mine’ promos

INFINITE is off to a great start with the release of their second Japanese single, ‘Be Mine‘!

On April 18th, the boys landed second on the Oricon daily singles chart on the day of its release and is still securely in second place as of the 19th. The boys were beat out by Mr. Children, a group that is considered Japan’s national group, so the feat is still a remarkable one for INFINITE.

Large LED screens featuring INFINITE’s pictures are also being displayed around the streets of Tokyo. Shibuya also has four LED screens in addition to promotional trucks running through the city, making it look as if Japan is quite literally covered in INFINITE.

Their success shouldn’t be too much of a surprise considering the boys swept the pre-order charts with all three versions of their single coming in at #1, #2, and #3 on Tower Records‘ daily sales chart, and Japan’s biggest music website, ‘music.jp‘, where the boys ranked all three of their songs on the weekly albums chart in the top three.

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Big Bang’s Interview with Oricon Style Japan (Part 2)

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Starting from “love at first sight” then becoming lovers…

Q: The album includes songs in various types/genres. Please describe them.

V.I: FANTASTIC BABY is the most energetic song in the album. You won’t only see it in our outfits. We filmed the music video with a fantastic feeling too.

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Big Bang’s Interview with Oricon Style Japan (Part 1)

BIGBANG 『Pressured!? Opening up about their mindset and thoughts on their new album!』

A turning point album for BIGBANG

Q: Before this interview, you were on the Telephone Shocking corner of ‘Waratte Iitomo’ (Fuji TV). Weren’t you nervous?
V.I: We’ve been on the show ‘Waratte Iitomo!’ before, so we were not that nervous.

Q: Unfortunately, you guys didn’t get the phone strap.
V.I: Yeah. Since we are gyudon (beef bowl) maniacs, we expected the audience to love gyudon too. A little bit disappointing.

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Se7en unveils the jacket photos for his new Japanese single, ‘Love Again’

Singer Se7en has released the jacket photos from his single album ahead of his Japanese debut.

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Big Bang & 2NE1, Simultaneously targeting Japan with new albums

Popular idols Big Bang and 2NE1 are said to take over Japan at the same time.
Both groups will start promotions with new Japanese albums on the 28th. Big Bang with “Alive” and 2NE1 with their first full album, “Collection.”

Big Bang’s “Alive” will have two new songs “Ego,” and “Feeling,” along with the songs from the 5th mini album, for a total of 10 songs.

“Feeling” became the theme song for Japanese animation “Transformer Prime,” and it was made by worldwide artist Boyz Noize, G-Dragon, and TOP.

2NE1’s first Japanese album will have Japanese versions of their hit songs from Korea, plus a bonus track of “Like a Virgin.”

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