[TRANSLATED] Big Bang Anan 2010 Interview

posted on 14 Jan 2010 11:30 by angelgd

[TRANSLATED] Big Bang Anan 2010 Interview

–You’re getting a lot of coverage by the media here, what’s difference between Japan and Korean media?

TOP: At first I was surprised at the difference. In Korea we only do a few magazine interviews  and the focus is more on the visual aspects rather than the interview. But in Japan they are more focused on the interviews.

G-Dragon: In Japan there are many genre of magazines each one has its own personality and feel.

Taeyang: There’s also a difference in the television broadcasting. In Korea there are three major music channels and they’re broadcasted once a week. But in a lot of Japanese music broadcasts there are talk portions.

Seungri: I like coming on Japanese television better. They focus on humor a lot more.

–Oh that’s because here in Japan most MCs for music broadcasts are comedians.

Taeyang: Yes, right. That’s why they ask a lot of comments and I get embarrassed.

–People here tend to want to know more about artists therefore MCs ask a lot of questions. Have you become accustomed to speaking in Japanese?

Seungri: It’s still tough, but we’ll enjoy it more once we’re used to it.

–What’s the difference with fans here?

G-Dragon: Unlike in Korea I feel like in Japan there’s a variety of ages. In Korea most fans are around 10 to 20 years old. Ans also I feel the impression that Japanese fans are more calm.

Daesung: I feel that Japanese people really listen to music.

Taeyang: I also feel like they’re very observant and focus a lot on details.

Daesung: But now the number of people that dance and sing along with us has increased. It’s

–Your fans are mostly female fans.

Seungri: Many women like us here.

–A lot of your music is attractive even to men. Japanese men are very shy so they cheer somewhere in the back.

TOP: That’s right. I’m glad.

–How do you feel about Japanese’s women culture? Their fashion and make-up.

G-Dragon: I don’t know about all the women in the world, but for Japanese women, they are beautiful and sensitive even at an older age. Should I—-? Well in Korea once you get married or become a mom they stop caring about their beauty.

–G-Dragon is revealing what he notices and all the details.

G-Dragon: I love Japan!

–That’s good.

TOP: I feel like here there’s a lot of different make-ups. In Korea women use natural cosmetics but in Japan how can they divide it into so many different types?

Taeyang: They have certain characteristics for fashion. I think Japanese girls look like dolls…

–Dolls? Oh, like a Barbie doll?

Taeyang: Yes. Now I’m ashamed of the story (laughs)

–So what are you attracted to in a woman?

TOP: S/Body lines.

–Oh, you feel that sense! (?)

TOP: I’m not a freak (laughs). In Korea the S line in a woman’s body are praised for being beautiful. I’m among those who praise them for body lines.

G-Dragon: I like women that are nice and use a respectful tone in front of my friends and family.

–So you think when a woman is standing in front of you she’s fake? (not sure about this)

G-Dragon: I don’t know. For example when women are together they talk to each nice but if they’re in front of men there’s a difference. (?)

Daesung: I like a woman with a beautiful smile. And that works hard!

Taeyang: I don’t focus on the attractive appearance of women. I like women that like to learn and that like me for who and how I am. And also people who like animals because I like animals and I have a dog. Unlike Seungri because my dog is always barking at him (laughs).

Seungri: That’s a lie! Taeyang’s dog is my friend (laughs). I like women witha  pretty voice because when I’m busy we can talk on the phone and it’ll make me happy to hear a pretty voice I guess. And is it allright if I ask you something?

–Of course. What’s your question?

Seungri: Anan (name of magazine) is mostly read by women, do the readers like younfer or older man? (?)

–In Japan now younger man are really popular amongst older women.

Seungri: Really~! I’m younger~

–You’re still very young to be getting married, so this won’t be a long story? Among the members who do you think will get married soon.

Taeyang: Daesung for sure.
TOP: I think Daesung will be getting married this year. (O.O WHAT!)

–Is it allright if I announce that!?

Daesung: Yes, I’m getting married this year (laughs). My birthday is in April and I want to get married when I’m 26.

–Ah…it’s your wishes. But I’m sure a lot of people would be sad. Maybe after a little more?

Daesung: So the day before I turn 27 then (laughs). If I cant find somebody by then I’ll just marry anyone I see crossing the road (laughs) (? not so sure about this one)

–You want to marry, are Japanese ok then?

Daesung: Of course! Japanese women seem nice.

–No, Japanese women are scary when they’re angry!

Daesung: Really? I haven’t met any yet then. Both Japanese men and women seem sweet.
G-Dragon: I want to get married soon too.

–That’s surprising! His image looks like he would want to get married late (?)

G-Dragon: I often say this. I want to find someone I love, get married and raise a sstable family.

–Such remarks will shock the fans…

TOP: I think I’ll get married late. I want to be free for a long time and alone to concetrate on my own things. Maybe 40 years old is a good time. But when I find someone I’ll probably change my mind and think “Now I want to marry a woman”.
Daesung: Ah yeah~
Taeyang: I feel like I’ll get married pretty late too. I don’t drink, smoke or go out at night I’m the type suitable for marriage but I think I…..

–Who will be the member to get married last?
Taeyang: Seungri Joe (laughs).
Seungri: That’s right I’m not thinking about marriage yet!

–I heard that Korean men are very romantic. Specifically at proposing, how do you think you would do it?

Seungri: I along with the woman would go skydiving and propose in the middle. If she refuses I will unfold a parachute and go, good?
Taeyang: That’s like a threat! (laughs) I’m the best on the piano so I’d play a song called the proposal…..

—Wow~ Nice.

Taeyang: I’ve never thought of anything like this until now. I just thought about it really hard.

–You’re not that good at Japanese yet, would you still be studying?

G-Dragon: In Korea when foreign artists come and speak a little Korean I get very happy. So we want to study as much Japanese as possible because we want to sing more Japanese songs and talk more to people.

–Do you have a favorite Japanese phrase?

Seungri: ‘gengkkideseukka! (I’m fine!) Personally, I’ve been studying through Japanese dramas.

–Your song “Let Me Hear Your Voice” was the opening theme to a drama. It’s about a “single”  man asking a woman for smpathy.

Seungri: Single?

–Yes, the character in the drama.

Taeyang: Wow, like going to the movies alone?
Seungri: Or exercising at home alome?

–Yeah, and a little yoga….

Daesung: What? Eating by yourself? [im lost ><]


Seungri: Why not?

–Isn’t there any single woman in Korea? Do they all marry at an early age?

Taeyang: Korea’s single people might have increased since women are busy working  and marriage is delayed.

–Japanese women are definitely looking forward to your activities this year.

G-Dragon: In February we’ll be on tour in Japan.
Taeyang: Since Daesung hurt himself last year and he has recovered now we will have our first concert. Please look forward to that.
Daesung: My body’s fine now! I rested enough in the hospital. I wasn’t able to be on the musical stage with Seungri.
TOP: With his weakened body the stage felt empty. But now that he’s been back it’s more lively.
G-Dragon: It really is.

–Solo activities this year?

Taeyang: My solo album is coming out. although I took a long time for being so stubborn.
TOP: Daesung is also scheduled to release a solo album.
G-Dragon: Big Bang will ally this year to release an album.
Seungri: I’m going to the University in spring.

–This year’s goals!

G-Dragon: Japanese Master!!
Taeyang: 2010 goals are similar to the ones in 2009, but I also want to learn as much as possible and grow to gain a lot of expereience. During 2009 I woried a lot because there were a lot of issyes. In 2010 I want the year to be a lot better so that we can just laugh and enjoy it.
TOP: Conquer the universe
Daesung: I’ll show you only good music and good looks!!
Seungri: I will do my best to bring my own talent and versatility in the music area. And also to be a good student.

Translations: alee @ ibigbang.wordpress.com
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edit @ 14 Jan 2010 11:38:27 by AngelGD

K-pop rules the 2009 Asian Channel V Chart, Big Bang & GD got 9 places in the Top 50 Chart

Channel V, Thailand's first music channel recently posted their annual Asian TOP 50 Year End Chart for 2009 and K-pop dominated the charts.

It seems SM Entertainment is really popular in Thailand as the chart is littered with their artists including Super Junior, SNSD / Girls' Generation, TVXQ / Tohoshinki, and SHINee.

Thanks to myra for the tip and here's the full top 50 chart below.

1.Super Junior – Sorry Sorry
2.SNSD – Gee
3.Tohoshinki – Stand By U
4.SNSD – Genie
5.Bigbang – Gara Gara Go
6.Jerry Yan – Zai KTV Shuo Ai Ni
7.2PM – Again & Again
8.Super Junior – It's You
9.SHINee – Juliette
10.Tohoshinki – Share The World
11.G-Dragon – Heartbreaker
12.TVXQ – Wrong Number
13.Fahrenheit – Love You More & More
14.Bigbang – Sunset Glow
15.Super Junior M – Super Girls
16.Tohoshinki – Survivor
17.2PM – I Hate U
18.Bigbang – Strong Baby
19.F.T. Island – Bad Woman
20.Bigbang – With U
21.Tohoshinki – Bolero
22.Jejung & Yuchun – Colors Melody & Harmony
23.SHINee – Amigo
24.Bigbang – Number 1
25.SHINee – Ring Ding Dong
26.Berryz Koubou – Dschinghis Khan
27.Utada Hikaru – Come Back To Me
28.Rain – Love Story
29.TVXQ – Mirotic
30.2NE1 – Fire
31.KARA – Wanna
32.Wonder Girls – Nobody
33.TVXQ , SJ , SHINee – Seaside
34.NEWS – Love Of ABO
35.SS501 – You're My Heaven
36.Super Junior M – Blue Tomorrow
37.Bigbang – My Heaven
38.Jay Chou – Shou Hao De Xing Fu Ne
39.Morning Musume – Naichau Kamo
40.F.T. Island – I Hope
41.Bigbang – Let Me Hear Your Voice
42.DNT – Crazily Pretty
43.SHINee – Love Like Oxygen
44.Tohoshinki – Mirotic (Japanese Version)
45.Tegomass – Tanabata Matsuri
46.KARA – Honey
47.Jay Chou – She Wu
48.Bigbang – How Gee
49.F.T. Island – I Believe Myself
50.Tegomass – Ai Ai Gasa

Credit: allkpop

edit @ 29 Dec 2009 10:11:52 by AngelGD

Male Singers: 'Style Genius' G-Dragon

posted on 28 Dec 2009 14:25 by angelgd

Male Singers: 'Style Genius' G-Dragon

-Hwang Jinsun: G-Dragon is the only idol that is not just 'good' at dressing himself, but an icon with impact. Because of Bigbang, style became vital in the entertainment industry and there has been a change to the relationship between the singers and the fashion brands(Before fashion brands tried to avoid sponsoring singers but for G-Dragon a premium brand(which was Louis Vuitton) asked first to give him a sponsorship). One of his strongest points is that he has his own vision about fashion, not made up by all the experts. In 2009 where he did all his solo activities, he made himself the best contemporary icon through his music, performance and style. He dyed his blond, and added bold accessories etc. to make his style even more extreme. His photo shoots in the fashion magazines were impressive also. His ability to pull-off various looks despite his height and skinny-body was amazing. He is a style genius that would stand out wherever he is.

-Kim Areum: Bigbang gave grave a more fashionable look for the idol group styles which used to be more like costumes. Out of Bigbang, G-Dragon's sense and ability to understand fashion is quite amazing. It was amazing enough that there was an idol group member who wore John Galiano and Ann Demeulemeester, but it was even more amazing that he could pull those looks off in his own way. It was obvious that I was interested in what kind of fashion he was going to experiment with when I heard about his solo album. His album <Heartbreaker> had a big controversy because of the plagiarism dispute; thus there were various opinions about his album. However, the style he presented on stage was even more than what we expected. His unique look where he mixed and matched many items and his blond hair made me say "wow G-Dragon". I'm really looking forward to his fashionable performances at the year-end performances.

-Lee Heeseung: There was no artist that had a unique identity as an artist after Seo Taiji. G-Dragon is worthy of being called our generations style icon since he makes all the trends. G-Dragon is the only idol that can understand and pull-off designer brands such as Ann Demuelemeester, Bernard Wellham etc. that fashion experts prefer. When Bigbang first debuted all I thought was 'oh an idol that has nice style came out'; however, their style was not just made by their stylist. Especially, their leader G-Dragon, walks in an extinct pathway of fashion with his trendy and unique fashion sense where he does not fear of experimenting with style. His sense and creativity to make his musical talent and charms into his own style is the best in our music industry right now.


C: Beau @ BBVIPZ, bbvip.net