HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 6:13 am

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It feels like I’m watching Amuro Namie or SPEED when I watch them
So-net Music(So-net):How did you came to know about K-POP?

HARUNA:My mother was a big fan of Winter Sonata, and the tv at home always played korean dramas ever since I was a high school student。I didn’t really hook up with the dramas, but I got into Tohoshinki when my mom recommended them to me.

So-net:What made you attracted to Tohoshinki?

HARUNA:Their dancing and singing。I came from a dance and vocal school, so watching them dancing and singing really got to me。I had wanted to be like that before, and it was also my favourite genre。

So-net:After that, how did you end up with K-POP?

HARUNA:I started listening more to Tohoshinki and BIG BANG、and to KARA and SNSD。Of course that’s like taking the high road, but they were the ones who were always on tv.。After that I began to listen to a lot of the other groups as well。

So-net:Do you watch Korean music programs?

HARUNA:I do。At first my mom bought the channel where you can watch Mnet and other Korean programs, and she showed them to me as well, but after that I slowly began to start watching them live。I’m living alone in Tokyo right now, but I’ve already bought the channels for myself.

So-net:What part of K-POP do you like?

HARUNA:They brings back memories、it feels like I’m watching Amuro Namie or SPEED when I watch them。They give out this feeling that makes me want to dance and sing like them。

So-net:Looking from the p.o.v of an experienced dancer, I guess you could say that K-POP dances are great then?
HARUNA:I think they are。They have their own characteristics even among group members。It was a pleasure looking at both their formation as a group and their movements as individuals。

So-net:Realistically, is dancing and singing, a hard thing to do?

HARUNA:It is。K-POP artists danced perfectly while singing。They don’t skip steps。When you tried to dance and sing perfectly, you’d encounter lots of problems, but you won’t see them doing it half-heartedly。They really have a high standard。

So-net:Right now, as a bandman and an artist, which part of K-POP do you think is great?

HARUNA:Their song composition、the way they harmonize their rap、those really taught me a lot。BIG BANG and 2NE1 are especially cool。It’s not like I understand their language but the way they use their words really left an impression on me。I find it amusing that I hummed to their songs even though I don’t understand their language.




Looking at them makes you want to copy them(laugh)
So-net:Personally, do you have any sort of like pointers when you’re enjoying K-POP?

HARUNA:Like I said about their dance before, they really are unique。There were so many things I feel like I could copy from them that I’d unintentionally think “hey, maybe we could dance to this with everyone at our live”。Sure, looking at them dancing is fun, but I think it would be even more fun to dance with them。

So-net:Do you copy dance secretly at home?

HARUNA:I do、at times。Let’s be honest, looking at them makes you want to copy them, right(laugh)。I could dance to SNSD’s Gee, but it’s not perfect。

So-net:Right now, a lot of young girls are copy dancing K-POP, right。And you could even watch a lot of those videos and even dance competition on YouTube。Do you sing to K-POP at a karaoke?

HARUNA:Of course。And it really got everyone up。But, a while back, when no one knew about KARA or SNSD, they were flabbergasted when I sang K-POP(bitter smile)。That’s why, when I went out with the other members of SCANDAL or my best friends, I try not to sing a lot of K-POP。

So-net:And now you finally able to sing K-POP to them。

HARUNA:Yes。It was like 「Eh? What took you guys so long?!」(laugh)。

So-net:By the way, do you sing in Japanese? or in Hangeul?

HARUNA:Both。At first there are only the Korean version, so I memorized it in Hangeul、but now they have released their CDs in Japanese version as well, right。So, when I went out with someone who’s not a K-POP fan, I’d sing in Japanese, when it’s with a K-POP fan, I’d sing in Hangeul。




I recommend SHINee, The Boss, f(x)
So-net:Personally, which group would you recommend right now?

HARUNA:Lately, it’s SHINee。Basically, I love everyone in SM。SHINee though, have this cuteness to them that makes me want to support them, and their dances are great。I got into SHINee when I watched 「Hello Baby」 though.

So-net:Ah, it’s easy to get into them through varieties, right。You could naturally remember their faces that way。

HARUNA:Also, I love The Boss。I got into them when I listened to「Love Power」, and the quality of their PV is very high。I also love it that they are working hard learning their Japanese。

So-net:How about the girls group?

HARUNA:SNSD and KARA is a must for me、I also often listen to 2NE1。For a group that has yet to have their debut in Japan, I’d recommend f(x)。Their songs are really fresh, and their dances are cute。Also, for bands, I’m currently listening to CNBLUE and FTISLAND。CNBLUE’s quality as a band is high、and I love FTISLAND’s Honki-san’s voice。

So-net:A lot of K-POP artists are going to make their debut in Japan, what are your thoughts about this?

HARUNA:When you come right down to it, I think they don’t have to force their songs into Japanese。

So-net:A lot of groups has re-released their songs in Japanese versions as well, right。

HARUNA:I don’t like it when they ride the Korean wave and then leave it at there。To have Hangeul, which already sounds cool on its own, forcefully translated into Japanese, just doesn’t seem right to me。We also had lives overseas yet we still sing our songs in Japanese like when we were in Hong Kong or in the USA and I think they value our songs because they are also in Japanese。If they want to release something in Japan, I’d really like to see them release something original and Japan-only instead。



Do tell if there're any mistakes. Thank you. Please



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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:16 am

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Moved to SCANDAL Talk.


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:32 am

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OMG THANK YOU!!

^_^ LOL side note- not a big fan of Korean entertainment.... SNSD's ok but the rest... >_> not my style... but I'd love to see Haruna dance to Gee that'd be plain awesome!


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:08 am

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i am not really a kpop fan too ..
but it was Haru's pov so i will respect her .. hohoho

i even imagining now, what if Haru show her dancing Gee .. xD
gawd ~

and yaaay ~ she's currently listenin to FTI ! i like Honki voice too .. Happy

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO THIS !


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:21 am

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ganstream1 wrote:HARUNA:I don’t like it when they ride the Korean wave and then leave it at there。To have Hangeul, which already sounds cool on its own, forcefully translated into Japanese, just doesn’t seem right to me。We also had lives overseas yet we still sing our songs in Japanese like when we were in Hong Kong or in the USA and I think they value our songs because they are also in Japanese。If they want to release something in Japan, I’d really like to see them release something original and Japan-only instead。

I like how HARU says this. Though I'm not a fan of K-Pop, the way she says that a song should just stay the way it is, is absolutely true. Listening to SCANDAL's songs in Japanese (whether or not you understand it), helps fans understand who they are as a band. Although translations and the like are provided, it feels more natural listening to it that way. At least, that's my opinion, though a little Engrish is also good. =Dp

Thanks for the translation gan. Nice One


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:43 am

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Thanks for the translation

Always glad to know more about her Clap

Mayb they might one day release K-version of their songs...

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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:07 pm

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this is great, thanks gan!


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:41 pm

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agree with damatte. its amusing how HARU likes kpop as much as i do and we like same groups but at the same time she wants them to appreciate their own language. UHUH!

thanks for translating ganstream!


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:16 pm

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Nikki

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Thank you for the trasnlation.

I knew that Haru was interested in k-pop, but it seems now that she is really a fan ^ ^

I don't like it too, that k-pop bands translate their songs into Japanese. But I guess they just have no choice..

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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:12 pm

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wah~! this is some old stuff. but i've only read it now~ WTF!
ah. HARU, as expected. she's really into K-POP, glad to have something similar to her in a way.
i was really hooked with 2NE1 and BIG BANG back at 2010. haha~ but now, it haven't been listening too much. thanks for this~!
UHUH!


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:58 pm

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^ I'm with you LOL
This is quite old but it's the first time I've seen this.

I like how Haru like k-pop. I myself don't like it very much, but I like that
she gets to understand how her non-Japanese fans feel about SCANDAL. We might not be able to understand their songs because they're in Japanese, but we still love them just as much.^_^

And I agree with bleachnlife. Seeing Haru dance to Gee would be golden hahaha


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:18 am

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I was reading through it again cause of this thread revival... I'm pretty much a Kpop fan now than before... I was just fangirling as I read her answers. Love SNSD now. I wonder who's her biased ahahaha

I totally agree with Haru I cringe when Kpop idols sing Japanese ver. of their songs its just errr

Her mum is awesome! I wish my mum could like Kpop but shes likes the oldies and can't accept this type... *sigh* I wonder if she likes Oppa Gangnam Style Cool she got Mnet at home I'm envious... I love how she said she'd like to dance with everyone else at lives... lets do Oppa Gangnam Style! ahahah



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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:11 am

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Haruna dancing Gee would probably send my brain and eyes into complete disarray.


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:18 pm

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i'd like to see Haruna dance Gee lol!


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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:02 pm

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I dont really listen to KPop much although its really popular here..not really my preference...

but 2ne1 is good though hahahaha...and Haru-chan dancing to Gee would be pretty entertaining Clap

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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:46 am

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Some songs are better sung in their original language. Translations change the words a bit so i'm glad haruna said that. I mean i listen to Japanese music and i totally dont understand but i love it! :D
WHOOO go Scandal!

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Re: HARUNA x So-Net Interview
Posted on Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:06 am

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OMG!!! Haruna is a kpopers too... glad to know that

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