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[Trans] 07.03.2011 Love songs’ Blog Update: “Tour Rehearsals ☆””

7 Mar

<div align=”center”>ARENA TOUR 2011 A~HOTEL Love songs~

Is having lots of rehearsals in preparation for

The first show at Saitama Super Arena on 9th April!!

Because every single thing will be so wonderful

Please look forward to it!!!!

Peco-san is also

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Caption: I can do it

Super ready for it!!!

As the show day approaches, we’ll bring you more photos of rehearsals, so do wait for them ♪

A STAFF Minazou

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[Trans] 27.02.2011 Love songs’ Blog Update: “To everyone in Japan…”

28 Feb
To everyone in Japan…
27 February 2011. 7:56pm
 

“I’m back!! (≧▽≦)ノ”

A STAFF Minazou

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[Scans+Trans] 26.02.2011 ViVi Deji Deji Diary Vol. 127

26 Feb

Full Scans + Translation from ViVi Deji Deji Diary Vol. 127

Hello. ⇈ How is everyone? This is ayu, who has been living in LA recently. ✌ This life here is really super slow♪ going~♪ That’s why, I’ll be super active when I get back to Tokyo. This month, I want to bring to you photos of the baby fans who came to support me in the US!! I’m also including photos of my favourite studio and record plant, where I do work——!! And with that, let’s start this Deji Deji Diary ♡♡

Caption: Writing……

Everyone, thank you so much for always being so lively and waiting outside the studio for me ♡ No matter how exhausted I feel, seeing all your smiling faces immediately gives me a power charge!! And then, for always saying “See you tomorrow~♪” when we part. It makes me know that there will always be someone, other than myself, existing tomorrow, in the future, and that is very precious to me.

Caption: Yosh!
During recordings, I always go barefoot. When it’s cold, I will put on a pair of slippers, but when I notice them, I take them off anyway… Whenever I sing, I always sweat so much!! That’s why!! I always go to the studio with a change of clothes– ♪
Without these people, Hamasaki Ayumi’s music will not exist. Thank you so much for everything!! Director Kome and genius arranger Nobita. (Of course, CMJK-san is included in my list too ♡♡)
Caption: I received so many presents. Thank you ♪
Caption: Let’s meet again in the next issue~ ♪ Giggle~ ♪

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[Trans] 16.02.2011 Ayu Aquascutum Video Message Translation

16 Feb

Here’s the translation of Ayu’s voice that can be found on the Aquascutum official website.

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Hi everyone, this is Hamasaki Ayumi. This time, I have the honour of being the image model for Aquascutum’s 160th Anniversary campaign.

Because this is a brand with rich tradition, I was really nervous during the photoshoot, and kept thinking about how best to present myself. In the end, I decided to just present the coat as myself, as Hamasaki Ayumi, and that was how I did the shoot.

About trench coats, there are many ways to wear them, either in a photoshoot, or in real life. This coat in particular, because its material is very soft, I discovered during the shoot that, no matter how minute or delicate my movements were, it flowed really easily. That really enhanced the feminine appeal, and I really liked that.

And then, about the underside. Look here. It’s checkered inside. I really liked how it shows when I walk, or when I pull up my sleeve like this. I feel that this makes the coat really stylish.

Alright, everyone, please have fun finding your own stylish way of wearing this coat. And that was ayu.

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[Trans] 13.02.2011 Love songs’ Blog Update: “Live Report ~Recording Studio~ part 1”

14 Feb
Live Report ~Recording Studio~ part 1
13 February 2011. 10:19am
 

Hello everyone!!

This time, we’ll be introducing the recording studio who has been helping us everyday.
Firstly, when we step into the entrance, these cheerful staff are there to greet us!

The staff on the left is Stella-san
And on the right is someone who always helps us whenever we do overseas recordings,
Music coordinator Mai-san ー^−^
Thank you for everything (^0^)

And lastly, one more person. Is he a coordinator~???

Yep! And he is!!

Finally back here at Love songs blog~ The spirit-lifting Mr Minazou (><)

Even though he finally appears after so long, Mr Minazou’s face is a little blur here (laugh)

And then, after the entrance is this really lo~~~~ng corridor

And when it’s Christmas

It becomes fashionable like this~

There’s so many more places that we want to introduce!!

But that’s it for this time, sorry (><)
We’ll bring you in deeper the next time!!

And that was the very first blog entry

by A STAFF Giant Sugi.

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[Trans] 13.02.2011 Nobita Blogs About Ayu’s Love songs Album 27th December 2010 Entry

13 Feb

**Nobita is one of Ayu’s Music Arranger.

Hamasaki Ayumi album 『Love songs』 in LA
27 December 2010. 7:18pm

This is regarding AYU-san’s new album 『Love songs』, which was released on 22 December.

This was a work which was made in the 1 month we spent in LA.

Love song

AYU-san’s comment for this was “The base for the album this time will be this piece called Love song. Please pay special attention to it!” Saying this, she passed me Komuro-san’s demo song, and so the arranging process began.
With the title “Love song” and Komuro-san’s melody, I plumped out the concept and arranged this song.
For me, Love song has a deeper meaning of being “something which any generation of people can relate to”.
And that was how the first and last parts of the song had the classical feel to it.

Digressing a little, I ordered the acoustic guitar player, Mr Eric, to play his track, while keeping an image of AYU-san singing and strumming the guitar herself in mind. This was to create an image of a singer playing her own accompaniment.

sending mail

This song used to have an original drum track, but under AYU-san’s orders, it was replayed live, and so that turned this into a rock song. The back part of the song is intentionally messed up, to reflect the complicated and uncertain mind of the singer. The strings had a little dangerous phrase there too.

Thank U

I like this song. I arranged this song with the lyrics on hand, and they gave me a warm feeling, reminding me of those who are important to me, and that was worked into the arrangement.
Doesn’t the part which couldn’t be put into words still manage to fill your heart somehow?

do it again

This song illustrates the light and dark sides of chasing a dream. Against the pure youthfulness of SEVEN DAYS WAR, do it again was arranged with another image in mind. In the process of becoming an adult, there may be despair and uncertainty hiding behind the happiness. But even so, there is a single ray of light, thin but straight, that leads you to your dream.

That sort of became a long essay. Sorry. (sweatdrop)

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Original source: Nobita’s Official Blog
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[Trans] 02.02.2011 – 06.02.2011 Ayu’s Tweets Update!

6 Feb

Massive Updates of Ayu’s Tweets from 2nd – 6th February 2011!!

I’ve put into Twitlonger, so here are the links to the translations!

2nd – 4th February 2011

5th – 6th February 2011

Translation: Misa-chan @ AHS
Original source: Ayu’s Twitter
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[Trans] 02.02.2011 Love songs’ Blog Update: Genius.

2 Feb
Genius.
2 February 2011. 2:28pm

 

“Nobita” aka, Nagano Yuuta-san.

He’s an iconic composer/sound producer from Japan.

Composer of talkin’ 2 myself, Mirrorcle World, Microphone

Arranger of MOON, Virgin Road, Love song and more.

For our recording at LA this time, this talented man is regretably not around to provide his inspiration. ayu troupe groans at this loss.

He’s also a very shy guy, so it’s hard to take photos of him

Blur. (sweatdrop)

Caption: Turn

…And he turned away. (laugh)

And then…..

We successfully caught a photo!!!!

……

Sorry, it’s not a very nice shot. (sweatdrop)

But but but but!!!!

That’s an authentic photo of him making music!!!!!

We’ll challenge ourselves to take more photos

So please look forward to seeing them… (;^_^A

Later! ((((((((((((((((*patters away (* – -)ノ

A-STAFF Minazou

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[Trans] 30.01.2011 Ayu’s Tweets Update!

31 Jan

Massive Updates of Ayu’s Tweets from 30th January 2011!!

I’ve put into Twitlonger, so here are the links to the translations!

30th January 2011

Translation: Misa-chan @ AHS
Original source: Ayu’s Twitter
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[Trans] 28.01.2011 – 29.01.2011 Ayu’s Tweets Update!

30 Jan

Massive Updates of Ayu’s Tweets from 28th – 29th January 2011!!

I’ve put into Twitlonger, so here are the links to the translations!

28th – 29th January 2011

Translation: Misa-chan @ AHS
Original source: Ayu’s Twitter
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