In Sakura Cloud9 (Kawashima Umika)

2016-04-06 23:26:44 Original Post
今日ライブでお伝えさせていただきました、
I’ve announced at today’s live
わたし川島海荷は、7月をもって9nineの活動を辞めることになりました。
Me, Kawashima Umika, will quit from 9nine activities from July.
いきなりの報告で、驚かせてしまってすみません。
To tell this suddenly, i’m sorry to surprised you.
9nineの活動は13歳の頃からやらせてもらっていて、いろんな経験をさせてもらいました。
I’ve started 9nine activities since 13 years old, and i got a lot of experience.
わたしの青春は9nineにかけてきたといっても、過言ではないです。
To said that my youth is all for 9nine is not an exaggeration.

でも、2年前武道館ライブがきまったとき、自分の将来のことを深く考え、このままだといけないかもしれないという危機感をもちました。

But two years ago, when the Budokan performance decided, i think deeply about my future, and i have a sense of crisis if i remain like this.
9nineと女優を両立させていったとしても、どちらも中途半端な状態で終わってしまうんではないかと考えたんです。お芝居はまだまだ未熟だし、自信をもてない自分もいました。
Doing both 9nine and actress, either of it is end up in a half-baked state. My acting is still immature, there is also myself that didn’t have confidence.
だから、自分が一番やりたいことを極めて、もっと自信をもってやりたいと思いました。
That’s why, the most thing that i want to do, i think i want to have more confidence on it.
自分の一番やりたいことはお芝居の仕事で、いろんなことに挑戦していきたいし、これにかけていきたいと強く思っています。
The most thing that i want to do is acting works, i want to continue challenge a lot of things, i want to put myself on it.
9nineでやってきた活動、その中であった出会い、楽しかった時間は自分にとって宝物です。
Activities at 9nine, encounter that happened during that time, it was fun time for me and i’ll treasure it.
9nineで得た糧、それを無駄にしないためにも、自分自身の力で決めた道を突き進んでいきます。
So that everything i got at 9nine won’t get wasted, i decided to face the road with all of my own power.

7月までは、9nineとしての川島海荷なので、みなさんまたイベントやライブでお待ちしています。これからも、どうぞよろしくお願いします。

Until July, as Kawashima Umika from 9nine, let’s meet again at event or live. Please give me your support from now on too.
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Full Chorus #19 20150825 (9nine)

This is a translation of Full Chorus just the Hirona part, there is still a lot other, i’ll try to translate the whole show (and make it as a sub if i have a time) later. So here you go :

-Introduction of 9nine-

-Talking about the Tour/Budokan-

-Performance of Re:

-Talk about Hiroro

Becky : I heard that Murata can play guitar and drum, and also creating the choreography for 9nine song, D.N.A?

Hiro : Yes, that’s right.

Becky : Awesome, you can do a lot of things.

Hiro : I play guitar and drum as a hobby, but creating a choreography is my first time with that song. Before, i sometime creating a choreography to another artist song and dance it by myself. Then i asked the manager “let me try”, and he said ok. Then i made that choreography for 9nine.

Becky : You are a creator, you seems can do anything.

Hiro : no, no , no. It’s quite difficult. The difference with making it for myself is for 5 peoples, i need to think about the structure too. It was like a puzzle. For example, if this girl is in the center, how the other revolved around her, how everyone put in the center, there is a lot of things to think.

Becky : Something like formation. By the way how is the feel of that song?

Hiro : It has a feel that everyone is chasing something. Like looking everywhere, then running.

Charpon : Somehow it feels like Mario.

Kanae : Because there is a theme, it’s quite easy. Hiro is really cool.

Hiro : But, sometime everyone said “Isn’t it better to be like this?”, but anyhow this is the choreography that i thought and i want it like i thought, i was allowed to be like a teacher.

Becky : Is there any friction.

Hiro : Just a bit.

Becky : It’s something like “To make an awesome product.”?

Hiro : Yes.

-Talk about My Only One-

-My Only Performance-

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9nine WEB INTERVIEW Vanitymix 1 (Page 1/3)

Diverting from mainstream J-Pop to full-scale dance music, What is the passion in this?
Since this year, 9nine has been pursuing a full-fledged dance music, and the release of "Magi9 Playland" was the culmination.About the changing music from their previous works, Their start position, about Budokan Live at 21 August, and about the mortifying feelings they have faced so far, We are interviewing Uki Satake, Nishiwaki Sayaka and Umika Kawashima.

It was the first album after about 1 year, there is a color change to strong music of dance, what triggered this?
Uki : It was from "Evolution no.9" that was released in June last year. From that song came a lot of fan who is at the same age as us, and they are coming to the live. That is the trigger, we're thinking whether it is better for 9nine to go with that kind of music, Members and also staffs aware of this. As it has been at the mainstream J-pop until now to get a wide range of age groups listener, but now among the beating dance tune, we began to pursue our own music.

With that kind of complete change, Was the recording became difficult?
Sayaka : This time, it's more than "What we want to sing", we're become more aware with "What you want to hear", that sense was smooth. Until now, the song and the tone was a separate sense. We're singing to match the tone. But this time, the tone arrangements is changed everytime at the recording studio, the staff keeps improving the arrangements until the last minute. We are also, can pick our own wording of the lyrics, so we will be more motivated.

"Yourself-ish" lyrics, there maybe a lot, but what is your favourite?
Uki : I think it's common for any song, but i think everything is good. For example at "Forget-U-Not", i'm starting from the lyrics of "Sayonara", for a moment i think it's a negative words, but in the end i think of it positively. And i think it's the song that gives me such strength. How to interpret a song maybe different at first, but at the end there is no reason there will be no common point.

Umika : I like the playful lyrics of "Love Vampire". Even when singing, i let go my own small devil. Dance with choreography that conscious of Vampire, also i think that this song will spread wide in the performance-side.

Among a song with a large energy, there is also a cute song isn't it?
Umika : Maybe there is a little cute base. we want to create something that very us. We want to show a whole bunch cool part of 9nine but, Among the EDM music, we put out a lot of variation, so you won't get bored with the album.

With that kind of song, i feel the width of the album is very wide. What do you think?
Sayaka : From the first time i heard it, i like "Algorithm+Love". This time, i'm going to the recording with the assumption that the sound will change, just to "Algorithm+Love" i'm saying "It's great" from the first time. I genuinely like the lyrics. There are a lot of difficult words, but until the end it take my mind.

Even with difficult words one after another, the last words  are "Kimi ga Suki", it is a simple conclusion, isn't it?
Sayaka : At first it's like arrangement of strange sound, I wonder if i'm gonna sing an unknown words? (lol) "Ah, like that!", something like that. I think that's a new world for 9nine. Usually easy to understand, but there was something positive that comes from something like that, and i'm happy you have noticed the charm like that. I wonder if we've growing among ourselves.

Maybe it's bad, but is it safe to say that 99% of the word is meaningless? (lol)
Sayaka : That's right. But for the sake of the last line, that 99% is there. Isn't that a nice way to put it?

The first track of the album "Re:", isn't that song has a "regret" theme. I'd think there is a connection between that and the current situation of 9nine, what is your feelings in this 1 year?
Uki : Re: isn't just limited to this 1 year. OZO-san said , that this song was made from it's 9 years feelings since the formation. 9 years, i think it isn't wasted, it's more like i wonder if we proceeded more quickly, there are a lot of frustrating part. But, now we have calmed down, so the live in Budokan in August 21 is a new start, that start was interpreted to the lyrics.

Are you having a talk with OZO-san?
Sayaka : Yes, a little.
Uki : About 2 hours.
Kawashima : It's about an hour for me but, when the lyrics came out, we often talking.There is part in my life that i regret, but i think it's pretty greedy. When failing, you'll be able to re-recognize your own feelings. At the time we're talking, i didn't really think about it, But by express it in song and doing it this way, i have been very grateful.

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Source : http://www.vanitymix.jp/music/9nine/

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The continuation from before. ――I'll looking forward for the unit performance. In this Party Live,
Tokyo Performance Doll that performed in "Idolotakarakuji". (Front row from left) : Hamasaki Kaho, Takashima
At that time, do you know that the concert will be released as DVD? Yoshii
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Poker Face Interview : Kawashima Umika (Part 2)

Through the album production, what kind of 9nine you feels?
Kawashima : What i feel is, maybe what makes 9nine feels so 9nine isn't just us, but everyone is also participating and makes it complete. Also for this album, in each of the song, the performance and also the choreography, there are ideas from various of people that representing 9nine.  and our feelings are reflected in there too. Because we must deliver it precisely to the fans, that's why i think our responsibilities is big.

Even so, You will continue to evolve at a highspeed, won't you?
Kawashima : We have tried song of various genres so far, but recently is very awesome! I mean, the diversity and the new fans have been increasing. In particular, i realized that girl fans have increased.

Kawashima-san was still teenager when joining 9nine, this year you have became 20, are there any changes?
Kawashima : A lot. I said earlier "Sense of responsibilities", it is….. But, i think the nice thing about the teens is you can challenge anything just with curiousity. Or i can say, nothing to fear. There are places that you can thrust just with feels. I don't want to lose that, but there is a portion that still ends up until now. However, now my opinion on responsibility has firmly increased, now i want to be a woman that has passed the childish phase.

For example, compared to your work as an actress, what kind of feel you have for the music?
Kawashima : Recently i feel it is better but, that is part that create a "new me", It is also place to communicate my acting. Like changing facial expression according to the song, It is a fun place. But the stage isn't just a place to acting in front of people, Live is a place to perform in front of everyone. Together with the fans to enliven the venue, there is still difficulties in that. Originally, it is not that the dance and the sing in front of people weren't good, i just didn't have the confidence from the start. But now i have my confidence.

Looking from the perspective of an actress, there isn't much who reached this far as a musician, isn't it?
Kawashima : Anyway, all i have done in 9nine is a valuable experience, we want to thrive everytime. I believe i was growing little by little by doing so, i want to keep challenge myself in the future.

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The continuation from before. ――I'll looking forward for the unit performance. In this Party Live,
Tokyo Performance Doll that performed in "Idolotakarakuji". (Front row from left) : Hamasaki Kaho, Takashima
At that time, do you know that the concert will be released as DVD? Yoshii
With the forthcoming Budokan Live preparation in hand, 9nine Kansai-sisters are talking about the DVD

Poker Face Interview : Kawashima Umika

"I want a lot of people to watch 9nine as artist on it's own"

Releasing the album that showing the future of 9nine "Magi9 Playland" at july, and will hold Budokan Concert "9nine Dream Live in Budokan" , Kawashima Umika. As a member of 9nine and as herself, Let's hear about what is in her heart.

Including the Budokan, You have got a lot of Live in this summer.

Kawashima : I've always thinking about a lot of concept for concert by myself, among them there are cherished feels of 9nine, with that in hand i want to go to various places. I think i want to be a group that sell the performance above the others. Because of that, not with just the song, but also the dance, is building up the performance. I think i want a lot of people to watch us as artist on our own.

About the stage concept, is there something you can talk to everyone?

Kawashima : When it came to live at a big scale, the producer usually thinks a lot about it, but in case of ordinary event we allowed to think about the setlist by ourselves, also deciding what we like to speak between the songs. But regardless of the scale, the experiences that we gained from that various event, have became important things for us. If you watched 9nine for the first time, something like "What kind of performance they will do?" "How should i react to this song?" and with that thinking, watching silently. And how to make people like that liven up without hestitation, i'm learning it during the event.

In 2013, as a live act, 9nine has grown a lot.

Kawashima : Yes. But, we still need to work harder, and with the new album "Magi9 Playland", i think it will be nice to be able to tell a lot of people about nice music of 9nine.

I think Magi9 Playland is a good album.

Kawashima : But i'm bit worried that maybe not many people like that kind of music.

But, i think the melody is really has 9nine feels.

Kawashima : Yeah. The lyrics are also life-sized, I think girls of the same age (with us) will also like it. I think the sound will gives you power with the explosion, still i want to hear the impression from other people. I think there will be a slight different perception between male and female when hearing this album. I want to listen to it during commuting. I hope you will get a feeling of increasing energy since morning.

There is Live feel, right?

Kawashima : Yes. When you listen carefully, there are some voices changing, also there are clearly perceptible sound and sometime the beating backsound, these are different for each song. But it matches perfectly. That's why, it will feel like coming to our live, and i think you'll enjoy this album.

2015.02.24 Berryz Kobo : "This was decided by everyone. There is no regret." Berryz Kobo
The continuation from before. ――I'll looking forward for the unit performance. In this Party Live,
Tokyo Performance Doll that performed in "Idolotakarakuji". (Front row from left) : Hamasaki Kaho, Takashima
At that time, do you know that the concert will be released as DVD? Yoshii
With the forthcoming Budokan Live preparation in hand, 9nine Kansai-sisters are talking about the DVD