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In case anyone wasn't aware, Show, Hiroto, and Saga (hereafter known as the 'A9 Beauty Squad') are set to make their second appearance on the DHC Extreme Beauty program, which--as far as I am aware--will be broadcast online. It's on the 24th of September, at 13:00, Japan Time.

EDIT: It was actually streamed on Youtube as well (which I'll know for next time), so I'm embedding the video right here. Enjoy the shenanigans!





So tune in, if you're able, and witness part two of the A9 Beauty Squad wowing the hosts with their general beauty knowledge and personal beauty routines!

As an amusing aside, Nao replied to the tweet about the upcoming broadcast to say:

Someday N-A-O would like to appear on this program too😃
These 3 have a higher aesthetic sense than I do though👌
When N-A-O doesn't have any face soap, he uses dish soap to wash his face instead🤣🐥✌️
Does that mean... My face is a dish?!!




...he--he was joking, right?
Right?? 🤣


P.S. If you haven't watched the original program, you can find it [ here ] on FAIX.

Translation : SHOXX 2004.08 vol 138

Oh boy, I've been dying to post this one! This was their very first interview in a publication as a band... just before they'd added the dot to the end of their band name! The guys haven't lost their sense of humour over the course of 14 years, that's for damn sure. :p


SHOXX 2004.08 vol 138 - "alicenine"

A ‘Customer Is King’ Mentality

With these guys being mentioned in “SHOKKUN’s quick gossip” corner in last month’s issue of SHOXX, you didn’t let them go unnoticed. Good eyes!!
That being said, despite the fact that they only just formed in April 2004, alicenine is a band we anticipate having a flood of questions for, and this is their first appearance in our magazine.
Just like the band’s name, the members’ individual personalities carry a lot of impact.
And this summer they’ll release that longed-for 1st CD.
alicenine is a band you won’t be able to look away from.



Nao-san, you were central to the formation of the band, weren’t you?

Nao: Saga-kun and I spoke about forming a band together because we shared the same attitude and viewpoint. When we were searching for other band members afterwards, we met Show-kun and Tora-kun. Then Nao, the elder old man, went to the mountain to gather firewood, and when he did, Hiroto emerged from within a shining stalk of bamboo. Like a blessing from heaven.

That last part is a questionable development, but… (laugh)

[ READ THE REST OF THE INTERVIEW + NOTES HERE ]

A fly-by update for you...

Hello everyone! I'm back from my trip and can confirm that the live (which included a play!) was spectacular, fabulous, A+ all around... and I won't be bothering to write up a report because they'll be releasing the glorious performance on Blu-ray/DVD for everyone to enjoy later this year (no other details yet). At the end of the year they'll be playing a mini-tour focusing on their heavier/sexier songs (with visuals to match), as well as doing a Christmas live accompanied by an orchestra(!!!)! They'll also be releasing a 2-disc "best of" album of member-selected songs, all of which are going to be re-arranged and re-recorded (track-list below)! Which is not to mention the downright mysterious 15th Anniversary countdown currently on their homepage...

Disc 1
M1. TIME MACHINE
M2. hana ichi monme
M3. GRADATION
M4. H.A.N.A.B.I.
M5. gin no tsuki kuroi hoshi (Single”F+IX=YOU” version)
M6. mugen no hana
M7. heisei juushichinen shichigatsu nanoka
M8. Corona
M9. VELVET
M10. FANTASY

Disc 2
M1. NUMBER SIX.
M2. -Dice-
M3. kousai
M4. RAINBOWS
M5. CROSS GAME
M6. the beautiful name
M7. Waterfall
M8. Le Grand Bleu
M9. GEMINI-0-eternal
M10. GEMINI-I-the void
M11. GEMINI-II-the luv

Year 15 is looking most excellent already.

via GIPHY

Alright, alright, on top of my seriously-lazy news update in the previous post, have some vintage translations and enjoy a bit of nostalgia. I couldn't believe these had never been translated before, but I couldn't find them anywhere, so, uh... here you go!

I just realized all of these images are different sizes. WOW THAT'S ANNOYING. But it would be even more of an annoyance to fix them, so bear with me, friends! lmao



[ Click Here ] for Show's 50 Item Q&A!



[ Click Here ] for Hiroto's 50 Item Q&A!



[ Click Here ] for Tora's 50 Item Q&A!



[ Click Here ] for Saga's 50 Item Q&A!



[ Click Here ] for Nao's 50 Item Q&A!

On the way to the castle...

Hello one-or-two-people-who-still-check-this-place...

How's it going? :D

Far too much has happened in the fandom in the past 2 months for me to properly sum it up, so I won't. Hopefully you've been following along with their latest adventures on Twitter, but if you haven't, I'd like to at least direct your attention to this advertisement for the upcoming tour final:




A9 14th Anniversary Live"ALICE IN CASTLE"-Star Princes and Castle of the Moon-
2018/8/25 (Sat.)
A Historial First Experiment for A9.
"I can't speak about it in full yet, but I think this is going to be an unprecedented live
Please do come witness it for yourself" (Show)


Next, here's a clip of them performing Heisei Juushichinen Shichigatsu Nanoka for the last time in the Heisei era.




Finally, I'd like to direct your attention to this [ #0825A9COAST Twitter tag ] created after Show's birthday live to share fan-recorded videos of their CASTLE OF THE NINE performance on his birthday... boy, have they become smoother since their first performance back in May! You should absolutely watch if you haven't seen their dance yet!

By the way... I am actually going to the final in August with a friend. If anyone from this community is going as well, and would like to meet up, let me know :p
Hello! Today I bring you a translation of a very old Neo Genesis interview that the guys did just before the release of zekkeishoku. Nostalgia! I haven't posted the entire interview here, as it was already fully-formatted on my translation blog and I don't have the patience to do that a second time. So please check the link at the end of the entry if interested :)


Neo Genesis vol 4, pg. 49-51
Also in : Neo Genesis Year Book 2006, pg. 41-44
Original text: Hiroko Yamamoto
Translation: Jea


The theme is sweet, painful spring memories.
Given that it's March, graduation season, we got a frank talk among the five members about their memories of love from their middle school student days.
In the end, there was someone who was popular, someone who was rejected after a first confession, and someone who had no chance with girls.
Plus, we've got lots to tell you about "Zekkeishoku", their first full-length album.



Since it's graduation season, could you please first tell us some of your sweet and painful memories?

Saga : Memories, huh...

Well then, let's start with you, Saga-kun.

Saga : Oh, we're starting with me (laugh). If you mention spring, you think of the time of changing classes. Even being shy, after a year, I could become friends with everyone. I developed a crush, too, at the end of the second year of middle school; on the way home from my club meeting, I told her "please go out with me!" and that was the very first time I ever confessed my feelings to someone!

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You can read the rest of the interview on [ THIS PAGE ]

Broadcast : Hiroto's Birthday live!

Who's had a chance to listen to PLANET NINE?

I loved it and am still processing my tons of little thoughts about it, but I might manage some coherence in the comments if you too want to make sense of how fresh the new album is... remember, if you couldn't or didn't want to order a hard copy of the album, it is up for download on itunes, or you can make a free (or paid) Spotify account and listen to the album there, to support the guys' hard work!

Now, on a note of them making things accessible even to overseas fans... they just announced today that they'll be broadcasting Hiroto's birthday live (the opening night of their tour) on NicoNico, this Friday the 4th of May, so we can all join in and watch it! Yes!

[ TIMESHIFT / WATCH HERE ]

Just be aware that the latter half of the performance (probably the encore or somewhere around there) will be for premium NicoNico members only--it's about a 5$ fee. But no matter if you can watch that bit or not, I am sure it's going to be a ridiculously fun time. If you have listened to the album, then you know that CASTLE OF THE NINE is going to be even more of a spectacle than UNDEAD PARTY... :D

They've been practicing... dance moves...

via GIPHY



I have no idea what it's going to be like, but "memorable" seems like an accurate guess XD
How's everyone doing? Are you ready to get your hands (ears?) on the album this Wednesday? :D

Remember: aside from ordering a physical copy, you'll also be able to grab it off of itunes or listen to it on Spotify. All signs are pointing to this album being interesting and fresh--but whether in a good way or bad will be up for debate.

In the meantime, while we count down these last hours, I figured I would finally post some of the translations I've been working on. The following series of 15 comes from the B-PASS VANDALIZE special from 2009, where an interviewer took them back through all 15 B-PASS articles they had done until that point to discuss their thoughts. As usual there are laughs, tangents, and feels, and for most of us--plenty of nostalgia. I did post the first four years ago, but they've been corrected, so I am re-posting them along with the rest.

You can read the first of the 15 interviews below the cut, and follow the links at the end of this entry for the rest, which have been posted on my new, dedicated translation site (with images and better formatting!). I figure it's neater to keep all my work in one place :)


B-PASS Special Retrospective Interview - WHITE PRAYERCollapse )


Read the full series: 0707 | 0711 | 0712 | 0801 | 0802 | 0803 | 0804 | 0805 | 0806 | 0807 | 0808 | 0809 | 0810 | 0811 | 0812 .

Well that was new...

I just got a notice informing me that someone had posted to the community. "Yay!", I thought to myself.

Um, not so much.
A troll had posted two wordy entries linking to porn.

They broke the rules in a pretty major way and so have been expelled from the community and I've reinstated moderated posting to prevent that from happening in the future. In other words, I have to approve all posts before they appear--but don't let that stop you from posting! :)

Anyway, back to the matter at hand, trolls. EVERY post has to be about A9. Next time you want to write a wordy entry that links to porn, try typing up a rambling review of Kiss Twice,Kiss Me Deadly, and linking to the video of One More Kiss edition.

Honestly. smh. Trolls are so lazy.

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