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【Photo Shoot & Exclusive Interview】 BTOB Japan Debut (2) With Their Excellent Language Skills, Greeting In English And Chinese!

By Staff Reporter | December 29, 2014 05:41 PM EST


◆This time, you will release the Japanese versions of “WOW” and “The Second Confession.” Among Japanese lyrics, what Japanese expressions did you learn for the first time?

Min Hyuk:In “The Second Confession,” “Douka Tasukete yo (=Please help me.)”
Chang Sub:I mix up “Mamori (=protection)” and “Odori (Dance)”.
Il Hoon:”Furimuite! (=Please turn around!)”
Eun Kwang:”Hoo (Cheek)”
Peniel:I don't have anything particular. Because my parts are all in English. (Laughter)

◆KpopStarz will post this interview in Japanese, English, Spanish and Chinese editions. Peniel, please give a message to fans in English. Is there anyone who can speak Spanish?
Il Hoon: I cannot speak but can understand a bit.

◆Is thee a member good at Chinese?
Hyun Sik:(Raising his hand,)Me!

◆Then please give a message in English from Peniel
Peniel:(In English) We have officially debuted in Japan, we're happy about it, we have always looked forward to come to Japan. You know we can't stay for longer this time in Japan, but we're still gonna be coming more often, so please expect a lot from us.

◆Hyun Sik, please give a message in Chinese.
Hyun Sik:Yes! I will say it now!
(In Chinese) We made a solo debut in Japan. Everyone, please have much interest. And if there is a chance, I want to go to China to meet fans. Please wait for us. Thank you.

◆You have held live concerts many times in Japan. BTOB’e cover songs are reputed as high quality, enough to spread rumors beyond BTOB fans.

All member: Wow~!
Chang Sub:Thank you so much!!

◆People are paying attention because your choices of cover songs of TVXQ, Johnny’s SMAP、V6 are different. How do you usually choose what songs to cover?
Sung Jae:I decided the songs. SMAP and EXILE have been famous from before, so my friends and I used to listen to them a lot. So if we are to cover in BTOB, I wanted to choose songs that fans love. Oh! (Suddenly reminded) SMAP “The only flower in the world” is a song that my friend, BOYFRIEND member Minwoo told me!

◆TVXQ’s “Bolero” cover was amazing! I was touched.
All members: Thank you!
Sung Jae:I chose also that song!

(text:Kiyori Matsumoto / photo:Akiya Uchida)

Continue reading this interview! Part 1 and Part 3

Tagged :  BTOB, Exclusive, interview, Japan, debut


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