[Trans] 190217 Tohoshinki Band Member Suzuki Wataru in an Interview Sharing his Thoughts about Tohoshinki, Yunho and Changmin

Livedoor will be publishing a series of interviews with Toho band members following the Toho dancers interviews published back in 2018 September!

The second interview features Toho band member Bass (@watarumble) Suzuki Wataru!

Similarly, amongst the different questions they were asked about their career, they were asked about their thoughts of Tohoshinki members. Below is a translation of some relevant parts of the interview!

 

――東方神起のおふたりはどんな印象ですか?

他の皆さんが言っている通りだと思うんですけど…ふたりとも「怪物だな」と(笑)。

 

――その表現は初めて聞きました!

あ、本当ですか? 日本と韓国、それぞれの国であれだけ多くの仕事をしていて、「明日は朝が早い」「これが終わったら帰ってPV撮影がある」とか言いながらも全部に全力投球。ドームやアリーナに常に数万人のお客さんが待っている環境でブレずにいられるっていうのは、普通の人だったら絶対にできない離れ業ですよね。それをいとも簡単にやり遂げているところが怪物だと思います。

 

――国によってやり方も違うでしょうし、肉体的にも精神的にもすごくハードですよね。

そうそう。自分だったら無理です(笑)。そんな中でも周囲にいつも明るく優しく接してくれていて。とはいえ、彼らも同じ人間だからナイーブな部分もどこかにあると思うので、「ふたりとも怪物だから…」で終わらせるのではなく、チームの一員としてどれだけサポートできるかなって思っています。

 

Translation: 

 

– What kind of impression do you have toward the two of TOHOSHINKI?

Well, other people have already said this and I totally agree with them.. I think the two are “monsters” (laugh).

 

– This is the first time that I heard something like that!
Really? They work so hard in JPN and in KOR, they tell us something like”Tomorrow, we need to get up early.” “When we finish this, then we need to go back to KOR and we will have PV shooting.” But they put all their effort in everything. At Dome and Arena, a few ten thousand people are waiting for them. They have a strong determination/they are consistent to perform. No ordinary people can do that. But they can do it easily.. that is why I think that they are monsters

 

– I guess things are different in KOR and in JPN and i guess it must be really hard for them physically and mentally.

Yes, yes. I can’t do that (laugh). But under such circumstances, they are always cheerful and kind to us. Having said that, they are human being too. so I guess they must have sensitive parts in themselves. So I should not just leave it as “they are monsters” but I should do my best to support them as a member of TOHO team.

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[Trans] 190216 Tohoshinki Band Member Hatano Tetsuya in an Interview Sharing his Thoughts about Tohoshinki, Yunho and Changmin

Livedoor will be publishing a series of interviews with Toho band members following the Toho dancers interviews published back in 2018 September!

The first interview, published on 190216, features Toho band member drummer () Hatano Tetsuya!

Similarly, amongst the different questions they were asked about their career, they were asked about their thoughts of Tohoshinki members. Below is a translation of some relevant parts of the interview!

 

――東方神起のおふたりはどんな人ですか?

ユンホは、見た通りの人ですね。裏表がないし、楽屋とかでも熱い魂を持ったお兄ちゃん。「今回も東方神起を見せてやるぜ!」ってみんなを盛り上げていく感じです。

チャンミンは、おとなしくて感情を表に出さない印象だし、“スーパーヒーロー”的な立場にいながらも、そこに執着していないように見えるんです。もしかしたらユンホよりもストイックかもしれません。「嫌なものは嫌」「中途半端なものは見せたくない」という思いが意外と強いのかな、と勝手に思っています(笑)。リハーサルで納得いかない部分があると次のリハーサルでは必ずできるようにしてくるんですよ。人知れず努力をしているんだと思います。

 

Translation: 

– What kind of person Tohoshinki are?

Yunho is exactly what we think he is. He is straightforward and is a passionate guy in our dressing room. “I will show Tohoshinki off this time too!” He leads our team.

I think Changmin is quiet and he doesn’t show his emotion much. Changmin may be in a “super hero position” but I don’t think Changmin really cares about the position. Perhaps Changmin is more strict with himself than Yunho. No means no to him. He doesn’t want to leave things half done. I think he is strong-minded (smile). If he is not satisfied himself during rehearsal, he practices hard so that he can be perfect in the following rehearsal session. I think he practices really hard to achieve his own goal without letting others know.

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