As to this translation... it's the article from Winkup October 2012, where the boys were on the cover of the magazine! The magazine that was so awesome looking that yomimashou and I each bought a copy XD;;; It seems to be approximately 99.9% fanservice, so naturally, I had to translate it |D;;; The premise of the article was that they had 5,000 characters to express their "closeness" to one other member. So... without further ado, enjoy!
For SHINTARO The thing I love about Shin-chan is his bratty-kid side. When I tease him, he says "Why, why?" in a really frank way, which is cute. Shin-chan's good points are the ones that are like a bratty kid. But, on set, he'll earnestly deliberate, "How would it be best to say my lines here…" At times like this, he doesn't seem younger at all. He has parts of him that really pierce through me, so from here on out, I want him to go on without changing. (by HOKUTO)
For HOKUTO I watch "Kuro no Onna Kyoushi" every time, but every time, Hokuto was too cool! Normally, since I'm younger, Hokuto-kun loves to tease me, huh? Hokuto-kun can often be mean like that, but occasionally, he has a soft side.* Talking in a gentle voice, for example. There's that side of Hokuto, but sometimes I think, wouldn't it be nice if he could be the sort of older brother figure who takes the lead without teasing the younger ones? Well, because Hokuto is cool, I guess this way is fine… (by SHINTARO)
For YUGO He's always the one who's leading everyone in the group. Ever since we became Bakaleya's partners, we've always been together, but because I really appreciate him, I definitely haven't gotten tired of it. Because he's older, he does things reliably and level-headedly, but occasionally, when he fools around, he seems like a kid. He's said that we could do funny things too, so if we get the chance, I'd like to try doing comedy and show our funny side, too. (by JESSE)
For JESSE When we go out to some place or another, as well as in private, we're together a lot of the time, so right now, I feel like I probably already know everything about Jesse. Jesse always does his own thing (laugh) but when we're together it's really fun, so I definitely haven't gotten tired of it. From here on out, I'm sure a lot of things will happen, but I'll be waiting for you to grow up! Individually and with one another, let's put forth our best effort! (by YUGO)
For TAIGA Kyomoto-kun is cute even now. Or… is that not how it is? (laugh) Kyomoto-kun completely has his own world, huh? During things like work, in particular, I really get that feeling. Because he totally has his own opinions and things he wants to do, he's reliable. From now on, also, I hope Kyomoto-kun will go on like that without changing, and because he's a senpai to me, I hope that he can continue to be a reliable existence to me! (by JURI)
For JURI When everyone is talking about what they want to do, for example, Juri is the person who doesn't just think about his own opinion, but listens to everyone's opinion. To be able to just do that naturally is amazing, and it makes me feel like he's really grown up. Even though he's really loud and annoying on set for the drama… (laugh). Also, he's good at rapping, but actually, he's also really good at singing, too. That's probably not a well-known fact, but because he's the owner of a good voice, if we could sing together, I'd like that. (by TAIGA)
*What Shintaro actually said here was that while a lot of the time Hokuto is "tsun-tsun," occasionally he's "dere-dere" as well. For those not familiar with the concept of "tsundere," it's a trope in Japanese media in which someone acts prickly on the outside, but actually is warm-hearted and wants love on the inside.