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[Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« on: August 09, 2010, 03:59:43 PM »
The AKB48 English Thread
because Japanese idols and English is always full of win


The first time I heard any of them speak English was on TomoTomo's podcasting show, talking about the sort of food they like:

Download TomoTomo in English!  :lol:

Then there was Oshima Yuko who had some English lines in one of the drama's she did. I can't recall the name of the drama, nor find the vid on YT, must've been removed. However, I managed to find an audio clip:

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They talked some English on the Nemousu Season 3 eps 4 and 5 (?) when they made the different PVs for River.
Then there was the 091211 Shukan AKB episode in which TomoTomo, Rie and Acchan spoke English!



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And of course there are various clips from the NY and LA concerts in which they introduce themselves in English. Haruna went to a drugstore. Excellent.  XD And more English on DVD Magazine Vol 3.  :thumbup

Who has the best skills? Akimoto definitely impressed on all the occasions... who else?
Feel free to post more clips and sound-bites!

« Last Edit: August 09, 2010, 04:28:34 PM by BarrieV »

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2010, 05:45:29 PM »
Crush


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Everybody better dl that tomotomo clip, it's too awesome.

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2010, 05:04:52 AM »
Recent ep3-4 of Nemousu TV Season 4 had them cooking with english instructions.

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2010, 05:24:27 AM »
Visuals:



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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2010, 06:29:07 AM »
Myao and Takamina encounter a group of touring gaijin kids and Engrish ensues! (Shukan AKB)
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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010, 03:54:56 PM »
What do you think about Rie's skills? She was the 'English captain' in that Shukan ep, but she kinda failed at it  :nervous

However, I know speaking a foreign language ON THE SPOT is much harder than studying it..

Offline Masa

Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2010, 06:08:28 PM »
Sayaka is pretty much the only AKB girl who speaks decent English. Even her pronounciation is quite good and she definitely ain't speaking dat typical Engrish. Proves once again that Sayaka is overall the most talented girl in AKB :yep:

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2010, 07:17:44 AM »
Masa is smart.

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 07:46:04 AM »
We spelt it wrong all this time! :O




Offline maliciel

Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 11:12:44 PM »
It seems so!

It's not like Acchan could ever be wrong. She's a Twilight fan!

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2010, 06:03:55 PM »
AKB48 Tomomi Itano introductions in English New York Webster Hall Live Concert USA Debut 2009

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 06:07:44 PM »
There's that Shukan episode where Yagami, Kasai, Ono, and Shinoda had to retake that test.
Yuka (from SKE) shows her awesome English editing skills and Shinoda can't name the days of the week

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2010, 06:13:44 PM »
Shinoda can't name the days of the week

She started of well, but the 'some day' messed it up  :lol: great Shinoda moment

Same ep: Kasai misspelled 'February' and Sae thought it was cute because she was close.

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2010, 03:08:37 AM »
When K6 started, Sae wrote RISET instead of RESET. Even Akimoto laughed at her xD

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2010, 12:51:59 PM »
lol yeah I remember that, that was cute.

and somehow I thought they would put that on the studio album cover, just for the lulz.  XD

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2010, 02:50:15 AM »
100122 SHUKAN AKB. I don't care if it was right or wrong. Lovetan + english = cute~ :heart:


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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2010, 02:18:17 PM »
^Lovetan also loves to make fun of people who speak Japanese with an English accent.. sometimes she just starts talking like that  :lol: Can't think of a specific scene atm though.

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2010, 12:37:04 AM »
Nemosu TV Season 2 ep06 and ep07. Just over a year ago.
Acchan, Shinoda, Yuko and Kana go to pre-school. NO JAPANESE!! :lol:

Kana had the most problems with english, she tries.



Princess Ariel and Bell's balance of cool and cute breaks language barriers.



While Yuko seemed to understand some basic words, she did everything with a sunny smile. Therefore..


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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2010, 12:38:30 PM »
Acchan's English is cute:

MA - One more chance


She stated she's becoming more interested in studying English. As a front girl, it almost seems like a must, especially if they want to conquer the world. They can't keep depending on Sayaka and Yuko to do all the talking abroad.

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Re: [Discuss] AKB48 and the English Language
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2010, 02:13:10 PM »
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