Cute Boys B1A4 (ANAN no. 1807/translation)
These 5 dangerously cute boys are all the rage. The strongest idols have landed in Japan!
Extraordinary teamwork fostered through communicating once a week!
In April of last year, no sooner than their Korean debut did their cute looks and high quality musicianship rocket B1A4 to popularity. Their aims in Japan are high as well, but the enthusiasm at the auditorium seemed to surprise them.
“While we high-fived, we felt overwhelmed that such a great number of people had come to see us. We were incredibly grateful!” said Sandeul.
At that event, their Japanese debut in June was announced and the fans’ excitement reached a peak! Their Japanese debut song will be “Beautiful Target.” We asked the appeal point, and maknae Gongchan answered “the I like it like it like it repitition,” and demonstrated. No sooner had he answered, without a moment’s delay, leader Jinyoung followed with, “… is what the other members always say (laughs), but I think it’s the beginning. It’s an overall energetic song, but the softness of that part hits you immediately.”
The interview was like that from start to end, with the air rarely silent. For example, for Gongchan who worried over answers, Sandeul was there to rescue him, “we can’t talk about this just anywhere,” Baro said, his voice becoming small, with CNU replying sharply “I heard that earlier as well (laughs)”.
“Teamwork is our pride! Once a week we have a discussion as friends,” Jinyoung said, with CNU continuing, “We hope to appear differently from expectations.”
Asking what they want to try to accomplish from here, Baro responded, “We want to hold a concert where we can feel our fan’s breath.” We also want to feel B1A4’s breath close to us!
translated by ringo!
B1A4 Member Interviews (anan no. 1807 translation)
Jinyoung-kun is… (CNU about Jinyoung)
The one who turns into a sca~ry tiger during recording!?
“Jinyoung-kun who can focus and carry out necessary tasks with passion/intensity is our reliable leader. When writing/composing songs he seeks perfection, and when recording those sounds he’s totally differen from the normally kind Jinyoung-kun. That Jinyoung is like a tiger and a bit scary (laughs). But actually, there are times when he overlooks things, and he often drops items. Gongchan picks them up for him though so we can finish without losing anything. There are holes in the perfection. That’s also one of the amazing things about Jinyoung-kun.”
Sandeul-kun is… (Gongchan about Sandeul)
My shining hyung who gives me courage.
“Whenever I’m by Sandeul’s side, I feel reenergized. Whenever I’m in a place where I feel ‘I don’t think I can do it…’ and hesitating, straight away he’s by my side, clapping me on the shoulder and saying, ‘That talent is just hidden. Only Gongchan can do this.’ After that, I think ‘there’s nothing I can’t do,’ and it goes well. He’s basically a professional at work, but it seems food is the one temptation he can’t win against (laughs). Even when he’s supposed to be dieting, if he has food, he’ll eat it down the the last bite.”
Gongchan is… (Baro about Gongchan)
Actually one with a phlegmatic* personality! The level-headed maknae.
“Gongchan’s special skills are washing dishes and cleaning toilets. That is, our house’s plates and toilets are always sparkling. It seems he’s really into sci fi now, so he’s always doing impersonations of the characters from the movies. I’m older and so I’ll think ‘aw, that’s cute…’ for about a day, but this has been going on for more than two weeks. Of course this becomes difficult (laughs). He also has a mysterious sixth sense, so on the day of his high school graduation, when Sandeul & I planned a surprise party, he noticed and wasn’t surprised at all (cries). Even though he’s the maknae, he’s too level-headed~”
Baro-kun is… (Jinyoung about Baro)
The humorous B-type** who goes at his own pace.
Humorous Baro is like a vitamin who gives us energy. But, as he’s the only B-type in the group, he does at his own pace. Even when we eat together, while the 4 A-types are lost making decisions between this and that, Baro-kun decides “I’ll have this today” without exerting much thought (laughs). Even for lunch today, he ate a pizza by himself until the last piece. At certain times, the A-types are worried over people watching and it can be a problem during shoots/filmings while we wonder what we should do, but B-type Baro-kun thinks like, “This much is fine, right?” He’s so easy-going, I’m jealous.”
CNU-kun is… (Sandeul about CNU)
The most fashionable member.
CNU is B1A4’s umma! He’s really helpful and kindly watches over us. More than that, his fashion sense is preeminent. In the morning, he can rapidly choose and outfit that suits him. I’ve borrowed clothes from CNU-kun before, but I don’t have any style. I accidentally pair primary colours, so even if it’s the same clothes, CNU-kun and I end up totally different (laughs). It would be nice if I could dress as well as CNU-kun, huh. But, honestly speaking, the other members have good style as well. The only one without, unfortunately, is me (laughs).”
* A phlegmatic personality is defined by wiki as: fundamentally relaxed and quiet, ranging from warmly attentive to lazily sluggish. Phlegmatics tend to be content with themselves and are kind. They are accepting and affectionate. They may be receptive and shy and often prefer stability to uncertainty and change. They are consistent, relaxed, calm, rational, curious, and observant, qualities that make them good administrators. They can also be passive-aggressive.
** This is a reference to Blood-type psychology which is popular in Korea and other (mostly East Asian) countries
translated by ringo!
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