[Interview/Trans] BTS – Rookie Awards, Official debut in Japan and Fanclub launch … A year after the debut, “It’s all thanks to our fans.” (Kstyle) [140819]

The following translation has gone through numerous processes of translation, Korean-Japanese-Korean and finally into English. Please bear in mind that this is not the most accurate (but hopefully the most approximate!) translation of the original interview which was written in Japanese.

Within a year since their official debut in Korea, BTS successfully debuted in Japan as well as was ranked as third in Oricon. With their consecutive successes of their Japanese singles, they definitely proved themselves to be the next big thing in K-POP.

「I was really glad to hear that our ranking actually went up instead of going down.」

― Your Japanese debut title track of 「No More Dream」 was recently ranked as third in Oricon. Congratulations!

EVERYONE:Yay-! (Everyone laughs)

SUGA:We heard about it after the release event in Osaka. Everyone was really excited about it.

V:We were all like “Third! Third!”

SUGA:Because I worked hard for it (Laughs)

JIN:We all thought the ranking was supposed to go down eventually but ours were quite the opposite. It was weird but in a good way.

― Did you all celebrate?

RAP MONSTER:We just went out for dinner . (Laughs)

SUGA:We celebrated with soft drinks.


― Quite a number of fans have gathered around for your release event. How was it?

J-HOPE:We truly thank all the fans especially the ones who came to see us. We really felt all the love and support from our fans and I think it’s all thanks to them that we were able to be ranked in Oricon.

― And I assume it was your first release event?

EVERYONE:Yes, it was.

RAP MONSTER:We only did showcases before so it was a bit different from what we have done previously. I really liked it since we were able to meet our fans more up close as well as it is another opportunity for us to be on the stage.

BTS was absolutely surprised to hear their second Japanese single was ranked as the fourth.

― Within a month, you released another Japanese single title, BOY IN LOVE.

SUGA:We literally worked with KM-MARKIT right after we were done with NO More Dream.

― And it was ranked as the fourth on the day of the release

RAP MONSTER&SUGA:We’ve been told just before this interview.


JIMIN:BOY IN LUV is at fourth right now? Whoa-! (Laughs) We’ll all work harder to be able to be at the higher rank the next time!

V:It’s such an honour. We often hear about other artists being ranked in Oricon and the fact that we are one of those artists is just amazing.

― Please tell us about your new single, BOY IN LUV.

RAP MONSTER:Until now our songs were mostly about societal issues that teenagers are faced with like stereotypes. With BOY IN LUV, we wanted to talk about their love.

― What kind of concept are BOY IN LUV and its choreography?

J-HOPE:In general, choreography tends to be in accordance with the songs like our previous songs of No More Dream and N.O. You’ll soon figure it out.

SUGA:The song and choreography are about feistiness of teenagers and their love, a bit immature but full in essence. Continue reading “[Interview/Trans] BTS – Rookie Awards, Official debut in Japan and Fanclub launch … A year after the debut, “It’s all thanks to our fans.” (Kstyle) [140819]”