Hello there, the name’s Kayseur.
So this is an “about me” page, but I’ll also use it as a disclaimer section regarding my translations. First, I started this blog a bit on a whim. I absolutely love idols and have thus always wanted to spread that love around, but unlike animes or mangas (which I’m quite fond of as well), it’s a domain where very few content actually ends up translated. And it’s pretty hard to tell your friend to learn a whole new language just to enjoy a hobby. Although I did. Twice.
Why twice? Well, maybe you’ve noticed. Either because I’m making mistakes or because you know me on Twitter or FB, but I’m not a native english speaker. I do think I’m decent enough to convey my feelings or kinda properly translate stuff though — but so please bear with me and my hiccups. I also hate re-reading myself (but still obviously do), which is why if you find any typos, please report them. I may have simply overlooked them, but I still wish to deliver quality content.
As for my japanese abilities, I’m by no means an expert — only a mere N2-level. It’s still probably more than enough, with enough time, to translate basic interviews, but mistakes are likely to be, if not legion, still lingering here and there. So if you think you know better than I do, just hit me up and fix my stuff. Not only am I using this blog to give people some joy but it’s also a good means for me to hone up my japanese skills while having fun.
Regarding my idol tastes themselves, HKT48, NMB48&Keyakizaka46 pretty much sum up my 48G-based group of interests, with the extra addition of a couple of AKB and NGT members (I’m looking at you, Nakai Rika).
I also love underground idols, some might also call them alternative idols, but I like the term undeground better since that’s what the girls use over there. That’s a broad term though, but let’s say PassCode, Stereo Tokyo, Q’ulle, BiSH, Underbeasty, Zenbu kimi no seida, Necronomidol or Gokigen Teikoku all occupy some place in my wota-crazed mind. If it’s edgy, rock or punchy enough with good-looking girls, there’s a good chance I’ll like it, anyway.
By the way, if you’re any kind of thankful for the work I’m doing (if I end up doing much, anyway… who knows, I might give up on this blog in a couple of weeks, though I doubt it), give me a follow on twitter or send me some thanks, it already means a lot.