Congratulations on your Japanese debut!
SOL(Taeyang): Our debut song “MY HEAVEN” is a collaboration by G-Dragon and Japanese DJ DAISHI DANCE, who he liked before. We decided to use this song as our debut song because it had a good response during last year’s tour.
Q. Aren’t Korean fans missing you because your in Japan?
G-Dragon: Everyone’s supporting our Japanese debut, and since my solo album’s coming out soon, it’s allright!
D-LITE(Daesung):In Korea, our commercials are having more than 10 editions too. (? not sure)
Q. How did you prepare for your Japanese debut?
SOL: the first thing was studying Japanese. But the only people that can speak in Japanese are V.I, D-LITE, and myself, and the understand it, but they can only speak some phrases.
T.O.P: We decided to speak in Japanese as much as we can with the staff.
Q.You are living together.
SOL: In Korea, all of us lived together but in Japan, it’s like a mansion.
We rent three rooms, Daesung and I, G-Dragon and Seungri, and TOP and the manager live together. The manager does our laundry. And for the food there’s a trainer for health purposes, and we eat Korean food.
V.I(Seungri) We all have different habits when we sleep. Daesung wakes up in the same position until morning. SOL wakes up to any sort of noise. And for me, when i wake up my head is where my feet were.
G-Dragon When I sleep, nothing wakes me up. Even in the morning, I can’t wake up. (Laughs)
Q. Whose room is the cleanest?
Daesung: Is it G-Dragon’s?
Q. Tell us everyone’s personalities. How about Daesung’s?
Seungri: He’s bright, and the mood maker.
SOL: He’s really like a celebrity he has lots of secrets.
Q. Tell us your secret!
Daesung: Not going to the bathroom, since I’m a celebrity. (Laughs)
Q. How about SOL?
Daesung: He’s honest about every matter, and tries his best even at the little things.
Seungri: Because he loves music deeply, when on stage his charisma is great!
Q. Does SOL have any secrets?
SOL: My hair stopped growing after a few years! (laughs)
TOP: Because his hair is like an action figure’s hair (laughs)
Q. What about Seungri?
Seungri: Actually, lately my intestines have been very weak…. (everyone laughs). This is a big problem!
Daesung: He thinks of stuff that the other members won’t think of. He’s a cute maknae.
Q. What about T.O.P?
Daesung: When he sings or acts, he’s really good, and in our daily life, he’s a hyung.
Seungri: He has humor.
Q. What about G-Dragon?
Daesung: He’s a leader, and he’s strict about work, but he tells us nice things.
Seungri: He’s really sharp about the mood, so he always knows when you did something wrong. The reason why my stomach hurts is probably G-Dragon’s fault. (laughs)
G-Dragon: I always treat you very nicely!
Q.What has changed from the time of your debut?
G-Dragon: When we were newbies, we just worked really hard, but right now we have no freedom, (?) so it’s nice if we could think of the future. I think we matured.
TOP: Everything that we experienced over that short period of time, I think we grew quickly from it too. We had much to learn about relations with others, and I think each one of us got deeper and more precise.
Q. All of you are adults now~
TOP: I’m a baby (laughs)
Q. A message to your fans:
G-Dragon: Please listen to our album and come to watch our concert. You can get to know BIG BANG.
Other thoughts revealed - Q&A
NOTE: S type is a someone that has a temper and nags a lot.
M type is a pushy person, that can be ordered around.
Btw SM is a music agency just like YG, so TOP is basically doing a gag by
saying he isn't part of SM, but he that is from YG Family
① What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word summer? BIG BANG! Perfect for the summer.
② What are your thoughts about Japanese fans? They’re serious. They study and send us letters in Korean, and they’re like wives who support their husbands.
③ An artist that you like? MGMT
④ The type of girls you like? I want to meet Aoi Yu. I’ll try hard to!
⑤ What kind of date do you want? A date with the feeling of “I’m dating this person!” I want to hold hands freely and go to an amusement park.
⑥ Which type, S or M? Definitely S type (laughs)
⑦Your role in the group? Dad
① What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word summer? Wakeboard
② What are your thoughts about Japanese fans? They’re really nice. They wait all day and give me a letter or a gift. They’re really amazing!
③ An artist that you like? Michael Jackson
④ The type of girls you like? A person who understands me and really likes me
⑤ What kind of date do you want? I want to do something regular like watching a movie.
⑥ Which type, S or M? Actually, i’m neither.
⑦Your role in the group? Mom
① What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word summer? Gara Gara GO!! Or bikini~ (laughs)
② What are your thoughts about Japanese fans? Same as Korean fans
③ An artist that you like? Ryan Leslie
④ The type of girls you like? BIG BANG! (lol)
⑤ What kind of date do you want? A wine date. And I want to feed her an olive. (laughs)
⑥ Which type, S or M? Neither S type nor M type, I’m YG. (lol TOP)
⑦Your role in the group? Baby
① What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word summer? Sea, hot springs
② What are your thoughts about Japanese fans? They’re precise, and they’re really pretty when they laugh.
③ An artist that you like? Maxwell
④ The type of girls you like? People with a pretty smile. Speaking about celebrities, I started liking Takeuchi Yuko after seeing her movie “Be With You “
⑤ What kind of date do you want? A travel around the world
⑥ Which type, S or M? It’s fun watching Seungri suffer because of the hyungs, so it might be S!
⑦Your role in the group? Older sister
① What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word summer? Watermelon
② What are your thoughts about Japanese fans? 1-2 years ago, I thought they were really quiet and shy, but recently, they scream at our events, so I think they are passionate.
③ An artist that you like? Justin Timberlake, Oasis.
④ The type of girls you like? Amuro Namie. Especially her dance style.
⑤ What kind of date do you want? I want to dance together! I would like to dance waltz or a formal dance.
⑥ Which type, S or M? M
⑦Your role in the group? A half brother or a cute dog.
Credits for article: mican| 그놈
Translations to Korean: mican
Translations to English: alee @ ibigbang.wordpress.com