Casper and Sangmin …. “CRAZY”
i can’t wait !! just 7 days more
YONGSEOK vs SHIN: The Epic Final
[VIDEO] Cross Gene for Ongakukan#, 130308
Takuya: Viewers of Ongakukan#, hello! We are Cross Gene from Asia!
Takuya: Today, we will be talking in Korean.
Question: How do you become better at Korean?
Takuya: Of course proactively speaking Korean is the fastest way, I think. Right?
Casper: Yeah; because there’s a Korean version of our songs, try listening to them and studying Korean!
The Korean members teach us useful Korean words.
Yongsok: Oremaeyo? (Korean is translated from the Japanese written form)
Takuya: How much is it?
Takuya: I’m hungry
Seyoung: Fajanshiuodieyo? (Maybe?)
Takuya: Where is the bathroom?
Takuya: What’s your name?
If you were female which member would you choose?
Takuya: For me it’s Yongsoek. The reason is because he has a level-headed character.
Yongseok: Shin. Because he’s good at taking care of people.
Shin: For me it’s Seyoung. The reason is because he is extremely nice.
Seyoung: I choose Casper because of he is smart and good looking.
Casper: Sangmin, because he’s very funny.
Sangmin: For me it’s Takuya. It’s because he is as tall as a model (188 cm)
At the end they advertise Shooting Star
Cross Gene interview with Hanryu Pia 130517
Preparing for your first solo live, how do you feel now?
Takuya: I’m already nervous about our first solo live….I really want to hurry and do it soon, but I’m also nervous if it will go smoothly. However, lives have their own appeal.
Yongseok: I feel really good about it. When I think about being able to meet the fans on stage, I get very excited!
Sangmin: I think all of the members feel the same. We’re nervous, but it would be nice if we could perform Cross Gene’s music at the live even one day sooner.
Casper: Because we are doing our best to prepare, it would be nice if we could do a good performance. I want to hurry and meet the fans on stage.
Seyoung: I’m also nervous, but to be able to introduce our music to fans in the same room makes me happy.
Shin: There are plans to announce our new song at the live. I’m nervous showing the fans our different genre of music, but I’m also anticipating it a lot.
Are you more excited than nervous?
You also had your first showcase in Japan at Shibuya O-East, but how is it to go there for your first solo live?
Takuya: It’s a very good feeling, like returning home.
In a live house you are very close to the guests, aren’t you.
Yongseok: Being able to perform at a close distance is a good thing, I think.
Sangmin: I feel the same. I think it would be nice if we could have a close feeling like friends.
What are the good points of your first live?
Takuya: There are a lot of plans for songs that haven’t been introduced before. Because we’re showing new songs and performances, we’ll be very happy if people come.
Are there solo stages?
Takuya: You can enjoy that if you come! We might do songs we created ourselves, interesting talks….what we’re doing is still a secret!
We just heard from Takuya about talks, but talks are also important at lives. Is there a member whose specialty is talks?
Takuya: A member whose specialty is talks!?
Shin: In Japan it’s Takuya
Takuya: I’m bad at talks.
Yongseok: Takuya is our Japan representative!
If it’s not in Japan who is it?
Shin: As expected, it’s Takuya.
Takuya: Yongseok, Yongseok! He’s even MC’ed before!
Casper: In Japan it’s Takuya, in Korea it’s Yongseok.
In your first live what part of yourself do you want to present?
Takuya: Our natural performance and singing. To the people who come to our stage it would be nice if we could create a sense of unity, I think.
How about Shin?
Shin: More than anything, the music. If they can experience our music firsthand, right in front of their eyes, it would be nice.
Recently there seem to be a lot of people hesitant about whether or not to come to Cross Gene’s live for the first time. Please make an appeal to these people.
Takuya: Each of our personalities are strong. Right now there are a lot of opportunities for people to know of us from magazines or the web, but if you come to the live performance in person, it’s not just in writing, but you can feel our feelings in person. Because our individual personalities come out during lives, I think you can get to know us much more.
What kind of personalities the six of you have, please explain about each other.
Shin: Takuya is quiet. (The word used here comes from ‘adult,’ and can mean quiet, or obedient, or docile. Basically he’s laid back and mature.)
Takuya: Casper really things of the team. It can be felt much more than before.
Yongseok: Seyoung’s figure when playing the piano is fascinating.
Seyoung: Shin works very hard to do his best every day, but especially during his vocal practice he does his best until the very end; that part of him is truly fascinating, I think.
Shin: Thank you (laugh).
Casper: Sangmin is the mood maker of the team. When the mood is low, listening to Sangmin’s voice makes it fun. Also he’s always the best in the team at games. He’s strong at competitions.
Sangmin: I think Yongseok has grown. When he talks he has dignity; it’s that kind of thing.
What kind of song is “Crazy,” which will be released May 29th?
Yongseok: Just like the title, it’s a crazy song (laugh).
Takuya: It’s a song where it’s not just the title “Crazy” that has a strong impact. The tempo is fast, so when it’s played at lives the guests can get excited. The choreography isn’t ready yet, but please anticipate it!
Has your environment changed before and after debut?
Takuya: Today, there were voices saying “isn’t that Cross Gene?” in Asakusa (laugh).
Sangmin: That’s right. We were asked by Japanese students “are you Cross Gene?”
Takuya: Before debut if we went to the same place, because no one knew us we could play freely, but having that kind of reaction today makes us extremely happy.
From now on what kind of activities do you want to do?
Takuya: Of course we want to do a lot of lives. I would like it if people see our live performances firsthand and come to like us more and more.
Shin: We Cross Gene have to grow more and more, we’ll continue to try our best!
Do you have things you want to challenge individually?
Yongseok: To circle world is my dream.
Seyoung: For me it’s also skydiving.
Sangmin: I once had a dream where I jumped down from space. Because it was a very fun feeling to fly in the sky, I think I want to try it.
Sangmin: I jumped from the very edge between space and the atmosphere (laugh).
Seyoung: I didn’t see anything like a dream; I just want to fly (laugh).
What about Casper?
Casper: I want to try recording a movie or CM.
Shin: For me it’s scuba diving. Not sky, scuba (laugh)!
Takuya: Everyone in Cross Gene likes being active. That’s why we want to do tv shows with sports. Somehow, it’s become like skydiving, though…(laugh). Because I also like sports, it’d be good if we could do something like “Cross Gene vs ….”
Well then, lastly, please give a message.
Takuya: On May 31st we have our first solo live “~Cross U~” at Shibuya O-east. This time there are plans to show lots of new songs, so if a lot of people could see them we would be happy. Please come!
Shin: Please look for the details on Cross Gene’s official page.
Photography: 堀 弥生 (Hori Yayoi)
Interview: 北島 恭子 (Kitashima Kyoko)
Source: Hanryu Pia
Updated KPop! Now Translations
Takuya (130311 - Translated by T @CROSSGENEJP): I’m CROSS GENE’s Gorgeous Gene Takuya. I’m from Ibaraki, Japan. and my personality is… I realized recently, I’m so hassle-averse. I’m also told from other members that I’m hassle-averse. I think that my most attractive feature is a mole on chin. My hobby is shopping. I often go around for shopping when I have free time. After all it’s for clothes, if I find a sales item, immediately I buy it. I bought three pairs of shoes at once last month.
Shin (130312): Hi, I’m Cross Gene’s Shin. I’m from Korea. My personality is bright. I don’t know what my charm point is. I don’t really know if this is a hobby, but I collect fairly large sunglasses.
Sangmin (130313): Hello, I’m Cross Gene’s Organic Gene Sangmin. I’m from Korea. My personality is bright, and I’m the mood maker within Cross Gene. My charm point is laughing with my eyes (his eye smile).
Yongseok (130318): Nice to meet you. I’m Cross Gene’s Mypace Gene Yongseok. I’m from Seoul, Korea. My personality is adult like, and sometimes manly. My charm point is that I have affinity. When I come to like someone, I want to express that I like them; my everyday character normally seems delicate, but when I want to express myself I become more manly.
Casper (130319): Hello, I’m Casper. Cross Gene’s Wild Chic Gene Casper. I’m from Shanghai, China. I love you. Thank you. (That was mostly from the Korean XD I feel very accomplished) My personality is that I like exercising, and I have a very manly personality. My charm point is that I have a good body, but…thank you very much. I like basketball and exercising, singing and dancing, and also watching movies.
Seyoung (130330): Hi, I’m Cross Gene’s Miracle Gene Seyoung. I’m from Korea. My personality is bright. My charm point is my laugh. My specialty is singing while playing the piano.
What are enthusiastic about for your debut in Japan?
Takuya (130325): For our debut in Japan, our goal is a first place prize; we want to me the best in Japan, so we’ll work hard.
Shin (130326): It’s a good chance for our team, so I want to work hard and do my best.
Sangmin (130327): I want to debut in Japan and capture the fans’ hearts with my eye smile.
Yongseok (130401): I want to debut and show the fans results for our efforts, and I also want to show the fans an amazing performance on stage so that we can receive everyone’s support and admiration.
Casper (130402): We’ve been waiting for our Japanese debut, but for our debut song this time, Shooting Star, I want to show amazing performances.
Seyoung (130403): I’m enthusiastic about sharing Cross Gene’s music with Japanese fans.
What are you best at within Cross Gene?
Shin (130409): There honestly isn’t anything I’m the best at. Because I’m not the type to think I’m good at anything, I just do my best.
Sangmin (130410): I’m in charge of dance within the group; for example when we’re learning the dances I corrects where the members make mistakes. I thinks I’m the best at dancing and rapping.
Takuya (130408): I’m the most competitive. For example, I don’t like losing games.
Yongseok (130415): I’m the youngest in Cross Gene; I also have the most ‘sense.’ The sense I means is that even when I’m nervous I can be bright, that kind of sense. (I’m not sure about this)
Casper (130416): Dancing
Seyoung (130417): Playing the piano, even though I never properly learned it.
What type of girl do you like?
Takuya (130422): I think a girl with a nice smile is good.
Shin (130423): I like a girl who doesn’t have an air of tension.
Yongseok (1304024): A girl who is bright and has a personality that matches mine.
Seyoung (130501): A girl with a cute personality
Sangmin (130508): A girl who is cute, talks well, and respects their parents.
If you were a girl, which member would you want to date?
Shin(130507): Takuya. He listens quietly when people are talking.
Sangmin (130508): Takuya. Right now, we share a room, compared to his height he is relatively feminine, he’s adult like, and our personalities also match well. (I’m not sure about the feminine part)
Yongseok (130513): If I were a girl, I’d want to date Takuya. Our personalities match well, and he’s also good looking.
Casper (130514): Takuya. Takuya’s tall, and his personality matches mine. And I like how he bears with it and tries hard.
Seyoung (130515): Sangmin. He’s interesting.
[TRANSLATION] Excerpts from ZIP FM Dig it! Dig it!
An interesting segment was “Check the member’s rating!”
“Who’s bad at tying neckties!?” In reality, the only one who tied it properly was Takuya, but Shin also had a very individualistic method of tying.
By the way, it seems like when they have outfits with neckties, Takuya helps everyone put theirs on.
All of the members have gotten much better at Japanese!
Especially Shin; no matter how you see it he has a cool image, but occasionally he put in some interesting words. During the closing speech he said a wonderful phrase.
“In Korea there is a saying that time is gold. Everyone has spent their time to come to the live, but I don’t think this time was gold but instead has become diamond.”
Source: Kimune on Zip FM Dig it! Dig it!
Translation: Admin M
CROSS GENE 1st Anniversary: D-24 (#1)
- 1st time translating on what they’re saying here.
- About 98% I’ve translated right. ;]
SHIN: Can hear me? Can hear me? I’m CROSS GENE’s SHIN. Let me introduce. TAKUYA-sshi.
TAKUYA: Hello. I’m CROSS GENE’s TAKUYA.
SHIN: Don’t be like this. This is a broadcast.
TAKUYA: Ah~ sorry. I’m in charge as the leader. I look good.(hehe)
TakuShin: CROSS GENE~ Fighting! Fighting
CSAPER: Hello. I’m CROSS GENE’s CASPER. Please give your much love to us. Also, also, also. Fighting.
YONGSEOK: Hello. Nice to meet you.
YONGSEOK: Main~ I’ll stop here. Please give love to CROSS GENE. We’ll be cute.
SHIN: Nice to meet you.
SANGMIN: Yeah~ nice to meet you. Hello. I’m CROSS GENE’s SANGMIN. I’m in charge of dance and rap. (raps his verse from Sky High). Yeah~ Quite short~ short.
SangShin: CROSS GENE~ Fighting!
J.G: I’m in charge of the vocals. Please look out for me. It’s over?
SHIN: Yeah, it’s over.
J.G: (say to VJ) Good job.
[OFFICIAL] CROSS GENE, 1st Member Revealed- Takuya
From way back when…there’s less than a month until their 1 year anniversary!
I updated my translations page; hopefully it’s all up to date now! Go ahead and check it out if you want!
How to preregister for Cross Gene☆Planet
- Go to cross-gene.com/pages/crossgene before midnight June 30th, Japan time
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, and click the 1st of the two buttons (the first means preregister, the second means log in)
- Enter a username (alphanumeric), e-mail address, and password; repeat the password, then click the button at the bottom (means send)
- Go to your e-mail; you should have received a link from email@example.com
- Click on the link within 24 hours
- Click the button in the center of the page that appears
- Log in using your username and password and click submit
- You have now completed your preregistration. The first time you log in, you will be presented with the option to download a mobile screen background as a present, therefore there will be an additional paragraph on the log in screen.
*1* As of 130507, it appears to only be available on a phone. As all instructions include computer instructions as well, it should be available there soon as well.
*2* I personally have not been able to log in after I received my ‘present,’ I do not know if this is an issue with just me or with the site. Let me know if you have any problems.
*3* I also was not prompted to pay; I’m assuming more information will be provided when the site is closer to being ‘live,’ probably via e-mail.
*4* I will update this tutorial and provide more information when it becomes available. The site is still under development, so let me know if there are changes to the registration process, and if something doesn’t appear to be working wait a few days and try again.
*5* Information on the site from the official webpage is available here.
Translated by Admin M