[personal profile] amnosxmatsujun

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Welcome to my Arashi-centered LJ! I'm a translator/subber for the Arashi fandom XD I share a couple things: translations, subbed videos, and occasionally, fanfics. Any translations (radio transcriptions, magazines, newspapers, etc.) remain public. My subbed videos, however, become f-locked in 48 hours after release are now archived and released at [livejournal.com profile] amnosxsubs. If you've arrived at my personal LJ looking for subs, please visit my subbing comm and comment for membership approval! :) My subs are no longer released here.

This is my personal LJ page. I like to get to know people before becoming friends, but please don't let that scare you away! I love chatting, so don't hesitate to comment on a public post or poke me on Twitter (@amnosxmatsujun). If you know me from somewhere else, please tell me where you found me and what you go by (platform, username, real name, whatever). That really helps me and could expedite the friend request process. :)

NOTE: Updated as of 2016.04.05 at 17:00 JST I am now OPEN TO TAKING SUBBING/TRANSLATING REQUESTS! :D Please find the LJ cut below for instructions on making such requests. Just a disclaimer so that we are on the same page: 1) I get requests on a daily basis, and 2) I am human with a demanding career. I only want to put my best work forward, so I apologize for the wait in advance. Thanks for understanding; you rock!

1. Magazines, newspaper articles, other printed press
Please provide a scan or image of the pages or parts you'd like translated. Kindly make sure that the image is large enough that I can see the print.

2. Lyrics
Simply give the song title!

3. Radio shows, audio
If you'd like a translation of a specific radio show, please provide related audio.

4. Video clips
I do not provide translations for video clips, as I prefer to sub videos. Please make a request using the SUBBING request format. Thank you!

Please go HERE and follow the steps listed to make a subbing request. It helps me keep the list in one place. Thank you for understanding!

NOTICE: I do not provide softsubs. I only release hardsubs.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) and bio can be found HERE. If you've ever wondered why my ichiban is Nino but my username has "matsujun" in it, read the FAQs. I get that question. A lot. xD

Quick facts:
- Fan since 1996 (Jr days included!)
- Career in Japan's entertainment industry--I help produce shows, movies, and translate professionally
- Ichiban: Nino
- OTP: NinoAi, Sakumoto (who doesn't love Sakumoto ;_; )
- Cellist
- Fetish: moles, hands, jaw lines

I'm now off to fight aliens with Kurono-kun. <3
[last edited: 2016.04.05]


Date: September 15th, 2014 09:05 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aussiestorm.livejournal.com
Hi there, i just found your link from Arashi_on and just had to check it out!. I love your translations on the 5x15, it gives an amazing insight into the connections between the members.

As you can probably guess from my LJ name, I am from Australia. I got into Arashi, from watching vs. Arashi on our TV, yes we are lucky to get some Arashi on TV. I was in a pretty down situation when I discovered them, and I started to laugh and look forward to seeing the show each week. Then one thing let to another, and well I must say, I am now slightly obessesed with these five wonderful men.

As for your rules, no problem. I have no idea what and how to upload, hotlink and everything else in this area. I'm not very computer savvy. Anything I watch is purely for my personal indulgence.

Thank you for the chance to reply to you and congratulate you on all your hardwork.

Edited Date: September 15th, 2014 09:07 (UTC)

Can you please add me as friend?

Date: September 17th, 2014 10:55 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayuki1386.livejournal.com
My name is Myrna,
I forgot where I know you, but I follow your twitter, my username is amaliamyrna
I have read your rules, and I know sharing your subbed videos is prohibited and I will abide to that. I just love to see them fool around. And I am to lazy to re translate them or using them so I won't. LOL
I am nino baited, even though I watch HanaDan too..
I love his cutie face, especially when he play as Yamada Tarou..
At that time I cannot believe he's a little brat.
He's such an angel at those drama >_<

I don't post LJ regularly or commenting regularly, though..
Sorry for that. But I'm quite active at twitter..

Date: September 18th, 2014 10:20 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shirohime-0916.livejournal.com
konnichiwa!i'm hermilyn from the philippines!:))
i really love arashi...they're one of my source of happiness especially when i'm really down 'coz of my studies..:)
i'm really hesitant whether to comment here or not since i'm kinda slow...hahaha...what does an extreme fangirling mean??do i have to be extreme also??hehe...sorry>>:/
i' also don't usually update my lj since i don't really know what to write..hahaha...and i don't usually open my lj 'coz i'm really busy with my studies...and i'm only leeching to my neighbor's wifi..:P
if i haven't crossed upon your twitter last last night?..i wont have the courage to comment here..hehe..:]
anyways..hehehe..i've become a fan last January 23, 2013..hehehe..
i can still remember..yep..even though i'm really forgetful..hahahha...
'twas because of sho-kun's smile that made me a fan..:D...if i'm not mistaken..it was in the afternoon..
my friends and i were sitting at our usual place..chatting..and at that time my friend, who was already a fan of arashi since 2008, let me watch AGAIN another one of their performance...:)..(don't know when she started it but i know it's been months..)
at that time, as usual.. i just watch, listen and comment something about their perf but before the song ended....JAJAJAJANG!!wew!
on arashi's performance of face down in music station, I FELL IN LOVE WITH SHO-KUN'S SMILE while he was singing "Kage mo nokosazu ni ESCAPE"...:D
owtz....wow...this is kinda long....for me..hahahha..

oh yeah..before i forgot..:).. i promise that i will follow all your rules... no streaming, no reuploading, no distributing and i won't claim it as my own..:)..i really respect translators and subbers like you...i know how hard it is to sub..T_T (I tried subbing one of ans video and i'm still not finished)..
thank you very much..:)))

waa~it's already raining!hafta go home now...byebye..:D


Date: September 19th, 2014 12:55 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leya89.livejournal.com
Hi, im Leya from malaysia.
I've read all your rules and i promise to abide each of it! I will not post your videos elsewhere, only for my personal use ;)
My ichiban >>>> Ninomi <3 who can resist his cuteness? lol

Hope you can approve me. thank you!


Date: September 20th, 2014 14:00 (UTC)
mmestrange: inkwell with quill (Default)
From: [personal profile] mmestrange
I normally read your twitter posts during concert season, but I personally find twitter annoying. In fact, it would not be an understatement to say that I HATE twitter and tumblr due to my experiences in academia - a very long story where students (undergrads) asked me to "magically turn" philosophy and politics texts into a tumblr post (one gif sums up everything) or to magically turn the whole text into a leetspeak tweet that is 20 characters or less. And that was my experience as both a lowly DPhil student and as an assistant professor. All of which has made me HATE twitter and tumbler, just as I hate leetspeak (I was forced to accept it against my will when undergrads did their tests and essays in it - a very long story that has made me bitter with academia). I still encounter such clients in freelance academic editing and research, which has brought my contempt for said platforms to greater levels. Yes, I'm a snob, but I make no apology for that.

That said, I read your twitter posts during concert seasons, but I copy and paste the whole lot into a word document, redo it into a cogent "essay" style format for my easy reading. And when I'm done reading it, I delete said word document. Anything I read from your twitter is for my personal reading pleasure only. Likewise, if I were to be granted access to your LJ, anything I read herein is for my reading pleasure only. I find it easier to read from a journal than in splinters of short messages from twitter.

I have been an Arashi fan from the beginning - a long story that I am not comfortable sharing publicly here, as I have had employers (even us freelancers) check up on me online and I want to keep my personal life, professional life and fangirling life separate for personal reasons. I do post on my personal LJ, but I do it from dreamwidth (DW) and it automatically crossposts to LJ. I find the changes of the LJ powers that be irritating and very user unfriendly to people with fits, epilepsy, light sensitivity &ca. I have had negative experiences with this and have since moved to DW and only check in on LJ to peruse my friends' list once a week. My posts are mostly private (only for me) because I vent about work and work related things that I cannot reveal publicly because the book/journal has yet to be published and it goes against the clauses of my ad hoc work contracts (I work on a per project basis).

part 2

Date: September 20th, 2014 14:00 (UTC)
mmestrange: inkwell with quill (Default)
From: [personal profile] mmestrange
That said, I hope to have access to your journal to read your fan accounts with greater ease than on other platforms. Everything you share here is for my private reading and viewing pleasure only, and I do enjoy reading fan accounts of things, which is getting scarce these days as most people have
1) gone to kpop and stopped fangirling Arashi. and i have been sneered at for still fangirling them at my age and for so many years
2) gone to twitter and tumbler
3) because of 1 and 2, there has been a dearth of LJ sources that I can read
4) even if there are Lj sources, some users (mostly younger ones or people with no Pauli effect, unlike me) assume that everyone has access to whatever they have, i.e. the latest phones, access to jwebs, access to credit cards and speak as though it is redundant to share such accounts because "everyone" to their minds has access to the things they do. when i explain why i do not have even a mobile phone, let alone the latest smartphone, why i don't have credit cards or any cards, why i don't have access to things, and what is a pauli effect and how it negatively impacts my use of technology, they pooh pooh me at best, or they derisively tell me it's a sign i should leave fandom as it means i'm too old to keep up. not everyone is like this, but i have had a few experiences like this over the years
5) because of reasons 1-4, there are very few accounts of concerts on LJ. There are normally 2 sources, for which i am grateful, as they write comprehensible. However, they do not post for every concert.
When they don't post, there are other accounts. But some of these accounts are incomprehensible. Which takes time for me to decipher, and it irritates me - yes, I'm a snob, I know. Which further annoys me because I deal with language like that from some of my editing clients all day and dealing with the same in my leisure time is doubly frustrating. Imagine a Korean client who only knows Thai and Korean and is teaching in a Thai uni. He writes a paper in Korean and then translates it to Thai, but he needs it in English because he's presenting it at a conference in Bangkok. He doesn't know English, so he buys a Thai-English dictionary and translates it word for word into English. That paper is submitted to the conference panel, who intend to publish all conference papers. Panel can't make head or tail of it, paper gets sent to me and I have to redo it into proper English. Imagine a Chinese client who thinks he knows English and translates word for word into English, but Chinese words have different meanings depending on context. Say, a phrase, he seems like he has fainted, or "she has eyes that are round like marbles". "seems like" or "like" in this context will be the characters for "elephant" or "good elephant" in Chinese. The client will translate that sentence into "he good elephant faint finish" or "her worthy eye mirrors elephant smooth crystal ball". I will have to redo that paper. Imagine that after dealing with clients like these all day, all the time, I read fan accounts that are of similar levels. It makes me very frustrated. Your accounts are cogent, fluid and comprehensible, which I enjoy. Thus, I would like to read your accounts.

Edited Date: September 20th, 2014 14:03 (UTC)

Date: September 21st, 2014 16:18 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] miyamoriyoh.livejournal.com
hi! i follow you from your tweets from Blast concert :)
really appreciate all you did ^^

Date: September 21st, 2014 16:56 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] orsa2012.livejournal.com
Hi!! I would like you to add me..

I've read the rules.. and i just want to read your translations and watch your subs.. and sometimes discuss.. i promise i'll keep the rules of keeping it for my personal views..

I've seen you in twitter posting about Arashi Blast in Hawaii.. and since i don't talk in twitter .. i though i might come to your livejournal!! My nickn is Orsa!!

I've known Arashi for two years now.. and i love Japanese culture in all.. i'm recently taking japanese classes..

Yoroshiku Onegai Shimasu..

hi ^^

Date: September 27th, 2014 00:50 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiki46.livejournal.com
hi~~ :)
I'm Kiki from Indonesia, and I've been know Arashi around 2 years. I put an interest in Arashi since I watched their PV, Breathless, which really made me breathless. :3
my ichiban is Matsujun. i love him in Lucky Seven. ^^

I have read all the rules and I promise I will abide all of it. :)

please accept me. /bow/ and sorry for my bad English, I'm still learning it~ :3
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu~~ /bow/


Date: September 27th, 2014 17:37 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] quynhph42.livejournal.com
Hi there, my name is Quynh from Vietnam but currently living in the UK. I have been interested in Arashi for a while since watching Ninomiya-san acting, and after watching Yamada Tarou, now I am really drawn to Sakurai-san & Ninomiya-san "relationship". I promise to follow all the rules, please let me join =).

Date: October 11th, 2014 14:06 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angalomeion.livejournal.com
Hi there! :) I'm Haste. I found your journal when I was looking around communities. I am a fan of Arashi though I must confess, I knew nothing about their variety shows until around a year or two ago. Back then, I only knew of their music and their television series but not the recent ones. Just Gokusen, HanaDan, and Yamada Taro Monogatari (this one is my favorite).

Anyway, hope you can add me back. I promise to follow your rules and will definitely ask you if I want to use your translations (although I'm not actually technologically adept so I usually just watch or read to understand but I don't usually pass it on or something so you don't need to worry about me using anything). Also, I will definitely not share, distribute, stream or upload to any sites in any way (or even share to other people offline) your works.

Hm... my LJ is actually hm... not empty per say but i haven't blogged much since I am not really good at writing things down (things about my life and all). Couldn't even manage a food or travel blog which I told my sister I'll try to make (I made one post and forgot where I made it so I couldn't continue). But I do make comments in some LJ's (like when dling stuff or when commenting about movie in LJs that provide reviews).

Anyway, this is too long I suppose. :/ Sorry about that. But I do hope we can be friends. :D

Date: November 10th, 2014 14:00 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akai-kurochan.livejournal.com
Hi, my name is Akai from Indonesia... I've seen your tweets and found your journal while looking for subbed videos... ^^
I love Arashi so much... My ichiban are Oh-chan and Sho. It can change anytime though since it getting harder to choose ichiban LOL
I have read the rules and promise to follow them. I won't distribute, re-upload, stream, claim your works as mine, and make profit from it. All is for my personal entertainment only.
Hope you'll add me back. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! ^^

Date: November 22nd, 2014 03:37 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] immer1.livejournal.com
Hahahahaha "hamburguers hands"

Hi there! o/
Im Mercedes from Argentina
I don't write in my LJ because i'm sooo bad on it, but i always comment, i really consider the hard work of the people who subbed ^^
I want to apologize if i write weird things i dont speak english hahaha
I promise to follow all the rules which includes not to distribute any of your work ^^

Yoroshikuuuu (:


Date: November 30th, 2014 07:14 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melons-say.livejournal.com

I am Meiliana from Indonesia. I like Arashi since 2009. I like all of them, cannot choose one my most favorite :)

I know it is hardwork to sub so I will use it responsibly for myself.

Please let me join your community.


Date: December 2nd, 2014 05:35 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jonasobsess.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm Karen
I read the rules and I would like to join!
Of course I LOVE Arashi, everything about them!
I hope to get to know you better.
Thanks ^^

Date: December 4th, 2014 20:28 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vanessartk.livejournal.com
first of all I don't know if I left a comment or not. Sorry I don't wanna lie. Second of all hamburger hands? lol Any doodle, I am an Arashi fan too. At least I think I am I mean I used be a hard core KAT-TUN fan, but lately they are coming second to Arashi's adorokability. I mean I am still their fan and then some like NEWS Jin, Toma- Kun etc... Well for the serious stuff I do promise to whole heartily that I will not share anything I might borrow from you. Anything that I actually download, I watch then I delete. That way I don't have any problems until I want to see it again and find that they removed links. lol Anyway, if there is anything you might want to know about me just ask me and I will tell you. I am the silent type who only speaks when spoken too or really has something to say. thanks hope to join and maybe even talk again.

Date: December 6th, 2014 13:38 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ninonanoni-0617.livejournal.com
Hi. I'm Joy from the Philippines and I LOOOOOVE ARASHI. 70% of my heart belongs to them, the remaining 30% is for sleeping because I also LOOOOOVE sleeping. But I love Arashi more now. ;) Of the 70% of my heart that's dedicated to Arashi, 75% of that belongs to the most adorably cute brat on this planet, Mr. Hamburger hands, NINO. And I also have short and round-fingers so I'd like to think that they also look like hamburgers, so Nino and I would have something in common. hihihihi.. :3

I actually stayed in Japan for one year before but unfortunately, I wasn't an Arashic yet that time. I was fangirling over Akanishi Jin and KAT-TUN because I find their Cartoon KAT-TUN show funny and their concerts awesome. But when I saw Arashi's, it is WAAAAAAAY COOLER. And to think that the idea of the moving stage comes from MatsuJun, HATS OFF TO THEM. After seeing one of their concerts, I also started watching their shows, and this is what I have become because of them: EXTREMELY HAPPY AND ALWAYS DAYDREAMING. (I just realize it now but the font color is so Nino. I love it. <3)

I can also understand Japanese in a way and I have tried subbing some of their videos and MAN, WAS IT SO HARD. The translating, the timing, it took me more than one week to sub a 45-min video. In the end, I gave up. Or more appropriately, my laptop gave up on me. </3 It crashes everytime I try to continue subbing. So I fully understand the effort and the time it took you to sub your videos so I promise to keep it within the boundaries of this community. Neither will I claim that it is mine. Anyway, I have created this livejournal account extremely for my Arashi fangirl feels. But I don't post that much because I am not good at expressing myself. I always just go "WAAAAAAH" or "KYAAAAAAAAA" or simply stay quiet for a moment and die from too much coolness or cuteness of these five heaven-sent boys. <3 <3 As a fellow Arashi fan, I hope we can talk about Arashi more and learn to love them more (if that is even possible). <3 :3 :)

Date: December 13th, 2014 11:12 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] steffiindrajana.livejournal.com
Hi, my name steffi from Indonesia. I'm an arashi fans since this year, newbie but totally falling in love with them. My LJ is not really active because usually i posting about Arashi in tumblr undername yohanasteffi. I usually comment after downloading something or in discussion, but really rare posting in my LJ. As usual, i'll promise wont break any of your rules. Thank you!

Date: December 17th, 2014 12:57 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tsuji-chiaki.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm Claire form the Philippines. I've been an Arashi fan since 2008 :)) My ichiban "was" (and has always been) Nino. I don't know but right now, I'm in this state where I really can't choose among those 5 anymore. LOL. But at the end of the day, somehow, I always go back to my first love, the immortal guy, Nino. lol at hamburger hands! haha. Anw, I've read your rules. And I promise, I'll keep your works all to myself. I respect the works of fansubbers so much because it's not easy and not really legal. And you do it for free too! I understand that the amount of effort that you put into your every work is great. So, I promise that I will use your works for myself only. :)) I've read that you'd like to get to know people here on lj, so I'm hoping that we can get to know each other too! I'll always drop by here in your lj :) Hope you add me soon! Byee~~

Date: December 17th, 2014 13:00 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tsuji-chiaki.livejournal.com
and oh i forgot to mention, I knew about you on twitter! :) I also follow you there. I'm really thankful for your concert updates!


Date: December 24th, 2014 05:34 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elingun.livejournal.com
Hi, my name is Amalina and I'm from Malaysia.
I like Arashi since 2011 and even now, I love them so much.
My ichiban is Ohno-kun because he is so good at singing, dancing, and acting! By the way, my favourite drama is Maou. I also love other member.Well, since I'm still studying, I can't make sure that I'll active all the time but I'm making sure that I'll open my account always to look at the boys. I have read and I promise that I'll follow strictly all the rules since I know it is not an easy work for you. I hope you will add me. Thank you. ^_^

Date: December 29th, 2014 15:13 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melissa-amnos.livejournal.com
Hi! My name is Melissa and i'm from Brazil!
While looking for subbed videos I found out your lj ^^
I really LOOOOOOOOVE Arashi <3 My ichiban is Sho-chan ^3^
I have read your rules and promise to follow all of them, i won't share, redistribute or upload!
I don't update my livejournal but I always comment thanking for the hard work from subbers.
Thank you :)

Date: January 2nd, 2015 05:35 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raechullie.livejournal.com
Hi, Rachel here from the Philippines, I'm a new Arashi fan.
My ichiban is Nino. :) At first it was Jun, but after knowing all the members, my attention was all focus to Ninomiya. :) Second favorite is Ohno. :)
Love love Ohmiya. :D Like I've said, a new Arashi fan, and new to the fandom. Please accept my request. Don't really know anyone who is an Arashi fan.
I promise not to link/share your videos. Thank you! :D

Date: January 2nd, 2015 08:20 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agista.livejournal.com
Hai, I'm agis from indonesia ! ^^
I totally love arashi, I love them since 2010... Xixixi they are very very cute ne ^w^
I love sho-kun because he is really cute when he was eating some foods xD

I promise to not reupload your hard works and repost your links... And... When I need to use your subs I will ask and make credit, don't worry, I just little fans ^^

In my LJ I have posted some fanfict, but in my language ._.
My language is bahasa indonesia, I'm so sorry because my grammar is bad, I'm so shy to post fanfict with english >.<
But always work hard to study english ! XD
I hope you will add me back. Thank you >.<


Date: January 2nd, 2015 16:39 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melanie-kate95.livejournal.com
Hi, my name is Melanie.

My ichiban is and will always be Nino because I love how cheeky he is and how he likes to push the boundaries. I also think he has the best voice out of all the members.
I have read and understand all your rules and i promise to always follow them.

Hope you add me.


Date: January 10th, 2015 20:15 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serina83.livejournal.com
hi,, i'm serina..

I'm a new fan of Arashi and I want to know more about them.. And i found about you through another community.. can I be your friend? I promise to follow all your rule as stated above.. Anyway, nice to know you~~^^

Love from Malaysia~~<3<3

Date: January 23rd, 2015 14:28 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sasskumoto.livejournal.com
Hi i'm Ays, i love arashi too and i read your rules, i can guarantee that i'll follow them all! <3
i hope we can be friends~ yoroshiku~