amnosxmatsujun: (Squishy Nino)
2015-04-09 11:40 pm
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[sticky entry] Sticky: Fellow Arashians... Please Read!


f-only banner by: [livejournal.com profile] kotoko_sp


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!

Making TRANSLATION requests )

Making SUBBING requests )

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]
amnosxmatsujun: (JCB Nino)
2017-05-31 08:33 am

The Beautiful Downfall - An Aiba Masaki Fanfic (Chapter 6/?) *Ninomiya POV



Pairing: Aiba Masaki x Kusunoki Shion (OC)
Rating: R for whole series, PG for Ch.6
Genre: Romance, Mystery Drama
Word count: 1,787

Plot: Aiba Masaki (29) is the CEO of Yamakaze Hotels, Japan's top hotel chain. What began as a search for a secretary turns into a life-changing matter when he meets candidate Kusunoki Shion (26). As Shion challenges Aiba to question the only world he's ever known, she keeps to herself a dark secret that must remain undisclosed.

Author's Notes: Thanks for stopping by to read my fanfic! :D I have two ongoing series: this one, and Eyes Like Honey (Sakurai Sho fanfic). I beganThe Beautiful Downfall with a clear concept: I wanted to write a dark, DoS Masaki. ;) From there, I jotted down a rough storyline which became The Beautiful Downfall. Each chapter is relatively and deliberately short (under 2,000 words), so they are quicker reads than my other fanfics. Although I'm not sure how many chapters will be in this series, I hope you'll stick around to the end! ❤

Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5

Chapter 6: Sakura )
amnosxmatsujun: (Nino Guitar)
2017-05-24 04:50 pm

The Beautiful Downfall - An Aiba Masaki Fanfic (Chapter 5/?)



Pairing: Aiba Masaki x Kusunoki Shion (OC)
Rating: R for whole series, PG-13 for Ch.5
Genre: Romance, Mystery Drama
Word count: 1,848

Plot: Aiba Masaki (29) is the CEO of Yamakaze Hotels, Japan's top hotel chain. What began as a search for a secretary turns into a life-changing matter when he meets candidate Kusunoki Shion (26). As Shion challenges Aiba to question the only world he's ever known, she keeps to herself a dark secret that must remain undisclosed.

Author's Notes: Thanks for stopping by to read my fanfic! :D I have two ongoing series: this one, and Eyes Like Honey (Sakurai Sho fanfic). I began The Beautiful Downfall with a clear concept: I wanted to write a dark, DoS Masaki. ;) From there, I jotted down a rough storyline which became The Beautiful Downfall. Each chapter is relatively and deliberately short (under 2,000 words), so they are quicker reads than my other fanfics. Although I'm not sure how many chapters will be in this series, I hope you'll stick around to the end! ❤

Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4

Chapter 5: Cigarette Smoke and Denial )
amnosxmatsujun: (Platina Ryu)
2017-05-19 12:26 pm

The Beautiful Downfall - An Aiba Masaki Fanfic (Chapter 4/?) *Ninomiya POV



Pairing: Aiba Masaki x Kusunoki Shion (OC)
Rating: R for whole series, PG for Ch.4
Genre: Romance, Mystery Drama
Word count: 2,533 (*Normally, each chapter is under 2,000 words)

Plot: Aiba Masaki (29) is the CEO of Yamakaze Hotels, Japan's top hotel chain. What began as a search for a secretary turns into a life-changing matter when he meets candidate Kusunoki Shion (26). As Shion challenges Aiba to question the only world he's ever known, she keeps to herself a dark secret that must remain undisclosed.

Author's Notes: Thanks for stopping by to read my fanfic! :D I have two ongoing series: this one, and Eyes Like Honey (Sakurai Sho fanfic). I began The Beautiful Downfall with a clear concept: I wanted to write a dark, DoS Masaki. ;) From there, I jotted down a rough storyline which became The Beautiful Downfall. Each chapter is relatively and deliberately short (under 2,000 words), so they are quicker reads than my other fanfics. Although I'm not sure how many chapters will be in this series, I hope you'll stick around to the end! ❤

Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 Chapter 3

Chapter 4: The Fifth Wheel )
amnosxmatsujun: (Masamune-kun)
2017-05-11 07:56 am

The Beautiful Downfall - An Aiba Masaki Fanfic (Chapter 3/?)



Pairing: Aiba Masaki x Kusunoki Shion (OC)
Rating: R for whole series, PG for Ch.2
Genre: Romance, Mystery Drama
Word count: 2,390 (*Normally, each chapter is under 2,000 words)

Plot: Aiba Masaki (29) is the CEO of Yamakaze Hotels, Japan's top hotel chain. What began as a search for a secretary turns into a life-changing matter when he meets candidate Kusunoki Shion (26). As Shion challenges Aiba to question the only world he's ever known, she keeps to herself a dark secret that must remain undisclosed.

Author's Notes:
Thanks for stopping by to read my fanfic! :D I have two ongoing series: this one, and Eyes Like Honey (Sakurai Sho fanfic). I began The Beautiful Downfall with a clear concept: I wanted to write a dark, DoS Masaki. ;) From there, I jotted down a rough storyline which became The Beautiful Downfall. Each chapter is relatively and deliberately short (under 2,000 words), so they are quicker reads than my other fanfics. Although I'm not sure how many chapters will be in this series, I hope you'll stick around to the end! ❤

Prologue | Chapter 1 | Chapter 2

Chapter 3: Unwelcome Moment )
amnosxmatsujun: (NinoAi Mario)
2017-03-23 02:42 pm

LYRICS - I'll be there (FNS short ver.) [Kanji/Romaji/Translation]

When Aiba-chan said in an interview that their new single was going to be "jazzy," the musician in me got super excited. Now that they've performed it, I'm here with the lyrics translation! :D

Important notes:
☆Please do not copy-paste my lyrics transcriptions, romaji, or translations to any other online medium (LJ, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.). If you intend to share a segment of this post elsewhere, please ask me first and let me know how you wish to use it.

☆My translations are not available for retranslating.

☆I'll update this post when we get the full version! :)

Let me escort you, wherever you please♪ )
amnosxmatsujun: (Jun Smile)
2017-03-12 08:24 am

The Beautiful Downfall - An Aiba Masaki Fanfic (Chapter 2/?) [*Matsumoto POV]



Pairing: Aiba Masaki x Kusunoki Shion (OC)
Rating: R for whole series, PG for Ch.2
Genre: Romance, Mystery Drama
Word count: 1,489

Plot: Aiba Masaki (29) is the CEO of Yamakaze Hotels, Japan's top hotel chain. What began as a search for a secretary turns into a life-changing matter when he meets candidate Kusunoki Shion (26). As Shion challenges Aiba to question the only world he's ever known, she keeps to herself a dark secret that must remain undisclosed.

Author's Notes:
Thanks for stopping by to read my fanfic! :D I have two ongoing series: this one, and Eyes Like Honey (Sakurai Sho fanfic). I began The Beautiful Downfall with a clear concept: I wanted to write a dark, DoS Masaki. ;) From there, I jotted down a rough storyline which became The Beautiful Downfall. Each chapter is relatively and deliberately short (under 2,000 words), so they are quicker reads than my other fanfics. Although I'm not sure how many chapters will be in this series, I hope you'll stick around to the end! ❤

Prologue | Chapter 1

Chapter 2: The Sixth )
amnosxmatsujun: (Aiba Squeal)
2017-03-04 06:01 pm

The Beautiful Downfall - An Aiba Masaki Fanfic (Chapter 1/?)



Pairing: Aiba Masaki x Kusunoki Shion (OC)
Rating: R for whole series, PG for Prologue
Genre: Romance, Mystery Drama
Word count: 1,527

Plot: Aiba Masaki (29) is the CEO of Yamakaze Hotels, Japan's top hotel chain. What began as a search for a secretary turns into a life-changing matter when he meets candidate Kusunoki Shion (26). As Shion challenges Aiba to question the only world he's ever known, she keeps to herself a dark secret that must remain undisclosed.

Author's Notes:
Thanks for stopping by to read my fanfic! :D I have two ongoing series: this one, and Eyes Like Honey (Sakurai Sho fanfic). I began The Beautiful Downfall with a clear concept: I wanted to write a dark, DoS Masaki. ;) From there, I jotted down a rough storyline which became The Beautiful Downfall. Each chapter is relatively and deliberately short (under 2,000 words), so they are quicker reads than my other fanfics. Although I'm not sure how many chapters will be in this series, I hope you'll stick around to the end! ❤

Chapter 1: The Candidate )
amnosxmatsujun: (Aiba-chan)
2017-03-01 04:36 pm

The Beautiful Downfall - An Aiba Masaki Fanfic (Prologue/?)



Pairing: Aiba Masaki x Kusunoki Shion (OC)
Rating: R for whole series, R for Prologue
Genre: Romance, Mystery Drama
Word count: 1,309

Plot: Aiba Masaki (29) is the CEO of Yamakaze Hotels, Japan's top hotel chain. What began as a search for a secretary turns into a life-changing matter when he meets candidate Kusunoki Shion (26). As Shion challenges Aiba to question the only world he's ever known, she keeps to herself a dark secret that must remain undisclosed.

Author's Notes:
Thanks for stopping by to read my fanfic! :D I have two ongoing series: this one, and Eyes Like Honey (Sakurai Sho fanfic). I began The Beautiful Downfall with a clear concept: I wanted to write a dark, DoS Masaki. ;) From there, I jotted down a rough storyline which became The Beautiful Downfall. Each chapter is relatively and deliberately short (under 2,000 words), so they are quicker reads than my other fanfics. Although I'm not sure how many chapters will be in this series, I hope you'll stick around to the end! ❤

Prologue )
amnosxmatsujun: (Groom Sho)
2017-02-14 05:04 pm

Eyes Like Honey - A Sakurai Sho Fanfic (16/?)

Pairing: Sakurai Sho x Fictional Female (Reader) *see note below
Rating: R for whole series, PG-13 for Ch.16
Genre: Romance, Drama
Word count: 5,882

Plot: A 33-year-old singleton, Nijishima Kokoro, finds herself at a host club where she meets the club's most popular host, Sakurai Sho. The encounter propels Kokoro to explore a different kind of love as Sho helps Kokoro discover herself.

NOTE: This story reads like a shoujo manga--it is written in a fictitious first-person narrative where the reader is the protagonist. Please proceed with caution if you are uncomfortable with JE members having relationships with fictitious female characters (even if that female is you!).


Chapter 1
| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15

Chapter Sixteen: The Master Decoder )
amnosxmatsujun: (Waving Sho)
2017-02-02 05:15 pm

Eyes Like Honey - A Sakurai Sho Fanfic (15/?)

Pairing: Sakurai Sho x Fictional Female (Reader) *see note below
Rating: R for whole series, PG-13 for Ch.15
Genre: Romance, Drama
Word count: 5,407

Plot: A 33-year-old singleton, Nijishima Kokoro, finds herself at a host club where she meets the club's most popular host, Sakurai Sho. The encounter propels Kokoro to explore a different kind of love as Sho helps Kokoro discover herself.

NOTE: This story reads like a shoujo manga--it is written in a fictitious first-person narrative where the reader is the protagonist. Please proceed with caution if you are uncomfortable with JE members having relationships with fictitious female characters (even if that female is you!).


Chapter 1
| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 Chapter 13 | Chapter 14

Chapter Fifteen: The Woman in The Room )
amnosxmatsujun: (JCB Nino)
2017-01-27 10:47 am

Ninomiya Kazunari's "It" - More 2017.03 #99 [TRANSLATIONS]

Surprise! There's been a lot of Sho posts from me lately, but how could I forget about my ichiban? ;)


WHY?! HOW?! Is he not the cutest creature you've ever seen...? ;_;

This is the 99th "It". Nino reflects on past interviews and talks about how thankful he is to be an idol. There's a part in the article that makes me heart hurt a little bit, when he talks about how idols are basically reflections of an image that the media and fans have of them. And yet, he is full of gratitude for it all. I feel nothing but respect for this man.❤

☆ My translations are not available for retranslating purposes. ☆

Being an idol has taught me how to become a decent human being. )
amnosxmatsujun: (Fail!Sho)
2017-01-26 07:25 pm

WITH 2017.02 Arashi Dictionary [TRANSLATIONS]

Happy New Year, and Happy (belated) Sho Day~! x3

It's been a little while since I last posted magazine translations here, so I waited until his birthday so I could have a big release for all of you! If you're interested, I've also released my subs for Kimi ni Sasageru Emblem HERE! Membership is moderated, so if you are not yet a member, please visit the membership post and follow the steps first. :)

Highlights from the article:

  • I must say, one of my favorite parts in this whole interview is when Sho brings up porn. Yes, ladies and gentlemen. The birthday boy talks about porn. =x

  • In which member's hotel room do the members congregate, and why?

  • If they were "leaders" of different things, what would they be?

  • More talk about Arashi's group LINE ;)

  • If the members could choose another member's solo song to perform, which one would it be, and why? xD

  • (And since it's a Sho birthday release...) How Sho feels about writing Arashi's rap lyrics. ❤


☆Translator's Notes☆

  • The translations under the cut appear in page order, and the translations follow below the thumbnail.

  • My translations are not available for retranslating purposes.

  • For the "Define [member name]" pages, the member is defining himself. The bold print in my translations are words that have been highlighted on the original article, as important words that help 'define' that particular member.



♪Scan credits: t-u. Thank you! :3

Arashi Dictionary! )
amnosxmatsujun: (M.O.A.N.S.)
2017-01-14 05:44 pm

Eyes Like Honey - A Sakurai Sho Fanfic (14/?)

Pairing: Sakurai Sho x Fictional Female (Reader) *see note below
Rating: R for whole series, R/NC-17 for Ch.14
Genre: Romance, Drama
Word count: 5,057

Plot: A 33-year-old singleton, Nijishima Kokoro, finds herself at a host club where she meets the club's most popular host, Sakurai Sho. The encounter propels Kokoro to explore a different kind of love as Sho helps Kokoro discover herself.

NOTE: This story reads like a shoujo manga--it is written in a fictitious first-person narrative where the reader is the protagonist. Please proceed with caution if you are uncomfortable with JE members having relationships with fictitious female characters (even if that female is you!).


Chapter 1
| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 Chapter 13

Chapter Fourteen: Eyes Like Glass )
amnosxmatsujun: (Groom Sho)
2017-01-05 12:44 am

Eyes Like Honey - A Sakurai Sho Fanfic (13/?)

Pairing: Sakurai Sho x Fictional Female (Reader) *see note below
Rating: R for whole series, R/NC-17 for Ch.13
Genre: Romance, Drama
Word count: 7,124

Plot: A 33-year-old singleton, Nijishima Kokoro, finds herself at a host club where she meets the club's most popular host, Sakurai Sho. The encounter propels Kokoro to explore a different kind of love as Sho helps Kokoro discover herself.

NOTE: This story reads like a shoujo manga--it is written in a fictitious first-person narrative where the reader is the protagonist. Please proceed with caution if you are uncomfortable with JE members having relationships with fictitious female characters (even if that female is you!).


Chapter 1
| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12

Chapter Thirteen: A Small Victory )
amnosxmatsujun: (Waving Sho)
2016-12-06 08:38 am

Eyes Like Honey - A Sakurai Sho Fanfic (12/?)

A little birthday present for myself. ;) Thanks for waiting, loyal readers! <3

Pairing: Sakurai Sho x Fictional Female (Reader) *see note below
Rating: R for whole series, PG-13 for Ch.12
Genre: Romance, Drama
Word count: 7,225

Plot: A 33-year-old singleton, Nijishima Kokoro, finds herself at a host club where she meets the club's most popular host, Sakurai Sho. The encounter propels Kokoro to explore a different kind of love as Sho helps Kokoro discover herself.

NOTE: This story reads like a shoujo manga--it is written in a fictitious first-person narrative where the reader is the protagonist. Please proceed with caution if you are uncomfortable with JE members having relationships with fictitious female characters (even if that female is you!).


Chapter 1
| Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 10 | Chapter 11

Chapter Twelve: The Man With The Camera )
amnosxmatsujun: (Jun Umbrella)
2016-12-04 10:36 am
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I usually don't have these kinds of problems...

Sometimes, I don't know what ticks off a person. All I did was try to help a fellow fan, and in return, I get a curt DM, an unfollow, and even a block. I hadn't spoken to this girl in a while, but it was she who was clearly avoiding me. Just because there's a computer monitor between us, doesn't mean you can pretend like I don't have feelings and ignore the elephant in the metaphorical room.

I'm comfortable enough with myself and know I have a meaningful life without her in it. But I hoped that she'd at least have common decency. She's almost 40, for crying out loud. Instead of stomping on my kindness and then blaming me, she could have told me to my face what exactly is bothering her.

Unfortunately, I just don't have time to be sulking over people like her. I'd say it's a shame, but then again, it probably isn't, because I'm kind of glad I don't have to deal with her mess anymore.
amnosxmatsujun: (Ohno's Apples)
2016-11-30 06:39 am
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What Remains Unchanged - An Ohno Satoshi Fanfic (One-shot)

This is a fanfic I had hoped to post on Ohno's birthday, but alas, work took precedence. Still, better late than never, right? ;) As usual, my fanfic is written in a first-person narrative where the reader is the protagonist.

Pairing: Ohno Satoshi x Fictional Female (Reader) *see below
Rating: PG
Genre: Romance, Drama
Word count: 4,621

Plot: Bakery owner Matsubara Emi (35) has a chance encounter with Arashi's Ohno Satoshi and finds herself revisiting the past.

NOTE: This story reads like a shoujo manga--it is written in a fictitious first-person narrative where the reader is the protagonist. Please proceed with caution if you are uncomfortable with JE members having relationships with fictitious female characters (even if that female is you!).

What Remains Unchanged )
amnosxmatsujun: (Kuro-kun's Ankles)
2016-11-17 07:59 pm

Lyrics: Two to Tango [Kanji/Romaji/Translations]

Okay, this one is actually fighting for the #1 position (Opponent: Miles away). You know how your music player counts the number of times you've listened to a song? You don't want to know mine for this song. xD This has the allure of In the Room and Right Back to You, so let's be honest: you can't go wrong. <3

**Translator's Notes:**
☆ My translations are never literal. For lyrics, I listen to a single song countless times before I even bother to sit down and type out the translations because I like to understand the lyrics in context with the music. I want to preserve and convey the ideas and intentions of the words properly. (Fun fact: I take longer to translate lyrics for this reason!)

Important notes:
☆Please do not copy-paste my lyrics transcriptions, romaji, or translations to any other online medium (LJ, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.). If you intend to share a segment of this post elsewhere, please ask me first and let me know how you wish to use it.

☆My translations are not available for retranslating.

【Other album songs】
DRIVE | Ups and Downs | Seishun Boogie | WONDER-LOVE | Miles away | To my homies | Don't You Get It

♪I can no longer dance without you )
amnosxmatsujun: (M.O.A.N.S.)
2016-11-17 07:56 pm

Lyrics: Don't You Get It [Kanji/Romaji/Translations]

We all know how freaking adorable the PV was. And how ovary-poppin' the MSte performance was. Commonly known as an "album lead track," this did not disappoint. D:

**Translator's Notes:**
1. The lyrics which appear within parentheses is actually not in the kanji transcription found in the album booklet. However, because it is crystal clear what is being sung, I have decided to add it in.

2. My translations are never literal. For lyrics, I listen to a single song countless times before I even bother to sit down and type out the translations because I like to understand the lyrics in context with the music. I want to preserve and convey the ideas and intentions of the words properly. (Fun fact: I take longer to translate lyrics for this reason!)





Important notes:
☆Please do not copy-paste my lyrics transcriptions, romaji, or translations to any other online medium (LJ, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.). If you intend to share a segment of this post elsewhere, please ask me first and let me know how you wish to use it.

☆My translations are not available for retranslating.

【Other album songs】
DRIVE | Ups and Downs | Seishun Boogie | WONDER-LOVE | Miles away | To my homies | Two to Tango

♪You say, "Don't let me down," I brush it off with class )
amnosxmatsujun: (Waving Sho)
2016-11-17 07:54 pm

Lyrics: To my homies [Kanji/Romaji/Translations]

All I could think of when I first listened to this song was: PEN NO SASU HOUKOU!! ;__; Knowing Sho, there must be a link to that song because his rap is always somehow connected. ;) Puts me in such a content state of mind, love it. Oh! The part after the asterisk (*) is all done by ear and is not on the booklet, FYI.

**Translator's Notes:**
1. The lyrics which appear within parentheses is actually not in the kanji transcription found in the album booklet. However, because it is crystal clear what Sho is singing there, I have decided to add it in.

2. My translations are never literal. For lyrics, I listen to a single song countless times before I even bother to sit down and type out the translations because I like to understand the lyrics in context with the music. I want to preserve and convey the ideas and intentions of the words properly. (Fun fact: I take longer to translate lyrics for this reason!)

Important notes:
☆Please do not copy-paste my lyrics transcriptions, romaji, or translations to any other online medium (LJ, Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc.). If you intend to share a segment of this post elsewhere, please ask me first and let me know how you wish to use it.

☆My translations are not available for retranslating.

【Other album songs】
DRIVE | Ups and Downs | Seishun Boogie | WONDER-LOVE | Miles away | Don't You Get It | Two to Tango

♪No matter how many tries it takes, have faith in love )