Feature Translation: My Girl vol. 20 — Inami Anju AND Saito Shuka, Q&A

For all you An/Shuka fans out there.
Rikyako might be my favorite, but I like the other members too :3

I did a translation not too long ago for Aida Rikako’s Q&A found in My Girl vol.20, which is in fact only a part of a much more extensive 40-page spread that featured not just her, but her fellow Aqours second years Inami Anju and Saito Shuka (the voices of Takami Chika and Watanabe You, respectively) as well. Since all three of them were asked more or less the same set of questions anyway (meaning half the TL work for each of their Q&As was already done), I figured I might as well put these out too!

Anchan and Shukashuu Q&As… どうぞ!

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Question & Answers
Inami Anju (voicing Takami Chika)

【Q1】 For Takami Chika, autumn is?
~ A fall appetite*… I guess!

*Note: In reference to how cold weather
is widely believed to trigger a person’s appetite

【Q2】If Takami Chika, and all 9 members of Aqours, were to go on a trip; which would be better?
Somewhere nice and warm like Okinawa OR a snow county like Hokkaido

~ Okinawa! It’s perfect for such a bright and lively girl~☆.

【Q3】 For Inami Anju, when talking about “noodle dishes” it has to be..?
Ramen OR Soba-Udon

~ If it was the me of the past I’d have said Ramen, but now it’s Soba.

【Q4】How do you relay important messages?
Tell them by phone OR By mail (LINE)

~ By phone. I’m not good with technology so…

【Q5】What do you love more?
Dogs OR Cats

~ Dogs.

【Q6】 Suppose you get a day off in this year’s autumn. Which do you prefer?
Relaxing at home OR Being active outside

~ Active outside!! When the weather’s nice I want to be out as much as possible.

【Q7】 The method you often use to go about buying something you want?
Buying it at the store without fail OR Net shopping

~ I’m fine with net shopping. Rather, I usually don’t have the time (to go out shopping) so Ive been net-shopping a lot more …

【Q8】 While travelling, what do you find yourself doing most often?
Sleeping OR Something else

~ I listen to music. I fall asleep easy. For times when I appear on stage, I often read my scripts for them (in preparation).

【Q9】 What do you like on your eggs?
Soy sauce OR Worcestershire sauce?
~
Neither of the two; shirodashi*.

*Note: A Japanese condiment of sorts that’s mainly used as stock for soups,

【Q10】 Are you the type to go to the theaters to see a movie? Or the type who enjoys the DVD/Blu-ray in your own home?
~ Nn… Theaters! Though I’ve been watching a lot of DVDs as of late…

【Q11】 During your school days, which subject would you say you were good at?
Arts and Humanities like Japanese language OR the Sciences like Math

~ For this, without a doubt Humanities. I’m not good at Math.

【Q12】 Which of these would you say is your stress-reliever?
Eating your favorite “food” OR maybe, buying a “thing” that you want

~ “Food” I guess for me … But, honestly I feel like I’m half-half on it.


Question & Answers
Saito Shuka (voicing Watanabe You)

【Q1】 For Watanabe You, autumn is?
~ An autumn for moving (my body) around of course!

【Q2】If Watanabe You, and all 9 members of Aqours, were to go on a trip; which would be better?
Somewhere nice and warm like Okinawa OR a snow county like Hokkaido

~ A nice and warm destination like Okinawa!!

【Q3】 For Saito Shuka, when talking about “noodle dishes” it has to be..?
Ramen OR Soba-Udon

~ Lately, it’s been Soba for me.

【Q4】How do you relay important messages?
Tell them by phone OR By mail (LINE)

~ By phone.

【Q5】What do you love more?
Dogs OR Cats

~ For suuuureee!!! Dogs.

【Q6】 Suppose you get a day off in this year’s autumn. Which do you prefer?
Relaxing at home OR Being active outside

~ Relaxing at home*.

*Note: Well, not so much a “note” as it’s just..
a surprising answer coming from Shukashuu

【Q7】 The method you often use to go about buying something you want?
Buying it at the store without fail OR Net shopping

~ Without fail I’m buying it at a store.

【Q8】 While travelling, what do you find yourself doing most often?
Sleeping OR Something else

~ I always listen to music.

【Q9】 What do you like on your eggs? Soy sauce OR Worcestershire sauce?
Soy sauce for me.

【Q10】 What’s the most often way you watch movies?
Seeing it a theater OR Enjoying the DVD/Blu-ray in your own home

~ I’d want to see ’em at the theaters.

【Q11】 During your school days, which subject would you say you were good at?
Arts and Humanities like Japanese language OR the Sciences like Math

~ Arts and Humanities!! But the number one subject I was good at was Phys-Ed.

【Q12】 Which of these would you say is your stress-reliever?
Eating your favorite “food” OR maybe, buying a “thing” that you want

~ If it’s between the two then ….. I’m the type to buy a “thing” that I want.

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Quite possibly not “the best” TL work out there, but hey, I’m trying 😀

In all seriousness though do point out of if you see something awry with the translation — maybe with how certain words could’ve been translated differently/more accurately or how some lines could’ve been handled better. I’m still learning the language myself and I’m still a ways away from a level of comprehension where I can call myself confident, so any and all corrections/suggestions and the like are always welcome.

I want to squeeze in one more translation project (or at least part of it) before the year ends so be on the look out for that 😀

Till then!

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2 thoughts on “Feature Translation: My Girl vol. 20 — Inami Anju AND Saito Shuka, Q&A

  1. “An autumn for moving around of course!”
    context please, like she likes running becoz its cold or something?

    and i think i get the appeal of these test type questions.i still don’t like it though. what if they prefer alpacas over dogs. i wanna know that, tbh.
    also, gawd, this is aquors. ngaun ko lng na-realize. fan ka? grabe, di ko magustuhnan ang shunshine, seryose. hahaha
    at actib na actib ah~ i’m jealous.

    • Her exact words really were just “moving the body” so yeah, she doesn’t get specific with it either xD

      Yeah, the whole ‘blank OR blank’ thing makes it seem like an interrogation almost, lol, but you’d be surprised at how consistent their answers are across all types of interviews.
      Where did gou think Aida Rikako was from?? She voices Riko from the show, haha! Pinapanuod mo pala S1? Nah, just reaping the rewards of having a lot of blog post drafts really. Plus it’s not like I’m doing 7k-word anime reviews like you 😀

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