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[INTERVIEW] Official Blackjack Nolza Japan Magazine – 2NE1 Fun Q&A

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MINZY’S FAVORITES

BOOK – La fille de papier (Also known as Girl on Paper)
“It is about how an author and the main character in the book fall in love, I can’t stop turning the pages!!”

CINEMAHachi: A Dog’s Tale
“It is about a lost dog and a professor living together. It is a heartwarming human drama, and it is a movie that makes you feel the love for animals and the love for family. It made me want to love animals more!”

MUSIC One by U2 & Mary J Blige
“The lyrics are great! It’s a song which makes you think deeply about the lyrics. U2 and Mary J Blige’s harmony sounds beautiful, making your ears melt ^^”

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MINZY’s HANDWRITTEN MESSAGE

To the Japanese BLACKJACK NOLZA!

Long time no see! Have you been well? I wanted to see you all!!
Sorry for making you wait for too long >^<

From now on, I will work hard on the Japanese activities ♡
I love x100000 my Japanese fans, and am thinking about you all the time!!
You are too, right?!! ♡

Let’s keep NOLZA(-ing) together ♡♡

2NE1 Minzy

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2NE1 MEMBER INTRODUCE GAME

1. Nickname
2. Charm point
3. Personality
4. Positive side
5. Talent
6. Habit (speaking-wise)
7. Thing that she is into
8. If she was an animal?

BOM -> MINZY

1. Kong Mingkki
2. Could be named dancing genius/prodigy, takes care of Bom
3. Very thoughtful
4. Even if she’s young, she’s very thoughtful of others, and does the best she can in work.
5. Dance, singing
6. Talks like Crayon Shin-chan
8. Beaver

MINZY -> CL

1. Saja (Lion)
2. Hands and feet
3. Active, social, outgoing
4. She is good at bringing in the team as one, conducting meetings and organizing her work.
8. Lion

CL -> DARA

1. Peon/Darong/Santokki/Sanndara
2. Cute ahjumma
3. Old lady/grandma
4. Her delicateness
5. Watching/Observing people
7. Socks, takoyaki
8. Rabbit

DARA -> BOM

1. Chunyosa, Bomtori
2. Pretty legs, voice
3. No one knows (laughs), 8D
5. Making kanchanpon
6. Ottokke?
7. Spraying mist on her face
8. Hamster

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2NE1’s ALL OR NOTHING QUESTIONS

1. If there is a person you’re interested in, can you invite them for a date?

BOM: Yes
CL: Yes
DARA: Yes
MINZY: Yes

2. Do you often fall for someone at first sight?

BOM: No
CL: No
DARA: Yes
MINZY: Yes

3. You’re more of an ‘S’. (I lead a guy when dating.)

BOM: No
CL: No
DARA: No
MINZY: Yes

4. Are you quick to recover from a heartbreak?

BOM: Yes
CL: No
DARA: No
MINZY: Yes

5. You want to keep in touch with your partner everyday!

BOM: Yes
CL: Yes
DARA: Yes
MINZY: Yes

6. You have a strong desire to marry?

BOM: Yes
CL: No
DARA: No
MINZY: Yes

7. The man should pay in a date!

BOM: No
CL: No
DARA: No
MINZY: No

8. He needs to be taller than me!

BOM: Yes
CL: No
DARA: Yes
MINZY: Yes

9. Friendship is possible between male and female!

BOM: Yes
CL: Yes
DARA: Yes
MINZY: Yes

10. I prefer someone older than younger.

BOM: No
CL: No
DARA: No
MINZY: Yes

11. Stolen love exists?

BOM: No
CL: No
DARA: No
MINZY: No

12. Are you able to break up with the person first?

BOM: Yes
CL: Yes
DARA: No
MINZY: No

13. If he texts other women, it counts as cheating!

BOM: No
CL: Yes
DARA: No
MINZY: No

14. I would rather spoil him than be spoiled!

BOM: No
CL: Yes
DARA: No
MINZY: No

15. If I marry, I want lots of kids!

BOM: No
CL: Yes
DARA: No
MINZY: Yes

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2NE1’s HANDWRITTEN MESSAGE

To the Japanese BLACKJACK NOLZA!
Long time no see! Have you been well? I wanted to see you all!!
Sorry for making you wait for too long >^< From now on, I will work hard on the Japanese activities ♡ I love x100000 my Japanese fans, and am thinking about you all the time!!
You are too, right?!! ♡
Let’s keep NOLZA(-ing) together ♡♡

2NE1 Minzy

Everyone~♡
I really wanted to meet you all~! As we made the Japanese album with utmost effort, please give us a lot of love~ Ah! Thoughts about the Japanese tour… Give 2NE1 so much love. Do your best to come to our concert and have a loooot of audience! (laugh).

2NE1 Bom

Blackjack NOLZA!!!
Thank you always!♡ I missed you guys so~ much.
Love, CL

2NE1 CL

Everyone, I want to thank you, I was deeply moved, it was really funny ^.^ I thank you for always waiting us at that place, see you again!  I will do my best in japanese!
From Dara to Blackjack Nolza ♡

2NE1 Dara

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WHO IS THE BEST?

Q. Who gets angry more easily?
A. BOM

Q. Who is the most slovenly?
A. BOM

Q. Who is the most generous?
A. BOM

Q. Who is the best at singing?
A. BOM

Q. Who is always late?
A. BOM

Q. Who is the most fearful?
A. DARA

Q. Who thinks the most about the members?
A. DARA

Q. Who has high ideals about men?
A. DARA

Q. Who is the most sensible?
A. DARA

Q. Who is the best in dance?
A. MINZY

Q. Who is the best at drinking?
A. MINZY

Q. Who is the most sexy?
A. CL

Q. Who is a natural lover?
A. CL

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CHECK THE STAGE COSTUME

BOM

Bom’s beautiful legs shine with a short Chinese-like dress design.
NAILS: A white hologram with yellow fluorescent design that catches all eyes! To match with the costume, 5 gold rings on her fingers.

CL

CL’s style is a long jacket with long sleeves. On her feet, platform boots in set with Bom.
NAILS: Accessories in gold texture, matching with the nails in a chic black. Looking a bit more, a cute mark of a smile in silver.

DARA

A napoleon jacket opened in the front that makes accent on her gold pants! On her feet, short black boots!
NAILS: Unique nails with a motive of replay and pause marks.

MINZY

A style of long jacket to match with CL and black pants. On her waist, a gold stylish buckle! Looking side to side, the pants have an embroidery line in gold too.
NAILS: A random arrangement of silver lame and aqua color.

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CL’s Fashion Check!

Our fashion leader CL gave a check on the coordinate pride of everyone in Blackjack Nolza.

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BOM’s WORRIES CONSULTATION ROOM

This time we could collect a lot of worries. Now Bom answered all of your worries~~!!

Nickname: Yukki
Worry: Suddenly a friend made a profession of love! As I already have a person to love, I have the intention to refuse and I want to be close as always until now but I can’t do it easily… cry unnie what to do in a situation like this?! And have you had any situation like this?!
Bom: Honestly I think it has not happened to me with anyone but… in a situation like this, I… to this friend… I think for his understanding, I would give a careful explanation~ To be close as always for now is difficult but… I think that if I were you, I would contact with him like I usually do… but… as I said before, it’s necessary a properly and careful explanation.

Nickname: Hanachii
Worry: Bom studied in America but, when you decided to go, didn’t you have anxiety? I’m thinking on going overseas to study too but now I have so much anxiety… please give me a good advice >_<
Bom: Honestly as I really wanted to go to America… I didn’t have any preoccupation at the time to go… rather I was very happy… I don’t know what is a worry but… when you don’t think too much and if you take the decision to go, you will have the courage~

Nickname: Kaepi
Worry: My 12 year old daughter wants to be a rapper and enter YG!!! I said it but, how can she join YG? It’s a serious worry of an elementary school student!
Bom: Honestly I’m not a rapper so I can’t say much (laugh). I think your 12 years old daughter is a prodigy child… please send a video~. Maybe with the “hawk-eye” of president Yang and the castings managers, if they could see the potential, we’ll become a FAMILY in YG right??

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DARA’s public relations’ chief journal: One Day in Tokyo

Since the arrival to “YG Family world tour 2014 -Power- in Japan” Dara wrote a backstage report!

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Entering the venue after a long time of not seeing them, while the hearts were beating, the fans that became animated sprinkled a dazzling smile.

At the time it started, a feeling of good taste, and an opening movie was projected on the stage. There is no need to say that the floor was wrapped up on cheers. On the vision, the figure of the members were projected one by one, and in each time the audience changed their tone of voice, they called for the name of 4 persons in voices near to screams. The girls they wanted to see were going to be there soon. And with that thought, fans couldn’t hold the joy that was filling their hearts.

The countdown began and the time decreased from 10 to 0, guiding them to the moment they were anxiously waiting for. CL, DARA, BOM, MINZY. The shapes of the 4 persons they long awaited for were revealed in the center of the stage.

It was the cheers of joy. Enough to breake the ears, the screams were directed from the floor to the 4 persons.

The 4 girls started the live with their newest number “CRUSH”. A strong sound of electro beat resounded, and the girls started a powerful song. Spread in front of the eyes, like as if they jumped out from the music video to the real world, the tone of voice of the audience increased.

They walked from the center of the main stage and went to the fans that were waiting for them. Of course, the state of the live was already enthusiastic. In a flash “FIRE” started, and in the production of a blazing big flame column, the girls came to liberate a hot temperature. Because of MINZY’s provocative dance, the audience got excited and their screams increased, it was very impressive. As the maknae, she had innocence and was naughty like a child, of course she is an artist, she grew up and achieved the adulthood as a woman, and that growth is lovely. The audience, after a long time of no see, fans that were moved by the members’ growth were there too, and surely many fans for certain loved that growth.

CL:Everyone I missed you~!!”

CL screamed, then DARA, BOM and MINZY too, and gave words about their feelings of waiting anxiously for another meeting. Then, from here, the girls turned the rudder of the live.

With a pink base and outfit they showed the “Pink section”, holding a gun and shooting the laser to the audience, and from the center of the stage a pink camouflage tank emerged slowly, showing an image of strong girls. During “DON’T STOP THE MUSIC”, from MINZY’s solo the band was received, and with a voice that makes resound, CL’s self-confidence was full and her singing voice was very impressive in that act.

And then, from here, the movie was interrupted, and the scene completely changed to another color. From here, with a white base, the “White section” was spread in front of the audience.

While the girls were singing “MISSING YOU”, swings appeared in the scene. Like as if squeezing out the pain from inside of the heart, with the best effort, they sang the lyrics putting their feelings into it.

The girls, on a swing that was descending, repeated their voices in a monochromatic world, like a time travel to a past era. The song was “IF I WERE YOU”. A song that has been recorded in this new album.

DARA: “Everyone, how was it? CL composed this song! It’s beautiful right?”

BOM: “For me, in the album, this is the song I like the most!”

At that time, with experience at solo activities, with the role of 2NE1′s producer on her shoulders, CL’s self-confidence was big and guided 2NE1 for growth.

The next thing to come was “COME BACK HOME”. This song came in Japanese, Korean and Unplugged ver., strings and acoustic guitar’s gentle sound with the voice of the 4 girls, so kind and beautiful. To finish the White Section, “UGLY”. This time UGLY was arranged in acoustic too. CL, BOM, DARA and MINZY connected their vocals. Slowly, word by word, to fasten the pain, they sang the lyrics with all their feelings, increasing that singing voice more deeply. The audience, as always as the scene changes for UGLY, attended quietly.

To crush that white world, “Red section” began with a red base. “I LOVE YOU” started the red world, a mature world. Using a pole dance as approach, they showed a sexy connection with the male dancers, the 4 girls fascinated the audience with their bewitching charms. Surely the girls using that “color”, showed the strength and weakness of women, and enchanted with their presentation. Also, on this block, we could hear CL’s powerful rap in “GOTTA BE YOU” too, very impressive. Then, the girls performed “DO YOU LOVE ME” with the red base to finish the block, and they inserted a talk.

MINZY: “Japan is so passionate! The most passionate, I think! I’m so happy!”

DARA: “Yokohama Arena was the place where we performed for first time in our first concert, so I have a lot of memories. As CL is our new producer, I think you’ve been fascinated by a beautiful 2NE1 but, is today’s live funny?”

Of course, the audience paid back with a voice of assent.

After the warm and comfortable talk, a new song’s music video connected, and the stage changed with a black base for another world scene.

CL sang “THE BADDEST FEMALE & MTBD” with the male dancers. With this, we could taste CL’s power as a solo artist. Bringing to a climax to the “Black Section”: “I AM THE BEST”.

During this number, in the representation of strong girls, they were straddled on large Harley while the song started, and enchanted with a splendid formation of the male dancers who were dressed like a bike, it was a surprise to see a production never seen before on the venue.

Then, 2NE1′s killer tune “I DON’T CARE” and “GO AWAY” arranged in a heavy rock, bringing a finish to the original version. The cute “I DON’T CARE”, now with a violent guitar riff and 2 bass, arranged with a metal tone, we couldn’t hide the surprise because of the scene.

In the encore, from a passage in the audience, CL and BOM, DARA and MINZY, appeared in pairs, walking slowly between the audience, reducing the distance between them and the fans. For the audience, to get more closeness, there was no better production than it. The girls understood their feelings perfectly. Slowly while they were going back to the stage, they looked back to this day on the MC.

CL: “Thank you so much for make pretty memories!”

BOM: “We will be back as soon as possible, wait for us please!”

DARA: “These days Japanese is difficult but, I was studying while watching a drama that I like so much, “Taiyou no uta”! I like “Hana yori dango” too! The next time we come, I will be better at Japanese!”

MINZY: “I like our Japanese family the most! Thank you so much!”

Then, after “LONELY” and “GOTTA BE YOU”, CL left this words.

CL: “On the sad moments, thinking of you guys, when I see you I become strong. For me, one by one of you is my precious treasure. Thank you. Because you are here, I get so much fun when we come to Japan. Thank you so much.”

CL who gave honest words to the fans that received the love to themselves.

After these no decorative honest words from the heart, the audience gave her a big applause and cheers of joy.

Then the 4 girls gave the fans “CAN’T NOBODY” to close the curtain.

Without imitations, without drain the fashion, 2NE1 that always dispatch their own original style. That girls that made a genuine comeback, also from here, there is a premonition of the creation of a new scene.

They that have created a new world, from now on we will look forward to it.

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And who is going to decorate the top battle, while the expectation and tension of the audience is increasing, from the ceiling opening to the left and right, in the center of the giant screen, 4 persons have been placed in a gorgeous gondola descending slowly. CL’s english and MC together, the new song “CRUSH” was heard! Singing 4 songs, including 3 new songs, is hard to think that was the first japanese performance of the songs, the breath of the audience stopped. As the top battler, achieving the highest role passing the baton to the next artist.

COLLABORATION STAGE

G-DRAGON (BIGBANG) & CL

G-DRAGON (BIGBANG) did a parody of CL’s solo song “Nappeun gizibe” (the baddest female) to “Nappeun mosume” (the baddest boy)! Then CL entered on the center of the stage and started her new song “MTBD”. Throwing her black actress hat off and dancing with disheveled hair, she was gradually rising lying on the stage and unfolding a sexy dance, in a charming stage with a powerful voice!

DARA & T.O.P (BIGBANG)

Dara copied the outfit that T.O.P used during “BIGBANG Japan Dome Tour 2013~2014″, she entered to the stage with a blue suit and a giant microphone on her shoulders! She associated the rap part “Doom da da divi da da” with her real name “Park Sandara” and sang “Sandara divi da da”, giving the fans Dara’s characteristic humor.

D-LITE (BIGBANG) & Kang SeungYoon (WINNER)

2NE1′s “UGLY” arranged in a rock version, it was D-LITE (BIGBANG)! He sang at the top of his voice in a magnificent high-pitched tone, and fans could hear a beautiful harmony too with Kang SeungYoon (WINNER).

LEE HI & MINZY ft. 2NE1

2NE1′s junior Lee Hi entered with Minzy! Lee Hi did an introduction in japanese, and the venue got excited! While she was walking, Lee Hi sang 2NE1′s “IF I WERE YOU” with a painful feeling, then 2NE1 appeared at her both sides, and did a performance with a powerful voice in tears.

BOM & EPIK HIGH

Bom and Epik High’s collaboration. A happy passage and dancing while walking, the acclamations go up for Bom that raises her smile.

BIGBANG

A familiar english words and melody were heard, then BIGBANG appeared in the center of the stage with 2NE1′s “I LOVE YOU”! BIGBANG’s 5 members seemed to be playful and had fun together from beginning to end, and the highlight scene of this song was a performance of a sexy line dance with a super sexy movement, giving the fans so much fun!

Then 2NE1 came back to the stage again. They performed “I AM THE BEST”, “SCREAM” and “CAN’T NOBODY”, in the MC, the members said that do a concert at the Tokyo Dome is their dream. In the encore, 6 groups, 24 people of gorgeous artists met on the stage, and sang together 2NE1′s “GO AWAY” and another 3 songs, to reach a total of 40 songs in 3 hours and to close the big success of “YG Family World Tour 2014 -Power- in Japan.”

Translated by: HARUNA@EROMAKNAE (Minzy’s Parts) & WeLoveBom

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