Dream Dream Party

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egutakuya: DoriPa now #NipponCulturalBroadcasting

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egutakuya: The beautiful sound of the waves has come, huh. A BGM [from] nature is good. #DoriPa

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egutakuya: Sometimes I speak seriously. This is DoriPa. We have been sponsored by the Nippon Engineering College! #DoriPa

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egutakuya: As expected, listening to DoriPa makes me remember my high school days. When [that time’s] me who didn’t want to do anything at all first listened to Nippon Cultural Broadcasting’s DoriPa, listening to the students [broadcasting] with all their power made me terribly jealous. I also wanted to have something I’d be engrossed with that much. In Hachiman’s words, I wanted “the real thing”.

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egutakuya: I didn’t have any of my own money in high school, but I got into delivering newspapers and stuff, feeling like I wanted to die. But [somehow] I thought I’ll get to go to Tokyo. There’s a lot of painful things about living, but, it’s seriously better than dying. Than the soul dying. So, after all, I think there are a lot of good things about living. Like playing Pokemon Go.

Context notes:

  • DoriPa” is “Dream Dream Party”, a radio show sponsored by Egu’s alma mater, the Nippon Engineering College. Current personalities are Egu himself, and fellow seiyuu Shintani Ryoko.
  • The word Egu uses to describe his words in tweet #3 is 真面目 (”majime”) – one of my favourite Japanese words, but also one of the hardest ones for me to accurately translate – it’s technically “serious” but there’s a soberness to it, a diligence, and also, earnestness. (Fun fact: This is also one of the first words that Lin-sensei, the fortune-teller from OreIya’s Taiwan trip, used to describe Egu during her prediction for him.)
  • “Hachiman” is one of the characters Egu voiced, Hikigaya Hachiman from “Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Come wa Machigatteiru“. I haven’t seen that series, so idk if this was the best way to translate this.

04/08/13: Takuya and Ryoko’s Dream Dream Party

Everyone DoriPa!

Takuya and Ryoko’s Dream Dream Party is finally starting.

These two are really fated with DoriPa.

Shintani Ryoko-san has not only appeared as a challenger of two graduating classes [Note: This refers to her having been part of the 1999-2000, and the 2000-2013 versions of this show], but also is familiar to the listener because of also appearing in Pajapa. [Note: Ai and Ryoko’s Pajama Party, probably?]

And then, Eguchi Takuya-kun. Once, he’d failed the Challenger audition, surprisingly.

But right now, he’s DoriPa’s main personality!

I was also told fully about Eguchi-kun’s passion for DoriPa.

These two, you wouldn’t think it’s their first broadcast in the booth, with the friendly atmosphere, their talk was also exciting.

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While inheriting the tradition from Kamiya Akira-san and Toyoguchi Megumi-san, these two will create a new DoriPa, please cheer them on.


Translator’s notes: Egu’s twitter was from my 07/26/16 TL post, and I translated the DoriPa blog post on 07/29/16! It just didn’t seem right to keep them apart, though :’)

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