I think we’re truly blessed to have so many wonderful, hard-working fellow Airens. This time, it’s AnnMichelle bringing us translations for the 2nd part of kiracrystal’s amazingly detailed fan account.
Following the October concert, there was another surprising announcement of a coming project!
That’s the planned novel by the famous writer Yoshimoto Banana using Seung Gi as the model!!!
From April 10, the novel will be serialized in An-An magazine, and the ending of the story will be revealed in the October concert.
It was simply wonderful that Ms. Banana will work with Seung Gi on this!
Seung Gi, who has read the first two chapters already, expressed his thought:
Although the story is purely fictional, the character’s nature and idiosyncrasy are captured accurately. I am impressed by the delicate and precise touch and admire this work very much. In fact, while in school I was not into reading novels. But I did read Teacher Yoshimoto Banana’s book in middle school. I never thought such a famous author would write a character based on me. It’s such a great honor.
At this moment, spot lights shone on Ms. Banana, who was in the audience. The image also appeared on the big projection screen.
Ms. Banana was kind of taken by surprise, and lowered her head shyly.
I was so excited to see this famous author in real person. So happy!
Then the topic turned to the drama in production now: Gu Family Secret.
After the film clip of Kang Chi saying hello to the Japanese fans, Seung Gi said:
I play a half-man half-beast in this drama. I was not aware of this secret and lived a happy and uneventful life until I was 20 years old. Then I gradually realized the hidden truth.
Before this project, I have never minded so much about my own drama. It’s because the story is so interesting. I even watched the first episode, where I did not appear, with great concentration and enjoyed it thoroughly.
In addition, regarding the much talked-about 3 meter fall, there was a BTS clip on the screen. “Oh, so it was not that high,” seemed to be the general response. Was that a let-down? (^o^)
Seung Gi said: The roof was in fact 3-meter high, but there was a 2-meter high cushion to buffer the fall. So the actual drop was about 1 meter. However, because of my acrophobia, I still felt terrified. I was thinking, if I could not succeed at one go, I had to do this over and over again. I’d better do it right the first time, and I did.
I act in most of the action scenes myself without a double. To interpret the character of Kang Chi, whether his appearance, talk, mannerism and style, I give a lot of thought. Because there are a lot of action scenes, I lost some weight to become more agile.
I noticed that he did lose much weight (>_<). And here concluded the interview session. Next came the game session. The organizer conducted a survey before the fan meet. But I arrived too late to participate (>_<).
The first question was: Which Seung Gi’s song you like best?
1. Because you are my woman
2. Time for love
3. Will you marry me?
If Seung Gi did not pick fans’ top choice, he had to accept a punishment.
Seung Gi said:
I know you all want me to be punished, right? But I am going to pick the right answer! Even though I myself like Return the best, I guess you guys would pick my debut #1 or song #3…
After some deliberation, he picked #3, and indeed he got it right!
Although he escaped punishment, he seemed to be very interested in knowing what it was. So he asked the MC.
The punishment was to dance the Cutie dance now very popular in Korea.
The MC said let’s not give up hopes, as we might still be able to see it.
The second question was: Which pair is your favorite drama couple?
1. Hwan and En Sung in Brilliant Legacy
2. Dae Woong and Miho in My Girlfriend is a Nine-tailed Fox
3. Jae Ha and Han Ah in The King 2 Hearts
Seung Gi said: In all my dramas, the very first one broadcast in Japan was BL, and it gained very good ratings too. So I think there are lots of fans who like Hwan and En Sung. However, TK2H has just finished its showing and seems to be very popular too. So I pick Jae Ha and Hang Ah.
At his answer, I thought to myself he must have picked the wrong answer deliberately…for fan service? Oh, dear Seung Gi (^o^)
Of course the answer was Hwan and Eun Sung.
The punishment was Dance for 10 Seconds.
For someone who’s not good at dancing, it was a punishment indeed (smile).
And the music just sounded was not a fast beat one, but a rather s..l..o..w tune.
Seung Gi went with the music turning his back to us and swaying his lovely waist. He even pretended to take off his jacket…For some reason I felt a vague sensation at this ambiguously ‘sexy’ moves (smile).
After the 10 seconds, Seung Gi was very shy and complained: why did you play that kind of music?
I could not help but reply: because it’s a punishment!!
Then, the last question: which body part of his you like best?
3. Chest muscles
4. Tall stature
Because of the punishment he just suffered, he said: The punishment was terrible, so I have to pick the correct answer for this one.
With this determination, he picked dimple and of course that’s the right answer!!
But he still asked about the punishment. It was a cappella rendition of Return.
And Seung Gi said: Is that a punishment? It’s quite easy.
The MC followed with: Then please go ahead.
Seung Gi said: Did everyone know the lyrics of Return? I will sing the first two verses then. I really love this song.
Then, Seung Gi sang it a cappella and slowly. His key was a little bit lower than that of the CD, but his clear, out-of-this-world voice was just so charming.
The 5000-people filled hall suddenly turned quiet, the only sound remaining was Seung Gi’s wonderful voice.
When he finished, he said: In fact the original range of the song was as I sang it. But when we were recording it, it seemed too low. So we decided to raise the key.
At this point the game session was about to end, but the MC said to Seung Gi forcefully: Since you accepted two punishments already, why not just take the only one left as well?
On the big screen the Cutie song was played and the little girl shown there made everyone cry out: so cute, so cute!
Seeing the response, Seung Gi kept muttering: Even in Korea, I would never act out that cutie pose!
Oh, really? Then what do you call this (smile)!?
But muttering aside, Seung Gi still shyly and obligingly put on the pose.
Ah~~(scream) I was in heavens…la-la-la (^o^)
My notes on the following were a bit messy so they could be out of order.
Before the FM began, fans wrote down their heart-felt words to Seung Gi on a big board.
And now the board full of fans’ support and love was brought to the stage.
The MC asked: Is there something that impresses you?
Seung Gi read through the messages quickly, and commented things like ‘very pretty handwriting’ and ‘such a nice drawing.’
Then the organizer presented Seung Gi with a big file book made up of all the message cards from fans.
Even though the MC asked him again about impressive ones, the book was just too thick to be able to go through quickly.
As Seung Gi was reading the book he said: There were lots of entries in Korean! He seemed to be very moved by the effort.
But for Japanese, Korean was after all a foreign language. So there was some awkward wording and it seemed to amuse Seung Gi.
As Seung Gi read out loud one message, he found that the fan signed off with ‘your Japanese mother,’ so he happily replied in Japanese: And I am your Korean daughter!
All of a sudden, thousands of [! ?] marks bubbled up…
The MC quickly said: You mean your Korean son, right?
Seung Gi paused momentarily, then answered: Son? …Ah, that’s right. I got it wrong. I meant to say son!
He who just enjoyed others’ strange Korean now made a mistake in Japanese himself, puhaha…
Even though Seung Gi might feel ashamed about this, I had to say to be able to see a panicky Seung Gi… what a great fan service (smile)!
To prepare for the next segment, the MC said to Seung Gi, who was still holding the big file: Please hand that over to me.
And Seung Gi gave her the mike!
OMG, how heodang can you get~~
Totally met our expectations, hahaha.
Finally we arrived at the Surprise for Seung Gi.
The MC said: We have more surprise gifts for Seung Gi. Everyone, are you ready? Now, start!
Upon her words, all the audience raised and waved the different colored light sticks previously hidden.
The colors were designed by the seating arrangement, red and greenish yellow.
So it showed up as I♡SG.
Seung Gi was very surprised to see that, and he was so happy too.
I felt this was a most wonderful effort!
Afterwards Seung Gi got off stage to prepare for the next segment of the show.
English translation by AnnMichelle, special contributor to Everything Lee Seung Gi
Based on Chinese translation by nanako210 @ baidu tieba