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Celsius005
Posted: Nov 02, 2006 10:48 pm Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 23 May 2006 Posts: 685 Location: USA
Otsuka Ai has come a long way since her debut, and with each passing year we learn so much more about this ravishing young lady. By means of her diary, various interviews, and random but informative polls we are able to look deep into profile, but what about the basics? The basics that absolutely all fans must know? Well now those fundamentals can be found here! Happy There are so many things we can learn from the compilation that webmaster KOBA put together, brought to us all by none other than eyn. Enjoy! Wee

Credit for translation goes to Celsius005.
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Otsuka Ai’s Profile
Real name: Otsuka Ai
Origin: Osaka
Birthdate: 1982 (when the Japanese emperor was 57) September 9th
Blood Type: O
Height: 157cm (5ft 1in)
Shoe Size: 22.5cm (8.9in)

Likes
Color: baby pink, mint green, milk
Special talent: metaphorical dialect
Author: Nojima Shinji
Food: meat, tuna natto, gingko
Love bunnies: Choco and Cocoa
Season: summer nights


Otsuka Ai’s Profile (as far as 2006)
(the following are her interests since her debut until April 2006)
Special Talent: piano (since 4 years old)
Hobby: laughable things
Favorite Motto: “Last one smiling is the winner!”
Favorite Thing to Say: “Are you alright!?”

Likes
Color: pink
Animal: dolphins, penguins, cats
Sport: swimming
Movie Genre: horror
Author: Nojima Shinji
Food: kuroge wagyuu joushio tanyaki, abalone, sashimi

Dislikes
Sport: dodgeball
Animal: bugs!
Food: vegetables


UPDATE! Credit for the translation of the following updated profile goes to Ha-Ha-Haru! and *zyzzyva.
Birthdate: 1982/9/9
Origin: Osaka
Blood-type: O-type
Height: 157cm
Foot size: 22.5cm

Likes
Colors: PINK、WHITE、RED
Food: 中トロ (*medium-fat tuna sushi)、salted tongue、shallot、abalone、ginkgo nuts、板わさ (*sliced kamaboko (fish cake) served with wasabi)、green soybeans、もつ鍋 (*offal (usually beef or pork intestine) hotpot 、チゲ鍋 (*spicy Korean-style hotpot)
Artist: RIP SLYME
Animal: Penguin, Cat
Season: Summer
Movie: Horror
Playing: Surprise

Dislikes
Food: Carrot-like vegetables、blue cheese
Person: Mouthy people
Creature: Insects!!!!
Season: The time between spring and winter

Lucky Number: 9
Special Skills: Instrument→Piano、Sport→Swimming、Drawing→Portrait
Hobby: Photography, gambling
Habits: Writing what's on my mind、blessing people after they sneeze
Problem: Forgetting things

Also,
nipponchibi, quoting from Music Lovers wrote:

Well the first thing is that she'd rather be called only Ai
then Ai-Chin or Ai-chan (by her BoyFriend).

Second, she finds these characteristics attractive:
1.Nicely toned body (phisically fit)
2.Cute&nice doggy-faced men (that looks a bit dumb)
3.Surfer

Third, she likes it when men roll up their sleeve...
(She looks at the thickness of the arm)

Just for your information, the men in her songs aren't
exactly the kind you should follow because those are
reality and not the best role model...



Ai-chin Fan Fundamentals
  • Her real name is Otsuka Ai.
  • “Ai-chin” is a self-proclaimed nickname.
  • Her birthplace is Osaka.
  • She was born on September 9th 1982, 12:25a.m..
  • A c-section was performed when she was delivered.
  • She weighed 2.7kg (5lbs) when she was born.
  • She’s an only child.
  • She started piano when she was 4 years old.
  • Her favorite color is pink.
  • Her hobbies consist of laughable things.
  • One of her hobbies is economy.
  • Her favorite food is kuroge wagyuu joushio tanyaki.
  • Her favorite sport is swimming.
  • Her favorite author is Nojima Shinji.
  • Her favorite animals are dolphins, penguins, and cats.
  • Her favorite movie genre is horror.
  • She’s good with money.
  • She excelled in mathematics during her school days.
  • She dislikes dodgeball.
  • She dislikes insects.
  • She dislikes vegetables.
  • Out of all vegetables, she dislikes onions the most.
  • She doesn’t like cherries.
  • She dislikes taking shots.
  • Her height is 157cm.
  • Her shoe size is 22.5cm.
  • She always speaks in Osaka-ben.
  • Her highest level of education is junior college.
  • She studied to go to Osaka University.
  • She has a license to teach kindergarten.
  • Her strong suit is philosophy.
  • Her favorite thing to say is “Are you alright!?”
  • Her favorite motto is “Last one smiling is the winner!”
  • She’s a fan of Dreams Come True.
  • To display the correct kanji, you must type Ootsuka

Personality
  • She loves IQ tests.
  • She enjoys talking about love.
  • She’s spoiled.
  • She knows a lot of scary stories.
  • Her aim is to ease love.
  • She’s full of love.
  • She laughs when she watches horror films.
  • She writes her thoughts and feelings into her songs.


Personal Experiences
  • When she was much younger her boyfriend used to tell her that she had a weird voice so she forced it to change.
  • She has been to one of Yuzu’s live performances.
  • She has covered Yuzu’s Itsuka before.
  • Before her debut, she was in an all-girls group called HimawaRi.
  • She shared much of her first salary with her parents.
  • There have been times when people told her that she looked like Otsuka Ai.


Miscellaneous
  • Her piano teacher got mad at her when she didn’t want to play piano anymore (she was 4 years old).
  • She has two pet bunnies Choco and Cocoa.
  • Her lucky number is 9.
  • She has a vision of .02/20 so she wears contacts.
  • She’s cranky when she has stiff shoulders.
  • Her nostrils flare sometimes when she laughs.
  • She pats her head when she laughs.
  • Her father is somewhat of a peeping tom.
  • There are many people in the world who share her same name.
  • She doesn’t understand girl-talk.
  • She has tried training dolphins before.
  • She gets along best with people on October 23.
  • She loves mail.
  • To relieve stress she will talk with her friends and drink alcohol.
  • Her fashion comprises softer, loose, and more comfortable clothing.
  • Her favorite movies are the Child’s Play series.
  • Her parents often helped her with her homework when she was a child.
  • If she could be born again, she would want to be boy instead (having the same self-confidence).
  • The first CD she ever bought was Imai Miki’s PRIDE.
  • As a child she wanted to be a ballerina.
  • Her forte was science and mathematics.
  • She did not believe in Santa Claus when she was little.
  • Ai's top 3 horror films: 1.) Final Destination 3 2.) Saw 3.) Ring



Ai-chin’s Works
Songs and PVs
  • Her debut song was Momo no Hanabira.
  • A tentative title for her debut song was Momoiro (peach-colored) no Hanabira, but her feelings told her to delete the -iro.
  • The figurative image of the Momo (peach) is a sakura blossom.
  • She really likes both versions of Momo no Hanabira.
  • Her Sakuranbo picture book is very rare.
  • [LOVE PUNCH] is pronounced love ponchi, not love punch.
  • Sabakan is an abbreviation of Survival Company.
  • Sakuranbo and Happy Days are her “classmates”.
  • The Momo no Hanabira picture book was not limited edition.
  • In her album [LOVE PUNCH], the running playtime for pretty voice is 3: 33.
  • Her mother’s voice is recorded in Ishikawa Osaka Yuukou Jouyaku.
  • She wrote Always Together when she was 17 years old.
  • Her most original song is Kingyo Hanabi.
  • They took another picture for the [LOVE JAM] jacket cover, but they put too much jam on her face so they didn’t use it.
  • In Pon Pon, the word pon is said 302 times.
  • The running playtime for Daisuki Dayo. Is 4:44.
  • Daisuki Dayo. is about a girl whose boyfriend had died. (her real boyfriend didn’t die, by the way)
  • The running playtime for Pon Pon is 2:22.
  • Sensu is the 4th song she has ever written.
  • Kuroge Wagyuu Joushio Tanyaki 680-en is an actual dish on the menu in a restaurant called NoTe.
  • Kuroge Wagyuu Joushio Tanyaki 680-en was released on February 9th. (Meat Day)
  • The running playtime for SMILY is 3: 33.
  • Ramen 3-pun Cooking is approximately 3 minutes long.
  • Cherish is the 2nd song she has ever written.
  • The number 99 is associated commonly with [LOVE COOK] because of her birthday. (9/9)


Live Performances
  • Instead of calling for an encore during her live concerts, you say “Mou ikkai!”
  • You always do a piece sign when saying “Yay!”
  • When she sings “… Anata to atashi sakuranbo!” you always do the “Sakuranbo pose.” (with your fingers)
  • A change of tempo happens at least 2 times during SMILY.
  • At the end of Happy Days you always thrust your fist into the air while saying “Oi!” 3 times.
  • The name of her background band is 100LDK.
  • The drummer in Sakuranbo and Happy Days was originally the drummer in the band The Blue Hearts.
  • The keyboardist who helped Ai-chin arrange Pon Pon was originally in the band Sentimental Bus.
  • Her keyboardist is often called Charlie.
  • Charlie is the manager of his own coffee shop.
  • The bassist in Sakuranbo was originally in the band Mescaline Drive.
  • The drummer in LOVE COOK Tour is Kohta from JUDY AND MARY (submitted by Naru)

ai-r Jack
  • The usual greeting of her radio show Otsuka Ai no ai-r Jack is “Ponchiwa!” (I think I got that right)
  • “Ai is jacking up the radio,” hence ai-r Jack. (ai + radio Jack)
  • She often bites.
  • She excels in imitations.


Miscellaneous
  • She is a singer-songwriter.
  • She started writing songs only after her piano teacher told her that she sucked and commanded her to write.
  • She started composition when she was 15 years old.
  • Her catch-phrase is “Speaking of Ai, I’m Otsuka.”
  • Her song-arranger is Ikoman.
  • Her first impression of Ikoman was “a short old guy.”
  • She debuted on September 10, 2003.
  • She sent Daisuki Dayo. to avex as her demo-tape and won the audition.
  • She wrote her entry form to avex in pen (ink).
  • Her job involves a lot of desk work.
  • Most of her fans are passionate. (not mean!)
  • The person playing the role of her “boyfriend” in the Daisuki Dayo. PV is her manager. (no, he is not her real boyfriend)


What is LOVE-chan?
  • LOVE is Ai-chin’s original bunny character. LOVE chan
  • LOVE-chan has a tender personality.
  • LOVE-chan was born on February 2, 2003.
  • LOVE-chan was first brought up in a phone conversation Ai-chin made to avex.
  • LOVE-chan’s catch-phrase is “Speaking of bunny, I’m LOVE-chan.”
  • LOVE-chan is taxonomically a Netherland dwarf.
  • LOVE-chan’s diet consists of cheap sweets.
  • A LOVE-chan doll can be found somewhere in the world.


Last edited by Celsius005 on Apr 21, 2007 7:36 pm; edited 5 times in total
 
.::carlito::.
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 12:05 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 14 Oct 2006 Posts: 3609 Location: Melbourne, Australia
I have read everything!! Oh man, we're almost so alike! Love Well not the laughing at horror movies bit. That is freaky. She's very tomboyish in my opinion. I'm not saying that's a bad thing lol. I'm starting to lover her more and more!! She dislikes vegies? Wow, that's a surprise. If I ever meet her, then I have to be prepared for one big chat 0_o. Her foot is nearly as big as mine, wow(my shoe size is 9) and I'm about 20 or 15 cm taller (what's that in inches?) Thanks very much for this info. Much appreciated! Boogie
 
tsukiko
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 6:14 am Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 06 Oct 2006 Posts: 686 Location: Singapore
This profile compilation thing is wonderful! There were some things that got me feeling a little confused though...

Celsius005 wrote:
She doesn’t like cherries.

If she doesn't like cherries, why did she write Sakuranbo? LOL, she did say Sakuranbo is her "friend", but I don't really get that part.

Anyway, she sounds like such an optimistic person! Which is a really good thing though...but I expect I can't be good friends with her if I ever met her. I totally cannot stand horror movies! =X
 
Genni_lna
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 8:41 am Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 29 Oct 2005 Posts: 402 Location: Spain
Surprised Thank you so much for the info... very very very interesant!!!! Boogie Many information about Ai-chan! Love Ai has surprided me whit some things!!! Smile great!! Now, I can say that I meet Ai Otsuka a bit, hahaha. Thank you again!! Wink
A question, what is this??
Dislikes
Sport: dodgeball
I dont know what is that Confused
 
Celsius005
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 2:28 pm Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 23 May 2006 Posts: 685 Location: USA
tsukiko wrote:
If she doesn't like cherries, why did she write Sakuranbo? LOL, she did say Sakuranbo is her "friend", but I don't really get that part.
Actually she referred to Sakuranbo as her "classmate". Good point however--I suppose she must be making some sort of statement. I see it as a metaphor: she's comparing cherries to classmates. Classmates aren't necessarily your friends but they're always there anyway, just like cherries (to her) I guess. She doesn't like cherries but she must feel that she's surrounded by them, which refers to another metaphorical comparison in her song. She often wore black clothing, almost gothic-like during her live performances of Sakuranbo so there must be that indirect hint of dislike to cherries possibly. Sakuranbo
The same can be said about Happy Days if you consider that we're all surrounded by happy days. Nod

Do you all realize what this means? Lainay's aimotichannelaimotemoticon is godly cool now!! Sakuranbo
 
madgirlslovesong
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 3:07 pm Reply with quote
ユメクイ ユメクイ
Joined: 23 Sep 2005 Posts: 1137 Location: USA
Awesome! Absolutely amazing! I'm saving this as a file on my computer. Thanks so much for taking the time to compile all of this!

There are so many things that I have in common with Ai. Also, so many things that I did not know. It's really awesome to read this. You get a sense that you actually have met her and know her personally. How badly I wish for a friend like Ai. She is truly an amazing person. Love

Genni_lna, dodgeball is a sport where basically people line up facing each other and throw balls at each other. You have to "dodge" getting hit by the ball, and the team with the most players left standing wins. (At least that's how I remember it...) I don't blame Ai. I hate that sport, too! Sneeze
 
Genni_lna
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 4:42 pm Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 29 Oct 2005 Posts: 402 Location: Spain
madgirlslovesong wrote:
Genni_lna, dodgeball is a sport where basically people line up facing each other and throw balls at each other. You have to "dodge" getting hit by the ball, and the team with the most players left standing wins. (At least that's how I remember it...) I don't blame Ai. I hate that sport, too! Sneeze

wow!! in spanish, that sport name is "balón prisionero", I know now what is dodgeball, thank you so mucho for the info, madgirlslovesong. I like the sport, but there are many people stronger that plays dodgeball and I dont like that then xD this is a danger!! hahaha
Thanks again! ^^
 
.::carlito::.
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 5:43 pm Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 14 Oct 2006 Posts: 3609 Location: Melbourne, Australia
Yea I'm good at dodgeball. I'm only good with evasion though lol. I have the crappest accuracy of throwing the ball. Laughing
 
kei
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 7:52 pm Reply with quote
大好きだよ。 大好きだよ。
Joined: 20 Sep 2006 Posts: 222 Location: currently in indo
whoa.. this is very interesting and funny. so many things that i don't know before. it tickles me a bit when i read this.
Celsius005 wrote:
When she was much younger her boyfriend used to tell her that she had a weird voice so she forced it to change.

i just wondering what kind of voice she had. and, does she have a boyfriend now?
Celsius005 wrote:
The drummer in Sakuranbo and Happy Days was originally the drummer in the band The Blue Hearts.

haha, thanks for this information. this drummer get my attention. not mentioned anything, but because this drummer hair style is very interesting.
anyway, i know that ai otsuka is just human, but she has a lot of unique things. thanks for you Celcius005 and eyn
 
caffeinated
Posted: Nov 03, 2006 9:30 pm Reply with quote
クムリウタ クムリウタ
Joined: 07 Feb 2006 Posts: 362 Location: Vancouver, CA.
Thanks for posting this up. Smile
It had quite a few things I didn't know. I'm surprised that she dislikes cherries; I just can't tell looking at Sakuranbo. ^^;
And Cherish was her 2nd song ever? @_@ Unbelievable, it's so good!~
 
Jester
Posted: Nov 04, 2006 3:37 am Reply with quote
フレンジャー フレンジャー
Joined: 27 Feb 2006 Posts: 844 Location: Canada
This is great! Happy
I actually didn't know all of these little tidbits about Ai Otsuka; I just play her songs an obscene amount of times and melt watching her PVs. Haha, amazing; this girl just gets better and better. Thanks for bringing all of this into the light!
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Nov 04, 2006 4:29 am Reply with quote
ポケット ポケット
Joined: 09 Oct 2006 Posts: 2497 Location: USA
.::carlito::. wrote:
Yea I'm good at dodgeball. I'm only good with evasion though lol. I have the crappest accuracy of throwing the ball. Laughing

oh gosh, me too. Sad
no one can hit me, but i cant throw the ball worth crud Crying
not only can i not aim, but i'm weak so i can't throw hard either No
oh well, i don't like dodgeball. me and ai don't like it because we're small and it's scary Oh noes

we are pretty similar though. i am much like a virgo, and we are close to the same size, too. Nod i think we would get along Boogie


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tsukiko
Posted: Nov 04, 2006 5:02 am Reply with quote
Planetarium Planetarium
Joined: 06 Oct 2006 Posts: 686 Location: Singapore
That's a pretty good explanation, Celsius005, I guess Ai-chin really lives up to her name for being so poetic and mysterious in her writing! Haha, but it does get a little ironic that the song is so happy-sounding when she's actually singing about something/somebody she doesn't like. Interesting, interesting! I like dodge ball! Sometimes, we call it poison ball here. Like, we'll get poisoned by the ball if we get hit.
 
.::carlito::.
Posted: Nov 04, 2006 5:06 am Reply with quote
クラゲ, 流れ星 クラゲ, 流れ星
Joined: 14 Oct 2006 Posts: 3609 Location: Melbourne, Australia
KerushiiAi wrote:
we are pretty similar though. i am much like a virgo, and we are close to the same size, too. Nod i think we would get along Boogie

I know, so similar. Wow. Laughing Well can you top my interests of hip hop, rock, and J-pop at the same time? Probably not. Laughing Well, despite my height, I am still very afraid of heights and I'm pretty skinny. Laughing So only big difference is your one year older than me right?
 
Genni_lna
Posted: Nov 04, 2006 5:59 am Reply with quote
SMILY SMILY
Joined: 29 Oct 2005 Posts: 402 Location: Spain
tsukiko wrote:
Interesting, interesting! I like dodge ball! Sometimes, we call it poison ball here. Like, we'll get poisoned by the ball if we get hit.

Yes, here, we will get poisoned too, haha, but, if the ball hit you and it had been throw whit strong, you recieve a big blow Sneeze xDD
 
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