Popolo March 2019

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Yamada Ryosuke

Handmade chocolate, yes? or no?

Yes, of course! I can’t just receive anything, because receiving handmade chocolate made with all your might would make me happy and it’s special. Even if it’s not very good that’s not a problem at all, I don’t care if it’s a bit burnt. Even if you mess it up in some way I’ll still eat it, I’m sure that I will love it!

Friend chocolate and obligatory chocolate, yes? or no?

I’ve never received any obligatory chocolate apart from the ones from my family (lol). Obligatory chocolate and friend chocolate aren’t necessary. Because, what does it mean~? It’s best to only give true love chocolate to the person you like! So I don’t need it ♪

Showy chocolate made for uploading to social media, yes? or no?

No! Because, people worry too much about how it looks, it’s not something that should be shown to other people. It’s special so it should be kept to yourself! They gave it their all to make it for you so, even if it looks bad its fine. I would take a photo of any chocolate.

“My chocolate” a present to myself, yes? or no?

Is it a reward for me!? I think it’s the best. I say that but, I often reward myself too (lol). As a reply on White Day I’d buy bath salts and I’d use the opportunity to buy some for myself so we’d both have the same!

Reverse chocolate, yes? or no?

(t/n: this is where the boy gives chocolate to the girl instead)

Absolutely no way! Valentine’s Day is not that kind of day (lol). It’s the day where girls express their feelings to boys right? So we have to protect that decision! Because boys get nervous, let us at least enjoy this day~!

The 8 members are cheering for you

Because Valentine’s Day is a day of confessions, it’s no problem to bring out all of your courage! I wonder whether you will take that step forward or not. If you’re confused you can’t confess so, it’s best to act straight away without thinking!The boys are waiting for you!

 

Chinen Yuri

Handmade chocolate, yes? or no?

Handmade ones have more feeling in them than store bought ones so I think they’re better. If I received them, I don’t like chocolate, something easy to eat like truffles is better. If you give me something other than chocolate as a present I’ll be worried about how to reply so I don’t want that (Lol).

Friend chocolate and obligation chocolate, yes? or no?

To change things in the favour of the day’s economy, true love chocolate is essential, but it’s better to also buy chocolate to give to lots of other people too. Because the people who receive them will also have to give something in return. I’ve received a lot of friend chocolate and obligation chocolate.

Showy chocolate made for uploading to social media, yes? or no?

I think impact is more important. But, if it’s just friend chocolate then it’s a yes but it’s a no for true love chocolate. If true love chocolate is really fancy, then it has an “I’d rather you take a photo than eat it” feeling. The important thing isn’t the appearance, it’s simply the taste (Lol).

“My chocolate” a present to myself, yes? or no?

It’s nice to reward myself when I do my best, because it seems like I’ll be able to do my best for it. Not fancy chocolate, I think clothes or anything is fine. Unfortunately, I have never had the experience of giving myself chocolate before~(Lol).

Reverse chocolate, yes? or no?

(t/n: this is where the boy gives chocolate to the girl instead)

Because it’s a day that gives you the chance to tell the person you like how you feel, I think it’s fine that boys and girls both get their chance. Because reverse chocolate isn’t something everyone does, don’t you think it’s a strategy to really surprise the girl you like~(Lol)?

The 8 members are cheering for you

If you’re expressing your feelings to the person you like pass them the chocolate with your own hands. When you can’t build up the courage and ask your friends, attaching your name and a card is best. Even if it’s just a one-line message, because it’s something to make the receiver happy you’ll be able to do your best!

 

Nakajima Yuto

Handmade chocolate, yes? or no?

If you made handmade chocolate for me I’d feel happy, and I’d think it’s cute that you spent so much time making it for me but, I’d be a bit put off if a girl I hardly knew made me handmade chocolate. But it would be fine for your dad to eat it (Lol).

Friend chocolate and obligation chocolate, yes? or no?

It’s nice to see my friends giving it, I don’t hate sweet things so, I think I’m lucky when I receive obligation chocolate. But, if you give obligation chocolate, giving it in a half-hearted way is no good! Because even if I receive it, it will feel bad.

Showy chocolate made for uploading to social media, yes? or no?

Maybe this has become the norm lately but, that makes it too good to eat. And, if you follow your friends on their SNS, exposing the kinds of things you got is embarrassing~ right.

“My chocolate” a present to myself, yes? or no?

When I buy a present for someone, it becomes something that I want too so, maybe, if a chocolate catches my eye and I think that I want it, I think that’s the one. If I bought one for myself, I think a mature bitter chocolate with a gentle flavour would be nice.

Reverse chocolate, yes? or no?

(t/n: this is where the boy gives chocolate to the girl instead)

To be honest, as a man I hate that the stores are lined with chocolates made to draw the girls in but, I’d do my best to find a chocolate that matched my image of the girl, and confess to her straight out like “It’s true love chocolate”. Ah~ I want to give it a try!

The 8 members are cheering for you

I think it’s important to take power from this event and confess. If you can’t say it normally, then it’s better to take the chance, this is the time to be ready!And if, your confession gets turned down, you can eat the chocolate yourself as you cry!

 

Arioka Daiki

Handmade chocolate, yes? or no?

Handmade chocolate has a special feeling to it, it feels like it’s something you only get on Valentine’s Day. Just, I’d be happy if it was something splendid feeling and delicate but, marzipan is tricky. I like things that are decorated in that shredded paper looking stuff though (Lol).

Friend chocolate and obligation chocolate, yes? or no?

Because I like chocolate, I’m happy to receive it no matter what kind it is. When I happened to go into a convenience store on Valentine’s Day, I received an unexpected chocolate and it make me happy. It was just part of some campaign though (Lol).

Showy chocolate made for uploading to social media, yes? or no?

I don’t hate showy chocolate but, I kinda hate the shape and, even if it doesn’t look gorgeous, I won’t care at all, instead I think that kind is better because it has more flavour. Because he most important thing is the feelings of the girl that made it for me!

“My chocolate” a present to myself, yes? or no?

Of course I’d be happy to receive it from someone else! I like blocks of chocolate but, I buy those a lot normally. But, when I finish work after a long day, I’ll buy something as a treat for myself.

Reverse chocolate, yes? or no?

(t/n: this is where the boy gives chocolate to the girl instead)

I’d like to try making homemade as well but, I can’t so, I’d buy her a unique chocolate that I think would make her happy. When you get something from her, I’d say “I’ve actually prepared something too” and do an exchange, “I wanted to eat our chocolate together” I’d say!

The 8 members are cheering for you

Go with something like inviting them to the park, or something like when you’re on the way home with a group of friends and you suddenly give it in front of everyone, I like both of these ideas~(Lol). Even if you don’t choose one of these, you’ll be able to express your feelings enough by being embarrassed!

 

Takaki Yuya

Handmade chocolate, yes? or no?

I’d be happy to receive anything handmade from the girl I like. But that’s because I don’t like sweet things. Long ago I’d get a lot of chocolate and cookies but, because I didn’t eat them I’d give them to my family and just accept the feelings. Right now I want a scarf.

Friend chocolate and obligation chocolate, yes? or no?

When I was at school I’d get obligation chocolate from the girls in my class~. Because everyone in my class got on really well they’d give it out in a friendly way like “Here”, that was fun! But, it’s nice getting friend chocolate from my female friends but, not from my male friends (Lol).

Showy chocolate made for uploading to social media, yes? or no?

Even if it’s showy and even if it’s all decorated, it’s fine if she gave her all to making it. You’re free to care about SNS too. I say that but, because I don’t care how it looks it doesn’t matter! If I accept it then I’ll take a photo of it.

“My chocolate” a present to myself, yes? or no?

At school and at work, it seemed like some of the people I hung out with would buy chocolate, I get tired without realising so taking in that sugar helps me feel better (Lol). Because I like wine, I buy it as a treat for myself!

Reverse chocolate, yes? or no?

(t/n: this is where the boy gives chocolate to the girl instead)

If there was a girl I liked, I guess she’d want to the attack to come from the boy’s side too. It’s said that these days there are a lot of “vegetarian men” but, I think it’s good to show more of a carnivorous part too. So, I’d be happy no matter who does the confessing!

The 8 members are cheering for you

Try putting chocolate on your finger and saying “Here, lick it off”. Maybe this kind of thing is impossible but, it’s because I want you do your best to express this kind of feeling! Have a bit more confidence in yourselfand express your feelings.

 

Inoo Kei

Handmade chocolate, yes? or no?

Handmade chocolate comes with conditions attached (Lol). If it’s from someone I’m close to then it’s OK, if it’s from someone I barely know then I’d want to turn them down. If I got something other than chocolate… If it’s from a cute girl then anything (Lol). No, at the moment I want some sneakers!

Friend chocolate and obligation chocolate, yes? or no?

To be honest I don’t like chocolate so, friends and obligations both are OK (Lol). But, because they go to a lot of effort to do me a favour, it they give it to me I will accept. I’ve never received any obligation chocolate in the past so, I want to experience the feeling.

Showy chocolate made for uploading to social media, yes? or no?

I guess I can understand the feelings of being conscious of making it for uploading to SNS. If I made it myself I’d want lots of people to tell me “That’s great”. If people would go to the effort of looking at it for me, I’d take a picture together with the chocolate, and I’d want to make a cute post~(Lol).

“My chocolate” a present to myself, yes? or no?

Treating yourself to things like “My chocolate” is great too. Because it’s just for me, the best thing is being able to do whatever I like (lol). Eating delicious things, or buying clothes is good too, so it’s whatever I like~(Lol)!

Reverse chocolate, yes? or no?

(t/n: this is where the boy gives chocolate to the girl instead)

I want to give the girl I like a present too! Not the kind of chocolate they sell in stores, I’d cover my entire body with chocolate and I would be the reverse chocolate. And then I’d say “If you don’t eat me quickly I’ll melt~♥” (Lol).

The 8 members are cheering for you

It’s actually no good to just use an approach on actual Valentine’s Day. Because it’s important to work hard every day, the point is to show them your kindness in everyday life.So, on the day gather your courage and confess. Because you only get this once in your lifetime you can do your best~!

 

Yaotome Hikaru

Handmade chocolate, yes? or no?

Handmade chocolate, feels like it’s just the original chocolate in a different shape (Lol). If you’re going to make something homemade then you’re better off making cookies. I didn’t really like chocolate when I was in elementary school and I’d say “Give me handmade cookies”.

Friend chocolate and obligation chocolate, yes? or no?

Because I’m happy even if is obligation chocolate. When I was in school I got lots of obligation chocolate. People would hand out lots of little bite sized chocolates and it felt like getting chocolate on Halloween. It’s fun getting all worked up for an event and I like it.

Showy chocolate made for uploading to social media, yes? or no?

Apart from whether or not I want to eat it, I think I want to enjoy it with my eyes. But, there are showy chocolates that taste good too. Perhaps, if I got an incredibly huge, showy chocolate, I’d be worried about what to do with it (Lol).

“My chocolate” a present to myself, yes? or no?

Because I buy snacks for myself too. Even if I look for it in the catering I buy it for myself too. If I’m getting a present for myself I’d prefer a mont blanc to chocolate. I didn’t used to like sweets that much but now that I’ve grown up I feel like I’ve become a sweet tooth.

Reverse chocolate, yes? or no?

(t/n: this is where the boy gives chocolate to the girl instead)

Because if a boy gave chocolate to a girl then I don’t think it would be Valentine’s Day anymore. If I was confessing, I’d want to confess at a time I decided on and not rely on some event. At a non-event time!

The 8 members are cheering for you

Try to hit them with your honest feelings. It’s fine to write your feelings in a letter too. Not on SNS, it seems effective hand write your feelings in a letter, analogue style. Because I’m happy when I get letters too. Good luck!

 

Yabu Kota

Handmade chocolate, yes? or no?

Something with a character on it, or something cute would be nice. But, I’m not about getting handmade chocolate from someone I don’t know. Because I’m the type that’s not about eating homemade cooking of people that I never got along with… Because handmade chocolate build a relationship of trust I want to accept it.

Friend chocolate and obligation chocolate, yes? or no?

Because I think “You aren’t obligated to me at all” (Lol). I think it’s fine to give obligation chocolate to the people you owe a lot too or to give friend chocolate to your female friends. But boys are different. I want you to understand the complicated feelings of a boy who had to reply to obligation chocolate (Lol).

Showy chocolate made for uploading to social media, yes? or no?

Because you end up forgetting the taste but, showy chocolate leaves an impression.  If you take a picture, there’s a record. I still have pictures of the things I made when I was in elementary school. I think things that leave an impression are great.

“My chocolate” a present to myself, yes? or no?

Because I never really buy anything for myself but, I think chocolate has a special feeling. Catering often buy them, and I sample them and choose but, of course they’re delicious (Lol). And delicious chocolate raises your spirits too right?

Reverse chocolate, yes? or no?

(t/n: this is where the boy gives chocolate to the girl instead)

If the boy is going to confess, isn’t it better to do it on White Day? But, whether they’re replying to obligation or a confessing, it’s hard to tell… (Lol). If I confessed, I’d confess with no relation to a special event. I can’t wait until the special event~!

The 8 members are cheering for you

Because this is your chance have courage and do your best.But, I don’t really want to cheer you on. Coz, why aren’t I the guy you like? I’m jealous. I don’t think you should like those other boys, fall in love with me (Lol).

Author: Claire

Almost 30-year-old Australian. I've been in love with JE idols for 10 years now. Started with Arashi, moved on to JUMP and recently I've fallen in love with Ebi. I started studying Japanese with a tutor after I graduated university, and have been teaching myself ever since. I lived in the Japanese countryside and taught English at primary and middle school for two years. Currently back in Australia, working as a speech therapist and am about to get married~!

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