Category Archives: Articles & Interviews

“It’s an outburst of crunch” [Fanbox blog post, 26/07/2021]

Original [free] A translation of Ane’s latest blog post in the FANBOX, where she talks about an illustration she did as commission she received on her skeb. I dunno, I’m in crunch time.I don’t know why… I can’t get my schedule to work.Ane here. Sorry, that’s why there is no Sisters Radio today.Next time, please support me as I fight…. Read more »

“O Ma To Me” (BUTAOTOME blog post, 29/01/2016)

Original post This is an old post from the old BUTAOTOME blog, where Ranko talked about the Omatome tracks. I’ve decided to (re)translate it because I’m currently translating this album. (it will take a while since it’s 13 tracks, tho) Good evening, Ranko here. Omatome~!!!!! Yeee!!! It’ll be released the day after tomorrooooooow!!!!It’s nice to hear these tracks in one… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – Ranko’s recommended spots in Tokyo [07/07/2021]

Original post In this month’s Daily Bibibi column, Ranko talks about her favorite places in Tokyo! For the readers who are in or visited Japan: have you ever been to these places? Hi there, Daily Bibibi readers. I’m Ranko, the vocalist of BUTAOTOME. In this series of articles, I’m going to introduce you to things that I like, as I… Read more »

Exist twinkle white [December 2011] (SHORT SUMMARY)

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First of all, special thanks to Yoruri, who bought the book and shared pictures of the relevant pages with me! I’m sorry that I’m not able to publish a full translation. This interview comes from the book Exist twinkle white by the circle Exist twinkle. It was published on December 30, 2011, at Comiket 81. This book is currently unavailable… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – Ranko introduces her top 5 chocolate mint sweets! [20/05/2021]

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Original post In her monthly Bibibi column, Ranko talks about her favorite ice cream flavor, chocolate mint! Hi there, Daily Bibibi readers. I’m Ranko, the vocalist of BUTAOTOME.In this series of articles, I’m going to introduce you to things that I like, as I like them. This time, I would like to talk about “chocolate mint”. I think the reason… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – The origin of the word “socks” is “underwear worn inside shoes”!? [22/04/2021]

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Original post In this month’s Daily Bibibi feature, Ranko talks about her favorite fashion item, socks! Hi there, Daily Bibibi readers. I’m Ranko, the vocalist of BUTAOTOME.In this series of articles, I’m going to introduce you to things that I like, as I like them. This time, I’d like to talk about “socks”. Socks are good~ Even if your tops… Read more »

“Interesting Curses” [Fanbox blog post, 20/04/2021]

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Original post [free to read] A translation of Ane’s latest blog post, where she talks about the latest PV for Hakidasu Aka among other things. TL note: I know this sounds like some kind of “keikaku means plan” meme, but “kiatsu” means “atmospheric pressure”. If you follow BUTAOTOME members on Twitter, you probably have noticed that they constantly talk about… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – Umeboshi lovers should go to Solamachi!? [22/03/2021]

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Original post I apologize for posting it only now, but Ranko didn’t tweet this article until yesterday, so I missed it (tho, I discovered it on Sunday and started the translation on that day).Anyway, for her monthly Daily Bibibi feature, she talks about her favorite food, umeboshi! Hi there, Daily Bibibi readers. I’m Ranko, the vocalist of BUTAOTOME.This is a… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – Godzilla from the Heisei series is cuter than “Shin Godzilla”!? [26/02/2021]

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Original Here is a translation of the newest article Ranko wrote for Daily Bibibi. This time, she talks about Godzilla! Hello, Daily Bibibi readers. My name is Ranko, and I’m the vocalist of BUTAOTOME.This is a series of articles in which I introduce things I like in the way I like them. If you read my last article, thank you… Read more »

“Daihinmin/Daifugou CD production talks” [Fanbox blog post, 18/02/2021]

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Original post [available only to BUTAOTOME Fanbox subscribers] A translation of The Sis’ latest blog post, where she talked about the design of Daihinmin and Daifugou. Note: I’ve omitted some images that were in the original article and replaced them with a description. Ane here. We published a CD called “Daihinmin” at Reitaisai 2018, and a CD called “Daihinmin” at… Read more »