A circle of friends connected by gut touch! The “FIST BUMP” corner of the radio program “GRAND MARQUEE” features people who live and enjoy Tokyo in a relay format.
On August 24, model and influencer Ran-san appeared on the show, introduced by Shogo-san of the vintage clothing store “Fukaroku” in Koenji. We asked her about how she came to be active in Japan, what surprised her when she came to Japan, and her recommendations for places and trends in Japan and Korea.
I taught myself Japanese. I got good at it when I was talking with my friends.
Celeina (MC): First of all, I would like to make a little appeal.
Takano (MC): Appeal time, let’s start!
Celeina: We share the same birthday! I’m much older than her, but we have the same birthday on March 7!
Ran: Hello! We are friends.
Celeina: We are Pisces mates. We have the same star sign.
Ran: Hello! I’m Ran.
Celeina: Cute (laughs). Thank you very much.
Ran: It’s my pleasure.
Takano: Just because we share the same birthday, it makes us feel a little closer.
Takano: Also, Celeina is checking out TikTok.
Celeina: That’s right. I’ve seen your TikTok.
Ran: You’re lying!
Celeina: Yesterday, when your name came up, I said “Ran-sama~! when your name came up.
Ran: Thank you. Thank you very much.
Takano: Do you often appear on the radio?
Ran: No, it’s been a while. Yes, it’s been a while.
Celeina: Have you ever been on the radio in Korea?
Ran: In Korea, I am usually a student and have never been involved in this kind of activity.
Takano: Only in Japan, such influencer activities?
Ran: Yes, yes, yes.
Takano: It draws me in a bit (laughs). Good talk.
Celeina: For those of you who are new to Ran, what was it that brought you to Japan and got you started?
Ran: I started SNS in Korea about 2 or 3 years ago, and from the beginning, my Japanese fans gradually increased. Then I was approached by my current agency, and I decided to come to Japan to work.
Celeina: Wow! Did you study Japanese from there?
Ran: I never studied it. I just talked with my Japanese friends and it was kind of cool.
Takano: That’s amazing! Is there such a thing?
Ran: Here it is.
Takano: (laughs). It was here!
Celeina: Cool, Ran.
Takano: When did you come to Japan?
Ran: Just about a year ago. I came last June.
Takano: And you’ve been living in Japan since then?
Takano: That’s amazing. But if you can speak this much Japanese, it’s no problem at all.
Celeina: It’s not like you’ve been watching or reading Japanese anime or manga, right?
Ran: No, I always liked Japanese anime.
Celeina: Wow, really?
Ran: I have always liked anime. But when I was watching it, I didn’t learn to speak Japanese. So …… talent.
Celeina: I mean talent (laughs).
Takano: By the way, what kind of anime did you like?
Ran: I still watch a lot of anime, but my favorite is “Saiki Kusuo no Ψ難.
Celeina: What anime have you watched recently?
Ran: A little recently, I watched the latest season of “Hero Academia” (“My Hero Academia”). I like it a lot.
Takano: I would like to receive messages from people who like the same anime.
Ran: I’d like that. Please do.