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Today I'd like to present you translations of a selection of legendary tweets connecting Mr. Hirasawa to the character Hirasawa Yui from the manga/anime K-On!. (Incidentally, the characters in K-On! have last names derived from those of P-Model members and other musicians.) This Twitter incident also serves as a prime example of TsunderesawaHirasawa's (supposed) love/hate relationship with Twitter.

26 Oct. 2009:


たいしたこと書いてないのに3280人とはどういうことだ?おい。
I'm not writing anything of value, so why do I have 3,280 followers? Hey.

間違えてないか?私は平沢進だぞ。平沢唯じゃない。
Are you sure you haven't made a mistake? I am Hirasawa Susumu. I am not Hirasawa Yui.

あらー、4,000越えてしまった。悪い冗談だ。私をそっとしておいて。
Oh hey, I've passed 4,000 followers. What a terrible joke. Just leave me alone.

平沢唯って書いたから?それならお気の毒に。場所間違えてますよ。もっかい書いてみよう。平沢唯。情けない・・・・・
Is it because I wrote "Hirasawa Yui"? If so, I'm sorry, you're in the wrong place. Lemme try writing it again: Hirasawa Yui. Pitiful...

違うんだーーーー!!!私はそんなんじゃない!!!
No, that's wrooonnnnggg!!! I'm not like that!!!


Hirasawa then tries another approach:

平沢進というのは分かりにくくて不親切で憎たらしいんだ。あんたが期待している男じゃない。さあ、回れ右!!!
Hirasawa Susumu is hard to understand, mean, and hateful. Not the man you're expecting. Now do an about-face!

こっちみんなーーー!!!(C)あんどう蒼
Don't look at meeee!!! (c) Andoh Sou

増えるなーー!!
Stop increasiiiiing!!

ほっといてくれ
Please leave me alone.

平沢進というのは「な~に~?この音楽、きもちわるい」とか、そういう類だから。かわいくないから。
Because Hirasawa Susumu is the type people describe as "Whaaaat? This music is disgusting." Because I'm not cute.

友達減るから。
Because you'll lose friends.


Realizing that the self-deprecating approach might be getting old, he switches strategies again:

私が「平沢唯」と書いたことにより、多くの皆様を誤った場所に導いてしまったことを深くお詫び申し上げますから。
Okay, I will most humbly express my sincere regret that I accidentally lead many of you to the wrong place by writing "Hirasawa Yui."

重ねてお詫び申し上げますから。
Again, I apologize most humbly.

これで減るかどうか試してみよう。「平沢進」
Let's see if this will get the numbers to drop: "Hirasawa Susumu."


The next day:

一夜にして3000人増?悪夢だ。
3000 more followers overnight? This is a nightmare.


Haha! The fact that his name was the source material for Hirasawa Yui and/or the fact that his tweets about Hirasawa Yui inspired people to make stories, comics, etc. about Mr. Hirasawa discovering he actually has (2D OR NOT 2D!) children in an anime led to the following tweet:

8 Nov. 2009:
「元ネタ」と呼ばれて生きる。それは私のせいじゃない。
I'm leading a life where I'm referred to as the 'source material.' That is not my fault.


For some reason I am most amused by his warning that if you follow him on Twitter you'll lose friends. What.

No subject.

Date: 26 May 2011 20:18 (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
"平沢進というのは「な~に~?この音楽、きもちわるい」とか、そういう類だから。かわいくないから。
Because Hirasawa Susumu is the type people describe as "Whaaaat? This music is disgusting." Because I'm not cute."

What. Actually, as I don't understand japanese, I can't go and find the opinion of the japanese people about that artist or any other, I guess I'm lost with my free and natural point of vue then.
But I'd be glad to have more articles about Hirasawa Susumu's popularity in Japan, how his music is generally seen, to whom he's compared, etc.