aikat was very kind to share a KAT-TUN love letter gadget thingy in this post (try it if you haven't yet!). Seeing that the letters are ~*amazing*~ and full of much love, I decided to compile all the versions of the letters available and translate them seeing as loads of people couldn't make out anything in their letters besides the guys' names (^▽^;)
HOW IT WORKS: For each letter, I've written the Japanese text followed by a translation in English. Note that there while there are templates for each letter, there ARE variables I have noticed such as guys' names, place names and some object names. (e.g. Ebisu instead of Roppongi, a penlight instead of a fan, etc.) I've translated the first version of each template that I come across, if you'd like to post an accurate translation of your own letter on your blog or whatever, you can leave your letter in the comments and I will let you know if anything differs. Also, I've highlighted where your name should go and the guys' names as well so you can edit the names as they are in your letter. (o^-^o)
If you received a letter that hasn't been posted/translated yet, let me know and I'll do what I can.
Hope you enjoy and this took time and effort so comments are much appreciated! ♥
P.S. I know it sounds really stupid to keep repeating "name-chan" or "[KAT-TUN member's full name]" in English but I decided to translate as directly as possible. That's why sentences may seem kind of...stunted. You should know if you read Jweb translations. 8D
EDIT: I have just discovered NEWS and Kanjani8 versions. The letter templates are the same, but there is a greater variety of names/places/objects/dates. Like with the KAT-TUN ones, if you'd like me to translate your K8 or NEWS love letter, drop me a comment. (o^-^o)
EDIT 2: Okay, I'll be fair. 8D Here's Arashi, the whole of JE, Johnny's Juniors, Hey!Say!JUMP, Kis-My-Ft2, NO BORDER...........Tohoshinki?
Um...the truth is, I had a talk with Tanaka Kouki yesterday, and he had something which he wanted to express to you no matter what...
Tanaka Kouki said he's in love with NAME-chan.
He asked me to let you know...
Previously we all hung out at TBS together, right?
He said that he fell in love with NAME-chan when you were hanging out together at the time.
NAME-chan...are you in love with Tanaka Kouki?
Um, that is, it's difficult to say but, I...Tanaka Kouki's my friend, and we've been friends for a long time, but I'm in love with NAME-chan too!
No...I don't give a damn about Tanaka Kouki.
I want to be with NAME-chan, I love you so much I can't take it!
I guess you've rejected me, and that's natural, huh.
But my feelings of love for NAME-chan won't lose out to anyone.
You remember, don't you?
When we were both kids, we went to TV Asahi without telling our parents and bought fans to give to each other.
Even now that fan is a treasure to me.
On the 1st of March at 6pm, I'll wait for you at TV Asahi with that treasure.
Because I'll wait for you forever...
To my beloved NAME-chan
I miss you.
We just saw each other today but I want to see you again because there's something I want to tell you...
This time I'd like to properly express the words I never could say.
TV Asahi that I went with NAME-chan to
NTV that I went with NAME-chan to
The Johnny's office that I went with NAME-chan to
The CD album I bought with NAME-chan
The stage costume I bought with NAME-chan
The fan I bought with NAME-chan
I want to hold hands and walk together with you.
I want to feel NAME-chan's warmth one more time...
NAME-chan is neccessary for my future.
Please, break up with Kamenashi Kazuya and date me.
We've met very few times, and not spoken much either, but it's like I'm in a daze and can't think of anything but NAME-chan.
I'm the one who's most shocked that I could ever fall in love with someone like this.
It's strange that by the time I realized it, I was looking for nothing but NAME-chan's figure in Roppongi, NTV, and the Johnny's shop, even though I knew you weren't there.
This morning when I saw you, there were countless times I wanted to talk to you, countless times I thought how much I wanted to tell you how I feel...
But I couldn't.
I cannot be in love with someone any more, I am not qualified to be in love with someone.
I cannot achieve happiness any more...
But I had to express these feelings no matter what.
Ueda Tatsuya said he has an interest in NAME-chan.
If it's my closest friend Ueda Tatsuya, I think he will definitely be able to make NAME-chan happy.
I have one favour to ask though, that's okay right?
Those fans that NAME-chan likes, I did my best and made one by hand.
I think I'll send it to your home on the 28th of February. It would be great if you would receive it happily...
Thank you for reading till the very end.
I love you so much. From Akanishi Jin
今は亀梨 和也と付き合ってるって、赤西 仁に聞いた。
This may be about a long time ago, but I think you should remember?
It's Tanaka Kouki, who you dated about 3 years ago.
We dated for a very short time so you may not have thought of me as a lover though...
I thought of you as my lover.
We've only been able to pass each other by, and I haven't been able to contact you, but there's something I wanted to tell NAME-chan no matter what, so I am writing this letter.
I'm sorry. First let me apologize.
At that time I selfishly...selfishly...gave you a lot of trouble, didn't I.
I broke up with you using the reason that I was too selfish...
The me that's become a little more of an adult now, really regrets this.
I'm really sorry.
And the me of right now, no matter how much I want to forget about NAME-chan and give up, cannot do so.
Now I've come to realize how important a presence you were to me...
Even now I am unchangeably - no, I am even more in love with you than I used to be.
I heard from Akanishi Jin that you're now dating Kamenashi Kazuya.
If I am a burden to you, please throw this letter away immediately.
And then I want you to forget about me.
But, if there is even the slightest possibility...
I'll be waiting for you at 6pm on the 28th of February at the Johnny's shop, I'll be waiting forever.
From Tanaka Kouki
NAMEちゃんが上田 竜也の事が好きだって事は亀梨 和也から聞いてて知ってるけど、俺の気持ちをどうしても伝えておきたくて・・・。
You're probably shocked at suddenly getting delivered a letter like this, huh.
The truth is, since the first day we met there's always been feelings I've wanted to express to you, so I'm going to just muster my courage and write this!
The first time I met NAME-chan was at Fuji TV, do you still remember?
You saw me worrying about the penlight that I should have taken care of properly but carelessly dropped somewhere and helped to look for it together; I was really happy.
At that time, I was so nervous I couldn't say anything but a curt thank you, but from that time onwards I became interested in NAME-chan...
I know NAME-chan likes Ueda Tatsuya because I was told by Kamenashi Kazuya, but I had to express my feelings no matter what...
Though I'm this kind of person...I want you to go out with me!
That may be an impossible request, but I'll do my best and become more and more charming.
At 6pm on the 28th of February I'll be waiting for you in Ebisu, so I'd like to hear your reply.
From Nakamaru Yuichi
田中 聖や亀梨 和也が、NAMEちゃんの事を好きだって聞いちゃって、取られなくないって思って4度目の告白。。。
The first time I met you was at the Johnny's office, wasn't it?
At that time it was love at first sight.
I seriously fell in love with NAME-chan's smile.
Up till now I've confessed to you three times, huh...
But those times I was rejected...I guess I've got bad timing huh...
The gentle words you'd say to me when I was so busy I was troubled, your heart that worried for me when my physical condition was bad and I was going through painful times...
Even if I think I should give up on you, I've seriously fallen in love with you.
I overheard that Tanaka Kouki and Kamenashi Kazuya like NAME-chan, so this is my fourth confession thinking that I'm not going to be able to get you...
You're thinking I'm being so typically persistent, huh...
But that's okay.
I will continue to feel for NAME-chan.
The CD album NAME-chan gave me will be my treasure forever.
I believe there will come a time when you will finally look at me.
中丸 雄一、田中 聖ばかり見てないでもっと俺を見て欲しいんだ！
Why is it NAME-chan won't fall in love with me?
Why is it NAME-chan is laughing at Nakamaru Yuichi's jokes?
I want you to stop already...
I want you to talk to me more, I want you to look at me.
It's true that I may be selfish, that I may not give NAME-chan much thought.
But I'm always supporting you.
I think of NAME-chan as my number one.
Am I there inside of you?
I want you to stop looking at only Nakamaru Yuichi and Tanaka Kouki and look more at me!
If that's impossible I want you to tell me.
Because if you do that for me I'll be able to give up on you.
If you don't, I'll be thinking of nothing but NAME-chan, I'll be looking at nothing but NAME-chan...
I'll end up loving you even more.
That time I went to the Johnny's shop, did you know I was thinking about you so much that I couldn't concentrate?
The next time we see each other I want to talk to you, even if it's just a little.
Please fall in love with Akanishi Jin.