Here's an oldie but goodie that someone just reposted on youtube.
These are two interviews from right after 2008 Worlds.
0:07 Mao & Mai Asada exclusive interview!
Honda [narration/on-screen title]: First, let's talk about the letter Mai sent to Mao during Worlds...
Mai: Letters - when we were little, when Mao went abroad or when I went abroad, we would give them like amulets/lucky charms.
Mao: This time, for the first time in a long time, Mai wrote a letter to me.
Honda: What kind of things did you write?
Mai: Ehhhh, that's a little embarrassing. Uhhh, 'Do your best in a Mao-like way.' And then --
Mao: It was quite a good composition.
Mao: [gesturing] 'In a Mao-like way, do your best.'
Mao: It was a rather serious letter.
Narration: At the end, this was written - "From Mao's #1 fan, Mai"
Honda: How did it feel to receive that kind of letter?
Mao: I received it the day before the competition and I really thought, "I have to try hard."
Narration: ...But when Mai received the phone call from Mao telling her that she won...
Mao: [She said] "Congratulations. I'm getting my hair/make-up done, so bye bye! Click! [sound of phone being hung up]"
Mai: I said something like I'm getting my hair done, and I hung up right away. Sorry.
Honda: She became the world champion and you just hung up?!
Mai: Yeah, I just hung up...
Honda: You're sisters, so it's that kind of thing, isn't it?
Mai: Did you want me to say something more?
Mao: Not really.
Then the announcers talk about how well Mao and Mai get along, and Honda-announcer says it's funny because you have the gentle/calm older sister and the serious/responsible younger sister.Part 2
Narration: When Mao came home, she said she wanted to eat yummy Japanese food, but...
Honda: Have you eaten yummy Japanese food?
Mao: No, I haven't eaten any yet. I haven't gone to my favorite place yet.
[old-fashioned way to say 'favorite']
Mai: That sounds so old-lady like.
Mao: It's good to have a favorite place. It's comfortable.
Honda: At the Japanese restaurant where you like to go, what kind of things on the menu do you like?
Mao: The set course.
[I'm not sure why, but this was funny/weird to say, so Honda said something about the viewers reacting.]
Mao: Ok, then please cut out that part.
Honda: That sounds good, the place you like to go. But we will keep the name a secret?
Mao: It's near our house.
Honda: It's near your house!
Honda: Recently, SMAP, Jun Matsumoto [a member of ARASHI], all these good-looking celebrities - you've been appearing with them, haven't you? Were they cool?
Mao: Yes, they were cool. They were nice.
Honda: Mai, you didn't go with her?!
Mai: I really, really regret it. I should've gone; I should've taken advantage of it.
Mai: Is it okay if I say this, I wonder?
Honda: Say it. If it's no good, we'll cut it.
Mao: Yes, that's right.
Mai: Hm, what should I do. Awhile ago...
Honda: What is it?!
Mai: I wrote a fan letter!
Mai: I learned how to write a fan letter from Mao...
Mao: You learned it from me?
Mai: You always receive a lot of fan mail, so I asked you.
Mao: Ah, yeah.
Honda: So you asked Mao how her fan letters were written.
Mai: Yes, I asked her what kind of fan letters make her happy, and then I sent it.
Honda: [to Mao] What kind of advice did you give her?
Mao: To express her feelings honestly.
[Sign on screen: Younger sister, 17. Older sister, 19.]
Honda: [whispering] You have an interesting older sister.
Mao: She's kind of strange.
At the end, they again comment about how Mao is more put-together/responsible than Mai, even though she's the younger sister.
Mai and Mao are too cute and hilarious!!
Mao makes fun of Mai all the time and Mai just kind of smiles and nods. Awww...