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NEWS perform indian style “Chumu Chumu” on CDTV

24 Jun

As reported earlier, this is an indian style song talking about platonic love. Member Tegoshi Yuya demostrates the meaning of “Chumu Chumu” before they perform the song.

 

AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki sheds tears in theater show and more

24 Jun

A scene of AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki shedding tears during a Team B theater performance on the 22nd June 2015 has gotten mixed reactions from the fans. This happens after photos of her with NEWS Tegoshi Yuya was published in Bunshun recently.

In the performance she’s seen hiding her face and seemingly weeping whilst in the middle of a song. The YouTube video has garnered over 400,000 views with most logging snide comments.

Some unconvinced fans posted “can’t see her tears” and “isn’t that fake”.

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On the hand, some fans were shocked to see this side of Kashiwagi, as she is not the type to show her emotions in public.

Perhaps this is due to the song “Shonichi” being performed at that time, which is a meaningful song especially for the 3rd generation and original members of Team B.

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Speculations that 12th July is X-Day for clarifications

Idol magazine writer predicts that AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki’s camp might continue to remain quiet about her scandal, or respond to it, and if there’s a X-Day to it, that would be around 12th July 2015.

“Kashiwagi Yuki was appointed tourism ambasssador for her birthplace Kagoshima back in 12th July 2012. Her appointment attracted alot of media reports at that time. Since her contract is for a period of 3 years, she cannot do anything that is akin to betraying her hometown in the meantime.”

Being a CM character is an important job in itself, but Kashiwagi is someone who is known to have a great love for her hometown, so there are expectations from the Kagoshima community, and the ‘debt’ of receiving a considerable amount of taxes. If it ends up that the image of the tourism ambassador is tarnished, it might also affect the prospects of her juniors.

“In the 48Group, if there is another member from Kagoshima to bring up, that would be HKT48 Miyawaki Sakura. She was appointed as a center alongside Watanabe Mayu in single “Kibouteki Refrain” and ranked 7th in this year’s Sousenkyo so her chances of being appointed the next Kagoshima ambassador is high. However, if Kashiwagi’s scandal gets big, there will be no chances for 48Group members to be appointed.”

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AKB48 not appearing for Music Station 2hr SP on 26th June 2015

Speculations are that this is a move to avoid drawing more attention to the scandal since NEWS Tegoshi Yuya will be attending.Furthermore, members like Takahashi Minami, Kojima Haruna, Kawaei Rina and Shimazaki Haruka were recently slotted for a theater performance that night, making fans wonder why their schedules were cleared suddenly.

A reporter thinks this could be due to member Matsui Sakiko’s graduation performance, but it could also be linked to the scandal. Especially when Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, who was caught on a late night date with Tegoshi Yuya last year, will also be attending with her boyfriend, vocalist of Sekai no Owari, this could very well turn out to be a “love square” broadcast.

NEWS and AKB48 are also scheduled to appear on TV Tokyo’s Music Festival on the 24th June 2015. However, AKB48’s parts will be recorded whilst NEWS will appear live, so there is no chance for both groups to meet.

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Kashiwagi Yuki makes first public appearance after scandal, continues to be shielded from media

19 Jun

 

48 Group members Kashiwagi Yuki and Sashihara Rino appeared for a Baitoru press event today.  Reporters were initially allowed to a on-the-spot interview with the members but the format was suddenly changed to one where only the commercial director was allowed to post questions. The event ended without any followup to the scandal.

Usually, for commercial press events, even though organizers would request for reporters to ask more questions related to the event, reporters have freedom to ask a variety of questions. For this event, reporters were informed that only the commercial director will be allowed to question so queries from reporters were not acknowledged. The organizer also mentioned that if any reporters try to pose questions outside the scope of this event, they could be stopped.

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“I want to work hard for 1 year”

When asked if she about next year’s Sousenkyo, Kashiwagi Yuki said with a smile “I want to work hard for 1 year.However, i have seen how thick Sasshi’s wall is.”

Sashihara Rino also expressed interested in aiming for a 3rd win. “I want to get a straight win but what happens next year is a question mark.”

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NEWS to release Indian style single “Chumu Chumu”

18 Jun

 
NEWS completed their national tour at the Tokyo Dome on 14th June 2015. Tegoshi Yuya(27) threw out kisses to the 55,000 fans and said “If you let your guard down you’ll faint!Lets enjoy our date to the fullest!”

The tour was produced using songs from their album “White” released earlier this year. Masuda Takahisa(28) was responsible for the costumes, designing them such that members could be seen easily. 40,000 colorful balloons were also released on the stage towards the end.

On this day, their new single “Chumu Chumu” was also performed during their encore. “Even though the tour has ended, our force can’t be stopped. Please lookout for us in the later half of the year,” said Koyama.

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Titled “Chumu Chumu” (in Hindi this means “Kiss”), the song is an indian themed song talking about platonic love.

Fans were quite happy to hear about this new release, calling the title cute and the style very suitable for NEWS.

Single will be released 24th June 2015.

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Bunshun leaks pictures of AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki and NEWS Tegoshi Yuya..a Hakone date?

10 Jun

I’m in shock today. 

 

According to Bunshun, photos were taken late 2013 to early 2014 when they went snowboarding with friends.

They stayed at a luxury inn Hakone. “The place is in a luxury hotel in Hakone, a place visited by celebrities. Actually the 2 are still friendly and talk over LINE.” acquaintance of Kashiwagi.

No reply from agencies.

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Another article says that the 1st photo was taken in Hakone while the 2nd was taken at Naeba ski resort in Niigata.

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Cyzo reports that an update from the AKB48 official blog today refers to Kashiwagi Yuki’s upcoming participation for a Miyagi handshake event (14 June) as a “typo error”. She will not be participating afterall.

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Internet buzz site Girls Channel discusses the beginnings of this relationship. Back in 2013, a local television in Hokkaido reported on Tegoshi Yuya dating top idol K. This news was something that could not be mentioned in Tokyo.


Netizens spotted the similarities of the silhouette and Yukirin and started heated discussions. However, the TV show made an apology on their homepage 2 days later,denying any connection between their news and the silhouette.

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Yahoo has picked up on this, but it seems like TV/other news sites are still keeping mum about it. It didn’t take them long to report on Kisumai Fujigaya’s relationship though.

Performances from 48Group, Arashi and more from recent Music Station eps

2 Mar


AKB48 – Green Flash


SKE48 – Coquettish Juutai Chuu


NMB48 – Don’t look back!


Arashi – Sakura


Momoiro Clover Z x KISS – Special Medley


 

I can no longer keep up….

Performances from FNS Music Festival 2014

4 Dec

Selected performances below….


Che’nelle – Happiness(with Matsushita Nao on the piano)
FINALLY this song has been performed! I can never get enough of it. Beautiful voice and lyrics, all self-penned by the singer herself!


 

Johnny’s Family




A full blown Johnny’s artistes collaboration to celebrate Kondo Masahiro’s 35th year of debut.
This is practically a miracle cause Johnny’s artistes are split into 2 factions and they have never collaborated in this manner. The inclusion of SMAP really means alot for the fans as well as for the agency. Erm wait, where’s Yamapi?

In order of appearance:
1. Johnny’s WEST – Ee jya nai ka
2. A.B.C.-Z – Crazy Accel
3. Sexy Zone – Sexy Zone
4. Kis-My-ft2 – Everybody Go
5. Hey! Say! JUMP – Ultra Music Power/Ashita e no YELL
6. KAT-TUN – Real Face/ In Fact
7. Kanjani8 – Musekinin Hero
8. NEWS – Kibou ~Yell~
9. Tackey & Tsubasa – Venus (Tsubasa absent as he’s sick)
10. Arashi – A.RA.SHI
11. V6 – Ai Nanda/Sky’s the Limit
12. Kinki Kids – Garasu no Shonen
13. Tokio – Love you only
14. SMAP – Shake
15. Kondo Masahiro (with backdancing from above people)

 


Kis-my-ft2 – Thank you Jyan!


Kinki Kids – Kagi no nai Hako


NEWS – ONE ~for the win~


Arashi – Bittersweet


Kanjani8 – King of Otoko


Sexy Zone  – Hitomebore


 

AKB48 Family






The rules for live singing must have been changed cos these girls are sounding as good as their CD. Just take a look at the past years’ FNS performances and you’ll know what I mean. What to lookout for, the Mayuki combo with their Christmas jingle!

In order of videos:
1. Mayuki – Awatenbo no Santa Claus
AKB48 – Koisuru Fortune Cookie
2. HKT48 – Melon Juice(with famous mascot Funasshi)
3. Nogizaka46 – Nandome no Aozora ka
4. SKE48 – 12gatsu no Kangaroo
5. NMB48 – Teppen Tottande!
6. AKB48 – Kibouteki Refrain


LDH Family



E-girls – Mr Snowman / Follow me(with mascot Funasshi)


Exile – 24World


Sandaime J Soul Brothers – R.Y.U.S.E.I


Collaboration Performances


Dream5/48group/Nogizaka/Golden Bomber/T.M Revolution/The Alfee – Youkai Taisou Daichi


Hiromi Go/May J – Let it Go


Exile Takahiro/Gospellers – Mimosa (with Nogizaka Ikuta Erika on piano)