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Watanabe Miyuki talks about Sayanee and her hopes for a new NMB48

2 Jul

NMB48 Watanabe Miyuki talked about her wishes for a new NMB during a radio show on 21st June 2016.

Her new NMB48
“It’s difficult to imagine a new 2-top consisting Sayachan and someone. It’s better to create a new NMB,” she said. “On the contrary, it’s pitiful for Sayanee to continue as center. Sayachan is known for being the captain….it’d be better balanced if others were the double centers and Sayanee is in 2nd line center, like she’s supporting them.”

Her ideal formation
“If i think about all the members, Nagichan(Shibuya Nagisa) and Mirurun(Shiroma Miru) for double centers. Center for 2nd line would be Sayanee. On her side – Ririka(Sutou Ririka, Fuuchan(Yagura Fuuko). Riripon and Juri are good too.”

On Sayanee
On a previous occasion, Sayanee mentioned that they were formidable when standing next to each other, showing her utmost trust. In return, Watanabe said that Sayanee was the person she was destined to meet in her life.

On that, Milky said “That speech is true, but what i don’t want people to get confused about – SayaMiru are not dating(laugh), it wouldn’t be right if we are taken to be good friends. However, good or bad, we greatly influence each other in many ways. In that sense, i said we’re destined to meet.”

“I too think that i’m here because of Sayachan. If she weren’t around i would be living an entirely different life. It’s surreal.”

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In related news, Milky’s graduation concert will be held on 3rd & 4th July 2016 at Kobe World Memorial Hall. NicoNico will stream her concert from 6pm Japan Time on 3rd July 2016.

Also, checkout her last single “Boku wa Inai” in recent music festivals.


 

Preorder her last single below:

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Watanabe Miyuki announces graduation from NMB48

14 Apr

渡辺美優紀、NMB48卒業を発表 これが意味深発言の答え
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NMB48 Watanabe Miyuki (22) has announced her graduation from the group on 13th April 2016, during a theater life in Osaka.

Speaking in tears “Compared to when i first joined NMB48, it took even more determination to graduate. The juniors are shining. From the bottom of my heart, I want to leave NMB48 to the next generation.”

To Yamamoto Sayaka who was also present on stage, she said “We’re the same age, about the same height, and belong to the same blood type. To the end, we’re not able to be friends, but you’re the person i’m most fated to meet. It’s really regretful that i’m not able to be honest, but more than anyone i know that you’re a great person and really respect you. I’ve never been able to relay this message, but i’ll pluck up the courage here and tell you now.”

Yamamoto was apparently the only one who knew about her graduation plans beforehand. She said “Being in NMB48 by itself is not an answer, nor is it the path to success. To Milky who has been with us all the way, we would like to believe in the road you choose.”

Watanabe Miyuki did not elaborate on the specific date or her future plans.

Finally, Yamamoto also revealed that she has discussed with Akimoto Yasushi to have her concurrency in AKB48 removed so she can concentrate on NMB48.

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Listen to AKB48 theme song for NHK morning drama “Asa ga Kita”

20 Sep

The song titled “365nichi no Kami Hikouki” was aired in AKB48 Show and this should be the version Tamaki Hiroshi/Haru heard and commented on in my previous article.

During the press conference, Takahishi Minami said “There was the problem of her being a Kari Neko(refers to someone who acts more tamely when outside their typical home) when she was in AKB48 senbatsu,she couldn’t show herself.Since she’s a center now she should graduate from being one, will you?”

Yamamoto replied, “…Yes!”

Watanabe Mayu commented “Those who haven’t heard Sayanee’s voice probably won’t realise AKB48’s existence. Her voice is one level above AKB?”

AKB48 theme song for NHK drama “Asa ga Kita” is a folk rock

2 Sep

Following yesterday’s article, it was announced that NHK’s morning drama “Asa ga Kita” theme song “365nichi no Kami Hikouki” will be a folk rock song with NMB48 Yamamoto Sayaka singing the opening line.

The song was unveiled at a press event yesterday with the drama’s lead actor Tamaki Hiroshi(35) and actress Haru(24) in attendance. They could not hide their surprise at the different style of this song.

Haru: This is perfect. The opening and illustrations are very cute and compatible. AKB’s song feels very good.
Tamaki Hiroshi: This is different from the usual AKB songs.It’s calm and suitable for the mornings.”

The drama talks about the daughter of a rich family in Kyoto who marries a businessman and tries to revive her family business.

With regards to AKB members being casted in this drama, executive producer Sano Motohiko said “The script is still being written.I’d ask them to appear if they fit.”

However, filming for episodes airing this year has been completed so even if the members were to appear, the earliest would be next year.

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I am quite sure that this song won’t be the next single then cos AkiP mentioned in ANN recently he’s looking for a orthodox idol song next.

NMB48 Yamamoto Sayaka set to appear in NHK’s morning drama next year?

1 Sep


NMB48’s Yamamoto Sayaka was chosen to be the center for theme song of next year’s NHK Morning Drama “Asa ga Kita”. It seems that chances for her appearing in the drama is high as well.

People related to NHK have speculated that she’d appear in the drama. “The executive producer Sano Motohiko is a big AKB fan and having them sing the theme song was his earnest wish. He also said it’s not impossible that the members appear in the drama and asked people to look forward to it. At the very least, we can expect center Yamamoto to appear?”

The storyline of this drama is set in Osaka. Apparently, it was also executive producer Sano Motohiko who pushed for  Yamamoto(who is born in Osaka) to be center.

“In previous morning dramas, other members like Murayama Yuiri and Fujie Reina have acted as well but their airtime was short. Yamamoto should have the longest airtime amongst them. Watanabe Mayu,Shimazaki Haruka, Kitahara Rie, Yokoyama Yui etc have all expressed their hopes to be actresses and auditioned for the heroine role. I think their chances to appear is high.”

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Solo live of Kojima Haruna, Watanabe Mayu and more at AKB48 Summer Festival 2014

9 Dec

Below are the performances of several members who did a mini solo live for AKB48 Summer Festival, held in August this year.


Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Watanabe Mayu
M01:Rappa Renshuuchuu
M02:Zannen Shoujo
M03:Otona Jellybeans
M04: Taiyou to Sanpo
M05:Kokoro no Placard
M06:Mittsu Ami no Kimi he
M07:Shonichi ballad ver.
M08: Labrador Retriever
EN1:Koyubi no Hohoemi
EN2:Synchro no Tokimeki


Song 2 Song 3 Song 4 Song 5 Song 6 Song 7 Song 8 Song 9 Encore 1 Encore 2

Kashiwagi Yuki

1. Shonichi
2. Flying Get
3. Everyday Kachuusha
4. Kuchi Utsushi no Chocolate
5. Two years later
6. Shortcake
7. Ibiza Girl
8. Enkyori Poster
9. Yokaze no Shiwaza
EN1. Temodemo no Namida
EN2. Gingnam Check

 

Kojima Haruna
M01 Diamonds (Princess Princess)
M02 Sekaijuu no Dare Yori Kitto (Nakayama Miho · WANDS)
M03 Kimi Shika
M04 Heart Gata Virus

 


Sashihara Rino
M01 Rock da yo Jinsei wa
M02 Aa Mujo (An Ruisu)
M03 Melon Juice

 


Yamamoto Sayaka
M01 Yume no Dead Body
M02 Dakishimetai Kedo
M03 Bokura no Eureka

 

Takahashi Minami
M01 Apollo (Porno Graffitti)
M02 Memeshikute (Golden Bomber) – Yuasa, Kaneko, Ozaki appears on stage with Takamina
M03 Yume Miru Shoujo ja Irarenai (Aikawa Nanase)
M04 Ai no Sonzai
M05 Maeshika Mukanee


There’s supposed to be Yukirin in this list but i couldn’t find hers so..

 

Foreigners vote on their favourite faces from AKB48 group

5 Sep

A writer from Rocketnews24 goes interviewing in Harajuku to find out which 48-group faces are well-liked by foreigners.

50 foreigners in Harajuku were shown official pictures of several 48group members and asked to pick 1 whom they liked. Amongst the choices are the top girls from this year’s general elections, namely Watanabe Mayu, Sashihara Rino, Kashiwagi Yuki, Matsui Jurina, Matsui Rena, Yamamoto Sayaka, Shimazaki Haruka, Kojima Haruna and the writer’s oshimen Yamada Nana.

What’s interesting here is, Kojima Haruna, often known the beauty in AKB48 ranked bottom, alongside Kashiwagi Yuki and Matsui Rena. Perhaps their colored hair was a put-off? When the foreigners were asked whether they think Kojima Haruna is cute, they replied with “somehow i don’t like her..”

First place went surprisingly went to Yamamoto Sayaka, who placed 6th in this year’s general elections. “Her black hair, compact nose, mesmerizing eyes, and pitiful look makes her look cute,” said one voter. Another person complimented her for her smile.

Sashihara Rino received her fair share of compliments and critiques. “She looks kind,” says one. However, another commented that she looked “unhappy about something”.

Ranking as follows:

1st:Yamamoto Sayaka(19 votes)
2nd:Watanabe Mayu(9 votes)
3rd:Yamada Nana(7 votes)
4th:Shimazaki Haruka(6 votes)
5th:Sashihara Rino(4 votes)
6th:Matsui Jurina(2 votes)
7th:Kashiwagi Yuki/Matsui Rena/Kojima Haruna(1 vote)

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