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MV and CD covers for Nogizaka46 single “Ima, Hanashitai Dare ga iru”

7 Oct

The MV was filmed in mid September in Shizuoka. Nishino Nanase plays a girl who has a hearing handicap. Shiraishi Mai plays the center of a dance group and learns sign language in order to communicate with Nishino.

They aim to participate in a dance contest together but Nishino has to leave for New York last minute and so the girls dash to say their goodbyes.

The song is going to be used for anime movie “Kokoro ga sakebitagatterun da” which airs 19th September. The single will be released on 28th October.

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46/48 Group debuts new subunits left and right

6 Oct

SKE48 unveils its very first subunit Love Crescendo. This was announced during the group’s 7th anniversary live and the subunit will make a cd debut coming 25th November.

The members are Matsui Jurina(18), Goto Rara(15), Kitagawa Ryoha(16), Ego Yuna(15), Kumazaki Haruka(18), Obata Yuna(13) and Sugawara Maya(15). These are the next generation hopefuls and their average age is 15.7.

Jurina says “I’m the oldest. It’s my first time doing this and i’m worried. I have to do it properly. However, this is probably the cutest unit around”.

There are other subunits but they will sing the coupling songs.

Caramel Cats: Oba Mina, Kimoto Kanon, Sato Sumire, Souda Sarina, Futamura Haruka
Transit Girls: Umemoto Madoka, Oya Masana, Shibata Aya, Suda Akari, Takayanagi Akane,Miyazawa Sae
Furumarion: Furuhata Nao, Azume Rion
Deadstock Diamond: Saito Makiko, Tani Marika, Matsumura Kaori,Yamauchi Suzuran


In essence, this is just another SKE single done in NMB style. 

Nogizaka46 undergirls will form a new subunit called Cinq Etoiles. Their song “Otona e no Chika Michi” was also aired on a radio show.

The members are Kitano Hinako, Terada Ranze, Nakada Kana, Nakamoto Himeka, Hori Miona(center). Fans sent in over 4000 names for their subunit and Nakada Kana(leader) chose this name because of it’s sound.

The meaning of Cinq Etoiles in french means “5 stars”. The members aim to release a single and do a live in France.

The song will be released in Type B of Nogizaka46’s upcoming single “Ima, hanashitai dare ka ga iru”.


In essence, this is just another French Kiss. 

Nogizaka46 13th single “Ima,Hanashitai Dare ga Iru” first performance

1 Sep

Nogizaka46 revealed their new single for the first time during the last live of their National Tour. Titled “Ima, Hanashitai dare ga Iru”(“I have someone to talk to now”) the song is going to be used for anime movie “Kokoro ga sakebitagatterun da” which airs 19th September. The single will be released on 28th October.

Translation of the lyrics:
Being alone was the easiest thing
When i am with someone i become another person
When i was young i liked the swing
Riding the see-saw is simply a matter of coordinating with someone
When i realised it you were beside me
But i was able to be myself
Why did this happen?

If that’s because of love
Then I won’t be able to talk naturally
Because we’re similar
That’s why we can become friends

Infront of me there’s always a hint
There’s an answer to our past
It’s fine if i give up and become alone
But it’d be better to see my dreams with you

To have someone to talk to, that’s happiness [Chorus End]

My room, in one corner, while reading manga
If it’s with you
I’d trying riding the see saw

[Repeat Chorus]

I think the lyrics are okay, but the tune is so underwhelming..when can we have another kami song from AkiP?

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Performances from FNS Uta no Matsuri 2015

1 Aug

Yet another one of the summer music festivals….i’m tired of posting these since it’s always the same performances from the same people. If i had to pick the one highlight, it’d just be Ohara Sakurako’s “Kimi ga kureta Natsu” which is the theme song for Fuji TV’s drama “Koinaka”.

48/46 Group

AKB48 – Halloween Night

AKB48 – Everyday Kachuusha with exiting members Rena/Kawaei

HKT48 – 12Byou

SKE48 – Mae no Meri

NMB48 – Dorian Shonen

Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


EXILE – Rising Sun

EXILE – 24karats Gold Soul

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness

Noriyuki Makihara x EXILE – Donna toki mo

E-Girls – Anniversary!!

Chisato Moritaka x FLOWER – Jyuunana sai

Johnny’s Family

V6 – Music for the people/Ai nanda
Kanjani8 – Gamushara Koushinkyouku

Kis-My-Ft2 – Kiss damashii

Busaiku – Yacchattta!!

Sexy Zone – Cha Cha Cha Champion

Arashi – Love so sweet

Arashi – Hoshi sora no shita, Kimi no tonari

Hey!Say!JUMP – Chau#


Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako – Kimi ga Kureta Natsu

Morning Musume ’15 x Funasshi – Renai Revolution 21

Nogizaka46 Saito Asuka to become youngest model for “sweet” magazine

1 Aug
Nogizaka46’s Saito Asuka, who seemed to be losing her job as an exclusive model for CUTie due to the magazine’s suspension, has been offered to become a regular model for Sweet magazine starting November 2015.
“As a fashion model,she belongs on a magazine,”says the editor for Sweet.
Saito will join the ranks of Namie Amuro and Ayumi Hamasaki, who have all become cover girls for the magazine in the past. Currently, Kojima Haruna, Rola etc are the cover models for Sweet.


Nogizaka46 talks about graduating Matsui Rena and new single “Taiyou Knock”

18 Jun

Nogizaka46’s new single, set to release 22nd July, will be titled “Taiyou Knock”.

This news was announced when the 10 Fukujin members attended a press event for 7-Eleven on the 13th June 2015. The 10 Fukujin members are namely Akimoto Manatsu, Ikuta Erika, Ikoma Rina, Sakurai Rei, Shiraishi Mai, Takayama Kazumi, Nishino Nanase, Hashimoto Nanami, Fukagawa Mai, Wakatsuki Yumi.

Member Ikoma Rina will be centering this single since “Kimi no Na wa Kibou”.

“This is a cute song compared to the previous summer singles. It is under production, please look forward to it” said Ikoma Rina.

She also talked about SKE48 Matsui Rena who has recently announced her graduation from the 48Group. “Her time with us was only about a year but she led us forward as a member of Nogizaka46. Honestly, it’s lonely but our time together was meaningful. We’d happy if she can come for one more live show while she’s still an idol. We will also work hard so we can collaborate after she graduates.”

On this day, they also promoted limited edition snacks in 7-Eleven which had packaging with their faces on it.

“What should i do? I’m happy but it feels like alot of Ikomas are looking at me,” said Ikoma.

Ikuta Erika said that she’d have to disguise herself as she’s embarrassed but Akimoto Manatsu declared that she’d buy the snacks without covering her face.


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Celebrities grace the runway for Girls Award 2015 Spring/Summer

30 Apr

Various celebrities showed up at the Girls Award event in Tokyo’s Yoyogi National Stadium yesterday and showed off the latest fashion for this year’s spring/summer collection.

Amongst the celebrities are “Model 5” from Nogizaka46. Each of them are exclusive models for various fashion magazines and together, they look quite formidable.

From Left: Saito Asuka, Nishino Nanase, Shiraishi Mai, Hashimoto Nanami, Matsumura Sayuri

Actor Matsuzaka Tori confesses to being nervous as he does not have much experience with runways.

Actress Ishihara Satomi flashes a smile despite looking tired in this dull-looking coordinate.

Model/Actress Nanao shows off her killer aura and lean legs. *Need to get this skirt for myself*

Nagao Mariya is the only model rep from AKB48 in this simple one piece dress.

Yamamoto Yusuke and Yamamoto Mizuki appear to promote their movie.

Model/Actress Yamada Yu returns to the runway after childbirth with a fierce(and scarily thin) look.

And then of course, we have some live performances from idol groups AKB48, Nogizaka46, AAA, Da-iCE and artistes Itano Tomomi, Lagoon, Ohara Sakurako. Some low quality videos.







Nogizaka46 talks about Matsui Rena’s departure 

28 Mar

Idol group Nogizaka46 appeared at the opening ceremony of Nogizaka46 Cafe 2015 and talked about the group shuffle which occurred at AKB48’s solo concert in Saitama Arena yesterday. SKE48 Matsui Rena and Nogizaka46 Ikoma Rina, who have been holding concurrencies in each other’s group for 1 year now, will have their appointments cancelled.

When asked about Matsui Rena leaving the group, captain Sakurai Reika expressed her regrets. “We felt pressure having to work with a big senior for 1 year, but actually it went by in a flash. We’d have liked to show more of Nogizaka, and do more things.” As the official date for Matsui’s departure hasn’t been fixed, Sakurai hoped to treasure the remaining time with her.

She also added that Nogizaka had “changed drastically” since Matsui joined, from the way they spent time backstage to their positionings onstage during live performances. They had learnt alot from Matsui

Nishino Nanase also commented that it feels lonely after hearing the shuffle announcements. “But Ikoma chan has been busy so she’ll probably be able to take it slowly from now. “(With regards to stories about AKB) We hope she’ll share it,” she said.

The Nogizaka46 Cafe 2015 is a temporary cafe which will operate from now till 10th May 2015 at Harajuku Omotesando’s Q Plaza.


AKB48 Grand Shuffle 2015: Kawaei Rina graduates,Kitahara Rie transfers to NGT48

26 Mar

AKB48 went through yet another grand shuffle on the 26th March 2015, during their Saitama Super Arena concert. Kawaei Rina announced her graduation from the group, citing last year’s slashing incident as the reason. Another member Kitahara Rie has also been transferred to NGT48, the group’s new chain based in Niigata. Many members’ concurrencies have been retracted, including that of Kashiwagi Yuki with NMB48. However, she will be starting a new concurrency with NGT48 alongside Kitahara.

At the end of the concert, Kayano Shinobu(AKB48 Group General Manager) appeared to announce the shuffle plans for this year, which she said has been approved by producer Akimoto Yasushi. Members have 2 days to consult the management and reject their new positions.

Yokoyama Yui(current Team K captain) will be moved to captain Team A. Her position will be replaced by Minegishi Minami(current Team 4 captain). Kizaki Yuria will takeover Kuramochi Asuka as Team B captain. Team 4 will be headed by Takahashi Juri(current Team B member).

Kitahara Rie spoke of her new assignment “It’s a rare thing to be handed such a huge project. At 23 and my 8th year into AKB, i will show you that it’s possible to achieve new things.”

Most girls who were holding concurrencies had it cancelled, including Matsui Rena and Ikoma Rina, who were exchange students of Nogizaka46 and AKB48 respectively. In another surprising move, Lifetime Research Student Matsumura Kaori was also offered the opportunity to become a regular member of SKE48’s Team KII.

At the end of these announcements, Shinobu read out the news of Kawaei’s graduation, shocking fans in the concert hall. Kawei explained tearfully, “I stopped attending handshake events after the incident last year. People around told me i didn’t need to mind, but I did.” She added that her passion is in acting, and without the association to AKB48, she would not be casted at all. Therefore she has decided to study acting from zero.

Kawaei’s graduation date has not been decided.
Key member changes:
Team A
Captain:Yokoyana Yui
Co captain: Nakamura Mariko

Team K
Captain:Minegishi Minami
Co captain: Shimada Haruka

Team B
Captain:Kizaki Yuria
Co captain: Oshima Ryoka

Team 4
Captain:Takahashi Juri
Co captain: Owada Nana
Captain:Kitahara Rie
Concurrency: Kashiwagi Yuki

Promotion: Matsumura Kaori

Concurrencies with AKB48: Watanabe Miyuki(Team B) and Shiroma Miru(Team A)

Concurrency with AKB48: Yabuki Nako(Team B)


Compilation of Nogizaka46 “Inochi wa Uzukushii” performances

26 Mar

Nogi Doko?


Nogizaka46 Show!

Nogizaka46 3rd Year Anniversary Live

Some cool dancing here…