AKB48 Watanabe Mayu solo performance of “365nichi no Kami Hikouki”

On the 22nd March 2016, NHK Symphony Orchestra held a concert celebrating their 90th anniversary. The setlist consisted pop and classical music, and AKB48 Watanabe Mayu appeared for a special collaboration, singing “365nichi no Kamihikouki”.

Watanabe Mayu tweeted afterwards “I couldn’t sing at all…want to disappear. I really wanted to vanish. Goodbye.”

However, the conductor of NHK Symphony Orchestra Mogi Daisuke complimented “Eh? But it was great!? The difficult notes and lyrics were delivered well. You were great singing this infront of so many guests.”

Seems like her unhappiness was only a result of the high standards Watanabe placed on herself. On the Internet, fans commented “She’s really the type to aim high/Mayuyu is being strict on herself as usual/Without Takamina now, only Mayu can support the headquarters.”

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In another article, a idol magazine writer revealed some background story about the concert.

“The entrance tickets for this concert was based on balloting, and the ballot deadline was 3rd March. At that point in time, Watanabe’s name was not included in the performer’s list. There were quite a few people who came to know about her appearance after arriving. They were fans of Ringo Sheena and Hatsune Miku who were originally in the performer’s list. Both their fans were not possibly a fan of Watanabe, and it’s also said that virtual and real-life idols don’t mix. Her appearance was not welcomed initially.”

“When her crystal clear voice filled the hall, the atmosphere changed.  Those who came to watch Ringo Sheena and Hatsune Miku almost cried, and talked about having heard something valuable. The orchestra members also praised her dignified presence and smiles, noting the reasons why she is loved by many.”

“She tweeted about her unsatisfactory performance, but it was great that she remained dignified in a sea of fans who were not her own. Ringo Sheena and Hatsune Miku’s fans have talked about voting for her in the upcoming elections. That can be said to be the highest form of compliment.

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This was a flawless performance. 

 

[Updated]Janken Queen Fujita Nana releases debut single “Migiashi Evidence”

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The title of her debut single is “Migiashi Evidence” – “Right Leg’s Evidence”.

The song, as Fujita Nana described herself, has the themes of sporty and sexy. It is a dance tune which showcases her performance abilities. Takahashi Minami and Miyazawa Sae apparently sent her messages of support, saying it was “great”.

As part of her costume, she wears a garter belt on her right thigh. “This is a song which promotes the right leg. The dance also highlights the right light, do lookout for it,” she appealed.

Fujita hopes her debut single will sell 20,000 copies.
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MV looks cool, i’m glad she was given a generous budget for her debut. Also, beautiful jacket cover!


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E-girls Ami releases MV for her solo debut “Dress wo Nuida Cinderella”

Titled “The Cinderella who Took off her Dress”, this song is Ami’s solo debut after 13 years with Dream.

The PV takes on a girly tone with basic colors of white, pink and blue. The scenes rotate between these 3 colors to represent rapidly changing feelings. Ami shows off a new self while singing this sad love song.

The single will be released 29th July.

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AKB48 Watanabe Mayu talks about Matsui Rena,Graduation and Pompompurin

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AKB48 Watanabe Mayu(21) appeared at the Tower Records Shibuya shop to promote her 5th single “Deai no Tsuzuki” and was given a surprise by Sanrio’s cartoon character Pompompurin.

As Pompompurin appeared on stage, Mayu couldn’t help squealing in happiness as she went to hug him. “Kya~~~!Is this a dream?This is not the time to be holding an event! I feel so happy to be born in Japan.” After hugging him several times, she calmed down and said “Surprisingly his fur is quite deep..”

Pompompurin was ranked 3rd in the preliminary rankings of the 30th Sanrio Character Award. Watanabe helped lobby for Pompompurin and said “If he gets first, he will become the official toy for Macdonald’s Happy Meal! Please vote for him.” After that she sang the coupling song from her 5th single “Onnanoko nara” with Pompompurin by her side. “Aren’t you busy since its the midst of Sousenkyo? Is your schedule alright?” she continued asking, showing care for Pompompurin.

During the event, Mayu also sent a message to soon-to-graduate SKE48 member Matsui Rena.

“I was shocked. Rena chan is my junior but she is also seriously aiming to be an actress. Since her dream is unveiled, this is a positive graduation and i’d like to give her a push from the back. I look forward to her activities after graduation,” said Mayu.

She also talked about her own graduation. “I can’t be in AKB forever. Someday i will have to graduate. I don’t know when it’ll happen but i’m thinking about it.”

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Details for Watanabe Mayu’s new solo single “Deai no Tsuzuki”

Watanabe Mayu has revealed the jacket covers for her new single “Deai no Tsuzuki” that’s scheduled to hit stores on June 10.

The theme of the jacket covers is “an encounter that happens among passing people”. In the jacket covers, Watanabe encounters just one person among the crowd at an intersection in Shibuya and stares back at him.

The single will be released in 4 different types: Limited Edition A (CD+DVD), Limited Edition B (CD+DVD), Regular Edition (CD-Only), and Complete Production Edition (CD+DVD+Fashion Book). The jacket cover for the Complete Production Edition gives you a sneak peek of the fashion book.

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For the music video, it was revealed that it’s going to be filled with Mayu’s running scenes. While it took 12 hours to film the entire music video in Yokohama, 7hours of it was spent entirely on running scenes. The storyline is about her being chased by some evil gang.


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E-girls Ami to make her solo debut this summer

E-girls Ami(26) will be making her solo debut this summer, as announced at the Saitama Super Arena concert today.

During the encore, this news was broadcasted on a monitor, much to the delight of 24,000 fans. This is the first solo debut from the group.

Ami was very much surprised and said “I feel relieved hearing everyone’s support. This coming July will be my 14th year of debut as a part of Dream. I hope everyone can feel a different expression/song style from me through this challenge. I will work hard.”

The song title and release date is still unknown.

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