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Watanabe Mayu’s portrait goes on display in AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo Museum

3 Jun

AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo Museum opened to the public on the 2nd June and members Takahashi Minami, Kashiwagi Yuki, Yokoyama Yui, Sashihara Rino and Miyawaki Sakura were present for the ceremony.

It is tradition for the museum to be open to public before the elections every year and this year the opening period is from 3 June to 21 June. Inside, you can see election posters, costumes and the portraits of winners from yester years. On this day, the portrait of Watanabe Mayu, who won the 2014 General Elections, was unveiled for the first time.

mayu

The members were unable to hide their excitement when they saw Mayu’s portrait, exclaiming that it looks exactly the same as her photo. “So cute! As expected, if you’re a beauty it turns out beautiful,” said Takamina. Sashihara retorted with “Who are you calling ugly?” (This is in reference to her portrait beside which supposedly comes from the same painter.)

During the opening ceremony, the members also wrote down their feelings about the upcoming elections.

Yukirin: I want to cry.
“I’m don’t get emotional whether it’s a happy or sad situation.This year i want to cry from the happiness of seeing good results.”

Yokoyama: I want to make a speech in the best condition.
“I’m aiming for Kami7, but during the preliminaries i was ranked 20. If i can improve my results, it’d be overwhelming so i hope to maintain my physical condition first.”

Sakura: Crush the Kami walls.
“I’m aiming for Kami7 this year, so it’d be good if i can get in.”

Sasshi: I won’t lose to Yukirin.
“Because this year she was ranked No.2 in the prelims. Actually we are so friendly recently that there’s no sense of rivalry at all.”

Takamina: I don’t know if I should say the words “Hard work will definitely be rewarded”
“I don’t know if i should say it during my graduation live or at the sousenkyo. Afterall the speech u leave during sousenkyo is important.”

Yokoyama Yui talks about succeeding Takamina “I’ll find my own General Manager style”

10 Dec

Translating this due to reader request…

Idol group AKB48 Yokoyama Yui(22) updated her Google+ on the 9th, one day after it was announced that she would be succeeding Takahashi Minami as the new Group General Manager of AKB48.

She revealed her thoughts about Takahashi Minami’s graduation announcement during the group’s 9th debut anniversary.
“Initially, I was confused when I thought about Takamina san not being with us forever.Takamina san loves AKB. It shows on her face when she’s thinking about the members. At this time we should face Takamina san’s dreams and give her a push from the back.
Takamina san has give us 1 year. The Soukantoku position is something that Takamina san built up. AKB48 is also what the seniors spent 9 years to create for us. We have to work hard for the next 10 years so we can see a beautiful scenery together. We have to carry these kind of feelings,” Yokoyama said.
Finally, she said “During this 1 year, I will learn what i can while the seniors are still around, and do what i can to find my own General Manager style with the support of my juniors. I am still lacking in many areas, but the support from fans will become my strength of overcome difficulties. Hoping that everyone’s dreams can be fulfilled. From now, please look after AKB48 group too.”

[Poll Corner]Best idol cover of “Akai Sweet Pea” by Matsuda Seiko

28 Sep

After listening to Watanabe Mayu’s recent solo rendition of “Akai Sweet Pea” by eternal idol Matsuda Seiko, i was reminded of Kojima Haruna doing the same song years ago and decided to do a compilation of idol covers here.

Most of them did a really good job with the song, except for one(shall leave you to discover for yourself).

Anyway, i am including a poll at the bottom of this post so you can vote for the best cover. If this corner works out, i will introduce another song next week.


AKB48 Watanabe Mayu

AKB48 Iwasa Misaki


AKB48 Kojima Haruna


AKB48 Yokoyama Yui


Ex- Morning Musume Tanaka Reina (Start from 1:22)


Berryz Kobo Momoko Tsugunaga


HKT48 Miyawaki Sakura

 

Details for Not Yet 1st Album “Already”

28 Mar

Not Yet, one of AKB48’s subunits consisting of Sashihara Rino, Oshima Yuko, Yokoyama Yui and Kitahara Rie, will be back with their first album on 23 April.

Their first album features songs from their past 5 singles, and will be available in 4 editions.

Regarding the album title, producer Akimoto Yasushi commented “Not yet girls have grown while i didn’t know that. I came to think that time is ripe, so i gave the word “already” for the album title.”

In addition to the album release, the girls will hold a concert at Ariake colosseum on May 10.

Type A [Purchase Here]
[CD]
01. Shuumatsu Not yet (1st single)
02. Naminori Kakigoori (2nd single)
03. Pera Pera Perao (3rd Single)
04. Suika Baby (4th single)
05. Hiri Hiri no Hana (5th single)
06. Hirahira (1st single coupling)
07. Hug Tomo (2nd single coupling)
08. Uminari yo (3rd single coupling)
09. Tsugi no Pierce (5th single coupling)
10. Aikata (3rd single coupling)
11. Moto Kare ga Kekkon Suru Toki (3rd single coupling)
12. Kibou no Hana (4th single coupling)
13. Bakuhatsu Professor (5th single coupling)
14. guilty love (4th single coupling)
15. May (Yokoyama Yui solo, 4th single coupling)
16. Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete (new song)
17. Title TBA
[DVD]
Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete (MV) + special footage 

 

Type B [Purchase Here]
[CD]
01. Shuumatsu Not yet (1st single)
02. Naminori Kakigoori (2nd single)
03. Pera Pera Perao (3rd Single)
04. Suika Baby (4th single)
05. Hiri Hiri no Hana (5th single)
06. Hirahira (1st single coupling)
07. Hug Tomo (2nd single coupling)
08. Uminari yo (3rd single coupling)
09. Tsugi no Pierce (5th single coupling)
10. Fumou no Yoru (3rd single coupling)
11. Warau ga Ii (1st single coupling)
12. Girisha no Kamotsusen (2nd single coupling)
13. Moshimo Te wo Tsunaideitara (5th single coupling)
14. Mienai Sora wa Itsudemo Aoi (Yokoyama Yui with friends (from AKB48, 5th single coupling)
15. Bokutachi no Offshore (2nd single coupling)
16. Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete (new song)
17. Title TBA
[DVD]
Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete (MV) + special footage

 


Type C [Purchase Here]
[CD]
01. Shuumatsu Not yet (1st single)
02. Naminori Kakigoori (2nd single)
03. Pera Pera Perao (3rd Single)
04. Suika Baby (4th single)
05. Hiri Hiri no Hana (5th single)
06. Hirahira (1st single coupling)
07. Hug Tomo (2nd single coupling)
08. Uminari yo (3rd single coupling)
09. Tsugi no Pierce (5th single coupling)
10. Sunao ni Naritai (1st single coupling)
11. Fuusha ga Mieru Machi (3rd single coupling)
12. Sasayaka na Boku no Teikou (5th single coupling)
13. Vermeer no Tegami (2nd single coupling)
14. Nakinagara Hohoende (Not yet version, 1st single coupling)
15. Aisareru to Iu Koto (Not yet version, 4th single coupling)
16. Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete (new song)
[DVD]
Sekai no Kaze wo Bokura wa Ukete (MV) + special footage

 

Type D (Playbutton) [Purchase Here]
[CD]
01. Shuumatsu Not yet (1st single)
02. Naminori Kakigoori (2nd single)
03. Pera Pera Perao (3rd Single)
04. Suika Baby (4th single)
05. Hiri Hiri no Hana (5th single)
06. Hirahira (1st single coupling)
07. Hug Tomo (2nd single coupling)
08. Uminari yo (3rd single coupling)
09. Tsugi no Pierce (5th single coupling)

 This time round, i think the covers are more appropriate, as in they really show the girls as grown up women. The covers for previous singles are really too bleh…

Not Yet to release new single, each member gets a song to center

15 Aug

AKB48’s Oshima Yuko, Kitahara Rie, Yokoyama Yui and HKT48’s Sashihara Rino will be coming back as unit Not Yet to release their 5th single “Hiri Hiri no Hana” on September 25th.

“This is a song which is different from the usual Not Yet singles. It has been a long time since our last single so i hope everyone gets to hear it as soon as possible,” said Oshima Yuko.

The single comes in 4 types, with a different member as the center on each jacket cover. 2nd track features “Tsugi no Pierce“, a song being used in an online foreign exchange CM starring Oshima Yuko. The 3rd track in each CD version will be different. Type A will include “Moshimo, Te wo Tsunaideitara”, song which stars Oshima Yuko as the center. Type B will include “Bakuhatsu Professor”, which Sashihara Rino will serve as the center for. Type C will include “Sasayaka na Boku no Teikou”, which Kitahara Rie will serve center for. Finally Type D will include “Mienai Sora wa Itsudemo Aoi”, which Yokoyama Yui will serve center for.

Sashihara Rino: “When it comes to summer, it’s Not Yet!”
Kitahara Rie: “It’s been a long time since we came back, i’m so happy!”
Yokoyama Yui: “Pls look forward to the song which i’m serving center position for!”

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Preorder their latest single here:

Hiri Hiri no Hana / Not yet (Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara, Rino Sashihara, Yui Yokoyama)
Not yet (Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara, Rino Sashihara, Yui Yokoyama)
Hiri Hiri no Hana / Not yet (Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara, Rino Sashihara, Yui Yokoyama)
Not yet (Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara, Rino Sashihara, Yui Yokoyama)
Hiri Hiri no Hana / Not yet (Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara, Rino Sashihara, Yui Yokoyama)
Not yet (Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara, Rino Sashihara, Yui Yokoyama)
Hiri Hiri no Hana / Not yet (Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara, Rino Sashihara, Yui Yokoyama)
Not yet (Yuko Oshima, Rie Kitahara, Rino Sashihara, Yui Yokoyama)