13 May 2019

Nagahama Neru blog: Budoukan

Budoukan,   344

Nagahama Neru

Good evening!

It's mid-May
And already totally warm.

May has a green image...

Days of the week have colours, too
And times and numbers also have colours.
I wonder if other people get the same feeling.

May 9-10-11
Were our Anniversary Lives at Budoukan.
They were over in a flash, but so much fun!


09 May 2019

Nagahama Neru blog: Reiwa; photos with digital camera; answers to questions

Bob,   343

Nagahama Neru


We've burst into the Reiwa Era.
What was everyone doing yesterday
At the moment the date changed?

I can say "Reiwa,"
But I'm still not used to it.
I somehow feel a bit embarrassed...

Just a month ago,
There was no such word in this world.
But as soon as those unexpected kanji became the notation
We're seeing it all the time in magazine headlines
Society's powers of adaptation are amazing.

I'll leave that now.

But it's so exciting!
It feels like New Year's!

Here I'll post the photos I mentioned recently:

06 May 2019

Nagahama Neru blog: Oze-chan takes over Kochi Hoshi radio; pics with a digital camera

Digital Camera,  342

Nagahama Neru


Yesterday was an individual handshake event in Yokohama!
Thank you very much
To everyone who came ٩( 'ω' )و

The Kochi Hoshi 3rd-generation main personality
Is Oze-chan!!
I really thank her. 

Oze-chan is so nice.
She speaks to everyone the same way, without distinction 
(It can be weirdly funny)
She's an elder sister with outstanding charm.
Kochi Hoshi looks like becoming a much more enjoyable show...

Takase Mana says Kakizaki Memi is fine

A tweet reports that, in handshake Monday afternoon, Takase Mana said that Memi is fine, and we should just wait for her return. They ate together on Sunday.

Makuhari Messe 6 May, session 2 handshake report
me: Um, I have something I would like to discuss with Manafi. For Memi's sake, is there anything you can tell us?
Fii: Just to wait. And that Memi is fine. I ate with her yesterday.
me: I see. Thank you for telling me!

のも(郵便屋さん)‏ @nomo_ganaota
5/6 幕張個握 2部 高瀬 3枚 握手レポ 自:まなふぃに相談があるんだけどさー。 芽実ちゃんのために自分たちに何か出来ることはないのかなー? ふぃ:待ってるだけでいいんだよ! それに元気だよ!芽実! 昨日も一緒にご飯食べたし。 自:そうなんだ!ありがとう。教えてくれて!

Another handshake guest says they asked Ushio Sarina, who said they had all eaten together on Monday, including Memi and Kage-chan. (すぎや@gigaccha)

The last bit of info we got before this was a tweet from Memi's father saying he had been up a mountain with his daughter, gathering flowers and lichen for an art exhibition. Close inspection of the figure in the background of the first photo (click to enlarge) suggests it was probably his elder daughter, not Memi.

01 May 2019

Kakizaki Memi -- BOMB magazine interview and photos

The May issue of BOMB magazine has a photo feature on the front row of the Kyun senbatsu: Sasaki Mirei, Saitou Kyouko, Kosaka Nao, Katou Shiho, and Kakizaki Memi.

Many photos have been online for a few weeks now, but one of Memi, along with a Chinese translation of her interview, has just shown up on a Chinese site. Here's the fuzzy photo, along with my fuzzy English translation.

Memi says she liked performing as Hiragana Keyaki, but that in show business, you have to keep moving forward, and she realizes that the name-change was necessary. She also talks about Neru, about her parents, about acting and performing in lives, and about what she wants to learn more about.

Memi's hands are the most expressive part of this photo

26 April 2019

Nagahama Neru blog: Nagasawa Nanako turns 22

Naako-chan,  341

Nagahama Neru

Good evening!

Hello! Pakatsu!
We're starting! I am Neru-chan!

(From Kawadashi Cooking)   [note: a YouTube channel]

Tokyo has been extremely hot recently.
It's summer... I want to eat soumen!

I far prefer winter,
But the long evening light
And the early light in the morning
Somehow seem nice.

Today, April 23rd
Is Naako-chan's birthday!

22 years old!
Happy birthday!

Let's have fun times together again this year, eh.

23 April 2019

Kakizaki Memi's surprising comic performance on HINABINGO (with video)

Here's Memi's surprising comedy performance from last weekend's HINABINGO. She did an impression of comic Nishimura Hiyocho 西村ヒロチョ:

And here's the original, from Nishimura-san's YouTube channel: