11 February 2017

Nagahama Neru blog: my room, Quartet, adorable Hiraganas

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Nagahama Neru

Good evening ~

The photo is of balloons I was given, in my room.
Somehow made a fairy-tale atmosphere.

Not having places to put things in my room is an obsession of mine.
Well, maybe not to the level of a obsession.

10 February 2017

Kakizaki Memi blog: her comments on the Hustle Press photoshoot


Kakizaki Memi

Good evening,
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Today, Hustle Press's
"Hiragana Keyakizaka46 won't wait to climb the hill!"
Was released!

Have you seen it??

I'm wearing a cute white dress
But I wish I myself was as much to my liking ~~(。-_-。)

Nagahama Neru blog: Fairies (the idol group) and snow

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Nagahama Neru

Good evening ~

Please take a look at this:

We've been told we look alike.
This is a face-swap between Hayashida Mahiro-chan of Fairies and me. (lol)

Kakizaki Memi: Hustle Press gravure and interview

The Hustle Press website is doing solo gravure sessions with all the members of Hiragana Keyakizaka46. This week, it's Kakizaki Memi. As you'll see, she is an amazing model. I'll post a few of the photos and translate the interview that goes with them.

"Hiragana Keyaki's youngest member, 15-year-old Kakizaki Memi. This girl, who says 'I want to become a doll,' really is so cute that she seems not of this world." (Hustle Press)

09 February 2017

Kakizaki Memi blog post: A train on the Wakarima Line

The point of this post depends on a pun in Japanese. I'll do my best.

Wakarima Line

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening,
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Meimei (Higashimura Mei) and I were going to take a train.

Me: "Which line? Heading to what station?"

Mei: "Wakarimasen." ("I don't know.")

Me and Mei: "...huh?... (explosion of laughter)."

[note: "Wakarimasen" means "I don't know." But a "sen " is a railway or subway line, like the Yamanote Sen or the Shinjuku Sen. So it sounded like Mei was saying they should take the "Wakarima" line.]

My poor way of telling the story probably doesn't get the humour across, but it was really funny. We couldn't stop laughing (lol).

Hiragana Keyaki out-of-town members may finally have moved to Tokyo

Even since Hiragana Keyakizaka46 was created last summer, I have been expecting the out-of-town members -- Higashimura Mei (Nara), Kakizaki Memi (Nagano), and Takase Mana (Osaka) -- to move to Tokyo and live in the dorm. But it didn't happen.

I eventually came to the conclusion that they would wait until the end of the school year in February-March to make the move. And now here we are. Indications from all three of their blogs are that they may finally have moved to the capital. Hiragana Keyaki can now enter a more intense stage of its training and activities.

First it was Takase Mana who wrote a couple of days ago about the difference in escalator etiquette between Osaka and Tokyo. Maybe that has to do with which side of the escalator you stand on, to let faster people rush past. In Tokyo, it tends to be stand left. But in Tokyo every corner in some stations seems to being a new instruction as to which side of a corridor to walk on, left or right. And sometimes people follow the instruction.

08 February 2017

Kakizaki Memi blog: Memimemi Bolt!!! Zap!


Kakizaki Memi

Good evening,
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Katou Shiho, Kakizaki Memi

Recently, the static electricity has been amazing...

On days when I wear a sweater
It's all snap! sizzle! pop!

Once, when I touched Shiho's cheek
Snap! a spark of static electricity ran across to her.

Maybe if I go
"Memimemi Bolt!!!" or something
I might send out static electricity...

Watanabe Risa blog: Next week's KeyaBINGO

Posting after a long time

Watanabe Risa

Sorry for the wait...

Some photos I wanted to post have finally been released.

The upcoming KeyaBINGO!2 has already had a bit of preview...

Next week is "No.1 Bad Girl Competition!"
Everyone became bad in one way or another.

Sorry it's not a full-length photo,
But I was wearing a biker jacket ~

It was something I could never normally wear, but in the end I really got into it and enjoyed it (lol).

07 February 2017

Nagahama Neru blog: Red lips and a new word

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Nagahama Neru

Good evening ~

Today, February 7th
Starting at 6:55 pm I will be on TV Tokyo's
"30 Seconds of Truth Stranger Than Fiction, Must-See TV"

Three of us: Moriya, Sugai and I will appear.
Sunshine Ikezaki's 30 seconds are amazing!!
Definitely, please watch.

Also, also
Since it's Tuesday
The drama "Quartet" will be on!!!!!

I work hard all week in anticipation of this drama.

Every word of the script touches my heartstrings.
I really love it.

The expression in the script
"Mizo-mizo shimasu" is truly of deep interest. [note: explanation after the post]

Even though it was the first time I'd heard the words said
I just somehow got a sense of what they meant...

The words don't just convey sound or meaning.
So interesting~

They go so far ( ´-` ).。oO

Kakizaki Memi blog: Kumi and Miss Peregrine

Kumiiii  (*´罒`*)

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening.
It's Kakizaki Memi.

I went with Kumii (Sasaki Kumi)
To see Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children!

It's directed by Tim Burton!
Tim Burton's films are all enjoyable, and I'm always eager to see them right away (о´∀`о)

If I wrote too much, I'd just end up spoiling things
So I won't write any more

Except to say that is was really enjoyable!

And the children were so extremely cute... ♥♥

I thought how much I'd like to live with them, too

And Kumi...
Even in scenes that weren't scary at all, she kept covering her face with her hands and watching the movie through the crack.
So cute ~(*´罒`*)

Bubka magazine: The Jests of King Mona

The Jests of King Mona

Kings, Aristocrats, Daimyous, Generalissimos, Emperors, Great Men...Keyakizaka46 cannot be commanded by even such powerful beings.

But before Shida Manaka, these girls become "playthings" and "prey." During the group's debut, the smiles were sealed away. But her miraculous full visage is now finally revealed: her unreasonable requests producing an infinity of smiles.

If it's fun

-- Last time, the plan was for Shida-san and Oda Nana to talk about "Watanabe Rika-san, the living being wrapped in mystery." That was the theme.

Shida: That's what I had understood. But when I saw the feature's title, I thought: "...what?"

-- You mean that the title became "Manaka's toy"?

Shida: "What's all this?" I thought. (Laughs.)

-- During the interview, we noticed that Shida-san toying with them was funny, and it made Watanabe-san and Oda-san funny. So we quickly changed the title.

Shida: Ahaha. So that's what it was.