18 February 2017

Nagahama Neru and Hayashida Mahiro of Fairies

Fans of Keyakizaka46 only learned a week ago of Neru's apparent friendship with Hayashida Mahiro 林田真尋, of the idol group Fairies フェアリーズ, when Neru published a photo of the two of them with their faces switched by software, showing how similar their features were.

But fans of Mahiro-chan have seen pictures of her with Neru before. Here they are together from a Mahiro tweet on 7 August 2016:

You can see that Neru is wearing the outfit she wore in the KeyaBINGO episode where she flashed a come-hither glance that destroyed the hosts. Mahiro may have been at the Nippon TV studios when they were either recording or rehearsing that show. Fairies has done numerous NTV shows in the past. In the tweet, Mahiro said she had met Neru and that she loved her.

16 February 2017

Kakizaki Memi blog: Shoulder massage

Tap-tap-tap-tap (´エ`*)qq(^^ )

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening,
It's Kakizaki Memi.

I said to Kage-chan (Kageyama Yuuka):
"My shoulders have been really stiff lately ~( ´_ゝ`)」"
And what do you know,
She massaged them for me!!

What a nice girl (;_;) ♥

It felt very good (*´-`)

I said that next time, if Yuuka has stiff shoulders,
I'll just massage them for her (っ´ω`c)♥

↑ Without asking, I went ahead and took a photo of Kage-chan with my phone (lol)

Nagahama Neru blog: KeyaBINGO, early riser, 4th single

Washing,   168

Nagahama Neru

Good evening ~

Getting up early is so refreshing!!
I love sleeping,
But I want to make good use of the morning hours!

I'll become a morning person, eh.

It was fun to be a yankee.

15 February 2017

Application period for 4th single handshake sessions begins -- and members start fishing!

The first application period for 4th-single individual handshake events starts Thursday afternoon. So it's time for members to start fishing for guests. Really only three members have rowed out to sea, so far:

Nagasawa Nanako, of course -- perhaps out of habit, since I think the applications will pour in for her. And there's something lovely but restrained from Nijika. But the beautiful girl-next-door Takamoto Ayaka of Hiragana goes all-out. These are three of eight photos in her blog today, most set on her bed. Photos from Naako and Nijika later in this post.

Kageyama Yuuka interview w/ Soccer Digest

The "soccer love" of Kageyama Yuuka of Keyakizaka46, and her personal "Sanfrecce history best eleven"

From the time I first became aware of my surroundings, soccer was with me. When we talked about soccer, everybody was smiling.

My parents are my soccer roots. My father has always liked soccer so much that he even travels to national team away games. I think it was from going to matches with him that my mother came to love soccer, too. From the time I became aware of my surroundings, there was soccer in the Kageyama home. No matter when, whenever we talked about soccer, everyone was smiling. For my family and for me, soccer was a big presence.

I even went to an overseas match when I was a baby, but unfortunately I don't remember it (ironic smile). Even when I was in my mother's womb, it seems we went to the (2000) Sydney Olympics to see a soccer match. I well remember my mother saying: "We went to see matches together even before Yuuka was born." Going to watch matches and cheer are some of the deepest memories I have.

When I started watching soccer, I didn't understand the rules, so I just enjoyed cheering with everyone. I liked giving high fives when a goal when a goal was scored. But I would hear my father give analyses such as that a player "made a good move there." And when the family watched soccer shows together I'd hear, "Wouldn't it have been better if that move had gone this way?" or: "It feels as if the defensive line is backing up too far." So in order to follow better, I'd study highlight videos. I think the reason I can follow tactics now is mainly due to my parents. So now my eyes naturally go to the positioning of the defensive line and to line control (laughs).

14 February 2017

Kakizaki Memi blog: her comments on her Hustle Press gravure #2


Kakizaki Memi

Good evening,
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Today, Hustle Press's
"Hiragana Keyakizaka Can't Wait to Climb the Hill" Extra
Goes public ~(*´ω`*)

For the Extra, I wore a black dress
With my hair curled and down or curled in twintails. It looked kind of adult! (lol)

Kakizaki Memi blog: Valentine's chocolates

Choco-choco ♥

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening,
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Today is February 14, Valentine's Day ♥

As I was wondering "What shall I make this year?" suddenly it was Valentine's Day and I hadn't made anything (lol)

↑  The chocolate I received from Nagasawa-san ♥

13 February 2017

Hirate Yurina blog post: magazine covers

Nearing the appointed time...

Hirate Yurina

It's been a while.

Six members from Keyakizaka are in the March issue of smart magazine!

Kakizaki Memi Hustle Press gravure #2: comments on other members

The Hustle Press "extra" of Memi has come out. A new outfit and new poses, but the same Memi, with that amazing talent of being able to look right through the camera lens and make contact with the viewer.

It's something she has had ever since her Showroom auditions, and it must be harder to do than it looks, because few models do it. This may have something to do with her apparent fearlessness.

Here are seven of the photos (see more at the link above) and Memi's comments about other members.

From Hustle Press:

Neru and the "red panda." Photos.

Maybe Neru isn't a tanuki, after all. Photos of Neru vs. photos of the "red panda," a peaceful animal living in the eastern Himalayas and southwestern China. It eats bamboo, but is more closely related to a raccoon than to a panda. Wikipedia. Collages by やっほー。!⊿46 @Thecool_Yahho

Kakizaki Memi blog: cute jacket with 5 cats

Kitties  ฅ(^ω^ฅ)

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening,
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Shiho, Kumi, Memi

I recently bought a coat I like. It's reversible.

"I'll wear it the other way for a change!" I thought
And turned it inside out.
The pattern is a line of 5 cats!

Nagahama Neru blog: a sign of something

Nostalgia,   167

Nagahama Neru

Good evening.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day ( ˙_˙ ) ♥
The 45th day from the beginning of 2017.

Already, so many days have passed!!

A sign of something...

12 February 2017

Keyakizaka 46 member blogs hint at 4th single date?

From Satou Shiori's post
There has been a rush of blog posts from members of Keyakizaka46, all containing the numbers 4 and 5. Do they hint at an April 5 release date for the new single?

This is a great little pre-release campaign, involving the members themselves in the push. 2channel has been roaring with thousands of posts through Sunday and into the night, reacting to the blog posts.

We've been keeping track on the Stage48 Keyakizaka forums, but I thought I'd put everything together in a blog post, with brief descriptions of what each member has posted, and a link to each post.

So far, every member has posted with 4's and 5's except for: Hirate Yurina, Nagahama Neru, Shida Manaka, and Watanabe Risa. Are they just slow, or is there some reason they are kept for last? Such as a Techi-Neru double centre flanked by Za Cool? More about the possibilities later.

In any case, here is the list of posts, more or less in chronological order: