20 May 2017

Nagahama Neru blog: Photographing Sugai Yuuka

Praise,  198

Nagahama Neru

Good evening.

I like photographing Yukka.

Kakizaki Memi blog: Tour tickets now on general sale.

General sales

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening.
It's Kakizaki Memi.

From today, 20 May, tickets go on general sale for Osaka Zepp Namba and the Live Viewings,
In the Hiragana National Tour 2017.

The Live Viewings are in six places: Hokkaido, Kyushu, Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya, and Osaka.

If you can't get to Zepp Namba...
Let's enjoy the Live Viewings together.

I'll do my best!

Please come, everyone <(_ _*)>

Suzumoto Miyu blog: First post in three weeks


Suzumoto Miyu


In breaks during shooting of the drama, I went into the river...

Recently, there have been rivers near a lot of our locations. This year, I have gone in three times.

18 May 2017

Oda Nana blog: Mon Inspection! Suzumoto breakthrough.


Oda Nana

Hello  ♪

Has everyone seen the first episode of
Zankoku na Kankyakutachi  \( ˆoˆ )/

For anyone who missed it, or who lives where it isn't being shown,
It is being streamed on Hulu.
Please be sure to watch it \( ˆoˆ )/

Episode one was interesting!!

Technology has great power (lol)
Thank you to the technicians!!

Please let me know your opinions at a handshake event ☆☆☆


Today, starting at 11pm, Keyakizaka members
Will be broadcasting on SHOWROOM
It's a special premium viewing of the show.

We will talk while we watch the
Preview broadcast of episode 2.

Takase Mana blog: Going out with friends

Miraculous ~

Takase Mana

Hello, everyone (。・ω・)ノ゙
It's Takase Mana.

Until I joined Hiragana Keyaki,
I hardly ever went out to eat or anything with anyone but my family.

So now, when members invite me to go out to eat with them,
Or when everyone goes out after work or after lessons, I am extremely happy.

And when I'm there, I never want to come back.

I enjoy that space, and that time, so much
That somehow I almost want to cry.

It's so much fun ~
I'd like this time to continue forever.

Since I entered Hiragana Keyaki
These kinds of ordinary things that I never did before, I do a lot.
I think I may have changed.

Just now, I went out with Memi and Mii-pan to a vegetarian all-you-can-eat.
But I didn't understand the set-up at all, and was in such a tizzy that they laughed at me a lot (-ω-;)
What era are you from? Are you really 18? (lol)

But it was really delicious, and really fun.

When I go out with everyone
We talk a lot, and laugh a lot.
It's so much fun.

I'm usually bad at talking with people,
But with everyone around me I can talk and talk
And my tension goes away.

And now tears suddenly come to my eyes.

Kakizaki Memi blog: Cat lover

Nyan, Nyan

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening.
It's Kakizaki Memi.

I've really gotten into cats these days.
I've been watching cute cat videos, and have fallen in love with them ♥

So I've been saying "nyan" all the time [note: nyan = "meow"]

When I message my friends, I'm always saying "nyan, nyan," and they tell me I've gone nuts....

Nyan (ฅ•ω•ฅ)

I'm sleepy-nya~

Nagahama Neru blog: Her drawing of Moomin's Mimura

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Nagahama Neru

Good evening ~

Recently, the number of cartoon characters I like has grown!!
The new one is one of Moomin's friends, Mimura. ( *˙-˙* )

Maybe I should have used a photograph,
But I've drawn her.

17 May 2017

Katou Shiho blog: Solo gravure offshots

blt graph ( ・ω・) 

Katou Shiho

Good evening!
It's Katou Shiho of Hiragana Keyakizaka46!

I have a solo gravure in the blt graph magazine published today, May 17!

Because this was a solo gravure, I was being photographed by myself, and was very nervous. But I really enjoyed wearing the cute and sexy clothes they gave me to wear!

They asked me all kinds of questions in the interview. It strengthened my determination to work hard to give ideal answers!

Here are some offshots!

Pon Observation #24

From Oda Nana's blog. Two photos:

Kakizaki Memi blog: Caterpillar


Kakizaki Memi

Good evening.
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Recently, Sasaki Kumi sent me a picture.
"I wonder what it is," I thought as I opened it...


What? It was a photo of a disgusting green caterpillar and a moth (-_-)

Come on, quit it!
I don't want to look at things like that  (๑¯ ³¯๑)

15 May 2017

Kakizaki Memi blog: Photos of flowers and Memi


Kakizaki Memi

Good evening.
It's Kakizaki Memi.

Today I'm posting photos of the flowers and things I received at yesterday's handshake event!

Nagahama Neru: Fan's mini-manga

From りさすりーぷ‏ @gapaoudon on Twitter, this mini-manga showing his/her encounter with Neru at the weekend handshake event (click to enlarge):

Neru was wearing a sailor-fuku uniform. Of course, what the fan intended to say just flew from their mind as soon as they saw it.
"That's a sailor-fuku!" "Yes, it is (grin)."
"Can you do the line from Sailor-fuku and Machine Gun?" "?"
"Do you know 'That felt good!'" "No, I don't."
She seemed a bit languid.

EDIT: It turns out there are more pages to this little manga. You can see them in the artist's Twitter feed (sorry, no translation).

14 May 2017

"Gross!" -- what idols really think of handshake events

From Buzz Plus News, reported by "marie." Translated and adapted. There's no proof this is a real interview, but it makes sense to me. Maybe some idols just enjoy handshake events, but I think many may feel like the supposed interviewee.

Pretty well all guys would like to shake hands with a cute girl. Fans pay hundreds, thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars to buy CDs, etc., so they can get tickets to meet the idols they like. But what do the girls feel? Do they really enjoy handshake events?

We were able to speak with Miss S, an idol in her twenties, a member of a well-known multi-member idol group. She agreed to tell us what she really felt, as long as we did not reveal her name or identity.

reporter -- Are handshake events enjoyable for idols?

Idol --  Before the event starts, we peek out at the crowd without being seen. We think: so many people have come! Wonderful! So many are still coming! I'm so happy!!

reporter -- How do you feel during the handshake event itself?

Idol -- "Gross." Generally, they all seem gross. (laughs) I really feel grateful when all the fans are gathering, but when I'm face-to-face with them, it's no good. They're all sick-making. It's a comfort when an occasional handsome guy comes, but when you talk to him, he's gross, or he smells gross. In the end, everyone seems gross!

reporter -- That must be very hard emotionally -- shaking hands with them over such a long period of time.

Idol -- So you play little mental games with yourself. Like when you look at their faces, it's "gross, gross, handsome, gross, gross, gross, handsome, gross..." Like that. "Three handsome ones in a row and I'll have sushi tonight." (laughs)

Kakizaki Memi blog: The dress I wore when we first met

When we first met

Kakizaki Memi

Good evening.
It's kakizaki Memi.

Today was the individual handshake event in Nagoya.

I wore a black dress with a flower pattern!

In fact, this is the dress I wore in my first Showroom broadcast, when I was "Candidate #10-chan" (∗ˊᵕ`∗)