Do you know the word, hieshou “冷え性”? It describes when someone gets cold very easily. That perfectly describes me! But don’t worry, because this AKB news roundup will warm us both up.
I will do another news roundup tomorrow if I have the time; I need to focus and go study! (´Д｀)ﾊｧ…
Table of Contents
- NGT48’s new radio show guest stars the Mayor of Niigata
- Kawaei Rina in TV drama Tokyo Sentimental
- Takamina visits LINE
- Hashimoto Nanami’s Koisuru Bunka
- Matsui Jurina not participating in SKE48 national tour?
- Former Nogizaka46 Member goes on vacation with porn star
- NGT48’s new original song, “MAX toki 315 go”
- Yabushita Shuu comments on HKT48 Documentary
- Umeda Ayaka took a trip to New York
- Fukugawa Mai is the new center of Nogizaka’s 14th single
- Tomonaga Mio to release photobook… maybe?
- Takahashi Minami in commercial for “Gan Gan Aigan”
- Shimada Haruka loses 12kg in weight
- Minegishi Minami’s 2nd commercial with RIZAP
- NMB48 Manager Kaneko saw Yamato Sayaka changing underwear
- Matsumura Kaori injures herself during theater performance
- Muto Tomu is one sexy doctor in CM for “Breeze Light”
- Kojiharu doesn’t like going to dance rehearsal
- Iwasa Misaki to perform in NHK Enka Concert
- Keyakizaka’s Sugai Yuuka is totally rich
- Yoshida Akari makes her Youtube debut
NGT48’s new radio show guest stars the Mayor of Niigata
NGT48 is really working to build up a local fanbase. On their new radio show, which is titled, “NGT48 no gachi! Gachi? Sousenkyo”, their guest was the Mayor of Niigata!
Kawaei Rina in TV drama Tokyo Sentimental
She appears in episode 3:
Although not quite a prime time drama, it seems Rina is doing well these days.
Takamina visits LINE
LINE is a messaging app that is pretty popular in Japan these days, and has basically replaced cellphone mail and messaging. Takahashi Minami visits the company during a TV show, and she poses with some of LINE’s iconic characters:
Hashimoto Nanami’s Koisuru Bunka
We talked about this previously, but Hashimoto Nanami’s new TV show, titled Koisuru Bunka, is nearing its air date of February 19, 2016. One Twitter user has spotted poster advertisements for the show. Here it is:
— 廣岡 俊光 (@Tossy526) January 30, 2016
Matsui Jurina not participating in SKE48 national tour?
SKE48 is conducting in another national tour, which aims to visit all 47 prefectures. What’s odd is that the tour schedule doesn’t have Matsui Jurina’s name on it:
Commentators on a recent 2ch thread note of her absence and wonder about its reasons, since she no longer has obligations of AKB concurrency. One can only wonder.
Former Nogizaka46 Member goes on vacation with porn star
According to 2ch, former Nogizaka member Yamaoto Rina recently went on a vacation (admittedly a short one, to South Korea) with former SKE48 member Kito Momona.
— 三上悠亜 (@yua_mikami) January 28, 2016
For the uninformed, Momona graduated from SKE48 in mid 2014, and she later made her adult video (AV) debut the same year.
NGT48’s new original song, “MAX toki 315 go”
I have no idea what this title means (it sounds like a train?) However, the lyrics recently made it on a Japanese newspaper ahead of its release:
Yabushita Shuu comments on HKT48 Documentary
She really likes it.
— 薮下柊👧🏿 (@Shu__1202) January 30, 2016
Translation: “By the way, I saw the HKT48 documentary, which was released the same day as ours. I cried so much! It was so, so good. Frustrating, sad, tears. Happy tears. So many types of tears were shown. I really, really liked it!”
Umeda Ayaka took a trip to New York
This was recently posted on her official blog. What is the first detail that people notice? Well, according the the Japanese internet, although Ayaka claims to have gone by herself, she pictures suggest otherwise:
What’s amiss here? Many are noticing that the angle and distance of all her photos are such that they had to be taken by someone else.
Notably, there’s a picture where she’s eating pizza, and there are two slices (gasp!).
Fukugawa Mai is the new center of Nogizaka’s 14th single
The first thought that pops into all our heads: Mai is graduating soon, and yet she became the center. That is an interesting turn of events! Let’s hope Mai’s last single will turn out well.
Tomonaga Mio to release photobook… maybe?
This seems a little suspect, but this was mentioned rather casually in manga magazine Shukan Young Magazine. Here is the page in question:
And it says next to her image: “The first appearance from her long awaited photobook”! Do you believe it?
Takahashi Minami in commercial for “Gan Gan Aigan”
She is joined by Yokoyama Yui and Takahashi Juria. The commercials were released on the AKB48 Youtube channel:
Because I am cursed and live in the United States, I can’t watch these. But maybe you can?
There’s also making-of video which I can’t watch either:
Shimada Haruka loses 12kg in weight
Shimada Haruka, recently took part in a promotional event for Shizuoka Prefecture. Shimada herself is a native of Shizuoka, and during the event, she reveals that she has lost 12kgs in weight!
Minegishi Minami’s 2nd commercial with RIZAP
We already saw her previously, but here she is for a second round of commercials.
There is the second “eating” version:
NMB48 Manager Kaneko saw Yamato Sayaka changing underwear
This was apparently part of the pamphlet handed out for NMB48’s recently released documentary:
The general gist: Mr. Manager was walking around back stage and thought that everyone had left. As he was making the rounds, he went to the dressing area, and apparently saw Yamamoto Sayaka just as she was putting on her underwear. Whoops.
Matsumura Kaori injures herself during theater performance
According to one Twitter user, she was squatting down as part of the sound, and her “hips screamed.”:
She later mentions as much on her official blog, and she called the injury proof that she is an old lady!
Muto Tomu is one sexy doctor in CM for “Breeze Light”
Kojiharu doesn’t like going to dance rehearsal
It apparently makes people mad, especially Nishino Miki. Specifically, she menions the song, “Heart-gata Virus” (which was performed by Shinozaki Ayano, Nishino, and Kojiharu). Basically, Kojiharu doesn’t know the dance moves, so the other two members are put in a tight spot and are forced to match Kojiharu’s messed up movements.
Iwasa Misaki to perform in NHK Enka Concert
She recently announced her graduation, and it seems that Iwasa Misaki is stepping up her enka career. She will be performing her latest single, “Gomen ne, Tokyo” on the show.
Keyakizaka’s Sugai Yuuka is totally rich
Some photos of her family’s vacation home were revealed:
Yoshida Akari makes her Youtube debut
Do you love Akarin? Do you need girl’s style and fashion advice? Then you should watch Akarin’s youtube channel! She recently announced the channel’s existence on Twitter:
— 吉田朱里 (@_yoshida_akari) February 2, 2016
And here is her first video, where she basically talks about how to properly curl your hair:
I’m writing about useless and stupid things a lot, and I like to laugh. My policy is 一期一会。It means treasure your meeting with everyone!