Did you have a lovely Valentine’s Day? It seems all the girls from 48-groups were fishing everyone at the photo event! Anyway, enjoy an AKB news summary.
Table of Contents
- NMB48 in Hanshin Tigers collaboration
- NGT48 Okappa’s “adlib” acrobatics
- Kimi wa Melody short version
- Shiroma Miru’s sister, “Miyuu” elected as part of “Youtube Joshi” audition
- Nagao Mariya’s last handshake event
- Yagami Kumi appears in MV, “STEAL-I Ai no mama ni”
- Paruru remains completely motionless during first day of Photo Event
- NMB48 Nishimura Aika announces graduation
- Former SKE Ogiso Shiori released “document essay”
- Yokoyama Yui to appear on Japanese TV show London Hearts
- Muto Tomu and Oshima Ryoka start official Twitter account
- HKT48 Wakatabe Haruka in Nishi Nihon City Bank CM
- SKE48’s 19th single has a name
- HKT48 and Lawson Collaboration CM
NMB48 in Hanshin Tigers collaboration
Sayanee and other NMB48 members took part in promotional event, on February 12th, 2016, for the Hanshin Tigers (a professional baseball team from Osaka). Oddly enough, the event took place in Tokyo, and Sayaka was introduced as leader of the “TORAKO”, which is nickname for female fans of the Hanshin Tigers.
Here’s a press conference video from MaiDigiTV:
NGT48 Okappa’s “adlib” acrobatics
Kato Mina is not there to do her acrobatics. So, it’s up to Takara Moeka to take her place. The results are…. interesting 🙂
Nnnnnn, it’s not quite a cart wheel, or somersault, but a very enthusiastic roll!
Kimi wa Melody short version
Courtesy of AKB48’s official channel, but here’s the Daily Motion version (for those in the US):
Shiroma Miru’s sister, “Miyuu” elected as part of “Youtube Joshi” audition
The audition was run as a collaboration between record company Avex and management company UUUM. Miyuu was chosen as a finalist and later interviewed.
If you’re interested in Miyuu please check out her Youtube channel; I really love her cover songs. But the most interesting thing is that she sings mostly in English. Here is probably my favorite one:
Nagao Mariya’s last handshake event
I am wondering if this will draw massive crowds, but Mariyagi (who announced her graduation recently) will have her last handshake event on May 1, 2016.
Yagami Kumi appears in MV, “STEAL-I Ai no mama ni”
Kitahara Rie had a similar type of work with a single by Chris Hart, but this time SKE48 member Yagami Kumi appears in a music by STEAL-I, titled “Ai no mama ni”. You can check out the video here:
Paruru remains completely motionless during first day of Photo Event
Here are two photos from the event with two completely different people:
She was acting a little funny recently, but I wonder if she’s okay sometimes :-/
NMB48 Nishimura Aika announces graduation
She announced her graduation on February 15, 2016 during a theater performance. From her theater commentary, she’s going to be focusing on her English studies as she enters college in April of this year.
Former SKE Ogiso Shiori released “document essay”
The title of the documentary essay is called “Dear.”. According in Oricon, the book is part of a collaboration with “Sakai Project”, and includes photos from her childhood growing up, in addition to “episodes” about her time in SKE48, in addition to her reasons for graduating.
It’s on sale now, but only from the Sakai Project website. No price or other details given. How vague! But here some of promotional photos:
Yokoyama Yui to appear on Japanese TV show London Hearts
London Hearts is a popular Japanese variety show, and one of their segments involves gathering a group of female celebrities and deciding who has the worst fashion sense.
Unfortunately (or fortunately), Yokoyama Yui will be taking part in the competition for next week’s show — perhaps because she is known for having poor fashion sense? Who knows!
Muto Tomu and Oshima Ryoka start official Twitter account
Wow, it’s about time!
— 武藤十夢 (@tommuto1125) February 16, 2016
— 大島涼花 (@oshimaryoka_48) February 16, 2016
HKT48 Wakatabe Haruka in Nishi Nihon City Bank CM
The commercial itself is viewable on the Nishi Nihon City Bank website, but here is a Youtube mirror:
SKE48’s 19th single has a name
The name is “Chicken Line”, and it is also the theme song for a movie called “Pripara”. The news first came via newspaper, Chunichi Sports.
Later it was picked up on the web by gaming website Famitsu.
Why a gaming website? Well, Pripara is short for “Prism Paradise”, and is an arcade rhythm game aimed primarily at young girls (young, as in 10 years old or younger). Here is the movie trailer itself:
And, if you’re interested, here’s a sample gameplay:
HKT48 and Lawson Collaboration CM
This is actually pretty entertaining to watch, as HKT48 members do their rapping:
The promotion? If you buy certain goods and then send in the receipt, you get special HKT48 branded goods. It says there are two prizes: 1) a ticket to a special HKT event where you get “play games with HKT48 members” (no other details), and 2) original clear file.
It’s also limited to the Kyushu area where HKT originates!
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!