It seems sometimes the website works, sometimes it doesn’t. There are have been more mysterious things happening like Paruru’s social network activities and Nyan Nyan Kamen’s whereabouts. Enjoy all this and more in another AKB news summary!
Table of Contents
- Matsui Rena playing by herself
- Shimazaki Haruka disappears from 755 and Google+
- AKB Impersonations
- An AKB48 Quiz at the AKB Cafe
- Nyan Nyan Kamen application approved
- Keyakizaka46’s new single #1 on iTunes digital downloads
- Japan Rail East assigns new 3-letter codes to each station…
- Akiyoshi Yuka’s special cafe menu item
- AKB48 Request Hour 2016 DVD/BluRay covers
Matsui Rena playing by herself
For the super curious, this is how Rena passes the time “playing by herself”:
— 松井玲奈 (@renampme) April 4, 2016
“I’m in Nagoya for a promotion. The meeting was going so well, that I have time left over. Playing by myself.”
Shimazaki Haruka disappears from 755 and Google+
… and she came back later? Or…?
I am not sure about the exact sequence of events, but it seems to be:
- She closed her talk room on 755
- She also deleted her Google+ account
- She created a new Instagram account (since she closed her former one)
Oh, it is too hard to follow this girl sometimes!
That didn’t seem to stop her popularity, as she just started Instagram again and, according to news sources, she already has 220,000 followers as of yesterday. Wow!
… they’re back again. But why?
Or maybe they just never went away. I discovered them a while ago, but more recent photos show that things haven’t changed:
And here’s a new member, Kojiharu:
An AKB48 Quiz at the AKB Cafe
According to some 2ch users, there was a special “mini event” where they are playing a game with customers are AKB Cafe: basically, you get a three question quiz about AKB, and if you answer 2 out of 3 correctly, you get a prize. Also, no cell phones allowed!
Some of the questions that have been asked so far (they seem to switch around the questions):
- What floor number is the location of AKB48’s Theater in Don Quixote?
- In the first Majisuka Gakuen, what is the title of Maeda Atsuko’s character’s favorite yankee manga?
- AKB48 is in the Guiness Book of World Records for what reason?
- What is Takahashi Minami’s birthday?
- Who won last year’s Janken Taikai Tournament?
- How many separate groups make up AKB?
- What year was NMB48 created?
- Who’s character is called, “Nirouni”?
- How many songs have the word, “sakura”, in the title?
Some are pretty easy, but others are a little difficult. Did you get them all correct? 🙂
Nyan Nyan Kamen application approved
I’m speechless, but the mysterious and unidentified Nyan Nyan Kamen has been accepted as a candidate to the election. Wow!
Courtesy of AKB48’s official blog:
“With regards to the pending application of ‘Nyan Nyan Kamen’, we have determined that the candidate is qualified, and have officially accepted the application.” (保留となっておりました「にゃんにゃん仮面」ですが、立候補資格があると判断しましたので、正式に受理致しました).
Not only this, but the profile now appears on the official AKB48 Sousenkyo website:
WHO ARE YOU!!?!
Keyakizaka46’s new single #1 on iTunes digital downloads
If reports are to be believed by 2ch users, Keyakizaka 46’s new single is number one in iTunes digital music downloads, as of 8AM JST on April 6th, 2016. One user provides a screenshot here:
Japan Rail East assigns new 3-letter codes to each station…
What is Akihabara Station’s three letter code? You guess it! “AKB”. This comes courtesy of a press release by Japan Rail East, about a new numbering and lettering system for train stations:
It’s called the “Yuka-chan Burger”. The name is not so creative, but this is not a typical burger:
That’s a creative “burger”, sort of, but I am not sure how I feel about o_0
AKB48 Request Hour 2016 DVD/BluRay covers
Do you notice something about these jackets? Here they are:
That’s right! There are no AKB48 members on the cover (unless you count Team 8, which, for some wota, is debatable).
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!