Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Mano Erina Photobook 'Zero' Press Conference

On the 31st of August 2014, Mano Erina held a press conference, along with a handshake event, in commemoration of her latest photobook 'Zero'.

The theme of the photobook is 'The two Erinas.' One Mano is a girl living in the countryside, experiencing the comfort of the dearly-missed traditional lifestyle. While the other is a brave girl, working hard in order to find happiness in the city.

On releasing a photobook
'That's right. First, it's been a year and a half since I've graduated from Hello! Project, but I'm happy to release a photo book even after I've graduated. We took photos in Yamaguchi and Tokyo for this one. My previous photo book was in Hawaii, so I enjoyed myself there just after graduating from Hello! Project. Now that I'm working hard at acting, there are a lot of photos where I'm putting in a bit of acting, and personally, it's ended up with a more mature atmosphere. Even I myself had no idea when I learnt how to make such expressions.'

On any incidents of note that occured during the photo shoot
'It was the first time I've been to Yamaguchi prefecture, but the weather wasn't really that great...' (It was revealed that there was heavy downpour during the photo shoot, proving that she was unable to graduate from being an Ame onna)
'But it was pretty relaxing. Facing the sea, I'd turn around, and see the mountains. I was in the midst of an abundance of nature.'

Monday, 29 September 2014

[2ch] Suzuki Airi Top Wota Kanazawa Tomoko、 hanging out with Fairies today

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I hung out for a bit
With my good friend
Hayashida Mahiro-chan from Fairies

「Tomo、 hang out with me tooー。。」

When she contacted me like that
It made my heart skip。 Honest。

Let's hang out again~

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kntm, how dare you just hang out with my shadow oshi Mahiro!

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She's doing as much as she pleases

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I was expecting KanaTomo to be spellbound by her, but KanaTomo spellbound her instead…
Airi… Mahiro…

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She's just eating up idols

Sunday, 28 September 2014

[2ch] Airi went out with her Top Wota Kanazawa Tomoko again (+1)

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♪. DoraNaki (Kanazawa Tomoko)

And after I had finished watching the movie…
I went out with
Suzuki Airi-san from ℃-ute。

The main agenda this time around was

She brought me along
To a really delicious
Thick style ramen store-san ~

After that
We went to a delicious fruit store
And had a peach shaved ice。

Generally eats anything。 lol

But all of them were really delicious
I'm melting~ In bliss~

Thank you very much for today。
I hope we'll hang out again

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Already she trusts her more than the ℃-ute members

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They're already hand in glove

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Again? Seriously lol

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I smell danger

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She's not letting go of the trophy she was aiming for

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KanaTomo's ℃ wota style

Saturday, 27 September 2014

[2ch] Ishida Daaishi、 jealous of Airi Top Wota kntm

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From Daaishi blog: http://ameblo.jp/morningmusume-10ki/entry-11910439667.html

The magazine 『Top Yell』-san
Where I have a discussion with that Suzuki Airi-san

Is currently on sale

Please make sure to read that article

I'm counting on you

For me、 I can't even muster up the courage

To ask her to take a photo with me←

So to go as far as to ask her to hang out。・゜゜(ノД`)

……Those know know will understand (lol)
……It's just jealousyー (lol)

2 :名無し募集中。。。@\(^o^)/:2014/08/16(土) 00:04:58.07 0.net
I don't think kntm expected that she'd rise that high from wota roots, and that her dreams would come true

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She hardly ever goes all 'Airi, Airi', so I think that might have created a distance

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Daa-chan, stay stronggggg

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Daaishi's crying

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She really is jealous lololololol
She's no match for KanaTomo lololololol

Friday, 26 September 2014

[2ch] Airi goes on a date with one of her biggest wota! (2 threads)

It looks like ℃-ute Suzuki Airi and Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko went to the Land of Dreams

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Today, with ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi-san

I went to the Land of Dreams、
Disney Land~!

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It really is the two of them, right?

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Were they that close?

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It's hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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Well, Kanazawa was an Airi oshi before she joined Hello! Pro

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I'm crazy jealous of that wota who got to go to Disney with their oshi

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Twitter Tidbits #5 - 24hr TV and S/mileage 3rd gen announcement

Tsunku♂ on idol aspirees
We're at the finale of Morning Musume.'s latest audition. Through it, it suddenly occurred to me that it feels like there are a lot of girls who aren't part of a sports club. Or perhaps the majority of girls who want to be idols in this day and age aren't the type who join sports clubs... When Morning Musume. first started, I hardly ever got that impression.

Tsunku♂ on this year's 24-hour TV marathon
The memory of how moved I was by 24-hour TV... At the end, Leader (Joshima Shigeru of TOKIO) brought forth a real miracle. Yes, I too honestly received some courage to fight back. Thank you so very much. It's been over ten years since the time we worked together, but we're still boys at heart. I feel that a new miracle will be called forth from now on.

Ever since she saw the sight of Leader running for 24-hour TV, my 3-year old daughter has become a fan. When she says 'I want to see Leader', it means she wants to watch TOKIO. Remembering Ambitious Japan off the top of her head, she goes 'Be Ojiisan', replacing the words with the vocabulary she has.
(T/N: The correct line in Ambitious Japan is 'Be ambitious')

(Also, here's a translation of the letter from Tsunku♂ to MM.'14 and the OGs when they performed for 24-hour TV, by Sohee of Hello! Base
http://jplop.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6216&start=340#p162196 )

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Hama-chan reads out a letter to Momochi

In one of the segments at the night performance of the Osaka Nama Tamago Show held on the 23rd of September 2014, Hamaura Ayano-chan chose to read aloud a letter she had written for Tsugunaga Momoko-san, the senpai she looks up to! Here's my translation of some tweets on the contents of her letter.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

The New Tsugunaga Constitution: Articles 61 - 70

The New Tsugunaga Constitution

New Tsugunaga Constitution Article 61
On trains, use the window as a replacement for a mirror.
ル ’ー’リ Ah, there are eyes staring across the window.

New Tsugunaga Constitution Article 62
Listen and do not show off at times when you do not understand the map.
ル ’ー’リ Momo has become a lost child-.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Hello! Project Now. #26 - Tsugunaga Momoko (B.L.T. July 2014)

Hello! Project Now.
26th in this serialisation

This regular serialisation that comes out every issue is devoted to Hello! Pro. Acting as the headliner this time around, we have someone who has a deep relationship with this magazine, 'Momochi' Tsugunaga Momoko-chan. In their recent, newly released songs, this much talked-about, sensational idol was amazing as usual. So in what unthinkable direction will this discussion head towards...!?

With the power of 10 years as an idol, might her eyes be on that!?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Berryz' closing statements from their 2014 Budokan Live

Sugaya Risako
Continuing on from yesterday, this is the 2nd day in a row for us to appear at the Budokan, and yet, I was really nervous. Compared to when we were last at the Budokan, on the 29th of November last year, haven't I managed to retain my composure?
Even though I'm not that great at dancing, when it comes to singing, I enjoyed the feeling of performing with everyone again and again throughout the day.
Next year in April, Berryz Kobo will enter an indefinite hiatus (Note: The April reference was a slip-up on Risako's part, it should be 'spring'. Of course, the other members rib at her for it), we're all putting our strengths together and doing our best, so we beg for your kindness.

Kumai Yurina
We first stood here at the Budokan about 10 months ago, and I was so excited that I slipped from the stairs over there and got injured. The injury still remains. Standing on this stage of dreams, it's still a surprise to me that we're standing here again so soon, while I've still got that injury, so I'm happy! I'm also getting a bit on in years, as it's taking its time to heal (laughs).
When we were doing 'Rival' at this concert, I was in the best position to take a view of the whole venue. That view was truly amazing, it brought me joy from the bottom of my heart. It's a wonderful memory that'll last a lifetime... (She fumbles her words at the end)

Monday, 15 September 2014

2ch: Words of Wisdom from Tsugunaga Momoko a.k.a. Momochi lolololol

{Note: This thread originates from the /news4vip/ board of 2ch, so these posters aren't necessarily as entrenched in idol culture as posters from the more familiar Hello! Project focused Ookami board. So this has a bit of an outsider's perspective.}

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My efforts are something I don't talk about
Please get an impression of them through watching me

2 :以下、\(^o^)/でVIPがお送りします:2014/08/06(水) 19:37:40.42 ID:SqXlJMew0.net
「The more you cover your insecurities、 the more they weigh on your mind。 So、 let's be open。 Having done that、 a happy future will be waiting for us。」

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Momochi (;_;)

Sunday, 14 September 2014

2ch: Yajima Maimi-san, under the impression that Daaishi & Marin are part of the staff

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Maimi blog:
Outside the dressing room、
It seemed that they were having a barbecue
Sendai's speciality of cow tongue was being char-grilled by some staff-sans
In order to get it、 the members were lining up

LoVendoЯ@lovendor_staff 13:34
Today、 at Sendai Sunplaza Hall、we made a guest appearance at Hello! Project 2014 SUMMER!
The pair from this region、 showing their hospitality with cow tongue, a local speciality
#lovendor http://twitter.com/lovendor_staff/status/508111027980873728/photo/1

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This is the future Hello! Pro leader

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Even if we're making a joke of it, since it's Yajima, it might just be possible

Friday, 12 September 2014

What part of this job lets you shine (TopYell+ 2014 H!P Great Dictionary)

In TopYell+ H!P edition (March 2014), there's a segment that's referred to as the Hello! Pro great dictionary - basically your run of the mill questionnaire.
Although it's set out by person, I'm arranging it by question instead. Links to the other questions I've translated in this series are at the end.

Q8.  Between live performances, gravure shoots, and stage plays among other things; what part of this line of work do you think lets you shine the most, or is something that you otherwise like?

Q8.  Between live performances, gravure shoots, and stage plays among other things; what part of this line of work do you think lets you shine the most, or is something that you otherwise like?

Michishige Sayumi
I like photo shoots.
Since I like photos of myself being taken...Having taken so many cute photos, someday when I'm an old lady, I'll be able to look back and reminisce.
Also, concerts, of course ♪
Being able to dance and sing my favourite Morning Musume. songs and the experience of becoming one with the fans, it truly is bliss.

Fukumura Mizuki
When I'm singing at a concert, that's when I'm enjoying myself the most, having fun.
As part of my beloved Morning Musume., singing Morning Musume.'s songs, with all of the fans around, with the members around... It's the best!

Thursday, 11 September 2014

The New Tsugunaga Constitution: Articles 51 - 60

The New Tsugunaga Constitution
Previous summary

New Tsugunaga Constitution Article 51
Take out the tables on the Shinkansen quietly
ル ’ー’リ Slide it out without making anyone wake up

New Tsugunaga Constitution Article 52
Try reading free newspapers for now
ル ’ー’リ Please, feel free.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

℃-ute in Big Comic Spirits - The 'cute' revolution is beginning!

{September 10th is ℃-ute no Hi! Let's celebrate!
We've got℃-ute with teddies! ℃-ute IN teddies!}

Big Comic Spirits No. 33 (28th July 2014)

The 'cute' revolution is beginning!
The peak of cuteness - a gravure collaboration with artist Masuda Sebastian

Monday, 8 September 2014

H!P Summer 2014 KOREZO: Share it if you like it (Part VIII - 6 Sept)

For the KOREZO! performances held during the current Hello! Con (Summer 2014), there's a corner where the girls can bring up photos they want to highlight. A  Facebook page has been set up, entitled 'Hello! Pro Ki ni Ittara Share'. (H!P Share it if you like it). 

Here's a selection of what piqued my interest. As the page says, if you like any of these photos, then 'Like' and 'Share' them on Facebook. Links are in the first line below the photo, the post titles.

If you missed them - Part I (12, 19 & 26 July)Part II (27 July)Part III (2 Aug)Part IV (3 Aug)Part V (9 & 16 Aug)Part VI (17 Aug), Part VII (29 Aug)

Photograph from Berryz Kobo Natsuyaki Miyabi
I tried doing what you would say was Makoto-san's trademark from ages ago, the mushroom hairstyle
The members of Hello! Pro have raised the topic、
That recently、 Makoto-san has been wearing a hat
But we want the old “as he is” Makoto-san to come out on-stage

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Greetings from the Land of the Bellybuttons!

CanCam magazine had a feature on waists in their July 2014 issue.
Three of the featured girls that piqued my interest were S/mileage's Fukuda Kanon, Morning Musume. '14's Ikuta Erina, and Tokyo Girls' Style's Arai Hitomi.
I've edited the scans I for a more pleasant reading experience. In the process of editing the scans, I covered up part of the images. To make up for that, I'll be including the original scans I had so you can see those midriffs in their full glory. And aren't they scrumptious?
Please click on the pictures for larger versions.




Monday, 1 September 2014

The New Tsugunaga Constitution: Articles 41 - 50

The New Tsugunaga Constitution
Previous summary

New Tsugunaga Constitution Article 41
Once a body warmer has been used up, leave it in your pocket
ル ’ー’リ Momo's pocket is warm

New Tsugunaga Constitution Article 42
If you find frost columns, pick them up immediately.
ル ’ー’リ Don't be late because you got engrossed with them.