Nannan and Ranger quitting the same day?
I’m NOT ok with that.
(o ; ^ ; o)
Nanako’s graduation announcement - Video
Let the terror begins XO
Thanks for everything Nannan.
-Saxophone - SKE48 Furuhata Nao
-Piano - SKE48 Azuma Rion
What is there not to love about this song?
You think it’s safe for a frog to keep a cat? (/*°^°)\
"how Masana and Jurina shared their room and bathed in water they had bring from Japan." What?
Distrust over Thai water supply network level Japanese idols.
Don’t ask me how they packed enough water so that they could shower with it, that’s beyond my understanding ┐(´ー｀)┌. But those two (Masana and Jurina) nearly froze to death after washing themselves in the water they had brought (cold, of course) and going back to their bed with the ac on.
Wonder if leaving those two alone is really safe now ( “°^°)…
SKE48 released it’s 13th single 「Sansei Kawaii!」on November 20th, placing 1st on Oricon weekly ranking for the 9th consecutive time. It was announced a few days ago that the group would perform on its own in NHK Kouhaky Utagassen for the 2nd year running. Next year, on February 2nd, they will finally conquer Nagoya Dome.
Today, Team E leader Matsui Rena (22) and KKS Kitagawa Ryouha (15), the active middle school student who joined senbatsu for the first time, telle us about the music video of their new release, which was shot in Pataya, Thailand.
Textbook of a super KKS. When she is still in middle school and as a 6th generation member she only debuted in the theater last April, she fast tracked into senbatsu.
Kitagawa 「At first I thought it was a joke, I only fully realize it was for real when I was asked “Get your passport ready (for the MV filming)”. My seniors’ performances are terrific, so I’ll do my best not to lose to them.」
Rena 「Ryouha is quiet and docile in appearance, so Yuria who was the young sister type in the group until now started taking care of her, correcting her when needed “That’s not how you do it, more like that…”. Several members actually became sort of “big sisters”.」
「Sansei Kawaii!」 is about feelings of a boy toward the girl who is like the madonna of his class…
Kitagawa 「There is this line in the lyrics “♪In class I pretended I didn’t care about you but us boys can’t stop pointing at you and gossip" , that’s exactly how it is at school.」
Rena 「I see. Ryouha must be the madonna of her school, right?」
Kitagawa 「Far from that…I think (laugh).」
The highlight of the MV is members going through town ridding 8 elephants…
Kitagawa 「That was scary.」
Rena 「There was a rumor going among us that the director wanted us to ride elephants, and it turn out to be true. But honestly, I thought it was fun.」
Any side story surrounding the shooting?
Kitagawa 「The last day, I went downtown and bought an 「I ♥ THAILAND」*. It was my first time abroad so I wanted something like that.」
Rena 「Speak of cliché (laugh). Myself I felt in love with durian chips. Due to work I came back one day earlier than everybody else, so I could buy only one packet. But it was so delicious that I contacted one of the managers who was still there 「Get me at least 5 more packets」.」
On December 5th and 6th you’ll perform at Yokohama Arena, and then at Nagoya Dome on February 2nd…
Rena 「The stage set is inspired by Nagoya castle towers, with Shachihoko. For Nagoya Dome concert it would be fantastic to have Doara join us! (Chuunichi Dragons’ mascot). Even if he is in the middle of his winter camp, I hope he can make it.」
In Mochiron SKE (2013/11/18), Minarun reveals that she also got one of those t-shirts with Ryouha.
Great episode by the way with lots of info disclosed about the filming of the MV : how Masana and Jurina shared their room and bathed in water they had bring from Japan (“0x0), Nishishi and Minarun ate some fried rice but mostly cup ramen from Tokyo and crab jelly from Nagoya, or how the last evening Minarun, Kanon and Nishishi spent the whole night chatting etc etc. By all means, check it out (\°^°)/.
SKE48 -【MV】Escape （Short Ver.）
ASGDKJAFDJAF FINALLY! We’ve been waiting for this!!! And it’s definitely worth the wait!!!! SO COOL!!!! OMG!!! I can’t stop AHSDFADKJAFJSFDA MUST SEE THE FULL MV!!! and another Mizuho center song! ahhhhh this type of song is perfect for Yukko…….
At 1st I was like : Mizuho center! ＼（｀∇＼)(／｀∇）／
And then : She is barely in the preview… ( ◢д◣)
After I guess it depends if you’re in tunes like Darkness and JuriJuri Baby. Can’t say that’s exactly my case.
So that’s called a snood. I’d have swear she stole a blanket and wrapped it around her neck (”°^°).
I learnt something today.
That was a good day.
I just wanna be myself
And I want you to know, I am my hair
Monday, November 18th 14:44
Earlier, I went to the shopping area, stopping by the fishmonger’s and butcher.
I really love shopping streets.
Wherever I live in the future, I want it to be near the shopping district.
Stopping to get croquettes and by the bakery on my way home, I want to get along with the merchants.
Also, a shopping district is nice if you want to get a part-time job.
Today as I was looking at the chicken meat displayed, the old lady who manages the shop turn out to be extremely nice and helpful.
I’d like to work in such a warm environment.
Such are the words of someone who never had a part-time. (laugh)
I imagine working part-time isn’t exactly a pleasure cruise, right?
Tuesday, November 19th 11:53
The person in front of me was watching Fortune Cookie MV, seeing that I choked in my water and it went some weird way.
It hurts …(:::°言°:::)
My nose hurts like hell.
Still, it was a pleasant surprise.
SKE too has to reach this level where you can catch sight of people watching our MVs and listening to our songs anywhere.
Speaking of MV, Sansei Kawaii!! is nice being so colorful and peppy, but the janken single coupling song itself is “Waoo!”.
As for myself, I’m listening to Lady Gaga’s hair.
Tuesday, November 19th 22:12
Work has come to an end for today.
I made a lot of encounters and felt how, the fame of a place in Japan or overseas didn’t matter and how everyone reacted to and was moved differently according to the scenery it faced.
Myself I like places with a high level of humidity. (tln : lit “damp”)
And port cities.
I heard there was a port close to Matsuyama with cats everywhere.
I’d love to go there.
Have a shooting in a city with a lot of cats.
I noticed there were cats in Thailand’s streets too.
They are everywhere around the globe.
But then I wonder, what is the city with the most cats in this world?
Wednesday, November 20st 13:50
I have a complex due to how thin my eyebrows are.
And yet I’ve grown to like them, one way or another.
Humans sure are mysterious.
Yesterday you know, I was chatting with someone and I heard something funny.
It would seem that I exist, without being part of this reality.
It would seem that Matsui Rena is a strange entity.
It would seem that I fit in,
without exactly fitting in.
I vaguely felt so myself, but sounds like I really am a bit different.
What is the Matsui Rena everyone is wishing for like?
I think there are a lot of possible “me”.
I want to become all of those possibilities.
Looks like the most enthralling option.
I wouldn’t mind putting my real self aside, somewhere.
You stay… there. Be good!. (laugh)
And when I’ve forgotten where I left it, I’ll go to search for it again.
Wednesday, November 20st 15:55
I forgot my charger.
I wonder if they will lend me one where I’ll be stopping tonight.
It makes me anxious so just to be sure I’ll charge my phone at max by borrowing a charger from someone else.
This way it should be ok for the night at least.
I use my phone as an alarm clock every morning, so if I run out of battery it’s a serious issue.
Because of that I was nearly late countless times. A fatal miss if there is.
Now, try imagining me saying it with those glasses on, speaking in the fashion of a celebrity.
Thursday, November 21st 11:27
I was trying to take a picture the other day and it ended up turning into a gallery. (laugh)
I was in a hurry. I really needed to go that instant.
And that’s the result. (laugh)
Yesterday I moved quite a lot and loaded muscles I don’t usually use so today my body aches all over!
It hurts, but it proves I worked well.
I won’t try to ignore this pain and make it my companion for the day instead.
Trying something new, working toward a new self is hard, but it’s also exciting.
Thursday, November 21st 16:37
I had been craving tomatoes forever and finally for lunch today, here it was!
I could have been eating them all afternoon!
That’s how happy I was!
But since it was part of my bento, there was only a single one.
Still, I was happy♪
I’ll do a bit of sports after that.
My body will get dull if I spend all my time watching movies.
Ah, I’m an extremely slow swimmer so I hate swimming races, but I’d love to splash around in a pool.
To～mato Tomato To～mato～
Friday, November 22nd 2013 12:52
One of those morning where I try my best to keep in mind I am who I am.
There is a lot, like thoughts and feelings, that don’t come across, but I want to believe that someday they will.
That why I’ll relax, and do what I’m supposed to.
Ah, I want to appear in E stage.
Right now if I was asked what I want to do the most, it would be appear in the theater.
Why is it that I can never make it?
Are you really part of a team when you never perform and can’t be of to help?
Friday, November 22nd 2013 22:33
I took part to Ebifra recording after a long time!
We ended just now.
I didn’t spare my efforts! I’m positive it will be an entertaining climax!
But variety sure is a challenge.
I wish I could have appear more to learn more from it.
Being able to talk with ease is important.
It was a recording full or laughs and cries, so I think it turn out alright.
SKE is the best when it’s authentic!
Pouring your heart into something feels really great.
Saturday, November 23rd 2013 10:28
For a change, yesterday I had curled hair.
Well not really, it was actually half-up and then I had to let them down and tie it up again in braids.
Today I’ll go with a ponytail. Unless my mood goes toward leaving it loose.
Hmm, judging by my mood, high chances I will opt for straight hair in the end. (laugh)
Today is an important day for Hono-chan.
May she get closer from her dream.
May everyone’s dreams come true.
Saturday, November 23rd 2013 19:23
Handshake event is over～
It was fun. Excited about tomorrow’s handshake too.
Today, lots of people told me how they worried for my health, making me realize how I must have caused concern to all of them and how kind they all really are.
There are many people who care about me.
I was scared, losing sight of who I am, but now I know I’ll be alright with such strong allies.
No matter where Rena-chan is, we’ll look after you. We need to.
You have no idea of how happy those words made me.
No matter where, I will work hard. Harder than ever.
When I don’t believe in myself, you’re the one giving me strength.
Sunday, November 24th 2013 10:21
This morning the sky has a milk color
There is no cloud, but smoke from the factory is floating in the air
If I could get off the car now and stop the engine, I’m sure I’d hear the noise of the machines.
Incredible how without any resistance the smoke ascends to the sky. *Bwwaaー*
Someday I’d like to experience living somewhere green where the nature prevails, somewhere like where Heidi’s village.
Cooking stew, wrapping myself in a fluffy blanket.
I’d take care of the fire too of course.
I want to try that too, someday.
I still have a lot to do for work tonight.
Sunday, November 24th 2013 22:35
Heading toward something fun now.
I’m going to watch a movie for a bit.
I’m lucky to have to watch a movie for work.
And so I’m off.
Monday, November 25th 2013 22:13
Sorry for not contacting you earlier!
I was completely absorbed by my work and as soon as I was done I got irresistibly sleepy.
Oh, you know, I’ve been really interested in getting one of those thermo mug which allow you to make your own beverage with a single push.
I would love to walk around with my hot drink with me.
But maybe a regular thermo mug would be enough for that?
Rooibos tea, Koboucha (burdock tea), Honey and ginger black tea, they’re all difficult to drink once cold.
I’m so extremely sensitive to cold that today, even though it was warm enough to make me sweat, my legs were freezing.
If it keeps on, I won’t be able to let go of my fluffy socks or haramaki anymore.
Cold is the enemy!
Let’s keep waaaaaaaaarm.
Tuesday, November 26th 2013 22:08
Work is over!
Today I went somewhere a bit far for the shooting.
It was really a lovely place for a shooting.
The sea was sparkling, time went by slowly, the weather was good, a blissful day.
I could talk about it for hours.
The reason behind it? Maybe because today’s cameraman took pictures of me I found absolutely wonderful.
Could it be fate? (laugh)
Very much looking forward to the final result.
Tuesday, November 26th 2013 22:57
A photo from Thailand!
I was fine sitting on the elephant, but I absolutely didn’t want to get on it with my boots and that alarmed me more than anything else.
"Is that ok? Are you really certain it’s ok?" I was so worried for the poor animal that I asked that same question countless time before getting on.
But once I let my legs touch its back, it actually went totally alright.
Elephant-san was way more disciplined and stable than I had imagined.
Ridding it felt like “heave-ho! heave-ho!”.
I’d like to try to hold the reins next time.