go get a role in a horror movie
Production would so save on makeup expenses!
Rena gave a bit more details about Utsukushii Inazuma coupling songs in Mu~Comi+ tonight (around 5.00)
- 3 teams songs (one for each new team)
- Band wo Yarouyo from Magical Radio 3.
There should be one left but she didn’t mention it. Probably KKS song. Meaning no aka/shiro gumi songs this time around. But since E is basically a loliz version of aka, I’ve nothing to complain about~
Rena also spoke about the MV, saying how it was extremely cool and used all kind of onomatopoeia to try to convey how impressive the MV was supposed to be… She sure knows how to make my expectations go over the roof (((°^°)))=3
From Rena : [I’ve the bad habit to end my sentences with a strong inflection. I need to fix that.]
Handshake event completed～
I kept my voice today!
May my voice come out tomorrow too.
Because of all days tomorrow is radio day.
Today I’ll make sure to properly take my inhalation, humidification and sleep.
Right now, Churi-chan is next to me.
Again I notice how I can relax when we are together.
Churi, Airin, we are in different teams but they make me feel at ease.
Churi-chan has braids today, I wonder if I will manage to braid my hair once it has grown a bit more?
I like the length of my hair now but when it will be a longer I want to try wavy twin tails.
Ah, low twin tails of course.
If I try to wear twin tails now, it looks like something I did for PE class purpose so No. Way.! lol
Today, I was reminded how telling lies wasn’t for me.
I ended up saying rather frankly how I really felt.
RenChu(?) everywhere ヾ(*д*ヾ三ノ*д*)ノ
I managed to end the handshake event on a high note!
Thank you to everyone who came today.
It was extremely pleasant to see everyone congratulating me for the elections in so many different ways.
I don’t really realize it myself yet, but I was really glad to see all those smiling faces.
After having been brought so far by everyone, I feel that from now I need to rise as high as possible by my own means.
But it doesn’t mean I will be fighting alone, it’s thanks to the support you’re always giving me and the sense of security it brings me, that I can aim higher.
Because I feel happy when everyone congratulate me whenever my efforts meet with success.
I’m blessed having people rejoicing for myself as they would do for their own selves.
Thank you so much.
Matsui Rena & Takayanagi Akane about each others, from Entame July 2013 (out 2013/05/30)
Lovely ladies talking about their friendship~
Once done, I advice you get a look at this again. Hint : Q27. (*°^°)
Akane 「With regard to Rena」
Lately I’ve the feeling the barrier between us has further collapse. We hang out on our private time, we go shopping or to the restaurant. We laugh a lot but we also have more serious discussions, like regarding the future of SKE, especially now that Rena-san has been nominated leader of the new Team E.
I guess it has to do with the fact that right now Rena-san and myself are the only ones attached to an agency, but she shows great concern and often inquires 「How has been work lately?」. There is only with Rena-san that I can talk about my solo work so I consult her a lot 「I got this job !」or 「What do you think I should do there?」, this kind of things.
Rena-san and myself are close on some aspects, but there are part of us which are completely different. Rena-san is the kind of girl 「I want to protect」, right? If she is in trouble, you feel like rescuing her. While I think I’m rather on the 「protecting」side. I’m often told by fans 「 Akane-chan’s always gives me courage」, of course I’m really happy to be told that but truth is part of me is jealous of this girlish side of Rena-san (laugh).
We are both 21. Being my sempai, I always refer to her as 「Rena-san」, but lately there are times when she calls me 「Nee, Churi-cha～n」and I answer 「What is it, Rena-chan?」. That’s something I could have never done in the past. It may sound trivial but I think that it’s a very positive thing, for Rena-san and myself, to have been able to develop such a relationship.
Rena 「With regard to Akane」
She is a close friend for me. It was around 2 years ago, one day suddenly she came to me for advices. Something like「I’d like to talk about SKE48 with Rena-san if that’s fine with you.」. I think discovering「Oh, so that’s how Churi actually sees things…」 had a big impact on me. From there we immediately became friends. Lately we spend a lot of time together, but we mostly joke around and have fun rather than addressing serious subjects (laugh).
Maybe we get along so well because we have interests in common? We both like anime and manga. For Halloween we even went to the theme park together. We had both made our mind 「I will definitely see the parade from the 1st row!」 . We waited there for one hour and when the parade started we were the closest possible, screaming all we could. We were unbelievably excited, making merry like no tomorrow♪
When I was in middle and high school I wasn’t the boisterous type, so fooling around with Churi is incredibly fun. Among SKE48 I’m her sempai but we’re the same age, maybe that’s why I feel such affinity with her. I sometimes wonder, if Churi had been my classmate in school, would I have too turn into being frisky? (laugh) When I’m with Churi a totally different side of my personality surfaces.
I don’t want Churi to change. I like both her passionate and her gentle sides. No matter what I say, she will accept it. She isn’t only one member with whom I get along well, even outside of SKE48, she is one of my close friends. That’s how important the position Churi holds in my life is.
[The embedded message is connected to myself, as I feel right now ]
Today as I was doing various things I listened to stage songs.
I’m very excited at the thought of those different set lists we will receive.
To me Boku no Taiyou feels extremely, extremely life-sized, close-range, so the challenge will be to make it grow, see how far we can expand its reach. If it’s Taidaima Renai Chuu, adding another dimension, a plus, to the cuteness of the stage will make it a whole different, more profound, experience. In Yume wo Shinaseruwakeniikanai we would have to put, more than in any other stage, all our emotions in the songs to deliver them to fans.
Any song encompasses a message and we are the ones in charge to get it across, right?
I’m thrilled when I think about how it could turn out.
It’s fun for me just to try and picture it.
It will be the first time for some members to receive their own position as part of a team.
There is no arguing original stages are the best, but it makes no doubt for me those stages will be very precious for those girls.
That’s why no matter what stage we end up doing, I guarantee we will make them special.
Though, bad things happen when I’m too enthusiastic so I’d better calm down. (laugh)
But you know, truth is I’d like to perform and master all those stages.
I’m thinking fans would discover and come to love more songs, while we could appropriate them.
I wana do more and more things which will be pluses for us♪
Yesterday I got congratulated a lot at the radio studio!
I also received plenty of melon pans♪
And then, after talking with the staff I found myself getting a whole new positive and determined attitude toward lot of things.
People supporting me, people hating me, they have in common to look at me. In the end what I dread the most is indifference, so…. I’m blessed to be in such a favorable environment.
A single word won’t hurt, long sentences are the proof they’re properly looking at me.
Thinking this way, there is nothing scaring me anymore. (laugh)
I have my own style, but it may have grown old (tln : alt - some people may be tired of it-), maybe I totally fall behind if compared to others.
And it’s not like I was fresh either. (laugh)
So I have to do my best in order for people who support me to consider, even if just a bit, that it is worth doing so.
There is a future ahead of me I can’t see, but I know it is there.
I’ll definitely surprise you and make you glad!
Team E Furuhata Nao speaking.
Today, if you allow it,
I’ll write about
32nd single senbatsu elections
～Yume ha hitori ja mirarenai～
who took place in Nissan Stadium.
I apologize for taking so long
before writing this entry.
I’d like hereafter to put into words my determination
to remain strong and keep fighting in my own way.
This time again, I was unable to rank.
Honestly, I did feel a lot of regrets.
But what first came to mind then was
the dejected expressions of my fans…
I didn’t run in the elections to sadden fans
or to have them tell me “I’m sorry”.
At this thought, my chest ached.
If possible, I wanted to preserve my smile.
But as measure as members were called
while I remained seated,
I didn’t know what to do anymore.
I felt like crying,
but crying meant renouncing,
so if possible I wanted to try not to let
go of any tear until the very end.
But Rena-san who was sitting right next to me
firmly grabbed my hand…
Moved by Rena-san’s kindness
I spontaneously burst into tears (laugh)
But seeing how so many members ranked in,
I also felt really happy.
There are also plenty of Team E members
from before the shuffle.
I was truly happy for them.
To those who rank,
to fans of members who ranked,
my sincere congratulations.
What I received from those elections,
is the realization that I need to give the utmost of what I’m capable of.
I have regret saying I wanted to one day join senbatsu,
I’m not ashamed of having set such high goal.
To always remain my straight self ,
I need to have a grand goal, believing in my dreams…
And then to fail, to experience frustration,
time and time again.
To become strong.
I wish to go forward untiringly.
It’s alright to realize your dream by
steadily taking care of things you have to do one by one.
Sometimes the outcome may not meet my expectations,
I may feel abandoned and lost,
but I know who I am, as long as my soul will shine brightly,
I’m sure I’ll get closer from my dream.
Do you remember how I wrote
“I believe in my fans”?
Maybe there are people who think now
“She doesn’t believe in us anymore..”, no?
Even now, I believe in my fans.
“Believe” can turn into a form of pressure,
but even though…
As long as there will be fans believing in me,
I will believe too.
From now on I’m sure I’ll encounter many obstacles
but I’m set on overcoming them so
I hope you’ll look after me.
I’ll be in your care.
I’m truly thankful to all
the people who voted for me.
Votes fans cast for me didn’t go to waste.
Even if I don’t know where I actually ranked,
even if I wasn’t called on stage,
they are the force supporting me now.
Please take care of me today too.
Make sure to exchange beautiful smiles
in lot of places, ok?
note : darn you goat!
(o#°x°o) Better translated twice than none I guess…
This year AKB elections ended up with a massive uproar.
But isn’t it incredible?
In 2008 when I started to work with the group I could feel its relative popularity, but to think that it would grow to become a national group, to the point that its elections would become a topic of discussion in 「Asamade Nama TV」…(^_^;)
I followed the elections in front of my TV.
Here my personal impressions.
She is exactly the same person behind the scene, she is really a great girl.
She is always insecure and for each new choreography she will come and ask 「Are moves difficult this time?」.
I’m looking forward to see how this Sashihara, who now carries on her shoulders the huge responsibility to be AKB center, will change from now on.
And something that made me very happy this time was WMatsui joining Kami7!
I watched them with deep emotion thinking
“Ahh~ They made it that far~”.
But I don’t want them to stop here, I want them to aim higher.
One person I respect particularly in AKB, Takamina.
With her small figure, she not only command and lead members, but staffs too.
On the field, I saw her countless times handle works destined at managers and staffs.
She isn’t that strong of a girl and yet, she gives so so much it looks like she could just break there.
If she were to leave AKB, there is no doubt in my mind it would collapse.
I can’t help but wish her value was more appreciated.
Sae was so cool yesterday~
This girl is really a fighter, shining as bright as the sun in adversity.
When she is there, somehow, you can feel at peace.
Before I realized it, I was thinking I wanted to be by her side to support her in Shanghai.
I will keep in my chest lots of emotions I got from everyone during those elections.
Every and each member was radiant.
[From : Matsui Rena] Thank you + I love you×∞
Will you forgive me for not sending this mail yesterday?
I so wanted to tell you about the elections but it was already too late.
First of all, thank you everyone for your support.
Those elections were the most scary ones I ever went through, but this fear only compares with the joy that followed.
As numbers passed, fear and joy swirled inside me and tears threatened to cover my face, but a more composed part of me dictated me not to cry. This voice in my head telling me I couldn’t cry when I had not been called yet had to get angry and scold me many times this evening (laugh).
But when Miyazawa-san was called, when I heard the S of “SNH”, I experienced the greatest pain of my whole life, so much I thought my breath was going to stop. It felt like the longest split of second ever.
And you know, about Miyazawa-san, when the ceremony was over she told me 「It’s really incredible how Rena could make her dream reality. Today I remembered your first speech.」. During the first elections I had said 「Next time I will enter senbatsu, after entering media senbatsu, my ultimate goal will be to become n°1」.
Now when I look back at how I delivered those words full of regrets while crying when I was the second name called in the very first elections, I think I finally understand what people meant when they told me it was a eerie scene (laugh).
Though I think that the me of this time had guts and an unwavering will, and that she was quite likeable.
Today I received (this position) as a present.
Next time I’ll grab victory with my own hands.
I’ll go all out so that everyone say how they deem me worthy of reaching higher.
Let’s break free from this complex hindering me.
Big dreams call for big changes, don’t they? (laugh)
I’m still not satisfied with myself and blaming it on me, so please keep watching over me, ok?
I love you-!