Yuria Peace’s Second Chapter.
The Akihabara Campaign.
Interviewer: How did you spend the day of the Election this year?
Kizaki: Generally, I always drink corn soup after waking up in the morning, but this year I couldn’t drink more than 3 sips. I faced the day realizing just how nervous I actually was.
Interviewer: What’s your honest opinion about the result?
Kizaki: My ranking dropped of one position, but I’m very very grateful for the incredible amount of people who voted for me. Additionally, I was tremendously happy to see all SKE’s 3rd generation members who presented candidacy rank in!! It meant that all their greatness was properly conveyed to everyone, so…I ended up crying.
Interviewer: Which position were you aiming at this year?
Kizaki: Since last year I called my 22nd position “Double Peace”, this year I said I wanted to make it into the senbatsu with “One Piece”, the 12th position.
As a result, I wasn’t able to get that far, but that only shows how unskilled and inexperienced I still am.
I think it turned into a great occasion for me to recall my original determination and to rediscover myself anew.
Interviewer: Is there some specific issue you’re currently perceiving about your own self?
Kizaki: You know? People often say about me things like “She’s holding darkness behind her smile”. (bitter smile)
I wonder if that’s true…
The reason might be that, even though I’m having the privilege to get a lot of work - like the appearance in a TV series and in a CM - I can’t manage to feel confident in my own self.
Confidence is something that can only be born from a steady and straightforward progress I believe, so I really want to soon be able to exorcise this darkness and reach a level in which I’ll feel like “I’m the only one who can take care of this job!”.
Interviewer: The biggest recent news about you, is your transfer to AKB48’s Team 4 during the Big Reformation.
What kind of Team is Team 4?
Kizaki: The Team is pretty much like some kind of power spot, filled with young members and able to give lots of energy to the audience without fail. Please, do come watch us!
Interviewer: What’s your impression of Tokyo, in which you just started living?
Kizaki: The shops keep being open way longer at night, compared to Nagoya’s.
That and…The morning rush is super scary…
I keep getting jostled around while going like “Waaa!” (bitter smile)
As soon as I’ll get some more free time, I’d like to go around searching for some stylish café, or to get along with some old woman in the department store nearby!
Interviewer: Now please leave a message to the fans who voted for you.
Kizaki: After the transfer, I got a bit distant from the fans in Nagoya.
But from Tokyo I’m going to appear on TV and radio and convey to all the fans nationwide that I’m doing fine and that I’m working hard! I’ll do my best, so please keep supporting me!
「23rd!♡Thank you so much!
So many votes, such huge cheerings…
It’s all thanks to you that I can keep on working hard.
AKB48’s Kizaki Yuria」