Today I couldn’t take part in the Special Stage and not even in one of the lives in the East Japan.
But I properly did my silent prayer and thought that, from now on as well, I’d love to meet a lot of people and share many smiling moments through the Dareka no Tame ni Project’s activities.
When I tried to think about what’s that I can do, I realized that being able to continue the project and go on with these activities like we’ve done until now is very meaningful. I hope that the day for this kind of activities to stop being special and become, on the contrary, a natural and obvious thing to do, will arrive soon.
Well then, I’d like to work hard so that tomorrow I’ll deliver lots of smiles, included those I couldn’t deliver today!
3 years have passed since the Great East Japan earthquake of March 11 2011.
And it’s since May 2011 that every month we go visit areas struck by the earthquake, with the [Dareka no tame ni Project]. This time I went for the first time in the city of Miyako, in the Iwate Prefecture.
16 of us, members from the AKB48 Group, had the pleasure to perform a live consisting of more than 10 songs!
By actually going to a city struck by the earthquake and seeing things with my own eyes, I was able to get to know many things.
I’m really happy I could see the smiles of the people of Miyako city.
I so much hope that this kind of activities will keep going on for 4, 5 years from now too.
What it’s in our power to do might be not enough and very small, but I’ll do my best because I believe that if we keep on going, that may lead to someone’s smile!
Many (most…) members had no idea whatsoever about Aisa’s graduation announcement, but I think this one scene showed very clearly how Ryouha must’ve been by her side all the time, until she made up her mind, supporting her.
・I have absolutely no idea as for the thing about bowling (or boring…?) on her ears. I even checked the comments to see if it was just me missing it but it was filled with comments wondering what the hell bowling meant linked to her ears XD Maybe it’s just about bawling pin-shaped earrings (?) Anyway this was a super weird entry.
・In case you don’t know it (*gently slaps*), BUMP OF CHICKEN is one of Rena’s favorite bands.
・For those of you who still don’t know it (*gently slaps*), Tojima Hana is Rena’s one and only, eternal, AKB48 Oshimen.
Anonymous asked : When did you first start noticing Yuria? Majisuka 3?
Oh no, I was already very deeply into her when MG3 began airing lol I can’t really collocate when it started into a specific moment in SKE, because what left the strongest impressions in me - which started all the process - were not things happening in that period, but in the past (above all, her participation in Gal Basara, her Musume ni Ikaga ep, and some of her units performances in old concerts). Ah, this is if you mean “noticing” as in starting to fall for her. Because if it’s just literally noticing, I never not noticed her and one of the first memories I have of her is in Mousou Deka, which is one of the very first first things I watched of SKE <- when I was still an AKB fan XD But well, this is unrelated I guess. The answer to the question is “no” anyway. XD
My intention is that of updating the tags with the post-reformation situation only after the changes actually become effective and I haven’t changed my mind on this. However, Rena has already started to introduce herself including her concurrency in Nogizaka. Which is why I’m thinking to go along with her choice and start tagging her as Nogizaka as well. I hope this won’t bother anyone.
It made me very sad to notice some opinions saying things like accusing me of passing on the management side…
It’s not in my power to stop graduations.
Because the final decision is up to the girls themselves.
Of course it’s not like I suggested them to graduate, and I also conveyed them my desire of wanting for them to continue working here.
I see how many are misunderstanding because of the timing, - and I guess it’s also possible for it to have played a minimum role in the reasons - but no, it’s not like the reason behind the graduations is the Reformation.
There are chances Team members will graduate too, and since we don’t even clearly know when the new post-Reformation system will become effective, I even asked them "How about you wait just a bit more?”
Even I have no idea as for what will happen to Research Students from now on, but I talked with the staff, I told them I’ll have them make us continue with the RS stage, plus maybe it’s almost time to start considering a 7th generation.
The Research Students have a future too.
Those who will build the future SKE48, are the Research Students.
To quit or not to quit is something we can only decide by ourselves.
No matter how much others may try to persuade them, it’s always just up to the girls involved.
So the only thing we can do is to see their backs off.
You started your activities on your 6th year of grade school, and now you’re already a high school student, aren’t you? Time really flies.
During the first times, you’d do everything recklessly, with all your might, using all your energies, so you very often got ill. You felt really troubled, thinking whether you caused too much bother to your surroundings, and if it was okay for you to keep working. It was so painful for me to see you like that, so even though it was your desire, I happened to regret making you enter this world. But by looking at how you incredibly shine while you work, is allowing me to change my mind and feel like this was all for the best.
Then, the concurrency with AKB and SKE. Honestly, what I was worried about the most, was your physical and mental condition. Yet, despite being there so many things happening, you’re going through it with all your might.
From the 6th year of grade school up until now, you’ve had the privilege to experience many things; things that common girls your age cannot do, work, enjoyable things, painful things…really a lot. By working and coming in contact with many people - great seniors, same generation members, juniors, co-actors, people from the staff - I believe that you will become a much greater person and woman.
There’s something I’ve thought about often, until now. If only you didn’t enter the entertainment business, you could’ve lived on more freely and enjoyably and maybe it would’ve been better not to allow you to work in the period in which what you wanted to do the most was to play… Still, when I see you on TV or during Stages and concerts, you shine so brightly… And seeing how you perform in a way that doesn’t show when you’re not feeling well, makes me realize how amazing you are, and what a pro you became. So tears start to fall, as I feel really glad about it all.
I always receive a lot of energy from this Jurina. Sorry if I can’t do nothing aside from listening to your stories and holding you tight. Jurina, with all the people that are in this world, thank you so much for having been born from me. From now on as well things are not going to be easy, but please, keep being the very kind, considerate Jurina who can understand people’s pain. I believe that, running towards your dream, you’ll become a wonderful woman. Feel grateful to everyone for having been able to spend this wonderful birthday today, okay?
Anonymous asked : Hi Ari, I found difficulties in finding SKE48 11th single medley song, do you have this hideously rare theater version on your album it would be greatly appreciated if you willing to share ^^ Thanks
I don’t wanan ask you the same question “Why do you love Yuria?” or “When did you fall in love with Yuria?”. Instead, I wanna ask you if you remember the feeling of gradualy falling in love and how it made you Oshihen from Rena to Yuria. Like, remembering the days and falling more and more and you realizing it.
First, it’s important to correct you, because I never changed oshi, I only added and removed (in Nao’s case) them. Yuria, Rena and Akari are my oshis, all the three of them. Then of course both the type of love and the measure is different, but this doesn’t change the fact that they’re all my oshis. Yuria is the only one I actually crushed (and am crushing) on. But really, it happened in such a spontaneous way in time that it’s pretty much impossible to recognize the steps. Once it started it couldn’t be stopped, and even now I feel like I’m not done falling for her yet, but I can still fall more and more.
If your use of “Oshihen” wanted to refer to the change of oshi position between Rena and Yuria (which is still a bit ambiguous, but well…), that slowly and spontaneously happened in time as well, as the gap got smaller and smaller. It started out with the type of love being very different but the amount of it being a lot more on Rena’s side so the gap was evident inside me. However, at the time I had already reached the peak for my Rena love while it was just the start for my experience as a YuriaOshi and that led to the love for Yuria increasing while that for Rena kept being stable, not going down nor up, until now.