April 30 2013, 7pm
Takayanagi Akane’s Ameblog - 30\04\2013
I’m honestly amazed by this girl…
Churi＝(((（O゜◇゜）o｛*The ground stregthens thanks to the rain.
Among all those
we received the very last one.
I didn’t think I would’ve had to
cry again for the surprise announced in the end…
I believe that,
ever since the Gaishi Hall concert
Kitahara-san has been
busier than anybody else.
She was the one who had to
memorize the biggest number
of songs and choreographies,
not to mention her positions.
After the sudden
she became a KII member and
memorized even more
new songs for us.
During the rehearsal for the Budoukan concert,
I had some time to talk with Takamina-san.
As I asked her for
advice about the future
『Things started to go well with Kitahara（san), uh?
She’s such a good girl
and she just recently told me that
she’s thinking a lot about SKE,
about KII and even about Churi』
Here’s what she told me.
I was so happy.
Then we ended up our
solo concert in the Budoukan
without any problem
and I was feeling like everything
had just started!
getting separated from her feels tremendously sad.
And Kitahara-san herself
was so kind to cry lots because of this.
『I was looking forward to what was to come next!』
…that’s what she told me.
Everyone in SKE
feels very lonely.
And I thought so much:
『Why? Why? Why!?』
being sad all the time
would only lead everyone else
I thought we must
feel like working hard and give our all,
just as much as Kitahara-san
felt honestly sad and started crying
when told she had to leave SKE.
I’m sure she had
to face lots of difficulties.
Still, I was so happy to
dancing so enjoyably to
She made me feel
so much like
『I must work hard!!!!』
I wanted us to
improve our characters
and to spend more time
as comrades in the
but hey, it’s not like we won’t have
the chance to stand together on stage never again…
I’m sure that
might make all that become true,
So, right now,
I just want to tell her a lot of
“Thank you for what you’ve done!”
same team, even if just for a bit.
We experienced so
much together and
I came to really, really love her!!!
I’m glad we became so close that,
in the end, we embraced each
other and cried out of sadness.
I hope one day
we’ll surely stand
on the stage together once again!!!
*with all the New Team KII members
about Anna, who was having a concurrent position in Team B.
worked so very hard as well.
Team KII Stage
Team B Stage
Team KII Stage.
I watched the whole time
Anna, who kept standing
without giving in to such
a hard schedul.
She even went around
the 47 Divisions as an
and had so many new things to memorize!
she kept doing her best
coming and going
from Nagoya to Tokyo,
without a break.
it often happened
for us all to worry about
But she kept
After her concurrent position was suddenly cancelled,
Anna got really
That’s just how much
she gave her all for Team B.
I want her to teach us what she’s learned
so that we’ll make use of it for SKE’s future.
please clap your hands for Anna.
I’d like to
go out again with
Anna, thank you so, so much
for your hard work. You did great.
As for Ooba Mina-chan,
who’ll now become a KII comrade
in concurrent position,
I’m sure there’s still lots she doesn’t know,
but from now on, as we’ll learn about each other,
I’d be happy if she’ll grow
to love SKE48 and Team KII.
A lot happened, but in the end
the only thing we can do
is to face forward and walk on.
Even though my heart still isn’t ready,
my mind properly understands it.
So everything’s fine.
『Do your best as a leader, okay?』
I’m often told things like that, but…
It’s not about that.
Before being a leader,
I’m part of SKE,
so I want to work hard as a member.
For the sake of SKE’s future
I can’t just stop here.
I’ll rest a bit more
and then I’ll start
to properly walk again(^-^)
come walking with me, okay?(^-^)
That’s all for today.
Thanks for having read such a long post.
It’s possible that my feelings
will be different from yours,
I’ll be happy if, for now,
you’d just accept
my honest feelings.
I hope it’ll be sunny tomorrow.
(Bird T y To)っ゛Churi
*In case the title needs to be explained, it’s a proverb (雨降って地固まる\ame futte ji katamaru) that refers to how, just like the ground gets harder when rain falls on it, people gets tronger thanks to the hardships they face!
April 29 2013, 2pm
Matsui Rena’s Official Blog - 29\04\2013
Even though it’s morning, I’m going to write about yesterday.
I know other members wrote about this too, but first of all, let me talk about Riechan and Anna’s concurrent positions.
Just as everyone else wrote, the announcement of their concurrent positions’ cancellation was just as sudden as the announcement of the concurrent positions itself.
Both of them jumped into a new group, had to memorize the theatre performances, did a tour and appeared in the groups’ concerts.
Not only they had to manage all this, but even though they needed double the time in order to catch up with everyone else’s level, they were only granted half of it.
Expecially for Riechan…First her concurrent position was suddenly announced, then she joined the senbatsu and singed the single, experienced the Kouhaku and enjoyed the Gaishi Hall and the Budoukan Concerts with us.
If I think back at it, it’s been such a short time, but it actually took a lot for the distance between her, the members and the fans to shorten, so it’s really a pity.
The changes might be important.
Both the fact that Riechan came to us and Anna became part of AKB and all the energy they spent in order to work hard were very stimulating for all of us.
However, we can’t just change our feelings as easily as in Othello.
Just like - right after the concert - Churi said that Riechan will forever be a member of KII, she’ll also forever be a member of SKE.
I still don’t know how long we’ll be able to keep working together but I sturely want to perform more theatre Stages with her.
In addiction, it’s been decided that Nao will join AKB in a concurrent position and Ooba-san will come here in SKE.
Everyone, I count on you for supporting the two of them and Jurina, who will continue working hard as a member in concurrent position.
April 26 2013, 6pm
Matsui Rena’s Google + and Twitter Updates - 26\04\2013
*Note: From today I’ll start to translate also Rena’s tweets :)
Or better, also her Twitter-only posts, since most of them are also posted on G+ ;)
*Enjoy Imade x Rena’s interactions agaaaain.
FINALLY! SHE’S BEEN SAYING IT FOR MONTHS XD
*Now for the Twitter-only posts.
April 25 2013, 8pm
OMG Nao like a boss X°°D (same for n°1 in Omoide Ijou!)
Sweaty Ookami Yuria and cool Darkness Yuria <3
SKE48 Kizaki Yuria Furuhata Nao Niidoi Sayaka Ego Yuuna Kimoto Kanon Matsui Jurina Takayanagi Akane Ishida Anna Nakanishi Yuuka Satou Seira Tsuzuki Rika Kinoshita Yukiko Saitou Makiko Takeuchi Mai Mukaida Manatsu Kaneko Shiori Isohara Kyouka
April 25 2013, 1pm
SKE48 Units @ Budokan Concert:
Wimbledon e tsureteitte (Furuhata Nao, Niidoi Sayaka & Ego Yuna)
Manazashi Sayonara (Furukawa Airi, Kitahara Rie)
Darkness (7 Dancers, under: Saito Makiko & Tsuzuki Rika)
Ame no Pianist (Matsui Rena, Oya Masana & Suda Akari)
Findland Miracle (Mukaida Manatsu, Kaneko Shiori & Isohara Kyoka)
Ookami to Pride (Kizaki Yuria, Kimoto Kanon)
Omoide Ijou (Matsui Jurina, Umemoto Madoka & Suga Nanako)
CROSS (Takayanagi Akane,Yakata Miki & Yamashita Yukari)
Usotsuki na Dachou (Ishida Anna, Nakanishi Yuka & Sato Seira)
I need to comment on Ame no Pianist because yes :)
Don’t remember with who but I just recentloy talked about wanting Akari to perform it. I’m also happy because she loves that song. Can’t wait to be able to see these performances <3
Also…Nanako in Omoide Ijou!!!
April 23 2013, 4pm
I mean it. Why!?
Ps: She, Kanon, Nishishi, Anna and Manatsu went to eat korean. Then Rion joined them and they asked her lots of questions lol (the poor girl) XD
March 23 2013, 7pm
Matsui Rena’s Google + Updates - 23\03\2013
*You might (or might not) want to remember German Woman German Woman German Woman Geeermaaaan! XD
*She said that with the Nagoya dialect, adding “gya” at the end. I left it ‘cause it sounds funny XD
Anyway, some extras. Having fun, worrying and being a caring senior and leader :)
March 1 2013, 7pm
Matsui Rena’s Google + Updates - 01\03\2013
*With my incredible excitement, I’m pretty sure she refers to the musical [Notre Dame de Paris] which is currently being performed in Tokyo (and will be in the Aichi prefecture in April. I did some researches to make sure it was the same Notre Dame musical I watched some years ago and love with all my heart and it’s exactly that one. Sorry if this gets personal (XD) but I really, really love that musical, I’ve first watched it on TV, then live in Rome and then once again in TV because it’s just too good and gives me goosebumps everytime so thinking I might know Rena’s opinions about it…just makes me sooooo excited….Okay, I’m done ahahah
No, Rena, no need for that -.-
Wait, don’t think she was creepy just now with that comment!! I know you were about to think that! But…But today!!! Rena just felt like being a responsible senior lol
‘cause she also…
Isn’t she wonderful??
By the way she also went to comment under a post by Murashige, saying she looks perfect for the song and she’d like to see the performance! :)
January 26 2013, 6pm
FUCK (and I mean it) whoever created Darkness’ MV.
Due to the HORRIBLE choice of giving all the fucking spotlight to Jurina the MV I was looking forward to the most ended up being just terrible.
It’s unfair to the other girls, who all look cool and wonderful and are as good as Jurina (or more - but that may also depends on people’s tastes).
Of course I have nothing against Jurina (it’s not like it’s her choice, poor girl lol), but I’m EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED. - I’m sure any Jurina fan could agree there’s not even a bit of fairness in this.
Whoever made it,
it was a horrible choice.
I don’t know you, but I HATE you.
Kumi, Yuria, Anna, Mizuki, MaiMai, Yukko, I promise I’ll re-watch the MV at least enough times to properly focus on each one of you to see how damn great and cool you all are.
January 22 2013, 3pm
SKE48 - チョコの奴隷
I feel like wanting to be a boy and to live the thrill of waiting for some girl to give me chocolate on V. Day ._.