May 15 2013, 3pm
SKE48’s Forbidden Unrequited Love Chart
*Somehow, sorry about this(it’s more than a year old after all), but an anon asked for it, I only found an incompelte version I did reblogging the pic and I didn’t feel like linking it because I omitted translating things that I didn’t care about at the time but that now I would’ve absolutely wanted to translate XD
Still, I find it funny that this happens the day we discover that Rena changed her mind and would want to date Churi lol
KanaYuri kept being loyal to itself :P (if reblogging, feel free to delete this)
O. Shiori (x Mizuki): Sometimes she makes me angry, but she’s good at giving advices so in reality I rely on her a lot. This is not joke material, I’m serious!! (laughs).
Mizuki (x Manatsu): I have an unrequited love for Manatsu. I love making her smile and I feel relaxed when I’m with her.
Manatsu (x Rina): She’s got white skin and her being so funny seems like a gift from the skies. Aside from that, I thought she was cute from the very beginning.
Rina (x Airi): I have fun talking with her because we really get along well (apart from 2D-related things). She’s also very kind, I love her. She’s the type of girl I’d like as a girlfriend.
Airi (x Rena): When I’m with Rena-san I can’t keep looking into her eyes because my heart beats too fast. She’s supreme whether she’s smiling or has a cool expression. I love everything about her.
Rena (x Airi): It’s still not sure if it’s like this - if unrequited or mutual - but I have an unrequited love (!?). Anyway, I love everything about Airin. When I see her my heart beats fast and I don’t know what to do.
Akari (x Rena): Definitely Rena-san. I love her eyes! I’ve always been concerned about how wonderful her eyes are, so next time I’ll be sure to tell her!
Jurina (x Akane): First of all, Akane’s face is exactly my type! Also, her reactions are cute! It’s fun being with her. I think there’s a good balance between us.
Akane (x Manatsu): I feel a little lonely because lately Manatsu hardly keeps me company nor she lets herself get spoiled by her senior. (laughs). Manachuri!!
Kanon (x Kumi): When we went to a Cafè together she treated me saying that was because she’s a senior. She was super-mega cool!! I can’t forget the way she looked that time.
Sawako (x Akari): I like the way she pursues her goals and ambitions straight-forwardly. Suda Akari-chan deserves really a lot of respect, I admire her.
Yuria (x Kanako): Kanako-san is really tooooo cute! Everytime I see her face my heart skips a beat and I feel like wanting to get spoiled by her.
Kanako (x Yuria): She often comes to me to get spoiled. Like sleeping on my knees, and this skinship makes me feel happy. I feel like wanting to cheer on her if she’s troubled.
K. Shiori (x Yuria): Among SKE48’s ones she’s the n°1 member I’d like to have as a girlfriend! I can be really selfish but I feel like Yuria-san would be kind to me.
Ooya Masana (x Yuria): I have an unrequited love for Yuria’s cheeks. They’re so soft when you touch them, just like mochi!! Hower, since a month now I’m trying to restrain myself from touching them (cries)
Kumi (x Yuria): Her round eyes and her soft small animal-like face make me feel better. Ahhhh, so cute.
Result: Yuria is obviously being the most popular :D
SKE48 Matsui Rena Matsui Jurina Takayanagi Akane Yagami Kumi Kizaki Yuria Kimoto Kanon Matsumoto Rina Kaneko Shiori KumiYuri RenAirin Hiramatsu Kanako Kuwabara Mizuki Furukawa Airi Hata Sawako Suda Akari 松井玲奈 木崎ゆりあ JuriChuri KanaYuri 矢神久美 AKB48 yuri
May 13 2013, 11pm
Abiru Riho’s Google + 13\05\2013 (on the Black\Dyed Hair controversy)
Even us have been talking about it here and there recently (since also Miki dyed her hair and all).
A lot of us (me included) is very into black hair, but…I couldn’t avoid being positively impressed by Kaotan…
I’d like to hear your opinions about this if you feel like expressing them :)
As for me, though I really like black hair also as one of the distinctive characteristics of SKE, of course I agree it’s stupid to make a fuss about it or to get angry over it.
However, it is also true that they talked even on TV about the black hair rule etc so it would be better to publicly say it’s not a rule anymore if it is not :) (and we have members being dyed since forever anyways…)
Might be obvious for the girls but for one that just heard that SKE members all have black hair also as a distinguish characteristic could be weird to see girls with dyed hair pop up like it’s nothing XD
So I’m totally fine with them dying hair (also ‘cause dyed Yuria looked OMG), but it would’ve been a better idea to say it in my opinion :)
April 28 2013, 7pm
The New Team KII…
we havent even seen a stage of them and yet 2 members are already leaving, Mitsuki and Rie….the hell….
Let’s never forget this once was SKE48’s New Team KII.
Let’s not, okay?
SKE48 Kitahara Rie Suda Akari Takayanagi Akane Furukawa Airi Katou Tomoko Yamashita Yukari Takeuchi Mai Satou Mieko Katou Rumi Uchiyama Mikoto Fujimoto Mitsuki Futamura Haruka Team KII Matsumoto Rina Shibata Aya Kobayashi Ami Takagi Yumana
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 19 2013, 2pm
[Gugutasu no wa] - Episode 43 - Guest: Yagami Kumi (Part 1 & 2)
What [Gugutasu no wa] is about: Before every episode, Kaotan uses the portrait of the next guest made by the previous one, in order to have fans ask question (they almost every time manage to guess who the next guest will be). At the beginning of the episode, she’ll have the guest answer some of the questions she picked and she’ll then focus on each of the answers during the video.
[Plans]: I’ve been thinking about translating (mostly summarizing, since they’re all pretty long) some of the episodes for a while now, but I only really decided it now, with Kumi’s episode (already working on Yuria’s one and thinking about doing Ogichan’s btw). At first I wanted to wait for all the parts to be out but since it already got pretty long, I chose to divide it, hope you won’t mind.
[Highlights]: After graduation dream jobs, past hardships, her worries about the graduation, feelings and memories about her units, the truth about her behaviour in 1+1 wa 2 ja nai yo, the unit she actually asked to do in the Gaishi concert
[Videos]: Part 1, Part 2
Ka: Do you have some memorable story to tell about your unit Ookami to Pride?
Ka: Is there something you decided you absolutely want to do after your graduation?
Ka: Did you have a really hard time deciding to graduate?
Ka: Do you regret choosing to graduate?
Ka: Once you’ve graduated and experienced various things, is there more of 50% of chance you’ll return?
Ku: Yes + No.
Ka: You believe you’re not THAT idiot.
Ka: As a 1st gen member who worked hard until now, you’ve experienced something really hard.
Ka: Is there a part-time job you’d like to try after graduating?
Ka: I like 1+1 wa 2 ja nai’s Kuumin, but is that your true self?
Ka: Is there a song\performance you’d like to do in the Gaishi Hall Concert?
Ka: Do you happen to think the activity in SKE helped you grow?
Ka: Are you confident you’d be able to talk about Yuria’s cuteness more than a fan could?
Ka: Is there something you like about Hioki Miki?
Ka: Did singing as NO NAME in the Tokyo Dome become a nice memory for you?
Ka: About acting as Sonata, is there something you particularly worried or troubled about?
Ka: Is there something it would make you feel troubled to be told during the few remaining Hand-shake events?
Ka: Did appearing in the Kouhaku move you?
Ka: Is there something you’d absolutely want to tell fans or members before graduating?
IN DEPTH ANALYSIS
・Do you have some memorable story to tell about your unit Ookami to Pride?
Ka: You were in the original formation, together with the former members…
Ku: Yes and of course the memories of doing the original one are intense but what I remember the most is the time when Yuria first joined.
Of course she didn’t call me Kuuchan yet, but “Kumi-san” and every single time, right before performing Ookami to Pride, having a strict senior\junior relationship we wouldn’t talk at all!
However, every time before going on stage, without fail, Yuria used to tell me “Yoroshiku onegaishimasu”. Even now, the memory of her saying that and us going on stage right after it is clear in my mind.
Right now we’re like “Yo!” and then we go on stage but yeah, I feel as we were so pure at that time…
Thinking about it now makes it feel quite unnatural, you know? Going on stage after the “Yoroshiku onegaishimasu”, I mean.
But…I really can’t remember since when…
Ka: …since when you got closer?
Ku: Yeah, I can’t remember when she started to call me “Kuuchan” and the “Yoroshiku onegaishimasu” disappeared. But I guess it means we spontaneously got close so it’s fine.
They then talk a bit about the great success of the unit and then we get to discover it was, at first, hard for Kumi to get familiar with Ookami to Pride and its choreography.
She wasn’t expecting to get another cute performance in the first place (she already had Wimbledon after all) and it would’ve been much easier for her to perform another kind of unit (Like Glory Days, Omoide Ijou or Ame no Pianist).
Ka: How was it with the kiss part?
Ku: That was really embarrassing and it still is, so I end up opening my eyes midway! I open them right after saying “Kiss kurai”.
Ka: How long are you supposed to take them closed?
Ku: “Kiss kurai shite kurenakya watashi…” Until the “watashi”!
Ka: That’s long!!
Ku: Yeah, but I open them midway anyways!
Ka: You get embarrassed, don’t you?
Ku: Yeah! If possible, I’d like to keep my eyes open and gaze at Yuria’s kissing face next to me.
Ka: Is there some part of the unit you’d like the audience to notice?
Ku: About that, well…Lately, during the parts when I’m not singing in Ookami to Pride, I’m pretty much always doing a Yuria call!
Ka: Eh!?!? While dancing!? You’re doing such a thing!?
Ku: Yeah! I keep shouting “Yuuuria! Yuuuria!”
Ka: Didn’t know that!
Ku: So yeah, if you can, please try to notice!
・Is there something you decided you absolutely want to do after your graduation?
But then Hioki Miki enters the room so they switch to “What you like about Hioki Miki?”
Ku: You know what? That innocence she has even though she’s 20!! That’s pretty rare!
Then Kumi talks about the time when they went to drink tea together, focusing on the way Miki drinks.
Miki seems to be a strong source of soothing for Kumi, who asks her out again lol
Back to the previous question about what she wants to do after graduating.
Ku: Well, it also appeared in another question, but that would be a part time job. More than specifically a part time job…I want to work! I never had the “not working” option in the first place. And it’s exactly because, not just in the entertainment activity, but I’d want to try working on various other fields and make a lot of new experiences, that I chose to leave so yeah, I want to try various jobs.
They talk a bit about the Maid cafè option, which Kumi actually considered, even though she doesn’t quite know how they work, and she though maids could sit and talk with the customers. Kaotan points out that’s another kind of work – lol – and tell her a lot about working in a maid cafè.
Ku: I’d also like to go in a Dansou cafè. Meaning I’d also like to work there (tln: she specifies ‘cause it’s known she likes dansou so she could totally go as a customer).
Ka: Right! If you’d work there you’ll probably have to deal with girls.
Ku: Yeah, right. I’d totally go to work in order to see cute girls.
Ka: Yuria would definitely go! (tln: Yuria is known to like dansou too).
Ku: Ahhh, I want her to come!! I want her to come! I want her to call me “Kumihiko”!!!
Kumi would also like to work in an accessory shop, especially because, even though she knows she doesn’t really have fashion sense (I think she does btw), she really is into accessories.
[Part 2 00:56]
・ Did you have a really hard time deciding to graduate?
Ku: I did, of course. A lot.
Ka: You announced it during a hand-shake event, didn’t you?
Ku: Right. Anyway, how should I put it? Of course I was also a lot worried about what I was going to do afterwards but, more than that, I was worried about the fans’ reactions.
Ka: After the announcement, you mean?
Ku: Thinking about the fans that have been supporting me all this time, and about all of them who still didn’t have the chance to meet me, I thought countless time I would never be able to graduate. In the end I always stopped at that, even though of course I was also troubled thinking about my own self. When I thought about fan’s feelings and reactions…I felt as I could never graduate.
Then they talk a bit about the actual reactions of fans after the announcement and they were way more positive than Kumi would’ve ever thought and that made her really happy. She thought she might’ve heard more things like “Please don’t go!”, but having so many people supporting and cheering for her made it easier for her.
Ku: When I’m told things like “Congratulations!” or “Do your best!” I think “Ah, so it’s okay. I didn’t make the wrong decision”.
[Part 2 – 3:34]
・As a 1st gen member who worked hard until now, you’ve experienced something really hard.
What comes to Kumi’s mind first is the moment where the team has to build up a Stage. The hardest one was the 3rd.
Ku: I probably say it just because it’s now but… members having physical breakdowns kept increasing, collapsing, and we didn’t even have whole week of time.
Kumi says that, image-wise, it was like hell.
Ku: The members kept collapsing, we had to perform 16 songs but we didn’t have time, not even a week. Just right before the actual performance we had to change some choreographies, even entire ones.
Songs like Pinocchio gun and Nakama no uta apparently originally had very different choreographies.
Kaotan then also mentions how their dance teacher, Anna, is scary, clearly referring to the clip with Rena being scolded and collapsing during the Pinocchio gun rehearsal.
Ku: Anna-sensei is really scary when she gets angry, but she’s really a good teacher so there’s a really strong bond between us and the happiness we feel when we get to do something nicely and she compliments us is outstanding.
They switch to talk about hard times related to other kind of works and Kumi mentions that time when she had to jump from 48 meters in Nemousu TV.
Then, even though most members mention Ittekoi48 when it’s about some of their hardest moments, not having appeared much there Kumi doesn’t have particularly intense memories about it. The Ittekoi48 snake thing pops up.
[Part 2 - 9:26]
Ku: I would’ve liked to do that.
Ka: Eh!? Are you fine with snakes?
Ku: No, not at all, but I don’t mind cruel games like that.
Ka: You like them?
Ku: Yeah…’cause I’m a doM. (tln: extreme masochist lol Nothing new XD)
・I like 1+1 wa 2 ja nai’s Kuumin, but is that your true self?
Kaotan explains she got a lot of questions about this.
That is, if you ask me, of course because pretty much every single time, the members doing the show together with Kumi point out she’s not usually like that.
Of course one would wonder if that’s her true self or not.
Ku: I myself don’t really understand why I get that hyper. It’s as if something inside me turns on as soon as the video starts!
[Part 2 - 11:03]
Ku: I’m pretty sure I cause trouble to the members appearing in pair with me. Like…they don’t know what to do.
[Part 2 - 11:17]
Ku: But the only member who managed to suppress my tension was…Matsumoto Rina. She’s really something. Until then I’d always took in the other members’ pace but with her, I got totally taken into her pace. I had no idea what to do!
[Part 2 – 12:00]
Ka: Are you going to do other radio episodes before graduating? Did they say it was your last or something?
Ku: No, it wasn’t my last yet. I was told I’m going to do more.
・Is there a song\performance you’d like to do in the Gaishi Hall Concert?
Ku: There is:
Ka: What would that be?
Ku: Mushi no Ballad.
Ku: I still don’t know if I’ll manage to do it, and even so, I wanted to kept it a secret from the fans…
Ka: Are you fine with this? You just said it. But well, it’s still just a wish, right?
Ku: Yes, nothing more than a wish, but I’ve already asked the theatre manager to let me do it.
We get to know Kaotan and lots of other members got goose bumps from the first Kumi’s Mushi no Ballad performance.
[Part 2 - 13:26]
Ku: You know, I feel as if the lyrics fit my current self. The way I’d put feelings into it would be totally different now so I want to sing it as my current self.
Aside from that she’d like to do something new and original for the concert, even something like selling only for that day goods created by the members themselves.
See ya again for Part 3 :P
March 18 2013, 9pm
[Eng Sub] SKE48 Request Hour Setlist Best 50 2012 ～
Day One - MC with Ogiso Shiori, Sakai Mei and Kizaki Yuria.
Through this MC we’ll get to know that members might make original use of their lockers, might steal for the sake of their beloved families (XD), might need to be told they’re cute, might be desperate to lose weight and might also, after all, be slightly idiots :P
We may also learn how cool Yuria is, but I hope you already got that by now U.U
Ps: If you haven’t checked them yet, The frog subbed Day 2’s 3rd and 7th MCs ;)
SKE48 MC Dailymotion subbed eng sub Kizaki Yuria Ogiso Shiori Sakai Mei Kimoto Kanon Ueno Kasumi Ichino Narumi 木崎ゆりあ Abiru Riho Suda Akari 2Oshi 3Oshi Matsumoto Rina Request Hour 2013 須田亜香里 translation
March 11 2013, 7pm
From [SKE48 Official History Book - Mada, yume no tochuu] - What’s your dreams?
- I’ll soon also post the “Express with a word\expression what SKE is to you” part. Enjoy. Some of the answers are interesting in my opinione.
TEAM S MEMBERS
Deguchi Aki: Solo Singer
Kinoshita Yukiko: I want to become a wonderful woman people would admire.
Matsui Rena: Actress
Katou Rumi: A woman shining with her smile.
Suda Akari: To make the people in front of me smile.
Kitou Momona: For SKE to become more popular. (both the group and me as one of its members).
Matsui Jurina: To become someone who could be admired by others.
Hiramatsu Kanako: Someone who’d stay in everyone’s memory. (to become a person someone would never forget).
Kizaki Yuria: An actress capable of doing anything.
Nakanishi Yuuka: To live without regrets.
Suga Nanako: I want to be able to stand on the stage as long as possible.
Kuwabara Mizuki: To live inside smiles.
Yagami Kumi: To become someone who could live for others.
Takada Shiori: To design clothes. To make everyone smile.
Hirata Rikako: To become a reporter who’d be loved by everyone.
Ooya Masana: As an individual, I dream to become a magazine model. As an SKE member, I dream about a concert in Nagoya Dome.
Yakata Miki: A performer.
Abiru Riho: Idol. I want to become the kind of idol able to work on different fields.
Satou Seira: A talent who’d be perceived as indispensable.
Matsumoto Rina: An actress able to work in different media.
Satou Mieko: To find the real me.
Katou Tomoko: I’d like to do gravure now that I’m still an Idol. But my dream for the future is to become an actress.
Takayanagi Akane: An actress able to move people’s hearts.
Hata Sawako: To become a voice actress.
Akaeda Ririna: To become a person able to make others smile.
Gotou Risako: To make people smile and become happy.
Furukawa Airi: Some work related to 2D.
Ishida Anna: To become an actress who’d act in a long historical drama series.
Mukaida Manatsu: My dream as an individual is to become an actress. As an SKE member it’s to stand on the Nagoya Dome stage.
Yamada Reika: To perform a National tour and to appear on foreign TV.
Iguchi Shiori: To become a Paris Collection model. To become a magazine model. Once I’ve become a model, I’d like to be able to give smiles and courage to people.
Ogiso Shiori: To become a wonderful woman.
Takagi Yumana: To make as many people as possible smile.
Shibata Aya: To be loved more and more.
Saitou Makiko: To make people all over the world smile.
Umemoto Madoka: To become an idol able to do everything and - no matter how old I get - to bring energy and smiles to others.
Hara Minami: My dream is to become a model for magazines. I also like to act, so I’d like to become an actress. As an SKE member I’d like to perform in a huge place.
Yamashita Yukari: A singer.
Ueno Kasumi: To improve my current self.
Isohara Kyouka: Model.
Kaneko Shiori: To become a model. I want to be forever connected to soccer (it would make me happy to be able to do some work related to it).
Tsuzuki Rika: Dreams are not something to see, but something to fulfill.
Uchiyama Mikoto: An actress able to move people’s hearts.
Kobayashi Ami: To act.
Furuhata Nao: I wanto to keep doing lots of work with SKE48, to find the perfect work for me and to settle big goals and dreams.
Takeuchi Mai: I’d like to sing anime songs. I also wish for the people considering me to increase.
Kimoto Kanon: I want to be recognized as an individual and to perform in a school drama.
Sakai Mei: Actress.
Futamura Haruka: To become a stylish person.
Inuzuka Asana: Actress.
Fujimoto Mitsuki: My dream is to stand on the huge Tokyo Dome stage!!!
Matsumura Kaori: To work more and more.
Yamada Mizuho: To become a person able to make others happy.
Mizuno Honoka: Model.
Kobayashi Emiri: To become an Idol whose smile would be her most relevant characteristic.
Iwanaga Tsugumi: Singer (One has to have big dreams)
Oowaki Arisa: I want to make a lot of people smile and feel the enjoyment of life.
Ichino Narumi: When I just joined SKE my dream was to become a dancer and it hasn’t changed. I want to become a dancer able to make people smile.
Miyamae Ami: A model able to appear in varieties and to work as an actress as well.
Niidoi Sayaka: To turn confirmations into convictions thanks to my growth in SKE.
Hioki Miki: To be able to make others happy.
Ogino Risa: I’m currently groping for it.
Kitahara Rie: To make Nagoya’s SKE to become Japan’s SKE.
SKE48 book Matsui Rena Katou Rumi Suda Akari Kitou Momona Matsui Jurina Hiramatsu Kanako Kizaki Yuria Nakanishi Yuuka Suga Nanako Kuwabara Mizuki Yagami Kumi Takada Shiori Hirata Rikako Ooya Masana Yakata Miki Abiru Riho Satou Seira Matsumoto Rina Satou Mieko Katou Romoko Takayanagi Akane Hata Sawako Akaeda Ririna Gotou Risako Furukawa Airi Ishida Anna Mukaida Manatsu translation
January 24 2013, 8pm
Again, my Yuria-fangirl side shows.
Please be so kind not to think things like [She’ll definitely oshihen <_<], ‘cause I won’t XD
It’s just that she makes me fangirl so let me fangirl and fangirl\boy with me, okay?XD
Anyway…enjoy Yuria being cool ever since she was a kid.
*I moed when she used “boku”*
January 12 2013, 3pm
Another memorable part taken from the MoshiKisa segment of Ittekoi 48!
In this we get to know how Kinchan the alien is, after all, an alien.
(or if not, something really close to that!)
January 11 2013, 3pm
Another epic segment from the MoshiKisa project in Ittekoi 48!
Here we get to know some maybe unexpected sides of the members involved. (well no, Kinchan’s just Kinchan after all XD)
January 8 2013, 11pm
Since I think Ittekoi 48 is (was) the overall best SKE48 variety I honestly even considered subbing all the episodes, but then (after starting to do it lol) I realized it would’ve taken me more time than I actually have, so I decided to pick something from various episodes and share it.
Ittekoi 48’s first episodes were what created in me the real first strong impressions on members like Yuria and Matsurina.
So it’s a very precious (and funny) show for me.
There’s a lot of parts I’d like to show, this is just the start.
Ah, as for the quality, it’s a way to try avoiding YT from taking it off lol
November 13 2012, 3pm
She was so cute and looked so weirdly uneasy when Matsurina hugged her and she was like “This is the first time someone embraces me like this D:” X°D
This girl is leaving so many beautiful and epic things to us SKE fans :)
Thank you so much, Kumi.