May 10 2013, 1pm
I can’t with that baby face + those boobs.
And I’m not even into big boobs…damn ._.
And what’s with Harutamu? She’s seriously pretty! (always been XD)
May 9 2013, 3pm
Kizaki Yuria’s Official Blog - 09\05\2013
AHUAHUAHUAHUAHUAHUAHUAHU NANAKO PLS!
Nanako to Pride!ヽ(#`・ω・)ノ
You know, some days ago…
…Nanako was tremendously cute when
she sang by herself the part of the lyrics that say
[I won’t let you call me your little sister!]
[I won’t let you call me your little brother!]
I guess nobody would call her “little brother”…(ノ;・ω・)ノ
May 6 2013, 4pm
[DEGUCHI AKI’S ANNOUNCEMENT] Aki-P. Selection 8 Senbatsu Shuffle
New Selection 8:
8)Yamada Mizuho (supposed to but actually can’t due to age-related issues lol so Selection 7? For now)
May 5 2013, 6pm
Matsui Rena’s Ameblog - 05\05\2013
Rena(So ma・ω・ny things)
Today we had a hand-shake event in Nagoya’s Port Messe Nagoya!
I thought it had passed a while since I last wore this outfit but I actually wore it the other day in the Budoukan lol
These past few days were really lively so it felt like a lot passed already.
Anyway today a lot - really a lot - of people came to see me!!
So much that when I first reached my lane I got startled!!!
Also since it was during the Golden week long holiday, a lot of parents with children could come, not to mention people coming from far away!
Everyone, thank you so much!
I’m glad to know so many people wants to meet me.
A lot of fans of members of the new Team E came to me saying “We count on you!” or “Let’s do our best!”
That made me really happy!
I’d like to work hard in order to receive support not only as a single member but also as a team, at the same time.
Still, the most important thing is to make you smile.
Even just seeing the people who come shaking my hand and talk to me smiling after that is enough to make me happy.
So tomorrow as well I’ll definitely go enjoy myself!
Now going a bit back in time with another topic…
Let’s talk about yesterday’s Seifuku no me Stage in TDC Hall!
Thanks to everyone who came!
It was the first and last touring Stage with these members.
It was also the first and left Tokyo Stage with us for Riechan.
She was talking about how nervous she was to have the people from Tokyo to watch SKE’s Stage.
I had so so much fun during the Stage and as I noticed how fun I was having, every time my eyes would meet some other members’ I couldn’t avoid thinking “I guess the times it’s going to happen again could be counted…” and I suddenly got sad…so at the end of the Stage I was sobbing a bit…
Probably it’s because, I passed from having my feelings focused on E to spend these days completely thinking about S…so before I could realize it, I found myself being just as sad as the time I was separated from them…so once again I could feel how much I love Team S.
This Stage is just like a precious friend for me, so I’ll treasure it until the very end.
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May 5 2013, 5pm
[BUKBA 2013年6月号] - Interview with Suda Akari, Matsui Jurina and Kizaki Yuria.
The interview will dig up a bit into their personalities (expecially Akari and Yuria’s), have them talk about their feelings related to the mass graduations, SKE’s future, the Managers Shuffle, the General Election and the Teams re-formation. We’ll find out about their idea of the orthodox kind of idol (Jurina…*facepalm*), about some members’ partners leaving, about the importance of Kuwabara Mizuki and what she left to the group. We’ll also get to know their expectation towards the 5th and 6th generations and some names will even pop up. But also…dreams, determination, love for the group and for its members.
Still, most of all, we’ll get to know that SKE48 is turning from a group of Idols to a group of…ROCKYs!!
✖ Suda Akari’s strength ✖
Interviewer: The three of your are in charge of the cover today!!
Matsui: Hooray!! I’m happy!!
Interviewer: For Suda-san and Kizaki-san is the first time to do it on our magazine, isn’t it?
Suda: Yes, it’s the first time!
Kizaki: It’s a pleasure to work with you!
I: Suda-san, did you already happen to appear on a magazine’s cover with just a small group of members?
S: No, I didn’t.
I: So this means you just moved one step towards the solo cover you’re aiming at! (tln: she got it :) That magazine should be released on June I think)
M: You’ve never been on a cover alone before?
S: Not yet, but I’d like to.
I: What’s the nature of the relationship between the three of you?
K: Team S!
I: Right? Do you have other points in common aside from that?
M: We all have gaps between our looks and personalities, don’t we? Akari is always fluffy and relaxed and looks like she’s never thinking about anything, but she’s actually one of the members who think the most about lots of things. She’s a very reliable and level-headed girl.
S: Ohhhh!! I’m happy to hear that!
M: She’s surprisingly diligent!!
I: Surprisingly? (laughs)
M: Moreover, she properly thinks about everything regarding the Team!
I: She also looks a bit self-centered, though (laughs)
M: (points at Yuria) As for this one, she looks like an idiot, but…
K: I’m not an idiot!!!
M: But…She’s incredibly considerate. She proactively approaches members when they’re looking down, asking “Are you okay?”
S: Yeah, like…she comes hugging you from behind!
K: (embarrassed) I-I don’t do that…!!
I: Well then, speaking of the latest topics regarding SKE48, we should mention Suda-san becoming the Flexibility Queen!!
S: Thank you!!
K: She was amazing, for real!!
I: In the “Flexibility Queen n°1 Contest” during [Kan Jani no Shiwake 8 - 2 hours Special], aired on March 30, you splendidly won, but…how were you feeling during the recording?
S: I wasn’t nervous at all. I’m sure I’d be anxious if I had to appear alone in a Quiz Show, but the fact that it was a show with a contest regarding my body, in which I’m very confident, played a huge role in this case.
I thought that, even though I’m actually not good at talking, I could’ve just covered for that with some technique! So in the end I was also able to speak without any problem!
I: It not only was a contest based on physical ability, but weren’t your opponents all professionals!?
M: Right!! And that was amazing!!!
K: She’s an idol, after all!!
I: The opponents were the winner of a gold medal, Arakawa Shizuka, and other olympic athletes!!
S: Yes. They all made their entrance wearing a medal around their necks.
M: I believe they all absolutely didn’t want to lose to an idol.
I: Nevertheless, it really was a contest that required an amazing flexibility!
S: But well, I’m a professional myself, after all.
I: A flexibility professional? (laughs)
S: Not just that. I was also representing idols. I intended absolutely not to lose. Because, I mean…in case I would’ve lost, what was the meaning of me appearing alone on TV? It was my very first time all by myself! So I was like “The hell I’ll lose!!”
M: She really hates to lose, you know?
S: I thought it was a good opportunity, because there sure were lots of people watching.
I: It was a contest based on the limbo dance and I didn’t think you would’ve gone as far as clearing the 35 cm challenge!! I believe it caused a considerable amount of reactions, didn’t it?
S: It was the first time for me to see the comments on Google + reaching 500 that fast! The column got filled just like that! I was having so much fun that I posted a lot!!
I: And that was also good for SKE48 itself, right?
M: Yeah, for sure, I thought the same as well.
I: Each time Suda-san was being introduced, they would stream part of the [Pareo wa Emerald] performance during NHK’s Kouhaku Utagassen! That was pretty much of an impactful propaganda!
S: That’s true! I was very happy about that! I realized that it was only for SKE48 if I managed to go that far!
I: You were surely able to contribute to SKE48.
S: Yes. It was like “Hey, I’m in SKE48!”! And with the clip from the Kouhaku being streamed, even the faces of the members were clearly showed!
I: Suda-san’s feelings of wanting to do something for the Team don’t usually come to surface, do they?
S: But I believe the fact that I don’t show it suits me.
I: Still, you do feel like that.
S: I do.
M: Come on, try showing it a bit more!!
K: Personally, working together as members of the same generation - hence knowing Suda Akari the person and not the idol - I’m able to feel her huge love for the Team, you know?
M: Maybe it’s better for her not to show it but for the ones surrounding her to say it.
S: It’s that I believe it’s fine to bring my support without fans being able to notice it. I think it might suit me to show love in that way.
I: I think that the very best thing from that show, was the way you showed strength!
S: Up until now I had mostly appeared in tv-shows only as a senbatsu member, right? Since, appearing on shows would mean having the chance to talk, I decided I would’ve talked at least once every single time. However, I also happened to fail, not to mention causing troubles to the other members…
Like…”Hey, you’re causing trouble again” (laughs)
I: But well, you’re popular for not being able to read between the lines and going on and on unstoppably, right? (laughs)
M: And it’s pretty hard to deal with it after that.
S: I ‘m sorry.
M: It might be worse that my puns!!
K: No, I’d say they’re on the same level (laughs)
S: I believe I was able to show strength this time exactly because I’ve failed before.
I: As an Idol, you’re walking the non conventional path , aren’t you?
S: (opening her eyes widely) Non conventional!?
I: I mean, you’re certainly not the so called orthodox kind of idol…
S: Ehhh…I’m not!?
K: Hey, wait…which part of you would be orthodox!? (laughs) You keep saying “Akari is…!!” “Akari has..!!”
S: Eh!? But I’m aiming at the orthodox kind of idol!!
K: I’d say an orthodox kind of Idol would be Manatsu-san, don’t you think?
M: And others like Rena-chan as well!
S: So? There’s not much difference!!
I: Sorry; I really can’t agree (laughs) However, I believe your noisy and intense personality can really work as a plus.
S: Yeah, I guess so…
I: I also think that’s something SKE48 as a whole needs.
M: There should be at least one member like this.
S: Glad to hear that. Thank you very much.
✖ The legacy of Kuwabara The Demon ✖
I: During the Gaishi Hall Concert (April 13-14), SKE48 will hold the graduation ceremony for 9 members, and Hata Sawako-san will leave the group as well. I believe it’s a good time to move towards a new prospective. Don’t you feel that?
K: We can’t avoid feeling it. The Gaishi concert will be the last one for the graduating members, after all.
M: What I’m thinking the most now is that right after the Graduation ceremony in Gaishi we’ll perform a solo concert in Japan’s Budoukan (April 25). Like…how are we going to do that?
S: You’re right…
K: It’s really painful to think that those members are going to leave…
S: What are we going to do during MCs?
M: When we were first told we would’ve performed a concert in the Budoukan, I thought we would’ve been able to appear all together…
K: Yeah…same here.
M: But gradually it all started to feel more real. Like…”So, now? What are we going to do?”.
I: What shall we do? (laughs)
M: I personally really want the 6th generation members to work hard. Also, how about we appear in the positions left empty by members of other teams? For example, me performing in Ogichan’s position. That would lead to a lot of new things, I think.
I: Something like trying new chemical reactions, uh? The partner with whom Kizaki-san is performing her unit on Stage – Yagami Kumi-san - is going to leave as well…
K: Yeah…what shall I do? It feels tremendously lonely. I myself filled a position that was not originally mine for Ookami to Pride, and I’m incredibly grateful to Kuuchan who accepted me. If I have to keep performing Ookami to Pride from now on as well I really have no idea who’s gonna be my partner.
Currently Nanako is doing her best to perform it as an under. I’d like to be able to welcome the new member, no matter who she’s going to be.
I: And the one who should be called Suda-san’s partner – Hata-san – is graduating as well.
S: Right. My only….
M: Stop saying things like “My only…” (laughs)
S: Well, yeah… I do am close to everyone (laughs) I thought I would have never been able to create the kind of close relationship such as OgiYuri while I was being in SKE48, also because I’m not really the type. Still, I’m really happy I was able to form a pair with Shawako.
I: How come you became that close?
S: At the time of Shoujo wa Manatsu ni Nani wo suru? I had twintails and I was wearing a beret and Shawako said that was really cute and took pics of me every day. While saying “Great, great! You’re cute, Akarichan!!” she would take pics from different angles. She wasn’t doing that anymore lately, though (laughs)
M: I bet she just thought she shouldn’t have to, since you do it yourself.
S: Right, I do take good pics by myself lol
I: How does SKE48 feel now that there are all those members about to graduate?
M: I think everyone is trying to understand their role. There are lots of members thinking about how they might be of help in some way after the graduations.
I: It can’t only be about immersing oneself into memories, there’s also thinking about the future. You have to move forward, after all.
K: This is something we won’t be able to understand before the Gaishi ends but I’m sure there’s something we’ll manage to notice only after they leave. Still, we can’t be feeling down all the time, can we?
S: To be honest, after everyone leaves, I’d want enough time for SKE48 to start changing into something new.
2 members graduated before I joined Team S. Then me and Yukko joined, and if I try to think back at that situation now, I’m sure that what helped building up the new Team S was time. At the same time, that allowed our bonds to grow stronger, and I felt like working harder and harder in order to be accepted.
So this time as well, I want us all to take our time, as we have our bonds growing stronger.
However, we have the Budoukan concert coming immediately so I’m actually a bit worried about it.
I: I’ve written it lots of times but we’re especially worried about Kuwabara Mizuki-san leaving.
M: I feel the same way. We’re losing the one in charge of dance and comedy, after all…
K: She’s also a person who’s been leading us.
S: I’d like if we could compensate for that all together…
K: You’re right…Nobody could take her place, after all.
M: Still, I’m sure the graduating members themselves are thinking “Is it okay for us to leave?” so I believe it’s important to put this anxiety away. We must let them think “Everything will be okay even after we leave”.
I: It looks like Kuwabara-san wants Yuria-san and Suga-san to become able to lead the others on the dance department.
K: Yes, she told me a lot of things. “I’m counting on you after I leave”, she said.
I: Did she entrust the dance front to you?
K: Nope, she entrusted that to Nanako. She told me “It’s no fun for you to just keep saying idiot things, so be sure to work on doing eccentric and weird reactions!”. I have a lot to learn if it’s about talks, so she told me both kind and harsh things.
I: Like…”You can do better than this”?
K: Yeah, exactly. I thought I really should work harder…
I: As for Suda-san, did the graduating members say something to you?
S: Apparently Mii wanted us all to perceive all that she’s been doing until now, so she started pointing out more than usual, through her actions, what she wants to convey us. For example telling us things like “You should really focus on this!” when it’s about making our moves match. And, once we’ll all have understood what Mizuki-san has done for us until now, each one of us will have to build something for the future. That’s how I feel.
✖ Your determination for the General Election ✖
I: SKE48 also changed general manager lately. Yuasa Hiroshi- san passed the baton to the once AKB manager Shiba Tomoya-san.
K: He’s in the theatre in Nagoya every time we have a Stage and he tells us his impressions if we ask him.
M: He observes in a very serious way. I know him pretty well since he was in charge of Team K when he was a manager in AKB. I can really feel how, ever since he became a theatre manager, he’s thinking hard about what to do in order to make SKE48 become better.
I: It’s really amazing that he’s watching all the Stages, isn’t it?
M: Moreover, me and Nakanishi once went to discuss together with Tomoya-san. He properly listens to everyone’s opinions, such as “It would be better to do like this on stage…”.
I: Has Tomoya-san ever stated his opinions about the members?
S: Here’s what he told us when he first came to greet us: “I want to listen to everything you have to say as much as I can. I’d like to work together with you as a close presence.”
I: It feels like things might get different due to the theatre manager chang.
M: His strongest desire is to make fans happy. After taking pictures during the National hand-shake event, he spent a lot of time choosing which ones to post on Google+. He wants to please fans so much that he got amazingly serious over the pictures selection! (laughs)
I: And it’s about time for the 5th General Election. Did you present your candidacies?
S: I did.
M: Not yet! (She presented it after the interview, on April 6).
I: But you will, won’t you?
M: Of course.
I: Is each one of you aiming at something in particular?
K: This year I was pretty motivated even before the candidacy system was announced. I’d like to aim at the senbatsu, with a totally different determination I had the other years.
I: Your eyes were sparkling as you were speaking.
K: Were they? This year’s one is a decisive battle.
I: You declared it even on your blog, didn’t you? Last year you got 31st…what do you mean with “This year’s one is a decisive battle”?
K: I also feel a bit anxious this year. I want to prove to the staff and to the fans who are granting me my current position, that I can keep up with it!
I: What’s that made you shine the most this year?
K: The fact that the chances for me to act increased considerably.
The fans were happy as well about Majisuka Gakuen 3 and Magical Radio 3, so much that they’d often talk about them during hand-shake events. I think it’s through those shows that I was able to show myself the most. And it’s by having the chance to act more than I finally realized for good that my dream is that of becoming an actress.
I: Suda-san wrote passionate and determinate statements on her blog as well, about wanting to aim for real at a place in senbatsu, this year!
I: You also said “I want to become an idol able to make a solo debut”.
S: I’ve never said that before. 2 years ago I went to face the General Election very determined and I ranked 36th. Even so, aside from [Dakishimecha ikenai], after about a year from the Election I wasn’t chosen not even once as a member of the Undergirls and I felt really bad towards my fans.
I started to think it wasn’t worth for me to be confident and say, regarding the Elections, something like “I’ll be aiming at that position!”.
In spite of having got higher the year before, I found myself back where I was.
I wasn’t confident I would’ve had another chance so last year I also felt a bit frustrated.
It did end greatly, with the result of my ranking getting higher (29th), but still, I felt restless, emotionally.
Another year passed from that and then February came, with the announcement of AKB’s single [So long] in which I’ve been chosen as a member for the coupling song [Waiting Room] and with it I was able for the very first time to join Undergirls for a not Elections-related single.
It was just one time, but that one time gave me a lot of confidence. I felt as if I’ve been given a ticket that would allow me to go higher.
M: Hearing their words, right now, makes me feel very happy.
I: What do you mean?
M: Because, I mean…We’re talking about AKB’s General Elections! Until now SKE members have always been surprisingly reserved about it. That’s why, listening to how much they want to do their best, makes me really happy! I believe there are other members feeling the same way and that’s, in my opinion, a proof they want to grow.
I: And how about your own self?
M: People might think I’m really concerned about my rank, but it just makes me happy to see so many people supporting me for the Elections. Lately it’s not rare to hear the words “Next generation” when it comes to AKB and I believe people have that kind of expectations from me as well. That’s why I want to get higher than I’ve ever got and I want people to recognize me for the result I’m going to obtain this time.
Recently I came to think that, depending on the position in the ranking, it gets easier to establish your goals for the next year. If it’s about this, the Elections might really be important and I’m very positive right now.
I: So the three of you are all going to face the Elections with a totally different mental state compared to last year, aren’t you?
I: Jurina-san is often called a member of AKB’s next generation and she surely is self-conscious about that. How about you, Yuria-san?
K: I started to be told that as well…Next generation, they say.
I: Does that “Next generation” mean “AKB Groups’ Next generation”? Or maybe SKE48’s Next Generation?
K: As for SKE48, I’m part of the 3rd generation, aren’t I? I honestly don’t know up until which generation should be considered the next one, but in SKE48 I’d like to become someone able to lead the group.
It’s a bit different from when I could be part of AKB’s Undergirls and it was like “Because you’re a member of the next generation”.
I mean, there are so many younger girls in the Next Generation.
Still, I’d like to become able not to be surpassed by them.
I: That would be frustrating, I guess…
K: Yeah, I guess it would.
I: As for Suda-san, do you happen to be called a “Next generation” member…?
S: No I don’t (laughs)
I: But I think that the desire to lead the group has nothing to do with the generation, don’t you agree?
S: Yes. I ask myself whether I’ll be granted the right to lead. But…I’d actually like to become able to boost everyone up!!
M: Akari feels like she’d stay in SKE48 forever, doesn’t she?
K: Yeah, I think she might actually stay forever!
M: I want her to.
S: I’m glad (laughs) I believe being an idol really suits me so I’d like to be one forever.
I: It would be great if you could do your solo debut, one day.
S: Yeeah, I realized that becoming an idol able to do a solo debut is my dream.
M. Ah but…if I try to remember last year’s Elections I feel like I might end up crying again. I started being dangerously emotional from the exact moment Nakanishi was called.
S: I know, right?
I: Same here , you know? (laughs)
✖ Everyone is Rocky ✖
I: Anyway, your blogs’ posts were amazing!
K-S: Thank you so much.
K: It was the first time for me to write that kind of post.
S: True. Yuria’s never been really honest until now…Or better, she never used to express her most passionate feelings.
K: ‘cause, you know…I hadn’t said anything to the fans yet.
S: It made me really happy to read that post from Yuria.
I: I thought it was someone else writing. I was like “Ohh, she even knows this kind of words!”
K: Hey, I wrote it by myself.
S: Good girl, good girl.
I: You really wrote great words, didn’t you?
K: “The ones who work hard talk about their aspirations, those who slacken talk about their discontent.” (Here the post)
I: Oh, you were able to properly read “slacken”.
K: I did my best (laughs)
I: I think it’s important for you to show this side as well.
K: I guess you’re right. I thought that, if I have to do something, then I want to say what I have to and then disappear.
M: No, please don’t disappear!!
K: I don’t intend to (laughs) But, in case I might, I want to do it after saying everything I have to say.
I: That determination is very important but just feeling it doesn’t allow others to perceive it.
S: When suddenly, one day, you write that kind of serious posts, one would think “Hey, what’s wrong?”, right? But I believe that the Election is the opportunity for us to express the feelings we’ve hold up until now.
I: I have a movie to suggest you all.
S: What’s that? What’s that?
K: Such a surprising development!
I: Have you ever watched Rocky?
S: Ah, it’s that one where they drink up raw eggs, right?
I: Have you ever properly watched it?
I:Well, it is from 1976…Rocky is the story of a man who takes action in order to change himself. It’s not just a movie about boxing, it depicts human’s way of living.
I: As the final result, Rocky loses the match.
S: Oh…so he loses?
I: However, that result is irrelevant. The movie teaches how what’s important in one’s path of life, is to be able to stand up and take action on one’s own will. What I felt reading Yuria-san’s blog, is that you stood up by yourself.
K: Yes, I did.
I: That’s why you’re Rocky, Yuria-san.
S: Wow, amazing!! Then what am I!?
I: Akari-san, you stood as well!
M: So you’re Rocky!
M: As for me, I’m Everyday Rocky, you know?
Everyone: (Laughing hard)
I: Well, Jurina-san is Rocky by nature. (laughs) With more and more Rocky coming out, SKE is going to become really interesting!!
M: True!! That’s what I’m expecting from the new girls. I want girls able to come out dynamically like Akarin to pop up!
S: I’m glad!
I: As for members who just joined, you have the 6th generation members and I’d really like for them to become Rocky.
M: Ahhh, you stole that from me!
K: That definitely was what Jurina-san was about to say.
I: Ah, I’m sorry. I couldn’t help but saying it (laughs) But anyway, the ones standing up on their own are the ones that will become the Next generation, so…
M: You’re right, I agree.
I: Is there someone that feels like she might stand up among 5th and 6th generation members?
K: The ones usually called “Next Generation” are Kanon, Nanako and Nao-chan, for example.
M: Nao-chan is good, isn’t she?
K: She definitely feels like she’s about to come out.
S: Yeah, she moves unstoppably.
M: Also, there’s a girl who talks a lot among the 6th gen members! The funny one with short hair! She already started being called “The Second Kuwabara Mizuki”.
I: Oh, so there’s someone like that?
M: I think it’s Yano (Azuki)-chan…right? She’s great. I’ve watched the 6th generation self introduction clip and she was like “I love to talk”. I didn’t think there would be someone so fierceful.
K: It’s exciting!
M: I’d like for her to become able to lead on the talk-front.
I: As for AKB48, during last year’s Elections Shinoda-sama declared: “Please come at us as if you want to smash us”. That probably happened because she felt that her juniors were lacking something, don’t you agree?
M: I know, right? I want them to come out more and more! Also because I guess that would make me feel a bit more at ease (laughs) I want for someone who’d come and tell me “Hey Jurina, gimme the center!” to show up.
I: But you won’t make space so easily, will you?
M: Of course I won’t lol But I believe that there has to be someone as determined as that.
S: I’d also want them to stop thinking – regarding talks – things like “I’m not going to talk. There are the seniors, after all”.
K: Yeah, I’d really like for thing like this to disappear.
S: As for that, we have NanNan, for example!
M: Yeah, she’s working hard, isn’t she?
S: She comes biting!! During a recording for a show, to the question “Is there someone becoming a Tengu?” she answered “I believe Sudasan is becoming one”
K: That one was impressive!!
S: I kinda thought “OHI!!” but everything went greatly for the show. I’d like for members able to understand things like that to increase.
M: That is definitely thanks to Kuwabara Mizuki. She used to always tell NanNan “It’s fine to speak out more!” and this must be the result of that. It really is important to tell them “It’s fine for you to come out more!”. When 6th generation members will start appearing on Stage with us, let’s be sure to tell them this kind of things. Fans will praise them as well, saying “you did great”!
I: SKE48 members should all just become Rocky, shouldn’t they? Thank you so much for today.
The interview above was taken before the Gaishi Hall concert. Since a lot – the graduations during the Gaishi Concert, the first teams re-formation – happened, we decided to hurry up and integrate it with a new interview.
I: Please try to look back at the two days of Gaishi Concert.
M: They were so much fun. It was sad to sing thinking “it’s going to be the last time for us to sing with those members”, but we faced it all with just as much spirit. And, once again, I was able to realize that we can’t stop.
K: I felt like “Ah, we’re back at Gaishi”. I wasn’t nervous, just excited.
S: The staff members put all their feelings into preparing the set and the outfits. I believe they barely slept. So we braced ourselves and faced it. I was also able to feel how important the graduating members’ presence was.
I: A teams re-formation was announced during the first day.
K: Rebuilding the teams from anew. I believe it’s a good opportunity for us.
M: I got startled. But I also think it was necessary in order to move forward. Until now there never was any surprise during SKE concerts, so I was like “Finally!!”. It would be great if the next announcement would be that of a concert in Nagoya Dome.
S: I thought it took me about 3 years to properly become a Team S member so I was bewildered. But I do want to enjoy the fated chance of being able to build up a Team from 0.
I: How do you feel the New Team will become like?
M: The New Team S will definitely become a funny team. It’s filled with members with strong individualities and with members with great dancing skills, so we might also expect a Stage with lots of dance numbers.
K: I’m a Team S member as well, and I’d like for us to fight with our intense dance skills. I’d also love to be able to take out the junior’s good traits.
S: The Team KII I’m going to join, there are lots of physically strong members so I’d like to build up a Stage so powerful that sweat will be flying everywhere. I’d love for it to become a Team performing with all its might,.
I: Are you already able to see your roles of the New Teams?
M: I do. As a 1st generation member and as a member in a concurrent position in AKB, there’s a lot I want to tell the next generations. I’m gonna be very strict regarding the performances. lol
K: I’d like to become able to support the leader Nakanishi-san and the center, Jurina-san.
S: Burning in my heart the words of Team S’ circle: “Never forgetting gratitude. Always with all our might. Conveying smiles and energy.”, I want to express them through my actions. And, as I’ve always done, I’ll be aiming at the center.
I: This sounds so much like Suda-san. (laughs) Thank you so much.
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May 3 2013, 9pm
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