Ikuta Erika’s 2017 Seitansai Project (Erika-sama)

IT’S TOMORROW AND ONLY 3 OUT OF 14 PROJECTS ARE DONE AND PUBLISHED!!!

The project didn’t go well as I planned. At first, I was planning to do this project in the beginning of January. So I’d post 20 posts before Ikuchan’s special day comes.

Reality is really cruel. Being an employee sucks. I wanna go back to be a sophomore!

Well, let’s put that away. I’m planning to post the rests of 11 projects later after 22nd.

This time is about “Erika-sama” (-sama is used as suffix after person’s name as honorific and often used to refer lords, princes, princesses etc.). Kanarin (Nakada Kana) was the first one who called Ikuchan as “Erika-sama”. The reason why she called Ikuchan like that was because Ikuchan’s behavior and lifestyle is like a daughter of high-class family (お嬢様 Ojousama). In additions, she was born in Germany, she did some nonsholastic courses (piano, English conversation, ballet, Japanese caligraphy, and swimming), and enrolled in Musical Shools (High School and University).

I cut some scenes from Nogidoko where Erika-sama is mentioned. The first time was in Nogidoko ep. 31.  The topic was “Weird person around me” and Kanarin is pointed out to talk about it. She said that Ikuchan is a weird person.

There was one time when Ikuchan and Minami-chan are waiting for trains to go home. But their homes were in opposite way. When the train for Minami-chan’s home direction was about to come, Ikuchan told Minami-chan to wait for her train to come. And when the train for Ikuchan’s home direction came, she left Minami-chan alone.

In the same episode, Reika was also mentioned Ikuchan as a weird person. Ikuchan often babbles her complex about having a long forehead. Reika denied that because her forehead isn’t that long. But Ikuchan insisted and kept saying that her forehead is longer than Reika. To reassure that her forehead isn’t long, Shitara said, “There are only a few of girls who as cute as you.” Ikuchan couldn’t hide her happiness being told like that. She grinned in happiness and everyone broke into laughter.

In ep. 86 where 1st gen and 2nd gen are appearing in Nogidoko together for the first time, Shitara said to the 2nd gen members to call Ikuchan in special way. And 1st gen members said “Call her ‘Erika-sama’” but Ikuchan didn’t want that special treat and said “Just call me as friendly as you want.”

In Nogizaka no ‘No’ radio (in 46 hours TV – 4th anniversary), she ranked 1st and became the center for Princess Senbatsu members.

 

A/N:
I don’t have much time for this. I need to prepare for my mini-thesis pre-exam which is will be held on Thursday. AND I HAVE TO SUBMIT THE DRAFT TOMORROW AJKSJGRJI!! Wish me luck!

170103 Ikuta Erika’s Blog (2017〜♪468)

あけましておめでとうございます!!
今年もよろしくお願いします♪
Happy new year!!
Please treat me well too this year♪

みなさんお正月はいかがお過ごしですか?
How was everyone’s new year?

私は舞台「ノートルダムの鐘」や映画を見て号泣したり
初詣や食事に行ったり
少しゆっくりできました!
As for me, I wailed while watching theater “Notre-Dame’s Bell” and movies.
I also went for first shrine visit and ate outside,
I could rest for a bit!

今日から稽古再開っ
切り替えて頑張ります☆
Rehearsal restarts today!
I need to change the switch and do my best☆

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紅白
自分たちの曲と
山内恵介さんの「流転の波止場」バックで踊らせていただきました。
Kouhaku
We performed our song
and danced as back dancer for Yamauchi Keisuke-san’s “Ruten no Hatoba

「サヨナラの意味」はバラのような衣装で!
Sayonara no Imi’s costumes are like roses!

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ななみさん
最後の紅白お疲れさま!!
Nanami-san
Thank you for your hardwork in your last Kouhaku!!

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今年も全員でジャンプして年を越したのですが
ななみんと手繋ぎました。
にひ。
We did a jump in new year’s countdown this year too
but this time, I and Nanami were holding hands.
Hehe.

その後はCDTV
Last was CDTV

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鏡開きのお酒
次は飲める〜♪
Kagami biraki‘s liquor
I can drink it next time〜♪

来年も呼んでいただけるよう
みんなで新たな1年突き進んでいきます!!
We’ll do our best for this one year
so that they will invite us again (to CDTV)!!

2017年もみなさんとたくさん思い出作れたらいいなぁ(o^^o)
I hope that I can make lots of memories in 2017 with everyone(o^^o)

エリカ(。・∀・。)☆彡
Erika(。・∀・。)☆彡

 

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Ikuta Erika’s 2017 Seitansai Project (Introduction)

Hello everyone. Here I come…again…with a new oshimen. I really, really feel bad for Takamina and all my blog readers because I changed focus in these J-Pop girl idols. And I already lost count on how many times I apologized about this matter.

Well, let’s put that aside. As the title of this post said, this time I will create something like appreciation posts for my current oshimen’s upcoming birthday which is two weeks from now (1/22). (I never made this kind of post for Takamina or Acchan… I feel bad again… orz)

In this post, I collected some clips where Ikuchan introduced herself in several shows. As her very first introduction, it was in Nogidoko (Nogizaka tte, doko?) episode one. She mentioned that she can say all 47 prefectural capitals in Japan. And she made that as her specialty. But when Shitara (MC) asked for Mie’s prefectural capital, she couldn’t answer it by saying; “I forgot for now”

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“I can name all prefectural capitals!”

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“What’s the name for Mie’s prefectural capital?”

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“I forgot for now”

But then in episode two, she proved that she can say it. She was able to say all 47 prefectural capitals. But still, if someone asks for certain ones, she can’t answer it soon. Girl, you’re so cute :3

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MC: “How about Shiga prefecture?”

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“Shiga prefecture…”

Still in the same episode, Ikuchan got a new introduction phrase from Himura (MC). Because her favorite food is udon, Himura put that in the phrase.

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“Don-don Iku-don Ikuta-don U~DON!”

FYI, Maiyan said that she likes this catchphrase the most among all :3

Another version of her introduction is revealed in 16nin no Principal act-one (musical). In this musical, all 36 members were given a task to introduce herself for one minute as an appeal point in this act-one. Some people might already know that this musical’s act-one is audition. Their roles will be decided by the vote in that day.

Ikuchan created a unique introduction. She sings an opera song (Nel cor più non mi sento) and adds self-introduction between.

Yuttan (Saitou Yuuri) said in Nogidoko episode 52 that Ikuchan was a diligent-type of kid. Once, members were asking Ikuchan to joke around in a meeting room but Ikuchan refused to do that. But Yuttan also added that Ikuchan turned weird now. Yuttan said that Ikuchan added weird song in her self-introduction. Bananaman asked if her self-intro is an intro of a comic play.

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“I’m not that kind of person so I don’t want to do that (joke around)”

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“But now she adds weird song in her self-intro.”

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“My favorite food is Udon.”

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Shitara: “You became strange in just one year.”

Years passed. Last year, Ikuchan appeared alone in Chikara Uta. She said that she hates to do a “one minute self-intro”. The MC and other guests in that show wanted to see her self-intro. She did it and amazed (or actually shocked?) people there.

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Note: I’ll add the sub later

161231 Ikuta Erika’s Blog (The Last of 2016〜♪467)

こんばんは
Good evening

2016年最後の日!
今年は人生一早かった気がします〜〜
The last day of 2016!
This time, I feel that this year goes by so fast~~

来年はもっともっと力を高めていけるよう
とにかく挑戦したいです!!
I want to boost up my skills
by doing many challenges!!

まずは1/15〜本番が始まる
ロミジュリ
For starters, the real production of Romeo & Juliette
will begin on Jan, 15th

何度か通し稽古もして
壁にぶつかりながら奮闘しております。
The rehearsal was done for so many times.
I crashed into some obstacles there, but I’m struggling to overcome.

毎回何か発見して一歩ずつでも進んでいけるように
頑張るぞっ
Everytime I found new things, and by that I’m improving step by step.
I’ll do my best!

パンフ撮影時のコメント動画が公開になりました〜
A video of pamphlet making and comments is published~

https://t.co/4gBsN8HWCU

ジュリエット
なんとスカジャン風の衣装着てます。
Juliette is
wearing college jacket!

新演出版
私自身も可能性を探しながら生き抜いていきたいです!
New production version
I myself, will live on by exploring some potentials

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ぜひぜひ観にいらしてくださいっ
Please come and watch

これから紅白、そしてCDTVです☆
For now, it’s Kouhaku and CDTV☆

今すべてのリハーサルを終え
始まるのをみんなでワクワクしながら待ってます!
Whole rehearsal is done just now
Everyone is waiting for the on-air excitedly!

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これは先日のMステの時の写真
This was taken in Music Station few days ago

今年もみなさんの存在や言葉に
たくさん救われました。
本当にありがとうございます!
This year also, I’m saved by
everyone’s existence and words.
Thank you very much!

来年もよろしくお願い致します<(_ _*)>
Please treat me well next year<(_ _*)>

よいお年をお過ごしください☆
Wish you a happy new year☆

エリカ(。・∀・。)☆彡
Erika(。・∀・。)☆彡

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