[SUB] Ikuta Erika & Shiraishi Mai’s Speech in 18th Single Senbatsu Announcement

 

First of all, congratulations to Momochan and Master Yoda for being the new (double) centers!

Phew…

So here goes my thoughts.

1. Actually I’m a bit relieved the moment I knew that it would be another wCenter again. So the possibility of someone’s “last single” is getting lower.

2. I had a feeling that some of 3rd gen members would be chosen as senbatsu. But I didn’t expect they would be in center position.

3. I was scared that Minami will be dropped again to under member. The announcer didn’t say her name until 3rd row fully filled by other members. But I’m glad that she is in the 2nd row.

4. Ikuchan in 2nd row. Again. Well, I guess it can’t be helped. The management can’t give her another hard time to coexist in Nogizaka and being a solo career. Being front member means that they have to attend most of the single promotion in most medias.

5. I laughed hard when Manatsu tripped over the podium. Well done :))

6. Seeing Maiyan’s smile in this senbatsu announcement is somehow reassuring. Please don’t graduate before I see you in person

7. Momochan’s face emotion is…kind of scary. I mean, it’s different with the ones back then. It’s like, “Oh, no. Why me? Is it okay for me to be here? I can feel the Senpais’ weird tensions behind me…”

I think the management is pushing the 3rd gen a little bit too much. Like holding their solo concert, and even let NOGIBINGO!8 as their own TV show. Do they (management) even think about 2nd gen members feelings? Especially those members who never gets into senbatsu. So many wrath voices of 2nd gen fans out there. And I think it’s getting worse with this 18th single senbatsu announcement.
Well, I understand that the management is planning to draw some new fans or let the current fans to like these 3rd gen members so when their (fans’) oshimen graduates, they still have another favorite members from 3rd gen and stay support Nogizaka.
Am I right?
Indeed the 3rd gen members have so many potentials and as for their looks, they’re above average. But I’m not sure they will be the replacements when the time of Ikuchan/Maiyan’s graduation comes.

8. TBH, I was hoping that Mizuki will be a senbatsu member. But I knew it would be Yoda who stands alongside Momochan.

The management has to fulfill fans’ demands out there. Yes. Yoda already has a LOT of fans. It can’t be helped. Please do your best even if you’re not a senbatsu.

 

I think that’s all. I apologize if I said too much. I knew I shouldn’t say such things because I’m still new in Nogizaka fandom. But… I have the rights to speak out my thoughts, right? :)

Last but not least,

 

HAPPY 26TH BIRTHDAY, ACCHAN!! (Maeda Atsuko)

I still love you :*

Hinachima’s Confession to Ikuchan

This post is a kind of a follow-up from my previous post on Tumblr. This time is the official one because I’ve got this from Chima’s blog

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あとはね…いくちゃんと♡
2日目のライブMCで告白させてもらったのだけど、
I had a chance to confess my feelings to Ikuchan at MC part on 2nd day (of the concert).

「乃木坂とミュージカル、2つの場所で活躍するいくちゃん。忙しくても明るくて、周りを笑顔にしてくれるいくちゃんが、ひなは大好きです。尊敬しています。」
“To Ikuchan who’s doing well in Nogizaka and musical theater;
even if you’re having a hectic schedule, you’re so cheerful in front of us. You can make people around you smile. I really like that kind of Ikuchan. And I also respect you.”

…so heartwarming ;___;

I was touched reading that but I burst out laughing when I read someone’s comment (in Japanese)

They said: “Thank you, Hinachima! Don’t forget to put on the wig she gave.”

Dang wwwwwww

The Improvement

Hello!

I can’t sleep tonight so I decided to write something about my current oshimen (Ikuchan)

I watched today’s Nogichuu just now on YouTube (thanks to the fellow who uploaded it fast). And I wanted to write the highlight from Ikuchan in this episode.

But because I’m writing this post using my phone, I’ll just skip some part and just go to the main point.

As it’s written on the title of this post, there is one certain improvement that Ikuchan splendidly have done in this episode.

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(left: 6 years ago; right: now)

IT’S A HUGE IMPROVEMENT!!!!

Everyone in the studio amazed by it.

Kazumin tasted all bentos (especially the ones had fried egg in it) including Ikuchan’s. In the end, Kazumin got a right to choose a winner for T-1 (tamagoyaki/fried egg one) Grandprix.

And the winner is

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I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU, DEAR

Kazumin said that the others’ were also tasty because they’re good in cooking. But for Ikuchan who was known as a cooking monster, could finally cooked a fine fried egg. Everyone nodded in agreement.

After hearing the announcement,

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Ikuchan: “My heart is racing more than usual!”

Once again, congratulations!

Even Shitara said that this one splendid improvement is like turning from a primitive into modern person.

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Ikuchan: “I want to write this achievement on Wikipedia”

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Shitara: “No, you can’t”

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Ikuchan: *pouts*

YES WE (Ikuchan fans) CAN!!!!

Few minutes after the show ended, someone edited her page in Wikipedia. They wrote about her achievement in this episode. Even before I watch this episode, I read the updated article and I laughed hard! It said that she splendidly won the T-1 Grandprix.

I was about to screenshot the updated article, but someone erased it already :(

As her fan, seeing her improvement like this is surely deeply emotive.

My wild imagination starts thinking that Maiyan taught Ikuchan how to cook

Well then, I’ll try to sleep now. Work tomorrow. I have to go in…6 hours later.

Bye~

170115 Ikuta Erika’s Blog (First Day〜♪470)

ロミジュリ2017初日!
Romeo and Juliette 2017 first day!

役が決まってから1年間
制作発表に稽古 そして今日
ついに開幕です!!
It’s been a year after the cast is decided.
Production announcement, rehearsal, and today
raising of the curtain has finally came!!

ワクワク感と緊張で胸がいっぱいで
今は気持ちがまとまりません>_<
The feelings of joy and nervous are mixed in me.
My feelings are mixed now>_<

また落ち着いたらゆっくり書きますっ
I’ll write in ease when I’m calmed!

全力で楽しんで全力でぶつかりたいです!
I want to fully enjoy it!

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パンフレット〜
皆さまかっこよすぎる…☆
一点だけみなさんへ
The pamphlet~
Everyone are so cool…☆
I have a thing to say to everyone here

いつも乃木坂のライブで名前を呼んでくださるのはとても嬉しいのですが、
今回はそれはしないようお願いしたいです。
みんなで作り上げる舞台なので
最後は誰か一人にではなく
全員に向けて熱い念や拍手を送ってほしいです。
I’m so grateful that my name is always being called in Nogizaka’s concerts, but
this time, please don’t do that.
It’s the show that has been established by so many people,
in the end of the show, I want you all to
give your biggest salutes and applause to everyone, not just only one person.

普段はあまり劇場に来ない皆さんが
興味を持って足を運んでくださると聞くと
本当に嬉しいです。
I’m so happy to hear
those who don’t usually come to a (musical) theater,
will come and interested into it.

絶対に見てよかった、もう一度見たい、と思ってもらえる作品になるよう
精一杯がんばります!
よろしくお願いします!
I will do my best so all of you will think that you’re glad to come
and want to come to watch again!
Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

エリカ(。・∀・。)☆彡
Erika(。・∀・。)☆彡

The Pieces of My Happiness (6-June-2017)

Hi, all!

Inchan here.

I’m not making a full comeback to this blog yet, but since there are some things that made me happy in this late (12:25 AM, local time), I’ll write them down here.

So, I found this scanlation of NOGI_SATSU Vol.014 from 2ch

(Credit to the uploader. This photo is NOT mine)

Actually I’m currently in sleep-deprived mode since yesterday night but I discovered some things that made my tiredness flew away.

Let me highlight the ones which made me feel so happy.

First, this one.

[Shiraishi Mai]         [Wakatsuki Yumi]

Caption:
These two are frequently together. Strong desire to improve oneself is their mutual.
(Photo by: Akimoto Manatsu)

 

Hmm…

I…think this is new to me.
Indeed these two’s ambition is kinda alike. I mean, both of them are very diligent and responsible to their works. But the thing that they’re together quite frequently is surprising to me.

I would love to see them together in an interview or even radio program. Talking about how they proceed their work or maybe talking the future of Nogizaka. Someone please ask staff-san for me. (If they already did one or two, kindly inform me)

 

Up next,

[Ikuta Erika]

Caption:
My oshimen. Do your best for “Les Misérables” musical!
Photo by: Shiraishi Mai

 

HERE COMES MY OH-TEE-PEW!!! ASLKFAGNHSJDGH

 

Okay, calm your horses, self!

I was about to fall asleep while waiting for the scanlation to be loaded. But the moment I read that Maiyan took the photo, I FULLY AWAKE! I almost gasped so loud but thanks to the agility of my hand. It quickly covered my mouth. If not, I might wake my friends up (currently on sleepover ww).

Let’s get back and focus on the words “My oshimen” in the caption.
As far as I could dig in, Maiyan chose Ikuchan as her oshimen since the early days of Nogizaka. I found it from a magazine scanlation and a web portal interview. But I won’t write the details because I’m heating it up for my future blog post :3

Maybe it just me, but…okay. First, let me use my one of linguistic knowledge; pragmatics, to analyze the words of “My oshimen”.

I can feel the nuance that Maiyan is very proud of Ikuchan. Ikuchan is appearing in Japan’s and worldwide’s well known musical “Les Misérables”. It’s like Maiyan were implying, “Choosing Ikuchan as my oshimen is the right choice” or “Everyone, this multi-talented member of Nogizaka IS my oshimen”.

Well, those are merely my hypothesis. Please don’t take it seriously. Viva free-speech!

The thing is…it’s my relief that Maiyan didn’t oshihen to other member. Well, she almost did to Minami but i think Minami became her ni-oshi (2nd oshimen) ww.

 

Last one,

CAN YOU SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS?????!!! GOSH, I THINK I’M ABOUT TO EXPLODE!!!

I just watched some bonus footage from the 3rd album. I watched this from “Nonaka’s Douga (Video)”.

 

God…

 

It’s waaaaaay too beautiful that I might cry…

 

But if I cry,

It will worsen my runny nose.

 

Well, then.

I can barely open my eyes now. My apology if there are some mistypes in this blog post.
I’m typing in a room with the lights off.

 

See you again!

170227 Ikuta Erika’s Blog (Umeda Arts Theater〜♪477)

ロミジュリ大阪公演
早いもので中日です!
Romeo and Juliette Osaka performance
is already done half of it!

そして今日は
死役の宮尾俊太郎さん千秋楽でした!
そしてお誕生日おめでとうございます!
And then today
is last performance for Miyao Shuntaro-san the death role!
Also, happy birthday!

劇中では私は絡みは少なかったのですが
宮尾さんのお話やリアクション面白くて
たくさん笑わせていただきました♪
In the middle of the play, we didn’t have much interraction
but Miyao-san’s talks and reactions are very amusing
I laughed a lot to it♪

本当にありがとうございました。
とても寂しいですが
残りの公演もみんなで頑張ります!
My greatest gratitude to you.
It’s too bad
but I’ll do my best with the others for the performances left!

大阪で新たに
キャピュレットパーカーとトレーナーできました☆
In Osaka
we have new Capuletto’s training set☆

イメージカラーの赤が取り入れてあって
表には仮面舞踏会の仮面マーク
裏にはキャピュレットの紋章
すてき〜!
The image color is red.
Masquerade mask logo on the front.
Capuletto’s crest on the rear.
It’s great~!

みんなでご飯会もできて嬉しかったです。
I’m so happy that I was able to go for a meal with everyone.

たーたんさんから誕生日プレゼントに
晴香ちゃんとお揃いのスプリングコート
いただきました♡
As a birthday present, Taata-san gave
me and Haruka-chan the same spring coat♡

ありがとうございます!
これからの季節にぴったり
大事に着させていただきます。
Thank you very much!
It’s so fit with the season now
I’ll wear it while cherishing it.

残りの公演数も少なくなってきました(;_;)
最後まで1回1回を大事に頑張ります!
The total of performances is getting fewer(;_;)
I’ll cherish one by one until the end!

さて明日の休演日は
レミゼ制作発表。
東京へ戻ります。
ふぅぅ〜〜〜
緊張で落ち着きませんが
精一杯やるぞぉー
Well then, there’s no stage for tomorrow
but there’s an announcement of Les Miserables’ production
I’m going back to Tokyo.
Fuaaaah~~~
I’m too nervous that makes me restless
but I’m doing my best!

エリカ(。・∀・。)☆彡
Erika(。・∀・。)☆彡