161020 Takahashi Minami no “Kore kara, Nani Suru?” (Guest: Tanaka Minami)

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高=Takahashi Minami

田=Tanaka Minami

  • Minami-san sleeps at 10pm

田: Sometimes, Acchan contacts me and that makes me stay late.

高: I apologize on her behalf *laughs* It’s my first time to see Minami-sensei in person. But there is Maeda Atsuko between us as common friend. I’m very grateful for that.

田: Same here.

高: Isn’t Maeda-san is a girl who asks to go to a cafe together in late night?

田: She is! But Acchan doesn’t drink alcohol that much so we went for a coffee or cocoa together.

高: Sometimes she suddenly calls and asks “Do you know a good café? Wanna go together?” She invited yet the place isn’t decided.

田: That’s right. Do you meet her often lately?

高: Lately? Not at all…

田: I see…

高: I saw a photo of Minami-sensei and Atsuko on twitter and people called it “AtsuMina”, I’m also AtsuMina so I thank you very much.

 

高: Today, I, Takahashi Minami and,

田: Me, Tanaka Minami,

高・田: Double Minami is in the house!

 

 

  • Tanaka Minami-san is good at mimicry

田: “Atsuko~! Are you listening~?” This is a mimicry of Takamina-san.

高: Where do you use that?

田: Hmm… I wonder. But whenever I do mimicry of someone, Acchan is happy.

高: I can imagine Atsuko laughs while saying “Looks alike!!”

田: *mimics Takamina again* “Atsuko~~!”

高: There are also few people doing mimicry of myself. Is my voice always trembling like that?

田: It is. It is when Takamina-chan is overflowing with emotion.

高: I’m like that? Wow, this is embarrassing.

 

  • Question Mail
    “How do you feel when people called you ‘cutesy girl’?”

田: Hmm… Do you think I’m cutesy?

高: No, not at all! I can see the intellectual and smart woman from you.

田: Really? Thank you. I don’t know myself. I might be in an intellectual version for now but when I am in a different show, I may change into a cutesy one. I think it’s because Takamina-chan pulled out the intellectual part of me.

高: How about when you are in front of a guy you like? You go all cutesy?

田: That’s possible.

高: Woah! I bet you’ll be cute! I want to see you in private!

田: But you’re in workaholic mode, aren’t you?

高: You said that in the middle of song just now *laughs*

田: Yeah. I can’t see smile from your eyes.

高: Hold on! Please stop that! That’s business jamming! Of course I’m laughing.

田: That’s why, I want to see you in ordinary status. When we do, I’ll ask Acchan to connect our conversation.

高: Please do. I heard that both of you meet often lately.

田: That’s right. Last week she mailed me “Minami-chan, what’s up~?” and went for a coffee.

高: Atsuko never asks me casually like that!

田: She always thinks that you’re busy.

高: Whaaaat? Let’s meet as AtsuMinaMIna

田: Yes. Let’s gather as AtsuMinaMina

高: Your time to be here is almost over. I really want to meet Minami-sensei in private so please kindly spare your time.

田: Hm. Are you really think so? Your eyes aren’t laughing.

高: Wait, wait! Listeners can’t see my face. I don’t want my listeners think that my eyes are dying whenever I speak in this radio every week!

 

Tanaka Minami said that she once mistaken as Takamina in the middle of a town. People also asked her for handshakes lol

 

  • Message from Makihara Noriyuki

“Hello, Takamina-chan! It’s me, Makihara Noriyuki. It’s weird to call you “Takahashi Minami-chan” *laughs*. When I accepted the offer, I already said to you proudly like “When you do a debut as solo artist, I will definitely write a song for you!” That’s why when the offer came I feel so happy. I planned to remember your singing voice when we sang together in Domoto Kyodai. I thought, “What will fit Takamina’s voice?” Takamina likes (Nakamori) Akina-chan; a type of somewhat dangerous idol. So, rather than a frilly cute song, I wanted you to sing a rock song where your maiden’s mind dancing in it.

All I think of you is a good girl. Our hairdresser is in the same place so we often meet. I know that Takamina is a hardworker, but there are also some lovely parts in you. You’re also cure. I want you to keep that image and express it when you are singing. I want you to bring happiness to everyone. I will wait for another song composing request.”

 

  • Next week Surprise Monday
    Momoclo’s Takagi Reni and Sasaki Ayaka

Message from Momota Kanako

“I and Takamina-san went for dinner together and we’re getting along. There are so many common things between us like ponytail and ribbon comrades. We are also leaders.”

高: Why did Kanako makes the commentary? It’s like that she is the one who will handle the Surprise Monday *laughs* And yes indeed we are getting along. I really like Momoclo-chan so I’m very happy that they accepted the offer. But…will Reni be okay in live on-air? *laughs* I’m counting on you Aarin~!

 

It’s a nice talk between the other wMinami. I hope AtsuMinaMina will meet in near future! Also, I look forward to next Surprise Monday.

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It gives me too much feels seeing and listening to their conversations in this video.

This part…

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…gives me cancer.

 

Okay, joking aside, it’s not literally cancer but…you know. Regret, sadness, anger… Those feelings I felt when I was watching her graduation concert in front of my laptop, are being brought back. It pains me. And I’m sure this pain will remain for the rest of my life.

 

And the thing that Acchan cried too much in Takamina’s graduation is just making me even crazier about this ship.

160711 Takahashi Minami no “Kore kara, Nani Suru?” (Guest: Minegishi Minami)

The translation below is only some parts of the radio. I only translated important parts.

  • Things that Takamina will continue for 10 years

Minegishi: This radio program I think.

Takahashi: What a beautiful answer!

M: I felt it when I came again today. I asked my manager to check my speech for General Elections if it was good or not. But as for you, you’re speaking all by yourself here. You even promoted my photobook slowly and introduced a song gently before it played. Seeing Takamina like that looks so fresh to me and I want this program to continue for a long time. So that, when I have something to advertise, I can advertise them here. I feel relieved for that.

 

  • Minegishi, the last 1st generation.

M: I have something like a new worry now. As Haruna announced her graduation, the only first generation will be only me.

T: You’re right. When I was still in the group, me, Kojima Haruna and Minegishi Minami were the last three members of first generation that time.

M: Usually three of us were having problems and worried together. But when I knew it I became alone. I think that the crossroad is here now and it’s already time for me to also choose. I keep thinking of what I should do now.

T: We won’t know if we don’t try to choose about when to choose and if the choice we chose is right.

M: So? Was your choice the right one?

T: Yes, it was.

M: It’s half a year already, right?

T: It’s not that long! I graduated in April this year. It’s about 3 months.

M: Yet you are having fun now, right? Damn, you.

T: Don’t get irritated! *laughs*

M: It’s going on in substantiality, right?

T: But, still. Even so, I have troubles and worries. There surely are many unseen things if we don’t try to make progress of our choices.

M: Name one thing you’ve seen then.

T: Let’s see… I once again realized that there are people who support me.

M: Yeah, you’ll think of that once you graduated.

T: When I’ve became alone, I could see people whom I’ve always been questioning myself if there was one who concerned about me. You’ll think that you want to reward people who are engaging with you now once you become alone. Those people who are concerned about you, giving you works…you’ll know they’re important in your life.

M: You could say that because it’s a result when you were still in the group, so many people were concerned and being kind to you, right? That’s why I’m afraid I won’t make it until my graduation… Oh, no!

T: Nah! *laughs* Minegishi Minami is a kind of awkward and shy person but you’re not giving in regarding jobs. You’re a type of someone who will answer people’s requests. Miichan’s from now on is something that I’m looking forward to. Everyone should buy a photo-essay ‘Watashi wa Watashi’ which will be on store tomorrow so that they will enjoy one side of unseen Minegishi Minami in it.

 

  • Radio ending

M: Acchan’s birthday was close, right?

T: It was yesterday.

M: We celebrated it on 9th

T: I know that.

M: Takamina had been very busy that you couldn’t come.

T: Right…

M: And, Acchan’s first words regarding that was like, “Takamina rejected me.” She said that in a furious tension that time.

T: That, is… You know, let me get this right. Maeda-san told me on around July 8th or 9th, “Countdown and 10th are must to come. It’s an absolute obligation for Takamina!” But I have a work for House of Councillors election that day and it was also a good chance for me to study. I said properly that I can’t come.

M: “Seriously, what’s with her?” or so like that she said. Everyone ate delish dishes and when it became 12pm, we shouted “Yaaaay!” and took some videos. That time, Acchan’s phone kept ringing and when she looked at her LINE, “Oh, Takamina greets me first. …I forgave her a bit with this.” She was very cute saying that. I came here to tell this to Takamina.

T: Stop it. You’re making me embarrassed *laughs*

M: She forgave you, you know?

T: Really? When I sent her “I’m sorry I couldn’t manage to come…” there was no ‘Read’ mark in my chat with her. I thought, “Okay. She is mad at me.”

M: She was. It was surprisingly overly serious angry tone. I already knew that Takamina had a job that day, but Acchan was seriously shocked with that.

T: I’m really sorry…

M: She was seriously angry but you greeted first via her LINE and she forgave you in the end. I’m glad that you paid for your nonparticipation by greeting her.

T: Of course I would greet her properly. I really wanted to come after all.

M: Let’s celebrate her birthday again next time.

T: By all means. Let’s celebrate Maeda-san’s birthday again.

M: Agree. Don’t forget Tomochin’s. Tomochin is also a sensitive type that might get angry.

T: You’re right. Too many birthdays on July. It makes me stumped! Let’s celebrate anyway.

M: Make sure you’ll really come. It’s hard to get in touch with you nowadays.

T: I told you, I’m busy with works! It’s really giving me hard times…

 

I  couldn’t stop grinning when I was listening to Miichan’s story about Acchan’s birthday =)) I was worried because Takamina didn’t say a thing about Acchan’s birthday in her every SNS accounts. I thought Takamina didn’t do anything to Acchan. But I believe that Takamina will never forget about Acchan’s birthday.

Oh, wait. I’m grinning again =))

 

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(∵*) “Takamina rejected me… Fine! I’ll celebrate with the others!”

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(∵) “Oh, wait! Takamina greeted me first using LINE.”

\(∵)/ “Yay! I forgave her a little”

 

Let’s wait for a special celebration of Acchan’s birthday from Takamina :3

160608 Takahashi Minami no “Kore kara, Nani Suru?” (Guest: Domoto Tsuyoshi)

The translation below is only some parts of the radio. I only translated important parts.

Minami: When was the last time we met?
Tsuyoshi: I’m sure it’s pretty been long.
M: But sometimes we passed by one another at music program. Did we met at any this year?
T: Not yet. I’m not sure though…
M: Happy new year then.
T: Congratulations.
M: What is that supposed to mean?
T: I couldn’t help myself.
M: Just so you know, I want to meet you.
T: You have a lot in your plate after all (laughs)
M: Please invite me! Like in a TV program…
T: TV program? Of course I would if you didn’t mind.
M: Really? I’ll be always waiting. I’ve been waiting to be invited to KinKi’s program but it never came…
T: It’s because you’ve been busy.
M: You are too, aren’t you Tsuyoshi-san?

Takamina ranked 1st in General Election for Domoto Tsuyoshi

M: You gave me a CD privilege; a panty before. And I told you I’d wear it when General elections. I really wore it and ranked 4th.
T: You’d be ranked 1st if you didn’t wear it. Too bad.
M: No way! You said that it’s a contest panty, right?
T: Yup. If you didn’t wear it you’d be 1st. I thought that time when you told me that you’d wear it “Is she really going to wear that?”
M: It would be rude to your fans! They’re wearing it seriously perhaps…
T: Well, you wore it in an important occasions after all (laughs)
M: Because it’s a contest panty! (laughs)
T: You know, most people were focusing on which rank in General Elections. But I didn’t care about Takamina’s rank because whatever your rank would be, I’m sure that it would be the best for you. That was the way I watch you in GE. There’s no rank for me. Takamina is Takamina after all. If that is Takamina’s result, then its 1st for me. I thought nothing but that. I didn’t know any other members. Only to Takamina that I talked a lot so I get empathy to you easily.
M: So are you saying that my rank is 1st in Domoto Tsuyoshi General Elections?
T: Well, yeah.
M: Yay! I’m the center!!
T: I don’t know what kind of center though (laughs)

If you have a chance to give song as present to Takamina, what kind of a song you’ll give?

T: A piano-ish song.
M: Huh? Why?
T: Your voice will be ‘alive’ more in that genre of song. Lately, so many singers being told to sing in this or that range of vocal and speed. They don’t choose singer to sing a certain song. I’ve been pursuing a job where I can show my earnest effort and my personality in an arrangement. I’m telling people that there are some blank spaces in songs. You can sing a song freely. That’s why I choose a piano arrangement for you.
M: Wow… I’m touched! Tsuyoshi-san is always singing freely in your solo concert. And it’s amazing.
T: Basically I’m doing it based on a whim. Like inspirations. I said a piano arrangement would fit you because just now we advanced to this topic, but in later days, there would be a talk about creating a song for Takamina. I’ll cherish this inspiration and put it in my head what kind of shape that it would turn. But we won’t know until we try, right? I’ll judge someone’s vocal after I listen to their singing. And if it doesn’t right, I’ll ask the staff to change the mic or even reselect the song. After all the considerations I’ll draw a conclusion that that will be the best for them. And to think about Takamina’s characteristic, it will be very feminine and sexy. But if I choose that genre I’ll feel somehow disadvantage.
M: Eeeh? But I’m aiming to be a 25 years old adult.
T: I know but you’re still innocent.
M: Am I look innocent?
T: Because you’re always laughing. But there is no artist who doesn’t have any loneliness, sadness and pain inside them. They’re always being told by so many people and doing their best until today. Well, they’re still doing their best too but they can’t be labeled as ‘artist’ if they don’t have such feelings. They are being told a lot and sometimes being bullied as someone’s please. But they endure it and stand themselves in their own way. I believe there are some people out there understand their feelings. That’s why they grant those artists some love and dreams, right? And I want to do the same thing to Takamina. I want you to be loved by audience and I want you to give your audience your love too. If there is a symbiosis like that, there is a possibility that your song’s genre will be changed. Not only your songs, many things might be changed. By considering all of these, I’ll write down the lyrics based on what I’ve said just now and choose the melody from the keyboard. And I hope that I can write a warm sound yet lonely and sad vocal kind of song.
M: I see… Whenever I have a talk with Tsuyoshi-san, I always feel being looked-through.
T: Your thoughts are escaping bit by bit.

Asking for Surprise Monday

M: I couldn’t be here on Monday, so…would you please take charge for next Surprise Monday? Just for 2 hours.
T: Can I do everything I want for 2 hours?
M: Would you please?
T: If my management approves then why not?
M: Hooray!
T: 2 hours live?
M: Yes, live.
T: I’ll bring some equipment just in case.
M: And please…write a song for me!
T: Sure thing.
M: Hooray!
T: If it would be making any progress, I’ll use some equipment in the middle of that 2 hours.
M: Are you saying that you’ll create it in the middle of Surprise Monday?
T: Yup. People might not have an idea what am I doing.
M: It would be like a live concert.
T: Wouldn’t it be sounded cool if I create the demo here and then do any finishing touches at recording studio later?
M: Eeeh?! That would be awesome if it came true. My manager and someone from recording label are holding a meeting outside this booth.
T: I can hear their weird laugh (laughs)
M: A laugh that I’ve never seen…
T: Originally, music is born this way. But then it took by marketing business and it isn’t born this way anymore. In my own ideal, in 10 years later, users (buyer/consumer) will go to music store or download to buy music that born in this way. I really want to convey that. And if it’s possible and allowed, let’s do it. I couldn’t imagine how would it work, but this is a topic that came out today, so let’s just bring it down and do it this way.
M: Please do. I apologize for being selfish and asked you so many things. Please come again soon.
T: By all means. Anytime.

 

There is also a funny part where Tsuyoshi keeps telling Takamina to go to her Abacus cram school =))

And there is a part where Takamina asked Tsuyoshi to create a LINE account. Apparently, in Domoto Family group chat, only Tsuyoshi who doesn’t participate.

Most people might think that Takamina is such a selfish and bratty to Tsuyoshi. Well, she is. Because she is the youngest member in Domoto family (Shin Domoto Kyoudai). Domoto family was the only place for her to take a break from the whole leader and AKB48 thingy. She was a spoiled little sister in that family. And her big brothers didn’t mind for her to be a spoiled little sister. The brothers knew her maximum efforts to keep the 48 group’s  members in shape. As her fan, it was also a heartbreaking moment when Fuji TV stopped Domoto Family’s talk show. Not only because she is a part of the family, but also because it was a great show. Well, it still ongoing once a year but I can’t watch it like I used to every week.

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Minami Takahashi “I can befriend Atsuko after graduation”

[4/10] Minami Takahashi is checking present at a shochu new commercial announcement event after graduated from AKB48 April, 8th this month. On the occasion of her graduation theater’s closure, she talked about a moment where Atsuko Maeda said “We’ll be friends starting now! Yay!” to her.

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  • What kind of words did Atsuko Maeda gave to you?

Tomomi Itano whom was sitting right next to Maeda asked, “What did you mean by ‘friend’?”. Maeda answered, “It’s like me and Tomo’s relation.” As when they were in the group, they were getting along yet there were also times when both of them irritated to each other. She also added “Although we changed our environment, but as fellow friends in entertainment industry, I feel that we can do our best in it.” “I’m glad to think that I can befriend her after graduated.” Takahashi said with a smile drawn on her face.

  • Appearing together with Haruna Kojima the day after graduation

“I can’t get rid of this feel of ‘still a member of AKB48.” She revealed her current fellings. “It’s because I met Kojima-san yesterday.” Takahashi has been chosen to be an MC of a fashion and music event ‘GirlsAward 2016 SPRING/SUMMER’ and appeared together with Haruna Kojima. “Some members like Sashihara, Minegishi and Kojima are having their own solo activities. I’m very happy to meet them in a solo field.” She put her actual feelings into words.

  • About lifted ‘love-ban rule’ “It won’t be exceeding”

As she graduated from the group, she is in the state of lifted love-ban rule. “There will be encounters, feelings and timings. So as for now I’ll face some new things and I want to do my job properly.” It sounded like she put a priority into her job. When a reporter called out on her, “Just don’t do anything inappropriate, okay?” and she answered, “Please don’t say that. I won’t exceed it! Truly, I will do a proper romance.” She wowed the interview venue by that attentive statement.

  • Tears in a speech

And then, as a connection of a new life begins’ season in spring, there also held a project of her ‘proclamation’ in this event. She was reminiscing about herself in AKB48 for 10 years, and shed a tear or two in her speech. (modelpress editorial dept.)

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Source: modelpress

Takahashi Minami as A Voice Actress in Avabel Online Animation

After being chosen as an ambassador of Avabel Online game (announced in April, 1st), Takamina will have a role in “Avabel Online Animation”. And it will be her 3rd experience as a seiyuu (voice actress) after Dragon Ball Kai and Smurf 2 (please correct me if I’m wrong).

Announcement video

 

Further information to be announce later.

 

Ambassador debut video

Avabel Online official site http://avabel.jp/debut/