Archive for February, 2009

JCB Concert Photocard 2
February 28, 2009

JCB Concert PhotocardAww!  She’s adorable!

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JCB Concert Photocard 1
February 28, 2009

JCB

I’m not a big fan of this one either…

March B.L.T. A, B, and C
February 28, 2009

March B.L.T. AMarch B.L.T. BMarch B.L.T. C

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Hayano Kaoru to Join Recent Graduates
February 26, 2009

Team K member Hayano Kaoru, Kaorin, will be graduating from AKB48 at the Team K 4th Stage finale, though the date has yet to be announced.  Recently, she switched agencies from AKS to Toyota Office.

Hayano Kaoru

Memolist’s Report

Makistar’s Post on Stage48.net

AKB48 Official Blog Post

Toyota Office

Oh My! ‘1 + 2 = N Nacchi’ Cheer in Dear My Teacher!
February 24, 2009

That’s right, there was a Natsuki-related cheer that I had NO idea about.  Get excited.  It’s in Dear My Teacher, so that’s even better.

This video is from the First Concert Aitakatta Normal Version DVD.  The Shuffle Version has more Natsuki during the part I’m talking about, but I couldn’t find it on YouTube, nor could I rip it correctly from my DVD.  So… sorry for the bad quality.  Listen to the to the end of the first section of the second verse.  The chant ‘Ichi desu Ni wa N Nacchi’ (‘1+2=Nacchi’) starts at 2:14 on this (crappy) video.

Also, you can faintly hear it on the Natsumatsuri Hibiyaon DVD… even though it’s the Team A version.  Same place in the lyrics, but at 2:19-ish.

I know.  It’s amazing.  And now I’ll always chant it when I hear the song.

Newest Sato Natsuki AKS
February 23, 2009

Natsuki looks nothing less than stunning in her latest AKS photocards.  If you can’t tell, she’s wearing a Team A 5th Stage encore costume… and looks better than everyone else in it.

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Team A’s Kawasaki Nozomi and Oshima Mai to Graduate from AKB48
February 21, 2009

Kawasaki Nozomi

AKB48’s Kawasaki Nozomi will be graduating February 27, 2009.  She’s planning on running a clothing boutique and continuing her gravure idol career.

Source: Memolist

Source: AKB48 Official Site

Oshima Mai

Oshima Mai has recently announced her graduation to be on March 27, 2009.  She will however be in April’s concerts at NHK Hall.  Oshima will be the first member to graduate who has been popular within AKB48 over the entirety of her career in the group.

Source: Memolist

Source: AKB48 Official Site

Please Welcome Natsuki’s Substitute: Oya Shizuka
February 15, 2009

On the off chance that Natsuki isn’t performing, her substitute for the Team K songs is Kenkyuusei Oya Shizuka.  I have only seen Shiichan perform in one song for Natsuki (because for one show, Natsuki left after her duet lines with Sayaka in Coolgirl, not to return until the encore), and that song was Ai ni Ikou.  Anyway, Shizuka also subbed for Yonezawa Rumi in B3, and Nakanishi Rina in A4-R.  Here she is in Kagami no Naka no Jean de Arc!

AKB48’s Team B Continues to Win at Life
February 11, 2009

Team B began their newest Stage, Idol no Yoake.  It is so weird that it is good… and I definitely can recommend it.  Some of the songs can take a moment to get used to, though, so you have to be patient.

Anyway, here’s a very, very brief clip of part of the bridge of the title song: Idol no Yoake (Dawn of the Idol)

Pre-Teen Natsuki is More Photogenic Than You.
February 5, 2009

In this week’s episode of ‘AKBingo,’ they included a variety of things from the AKB48 girls’ pasts, including a picture of twelve year-old Natsuki!  She’s adorable!

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