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Komiyama Haruka G+ Aug.15.16

昨日は『翼はいらない』の個別握手会最終日でした☆
Yesterday was the last day of the individual handshake event for “Tsubasa wa iranai”☆

最初から最後まですごくたくさんの方が会いにきてくれて本当に嬉しかったです(๑´ω`ノノ゙✧
From the beginning to the end, so many people came to see me, and I was really happy(๑´ω`ノノ゙✧

やっぱり1番みなさんからたくさん言ってもらえたことは「総選挙21位おめでとう!」
Of course, the #1 thing people said to me over the course of the event was “Congratulations on getting 21st in the election!”

最後まで一緒に頑張って私を21位という場所に押し上げてくれたファンのみなさんと喜びあえて、
Being able to share the joy of the 21st position the fans pushed me up to alongside them until the end,

アンダーガールズ曲『伝説の魚』のPVを同じ会場で見ることが出来て本当に嬉しかったです(>_<)💕
and being able to watch the Undergirls PV “Densetsu no Sakana” together with them in the same place, truly made me happy (>_<)💕

21位を喜びあった次には、「来年は選抜を目指そうね!」と一緒に目標を立てられたことも嬉しかったです✨
The next step to sharing the happiness of 21st is “we’re aiming for senbatsu next year!”, I would be overjoyed if we set that as our goal together ✨

みんなと一緒に選抜を目指して頑張りたい
握手をしながらそう強く思えました!!
I wanna do my best to aim for senbatsu together~
I was thinking it very strongly during the handshakes!!

そして16期生オーディションの発表がありましたねΣ(・□・ )
Also, the audition for 16th generation has been announced Σ(・□・ )

ファンの方から握手で聞いてビックリ!
I heard it from fans during the handshake event, I was so surprised!

15期生オーディションをしてから3年8ヶ月ぶり。
15期と9期さん達との間が3年8ヶ月だそうです∑(゚Д゚)
It’s been 3 years and 8 months since the 15th gen audition.
And it seems there were 3 years and 8 months
between the 9th gen and 15th gen too ∑(゚Д゚)

「どんな子が入ってきて欲しい?」とたくさんの方から聞かれたんですけど…
A lot of people asked me “what kind of girls do you hope will join?”, but…

私は自分がちゃんとAKB48の1人ということを自覚して48Gに貢献する努力をする子が欲しいです✨
I would like to see girls who are conscious that they are a member of AKB and work hard to contribute to the 48 group ✨

あとファン想いな子💛
And also girls who understand the hearts of the fans💛

高みなさんが言っていた様に〝ファンのみんなは人生をかけて応援してくれている〟のだから、絶対に悲しませちゃいけない
It’s like Takamina-san said, “The fans put their lives on the line to support us”, so we absolutely better not make them sad

ファンのことを大切に出来る子が欲しいです(o^^o)
So I want girls who put the fans first in importance (o^^o)

この2つを私が背中で教えられる様に
これからも頑張ります!!
I’ll keep working hard
to be a perfect teaching example of those 2 things!!

❤︎KOMI❤︎

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Real Sound Interview 7/9/16 – Komiyama Haruka & Owada Nana

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“Reason for Being – Documentary of AKB48”, the movie that follows the activies of AKB48, opens nationwide in theaters on 7/8. It’s the most recent entry in a series of “Documentary of AKB48” films. Ishihara Shin, who directed SKE48’s recent “Tears of an Idol – Documentary of SKE48”, also filled the role of director for AKB’s movie, which follows the experiences of members of the group who witnessed the 10-year turning point of AKB’s existence and Takahashi Minami’s graduation. It is to be an ambitious creative work that paints a picture of “the next 10 years”.

Today, Real Sound has the pleasure of interviewing two members of AKB48’s 15th generation who carry the future of the group on their shoulders, Owada Nana and Komiyama Haruka. They talk about a great many subjects, including highlights of the documentary, the presence of Takahashi Minami, their feelings about the newer groups that are hot on AKB48’s heels, as well as the recent “AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu Election”.

“The AKB48 I loved and the AKB48 I’m in now are completely different from each other” (Komiyama) Continue reading

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2014 Election Book Interview – Takahashi Minami

This is an interview with Takahashi Minami, found in the 2014 version of the Senbatsu Election Book.  Interviewer is in bold, Takamina’s answers are in quotes.



Listening to your speech last year, it seemed like you were pretty unsure about whether to run in the election or not. What about this year?

“The decision to run was much easier than last year. (Oshima) Yuko isn’t around anymore. So in order to keep the public from thinking ‘The AKB group has gotten weak’, as a long-time member of the group, I made the decision to fully participate. That was my own reason, but I think another reason to participate might be as a way to repay AKB and Yuko… . Besides, to me, participating in AKB events is “making memories”. Since I’ve reached this stage, I just want to experience each and every thing the group does together with the members and fans. But don’t take what I’m saying as a ‘graduation flag’ or anything (laughs).”

I’m worried about it (laughs). You’re always at home at handshake events. Your fans must be very warm people.

“They really are~. Just like last year, when I put in my candidacy this year, they told me ‘Thank you for running in the election’. And so many people told me that. I’m always being reminded of what good people my fans are. I’m sure no matter what happens with my situation, they’ll keep cheering me on. It goes for the election as well. Even if I chose to withdraw this year, I think they would have understood. That’s why I want to fight in the election alongside them.”

Do the fans come to handshake events with the air that they’ve “come to meet a good friend of theirs”?

“It goes beyond the relationship between idol and fan, it’s absolutely ‘person to person’. That I’m being supported like that is, in a sense, a point of pride for me. It becomes an incentive. THE ALFEE’s Takamizawa Toshihiko-san, who I’m on ‘Shin Domoto Kyoudai’ with, is celebrating his band’s 40th anniversary this year, which is amazing! And so there must be fans who have been supporting the band for nearly 40 years. I guess they would be called something like “comrades who lived through the same era together”. I think that’s wonderful. Sharing the same time with the people who have been supporting me while I repay them, getting older together, I think it would be wonderful if that could happen.”

By the way, this came up in our conversation already, but do you think the ‘AKB48 without Oshima Yuko’ will be all right?

“Since we’ve already had this problem so many times in the past, I don’t think I can answer any way except ‘it will be all right'”.

As the General Manager, are you the advance guard in pulling the group along?

“Of course I feel that way, but as far as ‘pulling the group along’, it really means ‘there are people for me to pull along’, right? I feel that from now on, the 48 group can’t continue on that way. The most important thing is just how much everyone feels ‘I want to be in AKB’. The things that I’ve been doing up until now are things I’ll keep doing. I’ll put everything I have into supporting the group. After that, what direction the ship sails will be up to the members who are shouldering its future”.

Takamina, you kept saying, ‘Yuko is a billboard for AKB that everyone has put up’. Who seems like they might be a successor to that billboard?

“Speaking from what I’ve concluded, I don’t think anyone can fill the hole that Yuko has left. Just like any of the other members, there is no replacement for Yuko, so… . Instead of filling in the hole, dig it up! Or that’s what I’m thinking, anyway (laughs)”.

And how would you go about digging it up?

“Attempt to build something new. Up until now, the 48 group has been one big department store with Oshima Yuko’s image as its billboard. It felt like ‘Please look at this sign, AKB is over here’. But from now on, though they’ll be small, each member will run her own shop with its own advertisement out front. With those all assembled together, they’ll make up AKB. I think that would work out well. It would move from an all-in-one department store to a whole shopping mall full of different stores overflowing with personality. If they can complement each other, that hole will naturally fill up, and from there I think a new power to charm people will be born in the 48 group.

There are a lot of young members who are working very hard, such as “the three musketeers” (Okada Nana, Kojima Mako, and Nishino Miki), Owada Nana-chan, and (Mukaichi) Mion-chan, whom Yuko personally chose as a center for ‘Heavy Rotation’. There are currently a lot of girls like them who I think will become very noticeable in two or three years. However, what I really want to convey to them is that if they don’t each treat AKB with as much care as possible, there won’t be a two or three years later. It’s for their sake, too.”

It’s not restricted to Yuko – lately, members wanting to take the next step and move on have been graduating one after another.

“The activities Acchan (Maeda Atsuko), (Akimoto) Sayaka, (Shinoda) Mariko-sama, and Tomochin (Itano Tomomi) have been doing are really encouraging. If you judge by their popularity in AKB, they’re also popular outside it, and that gives me hope. Like Kikuchi (Ayaka) who aims to be a model, Haa-chan (Katayama Haruka) who’s making great strides as a stage actress, etcetera, I’m praying from the heart for everyone who graduates to find success. And if the junior members’ goals pan out for them, there’s nothing better than that.”


From here on, the graduates will probably increase, won’t they?

“From the beginning, AKB has been ‘a place where you work hard developing the ability to strike out on your own and make your dreams come true’. So it’s not a unhappy thing for graduates to increase. Some could say “I joined AKB to help out my future self”. Rather, who I’m really worried about are the members who will go on to graduate years from now. The moment those girls take the happy state of affairs AKB is enjoying right now for granted is the moment the door to their future closes… . But the situation the group is in now is a very fortunate one. In a week we’ll shoot 2~3 commercials, and a day will be set for the whole group to record. All the different media providers we record for will gather in the same studio for us, so we can do several recordings without interruption.”

But you at least have a certain degree of familiarity with the world at large. Would you say that your situation won’t change much even if you graduate?

“Of course not! When AKB’s faces leave, whether it be original members or senbatsu members, it’s worrying for them. As much as I do work outside of AKB, I’ve experienced the fact that reality isn’t so sweet. That’s why I try to do things in a way where I won’t be misunderstood as thinking ‘There’s plenty of people who can replace you’. Up until just a few years ago really, things were extremely hard for AKB in the entertainment world. We had to grit our teeth and just do it, but now it’s the opposite. Taking that first step, an intimidating world waits for you at the beginning. The members up until around the 9th generation have felt that, and so they’re a bit more subdued. I’m worried about the members after them. They don’t have the free time to consider how thankful they should be that people follow their daily activities… . That’s why, so there aren’t a bunch of “AKB refugees” showing up in the entertainment world some years later, I want to convey the things I have to convey to the other members. Even if they look at me like they wish I’d shut up (laughs).”

You’re as earnest as ever, you really do love the 48 group (seriously). And to think for your appeal to the voters today I thought about asking things like ‘where on your body do you wash first when you take a bath?’

“Ahahaha! What kind of question is that? (laughs) But I can’t help it. I am who I am, my personality doesn’t change.”

Putting your role to watch over your juniors as General Manager aside, what goals are you yourself aiming for right now?

“At present, having been made captain of the new Team A, I want to make it the ultimate team, but I also have other goals. There are things I want! From the beginning of this year, this whole time, there’s something I’ve been burning for that I’ve kept secret from everyone else.”

And what would that be?

“At the end of the year, I want to seize the Japan Record Award!”

The award for best song 3 years in a row was on the line last year, but regrettably, the prize went to someone else.

“The first year we received the grand prize, I was really happy. It was like repayment to Akimoto (Yasushi)-san for what he’s done. However, somewhere in my heart I wondered ‘Is it really okay for us to win it…?’ That didn’t change the second time around. However, last year was different. The song that was up for the award, ‘Koi suru Fortune Cookie’, is a song that had quite clearly been accepted by more different kinds of people than our songs up until then. Everyone was more interested in it than we thought they would be. Everyone was talking about it, from little kids to veteran artists. I was moved to hear that it was considered a song that was ‘loved nationwide’. That’s why I wanted it more than anything, that Record Award. With pride in our hearts, we all wanted to win it… . That’s why, this year, I want to try to win it one more time! I want to show everyone in Japan that ‘AKB48 doesn’t get discouraged’!”

As expected of the General Manager, how passionate! Any last words for the conclusion?

“This year, I’m gonna do it!”

Your meaning is a little obscure, I think~ (laughs). What are you aiming for in the election?

“I went from 5th, dropped to 6th, then to 7th, then back up to 6th. And then last year, I was in 8th place. I did a lot of thinking about this year’s election, and as a result a desire came out. I want to make it back into the top 7! Uwaa~ I said it. I wonder if that’s okay…”

I forgot to tell you, but in the book, we placed you at 4th.

“Why would you put that hurdle there?! (laughs). This year, please allow me to stand firm here as AKB48’s Takahashi Minami. Thank you for your support!”

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Takahashi Minami G+ (Feb 22, 6:47PM – 10:04PM EST)

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(6:47PM)

おはよん♪
Mornin’♪

今日もよろしくだぁぁʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧
I’m in your care again todayʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧

リボンと迷ったけど
ひとまずニット帽にしたぁ
前髪あげるべきか…悩む。
I thought about choosing the ribbon,
but I went with a knit cap.
Should I sweep up my bangs?…I don’t know.

画像今日中には変えるよぉ♪
I’ll change the picture sometime today♪

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(8:14PM)

2部はリボンメガネや!
さぁ!かれんコメントしろ!笑
Wearing a ribbon and glasses for the 2nd part!
Now! Karen, comment! lol

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(10:04PM)

お昼休みー
僕は寝ますーお昼寝ー੯ूᵕू ໒꒱ƶƵ♪
さしこがTwitterフォローしてってー♪
( ˊ̱˂˃ˋ̱ )笑
It’s lunchtime-
I’m gonna sleep- nap tiime੯ूᵕू ໒꒱ƶƵ♪
Sashiko says to follow her on Twitter♪

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Takahashi Minami G+ (Feb 22, 5:26AM – 6:16AM EST)

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(5:26AM)

来てくださった皆さんありがとぅ♪
゚.+:。((((o・ω・)o))) ゚.+:。

Thank you, everyone who came♪
゚.+:。((((o・ω・)o))) ゚.+:。

今日こんな服…
Today I wore these clothes…

この前のゆいちゃんと買い物行った時のマネキン○いのやーつね笑
It’s what was on the mannequin when I went shopping with Yui-chan the other day,lol

ホーム画面?皆が変えろ変えろ言うから笑
変えようかと思うのだが…
ネタ系?ちゃんとした系?どっちがいいのかねーʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧教えてちょー♪
Should it be my home screen? ‘Cause everyone’s telling me “change it, change it”, haha
So I planned to change it, but…
Should it be a joke one? Or should it be a serious one? I wonder which I should use-ʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧ tell me, pleaseー♪

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(6:03AM)

そやで!ゆいちゃん!
あの時のやつや!♪((●>ω<)っ)))・ω・*)
Oh yeah! Yui-chan!
It's from that time!♪

ネタ系有利かな⁇笑
ひとまず普通の写真のっけとこーっと♪
⍢⃝ ⍤⃝ ⍨⃝ ∵⃝♡⍢⃝ ⍤⃝ ⍨⃝ ∵⃝♡
Is a joke one better?? lol
I guess I'll start with a normal one for the time being♪
⍢⃝ ⍤⃝ ⍨⃝ ∵⃝♡⍢⃝ ⍤⃝ ⍨⃝ ∵⃝♡

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(6:16AM)

たかみな沢さん
Takaminazawa-san

特攻服後ろ姿
Yankii jacket from behind

リーゼントみな
Regentmina

剣道部
Kendo club

などetc…
And etc…

写真はいっぱいあるんだけどなぁ、迷うね(((((°°;)
I have so many pictures, I can’t choose(((((°°;)

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Takahashi Minami G+ (Feb 21, 10:18PM EST)

今日はにゃんにゃんの日らしぃ!
Seems like a Nyannyan day today!

にゃんにゃーーん♡(゚Q゚)
Nyannyaaan♡(゚Q゚)

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Takahashi Minami G+ (Feb 21, 12:25AM – 5:30PM EST)

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(12:25AM)

今日は朝から収録してきやした!゚.+:。((((o・ω・)o))) ゚.+:。
This morning, I went to a recording!゚.+:。((((o・ω・)o))) ゚.+:。

BS日テレで毎週木曜20:54~「AKB48たかみな編集長の!トビタテ!留学マニュアル」
皆さん見てねー♪
ふんでその後はミュージャックの打ち合わせ(∩∀`*)
Every Thursday on BS-Hi TV starting at 20:54 is “AKB48 Takamina Editor-in-Chief’s ‘Take Off! Study Abroad Manual'”
Everyone watch, okay?-♪

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(5:18AM)

色んな漫画に手を出しすぎて
何をどこまで買ってて何を買ってないのかがわからなくなっている…°◦=͟͟͞͞ʕ̡̢̡ु•̫͡•ʔ̡̢̡ु
I’ve gotten involved in so many different manga,
I never know what or how much to buy and what I do or don’t own yet…°◦=͟͟͞͞ʕ̡̢̡ु•̫͡•ʔ̡̢̡ु

前なんて進撃の巨人コンビニに置いてあるから新刊と勘違いして
4巻3回買っちゃったよね笑
A while ago, Shingeki no Kyojin was at the convenience store. Mistaking it for a new release, I screwed up and bought the 4th volume 3 times, lol.

今日は オポカリプスの砦 神さまの言うとおり スプライト テラフォーマーズ
pupaの新刊GETしてきました♪*\(^o^)/*
Today I got new volumes of “Apocalypse no toride”, “Kamisama no iu toori”, “Sprite”, “Terra Formars” and “pupa”♪*\(^o^)/*

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(5:25AM)

くそぅ、、
急いで漫画出したら指切った、、Σ(p´;Д;`)q << ぅあ゛!!
地味や!地味に痛い!笑
Damn,,
I was hurrying to get my manga out and cut my finger,、Σ(p´;Д;`)q uwa!!
So ordinary! Such ordinary pain! lol

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(7:12AM)

今日ミュージャックで友と2人でロケしたの放送されるよぉ♪ʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧
鍋作ったり♪水族館行ったり♪
Today on Mujack, Tomo and I did a recording on location♪ʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧
We made a hotpot♪ We went to an aquarium♪

2014年2月21日(金)26:09~26:39(関西テレビ )
見れる人はぜひー♪*\(^o^)/*
It’s on 2/21/2014 (Friday) from 26:09~26:39 (Kansai TV)
Those of you who can watch, please doー♪*\(^o^)/*

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(5:30PM)

みんなおはよぅー♪(゚Q゚)
今日は握手だよぉぉぉぉ
たまにはリボンʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧
後ほどさんさんさん♪♪
Good morning everyoneー♪(゚Q゚)
Today’s a handshake evennnntttt.
Every now and then I wear a ribbonʕु•̫͡•ʔु ✧
See you later-sansansan♪♪

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