Not exactly my memories with her though. I’m gonna talk about my first impression of her.
The first AKB stage I’ve seen was Team K stage. When I saw her dance, I was like, “Why is there a guy here? O_o”
I thought she was a special case, so I kept looking at her. After watching the stage, I realized she was a really beautiful girl. And since then my eyes kept following her.
So, does that mean she’s my oshimen?
I really want to become someone like her. I want to become such a wonderful lady. I really admire her.
I have a lot of memories with her. But on the contrary, I wonder if she has any memories with me though?
We went out to have meal together before, no?
With Shimada, the three of us went to have yakiniku together.
The first time I treated some kouhai meal was the time I went out with Shimada and Mariya.
Somehow, she was the one that got really nervous. She was like, “This is the first time I’ve ever gone out with my kouhai…”
I was really nervous. And when I got nervous, I drank…
Please go out to have meals again. Thank you.
Oi! That’s all?! O_o
During lesson, Sayaka’s jersey or tights got a hole at the place right on her butt. And when everybody was laughing and teasing her, like “How the heck did you get a hole right there? This is really weird! You’re so funny!”
I realized I got a hole on mine as well.
And it was at the same place as mine LOL
It was so awesome coincidence that we kept laughing about it.
We really have a lot of memories together.
Even when we become grandma, even until we go into the grave, I want to create a lot of memories together.
I have a lot of memories with her I don’t know what to talk about, so I will talk about my dad now.
My dad’s number 1 oshimen is Mossan, 2nd is Meetan and 3rd is Norosan. My dad most favorite part of the stage show is Mossan and Kana’s talk in the MC.
Actually I wanted to take him here today but since there are a lot of people ballot for the tickets today so I took him to the Tokyo Dome concert 1st day instead.
I introduced him as my dad and let him watch her graduation ceremony. I think I did something good as a daughter.
Seishun Girls is the first setlist team K ever had. It’s lucky that the first song in Team K Waiting stage is also Seishun Girls. We also did PARTY stage but Seishun Girls is our first original stage. The scenery from that day still hasn’t change a bit. And to think it has been 7 years from that day, it gave me a lot of feelings.
Today, I will chew on every single moment and my power will connect to the next step. Even after I graduate, something of me will remain in the air… Well, not my haunting ghost though. I hope something, not my haunting ghost, will still be here!
By the way, my first catch phrase ever:
"I want to be your number one
Anata no ichiban ni naritai na”
Btw, my first nickname back then”Saaya”
Audience & members: Saaya~~!!!!!!!!!!!
My memories of Sayaka-chan is, in the dressing room, everytime when she changes her clothes, her amazing body always displays in front of me, well it’s not like she’s trying to “display” her body but since everybody is changing clothes together…
I always thought her body is really beautiful, so I kept gazing at her. I’ve never told her that though.
And to think today is the last day I can watch that body in the dressing room, I feel really sad.
That’s why today, of course it’s important to meet eyes on stage, but even in the dressing room I want to keep gazing at her when she’s changing her clothes too!
At Tokyo Dome first day, I had a chance to sing Blue Rose with Sae-chan, Mocchi and Sayaka-chan. It was the unit with members whom Sayaka-chan hand-picked to sing with her.
On 3rd day, a camera-man asked me “Do you know why Sayaka chose you and Kuramochi to sing Blue Rose with her?”
I said “Maybe because we were from old Team K”
He said: “She chose you because she hoped you two can help leading team K from now”
When I heard that, I was so happy I cried.
From now, I will try my best so I can help leading team K.
When we were in the dressing room, I told Sayaka “I have a lot memories with you I have idea what to say. If I’m not careful enough your future in the entertainment industry from now will be hard~”
She said: “You’d better care for yourself instead!”
During Team K tour, when we have to stay over at hotel, because really hate to stay alone in single room so I asked staff-san, and they told me to stay with Akimoto-san. And I really felt relieved by that.
However, because it was the first time, so both of us were really shy. When we took a bath together, I couldn’t even change clothes in front of her.
But since we have been closer now, today I will try to change clothes next to her as close as possible.
I have a lot memories with her, of course there are a lot of good memories as well but my impression is how she usually scolded me a lot. I don’t really get to be scolded by anyone other than my parents and teachers at school, so that really left deep impression to me.
The one I remember the most is, we members had our microphone numbered to the order of our names.
When I was in Team 4, my name always first so I always used the #1 mic. But since I came here, Akimoto-san’s name is first and mine is 2nd.
But since I’m used to #1 already, I have a habit of taking the #1 mic. And everytime I took the #1 mic, she was like “Oi, Akimoto number 1. Abe number 2.”
It was like baseball XDD I finally got used to this now already.
But to think how after today, I have to go back to number one again, I feel really sad.
That’s why today I want to purposely mistake it once again.
To me, Sayaka-chan is someone who has expanded the concept of AKB, and idol in general.
Like how she usually stays naked in the dressing room, how she becomes gorilla. She did all the things that idols don’t usually do. And that gave me a lot of confidence. Well, I becomes a rock though.
She gave me a lot of courage to break through the wall of being a normal idol. And I ant to try my best so that she can graduate without any worry from now on.
In the previous setlist of Team K Waiting stage, we did Anata to Christmas Eve. I had a chance to sing duet with Sayaka-chan many times. That was the first singing unit I ever had.
I’m really bad at singing. But even so, I was given that singing unit. Moreover, I had to sing with one of the best singers, Sayaka-chan. But thanks to her, I got more confidence in myself. A lot of people told me my duet with her was good. It has becomes my best memories with her.
Actually, my hairstyle today is Sayaka-chan decided for me. This is the first time I have this style. How is it?
From now, everytime I miss her, I will have this hairstyle!
My story is like Uchida-san’s one. Uchida-san becomes stone, Sayaka-chan becomes gorilla. It has influenced me, and thanks to the advice “If some character like that comes, just do your best with it”, and thanks to that I did good with the Jaian charcter in AKB’s conto.
Thanks to Sayaka-chan I can do it. She’s really important to me. From now on too I will keep on respecting her.
I have a lot memories with her I’m not sure what to say. But since today is the last time, I should talk about thing I can’t say until now.
I’m not sure if it’s okay to say this.
Akimoto-san’s chatch phrase is “Tsuyoku, kedakaku, utsukushiku” (strong, noble and beautiful)
When I was a kks, I heard it as “Tsuyoku, kebukaku, utsukushiku” (strong, hairy and beautiful)
I was like “What! What does that mean!? She’s not hairy! What the heck! O_o”
But since I came here and hear it closely I finally understood. I’m glad I finally clear this misunderstanding before she graduate.
At first, my image of her was a really scary senpai. She often got mad at me a lot. There was also a period of time I wondered how I could get along with her.
But during Nemousu TV when we climbed Fuji Mt. It was really tough. I really wanted to give up so many times. But Sayaka-chan still stayed next to me. I told her that she should go ahead and leave me. But she kept staying and told me “Don’t worry. Just take it easy. I’ll be there.”
That time I realized, she’s a really nice person who always cares for others around her and gives them advice.
That’s my best memories with her.
Details on the graduation ceremonies of 3 AKB48 members and Acchan’s comeback while a new unit will also make their debut
AKB48’s Shinoda Mariko, Akimoto Sayaka and Itano Tomomi graduation is set to be at the 3 of 11 concerts during the “AKB Five Dome Tours”
Shinoda Mariko: July, 21st 2013 - Fukuoka Dome Akimoto Sayaka: August, 22nd 2013 - Tokyo Dome Itano Tomomi: August, 25th 2013 - Tokyo Dome
While the graduated member Maeda Atsuko will make an appearance on July, 31st 2013 during the Sapporo Dome concert
AKB48 official blog also announced that a new unit will also make their debut during the Sapporo Dome Concert on July, 31st 2013
Itano Tomomi will graduate AKB48.
I am sorry for surprising with you with such a sudden announcement.
I spent 7 years and 2 months as the first generation of AKB.
Although I was unable to stand at centre and unify everyone together like a captain or Soukantoku, but if in everybody’s 「AKB48」 I would be very happy if 「Itano Tomomi」 had been engraved within it.
Last year the concert at Tokyo dome, which had been the dream for AKB, came true
And Atsuko Graduated
And I thought of AKB, and my future very seriously.
And to graduate from AKB48 was the decision I arrived at.
In my 7 years as AKB I would have painful times when I would want to run away and escape, and I have thought of graduation many times.
But in that 「graduation」there would be some hesitation somewhere.
However, this time, I have no worries and hesitations.
In all honesty, there are some things that I am worried about. But, if I do not step out now, I know I will regret it, and this is the answer I have given.
Since I was little, I had the tendency to lose interest in anything that I did, and the fact that I have been able to carry on for 7 years is because I really love AKB48.
And to the members, the Staff and Akimoto Sensei, and to the Fans,
And all those who are connected to AKB48, I really appreciate all you have done. Thank you for raising the selfish and childish 14 year old to what I am now.
I will spend my limited days as AKB48 valuably.
AKB48 had been all of Tomo’s childhood.
Because relevant for Kumi’s case.
I woke up this morning and the first thing I did was reading this post from my phone, and my day suddenly got better somehow.
First, read this, please, ‘cause this is the post she refers to.
In the post I wrote yesterday about Kumi I expressed in a way that could lead to misunderstandings so let me correct myself.
I wrote that Kumi would’ve left the entertainment business, but I forgot to add the word “temporarily”.
I reread the post, and felt like I could cause a misunderstanding.
I’m really sorry.
During tomorrow’s hand-shake event, Kumi will have again something to say to everyone.
Right now our theatre is under construction, but I really hope I’ll be able to stand on the stage of our new theatre together with Kumi.
Now let me say what I think.
Judging by how she wrote yesterday’s post, I think Rena didn’t made any mistake while writing, but that she just didn’t properly read Kumi’s post and missed the word “temporarily”. Or maybe that, like I myself did, thought that the “temporarily” referred only to the previous times she thought about the graduation. I don’t know about the translations of Kumi’s post available, but anyway, what she says in that particular part is “It’s about one year now that I’m thinking about temporarily graduating from the 48 Groups”.
So…I think Rena might’ve corrected herself after talking with Kumi.
But maybe I’m just randomly speculating in order to see some ray of hope of seeing Kumi around once again.
I had to share this because for some reason it was painful to read Eriko’s apology…
Emotional morning staato
lol actually i won’t just limit this to usa48 members
lets use this tinychat room for the stream
never mind being a piece of confetti at the olympics
being a petal at acchans grad is where its at
Oh come on~ I doubt there will be over 500k people there tho….
But since there were over 200k people applied for the theater show + casual/random people on the street who want to see the event since it’s a big deal, it might lead to around 250k - 300k people maybe?