Daily Maimi for 1/31: “In Izu”

In her update on the official ℃-ute blog, Maimi wrote that today she filmed for a solo DVD in Izu. For that reason, she went to be really early last night. She was so worried about waking up on time, however, that she ended up waking up 5 times through the night. When she woke up the first time, she thought she had overslept and frantically checked her clock, only to find out that she had only been sleeping for an hour and a half. She was relieved that somehow she was able to wake up on time, and then Maimi shared a picture of the morning sky (picture 1). She wrote that the house studio they filmed at today was very cute, and filming there gave her high spirits through-out the day. Maimi then showed two off-shot pictures from today’s filming (pictures 2 and 3) and wrote that she wore many different outfits for the filming and also went to the ocean. Her solo DVD comes out in March, and she asked everyone to please watch it. Lastly, Maimi wrote that February starts tomorrow, and called for everyone to “enjoy” February with all their might alongside her.

At Sweet time, Maimi updated that she went to bed early last night, and she saw all the comments from the fans and the members about her photo album when she woke up. She thanked everyone and wrote that she was happy. She then updated that she had filmed for her solo DVD in Izu, and wondered what she was about to have for dinner.

Posted on January 31, 2011, in Blog, Translations and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I pray that this solo DVD isn’t one of those ghetto e-Hello releases, but given the short notice I imagine it is. Maimi deserves a proper DVD release.

    And enjoy is in quotation marks since Maimi actually said “enjoy”. (Using Kumai-chan’s catchphrase???)

    • excuse my ignorance but what is the issue with these e-Hello dvds? i genuinely have no clue as not seen nakky’s. is the issue with the quality (or lack thereof) or the fact that they won’t be widely available to the international audience (or both)?

      i hope maimi managed to get enough sleep in the end ^_^
      broken sleep is never good.

      what a lovely view to wake up to… i wouldn’t want to share the view outside my window <_<

      • The biggest issue I have is that the DVDs aren’t available in regular retail, but rather you can only get it by preordering it during a small window of time (similar to how they do fanclub stuff; they only make as many as people order). And when I say “you” I don’t mean you or I or international fans either; as far as I know there’s no way to order them outside of Japan without using some expensive proxy service.

        I haven’t actually seen one, so I can’t comment on the quality, but it does seem like they’re less of a big deal when in the past they’d go to Guam or Bali or even Okinawa, and now they’re just hanging out around Tokyo. (For comparison, Mano-chan, who isn’t managed by Up-Front but rather JP Room, just got back from filming in Saipan.)

        Ah well, it’s going to be Maimi so I’m sure it’ll be great, but I just wish it was a bigger deal and that I had an opportunity to purchase it.

  2. i see. thanks for the info
    i agree with the “shooting self in foot” attitude of closing off sales to the international fans/market
    and it’s a shame that they don’t get to go abroad or to more exotic locations for their PBs/DVDs… soon it’ll all be shot in a studio with the background added in during editing <_< i guess it's all expense and cost-cutting really, since a PB from an exotic location will probably (sadly) not sell any better than one shot locally, and with the current economy…

    oh well. may find a proxy service, weak-willed fanboy that i am… don't want to condone their methods but it is maimi after all

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