News articles on “Berikyuu Island” photobook release event
As mentioned by Maimi in yesterday’s update, a release commemoration handshake event was held to commemorate the release of the Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute collaboration photobook, “Berikyuu Island”. According to the reports, much of the focus of the event was on the interactions between Maimi and Berryz Koubou’s Tsugunaga Momoko. Here’s some highlights from the articles:
When asked what she thought of Momoko, Maimi said that she thought her character was too strong when they were on stage together. Momoko immediately snapped back saying that it’s not a character, but that she’s been that way since birth. Maimi also said that it was fresh, but also a little bit bothersome when Momoko pressured her to say Momoko’s catchphrase, “Yurushite-nyan” (“Forgive me, nyan”), together with her.
The fact that Olympic marathon runner Yamamoto Ryou is a fan of Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute was brought up, which caused Momoko to declare that her time had come. But when Momoko was told that his favorite member is Maimi, she instantly became depressed. Maimi tried to smooth things over by saying “Yurushite-nyan”, but Momoko declared that she’d never forgive her. On the subject of Yamamoto, Maimi said that she becomes happy when she thinks that they were having fun together in the same place when he came to see their concerts, and that she wants to support him with all her power, adding “Do your best!”. She also hoped that Tsunku would create a song to support Yamamoto, to which Momoko enthusiastically said that she would want to sing that song and have him fall in love with her.
Here are links to the various articles, where you can find many more pictures of Maimi and the others from the event: