Monthly Archives: April 2013

Blog update: “Let’s Fukuoka o(^o^)o”

Maimi gets even more fired up for the upcoming tour after rehearsal, gives the fans a run down of her schedule in Fukuoka, and talks more about her dogs’ escape escapades in her April 18th update titled “Let’s Fukuokao(^o^)o“. Full translation below.

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“My Museum Special DVD” digest

A digest for the “My Museum Special DVD”, which is available for pre-order on e-LineUP! from now until May 6th at 11:59PM JST, has been uploaded to the ℃-ute channel on YouTube. The nearly 4 minute clip shows off several of the outfits from the photoshoot, as well as some footage of Maimi working on putting the photobook together herself. The DVD can be pre-ordered at e-LineUP! here, and instructions for how to order from e-LineUP! overseas can be found here.

Blog update: “Forgive me~°・( ノД`)・°・”

The famously calm and gentle Maimi recounts how she snapped this morning and then gets excited for rehearsal and ℃-ute’s upcoming tour in her April 17th update titled “Forgive me~°・( ノД`)・°・“. Full translation below.

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Maimi Sightings for April 16th

▪℃-ute member Nakajima Saki posted this 2-shot of her and Maimi in the “Crazy Kanzen na Otona” threads in her update on the ℃-ute blog today.

Nacky’s update:

▪℃-ute member Okai Chisato also shared a 2-shot with Maimi in her blog update, but this time the girls were showing off some of the goods from their upcoming tour.

Chisato’s update:

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

“My Museum” details

According to an listing, Maimi’s next photobook, which she designed herself, will be titled “My Museum” and will be released on May 27th.

Blog update: “Rumpled~(´▽`;)”

Maimi reminisces about art lessons from her early years and gets hype about ℃-ute’s spring tour in her April 16th update titled “Rumpled~(´▽`;)“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Lost to sleepiness…(  ̄□ ̄;)!!”

Maimi the gourmand tells us what she filled up on before falling asleep in the middle of typing her April 15th update titled “Lost to sleepiness…(  ̄□ ̄;)!!“. Full translation below.

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“I My Me Maimi~” site update

The website for Maimi’s weekly FM PORT radio program “℃-ute Yajima Maimi no I My Me Maimi~” was updated this past Friday (4/12) with a new message for the listeners from Maimi. In the message, Maimi writes that she was dumbfounded when a surprise announcement from Tsunku♂ played during their “Crazy Kanzen na Otona” release event, and that her heart stopped when Tsunku♂ said her name, as she thought management was going to make her graduate. However, as we know now, the announcement was for ℃-ute’s upcoming performances at Nihon Budoukan and in Paris.

“℃-ute Yajima Maimi no I My Me Maimi~” site:

Maimi Sightings for April 14th

▪℃-ute member Nakajima “Nacky” Saki shared this rehearsal 2-shot with Maimi in her blog update today.

Nacky’s update:

▪℃-ute member Suzuki Airi uploaded this 2-shot of her and Maimi at rehearsal wearing the matching hoodies they received during their “Spirits” photoshoot in her update today.

Airi’s update:

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Blog update: “6 more days!!(゜o ゜)/”

Maimi gives a rundown of the local specialties she ate along with a report on the state of ℃-ute’s spring tour rehearsal in her April 14th update titled “6 more days(゜o ゜)/. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Sendai Fukushima”

Maimi gives a recap of her busy day yesterday and shows off her freshly trimmed tresses in her April 13th blog update titled “SendaiFukushima“. Full translation below.

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Blog update: “From Maimi(*^.^*)”

Maimi gives out birthday wishes to a fellow ℃-ute member and her futsal captain, and attempts to explain to us what she meant when she said Cologne’s mouth looks like a rubber seal, in her update for April 12th titled “From Maimi(*^.^*). Full translation below.

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Blog update: “Tug, tug…( ´ー`)σ”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s April 11th update, titled Tug, tug…( ´ー`)σ“:

Good afternoon
It’s Maimi

Today, April 11th, is Mano Erina-chan’s birthday

She became a year older than me again~(._.)

Wait for me~ε=ε=┏(´Д`)┛lol

We haven’t met in awhile,
so I wonder if she’s doing well(*´ω`)

Earlier, I saw Mano-chan in the newspaper

It seems she’s been filming for a drama every day…

I’m really looking forward to its broadcast

I hope Mano-chan continues to run forward while taking care of her health as a 22-year-old(´∀`)

Have a wonderful year

Even though…

As expected…(  ̄▽ ̄)
It’s raining(。-∀-)

Hehehe…( ´艸`)


And then,
℃-ute had rehearsal for our spring tour yesterday



It was really funヽ(≧∀≦)/

Everyone shouted


Everyone who is coming,

please prepare to shout “Whoaaaaaaa” as well(〃▽〃)lol


I’m suddenly changing the subject, but something happened earlier that tugged at my heartstrings(〃~〃)

Before I left for work,
I was thinking “What should I wear~“, and putting together my outfit

“Hmmm… That’s not right…(゜゜)ノ⌒

“This isn’t right either…(゜゜)ノ⌒

Before I realized it, my bed was covered in clothes,

and when I thought




A cute pair of eyes…
They’re looking at me from an opening in the huge pile of clothes

When I tried removing the clothes…

It was my family’s pet dog,

“Cologne~(>ω<) Were you here the entire time(*>д<*)

Clothes kept getting piled on top of her… But she didn’t get mad or try to leave

She just kept staring blankly at me…ヽ(´ー`)ノ

The day before yesterday too
She was sleeping soundly next to me,

and I was gazing at her(・ω・)
Her mouth was so cute I couldn’t stand it…(っ▽〃)

It’s like a rubber seal ←Does that make sense!?

In addition~
Her tongue was sticking out just a little bit

Though it’s inexcusable, I played with her mouth as she slept…(´ー`)σ

But it was cute how Cologne still kept sleeping soundly…

Thanks for soothing Yaji


Now then, is our Oka-chan doing her best on the live broadcast of CBC TV’s “Gogosuma” right now

It’s a Nagoya program, so I can’t watch it, but I’ll send Oka-chan my power(*´ー`)っ


Let’s continue to have a wonderful day

Until tomorrow’s update~



Nacky, Chisato, Mai, and myself will have a release commemoration handshake event for our new single
“Crazy Kanzen na Otona”

at Tower Records Sendai Parco store
at 7:00PM~

We went to Sendai for the release event of “Kono Machi” as well, and I’m really happy that I can go and meet everyone in Sendai again

However, tomorrow is Airi’s birthday
Airi can’t appear because of her birthday event

Everyone in Sendai… I’m sorry

I hope Airi will enjoy the event and have a wonderful birthday

I want us to be able to deliver Airi’s gratitude to everyone in Sendai too

I’m waiting for a lot of people to come

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Blog update: “Yesterday~Today(^^)”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s April 10th blog update, titled “Yesterday~Today(^^)“:

Good afternoon
It’s Maimi


I had a recording for the radio program that broadcasts every Friday at 10:00PM,
“℃-ute Yajima Maimi no I My MeMaimi~”

I received letters congratulating us on the performances at Nihon Budoukan and Paris
Letters about people’s first encounters with ℃-ute…

I received a lot of letters that made me happy

Thank you very much


After the recording was over,
I went to eat dinner early with the staff

And there was something surprising

A female staff member who has been working with ℃-ute recently…

As we were talking, I realized that she’s the same age as me(゜o゜)/

She’s completely calm, unlike me, so I always thought she was older~~

The radio’s sound staff are also the same age…

The number of staff members around me who are of the same generation increased recently

I started this job when I was in elementary school, so the staff members around me were always older…

I had gotten used to that situation, so it feels really strange to me

However, I get power from seeing people the same age as me working like this

Afterwards, we had block rehearsal for our spring tour
(It’s called a block rehearsal when we rehearse all the songs between one MC and the next)

There are 10 days remaining until the spring tour

I can’t wait

As expected, ℃-ute loves concerts

I really want to make everyone smile soon(≧∀≦)

Ah Also,
I decided on the cover of my handmade photobook which will go on sale later

I decorated the letters of the title on the cover this morning(・∀・´)

I placed beads using a pair of tweezers…

I completed it without any problems

Here’s the toolbox Yaji relied on for countless days…(lol)

Thanks… my toolbox
Speaking of which…

Making things is one of my hobbies, so I put aside gift bags and decorative ribbons that came with fans’ presents that made me think “I can use this~“…

I made good use of them for the handmade photobook too

It’s a collaboration with my fans
As I was making it, that thought made me happy(^-^)


Thank you very much for cooperating (lol)

In addition, I looked at the fan letters and presents I mentioned in yesterday’s update

I haven’t read all of the letters yet, but I could really feel their warmth,

and they made me think

“People take Yaji into consideration as much as they do themselves…

How can they be so kind“(^T)

Whenever I experience kindness like that, I start to love peoplelol

Ah It’s also a lyric in ℃-ute’s “LALALA Shiawase no Uta”

“I love people~“…

When I’m singing it, I empathize like
“Yeah(´□`) Yeah(´□`)“…

Yaji loves team ℃-ute(*´з`)

And, I’ll decorate the entranceway and living room with the miscellaneous goods I received as presents right away

I’ll use the health and aroma goods right away

And I’ll use the other everyday items too…

There’s a lot of things I’ll use from now on

I’ll cherish each one as I use them
Thank you very much



A~lright Well then, I hope there is still more happiness waiting for everyone today…

Until tomorrow~

Thanks to everyone’s support, “Crazy Kanzen na Otona” is number 3 on the weekly charts

Thank you very much

It’s the first song we sang after our performances at Nihon Budoukan and Paris were announced…

Though the lyrics haven’t changed, they have a different meaning to me now… And they cause my chest to tighten…

I hope that everyone will continue to love “Crazy Kanzen na Otona”,
which is a song that all of us have a strong emotional attachment to…


The YouTube program “Hello! Station #10” was uploaded on Wednesday of this week
Nacky is the MC

There’s a variety of segments like backstage footage from our release event at Ikebukuro Sunshine on April 3rd,

all of us going to the Nihon Budoukan after the announcement of our performance there, etc…

Please be sure to check it out


In addition
I will be appearing in the play Hatagumi vol.5 “Taklimakan”,

which will be held at Ikebukuro Owl Hall
from May 31st to June 10th,

and Osaka Sankei Hall Breeze
on June 11th

Tickets can be purchased here

Actually, “Taklimakan” was the first play by Hatagumi that I ever saw

I hope I can move everyone the same way I was moved at that time…

I’ll do my best


Blog update: “(/_;)Touched…”

Here’s the translation for Maimi’s April 9th update, titled “(/_;)Touched…“:

Good afternoon
It’s Maimi


I was moved by everyone’s comments yesterday(/_・、)

Everyone’s first encounters with ℃-ute are amazing(*´д`*)
They made me think about a lot
I feel like I learn a lot from everyone every day

Today… The delivery service came to my house before I left, and delieverd fan letters and presents

I had only 15 minutes, so I was only able to glance over them,

but I received a lot of things for my birthday in February, just like the last time

Thank you very much

I’ll take my time and look at all of them when I get home

Now then
℃-ute had rehearsal for
“℃-ute Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Treasure Box~”, which begins on the 20th of this month

We worked on strengthening our performance for a new challenge ℃-ute will face this time

It was really hard to move along with the rhythm of the song, so I became flustered…ヽ(゜ロ゜;)ノ

I want everyone to think “℃-ute’s concerts are funヽ(≧▽≦)/(・∀・´)

So I’ll do my best o(^o^)o

And then,
there’s something I’m a little worried about it, so I’ll put it in this blog

At the handshake events and in the comments,
there’s a considerable amount of people saying “I’m going to Paris“… I’m surprised(゜o゜)/

Even though Paris is really, really far away°・(ノД`)・°・

…But, I thought “Are there people confused on how to get tickets“,

so I’ll write how here

The tickets went on sale starting yesterday, the 8th,
at 12:00PM Paris time (7:00PM Japan time)

“℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~Voyage ・・ Paris~”

【  Schedule  】
July 5th, 2013 (Fri) 5:00PM OPEN/6:00PM START

【  Venue  】
La Cigale (120 Boulevard Rochechouart 75018 Paris)

【Ticket Price】 38.8€ (including tax) + service fees

【Ticket Sales】
April 8th, 2013 (Mon) 12:00PM Paris time~

In-store: Fnac, Carrefour, Geant, Magasins U, Intermarche
Phone: 0 892 68 36 22 (0.34€/minute)

Please check the promoter’s homepage for details

Promoter: Bishi-Bishi


It’s all in French,
and the schedule is also in French time, but those who are thinking “I want to attend the France performance“, please be sure to check it out

Of course, I think most people will be unable to attend it, but I’ll do my best so that we can cross the ocean and increase team ℃-ute

So please cheer for us

I’ll head into the afternoon full of high spirits

Please have a wonderful day, everyone

Today’s pictures are a series of 3 Yaji pictures…(~▽~@)lol