Monthly Archives: June 2013
Maimi has updated the navigator message on the “I My Me” website with a message of particular interest to readers of MaimiLog, especially those who participated in the Maimi Yajima 20th Birthday Project. In her message, Maimi looks ahead to her trip to France, and mentions an album filled with messages from overseas fans which she received. There’s no way to be certain without asking Maimi herself, but there’s a strong possibility that it’s the album with the messages all of us wrote for her! At any rate, to see what Maimi thought of the messages, hit the jump to see the full translation.
For a variety of reasons, I’ve again fallen behind on translations of Maimi’s blog. With a trip to France for ℃-ute’s first overseas event drawing nearer, I don’t see myself having the time to catch up on the missed translations and still do her current ones. So I’ve made the decision to summarize the entries I’ve missed and hopefully get back on track starting with her update on the 24th. I apologize to those who were waiting for those translations, and I’ll do my best to not end up in this situation again. That said, here’s a summary of Maimi’s updates from June 20th to June 23rd:
▪Maimi began the 21st with an update wishing fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato a happy 19th birthday. Maimi speculated that Chisato’s personality makes it easy for fans to talk to her at handshake events, went on about how Chisato cares for her younger siblings, and wrote about how Chisato helps push her and the other ℃-ute members to do better. Maimi’s update can be seen here.
▪Maimi then returned for another update to tell everyone that the music videos for “Kanashiki Amefuri” and “Adam to Eve no Dilemma” had been uploaded to the official ℃-ute channel. This update can be read here.
▪On the 22nd, Maimi wrote that she had met one of her close friends the day before to record a birthday video for another one of their friends. Maimi was surprised when her friend came to pick her up in a car, and listened to stories about how her friend went back to their alma mater to teach 2nd graders in preparation for becoming a nurse. Maimi then reminded everyone to check out the new videos on ℃-ute’s YouTube channel and shared a 2-shot of her resting her head on Airi’s lap from during a break in the music video filming. Maimi’s full entry can be found here.
▪In her update on the 23rd, Maimi recapped yesterday’s “Kanashiki Amefuri”/”Adam to Eve no Dilemma” mini-concert and handshake event in Osaka, thanking the variety of people who showed up for participating. After the event was over, the entire group hopped on the bullet train and headed for Fukuoka for today’s performances of their current tour. It was Maimi’s first time going to Fukuoka via the bullet train, so she was unaware of the time it took and kept waking up early during her nap. Once there, Maimi filled up while chatting with the other members, and vowed to do her best with the power she gained from all the food. Her update can be seen here.
Today was the release commemoration handshake event for Maimi’s self-designed new photobook “My Musuem”, which was attended by 1,000 fans and an army of press corps. Here’s a summary of the many reports on the event that have been published so far:
The “Shogakukan Comic” website has put up a video showing behind-the-scenes footage of Maimi’s photoshoot for the magazine “Shuukan Big Comic Spirits”. The video can be seen here for only a limited time (June 23rd).
In addition, the “Yawaraka Spirits” is featuring 20 images from the same shoot here.