Monthly Archives: October 2013
Blog update: “Trick or treat.(^w^)”
Maimi returns home at long last in her October 31st update “Trick or treat.(^w^)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Last day of autumn break(*^_^*)”
Maimi’s autumn break in the country comes to a close in her October 30th update “Last day of autumn break(*^_^*)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Grandmother’s house(* ´∇｀*”
Maimi spends her day off at a place she loves in her October 29th update titled “Grandmother’s house(* ´∇｀*“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Gifu→Tokyo→Hehehe(* ´ω｀)”
Maimi heads to the birthplace of someone close to her and then makes a detour on the way home to one of her favorite places in her October 28th update “Gifu→Tokyo→Hehehe(* ´ω｀)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Osaka ya de~(^-^)”
Maimi wishes a Morning Musume member a happy birthday and puts on a performance in Osaka in her October 27th update “Osaka ya de~(^-^)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Okayama→Osaka(*^.^*)”
Maimi continues campaigning and stops in Okayama for a “NaruChika” performance in her October 26th update “Okayama→Osaka(*^.^*)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Announcement(^-^)”
Maimi blesses us with her presence again to deliver some info in her October 25th update “Announcement(^-^)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Hiroshima→Okayama o(^o^)o”
Maimi hits the road with a mixture of ℃-ute and S/mileage members and takes the rain with her in her October 25th update “Hiroshima→Okayamao(^o^)o“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Wandering around Asakusa~ Cooking shabu shabu~”
Maimi spends her day off with two of her close friends in her October 24th update “Wandering around Asakusa~Cooking shabu shabu~“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Autumn of reading(^^)”
Maimi already starts looking back at the past year and catches a movie in her October 23rd update “Autumn of reading(^^)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Grin~(* ´∇｀*)”
Maimi meets some surprising fans at her handshake events and gets fired up for the Nippon Series in her October 22nd update “Grin~(* ´∇｀*)“. Full translation below.
Maimi’s “Glass to Mizu” handshake event
JiJi Press has uploaded an article and video (above) covering the release commemoration handshake event held yesterday in Shinjuku for Maimi’s latest solo photobook “Glass to Mizu”.
In the PR segment, Maimi began by explaining that the photobook is a collection of photos of her from 3 years earlier, when her hair was still short and she looked a little more childlike, and that she had no idea at the time that those pictures would become a photobook 3 years later. In addition, Maimi introduced a picture of her and Aroma, who makes her photobook debut in “Glass to Mizu”, as one of her favorites. Maimi was worried about how Aroma would behave at the photoshoot since she’s a mischevious dog, but that she was so quiet and well-behaved at the photoshoot that Maimi was worried something was wrong with her.
Moving on to the topic of ℃-ute, Maimi talks about how fast the time has gone by since they joined Hello! Project 11 years ago. Finally, in their 12th year, they reached their goal of performing at Nippon Budoukan, which Maimi credits to the support of the fans. Currently ℃-ute is on the “NaruChika” tour with S/mileage performing in places Maimi hasn’t been before, and she relishes in the chance to try those places’ delicious local specialties. She also enjoys performing with the younger S/mileage members and so close to the crowd which is filled with a mix of both groups’ fans.
Maimi was asked about something she’s into lately, and to no surprise to anyone who regularly reads her blog updates, she responded with “blood orange juice” and talked about the variety of blood orange-flavored goods she’s come across lately. She was then asked about any recent incidents, and she told the story of how when she was leaving the hotel in Nagoya to go to Osaka the other day, she realized that she left her wallet at the hotel. It was too late for her to go back to the hotel since she was about to board the bullet train to Osaka, so she had to borrow money off of Nacky (fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki) the entire day. Maimi assured everyone that she paid her back the day of the event though, and said that she wants to be a more level-headed leader from now on.
Blog update: “Coupling(‘ ∇’)”
Maimi introduces the coupling tracks of ℃-ute’s upcoming single in her October 21st update “Coupling(‘ ∇’)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Goal!!(*’-‘)”
Maimi experiences happiness and frustration at a ℃-ute concert in her October 20th update titled “Goal(*’-‘)“. Full translation below.
Blog update: “Photoshoot DAY(^^ゞ”
Maimi spends the day getting her picture taken in her October 19th update “Photoshoot DAY(^^ゞ“. Full translation below.