Blog update: “Rakugo☆*:. 。. o(≧▽≦)o . 。.:*☆”

Maimi tries rakugo for the 2nd time and wishes Hello! Project’s current leader a happy birthday in her July 13th update “Rakugo☆*:. 。. o(≧▽≦)o . 。.:*☆“. Full translation below.

Good evening
It’s Maimi

Today, at Nerima Bunka Center Tsutsuji Hall,

we had a public recording for the BS-TBS program “℃-ute no Challenge TV”\(^o^)/

This time we challenged rakugo( ´ ▽ ` )ノ


Actually, it was the 2nd time challenging rakugo for me

The first time was about 2 years earlier, and back then I attempted to perform for over 10 minutes~

Ah It felt like the most nervous I had ever been in my life back then(>人<;)

My teeth were chattering, my face and ears became flush, my heart rate rose,
I was fidgety, unable to calm down, anxious, my hands were trembling…

Right! lol
Isn’t that extremely nervousσ(^_^;)

But since I did it the year before last,
it’s not scary anymorelol

…That might be going too farσ(^_^;)

However, I was more calm this time than last, so I was able to enjoy it more

This time it started with the lecturer Tatekawa Shirano-san putting on a small performance in front of us on the spot,

so it had the atmosphere of “Improvise

It had an anything goes feeling since it was improvisational,
so it was fun


The laughter and the applause of everyone who came to watch saved me

Ah… But… I have to apologize to Hello! Project trainee Fujii Rio-chan…m(._.)m

Forgive me…… ok( ´ ▽ ` ;)ノ


I think there’s a lot of people who unfortunately couldn’t participate who are thinking “What happened~?


but please check out the DVD that will go on sale later to find out

I laughed lots and lots at the other members’ improvisational rakugo

As expected, each person’s character comes out

The sense of confusion was fun


And then, after all is said and done, the one who worked the hardest this time was Suzuki Airi-chan


You did a really good job

Like me 2 years ago,
Airi challenged a long performance

She practiced before hand,
and performed it today

Airi was really nervous,

and oo~~h
I understand the feeling of being so nervous it hurts…( ;´Д`)

It felt like I was looking at myself from 2 years earlier,
and it brought back how hard my heart was pounding back then((((;゜Д゜)))))))

But Airi was really good at it(=´∀`)人(´∀`=)

As expected of Airi

Her rythm and tempo were good,
and she used her tone, expressions, and gaze properly…

Watching her reminded me of a lot of what I was taught back then

And then, more than anything she was cute
You should see her

I think everyone will want a wife like herlol

Please be sure to check it out when it airs on July 31st and when the DVD is released

At any rate, rakugo is fun

Before I knew any details of rakugo,
it had an image of being hard to follow,

but after seeing it and actually doing it myself,

I was shocked thinking “I can’t believe it’s something this fun~☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆”

You get to hear an interesting tale

My mom has been addicted to rakugo since the first time she went as well,

and she came today as well


While talking, Tatekawa Shirano-san transforms into so many characters,

like an elementary school student,
an animal,
an old man,
a woman,
a drunkard,

that it makes me think “Just how many voices is he capable of??

It’s actually just Shirano-san talking,

but I envision the scene and create characters to go with the voices in my mind( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

So strangely enough, what I remember isn’t Shirano-san sitting on the zabuton,

but the world of the story that I pictured in my head

Ah, I hope that people who like me think “Rakugo seems difficult to follow” will go see it at

least once~(((o(*゜▽゜*)o)))

I don’t usually get to do this kind of thing, so it became a really good learning experience for me, and maybe I can use what I

learned in my singing and acting~

Thank you for the wonderful experience

Everyone who came,
everyone who supported us,
thank you so very much


And then, I wrote it as well yesterday,
but today is Morning Musume ’14’s Michishige Sayumi-san’s birthday


Twenty five feels like the age where one is a grown woman,

but Michishige-san is always really cute
She doesn’t age at all

Whenever I see Michishige-san on posters at work,
being shown on the screen,
or in magazines and photobooks,

I immediately blurt out “Cute……Σ( ̄。 ̄ノ)ノ

My heart starts pounding when she looks at me with those eyes∑(゜Д゜)

I want to talk more and more and make a lot of memories with Michishige-san before she graduates

Michishige-san, happy birthday

I think this year will be completely different than any before, but I hope the 25-year-old Michishige-san finds a lot of


Well then, well then,
I’m sorry for updating late today

Until tomorrow’s update~

Good night( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Tomorrow, at 6:30PM~
Nakajima Saki-chan and I will have a release commemoration talk & handshake event for the July 16th release

“The Power/Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version)”

at the Shinseidou Culture 5 Sendai Store event space

By the way, Airi, Okai Chisato-chan, and Hagiwara Mai-chan will be having a similar talk & handshake event at Tower Records

Shibuya at 7:00PM~,

so those who have time,

please be sure to come and meet ℃-ute

In addition
To commemorate the Hello! Project 2014 SUMMER concerts,

the official Facebook page
“HaroPuro Ki ni Ittara Share” has opened( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Pictures and episodes introduced during the “HaroPuro Shashinkan” corner during the tour will be uploaded

If you like them, please click “Like” or “Share”(((o(*゜▽゜*)o)))

Please follow the page(((o(*゜▽゜*)o)))

HaroPuro Ki ni Ittara Share→…

Posted on July 13, 2014, in Blog, Translations and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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