Blog update: “Countdown Party!”

Maimi crosses into 2016 surrounded by the fans and several returning Hello! Project acts in her January 2nd update “Countdown Party!“. Full translation below.

※This blog was written yesterday.

The Hello! Project Countdown Party held at Nakano Sunplaza New Year’s Eve and Day has finishedおねがいピンクハート

Thank you so much to everyone who put aside their precious time to spend it with us!!(T ^ T)

Everyone who supported us even though you couldn’t come to the venue or live viewings, thank you tooピンクハートピンクハートピンクハート

Sayashi Riho-chan graduated from Morning Musume。’15 during the first performance yesterday.

Thank you for all your hard work the last 5 years.
The letter Sayashi-chan read at the end…

Her words were for all of the other members and fans.

Once again I felt that the members and fans are irreplaceable to Sayashi-chan.

Sayashi-chan has a strong sense of responsibility and is a hard worker,
so she makes good on her word,
and I’m sure she’ll come back having grown even more(^^)

After the performance, I gave Sayashi-chan a surprise interviewニコニコラブラブ

I asked about a lot of things I was interested inおねがい音符

That interview will air on January 6th on Hello! Project Mobile’s Hello! Radio “Yajima no Heya”,
so please check it out照れキラキラ

Backstage as well,
the staff were crying and didn’t want to say good-bye to her,

and I felt “She really is loved by a lot of people~ピンクハートラブラブ

The charm of a girl who gives her all no matter what she does but is sometimes a little scatterbrained makes everyone feel like supporting herハートハートハート

Surely a lot of people will help her at the place she’s studying abroad too!!


We’re cheering for Sayashi-chan from afar too!!!!!!

But, before that…(^^)

Let’s go have the meal we promised(*^^*)ラブラブ

Sayashi-chan has been running nonstop up to this point,

so I hope she relaxes at home with her family this New Year’sおねがいラブラブ


This morning,
Sayashi-chan gave everyone presents and messages saying “Since it’s the last time…”えーんラブラブ


She gave me a lot of cute clips to organize my documentsハートハートハート

I was happy(>_<)ラブラブ
I will use them to organize my documents for the Hello! Project concerts that start tomorrow in a way that’s easy to understandキラキラ

Thank you so much Sayashi-chan.


And then,
the 2nd performance featured the hosts Sawayaka Goro-san,
Natsuyaki Miyabi-chan,
Kumai Yurina-chan,
the members of Hello! Project over 18,
Bitter & Sweet,

and the OGs Takahashi Ai-san,
Niigaki Risa-san,
and Mitsui Aika-chan came too!!キラキラ

Just the thought of being able to see a performance from Morning Musume。’s Platinum Era got me excited,

and it was a real highlight, so I was glued to my seat((((;゚Д゚)))))))
As expected, they’re so coolピンクハートピンクハートピンクハート

They’re seniors that I’ve aaaaalways looked up to,
and I’m really proud that I have so many seniors like that!!

Once again I thought that I want us to become a group that charms a lot of people like our seniorsキラキラ

A~h… They really are amazing(T ^ T)ピンクハート

In addition!
There were more special guestsラブラブ
The host Natsuyaki Miyabi-chan also participated,

and we got to see Buono! performキラキラ!!


All of Buono!’s songs give us bright and positive feelings, so they’re really exciting to hear during a concertピンクハートピンクハートピンクハート

When Berryz Koubou’s indefinite hiatus was announced,
I thought “Soon I won’t be able to see Buono! anymore~…”,

but 10 months later they returned!
I was really happyえーんハート

It was announced during the concert that on August 25th

Country Girls,
and the band led by the birthday girl Miya

will have a concert at Budoukanピンクハートピンクハートピンクハート

It’s still a ways off, but I’m really looking forward to it(≧∇≦)

Please be sure to comeラブラブキラキラ

In addition,
I’m happy I got to sing “Chou HAPPY SONG” with Miya and Kumai-chanキラキラキラキラキラキラ

It really felt like a New Year’s Eve festival,
and I enjoyed it from the bottom of my heartピンクハートピンクハートピンクハート

Having all the members and fans I love with me when 2015 became 2016 made me really happyピンクハートピンクハートピンクハート


I think it’s really special being able to spend this important time togetherハート

The tickets were sold out,
so I think there’s a lot of people who couldn’t participate,

but there were a variety of people who watched in real-time at the live viewings,
and not just in Japan but overseas too,

and thank you so much to everyone for using your precious time for usピンクハート

Hello! Project crossed into the new year while being watched over by a lot of peopleキラキラ

We’ll definitely have a wonderful year with everyone in 2016 tooグー炎

Please continue to warmly support us again this year音符キラキラ

After everything was finished,
I went home and relaxed with my family and pet dogs~ハート照れ

I watched a live broadcast that Chisato,
ANGERME’s Takeuchi Akari-chan,
Country Girls’ Inaba Manaka-chan,
and then the OG Yaguchi Mari-san appeared on,

and then I fell asleep after watching Sawayaka Goro-san on the next program( ̄▽ ̄)

Thank you for working so hard into the morning after the Countdown concert(≧∇≦)ラブラブ


I slept so soundly that I couldn’t remember my first dream of the year\(^o^)/

And then,
today I went on my first shrine visit of the year(((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

But my update has already become really long,
so I’ll save that story for tomorrowハートハートハート

How did everyone spend the first day of 2016?キラキラ

Let’s have a year overflowing with happiness together in 2016 too\(^o^)/

Good nightハートハートハート

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