Category Archives: News

Maimi’s profile picture updated

The picture on Maimi’s official Hello! Project profile has been updated to feature Maimi in the outfit for “Singing ~Ano Goro no you ni~” from the upcoming single.

“Watashi no Kisetsu” digest

℃-ute’s official YouTube channel has uploaded a digest for Maimi’s upcoming Blu-ray release “Watashi no Kisetsu” (My Season). The Blu-ray will be released on September 28th and can be ordered overseas from and other online retailers.

℃-ute to disband

It was announced today that ℃-ute will disband following a performance at Saitama Super Arena in June of 2017. An official translation of the announcement can be found at UP-FRONT LINK and translations of various news articles with additional comments from the members can be found at 910 Percent.

Photobook “Hitori no Kisetsu” announced

Maimi has announced via the ℃-ute official blog that her first photobook in a year will be released on August 27th, 2016. The photobook is titled “Hitori no Kisetsu” (“Solo Season”) and was shot while in Taiwan earlier this year. Fans who order through the Wanibooks Special Edition shop will get a bonus photocard and a chance at being one of 80 fans who get their copy personally signed to them by Maimi. In addition, fans all over the world can order the book from in two different flavors: regular and the Amazon-exclusive cover version.

“Girls Night Out #18”

Maimi appears in the “GHO (Girls Hang Out)” corner of the latest episode of the YouTube program “Girls Night Out”. The segment, which starts at the 3:35 mark, features Maimi along with ANGERME newcomer Moe Kamikokuryou on a walking date around Odawara.

Maimi’s profile pictures updated

Maimi’s profile pictures on her official Hello! Project profile have once again been updated, this time to reflect one of the outfits from ℃-ute’s single “Naze Hito wa Arasoun darou?/Summer Wind/Jinsei wa STEP!”.

UP-FRONT CHANNEL Recommend #26

As mentioned in her update today, Maimi returns to the “UP-FRONT CHANNEL Recommend” YouTube program to introduce the latest releases and events by Up-Front Group.

Maimi will appear in Magic Power music video

The “Real Live” website reported today that Maimi will appear in the music video for the Japanese version of Taiwanese band Magic Power’s song “I Still Love You”. The music video is set to debut sometime in late November.

“Hello! Station #143”

While “Hello! Station” is lacking any representation for Hello! Project’s senior group this week, Maimi appears as Hello! Project leader alongside Saki Shimizu to inform Moe Kamikokuryou that she’s been selected as ANGERME’s newest member. In addition to giving Moe the happy news, Maimi also shares her impressions on the latest girl to join Hello! Project. The segment with Maimi’s appearance can be seen around the 18:20 mark.

Maimi’s profile pictures updated

Maimi’s pictures on her official Hello! Project profile have been updated. The new pictures feature Maimi in one of her outfits from the just-released single “Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell/Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight!”.

“Flowing” digest

The official ℃-ute YouTube channel has uploaded a digest of Maimi’s upcoming Blu-ray release “Flowing”. The Blu-ray will be released on October 21st and can be ordered overseas from CD Japan“.

Maimi’s next Blu-ray gets cover, title

Maimi’s Blu-ray releasing October 21st has finally gotten a title and a cover, revealed courtesy of the official Hello! Project website. Her 2nd Blu-ray release will be titled “Flowing” and features a cover with Maimi in a red dress in front of a white stucco building (pictured above). The Blu-ray can be preordered by people living overseas at CD Japan, but quantities are limited.

New Maimi Blu-ray

Listings for a new Blu-ray release from Maimi have begun surfacing on various online retailers such as CD Japan, and while details are still sparse, we do know that it will be released on October 21st.

“Nobody knows 23” covers

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The covers for Maimi’s upcoming photobook, “Nobody knows 23”, have been added to the product listings on the Wanibooks online shop and Amazon Japan (left). In addition, the Amazon Japan exclusive cover (right) has also been added to the separate listing for that edition. Both editions will be released on August 21st.

New photobook “Nobody knows 23”announced

Maimi announced in her latest update that her next photobook will be titled “Nobody knows 23” and will be released on August 21. She also revealed the photobook was shot in Okinawa back in April. The book is available for preorder from the Wani online store until August 2nd and comes with an exclusive photocard. In addition, preordering from Wani gets you a chance at winning a 2L photocard and/or a personalized signed copy of the photobook. Those unable to order from the Wani online store might want to check out Amazon Japan, which has an edition with an exclusive cover.