The PV for ℃-ute’s upcoming single, “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku”, has been added to the official ℃-ute channel on YouTube. The single will be released on 4/18, and come in 7 different editions: Limited A (with DVD), Limited B (Maimi ver.), Limited C (Saki ver.), Limited D (Airi ver.), Limited E (Chisato ver.), Limited F (Mai ver.), and a regular edition.
■ The Hello! Project fanclub website has added the goods list for the upcoming ℃-ute birthday fanclub event in February, which can be seen here. The goods list is made up of various photosets (Maimi’s solo photosets pictured above), a set of tins, a bag, a photobook, and a special edition shirt for each birthday girl.
■ Listing for ℃-ute’s upcoming single “Kimi wa Jitensha, Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku” (You go home by bike, I go home by train), to be released on 4/18, have starting popping up on various shops online and in the process revealed that the single will have an unprecedented 6 limited editions, for a total of 7 editions. Limited editions B through F will be specific to each member, and include a solo recording of the title track. The CD Japan listing for the “Yajima Maimi version” (Limited B) can be found here.
Former ℃-ute staff member STAFFdesu tweeted this 2-shot of Maimi and Hagiwara Mai yesterday.
The official ℃-ute Facebook page uploaded this group shot of the members.
The Web The Television website published an article on the release commemoration event for “Hello! Channel vol.7” yesterday, which includes this shot of Maimi labelled “Yajima shaking hands while smiling”.
The Oricon Web De-View site added an article covering yesterday’s release commemoration event for ℃-ute’s 3rd photobook, “Cutest”. As the event took place the day after Maimi attended the coming-of-age ceremony, Maimi spoke about what she wants to accomplish after turning 20, saying that she hopes to polish her skills and make her singing and dancing more adult. The article also mentioned that there’d be a coming-of-age ceremony for Maimi (and likely Mano Erina, Shimizu Saki, and Tsugunaga Momoko) during the Hello! Project concert performances on the 14th and 15th of this month.
On the subject of the photobook, the members of ℃-ute said they’d like to do a photoshoot overseas, and Maimi, with sparkling eyes, said that she would like a photoshoot in France, because she wants to be photographed like a model.
The full article can be found here.
Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato uploaded this group shot in her entry on the official ℃-ute blog.
Then, fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi shared a 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.
Lastly, the official ℃-ute Facebook page uploaded this group shot.
Full translations of the other members’ entries can be found at blog!project.
■ The members of ℃-ute appear in a new video on the official ℃-ute YouTube channel where they wish everyone a happy new year, and talk a little bit about the upcoming year, which will be the 10th anniversary of them joining Hello! Project through the Kids audition.
This is just a reminder for everyone that in approximately two hours (1:00AM EST), ℃-ute’s Big Year-End Party 2011 will be aired live on the “Hagiwara Mai desu ga… Nani ka??” USTREAM channel. Last year’s party was also broadcast live on USTREAM, and the girls talked, ate, and sang karaoke, so expect something similar this year.
■ The goods list for Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute’s joint tour “Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute Collaboration Tour 2011 Fall ~Berikyuu Island~” has been updated to show the new goods available on 12/25, the final day of performances. The goods include two new solo photosets (Maimi’s pictured above) and a t-shirt.
■ The Hello! Project official fanclub website has added the goods list for the Christmas-themed “Cutie♡Land 6” event this month. The goods include a t-shirt, cellphone strap, individual and group photosets (Maimi’s individual photoset pictured to the right), cookies, and a keychain. All of the goods can be seen here.
■ The goods list for ℃-ute’s “LIVE IN LANDMARK” Christmas event was added to the Hello! Project website, and features a beanie, a hoodie, shirts, microfiber towels, and the usual photosets. The full list can be seen here.
The goods list for the Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute joint tour “Berikyuu Island” has been updated to reflect the new goods that will be available starting at the 12/3 and 12/4 performances of the tour. The newly available goods consist of group, solo, and “nakayoshi” (best friends) photosets. You can check out Maimi’s new solo photosets above, and see the rest of the new goods at the official Hello! Project site.
■ The goods list for Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute’s joint tour “Berryz Koubou & ℃-ute Collaboration Tour 2011 Fall ~Berikyuu Island~” has been added to the official Hello! Project website. Featured in the goods are the usual assortment of DVD magazines, microfiber towels, and photosets, among other items.
■ The goods list for the ℃-ute fanclub events “℃-fest 2011 Fall ~℃-nacchau no yo: Yume☆Collaboration~” was added to the Hello! Project fanclub website, and includes individual photosets and t-shirts for each of the ℃-ute members.
■ The full MV for Berryz Koubou × ℃-ute’s single “Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku” has been uploaded to the Mobekimasu channel on YouTube.
■ HelloStoreUSA has uploaded a short video of the ℃-ute members congratulating them on their 2-year anniversary, which can be seen here.
■ DVD listings for both the “Shishu-seyo” and “Kikan-seyo” performances of the play “Sengoku Jieitai” have been added to the Shinseido Shopping Site. Both DVDs will be released on 11/30 at the price of 3990 yen (approximately 49 USD). Additional information found at the CD Japan listing reveals that the DVDs will have a running time of 120 minutes.
■ Also newly listed at Shinseido and releasing on 11/30 is the DVD for the ℃-ute fanclub event “℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2011 ~9/10 is ℃-ute Day~”.