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℃-ute news for 3/27: New single covers

■ The official Hello! Project site added the covers for ℃-ute’s next single and single v, “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku”, to their discography pages. (Single, Single V). Each girl will be featured on the cover of their respective limited edition, and the single v features an official English translation of the song’s title, “You Ride Your Bicycle While I Catch the Train Home”. The single will be released on 4/18, and the single v on 4/25.

Update: Amazon.co.jp has larger versions of each individual cover now, and the cover for Maimi’s version (Limited B) is pictured below.

℃-ute news for 3/12: “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku” PV

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.

℃-ute news for 1/27: Birthday event goods

■ 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.

℃-ute news for 1/24: New single limited editions

■ 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.

Maimi Sightings for 1/20

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”.

Web De-View article on “Cutest” event

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.

Maimi Sightings for 1/3

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.

℃-ute news for 12/31: New Year’s video

■ 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.

Reminder: ℃-ute’s Big Year-End Party 2011



Broadcasting live with Ustream

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.

Berikyuu news for 12/22: “Berikyuu Island” final goods

■ 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.

℃-ute news for 12/20: December event goods

■ 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.

“Berikyuu Island” goods update 12/3

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.

Berikyuu news for 10/19: “Berikyuu Island”, “Yume☆Collaboration” goods

■ 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.

Berikyuu news for 10/12: “Amazuppai” MV

■ The full MV for Berryz Koubou × ℃-ute’s single “Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku” has been uploaded to the Mobekimasu channel on YouTube.

℃-ute news for 10/1: HelloStoreUSA

■ HelloStoreUSA has uploaded a short video of the ℃-ute members congratulating them on their 2-year anniversary, which can be seen here.