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Reminder: ℃-ute concert broadcast

This is just a reminder to everyone to make sure check out the evening performance of ℃-ute’s tour in Fukuoka that will be broadcast live over ℃-ute’s YouTube channel today. The concert is set to start 5 hours from now at 6:00PM JST, which is 4:00AM EST.

Maimi Sightings for December 25th

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

Berryz Koubou member and Maimi’s best friend Tokunaga Chinami shared this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on her official blog.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for December 24th

Uesaka Sumire of “Kawaii Radio” posted this group shot featuring Maimi and fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai in an update on her official blog.

Manga artist Mori Taishi showed off a series of picture he drew of the ℃-ute memberson Twitter, including these two of Maimi. Mr. Mori didn’t think either picture actually looked like Maimi, and said she’s difficult to draw because she’s too beautiful.

Maimi Sightings for December 22nd

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai shared this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog recounting their date together yesterday.

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi from today’s Christmas event in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

The official ℃-ute Facebook page uploaded this group shot of the girls in their outfits from ℃-ute’s Christmas event.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for December 5th

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai shared this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

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The GekiPro blog published it’s final report on the play “Sugar Spot”, which included this picture of Maimi.

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Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for November 30th

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai shared this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog yesterday. Mai wrote that it was her first time seeing Maimi in awhile, but Maimi mistakenly thought they hadn’t met since the play “CAT’S EYE”, when in reality Mai had met Maimi when she went to see “Sugar Spot”.

Speaking of “Sugar Spot”, in an update on his blog, writer/director Shioda Taizo uploaded this shot of Maimi with Tokunaga Chinami and the 2 Hello! Project trainees appearing in the play.

“Sugar Spot” co-star Higo Akane attached this 3-shot with Maimi and Chinami in an update on her blog.

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The blog for “Ahoyanen! Sukiyanen!“, the program that Maimi and Mai appeared on earlier, uploaded these shots featuring both of the girls.

The Ogaki Shoten blog shared this picture of Maimi from her handshake event at the bookstore earlier.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for November 23rd

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai went to go see Maimi’s play “Sugar Spot” today and wrote about it in her update on the official ℃-ute blog. Mai wrote that Maimi’s acting was the best, and that she thought Maimi, who was able to play a role completely different than herself, was amazing.

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi also went to see “Sugar Spot”, and shared a 3-shot with the stars Maimi and Tokunaga Chinami in her update.

Berryz Koubou’s Kumai Yurina went and saw “Sugar Spot” along with Mai, and shared a group shot of her, Mai, Maimi, and Chinami in an update on her official blog.

Last but not least, “Sugar Spot” writer/director Shioda Taizo updated his official blog with a post focused on Maimi. Mr. Shioda wrote about how he respected Maimi’s composure in spite of having to juggle play and concert practice at the same time. In addition, he also talked about several struggles he came across coming up with Maimi’s role. As Maimi is a wonderful person, she needs a wonderful role, and also one that taps into her unlimited acting potential. Other things he considered were her special relationship with Chinami, and a writer’s duty to create a flawed character for someone flawless like Maimi.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for November 19th

“Kawaraji” host Uesaka Sumire shared this photo of recent guests Maimi and Hagiwara Mai in an update on her official blog.

Maimi Sightings for November 3rd

Maimi’s fellow ℃-ute members Hagiwara Mai, Nakajima Saki, and Suzuki Airi uploaded these 2-shots and group shots featuring Maimi in their updates today on the official ℃-ute blog.

Maimi Sightings for October 14th

Fellow ℃-ute members Hagiwara Mai and Nakajima Saki, and Berryz Koubou’s Shimizu Saki uploaded these shots of “CAT’S EYE 7” across their entries on their respective blogs.

In addition, Saki uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi in an entry on her official blog.

Berryz Koubou’s Sudou Maasa uploaded this 3-shot of her, Maimi, and Mai in an update on the “CAT’S EYE” A-pattern blog.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for October 8th

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai posted this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog, and wrote that “Yaji-chan” was a real beautiful woman.

Suzuki Airi also shared a 2-shot with Maimi in her update, and added that she laughed out loud while reading Maimi’s blog entry this morning.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for September 16th

Yesterday was ℃-ute Day in Nagoya, and fellow ℃-ute members Hagiwara Mai and Suzuki Airi posted 2-shots with Maimi from the event in their updates on the official ℃-ute blog.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for September 6th

The ℃-ute members are travelling across Japan together to promote their latest release “Aitai Aitai Aitai na”, and that means a bevy of 2-shots, 3-shots, and group shots in all of their updates on the official ℃-ute blog. Here are all the pics featuring Maimi from Nacky, Chisato, Mai, and Airi’s updates today.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for August 18th

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai uploaded this 3-shot with Maimi and Okai Chisato in her update on the official ℃-ute blog today.

And fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi shared this group shot in her update.

“CAT’S♥EYE” B-version writer/director Shioda Taizo posted a photo of Maimi with a bunch of jabronies and a 2-shot of Maimi and Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami-chan from “Sengoku Jieitai” in an update on his official blog. Mr. Shioda wrote that Maimi’s the only member of Berikyuu who he hasn’t had a chance to work with for a long time, and said that he’s really looking forward to working on the play “Sugar Spot” with Maimi and Chinami.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.

Maimi Sightings for August 16th

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai shared this 2-shot with Maimi in their “CAT’S♥EYE” outfits in her update on the official ℃-ute blog, and wrote that she was impressed with how quickly Maimi finished her drink when the two of them went to see “Umizaru”.

Graduating Hello! Project soloist Mano Erina posted this 3-shot with Maimi and Berryz Koubou’s Shimizu Saki from when they went to see her play “Usani” in an update on her official blog.

Shimizu Saki also posted a version of the 3-shot in an update on her solo blog.

The following shots of Maimi from the practice for the play “CAT’S♥EYE” were featured in an entry on the Gekipro blog.

Check out blog!project for full translations of the other ℃-ute and Hello! Project members’ blog updates.