In a video uploaded to the Mano Erina Channel on YouTube, Maimi and Hello! Project soloist Mano Erina promote their gravure segment in the upcoming 9/22 release of the magazine “UTB+ Vol. 4”. The girls talk briefly about the style of the shoot, with Mano commenting how everyone can see a side of them not often seen, and the opportunity of having a photoshoot together.
Hello! Project soloist Mano Erina also wrote about her UTB photoshoot with Maimi in an entry on her official blog titled “UTB+“. Mano wrote:
I had a photoshoot
for UTB+ which goes on sale 9/22
It was together with
℃-ute’s Yajima Maimi-san
The photoshoot this time
there are 2 themes
and the outfits and make-up are completely different
The studio’s air,
or should I say atmposphere,
You can see a new us
Look forward to it(^ ^)
This past week’s episode of “Bijo Gaku” (aired 4/14) marked the final episode of the series before its change in title (“Hello Pro! Hour”) and contents, and featured Maimi along with fellow ℃-ute members Nacky and Chisato making a guest appearance in Hello! Project soloist Mano Erina’s idol palm-reading corner.
Prior to the recording, Mano met with each girl individually and examined their hands. With the information she gathered, she was ready to present her findings to the three ℃-ute members. She started with the members’ economic fortune, and stated one of the three has a great forecast. Nacky and Chisato both predicted that it’d be Maimi, but much to everyone’s surprise it was Chisato. Mano stated the the reasons she think this is because of the pudginess and line-definition of Chisato’s hands.
Mano then asked all of the girls to make their hands narrow and hold them up to the light, and confirmed that there was no light coming through the space between Chisato’s fingers. Mano pointed out that this could mean she earns a lot of money, or that she’s stingy. She asked Chisato if she had any stingy episodes, and Chisato explained that she doesn’t usually buy anything that costs over 3000 yen.
The person with the worst economic forecast was revealed to be Maimi, and Maimi wondered if it was because her fingers are so thin. Mano pointed out the gap between Maimi’s pinky and ring fingers, and said that it implies that money will fall out between her fingers. Asked about her spending habits, Maimi said that she usually doesn’t go shopping, but when she does she spends her money all at once. That left Nacky in second place, who proceeded to explain her shopping habits. Mano said that her fortune was ordinary, which displeased Nacky.
Mano then moved onto the girls’ job forecasts, and asked them who they thought would have the best fortune. Maimi guessed Chisato, citing her YouTube activities late last year. Mano pointed out Chisato’s brain-line goes downward, which signifies that she’s the type who gains power little by little. Moving on to Maimi’s, Mano showed that Maimi’s brain-line is short which means that she has an artistic sense.
Mano asked Maimi if she has an interest in song writing, and Maimi replied that she likes to write, but writing a song seems difficult. Mano said that she thinks Maimi would be good at song writing, since she always writes such nice things in her blog. Maimi seemed to get embarassed that Mano reads her updates, and thanked her for reading. Last is Nacky’s job forecast, which Mano again said is ordinary. However, there was one thing different than the other girls’, and that’s that Nacky’s brain-line and “life-line” overlap each other. Mano said that this signified that she has a lot of discretion, which the other girls confirmed as she is cautious with other people.
To end the segment, Mano said that they should all work hard so that they can achieve a balance.
Today at TOHO Cinema Roppongi Hills was the preview events for Airi and Maimi’s movies “Keitai Kanojo” and “Black Angels”, and in her update “Preview” on the official ℃-ute blog, Airi wrote that she met up with Maimi after her preview and they took a picture to commemorate (picture 1). Also in attendance at the events were Mano Erina and her manager “Manetty”, according to one of Manetty’s tweets. She wrote that she was nervous when “Yajii” sat next to her, and that Maimi’s role in the movie was completely different than her usual self.
I know everyone comes here for the updates about Maimi, but I’d like to take a moment to speak about Mano Erina in light of recent events. (Since this is a Maimi blog, I’ve put the rest of the entry behind the cut for those who aren’t interested.)
In her update on the official ℃-ute blog, Maimi wrote that today and tomorrow’s performances in Kobe are the last of the Hello! Project tour that began on the 2nd of the month. She said that it went by fast, and that she was now heading to Kobe. Yesterday, for the first time in awhile, she had delicious sukiyaki for dinner at her house. While her mom was preparing it, she was packing for the trip to Kobe. Maimi wrote that she was really slow packing, and wondered how many hours it took, but said that it’s good if she doesn’t forget anything. The talk of packing made her suddenly think of a bath powder she recently found which has a healing aroma. She wrote that it’s the scent of “Chinese peony”, and because she had never heard of Chinese peony before, she looked up it’s name in the “flower language”. It’s “hanikami” (meaning something along the lines of shyness/being shy), which she thinks is cute. The scent really soothes her, and as soon as she puts it in the bath she’s overcome by the fantastic scent. She recommends it to everyone, and wrote that it will accompany her to Kobe. Maimi said that she’d tanobaru 910% today, and ended her entry with the news of the “Black Angels” website and shared two “Black Angels” related pictures.
At Sweet time, Maimi updated that Mai had tricked her again, telling Maimi that it wasn’t her turn yet during rehearsals. She updated again afterwards saying the concert was just about to start and that she was heading out.
On Mano Erina’s official blog, Mano shared another picture of her and Maimi together and wrote that she loves how Maimi always gives her best no matter what, but that she’s also playful and an airhead. Mano wondered outloud if she’s in love with Maimi, but said that she just really looks up to her. Despite being the same age, Mano said that she feels like an older sister to her.
At Suzuki Airi’s Airiaru, Airi shared a picture of her and Maimi and wrote that it looked like Maimi’s bread was burned. After that she updated again saying that she appeared in Maimi’s dream yesterday, and that it made her happy.