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Maimi Sightings for February 7th

Starting off a special birthday-themed Maimi Sightings, fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi shared this collage of 2-shots in her update on the official ℃-ute blog. Airi wrote that Maimi is a beautiful woman no matter where or by whom she’s seen, but is also scatter-brained. She continued on to say that no matter how much someone wants to, they can’t be like Maimi.

Nakajima Saki attached this image she created to her update on the official ℃-ute blog, and wrote that she worries about her leader, and hopes that she’ll lean on the rest of the members more.

Fellow birthday girl Hagiwara Mai uploaded these pics to her update on the official ℃-ute blog. Mai wrote that Maimi’s outward beauty is likely a result of her inner beauty, and that Maimi is like an older sister to her.

Batting last for the ℃-ute members, Okai Chisato shared this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog. Chisato wrote that she’s jealous of Maimi’s beauty, and how that coupled with her scatter-brained nature make her charming.

Various other Hello! Project members wrote messages for Maimi’s birthday, including S/mileage’s Fukuda Kanon, who in an entry on her official blog wrote that Maimi’s smile and scatter-brained episodes always soothe her, and that she wants to become closer friends with Maimi.

Maimi’s little cousin, S/mileage sub-member Takeuchi Akari, wrote in her update on the S/mileage sub-member blog that Maimi was her motivation for auditioning for Hello! Project Eggs, and she often e-mails Maimi when she needs advice. In addition, she wrote how impressed she was with Maimi’s solo version of “Ame” when she watched the video on YouTube.

Another S/mileage member, this time Nakanishi Kana, attached this tiny pic and wished Maimi a happy birthday in her update on the S/mileage sub-member blog. Kana added that she’s envious of Maimi’s style, and that her smile is sparkling and cute on concert videos.

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S/mileage member Katsuta Rina also wrote birthday wishes in her update on the S/mileage sub-member blog. Rina said that she’s happy when Maimi smiles at her backstage at the Hello! Project concerts, and that she respects her dancing.

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

Maimi Sightings for January 26th

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki shared these shots featuring Maimi in a couple of her entries on the official ℃-ute blog the last several days.

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi uploaded these 2-shots with Maimi in her updates the past couple of days.

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

Maimi Sightings for January 23rd

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki shared these 3-shots with Maimi and Hagiwara Mai in her update today on the official ℃-ute blog.

Likewise, Mai shared another 3-shot of the threesome in her update.

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

“Kono Machi” MV

The music video for ℃-ute’s February 6th release, “Kono Machi”, has been uploaded to the official ℃-ute channel on YouTube.

“Fore Fore ~Forest for Rest~” (Club Ver.)

The “Club Ver.” of the music video for DIY♡’s single “Fore Fore ~Forest for Rest~” has been uploaded to the SATOYAMA Channel on YouTube.

Maimi Sightings for January 4th

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog today.

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

SATOYAMA movement site opens

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Spinning off from Hello! Project’s weekly program “Hello! SATOYAMA Life” late last year, the “SATOYAMA movement” has been given an official website on the first of the new year. The website contains information on events, releases, and of interested to Maimi fans, profiles of all the artists, including Maimi’s group “DIY♡“. There’s not much in the way of any new information, but it can possibly be taken as a promising sign for the group’s continued activity.

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 29th

The official ℃-ute Facebook page uploaded this 2-shot of Maimi and Nakajima Saki from the opening of their movie “Zomvideo” today.

Maimi Sightings for December 28th

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki shared this picture of Maimi and 3/4ths of Morning Musume 10th gen chowing down on some ice cream snacks given to them at rehearsal by Tsunku♂ in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

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

Maimi Sightings for December 20th

Fellow ℃-ute members Suzuki Airi (picture 1) and Nakajima Saki (pictures 2 and 3) shared these shots featuring Maimi 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 December 8th

℃-ute members Nakajima Saki and Suzuki Airi uploaded these group shots featuring Maimi in their updates on the official ℃-ute blog today.

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“Sugar Spot” writer/director Shioda Taizo wrote in his official blog that he read Maimi’s update where she accidentally deleted all the pictures on her cellphone (this update), and that he was moved that Maimi still remembered a line her wrote for her in their first play 5 years earlier. Mr. Shioda then shared several photos from back then, along with a photo from “Sugar Spot” this autumn.

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

Maimi Sightings for December 6th

In an update on the official ℃-ute blog, fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki uploaded this collage of the group that went to the Cup Noodles Museum today: herself, Maimi, Morning Musume’s leader Michishige Sayumi, and Berryz Koubou’s captain Shimizu Saki.

Sayumi shared a ton of photos from the day on both her Ameba and GREE blogs.

Captain also posted a group shot in an update on her official blog.

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

“Zomvideo” trailer

A trailer for Maimi and fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki’s long-delayed zombie horror/comedy “Zomvideo” has been uploaded to YouTube. The trailer, which viewers should be forewarned is EXTREMELY graphic, shows Maimi’s character “Aiko” learning how to dispatch zombies through means such as encyclopedias and scissors from a video she finds at the onset of a zombie apocalypse. The movie will begin showing on December 29th.

Maimi Sightings for November 22nd

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki posted this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog today.

“Sugar Spot” writer/director Shioda Taizo posted about the play’s opening day on his blog today, and shared another picture featuring Maimi.

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