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℃-ute to disband

It was announced today that ℃-ute will disband following a performance at Saitama Super Arena in June of 2017. An official translation of the announcement can be found at UP-FRONT LINK and translations of various news articles with additional comments from the members can be found at 910 Percent.

℃-ute begins official Ameba blog

It was announced at the evening performance of ℃-ute’s spring tour that ℃-ute will be starting an official Ameba blog, which is already up here. Their GREE blog will continue for the remainder of March.

℃-ute news: “Alo-Hello!” digest

The official ℃-ute YouTube channel has uploaded a digest of “Alo-Hello! 3 ℃-ute”, which is now available on both DVD and Blu-ray.

“Eiyasa! Brother” music video

The SATOYAMA Movement channel has uploaded the stand-alone music video for “Eiyasa! Brother”, the single by Maimi’s SATOUMI unit “Mellowquad”.

Maimi Sightings for August 2nd

▪Maimi’s fellow ℃-ute members Nakajima Saki, Okai Chisato, and Suzuki Airi uploaded these group shots from the Otodama concert in their updates yesterday on the official ℃-ute blog.

▪The official ℃-ute Facebook page shared another group shot from the Otodama concert, as well as a solo shot of Maimi from the group’s shoot for an upcoming issue of “UTB”.

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

Mellowquad “Eiyasa! Brother” music video

The music video for Maimi’s newest group Mellowquad’s song “Eiyasa! Brother” has debuted on the 24th volume of the UF-LICKS YouTube show. The MV can seen at the 6:29 mark, and features Maimi, Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami and Natsuyaki Miyabi, and ℃-ute’s Okai Chisato.

“Hello! Station” #23 uploaded

The 23rd edition of the YouTube program “Hello! Station” was uploaded to the channel of the same name, and features clips from ℃-ute’s performance in Paris (1:20) and the dance shot of their music video of “Kanashiki Amefuri” (18:11).

Maimi, Chisato introduce “Treasure Box” goods

Maimi pairs up with fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato to introduce nearly all of the goods that will be available at ℃-ute’s upcoming tour titled “Treasure Box”. The full list of goods can be found at the U/F Online site.

Maimi Sightings for April 16th

▪℃-ute member Nakajima Saki posted this 2-shot of her and Maimi in the “Crazy Kanzen na Otona” threads in her update on the ℃-ute blog today.

Nacky’s update:

▪℃-ute member Okai Chisato also shared a 2-shot with Maimi in her blog update, but this time the girls were showing off some of the goods from their upcoming tour.

Chisato’s update:

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

℃-ute to perform in Paris

Along with the announcement that ℃-ute will perform at the Nippon Budoukan on September 10th (℃-ute Day), it was also announced that ℃-ute will have their first overseas event this summer in Paris, France. The event will take place on July 5th and will be titled “℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~VOYAGE A PARIS~”. Few other details are available at the moment, but I’ll update again when they are.

Update: UpFront Link has posted more information on the event, including the venue and ticket information. The concert will be held at the La Cigale theater, which according to Wikipedia, can only accomodate up to at most 1389 people. The tickets will go on sale April 8th, and will run 38.80€ plus fees.

“Crazy Kanzen na Otona” live event broadcast

Tomorrow is the release date for ℃-ute’s 21st single “Crazy Kanzen na Otona”, and it’s been announced that their release commemoration event on the same day will be broadcast live from Ikebukuro Sunshine City over ℃-ute’s official YouTube channel. The event will start at 5:30PM JST (4:30AM EST), so if you’re able to, be sure to tune in and celebrate the release of the new single with the girls and those in attendance.

Update: An archive of the event was uploaded to their YouTube channel after the event, so I’ve updated the article with that video for those who missed it.

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.


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 February 2nd

First from Maimi’s fellow ℃-ute members, Okai Chisato shared these groups shot over several of her updates on the official ℃-ute blog.

Hagiwara Mai also had a couple of shots of her own that she uploaded in her updates.

Wrapping things up for the ℃-ute members, Suzuki Airi attached these shots to her entries.

Morning Musume member Iikubo Haruna shared these group shots in an update on the Morning Musume 10th generation blog from when herself, Maimi, Chisato, and Ishida Ayumi had a recording for the radio program “J-POP SUPER COUNTDOWN”.

The Enjoy Network Japan Facebook page uploaded a series of pictures of Maimi, who is hosting the “Idol Hour Hello! Project” program for the month of February. The ENJ staff mentioned that Maimi might be cutting her hair again soon, and that she spilled her drink trying to get it open (picture 3), possibly because of nerves.

Over on YouTube, the UFACTORYchannel uploaded a video of February’s 3 birthday girls (Maimi, Nacky, Mai) singing the “Happy Birthday Song” and showing off their birthday shirts that will be on sale during the finale of ℃-ute’s tour and at their birthday event.

Maimi also appears in a video on the MBCMS channel, where details of Hello! Project’s “Hinamatsuri Festival” are decided.

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

Maimi Sightings for January 27th

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato uploaded these pics of Airi and Maimi doing their make-up in her update today on the official ℃-ute blog.

Airi also shared a 2-shot with Maimi in her update today.


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.