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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 November 25th

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato uploaded these shots from backstage at ℃-ute’s tour in her update today on the official ℃-ute blog.

Hello! Project soloist Mitsui Aika went and saw “Sugar Spot” today and shared these two 3-shots with the play’s stars in an update on her official blog. Aika wrote that she loved Maimi’s character “Aoba” and that she was reminded of the play “Ran”.

The Kabukimon blog uploaded this picture of Maimi with the captain “Going to greet everyone in the dressing room… Huh!? Sorry to interrupt your enjoyment of the treat… Yajima-san.”

“Sugar Spot” co-star Miyahara Shogo-san posted this 2-shot of Maimi and Chinami in an update on his official blog.

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

Maimi Sightings for October 19th

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi uploaded these two 2-shots with Maimi over the course of two entries on the official ℃-ute blog today.

℃-ute member Okai Chisato shared this 3-shot of her, Mai, and Maimi in her update on the official blog.

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

Maimi Sightings for October 13th

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi in an update on the official ℃-ute blog.

The “comedic” duo Summit Club uploaded a series of backstage shots from the play “CAT’S EYE”, including this one with Maimi and Nacky, in an update on their official blog.

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

Maimi Sightings for September 10th

℃-ute members Okai Chisato and Nakajima Saki celebrated ℃-ute Day with these shots from the day’s event in their updates on the official ℃-ute blog. Nacky also uploaded a shot of her and Maimi with the hosts of the “CAT’S EYE” special live program they appeared on in the evening.

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 September 5th

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

Okai Chisato also uploaded a 3-shot with Maimi and Airi in her update.

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

℃-ute “Aitai Aitai Aitai na” music video

Just as Maimi announced in her previous blog update, the music video for ℃-ute’s upcoming single “Aitai Aitai Aitai na” was uploaded to the official ℃-ute YouTube channel. The video features an incredible amount of great Maimi moments, so make sure you don’t miss it. After you finish watching it, feel free to post about your favorite part in the comments!

Maimi Sightings for August 12th

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato shared 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.

Maimi Sightings for 7/31

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki shared this group shot from ℃-ute’s “Alohalo! ℃-ute 2012 Shashinshuu” release commemoration event today in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

Hagiwara Mai uploaded this 3-shot of her, Maimi, and Nacky in her update.

Suzuki Airi posted this two shot of her and Maimi in her update.

Okai Chisato also shared a group shot in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

The ℃-ute official Facebook page also got in on the act with this group shot.

The website “The Television” posted an article covering today’s event, and reported that on the subject of the photoshoot, Maimi said the friendliness of the local children made her really happy. The article includes a gallery with several more images from the event.

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

Maimi Sightings for 7/30

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai shared this 2-shot of her and Maimi in her updated on the official ℃-ute blog.

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato uploaded this 3-shot with her, Mai, and Maimi in her update.

This last shot of Maimi comes from an update on the official GekiPro blog introducing the main cast of the A version of the “CAT’S♥EYE” play.

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

Maimi Sightings for 7/4

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki posted this 2-shot with Maimi in an entry on her solo Ameba blog, and thanked her for coming to see her play.

Nagahama Iria shared a 3-shot with Maimi and Okai Chisato in an update on her official blog.

℃-ute staff member staffff2 tweeted this picture yesterday of Maimi and Chisato during their latest filming for the program “Tsuri Roman wo Motomete”.

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

JIJIPRESS coverage of “Chou HAPPY SONG” event

The JIJIPRESS YouTube channel uploaded a video report on Berikyuu’s “Chou HAPPY SONG” event held at Tokyo Dome yesterday. The members participating in the Tokyo event were Maimi, Tsugunaga Momoko (Berryz Koubou), Sudou Maasa (Berryz), Sugaya Risako (Berryz), Okai Chisato (℃-ute), and Hagiwara Mai (℃-ute). The video includes short clips of the girls performing Berryz’s “Because happiness”, ℃-ute’s “Shiawase no Tochuu”, and then the Berikyuu song that comes from combining the two songs, “Chou HAPPY SONG”. Also shown is a corner from the event where Maasa asked each girl to show their favorite pose from the choreography for “Chou HAPPY SONG”. Maimi chose the part of the dance where they hug each other, but Mai revealed that until recently Maimi always forgot to hug her. Momoko then goaded Maimi into apologizing to Mai, which she did by mimicking Momoko’s catchphrase “Yurushite, nyan!”.

In a backstage intervew segment, Maimi asked each of the members what was something that makes them “super HAPPY” recently. Maimi herself answered first, explaining that she really loves sweets and lately she becomes super happy when she has waffles with ice cream on them. After sharing all their answers, the girls wrapped up the video by promoting the upcoming Hello! Project summer tour and the Berikyuu photobook “Rival”.

Kawaii girl Japan video on “Chou HAPPY SONG”

Maimi, fellow ℃-ute members Hagiwara Mai and Okai Chisato, and Berryz Koubou members Shimizu Saki, Sudou Maasa, and Kumai Yurina recorded some comments on Berikyuu’s brand new single “Chou HAPPY SONG” for the website Kawaii girl Japan. In the English-subtitled video, the girls are asked their thoughts on the song, each others’ groups, and which songs made them happy as children.

Modelpress article on “JUNON” event

The website Modelpress has posted an article on ℃-ute’s appearance at the “JUNON Produce Girls Contest” which features a ton of images from the event. The images include those of the yukata the girls’ wore, the casual Nomine outfits, and some from their performances at the event. I’ve included a sampling of the images in this post, and the rest can be seen in the Modelpress article.