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℃-ute 7th anniversary party



Broadcasting live with Ustream

This is just a reminder that ℃-ute 7th anniversary party will be broadcast tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM EST (7:00 PM JST), and can be seen at the Cutie Party USTREAM channel.

Maimi Sightings for 5/15

Fellow ℃-ute member Suzuki Airi uploaded these 2 and 3-shots with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog today.

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato also shared a 3-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog today.

The ℃-ute official Facebook page uploaded 2-shots of Maimi with both Airi and Chisato.

Hello! Project staff member @staffff2 uploaded this picture of Maimi and thanked everyone for coming to today’s “Joshi Rakugo” performances.

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

Maimi Sightings for 4/27

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

And fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai shared this 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog, along with the news that Maimi would be appearing on an upcoming episode of her USTREAM show, “Hagiwara Mai desu ga… Nani ka??” Though Mai said she couldn’t give us details on what they did during the filming, she did give the teaser that Maimi cried.

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

Maimi Sightings for 4/17

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai shared a collage of shots from her, Maimi, and Chisato’s trip to Osaka to promote ℃-ute’s new single in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato also shared a 3-shot of the 3 girls in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

The trio of Maimi, Chisato, and Mai also appeared on the blogs of the radio program “Moritani Takeo no Osewaninarimasu!!“…

…and the TV program “Ahoyanen! Sukiyanen!“.

And last but not least, Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami was snapped in this 2-shot with Maimi (via the Limited B version of “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku”), which was tweeted by H!P staff member STAFFdesu.

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

℃-ute news for 4/13: New tour goods

■ The goods list for ℃-ute’s new tour starting tomorrow, “℃-ute Concert Tour 2012 Spring/Summer ~Utsukushikutte Gomen ne~”, has been made available on the official Hello! Project website. Several of Maimi’s goods are pictured above, and the full list can be seen here.

Maimi Sightings for 4/8

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato shared these photos of her and Maimi from their trip to Nagoya in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki uploaded this 2-shot with Maimi on her solo Ameba blog yesterday, along with these photos from Hawaii uploaded over the past week.

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

Maimi Sightings for 4/1

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato shared some pictures featuring Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog today. The first features Maimi trying to figure out how to use her cellphone in Hawaii, and the second is of all the girls enjoying some American-sized burgers in Hawaii.

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

Maimi Sightings for 3/31

Fellow ℃-ute member Nakajima Saki continued her series of posts at her solo Ameba blog where she uploaded her pictures from ℃-ute’s trip to Hawaii. Today’s pictures included a 2-shot of her and Maimi at a viewing platform at Nu‘uanu Pali, and several group shots of ℃-ute at the 6-shot event.

Fellow ℃-ute member Hagiwara Mai uploaded another group shot from the 6-shot event in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato shared a group shot from ℃-ute’s “JUNON” photoshoot yesterday in her entry on the official ℃-ute blog.

And though not technically a Maimi sighting, Berryz Koubou’s captain Shimizu Saki uploaded a picture of the lip gloss that Maimi bought her in Hawaii and thanked “Mii-tan” in an update on her official blog yesterday.

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

℃-ute news for 3/31: 30 versions of new single music video, day 1

■ As Maimi mentioned in her update today, the official ℃-ute YouTube channel uploaded a video of the girls announcing that over the next 30 days a new version of the music video for their new single “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku” will be uploaded daily…

■ …and the upload for the first day, 4/1, is the “Close-Up Ver.B” version of the music video.

Maimi Sightings for 3/30

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato shared a group shot of the girls in her first entry back from Hawaii on the official ℃-ute blog.

Suzuki Airi uploaded a 2-shot with Maimi in her update on the official ℃-ute blog, and wrote that the two had a photoshoot together for the magazine “B.L.T.” today.

Hagiwara Mai included a group shot from Hawaii in her update on the official ℃-ute blog.

Nacky (Nakajima Saki) uploaded a bunch of photos from ℃-ute’s time in Hawaii over several entries on her solo Ameba blog, including the group shot and the shots of her and Maimi on their optional tour below. She also shared a group shot of ℃-ute from their rehearsal for “Idol Yokochou Matsuri!!”.

Hello! Project staff member STAFFdesu was on-hand for Maimi and Airi’s “B.L.T.” photoshoot, and shared these two pictures from the day.

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

℃-ute news for 3/27: New single covers

■ The official Hello! Project site added the covers for ℃-ute’s next single and single v, “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku”, to their discography pages. (Single, Single V). Each girl will be featured on the cover of their respective limited edition, and the single v features an official English translation of the song’s title, “You Ride Your Bicycle While I Catch the Train Home”. The single will be released on 4/18, and the single v on 4/25.

Update: Amazon.co.jp has larger versions of each individual cover now, and the cover for Maimi’s version (Limited B) is pictured below.

℃-ute news for 3/12: “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku” PV

The PV for ℃-ute’s upcoming single, “Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku”, has been added to the official ℃-ute channel on YouTube. The single will be released on 4/18, and come in 7 different editions: Limited A (with DVD), Limited B (Maimi ver.), Limited C (Saki ver.), Limited D (Airi ver.), Limited E (Chisato ver.), Limited F (Mai ver.), and a regular edition.

Maimi Sightings for 3/10

Airi posted this group shot in her update today on the official ℃-ute blog.

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

Nacky (Nakajima Saki) posted a series of group shots over several entries on her solo Ameba blog.

Morning Musume’s Michishige Sayumi also uploaded a picture of Maimi, Airi, Takahashi Ai, and herself from when they all went to see Ai’s play in an 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 3/6

Chisato shared these pictures from ℃-ute’s concert rehearsal in her entry on the official ℃-ute blog today.

Nacky (Nakajima Saki) uploaded a 2-shot with Maimi in her update 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 3/3

Fellow ℃-ute member Okai Chisato shared this picture featuring Maimi from their time filming for “Tsuri Roman wo Motomete” in her update today on the official ℃-ute blog.

Hagiwara Mai uploaded a picture featuring Maimi from her acoustic live today in her entry on the official ℃-ute blog, and also wrote that footage from the live would be on an upcoming episode of “Hagiwara Mai desu ga… Nani ka??”

Maimi’s acoustic live partner Suzuki Airi attached a 2-shot of her and Maimi to her post-acoustic live update on the official ℃-ute blog today.

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