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Still Legendary

So, there is something I should have done way before now that I am about to go do. I think I am ready (I am not). I mean, it’s been what, one and half years? Surely I am okay now (No, I’m really not). So please, wish me luck (Please do, I will need it).

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Uezeki’s Skiing Date [Keyakizaka 46]

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So, there was this one Keyakizakatte Kakenai episode that I wanted to write about but somehow, I totally forgot all about it. That episode was the one with Ozeki Rika and Uemura Rina going to Niigata for a skiing date!

I wanted to use that episode to share my Keyakizaka ships but the more time passed and the more things changed in the group, the less appealing that post sounded. As you can imagine it was hard to get it going.

But better late than never, right? So I might as well give it a short shout out at the very least!

At the time that episode aired, while I was an avid shipper of Ozeki and Uemura when the group first formed, as time passed Ozeki became my Oshi and with that comes the curse of her being shipped with virtually any member, and I have to say some were more appealing than Uemura.

And this is not just on me! Ozeki is quite popular with the members but in a totally different way than Oda (Nana) is! By the time the episode aired, Kobayahi Yui had already come out with her crush on Ozeki and so had Watanabe Risa! Funny fact, those two already, as of the time of writing this, have gotten their own special episodes with just them and Rika.

Then there is Sub-Captain Moriya Akane! Her story though is more off screen and more in blog posts and in photos. I have already posted some here I believe.

That all being said, there is just something about Uemura that gives her that Mayuyu status, in relation to Ozeki’s Yukirin, that makes you think of her as the official wife compared to the mistresses!

You know how opposites attract and usually the couples are much different from each other? With these two, they are the exact same! Same height, same energy levels, both weird, though in different ways and this episode shows all this!

We have had quite a few of these ‘couple’ episodes so far but somehow Ozeki and Uemura’s is the one that feels romantic! Was it because they went to a dating sport and Uemura was teaching Ozeki to ski? Was is all the cuteness they displayed? Was it how so cute and fitting the two looked together? Was it the romantic night on which things ended? Was it the promise of doing this again soon showing that Ozeki found she loved skiing after having a great teacher in Uemura who held her hand all through out the lessons?

Or was it because this all came to be after a battle between Yui and Rina, for who Ozeki liked more?

BTW, those episodes where the girls duke it out to be paired up with their soulmates are some of the best from this show! It hurts seeing all the heart breaks of course but oh so much fun! You can totally see who is into whom and who isn’t!

Romance aside, this episode was quite entertaining too. I don’t know if I am just biased, but if I am so are the show runners given the screen time they give Ozeki, but that girl is so funny! And she is not funny in a cracks jokes kind of way but rather naturally funny! Even if you aren’t a shipper this episode was great to watch, you must admit!

Anyway, that is all


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Yukirin no Natsu ga Hajimaru [Stage]

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June 30th START

So, another Yukirin Stage is on the way to us and shockingly, sooner than expected. The new stage, titled Boku no Natsu ga Hajimaruyo, which roughly translates to My Summer has begun or as I prefer, My Summer is Here, will start this month.

That’s June 30th.

That’s in like a week! And it’s not like they have just been keeping it a secret or anything. No, they have only begun and in fact Yukirin says that they have only practiced just two songs. The stage starts in approximately 10 days and they have only begun?

So, even though we won’t know what songs the stage has, it is Yukirin, so I am ready for another hit. She not only has great taste, but she’s got experience as well, having produced the 9th KKS stage before, whose setlist was hit.

We also know what the concept and the why of the stage. The why is that all AKB48 members can participate and that means all five teams of the group. The members will basically rotate out all the time until every member has performed. This is not about replacing the member that is out sick or busy, no, this is about everyone having a piece of that pie.

Members that would otherwise never have met on stage other than group concerts will meet in this stage. Like, this is a one of a kind stage and what better person to come up with such a selfless idea!

Yes, Yukirin took this idea to management herself and being such an awesome idea, they had no choice but to give the stamp of approval. Useless hacks, can’t even come up with new interesting concepts to the point of the members going to them.

Seriously, it’s been so long since I was excited about anything from this group. It’s now a shadow of its former self and that’s just sad. Their reality shows are boring, there are scarcely any outside projects. Concerts are a rarity and don’t get me started on those single lineups!

Something new and different like this Boku no Natsu stage is what we have been missing and while there won’t be new songs to go with that, it still puts some excitement into us elite fans.

The line-up for this stage is like this:

· Kashiwagi Yuki

· Oguri Yui

· Mukaichi Mion

· Yokoyama Yui (Might not make it for the 1st performance)

· Iwatate Saho

· Okabe Rin

· Okada Nana

· Komiyama Haruka

· Murayama Yuiri

· Asai Nanami

· Kurano Narumi

· Omori Maho

· Taniguchi Megu

· Fukuoka Seina

· Nishikawa Rei

· Yasuda Kana

· Suzuki Kurumi (Replacement for Yuihan in case)

And there you have it – the first batters of this new and intriguing stage!

I of course am more looking forward to Yukirin mingling with all these other girls, especially with YuiYui and Asai Nanami. Heh, what can I say? She got to me When I saw her in that AKBINGO special where she went on a drive with Yukirin, YuiYui, Shiichan and that other new Fisher girl. Her height first of all! She is I think even taller than Yukirin and she has that likeable soft personality on her that I just… She does remind me of Yukirin of the old too.

YuiYui is a no brainer. She is currently my crack ship with Yukirin. My previous was Matsui Rena so you can imagine what a big deal this is to me. Too bad AKS can’t even think of making another unique drama where their new Face is playing off their Best Elite.

But what’s new? Really?

Good thing this stage is only 10 days away because I can’t wait for it..