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[Pics] Team B – Kawaii dake ja nai Concert

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So, yesterday Takahashi Team B (That would be Takahashi Juri to the newbies, welcome by the way) had their solo concert leading up to the Request Hour of this year. In case no one knows, Yukirin is everything to me and of course that would mean that Team B comes with the territory as my favourite Team.

This time around though there are a lot of girls and I have to confess that I am not yet familiar with all of them, especially the new Team 8 (I know the first gens) and the KKS girls! But I am getting there and having watched a few stages and the new Concert releases, I am getting there!

I am not sure if I talked about this new Team before. Usually I talk about all new Team B formations so I am going to briefly mention my thoughts on this new Team and might get back to it later once I have gotten to know all the girls. And sadly the team has already lost girls. Miyu is gone and Hiichan is off to Korea for two years as a member of I-ZONE but at least they left behind one performance with all the rest in that first performance during the ‘Jaabbajaatte nani?”  concert.

I was of course saddened too that Rei-chan left and that Sayaya did not come back cause I still don’t understand the reasons for the Team Ballots if the members we going to be shifted to different teams later on anyway! I guess it could be worse, Yukirin could have been transferred out of Team B, which as of now, that would be a crime against the Universe and I am sure that it would fight back to right that wrong and bring balance back to life!

What’s done is done so I loved on to appreciate the new Team and the first thing I was happy about was Juri! I really loved her and Yukirin’s interactions during, what I like to call Yukirin’s 2nd stage (after B5 – Theatre no Megami) which most know as SS7! Just search for SS7 on Aidoru!Online in case you want that stage! I really love SS7 and correct me if I am wrong but it is not over yet, right? There hasn’t been a Last Performance stage for it, right? I really love that stage, especially LOVE TRIP! Yukirin nails that song so hard!

So when Juri came over to Team B, and not only that but she is the captain, I was really happy. I wanted to see their continued chem and bickering! In terms of people, the other choice I was really happy about was Megu! I have a really soft spot for that girl! And especially when she is paired with Yukirin. Which of course means that you won’t be surprised when I say that I got into her after I saw her and Yukirin’s Temo Demo Namida. They have an energy to them that is kind of similar! Just look at the pics above!

Another great thing about this new team, is actually in the title they chose for this concert. They are not only cute (which is an image that has been long associated with Team B, no matter the members) but they are much more this time around! Not only do we have Oya Shizuka but we have Nakanishi Shiori as well! That there is the comedians and Yukirin and Juri fall a little in that department! In addition, a lot of the girls are mature which gives it that mature and sexy identity as well. In addition to that, they have also added girls to give it that cool factor, mostly from Team 8 but looking at the images from yesterday’s concert, most of them just need the reason and they have their game faces on!

Speaking of, they apparently performed BEGINNER, RIVER and NO WAY MAN! in succession! Talk about over-tuning expectations! Of course they are cute too, this is Team B we are talking about! It can turn anyone cute! To think that the eldest member on AKB48 is in this team, and that she is still the staple of Idol image…hehehe

I am loving this team as time goes by and I can’t wait for this concert to drop! Now if you will forgive me, I am off to watch their Stage that came with the Concert Blurays so I can enjoy Theatre no Megami 2.0 in full quality!

Ja

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[Pics] Happy New Year!

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To all my Favourite Idols and lovely Readers!

All the best wishes in the New Year of 2019!

Have a good night!

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[Pics] MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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To All Dear Readers…

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NGT48 4th Single Team MVs

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Team G – Curtain no Gara
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Team NIII – Kokoro ni Taiyou

Yes, yes, I know it is late, waaay late but these caps have been in my Pictures folder (the queue for posts) for so long that I just had to get rid of them, now that I am thinking of reinstalling Windows to freshen up my PC, and I don’t feel like deleting, resizing and then recopying all over again.

So here we go. I love these MVs a lot! First of all they are so different from one another, from the songs to the stories to the themes of the videos! While Team G have a really moody song with an equally heavy story and a dark themed MV to match, Team NIII’s on the other hand is so happy go lucky, everyone is having a great time and the MV is as bright as they come! It’s almost a comedy compared to the angst of Team G’s one!

And thus it is a bit hard to decide which I love more! Personally I am more into the darkside and thus love heavy stuff! But on the other hand Team NIII has the trap card – Yukirin! But on the flipside Team G has the yuri!

Decisions, decisions!

What’s worse is that lately I have gone back to Ogiyuka (Ogino Yuka) as my NGT48 Oshii. To those who missed it, at first, she was my Oshii, then I switched to Hinatan (Honma Hinata) and now I am back to Ogiyuka! So, while Team G has the yuri and the tone I love, Team NIII has My Kami in addition to my NGT Oshii, and I have been falling in love with Katomina more than usual too! So as you see I can’t decide here which Team’s MV I like best!

Not only about the members but the Team NIII MV is so much fun that it is enough to take on the yuri in the G MV. But there is also the fact that most of the yuri is unrequited! Hell, even the centers Hinatan and Rika wasn’t as straight a romance. It was apparent from Rika’s side that she liked Hinatan. Even to the present time when they meet in the streets years since their school days, there is still something there but just like those years ago, Hinatan is still afraid and in denial but Rika has accepted the reality of things.

Back in the past, there is a moment where Rika leaves, after a bout of jealousy and we see that Hinata’s eyes follows her, telling us that she knows what is happening but either she really did not feel the same way about Rika or she did but was to afraid.

Meanwhile we have a canon ship going on with Ayutaro (Nakamura Ayuna) and Tsugumin (Oguma Tsugumi). I call it canon because in both the present and the past they were legit and the others it seemed knew of their relationship as they didn’t seem to have a problem with their intimacy! This, this ship is why I am actually writing about this MV in the first place! Seriously, those have moments similar to =LOVE’s Teokure CAUTION and the only thing missing was the kiss! Kind of too much to expect but hey, 6 years ago Kanon was like 13, when she kissed a 16 year old Kuumin (SKE48’s Kataomoi FINALLY single)

God, has it really been 6 years since then?! And yet not another 48G MV has managed to get close to that level of GAYNESS! Does anyone know where to purchase a time-machine please?

Meanwhile on the other side, Katomina makes you break ribs with her antics that totally reminded me of Takamina! She was like someone possessed by the 1st Soukantoku! Seriously, she was like her to the T! I totally see why she was chosen as the next Captain of the whole NGT48 (and Team NIII).

Also of course there was some good moments between her and Yukirin, in both the dance parts and the other parts of the MV. Like when she jumped into Yukirin’s solo takes, or when Yukirin had her hands on Katomina’s butt trying to straighten her posture with the help of Ogiyuka and Gatanee.

And the girls were all so lovely! It is the sexy MV, which is where the comedy came from as we know Takamina did not do sexy at all and here Katomina was channelling the perfect takamina (I love how their names rhyme by the way)!

Yeah, Team G also did sexy, in the present timeline where they are grown-up but I only found Ayutaro and Mihachan (Nara Miharu) to fit the bill good enough. Speaking of Mihachan, is she turning into a looker or is it just me?

Anyway, that is all I have to say about this 2 months old single. The A side this time around wasn’t that grand, well when compared to the others. And I am still awaiting a true A side yuri MV! Skip for all the caps…

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[AKB48] Still Dreaming

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I know Sakura-tan, I know!

It’s the only explanation because I still can’t get over the fact that there is an MV out there with this much Yukirin. That there is a single line-up out there that has her spot on centre a few times at the front!

Not even the Kayousai LIVE performance made me get these facts through my thick skull! That just goes to show you how starved we Yukirin fans have been all these years! Well, again like I said, better late than never! We never got a MAYUKI single but I am choosing to believe that AKS so the error of their ways and are looking to avoid repeating that same mistake with Yukirin!

As for the performance, just as I suspected it was not performed in full! Then again the three centers were missing so I guess I forgive them? Speaking of the missing centers (Sakura-tan, Hiichan and Nako), they were replaced by apparently the top three dancers (in what?) in STU48’s Kadowaki Miyuna taking over for Nako, Team 8’s Hijiri taking over for Hitomi and STU48’s Mitsuki for Sakura! Kinda surprised at these replacements. I really need to see those auditions!

Not that I care but I was under the impression that Kanon was considered the best dancer in STU48 and don’t get me started on Team 8! Miyuna is my STU oshii but really? Maybe just a few girls auditioned?! Again, i don’t care and really, these three fit in right fine in the senbatsu!

I of course miss Sakura-tan and I wanted to see my CBS but I don’t know if it was a blessing or what because the relevant parts were not performed so  I guess not much was missed! And they did include a BTS of the filming of the MV so I got my dose of CBS then!

Also, also, I had YuiYuki to keep me company and I tell you all now, this ship is really growing on me! Those two had almost the same hair-do in this performance and you would be hard pressed to not think them of as sisters were you to see them on the street waking together looking like this! Is it just me or does YuiYui look like the old Yukirin with her high ponytail?

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So cute >.<

For some odd reason I noticed them a lot more here. Maybe it’s because Sakura-tan is missing so I can concentrate on YuiYui more or because my love for the ship is growing out of control or the cameramen just can’t resist like I do, either way I love it and them even more than I did a few days back!

Also, also, those mad men just went and did it! They gave me an Easter Egg! Like, I never even imagined that I would ever see an Easter Egg in a Music Video of all places! But those absolute madmen did it when they pulled moment from Teacher Teacher, albeit mirrored, and dropped it right smack middle in No WAN MAN! What am I talking about? This of course…

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I stan!

Speaking of noticing things, can you believe that I did not notice Sashiko in the MV at all! Like, I was surprised to see her on the covers because I did not think she was in the MV! And yet here she is! Was she in the MV? I guess I have to watch it again to make sure! Seriously, I don’t remember seeing her at all!

The song is still growing on me but the dance has got me hooked! I just pray that inevitably they do a full version! Today too though we have to take away the good fact that it was not cut to pieces! It’s one of the things I can’t stand on Korea’s Music Shows! The editing gives brain damage! Here though the camera lingered and let you sock in the dance moves to your fill and when Yukirin was on screen in her uncut glory, I was in heaven!

Seriously, credit where credit is due! Took you long enough but thank you AKS, thank you for giving Yukirin her just desserts! And you know, now I kind of understand why they never gave her the light of day because when she is centre, she literally and figuratively shadows some of if not most of the other girls! Just look at her in that middle spread, she is so powerful >.<

Still can’t believe this is happening!

Ja

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AKB48 – NO WAY MAN! [MV]

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No Way Man!

No way did I just see that much Yukirin in an AKB48 music video!

No Way Man!

No Way did I just see a Shadow Yukirin Center!

No Way Man!

No way did I just get CBS in an AKB music video!

No Way Man!

No way did I just get another cool single after all these years!!

No Fuckin Way Man!!

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