Best day over here in Ireland.
Meanwhile it seems St Patrick is on our side in the 6 Nations too seeing as we are looking to win against England, which if we do, we are the Grand Slam winners. It is still early but things are looking good so far.
Oops sorry, I meant Team B!
Happy anniversary Team B! My favourite Team! Is, has been and will always be (as long as Yukirin is part of it) my favourite Team Yasusu team! Team N almost stole that title when Yukirin was a Kennin over there which meant that two of my Oshii (Yukirin and Maachun) were part of the same team, not to mention that Sayanee, who was my first NMB crush, is also part of Team N! And don’t get me started on that Tenshi ga iru stage! It is second only to B5 (Megami), in terms watch times! And in case someone is interested, the third position goes to Party, thanks to Team 8, NIII and SKE KKS!
Ten years that Mayuki has been together! Like how even?! From the very beginning they were put in a position where they were supposed to be rivals, destined even but these two totally beat fate in that they never followed the rules of the universe that any other pairing follows in that they are rivals first and friends later! Never once did there seem to be rivalry between Mayuki, not even once!
Despite Mayuyu always taking the Ace position, for the Team, Yukirin was almost like a double Ace but as always never being the first. Only next to Mayuyu, and sometimes even more than her, she got the most lines in songs and centre positions. She was also one that took over as MC whenever Cindy was not around in the early days, most notably in the team B show AKB48+10.
Speaking of, I am feeling nostalgia, after all these pics of the anniversary LIVE where almost all the original members came back to perform. 12 members in total showed up, all things considered that is not bad. Not bad at all! And so after this I am going to re-watch that AKB48+10 show, all stages from B1 to B5, the 2009 Request Hour and the early AKBINGO episodes, before it was even called AKBINGO!
Ten years, this also makes Yukirin the member who has been with any team out of all the Teams, the longest! Indeed, she is true Blood! Oh man, now I wish she entered SSK! I mean, can you imagine if she won, on Team B’s anniversary? There is no telling if after being so loyal maybe Team B and colour blue would have finally given her back some luck! I can just imagine the headlines ‘ Kashiwagi Yuki (25) – The true Team B member finally wins SSK on it’s 10 year anniversary!’
Seriously though, how have Mayuki managed to survive all these years?! And it’s not like Mayuyu is not competitive because she really is! Yukirin everyone knows would choose peace any day of the week but even then it doesn’t work like that! Only one person can’t make things work. otherwise there would be less violence in this world! So how?!
The only mystery of the universe I know of!
Anyway, some more pics of the 3rds….
Courtesy of Mayuki
I am so happy early this year and I hope you all are too.
My New Year Swag is here which is why I am so hyper. I am still waiting on just one thing to arrive, which should have been today too but alas, don’t know what happened there, but once it does, I will share more on the contents of my purchases this time around.
Now that I remember, there is something I bought some days back that I have yet t share more about too so I will be listing that here as well. All in all, this is what I got for myself these holidays;
- Yukirin’s 1st Tour BD
- Yukirin’s Majisuka Play BD
- SKE48 MV Collection BD
- Michi tte Iku Movie DVD
- Schoolgirl Complex 4 Mook
- Tokyo Girls’ Style PB for Millfeulle
- Tokyo Girls Style’ Shinkai Theatre CD (For the Cover and Remixes)
- UTB 30th Anni (Feb 2017) Magazine for The Original Nigizaka triangle
- X21’s Magical Kiss CD+DVD for my obligatory Miho/Manami Making Of cuteness!
And the one I am waiting for to arrive is The Premium Box for TGS’s 5Tsu Movie! Yes, Finally got my hands on it! TGS Management, I love so very much! I don’t know what changed your mind, whether you listened to our whining or what, but whatever made you change your mind about making the Premium Edition available online, thank you!!! You are still the best at Fan servicing!
Anyway, I gotta run, too busy these days…
Have a Great Halloween Everyone!
It’s February 14th dear Readers. You know what that means. While you and I are sitting there dreaming of getting even 1 chocolate gift on this romantic day, here comes Yukirin!
These are only a fraction of the girls that Yukirin got chocolate from this Valentine’s! That’s right, only a fraction! Who gets that many chocolates! These are no gifts, these are offerings!
Offering to a Goddess!
And you know what Yukirin says about all of this?
Yukirin: Mayu, I think I am losing my touch in my old age.
And Mayuyu after loling her eyes be like…
Mayuyu: Good. I was running out of conspicuous ways to kill them all!
I mean, come on! I thought it was record breaking last time! And here is a thought, girls who gave last time aren’t even listed here! And you just know that there is no frikking way that Riorin is not going to give Yukirin some chocolates, no frikking way!
What is also interesting is that this time we have some older members who also gave Yukirin so you can’t excuse it as a fresh crush any-more.
Who are all these girls you don’t recognise you ask? Well, those will be 2nd Draftees and NGT members! What is so significant about the girl in that first pic? Well dear Reader, that girl be Honma Hinata (Hina-tan). She is like, my NGT Oshi! You know I have one for each group! AKB48/G’s and the Goddess of the Kami is of course the one and only. SKE48’s was Rena, NMB48’s was Maachun, HKT48’s is Sakura-tan, JKT48’s is of course Harugon and in SNH48 I have Xiao-Ai there to take care of things!
Yup, I have no idea what happened there myself either. I was so sure that OgiYuka would be my NGT48 Oshi but things really got weird when I got to know the girls and it was really hard but Hinata-chan (Goddamn I love that name) just put out her foot farther than others. I will of course do a Top 10 list of my NGT girls at some point. I was just so taken by this group. I see a very bright future for this particular sister I tell you all!
Today, I also learned of some juicy and much needed info too. First I learned that Yukirin actually not only knows of Ayu-chan’s (Yamabe Ayu – Tokyo Girls’ Style’s Yamabe Miyu’s imouto!!!!) but she totally finds her all sorts of adorable! Yukirin said this on yesterday’s Yukirin Time! You rarely get to hear Yukirin gush about how cute a girls is, in the context of cute young. The only two girls I have heard her to to lengths of like this are Ayu-chan and NGT’s Okapa!
If you have been here a while, you know I love TGS and that Yamabe Miyu, the former leader (now Mei is the leader) is like totally my favourite among my favourite Idol Group! That’s right, TGS is my favourite Idol Group now. Well, they are no longer Idols but…you get the gist! When I heard Miyu’s imouto not only joined AKB but got into Team B, the Team with my favourite Idol/person/ ever, well, no need for me to spell things out.
I was worried at first because unlike the other two Draftee, Yukirin wasn’t on Ayu-chan’s radar. But from what Yukirin said on YukiTai, I don’t even know why I was worried! We have all heard this over and over, of how members just can’t help but get pulled into the Yukirin World once they meet her, perform with her, see her perform. We have witnessed it ourselves and even Ayu-chan here is more proof if one needs it. Come a new questionnaire of who is one’s favourite Senpai, I guarantee you that Yukirin would fill that box on Ayu-chan’s paper!
This info just fills me with great joy, you know! And this is happening all over in NGT48 too. There is already proof enough for anyone. I know I keep getting back to it but that New year Nico Live Special is a must watch! Watch as girls wet themselves just at a simple phone call from Yukirin, who was at NHK hall rehearsals for Utagassen, then proceed to go into depression when the call ends.
Seriously, what is it about Yukirin? I mean I know what it is but, what is it?!! It doesn’t make sense to me I am just saying! This level of popularity among fellow members is just so out of this world! I have most definitely never seen it not even in other groups out there. So it all comes down to the member in question – Yukirin, what are you!!?
Yukirin World is real dear Readers, and its populace is growing!
Back to Valentine’s, the girls from which Yukirin got chocos, some reluctantly so (Tatsumaki, I ma looking at you!!) include, the above, Hirari, Aeri, Seichan, Naochan, Renapon, Yuami, Mihachan, Nanakochan, Miyabichan and MauMauchan.
Whew, I felt out of breath just typing those! And these are the only ones that handed them over at the Handshake events. There is definitely more that didn’t get photo’d!
I mean, damn girl, if I wasn’t a worshipper, I would even feel remotely jealous! This level of attraction is inhuman! Photos of these other listed girls are after the jump…