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Aw…She Misses Her Too!

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Guess who just posted this a few hours ago on twitter?

Sadly, it’s not Maika…Still missing in action! My heart cries! But the image is that more powerful because it was Hitomi that posted it. Sure the accompanying text was more descriptive than anything (“Wink-Peace”) but to me it says a lot more!

First of all this is a very old image! I can guess from the uniforms, it’s from the 3rd single release showroom special 4 months back! Why an image so old! Surely she has some latest ones?

Ah!the emotions!

I swear, if she comes out on her showroom telling us she is the one now that had a dream about Maika….Just have a defibrillator ready, will ya?

I am with you Hitomi-chan, I miss her too! My weekly image is of you two as well! Was about to change it for the new week but scrap that idea! There is no way I can get rid of it now!

Please come back Maika!!


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Hitomaika IV – Missing Maika

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It’s been how long exactly? How long since we last saw of one Sasaki Maika? I don’t even remember! All I know is that it’s been too long since I last saw her and it hurts majorly!

It really hurts! Maika had a presence and you really feel her absence especially in their shows! I mostly watch this showroom fortnightly show (Still can’t get my hands on that FreshTV show >.<) and I always feel the pain when I don’t see her there! But it’s been even worse lately especially since she not only wasn’t there during the TIF (Tokyo Idol Festival) but she was also not there during the group’s 1 year anniversary! And I hear she wrote the girls a letter but tough luck of me finding it!

So, the two times we get to watch their performances finally, it is when my Oshii is missing! And it has been a while! I mean TIF didn’t just happen this month!  And she was already gone before it even happened!

God, I miss her terribly!

And I am worried because this is very unusual! It is taking way too long! I wish someone would share that letter and what Maika said in it so I could get a little bit of an update as to her situation but alas! Maybe I am looking in the wrong places? And as such I reach out to my Readers who are fans and have a wider reach to help me out if you have heard anything!

Anyway, I have been kind of waiting for her to come back before I continued the series, then thought of doing a post about the girls as I waited for her return, but I just did not have the motivation! And so missing her so much, I decided to go back through all their singles (having seen that she wasn’t even in their 4th single as well!!) and I realised that I did not post about the BTS of the first two singles!

They too do have some Hitomaika moments and then also the eight episode of their mini documentaries arrived in that time and it also had a bot of Hitomaika (well more of the BTS of Teokure CAUTION) so I thought that I might as well…

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Hitomaika III – Documentary 1-7

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Putting aside the fact that I am definitely going to hell for using Mirinyan’s pain in this way, the saga that is Hitomaika continues! Episode 03 already and believe me, we are not done yet!

Seriously, I have not been this obsessed with a ship since Black x Gekikara and even then, there was a great deal of lack of content of them other than Majisuka Gakuen, where they only had an episode or so of interaction. I guess it had to do with the fact that they were both my Kami’s of their respective groups because I don’t think I would have been as obsessed with them otherwise.

Ah but don’ confuse Maika and Hitomi as being my Oshi too. Maika, yes, Hitomi? No! When and if it does happen, a ship in here that is like BuraGeki, it would be Risa and Maika! Risa, who will be featured in this post too with caps, was the one that stole my heart first out of this group but unfortunately, Maika came along and took a big chunk of that heart for herself so Risa is protons behind Maika on the ladder!

Interestingly, I think someone in management there also ships these two but I have yet to see much to make me ship them too. Though it has to do with the fact that I just got into Hitomaika and I am like glue! When I ship, it rarely happens that I change ships unless the girl is my Oshi, then I could ship her with anyone. But so far that has only been Yukirin and no there. No Rena, no Maachun, no Sakura, with anyone else but Jurina, Sayanee and Meru respectively!

Anyway, onto the point at hand…

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Teokure CAUTION – Moving Picture Ver

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I hope your Bandwidth is ready for some because as it says on the tin, this is a full on Moving Picture post!

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Hitomaika II – Teokure CAUTION BTS

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The only thing that this group and its Management has done wrong so far is not releasing their LIVE performances either online or on physical media! Everything else is PERFECT!

As I said before I waited for the internetz but it let me down so I had to go and do it myself – and by that I mean I had to buy the CD myself to see if there was Making Of of this PV or not! Needless to say, yes, there was a Making Of, sweet 18 minutes of goodness!

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Hitomaika I – Maika’s Dream

Hi all,

First I wish to apologize for the lack of content lately but my days are crazy busy.

Anyway, prepare for some Hitomaika (Takamatsu Hitomi and Sasaki Maika of =LOVE) posts in the following days! This ship is my current jam and do I have some content!! It all started with a video I saw while I was on holiday in Japan around Christmas. It was of Maika, Hitomi and Emiri promoting the second (Christmas) single. I wanted to make a post about it with the title – 10 MINUTES OF SHAMELESS FLIRTING but after that more content kept showing up and U kept holding on saying I will do it all in one go and now it is too much for one post so split they will be.

Having de-throned Anrisa (Yamamoto Anna and Otoshima Risa) as my OTP, Hitomaika rules my =LOVE life now, in terms of shipping. And just like clock-work, thanks to the ship, Maika also dethroned Risa as my Oshi but this is nothing new. It has almost happened every single time! It did with the Oshimas and Yukirin for AKB, Sayanee and Maachun in NMB, Kuumin and Rena in SKE, Gatanee-> OgiYuka -> Hinata in NGT and so on and so forth.

Anyway back to the topic at hand, the video is an excerpt of the cooking showroom hosted by Maika and Anna with special guests. Iori and I think Kiara were present. In this part of the video Iori shares the story of Maika waking up crying, only the day before. That’s right, you all Iori/Maika shippers out there, those two had a sleep over, which I think they have often judging from all the showrooms they do together.

Iori tells the story of how Maika woke up in a complete mess of emotions, crying her eyes out and when asked what was wrong Maika tells her that Hitomi is dead! A point after which a crying Maika picked up her phone and called Hitomi to ask her if she was alive, all still in a teary mess! Poor Hitomi was apparently mortified and told her to stop it and how it was bad luck, which is an understandable reaction but it is not what the dream means but more on that soon.

I want to say that the reason we don’t get a lot of Hitomaika showroom content is because they live pretty far apart. And as Maika said here in the video, as for what might have been the cause of that dream, it is because she hadn’t seen Hitomi for a long while. Which reminds me that Maika wasn’t present in =LOVE’s recent showroom show with (with Anna, Risa and Mirinyan) because they were in (Osaka I believe?) for a handshake event and stayed longer for some radio shows.

I am pretty sure if they lived close I would be drowning in their showrooms and Maika definitely would have run to Hitomi’s house that very morning to make sure with her own eyes that she was alive.

Anyway, Maika says that she looked up the meaning of dreaming about a friend’s death and she found out that if you hadn’t seen that friend for a while and dreamed of them dying it meant that they were precious to you. Then she says that it sank in her that Hitomi was precious to her and closed it with a laugh but on my side of the world I was screaming…

IN GAY!!!!

Seriously, these two get better and better with the more content I find out about them! Which is really saying a lot because before this video, I had just watched the making of the third single “Teokure Caution”, the real making of which is on the DVD (I bought it because the internet seems hell-bent on holding onto =LOVE content and not sharing, seriously, where can one watch those FRESH TV episodes?!!! You let me down internet!)

Fear not though, you have me, your friendly neighborhood Black Gaykikara! That making of will probably be the next post!

Seriously, I can’t believe Maika dreamed of Hitomi, woke up crying, and even called her to make sure she was alive! I mean, who does that?! You know it is a dream, you are not a baby, one should be able to remember that she is alive in the real world. The only explanation is if your feelings are so strong that even a possibility is too much! Which means Maika’s feelings are….Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah

Oh how I wish that the next time they first meet after this dream is on one of the live feeds >.<

And thanks a lot to Iori for bringing up the subject because I doubt we would have otherwise learned of it! If it means getting info like this, Iori, you have my permission to stay close to Maika! Keep bringing that delicious info to us!

Anyway, that’s it. See ya around


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=LOVE – Teokure Caution [MV]

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praise be

Now that I have my wits back, let’s talk!

You all have no idea, absolutely no idea, exactly how shooketh I was the day before yesterday!!

Ever since I came back from my holidays in Tokyo, where I fell in love with this very group =LOVE, and most especially one Otoshima Risa and ship-wise with Risa/Anna and Hitomi/Maika, I had this long planned post where I was going to introduce this group to this blog with focus on my Oshi Risa and my OTP Hitomaika! But it was too grand a post and finding the right day was difficult, even to this day!

The point here is I have been an avid shipper of Hitomaika and Anrisa since December but never in a million years, never, did I ever have the thought of having a yuri PV with these two ships in it! And not just any ship when it comes to Hitomaika! These two are the only ones in a legit relationship in this PV!

If this MV is depicting the different types of love (=LOVE, geddit?), then Hitomaika are the ‘normal’ relationship and the others are the other kind of relationships; forbidden, secret, one-sided, innocent, threesomes, violent, fake, seductive and many more I can’t label!

Yeah, this PV is no Kataomoi FINALLY! but it is so grand that I just want to have a dedicated series with an episode specific to each relationship! Then towards the end the last few episodes would incorporate all storylines since they are still in the class! Do it Japan, Sashiko, I know you can! Hell, the PV ended on a cliff-hanger of sorts. Just do it!

Anywho before we commence, going back to how shook I was, not only did this PV drop but I also stumbled upon a new British/Netflix TV show that had me falling in love with its characters left and right from the very instance I laid eyes on them. That is something that British TV is good at especially with those types of dramas! More on that in a different post but I just love, love, love Leila and Tess and they haven’t even kissed yet, surprisingly, given the title of the show LOL

Now then, let’s get this party started…

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