So, those mad geniuses really went and done it! They really waited for Maika to return before they did another documentary! This is something that they used to do monthly but since episode 8 ‘IDOL’, we haven’t had a documentary since then, despite there being a load of events that took place!
They decided to wait it out in what has to be the most commendable patience yet, for Maika to return before they did another! Yeah, sure I would have hoped for Maika to have made her comeback during the one year anniversary, which would have been even more epic, but she wasn’t ready then!
But really, I do not care about that at all! All I care about is her return and the other juicy little details! Details like the fact that episode 8 was a Hitomi focus episode and episode 9 now, is basically a Maika focus episode, well, her absence and her return.
It is only 19 minutes long but it took me two hours to finish watching it! Pause, capture, play, capture, repeat! And here I am wishing it would have been an hour episode like episode 6! Ha, it probably would have taken me a whole day to finish watching that!
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 I kept holding on saying I will do it all in one go and now it’s just 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…
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!
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