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..