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My Poor Team B Babies!

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Alright dear Readers, we need to talk about Team B!

Last year they broke record of team losing members and this year they are already set to break their own record!

4 months! four months into the year and we already have 6 members graduating! SIX MEMBERS!!!

Like, what even?!!

Remember when Team B was the the tightest team? I almost don’t! Seriously, how are MAYUKI supposed to relax, let alone graduate with ease of mind any time soon?!

At the end of 2016, Team B was already the smallest Team and now six members out of that smallest team, including BOTH our leaders BOTH OF THEM!!!! Both Ryoka and Yuria, are now leaving us!!!

Like, why?!!

Remember the things Yukirin said she could do instead of being a part of this year’s SSK members? Which you can take as reasons she decided not to enter? One of them was that she could appear more in Stage performances! Well, dearest Yukirin, you most certainly have no choice now!

Add in the fact that she is also a member of Team NIII and that image of B5 I used is most apt for this post! Theater no Megami? You are about to revisit that title dearest Yukirin!

Seriously, like, why girls, why?!

Oh yeah, these members are; Umetan, Aeri, Kira, Ryoka, Yuria, Miku! Ah crap Miku! With Aichan gone we now only have two 3rd gens left in Japan, like…

Okay, I think I need that MAYUKI song right about now! I so totally feel like listening to sad music right now!!

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Happy 10th Anni Mayuki!!

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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!’

Dammit all!

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….

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Mayuki, Mayuki, Mayuki

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GOD SHIP

You’re the love of my (shipping) life. Like, look at these! What even..?! Who does that?! oh wait, them!! This is like the I-forgot-to-even-countnth time they have done this! Just putting actual married couples to shame with their un-fathomable chemistry in just a picture!

This has been going on for ten years people, TEN YEARS! Like, how even?!

Damn~

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Never Forget

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Dear Yukirin Fans out there, never forget that one time that Yukirin got to stand in front of the Elite, in front of Yuko-senpai (who was No.1 at the time during the Everyday Kachu period), in front of all the Kami 7 (she wasn’t yet a Kami at the time, man now that I think about it, this should have been such a spoiler for her new title of God Slayer but really, no one was expecting it!), Mayuyu and Sashiko on the last line with Yukirin at the front alone!!!

I shall never forget! Now I am only waiting for that moment to happen again (which I doubt it will because if she is to centre again, I am betting it will be with someone else again but if it is Mayuyu, no complaints whatsoever! If it does happen though there will be tears! Probability of Yukirin centring as single at the time was way higher than it is right now and the wait too long compared to the first time! And if this time it is not a TV performance but a single, then all that much more delicious. Though actually centring on TV is actually also quite powerful in and of itself. But then again, the feeling won’t be the same as say being in front of the likes of Yuko and Acchan.

Ah, the trifles of being a Yukirin fan…

 


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MAYUKI Unit Song?! FINALLY!

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♫ I Feel Like Listening to Sad Songs! ♫

Me too Mayuki, me too!

I did not think the song would really be that sad but by the gods! Even with my half-assed Japanese I am already feeling choked up! But it is when thinking of Yukirin as a fan and all these past years and what has come that the FEELs really hit you! But then when you add in the possible future, in the case that this song is kind of telling (which I don’t think it is and don’t want it to) and my dearest Reader, you are a goner!

I am waiting for my people to translate the lyrics but in case some of you want to try Google translate (Do it verse by verse) then the Japanese Lyrics are after the jump! So are the songs too to those who don’t know where to find them!

Damn though, this is one sad song, and it is so good! I can listen to the instrumentals all day and then add in the fact that Mayuyu and Yukirin actually sing this seriously with feeling and if you do not get choked up even a bit listening to this then you my dear friend, are in need of dire help!

They are so good together here and I am still scratching my head with pure wonder as to why we have yet to have a Mayuki single! Like, WTF even AKS! like, this SSK Election single would have been the perfect chance, it being the 48th single and all but we are talking about AKS here! Actually listening to this song, I just realised how so appropriate the Green Flash Covers (See pic) would have been had this been an actual MAYUKI single! Type A with Mayuyu. Type B with Yukirin then Type C with Mayuki half put together and the image turning full Mayuyu or Yukirin with the trick of the light when you turn it one way or the other!

Get to this AKS!!!

Seriously, what a lovely song! it is so going on to my To-Go Playlist! In case you happen to see a sad person listening to music on the Bus dear Dubliners, you now know who!

Have a listen before you jump over for the lyrics and bytes!

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NGT48 Debut Single

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So the covers and full PV for NGT48’s debut single are out and I totally love it! Such great amount of Yukirin it’s almost shocking! Seriously, it’s even more than what she gets in a frikkin AKB single PV it’s madness! I’m not sure if they are making up for the 315 incident or if I have to thank Sony for getting shit done but either way I am very happy and thank whoever is responsible!

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2016 Idol Earnings!

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Redone and Translated from the original Magazine article for your comprehension (see after the break for the original scans), here be your answer, to all those who are wondering why girls are still auditioning for the Yasusu Movement!

That right there is the money earning rankings for all Idols in Japan for last year and 10 of the Top 11 earners on that list are all from Team Yasusu!

Now, I am not sure on what basis exactly is this being evaluated but the results are very surprising indeed! Only 10 million difference between Yukirin and Sashiko?! Like, how?! What did Yukirin do last year other than her tour and Majisuka Play compared to all the TV shows, all those HKT tours that Sashiko was in! Seriously, every single day until this very moment whenever you go on these sites to grab your vids, there is like 80% of files with Sashihara Rino in the title!

Girls from other groups who have been appearing in Dramas and Movies are not even in the top 20! Like, I don’t even know what is going on but I am happy for Yukirin. Evidence suggests that it is because of Yukirin TIME but many other girls do radio shows regularly as well so…

Either way, I am happy for her, and the Team Yasusu girls! See kids, hard work and patience pays. Hang in there and you shall be rewarded in the long run.

Anyway, saw this yesterday searching for some daily Yukirin bread and found it quite interesting, in more ways than one, like how low last year’s earnings were compared to 2014 where the 11th ranker (who was actually Matsui Rena), earned more than Sashiko did last year!

Jump over for the scans and have a lovely day you all…

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