What is going on? This is not muh AKB!!!
Courtesy of Mayuki
Courtesy of Mayuki
What is going on? This is not muh AKB!!!
dear Mayuki, please just announce that wedding date as that is all that we are waiting for at this rate! Like, are you even kidding me? You know, I really want to meet anyone who knows of AKB48 but doesn’t know who Mayuki are! I really need to meet them as no place is safe! Anywhere they go Mayuki always happens! I mean they do say home is where the heart is so it makes sense for Mayuki World to follow them wherever they go but still!
Even Utage, the one place I thought was safe from Mayuki as Mayuyu seemed to be taking her job there seriously, was not spared! I am of course talking about…
Of course now that I actually have another look, it does look like unlike the other times, this time it is Yukirin who starts things off.
And speaking of this episode, is it only I that always get a smile when Ai-chan and Yukirin perform in these dance battles on the same team? I just, I am this close to starting to ship them two I swear!
But while all is good, the actual reason for this post isn’t actually Mayuki but rather, the meaning of the day before yesterday! By that of course I mean the 15th of July – a very special day as it is my Goddess’ day on which she came into being – Her Birthday! I am ashamed that I did not get to post this on that day but better late than never, right?
Before I go farther, I wish to say to all Yukirinians out there that I hope you are proud to bee a fan and if you are not, you should be! Despite everything Yukirin has reserved her spot in the history of AKB48! Sure it is not being one of the SSK Centres, or any other Centre but really, there are many of those!
What is even more important is that this memory she has created belongs to the people matter more and thus makes the achievement itself that much more important and these are the members themselves I am talking about. Yukirin has garnered so much love from the members that no other Senpai comes even close! I already said it but I will touch upon it again but whoever comes into contact with her, whoever she works with on a project or performs a stage with, those members are always usually affected by and see Yukirin differently.
This was from Shiichan herself if you think I am making it up but even then one is only selecting to ignore the evidence. I am not sure how many follow members’ lives but Yukirin is one of those members that new girls rarely look up to. After time passes, when they meet her then it starts. Think of all the Kashiwagi children (what we call members who Idolise Yukirin) – almost 70% of them did not have her as their Idol in the beginning. And yet now…
And I am going in circles, let’s take a step back in time on Friday. I think I posted last year’s over-whelming number of messages from members to Yukirin on her but if you thought that was a lot, well, try multiplying that by a factor of > 7!! NMB girls, who haven’t seen Yukirin, haven’t performed with her in two or more years, all sent Yukirin heart-warming messages. Girls from Team Bs of old from other sister groups all sent her messages. graduated members sent her messages. Poor NGT girls, who had the luck of being put with Yukirin from the get go, well, I am pretty sure the effects are plain as day! And all to these messages…
Yukirin wrote a personalised reply!!
Like, how can that not make you proud!! Oh yes, if more proof is needed, in the Documentary Book there were various Questionnaires for the members and Yukirin, by almost 40% of the votes, was the most respected member in the 48G by the other members!
We fans are only outside the lass not even looking inside but rather seeing only what is put on display. These members are in the inside. They go through the same everyday life like Yukirin does. They know what goes on in there than we will ever even wish to comprehend. I only recently got this through my thick skull because before I was actually letting what other people said about Yukirin affect me but these days, I see how meaningless those words were, how weightless.
No other member/Kami has touched so many members as Yukirin has. Be it her Kouhai or her own Senpai, everyone treats Yukirin like she was their comrade. There is no distance at all between her and the others.
The only distance that I see and feel is between Management and herself. Not Shinobu though, Shinobu is cool! And that makes me come off as being triggered but I won’t deny that conclusion!
There is more reasons to be proud of Yukirin but I am saving those for the relevant posts to come. For now don’t be brought down by the fact that Yukirin might graduate without ever dominating SSK or solo Centring an AKB single! The latter should have happened by now but I think it is safe to assume that will never happen. Hell, I can see Management approving the Mayuki graduation only because they can deny Yukirin that solo Centre!
But it doesn’t matter! Yukirin doesn’t have to be No.1! Maybe she has to if it means something special to herself but not to us, not to the members! She has already touched us. We will never forget her! The members already know her, see her for what she is and what she is capable of. So be proud!
Be proud to be a Yukirin Fan!
And I am done. Sorry for the rumbling. Jump ahead for the pics (Most of which are from this Friday by the members)…
A MAYUKI Graduation Might Be Happening!
Dear Readers, I really wish you were me right now, I really do! Because I wish for you to feel what I am feeling currently because I just can’t put these feelings into words!! Last year, especially 2H was just…forgive my language, completely hellish! I am pretty sure some fans left the fandom by the start of this year. Even with the unrelated stuff like mass graduations and what not, last year was just shite!
And so it goes without saying that optimism going into this year was on the low end of the spectrum! But then things began to happen that lifted me up and up until we got to the level that I just cannot see myself going any higher! The big part of the reasons for the ocean of hope and happiness is credited to none other than MAYUKI – The Ship to End All Ships!
If you are a regular, I am pretty sure that you have come across a post or a comment of mine where I have speculated, and even hoped for the miracle that MAYUKI would do a double graduation! Well guess what dear Readers…
IT MIGHT FINALLY HAPPEN!!!!
In this interview of Yukirin connected to the 2016 Documentary Movie, whose title is even the very subject I am discussing right now, we hear straight from Yukirin’s own mouth that when it comes time to graduate, she hopes to graduate with Mayuyu!
I speculated, I hoped but never did I actually think that it might ever come true! I mean come on, that is some Fan Fiction Level of sugar right there! The very fact that Yukirin thinks of it, the fact that she actually shared that thought out loud just gives it another 0.89 probability of actually happening!
What’s even more intriguing is the fact that the recent Mayuki activities (seriously, there has been more Mayuki in the last six or seven months than the last five or six years combined!!! And that is no exaggeration!) all help in making the duo-graduation a very likely possibility! Yukirin would never just throw something like that out like that for no reason! She and Mayuyu have probably even already discussed it, decided on a date to graduate and only waiting on their Management to seal the deal.
I mean, just this SSK, we already heard that they were this close to not participating so really, the conversation has probably been going on for a while! The idea that the two will graduate together means that it is up to Mayuyu now. Yukirin is only waiting for her, in addition to her love for the group, which seems less and less as attractive as it was before because like she said in the interview, there are negative effects to all Senpai leaving the group but on the other hand, if they don’t then how would the young ones grow out of their shadows and carry the group with their own strengths?
Okay, she doesn’t have to actually leave the company, she can get another kind of job there but no longer a member and really, she might as well because while it is good that she is looked up to and is close with so many members, it also will make it hard for her to leave them behind and who knows the impact it might have on the group. We have seen members before graduating because their precious Senpai have graduated (eg Jo and Acchan) and with how popular with the members Yukirin is…well…
As to what I think of all of this, I used to support Yukirin in her decision to stay longer with AKB but after everything I can’t wait for her to ditch them and move on to finally be equally rewarded for the amount of work she produces. I feel bad for the Kouhai who might bee negatively impacted but I have already had enough of Yukirin’s treatment. Okay, so outside personnel have been good to her, Nabe has tried to award her, the fans have always are still and will always be with her but her priorities have always been with AKB. She has worked more for AKB and thus there is where she should have been more rewarded for her work but it is the exact opposite!
Well, screw them!
All I want is the date to the Mayuki Graduation! It will be the very first time I travel just to attend an event! No more college to restrain me! No more lack of money to have to wait months due to saving!
Bring it on!
And so I think that it’s about time for some worshipping of my favourite Girl and Ship with some pics…
And wow, EX sure knows how to pull out the inner Yukirin, don’t they? And I simply love the fact that even now after all these years, Gravure Idol Yukirin is still very different from Singer Idol Yukirin! How does she do it? How does she seem to bring out a different side of her every time in Photos than when she is on stage? And the same goes for acting as well, though less prominent but seeing as acting is not one of her priorities, I can it gets less visible, not that she doesn’t put all into it. When she is in acting she still manages to separate that part of her from her usual self but I am waiting for Crow’s Blood to finally put a stamp on the acting side.
Any way, jump ahead for some lovely Yukirin, Mayuki and more…
Just…just look at them! Like, how have we not had tens of PVs of Mayuki?! It doesn’t make sense to me! These are No1 and No.2 in AKB and 2 and 3 in the whole 48 group we are talking about here! Their chemistry has been going on since the dawn of AKB so there is no way anyone doesn’t know about it! So why?
Sigh, another of the many universal questions that will never be answered. Well, at least someone tries, like giving us That Tokyo Dome Wedding!
Them two tying for 1st place (or second) or announcing graduation at the same time is probably our only chance of getting a Mayuki Single.
Anyway, I wonder what Mayuyu’s real Mom thinks of Yukirin. I wonder if they have actually met yet. Well, they did meet during Mayuyu and Yukirin’s first meeting at that train station but I am thinking these days when we can’t tell which ‘Mother’ Mayuyu is referring to when she talks about her. I can even just imagine the tension in the room with the two sitting on opposite sides of Mayuyu.
Like, can you imagine if Mayuyu wanted to do something and the two ‘Moms’ had different views of that decision? Okay, I better stop because the delusions are getting to me real hard.
So you have been seeing lots of MAYUKi (Officially MayuYukirin まゆゆきりん) lately. You are wondering and thinking something is afoot. Well dearest Reader, you are most definitely not alone!
For me ,it did not hit until I saw Yukirin’s banner that had that awesome Team B tour silhouette of Mayuki. I mean, me being me, I am always on a lookout for Mayuki so things did not click right away but that doesn’t mean that I did not notice how easy it was finding pics of the two.
There is most definitely something going on there. They are having meals together now like, every other day. Mayuyu is posting all kinds of vines with her and Yukirin. Something is afoot! I don’t know if she is feeling threatened with all the love and attention Yukirin has been getting from the other members, (especially those NGT girls ^_-) but Mayuyu seems to be on fire!
She is all out now, isn’t afraid any-more to show her affections towards Yukirin, unlike before where it felt like Yukirin did all the loving. Now it’s almost the exact opposite. Perhaps Mayuyu is one of those so-called Late bloomers? I mean, she is one that isn’t interested in humans (unless it is Yukirin of course) so her being this late is ‘feeling it’, might I put it that way, isn’t such a surprise. And don’t get me started on that RH2016 Mayuki MC!!!
Then there is that (Skirt Hirari) photoshoot…