180225 Nogizaka Under Construction #144 Highlights

It was announced few weeks (or months?) ago that Nogichuu will conduct a fan based vote for Nogizaka46 Best Songs. And this week the songs ranked in 20th to 11th are announced.

The votes was held for those who have Google account. One account one vote. And they received around 100K votes.

The show started with the show of my ship. Quite healing for my broken self today

Too bad it’s blurry. Perhaps I’ll get .ts version later just for this.

God, they’re so cute.

Okay, let’s get to the topic now.

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Nogi_Satsu Vol. 50 Translation

Translation: inchan
Raw text provider: inchan
Check & revisions: N/A
Scanlation source: 2ch


These photos could be captured because it was members who captured them.
Let’s reveal members’ rare true nature here!

Weekly Photographers-01
A beautiful woman with 170cm height and outstanding looks ― Umezawa Minami
“When I was in high school, I went to see Tokyo Girls Collection. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of Shiraishi-san who walks along the runway! I have always been adoring her since then.”
She is often being entrusted as MC among the 3rd generation members.

Weekly Photographers-02
Group’s first Office Lady Concurrent Idol – Shinuchi Mai
“I have turned 26 y.o. There is no late to start anything in life. To me as well, I want to keep challenging myself from now on.”
Her 1st photobook ‘Doko ni Iru no?’ (Koubunsha) is on sale.

Weekly Photographers-03
A character who acts cute and wants to be loved – Akimoto Manatsu
“I’m planning to buy a recorder to record some TV shows. I have one in my house, but there are too many shows that I want to watch so I need more spaces!”
She is often appearing in some TV shows.

Ozono Momoko
She’s using my thighs as pillow and “Can I sleep here?” she said. She is fawning on me 📷 Umezawa Minami

Inoue Sayuri
Sayunyan came to my radio show as guest. The badmouthing talk is amusing 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Umezawa Minami・Yoda Yuki・Iwamoto Renka
Yoda Woman With B appeared in handshake event. Three of them are so cute! 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Sakurai Reika・Saito Yuuri
These two are playing trump speed. Reika-chan is so weak (lol) 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Yoda Yuki
Yoda has a little sister image, but she is treated like a pet among 3rd gen members (lol) 📷 Umezawa Minami

Saito Yuri
We had a shoot wearing school uniform so she did a Gal pose to me 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Yamashita Mizuki
Mizuki is a passionate and diligent type, but her cool facial expression is also good 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Akimoto Manatsu・Wakatsuki Yumi
“Let’s just move our bodies for now!” they said and started a weird warming up before show 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Kubo Shiori
I was aiming a moment when she eats, but I managed to capture when she stuck her tongue out! 📷 Umezawa Minami


Shiraishi Mai・Wakatsuki Yumi・Matsumura Sayuri
A human pyramid suddenly appeared in lesson room
In lesson room, when Mattsun and Waka were lying down, Maiyan came in! Out of the blue, she climbed up onto both of their backs and a gymnastic just happened (lol). Three of them were appearing in ‘Asahinagu’, so perhaps they wanted to convey the “passion in sport” or “tenacity in sport’? By the way, they were discussing, “What kind of expression we should do?” with serious mode on their faces. They really did their best just for the sake of this picture!  I need to study from them how to be all out even in making fun. 📷 Shinuchi Mai
#Gymnastic #Pyramid #Adultsseriousness

Nishino Nanase
Shutter chance for her defenseless sleeping face!
Naachan often sleeps remain seated without covering her face. On top of it, mostly with earphone plugged in listening to music, so she can’t hear the shutter sound of the camera. That’s why Naachan’s sleeping face is easy to capture 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Saito Asuka
The trick is to have a lover’s POV
The trick to take a cute photo of Asuka is to have a lover’s POV. Whenever I pointed a camera to her she always pulled out a dislike face, but here I imagined, “Don’t be so stubborn, just be honest already!” as if I’m her boyfriend before I take the photo (lol). With that, I captured a piece with girlfriend mood from her! 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Nogi_Satsu Vol. 49 Translation

Translation: ikuuudon
Raw text provider: inchan
Check & revisions: inchan
Scanlation source: 2ch

Popluar Series
Members’ true nature are made public again this week! Enjoy the photos and the comments from the photographers as well.

Weekly Photographers-01
Performing Artist – Wakatsuki Yumi
“I like making sweets, but I actually like eating it more. I’m not even missing any latest information about sweets!”
1st photobook “Palette” (Shuueisha) is currently on sale.

Weekly Photographers-02
Group’s first Office Lady Concurrent Idol – Shinuchi Mai
I want to go back to Thai again, where my photobook has been taken. I like Massaman Curry so much that I often cook it at home.”
She’s appearing as Hostess at the stage play of “The Girl Who Leapt through Time”.

Weekly Photographers-03
A character who acts cute and wants to be loved – Akimoto Manatsu
“At my grandmother’s house, there were pictures of my mother in her 20s that are being displayed, and she was doing cute faces. Like mother like daughter, huh… and so I thought (lol)”
 She also appears often in variety shows.

Wakatsuki Yumi・Matsumura Sayuri
Mattsun usually sleeps in Dogeza pose. For some reason, Wakatsuki did the same and went to sleep (lol) 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Sagara Iori・Shiraishi Mai
A rare 2-shot has been taken during our tour. I’m envious of their good looks. 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Yoda Yuki・Saito Yuuri
Yuttan is wearing 3rd gen’s outfit. Yoda’s mental age is older than hers!? 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Ikuta Erika
At the handshake event, I found Ikuchan eating rice to the very extent! 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Saito Asuka
Asuka with her overly long sleeves and showing an embarrassed face makes my heart race! Her girly aura is unbeatable! 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Shinuchi Mai・Matsumura Sayuri
The Onee-sans challenged themselves by doing a high ponytail. It’s still acceptable, nee-sans! (lol) 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Suzuki Ayane・Watanabe Miria・Hori Miona
The 2nd gens trio are getting along with each other. Are they planning to form a “Pudding Club” Gundan!? 📷 Wakatsuki Yumi

Eto Misa・Hoshino Minami
Minami has finally turned 20 years old.  But as usual, members are still treating her as the little sister. 📷 Wakatsuki Yumi

Kubo Shiori
Kubo-chan has a mysterious charm. There are still many sides of her that haven’t been showed yet. 📷 Shinuchi Mai


Ikoma Rina・Akimoto Manatsu
She is way too conscious of the camera that makes herself excessively cunning!
At the handshake event, Manatsu was wearing something unpleasant. Her excuse was like, “I’m cosplaying as a rabbit.”, but her outfit was off-shoulder, exposed belly-button, and she was also wearing mini skirt and fishnet stockings that it even reached a level where the members are gossiping about it (lol). Ikoma-chan asked her, “What are you wearing inside?”. I captured the moment when she pulled Manatsu’s sleeve, but Manatsu suddenly pulled out cutesy face intentionally. It’s easy to catch her being cunning (lol). By the way, when she was asked what she was wearing inside, she just replied with “I don’t know ♪” as if she’s an innocent. 📷 Shinuchi Mai
#Off-shoulder #Manatsu Theater #Performance

Nishino Nanase
She looks like a small animal taking shelter from the rain
During an event of Seven Eleven, Nanase was fooling around as if she’s trying to stay dry under an umbrella. She rolled herself up inside the umbrella just like a small animal. If such a cute girl will be at the cash register, I’ll be sure to pass there every day. 📷 
Wakatsuki Yumi
#Sheltering from the rain

Shiraishi Mai
Reproducing memories that took during those lessons
About 5 years ago, Mai-chan and the others in Onee-san Team, would always wear jacket’s hood during lessons trying to imitate Moji Moji-kun together. Remembering that,she reproduce the memories for me. It felt somehow nostalgic. 📷 Wakatsuki Yumi

Ikuta Erika’s Blog English Translation (2018.02.20)

Checked & revised by Inchan

Great Comet~♪ 525


Good evening


I’ve been using Theater Live 4u recently!


Bullets Over Broadway

Mata Hari

Poe no Ichizoku

And many more


And also the movie Greatest Showman


I felt a lot of excitement

I laughed, I cried, and I even felt empathy

Just by watching, you can already consume calories.


Input Output

Both are important!


There was an announcement today.


On January 2019

I will take the role of Natasha in“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812″ musical!


Inoue Yoshio-san will play the role of Pierre.

I once mentioned at radio that someday I hope we will be able to stand on the same stage

But to think that this will happen in just a short time…

I am really happy!


When I was watching Tony Award on TV last year

The audience’s seats are on the stage and it had an impact to me

It was very  memorable.

I wonder how it will be in Japan.


Konishi Ryousei-san, Hiromu Kiriya-san has also been announced as casts today

And those who haven’t been announced yet

I’m looking forward to the production of Japan’s premiere of Great Comet


Everyone, please look forward to it ♪



These pictures aren’t really related but

This was from our recent Hong Kong live’s dressing room.


2/25 18:30~

I will appear in Bananaman-san no Sekkaku Gourmet!

We three got really lively♪

I was told to only taste but I ate like I’m used to everyday. lol

It had fun so much~~ Such a great program~~


Shitara-san has finally recovered from influenza and it was his first recording.

Since influenza is starting to spread even more, please take care of yourselves everyone >_<


I will appear two weeks later so stay tuned



Erika (。・∀・。)☆彡

[NEWS] Ikuta Erika will Appear in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet 1812” Musical

It has been announced in Nogizaka46 official site that she will take part in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet 1812” musical. She also stated in her blog that she will play role as Natasha.

This musical is a sung-through musical adaptation of a 70-page segment from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace written by composer/lyricist Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin. The musical received positive reviews, particularly for Phillipa Soo, Denée Benton, and Josh Groban’s leading performances, as well as for the production’s score, direction, and scenic design. The show was nominated for 12 awards—the highest number of nominations in the 2016–2017 season—for the 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical for Benton, Best Actor in a Musical for Groban, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Lucas Steele, and Best Direction of a Musical for Chavkin. It won two awards: Best Scenic Design for Mimi Lien and Best Lighting Design in a Musical for Bradley King (lighting designer). (Wikipedia)

The musical will be a premiere in Japan and will start to show on January, 2019.

“Mozart” is about to get produced and will be shown soon, and now this. It is another amazing opportunity for her to have a leading role in such a well-known musical.

January to March 2017 ― Romeo & Juliette
May to October 2017 ― Les Miserables
May to August 2018 ― Mozart! (Upcoming)
January to unknown 2019 ― Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet 1812 (Upcoming)

Ikuchan’s blog

She mentioned that she watched “The Greatest Showman” lately. I hope she will take part if the Japanese musical for The Greatest Showman is decided.