[ Maiyan’s 2018 Seitansai Project ] 100 Questions About Maiyan (Part 1)

Q1. Do you prefer to eat your favorite thing first or last?
A: Last! As for cake, I will eat the strawberry at the very last bite.

Q2. What’s the origin of ‘Maiyan’ nickname?
A: My friend gave it to me when I was in vocational school. Because I liked Nishino Kana-san so much and her nickname is Kanayan, hence; Maiyan.

Q3. What was your specialty subject at school?
A: Sport. Especially sprint.

Q4. What’s your favorite color?
A: It depends on the season. Lavender for spring, white for summer, bordeaux or green for autumn. I think it’s black for winter.

Q5. Country you want to visit.
A: Maldives. I want to see overwater cottage.

Q6. Best country you’ve been visited so far.
A: The one I’ve gone for photobook shoot; L.A. The streets are pretty and the foods are tasty.

Q7. 3 things you’d bring to unpopulated island
A: Lighter, knife, and a friend (lol)

Q8. Your height.
A: 162 cm

Q9. Thing that made you lol’d hard lately.
A: I usually laugh together with Nogizaka members. And I always tease them.

Q10. Your favorite day.
A: Friday and Saturday used to be my favorites because the next day is holiday. But now that I’m working for my job, my favorite day is the day when my favorite TV program is airing; Wednesday. I really like “Downtown’s Wednesday”.

Q11. Lucky thing that happened recently.
A: To receive a Kagoshima’s beef as present from Ozono in a TV show for yearly Valentine’s episode! I want to cook it as sukiyaki and/or shabu-shabu. FYI, I prefer ponzu shabu-shabu.

Q12. Things that made you wailing recently.
A: Now that you mentioned it, it was when we won last year’s Japan Record Award. Also, comparing to the past, I cry and get infectious crying easily now. I’m also weak when I watch animals documentary on TV.

Q13. Your all-time best movie.
A. It’s “About Time”. I can’t watch it without crying. I like love story movies.

Q14. Tell us how you spend your relaxing time.
A. I think it’s when I’m taking a bath. I can relax myself by light a scented candles and soaked myself into the tub.

Q15. How do you spend your free time during filming or other works?
A. By listening to some music or taking a nap. I like R&B such as Ne-yo and Usher’s songs.

Q16. What kind of dream you’ve seen lately that gave you impact in your life?
A. I don’t see any dreams recently. Probably because I slept like a log.

Q17. Which one do you prefer; pajamas or sweatshirt?
A. I prefer to wear a T-shirt only. I like it when my bare skin touches the blanket. It’s kind of cold at the first but it gets warmed eventually. That’s what I call a bliss.

Q18. Nickname you hate the most.
A. There is no such thing!

Q19. Your all-time worst test mark.
A. I failed some tests… I’m bad at History and Science.

Q20. Things you’re bad at.
A. Tidying. But I’m getting good at it, yet I can’t throw away things.

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[ Maiyan’s 2018 Seitansai Project ] 100 Questions About Maiyan (Index)

Hello everyone! Long time no post.

Well, I do realize that I’m being a negligence again. And it’s playing on loop in my fan life.

BUT! Rather than reflecting myself and doing nothing, please let me retry to build my interest and will to continue working in this website.

So, I wonder if you guys still remember my tweet below.

Yes. I said that on Maiyan’s day this year. So it was roughly 3 months ago.

Better late than never.

Here I present you some translations of Ray May 2018 Issue (Extra) – Mai Memorial Book!

This issue was Maiyan’s last appearance as Ray exclusive model. The extra issue is full of quality contents so I want to share to you all by translating it. I was straying away way too far from Nogi fandom so I don’t know if there is already someone out there who translated it. I just want to finish what I’ve started so by all means, please enjoy reading my translations!


Ray 2018 May Extra Issue
Shiraishi Mai Graduation Album
Ray x Mai Shiraishi
2013 – 2018

100 Questions About Maiyan
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5


180610 Nogizaka Under Construction Highlights (Maiyan vs Toad)

It’s been a while since the last time I wrote a Nogichuu hi-lite. Actually I was about to scrap this one because I was getting all distracted by an unstoppable fur ball biting machine and non-stop doing some errands here in my parents’ house. But since I’ve finished timing last time, I think it’s way too wasteful to scrap so here I present you yet another subbed (LQ) video of last night’s Nogichuu’s highlight.

It’s all about picking which one you think is better from two nightmare choices. It was kind of unexpected that they did one game for the whole episode. Also, it was a little confusing when Maaya started to solve the problem of the game so I’ll just skip that part.

The 1st game is,

“Which one you don’t want to put on your hands? A. Scorpion B. Toad”

For me, I definitely don’t want to put on a scorpion on my hands. Toad is waaaaay much easier for me to hold.

Speaking of a toad, this episode is actually reminiscing me of Nogidoko episode 100.

Toad from Nogidoko 100

Toad from last night’s Nogichuu.

They’re equally big, I think. Let’s see the different when Maiyan holds is.

Nogidoko’s one is bigger, isn’t it?

That’s not only the difference. In Nogidoko 100, Maiyan was all brave and did it promptly.

Comparing to last night Nogichuu, she was being all frightened by the toad either before holding and after holding.

But I found that cute so no complains =))

Is she about to go to another dimension?

I personally like this one the most. Her reactions never fail me to laugh and like her more.

I admire you because even though you’re in distress, you’re still being polite.

Well, then. Enjoy the video!

Nogi_Satsu Vol. 57 Translation

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


Only in Nogisatsu that you can see some rare snapshots!

Weekly Photographers-01
A beautiful 170cm girl with fine style - Umezawa Minami
“I started to appear regularly in an article of ‘Nikkei Entertainment’! To be a regular in an article is one of my dreams, I’m so happy about this!” She is often being relied as MC among 3rd generation members.

Weekly Photographers-02
A sociable oldest member-Shinuchi Mai
“Are you accustomed already with the new environment, freshmen? Don’t lose to May blues*, do your best!” She is the MC of ‘All Night Nippon 0 (Zero)’

Weekly Photographers-03
A character who acts cute and wants to be loved – Akimoto Manatsu
“I love to travel overseas. We appeared in an event in Hong Kong on February, and I really want to go to other countries as well so Nogizaka46 will get known wider.” She is appearing in many variety shows.


Wakatsuki Yumi・Eto Misa
They used a blanket and posed like a cutesy 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Ozono Momoko・Umezawa Minami
Momoko often comes to me and then sits on my lap. She is taking kindly to me and a spoiled kid 📷 Umezawa Minami

Yamashita Mizuki・Eto Misa・Mukai Hazuki
Hazuki suddenly appeared from below. Even though it’s only her face in the frame, the emphasis is great! 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Hori Miona
I think Miona doesn’t regard me as her senior (lol) 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Shiraishi Mai
Perhaps there were so many times of her to put on deep color of lipstick during “Influencer” 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Nishino Nanase・Wakatsuki Yumi
It’s so rare for them to be clingy like this! I can sense the boyfriend and girlfriend ambiance from them~ 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Iwamoto Renka
A sheep-like twin-tails fit her image as well. As expected from Nogizaka’s youngest member! 📷 Umezawa Minami

Sakurai Reika
She is trying to suck the Zunda shake using her nose. Such a playful Captain 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Terada Ranze
She is holding make up sponges and doing an angry pose. Trying to image a devil? 📷 Shinuchi Mai


Saito Asuka
I pretended to be Asuka’s lover and took this photo
I took a photo of Asuka who lied down on a sofa right after done a recording of pajama talk segment in a TV program! Everytime I take Asuka’s photo, I always aware by imagining myself as her lover. And this time, I think I did a good one. In my imagination, we were watching a DVD together and when I looked at my side, Asuka fell asleep there. When I was being fascinated by Asuka’s sleeping face, she suddenly awake and said, “What are you looking at?” She was actually pretending to be asleep and she realized that I was staring at her… There goes my delusion in this one photo 📷 Shinuchi Mai
#Pajama #SoClose

Matsumura Sayuri
A girl who wants to fulfill both desires
While stuffing a rolled sushi, she is also using a roller face for a face care. Mattsun, which one do you want? Do you want to eat or do you want to lose weight~!? 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Saito Asuka・Eto Misa・Saito Yuuri・Akimoto Manatsu
Manatsu-san is waiting for a whipped cream!
Actually I was trying to take a picture of Manatsu who had a whipped cream stuck on her nose and the other three were like, “Here goes your cunning act again!” with a stern face. But there wasn’t anything with whipped cream near us. They were creating such situation and waiting for a real whipped cream here (lol) 📷 Shinuchi Mai

 *Blues experienced by college freshmen or workplace recruits shortly after beginning school or work