Ikuta Erika’s Blog English Translation (2018.04.20)

Les Miserables 2019~ ♪531

Good evening

Les Misérables 2019
The role of Cosette
I got to play her role once again!

Before, I was just a newcomer and I was one of the youngest
But now, I’ve become a little bit of a senpai…

While I get to take pleasure working in this field again
Being able to dig deeper and to feel new many things
I want to experience these things as well.

It is still early
But those who missed it
And those who want to watch it again and again
Please do come and visit the theater ♪

I’ll be looking forward to it.

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http://www.tohostage.com/lesmiserables/cast.html

Yesterday, I appeared on Monitoring
Maiyan and I experienced being pranked with spirits for the first time!
It was scary… >_<
But I’ve become relieved after knowing the truth~

Because of licking the rock salt too much
The next day, I feel like my face has gone swelling… lol

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Jacket cover offshoot ♡

Erika (。・∀・。)☆彡

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Ikuta Erika’s Blog English Translation (2018.04.15)

Mezamashi Live in Yatsushiro~ ♪530

Good evening

Yesterday, I participated in Mezamashi Country Live Tour in Yatsushiro representing the LesMis Company!

This event wishes for the recovery of Kumamoto from the earthquake it has experienced.

There’s this song of LesMis that tells about people believing in tomorrow and living their lives to the fullest
I participated in this event carrying a feeling of wanting to deliver a power to the people even just a little bit through this song.

“A Heart Full of Love”
And “Do you hear the people sing?” with a choir!

Together with the nostalgic members of LesMis,
We sang with the Yatsushiro Junior High School Choir Club
I’m so happy ♪

And also, in this choir
There’s a certain person who was singing in the center…
Please watch Mezamashi TV tomorrow if you want to know more about it (o^^o)

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With LesMis

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Girls

I met Kumamon!
It was so cute~

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From top
① What pose should we do?
② Synchro!
③ Synchro!
④ Yay! As expected, Kumamon!

I had a great time.

Everyone who came to the event
And those who planned and participated in it
Thank you so much!

Erika (。・∀・。)☆彡

Ikuta Erika’s Blog English Translation (2018.04.06)

Synchronicity~♪ 529

Good evening

First of all,
20th single coupling song
A unit song entitled “Kumo ni Nareba ii” together with Misa and Reika
It was chosen as a theme song for Mezamashi Doyoubi!!

We just heard about it the day we were commenting about our song
We three were all surprised.
I’m so happy >_<♡

A gentle and encouraging song that drifts in the blue sky
I feel like I want to loosen up and be at ease even for just a little time!

From now on, I'll be looking forward to Saturday Mornings ♪

The other day, we sang the national anthem for the opening of the game of Giants!

When I was in Junior High School
My classmates and I would always go to Dome to watch a sports game every after school.
And now that I remember it, it was really touching…

We were nervous carrying that big important responsibility
But we were still able to enjoy taking on that role!

Thank you so much for that wonderful experience!

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Pride Pose, after a long time ☆

And today,
“Synchronicity” MV has been released.

The place was only focused at a single situation where we had all the attempts
Without lip sync,
Only through the dance and facial expressions,
Everyone tried to express the emotions and the story that the song is carrying.

How did everyone think about it~?

In our future music shows,
I normally show a good facial expression when I sing
But with this song, I want to value the emotions coming from the meaning of the lyrics that is being expressed!

Once again, the MV is slightly different because of the dance and formation
So please look forward to the live performance

Foot bath with my girlfriend now
You can use this picture~ lol

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Cute~~~~

Erika (。・∀・。)☆彡

Nogizaka46 20th Single C/W Song 『Against』 Lyrics & Translations & Review

乃木坂46 – Against

あの日初めての場所は 強い風が吹いていたよ
夢に見ていた世界は 遮るものが無い
前に誰かいるのなら 後をついていけばいいけど
先頭に立ってしまった 運命には逆らえない
That day, a strong wind blew where we were for the first time
There wasn’t anything to block that in that world I’ve seen in my dream
If there was someone in front of me, I would just follow them but
I couldn’t defy the fate to be the one who should stand in the front

弱音なんて吐けず 歯を食いしばった日々
幾つの涙流せば あの夢まで 行けるだろう
Those days when I didn’t whine about anything and just stand the pain
Just how many liters of tears I should shed so I could reach out to my dream?

僕らは 変わらなきゃいけない
永遠なんか信じるな
昨日の自分とは決別して 生まれ変われ
このままここに居続けるのは 誰の為にもならない
新しい道を切り開いて 立ち向かうんだ
Against
We must change
Don’t believe in eternity
Say goodbye to you in yesterday and be born again
It is not for anyone to keep staying as you are
Open up a new way and face it
Against

いつの間にかたどり着いた 目指していた山の頂き
思い出を振り向くよりも 新たな山を登りたい
夢を叶えてたら 人はどう生きるか
何を失っても その答えを知りたいよ
When we realized it, we could finally arrived to the mountain where we were aiming to
Rather than looking back at that time, I want to climb a new mountain
How will people live when their dreams have already came true?
What did they lose? I want to know the answer

孤独にならなきゃ行けない
別の道を進むべきだ
いつかは成長して競走する 僕らじゃないか
居心地の良さ甘えていたら 何も奇跡は起きない
味方の中は温かいけど 歩き出したい
Against
I must go alone
Advancing to a different path
Someday we will grow and compete each other. That’s who we are, right?
If you grace coziness, none of miracles will occur
It gives me warmth when I’m with allies, but I want to move on
Against

放浪の風は いつだって優しいけれど
時折の逆風は 心を強くするんだ
The wandering wind is always gentle but
Adverse wind makes our heart stronger

僕らは変わらなきゃいけない
永遠なんか信じるな
昨日の自分とは決別して生まれ変われ
このままここに居続けるのは誰の為にもならない
新しい道切り開いて 立ち向かうんだ
Against
We must change
Don’t believe in eternity
Say goodbye to you in yesterday and be born again
It is not for anyone to keep staying as you are
Open up a new way and face it
Against


This song is sung only by 1st gen member. And when I listened to the lyrics carefully, my eyes became blurry.

It’s still unknown who is the center for this song. But people are sure it’s Ikoma because the lyrics is describing her in the beginning.

And…

People are hoping ikuihoshi (Ikuta, Ikoma, Hoshino) are the front members. If that’s true, I guess I may be wailing.
I meant, most of ikuihoshi fans are heartbroken knowing Ikoma didn’t center the last single along with Ikuchan and Minami beside her. And some of us quite disappointed with “Mangetsu ga Kieta”.

The possibility is high. I could hear Ikuchan, Ikoma, and slightly Minami’s voice in the beginning of this song.

Please don’t make us disappointed again, staff-san.

As for the music…

I LOVE IT!!!PROBABLY REPLACING “Fuminsho” IN MY CURRENT 1ST FAVORITE NOGI’S SONG!!!

Ikuta Erika’s Blog English Translation (2018.03.28)

Spring has come~ ♪528

Good evening

After the day when 46 Hours TV aired,
I, myself was even surprised, I slept like a log!

Right after that, I went to Mary Poppins Theater!

I want the Japanese children and parents to watch this.
And also those people who are a little tired with life, but wants to pull theirselves together

It was the best~~

I can’t take my eyes off from that magical stage!

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Suzuki Honoka-san who plays the role of Miss Andrew,
And Komada Hajime-san as George Banks.

In LesMis, they are the Thénardier spouses!
I’m so glad I was able to meet them after a long time ♪

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It really just happened by chance
But the next day after I went to the theatre
I’ve become Mary Poppins for a magazine shoot! lol

 

For more details, BLT is to be released on 4/24 ☆
I will be on the front cover.
Please check it out~

Sakura is in full bloom~!
It’s so early in this year
When I noticed that it has already blooming, I was really surprised.

Tsukushinbou has also started to grow~

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I hope it gets big.

(Since it’s not released yet, I put the mosaic. I’m sorry~)

 

 

Erika (。・∀・。)☆彡