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

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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

Ikuta Erika’s Blog English Translation (2018.03.27)

46 Hours TV~ ♪527

Good evening

46 Hours TV!
Has finished successfully!!

Those who watched us
Thank you so much.

Mattsun and I was the MC on the first day
And then with Shiraishi-han also

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Nice Hyokkori~!

This time, I challenged myself to sing Yodel
As my denshidai ☆

I wanted to try it someday
Because I’m somewhat interested in it.
I probably first heard of it through Heidi’s music, I think?

When I looked into some video search, there are lots of skilled people there!
Please try and watch it~~

When I actually tried it, it was really difficult
I had a hard time practicing it
But more than that, I really had fun!!

Those were the days when I was studying it while trying to deal with obstacles. But still, I had fun with Yodel.

I won’t be able to experience it if this project didn’t exist.
I’m grateful!

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During our my practice period
Since the day was approaching near, I kept singing and singing in the waiting room without even caring about the surrounding.
I knew that I was being noisy
But the members joined me and gave me a lot of advice
It made me happy (o^^o)

The nice thing about Yodel is that
The people around you will definitely enjoy the performance!

I still have a long way to go compared to the professional ones,
But since I started doing it,
I hope I can continue enjoying it ♪

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We also had Chi-sama’s denshidai!
Coriander
I couldn’t overcome my weak point of eating it after all(;´Д`A

Tulip’s trip to Hakone

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Walking around shopping district while eating, Aquarium and Zoo,
Hot springs
We did a lot of things in one day
I had a lot of fun!!

I’m a newcomer
But I feel so close to them
I’m so happy~ ☆

Next time, I want Jo-san and Himura-san to join us in a trip again ♪

Are there any of you who were awake for 46 hours?
I guess none were able to do it??
But for those who were awake for a long time
Please rest well~

And most of all, to the staffs
Thank you for your hardwork!!
They did not have any time for sleep compared to us
But they still cooperated and helped us.
If they weren’t there, this reckless project won’t be able to well established.
Thank you so much!

 

 

Erika (。・∀・。)☆彡

[SUB] 180325 Nogizaka Under Construction (Ikuchan part)

Hello!

This is all I could do for this week Nogichuu review. I was about to sub Yoda’s story as well. But considering that my connection is still messed up (and took forever to upload the video below WHICH IS ONLY 10MB!!!) and old-rusty-laggy laptop that kept on freezing, I gave up and only subbed Ikuchan’s part. And actually I finished subbed around 11:30 PM (GMT+7). Just FYI. I know. So miserable.

I want to edit the uploaded video on DM but it reaaaaaaaaly takes forever to load. Never ending loading. So, let me apologize in advance if the video will be inaccessible tomorrow.

Well, I need sleep now. Sleep-deprived after struggling with slow-asthmatic internet connection for two days and work in the morning is waiting…

Please watch!

Guess. Is that a true story or she is just telling lies? Find the answer from someone who reviewed this episode fully or wait for someone who subs the whole episode.