180422 Nogizaka Under Construction Highlights

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I’m still feeling emo with Ikoma grad con today. But, here we go.

This week Nogichuu is 20th single hit prayer.

Shitara: We didn’t hear details about the hit prayer this time. Looks like Ikoma went for it.

Shitara: Ikoma, how was it?

Ikoma: If you ask me how was it, it was like the usual.

Himura: I see. So it was rough as usual.

Ikoma: For this single hit prayer, I will do it since this is my last single before I graduate.

Ikoma: Why? Because it’s mount climbing again.

Sign: Mountain until the end.

Ikoma: I also want to teach many things to 3r gen members who carry on (Nogizaka’s) future.

Sign: Ikoma’s last teaching.

Ikoma: We are also having a special guest today.

Minami: Minami is also here~ ❤

Minami: Why? Why?

Minami: Why am I here?

Sign: Unable to comprehend the situation

Minami: Just how many times I should try again to give my best until I get forgiven?

Ikoma: It was like all decided since the time of senbatsu announcement of this single that you will also go for this hit prayer.

Minami: Like in handshake event, fans were like, “Nicely done for the hit prayer!” even though I haven’t gone for it yet. And then I guess I couldn’t do anything but go do the prayer.

Minami: Since Ikoma-chan is graduating after this, I think I will also graduate from doing hit prayer!

Minami: Let’s pass the baton to the 3rd gen.

Lol, I thought she was there for her PB hit prayer!

Ikoma: If Minami-chan is graduating from doing hit prayer, then…shall we choose the new captain for Mount Climbing club from them?

Sign: We are not even members of this club anyway…

The climbing starts!

Staff: (To Ikoma) It’s your last mount climbing in Nogizaka46

Minami: It’s my last as well!

Sign: Persistently wants to retire

Ikoma: Do you know the timing we are doing this now? It’s two days right after 46hours TV.

The climbing was going monotone for 30 minutes.

Minami: Everyone are becoming quite…
Ikoma: This isn’t good!

Ikoma: I’m afraid that we can’t fill the duration for one episode if everyone is being quite like this.

Minami: I will talk a lot today.

Ikoma: That certain person who likes to be tripped isn’t here after all.

Sign: ‘That’ girl isn’t here.

5 hours since they started climbing, they finally face the last rough spot. They have to climb a cliff that almost 90 degrees.

First climber is Minami

Minami: Since I’m the first one to climb, I want everyone to rest assure that this isn’t so frightening.

Words: She is calmly climbing so the 3rd gen members won’t be in anxiety.

Minami-chan… You’ve really grown up… I’m so proud of you ; __ ;

Minami: I’m finished!

2nd climber is Momochan. She did it well without any major difficulties.

3rd climber is Yoda.

4th climber is Kubo.

5th climber is Mizuki

Mizuki: I can’t move my legs well… But I’ll do my best!

She did it!

The last is the captain. With all her feelings for both of the club and the group, she climbed up the cliff.

Ikoma: Some members are first timers, but it seems we climbed in joy so I have no regrets!

All: We wish for 20th single; “Synchronicity” will become a big hit!

Minami: Let’s pray for Ikoma-chan’s graduation as well!

Momochan: Also for her activities after graduation…

Ikoma: Huh? What? You girls will pray for me?

Momochan: We wish for your happiness!!
Ikoma: Thank you!

Shakiism all the way! ❤

20th single hit prayer has been done successfully!

Shitara: Now that the captain for Mount Climbing club is about to leave, Hoshino, don’t you want to be her successor?

Minami: Actually I had other job in my schedule that time. But I didn’t know why it turned into mount climbing schedule.

Minami: My manager said, “Mountain is top priority”

Shitara: How about you, Akimoto?
Manatsu: I’m not sure if a captain who likes to get tripped is fit to lead the club…

Shitara: Say what?

Sign: Verbal slip

Shitara: Asuka-chan is also member of the club, right?

Shitara: Why don’t you be the captain?

Ashu: I have been concealing my existence because I really don’t want to be.

Himura: THIS CLUB IS ABOLISHED!

Shitara: How about action club?

Ikuchan: Scuba diving club too.

Shitara: How are you girls doing with the club?

Ikuchan: I really want to go at least do the dive activities.

Ikuchan: If scuba diving is really impossible,

Ikuchan: I just want us to dive into something.

Shitara: Let’s end this club activities temporarily.

Two different reaction from club leaders. Lol.

 

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180415 Nogizaka Under Construction Highlights

This week episode was the continuation from last week’s; 3rd gen members’ good points in their parents view.

First topic in this episode is:

“My daughter is actually a/an xx”

First time came up was Umezawa Minami that she is actually a scaredy cat and a spoiled kid. She is scared of ghosts especially when she is at her grandma’s house. She said it’s because the house is old styled so that’s why.

And then the MC asked if there’s any other scaredy cat members.

Iku: Asuka-chan couldn’t take a bath alone
Ashu: Because I was really scared of ghosts. But that’s when I was in middle school. I’m fine now to enter the bath alone.

Shitara: So you’re now fine to enter abolished hospital’s bath?
Sign: Everyone wouldn’t ever do that

Ashu: That time, Maiyan and Sayurin were singing and dancing Nogizaka’s songs in front of the bathroom
Sign: Kind older sisters

Ashu: Actually Ikuchan was in the same room but she didn’t join us.
Ikuchan: I had to do bunch of homework that time.

Next is Yamashita Mizuki. Her parent said that her half-asleep state is terrible.

Mizuki’s Mama: When I woke her up in the morning, she said, “Mama, don’t forget to feed the giraffe”

Mizuki: My parent said that I often sleep-talking since I was a kid. Also, when I was sleeping, I hit things near me.

Mizuki: I also often get sleep paralysis. When I woke up, I could see my own feet in front of me.

Sign: Reversed exorcist?

Next is Riria

Riria’s parent: She was disguising as a boy and streaming herself on the internet.

Ikoma-sensei reacted to the word ‘Danso’ (disguising as a male)

Riria’s mother: It should be a secret to her, but I watched the stream.

Riria’s mother: When I said to her, “I’m going out for a while” she was so happy to hear that. I was thinking that she was up for something. 

Riria’s mom: When I was out of the house, I knew that she was streaming herself online.

Wow! Ikemen!

Ikoma-sensei likes it as well.

Shitara: I think he (she) looks like Ikuta.

Ikuchan: Is it because of this pose?

Oh, she doesn’t forget about her alter-ego ❤

Riria: I knew that she was watching after I’ve done the streaming.

Riria: She said, “I watched it!” after I finished.

Next is Renka.

Renka’s parent: She always leaves some of her food everyday.

Riria: What is this?! The temperature differences are extreme!

Shitara: Yours was in intense cold after all.
Sign: 30 degrees below freezing point of a story from her mother.

Renka’s mother: She puts wraps on the dish she didn’t finish and writes “I will definitely eat this tomorrow”.

The proof.

Sign: A heartwarming episode from mother and daughter.

Shitara: Itou, what do you think about this?

Riria: Extreme temperature differences!

Next topic is

My daughter strong points

First up is Kuboshi

Kubo’s parent: (Her strong point is) Her yearning to idols

Kubo’s parent: She really likes to dance since in her childhood.

Kubo’s parent: Her request for her birthday present when she was in elementary school was,

Kubo’s parent: A microphone stand.

Kubo: I really wanted a microphone stand that time. But I didn’t need the mic. That time, AKB’s song was so popular.

MC: Heavy Rotation?
Kubo: Yes.

Hebirote was popular when Kubo was in elementary school? …I feel so old already ._.

Shitara: How about Nogizaka’s song? Is there any that has standing mic in the dance?

Kubo: ‘Sekacchina Katatsumuri’

Kubo: It’s one of my dreams to perform that song.

Up next is Tamachan

Tamami’s parent: Her bravery.

Tamami’s parent: She couldn’t play piano but she candidate herself to be accompanist pianist in a chorus.

Ikuchan’s reaction was like, “Wow…”

Next topic is the opposite; their weakness.

Up first is Denchan

Denchan’s parent: She’s bad in speak out.

And then the studio is back with ‘Yahhoo~!’ championship.

Denchan did well in shouting “Yahho~!”

MC pointed to Minami to do next.

As usual, we get a gentle “Yahho~” from her.

Sign: Please give us a serious one.

Minami is tuning her voice.

Still ended up with gentle “Yahho~<3” from her.

Ikoma-kun and Misa-nee are happy with it anyway lol

MC pointed at Naachan to try next.

She did well that makes the MC shocked.

Sign: Nishino’s best ever “Yahho~”

Himura: Your voice was so loud that makes me a little put off.

Sign: We want you to keep it down.

Next is Reno.

Reno’s parent: She is bad at sports. She couldn’t do a dribble.

But when she was challenged to do the lay up, she succeeded.

Reno: I had a basketball practice at school a month ago. I became good in basketball.

Ikoma’s trauma is awaken here. She is still scared by the ball.

And then Manatsu was challenged as well. But her forms and all were calculated (cunning).

Shitara: Seriously!?

Even Naachan shook her head lol

Ashu was challenged as well. It’s her first time to do a lay up. And her starting form was too weird.

Shitara: Hold up!

Shitara: Are you going for a full speed?

Please see the episode. I can’t upload the .gif because as usual, bad internet connection.

Ashu: Huh? It was different with what I imagined…

Ashu: Huh? That was scary…

She tried again and she almost tripped.

Ashu: Scary…

Ashu: Eww, scary…

Next episode is 20th single hit prayer. Ikoma, Minami, and 3rd gen members (in senbatsu: Yamashi, Kuboshi, Yoda, and Momoko maybe?) are going to do the prayer. Another mount climbing perhaps? I think the reason why these members were chosen are:

  1. Ikoma’s last single and also the captain of mount climbing club
  2. Minami is also praying for her PB hit and also a member of mount climbing club
  3. 3rd gen members in the senbatsu is like an obligatory thing to do.

Looking forward to next episode~

180408 Nogizaka Under Construction Highlights

[WARNING: Low quality screenshots]

This week’s Nogichuu is about 3rd gen members’ good points in their parents view.

The staff gave questionnaire to members’ parents without telling them. No wonder some of them are not so amused when the topic for this week is announced.

The first topic is “My favorite photos when my daughter was a little”

Entry no.1, Ito Riria

Note: She was scouted by a model production when she is 3 years old.

Note: (7 years old) With her beloved rabbit “Fuuchan”
She started to keep it as a pet since she was 4. And the rabbit is still alive.

Entry no. 2, Iwamoto Renka

Note: (1 year old) A perfect score of smile

Note: (3 years old) Posing in a garden

Note: (10 years old) In the middle of hip hop dance practice

Entry no. 3, Umezawa Minami

Note: (3 years old) Surrounded by her beloved animal stuffed dolls

Entry no. 4, Ozono Momoko

Note: (0 year old) Her smile is the cutest!

Note: (1 year old) Her tongue always came out that made us worried…

Entry no. 5, Kubo Shiori

Note: (3 years old) Weird face on a float

Note: (6 years old) A model-like feel in a lavender field

Entry no. 6, Sakaguchi Tamami

Note: (0 year old) A girl like an orb

Note: In a ballet presentation

Entry no. 7, Sato Kaede

Note: (2 years old) We were worried by her thin hair…

Note: She was always playing unicycle whenever she played at her friend’s house

Entry no. 8, Nakamura Reno

Note: (2 years old) At Kasai Rinkai park

Note: (11 years old) Our boastful photo that was taken by a professional photographer

Entry no. 9, Mukai Hazuki

Note: (0 year old)
Shitara: What? Is that an old man?

Note: (12 years old) The best sleeping face
Shitara: Now she turned into an old lady!

Note: (13 years old) Fell asleep after bath
Shitara: Wait, I think we’ve seen the one like this before…

Entry no. 10, Yamashita Mizuki

Note: With her favorite rental dog

Entry no. 11, Yoshida Ayano Christie

Note: (1 year old) She helped her mom to cook and got powder all over

Note: (3 years old) Her Shichigosan’s finest outfit

Entry no. 12, Yoda Yuki

Note: (3 years old) Become a demon in setsubun

Note: (5 years old) Our family’s mermaid

Shitara: Shiraishi, is there any interesting point to you?

Maiyan: Me and members were thinking that the image pixels are beautiful!
Me: Nah, you are way more beautiful!

Shitara: How about you, Nishino?

Naachan: Hazuki-chan

Sign: Became an old lady in 12 years old

Shitara: And the last one, we’ve seen the similar one before
Naachan: *is nodding*

2nd topic, “Your daughter’s funniest special skill that hasn’t been showed on TV”

1st entry, Kubo Shiori

Sign: She can stack 12 pencils on her nose

(We’ve seen this one in Bingo 8, haven’t we?)

Himura and Minamin are helping her by handing the pencils.

Shitara: Oh, it’s a big advantage for having them to help her

Kuboshi: *stacked 7 pencils*

Shitara: Right, Kubo? It’s nice having two of them helping you! Good for you!
Kuboshi couldn’t help but laugh because Shitara were talking at her.

Himura: WHAT? YOU ACTUALLY CAN’T DO THAT?!

Kubo: *to Himura* Please don’t make me laugh…

Himura: I’M JUST STANDING HERE!

Shitara: Huh? What is it, Ozono?

Momochan: *in whisper tone* Please be quite for her…

Shitara: I should be quite because she’s doing the challenge?

Shitara: *in shouting tone on purpose* You got it right!

Kuboshi failed again lol

And then Kazumin is taking the same challenge.

Member (if my memory serves me well, it was Ikuchan): Her chin is wrinkled…

Members are laughing

Kazumin: WAIT! I CAN’T BE CUTE DOING THIS!

I’m pretty sure this one is Ashu who broke into a laughter wwwww

Himura: They’re right! Your chin is wrinkled!

Sign: No wrinkles in Kubo’s

Himura: What’s with that wrinkly chin?

Members are laughing seeing Kazumin’s weird face while doing the challenge

2nd entry, Sakaguchi Tamami

Tamachan’s mom: Idols are often showing their weird faces on TV, but the one Tamami has is way funnier

Tamachan: I only do the faces in front of my mom…

Tamachan: And then she said, “You’d better do it (on the TV) for once”

 

And here’s the face

It is sure weird! lol

Shitara: We know Himura-san is popular with his weird faces. Let’s have him do some and I want you all to pay attention to the 3rd one.

Shitara: Ready?

Shitara: One

Shitara: Two

Shitara: Three.

Sign: His normal face is the strongest.

Members are broke into laughter in instance

Sign: The champion of weird faces has arrived

Ayati acquired a certificate of Esthetician. So they are having her to show how she does to Himura

Shitara: *hits Himura’s forehead* Close your eyes!

Himura: *is shocked* OI! WHAT KIND OF ESTHETICIAN IS HERE?!

Ayati continues the demo but then,

Shitara choked Himura’s neck

Himura: SERIOUSLY WHAT THE HELL IS THIS ESTE?!

Himura: Were you choking my neck? No, right?

Himura: That was scary… *lies down again*

Shitara: It’s over, right?
Ayati: *nods*

Himura: *rages* WHY IS IT OVER?!

The last topic is “My only treasure”

Yoda’s letter when she was a middle high for herself in 10 years later.

“I’m sure you’re not married yet and don’t even have a boyfriend.
But that’s not a terrible thing.
I’m sure you’ll get one someday so please do your best!
(If you still can’t, cheer yourself up by keeping a pet)
Also, please don’t waste too much money.
Do your best so you can bring your families for Hawaii vacation!!”

Yoda: This is embarrassing…

Nogi_Satsu Vol. 51 Translation

Translation: inchan
Raw text provider: inchan
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Scanlation source: 2ch

NOGI_SATSU Vol.051

Nogisatsu is full of off-shot photos.
Members’ natural faces were taken and publicized here this week as well!

Weekly Photographers-01
Group’s first Office Lady Concurrent Idol – Shinuchi Mai
“I’m addicted to watch videos of solid soap gets shave off by knife and peeler. The sound of shaving is making me calm. Maybe I have a sound fetish!?” 1st photobook 『Doko ni Iru no?』(Koubunsha) is on sale.

Weekly Photographers-02
Fair-skinned girl from Tohoku -Kubo Shiori
“I’m having a co-starring with some former Takarazuka actresses in ‘Three Sisters’ stage play. They are looking so cool that makes me want to try to watch Takarazuka.” She is an executive model of fashion magazine 『Seventeen』

Weekly Photographers-03
Performing artist -Wakatsuki Yumi
“I only watched 10 stage plays last year, so I’m planning to go watch various plays this year. As for my target, 50 stage plays to watch!” 1st photobook 『Palette』is on sale.

 

Hori Miona
Miona who is wearing a pajama and relaxed. She is also playing by making a mustache. 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Akimoto Manatsu・Nishino Nanase
While saying “You’re like a baby”, Manatsu is touching Naachan’s head. 📷 Wakatsuki Yumi

Sakurai Reika・Mukai Hazuki
Mukai often falls asleep when having a make-up. Maybe because of her growth period. 📷 Wakatsuki Yumi

Shiraishi Mai・Takayama Kazumi
Kazumin knows well about palm reading. She said that I have pervert line…(lol). 📷 Wakatsuki Yumi

Yoda Yuki
Yoda had an appearance as Matryoshka doll in a TV program. Her role was the smallest one. 📷 Kubo Shiori

Iwamoto Renka
Renka is always being vigorous since morning. On this day of handshake event, she was eating cup noodles. 📷 Kubo Shiori

Akimoto Manatsu
She tried several poses, but in the end, she chose the usual cunning pose. 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Sakaguchi Tamami
Things inside Tama-chan’s pouch are so girly. She has a high femininity. 📷 Kubo Shiori

Sato Kaede・Umezawa Minami
A combination of best buddies onee-sans in 3rd gen. Minami is excel in rolling hair. 📷 Kubo Shiori

WEEKLY BUZZ!
Matsumura Sayuri
・Nishino Nanase
Osaka’s old ladies’ specialty fashion is?
There was an appearance of Kansai origins who were supporting Tendo Yoshimi-san’s performance in “NHK Kouhaku Utagassen”. From Nogizaka46, Mattsun and Naachan were participated because they are also from Kansai. During the performance, they were wearing animal patterned clothes as the specialty of Osaka’s old ladies and they were standing out (lol). By the way, Mattsun is usually doing dumb things and taking some comedy acts on the TV, but actually her true nature is a diligent type so she often being a retorting role. As for Naachan, she often retorts with a small voice.  It’s not “What the heck! (Nandeyanen!)” but instead, “Like hell I’d do that” or so like that with a small voice (lol). 📷 Wakatsuki Yumi
#OsakaLadies #AnimalPatterns

Shiraishi Mai・Takayama Kazumi
Did you brush your teeth well?
Whenever Mai-chan found a member who were brushing their teeth, she always said, “♪Let Shiraishi-san do the finishing touch~”. She said that while singing and helped brushing (lol). This day’s target was Kazumin. Kazumin who was being shy is also cute. 📷 Wakatsuki Yumi
#Shiraishi-sanDoesTheFinishingTouch

Saito Asuka
Please pay attention to the fast moves dancing in the CM
She was wearing a stuffed bear costume in “Baitoru” CM and she was unusually high there. If we knew that a beautiful girl is inside the costume, we might be shocked, right? 📷 Shinuchi Mai

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!!!