211025 Ikuta Erika’s Blog “To everyone” + Personal Thoughts

As of December, 31st 2021,
I will graduate from Nogizaka46

I joined when I was in 9th grade and stayed until I reached 24 years old
I truthfully had 10 years of happiness.

I started to think of graduating sometime back then,
but then I realized that I didn’t want to leave.

(That’s just showing how) I really loved the days I’ve spent with everyone so much.

Considering, thinking again, considering… repeatedly
When I took the time carefully, in the end
I was able to decide, “I will leave!”

I announced this suddenly
it may have upset everyone.

When I’m recalling some memories, I can’t help but feel sad.

However, if everyone accepts this decision,
I will be happy.

Before I entered Nogizaka, I was a straight-laced person
While being a member of younger group who wasn’t afraid of anything, I kept moving forward
and before I knew it, it seems that I became a strange person, lol

Whenever I reminisce things, it’s full of embarrassing things
But it’s kind of dazzling, isn’t it?

I am now completely an older member. As I’m growing up,
I feel stronger and also felt timid sometimes.

I laughed more often, but I endured tears more as well.

I’m sure if I was alone, I’d be crumbled somewhere.

Anytime, any condition (of myself),
(there were) members who held my hands
fans who pushed my back (to support)
staffs who guided me
family who supported me

Thanks to everyone
that I managed to come this far.

Thank you very much for
sharing your love.

Even after graduation, even the things are changed
while exploring new ways of life and expressions,
I’ll be happy if
I can get along with everyone.

My life as an idol is two months left

10th Anniversary album, Tokyo Dome, music program, meet and greet…
Also, graduation concert is scheduled to be held on December.

I want to cherish every single thought for everyone.

To be able to meet (members and fans) in Nogizaka
I am sincerely grateful.

I love you.

Ikuta Erika

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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

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

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