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.

 

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~

Nogi_Satsu Vol. 50 Translation

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

NOGI_SATSU Vol.050

These photos could be captured because it was members who captured them.
Let’s reveal members’ rare true nature here!

Weekly Photographers-01
A beautiful woman with 170cm height and outstanding looks ― Umezawa Minami
“When I was in high school, I went to see Tokyo Girls Collection. I was overwhelmed by the beauty of Shiraishi-san who walks along the runway! I have always been adoring her since then.”
She is often being entrusted as MC among the 3rd generation members.

Weekly Photographers-02
Group’s first Office Lady Concurrent Idol – Shinuchi Mai
“I have turned 26 y.o. There is no late to start anything in life. To me as well, I want to keep challenging myself from now on.”
Her 1st photobook ‘Doko ni Iru no?’ (Koubunsha) is on sale.

Weekly Photographers-03
A character who acts cute and wants to be loved – Akimoto Manatsu
“I’m planning to buy a recorder to record some TV shows. I have one in my house, but there are too many shows that I want to watch so I need more spaces!”
She is often appearing in some TV shows.

Ozono Momoko
She’s using my thighs as pillow and “Can I sleep here?” she said. She is fawning on me 📷 Umezawa Minami

Inoue Sayuri
Sayunyan came to my radio show as guest. The badmouthing talk is amusing 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Umezawa Minami・Yoda Yuki・Iwamoto Renka
Yoda Woman With B appeared in handshake event. Three of them are so cute! 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Sakurai Reika・Saito Yuuri
These two are playing trump speed. Reika-chan is so weak (lol) 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Yoda Yuki
Yoda has a little sister image, but she is treated like a pet among 3rd gen members (lol) 📷 Umezawa Minami

Saito Yuri
We had a shoot wearing school uniform so she did a Gal pose to me 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Yamashita Mizuki
Mizuki is a passionate and diligent type, but her cool facial expression is also good 📷 Akimoto Manatsu

Akimoto Manatsu・Wakatsuki Yumi
“Let’s just move our bodies for now!” they said and started a weird warming up before show 📷 Shinuchi Mai

Kubo Shiori
I was aiming a moment when she eats, but I managed to capture when she stuck her tongue out! 📷 Umezawa Minami

WEEKLY BUZZ!

Shiraishi Mai・Wakatsuki Yumi・Matsumura Sayuri
A human pyramid suddenly appeared in lesson room
In lesson room, when Mattsun and Waka were lying down, Maiyan came in! Out of the blue, she climbed up onto both of their backs and a gymnastic just happened (lol). Three of them were appearing in ‘Asahinagu’, so perhaps they wanted to convey the “passion in sport” or “tenacity in sport’? By the way, they were discussing, “What kind of expression we should do?” with serious mode on their faces. They really did their best just for the sake of this picture!  I need to study from them how to be all out even in making fun. 📷 Shinuchi Mai
#Gymnastic #Pyramid #Adultsseriousness

Nishino Nanase
Shutter chance for her defenseless sleeping face!
Naachan often sleeps remain seated without covering her face. On top of it, mostly with earphone plugged in listening to music, so she can’t hear the shutter sound of the camera. That’s why Naachan’s sleeping face is easy to capture 📷 Akimoto Manatsu
#Deepsleep

Saito Asuka
The trick is to have a lover’s POV
The trick to take a cute photo of Asuka is to have a lover’s POV. Whenever I pointed a camera to her she always pulled out a dislike face, but here I imagined, “Don’t be so stubborn, just be honest already!” as if I’m her boyfriend before I take the photo (lol). With that, I captured a piece with girlfriend mood from her! 📷 Shinuchi Mai
#へletter

Nogizaka46 19th Single Coupling Song 『Maa ii ka?』 Lyrics & Translation

Oh, hi! It’s been a while.

As always, I’m busy with my office work lately.

I found a spare time on weekends, and this one will be one of me being productive in this fandom.

 

Before I put the lyrics and translation, let me write down my thoughts for this song.

I forgot where did “Maa ii ka?” gets aired. But I found it in my YouTube home. The moment I listened intro part, I was thinking, “Why it sounded like a kid song? I think I’ve heard this melody somewhere in my childhood…”
The more I listened to the music, I couldn’t stop grinning. Once I finished listening to the song, I’ve already decided that this is the best coupling song of 19th!…so far. I’m waiting for Ikuchan and Kuboshi’s musical song and then I’ll re-decide it.

 

So here comes the lyrics!
(I don’t know if someone out there already done with this lyrics translation. So maybe that someone’s translation is better than mine. I still do the translation just…for fun!)

『まあいいか?』
Maa ii ka?
Well, whatever

(まいやん)
「あなたはいつも言ってたよね
世界で一番親友だって
今の今まで信じてたけど
私の元カレと浮気した?」
(Maiyan)
“Anata wa itsumo itteta yo ne
Sekai de ichiban shin’yuu da tte
Ima no ima made shinjiteta kedo
Watashi no moto kare to uwakishita?”
(Maiyan)
“You’re always saying it, right?
‘I’m your best friend in the world!’
I’ve been believing you since then but
you cheated with my ex boyfriend?”

(まなったん)
「ウチらは家が近かったし、
幼稚園のときから一緒だから
好きなケーキも好きな動物も
好きな彼氏も似てるよね?」
(Manattan)
“Uchira wa ie ga chikakatta shi,
Youchien no toki kara issho dakara
Sukina keeki mo sukina doubutsu mo
Sukina kareshi mo niteru yo ne?”
“Our houses are near to each other,
We’ve been together since in kindergarten
Our favorite cakes and animals are same
Even we like the same boyfriend, right?

しょうがないかも
気が合う二人
好きになるのも
同じタイミング
付き合い始めたのは
(まいやん) 私が先でしょ?
始めてキスしたのは
(まなったん) 私が先でしょ?
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
Shouganai kamo
Ki ga au futari
Suki ni naru no mo
Onaji taimingu
Tsukiaihajimeta no wa
(Maiyan) Watashi ga saki desho?
Hajimete kisu shita no wa
(Manattan) Watashi ga saki desho?
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
I guess it can’t be helped
Both of us gets along
We like someone
At the same time
The one who started dating
(Maiyan) I was the first one, right?
The one who kissed
(Manattan) I was the first one, right?
Well, whatever
Well, whatever

(まなったん)
「私に嘘はつかないって
ケンカをした後指切りしたね
仕事忙しいって言ってたけど
昨日合コンしたんだって?」
(Manattan)
“Watashi ni uso wa tsukanai tte
Kenka wo shita ato yubikirishita ne
Shigoto isogashii tte itteta kedo
Kinou goukon shitanda tte?”
(Manattan)
“You told me you won’t tell lies to me
We pinky-swore after got into a fight
You said you were busy with work, but
I heard you went to a mixer yesterday!”

(まいやん)
「もちろん誘いたかったけど
誰かの紹介嫌いだったよね?
ある日突然巡り合うような
運命でなきゃ恋じゃない」
(Maiyan)
“Mochiron sasoitakatta kedo
Dareka no shoukai kirai datta yo ne?
Aru hi totsuzen meguriau you na
Unmei denakya koi janai”
(Maiyan)
“Of course I wanted to invite you
But you said you hate to get introduced to someone, am I right?
It doesn’t count as romance if
it is not fated to happen across someone”

どっちにしても
縁遠いよね
占いなんて
外れてばかり
彼氏がいないことに
(まなったん) なんだか慣れちゃった
彼氏がいなくたって
(まいやん) それなりに楽しい
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
Docchi ni shitemo
Endooi yo ne
Uranai nante
Hazurete bakari
Kareshi ga inai koto ni
(Manattan) Nandaka narechatta
Kareshi ga inakutatte
(Maiyan) Sorenari ni tanoshii
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
Either way,
We have little prospect of marriage*)
Things like divinations
They are always miss
Being not having a boyfriend round
(Manattan) I’m getting used to it
Not having a boyfriend
(Maiyan) I enjoy my life as it is
Well, whatever
Well, whatever

まあいいか?しょうがない
まあいいか?しょうがない
Maa ii ka? Shouganai
Maa ii ka? Shouganai
Well, whatever. It can’t be helped
Well, whatever. It can’t be helped

いつもあなたといれば
寂しくなんかないから
ずっと後を追いかけて
金魚のフンでいようね
Itsumo anata to ireba
Samishiku nanka nai kara
Zutto ato wo oikakete
Kin’gyou no fun de iyou ne
As long as I’m with you
I don’t feel lonely at all
I’ll forever follow you
Let’s tag along together

もし彼氏ができても
(まいやん) スネたりはしない
もし彼氏ができても
(まなったん) 仲良くできるわ
Moshi kareshi ga dekitemo
(Maiyan) Sunetari wa shinai
Moshi kareshi ga dekitemo
(Manattan) Nakayoku dekiru wa
If you get a boyfriend
(Maiyan) I won’t sulk
If you get a boyfriend
(Manattan) I still can get along with you

ホントはどうかしら?
(まいやん) 絶対許さない
ホントはどうかしら?
(まなったん) 早く別れさせたい
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
まあいいか?
まあ……
よくないって!
Honto wa doukashira?
(Maiyan) Zettai yurusanai
Honto wa doukashira?
(Manattan) Hayaku wakaresasetai
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
Maa ii ka?
Maa…
Yokunai tte!
Honestly speaking?
(Maiyan) I absolutely won’t let that happen
Honestly speaking?
(Manattan) Hurry, break up already
Well, whatever
Well, whatever
Well, whatever
Well, whatever
Well…
As if we’d say that!

 

Okay, that’s all.
A catchy music with unique lyrics, and MAIYAN’S RAP AND KUROISHI??? Those are the reason why I really like this song. Can’t wait to watch the MV ❤

Now…
I’ll continue checking my partner’s translation of “Sayonara no Imi” fanfic and then translate my parts.

*) It’s kinda hard to translate the word 縁遠い (endooi) in this context. If someone knows a better translation for this word, kindly let me know m(_ _)m

[SUB] Ikuta Erika & Shiraishi Mai’s Speech in 18th Single Senbatsu Announcement

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5t0n2o_18-speech_tv

 

First of all, congratulations to Momochan and Master Yoda for being the new (double) centers!

Phew…

So here goes my thoughts.

1. Actually I’m a bit relieved the moment I knew that it would be another wCenter again. So the possibility of someone’s “last single” is getting lower.

2. I had a feeling that some of 3rd gen members would be chosen as senbatsu. But I didn’t expect they would be in center position.

3. I was scared that Minami will be dropped again to under member. The announcer didn’t say her name until 3rd row fully filled by other members. But I’m glad that she is in the 2nd row.

4. Ikuchan in 2nd row. Again. Well, I guess it can’t be helped. The management can’t give her another hard time to coexist in Nogizaka and being a solo career. Being front member means that they have to attend most of the single promotion in most medias.

5. I laughed hard when Manatsu tripped over the podium. Well done :))

6. Seeing Maiyan’s smile in this senbatsu announcement is somehow reassuring. Please don’t graduate before I see you in person

7. Momochan’s face emotion is…kind of scary. I mean, it’s different with the ones back then. It’s like, “Oh, no. Why me? Is it okay for me to be here? I can feel the Senpais’ weird tensions behind me…”

I think the management is pushing the 3rd gen a little bit too much. Like holding their solo concert, and even let NOGIBINGO!8 as their own TV show. Do they (management) even think about 2nd gen members feelings? Especially those members who never gets into senbatsu. So many wrath voices of 2nd gen fans out there. And I think it’s getting worse with this 18th single senbatsu announcement.
Well, I understand that the management is planning to draw some new fans or let the current fans to like these 3rd gen members so when their (fans’) oshimen graduates, they still have another favorite members from 3rd gen and stay support Nogizaka.
Am I right?
Indeed the 3rd gen members have so many potentials and as for their looks, they’re above average. But I’m not sure they will be the replacements when the time of Ikuchan/Maiyan’s graduation comes.

8. TBH, I was hoping that Mizuki will be a senbatsu member. But I knew it would be Yoda who stands alongside Momochan.

The management has to fulfill fans’ demands out there. Yes. Yoda already has a LOT of fans. It can’t be helped. Please do your best even if you’re not a senbatsu.

 

I think that’s all. I apologize if I said too much. I knew I shouldn’t say such things because I’m still new in Nogizaka fandom. But… I have the rights to speak out my thoughts, right? 🙂

Last but not least,

 

HAPPY 26TH BIRTHDAY, ACCHAN!! (Maeda Atsuko)

I still love you :*