Ikuta Erika’s Solo Graduation Song, “Toki no Wadachi” Lyrics and Translation

Toki no Wadachi (lit. Ruts of Years)

Note: The translation below is a rough translation so it might contain inaccuracies. Also, I got the lyrics by listening to the song, also might contain inaccuracies.

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(211124) Nogizaka46 appears in MTV’s traditional acoustic live!

“MTV Unplugged: Nogizaka46” A one-night-only performance from successive singles and best albums will be broadcasted from 20:00 on Sat, December 11th!

“MTV Unplugged” has been the pioneer of original and unique acoustic live performances with top artists from all over the world. As for Japanese production, leading artists such as Utada Hikaru, Hirai Ken, Nishino Kana, KinKi Kids, Hata Motohiro, etc. have appeared, and they have performed a bit different from the usual live performance.

Nogizaka46 will be on this traditional stage this time. On December 15th, they will release their first best album “Time files” to commemorate 10th anniversary of their debut, and they will appear on “MTV Unplugged”.

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[Request] Kubo Shiori Became Gian Ikuta’s Next Victim

Few weeks ago, an Anon in my cc asked me to translate this video. It was by chance that I also watched that video few days before Anon-san asked me.

https://curiouscat.qa/inchanish/post/1241250567

However, since I don’t really have much time to sub anymore, this time, I will write down the translation (with some screenshots) from the video.

Please consider this as one of my last project for Ikuta Erika’s graduation :’)

So, without further-ado, let’s start it!

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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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Nogizaka46 28th Single “Kimi ni Shikarareta” 7net version Unboxing

My first unboxing video!
Nogizaka46 28th single type A, B, C, and D from 7net. At first, I bought type D only since the bonus is Ikuchan and Zukki but in the end, I bought all version to test my luck for the release event.

It’s a quick unboxing video since I only had an hour and half to take and edit the video before I started working. I apologize for the crappy edit and if my voice is a nuisance. Enjoy!