180318 Nogizaka Under Construction Highlights

Let me apologize in advance,

sorry for the low quality screenshots.

 

This week’s theme is “Goal I want to Achieve in this 7th year of Nogizaka46”.

First presenter is, Ikuchan.

The goal she wants to achieve is,

to be a regular in a show.

Ikuchan: We have been in Nogizaka46 for 7 years. Some members are starting to become regular in TV and/or radio show one by one.

MC: What kind of show you want to appear regularly?
Ikuchan: I really like on location filming, so I’d like to appear in a show such as…Hiru nan desu

Ikuchan: I can eat deliciously, I’m cheerful just by being there (in the show), my smile is constant, and the screen will turn gorgeously whenever it shows me.

Sign: She said by herself.

Ikuchan: I want to show my originality like feeling the music and introduce something in musical way…

MC: Don’t you think that’s unnecessary?

She is then challenged to do a live broadcast of gourmet report of Orange Curry.

She musicalizes her commentary of the gourmet.

“O Orange, Orange! Why art thou Orange?”♪

Sign: People in the studio are confused.

“It taste is about 20% spicy and 90% sweet”♪

“A fantastic harmony of a curry”♪

MC: It’s 20% spicy and 90% sweet,

MC: You sum it up it’s 110%. Why?
Ikuchan: *didn’t notice that*

Ikuchan: To me, 110% is best. I’ve never thought that 100% is the limit. I always aim up one level higher that’s why it became 110%.

MC: So can you do the same thing when you introduce an old man like Himura-san?
Ikuchan: Of course. The gourmet report was an impromptu anyway.

“A Report of an Old Man”

Ikuchan: Here we have an old man♪

Ikuchan: What is your name?♪

Himura: Oh, u-um, it’s Himura.

Ikuchan: Himura, your hairstyle is so cute♪

Ikuchan: Please give us your smile♪

Sign: Tragedy of a Noon.

Ikuchan: It’s okay if it is with or without singing, nevertheless, I’m waiting for the offer anytime!

Next presenter is, Sayunyan.

Goal she wants to achieve,

to have her own photobook released.

She already came up with the title for her photobook.

“A Small Lily” (小さな百合の花 chiisana yuri no hana)
The phrase contains kanjis of her name 小百合 (Sayuri). And it’s actually her father who thought of her name.

She also printed an example of her photobook.

Those photos are taken by Marikka.

MC: Matsumura, photos in your photobook were taken in Hawaii, right? Was it you who asked the staff to take in Hawaii?
Macchun: Actually the staff told me that I have an image of Hawaii. That’s why.

Kazumin: Sayunyan where do you want to go (for photobook shoot)?

Sayunyan: …Switzerland.

MC: Wait, you want to show your ‘true’ self, but why Switzerland?

Sayunyan: I want to go to Switzerland…
Sign: Perhaps this is actually her goal.

Next presenter is Maichun.

Her goal is,

“To buy expensive shoes”

MC: Oh. Please go and buy by yourself then.

Maichun: I really don’t have any of expensive shoes.

Maichun: The most expensive one I have is cost JPY 12K

Maichun: The original price was 30K, but it was 60% off.

Sign: As expected from a water burglar.

MC: How much you will spend for the most expensive ones.
Maichun: I will work hard and…spend 100K for it.

And then she is offered some pairs of women shoes by the staff to buy. She was hesitated if she should buy the most expensive one (250K) or not. In the end…

She bought 2 pairs for 84K.

Last presenter is,

Kazumin.

The goal she wants to achieve is,

to fix her pronunciation.

Kazumin: I want to fix my pronunciation because in the 7th year, I want to challenge myself as an actress as well.

To measure how bad her pronunciation is, she is told to say 高所得者層 (koushotokushasou/high income group) to Siri.

She ended up saying “光速くそ” (Kousoku Kuso/Sh*t Speed of Light) instead.

Siri: Please do not say such a thing.

After a special lecture, she could finally said it right.

Aw, yiss IkuMai sit next to each other <333

MC: How about now, can you say it?
Kazumin: *fails to say it*
Sign: Huh?
Kazumin: Wait, wait, let me try again.

Kazumin: Ta chi tsu te to *while bowing*

Sign: She could say it while bowing.

MC: There is no such actress who talks like that in acting!
Sign: A hard to use actress.

MC: Only a huge robot role will fit that!

Sign: Science Fiction only?

Okay, maybe the Nogi’s ikemens are fit with Robot.

Next episode theme will be a “Let’s Find out Who’s Lying”

Naachan: The culprit is…

Kyaaaah!! Maiyan is so cute with that hairstyle <333

 

That’s all. Thanks for reading!

Ikuta Erika’s Blog English Translation (2018.03.06)

Translated by Dorimaasan

Reunion~♪ 526

Good evening

Two days ago, I went to Kinami Saya-chan’s house together with my friends Kon-chan and Rin-chan, who were also starring in LesMis~

We were greeted by these well-decorated lovely meals as soon as we arrived there ☆

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Saya-chan and Kon-chan’s homemade Hinamatsuri Gozen!

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I want to be like them…

We celebrated Rin-chan’s and my birthday (o ^^ o)

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We have matching Thai pants as our souvenirs

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We were in high spirits lol

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I had so much fun!
I also ate a lot
Because I talked too much, the amount of tea I consumed was terrible lol

I really love them~ ♡
Thank you for the wonderful time!

I’m so happy to be able to have this reunion even the show had already over.

It’s either getting warm or cold here recently.
I’m confused…

Please take good care of yourself, everyone~~

Erika (。・∀・。)☆彡

[SUB] 180311 Nogizaka Under Construction (Ikuchan and Maiyan Part)

It’s been a while since the last time I subbed a video. At first I was about to do another highlight but the struggle to cut and render the video was real. I’ve spent hours since the show was ended to render and my laptop kept failing to do that. So I decided to sub Ikuchan and Maiyan part only.

And actually I want to write more about this 20th single senbatsu announcement. Too bad, I’m too tired. Mentally.

Anyway, please watch!

Note: You can’t watch it on dailymotion because I’m setting it as private video. Please watch the video in this page.

 

It would be a wonderful gift to me if it was IkuMai double center.

Ikuta Erika’s Blog English Translation (2018.02.20)

Checked & revised by Inchan

Great Comet~♪ 525

 

Good evening

 

I’ve been using Theater Live 4u recently!

 

Bullets Over Broadway

Mata Hari

Poe no Ichizoku

And many more

 

And also the movie Greatest Showman

 

I felt a lot of excitement

I laughed, I cried, and I even felt empathy

Just by watching, you can already consume calories.

 

Input Output

Both are important!

 

There was an announcement today.

 

On January 2019

I will take the role of Natasha in“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812″ musical!

 

Inoue Yoshio-san will play the role of Pierre.

I once mentioned at radio that someday I hope we will be able to stand on the same stage

But to think that this will happen in just a short time…

I am really happy!

 

When I was watching Tony Award on TV last year

The audience’s seats are on the stage and it had an impact to me

It was very  memorable.

I wonder how it will be in Japan.

 

Konishi Ryousei-san, Hiromu Kiriya-san has also been announced as casts today

And those who haven’t been announced yet

I’m looking forward to the production of Japan’s premiere of Great Comet

 

Everyone, please look forward to it ♪

 

 

These pictures aren’t really related but

This was from our recent Hong Kong live’s dressing room.

 

2/25 18:30~

I will appear in Bananaman-san no Sekkaku Gourmet!

We three got really lively♪

I was told to only taste but I ate like I’m used to everyday. lol

It had fun so much~~ Such a great program~~

 

Shitara-san has finally recovered from influenza and it was his first recording.

Since influenza is starting to spread even more, please take care of yourselves everyone >_<

 

I will appear two weeks later so stay tuned

 

 

Erika (。・∀・。)☆彡

[NEWS] Ikuta Erika will Appear in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet 1812” Musical

It has been announced in Nogizaka46 official site that she will take part in “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet 1812” musical. She also stated in her blog that she will play role as Natasha.

This musical is a sung-through musical adaptation of a 70-page segment from Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace written by composer/lyricist Dave Malloy and directed by Rachel Chavkin. The musical received positive reviews, particularly for Phillipa Soo, Denée Benton, and Josh Groban’s leading performances, as well as for the production’s score, direction, and scenic design. The show was nominated for 12 awards—the highest number of nominations in the 2016–2017 season—for the 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical for Benton, Best Actor in a Musical for Groban, Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Lucas Steele, and Best Direction of a Musical for Chavkin. It won two awards: Best Scenic Design for Mimi Lien and Best Lighting Design in a Musical for Bradley King (lighting designer). (Wikipedia)

The musical will be a premiere in Japan and will start to show on January, 2019.

“Mozart” is about to get produced and will be shown soon, and now this. It is another amazing opportunity for her to have a leading role in such a well-known musical.

January to March 2017 ― Romeo & Juliette
May to October 2017 ― Les Miserables
May to August 2018 ― Mozart! (Upcoming)
January to unknown 2019 ― Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet 1812 (Upcoming)

Source:
Official
Ikuchan’s blog

P.S
She mentioned that she watched “The Greatest Showman” lately. I hope she will take part if the Japanese musical for The Greatest Showman is decided.