Happy 1st Birthday, Erien #1223!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

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Happy birthday to Erien #1223!
It has been a year since I started this blog!

Perfect time to wrap up 2009. When I posted the first 2009 entry on this blog, I wrote "May 2009 be full of Eririn for all the Kameists out there. Also, lets all hope that Morning Musume will make it back into Kouhaku in 2009 under leader Aichan's leadership." They did not make it into Kouhaku this year, but we certainly received a lot of Eri focus this year. 2009 has been an incredible year indeed and I hope 2010 will be even better. I'm already sensing another great year with the recent announcement of Eri's 8th photobook and 3rd solo DVD. A great way to kick off 2010 for all Eri fans, even though they will only be released in late February and early March.

As for this blog itself, it has been a pleasure to translate the Eri related stuff as well as Morning Musume related shows. I have to admit that I'm losing the motivation recently and am not willing to spend the time to translate nowadays but I'll try my best to continue running this blog as long as possible before I lose it completely. Thank you all for all the kind comments throughout this year. They had been very encouraging and motivating. Please keep supporting Erien #1223 in 2010 and continue spread the Eri love. I swear I have absolutely nothing to gain from doing all this so keep spreading the love ~ Sharing is caring!

Before I end this entry and welcome 2010, I'll like to say, 2 translations of a same show can never be the same, no matter how accurate or inaccurate they are so I know it when one is using my translation. Rephrasing or re-posting my translations doesn't make them yours. I've heard and seen many people doing that. If you're doing that, please stop it and credit all translations posted here back to this blog.

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Putting that aside, may 2010 be another awesome year for everyone! Continue spreading the Morning Musume love!

InterFM FIVE STARS Wednesday #118 (2009.12.30)

Reina was speaking with a nasal voice when she recorded this week's show. She caught a cold. Anyway, since its the last day of 2009, Reina looked back at 2009. This year had passed very quickly for her, with her usual routine of working, playing and sleeping. When she first entered Morning Musume, she wanted time to pass faster but now, she doesn't even have to wish for it to pass quickly and it'll fly past her. This year, Reina celebrated her 20th birthday. She wanted it to be a special celebration but as usual, she spent it with her family. She initially didn't want to turn 20 but after turning 20, she realised that there's not much difference from being in her teens.

She wanted to review on 2009 but its difficult to recall everything so she talked about what she has been doing lately. She has been playing street fighter and from her description, it seems like she has been using Zangief to fight. Reina finds Zangief a great character and can win over pro-players of street fighter without even knowing the buttons for special moves with Zangief.

Morning Musume - Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai

For "Kimagure Princess"'s music video taping, Reina was the last member to get her shots taken. For this single's recording, they were told to move around even if its not their line, showing the sexiness of a girl. As she was wondering about what moves to make for her shots, she watched other members and saw some of the members really moving their hips. Kind of like "Can that shot actually be used!?" standard of sexiness. For Reina, she felt that if her shots were all just sexiness and nothing else, it'd be boring so she added in a little bit of the Reina flavour that we see in concerts.

Reina once said that she'll like act in a drama. Although she has yet to accomplish that aim, she now has an anime that was done based on Tanaka Reina and Reina herself is currently voice acting for the main character (Kaitou Reinya) in the anime. If Reina can participate in other shows, she will like to play the baddie of power rangers. She finds the make-up and costume of the baddie cute and feels that she'll be able to act like a baddie even though she has no experience in acting. Most girls will normally choose pink ranger when asked who their favourite ranger is. However, Reina's prefers red ranger to other rangers.

Kazusa Kitaguchi - Am I Fallin' In Love
Hilcrhyme – Shunkashuutou

Continuing with the 2009 review, Reina certainly got into spam this year ever since she ate the onigiri filled with spam during the Hawaii FC Tour. She wasn't that crazy about it at first but after she returned to Tokyo and bought the canned spams, she fell in love with it and is still in love with it. She is hunting for spam now because they aren't available in common supermarkets. She also had a craze over avocados and cooking this year. She only tried cooking 3-4 times and all of them were just spaghetti. It wasn't exactly because of her interest. She has zero interest in cooking but wanted to do it because she was turning 20. Reina sounds really proud and adorable when she talked about not "crying" when cutting onions, lol. She hopes to find a dish she is good at making in near future. That's the 2009 round-up for her private life.

Now for her job. Koharu's graduation is the biggest change for Morning Musume in 2009 in Reina's opinion. It feels strange without her, as though Morning Musume is "imbalance." Not that they don't get along with one another, just that some members works better with certain others. They can't revert the graduation so they can only work hard together now. She quickly ended her talk when she realised she about to go into a serious talk.

Please continue to support Reina (and Morning Musume) in 2010. With that, Reina gave 5 five stars to Morning Musume.

Morning Musume - Shouganai Yume Oibito

Promotions for Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu~ and Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle date~

Reina: OtsukaReina!

Miki-sama & Elizabeth Kyamei 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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It has been so long since we last saw Eri and Mikitty together.

In case you're wondering, these pictures are taken from Tsunku's blog. He wrote 2 blog entries about the year-end party the company had yesterday. Lucky us got 2 pictures of Eri who is looking cute, as usual. If you're interested, you may want to check out the OG members' blogs as well as Maichan's blogs for more coverage and photos taken during the party.

InterFM FIVE STARS Monday #039 (2009.12.28)

Eri misread "bed" as "pet" for the first mail. Moving on to the opening talk, sitting on the sofa of her living room is the calmest place in her house for Gaki-san. She enjoys playing games, watching television programs and using her mobile phone on the sofa. According to Eri, the sofa in her house is "broken." They didn't get a replacement immediately. Instead, Eri and her family sat on futon until they saw some cheap zaisus which are what they are using for now. Eri places the zaisu on a hot carpet, behind a desk and she likes the warmth of the carpet in between the zaisu and desk. As Gaki-san was wondering about how one can feel calm in a toilet (the listener who sent in the mail said his calmest place is the toilet), Eri told her "You will feel calm. There's no one but yourself in there." Eri added that she (still) likes narrow places and to be in a secret place so that no one can scold her.

Gaki-Kame: five
Gaki-san: -nk@
Gaki-Kame: interfm.jp
Gaki-Kame: five
Gaki-san: -nk@
Gaki-Kame: interfm.jp

Morning Musume - Kimagure Princess

The surreal joke the listener made in his mail got Gaki-san and Eri laughing. The girls gave one another "titles." Gaki-san suggested "random goofy girl" and "goofy happy yaro" (Yaro means rascal) for Eri. In case you're wondering, the "happy yaro" title is the same joke they made in this episode. Eri titled Gaki-san "noisy girl." Gaki-san doesn't want to be called that by Eri but she admits that she is noisier than Eri. Both Gaki-san and Eri can be really loud when their "loud switch" is turned on. However, Gaki-san's loud laughter can be really annoying. Eri often tells Gaki-san to not laugh in such an exaggerated manner because they aren't on TV and she doesn't have to react to them like the way they have to on TV shows. Despite Gaki-san's refusal to accept the title, Eri is still going with "noisy girl" for Gaki-san.

A listener asked Gaki-san and Eri how many new year's card they are planning to prepare. The 2 girls decided to answer at the same time and again, their answers matched. The answer is zero. Gaki-san knows that it isn't a good habit to not write them. She does feel tempted to prepare the cards when she sees the new year related items like new year stickers. Even though they don't send out new year's cards, they do send people their new year greetings, through mobile phone's mails. Not only are they cute, there are postcard templates that can be used. They enjoyed preparing new year's cards when they were younger though. Gaki-san stumbled a little on her words and Eri immediately jumped on her mistake, twice.

Eri knows that she has a habit of blinking continuously but it isn't as bad as the past now. Both of them agreed that the normal face Koharu makes looks funny. Koharu has the habit of making a funny face unknowingly when in a serious discussion.

Hot request: Morning Musume - Koi-ING

Gaki-san and Eri don't mind what listeners are doing when they are listening to the radio show. They are happy as long as the listeners listen to the radio show.

Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.jp
Eri: For me...(mumbles)
Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.jp
Eri: Sunny side up eggs

Gaki-san finds slide phones good. Eri has used a slide phone in the past and wonders what's good about it. Gaki-san thinks that slide phones look cute and are convenient. One doesn't have to flip it open to use the phone. Eri, on the other hand, doesn't like the design slide phones. Also, as slide phones are generally smaller in size than flip phones, they look good with the phone straps. Gaki-san goes more for the appearance of her phone than function. She used a slide phone too in the past, but changed to a flip open phone and then she changed back to a slide phone again recently. Now that she is back with a slide phone, she is more for slide phones and has decided to stick to slide phones. Before Gaki-san bought her current phone, she went to look at mobile phones together with Eri after a FIVE STARS Monday recording. The next day when Eri met Gaki-san, Gaki-san showed the Eri her new phone. Her speed in buying a mobile phone surprised Eri. According to Gaki-san, she is pretty fastidious about her mobile phone. With that, Gaki-san gave 5 stars to slide phones.

Eri's selection: GReeeeN - Setsuna
Although they were travelling in a taxi on the way to the studio, Eri kept singing "Setsuna" despite the presence of a stranger (the taxi driver).

Morning Musume - Love Machine

Promotions for Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu~ and Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle date~

Gaki-san: five
Gaki-Kame: -
Gaki-san: nk
Gaki-Kame: @
Gaki-san: inter
Gaki-Kame: fm
Gaki-san: .j
Gaki-Kame: p
Gaki-san: five
Gaki-Kame: -
Gaki-san: nk
Gaki-Kame: @
Gaki-san: inter
Gaki-Kame: fm
Gaki-san: .j
Gaki-Kame: p

The girls will be updating FIVE STARS Monday's blog weekly so do check it out!
The episodes recorded during the public recording will be aired in the first 2 weeks of 2010.

Gaki-Kame: Bahahai!
Eri: Everyone, do do their reflections for this year!
Gaki-san: You should!

Eri's 3rd Solo Image DVD & 8th Photobook!

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Eri's 3rd solo image DVD will be released on March 3, 2010. The title has yet to be revealed but e-hon provided us a brief description of the DVD. It says "Kamei Eri's 3rd solo DVD! Its fully loaded with the real Kamei Eri that can't be seen in Morning Musume! Filled with bikini scenes too!" The duration of the DVD is an hour. The photobook will be released on February 25, 2010, slightly earlier than the image DVD, as usual. Eri probably went to Hawaii because the prizes for the lottery are souvenirs from Hawaii according to neowing.

This is great news. I'm hoping to see some adventure and action! It'll be awesome if Eri has yet another side of her that I've never seen or heard of.

Ichigo Ichie #038 (2009.12.24)

Monday, December 28, 2009

Perhaps still in the China mood, when Aichan was talking about new year, she gave a short Mandarin lesson. The phrase she taught was "新年快乐" (Xin nian kuai le) which means "happy new year."

There are 2 different concerts for the upcoming Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu. It may seem to be physically demanding since the dates are all lined up side by side, but Aichan thinks that it may not be as bad as she thinks since it is a Hello! Project concert. In other words, they don't get to sing as much as when performing in a Morning Musume concert. There are songs that Aichan likes and some old songs in the concerts' set lists.

Morning Musume's 42nd single, "Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai" will be released on February 10. Aichan can't give much details for now but she can say that it may be a cool song, but they are wearing cute costumes.

Aichan is not good at skiing but she doesn't fall when she skis. She enjoys skiing but haven't been skiing ever since she joined Morning Musume. She has never tried snowboarding but will like to try doing it.

High King - Destiny Love
Aichan gives a hint that this song will be performed in the upcoming concert. She assures us that it will be a cool song.

This week's recommendation is "A Christmas Carol." Aichan watched the movie with Junjun. Although Junjun gave her a choice of the movie and Aichan wanted to watch "2012," she was too afraid to watch it so she chose "A Christmas Carol" instead. Junjun was quicker in her in getting the tickets so she couldn't do much about it.

Listener's recommendation is "Public Enemies." Aichan has yet to watch it.

Aichan hopes that she can stop falling down during concerts because she makes the rest of the members feel worried for her. Gaki-san and Eri especially. Gaki-kame often tells her to stop falling, even though its something that she can't help. Once, during a Hello! Project concert in the Summer, in a middle of a performance, when Aichan was standing in the centre, she fell down the steps. Eri happened to be next to her at that point and it surprised Eri. She quickly checked if Aichan was all right. Fortunately, unlike the fall she had during Nine Smile concert, it wasn't a bad fall. Aichan will like to stop being clumsy, behave like a young lady and not cause the rest worry about her.

Aichan's role in Q.E.D drama is an 18-year-old school girl. She was 22 at that time when they filmed the show. Talking about it, it brings back the good memories to Aichan. Even though the drama was aired earlier this year, it felt as though it has been a long time.

Watching Koharu graduate, Aichan noticed that Koharu has grown up a lot and has became cool.

Looking back at 2009, Aichan realised how much she has done within a year together with the other members. She is amazed by the amount of stuff they accomplished in 2009.

To Aichan, travelling overseas is a good thing. Some of the members often have problems with travelling because of the food and the inability of their skin to adapt to the new environment. Aichan has no problem adapting to the environment quickly. She wants to meet the fans from Taiwan, Korea and many other more countries. Aichan is thinking of learning Mandarin. She is still putting English as the top priority though.

Morning Musume - Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai
Aichan feels that this song (lyrics) has a deep meaning behind it and she will like everyone to listen to it.

When she was younger, like other children, Aichan wondered if she could write her name in Hiragana instead of Kanji because all 3 Kanjis in her name, "高橋愛" (Takahashi Ai) aren't easy to write.

This week's English phrase is "Okay, I will." It is a continuation of last week's English phrase, "Say hi to your mom."

There will not be any Ichigo Ichie next week. It will continue to run as usual after 2009.

Aichan teaches how to sing the "Jan!" line in "Kimagure Princess." Can't be translated, you have to listen to the show to listen to how she sang. She did say that you can try to use the strength from your stomach. It helps to build muscles. It may be difficult to sing along at first but if you get the trick to doing it, it should not be of much problem. The challenging part for Aichan is the lines with a faster tempo. Those aren't her lines though. Aichan says that if one is able to sing "Kimagure Princess" well, the rest of the Morning Musume songs shouldn't be of much difficulty since "Kimagure Princess" is a vocally-challenging song.

Thanks to "Ichigo Ichie," which started this year, Aichan has improved greatly with her talks even though she has yet to stop stumbling over her words. Please continue to support "Ichigo Ichie" in 2010.

Aichan: This was Takahashi Ai who wants to meet the Ichigo mates (Listeners of "Ichigo Ichie") now.

Konya mo Usachan Peace #164 (2009.12.23)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Not long ago, Eri and Sayu planned to hang out together but they had a rehearsal that day. Fortunately for them, the rehearsal ended 4 hours before the scheduled time and they had a meal together before going to karaoke. They went to the karaoke not to sing, but to eat and chat. It was humid in the room after some time. Eri took off her clothes out of a sudden, leaving her camisole on. Eri looked very sexy in that and Sayu was worried that a staff might just walk into the room to check if they needed anything so she asked Eri to put on her clothes which Eri refused, reasoning that its dark and no one would be able to see. To Sayu, the darkness added unnecessary sexiness. She managed to convince Eri to put on her (Eri's) rehearsal jersey in the end.

Kamei Eri - Kataomoi no Owari ni

Some time ago, when Suzanne was on Waratte Iitomo, Sayu sent flowers to the show to congratulate Suzanne. She watched the show when it aired. She finds Suzanne really cute, not only on the outside, but also on the inside (She's right!). Even though Sayu makes negative comments about Suzanne on TV, they are friends in private. Suzanne often tells her she listens to Morning Musume's songs. Sayu too, listens to Suzanne's songs. She likes the duet she sang with Shouji (Mikitty's husband), "Deaete Yokatta" (Me too!). Sayu likes Suzannes voice and how she twists her voice a little near the end of the song. Many Morning Musume girls do it too but Sayu just finds Suzanne's cute.

Sayu was overjoyed when she was informed about the appearance on Waratte Iitomo's telephone segment. Despite her experience, Sayu was very nervous because she has great respect for the show and that it wasn't easy to get an opportunity to go on the telephone segment. She's glad that she was given the opportunity to go on that segment.

A new fashion trend is called "Mori Gal" (Forest gal) which made Sayu wonder if there's a trend called "Umi gal" (Ocean gal), lol. She feels that Aa-chan from Perfume fits the image of a Mori Gal perfectly from the way she dresses and speaks.

When Sayu is together with Morning Musume, she has to try not to dress/style the same way as other members so when she is going on a TV show alone, she doesn't have to worry about that. Instead, her stylist and her will try to dress her up cutely and show a different Sayu, in terms of looks and fashion.

"Muchaburi no Okite" corner! In case anyone missed out the first episode of this corner, you can find the details and translation here.

1. If Sayu were to put her virtue into a Charumeru melody,
Sayu : Charai yo.
Judgement : Crow's cry

Sayu didn't know what a Charumeru melody is (I didn't too) so she just gave a pun.

2. Please react to this. There's beard growing out of your chin.
Sayu : Ge (Yuck).
Judgement : Crow's cry

3. Please make an impersonation of Yuukorin.
Sayu : Ogura Yuko desu. (You have to listen to her voice. It can't be translated.)
Judgement : Crow's cry

Sayu thinks that its impossible to imitate Yuukorin's voice. In fact, there aren't many people out there who are able to imitate Yuukorin well. She has a very unique voice.

Coming back to talk segment. Sayu feels sad about Koharu's graduation and wonders why she feels so sad about it. She did expect herself to feel that way but not so much. Koharu being her junior, Koharu's graduation certainly gave her a very different sort of feeling as compared to other graduations. She taught Koharu so much when Koharu entered Morning Musume...even though up till now she isn't sure if Koharu actually understood what she said. Until now, Sayu is not sure why Koharu graduated. She is happy that she performed "Rainbow Pink" with Koharu though.

Sayu could feel how much Koharu likes "Rainbow Pink" and the pink duo linkage between the 2 of them. They want themselves to be irreplaceable even if Tsunku creates a new pink duo within Hello! Project Eggs. Sayu knows that their duet is vocally messed up and that's one thing that no one can do other than the 2 of them (That's half of the meaning of the "irreplaceable"-ness...I think).

Morning Musume - Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai

This week's sexy word,
Sayu : Gokubuto Udon (Thick udon)
Sayu had thick udon not long ago.

Konusapi received a lot of mails asking for "Quiz Shigesagon!"'s revival (I want it to make a comeback too!) so they may be bringing it back. In other words, they are not only asking for entries for "Quiz Shigesagon," but also, punishment games! Lol'd at the way Sayu read the script when she announced it.

Promotions for Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu~ and Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle date~

Sayu wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.
Sayu : OyaSayumin

Everything-Eririn.net's renewel

Friday, December 25, 2009

Everything-Eririn.net, an English Eri fansite is renewed recently and they are going to have a random drawing. Click here for more details.

They are also looking for bloggers, designers, forum moderators, translators, encoders, typesetters, archivers and uploaders. Do send them an e-mail or leave a comment if you will like to help out/contribute to the site! ...But don't try to steal anything from my blog without my permission!

Again, Merry Christmas to all!

Merry Christmas to all!

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays everyone! Enjoy your time with your families and friends!

[Fan recording added] FIVE STARS Monday public recording (2009.12.23)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The public recording started off with Gaki-san and Eri first and they were later joined by a host. Yes, a host, even though its Gaki-san and Eri's radio show. The fan project on mixi for the fans to hold up orange light sticks was very successful. There was a huge crowd and a lot of fans complained about not being able to see the girls completely. Passer-bys made comments how cute and beautiful Gaki-san and Eri were, lol.

A "reindeer" brought out a cake, which is of course, for the birthday girl. The cake had lots of strawberries on it and all the fans sang a birthday song for Eri. The staffs bought the cake from "Something Rogue" bakery. A lot of fans went to the bakery after the public recording.

They recorded 2 weeks of radio show during the public recording. Not going to go into the contents of the shows since it will be aired in near future. Only going to write about the unrecorded portions. Before the recording, Eri told the audience that Gaki-san was very nervous and asked Gaki-san to "leave it to her." Gaki-san explained that she was nervous because Eri's free-will attitude will give her problems. After the first recording, the girls said that the audience was unexpectedly close to them.

Morning Musume's upcoming single, "Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai " was played for the very first time during the public recording. It is pretty similar to Kioku no Meiro and Resonant Blue. Gaki-san and Eri are leads for the second half of the song (Not confirmed, but it sounded like they are the leads). They stood up from their seats when they heard themselves singing, cute.

The duration of the public recording is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Update 1: The recordings are for the first 2 weeks of FIVE STARS Monday in 2010.

Update 2: Fan recording for "Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai" can be downloaded here. You can hear Gaki-san and Eri at the second half of the song. The fans cheered because Gaki-san and Eri stood up to appeal to the fans during their lines.

Yuko wishes Eri a Happy Birthday

Today is Morning Musume's Kame-chan's birthday
It'll be good if she have a wonderful day
I like the slackness in her when Kame-chan talks to me
Congratulations, Kame-chan ♥ ♥

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How sweet of Yuko to wish Elizabeth Kyamei a happy birthday on her blog. She is really one hardcore Morning Musume fan. Makes me miss all the teasing between Yuko and Eri in Hello Project Hour and Eric Kamezou corner.

Happy 21st Birthday, Eri!

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Happy 21st birthday to Eri!
There were so many discussions in 2008 when she was about to turn 20 and now she is already 21. I wonder if she accomplished the aims she set for herself to accomplish after turning 20. She has became more mature indeed...that is if we exclude FIVE STARS Monday and the times when she is alone with Gaki-san. In fact, she has displayed her leadership skills when on promotion campaigns with her juniors, surprising me with yet another side of her. Just how many sides does Eri have?

Anyway, even though there hasn't been much talk about her 21st birthday as compared to her really "big shot" 20th birthday which was brought up practically everywhere months before her 20th birthday, I hope that she'll enjoy her birthday as much as she did last year and gets to eat lots of birthday cakes instead of Christmas cakes.

Once again, a very happy birthday to Eri

InterFM FIVE STARS Monday #038 (2009.12.21)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This week, Eri read out a mail from one of the listeners for the opening talk. Listen to her read out the whole series of number (3.14159265358979323846264338327950288) starting from 05:31 to 05:43 in one breath. She was reading out the value of Pi.

Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.com
Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.com
Eri: 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028

Morning Musume - Nanchatte Renai

Gaki-san and Eri were asked what their "popular phrase" of 2009 is. They decided to announce it together to see if they were thinking of the same phrase and surprisingly, they did. The last time they tried something like that, both of them gave 2 completely different answers. Anyway, the phrase is none other than "Nananananzoya!" which they have been using frequently on FIVE STARS Monday. "Nananananzoya!" is an old gag.

Gaki-san's little sister is in high school now and is having worries about her university admission.

The first thing Gaki-san looks at when she sees a guy is his eyes. Not to check him out, just that she looks into people's eyes because one's eyes can say a lot about him. Eri isn't too sure of where she looks at for a guy at first but after some discussion with Gaki-san, she concluded that she looks at their eyes too.

Michishige Sayumi & Kusumi Koharu - Merry Pink Christmas

Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.com
Eri: (Mumbling)
Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.com
Eri: (Mumbling)

Tanpopo# - Umbrella

For the past few weeks, the 2 hosts have been talking about one of their managers who has Kamei (AB) blood type. The manager is pretty tall and looks tough but her personality isn't that way. She speaks with a weak voice and is really kind. Despite Gaki-san and Eri being the usual loud them, she doesn't try to shut them up. Instead, she tries to respond to them. They imitated the manager's voice several times during this talk. Gaki-san told us about one of her conversations with the manager.

Gaki-san: Please don't change your personality.
Manager: I doubt I will.
Gaki-san: Please don't change even when you're promoted to the company or another position.
Manager: I have no plans on trying to get a promotion...

Eri works very well with this manager. With that, Eri gave five stars to that manager...which Eri calls "Miss T" on the radio show.

Gaki-san's selection: Michael Jackson - Earth Song

Promotions for Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu~ and Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle date~

Announcement of FIVE STARS Monday's first public recording. Click here for the details.
Their manager is planning on getting them their usual drinks too for the public recording.

Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.com
Eri: How nice ~ People are..
Gaki-san: five-nk@interfm.com
Eri: kind ~

The girls will be updating FIVE STARS Monday's blog weekly so do check it out!

GakiKame: Bahahai
Eri: I'm not thinking of money nowadays!
Very short talks this week.

Nakky: I love Kamei-san's innocent smile!!

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("mewmew" Magazine, page 15)
Q43. You're going to try to be a cameraman. Please select a member from Hello! Project to be your model!
Nakajima Saki: Kamei Eri-san. I love Kamei-san's innocent smile!!

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Ichigo Ichie #037 (2009.12.17)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

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Earlier this month, Aichan went to Beijing together with Gaki-san, Junjun and Linlin. The first thing that surprised her was how big and beautiful Beijing's airport was. The fans from China were waiting at the airport for their arrival and called out to them when they saw them coming out. Aichan looks forward to seeing the fans at airports whenever she travels overseas for work. It makes her really happy. She also received compilations from a fan who represented an unofficial fan club which had planned one of those fan projects that collect messages to be compiled and passed to the Morning Musume girls. There were 5 compilations in total. Each of the girl who went to Beijing received a solo compilation of messages while the messages for Eri, Sayu, Reina and Aika were compiled into one compilation. A lot of fans tried their very best to write in Japanese and Aichan truly appreciates their efforts. She read through every single message in her compilation and was shocked to know that the stumble-on-her-words-often habit is well-known.

Junjun and Linlin were very excited when they heard that they would be able to go to Beijing for promotions. Aichan is interested in Mandarin but she isn't able to speak/read/understand the language so she had to rely on Junjun and Linlin during the trip. The food there was great and since they were at Beijing, the girls wanted to try the Peking Duck which they did, on the very first day of their trip. Aichan and Gaki-san returned to Japan a few days earlier than Junjun and Linlin. According to Junjun and Linlin, after Aichan and Gaki-san left, they had some really delicious food. The purpose of the trip was to promote Morning Musume and to get an opportunity to hold a concert in China.

Aichan likes both public recording and studio recording. She likes the real time reactions she gets when she does a public recording but she feels nervous every time she does a public recording.

High King - Destiny Love
Aichan loves "Destiny Love" and is pleased to have the "Destiny Love" lines, which are sang in English.

Aichan's recommendation this week is Morning Musume Concert Tour 2009 Fall ~Nine smile~. Koharu's graduation ceremony was probably one of the longest graduation ceremony Morning Musume ever had. Even Tsunku, noticed that the ceremony's duration was really long. Koharu is Aichan's first junior that graduated before her and it felt really different. She didn't know what to say for her speech. During the last week of the concert tour, together with Sayu, Koharu performed Rainbow Pink. Rainbow Pink is a pretty old song for Koharu's career in Morning Musume. Watching Koharu rehearse for the song performance, Aichan noticed the big difference between the current Koharu and the Koharu back then when Rainbow Pink was first performed. That moved her to tears, unsurprisingly. Aichan heard from Sayu that Koharu treated the rehearsals for Rainbow Pink very seriously and did everything perfectly, unlike the Koharu in the past.

Listener's recommendation is "Twelve Angry Man" stage play. Google the title if you're interested in it. It was originally a movie.

Backstage recording (~15:20)
Sayu watched the Ichigo Ichie DVD. The end.

The recording was taken during the final day of Nine Smile concert tour. Only Sayu and Aichan were talking in this recording because Aichan did another recording earlier on with the rest of the members before Sayu went back to the dressing room...or at least she thought she recorded it. She ended up with only the recording of her and Sayu talking instead of both the recordings, including the one she did with the other 7 members. According to Aichan, when the 8 of them did the recording (The one without Sayu), Koharu talked quite a bit. Unfortunately, she didn't record it.

Something unrelated, but since she talked about Nine Smile's final concert, Eri invited Nozomi Sasaki (Voice actress of Sapphy, a jewel pet) to the concert. Nozomi turned up for the concert and wrote a blog post for it.

Aichan still has a habit of saying "9-people Morning Musume" instead of 8. When she was in Beijing, she said 9 and had to correct herself.

Michishige Sayumi and Kusumi Koharu - Rainbow Pink
Aichan remembers how funny Hito-Pink and Miki-Pink's performance was during Hawaii FC Tour 2007. She envies Sayu for being able to sing and dance to such a cute song even at the age of 20.

When the 5th generation joined Morning Musume, they often got lectured for their bad skills and the lack of personality. Aichan takes baths to relieve her stress from work. (Off topic : When I did this part, I took a look at the clock and it was 12:23AM ~)

This week's English phrase is "Say hi to your mom."

Although Aichan is a big fan of Takarazuka, she has never been to the grand theatre of Takarazuka's musicals for more than 10 times.

Aichan : This was Takahashi Ai who wants to play Final Fantasy right now

Konya mo Usachan Peace #163 (2009.12.16)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Fujimoto Miki's wedding banquet in November is the biggest reception ever Sayu has attended. She was surprised by Mikitty's cute smile and how Mikitty cried buckets, something that Sayu didn't expect from Mikitty. For some unknown reason, Aichan cried too, lol. Instead of a wedding cake, Shouji and Mikitty had a chocolate fondue. The lovely couple fed one another. Shingawa, the other half of Shingawa Shouji comedy duo, made a speech to the couple which moved Sayu to tears. After the banquet, Sayu sent a nicely decorated (lengthy) mail to Mikitty talking about the experience. The next day, she received a reply from Mikitty which got her excited. Mikitty's reply was none other then....!
"Who are you?"
*Dodges the rotten eggs*

What's more is that in Sayu's mail, she wrote "If Sayumi gets married, I want a wedding like Fujimoto-san's."

Fujimoto Miki - Romantic Ukare Mode
Haruna Ai did not attend the banquet but she made a VTR to congratulate the couple. In the VTR, she did her famous lip-sync performance of Mikitty's Romantic Ukare Mode.

From Sayu's house in Yamaguchi to the nearest convenience store takes a 20 minutes walk so Sayu has never been to there, lol (You know what I mean right?). Anyway, some time ago, when Morning Musume was in Kobe, they all had some Nikuman and that started the Nikuman craze in Morning Musume. When they were eating Nikuman together, they got curious about what one another adds to their Nikuman. For Sayu, she wanted some mustard but there wasn't any available there. Aika on the other hand uses sauce...which isn't common. They told Aika to talk about this uncommon taste of hers somewhere when she gets the opportunity too. However, Sayu shared this story first, even before Aika herself. She told the listeners if Aika were to talk about it somewhere, they must act as though they are hearing the story for the first time, lol.

The Morning Musume members are guest actresses in the upcoming drama that Mano Erina is involved in. They taped the drama recently for Sayu's scenes. It has been some time since the last time Sayu worked with Mano. She was surprised by how responsible Mano had became. When both of them stood side by side, the staffs told them they really look alike. Sayu was glad to hear that but Mano showed no reaction so Sayu thought perhaps Mano doesn't like the fact that she looks a little like Sayu. Coming back to the drama, since the scenes were not taken in order, the staffs got a little confused with the props. They didn't know which props were supposed to use in which scenes. Mano on the other hand remember everything clearly and helped them out. After the taping, Sayu mailed Mano "Good job!" but she didn't get a reply from her. A week after that work assignment, Sayu saw Mano again and Mano then thanked Sayu for the mail.

When Koharu guested on Konusapi earlier this month, she did her "Mikan, ikimasu!" (A line that Koharu always says before a Mikan performance in a concert) after Sayu read out the song title. Sayu was sitting directly opposite Koharu and saw Koharu's eyes looking upwards when she said "Mikan, ikimasu!" like she'll do during concerts. The fact that Koharu is doing that on a radio show tickled Sayu. When they played Rainbow Pink, Koharu was dancing to the song in the studio.

Before Koharu's graduation was announced, Sayu had never thought of not having Koharu in Morning Musume. Only after the announcement, she realised how quiet Morning Musume will become if Koharu is gone. She regrets not talking to Koharu more. Watching the Koharu standing next to her during concerts, telling the fans that she would be graduating, Sayu wondered why Koharu grew up so big. FYI, in Koharu's memorial DVD, Sayu was the only one who cried when recording the video message for Koharu. She didn't exactly cry though, she held back her tears as she continued to talk about how she wish she had went out with Koharu during their personal time.

Sayu and her sister used to love bugs. During the summer seasons, where there'll be lots of bugs, the two of them would catch bugs using a bug net. She remembers how much fun they had catching them and discussing about the bugs, saying things like "Red dragonfly is rare." They even raised mantises. Sayu knows that it sounds sick, but she admitted to looking at a mantis eat another mantis up. She even caught around 4 beetles. In Yamaguchi, the supermarkets sell beetles (Seriously, for what?). Sayu and her sister would often pester their mother to buy some for them. Apparently the two of them loved bugs more than their brother did.

After Sayu's sister jots down something, she often isn't able to read what she wrote, lol. Sayu popped up at her sister's workplace sometime ago and saw how hard her sister was working and that touched her a little. She is happy to see her sister being able to balance well.

Sayu wonders if her sister is an alien, lol.

Morning Musume - Egao Yes Nude

This week's sexy phrase...
Sayu : Marshmallow ~ (~27:02)

Promotions for Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu~ and Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle date~

Sayu : OyaSayumin

Honest Reina

Sometimes....Reina is too honest.
By the way, they were talking about this dance movement, hehe.

Do watch the full 30 minutes show (Morning Musume's Kimagure Princess TV) filled with teasing and sabotaging. I thought of doing the funny parts of the show but uh...got to wait till I feel motivated enough. I've never loved translating videos. Its so troublesome to time or to upload the screen caps, bleah. That's one of the reasons why fansubbers should deserve a hell lot of recognition and appreciation for their hard work. Its not easy to time and translate the shows word for word. *Continues to stay in my radio show world and be lazy* Good night people!

Konya mo Usachan Peace #162 (2009.12.09)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sayu enjoyed hosting the radio show with Koharu as guest. Although Koharu has now graduated from Morning Musume, she still hopes that Koharu will be back on Konusapi as guest again.

Morning Musume - Furusato

Sayu and her mother went to her sister's house not long ago and helped her clean her messy house up. She has lots of her big sister's stories to update us with. First thing is, her sister lost one of her front teeth. If that happened to Sayu, she definitely wouldn't be in a good mood. Her sister on the other hand isn't affected by the fact that she lost a front tooth and her mother had to ask her to go to the dentist for treatment. Second thing is that for some reason, the water doesn't heat up in her sister's house. Despite it being winter, Sayu's sister has been bathing with cold water. After they checked with the landlord for why the water doesn't heat up, they found out that her sister didn't pay the gas fees so there was no gas supply. Third thing, they decided to go out for a meal after cleaning up her house. Sayu and her mother put on their coats while Sayu's sister only put on a T-shirt. Her mother advised her sister to put on a coat too but apparently, her sister doesn't have a coat...even though she had quite a number of them. Sayu's sister assured her mother that she would be all right and was about to wrap herself with her futon to go out. Her mother stopped her and asked her to use her blanket instead. Either way, it still surprised Sayu. Yes, her sister really went for a meal with them with a blanket wrapped around her.

Sayu likes Aichan's leopard print costume that she wore for Nine Smile concerts. She finds it really cute and suitable for Aichan. The costume comes with a hat which Aichan knows how to make full use of the hat during her performance to look cool. Sayu likes Aichan's cow costume too because she has this ribbon on her costume which goes well with Aichan. As for Sayu's costumes, she likes her Aruiteru costume. Sayu wore a hair accessory that looks like a ring for that song performance to match her costume.

Sayu enjoys writing Pocket Morning Tour Diaries. She feels that whenever she is writing for the subscription program, its one of her most blissful moments. Like she has always said, she wants a blog very badly. Since she can't have one, neither can she send Pocket Diaries when they don't have a concert, she sends three pocket diaries per day. FYI, for members like Eri, they only send around three pocket diaries per tour. Other members like Reina and Gaki-san send only one or two pocket diaries per day. Sayu doesn't like the fact that the subscribers will only receive their Pocket Diaries some days after the members sent it out but at least its better than not being able to send anything to the fans at all. FYI, subscribers usually receive it 2 days after the girls send it out. As the girls don't get much opportunities to talk to the fans, Sayu makes full use of this program to tell the fans whatever she wants to say. She has lots of stuff to say but doesn't get the time to. Sayu feels grateful towards Konya mo Usachan Peace, which is a perfect chance for her to say all that she wants.

When Sayu was in elementary school, she didn't know how to communicate with guys. She avoided trying to work with guys because she was afraid of them. So shy of them that she thinks that if back then, she dropped an eraser and a male classmate picked up for her, she wouldn't even dare to thank the person. She's totally okay with guys nowadays though and is able to communicate with them well.

Sayu finds Ishikawa Rika really sexy and acts like an adult.

Sayu can't cook at all, even though she has the urge to cook sometimes. Unlike other mothers, when Sayu told her mother that she wants to try cooking, instead of offering to cook with Sayu, her mother told her its okay to not know how to cook because her mother didn't know how to too until she got married. Sayu's mother loves cooking for her children.

Sayu's mother went to her sister's house recently. She called her sister beforehand and they agreed to meet at her house at 9PM since her sister gets off work at 8PM. However, Sayu's sister didn't get home all that while even though her house door was left open. Sayu's mother made a phone call to Sayu at 10PM where Sayu asked her to wait a little longer. Sayu received another phone call from her mother at 12AM. Her mother couldn't contact her sister neither had her sister got home. Worried, Sayu tried calling her sister too but no one picked up. Both of them were really very worried by then. Sayu made a call to her sister's friend who told her that her sister said that she was planning to go to a manga cafe. The smart Sayu did a quick research on the mange cafes near her sister's house and contacted all the cafes to check with them if her sister is at their cafes. Fortunately, Sayu managed to find out which cafe her sister was in and informed her mother. Her mother then headed to that cafe and found her sister sleeping there. Relieved, Sayu headed home after a long day of work plus an extremely worrying experience. Her sister called her to apologise for the trouble she caused. Apparently, her sister went to the manga cafe despite the date with her mother because she didn't have anything to do. The first thing that came into Sayu's mind was that her sister should have spend the time packing up her house instead of complaining about being too free.

Morning Musume - Aruiteru

This week's sexy phrase,
Sayu : Otomori set ~
An Otomori set consists of toothbrushes, soap and stuff like that.

Promotions for Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu~ and Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle date~

Sayu : OyaSayumin

InterFM FIVE STARS Monday #037 (2009.12.14)

When eating bento, Gaki-san will start off with her favourite food item.She used to leave her favourite to the last though. Eri on the other hand has never thought of which is eat first. Gaki-san's response to Eri's habit, "You really don't think about anything huh?" Normally, Eri will just eat accordingly to what she wants to first. As for a strawberry shortcakes, Gaki-san will eat the strawberry first. Eri wonders why do people even make decisions for which to eat first when eating. FYI, during a personality test in 2006, both Gaki-san and Eri started eating a strawberry (normal) cake from the edge of the triangular piece of cake instead of the strawberry.

Just the other day, when they were travelling on a bullet train, the bento they had had ginkgo nuts in them. Gaki-san doesn't like to eat ginkgo nuts so naturally, she'll look for the ginkgo nuts lover, who was sitting diagonally behind her. Despite the presence of other passengers, when Gaki-san called out for Eri, Eri replied loudly, "Give me a minute, Gaki-san!" Eri had High Chew gummies with her that day and she passed some of them to Gaki-san by...throwing them. One of the gummies hit Gaki-san on the head and both of them started laughing. That earned them a scolding from their manager.

Eri didn't interrupt Gaki-san as Gaki-san read out the e-mail address.

Morning Musume - Naichau Kamo

If Eri orders Oyakodon (Chicken, egg and onion on rice) but gets only a bowl of onion and rice, her first reaction will be "Why?" in English. Gaki-san wonders what's up with Eri's recent English phrase nowadays. Both Gaki-san and Eri will inform the waiter if they happen to be served with a different dish. Gaki-san will say something like "Erm...there's only onions in here. You guys forgot to add in the rest of the ingredients right?" The two of the encourage listeners to speak out if we are served with the wrong dish since we are in the right.

A listener asked if Gaki-Kame prefer guys with thick eyebrows or thin eyebrows. Eri responded with a "Anything will do ~" As usual, she doesn't have a preference for such things. Gaki-san too, has never thought of what type of eyebrows she prefers guys to have. She doesn't like guys with very fine eyebrows though. Eri remembers that back then when they were still schooling, everyone had very fine eyebrows during a period of time. Hearing herself say "Back then when we were still schooling..." Eri doesn't like it but Gaki-san, being the very realistic her, told Eri she has no choice since they are all growing up. Gaki-san can't stand guys with blonde hair but black eyebrows too. Eri doesn't mind. As long as the guy looks fine with the eyebrows he has, she is okay with it. Both of them concluded that they guys with too thin eyebrows aren't their cup of tea. They prefer just normal eyebrows.

Eri noticed that whenever she reads out mails from the listeners that ask them which do they prefer, A or B and stuff like that, she doesn't actually have an answer because she is fine with all the options.

A listener asked what sort of cakes do they like for Christmas and of course, poor little Eri who's birthday is two days before Christmas. To Eri, its not a matter about what sort of cake she likes, but rather, its about whether she gets a cake for her birthday. Eri called her mother an idiot which Gaki-san reminded her that if she calls her mother an idiot, that means an idiot gave birth to baby Eririn. Gaki-san told Eri to appreciate her mother. Coming back, because Eri's birthday is two days before Christmas, her mother doesn't know when to get a cake. On Eri's birthday? Or on Christmas? To Eri, her mother should just get cakes for both the events. Apparently she doesn't mind eating so many cakes. When Gaki-Kame were informed of the public recording that will be held on Eri's 21st birthday, the first thing that Eri said was that "I hope there'll be a cake..."

FYI, in Morning Musume DVD Magazine Volume 27, Eri mentioned that during her birthdays, whenever she goes shopping for a birthday cake with her mother, they won't be able to get one because during that season, all the cake shops only sells Christmas cakes. She made a cute request in the DVD for cake shops to sell birthday cakes within that period because her birthday is near to Christmas.

C-ute - Akogare my star

Gaki : five-nk@interfm.jp
Kame : (Mumbling)
Gaki : five-nk@interfm.jp
Kame : (Mumbling) ...I want to eat ~

Mano Erina - Osozaki Musume

Gaki-san watched Michael Jackson's "This is it" movie twice. Eri missed the movie asked Gaki-san to stop talking about it. She ignored Eri of course and continued talking about how badly she wants them to release a DVD for the movie. Every time Gaki-san watches a movie, she will buy M-sized popcorn. She was so awed by the movie that she didn't eat much of her popcorns. She only ate them during the advertisement before they started playing the movie. Despite doing that on her first "This is it" movie experience, she still bought a M-sized popcorn for her second "This is it." Gaki-san has Michael Jackson's DVDs at home and dances to them too. She tried moonwalking and enjoys dancing to Michael Jackson's songs. Gaki-san's parents are big fans of Michael Jackson and has brought Gaki-san to one of his concerts. Gaki-san doesn't remember it though because she was only three years old or so at that time. Eri laughed at Gaki-san when Gaki-san got a little too excited and started talking like some sort of promoter. With that, Gaki-san gave five stars to Michael Jackson's "This is it" movie.

Procol Harum - Aoi Kage
Eri's mother likes this song. Through her mother, Eri got to know of this song and started to like it.

Promotions for Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu~ and Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle date~

Announcement of FIVE STARS Monday's first public recording. Click here for the details.
Their manager is planning on getting them their usual drinks too for the public recording.

Gaki : five-nk@interfm.jp
Kame : Kedama? (Furball) Kendama?
Gaki : five-nk@interfm.jp
Kame : Kendama?

The girls will be updating FIVE STARS Monday's blog weekly so do check it out!

GakiKame : Bahahai
Kame : Lets all gather at Gaki-san's house!
Gaki : No way!!

Junjun's 22nd Birthday Project

Junjun will be turning 22 years old on February 11, 2010. Simply fill in this form to send in your birthday messages for Junjun. Please keep your message within 150 characters. All messages will be compiled together and the compilation will be passed to Junjun through a staff member during a fan club event on February 6, 2010. The deadline for this fan project is January 31, 2010.

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*Add in a title for your message. Its all up to you for what title you want your message to have. A catchy title will probably be the best way to get Junjun to read your message so start putting your creativity into action!

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Please do not send in any offending messages to either Junjun or any of the members. The organiser will not hesitate to delete any of such messages immediately.

Do send in your warm birthday messages to Junjun!

Waratte Iitomo (2009.12.09)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Rokkies went on the telephone segment of Waratte Iitomo together with Rika and Yossie yesterday. As unexpected guests though. Still glad to see them in moving graphics anyway after not seeing the recent them on TV for some time.

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A mischievous looking Eri right at the start of the segment with her hair cutely done up and a mature-looking outfit.

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Yossie introduced Rokkies to the audience.
Yossie : We brought these three noisy children along.
Eri has that ring on her index finger ~ She didn't wear it in her recent photo cards other than those that were taken during Kimagure Princess release event so I kind of missed it, I guess.

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Flowers ~

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When Tamori-san brought up Sayu's "I'm the cutest" self-proclamation, Reina talked about Sayu's unglamorous looking face when she sleeps. According to Eri, Sayu looks like her eyes and mouth are open when she sleeps.

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Pretty surprising that Tamori-san knows that seniority matters a lot in Morning Musume. The five of them recalled how they had to change their hairdos, accessories and stuff if they happen to have the same hairdo as a senior or wore something that was of the same colour as a senior's and more. Even if they didn't have much time left, they would quickly come out with something that's different from their seniors.

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For the one out of hundred people segment, they asked the audience if anyone of them had went for a Morning Musume audition and passed the first round of the audition. Only one out of hundred people in the audience auditioned to become part of Morning Musume and managed to pass the first round so all five of them received a Tamori-san phone strap each.

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Eri was making so much sound behind Yossie with all that fiddling of her phone strap when Yossie was trying to talk to Mikitty over the phone ^^;

That's all. FYI, this is Eri's first time on Waratte Iitomo.

InterFM FIVE STARS Wednesday #115 (2009.12.09)

Kaitou Reinya, an anime featuring Reina, will begin airing on January 8, 2010. Reina did some promotions as well as press conference not long ago for the anime. It has been some time since she was sent on a press conference without the rest so she didn't know what to say at first. She didn't manage to deliver the details of the anime out well, but Reina decided to do it once again on this week's radio show. Kaito Reinya is a character based on Tanaka Reina. In the afternoon, Reinya works as a convenience store shop assistant. Reina didn't check with the staffs why Reinya is a shop assistant but she made a good guess reasoning that since she often says she wants to be a shop assistant, the staffs might had added in that detail into the anime too after hearing about it. At night, Reinya will become a phantom thief.

The highlights of the anime is the use of Hakata dialect and that it airs in Fukuoka. Reinya's lines are all in Hakata dialect but there are some mistakes in the usage of Hakata dialect in some parts of the script. Reina was supposed to correct it herself so she did it at home. As she thought about what would be the correct line, she got confused between standard Japanese and Hakata dialect. She consulted her mother since her mother isn't usually surrounded by people who uses standard Japanese. Both of them got confused and just edited the script without much confidence in the accuracy of their Hakata dialect. She is worried about viewers finding the lines unnatural.

One episode of Kaitou Reinya is 3 minutes long. As Reina continued talking about the anime, she wanted to say "announcement" (Yokokujou) but she confused herself and said "Juniors having control over seniors" (Gekokujou). One syllabus difference, but two completely different meanings ^^;

Morning Musume - Kimagure Princess

The toughest rehearsal Reina had was the rehearsals for Morning Musume Concert Tour 2005 Natsuki Baribari Kyoushitsu Koharu-chan Irasshai. The timings of the rehearsals were scheduled to fit Koharu's school time-table. The rehearsals were so tiring that Reina wouldn't have the energy to talk during meals but when they successfully completed the concert tour, they were all pleased with the accomplishment. With regards to that pain of the rehearsal, quoting from Reina, "If one can't overcome an obstacle, one won't be able do something great." At that time, Reina would talk to her mother to relieve her stress. Also, Reina watched her favourite TV shows that she recorded and laughed big time to de-stress.

In the past, the members often consult people (No idea who) about what sort of nail art they should use and stuff. Once, when Aichan said she wanted to paint her nails black, someone discouraged her from doing that. Reina thought it was pretty troublesome for those members back then when they even have consult others before putting on a new design. For Reina's nails, she has been doing themselves since back then without consulting anyone or going to any manicurist. Her current nail paint is black and no one complains about it. Recently, Reina is into putting on rhinestones. The troublesome point of rhinestone is when Reina washes her hair, it comes off. At some point of time back then, Reina stopped using them because it was really troublesome. Her reason for doing up her nails nicely is that whenever she looks at her cute nails, it makes her happy.

Big Bang - Lollipop
High King - Destiny Love

On the day of the recording of this week's show, Reina slept for twelve hours. She woke up twice though, to get herself a drink. She hasn't been having such pleasant sleeps lately with all her sudden waking up in the middle of the night. It has been some time since she last had such a long sleep. After she woke up, she wanted to sleep a little more but she had work so she didn't get a choice. If she didn't have work that day, she would probably go back to sleep.

She had a dream. According to Reina, her dad has two siblings. Reina dreamed of her dad's youngest brother who has two children and is in his thirties. Her uncle asked her out to play but she refused and after she asked why the invitation, her uncle said that they were going to hold a celebration for Junjun's birthday. She knew that her uncle has never met Junjun needless to say to even know her and that it wasn't Junjun's birthday that month. Well, its all a dream. A dream that Reina doesn't understand why on earth were both her relative and fellow Morning Musume member in the same dream.

There are laces on Reina's princess double-bed. The laces are being a hindrance and Reina thought of removing them. Unfortunately, the laces weren't detachable. It wasn't a good idea either because if she removed them, her bed would look like just any other bed.

Reina received a set of speakers not long ago which she is currently using when she listens to music as she sleeps. She usually falls asleep even before the first track finishes playing. Even though so, she still prefers to sleep with music that overlaps the sound that fridges and televisions make every now and then. Reina created a new four word idiom called "Kikaigenshou" (機械現象) Instead of the "Mysterious phenomenon" which is "Kikaigenshou," (奇怪現象) Reina called the weird noises "Machine phenomenon" which is also called "Kikaigenshou." (機械現象).

With that, Reina gave five stars to sleeps, which is important to man.

Tanaka Reina - Kira Kira Fuyu no Shiny G

Promotions for Morning Musume Concert Tour 2009 Fall ~Nine smile~, Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Mobekimasu~ and Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle date~

Reina : GanbaReina

Kamei Eri's 21st Birthday Project

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Update (2) : Post bumped (December 9)
Update (1) : Deadline has been brought forward to December 15, 2009. Birthday goods added. Post bumped (December 5)

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Kamei Eri will be turning 21 on December 23. You can send her birthday wishes through this form. Simply fill in this form (Click) and your message. All messages will be compiled into a book and sent to Eri. The deadline for this project is December 24, 2009 December 15, 2009.

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Its okay to send in one sentence mails or long mails so don't worry about the length and send in your warm messages to Eri!

In case anyone wants to send a handwritten letter to Eri instead, this is the address to use.

〒106-8770 東京都麻布郵便局留

Do send in your birthday wishes for our lovely little turtle!

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Birthday card
Text translation : Finally, I've turned 21 years old!! I'll like to value time even more from now on as I move on

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Both the birthday goods are available on Hello! Project Official Store.
Original post date : November 27, 2009