Author Archives: Chiizujin

Rena’s new Ameba blog.

Rena has started a new blog at Amebla with the following contemplative post:

From today I’ve started an Ameba blog, I’m Matsui Rena.

Yesterday I graduated from SKE48, from today it’s a fresh start. A new start. I’m setting sail.
September has the image of a new school term.
The days of the air tinged with heat are gone and it’s become very cool.
Perhaps it may rain. Ah, It makes me feel like summer is over.

A new season, a new life, a new me.

I don’t think I’m going to change things suddenly, but change calmly, so I’ll just be myself.
I think that to experience something is to feel it at the right time.

I’m going to do my best so that I can give everyone a good report.
Please wait for me, alright?

Takamina takes “dogeza” to the next level.

Dogeza is the deep bow seen in Japanese culture in which someone apologises by kneeling on the floor with their hands and head on the floor in front of them.

After a recent magic trick mishap during the performance of Halloween Night on Music Station, Takamina shows us that there is an even more humbling form – lying completely flat on the floor.


Mayuyu puts in some last-minute training for the sports meet.

Good morning.
Well, today is the long-awaited 48 Group Sports Meet so I came to do some voluntary training.

She did a similar thing for the AKB48 Sports Meet earlier in the year.

Variety Clips #7 – Yukirin demonstrates TV food reactions to Gatanee.

This is from a preview of an upcoming NGT48 show which will be aired in September. The full preview is here, starting at 5:18, and there’s some information here.

Don’t even joke about taking Rena’s shaved ice.


Phone wallpapers.

I recently replaced my phone but have grown bored of looking at the default wallpaper so I’ve put together a few 48 Group ones and thought I may as well put them up here. Most of the images for these are from the various members’ Twitter accounts.

The resolution is 1440 x 2560 (Samsung Galaxy S6) so they may or may not be suitable for other phones. Some of the images will be a little grainy when viewed on a desktop, but they’re fine on the phone since the pixels are much smaller.

Here’s a zip file containing all of the wallpapers (5.59 MB).

If you just want an individual wallpaper then right click and save the link not the image. If you save the image you’ll get a small version. Also, the images in the carousel (left clicking) are not the full size versions either.

Happy birthday, Sae-chan!

I’ve turned 25!
It’s my 10th birthday since joining 48 Group.

I’m going to make an effort so that I can go on freely, with self-respect and with confidence.

I’m still inexperienced and just cause people worry, but please continue to support me from now on!( ;  ; )

#お誕生日おめでとう[happy birthday]

Fight! Bookstore Girl – episode 9 (final) English sub.


Here are the English subs for the final episode of Tatakau! Shoten Girl.


Translation/timing/typesetting: kurobuta subs


Hello!Online – English subtitles
JPON – English subtitles
Jdramacity – English subtitles

Japanese subtitles (not timed)

Starving (former) idols.

The last two tweets in my timeline (with added translations):

mayuyu_nana_001Sources: Mayuyu, Nana.

Mayuyu inspects Purin.

Sanrio’s character, Purin, has a certain… let’s say “anatomical feature” that is sometimes seen in images and you might wonder if this feature is present on the mascot version. Mayuyu also wonders this and has bravely offered to find out for us.


Source: Twitter.

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