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Good morning 16301[1] Maimi4535971[1] Maimi

Today is Sudo Maasa-chan’s birthdayーー(≧∇≦)2049[1] Ogata Momo Maimi

Maasan4538362[1] Maimi
Many happy returns on your 23rdー(*^^*)4540173[1] Maimi

And with that, we’re the same age 4535876[1] Maimi lol

The other day、 I met her when I went to watch the musical 『TRIANGLE-Toraianguru-』


The moment we met、 I felt relieved being enveloped by Maasa’s unwavering broad-mindedness 4540173[1] Maimi4540173[1] Maimi4540173[1] Maimi

Even on Hello! Project Kids’ birthday on the 30th of June、 Maasa was the first to send a 『Many happy returnsー(≧∇≦)』 message on our BeriKyuu LINE 4537438[1] Maimi4538233[1] Maimi

Even on my birthday、 she has this image of always giving me a birthday wish when the clock strikes midnightー(*^^*)4537438[1] Maimi

She’s a person who overflows with love 6352[1] Maimi4537439[1] Maimi

Thank you for everything 4540173[1] Maimi4540173[1] Maimi4540173[1] Maimi

I learnt from watching that musical、

Maasan was playing a father role
Challenging herself to a new role 4537444[1] Maimi4535876[1] Maimi7900[1] Maimi

Based on the script、 she truly showed all sorts of expressions 4535880[1] Maimi1822[1] Maimi

In the future、 I look forward to her showing us even more different roles 4537439[1] Maimi4537438[1] Maimi4537441[1] Maimi

Please enjoy being a 23 year old 4535969[1] Maimi4535975[1] Maimi


Well、 for us as well
Let’s spend this celebratory day in a lovely way 4537439[1] Maimi4538804[1] Maimi

Until next time~4538906[1] Maimi4538915[1] Maimi
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13th Anniversary‼︎(((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Good morning 441[1] Maimi16301[1] Maimi
Today, 30th June
Is the day that the Hello! Project Kids were formed 4537444[1] Maimi4535975[1] Maimi4535977[1] Maimi

Speaking about the Hello! Project Kids、

It’d be about Berryz Kobo and ℃-ute4535876[1] Maimi4535964[1] ayumi

Before we were in our own groups
We had activities together as the H!P Kids 4537438[1] Maimi4537439[1] Maimi4537441[1]
Yesterday、 when I was done with work、 I looked at my phone

And the BeriKyuu LINE group

Was excited, in a celebratory mode 32650[1] Maimi4535975[1] Maimi

Yesterday morning、 when I woke up、
I thought 『Tomorrow it’s the Kids’ birthday~4538233[1] Maimi4540173[1] Maimi4535876[1] Maimi
And so、
At yesterday’s Hello! Project concert rehearsal、

Tsugunaga Momoko-chan said、

『Tomorrow will be our 13th4535876[1] Maimi(((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))』…4537438[1] Maimi4537439[1] Maimi4537441[1]
I feel that everyone feels the same 4540173[1] Maimi4535971[1] Maimi
Since without today 13 years ago
There wouldn’t be BeriKyuu…4535876[1] Maimi4535880[1] Maimi
It was a turning point in our lives、
For us、 it was a day that led us to such a joyful future 4537439[1] Maimi4537438[1] Maimi4537441[1]
Because of that day、
We had lots of encounters
We were able to have lots of experiences
We could feel lots of emotions
We could make lots of memories
We came into contact with a lot of love 4535969[1]4535969[1]4535969[1]


To my self who chose this path 13 years ago
Thank you…4540173[1] Maimi4535876[1] Maimi
And、 these 13 years which have passed、
Which have led to us being who we are today、
It’s thanks to the cheers of a lot of people who have been supporting us 6352[1] Maimi4540173[1] Maimi
From the bottom of my heart、 thank you very much 6352[1] Maimi4537598[1] Maimi
We were so tiny、
And yet we’re now grown-up、
Now、 in the H!P Kenshuusei
There are even girls who were born after we joined Hello! Project…

It feels strange、 thinking that we have Hello!Project activities together with those girls 4535880[1] Maimi4540173[1] Maimi
From now on as well、 I’d like to share with everyone the many joys of my favourite Hello! Project 4537439[1] Maimi4537438[1] Maimi4537441[1]
For our 14th year、 BeriKyuu beg for your kind support 4537445[1] Maimi4537445[1] Maimi
June was ℃-ute’s 10th anniversary
And the 13th anniversary of us joining Hello! Project、 there were a lot of things to celebrate (o^^o)4538969[1] Maimi4538968[1]
I’ll do my best
So that this H!P Kids anniversary will be a wonderful day 4540173[1] Maimi4535964[1] ayumi
Until next time~4537444[1] Maimi4538804[1] Maimi
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Playing ( ̄+ー ̄)

It’s the hot topic around town


Something’s kinda off! lol

Role reversal!

Kabe-don! ( ̄+ー ̄)

How’s that!( ̄^ ̄) lol

From that to a chin-raise!

Not to be outdone, a chin-raise! lol

Well、 now it just looks like we’re gripping chins!(^◇^;)

Thank you very much for following along o0020002012431634533[1] Reinao0020002012431634533[1] Reina
Ta ta 4535975[1]o0020002012431634533[1] Reina

Notes: ‘Kabe-don‘ (wall smack) and ‘ago-kui‘ (chin raising) are current fads that girls purportedly find exciting.
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Important Announcement :excite2:

481ac086_640[1]Good morning 
It’s Maimi 

Though I think there are people who already know from this morning’s news

in New York、there was an announcement about the Hello!Project leader by Morning Musume。’14’s Michishige Sayumi-san

that after Michishige-san has graduated from Hello! Project at their tour final on 11/26、

it’s been decided that the new leader of Hello!Project will be ℃-ute’s Yajima Maimi。

Since it’s the first time that Hello!Project’s leader has been from outside of Morning Musume。san、

with Morning Musume。’14’s new members joining、
and Berryz Kobo indefinitely suspending activities in the spring、
and S/mileage’s 3rd gen members joining with their name change…

I really feel the weight of responsibility to work as leader

with all the big changes coming to Hello! Project!

However、as lots of my senpai as leaders up until now have pulled along Hello!Project、

with our most senior group Berryz Kobo
will will be entering indefinite suspension of activities、
along with the ℃-ute members as well, so that I can pull Hello!Project along、

and also、so that I’ll be able to bring to life a new Hello! Project with all the Hello!Project members

I’ll do my best at leader with all my strength :excite2:

Though upon becoming Hello!Project leader I’ll be leading the shouting of our cheer before concerts、

until Berryz Kobo enters their suspension of activities、
I want to mutually do it with Berryz Kobo’s Captain Shimizu Saki-chanー。。。

As a contemporary、and group captain/leader、we’ve been going on while helping each other in times we’re worried or indecisive。

Surely、if Berryz Kobo wouldn’t be entering indefinite suspension of activities、since I think Saki would have been Hello!Project leader and I respect Saki as Captain

Though I’ll become Hello!Project’s leader

I hope the two of us will unify Hello!Project until next spring…!

Tsugunaga Momoko-chan too、who’s our same age,
wrote in her individual blog “Let’s work hard together okay :excite2: ” which was very reassuring!

I’ll also treat my remaining time with Michishige-san preciously、and would like to learn as much as I can about various things as leader for now。

All of you please, in the future as well、warmly watch over Hello!Project and give us your enthusiastic support!

I’m in your care!
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The 5 of us…:sparkle: (*^^*)

d819e811_640 36cb62cb_640 7d5347a5_640Good morning
It’s Maimi

Today, February 21st,
is the 7th anniversary of ℃-ute’s major debut(^o^)/*

Seven years ago today,
we debuted with “Sakura Chirari”

When I look at pictures from back then,
everyone is so thinΣ( ̄。 ̄ノ)ノ
And really, really small(・Д・)

I can feel the passage of time

That said, I haven’t changed as much as the other members(;^_^A

Even now I have cherubic features(^-^)/

Our next single coming out on March 5th will be our 24th,

and in 7 years we’ve released 24 singles…

At first we had a lot of cute songs, but in these 7 years we’ve gotten to sing a variety of songs, like balads, rock songs, and mature songs

There are a lot of people who learned about and started supporting ℃-ute recently,

so I wonder if there are few people who knew about us when we debuted,

but 7 years later, a future like this was waiting for us~

I’m grateful for my encounters with everyone

And then, I’m grateful to everyone who has been involved with and supported us during these 7 years

℃-ute will continue to dash forward from here on(*^^*) Please come along with us

Please continue to support us


Changing the subject,
yesterday I had a recording for the FM-PORT program that airs every Friday at 10:00PM,

“℃-ute Yajima Maimi no I My Me Maimi~”

Thank you for the many messages♪───O(≧∇≦)O────♪

The recording time was rea~lly fun

After the radio, I had one more job

It finished earlier than planned,
so I went shopping for a little bit,

and returned home(^o^)

My brother returned from Singapore 3 days earlier,

and yesterday, my grandmother suddenly came to our house(≧∇≦)

My brother went by bullet train to get her in the morning,

and when I returned home from work,
e~veryone had gathered at my house

I went out to eat with my grandmother, my parents, my brother(^o^)

Unfortunately, my oldest brother wasn’t there,

but it was the first time in awhile 5 of us have driven together

When we were little,
five of us, my parents and my 2 brothers and I, would always travel together in the car going to my grandmother’s house or on a trip,

so I started feeling nostalgic

When the 3 of us sat in the back in the past, we had a lot of elbowroom since we were small,

but now we’ve grown up, so it feels more cramped than it did in the past when we all ride in the car(^◇^;)

But I’m happy all of us could go and eat(^o^)/*

After returning home,

I took a bath,
wrote the day-before-yesterday’s update,
and watched 4 episodes of the overseas drama “Fringe” at once in the living room~

I fell asleep before I knew it,
so my mom woke me up and said “Go sleep in your room“,

and I moved to my bed,

and I had a dream about what I had seen happening in “Fringe” just before((((;゜Д゜)))))))

A~h, once again I felt, how should I put it,
simple?… easy to influence?…(^◇^;)

With the momentum I had,
I woke up and watched the remaining 2 discs

I was surprised how I was able to watch all 6 discs in the set at once,

and Nakajima Saki-chan has the second boxset, so I’ll borrow it from her

And then, tonight at 1:02AM~,

I, Yajima Maimi, finally appear on the TV Tokyo program
“Urero☆Mitaiken Shoujo #7″

We only rehearsed on that day

There was an audience for the performance,
and it was filmed without cuts like a play

I was so nervous it made me think “It’s been a long time since I’ve been this nervous“,
but it really was a good experience

…Or should I say, it made me think that the regular cast who does this every week is really amazingΣ( ̄。 ̄ノ)ノ

I’m nervous to watch it as well(^◇^;)
I’ll properly check it outσ(^_^;)

Everyone, if you have time, please be sure to watch

Today’s pictures are off-shots from “Shonen Champion”,
which is currently on sale

Those who haven’t seen it yet, please be sure to check it out



Well then, I’ll have a happy day today, the 7th anniversary of our debut(^o^)/*

Until tomorrow~
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Taiwan event decided:excite2::sparkle: (≧∇

71e7a19e_640 6f984a5c_640 592769fa_640Good morning
It’s Maimi

I saw everyone’s smiles at yesterday’s Hello! Project concert, so I was really happy

Everyone who participated,
everyone who cheered for us,

thank you very much

During the concert,
the happy announcement I wrote about in yesterday’s blog was made,


and what What

℃-ute’s first event in Taiwan has been decided(((o(*゜▽゜*)o)))


There have been people who come from Taiwan to meet us,

and each time they said “Please come to Taiwan some day“,

I thought “Ah… I want to go to Taiwan too(´・_・`)”,

and it’s finally going to happen♪───O(≧∇≦)O────♪

After I heard about our Taiwan event,

someone from Taiwan said “Please come to Taiwan some day!(>人<;)”,

and I wanted to tell them, but couldn’t and thought “I can’t tell you yet, but the plans have been made☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆”lol

I think there’s a lot of people in Taiwan who haven’t been able to come and meet us,

so I’m rea~lly happy to be able to go and meet all of them(^o^)

Not restricted to just Taiwan,
but I know there are people in a variety of countries who cheer for ℃-ute, and I want to go there and meet them too


I hope this becomes a year where I can meet a lot of people in Japan and overseas…

Well then, here’s the details of our Taiwan event(^o^)

“℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~First Trip to Taipei~”

May 24th, 2014 (Sat.)
7:00PM Taiwan time

Venue: Legacy Taipei

Ticket price: NT $2500

Ticket sales: March 29th, 2014 (Sat.) 12:00PM Taiwan time

Please check the promoter’s homepage for details(*^^*)

I’ll do my best so that it becomes a wonderful event in Taiwan(≧∇≦)


And then, we sing different songs each time in these Hello! Project concerts,

so there were costumes we wore and songs we performed for the last time yesterday(>人<;)


This white one-piece…
Thank you~(T ^ T)

By the way,
yesterday Berryz Koubou’s Shimizu Saki-chan, who is next to me, gave me cute homemade cookies for Valentine’s Day(=´∀`)人(´∀`=)


It was so cute it seemed like a waste to eat, but I ate it immediately

It was so~ delicious
Thanks Saki


And then,
the thing on the left is what S/mileage’s Fukuda Kanon-chan gave me

I ate it this morning
It was delicious too~

Thanks Kanon…

After the concert, the Hello! Project members and staff a~ll went out to eat( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

When everyone gets together, there’s a lot of people, so it’s noisy and clamorous It was bustling


We laughed a lot and ate a lot,
so it was a fun time~


Today will be another wonderful day

Everyone, please have a happy day

Well then, until tomorrow’s update~
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17→18:haato:21→22 (Maimi:cherry: )

4c37c3e8_640 5ab92f71_640 d492d910_640HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAI

Hagiwara Mai-chan just turned 18-years-old~♪───O(≧∇≦)O────♪


It’s a miracle that we have the same birthday~

Mai is like a little sister to e~~veryone

She has a really cute character,
she’s clingy,
she’s frank,
she expresses her affection straight-forwardly…
She’s a girl who can be loved by anyone

Therefore, whenever she teases me,

I’m like “Hm~~ I can forgive her if it’s Mai(//∇//)”

I’m being too easy on her, aren’t I…σ(^_^;)lol

The dressing room is always lively when Mai is there,

and she’s a~lways talking like “This happened today~ I did this~…”
She’s also like a little sister in that way~

there are a lot of times she surprises me and makes me think “She thinks like an adult~

Every day she goes about her life while thinking about a lot of things,

and she’s good at noticing what’s happening around her

She watches the other members more than anyone else,

so she notices abnormal behavior and changes right away,
and she’s a kind girl who, if someone is away from the rest,
will naturally become concerned and call out “Come here

She’s a girl who can understand people’s feelings

She’s rescued me countless times too
Mai can see through everything,
so when I’m silent, she immediately figures it out and says “Maimi-chan, is something bothering you?”(;^_^A

No one can keep a secret from Mai~( ̄▽ ̄)lol

Because she’s like that, she is loved by everyone

I love Mai too

Let’s both have a wonderful year

Happy 18th birthday


And then, today Yajima safely turned 22-years-old

22, huh~
I feel like only my age has grown and nothing has changed about me,

but when I was little, 22 seemed really grown up…

I always thought “I want to become an adult soon” when I was a child,

but I didn’t need to be in such a hurry (It can’t happen that quickly anyway…lol), and I’ve become 22-years-old in the blink of an eye…

But, I must show my gratitude.

Though I don’t know what will happen in my life, I’ve been able to pile on another year safely

On my 21st birthday as well,
a lot of people said to me
“Have a wonderful year“,

and just as everyone had wished,
it was a year full of happiness for me

There were a lot of things~
There’s a lot of memories I can’t ever forget…

All of it is thanks to everyone, e~~~veryone who supports me

Family, friends, the other members, the staff, those who cheer for me…

I’m filled with gratitude for my encounters and interactions with each and every one of you

I’m 22-years-old starting today,
and I’ll move forward day by day with gratitude this year too

There are days I thought “Will tomorrow hurry up?(>_<)”
and “I want to forget today(>_<)”,

but no matter the day, none of them were useless, and they’re all connected to the present…

Today, tomorrow, and the day after,

each day is necessary for me to become more and more of an adult

The birthday event in Osaka today was as fun as possible。・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。

Everyone who celebrated at the venue,
Airi (Suzuki Airi-chan) who gave her comments,
the staff who recorded a video,

and then, everyone who sent their feelings…

Thank you so, so very much

I want to see a lot of wonderful things with everyone I love in my 22nd year too

Please continue to support me from now on too



Father, mother,
thank you for giving me life
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20:king:Nacky:sparkleheart: (by Maimi)

28e0232e_640 b454e49c_640 e4536af1_640Happy birthday Nacky

The snow stopped, the sky cleared up, and the stars look more beautiful than ever

Amongst that scenery, the date has changed to February 5th, and it’s Nakajima Saki-chan’s birthday

Nacky has become an adult\(^o^)/

Nacky, congratulations on your 20th birthday


Now I have a friend amongst the members who is in her 20s☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆

Hehe I’m happy

The 8-year-old Nacky is now 20…
It feels strange, doesn’t it
We’ve been together for such a long time

Twentieth birthdays are something special…

A variety of things from the past 20 years come to mind,
the gratitude towards each and every one of those things boils over…

And we join the world of adults…

I wonder, has Nacky’s mental state changed??( ´ ▽ ` )

Nacky is already a level-headed person though…

She has big and sparkling eyes and is so cute it makes you want to protect her But I see a really cool woman It’s something on the inside


I really feel that she has a lot of things that I don’t

Therefore, I look up to her and often think “I want to be more like that“…

Well, there are things like that with each of the members(uvu)

If I start talking about Nacky’s wonderful points, I can’t stop,

but she’s level-headed, she has a strong sense of justice, she thinks of others before herself, she’s able to listen to others’ opinions, she has an abundance of emotion, she’s attentive, she’s a hard worker, she has a thirst for knowledge, she’s modest, she’s kind, her will to do things she’s decided on is strong… And there are a lot, a lo~~t more things

I really respect her

Nacky’s amazing, and her good points keep popping into my mind

She’s such a wonderful woman, I really can’t find any flawsσ(^_^;)

I want to continue to receive a lot of motivation from her and work hard together…

Cooking, photography, fashion… It’s wonderful how she has a lot of hobbies too

It’s good to enjoy a variety of things in life

Nacky is able to discover a lot of ways to have fun by herself… It’s wonderful…


Actually, the birthday present I got for Nacky was really big…f^_^;

We have birthday events in Nagoya and Osaka today and tomorrow for the members born in February,
Nacky, Hagiwara Mai-chan, and myself,

so I gave her the present on the night of the 4th(^^)

She was delighted~(T ^ T)
I’m glad。・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。

The 2 of us got really fired up saying “Let’s do our best at the events starting tomorrow((`・∀・´))”

Though while saying that, my heart is pounding…(;^_^A

But, but
The day Nacky turns 20 is an important day, and I want her to have a wonderful day and enjoy it to its fullest

Those who are participating and those who unfortunately can’t, let’s have a magnificent celebration

Nacky, from the bottom of my heart,
happy birthday

Thank you for being born……

I’m glad that I was able to meet Nacky
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Last teens:excite2:Σ(・□・;)

fc555236_640 7dbb3d55_640 2ccf911d_640Good morning
It’s Maimi


Yesterday we had a public recording for NHK’s “MUSIC JAPAN”,

and to everyone who cheered for us at the venue,
everyone who cheered for us in the comments,
and everyone who cheered for us in their hearts,

thank you so very much

I’m always nervous at recordings for “MUSIC JAPAN”,

and amongst all the artists who appeared at the recording yesterday,

℃-ute was the top batter

Therefore, I thought I’d be more nervous than ever……

But they played “Tokkaiko Junjou” when they were announcing the artists before our appearance ,

and all of the audience chanted “Oi! Oi!” really loudヽ(;▽;)ノ

Everyone’s cheering made me happy,

and I was able to enjoy it as if it were a real concert

In addition, I’m really, really grateful to the staff of “MUSIC JAPAN”,

because in addition to the debut of the new song coming out March 5th, “Love take it all”,

we also were able to perform “Kiss me Aishiteru”ヽ(;▽;)ノ

Being able to perform 2 songs…

I was really, really happy

In regards to “Love take it all”, it’s a really cool song

I think that we’ll get more chances to perform it and the other A-side,
“Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita”, from here on,

so I’m looking forward to a lot of people hearing them

I’ll announce when the on-air date gets closer, so please be sure to check it out(*^^*)

And then
Something happy happened yesterday

The staff at the program gave Nakajima Saki-chan, Hagiwara Mai-chan, and myself birthday presents(T ^ T)

I was surprised(T ^ T)

In addition,
all of the members of “Akaikouen”, who were also appearing, said “It’s a little early, but happy birthday“,

and Tsuno Maisa-san gave me a letter and present。・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。


Receiving presents from 2 people I didn’t expect really filled me with happiness( ´ ▽ ` )
I’m happy

Akaikouen came to ℃-ute’s Budoukan performance,

and we talked a little bit backstage at “COUNT DOWN JAPAN” last year…

Back then they also said “We support ℃-ute“…(T ^ T)

I’m rea~lly happy
I hope we can appear together again sometime

Soon we’ll each become a year older,

and today is Nacky’s last day as a teenager

Twenty years ago today, Nacky still hadn’t been born yet(´-`).。oO(

What was I doing around that time??

At any rate, I’m happy I can spend the last day of Nacky’s teens with her

It’ll be wonderful


(↑An offshot from ℃-ute’s photobook, which is currently on sale)

Today “Shuukan SPA!” goes on sale

It includes a feature called “Hello! Project’s Counterattack”,

and Morning Musume ’14, Berryz Koubou, ℃-ute, S/mileage, and Juice=Juice appear

Everyone, please be sure to check it out
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3e86ebad_640 121c9698_640 588a0f85_640Good evening
It’s Maimi

Today is Setsubun(^o^)


Out with the demons~ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=ε=┌(; ̄◇ ̄)┘
In with the good fortune~ヽ((^-^))ノ=3=3=3

I hope that a lot of good fortune arrives for everyone…


Yesterday we had the “Tokai no Hitorigurashi/Aitte Motto Zanshin” release commemoration polaroid & individual handshake events in Osaka

It was a fun day

A lot of people at the polaroid and handshake events gave me birthday wishes

I’m happy…

But I still can’t believe that it’s almost my birthday and I’ll turn 22…(・_・;

Why is that??σ(^_^;)

Be that as it may, I want to enjoy the remaining 3 days I have as a 21-year-old(^^)

I received a lot of kind words yesterday like
“This is my last handshake with the 21-year-old Maimi-chan“,
“Thank you for this year as well…“, and so on…ヽ(;▽;)ノ

Being able to take pictures and talk with everyone was rea~lly fun

There were also people who were worried asking “Aren’t you exhausted coming to Osaka after your concerts in Fukuoka the other day?“,

but rather, it’s filled me with spirit instead\(^o^)/

I receive a lot of warm feelings
Thank you

To everyone who I couldn’t meet yesterday,
and everyone who I’ve yet to meet,
I’m looking forward to the day when we can

Now then

℃-ute is at NHK Hall

Today we have a public recording for “MUSIC JAPAN”(((o(*゜▽゜*)o)))

We’ve finished tuning,
we’ve finished the camera rehearsal…

So all that’s left is to wait for the performance

We had a meal in the dining room, and took care of all sorts of preparations

All of the members are in really high spirits in the dressing room(^ν^)lol


I think there’s people who’ve noticed,

but today everyone tried wearing a hoodie in another member’s member colorlol


It’s fresh and something I’m not used to seeing d(^_^o)

The dressing room has a harmonious atmosphere like that, but we have to do our best to show everyone a sharp and cool ℃-ute during the performance

Since a variety of artists will be appearing, a variety of fans will be gathering too,

and so that ℃-ute can make an impression on those fans,

and also charm the people watching on TV, we will combine our power and explode

I’m going to enter concentration mode

Everyone, if it’s alright, please give us your power

Well then, I’m o~ff

Here is an announcement in regards to the early ticket application for “℃-ute Concert Tour 2014 Haru ~℃-ute no Honne~” on the Hello! Project official home page

The deadline is February 5th

Please check here for details…
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