Saikoukyuu!

2010/04/17

091217 (℃-ute) Memew DX 2010

Filed under: Hagiwara Mai, Nakajima Saki, Okai Chisato, Suzuki Airi, Yajima Maimi — nouciel @ 9:30 pm


Maimi’s, Nakky’s and Chisato’s 100 Q&A’s plus an interview with all of the girls

I didn’t do Airi’s and Mai’s Q&A’s because they were already translated 🙂

Airi’s Q&A: here (browse through the page)
Mai’s Q&A: here

What might attract people (since it’s a long text…)
What does Maimi think about the changes in ℃-ute in 2009?
What made Nakky cry in her Hello! Project Kids days?
Did Chisato just call Maimai “my love love”?!

Translator comments/notes in gray.
The (lol) aren’t mine, they were in the original text 🙂

Q1: What does your name mean?
A1: It means “to dance (舞) beautifully (美)”

Q2: What is your nickname?
A2: Maimi~, Miitan

Q3: How does your family call you?
A3: Maimi or Maii!

Q4: What is your height?
A4: 165cm. Although lately I haven’t checked how tall I am…

Q5: What is your shoe size?
A5: Either 24.5 or 25cm.

Q6: How is your eyesight?
A6: A. But lately I haven’t checked that either…

Q7: An habit of yours?
A7: When talking, I often say “like” (example: “so, like, we were at a mall and like, there was a very cool store and…”)

Q8: What’s your hobby?
A8: Writing letters and making crafts… I really like making small things! After that, I do exercise ♡

Q9: Are you particularly good at something?
A9: Running! I’m also good at tongue twisters.

Q10: What subjects are you good at?
A10: P.E.!!

Q11: Past accomplishements?
A11: Penmanship, piano, swimming, conversation in English. And although I didn’t learn these, I was in the baseball team for three years, and in the softball team for the same amount of time.

Q12: Any club you were in before?
A12: When I was in primary school, I was in the handicrafts club in 4th grade and in the dance club in 5th and 6th grade. In middle school, I was in the arts club on 1st grade, and in the softball club for 2nd and 3rd grade.

Q13: Favourite food?
A13: Cherries! I love fruits. I like meat too ♡ except for liver.

Q14: Disliked food?
A14: Liver, parsley, amongst others…

Q15: What can you cook?
A15: Chinese-style fried rice and omelet rice ♡ so yeah… I can only cook these.

Q16: Favourite colour?
A16: White, pink ♡

Q17: Favourite season?
A17: Maybe spring? Although I’m allergic to pollen…

Q18: Favourite time of the day?
A18: In concerts, in movies, anytime I’m doing something I like!! When I’m sleeping too (lol)

Q19: Favourite place?
A19: My home ♡ (translator note: she wrote my home in English). My grandmother’s house ♡ I’m always spontaneous at these places ♡

Q20: Favourite word/phrase?
A20: “Use all of your strength” (全力投球) and “Fight for your dreams” (努力夢現)

Q21: What book do you like?
A21: Kimi ni shika kikoenai (“I can only hear you”) by Otsuichi-san.

Q22: What movie or dorama do you like?
A22: Amongst what I’ve watched recently, there’s “2012”.

Q23: What fashion are you into?
A23: I think cute clothes are eye-catching ♡

Q24: What was the first CD you bought?
A24: “The three dango brothers”!

Q25: When you were younger, what song did you frequently sing?
A25: “The three dango brothers” as well (lol)

Q26: What kind of kid were you when you were young?
A26: I was mischievious and a crybaby, and shy.

Q27: Tell us one memory from your childhood!
A27: Once I went to Hawaii with my family!

Q28: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A28: The owner of a cake shop. A flourist.

Q29: What part-time job would you like to try sometime?
A29: A pâtissière.

Q30: What role you want to try sometime?
A30: I want to improve my acting skills. I’d quite like to try a challenging role…

Q31: What is your charm point?
A31: My recently cut hair.

Q32: Your strong point?
A32: Using all my willpower!

Q33: And weak point?
A33: Being impatient… when I get impatient, I kind of can’t see what is around me. I lose my orientation…

Q34: If you were an animal, which one it would be?
A34: Umm… eh, ah, I’m often told that I’m a wild goat! But I also think of myself as a kangaroo… (lol)

Q35: What colour would you be?
A35: Blue?

Q36: Describe your character in one word!
A36: A reliable leader!!… That’s what I want to be (lol)

Q37: Who do you respect?
A37: My mom.

Q38: What motivated you to join Hello! Project?
A38: When I was young, I was a kid that watched a lot of TV. Then one day I thought “I want to be in a movie! Because it seems fun♡” And just around that time, I saw an article about auditions in a newspaper.
When I noticed that, I asked my parents if I could apply for it.

Q39: What is one memory from your days as Hello! Project Kid that you can’t forget?
A39: Dance lessons, although I’m bad at remembering things… so since I was a kid, I’ve been a good dancer, but I… … … always stayed in the lessons until the very end, even when I was the only one there. It was embarrassing.

Q40: If you had the main male role in a teenage romantic comedy, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for (female) partner role?
A40: Risako (Sugaya Risako) ♡ She’s cute!

Q41: If you were the female star in an teenage romantic comedy, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for the main male role?
A41: Niigaki (Risa)-san or Maasa (Sudou Maasa). Niigaki was the prince in Cinderella The Musical, and I thought she was cool, the best!! As for Maasa, her being taller than me gives a feeling of reliance ♡

Q42: If you were to produce a comical short play, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for your partner?
A42: Chinami (Tokunaga Chinami) Chii is a fun girl! She’s very energetic ♡

Q43: If you were a cameraman, which Hello! Project artist would you chose as a model?
A43: Kumai (Yurina)-chan. She’s beautiful and has lots of style!

Q44: If you were a magazine journalist, which Hello! Project artist would you give total coverage for a day?
A44: Maybe Momo (Tsugunaga Momoko). When I’m at Momo’s house, it’s like being in a different house each time! Momo is kinda magical ♡ (note: magical as in weirdly cute, mysterious. I always find “fushigi” difficult to translate lol)

Q45: This morning, at what hour you woke up?
A45: At 7am aprox.

Q46: What’s the first thing you do in the morning after waking up?
A46: Since I’ve cutted my hair, the upward parts are very important now, so I wash my hair after I wash my face.

Q47: How much time there is between you waking up and leaving the house?
A47: 2 hours. I’m quite slow…

Q48: What did you have for breakfast today?
A48: Oshiruko. Made by my grandma ♡

Q49: What did you have for dinner yesterday?
A49: Hui guo rou.

Q50: What’s your perfect dinner?
A50: A mom-made hamburger! Delicious stuff ♡

Q51: How much time do you usually spend at the bathtub?
A51: 1 hour. It’s a long time!

Q52: What do you do if you wake up in the middle of the night?
A52: I watch a dorama I’ve recorded or a DVD! Or listen to music! That way, my throat gets to rest.

Q53: Do you have good sleeping posture?
A53: Yeah. Although once I start sleeping, I don’t know what happens next.

Q54: Do you wake up on a good posture?
A54: Yes!! (lol)

Q55: Tell us a dream you had recently!
A55: I don’t know why but I often dream of me being a kids assistant.

Q56: How do you spend your holidays?
A56: Going shopping or going to the movies.

Q57: If you had a one week holiday, what would you like to do?
A57: I would like to go to my grandma’s house!

Q58: If you had a one month holiday, what would you like to do?
A58: I would like to go to a vacation abroad, with my grandma and all of my family!

Q59: What place would you like to visit?
A59: France.

Q60: Where would you want to go on a date?
A60: I think before I would have give “the amusement park” as an answer! But now, maybe the theathers? I like watching movies ♡

Q61: If your ideal man was an animal, which one it would be?
A61: A zebra!?

Q62: Do you have any pets?
A62: 3 dogs. They’re Rookie, Colon and Aroma, and they’re soo cute ♡

Q63: Do you believe in fortune telling?
A63: I believe in the good things it predicts.

Q64: What would you wish for if the shrine you visited in New Years does actually makes wishes become true?
A64: I would wish for a beautiful year, full of happiness…

Q65: Tell us a memory from New Years!
A65: On 2000 New’s Year, I went to visit my grandma, and everyone went to a nearby sea to watch the New Year’s sunrise.

Q66: What ℃-ute song would you first like to hear in the beginning of the new year?
A66: Massara Blue Jeans.

Q67: Something that made you happy or make you had fun recently?
A67: To perform in the stage play “Romantic ni Yoroshiku”! I really learned a lot from the cast. It’s a good experience.

Q68: Something that made you laugh recently?
A68: Nakky’s weird face (lol)

Q69: Something that made you cry recently?
A69: Momo and I went to the movies. Near the very end, we crumbled at the same time.

Q70: What made you think “why is that” recently?
A70: Why is watermelon green and black…

Q71: What have you been daydreaming about recently?
A71: Lately, nothing, maybe the things I’ve been reading.

Q72: What’s your source of energy?
A72: The smiles of all the fans!! ℃-ute’s members, my family, my friends… the people near me are my source of energy!!

Q73: Something that you have decided to do on your everyday life?
A73: To keep the drawing pins in my house stuck in the wall!

Q74: Something that you always bring with you?
A74: The stuff I use for writing and my electronic organiser, that way I stay active.

Q75: Something that you always need to have?
A75: Tissues. Sometimes I spill something and… there hasn’t been a day when I haven’t needed them.

Q76: What do you collect?
A76: I collect cute necklaces. Actually there are many things I collect without even realizing!

Q77: What do you treasure?
A77: My photo album!! Fan letters!!

Q78: What are fans to you?
A78: They’re warm and so important! I’m really lucky to have met them all!

Q79: A message for you fans!
A79: In 2010 ℃-ute will try to do their best effort. Let’s make 2010 a great year. I also wish a great and happy 2010 to you all ♡ Please watch over us warmly!

Q80: What kind of animal would Nakajima Saki be?
A80: A chihuaha!! She has those crying eyes (ie. like this *click*)

Q81: What do you like about Nakajima Saki?
A81: Whenever I’m worried she comes to help me. She’s become so reliable and level-headed! I like how hard working she is ♡

Q82: What kind of animal would Suzuki Airi be?
A82: A panda? A sheep? Something fluffy.

Q83: What do you like about Suzuki Airi?
A83: I feel she makes me a more reliable person. She always does her best! And when I’m telling her something, she wants me to keep on talking! She has lots of stories to tell too!

Q84: What kind of animal would Okai Chisato be?
A84: A dog!! Because she’s so energetic and michievous…!!

Q85: What do you like about Okai Chisato?
A85: She always makes better the mood of the members! It’s as there were two of her (ie. she stands out a lot)! And she has such an innocent smile ♡

Q86: What kind of animal would Hagiwara Mai be?
A86: A leopard!! She gives a cool and mature feeling.

Q87: What do you like about Hagiwara Mai?
A87: She listens to a lot of my stories!! And she’s always talking with the members!

Q88: If you were a boy, which ℃-ute member would you fall for?
A88: Eh… I wonder who… let’s chose Airi.

Q89: What ℃-ute song is perfect for you?
A89: JUMP. I think it’s perfect for me and ℃-ute as well.

Q90: What is the appeal of ℃-ute?
A90: Everyone gets to voice their opinion!! Since we were in Hello! Project Kids, we’ve been together for seven years, and we tell us anything to each other. I feel that the mutual feelings amongst us can make us go through everything!

Q91: What memory will you always treasure from the days of when ℃-ute was first formed?
A91: Back then we went to a lot of events. In order to remember them all, I wrote the name of all of them in a paper, in big letters. Mai-chan was the only one who wrote the name of one event (in small letters)… I thought “hey, write with bigger letters”.

Q92: What memory will you always treasure from the year 2009?
A92: In my 17th birthday, ℃-ute’s members, the staff and all the fans congratulated me!! It was a surprise!

Q93: What challenge would you like to try?
A93: I would like to act in a dorama.

Q94: What is absolutely impossible/unreachable for you?
A94: Being in a haunted house alone…

Q95: What do you see yourself doing after 10 years from now?
A95: Working! I wonder if I will be married by then? (lol)

Q96: What do you see yourself doing after 30 years from now?
A96: Living with my parents!

Q97: What do you see yourself doing after 50 years from now?
A97: Doing what I want, living a calm life…

Q98: What dreams do you have in mind for your job?
A98: The people who don’t know about ℃-ute, I would want them to get to love our group, that’s my dream!!

Q99: What is a more private dream of yours?
A99: I want to be able to make a tart cake.

Q100: One last word!
A100: Happy New Year… ♡

——————————————————————————————–

Q1: What does your name mean?
A1: It was chosen because the number of strokes suit my family name.

Q2: What is your nickname?
A2: Nakky, Nacchan.

Q3: How does your family call you?
A3: Saki.

Q4: What is your height?
A4: 155cm.

Q5: What is your shoe size?
A5: 23.5 cm. Lately my number of shoe has shrunk…

Q6: How is your eyesight?
A6: I don’t know for sure, but I’m always using either glasses or contacts.

Q7: An habit of yours?
A7: I touch my mouth with my hand.

Q8: What’s your hobby?
A8: Going to the convenience store! There are many cute things there, I even buy some things without really thinking.

Q9: Are you particularly good at something?
A9: My nose can move a lot, without having to use my hands.

Q10: What subjects are you good at?
A10: Although I’m not particularly good at it, I like History.

Q11: Past accomplishements?
A11: Swimming. Lately I haven’t swimmed much, so I want to do it again!

Q12: Any club you were in before?
A12: I was in the Japan Culture club when I was in primary school. I really like Japanese confectionery, so I got to eat lots of things!

Q13: Favourite food?
A13: Fruits, cheese, Japanese confectionery.

Q14: Disliked food?
A14: Camembert cheese, coriander.

Q15: What can you cook?
A15: I only cook once in a while… I’m not good at it…

Q16: Favourite colour?
A16: Red, blue, deep blue! Lately I’m really into deep blue, I’ve even bought clothes with that colour.

Q17: Favourite season?
A17: Summer! I get all excited and I can eat my beloved watermelons (lol)

Q18: Favourite time of the day?
A18: Lately, it’s night. The ilumination is pretty and calming.

Q19: Favourite place?
A19: My favourite theme park, I really love it.

Q20: Favourite word/phrase?
A20: “Happy”. When I give a present to someone, and they tell me “I’m happy you gave me this! Thanks!”, it makes me happy.

Q21: What book do you like?
A21: Gakuen Alice. It’s a book about fortune telling.

Q22: What movie or dorama do you like?
A22: Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Doctor Doolittle, Santa Buddies, and other movies where dogs talk.

Q23: What fashion are you into?
A23: Casual style.

Q24: What was the first CD you bought?
A24: I think it was Matsuura Aya-san’s “Love Namida Iro”

Q25: When you were younger, what song did you frequently sing?
A25: Totoro’s songs? I don’t remember much.

Q26: What kind of kid were you when you were young?
A26: A shy, crybaby and selfish one! I wonder if mom was like that too…

Q27: Tell us one memory from your childhood!
A27: At a recital in kindergarten, I played the role of a fish (lol)

Q28: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A28: A florist, or the owner of a cake shop.

Q29: What part-time job would you like to try sometime?
A29: I’d like to work in a juices shop. Mixing stuff with ice seems fun~!

Q30: What role you want to try sometime?
A30: The role of someone that is a bit different from me. Maybe someone that gives a fluffy/adorable feeling? (lol)

Q31: What is your charm point?
A31: The heart-shaped mole at the back of my right hand.

Q32: Your strong point?
A32: Being patient.

Q33: And weak point?
A33: I cry a lot.

Q34: If you were an animal, which one it would be?
A34: A squirrel. As Maimi-chan says, I’m like a small animal (lol)

Q35: What colour would you be?
A35: Grass green?

Q36: Describe your character in one word!
A36: Someone who is in high spirits. But there are moments when I’m mature too (lol)

Q37: Who do you respect?
A37: I admire Koda Kumi-san. Even though I frequently watch her concert DVDs, I can’t stop watching them until they finish

Q38: What motivated you to join Hello! Project?
A38: At first my cousin told me “I’m gonna audition for this”, so I said “me too”.

Q39: What is one memory from your days as Hello! Project Kid that you can’t forget?
A39: I can’t forget how rehearsals were. To be left alone made me angry. It was a big thing for me back then, and I cried lots. Really cried a lot.

Q40: If you had the main male role in a teenage romantic comedy, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for (female) partner role?
A40: Mano Erina-chan. She’s so cute!

Q41: If you were the female star in an teenage romantic comedy, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for the main male role?
A41: Hagiwara Mai-chan. Mai-chan is good at saying things boys usually say. I like that ♡

Q42: If you were to produce a comical short play, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for your partner?
A42: S/mileage’s Wada Ayaka-chan. She’s always been funny and I’d ask her questions about the play she would be in (lol)

Q43: If you were a cameraman, which Hello! Project artist would you chose as a model?
A43: Kamei Eri-san. I love Kamei-san’s innocent smile!

Q44: If you were a magazine journalist, which Hello! Project artist would you give total coverage for a day?
A44: Okai Chisato-chan. Following her around would be the difficult part (lol)

Q45: This morning, at what hour you woke up?
A45: 7am.

Q46: What’s the first thing you do in the morning after waking up?
A46: I put lip balm on. No, I put on a lot of lip balm (lol)

Q47: How much time there is between you waking up and leaving the house?
A47: About an hour?

Q48: What did you have for breakfast today?
A48: Milk rusk, chocolate. Sweets (lol)

Q49: What did you have for dinner yesterday?
A49: Fish.

Q50: What’s your perfect dinner?
A50: Something with lots of vegetables. A~ I really want to eat that!

Q51: How much time do you usually spend at the bathtub?
A51: Maybe 30 minutes?

Q52: What do you do if you wake up in the middle of the night?
A52: I take off my lip balm (lol)

Q53: Do you have good sleeping posture?
A53: Not sure…

Q54: Do you wake up on a good posture?
A54: Sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s bad (lol)

Q55: Tell us a dream you had recently!
A55: Can’t remember…

Q56: How do you spend your holidays?
A56: In DVD-appreciation mode! (ie. she doesn’t just watch, she watches and appreciates the DVDs)

Q57: If you had a one week holiday, what would you like to do?
A57: To go on a trip! in Hokkaidou~

Q58: If you had a one month holiday, what would you like to do?
A58: I wanna go to Europe!

Q59: What place would you like to visit?
A59: Germany. I want to see the buildings in Germany!

Q60: Where would you want to go on a date?
A60: To my favourite theme park. I would be oh so happy (lol)

Q61: If your ideal man was an animal, which one it would be?
A61: A cheetah.

Q62: Do you have any pets?
A62: I have. I have a miniature Dachshund, and a toy poodle that is called Dee Dee-kun.

Q63: Do you believe in fortune telling?
A63: Yes!! I really believe in that.

Q64: What would you wish for if the shrine you visited in New Years does actually makes wishes become true?
A64: For ℃-ute to become a group known by every person in Japan…

Q65: Tell us a memory from New Years!
A65: There was a mochitsuki at my house. We did before New Year’s Eve, but we managed to eat it on New Year. I look forward to doing this yearly.

Q66: What ℃-ute song would you first like to hear in the beginning of the new year?
A66: Sakura Chirari.

Q67: Something that made you happy or make you had fun recently?
A67: The fact I went to my favourite theme park along with my family. It was very nicely decorated with Christmas-themed lights.

Q68: Something that made you laugh recently?
A68: Watching variety shows.

Q69: Something that made you cry recently?
A69: Watching DVDs. The things that move me on these DVDs make me cry lots.

Q70: What made you think “why is that?” recently?
A70: Why are there theories that say the earth will stop existing on 2012?

Q71: What have you been daydreaming about recently?
A71: Watching lots of DVDs! I’m watching lots of them!

Q72: What’s your source of energy?
A72: The smiles of ℃-ute & the smiles of fans!! Thank you as always ♡

Q73: Something that you have decided to do on your everyday life?
A73: To put on lip balm when my lips are dry.

Q74: Something that you always bring with you?
A74: Lip balm, cellphone.

Q75: Something that you always need to have?
A75: Lip balm! My lips get easily chapped.

Q76: What do you collect?
A76: SD card. I take lots of photos but don’t print much, so that’s why I keep a SD card.

Q77: What do you treasure?
A77: The letters from all the fans. The DVD player I got on Christmas last year.

Q78: What are fans to you?
A78: Kind and important persons!!

Q79: A message for your fans!
A79: From now on, please support ℃-ute too!

Q80: What kind of animal would Yajima Maimi be?
A80: A bunny ♡ White and cutely moving around.

Q81: What do you like about Yajima Maimi?
A81: How she’s ON/OFF! (note: I’ve seen Niigaki being described like this by Japanese fans before. Basically an ON/OFF person is someone who doesn’t have the same behaviour on camera and off camera. Once, someone posted a gif of the camera following Niigaki around backstage and she was all energetic and smily, then when it seemed that the cameraman was leaving her, she suddendly looked all tired. Two emoticons were posted as well, describing her change:( ^~^) -> ( - e -), the first emoticon being ON Gaki and the second emoticon being OFF Gaki. ON/OFF persons aren’t hypocrites, they just have on/off screen personalities). Although ON Maimi is lovely, OFF Maimi is playful and cute ♡

Q82: What kind of animal would Suzuki Airi?
A82: A koala ♡ They’re like, similar (lol)

Q83: What do you like about Suzuki Airi?
A83: She’s always positive! I think will-power like that is amazing.

Q84: What kind of animal would Okai Chisato be?
A84: A monkey ♡ Small and cute.

Q85: What do you like about Okai Chisato?
A85: She’s always thinking about the members. She’s a very kind girl.

Q86: What kind of animal would Hagiwara Mai be?
A86: A dog ♡ She has such big eyes!

Q87: What do you like about Hagiwara Mai?
A87: Her way of talking! I like her cheerfully and easily she talks.

Q88: If you were a boy, which ℃-ute member would you fall for?
A88: Chisato. Because she’s funny and listens clearly to what I say!

Q89: What ℃-ute song is perfect for you?
A89: EVERYDAY Zekkouchou! It makes me feel brave.

Q90: What is the appeal of ℃-ute?
A90: That everyone are cheerful girls!!

Q91: What memory will you always treasure from the days of when ℃-ute was first formed?
A91: It was a bit difficult to pronounciate ℃-ute (kyuuto). (lol)

Q92: What memory will you always treasure from the year 2009?
A92: When we went to Hawaii. It was fun~

Q93: What challenge would you like to try?
A93: It would be nice if ℃-ute could have a concert in a dome or an arena~

Q94: What is absolutely impossible/unreachable for you?
A94: Haunted houses…

Q95: What do you see yourself doing after 10 years from now?
A95: Working and having fun with my friends!

Q96: What do you see yourself doing after 30 years from now?
A96: Being married and traveling!

Q97: What do you see yourself doing after 50 years from now?
A97: Living the way I want, spending my time in a calm way.

Q98: What dreams do you have in mind for your job?
A98: A dome or an arena tour for ℃-ute. Also, I want to do lots of acting.

Q99: What is a more private dream of yours?
A99: I want all of ℃-ute to go on a trip!

Q100: One last word!
A100: Thank you for reading this until the end ♡

——————————————————————————————–

Q1: What does your name mean?
A1: It comes from Mother Mary! It means “For lots of people to be elegantly beautiful”.

Q2: What is your nickname?
A2: Okai-chan, Chissaa, Chisato. And Chii, only used by Mai-chan.

Q3: How does your family call you?
A3: Chisato, Chisa.

Q4: What is your height?
A4: 152cm. And to be honest… the only one who I surpass in height is Tsugunaga Momoko-chan from Berryz Koubou~!!

Q5: What is your shoe size?
A5: 23.5 to 24cm.

Q6: How is your eyesight?
A6: 2.0. My view is so good that I’m able to see everything on a second store!! (note: I guess she’s standing outside in the street, or at best… in the first store :P)

Q7: An habit of yours?
A7: I stare at people. I gotta be careful…

Q8: What’s your hobby?
A8: Writing letters! I always read the letters that all the fans send to me.

Q9: Are you particularly good at something?
A9: I like doing exercise, and no matter where I am, I’m able to do any kind of exercise.

Q10: What subjects are you good at?
A10: P.E. of course! Yeah, I’m only good at that ^^;

Q11: Past accomplishements?
A11: Swimming. Although I learned it for five years, I’m really bad at it now…

Q12: Any club you were in before?
A12: In primary school I was in the culture club in 4th grade, and on the baseball club on 5th and 6th grade. In middle school I was in the news club on 1st and 2nd grade. 3rd grade is P.E.!

Q13: Favourite food?
A13: Although I like just about everything… I really like beef ribs, gukbap (Korean rice soup), chuutoro and French pear ♡

Q14: Disliked food?
A14: Aubergine and mousse. I do my best to eat them but…

Q15: What can you cook?
A15: These… ! Curry, omelet rice, snacks with strong flavour, and other stuff. But I’m not that skilled so I don’t cook well (lol).

Q16: Favourite colour?
A16: I like blue! Also orange and pink!

Q17: Favourite season?
A17: I like summer and winter. On summer we can go swimming on a camp, and on winter we can go skiing… those things sound incredible, right? (lol)

Q18: Favourite time of the day?
A18: During concerts. In concerts I smile naturally ♡

Q19: Favourite place?
A19: My room. It relaxes me! But I like our living room too!

Q20: Favourite word/phrase?
A20: Love & peace

Q21: What book do you like?
A21: “Arare-chan”, which my sister Asuna read. I like GTO and Dragon Ball as well. Those feel boyish (lol)

Q22: What movie or dorama do you like?
A22: Lately I like “Boku no Hatsukoi wo Kimi ni Sasagu” (I’ll give you my first love). It’s one of those movies that make you cry!

Q23: What fashion are you into?
A23: I’m not picky about fashion… I think for me, it’s like “anything goes” (lol)

Q24: What was the first CD you bought?
A24: A SMAP concert DVD.

Q25: When you were younger, what song did you frequently sing?
A25: I can’t remember but… maybe Guruguru Dokkaan? (lol)

Q26: What kind of kid were you when you were young?
A26: A tanned, crybaby and lively kid. Today it’s pretty much the same right? (lol)

Q27: Tell us one memory from your childhood!
A27: We went to Hokkaidou and at night me, Asuna and my grandma were walking on a light camping-ground. We couldn’t exactly see where we were standing on, and my grandma said “Would it be okay to go over there?” and a pond made her fall… (rofl) sorry for laughing, grandma!

Q28: What did you want to be when you were a kid?
A28: The owner of a cakeshop.

Q29: What part-time job would you like to try sometime?
A29: I’d like to hand in goods (in concerts, events, etc)

Q30: What role you want to try sometime?
A30: A cruel one.

Q31: What is your charm point?
A31: My eyes. People say they’re light brown ♡ If the chance comes, please look at them!

Q32: Your strong point?
A32: Being energetic!! I’m sorry for always being such a bother… (lol)

Q33: And weak point?
A33: I’m too loud!! ^^; I don’t think much about that…

Q34: If you were an animal, which one it would be?
A34: A racoon dog!? A dog!?

Q35: What colour would you be?
A35: Blue ♡

Q36: Describe your character in one word!
A36: Energetic boy Okai ☆ maybe? I’m always boyish hoho

Q37: Who do you respect?
A37: Everyone who is my senpai in Hello! Project!

Q38: What motivated you to join Hello! Project?
A38: A friend of mom told her about the auditions, and I sent my application on the last minute (lol)

Q39: What is one memory from your days as Hello! Project Kid that you can’t forget?
A39: There was this press conference where I was so nervous, and so happy to meet all my admired senpai.

Q40: If you had the main male role in a teenage romantic comedy, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for (female) partner role?
A40: Hagiwara Mai-chan.

Q41: If you were the female star in an teenage romantic comedy, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for the main male role?
A41: I’ll answer Hagiwara Mai-chan for this one too ♡ Mai-chan my love love (lol)

Q42: If you were to produce a comical short play, which Hello! Project artist would you chose for your partner?
A42: Tsugunaga Momoko, Suzuki Airi, Junjun and me! The four of us together are funny~

Q43: If you were a cameraman, which Hello! Project artist would you chose as a model?
A43: Suzuki Airi. If it’s Airi, even if I’m the cameraman, I think I’ll be able to take a cute, cool picture.

Q44: If you were a magazine journalist, which Hello! Project artist would you give total coverage for a day?
A44: Yajima Maimi-chan.

Q45: This morning, at what hour you woke up?
A45: 7am.

Q46: What’s the first thing you do in the morning after waking up?
A46: I eat something. Because I’m hungry (lol)

Q47: How much time there is between you waking up and leaving the house?
A47: 2 hours! A lot of time…

Q48: What did you have for breakfast today?
A48: A sandwich that Asuna made for me!

Q49: What did you have for dinner yesterday?
A49: Nattou and hen egg with rice.

Q50: What’s your perfect dinner?
A50: Miso soup and rice are OK. But I’ll be pretty happy if there’s meat.

Q51: How much time do you usually spend at the bathtub?
A51: Maybe about 40 minutes? Bathing my half body takes a fairly long time.

Q52: What do you do if you wake up in the middle of the night?
A52: Chat with my friends on the computer.

Q53: Do you have good sleeping posture?
A53: It’s very bad…

Q54: Do you wake up on a good posture?
A54: If my friends are there, it’s very good (lol)

Q55: Tell us a dream you had recently!
A55: I had a dream where I was having fun with my friends from school at a pool.

Q56: How do you spend your holidays?
A56: Amusement parks, movies, karaoke… there are various special places where I’d like to go.

Q57: If you had a one week holiday, what would you like to do?
A57: I’d go on a trip with my family! With ℃-ute’s members as well.

Q58: If you had a one month holiday, what would you like to do?
A58: I’d go on an overseas trip! I wouldn’t go with ℃-ute’s members if we don’t decide about it first.

Q59: What place would you like to visit?
A59: England!

Q60: Where would you want to go on a date?
A60: Maybe going to the amusement park or to the movies? I don’t really know much about that…

Q61: If your ideal man was an animal, which one it would be?
A61: A baby tiger. I think it would only get stronger as time passes by…

Q62: Do you have any pets?
A62: I have two dogs, Pain (“pah-in”) and LIP. They’re cute. Also, I used to have three turles, but now there’s only one left… it’s called Elizabeth~ ♡

Q63: Do you believe in fortune telling?
A63: I believe. It may have influence on me sometimes.

Q64: What would you wish for if the shrine you visited in New Years does actually makes wishes become true?
A64: For my family to be healthy. For ℃-ute to become more active…

Q65: Tell us a memory from New Years!
A65: I did the first shrine visit of the New Year in my town, and I left, to eat something from the food cart (lol)

Q66: What ℃-ute song would you first like to hear in the beginning of the new year?
A66: Wakkyanai (Z)

Q67: Something that made you happy or make you had fun recently?
A67: Going to the amusement park with my friends! We had so much fun!

Q68: Something that made you laugh recently?
A68: I laughed a lot when I watched a movie.

Q69: Something that made you cry recently?
A69: I cried a lot when I watched a movie.

Q70: What made you think “why is that?” recently?
A70: There aren’t common words right? But I’m thinking about what really is common. Is there anything common? (lol)

Q71: What have you been daydreaming about recently?
A71: Watching my favourite artists on DVD.

Q72: What’s your source of energy?
A72: The smiles of all the fans! Having fun!

Q73: Something that you have decided to do on your everyday life?
A73: Nothing in particular.

Q74: Something that you always bring with you?
A74: Cellphone, mask.

Q75: Something that you always need to have?
A75: Cellphone.

Q76: What do you collect?
A76: Ornamented poems, things that have poems written in them!

Q77: What do you treasure?
A77: Family, all the fans, the members… and everyone who’s important to me.

Q78: What are fans to you?
A78: I can’t express how much they mean to me, not even long paragraphs are enough!! They’re so important. I love them!

Q79: A message for you fans!
A79: Thank you for always supporting me! Even though I’m still young, I’m becoming me/older little by little. Eternal thanks ♡

Q80: What kind of animal would Yajima Maimi be?
A80: A bunny!!

Q81: What do you like about Yajima Maimi?
A81: Even though she’s clumsy and a bit distracted at times (lol), she thinks a lot about the members ♡

Q82: What kind of animal would Nakajima Saki be?
A82: A squirrel!!

Q83: What do you like about Nakajima Saki?
A83: She listens to me when I’m talking lots! She’s so brave! But, when she acts cowardlly, she’s so cute ♡ I lurve you Nakky ♡

Q84: What kind of animal would Suzuki Airi?
A84: A kappa!? A sloth bear!?

Q85: What do you like about Suzuki Airi?
A85: She does thing at her own pace, and it’s really easy to get along with her! We often talk via telepathy (lol). And I also like it when she talks slowly!

Q86: What kind of animal would Hagiwara Mai be?
A86: A penguin!!

Q87: What do you like about Hagiwara Mai?
A87: She seems though, but in reality she’s weak, isn’t she. She comes off as a little sister. I like it when she’s (?). I like everything about her ♡

Q88: If you were a boy, which ℃-ute member would you fall for?
A88: Hagiwara Mai-chan.

Q89: What ℃-ute song is perfect for you?
A89: Big dreams

Q90: What is the appeal of ℃-ute?
A90: Everyone is themselves, plus as friends we’re kind to each other!

Q91: What memory will you always treasure from the days of when ℃-ute was first formed?
A91: Watching a Berryz Koubou concert and thinking “I won’t lose to them!”.

Q92: What memory will you always treasure from the year 2009?
A92: Going to Hawaii. It was so fun ♡

Q93: What challenge would you like to try?
A93: I want to appear on many variety shows!

Q94: What is absolutely impossible/unreachable for you?
A94: I can’t stand snakes!

Q95: What do you see yourself doing after 10 years from now?
A95: As a ℃-ute member, and as my own person, and someone who does a lot of things~

Q96: What do you see yourself doing after 30 years from now?
A96: As a married woman? Maybe? (lol)

Q97: What do you see yourself doing after 50 years from now?
A97: I want to be a good old lady by then!

Q98: What dreams do you have in mind for your job?
A98: I want to be in more various activities, and in talk shows! I want to do more activities as a member of ℃-ute too!

Q99: What is a more private dream of yours?
A99: A trip with ℃-ute!

Q100: One last word!
A100: There wasn’t barely anything surprising in these questions, right? (lol) Please support me from now on too!

——————————————————————————————–

How was 2009?

Yajima Maimi: Many things happened to us, I mean for ℃-ute and for us as individuals. On my 17th birthday, the members and the fans organized a surprise thing for me in the bus tour (a fanclub event). There was a big cake and a big pannel with messages on it. We also went overseas (to Hawaii) for the first time. But, definitely the biggest happening was us becoming a five-member group. From now on, please support us as well! This year was a like a new beginning, I think.

Nakajima Saki: I think that a lot of things happened to us, as ℃-ute, and as individuals. Lots of stuff happened, and I think the whole year was a challenge for us. We got to sing many types of songs for our fourth album (4 Akogare My Star). In our spring concert, those songs required not just any dancing or facial expression. The dance for “Bye Bye Bye!” (8th major single) was difficult as well. Even now, it’s still difficult for me (lol).

Nakajima-chan, will there be changes for you (in your private life) when you become a high-school student?

Nakajima: Nothing will change much until then. But, during middle school, there are different ways of spending the time. I myself even went to buy lots of things with my friends.

Suzuki Airi: Comparing 2009 to other years, it seems like it went by in the blink of an eye. I hate it when things go by in the blink of an eye. Regarding my personal stuff, since I will graduate from middle school, it means no more culture festival, sports festivals and other similar school events. For how much time I am able to still go to school…?

Suzuki-chan, is it usual for you to say “school is fun”?

Suzuki: Yes. In our current class, everyone is close and I really love that. So I don’t feel regretful about my life as a middle-schooler. About my job, it was a fully-active year. For me, there was Buono, singles and albums. Songs increased in number, and I was active in two groups at the same time! Members graduated, and many things happened, and although I think that we went through a lot, I want to connect that to 2010.

Okai Chisato: 2009 was a year where many parts of me couldn’t develop. I couldn’t even think about what I wanted to do. So I want to do my best in 2010!

Chisato-chan is also graduating from middle school on the spring of 2010?

Okai: Yes. I wonder, is it alright? (lol) But, since Nakajima-chan became a high-schooler last year, she told me “it’s okay when things end”. Since I agree with that, I also want to do lots of things when I become a high-schooler.

Yajima: Yah~ So Airi and Chisato are entering high school…

Maimi-chan has already graduated from high school, right?

Yajima: That’s correct.

Since school life has ended for you, don’t you feel lonely?

Yajima: Eh… the important thing were the studies (lol).

Hagiwara Mai: For me to feel proud, I wanted to develop one skill, but I couldn’t make it happen. I wanted to be level-headed, but after three days I pushed my selfish button for the first time (lol). There were many things I didn’t got to achieve. In 2010 I start my third year of middle school, and I want to do my best while also enjoying the student lifestyle.

On 2010/01/06, the new ℃-ute single “SHOCK!” will be released!

Suzuki: I think it has a cool an mature sound. I got to sing quite a LOT (ie. “it felt like it was too much”), the lyrics and the melody were different, and everything had to be presented differently. I had to be conscious of all of that. Although it’s not difficult to sing lyrics that talk from the view point of a girl, I also felt happy to be paying attention to everything.

Hagiwara: This time, we get to dance a lot. It’s a pretty difficult dance.

Okai: It’s all about the dance and the song. They’re both a new challenge for us.

Yajima: It’s a song about broken love, however don’t worry, it’s not just that! It’s also a song about a strong-willed girl. In order to present the dance, song and expressions in the best way possible, ℃-ute will put a lot of effort into this. The clothes also give a cool vibe.

So this time, the visuals are a novelty too.

Nakajima: That’s right. The clothes are black and white, and so it gives that kind of (black and white) mood. It was also the first time Mai-chan had curly hair.

And the hair style is also a “SHOCK!”… Maimi-chan, how many cms of your hair were cut?

Yajima: About 30 cms.

Wow! How much has it been since the last time you had short hair?

Yajima: It’s been 10 years.

Hagiwara: I think that the people that watch over ℃-ute were probably impressed about this too.

Nakajima Saki: I think black-haired girls give a vibe of prettiness.

Hagiwara: Until now, I never thought about cutting my hair.

Nakajima: Yeah, I didn’t either. But that’s okay. With okay I mean that while long hair is pretty, having (new) short hair presents a new side of someone.

Yajima: But it’s a lot of work. In morning I use the curling iron. I use the dryer once, and it gets all messy again. Drying it is pleasant.

So for you all, what was the first time you had a “hair style challenge”?

Okai: Umm…

Hagiwara: Chisato, this is the first time you wear a detectivesque hat right?

Okai: Yes (lol)

Yajima: Everyone got styled differently. I wear short hair, Airi got short bangs.

Suzuki: This time everyone wears a brand new hairdo. I really want to have a long hairstyle once.

Nakajima-chan, this is the first time you have straight bangs, right?

Nakajima: Nope, I’ve had straight bangs since the beginning. They’ve always been separated like this.

Please give us a message for 2010!

Hagiwara: ℃-ute has become a 5-person group, and even though the original meaning of the group has been lost, I want to give more of my power. Personally, in order to get skills nobody else has, I must do my best.

Okai: In 2010, I also want to give an exciting feeling to all of our fans. I will do my best to get told “hey, that was fun”.

Suzuki: In 2010 I graduate from middle school and start the life of a high school student. I’ll also do my best to be more grown-up and have a fashionable style. But I wonder, is the way I’m right now okay too? I think so (lol). In 2010 I also want to have fun with all of the fans with all of those upcoming songs.

Nakajima: In 2010 I want to become sharper at dancing. I also want to be challenged at various songs, and to be able to put nice expressions according to the song. I want people to look at the various (and increasing) sides of ℃-ute. For that to happen, all of us will do our best.

Yajima: I want 2010 to be a year of changes. I think that, so far, the five of us have shown our individual good points. There were various challenges coming like at once, when I made failed, I tried not to let my failures crush me *laughs*. I want to keep on living with this beaten and broken heart (*possible explanation*: “I’ll continue to go on, despite the failures/mistakes”). I also want our group to become one that is loved by many people.

So, for the last part, tell us an unforgivable memory from 2009.

Nakajima: I have lots of stories to tell from the time we all went to Hawaii. We all slept in the same bed, and how there were members who couldn’t sleep. Airi fell from the bed when she was sleeping, and when she returned to the bed, Chisato and Mai started to make noise. It was very fun (lol)

Suzuki: On the morning after the last day of our recent tour, I woke up with a cramp in my leg. So I was late for the first time in my life (lol).

You overexerted yourself?

Suzuki: Did I? I was in a rush, but instead of going crazy, I spend the whole time waiting (lol).

Yajima: Oh just now I remembered, once when I was walking, suddenly something something fell through my collar and went inside the back of my clothes. Then I thought it was a cockroach, so I panicked and started screaming. A lot of people were looking at me and I said “Please wait! Please wait! A cockroach went in!” (lol). The staff took me to a more calm place, to take off my coat, and a comb fell out (lol). When I was putting on my cap, it fell into the back of my top (lol)

Hagiwara: My sister and I often sing together. Once were talking, all of sudden we went silent. We both started singing, the same song, at the same time!

Yajima: Were you in harmony?

Hagiwara: We were! It was something that really surprised me.

Okai: Once when with my family we went to the river, a group of 5 years old kids, they were diving from a crag that was over 10 meters high. I thought I’d like to try that too, being up there in the crag. But then I was all “can’t do this” (it was too high). A little kid told me “yo! why don’t you jump?” (lol). So I did. My sister pushed me lightly too (lol). My cel was in my pocket… so it submerged with me. My dad did the same thing. Father and daughter went under water that day (lol).

Yajima: That sounds so Chisato (lol)

———————————————-
A
LOT LOT LOT of thanks to sougisou and Arche for helping me with many questions 🙂 Really you’re both so kind 🙂

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: