140412 Mechaike SP (Yuko’s graduation tour)

C1rworA
Hands down this is one of the most highly requested video to be subbed! Join Yuko in an adventure filled with laughter and tears as she goes on a bus trip before her graduation concert. Watch Miichan’s Gouriki Ayame impersonation, a little bit of “Dame yo, dame dame~” gags, a surprise double Baka appearance, some Mayurage and of course a heartfelt performance from Team K as Yuko embrace her final moments as an AKB member.

Download softsubs here

Dailymotion stream:
Part 1:

[AIDOL] 140412 Mechaike SP (Yukos graduation… by AIDOL_KKS

Part 2:

[AIDOL] 140412 Mechaike SP (Yukos graduation… by AIDOL_KKS
^ Click here ^ for the LINKS from Dailymotion
(※Please note that the video is listed in “Private” mode to prevent it from being deleted due to copyrights violation issues. Kindly use the link here, and/or try to download it from Dailymotion using a downloader (Eg.: Keepvid.com) in case the video doesn’t stream smoothly.)

Staff :
Translator: Lotsheep, EraMemory, Half, Wingom
Timer: Half
Typeset : alfredcastle
QC: Mayuyu, Ricky, mahousentai

140211 AKBINGO! ep276

AKBINGO276_Release 2S
We’re back with more AKBINGO!!! And it is the much awaited Moe phrase Battle!!
In this episode, the representatives from each of the 48 Groups, will have to undergo several challenges to impress the guests, who will be deciding which group turns out to be the best in their Moe dialogues! This episode is sure to make your heart start pounding!!
And finally! Which 48 Group will turn out with the most girl power to be the champions of Moe!?

Download softsubs here.

Download Torrent here

Dailymotion stream:

[Aidol+H!F] 140211 AKBINGO! – Ep. 276 by aidol_stream
^ Click here ^ for the LINKS from Dailymotion
(※Please note that the video is listed in “Private” mode to prevent it from being deleted due to copyrights violation issues. Kindly use the link here, and/or try to download it from Dailymotion using a downloader (Eg.: Keepvid.com) in case the video doesn’t stream smoothly.)

Staff:
Translator: OdekoCwush, KudoShinichi
Timer: Ale, Keicchi
Typeset: Mayuyu
QC: SacredCultivator, Mayuyu

140825 SKE48 EbiSho! Episode 7.5 (Extended Segment)

Ebi7.5_Release 1S
In this episode, Matsumura and Tani head towards Yamada town in Iwate prefecture! But they first decide to head to Miyako city and make their way there!
Will they be able to make their way towards Yamada town safely from Miyako as they even challenge to hitchhiking in rain!?
And in Yamada town, there is something which Matsumura wants to show Tani, which led her all the way here!

Download softsubs here

Dailymotion stream:

[AIDOL] SKE48 Ebisho! ep7.5.mp4 by AIDOL_KKS
^ Click here ^ for the LINKS from Dailymotion.

Staff:
Translator: KudoShinichi, Hayate
Timer: Key
Typeset: Michael Soares
QC: Mayuyu

130505 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep82

1MIWkZl

Hullo, Wingom here!

This next subbed episode of Nogidoko (ep 82) is Nogizaka46′s Insecurities (Complex) Quiz!
Note: I’ve translated the Japanese use of “Complex” (which, in this case, means something that someone is self-conscious about) to “Insecurity”.

Enjoy the members tearing each other apart, spitting out all possible things other members may be self-conscious about!
And watch as members crumble under the pressure of being scrutinised by their peers. Just like in the release image. ;)

Enjoy!!

Download Softsubs here!


[AIDOL] 130505 Nogizaka46 – Nogizakatte Doko ep82 by aidol_stream

Staff:
Translator: Wingom
Timing: Wingom
Typeset: Michael Soares
QC: mahousentai, Ricky

140825 SKE48 EbiSho! Episode 7

Ebi7_Release1S
On the 7th episode, EbiSho! heads out on it’s first outdoor filming!
They will be learning about the occupation of field salespersons in a Home Center!
The members in pairs, will try to sell the product which they think that they will be able to sell at a Home Center!
Which pair of members will be able to get the maximum sales revenue in a limited period of time!?
And furthermore! Matsumura and Tani head towards Iwate prefecture’s Yamada town! What is it that Matsumura wants to show Tani that they have come here for?

Download softsubs here

Dailymotion stream:

[AIDOL] 140825 SKE48 Ebisho! ep07 by AIDOL_KKS

Staff:
Translator: KudoShinichi, Hayate
Timer: Key
Typeset: Michael Soares
QC: Mayuyu, Ricky

140713 Nogizakatte, Doko? ep 142

9LZj80q

What is up everyone, mahousentai here.

Today I bring you something that has already been subbed lol. The continuation of the Nogidoko test!
Yea this was already subbed by nogizakatte, which you guys should follow btw since he subs nogizaka stuff.
http://nogizakatte.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/nogizakatte

Anyways this has been ready for a while now actually, but I just refused to get it released until another nogidoko is ready. Which means there is another nogidoko that is ready! that’s why this is out :v
Look out for the other doko soon ;D wingom has been doing a few nogidoko episodes, so look forward to them ^_^


[AIDOL] Nogizakatte, Doko? episode142 eng sub… by aidol_stream

Staff:
Translator: mahousentai, KudoShinichi
Timer: Kiyokochan
Typeset: Michael Soares
QC: mahousentai, Mayuyu

140825 YOU wa Nanishini Nippon e

vlcsnap-2014-09-02-14h11m17s47

Why did YOU come to Japan?

It’s finally here! This special release! Our staff have worked hard since this show was aired to be able to bring these subtitles to you so you can understand the other half of the show!

Join us, quite literally… as myself (AIDOL Mayuyu) and Chris (AIDOL Yukirin) go to Japan to meet each other and our oshimen, also get up to lots of other fun idol related activities… and… well, makes complete fools of ourselves on Japanese TV too, well, mostly me more so than Chris.

This release brings back a lot of memories for both myself and Chris, we were talking about it on Facebook and having had people ask me some questions about a few things, I thought it would be a good idea if we wrote a blog post each to go with this. So please, if you have the time go read our posts as well!

Mayuyu: The Incredible Journey
Yukirin: “Idols are more than just music”

Enjoy!


[AIDOL] 140825 YOU wa Nanishini Nippon e by aidol_stream

Staff:
Translator: Half, KudoShinichi
Timing: Keicchi
Typeset: Michael Soares
QC: Mayuyu, Jersh

Mayuyu: The Incredible Journey

What’s up guys, Mayuyu here!

I thought I’d write up a blog to go with the release of “Why did YOU come to Japan?”. I figured I could cover some of the questions people keep asking me as well as provide a little more information about the whole experence and some of the other things we got up to that didn’t make the cut.

So, where do I even start…

Why did YOU come to Japan?

I guess the best place to start is with that simple question!

YUCUMJAPAN

I’d been to Japan twice before my last trip, August 2009 and August 2013… even though I was a fan of AKB in August, the trip wasn’t really much about idols.

I actually didn’t have plans to go back to Japan until around August again this year… but something happened that moved the plans forward, and that was the announcement of the AKB album and 2shot event! As soon as I saw this I knew I had to apply, the problem was… how the bloody hell do you apply for this? I had no idea what I was doing and my Japanese was pretty shocking (it’s still pretty bad), which made it hard… I fumbled my way through the application process and everything seemed to fall in place. I was talking to Souchan about it in the AIDOL chat and managed to convince him to sign up to this after I got the huge surprise that my Mayuyu application was accepted along with a shot for Murashige!

Arriving in Japan

So, the plan was to arrive at Narita airport, meet Souchan and the gang and head to our hotels and probably relax. However, my flight landed 2 hours earlier than his, so I was sat about waiting when I saw the film crew approaching me. Having seen various clips of the show before, I knew what to expect and was sat there thinking to myself “Just say no”… the question comes “Is it okay to ask a few questions”… my thought process is screaming at me “NO! NO! NO! Don’t do it! You’ve just had a 13 hour flight without any sleep!” and I say “Yeah, of course!” … WHAT?!?!

There I am, being asked all these questions and as soon as I mention AKB they are hooked. They start asking me so many questions and if it would be okay to come film me do stuff… and I agree to it, providing Souchan and the gang are cool with it. Which, as you can tell from the video… they were!

Photocards

I’ve had a few people ask me about the random photocard packs, well, in Akiba there is a chain of shops called “Liberty”, this was where we bought the random packs, from the vending machine. There’s a wide selection of what you can get from the machine, from each of the individual groups (AKB, SKE, NMB, HKT and Nogi) to specific members of singles, it depends on the machine and the time you’re there. Liberty also have a good choice of photocards, it’s an absolute money pit as there are 4/5 good Liberty photocard shops in Akiba.

I’d also like to mention Deranan, this place is much better in terms of the layout, but the prices are generally a little higher than Liberty, but not always. I loved going in to that place, the staff were awesome and so helpful, and the layout of the store is just… it’s just a nice place to visit if you like photocards, see the pictures below.

deranan deranan2

Mosoclbr

I’m sure anyone who has read my previous blog post or follows me on Tumblr will know that I’m a BIG fan of underground idol groups, possibly more so than AKB itself… it’s hard to say, I have a lot of love and time for both.

Anyway, I promised myself I would go see my favourite group play a show while I was there, and I did! The best part is they even included a bit of them on the show, Moso Calibration! I really thought they would get cut as they’re not popular like AKB, so I was so happy when I was watching the broadcast and they were aired and named! Seriously, they are really awesome. The girls all work so hard and the music is good fun too.

I actually have an extra story about that too… on our first day when we went shopping in Akiba, while the camera crew were asking us some questions I saw this beautiful girl walk by… the camera crew realised something was going on because I suddenly started ignoring them and just watching as this girl walked by… it was Mahiru from Moso Calibration. The camera crew asked what was going on and I explained… so they encouraged me to go talk to her. Gosh, this was the most awkward conversation, especially as the camera crew just followed along and shoved the camera in her face. I almost told them to stop for a moment as it was weird, but Mahiru was cool about things, luckily she has really good English so I just told her that I was a fan and would be going to the show to see them. She said she’d look out for me and that she had to head off to work, so we said goodbye. The film crew asked if they could use the footage and she told them to ask her manager (Thank you manager-san for saying no to that!!!).

mahiru

When we went to the Mosoclbr show itself, the cameraman was an absolute hero, following me in the crowd the whole time never losing track of me. They did ask me to stay at the edge where it’s easier to film… but I straight up refused as I wanted to be involved. I was about 3/4 rows back until the little circle pit (not quite a proper pit, but you know…) started and after that I was front row with cameraman-san. The girls were all amazing on stage and the show was incredible, but what stood out most was the eye contact, those girls really interact with the crowd, and they all made eye contact at least once with me. Where I was stood, Mahiru was in front of me a lot of the time and I spent a lot of the time watching her, she has an incredible stage presence, I totally understand that whole “Idol aura” thing you hear all the time.

Anyway, fast forward a couple of days and there’s an event happening at DearStage. DearStage by the way is the label that look after Mosoclbr along with Dempagumi.Inc and a lot of other upcoming idols and idol groups, but they have a venue in an Akiba backstreet where they have a stage, bar and cafe, I recommend going here at least once.

2014-05-17 07.37.51

Back to the story, I take Souchan and the gang here because Mahiru is doing a Taco Rice night, where she will cook Taco Rice for customers! I had to go, as soon as I saw this I knew I had to go there. So we turn up and all order the Taco Rice. My gosh was it amazing, and I’m not even just saying that because she made it… it was genuinely a really good dish! While we were there, she came out and was talking to people in the cafe, thanking them for coming and ordering her Taco Rice. When she came to speak to us, she told me she saw me at the show the other night and remembered me. THAT FANSERVICE! My heart melted a little (a lot).

Taco-Rice

I’ve wrote a lot about Mosoclbr here, but they deserve it… please, do check them out and support them!

P.A.R.M.S.

My other massive underground idol love is the girls of Alice Project!

They have a theater based in Akiba called P.A.R.M.S. and this is somewhere that I would go to every day if I had the money. I’m probably going to budget for it next time I go to Japan, because that place is AMAZING.

Alice Project is a collection of several groups which all have a theme they combine with pop.
The main groups within Alice Project are Alice Juban, Steam Girls and Armor Girls, and there is also Kamen Joshi which is a combined unit of girls from all groups.

KamenJoshi

Their stage shows are full of energy and for the price, is probably one of the best value for money experiences when it comes to idols, in my opinion. They are a group you REALLY can meet, and easily too. If you go to see their show, which you can (usually) just turn up for on the day and get tickets for, you can also have your photo taken with members, as well as getting a free vote for your member (relates to the videos on their YouTube channel).

As a Risapyon oshi I had a couple of 2shots with her and she was really so friendly, the 2shot is a polaroid picture taken by one of the other girls. It’s then signed by the girl(s) you had your picture taken with, for a wide shot it’s only 2500 yen… which is nothing really, for what you get!

Risapyon2shot

Mentaiko / 2shots

Everyone keeps asking me this question… it was even a point raised by Bananaman… I want to shine some light on my reasoning behind the 2nd mentaiko 2shot.

For me, the first shot was good, and I love it… but it doesn’t properly feel like a mentaiko, Shige looks more like she’s protecting her head XD

I wanted the 2nd one with more energy / higher arms. And I managed to get it!

For those of you who might be curious, I also had shots with Kimoto Kanon and Akiyoshi Yuka.

2014-05-24-10.432014-05-24-13.522014-05-24-15.322014-05-24-15.332014-05-24-17.012014-05-24-18.522014-05-24-18.55.42

There’s also a story behind the 2shot with Mikan (Akiyoshi Yuka). When I she asked what pose I wanted to do, I asked for a pout… she just looked up at me and did the pout right at me and asked me if that was okay… I almost died in that moment… of course it was bloody okay, what are you trying to do, kill me?! It was the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen… She was really so lovely. I would definitely get more shots with her, and probably just keep asking her to pout too hahaha.

Sousenkyo & Yuko Concert

So as you can see in the video, I was lucky enough to get tickets to go to the Sousenkyo and see Mayuyu get #1, and also to see many other girls I support achieve ranks, it was an emotional thing as expected… luckily it was raining so much my tears of sadness and happiness were quite well hidden… but my red eyes gave it away haha. That moment when it was #2…. HKT48… I just jumped out of my seat and cheered so loud, I know it’s probably disrespectful to Sasshi and her oshis… but in that moment you can’t help control it, and I wasn’t alone in doing so. I regret nothing haha!

But yeah, I first started crying when I saw Shige rank and get to do her mentaiko on stage just like she planned in her G+ post before… It was so beautiful to see the crowd and girls on stage all join in too. I get goosebumps now just thinking about it. After that it was for Yukko who ranked so high, I was so happy she finally made it! Then Ricchan… when she came out on stage I totally lost it, I couldn’t believe she was there and that surprise just hit me like a ton of bricks, boom I was gone. I almost broke my voice while shouting for her too, the support she received was incredible and added to the emotion. After that it was Jurina, I was really hoping she would get #3, even though I love Yukirin, I would love to see Jurina make a bigger step forward. Then of course… the finale… Mayuyu, I lost track of how many times I started crying at that…

So here’s a picture of my very wet view from the Sousenkyo… Arena seats… the view was awesome and the atmosphere when being in the middle of the stadium was incredible!

2014-06-07 14.51.42

I was also lucky enough to get to go to Yuko’s graduation concert, another event full of emotion and mixed feelings for me… just like the Sousenkyo!

Here’s my favourite shot from that, the sea of green light sticks… just amazing! The seats weren’t as good as for the Sousenkyo… but the atmosphere was really amazing still, and the senbatsu members passed by in carts a few rows in front of where I was sitting, so I actually got to see them pretty close… Mayuyu was the other side though :(

2014-06-08 20.33.44

The Film Crew

I’d like to thank the crew first of all for helping create some of these amazing memories, it really was something special, even if it makes me look like a total aho (the AIDOL crew knew this already)!

I’d also like to point out that this is a TV show… an entertainment and partly comedy based show, so some of what happens and is aired on this, is cut in a specific way to make for good TV. There’s quite a lot of stuff that is chopped or lacking context.

Souchan

What would this be without a MaYuki section? AIDOL Mayuyu and Yukirin meet for the first time, and it’s in Japan of all places! It was really awesome to meet that guy… like REALLY awesome. As you can see in the video he’s always excited and his high spirits help make anything more fun! Getting to do all these things with him was awesome. So really, thank you, Chris, for all those good memories! I’ll see you out there again next time!

10406658_10154279158160533_1897015676121580794_n

Yukirin: “Idols are more than just music”

10406658_10154279158160533_1897015676121580794_n

Hey Folks – Its me Yukirin :3

For some reason, that whole „Why did you come to Japan?“-thing went around the globe so fast. I personally never thought it would make an impact that big. But people don’t actually know the actual story behind all this. So Wayne and me thought about doing a post each, to give you a little glimpse of the whole experience, just as a sidedish with the Release of the actual episode of “Why did you come to Japan?”.

Actually we, that is Wayne and me, are the perfect example for “Being friends on the internet from different countries, finally meeting up somewhere – sometime”.
The whole story actually began when Wayne joined AIDOL back in October last year(!). At first I was really hesitating to actually talk to him, but I had to show him around as I was General Manager of AIDOL. After a few days, we kinda talked to each other for hours, daily. We even had been on Skype once (I have no idea why we stopped doing that anyway?). At some point he was talking about a “2-shot event” coming up for the Album release of “Tsugi no ashiato”. Out of curiosity I just made him explain. The same time I was talking to him about my desire to finally get to Japan someday, but I failed going there every year since 2006. Then I made a silly promise. If I can get tickets for Amina, I’ll do EVERYTHING to get there.

885325_632707303438404_1345657908_o

Few days later, I got the confirmation. I won 5 out of 8 Slots. So, it finally came down to this. I have to be there, at any cost. That inner goal set, I told Wayne about it. And a few hours later we decided to go there, together. Plan was to meet up at the Airport. Yet I was scared I couldn’t afford it. The shocking impact was yet to come that time.

Mid-December, Sato Amina, announced her graduation. Everyone from the team kept quiet about it, no one really wanted to tell me, in the end Half pushed Wayne to tell me. I didn’t know what to think or say, I was just shocked. I felt something died in me that moment. I got smacked down, when I was the happiest person on earth. But Wayne was there to pull me out of the hole I dug for myself. Yet I thought everything was over. Amina was graduating, so she won’t be there – its no use. This said, I was prepared to cancel all my plans. The Next day Half sent me a message about Amina putting up an announcement she’d be attending all events planned so far, which included the 2shot event as well. So we were back on track. Now it came down to a “now or never”. This could be the first and last time to see her in person.

1601975_662668377108963_1398278703_o

Several Months passed. I still couldn’t get over Aminas graduation. Sleepless Nights, even my real life was a bitch. One month before the actual trip I wasn’t feeling ready for it at all. I couldn’t get excited at all. I felt it would be a living hell for me. I even thought about fully quitting AIDOL and Idols in general. In every moment of that big struggle Wayne was there for me, like a true friend. I mean, he is like 700 kilometers away over there in England, but it always felt like he came over and we could just talk about anything. We knew each other for like 6 months, and yet it felt like it’s been 6 years already. I couldn’t believe it myself, that I planned a trip to japan, with a guy I never met in person, through the internet, sharing the same interests.
So the big day came. I still personally think it was the craziest idea I ever had. My first vacation “alone”, my first flight, then its Japan… 14 hours in a plane, in a country almost 8000 kilometers away from home. On the flight I was really worrying about whether Wayne will be there or not. I don’t know why, but I doubted it until the last moment. In the end the flight was like a train ride and the first impressions at the airport were already overwhelming. So… will he really be there? We entered the arrival hall and were looking for him. I had no idea how he actually looked until the day of the arrival when he sent a picture. Then we spotted a jumping guy looking like Wayne next to a camera crew with a sign “sou-chan” written on.
He really WAS there. From that point on you actually saw a lot of our Journey on the actual show. BUT you actually missed a lot that actually wasn’t on the show at all.
They probably had like 25 hours of footage; they had to cut down to those 25 minutes. Also in the show they mainly put the focus on Wayne and they kinda caught up “his” story, which was the better thing to do for the show anyways.

Lemme give you a small glimpse of what you guys actually missed.

First of all I can’t do this chronologically at all, so I just go with the flow of remembering it. We came for AKB but we stayed for more. Almost everyday we met up in Akihabara at the usual Spot… at Becks – which was actually the AKB Café but we had to make sure no one would know that secret and sacred spot.

Prior to our trip Wayne taught me a lot about some underground Idol groups and shared his love for Alice Project. So it was a must do and we went for PARMS to see Alice Project right away on the second day. It was amazing to see those girls live, and we were in the middle of the crowd at their theater. I was so fascinated, I was almost killed by a rubberboat, because I kept starring at my Oshimen Misa, who was dancing on a balcony, since she couldn’t attend the actual show. The more happy I was, that you could take a picture with your favorite member after the show was over, and even Misa was there. Meeting those girls in person sure is something you can’t even describe into words. They weren’t on screen this time. They were next to me in flesh and blood. Even if it sounds weird now. That moment I realized even those girls are just… human. They’re something precious, but still human – and adorable. Now I feel sad, we couldn’t go there once more.MisaCheki
On the same day we went karaoke all together in Akihabara. I can tell you – I’m actually totally hesitating when it comes to things like that, but there wasn’t anything in my entire life I enjoyed so much as those evenings at the karaokeplace. Kicking it off with a silly done Wasshoi B in the MaYuki version, over western Songs to our favorite Jpop Songs. You guys can’t imagine how impressed I was when Wayne did so flawless on 99 Red Balloons in GERMAN. It was crazy amazing and 2 hours went by so fast.

Also we went to Dear*Stage, that’s actually is some kind of Café, Pub or Bar where Idol girls work. I was hesitating at first, but when we were in there and those “maids” were running around serving you and I had that “I follow her on twitter, now I’m here” moment again, I really enjoyed being there. The second time we were in they had an event where they served Taco Rice made by Mahiru, the girl Wayne met on the first day in Akihabara. Some girl even grabbed our phones and made us follow her on twitter, which was kinda adorable.

Another Highlight among all other Highlights sure was my first time in AKB Café. Seeing those girls dressed in AKB-ish costumes sure got me totally excited. The food was overwhelmingly delicious. I still remember Wayne and me went for the Miki Bargallon… I mean Burger. He grabbed his burger and ended up grabbing right into the ketchup. I was laughing it up and the idiot I am I accidentally did the same. Then I noticed something, right beside us on the wall, there was a signature of Amina in a frame. And the second time we went there, we were in that big hall-ish room, there was also a message on the wall with her kitty she used to draw as signature. If you ever get the chance to go the AKB Café do it, it’s amazing. Also we had no luck on our coasters lol.
On the Show you saw a glimpse of the concert at Club Quatro in Shibuya which was basically covering Wayne and me going for Moso Calibration, but there was actually more. One precious moment for me was while the performance of “ayumikurikamaki”. We were actually standing at the very back of the venue watching the show. From one moment to another a Fan grabbed my hand and pulled me into their circle. That led to Wayne and me being at the front row and that guy with the Kuma-hat showing us the movements we have to do to support the girls. He just made us join in as if we would be one of them. When the performance was over, he just disappeared into the night. But when we went to buy some goods, I met him again and he was totally impressed we came all the way to japan and supported them. I thanked him for being so kind. He was really amazing that Kuma-san.

10440096_10154279156070533_60436432294403046_n

The Show also covered one of our many visits in the photocard shops. Added up we probably have spent 20 hours in total in those shops. We bought so many photocards and goods. I think I bought like 500+ photocards, almost any Amina card I found, which was pretty hard. On my own last days I encountered something really amazing, when I went to TRIO there were some fans from California and Texas going through photocardsets and we kinda ended up talking about 3 hours in there about underdog members. Sorry guys I forgot your names but there was this Myao-Oshi and that Miorin-Oshi – they really almost emptied that photocard shop.

Before I get to the big day at the 2-shot event I have to tell you about an amazing day we had with Japanese friends in Odaiba. I experienced my first time being on a ferris wheel. Right after that we spent several hours in a big game center, playing Dance Dance Evolution, mini bowling, Mario Kart, Dance Evolution playing Heavy Rotation and KFC, that kinda caught peoples attention. Then we ended up playing Sailor Zombie, the most amazing and addicting game ever made. I think we threw 5000 yen into that machine, we wanted to finish it so badly. If you ever get the chance to play it – DO IT!


those weird people in Japan playing sailor zombie von Christian_Leiser

Lets get to the main event – at least for me. Prior to our trip a very good friend of mine made an amazing T-Shirt design especially for the 2shot event. That was the one you saw on the show. It had Lovetan. Suuchan, Amina, Kitarie, Yuria and Churi. They didn’t show it clearly, just if you were curious. I fell ill a few days before the event, and I almost lost my voice, I really sounded worse, you can slightly hear it on the show, in case you wondered.

Lovetan01So you saw how excited and confused I was at the same time after Lovetan. I had no idea how things worked, and I’m quite sad I couldn’t pay much attention to Lovetan because I was more focusing on what and how to do the whole thing to be ready for Amina. churi01Next in line was Churi. I really didn’t know much about her just the things I saw on Ebi-Friday and Magical Radio. She was totally lively and bubbly. So then, my time has come, Amina was up next. Honestly, I was excited, but scared the same time. When I was in the line and I came closer and closer to the booth until I was in front of the curtain and already heard her “yaaay” from the inside, I nearly fainted.Amina02 So there was it my moment. I went in and the moment I approached her, she noticed the shirt and pointed out she was center. I forgot everything I wanted to tell her, my mind totally went blank. I was just able to ask her what pose she wanted to do. And she chose the heart-sign. This – was – the – best – moment – in – my – entire – life. She was so cheerful and lovely. Everything I ever imagined about her was just … so real. (In that moment I didn’t even mind her short hair). After that the big crises started. My voice was completely gone. I even practiced my phrases like Wayne did with the camera… but when I went it for the second time. I wanted to say so many things… but I couldn’t say anything after all. 40 seconds with my Oshimen, the moment of my life, and yet I regret so much. Kitarie1I had to clear my thoughts, there were still 3 girls to go. Kitarie was next. That was kinda unspectacular, we englished, but she didn’t leave any appeal, eventho she was one of the girls I really looked forward to. The big surprises were to come. yuriaNext up was Yuria. As said, I really knew nothing about her. Magical Radio, Majisuka 3. I was going in without having any expectations, but she was surprised I was a foreigner and she really tried hard to English on me, eventho her arm was hurt she gave me a warm feeling next to her. When I went out I noticed the photo was blurry so I claimed it and got a chance for a retake. It kinda felt like she put even more energy into the retake and her “Yuria Peace” as well. When I was about to went out, she grabbed my hand again, winking at me saying “thank you~~ bye bye”. I swear my heart skipped a few beats. I never saw that coming at all. Such a kind and appealing girl. Suuchan01So last after those 10 Hours Madness was Sato Sumire. When I went in I was totally stunned by her beauty. I knew she was cute and adoreable, but for a moment I really turned into stone. I asked every girl before what pose they’d like to do and she was the first one to say “no you pick one <3”. All in All it was good to pick girls I didn’t know much about. Suuchan, Lovetan and Yuria totally left an impression and totally appealed to me.

Amina Shirt

All in all, it was worth the pain, sadness and everything I went through to be there. I would have regretted that my entire life if I would have missed that.
Just one thing remained I wanted to do. Amina was so amazed about that shirt, I wanted to give her one, just with her on it. So the same night, I made a “new” design just with Amina only, but due to Sousenkyo and the “sawguy” at the handshake, the theater was closed, which meant, you couldn’t bring any presents, plus they wouldn’t have accepted any presents for Amina due to her graduation in January. So that whole thing was about to burst. Wayne offered to help out in printing it. And out of the blue a white knight came to help. Hayate used his connections to get a courier deliver the shirt right to Amina’s new Agency. I still don’t find proper words to thank Wayne and Hayate for this. I really do hope she was happy about the Shirt, maybe some day we’ll see her posting a silly selfie of some rehearsal she wears it for.

I know I should say some more about the general experience I made in Japan. But at this point I only want to say, there were so many impressions.. it’s like Disney Land, there is no way you can see everything on your first time.

To sum it up. I probably forgot about so many things while writing this, but those 15 days for me, was the best time I ever had, and the moment I got on the plane, I already missed Wayne, he was such an amazing guy to hang out with, we had so much fun, we laughed about silly things, were mad about the same things, and even almost cried about the same things. And I’ll say that again, Wayne is what I always imagined to be your “best friend”. And I sincerely hope that will never change. Hopefully we rock the show again, next year, at Sousenkyo, together.

140818 SKE48 EbiSho! Episode 6.5 (Extended Segment)

Ebi6.5_Release1S

Matsumura and Tani’s trip continues as we move on to the fourth edition of the hitchhiking journey special!
In this episode, the two of them reach the mainland of Honshu onto Aomori prefecture’s Hachinohe through a Ferry!
They plan their next destination after getting off the ferry, but will their first hitchhiking challenge in Honshu prove to be as successful as in Hokkaido!?

Download softsubs here

Dailymotion stream:

[AIDOL] SKE48 Ebisho! ep6.5 by AIDOL_KKS

Staff:
Translator: KudoShinichi, Hayate
Timer: Key
Typeset: Michael Soares
QC: Mayuyu

Also note that the previous episodes which were deleted from Dailymotion, we will try to re-upload them as soon as possible. And the newer episode will be released soon as well.