Oo Edo Onsen Monogatari 7 Takeuchi Miyu & Katayama Haruka
Today is the birthday of Katayama Haruka, also known as Haachan, to celebrate this we’re releasing a birthday special which follows her and Takeuchi Miyu as they go on a mission to find the sources of liveliness at Japan’s onsen.
During their mission they get up to a number of things and along the way discuss their lives and feelings, follow these girls and get a great insight in to the life and mind of an idol.
Also, for this release our new translator, Era Memory, has a special message:
Hey there. I’m the new slave- er, translator- for Aidol, and I’m currently The Answer to Old AKBingo episodes that all fans clamor for but no one wants to do, at least until the other TLers who used to do them come back from the mountains equipped with all-new Super Saiyan forms.
Apart from that I’m also vividly aware of Sousenkyo approaching, and so I’m doing a series of Takeuchi Miyu campaign projects. Takeuchi Miyu is a sweet, lovable girl, and one of the better vocals of the group, smart and hardworking. She’s undisputedly the best photographer of the 48 group, often toting her signature camera to take absolutely lovely photos of everything (but herself, apparently). She’s trained in ballet and piano from an early age, and her mother, a musical singer, has taught her to hone her voice since she way young. She’s had a small break the past year for her classical piano covers of famous AKB songs like ‘Chance no Junban’ and ‘Shonichi’, and have been admitted to the prestigious Keio University through her diligent studying in between AKB activities. She’s a bundle of talent, and a basket of joy.
Naturally, she has never ranked in the Sousenkyo once in her 5 years in AKB48.
With these Miyu videos Aidol has graciously accepted to help ol’ untech-savvy me to do, I hope I can let more good people know of this sweet young girl, and if they be so kind, spare a single vote for her, and let her rank this Sousenkyo.
And so the first in the line of Miyu projects is the Oo Edo Onsen Monogatari series. I’ve always taught that this fantastic project is simply lovely; what’s not to love about it: Absolutely stunning scenery, beautiful HQ shots of different parts of Japan, and watching two young girls pig it out at the all-you-can eat buffet while you starve at the delicious food which taste you can’t even begin to fathom? And it IS an Onsen project after all- so you know what that means. BATH SCENES.
Interestingly, it so happens that by coincidence Miyu’s paired with Katayama Haruka for this Onsen project, whose birthday falls today (or yesterday, going by whatever time this video is released). And while I wasn’t intending to finish it, nor was there really any Katayama special planned, I just went ‘the heck with it!’, burnt through the night, and got this little gem out. And we’re so totally gonna call it the Katayama Special. That we have intricately planned for for the last six months. It’s totally not a last minute, impromptu thing, like everything else we do. I swear.
Happy 31st Birthday Haachan! …Wait, what? It’s only your 24th? That photo in 1987 was a camera glitch? Whatever you say, Showa…
For those who actually read this lengthy post in full… what are you doing with your life?(笑) Go out there, get a Labrador Retriever CD, and vote for Miyu now ! For those who prefer tl;dr… just vote for Miyu. You won’t regret it. Thanks for Aidol for having me on their team, whether they come to regret it or not. Also, if you’re interested, please check out the AKB49 Renai Kinshi Jourei manga that I work on too. Cheers, and keep supporting the 48 family!
Translator: Era Memory