Prolog for BLACK BABYMETAL

Included in "LIVE AT BUDOKAN" (released on 2015 Jan. 7th).
played in "Black Night" concert on 2014 Mar. 2nd.

Prologue for BLACK BABYMETAL   in "Black Night"

In the cyber city "A-KIBA",
seeing the latest movie of "Happy Grape Man", their favorite anime,
YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL got very excited.
They were impressed with "Happy Grape Man" which was full of yahman and love & peace,
and, absorbed in chatting, they kept walking.
Then the onion shining on the roof...
No. From the building on the roof of which the grapes were set,
the song of 4ppiness was heard.
What! There stands the real Grape Man!
"If you show me true reggae, I will give you true '4ppiness'!"
When they have eaten the "happy grape" Grape Man has given them,
saying "Give me, 4! Give me, 4!",
they change into BLACK BABYMETAL
and start "Begging Operation" unintentionally...



  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.


[i] About Anpanman

Budô Man (= Grape Man) is a parody of Anpanman. Anpanman is a hero of a picture book (& anime) series written by Takashi YANASE (1919-2013). Ever since 1980's, Anpanman is very popular among Japanese young children (< 6 y.o.).

Anpan is a sweet bun (bread) filled with red bean paste. Anpanman's head is made of anpan. When he notices a starving person or animal, he offers them his own head to eat. If it is (partially) eaten, he gets weaker. When necessary, the baker Uncle Jam replaces his head with new anpan. He doesn't try to destroy his enemy Baikinman (= (Bad) Bacteria Man) but only to stop Baikinman's evildoing.

Anpanman's character comes from the author's wartime experience. People in many countries suffered from starvation during & after the World War II, and the justice he had been taught to believe was no longer justice after Japan's surrender, so he came to think true justice is not to destroy the enemies of justice but to save people from starvation and disaster. And Baikinman's character symbolizes the bad side of human nature.

The author thought these were difficult for such young children to understand, and many adults complained eating the head is too shocking, but young children love Anpanman, and his act becomes an opportunity for them to think about the meaning of self-sacrifice. Since Budô Man offers YUIMETAL & MOAMETAL a part of his head though they are in no trouble, I'm afraid 'he' may not understand the theme of Anpanman.


Prologue for BLACK BABYMETAL   in "Black Night"

Romaji TranscriptionEnglish TranslationNotes
 
Dennoo shitii "A-KIBA" de daisuki na animeIn the cyber city "A-KIBA",1,2
"Shiawase no Budoo Man" no saishin-saku o miteseeing the latest movie of "Happy Grape Man", their favorite anime,[i]
dai-koofun no YUIMETAL to MOAMETAL.YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL got very excited.
Yaaman de rabu-ando-piisu na "Shiawase no Budoo Man" ni kandoo shiThey were impressed with "Happy Grape Man" which was full of yahman and love & peace,3
oshaberi ni muchuu ni natte aruki-tsuzukete-iru toand, absorbed in chatting, they kept walking.4
yane no ue ni hikaru tamanegi...Then the onion shining on the roof...5,6
iya, budoo ga chinza suru tatemono karaNo. From the building on the roof of which the grapes were set,7
4awase no uta ga kikoete-kita.the song of 4ppiness was heard.8
Nanto soko niwa honmono no Budoo Man ga iru de wa nai ka!What! There stands the real Grape Man!
"Honto no regee misete kuretara honto no '4awase' ageru yo!""If you show me true reggae, I will give you true '4ppiness'!"
Budoo Man kara moratta "Shiawase no Budoo" o taberu toWhen they have eaten the "happy grape" that Grape Man has given them,[i]
"Choodai 4! Choodai 4!" tosaying "Give me, 4! Give me, 4!",9
futari wa BLACK BABYMETAL eto henshin shithey change into BLACK BABYMETAL
"Onedari DaiSakusen" o hajimete-shimau no de atta.and start "Begging Operation" unintentionally...
 

Notes

  1. "A-KIBA" (pronounced as "eikiba") suggests the area of Akihabara a.k.a. "Akiba".
  2. The phrase "daisuki na anime" (= their favorite anime) appears in the first part, but it modifies "Shiawase no Budoo Man" (= Happy Grape Man) in the second part. I'm sorry I've missed this phrase. I inserted it on 2017 May 27 (thanks to Fernando san on 2017 May 21).
  3. "Yahman" (= yeah, man) is a Jamaican word which means "alright" or something positive. It seems to be used by reggae music fans all over the world.
  4. It is about 2.5km distance from Akihabara to Budôkan.
  5. This line is borrowed from the song "Ookina Tamanegi no Shita de" (= Under the Big Onion) by a Japanese rock band "Bakufu Slump", 1985. They saw Budôkan and wrote the song because, on the top of the roof, there is a Japanese traditional ornament "giboshi" which looks like an onion.
  6. The grammatical structure of these three lines is: Then the song of happiness was heard from the building on whose roof not a onion (which was sung to be shining on the roof) but a bunch of grapes was set.
  7. The building on the screen is Budôkan, and "budô" (= grape) is a pun with "Budôkan" (= the Hall for Martial Arts).
  8. "4awase" is read as "shiawase" (= happiness) because "4" is read as "shi", so please read "4ppiness" as "fouppiness" meaning "happiness".
  9. This sentence is read as "choodai yon" ("yon" is another reading of "4"). "Yo" is a sentence-ending particle to emphasize the sentence, and it is rarely and playfully pronounced "yon", so the sentence means only "(please) do give me", but it sounds somewhat meaning "give me 4" because the form of "yon" is rare.

Prolog to Black Night

Included in "LIVE AT BUDOKAN" (released on 2015 Jan. 7th).

Prologue to "Black Night"   on 2014 Mar. 2nd

[Legend] Doomsday.
The sound of the bell that tells the end of the Metal Resistance
resounds from the giant magic circle. It is the time of fate...
The spirit of the Metal which burns in the jet-black darkness
becomes the crimson flame and burns down everything.

The time left...
is little...



  • The text enclosed in [   ] was not narrated, only displayed on the screen.

  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.


[i] About "The Time Left"

BABYMETAL started as one of the sub groups of Sakura Gakuin. At the end of Legend "Z" in 2013, two months before Miss Suzuka graduated from Sakura Gakuin, Amuse Inc. announced the "limited-time" extension of BABYMETAL's activity, but the ending time was not announced.

Towards the Budokan concerts, 'he' again suggested as if BABYMETAL ended at Budokan on several occasions. Many fans didn't take it seriously, but some fans thought it could happen because it becomes both idol groups and rock bands to disband at the height of their activity. All fans expected some (shocking) announcement should come at the end of "Black Night".

Towards the end of March 2015, 'he' did no such suggestion though it is the time for Miss Moa & Miss Yui to graduate from Sakura Gakuin and so it is more likely than March 2014.


Prologue to "Black Night"   on 2014 Mar. 2nd

Romaji TranscriptionEnglish TranslationNote
 
[LEGEND] DOOMSDAY.[Legend] Doomsday.
Sore wa Metaru Rejisutansu no shuuen o tsugeru kane no ne gaThe sound of the bell that tells the end of the Metal Resistance1
kyodai mahoojin yori nari-hibiku unmei no toki...resounds from the giant magic circle. It is the time of fate...1
Shikkoku no yami ni moeru metaru no tamashii gaThe spirit of the Metal which burns in the jet-black darkness
kurenai no honoo to natte subete o yaki-tsukusu.becomes the crimson flame and burns down everything.
 
Nokosareta jikan wa...The time left...
ato... wazuka...is little...
 

Note

  1. Grammatically, these two lines are "It is the time of fate when the sound of the bell..."

Fruitpochette “The Crest of Evil” album review.

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The birth and rise in popularity of Kawaii metal in the last few years brought us a few unique bands that represent the genre really well.

FRUITPOCHETTE

Besides the obvious Babymetal, Fruitpochette is in my opinion one of the bands that best represent what it’s all about; heavy music accompanied by beautiful or catchy melodies and cute sounding vocals. So far, the band has always managed to deliver material that’s compelling, fresh and hard hitting.

Shippu Jinrai / FRUITPOCHETTE
FRUITPOCHETTE

Before I tackle this review I’ll give you a bit of background on my personal experience with the band. I discovered them mid 2014 through an article on this website. I listened to a few samples on Amazon Japan which won me over and convinced me to give Shippu Jinrai, the band’s first mini album, a try. I had no idea they would become one of my favorite bands in recent years. I have always had varied musical taste, ranging from really cheesy pop stuff, to just about the most brutal music out there. I’m weird like that. Maybe that’s part of what made me love Kawaii metal so much. Having a strong preference for beautiful melodies accompanied by intense and powerful riffs really made me fall hard for Fruitpochette’s first effort. The album’s 7 songs all highlight these qualities to varying degrees.

The first time I heard “Parasite”, “Fantastic” and “Chocolate bits”, I knew those were very special songs that I would be humming along for many years to come, and probably to some extent for the rest of my life. So, as you can imagine, my expectations for “The Crest of Evil” were sky high.

If you’re at all familiar with the band, I would say the album is pretty much what you would expect. For the most part, there are no big surprises here. Despite the Jpop/Metal attributes people always use to refer to them, they have always been much closer to Metal than anything else and this album reflects that pretty faithfully. Heavy and complex guitars, fast drums, tempo changes, intense solos, accompanied by synthesizers and clean vocals which serve to embellish the whole and really bring in the melodic aspect of their music.

Even though I think very highly of the album now, for some reason it took me a few listens to warm up to it. Some albums you just connect with right away, while others require a bit more time, but this doesn’t necessarily change how you feel once you’ve had time to properly take them in. The first time I listened to it I felt it was decent but I was by no means blown away by it. I listen to so much music nowadays it’s becoming hard for me to be blown away by any album on my first listen. It was around the third time where it really clicked with me.

 

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The people writing the band’s material should be applauded for so unabashedly creating music that is either very heavy, or very melodic. You can tell by the complexity of the riffs and arrangements that a whole lot of work went into the creation of those songs. I only have one complaint about the song writing itself. You see, many Japanese record labels choose to hire different song writers to create the material for the bands they manage. This has the benefit of being able to select the very best songs produced by their song writers, and it also adds a lot of variety to the music itself due to it having been created by different people. My knowledge of Japanese is very limited so I can’t verify this but you can tell that the album in its entirety is written by the same group of people. As a result, when you listen to the album from beginning to end, you sense a certain familiarity between the songs and toward the end, I felt like I had heard all of the song writers’ proverbial “bag of tricks”. Minor complaint. Trust me, if you enjoy their music, you won’t be bothered by this but it is still worth mentioning.

The Crest Of Evil / FRUITPOCHETTE
FRUITPOCHETTE

Of the 13 songs on Crest of Evil, I felt that 8 or 9 of them were faithful to what we’ve come to know the band for. The rest are a bit of a departure. I’m not referring to the quality in any way here. I’m simply saying that it’s nice that the song writers made an effort to create something different and not simply do a repeat of their previous material. The album at its core is high energy Heavy metal with some very fast parts and many melodic pieces. The songs that showcase this are amazing and for those alone the record is worth it in my opinion.

“Drop” and “Paradox” start the record in a big way and, provided you’re a fan of Fruitpochette, will remind you why you love this band so much. High energy songs that don’t waste any time getting this point across. “Advance” is a pretty standard Metal song. There’s nothing too surprising or original about it but it has great guitars and strong vocals. “DieOut” stands out compared to the rest of the album. It is significantly less heavy so it might not be for everyone but I personally feel it’s great that they were willing to explore different sounds. Its chorus is also pretty great. Solid song.

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“Happiness” is incredibly good in just about every way. From its awesome intro with amazing guitars to its really catchy chorus, it is one wild ride from beginning to end. It represents in my opinion the very best Fruitpochette has to offer. Could be the best song on the record. “Action” is very, very good. Another fast and intense song that highlights the band’s signature sound. Its incorporation of different sounds works and really fits the song.

“SheerMadness” starts off slow but the song really shines when it reaches the chorus. Beautiful guitar solos as well. “Deadly” stands out for its melody. Beautiful guitars, synth and vocals. Also packs quite a punch. Another great song. “Lacus” marks another departure from the rest of the record. It is more of a moody song and it incorporates different sounds like clean piano, violin and other softer synthesizer sounds. It works. The girls also deliver a great performance on this one.

I’ve kept the songs that I considered less impressive for the end. “CleverDick” has pretty good guitars but I felt it didn’t do anything special plus the vocals and the melody are somewhat forgettable. Strange that they chose this track for the album’s first MV. Maybe I’m in the minority with this opinion? Just about the only thing “Vainglory” has going for it is a nice little chorus. The rest of the song is a little dull and unsurprising. Guitars and Drums are pretty standard. The synths sound they chose sound close to Electro or Dubstep music so it’s not for everyone. “Repose” is a 2 minute piece with nothing but clean guitars and vocals. It’s alright but it’s also nothing special. It probably shouldn’t be judged by itself because it most likely serves as an intro to “Happiness”. And finally, “Effect” is pretty ordinary and pales next to the brilliance of the rest of the record. 9 kick ass songs out of 13 isn’t bad if you ask me. I see myself listening to this one for a while.

I should say something about the girls’ performance vocal wise. I’ve always felt that Mina and Shiori’s vocals prior to their first full length album were very strong and beyond reproach. This is something that can clearly be seen in their live performances. It never feels like they’re struggling, even when hitting those high notes, and they have an assurance about their own vocal abilities that comes through in their singing. This was no different on this album. They pretty much share the vocals on the album equally and when they sing together it sounds really powerful. On top of that, the stuff they sing is compelling. It was a treat to hear them sing their heart out song after song.

From a production point of view, it’s quality stuff. The sound engineer and the production team really did their homework. I’ve had a chance to listen to the album on my home theater system with a pair of high-end headphones and it is a feast for the ears. I would even say that the overall sound quality is slightly clearer than Shippu Jinrai.

For the time being it’s difficult for me to say if whether or not I prefer Crest of Evil to their previous releases. As we all know your appreciation of a record can change greatly in time and I still feel like I haven’t completely taken in the album. A few more weeks will probably be sufficient to form a final opinion. For now I can tell you that I’m enjoying it as much as their previous material. Is this worth a purchase? If you’re a fan of their previous stuff, it’s a no-brainer. Get it! You won’t be disappointed. If you’re a fan of Babymetal and looking to discover other similar bands, or just a fan of metal in general, they are definitely worth checking out. Go watch “Parasite” and “CleverDick” on Youtube and listen to their album samples on Amazon Japan, that’ll give you a pretty good idea.

Fruitpochette are on a roll and I can only hope they’ll keep producing quality material like that. A live DVD with a real band backing them up is the next logical step and hopefully this will happen as it would bring them much deserved credibility.


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Epilog for Red Night

Included in "LIVE AT BUDOKAN" (released on 2015 Jan. 7th).

Epilogue for "Red Night"   on 2014 Mar. 1st

[Legend "Giant Corset Festival"
also known as
"Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven, the Final"]

Overcoming the many severe trials that were given by the Metal masters,
at last BABYMETAL
have won the Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven and have got the true Metal.
The true Metal has turned into the metal balls,
has gone up at sonic speed just like a dragon ascending the sky
and has dyed the sky crimson.
Towards the last chapter of the Metal Resistance,
the countdown has been started...

[The next show is on March 2nd at Nippon Budokan,
Black Night, Legend Doomsday.
There is little time left until the time of fate...]



  • The texts enclosed in [   ] were not narrated, only displayed on the screen.

  ROMAJI TRANSCRIPTION AND NOTES ARE BELOW.


About the Accidents near the End of "Red Night"

All who watch the video of the "Red Night" concert notice YUIMETAL has suddenly disappeared in the middle of "Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!". You need not read this lengthy note unless you are hungry for information.

In the video (around 1:01:20-25), MOAMETAL steps back, screaming "hedoban hedoban" to stir up the audience in the stands, and just at the moment when she watches her footing, YUIMETAL's voice breaks off. Acting the same as MOAMETAL on the other side of the stage, YUIMETAL missed her footing and fell down from the passage way.

Those who noticed worried about YUIMETAL, but someone must have directed "the show must go on" through the ear monitors, so the song was continued without her. I hear she seemed to fall on her lower back and didn't move for a while (it is uncertain whether she couldn't move or just kept unmoving). It was about two minutes (but the audience felt it longer) between the end of the song and the beginning of the prologue to "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI".

After YUIMETAL came back, another accident occurred. Near the beginning of "IJIME, DAME, ZETTAI", MOAMETAL & YUIMETAL always run on the stage. In Budokan, they made 90 degree turn at top speed to move to another passage way. Just after the turn, MOAMETAL stumbled on something and probably sprained her leg(s). In that part of the World Tour 2014 trailer, she is still running on the middle of the passage way when YUIMETAL reaches the main stage.

At the end of the concert, after SU-METAL said "put your corset up!" & "three, two, one...", the three jumped, but YUIMETAL's jump was small and, when grounding, MOAMETAL put her arms on the floor to support her body.

Since injuries often get worse afterwards than just after the accident, fans worried about Yui & Moa and waited for official information. BABYMETAL's official twitter always tweets something soon after their concert, and entertainment companies usually give some information as soon as possible if such an accident has occurred, but the official twitter kept silence until noon of the next day. Some fans guessed Yui and/or Moa got a shot of painkiller for the "Black Night" concert but whether they were able to perform or not was uncertain until doing the rehearsal of the day.

[The tweet after the silence] said very vaguely & equivocally about the accidents. Fans could only know the concert was to hold as scheduled and Yui & Moa would stand on the stage. It was made sure three days later that Yui's & Moa's injuries were not severe, only when Sakura Gakuin's official twitter told Yui, Moa & Hana went to Tower Records Shibuya to make arrangements which seemed easily postponable.

It is clear that the cause of the accidents was the lack of considering safety in the stage production, but no official comment was announced about it. I'm afraid Amuse Inc., as a company, seems to make light of safety.

Unnecessary addition:
The height of the passage way (> 1.5m) is enough to break someone's neck who has fallen down. Since there were guardrails on the inner side of the passage ways, I'm afraid someone may have removed the outer guardrails from the design of the stage because he thought the videos & photos of the members were offended if guardrails were in front of them.

On the "Black Night" concert, there were the outer guardrails (quickie & rugged), but some dangerous stage directions were not changed. And the pillars of fire continue to blow up near the performers also in their later concerts.

On several occasions, not a few fans show their fear of severe accidents. People easily know the danger of such actions as stepping back or running & turning on a narrow (< 1.8m) & messy passage way after an hour of hard dancing, running near the pillars of fire with the frilly garments which easily catch fire, three girls dancing together on a small (< 2.5m) & elevated (> 1.8m) stage, etc.

Considering these, though the Fox God couldn't protect YUIMETAL & MOAMETAL, it was rather lucky that severer accidents didn't occur in Budokan, and people should consider safety as seriously as if severer accidents had actually occurred. Unfortunately, however, I'm afraid 'he' seems as if he thought like "it need not be so considered because no severe accident has actually occurred". I wish no more accidents.


Epilogue for "Red Night"   on 2014 Mar. 1st

Romaji TranscriptionEnglish TranslationNotes
 
[LEGEND "Kyodai Korusetto Matsuri"[Legend "Giant Corset Festival"
mata no na oalso known as
Tenka-ichi Metaru Budookai Fainaru]"Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven, the Final"]
 
metaru masutaa yori ataerareshi kazukazu no kakoku-na shiren o norikoeOvercoming the many severe trials that were given by the Metal masters,1
tsuini BABYMETAL waat last BABYMETAL
Tenka-ichi Metaru Budookai de shoori shi honto no metaru o te-ni-ireta.have won the Metal Martial Arts Tournament for the Strongest under Heaven and have got the true Metal.
Honto no metaru wa metaru booru e to sugata o kaeThe true Metal has turned into the metal balls,2
marude doragon ga shooten suru ka no gotoku onsoku no supiido de kake-agarihas gone up at sonic speed just like the dragon ascending the sky
tenkuu o kurenai ni someta.and has dyed the sky crimson.
Metaru Rejisutansu no saishuushoo e mukeTowards the last chapter of the Metal Resistance,
kauntodaun wa hajimatta...the countdown has been started...
 
[Jikai sangatsu futuka Nihon Budookan[The next show is on March 2nd at Nippon Budokan,
Kuroi Yoru LEGEND DOOMSDAYBlack Night, Legend Doomsday.
Unmei no toki made nokosareta jikan wa ato wazuka...]There is little time left until the time of fate...]
 

Notes

  1. "Metal master(s)" seems to refer to some great Metal musicians. In the picture stories of the concerts titled "May Revolution" held in 2013 May, BABYMETAL met four Metal masters, were told what were needed for the true Metal, and got them: speed, prayer, fortitude & pride.
  2. On the screen, kanji "鋼鉄魂" (= steel soul) is displayed with the reading of "metal ball". These metal balls look like the Dragon Balls. In the manga "Dragon Ball", if someone collects all seven Dragon Balls, Shenlong (= divine dragon) will appear and grant the collector one wish. Then Shenlong disappears and Dragon Balls scatter all over the world.

Sakura Gakuin students’ diary 20150320 Moa Kikuchi: Senpai

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Senpai
Good mornooning♥ It’s Moa. 🙂

My last open-class ended. I feel somewhat hurt inside. In the class ‘Archaeology of Songs’, each member pick a song, study about the song by herself, present any findings and lastly, sing the song a cappella!!

I had prepared my presentation while visualizing what I hope to send to you. So, I could make my presentation looking at your face closely.
If you got what Moa wanted to send — even a little bit of it — I am happy♥♥ I believe my kouhais got it!!
And, Moa will treasure what I’ve got from kouhais forever. Thank you so much♥ 🙂
As of my singing a cappella….

I suddenly became really nervous, and started singing to find myself a bit off-key. I gradually adjusted and could sing exhilaratingly. But it was not a satisfactory performance. I felt frustrated thinking ‘Oh, If I could have sung once more, I surely could have sung better…’ But I know it’s an afterthought.
We have only one chance to play in each open-class. We can’t play one concert again! I realized again the importance of doing my very best with strong will in each single occasion, If I don’t want to feel unsatisfactory. Every one of members felt that, didn’t you? In the last two chances to play, let’s do our best and show everything we’ve learned till now!! Let’s send our whole hearts♥

【Kikuchi Moa and Muto Ayami】
【Kikuchi Moa and Muto Ayami December, 2010’】

Today, I want to write about my three senpais, three former presidents of student council, who taught important things to Moa and current members.
✿Muto Ayami-chan (‘One-tan’) 【=’Big Sis’. It’s not usually used saying. Usually, we say ‘Onee-chan’ and its broken form ‘Onee-tan’. ‘One-tan’ is still more broken, and thus has more intimate feeling. Please read it like the first 2 syllables of ‘honest’+’tan’】

She has been always walking one or two steps (or more?) ahead of Moa, and has kept paving the way for kouhais. She is a hard worker, putting her all into her work. I can’t help but respect One-tan.

‘Enjoy yourself from your heart, that surely will make fans enjoy the show’, One-tan told us several times. One-tan put much love in her doing and made us delighted♥ She is so short, and so energetic!! Regulations or customs can’t stop her doing more than desired. Her sending MUCH LOVE to fans make Moa think it important to put love in my doing♪
✿Nakamoto Suzuka-chan (Suu-chan)

【Kikuchi Moa and Nakamoto Suzuka】
【Kikuchi Moa and Nakamoto Suzuka April, 2012】

Suu-chan is Moa’s comrade. A fellow-fighter always being next to me!!!
After the Festival of 2014nendo, Moa had a serious problem. Suu-chan, as the president, had have the same problem and told me her thought and feeling at that time. That gave me power. It’s hard to stick to the ideal, and such attitude sometimes is not accepted. But, in the end, everything changes into good memories. So, take it easy and do what you think the best. Such words of Suu-chan made me relaxed — ‘Suu-chan also had the problem’♥
And Suu-chan also taught me the importance to send a song with heart♫
✿Horiuchi Marina-chan (Marina-chan, or Marippe)

Horiuchi Marina and Kikuchi
【Horiuchi Marina and Kikuchi Moa February, 2012】

Marina-chan is a bosom friend of Moa.
We are not of an age, but we are alike in way of thinking or taste, and have been having a LOT of talk. ‘Ideal and reality’, ‘What we want to send’, our dreams, anime things, and so on. We can talk on anything. We can share sadness and joy. By talking to Marina-chan, I feel as if a cloudy sky is cleared up! It’s fun! At first, Marina-chan was quiet. But she tried to express herself in order to send the importance of kizuna【bond】. Such Marina-chan was so adorable♥ We are talking that we hope to do something together and send ‘glitter’ one day…..I believe it surely will come true♪

This time, I’ve wrote about former presidents only. But also other graduates sent us several things. We appriciate everything senpais have left for us and will complete our Sakura Gakuin!!
Of course I love graduates, but current Sakura Gakuin is more important for Moa. Let’s show 10 of us is the very best♪
I just hope to send you — Sakura Gakuin NOW!

Source: http://ameblo.jp/sakuragakuin/day-20150320.html, Translation : Sakura Gakuin on Reddit

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Sakura Gakuin students’ diary Yui Mizuno: Toyosu

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Toyosu

Hello, it’s Yui. 🙂
Thank you for coming to the open-class. And thank you for watching the open-class program on NicoNico-douga live streaming.
This time, we had the ‘Study of Calligraphy’. At first, I wanted to show you ‘cheerful Yui’ and deliberately drew funny(?) words. But gradually I felt like to express myself, to show my inner voice…..and finally, I drew the word which has been always in my mind — “Sakura Gakuin”. The class ended so fast, but I could feel the passion of Yano-sensei to the calligraphy.

The calligrph for Yano-sensei must be parallel of Sakura Gakuin for Yui. I felt happy to show you my Tomato-kun, and my passion to Sakura Gakuin. And, we had a release event of ‘Aogeba Tootoshi’ at Lalaport Toyosu. Thank you for coming to see us.

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This time again, I made the setlist of the event.
1. Acha! cha! Curry
2. Hirari! Kirakira☆YamiYami Museum
From the opening, Mini-pati appeared! Every time we had an event at Lalaport Toyosu, we had an unveiling of a new song. This time, we unveiled Mini-pati song. How was that?
3. Heart no Hoshi
I hoped to change the atmosphere of the venue into ‘Sakura-color’ fast. So I picked this song which show ‘Sakura Gakuin 2014nendo’ fully.
4. Hello! IVY
In order to foster a sense of unity with Fukei-sans, and also with people who happened to see us casually, I chose this song with a choreo we play together with the audience. I was happy to see someone waved their hands. And the pink flags being waved were a spectacle.
5. Marshmallow irono Kimito
We unveiled Marshmallow at Lalaport Toyosu on 2012nendo. So I picked this song. It’s really wonderful song and I was pleased to play it again.
6. Aogeba Tootoshi
It’s the special-feature in this event. I was very pleased to hear your shout. I hope we could send the charm of this song to many people.
7. Jump up 〜Chiisana Yuuki〜
Last year, we planned release event for Jump up and it was cancelled because of heavy snow. So, as a revenge, I chose this song for the climax of the event. We played the song with thanks…hoping to send the hearts of four 2013nendo graduates to you.

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The 1st part was cancelled due to heavy rain. We felt really sorry for letting you wait in cold place in vain. But we could play the 2nd part and I was heartily pleased to see you Fukei-sans♥
(In low voice) Errr…I am looking forward to…seeing you Fukei-sans again…and am happy if…you also feel the same…Thank you for your support★

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