Omedettou for the baby girl!
Meetan’s baby is born!! Congratulations!!!
Meetan calls her unborn child “Mame-chan” (bean-chan) and if you don’t think that’s the cutest shit please go
Meetan’s so close, she’s exactly at 37 weeks, it could be any day now~
There was an SDN48 mini-reuinion at the 7cm 1st anniversary concert!
Top: 7cm with Ohori Megumi (plus one), and Serina
Middle: Mana and Miyuu with Kohara Haruka, Takahashi Yui, Akiko, and Kouchi Masami
Bottom: Kohara Haruka, Takahashi Yui, Kouchi Masami, Akiko
What hooked you to AKB48? (Part 1/2)
I wouldn’t necessarily use the word “hooked” but there were two different moments in AKBINGO! where I felt some real emotion and sympathy for certain members.
The first one was Ohori’s struggle to sell enough of her solo singles to stay in AKB48. During the first few episodes, we see her portrayed as nothing more than comic relief, but through each episode things got more tense and it showed a much different, human side to her and the rest of the group (rather than their usual idol personas). This was a breakthrough for me, because my opinion of the members at the time was shallow, seeing them as nothing much more than tv personalities that just so happen to sing and dance and tell jokes every so often; like every other similar group. However, because of this little segment, I learnt a lot more about how hard they all work, and how strong their bonds are and the struggles they face. I don’t know if it was staged or scripted or dramatised but it wouldn’t bother me if it was, because this was still an eye opener for me. Not just in the case of AKB48, but other things too. It taught me to look at more than just the one level that is shown through the media of a person, and consider just how hard they work for things others may take for granted. I always viewed idols and such as untalented and shallow, so I’m glad I was proved wrong.
I will make a separate post for the next part.