[GENERAL] The Sakurazaka46 / Keyakizaka46 Thread

Discussion in 'General Keyakizaka46 Discussion' started by ForrestFuller, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Baal

    Baal Kenkyuusei

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    They will start their activities as Sakurazaka46 from 14th october, right after Keyakizaka46 last live
     
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  2. miwa

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    If management was smart they'd debut asap. At the very latest January/February 2021.
     
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  3. techizaka

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    debut next year means no kohaku spot for them
     
  4. ryandtw

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  5. Philosophy Senpai

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    OK, the die is cast... I feel strangely calm and optimistic.

    Sakurazaka was one of the anticipated names. At it came out as the best of all since the color will not be pink or similar and the kanji a 21-strike older version. I had a feeling that the color of our group will be either white or black so I'm more than happy about that. Nothing else would fit better.

    Now, I am looking forward to the future.

    This early announcement and also this, is more good news. I would have been really pissed off if the girls would have been left in limbo after the October concert. I hope that they will not lose any more time and have them debut asap so that they would not miss any important appearance for the end of the year.

    The only thing that makes me sad is, of course, Nijika. I will certainly miss this long-haired pure-Japanese beauty and one of the top-4 dancers of the group...
     
  6. MasToppu

    MasToppu Upcoming Girls

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    Now, it is official and I have mixed feeling here.
    After I saw the new logo on Keya official site, I felt really happy. It is the new start for these girls.
    But, then, I watched the announcement video on Keya official twitter. Somehow, I felt sad. I just realized that that Keyakizaka will be gone. The first idol group that I've been following since its first day, will be disappeared!!!
     
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  7. SteCola

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    "Refined and glamorous" really seems like Nogizaka image. Maybe more poppish? We'll see. By the way looking at the name and group's description it's going to be like I said. The rebranding is more due to ending the dark-emo idol group image and being seen more like Nogizaka and Hinatazaka.
     
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  8. Jsprite

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    Hmm, so many things in Japan are called that have "Sakura" in them...
    Then again, Sakura seems to be an actual street around the corner (Kado wo Magaru -get it?) from Keyakizaka.
    White is a combination of all colors, so all members have different qualities, but together they make the new white Sakura?
    Finally, how do you make an "S" with just one hand?

    So many feelings right now, need some time to digest, I really need a beer! Make that 2 beers if we add Nijika (Noo...not our beloved 1st-gen baka).
     
  9. turbogig

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    Yeah right, hand gesture thingy... You totally can't make a ”さ” using one hand :XD:
    And to make matters worse "humility kindness bonds" will be gone as well. That was a neat motto.
     
  10. Iamyoung

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    No it won't. It will be ended and continued with a new show with sakurazaka like hinata did

    @SteCola Nogi seems more sophisticated. Refined too but glamorous? Yep, that suits keyaki now. I mean look at the girls lol. Also I don't think they will go for nogi style and definitely not hinata's too. Looking at the new songs released, they are going for their first years as keyakizaka. Dare, 10 pool and Sajin are songs that implies the kinda group they will be and it's not nogi or hinata's style. I mean the newspaper basically stated 'not going for cute style' lol.
     
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  11. MasToppu

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    Now, the most important thing to waiting for is their first single as Sakurazaka. I hope they keep the raw drum sound and strong guitar sound in its music arrangement.
     
  12. BlackSheep

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    The clenched fist they show in the video is also sign language for S. The hand goes from their Keyaki hand gesture to the fist S. I am just happy that we have information at the very least. I prefer the white, and had a feeling it was going to be white. Sugai-sama mentioned white somewhere early on. Not sure if it was in the speech for the online live, or an interview, but she said the color white at some point. Will continue to follow these girls for as long as they are a group, even after all 1st and 2nd gen graduate.

    I always liked and enjoyed Nijika, her baka style, singing and dancing. If she leaves I will miss her, but there are still a lot of amazing girls in this group. I honestly thought it was one of her family members that was extremely ill from COVID and that she just left to be with her family, and S&F did not want to talk about that, but it's the usual thing instead. At least she is safe and healthy and I wish her the best of luck moving forward with her life, whether staying with the group or moving on.
     
  13. DelicateEmpress

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    I always thought Nogi is proper and neat (the pure ojou-sama type of feel) so I was surprised when so many people associated them with glamorous. When I heard refined and glamorous I imagine a modern, confident young woman with red lips that likely work in a managerial role of a big company

    I’m curious about the hand gesture too, will they do a flower shape then? I trust Takahiro sensei’s creativity
     
  14. Iamyoung

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    Well keyaki girls are somehow the definition of glamorous lol. Risa, Yuuka, Yuipon, Habu, Nen, Sato, Hono, Seki, Rena, Akiho. Man all of them lol. So it isn't a lie what the news paper said. They are all alluring in mysterious ways lol. Aoi just bloomed like crazy.
     
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  15. SteCola

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    or maybe something like that when you associate the "glamorous" image



    by the way are you really sure takahiro will still be their choreographer? I have doubts about it.
     
  16. Iamyoung

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    I am sure he will still be their choreographer. They arent changing their song writers etc just because they rebranded.
     
  17. Philosophy Senpai

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    I hope they will never abandon the darker shades of the style spectrum. If they do, all the amazing innovation brought to the J-pop idol world by Keyakizaka46 will be lost and the "dark and cool" aura will be a "gap" waiting to be filled by some other group in the future.

    It will be sad if they abandon a strong aspect of their DNA. Now, glamorous CAN be cool (we've seen this already with "nobody") and COULD be dark, but I hope it won't become sexy. What I would hate to see from these specific girls, is a "sexy" aura...

    The "Humility, Kindness, Bonds" will be missed if abandoned. I also hope that the composers won't abandon the piano, so far a staple for their songs... (Ahhh Hiraishin, how I'm gonna miss you!!!)
     
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  18. minaeshi

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    I think keyaki will continue to be the cool middle child that releases music which is more popular to the general public than her sisters, but with a slightly more glamorous image due to the members ages being older. I can't be anything but excited for this re-brand. I personally don't give a damn about it anymore. The members are the same, the songs will continue to be sung, the only difference is the color (keyaki is the only reason i grew to like the colour green, pink and white is beautiful!), and the name (and i fell in love with the girls and group, not their name). I was here when they were toriizaka, when they changed to keyakizaka, and will continue to be here with sakurazaka. Heck, they can even go for a fourth Kagurazaka if things get tough again lmao.

    All I see with this rebrand is, new songs, new members actually being active, MEMBERS being active, promotions, concerts (post covid), singles, SINGLES!!!! ! 8th single was so so long ago and 9th barely came. If keyakitte didn't exist we would be in a serious drought and i'm just glad we finally get some content again. I'm so excited to see what they do. October 14 can't come sooner!

    :banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
     
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  19. gish0046

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    I feel like "dark and cool" idols are a dime a dozen these days.
     
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  20. Iamyoung

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    The only idol group not afraid to go all dark apart from Keyaki is BiS. BabyMetal also doing their best but they are metal group so it's understandable. We need more idol groups like this. It could help improve the oh-so generic idol world we know.
     

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