Discussion in 'AKB48 Graduated Members' started by HoneyRoastedPeanuts, Jun 5, 2013.
Last week I was waiting for them to upload the episode but they didn't (it took them some days) so now I'm late and I didn't watch episode 4 yet or episode 5 either XD I will watch them later and I'll comment about it ^^/
For now I want to say about Naanya's followers on social medias, I wanted to take a screenshot of when she passed 100,000 on IG but it happened all so fast O_O Yesterday she was at 99,000+ and now she is at 101,000. Ookami-kun effect
Her followers on IG are 101,500+ so she passed Miichan and Yuria! and for Twitter she is now at 113,000+, she passed Shibata Aya. She is slowly rising with social media followers LOL that's good, hopefully a lot of those new followers will be fans and follow her activities after the show ends too.
^Amen to that.
Oh a new Instagram Live! and I didn't watch the January one yet (so late as usual) I'll watch all of them soon
For now here are the translations of Naanya's blog posts from January! These are her first posts on her Ameblo blog.
2018/01/25 Naanya Ameblo Blog
Title: Nice to meet you, nice to meet you
"Nice to meet you, I am Owada Nana。
Finally、、 I started Ameblo〜！
I am really happy。
I am also really happy that you can all read my blog now。
I will share a lot of various things through this blog！ And I hope you can enjoy reading it！
I will update more and more from now on
I look forward to everyone's support☺️
I am also waiting for your comments
The photo is with tulips blooming in winter, it's beautiful"
Original Post: https://ameblo.jp/nana-owada/day-20180125.html
[Translation by Mana @ stage48]
2018/01/28 Naanya Ameblo Blog
Lately it's really cold～
I am really bad with the cold, so when I have a day off I spend it all at home
If I go out, hot packs are absolutely necessary！！！
Everyone, how are you spending your time？
By the way, today is the first airing of 『Ookami-kun ni wa Damasarenai』！
At 22 o'clock on AbemaTV！
Honestly I was wondering how fans would feel about things like falling in love, but I received a lot of warm support from everyone, I am glad。
Somehow I am nervous, but please make sure to watch it
And let me know what you think
You can write it on the comments here
Even on Twitter with the 『#MafuyuNoOokamikun』 hashtag, anything is OK！
I will be waiting for you☺️
Look look〜！ Ookami-kun's mask"
Original Post: https://ameblo.jp/nana-owada/day-20180128.html
[Translation by Mana @ stage48]
Those were from before Ookami-kun started O_O Better late than never! XD
Article about Naanya's Ameba TV show and a couple of snowboarding pictures:-
Naanya & Yuria..
A double-kill for me as I like both of them..
The picture was from Naanya's Twitter..
It seems that Yuria came to see Naanya's performed
I thought Naanya came to see Yuria's stage play
P/S:Naanya is going to model for Tokyo Street Collection. All that's left now is casting in a drama and maybe a single(?) My life would be complete
Yes it's Naanya who went to see Yuria's stage play! The photo looks nice, it's good to see former 48G members supporting each other!
I saw the tweet about Tokyo Street Collection on Naanya's Twitter. That's a great news! She also did a lot of photos for "Mery", it's a fashion site! I wonder if that's temporary or if she's a model for them now? She did photos for them two times already on different articles. Let's see if she gets more! I'll save all the photos and post them here later~ things are looking really good for Naanya
Here's a short video of an old Naanya IG Story, apparently from 15 January or so!
Looks like next week one of the boys will be eliminated. It's gonna be an emotional roller coaster. I don't want Taizou and Kisa eliminated, they make the show fun with their randomness. But from Naanya's recent instalive it looks like Sora and Takumi might be safe
I was thinking about why Naanya's popularity never soared while in AKB? The best she ever ranked was #65 even though she was pushed a lot, looked great, sang well, OK in talk shows and got along great with other girls. We've seen other girls with much less going for them sprint to the top. I thought naanya should have made at least under girls by looks alone.
I think it's because of her personality. Even when she's on Akbingo, she's quiet and only reacts. There's also some who thinks that she is not hard working and taking her push for granted. Seeing that they wanted to spend their money on the hard worker. There's also the fact that her supporter also supports other (maybe popular) members and wanted to keep them in Kami 7. Then there's me. BROKE ( although i spend my money on kpop albums)
She gains a lot of supporter now and also respect. Mostly because of her attitude in Ookami kun. Not having enough love experience, she took the lead in giving advice to the younger members and being like an older sister to them. We know that she's really childish, so I'm really wowed by her other side. Like Myao said, she was really didn't expect that Naanya has a serious side to her.
I also love the way she replied to Kisa's confession. She chose the right words. She's like a child or a girl in love when she's near Taizou (you can see it in her eyes) but mature yet still her fun self with others.
Somehow Naanya feels like the main character in a drama. This show is way better than most k-drama, I also hope the ending to it too (I'm looking at you Korean Odyssey)
Honestly I think the AKB fans in Japan didn't like Naanya. and same with the international fans. She got the same hate that usual pushed top members get, but she got it before she could even reach the top member level. Maybe it's because they made her center of b-sides just after debut (and in songs with all biggest AKB members, Party is Over). She did great though. But people who like the other new gens hated on her, people who liked other 15th gen hated on her. I think all this pressure is maybe what made her gain some weight too which didn't make the situation any better (more people bashing her, and management drop her after she didn't lose weight, which is dumb because they could have given her a coach or something). Naanya also wasn't that good at handshake events so people constantly said that other girls deserve more than her. -_- of course Naanya also got a lot of fans and received love (and not only in Japan) but yeah it couldn't develop into something very big (because she never got in senbatsu) meanwhile the amount of hate was big from the start.
Management gave her a good push for her first year in the group, but they stopped the push before it got interesting. Maybe she was too young but yeah she never got in senbatsu. She only got a push in b-sides, which is good but they also stopped it after a year or so. She actually didn't appear that much on AKBINGO! and other AKB variety shows. There's that show around the end of 2015 where management pushed her in it though but that show didn't do well. in the end her best times in AKB where the first year, when she center in b-sides, got lead role in Sailor Zombie, when she was in Team B, and when she got the AKB49 musical role. that's the best things that happened for her in AKB (good times T_T).
The funny thing is that non-fans always said Naanya is one of the prettiest girls and should be pushed as center and that's probably what management thought too but they end up giving up on her. the way management treated her in the last year in AKB was just bad (and that was before any "scandal") they put her together with the unranked theater girls, she was the only known/ranked girl there aside from Yuiri who doesn't participate in elections and love being in theater (she's an exception). though I was happy to see Naanya in that stage (the Boku no Taiyou revival) it's one of the rare stages and line-up that I enjoyed in recent years, but yeah. she was completely ignored by management even though she ranked fine. Meanwhile nowadays, like 2 years later, even when new gens of AKB rank down, or gain some weight, management doesn't give up on them and still push them LOL I guess the new gen push is real now. kinda feels unfair for Naanya who was treated like that back then.
It's such a waste tbh she could have been the ideal ace for AKB if only management would invest a bit and coach her to diet etc. (I mean kind of like other idol groups do or even in Kpop or something) she definitely had the perfect visuals for an ace, she had a great aura as center (her height, dancing, style etc.), good skills (nice dancer, very nice voice), really all she needed was losing some weight and getting a bit better at handshakes and that's something she can learn with help and coaching. not everyone is naturally good at managing themselves and naturally good at interacting with others. She was perfect to be idol, it's such a waste, but well. I want to see her successful by herself now, AKB fans and management don't deserve her.
I'm actually mad at the management. If they started investing go through it till the end. It's still early, of course it's gonna be rocky for a while. In the end it's worth it.
I'm actually happy things turned out great for her. If she stayed, she'll only be known to Akb fans. Right now, she's being known to the general public. (Even now she's being known as a former member(I don't think it's a bad thing cuz it could garner some's interests))
Even if you are an idol in Japan, there's only certain people who care, even if it is the biggest no one is gonna look at the details.
I'm not against her dating someone and maybe breaking up later, it might sort help her transition to being an adult. It could also help her convey emotions better. She's growing up from the little girl that we want to protect to a woman that is still protected yet she also help herself.
Ah, then the Google Translate has tricked me.. thank both of you for the confirmations..
Her Bingo reaction wasn't Yukirin but neither are other girls like Renacchi and Oguri Yui and they don't get benched like Naanya. I agree that Ookamikun was a good move for her because it exposed her to non-AKB fans.
Everything you said is true. If they knew there were jealous fans, then management should have tried to find a solution instead of dumping her.
Renacchi and Yui are not that great in the giving reactions, but they're more active on the show. or the staff just doesn't want to show Naanya that much on bingo and people thinks she's boring
Here's a short video of Naanya and Ryoka from last year on 20 July 2017:
This is when they recorded for a radio show that was also aired as video, I finally took time to watch that radio show (yes, months later LOL). Naanya is actually without make-up there (she often appears without make-up also on IG Live etc.), she looks really good and I like her casual outfit You can watch the radio show in full here. the video is super long, but the part with Naanya and Ryoka is from 40:00 to 2:30:00. I saw their whole part. the first hour is mostly about them talking. I was too distracted to pay attention (LOL) I just know Naanya said she isn't wearing make-up, and they talked about summer, and they also show some of their photos and talked about it. at 1:45:00 a foreign english speaking girl joins them and they talk about their stage play (it was about the first Shiro to Kuro stage play) since the girl speaks in english, you can understand what happens there, it's just for 15 minutes and then she left. Later at 2:05:00, for 5 minutes or so, the girls did some "cute" phrases for the camera, Naanya did it 2 times. and lastly at 2:18:00 Naanya did some neck hula-hoop, if some of you remember, it was the "special skill" that Naanya had when she first joined AKB haha You can see it on this old video, when she was KKS (she was so cute >.<):
I didn't know you speak Japanese. Me too but reading and writing Japanese is a little bad since I grew up in USA.
Naanya is one of those rare girls that look equally good with or without makeup. Another example is Ogura Yui.
@chiuchimu Actually I don't really speak japanese (or read it), but after some years into this fandom, hearing japanese a lot, I end up understanding things ;D and that's why my japanese is good enough to translate blog posts etc. but not good enough to translate or understand everything LOL but I keep learning ^^
I just watched Naanya's Instagram Live from 30 January! the live streaming is 1 hour long. I have to say, not much is happening there haha she mostly talked about Ookami-kun, replied to some fans about simple things etc. around 36:00 someone asked her if she likes TWICE and she said yes! I'm glad to know she's still a fan! around 44:00 Miyabi posted some comments and Naanya replied and said that she wants to meet her soon :> and around the end at 56:00 it looks like Ryoka send some comments as well and Naanya replied to them. Other than this, Naanya just did random talks etc. But this video is worth watching if you want to see Naanya looking adorable and pretty & making cute voices and expressions every now and then (LOL) she looks really pretty in there around the end, she became sleepy and she was cold and hungry too, for some reason it made her look even cuter haha. I made 3 cute gifs from the video:
Her hairstyle with the braids on the side is super cute, she should do this kind of hairstyles more often! She's adorable
I also watched Naanya's Instagram Live from 26 February. the video is around 18 minutes long, she's in a car together with some of the cast of Ookami-kun, there is Rinne, Sora and Takumi. I guess they were on their way to do some recordings? They're eating and talking, they seem to get along well, it's nice ^^
In other news, Naanya has now almost 116,000 followers on Twitter, she's currently #77 most followed member of 48G all-time, nice number (7=Nana)! for Instagram she has now 107,000 followers and she is #34 most followed member of 48G all-time. She will soon become #32 btw. That's really nice.