Just to let you know: today (Friday) is Cat Day in Japan. So perhaps we can look forward to something from Memi on the subject? No blog post for over a month, but Messages keep coming every couple of days, maybe averaging one post a day. In the first sales period for the Hinatazaka 1st-single handshake events, Memi did well. Nibu and Miku (!) were the only ones to sell out 24/24. Memi and Kyouko came next, selling 21/24, which is great in itself, especially considering that people are having to buy Keyaki 7th single handshake tickets at the same time. Nao sold only 19/24, surprisingly. Full details in the Hinata single thread. Someone there says they see lots of Nogi fans posting about it. The two Debut Countdown lives are selling out fast. They have already released stage-side and standing-room places. This could be a real event, birth of a top-level group. They have the beauty and talent, so why not? New old photo (from a number of months ago) just appeared. A bit more flesh than usual, so let me know if I should put it in a spoiler. Plus two photos I haven't seen from Magia Record, as we come to its BD/DVD release day next Wednesday, the same day as the Keyaki 8th single. Plus a gif from a couple of years ago, an offshot from Keyabingo3 #4, where Memi's stomach rumbles and she is embarrassed. Note the ears turning red: Spoiler: animated gif As I imagine what Memi may be working on during this long comparative silence, I think of a Hinata drama, a regular drama, a stage play, a solo or a unit song (with Mii-Pan in "French Bread"?), or even a bit of seiyuu work. Memi is clearly an anime fan. She said on Showroom that she reads manga from which anime have been made. By the way, it didn't sound as if she was really a shoujo manga fan. The one manga I remember her mentioning, besides MadoMagi, is Saint Young Men. And when she was asked what genre Kinnikuman was, she answered with a slightly technical term: shounen-muke ("aimed at young guys"). And Memi has expressed admiration for Ogura Yui's seiyuu work. I think Memi probably realizes how little respect anime fans have for idols doing seiyuu work, but I also think she could do a decent job. Maybe in the Minase Iori vein (she does moe girls and small animals like cats).