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My AKB48 Blog...Chuo Dori

Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Theatre' started by Cristafari, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Iwasa Misaki 8th Single Release Week Part 1...Oricon Numbers, Setlists, and the Press Event (2/13)
    Wasamin spends the morning of her single release praying for success, plus the full setlists of every live.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6077

    Iwasa Misaki 8th Single 'Koi no Owari Sangenjaya' Event Report (2/13-16)
    I managed to make it to around half the events, but I still came away with amazing and fun Wasa-experiences.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6085

    AKB48 ~Anna Makino's Yabai yo! Tsuite Koren no Ka?!~ Theater Stage (2/11)
    It was my 50th AKB48 Theater Win! And I got to celebrate it with Zunchan!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6066
     
  2. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Okay, this was an all-day affair where three different idols I like were all appearing in Ikebukuro, and were spaced out in such a way where I could see all of them...

    Part One: Begins with a KissBee In-Store live, which due to the weather was reduced to a Buppan-Only event. From there I go to a small venue on the opposite side of the station to see Hissatsu Emomomomo!! and also get introduced to an adorable "newer" idol unit!
    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6127

    Part Two: After a brief break for snacks and cocktails, I head over to the big event of the day. Former Tokyo CLEARS member Sawabe Rion performing with an Ebisu Muscats graduate unit. However, what I didn't know until later was that all the other idol units on the schedule consisted of AV-actresses. Quite the experience indeed!
    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6139
     
  3. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    (oops, I forgot to update this thread for a while)

    Iwasa Misaki in "Tokyo Soba-ya Ninjou Monogatari" Live at Meiji-za, Tokyo (2019/03/10)
    Once again, Wasamin appears in a period play at the prestigious Meiji-za Theater, this time appearing with Mizumori Kaori.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6156

    AKB48-Group Individual Handshake Event at Pacifico Yokohama (2019/03/16)
    Another lucky day with prizes, I win videos with Kaotan, Ranchan, and Yukachan, and have a memorable interaction with Zunchan.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6173

    Iwasa Misaki 8th Single 'Chara-ani' Cheki Event at Nippon Crown/Tokuma Head Office, Gotanda (2019/03/23)
    Just another day of taking chekis with Misaki-chan. Only this time instead of cosplay, she chose her favorite new dresses to pose in.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6183

    Minyo Girls' One-Man Live at Shinjuku Marz (2019/03/30)
    This was a special solo-live due to the graduation of Team Captain Izumi. Since I had extra tickets, I took photos with Yuua, Miyabi, and Ramukyun.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6200

    SKE48 'Stand By You' Individual Handshake Event at Met Life Dome, Saitama (2019/04/06)
    Being this was Kaotan's final Kanto handshake event, I started feeling a bit sentimental, but then things between she and I got a bit weird, LOL.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6215

    Iwasa Misaki Mini-Live at Maruhiro Iruma, Saitama Prefecture (2019/04/07)
    I head back out to Western Saitama to pay with Wasamin, where I finally got to share with her my debut article with the Japan Times

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6235

    Oh, and speaking of The Japan Times, I have been working with them for the past few months doing research, fact-checking, grammar-checking, and assisting with a monthly column. However, I finally got my debut article published last Friday in the print and online editions. Check it out!
    The web address is long, so just click here!
     
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    theobserver Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Nice job on getting into the Japan Times !
     
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  5. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Latest Chuo Dori Blog Updates ~Wasamin Fun Time!~

    Nagara Group Enka Matsuri at Suginami Kokaido (2019/04/11)
    After Wasamin asked me to come, I purchased a last-minute ticket. Then Wasamin spots me in the top balcony...I think.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6246

    Iwasa Misaki Mini-Live at Your Elm Shopping Park Narita, Chiba Prefecture (2019/04/13)
    I make the long trek out to Narita, where Wasamin confirms that she was indeed waving to me at the Nagara Pro show.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6252

    Iwasa Misaki (and Yamamoto Sayaka) on NHK Utacon (2019/04/16)
    I score a ticket to attend the live broadcast, where Wasamin, Sayanee, and Mizumori Kaori perform an awesome trio. ANGERME was really good too!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6264

    I took a break from idols for a couple weeks due to a heavy school load leading up to my graduation. (Wasamin was out of town anyway) However, I have a few events lined up over the next three days, including Minyo Girls, AKB48-Group, Wasamin, and KissBee.
     
  6. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Minyo Girls One-Man Live at Yotsuya Lotus (2019/04/28)
    My three planned days of idols begins with Minyo Girls, and the graduation of Kakotan, one of the original members. However, the venue was tiny, which caused a few issues

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6317

    Iwasa Misaki Mini-Live at Ito-Yokado Nishikicho (2019/04/28)
    While many fans headed to Yokohama for Sasshi's graduation, I spent my Sunday afternoon hanging out with Wasamin and had an interesting post-show encounter.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6276

    AKB48-Group 'Jiwaru Days' Individual Handshake Event at Makuhari Messe (2019/04/29)
    In addition to my usual members, I meet up with a few of the 3rd gen kenkyuusei, and win plenty of One-shot photos.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6280

    KissBee Live in Odaiba, plus a chance encounter with FES☆TIVE...also in Odaiba (2019/04/30-05/01)
    I head to Odaiba for KissBee, and Oktoberfest, and later discover that FES☆TIVE is also performing in Odaiba at Niku Fes. Golden Week, Idols, Beer, and Steak FTW!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6303
     
  7. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    With Wasamin out of town for most of May, it has been a quiet month. However, I have managed to attend a couple of AKB48 and Kiss Bee events...

    Kiss Bee Mini-Live at Shinjuku i-Land (2019/05/04)
    I get a good look at how popular Kiss Bee has become, and a few friends join me for the 2nd show.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6344

    AKB48 'No Way Man' Individual Handshake Event at Pacifico Yokohama (2019/05/05)
    I have fun taking 2-shot selfies with my usual members, then take a field trip in the middle of the event to a Beer Festival and the Cup Noodle Museum

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6328

    AKB48 Kenkyuusei 'Pajama Drive' Stage Matinee (2019/05/19)
    Another bad cancel machi number, but this time I get into the show. And despite being at the rear of the theater, get noticed by multiple members

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6357

    Kiss Bee New Single Furage Event at Tower Records Shinjuku (2019/05/21)
    Kiss Bee's one release event in Tokyo was a total mad house. I couldn't even get into the event space, instead enjoying the event from afar.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6365

    Oh, and here is my second solo article at the Japan Times. This time the subject matter is not about idols. It is about life in Japan, and the crowded trains. Check it out!
    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2019/05/12/voices/crush-coming-make-peace-train/
     
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  8. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Iwasa Misaki Fan Event at MFJ Hall, Ebisu (2019/05/25)
    This was like one of her fan club events, except it was open to anyone who wanted to come. Oh, and when Wasamin and I took a 2-shot, the earth moved...literally!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6372

    Minyo Girls' One-Man Live at Shinjuku Marz (2019/05/26)
    I had two conflicting events to attend on Sunday, beginning with Mingaru, and Miyabi-chan's awesome Hatsune Miku cosplay!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6394

    AKB48 Zenkoku Handshake Event at Makuhari Messe (2019/05/26)
    From Shinjuku, I went straight to Makuhari with a handful of handshake tickets. Had nice visits with some familiar members, and a few big (and pleasant) surprise visits as well.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6382

    Minyo Girls 3rd Single Pre-order Mini-Live at HMV & Books, Shibuya (2019/05/29)
    Decided to see Minyo girls in Shibuya, and ran into a huge contingent of Seventeen (K-pop Group) fans celebrating their new release.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6409
     
  9. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Iwasa Misaki 'Employee for a Day' event at BIG ECHO Sangen-jaya (2019/06/15)
    I was one of 28 lucky winners who got to spend a couple hours being served by BIG ECHO's newest "employee." And for the second time I got to sing a duet with Wasamin!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6465

    Iwasa Misaki DVD Release Mini-Live at Aeon Town Yukarigaoka, Chiba Prefecture (2019/06/16)
    I finally got my hands on the concert DVD, as well as a couple of concert posters. Wasamin and I reminisced about the previous day at BIG ECHO.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6484

    Sawabe Rion 'Yume no Kaidan' Gravure DVD Release Event at Akihabara Sofmap (2019/06/01)
    Gravure events are so much fun, filled with photoshoots, 2-shots, and of course cute Riochi frolicking around in a bikini on stage!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6413

    HKT48 12th Single 'Ishi' Individual Handshake Event at Makuhari Messe (2019/06/09)
    Plenty of fun with Yukachan, as well as my regular HKT 'go-to" girls. And there was even more fun to be had at the HKT signature 'Special Stages'.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6437

    CK in the Media: 48-Talk Podcast and The Japan Times
    I give my thoughts about my second appearance on my friend Derek's podcast, and post a summary of my work at the Japan Times.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6451

    In Honor of of her 5th Concert DVD Release; My Top 10 Favorite Wasamin Concert Covers
    I limited this to songs she hasn't recorded on CD. But yeah, these are my favorite moments of over four years of Wasamin solo concerts.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6461
     
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  10. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Hissatsu Emomomomo!! Live at Akiba Colors (2019/06/27)
    An underground idol show in a tiny venue, but all is good when an idol takes the time to write you a short, personal letter...in English!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6574

    Minyo Girls, Desu Rabbits, and the A-rin Idol Collection at Yokohama Arena (2019/06/23)
    This huge idol live featured 24 groups. I saw my Mingaru, and then hung out with Bucho-san from Desu Rabbits, a really cool guy!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6529

    Kiss Bee release event mini-live at Caretta Plaza, Shiodome (2019/06/22)

    A quick visit with Tanifuji Misaki-chan, while the originally scheduled outdoor event was moved under cover due to a big thunderstorm.
    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6517

    Hissatsu Emomomomo!! One-Man Live at Shibuya O-nest (2019/06/20)
    Emox4 shows are always rowdy and crazy, but multiply that by x1000 when they are headlining their own show!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6498
     
  11. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Iwasa Misaki 'Sangenjaya Party' at BIG ECHO, Sangenjaya (2019/06/29)
    I won the 8th single Grand Prize, an opportunity to hang out and do Karaoke with Wasamin,,,AGAIN! A fun and intimate affair.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6803

    Minyo Girls One-Man Live at Yotsuya Lotus (2019/06/30)
    Not my favorite venue to see a show, but I always relish the opportunity to watch a full Mingaru show, especially with a 'fan-chosen' setlist.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6818

    Iwasa Misaki Mini-Live at Marinpia, Chiba Prefecture (2019/07/06)
    Her 600th event!!! We celebrated the occasion with lots and lots of multi-colored flowers.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6829
     
  12. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Latest Chuo Dori Blog Updates...A Wasa-Holiday Weekend!

    This past three-day weekend saw me following Misaki-chan arond the outskirts of Kanto for three consecutive mini-live events, and then rounding out the weekend with a visit to Wasamin's special 'club room' at BIG ECHO Sangenjaya...

    Part 1: Iwasa Misaki Mini-Live at Aeon Tokorozawa, Saitama Prefecture (2019/07/13)
    The town was unusually crowded due to a Bump of Chicken concert taking place nearby, but I still managed to stuff myself onto a train in order to get there.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6836

    Part 2: Iwasa Misaki Mini-Live at Nittoh Mall Kumagaya, Saitama Prefecture (2019/07/14)
    I happened to wear my Kaotan Concert T-shirt, which led to some interesting interactions between me and Misaki-chan.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6845

    Part 3: Iwasa Misaki Mini-Live at Aeon Town Moriya, Ibaraki Prefecture...plus the Wasamin Club Room at BIG ECHO Sangenjaya (2019/07/15)
    Of course spending the afternoon with Misaki-chan is fun, but a few of us added to our experience with an evening in Wasamin's special karaoke room at BIG ECHO.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6850
     
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  13. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    AKB48 Kenkyuusei 'Pajama Drive' Stage (2019/07/18)
    I finally win a show after a big drought, and even get into the seat lottery. In addition to my usual favored girls, a few different members commanded my attention.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6867

    Iwasa Misaki Fan Club Lunch Cruise, Tokyo Bay (2019/07/21)
    Spending the afternoon with Wasamin on a cruise ship? I'd say that's a pretty awesome event.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6894

    Hissatsu Emomomomo!! Live at Akiba Colors (2019/07/20)
    A tiny crowd in a tiny venue made for an intimate affair, and I spent plenty quality time with Minase-chan.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6875
     
  14. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Kiss Bee Live at Ikebukuro Marui OIOI (2019/07/28)
    An otherwise quiet weekend, I decided to spend Sunday with Misaki-chan from Kiss Bee, watching from afar since it is almost impossible to get a good seat at their events.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6918

    Minyo Girls 3rd Single 'Furage Day' Mini-Live at Hamamatsucho Cultural Broadcasting Center (2019/07/30)
    I got my hands on 2 copies of the latest Mingaru single, and received an awesome present from Miyabi-chan for filling out an entire point card.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6934

    Hissatsu Emomomomo!! One-Coin Live at Twin Box Garage, Akihabara (2019/07/31)
    Another intimate affair with Emox4 in Akiba. Since it was so cheap to get in I splurged on an additional ticket to hang out with Minase-chan

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6953
     
  15. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Iwasa Misaki Fan Event "Wasamin Greeting Vol. 1" at GA Hall, Tabata (2019/08/04)
    Wasamin holds a beach-themed event event on a sweltering day. She looked adorable in her casual outfit, and we all had fun taking photos with the beach props.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6967

    Minyo Girls Release Event at Alta Shinseido, Ikebukuro (2019/08/04)
    I went straight from Wasamin's event to Ikebukuro to see the Mingaru, but with the 2-hour gap and probably had a few too many pre-show cocktails.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6975

    AKB48 Kenkyuusei 'Pajama Drive' Matinee Stage (2019/08/08)
    Yay I won a show! But per usual I barely made it in via cancel machi and had to stand in the back. Still, I won a show yay!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=6990

    Iwasa Misaki Release Event Mini-Live at Ario Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture (2019/08/09)
    The new version of Wasamin's new single is out, and she is currently touring throughout Japan. I headed up to Northern Saitama to see her.

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=7000
     
  16. Cristafari

    Cristafari Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    DESURABBITS Mini-Live at Entaba Akiba (2019/08/11)
    I finally made it to a DESURABBITS solo event, and it was just as fun as I hoped it would be!

    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=7007

    The Iwasa Misaki 8th Single Re-Release Promotional Tour
    I attended four of the five Kanto dates of Wasamin's 13 day, 11 10 event Mini-Live tour. (Skipping Tokyo, LOL!) It was quite the adventure...


    Ario Fukaya, Saitama Prefecture (2019/08/09)
    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=7000

    Ageo Shosen Plaza, Saitama Prefecture (2019/08/12)
    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=7024

    Tressa Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture (2019/08/13)
    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=7028

    Aeon Town Kamisato, Saitama Prefecture (2019/08/14)
    http://www.intlwota.com/chuodori/?p=7034
     

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