Naachan interview with ITmedia has been published http://www.itmedia.co.jp/business/spv/1812/05/news038_0.html http://www.itmedia.co.jp/business/spv/1812/07/news048_0.html there'll be 3rd part on 12/12 In the first part she talked about her growth which stage play contributed a lot to her growth. Then talked about her difficulty which started from around 2015 which is basically the stuff that is in her docu. That changed when she joined STU. Before she focused on working hard for herself. Now she want to be a leader that do her best with everyone. In the 2nd part it is about her presenting herself as an individual. Mainly talking about the speeches that she made on SSK. When she made those speeches normally she prepare it overnight. When she was still in school, she also prepare for test and doing homework overnight The thing to note is that she has a firm stance, thus when something unexpected happen or there are new things to consider when she need to deliver her speech, she can still react to it and deliver her speech firmly. She is the happiest when she is expressing her thought by standing on stage, singing, dancing, talking. Also she said that the influence of Aki-P lyrics is great. She is influenced a lot by Aki-P lyric, especially Ikiru Koto (Living) and Kangaeru Hito (The Thinker). The lyrics overlap with something on her life. Also talked about Eureka Seven where because of it she wanted to grow with a straightforward feeling just like the main character. The 3rd part will talk about why she is in this business and her relationship with members and fans and how it will be in the future. ===== STU has released some information about STU48 2nd single but the important thing is... offshots This is when they recording the MV This is her wearing school uniform which is the bonus for STU48 2nd single (Setouchi School Uniform collections) AICJ Junior and Senior Highschool (Hiroshima) Sanyo's Junior and Senior all girl highschool (Okayama) Btw, they already start to sell STU48 theater ed (HS). I believe this is the first time that she sold out a slot on the first round (which is limited to 1HS/slot for a maximum of 10 slots). So basically there will be around 450 unique people on that slot. (it will not be 500 since STU HS slot is 80min instead of the normal 90min on AKB HS). ===== FNS stuff Collab with Hirose Kohmi and Mizuki Nana link NWM link Naachan sightings (I think I missed a moment... but the important bit when she was doing USA thing is there ) backstage (yes, the source was that bad) ===== The day before FNS, she had a photoshoot for BOMB which will be out on Jan 9th. She will be on the cover with Miion and Yuiyui The day after FNS was mainly practicing, probably for AKB anniversary performance (which is tomorrow, Dec 8th) and for AKB performance on Maya Music Festival in Thailand (Dec 9th) After that, she probably will be in Dec 12th FNS where they will have a collab between 48,46, and Izone performing a new song. It will be 24nin. Then AKB Kouhaku on Dec 16th. Hopefully Naachan will get a good position on both event. Last year AKB Kouhaku was relatively forgettable for her.