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Yoshida Akari (Akarin)

Discussion in 'Team M' started by sada, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Konno A.

    Konno A. Kenkyuusei

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    oh well that would make a difference then. And that's a high number tbh, but possible I suppose.
     
  2. richard durbano

    richard durbano Kenkyuusei

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    I'm just guessing here, of course. It's just hard to imagine that a firm whose job it is to monitor books sales could be off by some 40,000 after a week or two following publication. THAT seems absolutely impossible.
     
  3. convenience93

    convenience93 Kenkyuusei

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    I translated Akarin's latest blog entry!
    She said she wanted NMB fans to read it, so yeah!
    It was reaally long, but meaningful, so prepare yourself for long chunks of text lol.

    Title: The end of the 2-day LIVE…

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    Hello everyone!

    This is Yoshida Akari, also known as Akarin!

    Now that the 2-day live has come to an end…


    There are really just so many things I’ve wanted to talk about, so I decided to write it all on this blog.



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    Let’s start things off with the concert we had on the first day entitled “NMB48 LIVE 2017 in SUMMER ~ Itsumade Yamamoto Sayaka ni Tayoru no ka~ REVENGE”.


    A year ago, we had a similar concert entitled “Itsumade Yamamoto Sayaka ni Tayoru no ka” at Kobe World Hall.


    As the title suggests, that was our very first time having a concert without Sayanee.


    Last year, were unable to sell out the concert tickets and so, this year, we came back to that exact same venue for revenge.

    This year though, the concert completely SOLD OUT!


    Thank you so much to everyone who came!


    Unable to sell out concert tickets a year ago, we cried tears of frustration and asked for a second chance to redeem ourselves.


    This was not just a concert we wanted to do again, but it was also what we really needed to do.



    So, I was both happy and relieved that we were able to sell out all the tickets.


    In just one year, I was able to see how each and every member had grown in ways I couldn’t even have imagined a year ago.


    I was also able to sense how our frustrations from a year ago built up the NMB we have today.


    However…as the concert day approached, there was something latched in my heart the entire time.


    As a 1st generation member, I was assigned the role of pulling the group forward on Sayanee’s behalf.


    And with my juniors giving it their all now, perhaps I shouldn’t be saying this but…


    Regardless of whether NMB is dependent on Sayanee or not, I want her to stay.


    Even prior to the concert, I was talking to Sayanee every day in regards to what we should do for the sake of NMB’s future.


    Things like how we can get even better…



    Or things like how we wanted to rebuild the group once more, and how we didn’t want NMB to come to an end.


    We were so absorbed in our discussions that we were messaging each other on LINE until dawn.


    As I had known better than anyone else just how Sayanee felt, what I disliked the most was how having the concert itself seemed to be something that was leading up to Sayanee’s graduation.


    But with a title like that, it was difficult for me to express that kind of sentiment.


    For one of our MCs, we had even prepared a topic on ways to defeat Sayanee.


    We came up with that after having discussions with our management.


    The intention of having such a topic was to hype up the LIVE with some interesting talk material…


    However, after reflecting back on it later on, I felt like we shouldn’t have used that conversation topic in the first place.


    It’s fine that the No. 1 in NMB now is Yamamoto Sayaka.


    I mean that’s the result of the crazy amounts of effort she has exerted all this time.


    Talent.


    Behind this one word are the feelings and hard work she has put in more than anyone else.


    To say that we want to surpass her or defeat her…


    I’ve come to think that we probably shouldn’t be simply saying things like that.


    The thing is, all we wanted to show was our vigour and firm determination.


    None of us actually think we could just simply surpass Sayanee or defeat her.


    As members, we know better than anyone just how amazing she is.


    You know, expressing all this in words can be tough.


    To the members, it’s okay not to strive to be like Sayanee.



    It’s okay even if you don’t strive to stand on the same platform as her.


    Instead, you should definitely strive to find your own respective role within NMB.


    It’s important for us as members to have that sense of awareness that we are able to stir up and change NMB for the better by utilising the strengths of each and every member.


    It’s not about overcoming or defeating.


    With Sayanee in our midst now, what we need to do is find our role in line with that.


    Isn’t that what’s important for NMB at this present time?


    Currently, we have members who are active and flourishing in their activities outside the group.


    We also have members that help us carry out activities in MCs, dance and singing, and excel in them.


    Not only that, we also have members who are always supporting others, and also members who help in pulling the group forward.


    Apart from that, I’m sure there are definitely still other ways members can contribute.


    It’s fine if everyone just does their best in their own way.


    If everyone revolves their actions around what they can do for the group, this would no doubt be linked to NMB’s advancement.


    If we can all do that, we are sure to become an even stronger group than before.


    The theme of the “revenge” this time is neither to prepare ourselves for Sayanee’s graduation nor to give Sayanee a peace of mind in regards to the future of NMB.


    Instead, the real theme is to present to Sayanee a NMB48 in which she would never want to leave.

    By watching us going all out and doing this and that for the group, our aim is to make her feel like she wants to keep staying on and achieving dreams together with us in NMB48.


    I may have unintentionally made a portion of fans think that NMB is okay now, so it would be fine for me to graduate.


    Despite being a 1st generation member in this concert that was assigned to pull the group forward, it was my own lack of ability in conveying what I really wanted to say that I couldn’t get the right message across.


    Although there were so many things I wanted to convey, I just couldn’t do it well…


    Still, I was able to witness not just the hard work of the members, but also members discovering new roles for themselves, challenging themselves, and pulling the group forward together.


    I was truly happy just being able to see everyone’s different emotions!


    By experiencing a concert like this twice both this year and last year, we were able to really take a good look at both NMB and ourselves as individuals.


    That’s why to everyone who came to watch us, thanks for coming and making it a SOLD OUT concert!!


    Thank you so much for putting your hopes in us and getting excited together with us!



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    With so many reliable juniors around me, I’m really looking forward to the future!!


    Then as for Day 2, with Sayanee also joining us, we had a concert entitled “SA SA SA SAIKOU!!!” (THE BESTTTTT!!!)


    I bet there were people who were doubtful about the NMB48 now having such a concert title.


    But just as the title suggests, we had the best concert ever from beginning to end.


    Finally…really finally…


    NMB, NMB fans and also Ririka were finally able to smile for real again.


    After what took place at elections that day, honestly any attempt of restoration was probably impossible.


    I kept wondering what then would be the best course of action.


    I was troubled by that day after day.


    It took us some time to come clean to everyone especially to the fans, so I’m sorry for causing so much worry.


    Perhaps there were even fans that have left us because of this.


    But there is just one thing I want you all to know…


    NMB will always and forever be a group overflowing with love.


    Even when we had become completely helpless, the one thing that remained was the strong feelings of love we had for our group.


    The reason why there wasn’t even a single one of us that held it against Ririka for her actions was because she had helped pull us through many situations in the past.


    That’s why we too want to support her until the end.


    We the members all think that way and that is our expression of love towards her.


    And so, yesterday, we were able to hear from Ririka herself what we all wanted to know the most, that being Ririka’s feelings towards NMB.


    That alone is enough.


    As Momoka had said, I don’t want to see her apologising or being sad anymore.


    Just as long Ririka continues to love NMB now and for years to come, that alone is enough.


    Thanks for coming to NMB.


    Because Ririka was there, there were many things we were able to overcome.


    Without knowing it, unintentionally, we had come to depend on Ririka who was actually a junior member.


    It’s sad because I really wanted to be with you longer.


    But I hope you’ll truly be happy, and live a wonderful life!!!



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    There are a number of people including myself who are not here, but it’s a nice photo with everyone smiling so (О´з`О)


    It was good that it could end with everyone smiling.


    And after all this, I was able to have a proper good look at NMB once more.


    For many years now, we were said to be stuck in a pinch.


    So, I kept thinking and thinking of what I should do especially with me being a 1st generation member.


    Should I be thinking more of my juniors, and creating an environment where I can help to raise the next generation?


    Or should I be considering graduation instead…?


    But I realised neither of that was the answer…


    What I want to do the most now is to see that view I was able to see together with the 1st gen members a long time ago.


    That sense of accomplishment after sprinting together towards a single goal…


    I want to see that view again with the members now.


    I began thinking that way.


    These few years, I have been so frantic in my efforts in protecting NMB.


    But if protecting is all that we’re doing, NMB won’t become any bigger.


    So that’s why…


    I want to build up a NMB that only us, the members here and now, can build.


    I want to go and see a view that only we can see with the fans, members and of course with Sayanee too.


    That’s what I really want to do.


    I have to be thankful to Ririka for being the spark that enabled me to look at things from this perspective.


    Perhaps, this may even be NMB’s chance to change for the better. Haha.



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    I’ll work on making NMB even stronger. That’s for sure.


    That’s because there’s a view I would like to show to the juniors who are giving it their all now.


    With Sayanee as the head, let’s play our respective roles in making NMB bigger and stronger.


    There’s still power left in NMB.


    We’ve been holding it back for both the Asia Tour as well as the Arena Tour.


    From now on, we’ll be thinking up various things to show that the NMB now means serious business, so please stay for the ride ❤️


    One last thing…


    To the fans


    Many things have been going on, but thank you so much for supporting us and being by our side even despite all that.


    Everyone’s warmth helped us to pull through a lot of the tough times.


    We’re still inexperienced in many ways but…


    We’ll be happy if you continue watching warmly over us from now on too.



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    As I was writing up this blog entry, halfway in I felt like I was going to cry. Haha.


    Thank you for reading this long chunk of text until the end.


    I love NMB.


    Please allow me to continue working hard here for some time longer ❤️


    Yoshida Akari
     
  4. richard durbano

    richard durbano Kenkyuusei

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    Wow. Akarin certainly has a lot of thoughts concerning her group. Thank you so much for all the translations. It must have taken forever!!!
     
  5. icecream

    icecream Kenkyuusei

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    In patoAkarin we trust! Thank you so much for translating this.
     
  6. Konno A.

    Konno A. Kenkyuusei

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    Thank you so much for translating this. It was super long her post tbh lol. But I felt it had a lot of frustration in it, but also a lot of hope and redemption. Like she's ready for that next step.
     
  7. goratnik

    goratnik Kenkyuusei

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    "In Akarin we trust" has brought me there.

    I have been shocked today to see that she has over 400 thousand followers on Twitter - never noticed that really, I'm anyway wildly curious how does this compare...

    *山本彩   1738745
     渡辺美優紀 614798
    *吉田朱里  429359
     山田菜々  399739
    *白間美瑠  319198
    *市川美織  294799
    *渋谷凪咲  259468
     上西恵   213712
    *矢倉楓子  204814
    *須藤凜々花 201756
     三秋里歩  197199
     岸野里香  159056
     太田夢莉  154984
     薮下柊   154711
    *谷川愛梨  145966

    Included both members (*) and graduates - those below Airi barely pass 100000 at best, so I skipped them.

    How did this progress over time? Dunno if there are any tools, so I'm going to use own data.

    2016-03-01 222613
    2016-04-01 227298
    2016-05-01 230619
    2016-06-01 233964
    2016-07-03 237875
    2016-08-01 243785
    2016-09-01 249838
    2016-10-01 253940
    2016-11-03 258754
    2016-12-01 264016
    2017-01-01 275805
    2017-01-31 290284
    2017-03-01 300920
    2017-04-01 310776
    2017-05-01 321531
    2017-06-01 330307
    2017-06-16 335944
    2017-07-02 377449
    2017-08-05 425699

    Did someone predict her falling out of senbatsu next elections?

    Kouhaku already gave a small boost, but since 2017-06-17 it's a clear madness... Good madness. We might be looking at Milky's level soon (in this year).
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2017
  8. icecream

    icecream Kenkyuusei

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    Kouhaku was like a second chance for her and lemon (and that was because of her own work). I'm very pleased with her current position in ssk.

    Not related to akarin but yuuri has 155K followers.
     
  9. goratnik

    goratnik Kenkyuusei

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    Thanks for notice, it's better to have a complete list.

    Akari is on back cover of UTB+ Vol.39 - looks like content "for male fans". Image taken off official twitter, so not information for quality.

    Holy duck this issue, these offshoots Rei is tweeting are just so! And posters! Must get x 3 already!
     

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    goratnik Kenkyuusei

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  11. richard durbano

    richard durbano Kenkyuusei

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    Still curious about that 57,000+ number in one of her tweets.
     
  12. richard durbano

    richard durbano Kenkyuusei

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    I'm proud to be the first on this thread to wish Akarin a very happy 21st birthday. Our girl's future is bright indeed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2017 at 3:05 AM
  13. DivineIdolMayu

    DivineIdolMayu Kenkyuusei

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    Happy 21st birthday Akarin!!!:ome:

    Wish you the best on this special day.

    You can also tweet about Akarin's birthday on Twitter using the hashtag #吉田朱里生誕祭
     
  14. Ghada Regaieg

    Ghada Regaieg Kenkyuusei

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    :ome:Happy Birthday Akarin :ome:
     
  15. sscrla

    sscrla Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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