Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A present for you all!

So, to sort of make up for being gone for so long, here's a treat for all of you!

Over at blog48, a community on Livejournal where a group of us are translating ***48 member's blog entries, I've decided to take charge of translating Nonti's blog, as well as Sayanee's blog.  Kazue's and CinDy's blogs are being translated as well, so you should head over and check it out!

Here are the tags to help you find their entries more easily:

Kazue's blog
CinDy's blog
Sayanee's blog
Nonti's blog

Hope you enjoy!  If you're interested in helping out for other members, the help is definitely appreciated!  Check out this thread on S48 and post if you want to help translate!  Don't forget to mention which member(s) you want to translate for, though. XD


It's been about 3 months, but how are you all?

Now that I'm finally finished with school, I'm going to be re-opening Ganbariina!

Miss me? XD

Anyway, a quick rundown of what's happened in the past 3 months (in no real order):

1) SDN48 3rd generation auditions!
- The deadline for this closed on the 19th, so hopefully we'll find out who our new members are soon!  There had been a rumor going around that former AKB48 1st generation member Tojima Hana would be auditioning, but keep in mind that it's just a rumor.  Of course, if she did get in I'd die because she was my very first oshimen but anyway. XDDD

2) SDN48's 2nd single "Ai, Chuseyo"!
- The title is a mix of Japanese and Korean, which comes out as "Please Give Me Love".  It was set to be released on March 23rd (actually that's today in Japan), but it was pushed back following the massive earthquake/tsunami that happened on March 11th.  We're not sure when it will be released now.  However, it's been released on (Japanese) iTunes

- However, in the meanwhile, the PVs for the title track, "Ai, Chuseyo" and the Undergirls A track, "Tengoku no Door wa Sankaime no Bell de Aku" ("The Door to Heaven Will Open On The Third Ring") have come out.  Yet to be seen are the Undergirls B track, "Awajishima no Tamanegi" ("The Awaji Island Onion"), and Rachel's (Nishikunihara Reiko) solo, "Ai yo, Ugokanai de" ("Love, Please Don't Move")

3) SDN48 1st Generation member Ito Kana graduated due to poor health following a bout with the flu.  Hopefully one day we'll be able to see her (along with Fukuyama Sakura) again.  We'll miss you, Kananyan!

4) There have also been whisperings of an announcement set for today (the 23rd), but with the 2nd single being pushed back, who knows what the announcement will be, or when we'll actually hear it.  Personally, I've got my fingers crossed for a release of the 1st stage DVD/CD.  Them removing the age restriction so that we can get LODs would be good too...  Well, let's wait and see, shall we?