My oshi Shimada Rena (Shimarena) has graduated NMB48.
To commemorate her graduation, let’s take a look back at just a few of my favorite Shimarena memories.
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The hilarious Team M nicofarre show from last year was simply awesome. It’s probably the NMB video that I go back to the most when I want to laugh. The talk part of the show was especially fun as the other M members let us the viewer into who Shimarena is. Like how she is forgetful and loses things like her hotel key or cellphone all the time. Or how she keeps a plastic bag with a bra, used tissues, and other things in it. And how Shimarena sometimes bullies Yogi Keira (Keira) to do things such as bite the nose of Takano Yui (Yuipon). The way it was so easy for the other M members to spout off about their captain really shows how close of a family Shimada Team M was.
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A sweet episode of AKB to XX! where Shimarena visits a small island town. She visits the local primary school class of 3 students and stays over as a guest at the home of one the female students. Shimarena eats dinner with the family and helps draw with the young girl. Then together with Yamagishi Natsumi (Natsumin), Koyanagi Arisa (Arii), and Kawakami Rena (Renapyon), they help the children do the dance for the song Kitagawa Kenji. An adorable episode that nicely showed off the onee-chan side of Shimarena.
Anata to Christmas w/ Murakami Ayaka (Ayachan)
Not a single memory per se, but I loved to see Shimarena and Ayachan perform Anata no Christmas. I’m not an expert on vocals or music at all, but seeing the two of them perform the song was always soothing and relaxing. I was really happy to see that they performed the song again for Shimarena’s graduation show.