Happy 20th Birthday to my kami oshi, Minegishi Minami! Thank you for being the amazing person you are, Miichan.
As I got to learn more about the AKB family, I think my biggest source of learning came from the many TV shows AKB has. From my very first AKB TV show (AKBINGO!) to my favorite at the end of the year (Naniwa Nadeshiko), every AKB TV show has gotten me to learn about and discover new things about AKB. So here’s my list of my 5 favorite AKB TV show episodes from 2011.
2011 is coming to an end here and with the new year just around the corner, I wanted to look back a bit at my first year in the AKB fandom. It’s weird how just a few months ago, I couldn’t name a single member from any of the ***48 groups. Now, I am a Miichan oshi who has NMB48 as his favorite ***48 group and a blog that for the most part talks about NMB. Not how I expected this year to go, but I’m not complaining.
This is my personal list of my 5 favorite members for the whole AKB family.
Just a few, quick thoughts on the PV for No Sleeves’ 8th single, Pedicure Day. The song itself is nothing phenomenal, but it’s growing on me as I listen to it more and more. The PV is colorful and bright and the girls playing around together reminded me of Mendol and Relax!. It’s definitely a feel-good, brighten-up-my-day PV and that’s all I need from No Sleeves. And Kojima Haruna (Kojiharu), Takahashi Minami (Takamina), and of course, Minegishi Minami (Miichan) were so adorable in the PV.
Pedicure Day released on December 28th and is available for purchase now.
Since I’ve become a fan of AKB, there have been three singles released. Those three singles are Everyday, Kachuusha, Flying Get, and Kaze wa Fuiteiru. I haven’t been high up on the PVs for these three songs. After seeing the PV for AKB48’s 24th single, Ue kara Mariko, I think I have finally found the AKB48 PV I love. I love this PV so much.
It looks as though the title of AKB48’s 24th single has been titled Ue kara Mariko. The 24th single features the senbatsu members decided from the recent janken tournament, which was won by Team A member, Shinoda Mariko (Mariko-sama). Really excited for this single because I really love the senbatsu members especially with Minegishi Minami (Miichan) and Fujie Reina (Reinyan) being close to the center. Can’t wait to see how this single turns out.
AKB48’s 24th single, Ue kara Mariko, releases on December 7.
EDIT: The tracklist for the single has been posted on the King Records website. The B-side song is Noel no Yoru accompanied by either Injin ha Kizutsukanai (Team A), Zero Sum Taiyou (Team K), Yobiatte Fantasy (Team B), and the song that was originally intended to be the title 24th single song, Hashire! Penguin (Team 4).
While I’ve listened to many AKB related songs to try to catch up on the fandom, there is one song that I’ve listened to more than any other: No Sleeves – Relax!. No Sleeves (no3b) is made up of AKB members Kojima Haruna (Kojiharu), Takahashi Minami (Takamina), and Minegishi Minami (Miichan). I really do love all three members. No Sleeves is my favorite AKB sub-unit, which is not a surprise considering I’m a Miichan oshi. And Relax! is still my favorite No Sleeves’ song.
Earlier this month, AKB48 member Minegishi Minami (Miichan) appeared on 5LDK as a guest. She helped accompany main guest, Okamoto Rei, to a cosplay store in Akihabara.
AKB48 members Minegishi Minami (Miichan) and Matsubara Natsumi (Nattsumii) appeared on the September 21st episode of Hanetobi. And Miichan’s good roll seems to be continuing.