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Pile’s third album ‘Tailwind (s)’ is related to her fans. 「追い風さん」

Forget about Piler or 816, because “Tailwind” was what Pile named her fans.
During today’s NicoNama broadcasting on Valentine’s Day, Pile announced her third solo album: “Tailwind(s)”. It will be scheduled to release on Apil 26th. The name of the new album was literally translated from the word “Tailwind”.

tailwind_pile_banner Continue reading Pile’s third album ‘Tailwind (s)’ is related to her fans. 「追い風さん」

Anisong Singer – Ray officially announces her retirement. [アニソン歌手][Ray][アーティスト活動引退を発表]

Ray officially announced her retirement as a singer on her blog due to her personal reasons.

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Ray’s final live performance scheduled to be held in the summer of 2017.
It has been five years since her major debut as a singer.
Ray thanked her fans for being supportive of her for the past five years, and she is truly sorry for the sudden announcement.

[Translation to be out soon!  8:03pm]

“To my always supportive fans,

Thank you so much for your warm support.

I, Ray, have decided to have my final live performance held in the summer of 2017,
and I will be graduating from my artist activities.

Today have been roughly five years since my major debut,
I have really met a lot of people, sang in various places, experienced various things that I cannot normally experience.
And more than anything, I was able to meet many wonderful fans.

I have been fond of singing since I was a child.
I have always wanted to bring the smile to everyone, even if it’s a little.
It has been my utmost effort and I have enjoyed all the past activities.
On the other hand, since last year I began to dwell on my life and future,
What can I do other than singing?
I have questioned this myself.

Under these circumstances, I have found another unfulfilled big dream,
and I want to challenge it.

I have discussed it with my staff, and we came to a consensus.
The staff accepted my selfish decisions and wishes.

And more than anything, announcing this abruptly to my fans,
I am really sorry.

Next month I will refrain from my one-man live since the 5th anniversary of my debut,
however, various other event appearances have been decided.
Until that day till I graduate from being a singer, I will still be the usual cheerfully and brightly me.
I think,
I am glad to have spent the happiness time together.
January 25, 2017
Ray”

http://ameblo.jp/going-my-ray/entry-12241212258.html

Ray is best known for singing the theme songs for the To LOVE-Ru Darkness series, Nagi no Asukara, and Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm.

 

 


Really thank you! I’ll always support your decision.

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Pile denies the dissolution of μ’s during TojiPaiFin! [Muse] [Love Live! Maki Nishikino’s voice actress][ラブライブ!][μ’sの解散を明確に否定][Amusu][チャンネルとじぱいふぃん]

During the 4th broadcast of Channel TojiPaiFin, Pile clearly denied the disbandment of μ’s (Muse).

Many fans considered Muse has been inactive since “μ’s Final Love Live!”. Their last one-man live held on 31st March at Tokyo Dome and was virtually dissolved.

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One of the membership fans’ email was being selected and read out by Hana Tojima. (Roughly 180+ fans were watching this live 4th broadcast)

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This year, 2016 has been memorable. There were many encounters, partings, and discoveries.
Going forth into the new year.
Firstly, the partings.
I have been continuously been supporting Muse for three years plus.
(Suddenly Pile was excited ww)
On 1st April, Muse was disbanded.
Pile: EHH??
Hana: ??Eh?
Pile: There is no dissolution yo!
Pile: Ah! It’s glad. Hence telling everyone that Muse did not disband.
Hana: Hasn’t disbanded?
Pile: Nope.
(Pile coughed)
Pile: Everyone has ended their live activities, but is not the dissolution.
Hana&Yukafin: I see.
Pile: Yup. There’s no disbandment.
Pile: I’m glad to tell everyone about this!
Hana: Originally, I didn’t know about this too.
Pile: Yes. It’s not dissolution.

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Previously, Emi Nitta denied their dissolution during the rehearsal for NHK Kohaku Utagassen. But after μ’s Final Love Live!, the dissolution was not even mentioned again.
This remark by Pile is the first dissolution denial after the μ’s Final Love Live!

Comments by fans:

There were comments by the fans that they’re “happy” and “relieved”.
And the expectation of “Is there a day where μ’s will start their activities again?”

Pile has stated that the current state of μ’s is “on hiatus”.

Really hoping for the day to see the Live of the 9 members again!

Official channel: http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv284625211

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Mimori Suzuko has been diagnosed with a lung inflammation and reassures fans not to worry about her condition. [三森すずこ] [急性気管支炎]

Mimori Suzuko (Mimorin) has just tweeted on her Twitter that she has been suffering from a lung inflammation called acute bronchitis.

なんとまぁ、病院いってみたら急性気管支炎だそう。でもすぐ治る気がする!普段はあんまり体調悪い系のつぶやきはしないようにしてるけど、今回はラジオで散々ゴホゴホしてたから、みんなを心配させないためにもご連絡♪

“How awful, the hospital seems to diagnose me of having acute bronchitis (when I last visited). But I’m currently on treatment and is healing well! Usually, I try not to tweet about having a bad physical condition. I have been murmuring during today’s radio live, thus now I’m informing everyone not to worry about my current condition♪”

 

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A picture of Mimori Suzuko & Aya Uchida on the previous radio live show

 

Despite suffering from a lung infection, Mimorin is still very concerned about her fans. And it’s kind of reassuring. Stay strong Mimorin!
Let’s all hope for a speedy recovery for Mimorin-san!

 

 

Pile Asia Tour – Pile call list – Amusu [Pile Asia Tour会場/公演時間発表]

Pile will be having her very First Asia Tour in the various selected countries! Information about the song calls will be listed below:

Pile Asia Tour Setlist (Probably)

M1: チェックメイト
M2: Dream of Princess
M3: ヒカリフライト
M4: Black Butterfly
M5: EGOIST
M6: angel song
M7: Furuwasete
M8: ヴァンパイア革命
M9: 伝説のFLARE
M10: ドリームトリガー
M11: 空色デイズ
M12: 花と翼
M13: キミがくれたKISEKI
M14: 一歩先へ
M15: NEXT WORLD
M16: HANABI!!
M17: P.S.ありがとう…
M18: Melody

M19: Snow halation
M20: Darling!!
M21: soldier game
M22: それは僕たちの奇跡
M23: いつかキミに届ける世界
M24: 素晴らしきSekai

Continue reading Pile Asia Tour – Pile call list – Amusu [Pile Asia Tour会場/公演時間発表]

『ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!』“Aqours”二年生メンバーCharaExpoが登場「中文日本語 取材 翻訳」「C3」

Aqours (読み方: アクア か あ-く-あ) は去年に結成したスクールアイドルユニットグループです。メンバーが9人います。

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この新しいプロジェクトは2015年2月に発表されました、それ以降、新しい情報も出ています。グループユニット名のAqoursは6月に発表され、その後た同時に、3つのユニットの名前、CYaRon!、AZALEAとGuilty Kissも読者投票によって決定しました。とメンバー人気順位の結果も発表されています。その後、7月から日本ではTVアニメが放送スタートしました。

 

このプロジェクトの舞台になった浦の星女学院は、静岡県沼津市の内浦という町にあります。

Aqoursの中から二年生のメンバー(高海千歌役伊波杏樹さん、桜内梨子役逢田梨香子さん、渡辺曜役斉藤朱夏さん)が今回はLove Live! Sunshine!!を宣伝するために、ゲストとして暑いシンガポールに開催するC3 CharaExpo 2016にゲスト出演しました。キャストの皆さんと話す機会があったので、話した内容を見てみましょう!

Continue reading 『ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!』“Aqours”二年生メンバーCharaExpoが登場「中文日本語 取材 翻訳」「C3」

Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Second Year Interview「ラブライブ サンシャイン」「電撃G’s magazine」「Amusu Translation」

In the upcoming Dengeki G’s Magazine issue included the Aqours second-year interview.

The contents included Aqours’ Live activities and also a rare glimpse of opportunity for the second year to share their experiences during their participation of the Love Live! Sunshine!! audition.

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Anju inami (aka Anchan) was originally a LoveLiver (*this fact is something that was known to many people), and specifically a Hanayo oshi (fan). Anchan has been to μ’s Live before and once thought that μ’s was an elusive presence.

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Furthermore, Anchan was a fresh blood in a seiyuu(voice acting) firm for 2 years. Despite trying out various seiyuu audition, she was still not being selected.

When Anchan first heard about LLSS audition, she decided to give it her very best last shot in voice acting.

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Love Live! was one of her dream work, thus Anchan challenged the audition with the accumulated 2 years of experience, and even thought of giving up being a seiyuu if she were to fail in her last audition.


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Rikako Aida (aka Rikyako) already likes to listen to μ’s songs, watched the LL anime, and also a Sukufesu(SIF) player like any of us.

Rikyako fell in love with Rikochan the moment she saw a picture of Rikochan during the audition.

Rikyako was once a transfer student and has many similarities with Rikochan.

During the studio audition, Rikyako directly voiced out her interest in voicing Rikochan. “Please let me voice act as Rikochan!”

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Rikyako held dearly to her phone every single day till the announcement of the result.

Rokyako’s wish was granted in playing the role of her favourite character, and she hugged her mother while crying in joy.

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Shuka Saito (aka Shuchan) first known about Love Live! through SIF. And Shuchan thought that it was impressive for seiyuu to synchronise with the dancing. It was really charismatic.

Shuchan has not officially announced her year of birth, but she revealed that she is the youngest among Aqours members.

Moreover, she was still a Joshi Kousei (high school girl) when she participated in the audition. It was unexpected to be qualified, as originally it was simply a simple motivation to participate in her favourite works.

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Shuchan was extremely nervous during the audition. And because this audition will be Shuchan’s lifetime opportunity, she showed her best skills (*She has been learning dancing since elementary school), singing and dancing.

Shuchan performed the Honoka’s part for 「僕らは今のなかで」and expressed that she has memorised the Honoka’s dance steps for「僕らは今のなかで」 !

There are even more interviews with the 3 Aqours second-year members. Their feelings and desires about this Love Live! project.

If you’re interested, do remember to buy an own copy for yourself! (or perhaps even more)

Love Live! Sunshine!! Numazu Event – Perfect synchronised Aozora Jumping Heart OP showcase 「ラブライブ!サンシャイン!!」「沼津イベント」「青空Jumping Heart」中文】Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 夏暑假課外活動 ~ 夏日祭和大家在一起 ~ 在沼津市

 

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Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours Summer Vacation Extracurricular Activities ~ Summer Festival together with Everyone ~ in Numazu.

Thank you very much!

1st LIVE. Best place, and time.

Gonna go one step at a time! Zura-ne!

I’ll do my very best

中文】Love Live! Sunshine!! Aqours 夏暑假課外活動 ~ 夏日祭和大家在一起 ~ 在沼津市

很感谢大家的支持喔!

首次的LIVE
最高的場所和時間呢
我會走一步算一步
ずら呢!

我會盡我所能。

Netizens reaction:

  1. It’s really amazing that both fit perfectly
  2. It must be tough in order to match the standing position in the camera
  3. Hopefully, I’ll able to get 1st live tickets
  4. Considering the fact that Aqours members are still young, it’s remarkable to have such physical fitness
  5. The Live would have a mixed feeling
  6. This convinced me that everyone is really active and is working very hard!

網民反應:

  1. 好完美的動畫這真是太神奇了
  2. 一定很困難吧匹配相機站立的位置
  3. 希望能拿到1stLive的票
  4. Aqours成員還年輕,體質可真好
  5. Live 將有一個混合的感覺
  6. 這使我相信大家很元気非常努力!

Aya Uchida: “I will marry after 2 years, and my ideal partner’s annual income? Probably around 10 Million, and want to give birth to three!” [內田彩][声優]

Last Sunday, Aya Uchida announced her marriage plans during one of her events. Fret not, Aya Uchida is still single!

Aya Uchida’s speech:
1. I’m Aya Uchida, currently 29 years old♡
2. Still 29 years old
3. 29 years old
4. I want to have 3 kids
5. I’ll probably announce my marriage plans after 2 years
6. Needless to say, I’ll try my best! (Trying your best to look for a partner? 😛
7. Annual income? Of course, I’m concerned!
8. Probably around 10 Million (yen) will do
9. Well, and have to bring me for travel at least once a year

Continue reading Aya Uchida: “I will marry after 2 years, and my ideal partner’s annual income? Probably around 10 Million, and want to give birth to three!” [內田彩][声優]

Message from Sora Tokui / 徳井青空 to Nico Yazawa [μ’s からμ’s へのありがとう] [電撃G’s magazine][Amusu]

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To Niko-chan,

I really,really,really like Niko-chan!
The wonderful feeling when the 9 of us sing together; the same wonderful feeling when we go on stage to perform.
I have learnt many things from Nico-chan.
Thinking back to when we were all on stage, it felt like a fantastic time.
Even though it’s the Final Live,
from now onwards, I will always, always be by Nico-chan side.

The 9 of μ’s will also always be my companions!
Please don’t feel lonely!
From now on, please don’t forget to smile! We will always be together!
Niko, Niko, Ni~
Even after Final Live, you guys must still be friendly with me ah!
My treasure, Nico-chan.

By Sora Tokui