1 day ago
1 day ago
1 day ago
1 day ago
1 day ago
In the morning I appeared in Nogizaka46’s National handshake event.
I finally was able to greet everyone, so the fuzzy feeling inside my heart cleared up a bit.
Truth is I would’ve liked to take part in the handshake event just like that, but right after my visit, I had to prepare for the Photobook’s event, so I couldn’t participate.
I was considerably nervous but my feelings calmed down so much just by being able to meet the members and the fans.
The process for me to be recognized and accepted has just started.
Watching the live, I could perceive the audience’s passion, as much as I keenly felt Nogizaka’s impetus.
I want to do my best without ever make that impetus stop.
The specific schedule is yet to be set, but it’s also been decided for me to take part in the [The 16’s Principal].
By going on working as a part of Nogizaka, I’d be happy to become closer and closer to its members.
I’m still nothing but a novice in Nogizaka.
So I think of the Nogizaka members as seniors.
I’d be happy to have them call me in whatever the way, even without any suffix and with just my first name.
Since well, even I don’t have particular concerns when it’s about calling SKE members’ names lol
I’ll treasure Nogizaka’s history and, from now on, I’d like to be able to spend with the group the time that’s to come.
2 days ago
2 days ago
To know more about the creation process of Hemlet, the meaning of Aki-P’s words on the obi, about Rena’s lack of self-consciousness when it comes her charm (femininity?), her love for tearing off paper (why not?!) as well as her thoughts about her first apparition with Nogi.
(from Geinou News Lounge)
Q - Why did you chose to put so many essays in this photobook (写真集)?
Rena - I think the term “フォトブック" can applies to this book, but I like the expression "写真集" better and when I myself look at other’s photobook I often get to think how "it would be nice if there were a few notes here and there”, that’s why since I wanted fans to know more about me there are a lot of pages filled with my words.
(tln : not a common distinction, but some people seem to draw a line between フォトブック and 写真集, the former apparently containing more notes and written parts than the later. Overall the word フォトブック is far lass common than 写真集.)
Q - There were only photos in your 1st PB?
Rena - Only photos, no written parts .
Q - What comparison can you draw between both?
Rena - For 「Kingyo」 I was guided all along and received others’ ideas but this time I really wanted to be part of the creation process and I’m happy with how it turn out to be.
Q - So you’ve extra confidence in the result?
Rena - I wouldn’t say “extra” (laugh). But I like to express my own ideas and this time I’ve been helped by a lot of people to make it possible for others, especially fans, to perceive what there is in my mind and I think we managed a good representation of it.
Q - What are your favorite pages?
Rena - Those blue ones. For my facial expressions among other things. It was part of the things I wanted to do “to tear off a huge piece of paper”. When I was young I loved to break the paper from our house sliding doors during spring cleanup. I wanted to experience this feeling again. I picked a blue background so when I tear off the paper which is blue too, it enhances the feeling of transparency.
Q - Did it feel good?
Rena - It certainly did! It was fun. I destroyed 3 huge sheets of papers with all my might.
Q - It must have been quite an unique sensation…
Rena - It’s liberating to be able to do things you were scold for doing as a kid. There are other pages where I splash paint everywhere. That was also a lot of fun.
Q - Could it be a sign of stress accumulating?
Rena - I’m not stressed (laugh). I release my stress through work.
Q - Any other pages you’d recommend?
Rena - Those are rather difficult to make out but I’m in swimsuits, seen through lace curtains. I don’t really expose myself in those shots and yet they are rather sexy. I like them since they show a facet of myself I’m not really aware of (laugh).
Q - You’re not defiant anymore when called sexy?
Rena - Rather than defiance, the thing is that I don’t feel very feminine inside. So I always find it surprising when I’m said to be sexy.
Q - I see …*carefully looking at the picture*… those photos are certainly sexy.
Rena - I would appreciate if you didn’t compare them with me right now. I’m not showing it to you anymore (laugh).
Q - If you had to give a mark to this PB, how much would it be?
Rena - I wouldn’t release something that doesn’t get over 100/100 in my eyes, but I think that I’ll only be able to give a final mark when eventually the receiving side, people who’ve read this PB will have let me know of the mark they’d attribute to it.
Q - How long did it require to write the different essays?
Rena - It didn’t take that long, maybe less than a day to write everything. The shooting part itself must have taken 3 days. The whole book required about 4 or 5 days.
Q - Stories of ghost writers flood the news lately…
Rena - I’ve written everything myself! *wry smile*
Q - Where did you write them?
Rena - In the car when I was going from place to place, or in the evening after work on my mobile. I usually type on my phone. I write columns for magazines and for those too I usually write them on my phone notepad, before to put them in order for publication.
Q - In your previous PB Akimoto Yasushi wrote 「What will she transform to?」, how do you think you became?
Rena - I think I turn into a mischievous girl (laugh). It’s as the obi says 「She looked at me with mischievous eyes」. I’m really stubborn when facing Akimoto sensei, to the point he seems to be concerned about how my life could turn out to be a difficult one (laugh). I think that when I said I wanted to do something different from what others would do and surprise people, I must have appeared mischievous to him.
Q - You appeared with Nogizaka46 for the first time today, how was it?
Rena - I felt extremely nervous when I walked up on the stage, but now that it’s over and I could relax, I can say it was an good experience and an enjoyable moment. I want to start working with Nogizaka members as soon as possible. Fans have welcomed me warmly but there is still a long way to go before being recognized I think. I want to spend as much time as possible alongside Nogizaka members to, little by little, being approved of.
Q - Did Nogizaka members give you their opinion on your PB?
Rena - It seems they had read it, copies had been sent to their office, so today several members told me 「It’s such a good photobook」, which made me really happy.
Q - Have you already thought about your next release?
Rena - I’d like to visit Spain so it would be great to shot it in Spain (laugh). Though the reason why I wanted to go to Spain was because I wanted to pose in front of those red walls. But this time I was able to pose in front of red wall in Manazuru so maybe I don’t need to go as far as Spain (laugh). I’m content wherever I’m brought to be photographed. If I have the opportunity, then, I want to think of my third photobook as proper third work. (tln: Rena said Manazuru was in Chiba when it’s actually in Kanagawa *cof*)
Q - A word about the incoming General Elections?
Rena - I can only say that I’ll give my best so that’s what I’ll do, hoping to rise to the occasion.
2 days ago
And since we’re at it…
All Nogizaka46 overseas fans…let’s get along, okay? :)
It’s already gotten in the news but, as a surprise,
Matsui Rena-san appeared at the end of our mini live.
I met and spoke to Rena-san for the first time,
the day before yesterday, after our performance
in Music Station was over!!
Here’s a commemorative pic
from the day I first met her
Rena-san is very cute *^^*
Rena-san, let’s get along well!
And, best regards to everone from the SKE48 Family
and to all Rena-san’s fans too!Matsui Rena-san kindly made
a surprise appearance
during the final MC!And then we performed
[Kizuitara Kataomoi] in 16,
including Matsui Rena-san.
For the mini live, all of us - Matsui Rena-san included - got on the stage!The Nogi uniform suits Rena-san too much!Also…her skin is so smooth that I unconsciously ended up gazing at her…
WAKATSUKI YUMIAs for today’s handshake event,
the most most memorable thing
was Matsui Rena-san’s surprise appearance!It was her first time working
with Nogizaka after the concurrency was announced,so somehow we were nervous ourselves(*ﾟｰﾟ)v
But it was a really good kind of nervousness.!We performed Kizuitara Kataomoi together. How was it?After experiencing this national handshake event
it was possible for us to finally perceive
this concurrency as something that’s really happening.A new Nogizaka46 is going to start now,
so I think we must all brace ourselves.If this is going to create a good chemical reaction
is, I think, all up to us Nogizaka! *excited*I’ll work harder and harder((´｡•ω•｡ ))｡ο♡Please do keep supporting Nogizaka46, Rena-san included!With Rena-san(∗ˊ꒳ˋ∗)
ITOU NENEDuring the mini live
Matsui Rena-san appeared
for the first time on Nogizaka’s stage.
Even though it was just a brief performance,
I still was intensely able to perceive
the high level of her expressivity.I started to get very excited about this,
feeling like there’s so much for
us Nogizaka to absorb from her(o^^o)Please keep supporting us, Rena-san included!
Yesterday, as a surprise,
Matsui Rena-san performed
Kizuitara Kataomoi with us!Nogizaka’s uniform really suited her a lot!!♪( ´▽｀) I’m glad!
Matsui Rena-san made a surprise appearance
and performed [Kizuitara Kataomoi] with us.Seeing her kindly wear Nogizaka’s uniform,
I was finally able to realize how Rena-san
became, for real, a Nogizaka46 member!I still haven’t properly talked to her,
but next time I’ll work hard and try to tell her something!I’ll overcome my shyness lol
And Matsui Rena-san
came to greet everyone!Personally, I got to talk with her
being I myself from the Aichi prefecture 〜(´・ω・`)Yeah, local talks that only Aichi citizens can understand! ←
Matsui Rena-san debuted with us!
I’m sure the concurrency must be hard
but let’s work hard together!^
please take care of Nogizaka46!
2 days ago
2 days ago