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It’s Takahashi Minami☆ The 2nd day!!!! (2011-01-22)
January 22, 2011

Today was the 2nd day of AX

The 2nd day

we announced ranks #75~#51

75: Sougen no Kiseki
74: Yasai Sisters
73: 3seconds
72: Gyu
71: Aozora Kataomoi
70: Kokoro no Hashi no Sofa
69: Namida no Seesaw Game
68: Tenshi no Shippo
67: Arashi no Yoru ni wa
66: Seventeen
65: Honest Man
64: Mayu no Tame ni
63: Sasae
62: Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?
60: Baby! Baby! Baby!
59: Majisuka Rock ‘n Roll
58: Junjou Shugi
57: Tengoku Yarou
56: Nakeru Basho
55: Relax!
54: Tsundere!
53: Korogaru Ishi ni Nare
52: Nagisa no CHERRY
51: Theatre no Megami

EN1 Dear J
EN2 If
EN3 Shuumatsu Not Yet
EN4 Heavy Rotation

Today No Sleeves

got to sing 3seconds and Relax!
Everyone, thank you so much


started off with Tomochin’s debut single

Dear J
Then the single that just went on sale the other day, French Kiss’s new single


And after all of that was said and done, today’s surprise was…
Yuuchan, Yui, Kitarie and Sashihara’s new unit Not Yet and they performed their debut singleShuumatsu NotYet!!

Oh my gosh~ I was so surprised

I could totally dance to it,

it’s really cool and cute

More and more units are coming about!!
No Sleeves will do our best so we won’t lose to them!!!!

Well, see you tomorrow

Good night
Translated by: Kanki@Stage48

Takamina Blog Translations return!
January 22, 2011

So you all may recall that roughly two months into my translating Takamina’s blog entries, Takamina went on an insane blogging spree (and she’s still in). Unfortunately that was also right around the time when I had midterms and my semester at college was getting more and more hectic by the week, so I wasn’t able to translate Takamina’s blog entries in my absence. Luckily the amazing Kanki over at Stage48 took over my place in that time, and their translations are not only timely but much better than mine. As a result, I have decided to resume posting Takamina’s blog translations, only I’ll be posting (and properly crediting) Kanki because while I’d love to translate Takamina’s blog, it’s rather silly to try to translate them when Kanki is doing a much better job. Instead I’ll be translating various Takamina news articles and interviews as they surface, unless I decide to have my hand at translating Takamina’s entry to sharpen my Japanese skills. And yes, I am going to go back and try and finish her Oricon interview, as well as pull up the No Sleeves interview to see if I can decipher that as well 🙂 Anyway if you think I should do anything different or have any suggestions, let me know!

In the meantime, here’s Takamina latest blog entry, translated by Kanki of Stage48.

It’s Takahashi Minami☆ ☆First Day☆ – January 20, 2011
Starting today we’re finally beginning

Our annual tradition
AKB48 Request Hour Set List Best 100 2011

This is our 4th year
Today is our first day and we announced the rankings of #100~#76

Here’s the ranking


100: Kioku no Dilemma
99: Jibunrashisa
97: AKB Sanjou
97: Kiss no Ryuusei
96: Seishun no Flag
95: Seishun no Komorebi
94: Shiroi Tulip
93: Aru Aki no Hi no Koto
92: Koi wo Kataru Shijin ni Narenakute
91: Mokugekisha
90: Blue rose
89: Kokoro no Hane
88: Ookami to Pride
87: Boku no YELL
86: Dear my teacher
85: 16nin Shimai no Uta
84: Sakura no Shiori
83: BINGO!
82: TANE
81: Tonari no Banana
80: Kuroi Tenshi
78: Nounai Paradise
77: Omoide Ijou
76: Sakura no Hanabiratachi

EN1: Koi no Onawa
EN2: Valentine Kiss
EN3: Chance no Junban
EN4: Ponytail to Shushu

3 No Sleeves songs ranked in
Everyone, thank you so much

I’m personally happy

I got to sing Higurashi no Koi

Every year AKB gets more songs
So naturally there will be songs that rank and songs that don’t rank
Thus, it would be difficult for a unit song from the olden days to actually rank…
I was able to perform this song thanks to all of you!!
Thank you so much
And and!!
Our graduates also were there today

I was really surprised at how much Kayano has grown

She was tinier than Takahashi back then~ (Distant Look lol lol)
The time sure went by
Speaking of!!
Everyone who came to AX

Everyone who came to the movie theatre

Thank you so much

See you tomorrow

Happy 2nd Anniversary No Sleeves! ♥♥♥
November 26, 2010

Happy 2nd Anniversary No Sleeves! ❤ [party][party][party]

Although the group was technically announced on September 3rd 2008, 2 years ago today, on November 26th 2008, No Sleeves’ released their first single, “Relax!”. [party][party][party] Now, two years later, they already have starred in two dramas (Mendol and Kotodama no Onnatachi), have released 5 singles, and are expected to release their first album in January.

Haruna blogged about their anniversary today, and I’ve translated the entry here:

Anniversary (・v・)Kojima

November 26。。。ハート

Today is 2 years since No Sleeves debuted with “Relax!”ハートキラキラ(ピンク色)

It’s already been 2 years, huh。。(бвб)

I feel like we were always together before our debut, together every day, and now its 2 years later. (бвб)電球(点滅)

(Some I have omitted)アセアセ2 LOL

On January 1st
We’ll be releasing!!アセアセ2our much anticipated first album
Our 3rd year, more activities, I want to be active!!

I think(∵)

And to all of you who have supported us,

Thank you alwaysデレデレキラキラ(ピンク色)
From now on please treat us well!!

I love youハート

From Haruna(・v・)ノ

Chobi’s Note: I translated the title of the blog entry as “Anniversary” because the  Japanese title of the blog entry is いいふろのひ, which literally means “repeating day” (いいふるす means to say repeatedly). If anyone can think of a better translation let me know!

Anyway, Congratulations No Sleeves! ♥♥♥ The girls have been doing great these past two years, so here’s to wishing they continue to succeed for two more, and two after than, and two after that, and two after that ^^ がんばって ください!!! ♥♥♥

This is Takahashi Minami☆ On a generous impulse this is the second post of the day (LOL) (2010-11-01)
November 5, 2010

It’s sunnyyyy
I thought, then it started rainingggg

I wonder how it is in Tokyo

That’s right…

Us in No Sleeves

went to the Gifu prefecture

Gifu was cool
We went on location

It was cold and the rain was falling so hard, but anyhow it was still fun
Particularly afterwards~

Speaking of which!

I also need to wake up early tomorrow
Good niiight~

Translator’s Note: I couldn’t figure out what the heck the blog title meant (something along the lines of “Second post of the day”? Not entirely sure…) so I’m leaving it in the Japanese for now until I figure it out ^^; Problem solved! As usual thanks goes to BORNTORUN for helping me correct some of the translation!

This is Takahashi Minami☆ Halloween☆ (2010-11-01)
November 5, 2010


Happy Halloweenハロウィン

But Halloween was yesterday, huh
Yeah Yeah

That being said!
After No Sleeves performed at the Meidai Festival yesterday
At Acchan’s house
There was a Halloween Party

The guests were
Acchan, Mariko-sama, Nozofisu, No Sleeves, Norotan


Making a total of 8 happy people

There was also a lavished meal
I ate Acchan’s mama’s delicious home-cooking
It was deliciousss

We also properly wore costumes
I dressed up as Snow White but…

I forgot to take a picture

I’m pretty sure you can see a copy of it on someone else’s blog (I leave it to them) , so please look forward to and search for it


Mine-chan and Norotan’s costumes are

Norochan Spongebob
Mine-chan Bee
Aren’t they cute

And finally

What the heck she’s cosplaying is unclear
Maybe it’s the Cat Street store that’s opening in Harajuku soon!

Or maybe a woman president
With a skull cap and

a tote bag

These days it’s really popular to put together your own costume

And today

No Sleeves worked hard from early in the morning♪
On location~

I really liked that place!!!

Clear up weather!!!!!

This is Takahashi Minami☆ Meidai Festival! (2010-10-31)
November 3, 2010

Yeah Yeah 

Today No Sleeves went to the Meidai* Festival

It was the first time only the three of us in No Sleeves performed live and did this and that   

I experienced the Meidai Festival last year when AKB48 performed there, however since it was only the three of us I was really nervous~ 

But because everyone tried to be warm in the beginning, it was really fun

The set list went like this

M1 Relax!
M2  Tane
M3  Seishun no Komorebi
M4  Junai no Crescendo

M5  Girls talk
M6  Kiss no Ryuusei
M7 Bye Bye Bye
M8 Kimi Shika

M1  Bus Stop


 It’s been a while since we sang the FULL version of Junai no Crescendo

Then in the MC~

I talked too much. I guess I got a little carried away.


A school festival couldn’t be better~

By all means I do want to perform again next year.

*Translator’s NOTE: “Meidai” is short for Meiji Daigaku, or Meiji University. Thanks to BORNTORUN for helping me correct some of the translation!

This is Takahashi Minami☆☆Hiroshima☆ (2010-10-03)
October 8, 2010

Good eveningー

Today was Heavy Rotation’s nation-wide handshake event in Hiroshima

It’s been a while since the last nation-wide handshake event, I couldn’t believe how long the line was!

The last time’s Ponytail to Shushu occasion was Team A’s new public performance lesson
Man, seeing as where we came from it’s really been a while

By the way, on the subject of stories
I’ve recently been obsessed with Pokemon gym badges. I got 6 today.

Getting back to what I was saying

Today’s Setlist
M1 Aitakatta
M2 Ponytail to Shushu
M3 Heavy Rotation

Also between the handshaking and the meeting
Everyone in the Kenkyuusei performed
M1 Lemon no Toshigoro
M2 Miniskirt no Yosei

The state of the venue was like this:

I wished I took photos on stage, however
“An unusual well updated Takahashi blog entry
Everyone would say in unison when they’d come and see it
They’d remarked.

So somehow
I feel like it’s unusually rare that I’m updating my blog like this~

For the time being I promise to be good like this

Thank you all very much for everyone who came down today

This is Takahashi Minami☆ Impression!!! (2010-09-27)
October 1, 2010

Yakushiji was amazing!!!

I was really impressed!!!!

I’m ashamed to say that I was ready to burst into tears right at the opening.

As I descended the temple I felt like “I’m going to die!?” because many memories of the past 5 years passed before my eyes.

It was a mysterious place~

I’d like to experience it again.

Nara, Yakushiji

they often remind us of popular spots where we go on a school field trip, however I couldn’t go on my field trip back in middle school.

That was the day that Team A performed

“I love to perform at the AKB48 Theater before everything!!”
“I won’t go to Nara!!”

I thought so at the time.

when time passes


Even though I don’t regret the decision

I never thought it would be like this

 that I would come to Yakushiji in Nara to sing my favorite song on this occasion; I thought it was really beautiful!!!!!!

And to everyone who came down today!
Thank you so much
Be careful not to catch a cold

 I returned to Tokyo
The pouring rain surprised me
It was cold!!!!

Today’s Setlist

M1 Heavy Rotation
M2 Aitakatta
M4 Baby! Baby! Baby!
M6 Sakura no Shiori
M7 Skirt, Hikari
M8 Iiwake Maybe
M9 Oogoe Daimond
M10 Ponytail to Shushu
M11 10nen Sakura
M12 Sakura no Hanabiratachi
M1 Kimi ni Tsuite (MINT)
M2 Hikoukigumo
M3 Anata ga Itekuretakara

Gyah, this entry was so hard to translate *facepalms* The second half wasn’t so bad, but I wanted to shoot myself in the face while translation the first part of the entry. Takamina speaks using more colloquial Japanese, so it’s hard for me to understand what she’s exactly trying to say sometimes. Still, I did my best, and as always if anyone notices any mistakes or can think of a more sensable translation, please let me know! Enjoy everybody! ^^

EDIT: Thanks again to BORNTORUN for helping me correct some of the translation.

This is Takahashi Minami☆ Buffet!!! (2010-09-25)
September 27, 2010

I’m back from the buffet


I am happy that I was able to eat rice

It was delicious!

Sashihara and I began to ignore

our hunger

when we went to go take a picture…

Aah~ I’m in looove

And then I was determined to excavate* icecream with Akicha

Hang in there!!!!

Hang in there!!!!!!!


It was a splendid scoop

Well then!!!

Now that my stomach is full I’m going to return back to my room♪

Chobi’s Note: Yes, she actually used the term “excavate” when she was referring to getting icecream xD Probably because they had to scoop it out of those giant tins, but still. Oh, Takamina ❤

This is Takahashi Minami☆ Full Moon☆ (2010-09-25)
September 25, 2010

I finished rehearsal

Even though it was dark outside, inside rehearsal it was great and the tension was overflowing!!!

I’m looking forward to tomorrow

Oh, oh, right!

I saw the full moon in the sky~♪

What other good things have happened???

This is a photo of CBC’s family

Me with Yukirin and Mocchi

Now dinner
I’m off♪゙