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“Awaiting Yukirin’s New Meaning of Existence” (Eng Trans)

Started to translate the mobame from last week when this article from Nikkan Sports propped up on November 21. Fairly short and meaningful. Please have a read. “Awaiting Yukirin’s New Meaning of Existence” Live Report from Morimoto Takahashi (Nikkan Sports) I went and covered the solo concert of AKB48’s Kashiwagi Yuki. The location is Kanagawa’s Yokohama Arena which can accomodate 10,000 people. It is a place where many singers aim to fill on their own. According to staff, the concert was sold out the day before. The few tens of tickets that went on sale prior to the concert was also sold out. Not counting the 2,000 seats that were given out via lottery, the concert drew 8,000 people. The substantiality of Kashiwagi’s solo activities opened my eyes. Last July, her first solo performance had 2,000 people. The one in April at Tokyo International Forum gathered 5,000 people. And this time it has doubled, successfully increasing the audience size. Singing skills and star power continue to go up and up. Although I went as the main writer’s assistant, I forgot to open my computer as I watched the concert. It dawned on me, shouldn’t Kashiwagi also consider graduating from AKB48? There is a group of people that considers “Successful Solo activities = Sign of Graduation”. At the election 3 years ago, Kashiwagi vowed to be an idol forever. Is it ok if she stay as a lifetime member of AKB48? Perhaps, the thought of “AKB48 is a stepping stone towards their dream” lingers. That is the reason behind this year’s graduates, Shinoda Mariko, Akimoto Sayaka and Itano Tomomi. But, as one of the figurehead of AKB48, isn’t it fine to continue the activities? On this point, I therefore hope Kashiwagi can create a new meaning of existence within AKB48. That is my one little wish as a resident of “Yukirin World”. Yukirin can truly wow people with her skills. As she said in her concert, by the end, you will all become a resident of Yukirin World. Seems like she at least got one reporter. Source: Click to see...

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