Blog Translation: Hinako Kitano (April 18, 2018)

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Bottled Water

Translation by Queenachima


Good evening everyone.

This is Hinako Kitano.


I made a brief appearance during the second day of 46 TV last month.

It had been a while since I appeared in front of all of you;
Same goes for meeting the staff.
But more than anything, apart from a few members like Iori and Minami whom I’ve been meeting with even during my hiatus, it had been a long time since I’ve met with the other members. I almost became bashful just by getting eye contact with them.

I couldn’t meet with the 3rd gen at all, and because the senbatsu members were busy in the studio, and the Under members were heading somewhere else by the time I arrived, I couldn’t actually see most of them.

Even so, Rena (Yamazaki) ran up to me just to say “bye bye.” It made me remember what a meddlesome person she can be, and how nice she is.
Junna sat down in my lap and we talked for a long time. It provided some peace of mind, and felt very nostalgic at the time.
Miria and Ranze held my back as I was hesitating about entering the studio.

It’s because of all the support I’m receiving from all of these people that I was able to appear on the show, even if it was only for a short duration.

46 Hour TV is a very important event for us in Nogizaka46
So being able to appear, if just briefly, means a lot.

The members of the staff had taken some precautions too in order to make the environment as inviting as possible for me. I’m really thankful to them.
It was fun!

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Mahiro who graduated on March 31

It’s a shame I couldn’t meet you before your graduation.
But I’m sure we’ll be able to meet soon anyway
At that time, I want to do my best to make sure I can properly relay all my feelings of gratitude towards you.

The first time I was selected as a senbatsu member I had a hard time fitting in, but she would always call out to me whenever we were together;
When I couldn’t keep up with the choreographies, she would stay behind in the lesson room and teach me personally;
She’s helped me out a lot.

We spent a lot of time together as Unders, and Mahiro’s presence really made a huge difference, not just to me, but surely to the other members as well.

I’m a bit saddened by the fact that I won’t be able to be greeted by her voice anymore as I head for work, but I feel that she’ll continue to grow from now on, and I need to do my best in order to catch up.

Mahiro
Thanks for everything up until now. Keep in touch!




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I’m still on hiatus, but because of some gentle pushing from both staff and members
I was able to make a minor appearance in the music video of the 2nd gen’s latest song “Scoutman.”

I’m not part of the actual song, nor do I join in on the dancing, so I won’t be in any performances from now on either.
Appearing for a brief moment in the music video is the best I can do right now.
Even so, I’m glad to have been able to take part in it.

I was told a lot of things during the recording

Stuff like
“Welcome back”
or
“We’ve been waiting for you”

Saying such nice things.
They’re all too nice. I love them.

While I’ll only be able to do it a little at a time
I want to repay everyone for their kindness.
I too want to protect this place I hold so dear
This place where people are waiting for me

Thank you.

Please keep supporting me from now on as well.

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1 comments:

Why was she on hiatus?
Even now, in nogichuu she seems a bit tired :(