Kanji performed Ambivalent during the Best Hit Kayousai 2018 today!
Because Sugai Yuuka, Kobayashi Yui, Habu Mizuho, and Moriya Akane were absent (they are all taking part in Zambi play), their positions were replaced by Hiragana Keyaki members, Higashimura Mei, Takamoto Ayaka, Sasaki Kumi, and Watanabe Miho. This is the first time Hiragana members have been unders for Kanji members lolol... With Kanji now soon to be down to 17 members, and no sign of the Sakamichi Auditions being complete, maybe they're gearing us up for the first mixed senbatsu?
Of course, when I bring a bunch of good news, Keyaki has to drop in some bad news, just to keep the theme of 'depressing idol group' going, right? lol
Kanji Keyakizaka46 member Shida Manaka announced her graduation from the group on her blog today. The graduation is effective immediately, bringing Kanji Keyaki to 19 members (18 when Yone leaves). She didn't give a reason for her graduation, but since she has been on Hiatus since the beginning of this year, her graduation comes as no surprise. Still, I'm sad to see her go.. 2018 truly is the end of Kanji's Chapter 1.
Kanji also performed Ambivalent with 3 (Takemoto Yui, Tamura Hono and, Matsuda Rina) of the 2nd gen members~
Keyakizaka46 ranked #5 on the Billboard top artists of 2018 (behind Kenshi Yonezu (1), TWICE (2), BTS (3), and Nogizaka46 (4). AKB48 came 8th.), and Glass wo Ware ranked #3 in their top 100 songs list! Ambivalent came in at #11, Kaze ni at #37, Saimajo at #47, and Fukyouwaon at #50.
3rd: Glass wo Ware! (Keyakizaka46)
6th: Synchronicity (Nogizaka46)
7th: Jikochuu de Ikou! (Nogizaka46)
10th: Teacher Teacher (AKB48)
11th: Ambivalent (Keyakizaka46)
21st: Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitaku Naru (Nogizaka46)
32nd: Sentimental Train (AKB48)
33rd: Jabaja (AKB48)
37th: Kaze ni Fukaretemo (Keyakizaka46)
38th: Ikinari Punch Line (SKE48)
43rd: Muishiki no Iro (SKE48)
47th: Silent Majority (Keyakizaka46) (lol)
50th: Fukyouwaon (Keyakizaka46)
57th: Warota People (NMB48)
65th: Influencer (Nogizaka46)
71st: Boku Datte naichau yo (NMB48)
80th: Hayaokuri Calendar (HKT48)
81st: Yokubomono (NMB48)
92nd: Itsuka Dekirukara Kyou Dekiru (Nogizaka46)
98th: Sekai wa Doko Made Aozora na no Ka? (NGT48) http://www.billboard..._year&year=2018
6th: Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake o Shitteiru (AKB48)
22nd: Hashiridasu Shunkan (Hiragana Keyakizaka46)
36th: 092 (HKT48)
38th: Bokudake No Kimi ~Under Super Best~ (Nogizaka46)
61st: Masshiro na Mono wa Yogoshitaku naru (Kanji Keyakizaka46) http://www.billboard..._year&year=2018
12th: Glass wo Ware! (Keyakizaka46)
16th: Silent Majority (Keyakizaka46)
22nd: Fukyouwaon (Keyakizaka46)
32nd: Kaze ni Fukaretemo (Keyakizaka46)
34th: Influencer (Nogizaka46)
38th: Synchronicity (Nogizaka46)
98th: Futari Saison (Keyakizaka46) http://www.billboard..._year&year=2018
Top Single Sales
1st: Teacher Teacher (AKB48)
2nd: Sentimental Train (AKB48)
3rd: Synchronicity (Nogizaka46)
4th: Jikochuu de Ikou! (Nogizaka46)
5th: Jabaja (AKB48)
6th: Kaerimichi wa Toomawari Shitaku Naru (Nogizaka46)
7th: Glass wo Ware! (Keyakizaka46)
8th: Ambivalent (Keyakizaka46)
13th: Ikinari Punch Line (SKE48)
15th: Muishiki no Iro (SKE48)
21st: Warota People (NMB48)
23rd: Boku Datte naichau yo (NMB48)
24th: Yokubomono (NMB48)
25th: Hayakouri Calendar (HKT48)
28th: Sekai wa Doko Made Aozora na no ka? (NGT48)
35th: Kurayami (STU48)
37th: Sekai no Hitoe (NGT48)
40th: Haru wa Doko kara kuru no ka? (NGT48)
41st: Itsuka Dekiru kara Kyou Dekiru (Nogizaka46)
58th: Kaze ni Fukaretemo (Keyakizaka46) http://www.billboard..._year&year=2018
Top Album Sales
2nd: Bokutachi wa, Ano Hi no Yoake o Shitteiru (AKB48)
18th: Hashiridasu Shunkan (Hiragana Keyakizaka46)
20th: 092 (HKT48)
25th: Bokudake No Kimi ~Under Super Best~ (Nogizaka46)
77th: Masshiro na Mono wa Yogoshitaku naru (Kanji Keyakizaka46) http://www.billboard..._year&year=2018
Posting the news here since this thread gets more viewers..
First a scrape on the knee.... then an arm injury... you would think that management would just stop making her perform dance moves that have a high risk of injuring her but..... here we are.
Management announced today that Techi will be taking a hiatus from performing with Keyakizaka46 to focus on treating her injuries. Apparently she has been injured 'for a while' now, and the injury has only worsened over the course of the year. Those injuries were found to be lumbar bruises and sacroiliac joint sprains............. She had a re-examination recently and the doctors deemed her unfit to perform with the group due to its intensive choreography and hectic schedule, thus she'll be taking a break until further notice. She's not going to be completely MIA, as management have said they plan to re-arrange her schedule so that she can participate in activities that do not relate to physical activities, so, dancing "within reasonable range". Kinda ambiguous but hey ho...
They don't specifically say it in the report, but her symptoms mentioned basically means she's been diagnosed with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction, which is the last stage of Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Pain. It's caused by improper movement of the joints and the bottom of the spine that connect the tailbone to your pelvic bones, which cause the entire area to be inflamed and cause leg, lower back, hip, buttock, and general sciatic pain.
This is a problem much worse than say, a lumbar herniated disc, which can put you out of action for a couple months for treatment.. If management are serious about her recovery we may not see her perform for at least another 4 months.........
TLDR: it took management just a year and a half to realize that allowing techi to hit the ground so hard during every fukyouwaon performance maaayyyyyy have injured her more than they once thought. as if her arm injury wasn't warning enough
Let's wish Techi a speedy recovery!
Edit: seems like she also has distal radioulnar joint issues which stem from sprained wrists (ie, her arm injury at the beginning of the year)..
Wow, I can't believe it took this long for them to put her on hiatus. I really wonder if this means the entire group will also be put on hiatus release wise or if they'll risk a new center. (or even release a ballad with no dancing so she can "still perform"... wouldn't put it past them)
Yeah mte, I can imagine them making the other members hold her while she doesn't move or something.
It's hard for me to follow big groups but I admit I'm drawn to some songs, Neru, and the dramas that keep happening. I suppose her last performance was so bad cause of this pain, in some degree (apart from the "sometimes she feels it sometimes she doesn't" about performing they keep saying).
I would imagine this will finally make them experiment with other girls, but idk when they insist in a sole member like with Hirate it feels it won't happen until she quits for real.
Formerly Hiragana Keyakizaka46, the group was created with the addition of Nagahama Neru's late arrival to Keyakizaka46. Initially intended to be an unders group for Kanji Keyaki, they gained mass popularity over the years after adding 11 more (1st generation) members, rivaling Kanji members popularity themselves. After 2 years since their debut they have achieved a 3-day budokan live, multiple TIF performances, their own show 'Hiragana Oshi', their own Drama, their first Solo Album, and finally the addition of their 2nd generation, the group will finally take the next slope up as Hinatazaka46.
Please support them from now on!
I will edit this first post within the next week to 'migrate' relevant Hiragana Keyaki information here and 'clean out' the Kanji Keyaki 1st page so please be patient ^^
This is such a great surprise and i'M SO HAPPY THEY FINALLY GET TO DEBUT! These girls are so cute and popular and shining beauties that deserve to be an official group! I can't wait to see what they do next
" ’15 has become a completely new Morning Musume。, but I want to treat the history that has been handed down to us preciously. If there was a book about Morning Musume。’s history, I think I would be happy to see my name left there."
"Masaki loves all music made by Tsunku-san. Every single note and word stabs me right in my soul! I mean it in a good way!" (translated by Ronin - thanks!)