Sunday, December 6, 2015

Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls Mezase! Cinderella No.1! Sagisawa Fumika



Sagisawa Fumika's opening talk... I can just... talk about myself, right? Well... Before I came to this studio to record my CD, I visited a book cafe. I had never been there before, so I was a bit nervous, but I could get used to the place thanks to its calm atmosphere which came from the scents of books and coffee. I also found the first edition of an old novel and I pored over it. I was almost late because I spent too much time reading it.

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Thank you. I'm glad I was on time. I'd like to visit there again for cafe latte and books with old covers. By the way, people often talk about the difference between cafe latte and cafe au lait. While cafe latte is a mixture of espresso and milk, cafe au lait is a mixture of drip coffee and milk. Since cafe latte itself means "cafe" and "latte", in other words "coffee" and "milk", there is no difference. But in Italy where it came from, coffee usually means espresso. That's why people distinguish them like that in Japan.

(Boo-)

Ah... Sorry. I lost track of the topic... I'm sorry. Then let's begin.

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Special debut project, Mezase! Cinderella No.1! I'm Sagisawas Fumika, your host of Mezase! Cinderella No.1 where new idols work hard to become tomorrow's top idols! I'm sorry to start the show with a story that is nothing to do with idols.

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Thank you. When I lost track of the topic again, don't hesitate to tell me.

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Okay... well... Self introduction first. My name is Sagiaswa Fumika. I'm a 19 year old student. I attend a college while helping my uncle's bookstore. His bookstore has a lot of books, so it gives me a pleasure of meeting new books I haven't read yet and...

(Boo-)

Ah... I did it again. Sorry. Hmm... As I like books, my hobby is browsing bookstores. It's hard to describe the pleasure when I see an unfamiliar book, so I don't know how to express it... It just makes me happy. My major is literature, but as a mere bookworm, I once again realized that writing is a really difficult work to do.

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

I made a CD debut lately and received a nice song. I still have a long way to go, but I tried to convey the feeling of every single word. Of course the melody is great and it showed me a new way which is different from the world of books.

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Singing was sort of embarrassing to me... but I'll do my best. So... please root for me. I'll try hard to make this show decent too.

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"Special training! Face yesterday's myself by Memory talk!" It's a corner where I talk about what happened yesterday, and rediscover my charm. Yesterday you say...? Yesterday was my day off, so I made a bookmark at home. Oh, making a bookmark is my hobby too. I read several books at once so I need the same number of bookmarks. When I put my own bookmark in my favorite book, it feels as if I enter the world of the book...

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

There are several origin stories of the word "bookmark(
)". Long ago, people snapped branches when they hiked to mark their current positions. So they named it "snapping a branch(枝折り)" which is the pronunciation of bookmark(しおり). Some say that the word came from "bending a branch". In Chinese character "bookmark()", two (dry) are lined up, which implies it is arranged. Plus, bookmarks are made of wood(). That's how the word was made.

(Boo-)

Ah... I'm getting off the subject again. I'm sorry. I did it without even realizing it...

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Fufu, you're generous. Looking back myself...? I think this moment could be a sort of bookmark. When we look back and bring back memories, we make the bookmarks in our hearts...

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

I guess I was condescending a bit. I'm a little ashamed... This was the memory talk corner.

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"Lesson! Increase your acting power! Ad-lib situation". In this corner, I challenge to acting which is an essential skill to idols by ad-libbing in a situation according to an assignment. This is today's topic.

(Bababam)

"Confess your love to your crush in an empty library" ...Nobody is... in the library? Hmm... I'm sure most of libraries have librarians...? ...Yes? Behind bookshelves? But you should be quiet in a library...

(Boo-)

Yes? "For example, if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" I see... That's a very philosophical question. I think this assignment is worth trying. First of all, physically, when a tree falls, it will make a sound. But if no one is around to observe it, you can't prove that it did. This philosophical question came from the thought experiment of Schrödinger. According to this, an observers influences an event itself, which means...

(Boo Boo Boo-)

Eh... "You want to listen to words of love, not philosophy?" I see. I made the mistake again... Then, I need to talk about... "love". Well... I read all kinds of books, so I sometimes read love stories. But I've been thinking that such things are nothing to do with my life, so...

(Boo-)

I already heard that this corner is tough, but this is more difficult than I thought... I've got it. I'll try my best.

(Dirin~)

I like you.

(Boo-)

Well... I think I expressed the idea concisely and clearly... Yes? You couldn't feel my emotion? Surely... I couldn't imagine the feeling in detail, which is why it lacked my emotion. It's hard. I wonder why people started to call it "confession" in the first place...

(Boo-)

Okay, I see what you mean, so please... give me more time... Okay, I think I'm ready. Would you play the music?

(Dirin~)

Imagine this book is me, and borrow it.

(Boo-)

Was that a wrong answer too...? Yes? "Don't act like a librarian who recommends books?" Fufu, that was a witty comment. It seems we've talked about the topic enough, so let's move on to the next corner...

(Boo Boo Boo Boo -)

I knew you wouldn't just let me skip it... What should I do to overcome this huge challenge... Confession... in a library... In a library, people... borrow... Ah! I came up with an idea! Well... Would you play the music again?

(Dirin~)

Well... Please borrow me with the book!

(Ding-dong Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Fufu, I guess you liked it. Did I pass the lesson then?

(Bababam~)

Thank you. I'm so glad that I made it. I hope I won't be in a situation where I have to confess my love. This was
Ad-lib situation corner.

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This is the ending. I'm glad you have listened to my show. I think what I've experienced today will be a fine bookmark, and be put in the book called "my experience". And... although there were troubles here and there, I felt that straying from the my path might be fun... No, it's fun. Try departing from your path sometimes and enjoy yourself with appreciating flowers on the field or listening to voices of children having conversations. Just enjoy the different world for a while. And... at times, please think of me, Sagisawa Fumika. But please know that you can't borrow Sagisawa Fumika in libraries.

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Fufufu.
Then the last petit corner! "Cast a spell on an ordinary word to make it cute! Cinderella word" and farewell.

(Dadadan)

"Book cover". I was your host, Sagisawa Fumika. I hope you have a great day...

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Idol M@ster Cinderella Girls Mezase! Cinderella No.1! Katagiri Sanae


So, this is the recording studio... It's smaller and darker than I thought... Producer kun and other staffs are watching me through the glass. Which reminds me of an interrogation room... Well, I didn't expect to be in it. ...Ouch, all this tension makes my stomach hurt... Hey, don't you have a heartburn pill? Hangover pills would be fine too...

(Boo Boo-)

Somehow I feel humiliated... Eh!? The recording will start soon!? W, Wait a minute! I'm pretty nervous right now! Just put yourself in my shoes. Making a debut in my age and being a radio host at the same time isn't easy... Hgg... I'm fine, I'm fine. This is neither a jail nor an interrogation room. This is nothing compare to the day I
did an undercover operation in nightspots! Yeah, a drunkard made me drink whisky... Ah, yes! Producer kun, I have a great idea! What? Of course it's an idea to loosen up! I want a barley flavored drink... Beer!

(Boo Boo Boo Boo -)

What!? Stop making that sound. You know what they say, alcohol is lubricant of human. I can relieve my tension, and when my sexy hot body is heated up, it will bring out mature attraction. Killing two birds with one stone~ I saw one in the studio fridge ~ Please~ Please~? Just one glass~

(Boo Boo Boo Boo -)

They won't be able to see me anyway? You're young~ Stimulating imagination is the best way to turn someone on~ Then how about a sip? I beg of you. Please? Can I?

(Boo Boo Boo Boo Boo -)

What? You can't allow it because that's for the after party? I see... Drinks after work is special. I'm afraid I can't drink the beer for now. But producer kun, you know quite a lot. I'm impressed. Then, instead of the beer in the fridge... I'll go to a convenient store and buy one...

(Boo Boo Boo Boo Boo -)

I was kidding. Don't be so mad~ Yes? Drinking during a radio show is a source of all accidents? Sure... Accidents aren't good. Well said, producer kun! As a former police officer, I shouldn't let that happen. Furthermore, this is my first radio show after my debut.
In other words, I'm at work! I gathered my sense! Alright, let's do this! But, I need more than a glass at the after party.

(Ding... Ding-dong...)

OK! Let's begin! ...But I'm still nervous...

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"S, Special debut project, Mezase! Cinderella No.1! This is a show where new idols work hard to increase their idol power and become tomorrow's top idols!"
 [Mezase! Cinderella No.1!] Fuu... I'd better follow the script for now. And... it's time for an introduction. Hello, nice to meet you. I'm Kata... Ka... Katagiri Sanae.

(Boo...)

It's okay. I think I barely made it! My hobbies are getting a massage and going to a public bath. They are pretty Japanese style, right? Ah, speaking of Japanese style, I do judo too! I have a black belt, so I'm good at tightening. Oh, I almost forgot. I'm a former police officer, which is why I learned several martial arts. Ah... I should have said that first. Well, can you edit what I just said?

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Thank god. And next... next... I'm... eh... well... 8 years old!

(Boo Boo-)

What? You can't make a lady tell her age, that's sexual harassment! Don't make me arrest you!

(Boo Boo-)

Ughh... I realize the preciousness of the state power after losing it... I have no choice. My age is... fresh t...twenty eight~

(Boo... Ding-dong)

Yeah. It is necessary for a mature woman to know how to deceive. And I
'm confident about my body. It's pretty curvy, you know. I take exercise every day, and I'm busty. I'm sure... I can still work as a gravure model!

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Yeah~ You're a good judge of people. I'm a glamorous... Wait, did someone just say I will be 30 soon?

(Boo Boo Boo Boo Boo-!)

Of course. I have good hearing, so don't even dream of deceiving me. Let's start the first corner!

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"Special training! Face yesterday's myself by Memory talk!" It's a corner where I talk about what happened yesterday, look back at myself and rediscover my charm. Hmm... I'm getting relaxed, but still something is missing. Hmm~ A memory... memory... Well~ talking about my previous job isn't a good idea... Ah! I got scouted while questioning my producer. Can I talk about...

(Boo-)

Oh, that's NG? Then... can I talk about a roof tile breaking contest or a drinking contest during a fireworks festival?

(Boo Boo -)

I thought so... Those are not cute stories. Hmm, well... Yeah! Maybe I can tell you a behind story stuff. In TV shows, cops buy suspects katsudon during interrogations, right? ...they don't? Well, those scenes were common back in the days! Wait, not that long ago! Anyway, that's not allowed in the real world. Because it counts as bribing suspects, which makes it illegal.

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

...But since I wasn't a detective, it was nothing to do with me. So listeners, don't commit a crime just because you want to eat katsudon! Promise Sanae Onee-san, okay?

(Diriring~)

Oh yes! I made it! No, wait. Come to think of it, the story was irrelevant to my charm... This isn't good... I, I must do something in the next corner!

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"Lesson! Increase your acting power! Ad-lib situation". In this corner, I challenge to acting which is an essential skill to idols by ad-libbing in a situation according to an assignment!
 Let's see... Today's topic is~ Oh, wait! ...I'm sure this is a siren! Something must have happened! Everyone, move out!

(Sanae rushes out)

15:46, the target is arrested! You, why were you being chased? Speak! ...What? You ate katsudon without paying a bill? If you want katsudon that much, I'll buy you one when I interrogate you. So tell everything to the officers. And don't ever do that again.

(The suspect is picked up by police)

That was a sad case... Ah, producer kun! I'm sorry. I have good hearing. I heard the siren in the studio... Wait! Who's a devil? A, Anyway... as a former police officer, hearing the siren made my blood boil... But it disqualifies me from an idol, doesn't it? And I couldn't even express my charm...

(Ding-dong Ding-dong)

Eh? It was full of my charm? Really? Waa~ Then my first radio show is a huge success! Oh, right. Why don't we start a cop show right after this show?

(Boo Boo-)

W, Well, I thought so... Now, let's go back to the studio.

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Phew~ I was so worried at the beginning, but it somehow worked out for me. Great. To celebrate my successful debut, let's drink a toast!

(Boo-)

Ah... Okay. There is one last corner... Hmm! Then the last petit corner! "Cast a spell on an ordinary word to make it cute! Cinderella word" and farewell.

(Dararan~)

"Cheers!" Alright, it's over~ Thank you for your supports! Hey, producer kun! Bring some glasses! I bet the beer tastes great today!