"Electrifying everyday" Blog Entries
  • March 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Takagi that day
    Posted on 2014-03-06 23:04:11

    That day of lessons.

    A message from me.
    Self-made pot-au-feu. Self-proclaimed self-made, anyway (since I only helped to sprinkle in the salt).

    Full of twice the love!
    Ahh- I'm thirsty!

    So, I'll work hard again tomorrow!

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  • March 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Beautiful Sunday
    Posted on 2014-03-09 21:50:36

    I spent the whole of yesterday really well! ^ ^
    B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l Sunday~! ♪

    We were at Nagoya early in the morning! Where we had udon stewed in miso-! ^ ^
    Then the final maintenance before Kokuritsu went all out-!
    When I went home with manager Nomura-chan, she allowed me to tag along for some shopping!
    I bought a pair of laced shoes!
    I'll be wearing them for the last spurt of lessons starting tomorrow!

    Then, I went shopping with the family-!
    On our way back, we visited Grandma and Grandpa for a while-!
    Grandpa announced that he plans to go to Kokuritsu, where he will be "dressed in a purple uniform and happi...I'll be totally in purple!"!
    Looking forward to that-!

    Then, we reached home!
    Here's a rare photo of Z-kun ❤
    He's so precious no matter the time or place-!! Has he grown any fatter? (laugh)
    He was struggling, so I let him go after the photo-taking-
    He's really the devil!

    So today was really a day well spent!

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  • March 2014
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    Takagi Reni: 15th March
    Posted on 2014-03-16 01:15:42

    15th March! Sunny day!
    Something we've dreamed of: a concert at the National Stadium.
    Wow- The place was so huge!!
    A venue which we've dreamed about for years, but never actually thought we could enter until a few months ago.

    What we did at Kokuritsugawa and the venue we'd always watched only on DVDs have become our "reality". Now, even after Day 1 is over, I still feel like I'm in a dream! (laugh)

    But everyone's wonderful smiles and voices are totally burned onto my mind!
    It's just so magical-!

    And then, today's another precious memory that we shouldn't forget.
    Ariyasu Momoka's birthday!
    Ya-san looked really really happy to get such a grand birthday celebration!
    It was all kept a secret from Ya-san, from the mass singing by the chorus and band members, to the fact that Furu-chan was inside the cake. She was so shocked, so it was a successful surprise! It was a wonderful start to her 19th year!
    In all, happy birthday to Ya-san ^_^

    And then, as per normal every year, Nankoku Peanuts-san aka Matsuzaki Shigeru-san presented us with a great announcement! 2days at Nissan Stadium!
    So excited that we'll get to go festival crazy with everyone for 2 days!

    Wow, wow, but there's another day tomorrow!
    Kokuritsu isn't over yet!

    So glad that we spent today together with everyone, achieving yet another dream!
    Thank you to everyone at the venue, of course, and everyone watching at LiveViewing, and everyone from Houzan Elementary School!
    And then, and then, thank you to Onnagawa Town for the fishermen's banner!
    Onnagawa Town is celebrating their renaissance festival on the 15th and 16th too!
    Let's work hard together tomorrow!

    We'll enjoy ourselves with all our might again tomorrow Z!
    Everyone, keep warm when you go to bed tonight!

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    Notes:
    1. Kokuritsugawa is written “国立川”, a combination of the words “国立” kokuritsu and “立川” Tachikawa. The term was coined in November 2011, during the launch event for single “Roudou sanka”, which took place on the rooftop of “Tachikawa from chuubu” building. During the event, the girls spoke of their wish to perform at the National Stadium, which is located in the nearby town, and so combined the names of these 2 places to give “kokuritsugawa”.
     
  • March 2014
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    Takagi Reni: In a dream.
    Posted on 2014-03-19 00:13:07

    The National Stadium tournament on 16th March!
    On Day 2, we had special guest Takamizawa Toshihiko-san perform "Hagane no ishi" live for us, and we also went close-up to everyone for a number of songs!
    And the Downtown Momoclo band, who spent those 2 days together with us!
    They're always such a reassuring presence!
    And Tachiki Fumihiko-san, who did the live narration for Z Densetsu
    and danced together with us,
    and Matsuzaki Shigeru-san,
    who announced Nissan 2days,
    and the Tokyo Chorus,
    and conductor Oonuki Hiroshi-san
    Kei Grant-san,
    Anna Vieste-san,
    and 3bjr!
    Thank you!
    I heard that many people were shocked when we started walking near the end (laugh)
    Then, we sent out a message to everyone from the Olympic fire platform.
    It was hard to speak well when faced with such an amazing view, but I spoke from my heart.
    I may have said this before, but I just had so many feelings after the 2 days of the National Stadium dream. However, "thank you" and "I love you" are the only words which we can speak when one is experiencing ultimate joy (laugh) That's a genuine thought.
    I say that not as an idol or as Momoclo, but as a human being, to the other members, the staff, and Mononofu. I love everyone who is associated with me, and hope to stay with everyone forever!
    Every time I see everyone's faces during a concert, I really feel like an invincible miracle.
    Lots of things have happened, not all of them happy, and lots of them failures.
    But everyone was together through it all, and we managed to smile.
    With everyone together, I'm excited to see how bright our future will be!
    Everyone, I hope you feel the same way too!
    Meeting with lots of people, receiving their support, my treasures slowly accumulate!

    To become the real deal, and not just a trend of the moment.

    That's forever my motto.
    I just have so much to say about Momoclo, and I don't know if I should say it all at once, but the fact that I love Momoclo will never change in the years to come.

    That includes everyone who's associated with Momoclo

    So I want to bring about the miracle of "always staying together".
    Watching the same scenery together, making lots of memories, progressing forward together!

    So please continue to support us!

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Gyu gyu gyu's gyuu-!
    Posted on 2014-03-27 11:24:25

    Long time no write ❤

    Recently, I went out to play with friends! We went for karaoke and had monjayaki, it was so much fun-! And the restaurant manager nonchalantly presented me with this dessert!

    After that, a childhood friend and I went to Enoshima to visit the shrine and watch the sea, and have a meal-! And make plans for the future-! (laugh)

    And then, I went to the grave to give thanks too!
    Then, my family went to the outlet mall, where we did shopping!

    So super fulfilled!
    Everyday is fun, even workdays!

    And that was a report of happy~ Taka-san's recent activities!

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Takagi's spring
    Posted on 2014-03-28 08:11:10

    I've slept all spring, but I still wanna sleep!
    All the pollen in the air isn't helping either- (´・_・`)

    But spring is warm, all the flowers are blooming, and there's just so many meetings with new environments! It's all so exciting-!
    I love this indescribable aura!

    I need to go flower viewing this year!
    Last year, all the neighbours went for a cherry blossom viewing party together, and we all got so excited-!
    Taka-san even opened a Momoclo dance class during the party- (laugh)

    Will everyone be able to make it again this year-?! ^ ^
    Looking forward to it!

    Taka-san has been in love with honey these days-!
    People usually mix it in soups, right?
    Taka-san loves to eat the honey raw, right out of the jar!
    She will definitely eat some before a concert!
    I feel happiest when I'm eating it while doing make-up and chatting with everyone-!

    But I always get some on my cheeks, which gets the make-up artiste really frustrated (laugh)
    Sometimes, I eat so much that everyone asks if I was a bear in my previous life...
    Maybe! I could really have been a bear (laugh)
    That'll be weird- (laugh)

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Identical image
    Posted on 2014-03-29 00:04:56

    Today has been a super fun day-! We broke through, broke through!!
    Just that one make-up artiste told me
    "Taka-san has just been getting darker and darker" \(^o^)/
    Guess I'll have to start using sunscreen! (laugh)
    Though I don't usually use it, because it gets in my hair and tangles it up-

    I've fallen in love with shopping lately!
    I saw this cute doll the other day and bought it to hang on my mobile, and I've just realized that the doll resembles our stylist!
    Here! Look look-!

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: April 1st
    Posted on 2014-04-02 07:47:20

    Consumption tax up!
    It's the new fiscal year!
    And April fool's!
    Everyone, what pranks did you play?
    Taka-san told lots of silly lies to many people! She even prank-called others! (laugh)
    But her pranks were seen through easily- Especially the one she played on Papa (laugh)
    Like father, like daughter-!

    And of course, not forgetting the company entrance ceremony!
    The streets were crowded with all the new employees!
    Everyone, congrats ^ ^

    We got to attend the entrance ceremony for Fuji TV!
    We performed "Kakashi" together with Sada-san!
    As a new employee, I'll work hard at my own pace!

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Road safety!!
    Posted on 2014-04-08 10:15:41

    Takagi Reni has taken on the role of police superintendent for a day
    for the prefecture of Yokohama, my birthplace!

    The event was held at Minato Mirai. I was a little worried at first, as the Mononofu did not receive news about the event until the last minute. So I was really relieved to learn that everyone still rushed down despite receiving such short notice ^ ^

    And then, the Okano High School ensemble performed GOUNN, and also Kaitou Shoujo as an encore!!
    It was an awesome performance!
    And the best part was that it was meant as a surprise, so I totally didn't know about it! So happy ❤

    At the end, everyone gave me a "Z"!

    Yokohama is famous for kiyoken too!
    I got the chance to take a photo with kiyoken's mascot, Hyou-chan ^ ^

    I was born and raised in Yokohama, so to come back as Takagi Reni of Momoclo and take on this wonderful role was a service I was glad to serve!

    This event was to raise awareness on road safety, so everone, let's stop speeding and using our mobile phones while driving!

    I love Yokohama!
    I hope to get more chances in the future to serve here again-!

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    Notes:
    1. Kiyoken is a famous, century-old Japanese food company whose most popular product is Chinese pork dumplings, a famous Yokohama delicacy.
     
  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Recently
    Posted on 2014-04-10 22:23:54

    Nice to meet you ❤

    So sleepy! So sleepy!
    I wanted to attend a cherry blossom viewing recently, but it unfortunately rained, and we ended up going crazy at a friend’s house instead-!
    We did a Momoclo live too! (laugh)

    That friend’s mum is a really great cook, and we had a super delicious meal-!!! ^ ^
    It made me want to take up cooking!

    Change of topic (laugh), Hang on! 4 hour special!
    We went to Hazu Town for Darts no tabi!
    Who watched the episode-?

    It’s such a welcoming town, and we got to meet many different people. It was a heartwarming journey!
    I wanna go again!
    Thank you once to again to everyone in Hazu Town!

    Alright. Let’s work hard tomorrow!

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Congrats Dad
    Posted on 2014-04-13 00:03:12

    Hello everyone!
    Today! 12 April is Takagi family monster! Taka-san’s Papa’s birthday! Papa and I are like 2 peas in a pod!
    Congrats ^ ^

    So- so-
    We did ust yesterday! It was exhausting, but thanks for sticking with us ^ ^

    So- So- Taka-san got a haircut-!
    About 15cm off!
    Did anyone notice-?

    By the way! I asked the store assistant at the nearby convenience store, but she said she doesn’t notice anything different (laugh)
    It made me a little sad-

    And then, there’s Nodo Jiman tomorrow!
    Looking forward to it!

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: The best day
    Posted on 2014-04-14 01:23:03

    We performed at NHK’s Nodo Jiman today! ^ ^
    I used to watch the show every week with Grandma when I was a child, so hearing that familiar ringing bell live today was so emotional!

    Some of the performers at Nodo Jiman performed Momoclo’s Kaitou Shoujo and Hashire, and it made me so happy!

    After the broadcast, we held a mini-concert where we sang Dodonga bushi and Hashire!
    Thank you to everyone who joined in and made merry with us!
    And then!
    Mori Shinichi-san was one of today’s guests too. You know, that Mori Shinichi-san, who performed the song Erimomisaki.
    Before the show, he said “I know there’s a girl here who can sing Erimomisaki. Let’s sing it together!”!
    That just shook Takagi to the core ((((;゚Д゚)))))))
    I was so super happy!

    But to sing in front of that person…
    He saw that I was really nervous, so he said “It’s alright. Just enjoy yourself ^ ^”!

    Is it ok for Takagi to cry?

    How can anyone be so kind…?

    And then, the dream collab ☆
    It was really like a dream!

    Thank you so much to Mori-san for taking the lead during the show!

    Takagi was really glad to perform on Nodo Jiman, and to do a dream collab with Mori-san!
    It was the best day!

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Break from work
    Posted on 2014-04-18 01:37:55

    Taka-san was lively today too \(^o^)/
    And the weather has been really great these days!

    Recently, we managed to get a break from work,
    so Furu-chan, Kawakami-san, Aarin and Taka-san packed some lunches and went for a picnic!

    We went to the sea, sea, sea!
    The wind was really strong, but eating lunch in the sunshine while watching the sea was the best! ^ ^

    After that, the 3 girls (excluding Kawakami-san) went shopping!
    We took some purikura too! ^ ^

    We had some free time today too, so Tama-san suggested “Monja!”. We went on a search for a Monja place, but all of them only open at night, so…

    Kawakami-san was reluctant at first, but after that, he got really into it and went “Alright! Let’s go on a Monja hunt now!” (laugh)

    But when it was time to go home, Furu-chan forgot where she parked the car (laugh)
    But the Monja was delicious, and it was nice basking in the sun while searching for the car-!

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    Misa’s note:
    1. Monja or monjayaki is a type of Japanese pan-fried batter with various ingredients, similar to okonomiyaki.
     
  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: We’ll support each other and everything will be fine!
    Posted on 2014-04-19 14:25:27

    This week just feels really long for some reason-!
    Well-, I’m sure almost everyone would have heard of Aarin’s injury.

    Times of trouble are when comrades’ energy and strength shine!
    Just like how all of us in Momoclo support each other all the time, I hope to continue being a support to her!

    Aarin with a fracture is still Aarin!
    I’m sure she will still bring us lots of joy in her own way, without stressing out her body!

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  • April 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Live broadcast!
    Posted on 2014-04-20 23:54:09

    Yo! Yo! Live broadcast! YO!

    Going crazy when watching footage from Kokuritsu-
    Recalling memories of Kokuritsu and wanting to hold another concert there- ^ ^
    It was really such a happy time-

    There was a video featuring Tachiki-san's dance practice too-!

    We just had so much fun all the way till the end, disregarding the fact that it was a live broadcast as usual, but did everyone enjoy it?

    Taka-san did!

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  • May 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Japan TV Hijack
    Posted on 2014-05-02 22:48:59

    We hijacked Japan TV today da-Z!

    Did everyone watch it-!?
    We appeared on TV together with Kitagawa Keiko-senpai,
    it's such a shock, 3-minute cooking! (laugh)

    Isn't that some amazing thing which would change history?
    And we appeared on Warau kami-sama too
    But most importantly,

    Friday Roadshow's
    Akumu-chan!

    Did everyone watch it-!?
    Please do, then go watch Akumu-chan THE Movie tomorrow with your family and friends!

    Everyone, let's have a great Golden Week!

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  • May 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Bullet tour
    Posted on 2014-05-09 00:30:39

    Today's the release date for "Naitemo iin da yo"~!
    As everyone probably knows, Nakajima Miyuki-san composed the song and lyrics, which are so honest they'll grip your heart!
    The ups and downs of society often leave people unable to cry, so we're helping everyone to cry. It's a song that tells everyone that it's ok to just cry when they feel like crying!
    In order to deliver this wonderful song to lots of people, we've travelled to many places over the past 2 days!
    Up till yesterday, Ariyasu, Momota and Takagi had visited Nagoya, Shiga, Yamagata and Niigata!
    Everywhere we went, everyone welcomed us with wonderful, warm smiles!
    Today, Tama-chan joined us as we visited Onnagawa Town! It's been a long time since we last met everyone at Saigai FM, but it seems like they've been doing well ^ ^
    From there, "Team Supported" went on to Miyazaki!
    It was my first time ☆ visiting Miyazaki!
    It was a great place-!

    We've been flying all over the place these 3 days!
    Thank you to all the Mononofu and everyone who came to see us at each location!

    It was a journey filled with love!
    I hope all 5 of us will get to go together and perform concerts the next time!
    It'll be great if we can perform "Naitemo iin da yo" live soon!
    Everyone, wait for us!

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  • May 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Mother's Day
    Posted on 2014-05-12 00:59:53

    11 May is-?
    Mother's Day-!
    Yes, everyone!

    Have you delivered your gratitude to your mothers and all the people precious to you?

    Giving them material things and time are important,
    but saying "thank you" is really important too!
    Words cannot be seen, but they possess a huge amount of power that can move hearts!

    So please say the words, even if it's a little embarrassing!

    Mum, thank you for everything!
    Let's stay together forever!

    Something like that (^ ^)

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  • May 2014
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    Takagi Reni: Feel so loved-
    Posted on 2014-05-13 00:12:02

    I was at Yokohama Tower Records!
    Aka Tower-Yoko today!
    They've put out some NO TAKAGI NO LIFE billboards, and there were lots of works by Mononofu on them!

    As expected of Yokohama-!
    I love you all- \(^o^)/

    I was really touched!
    Thank you for all your love!

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    May 2014
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    takagi is love
    takagi is life

    no takagi, no life