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Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Housouchuu!! #50 (2016.03.13)

By | May 2, 2016

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We start with Yanagawa Nanami and Funaki Musubu, who thank ANGERME for passing on the baton! Speaking about ANGERME, Yanamin asks Funakki if she has any stories with an ANGERME member that she’d like to share.

Well, ANGERME’s Sasaki Rikako is one of Funakki‘s favourite senpai. Rikako is really cool, and the other day, Morning Musume。´16’s Makino Maria-san suddenly sent Funakki a video of Rikako sneezing. Funakki takes this opportunity to thank Makino-san.

How about Nanami? Her story is from back when she was still a Kenshuusei, when she was participating in the 2015 summer Hello! Cons. Murota Mizuki-san was hiding in the wings of the stage, and jumped out to surprise Yanamin. Yanamin found it really adorable, and this cute Murotan-ish incident was quite memorable for Yanamin.

This 50th episode was kicked off with by the two new members. Both of them were nervous, but Funakki learnt from Yanagawa-san’s politeness. Continuing on from last week, the remainder of this episode will come from the latter part of their 3rd March recording at Club 333 in Tokyo Tower. But before that, here’s a song from their new release!

Country Girls – Boogie Woogie Love

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Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Housouchuu!! #49 (2016.03.06)

By | April 10, 2016

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Yanagawa Nanami and Funaki Musubu start off this broadcast, straight off the heels of AS1422. Funakki asks Yanamin if she’s close to any of the ANGERME members, or if she has any stories to share that involve an ANGERME member.

Yanamin feels close to Kamikokuryo Moe, who joined H!P around the same time that they did. She often sees Musubu and Kamiko-chan talking with one another as well, to which Funakki herself admits that she is quite chummy with Kamiko-chan. They hung out a while back, and even bought matching clothes. Yanamin hopes that the three of them can hang out next time, as she was unable to join them on that day due to a fever.

From her voice, Funakki suspects that the listeners can tell how nervous she is about having to take the lead for the opening of this episode. Yanamin‘s also nervous because it’s just the two of them starting off the radio programme, and while they’re used to working with one another, on radio, they’re only able to convey their thoughts through their voices. But she’d like to do her best.

The two of them had been guests on the show before, but back then, they had their senpai Risa and Ozeki to fall back on. But this time it’s just the two of them, so Funakki’s at maximum nervousness.

The rest of today’s broadcast was actually recorded on the 3rd of March (Thurs) at the special stage of Club 333, in the main observatory of Tokyo Tower, where all seven members made an appearance! But before that, here’s the first number!

♫ Country Girls – Koi ha Magnet ♫

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Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Kenshuuchuu!! #1 (2015.03.15)

By | March 20, 2015

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Replacing BZS1422 this week — as well as for the rest of March — will be Country Girls no Tadaima Radio Kenshuuchuu!! Yamaki explains that whether or not the show continues beyond these initial three episodes will be up to the listeners’ feedback. The members all agree that this is a scary thought.

So what sort of a group is Country Girls?

Yamaki explains that the unit has its roots in Country Musume, a group originally formed in 1999 with the concept of “part-time farmers, part-time entertainers” — its members would work in the entertainment industry while simultaneously working at a farm. Last year the group was renamed as Country Girls in order to make it more accessible worldwide; Country Musume member Satoda Mai remains as the “Supervisor” for this reborn version of the group, while ex-Berryz Koubou member Tsugunaga Momoko has been appointed as their “Playing Manager.”

Present in the studio today, however, are the other five members who take turns in introducing themselves.

Ozeki Mai names the violin as her special skill, but how well can she actually play it? Well, she says she’s been playing it for nine years so far (since the age of four) so she does have some confidence in it. When asked if there are any songs she can play especially well, she answers “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” Still, if she’s allowed to consult some musical notes, she can play more difficult pieces as well.

Shimamura Uta‘s strong suits are drawing illustrations and “being well-loved by animals.” She explains that with the latter she simply means how dogs and cats she’s owned in the past have all seemed to like her. The other members express doubt as to whether or not this is something that could actually be listed as one’s “special skill.”

Uta's pet dog, Popo-chan, really loves her.

You can see how Uta’s pet dog, Popo-chan, really loves her.

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