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Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #38 ( (guest: Makino Maria)

By | March 30, 2016


Maria is back for this show and Kanon starts two off with a discussion on their latest single. Starting with Sukatto My Heart, Kanon mentions that at the beginning of the dance, Maria is part of the small feature dance at the beginning of the song. When Maria found out she was chosen for that part with the four other members who were part of the dance team in Oh My Wish, she was super surprised and felt that she had to do her best no matter what. Moving on to Ima Sugu Tobikomu Yuuki, Maria-chan also has a solo part in this song. Initially, Maria thought for sure it would be a while before she received her own solo line because she isn’t very good at being precise with rhythms. But, she paired up with Riho to work on things she felt she was bad at. During their concerts, when Kanon saw Maria was improving with practice, Kanon thought “Wow, she’s working so hard!”, since, she felt that Maria seemed like the type to not truly listen but actually is always listening closely to advice. For Kanon, she received a main vocal part on Oh My Wish! for which she is very thankful to receive. Lastly, they both recommend everyone checking these songs out.

Song: Morning Musume ‘15 – Sukatto My Heart

img20150820171420013The two that hail from Aichi are back!

I, Suzuki Kanon Will Open Up To My True Feelings Message Corner!

Message 1: “Maria, please tell us your name origin.”

As far as name origin goes, originally Maria was going to be named Rikako but, because of some sort of circumstance she doesn’t really know about, her mother changed her mind. She named her Maria as it has a sense of “being loved by the world” and the last kanji in her given name is the kanji for love, which represents the “being loved” part. Kanon thinks that’s a pretty great origin story. She asks if Maria has had any stories to tell regarding her name. She’s a bit confused at first, but Kanon gives an example: when they were represented on a tv programs web page, she saw people seeing her name and commenting that the name had a wonderful feeling, ‘like that girl must be really loved’. Understanding, Maria expands on her parents thought process, revealing her parents thought about just representing her name in katakana or hiragana, but then picked kanji for the name instead. Also, the name also holds meaning in English, which was also a nice factor.

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Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #37 (2015.08.11) (guest: Makino Maria)

By | March 14, 2016


Kanon has a special, super cute guest with her today: Makino Maria! Maria is very happy to be on the show today. To start, Kanon thinks they’ll be able to talk easily since they’re both from Aichi, so she asks Maria what her favorite area of Aichi is. Since she went to there a lot as a child and used to be a fan of the Chunichi Dragons , she picks the Nagoya Dome . Although, now she is a fan of the Nippon Ham Fighters (located in Sapporo). Seeing Maria talk about baseball, Kanon can tell she’s really into it. Changing the topic slightly, Kanon wonders how Maria’s first summer break while being a part of Morning Musume has been. Overall, she’s been busy so Maria hasn’t done any of her homework yet, despite telling herself to do it. Instead, in her free time she’ll play games or goof off. Kanon scolds her for not doing her homework then tells her to do her best to make time for it despite being busy in Morning Musume.

Song: Morning Musume ‘15 – Seishun Kozo ga Naiteiru

Birthday Surprise!

Suddenly, happy birthday starts playing, much to Kanon’s confusion. Maria manages a “congratulations” while Kanon continues exclaiming in surprise as the staff bring presents into the room. She thanks the staff, then Maria announces that she also brought something for Kanon. She is thanked profusely while Maria expands that her sister’s birthday was recently as well, so she purchased the presents at the same time. Finally, Kanon calms down, thanking everyone again, then starts to open the presents. From Maria, she receives a tissue pouch, handkerchief, and soap. Also, a pretty long letter, but she says she’ll read it carefully later.

Moving on to the present from the staff, Kanon received a shaved ice machine and a fruit tart. She is pretty excited about it to the extent that Maria ends up starting the letter segment like they were orginally supposed to.

Message: “Congratulations on turning 17! Please have a great year. Please say something towards becoming 17!”

After a moment, Kanon starts her statement with the thought that year 16th year was full of changes, and hopes for her 17th to be more stable, and hopes her fans will enjoy watching her growing into a more stable person.

Immediately after she continues to thank Maria, saying she was really surprised. They then move into the real letters corner.

08132015Happy Birthday, Kanon!

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Morning Musume ’15 12ki Nikki! #14 (2015.04.05)

By | April 12, 2015


Maria is in charge today, with Nonaka as her support. Immediately, she starts talking about her nerves. In two days… on the 7th, Maria is supposed to throw the first pitch at Tokyo Dome for her beloved Hokkaido Ham Fighters.

Nonaka: Congratulations! Yay!!!
Nonaka: …What is a ‘first pitch’ anyway?
Maria: Nonaka-chan… you said ‘Congratulations’ (laughs) but you don’t even know what it is?

Maria gives Nonaka the Japanese for it (しきゅしき – shikyushiki) as before she was using the Waseigo for it (ファーストピッチ – Faasto Picchi) which helps Nonaka’s understanding a little bit, but in the end Maria explains that it means she gets to throw the ball to the player.

The reason why Maria is nervous is..

Maria: When I tried to do it previously… I could only go about 14 meters.
Nonaka: Don’t worry I can only do it for 6 meters.
Maria: Ahhh, what am I going to do?
Nonaka: How many meters do you need to get it?
Maria: …18 meters…
Nonaka: So 4 more meters? That’s rather a lot isn’t it?
Maria: It is….

Maria has no idea if she can do it or not and is panicking about it. She hasn’t been able to practice at all. She’s just had no place to. Nonaka suggests that Maria practice inside her house, but Maria insists that the walls are in the way.

Nonaka: …Good luck!

Well, at least she threw it all the way over there, even if it was a bit off.

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Morning Musume ’15 12ki Nikki! #8 (2015.02.22)

By | March 2, 2015


Surprisingly, it’s Maria and Ogata again gracing our ears, with Ogata moving on to her third round of hosting. Ogata already has plans about what she wants her and Maria to talk about and she states it right away. She wants to talk about their current obsessions. Maria’s immediate response is that Ogata’s become notorious for always having a different obsession every day

Song: Morning Musume – Help Me!!

Ogata states her game plan again, and Maria begins her answer. Apparently, despite teasing Ogata about it just a moment ago, her obsessions change often as well. Since she was young however, she’s mostly been fixed on two things: visiting Disney World and baseball.

As Maria wraps up, Ogata realizes that there has been a bit of a 12th Gen-wide granola obsession going around. Apparently, when one person in 12th Gen get’s obsessed with something, they talk about it a lot and try to get the others to like it as well. As mentioned by Maria, Ogata’s current obsession is always changing, and she’s always posting about them on her blogs. That all aside however, right now, at this moment, she’s super into Pumpkin Soup.

Her mom had been making it a lot lately, and it was so good that Ogata started to want to eat it everyday. Of course if she continued to eat it everyday she’d certainly get fat, so she should tell her mom to stop making it, but she’s just so in love with it right now, it’s just so delicious.

Ogata: Do you like pumpkins, Maria-chan?
Maria: Ah, I somewhat like them.
Ogata: I see, somewhat.
Maria: …So next time let me have some as well-
Ogata: Not a chance.


She seems cute and innocent now… until you try and eat her pumpkin soup!

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Morning Musume ’15 12ki Nikki! #7 (2015.02.15) (Surprise Guest)

By | February 17, 2015


Finally, mixing things up, they have split up the younger and older pairs. Maria is in charge this week, with Ogata as support.

Of course, as Ogata mentions they don’t actually have really anything in common, but they will try their hardest today.

Song: Morning Musume – Happy Summer Wedding

Maria starts us off by mentioning that something really awesome happened to her and Ogata recently. Ogata takes over from here and explains that Ikuta-san and Fukumura-san have invited the two of them to go to Disney Sea with them. Why exactly Ikuta and Fukumura invited her and Maria, and only the two of them, she’s not sure… to make it worse they also haven’t exactly told Nonaka or Akane about it yet.

Ogata apparently can’t help but blurt out things like “Ahh! I’m so happy!” and “I wonder what kind of rides are at Disney Sea”. While Maria accidently exclaimed “Ah! I’m so excited!” one time and when Akane took interest, asking her what she was excited about Maria had to play it cool and replied with “Ahhh… nothing~”

Ogata: That sounds so suspicious (laughs).

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Morning Musume ’15 12ki Nikki! #4 (2015.01.25)

By | January 27, 2015


Once again the show is hosted just by Akane and Maria, this time of course, however, Akane is now in charge, finally getting her turn.

Like the last few shows, they open the show asking about whether or not they are nervous. Maria also makes the statement (an echo from last show) that she has always been struck at how adult-like Akane is despite being the youngest.

Song: Morning Musume – The Peace!

Akane decides to bring up the fact that they are currently enjoying their first Hello! Project concert tour as a part of Morning Musume ’15. Maria mentions that it’s very different from when they were in the Kenshuusei. In the Kenshuusei they never held any microphones and they were always together when they did sing. So holding a mic now, not dancing in the back behind everyone and getting to wear cute costumes, it makes her really happy.

Akane’s anecdote starts by her talking about her hair, saying that when she joined Morning Musume she slightly changed the way she styled it. At one concert when she was having trouble with it, Hagiwara-san(Mai) came up behind her and helped her with it.

Maria interrupts her then to proclaim her love for Hagiwara Mai, launching into her own Hagi-story. When Maria was still in the Kenshuusei she went on tour with C-ute. While on that tour she noticed that Hagiwara used a really nice smelling perfurme and Maria fell in love with it and really wanted it. She asked Hagiwara what it was called and then Maria’s Mom bought it for her. Now Maria uses it all the time, except when she’s at school of course. During the first Hello! Project Concert, during a song where everyone was singing together, Maria was dancing next to Hagiwara and had used a lot of the perfume that day, so Hagiwara noticed it. Hagiwara got really excited when she realized it was the perfume she had told Maria about and asked if they could take a photo together after the day’s concert was finished. Maria also reports that Hagiwara blogged about it afterwards as well. Even though Hagiwara doesn’t use it anymore she was happy.


The blog entry consists of Mai squealing over how Maria is just way too cute.

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Morning Musume ’15 12ki Nikki! #3 (2015.01.18)

By | January 20, 2015


This time around, only two of our four 12th Generation girls are MCing: Haga Akane and Makino Maria.

Of the two of them however, as promised, Maria is the one in charge. Maria asks Akane if she thinks they’ll be all right with just the two of them. Akane replies that they’ll try their best at least.

Song: Morning Musume ’14- Tiki Bun

Maria once again announces them and then pauses to say she still sounds really stiff.

Akane replies that it’s only Maria’s third time saying it and she’s probably just nervous.

Next, Maria brings up that a while back 12th Generation went out to Yakiniku with all of the Morning Musume ’15 girls, sans Suzuki Kanon who couldn’t come. She asks Akane how it was.

Akane says that she had a lot of fun, because it was the first time they were able to talk to everyone a lot. Maria agrees, but then mentions that their senpai kept asking them so many questions. The question that was especially hard to answer was:

“After getting to know everyone, which one of their Senpai seemed the most different than they expected?”

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Morning Musume ’15 12ki Nikki! #2 (2015.01.11)

By | January 12, 2015


Before the show starts, Ogata warms us up by asking Nonaka for today’s English. Miki replies with:

Nonaka: I can eat katsudon forever.
Ogata: What does that mean?
Nonaka: I can eat katsudon forever~!
Akane: WHAT!?!
Ogata: You’ll get fat, you’ll get fat.

Today is the second broadcast of the show and everyone is super pumped about it. Ogata mentions that she has been waiting all week to do this again. Everyone also agrees that it’s great that they get to do this every week. Today, Nonaka Miki is in charge. She asks everyone how they’re feeling now that they’ve done this once already.

Maria mentions that she doesn’t feel like she talked much last time. Hearing that, Nonaka and Ogata put in that they talked a ton. They all agree that Maria should speak up a bit more this time.

Song: Morning Musume – One Two Three

This week the staff have helped out by given them questions to answer on the show.

Question #1
Tell us some stories about your Senpai.

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