Mayu Watanabe and Haruka Shimazaki, along with other AKB group members, were at the Kanda Myoujin shrine in Tokyo on the 13th for their annual "Coming of Age Day" photo shoot. 26 total members from the AKB group were present at the event, the most since they started doing this in 2011.
Watanabe comments: "I want to have momentum this year. I want people to think 'Wow, looks like it's Mayuyu's time!' this year. This will be a make-or-break year for AKB. I hope all of us can come together and work hard as one".
Shimazaki comments: "I took inspiration from Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and tried to be original with my Kimono. I'm not really good with interpersonal relations so I want to deepen my relations with others through drinking".
- 地元の成人式に出たい子もいただろうに可哀想にSome of these girls probably wanted to visit their hometown seijin shiki* too. Poor girls.
* Coming of age ceremony
- 高齢化が進んでるな中身は成人だらけのグループとかThe group is aging.
Now it's just a group that's full of full-fledged adults, huh.
They probably would've been more popular if they dressed up as oirans (courtesans)
Mayuyu's so cute
The bottom-most picture, the one on the right. She looks like the wife of a yakuza
- 菊池から漂う風俗臭まだ20才とは思えんKikuchi really seems like a prostitute...
I can't believe that she's just 20.
- なんかの選挙で、眉毛剃って斜めに描いて同情買おうとしたあざといラミレス画像は知ってるI remember this unscrupulous picture from one of the elections where Ramires* shaved off her eyebrows and drew them on diagonally to try and get the sympathy of the people
LOL, Mayuyu's such an angel
- ぱるる失敗してるやん。誰か教えてやれよ。Paruru failed here.
Someone go tell her that.
So it's a 2-top formation of these Saitama girls this year, huh.
Even the seijin shiki's work for them, huh
Do your best at the drinking parties
- まゆゆは二十歳になって綺麗になったぱるるは二十歳になって劣化したMayuyu became gorgeous now that she's 20.
Paruru deteriorated now that she's 20.
Do they shut out the general public during these events?
So they only had the live broadcast until Maeda's time, huh?
Everyone else left now are just small fry.
- 神田明神ってすごく小さい神社なのに本当に色々なイベントやるよな実際行って小ささにビックリしたKanda Myoujin is such a small shrine, but they really hold various events here, huh.
I was so surprised at how small it was when I actually went there.
- ぱるるの髪はウケ狙いだよな？だいぶ滑ってるよParuru's aiming for laughs with her hair, right?
She's way off the mark, though.
- ぱるるの着物これで成人式は可哀想時代劇の町娘じゃんI feel sorry for Paruru wearing this kind of kimono to her seijinshiki.
It's just like a townsgirl in periodic flicks.
At least Paruru's hairstyle will become memorable so that's fine.
Haruka Shimazaki (19) aka Paruru
- こんなもん当日じゃなくて別の日にやれよ当日は地元に行かせる方がいいThey should've done something like this on a different day, not the day itself.
Let the girls go back to their hometowns during the actual celebration.
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