Official Website Introduction
Nice to meet you I'm Chika Takami, and I'm a second-year student in Uranohoshi Girls' High School in Uchiura, which is right here at Suruga Bay in Shizuoka prefecture. At first, the thought of becoming an idol just seemed like a world so far away from us living in the countryside, and it was something we'd already given up on even before trying. But--- 'If we don't give up, our dreams will come true'--- that was something the school idols we adored, μ's, taught us. Everyone might laugh, but I'm serious about this. I want to get even just a little bit closer to the shining μ's I look up to so much. Of course we know it's probably a really rash thing to challenge perfection like that, but--- there's nothing to lose☆ 'If we don't try anything, nothing will begin' was something Honoka-chan said so- Right now, we will bravely take our first step!
The first time I listened to μ's' songs.
I was shocked beyond words.
Ah, of course, it wasn't the real stage, just a video of them I watched on the internet. But so, even so---
I was really, really--- surprised.
Somehow, it felt like a sparkling stage just suddenly appeared in front of my eyes. Dazzling, exciting, heart-throbbing--- It felt like my heart was beating out of my chest.
"Are these people really normal high school girls!?" I thought--- I immediately became unable to tear my eyes away.
Ahahahaha♪ As I thought, something like this might be love!?
When I talked about it with my childhood friend Kanan-chan, that was what she said and it made us both burst into laughter--- Ehehe♡
But you know, after saying that, it somehow feels like that's what it is. It's definitely love, this feeling. Chika hasn't had her first love yet so she doesn't know for sure though♪
But, even though I don't understand--- At any rate, there's a feeling that I can't just sit still.
Loving it, being attracted to it, being unable to tear my eyes away from it--- Only watching these people forever just like this, hurts.
After watching μ's sing and dance, I couldn't just stay like this, I felt like I had to do something.
But when I lived in such a rural town--- of course there was nothing I could do.
But even so.
At any rate--- I wanted to do something, anything.
Something I loved. Something dazzling. A distant, distant existence I longed for--- school idols.
This spring, I will become the same as Honoka-chan from the μ's I aspired towards--- a second year in high school.
Becoming the same year, I thought I knew that there was absolutely no way I could become an awesome idol like them--- But even so, I knew.
Staying like this, spending this year doing nothing and letting it simply pass was unacceptable.
After all, I--- After all, I--- wanted to do something.
I wanted to draw closer to the μ's I longed for, no matter how little.
The first guest was this Mikan Mountain's oranges.
Enough "even so"s. I--- simply dancing and singing like μ's is fine. For now, from today onwards, I'll try being a school idol!!
Q1. Your nickname is?
Because I have a simple name, most people just call me "Chika"♡ Since I'm the youngest out of three siblings, my family casually uses "Chikachika~" to summon me, it feels like I'm being treated like a dog--- Ehehe♪ So everyone, please feel free to call me "Chika"! Also, some of my friends call me "Chikacchi" too~!
Q2. What do you think your own charm point is?
I've always known it since childhood--- The three braids next to my ears!! Even when I oversleep in the morning and don't have time, I still do my braids properly out of habit. Because I do it every morning, this is my only specialty where I'm even better than my sisters, and they often ask my help for it too♡ Incidentally, my fingers are dexterous as well. These are some of Chika's few feminine charm points~♡ Also, my bright smile and self-confidence!
Q3. How is your typical off-day schedule
|9:00am:||Make bento for lunch|
|10:00am:||Ride a boat to Kanan-chan's island!|
|11:00am:||Drag Kanan-chan away from helping out at home to play in the sea|
|12:00pm:||Lunch with Kanan-chan♪ (Meat-floss onigiri!)|
|2:00pm:||Go home. Get caught by elder sister and be forced to do homework.|
|3:00pm:||Get sent on an errand by parents to Hanamaru-chan's temple. Talk about idols with Ruby-chan, who's also come to play♡|
|5:00pm:||Go home when the temple bell rings. TV time~♪|
|9:00pm:||Take a walk on the beach. Sing under the beautiful full moon!|
|10:00pm:||Go to bed|
Q4. It seems you're the youngest out of 3 sisters, but what are the advantages and disadvantages of being the youngest?
Asked by ともち @Twitter
Argh, being the youngest is full of disadvantages~!!! All my outfits are hand-me-downs, I always get treated like a pet, and the snacks always get eaten by whoever's fastest... But in exchange, I have toooons of clothes, in return for being treated like a pet they help me in all sorts of ways, and Sis helps me eat everything I hate during dinner. And, oh! That's why the greatest gain might be this positive thinking they taught me~♪ Chika is an idol that can't be discouraged ☆
Special Session: Take A Look At Our Idol Appearance!Riko Sakurauchi x You Watanabe
Woah, what's this, what should we do, isn't this way too cute!?
Is this really alright, even if we wear these costumes!?
Ehehe♪ It feels like if we wear these costumes, it's almost as if we will really become just like "school idols"♡
Ahh, this is too exciting~!! I want to hurry up and show everyone!!
But--- Riko-chan said that our image at the moment of our very first debut is important, so it would be best if we could avoid showing anyone until the day of our first stage to the best of our capabilities. That's right--- if it's what the always calm and clever Riko-chan says, Chika thinks that it's probably for the best in the end but--- Even so!
Even so, in the end, I really want to show it to everyone as soon as possible~!!!
And so, today we secretly took a commemorative photo♪ A precious one-shot of the yet-unknown Aqours before their debut~! Please treasure this, okay?♡ --- Even if I say that, the only ones who would be able to appreciate the significance of this would be ourselves--- Ehehe♡
But you know, when I think that we're about to take the first step towards becoming the school idols we always dreamed of, it's so exciting that my heart just pounds in my chest. Someday, we'll definitely be able to attract as many fans as there are mikan in this mikan village within these mountains! Everyone, please come and see us~!!
And so, Aqours' activities this month went something like this♡
Our first time making a song, first time deciding on our costumes, these are big news no matter how you put it!
As expected, everyone got really hyped up after getting our costumes done, because it seems like we've really become school idols all of a sudden--- Just a little bit, it feels like we've gotten closer to becoming real school idols♡
Even if I say that though, the song and dance is still coming along--- We're spending every single day of our summer vacation gathering together and practicing but, just dancing individually to the very end has made us realize something strongly--- Being a school idol isn't easy after all. But Aqours has only just begun! We're working hard every day with no time to relax, please support us from here onward! For the sake of meeting everyone with a stunning performance and our smiles someday--- We'll definitely do our best!!
Aqours After School Talk - Chika
Caption: Let our very first song reach out to where everyone is, from atop the blue seas of Uchiura~!!
Oii, are you looking at us!?
Ehehe♡ Aqours' first song, first dance, and also first costume--- is finally completed at last~!!!
Everyone, look look look~!!!
The town where we live is pretty much in the countryside, so the town is full of people we know. That's why, even after going through all the pain to create costumes this cute, there isn't really anyone to show them to, and it isn't anything particularly glamorous, but--- But! I believe that right now, this very moment, there're people somewhere out there who are watching us, and so we'll do our best with all our heart and soul from here on out♡
Anyone can do it if they tried! No matter how small, the first step is incredibly important. And now, we'll work hard in order to get closer to the school idols whom we had always admired and had taught us that---♡
- ↑ Official Website
- ↑ Dengeki G's Magazine July 2015 issue
- ↑ Dengeki G's Magazine July & October 2015 issue
- ↑ also called meat wool, meat floss, pork floss, flossy pork, pork sung or yuk sung, is a dried meat product with a light and fluffy texture similar to coarse cotton, originating from China.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Dengeki G's Magazine October 2015 issue
- ↑ http://gs.dengeki.com/news/39845/
translation credit on LuciaHunter