[TRANS] たかうの観察 (2013 Edition)
♡ This is more of an observation about Takauno as a pairing, rather than Nishijima and Uno. On April 20th, Twitter exploded with excited chatter about a “new Takauno song” (「たかうのnew曲」). After a few hours, a couple of fans that went to AAA’s first performance (April 20th in Tokyo) confirmed that there was, in fact, a new Takauno song, and that the song had a cute performance to match. (This was one of the first fan confirmations). Fans were SO happy! I could hardly keep up with the Takauno tag and #AAAEW official hashtag. This made me feel so proud and happy of Takauno as a pairing.
♡ Please click here for information (spoilers!) specifically about the new Takauno song and performance.
♡ “Mystery solved!” During the Nishijima/Hidaka/Atae 「超WHITE DAY PARTY IT UP!!」 Nico broadcast, Nishijima was asked to recommend an AAA song for a wedding. He grinned, saying that he had recently recorded a new song, to be released in 2013, and that it would be ideal for weddings. Fans thought this was very mysterious, but now know he was referring to the new Takauno song!
♡ Tour 2013: On May 3rd, Takauno made a lot of eye contact! At some point during the concert, Uno was saying (singing?) French words, and as she did it, Hidaka and Nishijima did a strange dance around her. Nishijima and Uno laughed together. (As a side-note, Shinchia hugged during the May 3rd concert)!
♡ Tour 2013: During an MC segment on May 3rd, the members were talking about “umeboshi” (pickled ume fruits). Uno said she liked them a certain way, and Nishijima disagreed, purposely trying to provoke Uno. At this time, they were standing in this order: Sueyoshi, Nishijima, Hidaka, Uno, Ito. (I’m not sure where Atae and Urata were in relation to everyone else). There was some distance between Nishijima and Uno. Nishijima bent backwards, “Matrix” style, pretending to avoid a “bullet.” He did this to avoid Uno. Sueyoshi told Uno to headbutt Nishijima. Nishijima pretended to headbutt and yelled, “Umeboshi attack!” (Haha this was cute)!
♡ Tour 2013: Also on May 3rd, during the performance of Hurricane Riri, Boston Mari, Nishijima and Uno ran to be with each other. When Uno tried to leave, Nishijima grabbed her and didn’t let go! (Very cute)!
♡ Tour 2013: On May 4th, during Break Down, Uno accidentally did the wrong choreography at one point. Nishijima was looking at her and noticed this. He hit her playfully. They were very flirtatious!
♡ Tour 2013: On May 6th, Nishijima, Uno and Hidaka were together a lot during the MC’s.
♡ Tour 2013: On May 18th, Nishijima and Hidaka persuaded Uno (who they affectionately called “Misaemon”) to do a voice impression of Doraemon (a popular kids’ manga/anime character). To get her to do the impression, Nishijima said, “Misaemon is always in our hearts!” The audience screamed, “Misaaeemooonnn~!” Uno laughed and hastily did an impression of Doraemon’s voice. The audience laughed and cheered.
♡ Tour 2013: During the May 26th performance of 777, Nishijima was making silly faces to try to make Uno laugh (like he did in the making of SAILING). Uno noticed and imitated him! They laughed together.
♡ In a magazine interview, Uno said, “Nishijima is like a shining star in my heart. It’s not as if a few words can convey this feeling.” (Big thanks to ssanchan for helping translate this)!
♡ In another magazine (?) interview, Uno was asked about future AAA plans. She said, “Nishijima and I are the same; we’d like to appear on variety shows. He and I have had this in mind for quite a while.”
♡ Tour 2013: On June 2nd’s, after a costume change, Nishijima and Uno shook their hips cutely while Sueyoshi did a handstand. Nishijima started to do a weird dance and then Uno did the dance together with him. Cute!
♡ In 2010, when Nishijima was preparing his “24” photobook, he was talking with other staff members about who should be the woman featured in the “date” section of his photobook. They discussed a variety of different models, but Nishijima didn’t like that idea. “I just kept thinking about Uno-chan.” He personally asked her to be part of his photobook, and she said yes!
♡ In the past, Uno said, “I asked Nishijima to eat ice cream with me. It was the first time we did something like this together. Out of all the members, he is the one I thought of first.”
♡ More observations coming soon!
Original Sources: Twitter (1) + Twitter (2) + ゆま + しあわせの地図 ＠ AAA Diary.com + はじめまして + ♡AAAlife♡ + やんみぽこ + ＊忘れないキミが誰よりも恋しくなるだろう＊ + 君の声をきかせて 君の瞳にいさせて + ひっそり。好きです。 + ぺんの日記 + 誰よりも西島を愛す＊ (1) + 誰よりも西島を愛す＊ (2) + AAAにっしーに恋焦がれ ～西島隆弘くん～ + ~Fly high~ + 宇野实彩子丨bot (1) + 宇野实彩子丨bot (2) + ２＊７＊２＊３＊４ + AAA絡みbot (1) + AAA絡みbot (2)
garythesuperazn asked: Hii! I remember Nishijima starred in another artist's PV a while back, but I can't remember the name of the song or artist, so I was wondering if you possibly knew? The PV involved Nishijima dying his hair black for a job interview but then he dyed it back to light brown in the end. Something like that I think? That's all I can remember, sorryy >_<
Hi! No problem - I know exactly what you mean! It’s this PV! (ナミダ by 2BACKKA). Hope this helps! :)
konbannu asked: omg takauno, have you watch the full PV of Love is in the Air? There are few Takauno interactions! If I'm not wrong, I spotted 3 times (and 2nd part is mostly repeated scene so I didn't counted that one) but who cares? I'm so happy! After their duet song, they were featured together in a mag and now in this PV! This maybe a good year of takauno afterall :D
Hiiiiiiii :D ♡ I’ve
creepily glued my eyes to Nishijima and Uno in the PV watched the PV over a few times and I noticed a few little moments: 1) The high five around 01:30; 2) Nishijima watches Uno around 02:16; 3) Near 02:23, he points and smiles at her/she smiles back; 4) Around 03:39 when they’re passing/sliding by each other as part of the choreography, he makes a silly face (looks like this, from what I can tell) and they both smile at each other; 5) The second high five around 03:54. I know I’m obsessed. lol Did you spot any other interactions?
Thanks for this message, by the way! It was uplifting. I do hope that the rest of 2013 is more prominently filled with Takauno (like 2011)!
Still on hiatus, but had to post these!
Still on hiatus, but had to post these!
Nishijima wearing various outfits (mostly pre-encore and encore) from 「AAA TOUR 2013 -Eighth Wonder-」. Source: ♥AAA、8年目、Eighth Wonder♥
[NEWS] [TRANS] Cooking with Nishijima (JUNON June 2013 Excerpt)
In the June 2013 issue of 「JUNON」, Nishijima Takahiro was asked cuisine-related questions.
Image courtesy of sssssan.
Nishijima said that, instead of coming home after work and expecting his wife to cook his dinner, he would prefer to come home and cook together with his wife.
When having a date over at his house, he would prefer to prepare meals for his girlfriend in advance so there would be a sense of surprise (for his girlfriend) and to avoid the pressures associated with on-the-spot cooking.
When asked about what he’d like his girlfriend or wife to wear when cooking, Nishijima admitted that he has a soft spot for aprons, saying that aprons often look very pretty on girls, especially with rolled up sleeves.
Nishijima revealed his favourite “home cooked” meals are cooked sea bream, simmered taro, sweet fried egg and miso soup, and adding that he generally likes seasoning but strongly dislikes cucumbers and herbs.
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