Mar 27, 2018

(TRANSLATION) Maimi Yajima's March 27 update about Airi's 1st live "This person is amazing‼︎♡"

Maimi YAJIMA (former °C-ute leader) went to see Airi's first live today with her best friend Chinami TOKUNAGA (former Berryz Kôbô), Morning Musume. '18 members Ayumi ISHIDA and Maria MAKINO, and UP UP GIRLS (2) members Mayu YOSHIKAWA & Chinatsu TAKAHAKI.

Here is the translation of her official blog entry published on that day:

I went to see「Suzuki Airi 1st LIVE 〜Do me a favor@COTTON CLUB〜」ー(o^^o)♡



It started yesterday
but it's Airi's first act as a solo artist.


Aaahー、、、(T ^ T)♡


I could feel a lot of the efforts she's done after the disband (´;Д;`)



During °C-ute years already, she was a child who was constantly evolving, but from her singing to her body making, her style of dancing, her walking, and her sense of rythm, everything is so different from that time... 


I was completely overwhelmed
"When is she going to stop evolvingー(´⊙ω⊙`)‼︎"

It's such a new Airi I can't believe I was working with her until a while ago, 
and she fascinated me so much that without thinking, I was applauding ( ゚д゚)‼︎♡

She stepped in a new ground so much that I thought "Airi's starting to be unreachable" (´;Д;`)♡ (t/n literally it says "Airi's going so far" but Maimi means that she's so great she feels Airi's unreachable now)
And she's evolving so quickly, she was so cool ♡‼︎


But during the second part she was the usual Airi、、、♡
Her smile was very cute♡(*´꒳`*)


It was pretty fun to do the Airi call along the fans too、、、♡(//∇//)
I understood the greatness of supporting someone you love(≧∇≦)lol



That Airi who has various faces, she's so great ♡


So many different Airi that you think
"Wait a minute? It must be somebody else right??(´⊙ω⊙`)"



And after there was this song she worte...


I cried so hard I only saw a blurred Airi (lol)



To think that even such a great girl faced hard times and difficulties...


To say it in other words, she really had to face a lot of things to reach this constant quality she's aiming for...


That Airi, shining on stage, who succeed to overcome that thanks to other people's support, was really wonderful.


She succeed to convey that honest feeling to fans, 
and was able to tell them 'thank you' through her favorite songs.


I was relly moved.


That was a really lovely song.



When we went to eat the other day
The things I heard from Airi such as
"I want to be that way!"
"I want to try these things!"
everything is becoming reality

I thought proudly
that she's really a girl who can put words into action ♡


There are more lives to come so
continue to deliver your favorite songs to a lot of people okay ♡


You did a great job today(T ^ T)♡
I received a lot of power, thinking that I wanted to do my best too, as this Airi who does her best for everything!! (o^^o)


Thank you ♡



https://ameblo.jp/yajima-maimi-official/entry-12363764115.html

Mar 26, 2018

setlist: suzuki airi 1st live ~do me a favor @ Cotton Club~

OPENING
1. DISTANCE
2. Be Your Love
MC 1
3. Jinsei wa STEP!
4. perfect timing
Dance performance
5. Good Night
6. Urayanjau
VTR
7. Moment
8. Tabun ne
9. start again
ENCORE
E1. ℃-ute Medley (Ookina Ai de Motenashite (intro) → Sekaiichi HAPPY na onnanoko → Kokoro no sakebi wo uta ni shitemita → Campus Life ~Umaretekite yokatta~ → Momoiro Sparkling → Ookina Ai de motenashite)
MC 2
E2. #DMAF
E3. Watashi no soba de

Mar 25, 2018

Airi Suzuki to appear at Viva La Pop music festival

It has been announced through the festival's official website, but Airi is going to be guest at "VIVA LA ROCK EXTRA 'VIVA LA POP'", a music festival being held on May 6 at Saitama Super Arena.


Airi tweeted "Airi Mania buddies, let's gather!".

Mar 23, 2018

(TRANSLATION) Airi Suzuki 1st solo album "Do me a favor" Talk Session : Suzuki Airi ☓ AKIRA ☓ Imai Ryôsuke


Airi: Today we are welcoming AKIRA-san and Imai-sai, who mainly participated in the composition and arrangements of the dance numbers of my first solo album!
Imai: Thank you very much for letting us compose your songs.
Airi: No, thanks to both of you! We haven't really talked about these stuffs...
Imai: No we didn't do any "real" talk.
Airi/AKIRA: What should we talk about...
Imai: Without any script...
AKIRA: Well (Imai-san) as it's about dance songs...
Imai: Are you trying to get me talk first?
(laughs)
Imai: Well, there are a lot of times where somebody from a girls group is becoming a solo artist and it's surprising but we (as composers) have a leading role about it, when it comes to "rebranding" and how to show a renewed image as an artist. I think it's the same for AKIRA-san, as we're the same generation we usually share the same thoughts, but we have to think of these members as soon-to-become artists and help them try to make it. That was the same for Airi, "how should we do for her?". "How is that song?" and such...
This time, as they are mainly songs you can dance on, we had to think about adding more punch to them. On the other end you also had band-songs producers so, I guess it's a really renewed Airi.
Airi: That's right. These dance songs were almost all new challenges for me. Trying those made me think minutely about a lot of ideas and it was really refreshing...
AKIRA: "minutely" (laughs)
Airi: No but in a good way! In a good way! I'm very happy about it. Also, thanks to those I widened my singing range...
Imai: That's right, before hitting a high note you have to reach a lot of other keys first.
Airi: Right.
Imai: Like a puzzle!
Airi: There was also the english...
AKIRA: Yeah, you're singing in english a lot!
Airi: I'm very sorry for my english, really!
(laughters)
Airi: It took so long!

About "DISTANCE"
Airi: At first, for the dance songs, I sent a list to Imai-san. It was before recording anything.
Imai: Yeah and she came to the studio with a really fresh feeling.
Airi: I thought "I'm going to do it here! Let's widen my singing range!"
Imai: She didn't have many experiences recording RnB or "foreign-like" songs so we tried a lot of things. Before we worked together she sent me a really long sheet where she wrote everything she wanted to try and so on.
AKIRA: Really? I want to see it (laughs)
Airi: I knew you would laugh! (laughs)
AKIRA: Well of course!
Imai: It's just my opinion but yeah, that list was not from an Idol wanting to try new things but from somebody who had a clear image of what she wanted to be as an artist. But I think it's because of her age? She's in a period where you ask yourself if you want to be cute or cool, and you have both images, so I tried to convey that in the song and the music.

About "perfect timing"
Airi: About "perfect timing" wrote by AKIRA... It was mainly in english.
AKIRA: Yeah, a lot of english.
Airi: My lyrics sheet is filled with the pronunciation of the english parts (laughs)
Imai: In which writing?
AKIRA: Katakana
Airi: Yeah, katakana, it's smoother to read how it's going to sound like. But I'm blocking on the "r".
Imai: Ah, the "I cannot speak english 'r' pronounciation"?
Airi: That's right.
AKIRA: It's pronounced "Perfect Timing" but she asked me "Can we not make it Pufect Timing?" (laughters)
Airi: That was really difficult!
AKIRA: I didn't think it was difficult when I made it...
Imai: But the first time might be difficult.
AKIRA: Yeah, maybe because it's very different from what you had experienced until now.
Airi: But for this album I was able to pick up songs I liked, and I think I picked up the most difficult ones...
Imai: Right, the "To do's" list you sent me also had very difficult things but you've succeed to do most of them!
Airi: Really? Thank you!
AKIRA: But it's a really great thing because she's going to deliver those songs so to appropriate them she should like them first. So yeah she picked some, didn't pick some (sigh).
(laughters)
AKIRA: Anyway she picked this reggae-like song. We co-wrote the lyrics together, and it has pretty adult lyrics...
Airi: Yeah, I really wanted to make it mature.
Imai: How much time did it take you?
AKIRA: Well... Not that long actually, we had two ideas, and so I shaped them. Well there was one idea I had but it wasn't accepted... (Airi laughs)... maybe it didn't resonate in her heart or I pushed too hard. Well I don't really remember (laughs) To me I think it should've been a calmer song. That's it for "perfect timing"!

During the recording
Imai: I'm really glad we got to work with such a persona.
Airi: To think that when I was in highschool I had this "mysterious" aura.
Imai: What? (laughs)
Airi: Well members and friends always told me they didn't know what was I really thinking and such and called me "mysterious". So there's a part of me who wanted to go back to this "mysterious" aura but when I talked to AKIRA-san who knows me since my highschool days (t/n he worked a lot with Buono!), he didn't have any memories of the "mysterious" Airi
 (laughters)
AKIRA: Well I just told her that to me, she's the exact same as before.
Imai: I like this open character you have now! I think you just didn't know how to analyze yourself.
AKIRA: You were young.
Imai: It's not because you've never really been mysterious that you cannot become it now.
Airi: I'll do my best.
Imai: What?
(laughters)
Airi: I'm counting on your support from now on.
Imai: She's funny.
AKIRA: Right!
Imai: I think it's a great thing.

Get Airi Suzuki posters for donating blood

Chiba offices of the Japanese Red Cross announced on their official website that they will give Airi B3-sized posters to any blood donor until May 31.


They hope to get more donors through Airi's influence, who was born in Gifu but raised in Chiba.

Here are a preview of the posters:

Airi to appear at Rakuten GirlsAward and SATOYAMA&SATOUMI events

It has been announced on Airi's official website that she is going to appear at Rakuten GirlsAward 2018 SPRING/SUMMER, a fashion show, as a Ray model.


The event will be on May 19 at Makuhari Messe, Chiba.


As every year, she is also going to participate at Hello! Project's SATOYAMA&SATOUMI event, on March 31 and April 1st at Pacifico Yokohama.


Other former °C-ute members (except Mai HAGIWARA, now studying abroad) will also be guests.


profile & posters: airi suzuki - do me a favor







details: airi suzuki - do me a favor

Do me a favor is Airi's first solo album. It was announced by Airi after her surprise solo performance on Hello! Project's 2017 COUNTDOWN LIVE, but the title and the details have been unveiled on March 23, 2018 on her official website.

According to Airi, DMAF means "Thank you everybody/fans/family/friends" (D→ どう (dou) M→ も (mo) A→ ありがとう (arigatou) F→ ファンのみんな (fan no minna)), and also express the feelings of her wanting the fans to welcome her solo career, as "Please do me a favor and listen to the album".

regular edition (cd)
order on international shop CD Japan

1. Mikansei Girl
(lyrics : iwasato yuho | composition : inoue shinjiro | arrangement : inoue shinjiro)
2. Iin janai
(lyrics : kelly | composition : inoue shinjiro | arrangement : inoue shinjiro)
3. Kimi no sukina hito
(lyrics : yamazaki aoi | composition : yamazaki aoi | arrangement : inoue shinjiro)
4. Candy box
(lyrics : iwasato yuho | composition : AKIRA | arrangement : AKIRA)
5. STORY (Suzuki Airi x SCANDAL)
(lyrics : RINA | composition : MAMI | arrangement : MAMI)
6. Hikari no Hou he (Suzuki Airi x Akai Kôen)
(lyrics : tsuno maisa | composition : tsuno maisa | arrangement : tsuno maisa)
7. #DMAF (Suzuki Airi × SPICY CHOCOLATE)
(lyrics : suzuki airi | composition : DJ CONTROLER, WolfJunk | arrangement : DJ CONTROLER, WolfJunk)
8. DISTANCE
(lyrics : Ryosuke Imai | composition : Ryosuke Imai, Tasuku Maeda | arrangement : Tasuku Maeda)
9. Moment
(lyrics : S.Kurihara(Jazzin’park) | composition : S.Kubota/S.Kurihara(Jazzin’park) | arrangement : S.Kubota/S.Kurihara(Jazzin’park))
10. Good Night
(lyrics : NaNa★MUSiC | composition : DUBLEKICK, GRORY FACE, The Channels | arrangement : GRORY FACES)
11. perfect timing
(lyrics : AKIRA, suzuki airi | composition : AKIRA, D&H | arrangement : AKIRA, D&H)
12. Be Your Love
(lyrics : Yoko Hiji | composition : Ryuichiro Yamaki | arrangement : Ryuichiro Yamaki)
13. Watashi no soba de
(lyrics : morimura mera,YASUSHI WATANABE | composition : YASUSHI WATANABE | arrangement : YASUSHI WATANABE)
14. Tabun ne,
(lyrics : kelly | composition : YASUSHI WATANABE | arrangement : YASUSHI WATANABE)
15. start again
(lyrics: AKIRA | composition : UTA, AKIRA | arrangement : AKIRA)

▪ limited edition (cd+dvd)
order on international shop CD Japan


CD
1. Mikansei Girl
(lyrics : iwasato yuho | composition : inoue shinjiro | arrangement : inoue shinjiro)
2. Iin janai
(lyrics : kelly | composition : inoue shinjiro | arrangement : inoue shinjiro)
3. Kimi no sukina hito
(lyrics : yamazaki aoi | composition : yamazaki aoi | arrangement : inoue shinjiro)
4. Candy box
(lyrics : iwasato yuho | composition : AKIRA | arrangement : AKIRA)
5. STORY (Suzuki Airi x SCANDAL)
(lyrics : RINA | composition : MAMI | arrangement : MAMI)
6. Hikari no Hou he (Suzuki Airi x Akai Kôen)
(lyrics : tsuno maisa | composition : tsuno maisa | arrangement : tsuno maisa)
7. #DMAF (Suzuki Airi × SPICY CHOCOLATE)
(lyrics : suzuki airi | composition : DJ CONTROLER, WolfJunk | arrangement : DJ CONTROLER, WolfJunk)
8. DISTANCE
(lyrics : Ryosuke Imai | composition : Ryosuke Imai, Tasuku Maeda | arrangement : Tasuku Maeda)
9. Moment
(lyrics : S.Kurihara(Jazzin’park) | composition : S.Kubota/S.Kurihara(Jazzin’park) | arrangement : S.Kubota/S.Kurihara(Jazzin’park))
10. Good Night
(lyrics : NaNa★MUSiC | composition : DUBLEKICK, GRORY FACE, The Channels | arrangement : GRORY FACES)
11. perfect timing
(lyrics : AKIRA, suzuki airi | composition : AKIRA, D&H | arrangement : AKIRA, D&H)
12. Be Your Love
(lyrics : Yoko Hiji | composition : Ryuichiro Yamaki | arrangement : Ryuichiro Yamaki)
13. Watashi no soba de
(lyrics : morimura mera,YASUSHI WATANABE | composition : YASUSHI WATANABE | arrangement : YASUSHI WATANABE)
14. Tabun ne,
(lyrics : kelly | composition : YASUSHI WATANABE | arrangement : YASUSHI WATANABE)
15. start again
(lyrics: AKIRA | composition : UTA, AKIRA | arrangement : AKIRA)
DVD
1. DISTANCE (Music Video)
2. start again (Music Video)
3. Rehearsal footages from COTTON CLUB's live
4. perfect timing (live at COTTON CLUB)
5. Tabun ne, (live at COTTON CLUB)
6. Rehearsal footages from Zepp Tokyo's live
7. Iin janai (live at Zepp Tokyo)
8. Watashi no Migigawa (live at Zepp Tokyo)
9. STORY (live at Zepp Tokyo)

preorder bonuses
Fans who preordered the album at her COTTON CLUB lives venues could get these postcards (including signed ones for the luckiest of them):

Fans who preordered the album at her Zepp Tokyo and Nanba Hatch lives venues could get this special long interview DVD, which Airi designed the jacket by herself:


Fans who preordered her album on various online shops could get a bonus A4 clearfile:

songs previews

Suzuki Airi first solo album's tracklist and covers unveiled

The informations to Airi's first solo album have been unveiled on her official website.

"Do me a favor" is set to release on June 6

It will be available in a regular and limited edition. 





Tracklist (track order still not decided):
1. Mikansei Girl
2. Iin janai
3. Kimi no sukina hito
4. Candy box
5. STORY (Suzuki Airi x SCANDAL)
6. Hikari no Hou he (Suzuki Airi x Akai Kôen)
7. #DMAF (Suzuki Airi × SPICY CHOCOLATE)
8. DISTANCE
9. Moment
10. Good Night
11. perfect timing
12. Be Your Love
13. Watashi no soba de
14. Tabun ne,
15. start again

Blu-Ray bonus DVD
1. Music Videos

As said on her radio program Airi's Potion, Airi participated in the writing of "perfect timing"'s lyrics. She wrote the lyrics to "#DMAF".

Bonus postcards will be offered to the fans who preorder her album at her live venues. Some of them are signed by Airi:


goods: suzuki airi 1st live ~do me a favor @ Cotton Club~







Mar 13, 2018

(2018) Airi Suzuki 24th birthday project


Hello everyone!

Let's make Airi happy this year too by sending her a lot of love.
Since the fansite has become international I really hope more people will participate so please share this post/the fansite's social medias profiles posts.

As usual, you can send letters, drawings, gifts, but please read the rules carefully before asking any question.
For people who've never participated: Airi and the former °C-ute members knows about these projects and were usually very happy receiving these, you can check out the feedback on the Fansite projects & contests page.

I - WHAT CAN I SEND?
a/ letters
- You can send letters in japanese, french or english (I will translate them to japanese). As every year, please know that I won't share any of the personal stories/details you tell Airi in your letters even though I translate them.
- You can handwrite them and scan them and send them to me (I'll print them) or just send me a message and I'll do the stuff.
- Please do not put personal details such as your full name (name or nickname is good), address, social networks username, links to your blogs/social networks, they will be erased by the staff anyway.
- Please do not ask for an answer back, Airi unfortunately cannot reply to you personally.
- You can add pictures/drawings separately, I'll also print and join them with your letter.
- No maximum lenght, I'll translate it anyway!

b/ drawings
- Same as the letters, don't put your personal details on it.
- You can send the file to me through a link if you want me to print it in better quality (I know they're usually compressed when sent through Facebook/Twitter).

c/ gifts
If you want to send more than a letter you can.
- They must be sent to my personal address which I'll give you if you're sure you want to send a gift.
- As usual I'll take pictures when I receive your package/when I put it inside the Airi box so you're sure I don't take any gift that was intended for her.
- No food, no expensive items such as perfume, dear jewelry, no flowers.
- You must pay for the shipping to my address in France, and I don't hold myself responsible for any lost package.
- No maximum size/weight. The biggest stuff I received was a 130cmx72cm drawing in an original frame so, really, feel free to send anything.
- Also be careful to send it early so it reaches me before the deadline!

II - DEADLINE & FURTHER INFOS
- I'm not asking for any financial participation from you. The various fees to buy the messages album/printing expenses and shipping fees are all on me! (my pleasure)

The deadling is APRIL 5, 2018.
You can send everything on the fansite's Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/suzukiairionline/

Or by mail at:

If you have more questions please use these two above or Twitter (but please don't send DMs because I'm never checking Twitter DMs!)

Mar 11, 2018

(PHOTOBOOK) Airi Suzuki - Airi-aL Translation (Part 11)


The Suzuki family

Papa
As you know, he's a pro golfer. His greatest strenght is his seriousness, so much that it's written on Wikipedia (laughs) We share the same environment as we both have work where we appear in front of people, perform in front of others, so there are a lot of part of him I admire. He also taught me that day-to-day practice and efforts was important. I intend to continue to work hard, not to harm his reputation.

Mama
She's a perfect woman to me. I believe she's a genius, but she's also a hardworker. She's looking at things from a lot of points of views and she gives an unconditionnal love to her family, more than to herself. She gives me so much, to the point I wonder if I'll ever be able to give it back to her. My dream is to be like her in the future, and to be a person that supports her mom the best that she can.

Little brother
He's a really good child!! Supporting me since he's a small boy and even though we cannot spend much time in family because of my job, he has never complained. Right now, he's found his own dream (t/n Airi's little brother, Takayuki, also wants to become a professional golfer like his father. He's now playing golf at university and often trains with his father.) and I want him to do his best for it. From now on, I want my parents to feel "Airi is okay now" so the whole family can concentrate on supporting him.