|All photos courtesy: Yagura Fuuko Facebook Page|
Since I like Japanese Pop a lot, I mean a lot, you start to follow multiple idol groups all the time.
I don't mind it but it can be a little hectic from time to time.
I have been a fan of the 48 groups for about two years now, give or take a couple of months.
I had my AKB/SKE kami-oshi Matsui Rena. Then she graduated. After graduation I changed it to just my AKB kami-oshi, which is Okada Nana.
As for HKT, I haven't decided yet but that will soon change.
For SKEs' sake in this situation, I really don't have one.
That would leave in terms of main 48 sister groups, NMB48.
I rarely knew of NMB except through Miyuki Watanabe and Yamamoto Sayaka.
I liked them but I never really chose a favorite until recently.
I saw this video in a Facebook group I am joined in and I had to find out who this member was.
雪にダイブッ⛄️ #憧れのダイブッ #この後びしょびしょ #さ〜む〜い
Posted by Yagura Fuuko - 矢倉楓子 NMB48 on Friday, November 27, 2015
Anyways, I had no idea who she was at that time and how my fandom would change.
I decided to research her (non-awkwardly) and found out some things about her.
You know her name. It is in the title.
Her birthdate is February 24th, 1997, which means as of this article, her bday be soon.
She is from Osaka, Japan, home to NMB48.
She joined NMB as a research student in May 2011 and got promoted to Team M in January 2012.
She has also held a concurrent position with AKB48 from April 23rd, 2013 - March 26th, 2015.
In the Senbatsu Elections she has ranked #44,41,40 accordingly, which is the Next Girls, so she is getting better.
Now in the Janken Tournament, she hasn't made it that far.
About a couple of weeks ago, I caved hard.
I knew that if I was liking her photos and non-stop talking about her to my co-workers, that I had to put her at the top.
So, I did, without any regrets.
I constantly look forward to new photos from her (again, not strange) or even videos.
I do plan on going to see NMB perform in their theater in Osaka on my trip there shortly.
I honestly hope to meet her as well, but I doubt that would be possible.
Here are some recent music videos she has been in.
First is from NMB48s' 13th single, Must Be Now. The song is titled, Good Bye, Guitar.
Also, from the 12th single Durian Shounen, is one of my favorite songs from the group, which is Boku Dake no Secret Time.
I really like this song due to the Western cowboy essence to it.
With that said, I really hope she ranks higher this year in the election and she gains more fans.
If she graduated this year, which I don't think she would but who knows nowadays, I would be heart broken.
I will continue to support her with all the might that I can from here in Oklahoma.
Best Wishes, Fuuchan!!