July 14, 2012
On July 13th, AKB48 member Kashiwagi Yuki held “1st Solo Live ~Netemo Sametemo Yukirin World~” in Tokyo.
This live was to commemorate the release of her 2nd photobook “Yu,Yu,Yukirin…” (Shueisha), and 2,000 lucky fans who were chosen by lot, attended the live. Since it was the 1st solo live for Kashiwagi, she seemed to be a bit nervous. She performed a total of 17 songs including some cover songs such as “Momoiro Kataomoi” (Matsuura Aya) and “Chokotto LOVE” (Petitmoni), and said “I can’t be happier to see all the Uchiwas and boards say ‘Yukirin’.” with big smile on her face. During the live, Kashiwari showed off her several faces by appearing in many different costumes, and attracted the fans. She also did “Virtual Clothes Changing Show” in which colorful images reflect by the projector on Kashiwagi’s white one piece.
At the live event, there was a big surprise for Kashiwagi which was announced by Nagura Jun (of comedian trio Neptune) who belongs to the same agency as Kashiwagi. Nagura gave her a message from producer, Akimoto Yasushi, that was posted on Google+. It says, “Though I could not make it to your live since the meeting was prolonged, I am announcing this on Google+. I am making Kashiwagi Yuki debut as solo. I’m entranced by Kashiwagi’s ballads. You don’t have to worry about ‘French Kiss‘ since the unit will proceed as well.” Listening to the message, Kashiwagi could not put her face up for a while, and said, “When a surprise and joy come together, I can’t say any words. I can feel that dreams can come true.”
During the encore, fellow French Kiss members, Takajo Aki and Kuramochi Asuka made their appearance as surprise guests, and they all performed the unit’s new song “Romance Privacy” (to be released on July 18th).
Stay tuned for further details on Kashiwagi Yuki’s solo debut!
Source & Image: Oricon