Keyakizaka46 at Tokyo Idol Festival 2017

Keyakizaka46 performed their 5 songs “Abunakkashii Keikaku”, “Eien no Hakusen”, “Dare yori mo takaku tobe!”, “Futari Saison” and “Silent Majority” at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2017 on 5 August 2017, the biggest idol events ever in Japan.

Needless to say, Keyakizaka46 fans were still concerned the group’s ace member Hirate Yurina because she had been reported be in a bad condition anyhow. In fact, she even left the stage in the middle of their live concert in Osaka on 2 August 2017.

Hirate Yurina

  • Audition song: Hoshizora no Distance (the Alfee)
  • Favourite Nogizaka member: Shiraishi Mai
  • Center of Keyakizaka46
  • She is the only member in 48Group and Sakamichi Series who rechieved five solo covers in a row
  • Has been playing basketball since she was in elementary school
  • Is a skilled dancer and claims she can perform some acrobatic moves, such as cartwheels.
  • At the group’s first event, she proclaimed:
“I didn’t want to become an idol to be spoiled. I got the auditioned because I wanted to become an idol who can give people courage like Ikoma-san or Shiraishi-san of Nogizaka46.”
  • Has grown over two centimeters since the group was formed, and believes she is still growing.

Keyakizaka46  is a Japanese Idol Group produced by Akimoto Yasushi and the 1st sister group of Nogizaka46. The 1st Generation members were announced on August 21, 2015. The debut single, Silent Majority, was released on April 6, 2016. They are currently signed under Sony Music Entertainment Japan. They have a main group of promoted members and a group of unders, Hiragana Keyaki46. The full group was known as Toriizaka46 (鳥居坂46) until their debut, when the name was changed.

[Keyakiaka46| Abinakkashi Keikaku at Tokyo Idol Festival 2017]

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