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Rina Kawaei Was Loved! AKB48 Saitama Super Arena Summer Concert Report – Day 2

Rina Kawaei Was Loved! AKB48 Saitama Super Arena Summer Concert Report – Day 2

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On the second day of “AKB48 Solo Summer Concert ~Kawaei-san No Koto ga Suki deshita~” (August 2, 2015), there were 2 performances to send off graduating members Rina Kawaei and Asuka Kuramochi at Saitama Super Arena.

During the daytime performance, there was a graduation ceremony for Asuka Kuramochi, who would be graduating on August 17th to pursue her dream of becoming a sportscaster. In the middle of the concert, she appeared on stage in a white dress and white coronal and sang “Sakura no Ki ni Narou” by herself.

With tears in her eyes, Asuka said to her fans, “8 years ago, I became an idol even though my father said no. At first, I was very nervous, however, I made many great friends and had fans that supported me, and today I am able to see this view from this stage. I think I made the right decision 8 years ago.”

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She added, “I hope moving on to the next step will be a good way to repay the kindness of my fellow AKB48 members. I will keep on moving forward for everyone to keep me in mind.” Afterwards, she sang “Shiroi Shirts” and “Fan Letter” accompanied by the other members.


The graduation ceremony for Rina Kawaei took place during the encore of the evening performance, which included a rendition of “Hasute to Wasute” with Haruna Kojima and Minami Takahashi assuming the roles of her stick puppets. Kawaei wore a pink dress and read a letter to her fans.

“To all the people who have supported me for the past 5 years, thank you. I wasn’t good at singing or dancing, and on stage, I always couldn’t do well. But even for a person like me, there were fans who told me they were supporting me. Gradually, my dream was to become a selected member. I said this through the handshake events and 2 years ago, my fans helped me rank in at 26th place during the AKB48 Senbatsu Sousenkyo. Last year, even though there was an incident that made many of my fans worry, I was able to come in at 16th place. And then I thought about what I wanted to do, this was acting. You never know what will happen in life, so when you want to do something, you should go for it. I know it won’t be easy but, I am going to work hard. Thank you.”

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The whole arena was lit up with the white penlights and fans in the stand seats held up red and white boards creating the words “Thank you”. As they sang Kawaei’s graduation song, “Kimi no Dai-ni Shou”, she walked through a runway created by her fellow members.

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Rina’s first job after graduating will be the stage play, “AZUMI Bakumatsu-hen”, starring as the lead role.


Set List

Afternoon
00. Overture
01. Halloween Night
02. Flying Get
03. Juuryoku Sympathy
04. Mosh & Dive
05. Nageki no Figure
06. Kaiyuugyo no Capacity
07. Tobenai Agehachou
08. Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai
09. Ikirutte Subarashii
10. Yobisute Fantasy
11. Kimi ni Tsuite
12. Temodemo no Namida
13. Cool girl
14. Romance Kenjuu
15. Dr.Parutarou Hajimete no Jelly Beans
16. JJ ni Karitamono
17. Kimi no C/W
18. Honest Man
19. Tsugi no Season
20. Sakura no Ki ni Narou
21. Shiroi Shatsu
22. Fan Letter
23. Boku no Uchiagehanabi
24. Ippomeonndo
25. Bara no Gishiki
26. Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai
27. Kibouteki Refrain
28. Oogoe Diamond
29. Kiminokoto ga Sukidakara
30. Heavy Rotation
31. Sakurairo no Sora no Shita de

E1. AKB Sanjou!
E2. Eien Yori Tsuzukuyouni
E3. Halloween Night
E4. Shoujotachiyo
Evening
00. Overture
01. Halloween Night
02. Flying Get
03. Juryoku Sympathy
04. Mosh & Dive
05. Nageki no Figure
06. Kaiyuugyo no Capacity
07. Tobenai Agehachou
08. Rinjin wa Kizutukanai
09. Ikirutte Subarashii
10. Yobisute Fantasy
11. Idol Nante Yoanaide
12. Candy
13. Heart Gata Virus
14. Enkyori Poster
15. Hashire Penguin
16. Avocado jane-shi…
17. Honest Man
18. Tsugi no Season
19. RUN RUN RUN
20. Tadaima Renaichu
21. AKB Sanjou!
22. Yuuhi wo Miteiruka?
23. Bara no Gishiki
24. Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai
25. Kibouteki Refrain
26. Oogoe Diamond
27. Kimi no koto ga Sukidakara
28. Heavy Rotation
29. Sakurairo no Sora no Shita de

E1. Hasute to Wasute
E2. Boku wa Ganbaru
E3. Kimi no Dai-ni Shou
E4. Shoujotachiyo
E5. Halloween Night

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AKB48 Official site: http://www.akb48.co.jp/

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