Sasaki Kotoko: Pero Pero

Source official blog:
2017-04-13 16:12

Yesterday(1961-04-12) was the day that Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin went into space!
I saw some videos of it a little while ago.
It was exciting and thrilling!
Someday, I want to go to Moscow and look at Gagarin’s bronze statue live.
I want to look up at it!

Speaking of Yuri,
Yurio-tan’s Exhibition(Yuri!!! on Ice exhibition video Yuri Plisetsky GPF in Barcelona EX)
For many reasons, I was really excited!!
My heart was pounding like crazy.

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Lately, I have been drinking mocaccino every day.
Please come to the Under Live~

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Sasaki Kotoko: Announcement and Various Other Things

Source official blog:
2017-04-07 15:30

Good afternoon!
Today Japacon Presents Agent HaZAP will be broadcast
on BS Fuji from 24:00 ~ 24:30
I will make an appearance!
It will be broadcast every other week
By all means, please check it out!
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I ate it before I went to Odaiba
It was amazing… LOL
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I went to a hairdresser~
My hair is nice now!
Thank you

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Tani Marika 2017 Appeal Video

This year’s Tani is supposedly very different than last year’s Tani: her room isn’t as dirty as it was before! Let’s support this ugly girl so she can fulfill her dream of ranking up!

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Ear Cleaning!!! Tani Marika!

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2017-05-15 23:37:08

It’s Tani Marika.
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Today’s daytime news was
talking about ear cleaning.
It’s dangerous to clean your ears too much!!!
was what the featured news said….
I immediately stopped cleaning my ears.
Tani is gullible~(/ _ ; ) LOL

Because it said it is bad to clean them too much!!
Everyone, be careful (^∇^)!
This is an ordeal for people who love to clean their ears! LOL
[Airing at 24:30 Tonight]
Continuing from last year: Kumazaki Haruka, Tani Marika, and Fukushi Nao, the 3 of us
got to appear!!
I am really grateful that we got to appear.

For those in areas where you can watch it, please watch (^∇^)!
It’s funn-funny!!
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#SKE48 #Musubi no Ichiban
Thank you for your hard work today!
I do see your likes and comments (^∇^)!

I will sleep soon…
So that I will be fully recovered tomorrow ^ ^

Good night Marika.

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Recent Fun Times with Naru-chan! Tani Marika

source ameblo:
2017-05-15 15:18:06

It’s Tani Marika.

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I feel healthier than I did yesterday!
Yunkeru’s power is amazing!!!!!!
Really! It’s amazing… Yunkeru.

Recently, what I have been looking forward to is to think about:
“What kind of dream will I have today?”
before bed.
Especially when I’m in a deep sleep (especially at night)

What kind of dream will I see
I wonder what did everyone do today?
I wonder if everyone is healthy?
What should I eat tomorrow. What can I eat tomorrow.

These are the things that I think about.

Among the things I really look forward to are the dreams!
I have only seen strange dreams. LOL

However, I do not remember anything when I wake up(/ _ ; ) LOL
Dreams are mysterious… Right?

Recently, I have been taking pictures with other members. DON!

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Ahh, with cute Naru-chan!!!

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With funny face Naru-chan!!!!

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Solo Naru-chan!!!
Um, I have a problem: … too many photos of Naru-chan in Tani’s folder. LOL
Why do I even have a solo shot? LOL LOL LOL LOL
Fun Naru-chan.
Thank you for reading.

Even though I haven’t updated at all (lately), and because it is ameblo,
I would like to update it as much as possible.

I am waiting for your comment, Naru-chan(^∇^)

〇 Tani’s Twitter

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It’s Tani Marika!

source ameblo:
2017-05-14 22:33:52

It’s Tani Marika.
Yesterday’s 2shot event and today’s individual handshake event,
after discussing it with staff-san,
it was decided that I would skipped the events (/ _ ; )

It has been a long time since I felt this sick,
it is because I didn’t management my condition properly.
I am really, really sorry.
Fans who came to Osaka to meet
Tani for the first time…

Fans who came from the rural areas…
Fans who came from Osaka…

Fans who were looking forward to this event…
I am truly sorry.
Because I was absent during these 2 days,
I heard there were people who came and said that they won’t be able to
shake hands with me or meet me until after the General Election. (/ _ ; ) Cries

I have to get my strength up,
but I’m here just getting strength from you guys… Sorry.

For the handhsake event after the General Election.
I hope I will be super healthy so I can shake hands with a big smile on my face!
This is my biggest wish ^-^
To those whom I can still meet!
I will make sure to get better by the 20th or 21st,
so let’s meet when I am in tip-top condition at Gaishi!!
Also, please listen to Rajikaru NEO on the 16th!
I am really looking forward
to meeting with everyone.
Additionally, I am looking forward to WEL Nagoya on the 24th.
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For the first in my life, I am borrowing the power of Yunkeru-sama. LOL
Aahhh. I had an IV drip inserted!
It huurrtttssss~(/ _ ; )LOL
Everyone please take care of your health.
Thank you for reading.

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Holding onto my precious treasure! Tani Marika

source ameblo:
2017-05-11 23:39:16

It’s Tani Marika.
Today I had a photoshoot!
I got to wear various costumes,
and I had lots of fun!!!
Look forward to it (^∇^) hehehe
I also had lots of fun with the other members ^_^ hehehe

Afterwards, because I had some free time,
I streamed on showroom for about 1.5 hours!
Although it was sudden, 10,000 people watched,
Tani was very glad (^∇^)!!
Once again, thank you very much.
Also, my throat hurts a little and
even though my voice was kinda? hoarse,
I am glad that you enjoyed the stream!
(basking in the afterglow)
Another thing that made me hap!
Comments on SNS and on showroom saying:

“For this year’s General Election, I wish Tani the best of luck .”
It made me happy to receive such comments.

I am very happy (^∇^) to receive
such supportive comments from everyone!
Thank you very much!!!!!!!!
This time! Regarding the General Election.
Let me say this once again…
“Tani is looking forward to ranking up!”
Yes. Rank up.
I want to rank up even though it is difficult.
This feeling of mine is strong(^∇^)

[My personal goal!]
Is to rank up!!
To be ranked in!!!!!
To stand on stage smiling from the bottom of my heart.

I definitely want to be smiling with everyone this year!
This feeling is very strong(^∇^)!
[My goals in SKE!]
Contribute to SKE!
With that said… More than anything else…
I, with a burning passion, want to be #1^∇^)!!!!
Sorry for saying this so late.
I want to push my way through (the General Election) this June!
With Tani fans!!!!
With everyone in SKE48, I want to cry happy tears.
Let’s shed happy tears!
Negaigoto no Mochigusare
Reception is open until May 12th at 1PM!!↓

Last chance!!!!
Please feel free to come and see me.
I’ll put a lot of energy into choosing my clothes~!!!!
Well! I hope my throat will heal(^∇^)!!!

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Thank you for reading!

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Tanaka of Cocorico and Kohinata Shie to Divorce. Custody of Two Sons goes to Tanaka.

Here is a translation of a Sponichi article on May 2, 2017, followed by summaries of discussion on the divorce from High Noon TV Viking! on May 3 and Wide na Show (a talk show hosted by Matsumoto) on May 5.

Original article:


May 2, 2017

Tanaka Naoki (46 years old) of comedy duo “Cocorico” announced on the 2nd that he obtained a divorce.  A divorce by mutual consent was agreed upon and the divorce papers were already filed.

Tanaka announced by fax, “Apologies for the personal affair, but I, Tanaka Naoki, have divorced Kohinata Shie.  This conclusion was reached after discussing over the matter many times.”

Tanaka will have custody of both children – two sons – but nothing else was made public and there are no plans to hold a press conference.

Tanaka married entertainer Kohinata Shie (37 years old) in June of 2003.  They had their first son a year later in June of 2004 and had a second son in April of 2008.

The full comment:

Apologies for the personal affair, but I, Tanaka Naoki, have divorced Kohinata Shie.  This conclusion was reached after discussing over the matter many times.

From this point on, we won’t be husband and wife, but we plan to uphold our responsibilities as father and mother to children.

My sincerest gratitude to those around us for your support and to colleagues.

Tanaka Naoki

May 2, 2017


Tanaka from a 2017 drama (Masuyama Chounouryokushi Jimusho).






Kohinata’s official profile photo.




On the May 3rd episode of High Noon TV Viking! (thank you to Batosai for the link), speculation and discussion:

-Kohinata used to upload content about Tanaka and their children on Twitter but from about 2 years ago, Kohinata stopped uploading content about Tanaka (she continue to Tweet about her children).

-From about 4-6 years ago, the two may have started to become more distant.  Around this time, Kohinata may have been putting more energy into her career.

-In Japan, the father gets parental rights in a divorce in about 10%-20% of all cases.  Some factors are children’s opinion (depending on their age), time that each parent spends with the children, the living environment that a parent can provide.  Additionally, just because there was “an issue with the mother” doesn’t equal “father gets parental rights.”

-Tanaka and his agency made announcements about the divorce but Kohinata has yet to do so.  Then, perhaps Kohinata is the who one had some development in her life that caused the divorce?

From the May 5 episode of Wide na Show (a talk show hosted by Matsumoto) on May 5 (thank you to ErnieYoung for the upload):

-Tanaka told Matsumoto of the divorce before his public announcement.

-Matsumoto says that he doesn’t want to know the details as any married couple surely has their own issues anyway, so he told Tanaka that he doesn’t need to tell him why they divorced.

-Matsumoto says that on Gaki No Tsukai, it seems that at least one of the five is always single. When the other four were married, Matsumoto was still single. When Matsumoto got married, Endo was divorced. After Endo re-married, Tanaka has now divorced. He says that after Tanaka has re-married, perhaps Hamada will finally be abandoned by his wife.

-Matsumoto says that he hopes divorces by comedians can be treated less gloomily. The fact is that they wanted to divorce and they got a divorce. Loosely translated, “Compared to people who want to divorce but don’t or compared to the past, it’s better. People say they feel sorry for the kids, but that’s for the kids to decide. I’m sure the kids will have many happy times in their lives after this. It’s none of people’s business whether they think the kids will be happy or not after this. So I hope that divorces by comedians can be treated, not exactly like in a ‘more fun’ way, but less gloomily. After all, for a comedian, a divorce is like a funny joke. I don’t really know if it’s the marriage or it’s the divorce that’s the funny joke, but… And in Tanaka’s case, his joke is falling flat a bit here.” The studio laughs at Matsumoto’s comparison of a comedian failing to get laughs from his joke and a comedian’s gloomy divorce.

-In the past, parental rights almost always went to the mother, but recently, there are more cases where it went to the father. But if the father, like Tanaka, is very busy with work, it remains a question who takes care of the children. There are cases where the father has parental (guardian of asset) rights but the mother has childcare (custody) rights. But rumors are that Kohinata is the one who physically moved out of the home.

[Edit: Here is a link to a later post on a Gaki No Tsukai episode where they mention Tanaka’s divorce for the first time and here is a link to another later post on an episode where they feature his life after the divorce.]


Milky Bound for Adulthood, Finale

Last episode of Milky, Bound for Adulthood!

Check out what Watanabe Miyuki has to say about the 1 year she spent with ModelPress, about the time she was with NMB, and her future goals. Additionally, she will reveal some of her insights about the world and about herself.

Thank you to convenience93, who provided the translation for this video.  Check out the full interview text at her blog:

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Gaki No Tsukai #1320 (2016.09.04) – Look Sharp and Hold It! The 30-Minute Endurance Drive, subbed

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Thank you very much to J.S for the cup of Ko-fi coffee!

The “Do Not Laugh” tradition evolves to the next step, “Look Sharp and Hold It!”  Thankfully, it’s a video where we don’t need to upscale it to maintain the resolution of the subs.  That’s because as of this post going to press, this is the latest Gaki episode aired to date.

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