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Graduated Team G - Yamaguchi Maho (Mahohon)

Discussion in 'NGT48 Graduated Members' started by nobodywil, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Cisalpine88

    Cisalpine88 Upcoming Girls

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    I find it more fit to post here than in the thread about the assault case (though I have my hopes in it being cross-posted there as well), but at any rate today's news pretty much confirms what was until then a rumor circulating among professional journalists (some purported leaks on 5ch at first mentioned Ten Carat as a potential contender, but that was close enough), which makes her contract to Ken-On now official.
    More details on it inside the newspaper article...
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    "Without forgetting about my feelings of gratitude, I want to give my best"

    After graduating from NGT on the 18th
    Yamaguchi Maho
    joins Ken-On

    A leading firm established in 1979
    It has been informed on the 24th that, after having graduated from NGT48 on the 18th of the current month, Yamaguchi Maho (23) will be signed up to the entertainment agency "Ken-On", effective on the 25th. It has been 7 days since she has marked the conclusion of her three years of life as an idol, after she was herself subjected to the assault incident. Now she is set to make a second start in a big name agency in which until now no current AKB members or graduated ones have ever been affiliated to.

    Established in 1979, said agency is home to prominent actors starting with Karasawa Toshiaki (55) and Amami Yuki (51), all the way to young novices who are set to carry the next generation on their shoulders, such as Sugisaki Hana (21), with a total of about 50 people affiliated to it. The Ken-On side, which had expressed interest in Yamaguchi, was the one that approached her following her graduation. After repeated discussions with Yamaguchi herself, a contract was eventually stipulated.

    In a comment showing her determination, Yamaguchi told: "On this occasion, I had the opportunity of signing up to Ken-On. I won't forget my feelings of gratitude for Ken-On, which gave me such a warm welcome and helped give me the chance to make another new step forward, as well as everyone who had kept cheering on for me. While at it, I want to give my best in all my future activites as I will work on polishing myself from the basics".

    Joining NGT48 as a 1st generation members, last December she was victim to an assault by two male fans.
    In addition to being deeply affected by the incident herself, she would carry a sense of distust toward the response taken by the management, and along with her loyal friends, Sugahara Riko (18) and Hasegawa Rena (18) she eventually went on to graduate.
    As Yamaguchi has declared her retirement from the idol business, attention had then been drawn on what would be her activities from there on.


    Actors and models too
    According to an associated personnel, at present time her job is still not yet decided. Ken-On enjoys an established reputation for its training of traditional-style actors, and expectations are now placed on Yamaguchi too engaging in her activities as either an actress or model. This will be her second stage in her entertainment life. "I want to walk on with my own life in a strong and determined way, and become a person that would give energy to everyone of you", holding in her heart these words that she has vowed to fans at the graduation theater stage, she is about to make her way along a new path.

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    Update:

    Official communication on Ken-On's website, Maho's message is essentially the same as what was reported inside the article above.
    https://www.ken-on.co.jp/headline/20190525_4743/
     
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  2. Titan3

    Titan3 Kenkyuusei

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    I hope she becomes such a huge star that you can never avoid seeing her on TV
     
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  3. Hohon

    Hohon Kenkyuusei

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    I'm so happy for her ! Anyone has her instagram posts that she did before deleting them ? I want to know what she said i'm guessing she wanted to post everything before the announcment and then delete so she can feel officaly releved and new but i wasnt there i was only there when the newspaper came out i wanna know what she said :(

    Also did anyone translate what was written on the ken on site link that she tweeted ? I think its the same as her comment in the newspaper ?
     
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  4. shining445

    shining445 Kenkyuusei

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    I don't know what's been happening. She put up a lot of graduation photos and her Insta Story had video from the Kuroi Hitsuji performance, but going to her profile it says "no posts".
    When I tried to like/"heart" a number of photos, it wouldn't work :/ So I don't know what's going on....unless she posted them all and then just deleted them.
     
  5. primermicarrucha

    primermicarrucha Kenkyuusei

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    i think her most recent and now deleted instagram pics can be seen here for now: https://ig48.gutas.net/home?c=391 but they are not archived on this site and link directly to the images that remain on instagram's servers, so save them while you can.
    you can check here, too: https://selca.kastden.org/account/instagram/nohohon_mahohon/

    here are the related tweets minus the now dead insta links. i can't offer a translation, but they should be easy enough to google translate this way:

    #太陽は何度でも #卒業ドレス 画像や写真保存してね

    #おしめし リハではkissしてくれなかったりこちゃんが本番では顎クイして…上手にできました まほりこは永遠です。 #おしめしはこういうシーンがあるものです #まほりこ

    #太陽は何度でも 愛菜がたくさん写真撮ってくれました。

    10人で撮った写真、凄く楽しそう。 最後のが一番最初に撮った写真でどんどん楽しくなっちゃってるのが分かります。 7人は卒業公演のこと書かないように言われたから私が載せます。大好き!

    みんなが取り囲んでくれていたから、かごめかごめみたいなことしたら素敵!と言って、最後までふざけたがる年上に付き合ってくれる優しいみんな(笑)ありがとう☺️

    #かすみ草 見た目も素敵だけど花言葉も素敵。 皆さんには感謝がいっぱい、永遠の愛です。

    #まほりこぽん 卒業しても毎日連絡取り合ってます。特別で大切で一生の友達。りことれなの幸せが私の幸せ。大好き。

    #薔薇 大好きな薔薇の花束。 お洋服ともピッタリでした。 #snidel のワンピースです。

    写真や動画保存できましたか? それでは皆さん、またね。
     
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  6. hermionepj1

    hermionepj1 Kenkyuusei

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    why is this thread not on the graduated members section yet?
     
  7. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    I moved it, but I have a question. Usually the title would include the team from which the member graduated or KKS if demoted or never promoted. In her case, as I understand it, she was not in a team, the teams being dissolved, but she was still a member and not a KKS.
     
  8. hermionepj1

    hermionepj1 Kenkyuusei

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    i believed they never dissolved the teams, maybe they just forgot lol
     
  9. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    I put the G back upon further advice from another mod. Now for the other threads.

    P.S. the wiki has them transferred. "Transferred to 1st Generation on April 21, 2019" I stuck with G.
     
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  10. Dill

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    Maho stood up to protect TeamG regardless of the consequences and NGT mngmnt tried to take it away from her.
    I feel it would be the right thing leave her as TeamG graduate in this section regardless of NGT and AKS decision.
    Out of respect if nothing else

    Just my two cents though
     
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  11. vshav

    vshav Kenkyuusei

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    Ken On is an amazing agency. She landed on a good one so good for her. Looking forward to what kind of entertainer she becomes. Not sure how good she's in acting or modelling. Probably for now she'll get trained a lot first.
     
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  12. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    A story about her latest instagram (down to one post).

    "Mayo Yamaguchi (23), who graduated from NGT 48 on the 18th this month, made a contract on the 25th with the major entertainment office “Kenon” to which Toshiaki Karasawa (55) and Yuki Amami (51) belonged. Officially announced on the site. On the same day, she made her first posting after moving to her own Instagram."

    https://hochi.news/articles/20190526-OHT1T50045.html

    This time, we have decided to belong to Kenon.
    Warm welcome Kudasari, and Kenon that gave me an opportunity to take a new step, to not forget the feeling of gratitude to everyone that he will cheer, also polishing their own from scratch, and I want to do my best in the future of activities think.
    In the future, thank you.

    https://www.instagram.com/nohohon_mahohon/
     
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  13. Duburin

    Duburin Kenkyuusei

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    Hi all! I was English subtitling the Documentary of AKB48 A to Z 2016 and came across this segment about Maho that I really loved and wanted to share right away, thinking that not many had seen it. It really brought a smile to my face given the recent drama and struggles.

    English Subbed YouTube Link


    It's a brief segment about NGT48 vs SKE48 in the Athletics Competition, featuring one of Maho's greatest moments.
     
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  14. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    Mahohon was the number one topic in the first half of 2019 among "talents" (excludes certain items*), and Sasshi was number 2. The survey counted stories on Yahoo Topics and LINE News

    1位 山口真帆/430回(Yahoo!トピックス・150回/LINE NEWS・280回)
    2位 指原莉乃/298回(Yahoo!トピックス・35回/LINE NEWS・263回)
    3位 菅田将暉 (Suda Masaki)/293回(Yahoo!トピックス・16回/LINE NEWS・277回)
    4位 広瀬すず (Hirose Susu)/254回(Yahoo!トピックス・29回/LINE NEWS・225回)
    5位 松本人志 (Matusmoto Hitoshi)/245回(Yahoo!トピックス・10回/LINE NEWS・235回)
    6位 山里亮太/229回(Yahoo!トピックス・26回/LINE NEWS・203回)
    7位 蒼井優/201回(Yahoo!トピックス・25回/LINE NEWS・176回)
    8位 櫻井翔/194回(Yahoo!トピックス・18回/LINE NEWS・176回)
    9位 田中圭/189回(Yahoo!トピックス・12回/LINE NEWS・177回)
    10位 橋本環奈/181回(Yahoo!トピックス・6回/LINE NEWS・175回)

    https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2140740/full/

    original survey:
    http://www.n-monitor.co.jp/2019/07/24/1501

    *Ex-active athletes, excluding topics related to the deceased
    ※ For the group affiliation talents, count only their own talent names
    * News related to crimes that are "perpetrators, arrested or prosecuted" are not counted.
    ※ News that only includes the name in the program name (there is no description as an individual in the article) is not counted for the talent
     
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  15. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    Life after NGT:

    "Maho Yamaguchi (23), a former NGT 48 who has become a national district in an unprecedented incident of fans attacking his idol's home, is now preparing for a new departure in Tokyo, Japan.

    NGT 48 lost the crown program and lost a major sponsor. On the other hand, Yamaguchi who left Niigata is going to start the second chapter called "Tokyo Story"."

    From "FRIDAY" August 2, 2019 issue

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    https://friday.kodansha.co.jp/article/57383
     
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  16. blindastaroth

    blindastaroth Kenkyuusei

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  17. sscrla

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    Story in Oricon
    [Release date is her birthday, Sept 17]

    "The photo book is scheduled to be sold on August 1st, and the first cut of the photo book is released.

    This work is one book of the whole body that is packed with all the charm and raw figure of Yamaguchi, who will be 24 years old, and future thoughts and preparations, and a notable work that will be the first step of a new departure."

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    https://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2141314/full/

    ModelPress version:
    https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1856120

    Larger images:
    https://atctwn.com/2019/08/01/37786/
     
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  18. SaitoWinterStar

    SaitoWinterStar Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Some excerpts on Maho from my translation of the Japanese 8/1 summary:
    From https://saitowinterstar.com/archives/617

    NGT-related articles
     
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  19. ryandtw

    ryandtw Kenkyuusei

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    Maho's first photobook is titled 'present'. Click thumbnail to enlarge.
    present.jpg
     
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  20. Cisalpine88

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    Couple of snippets from today's ModelPress article, manly those including new additional informations about the photobook.
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    同写真集は山口自身が、いつか行ってみたかったという念願の場所・ハワイで撮影。ワイキキ中心地やアラモアナビーチ、他にも自然豊かな植物園といったロケ地で撮影を行った。
    The photobook in question was shot in Hawaii, a location Yamaguchi herself had desired to go visit someday. Shootings took place at locales such as the Waikiki hinterland, Ala Moana Beach, in addition to a botanic garden complete with its rich vegetation, among others.

    撮影に向けて、山口がまず取り組んだのは「身体作り」。運動が苦手な山口だったが、「1日5食の食事をとり、ジムに通いながら身体作りを行いました」と、トレーニングと食事管理を徹底し、約1ヶ月間で体重を5キロ増量し撮影に挑んだ。
    In preparation for the shootings Yamaguchi first took part in what is a "physique shaping-up". Yamaguchi was not used to physical activity, but as she told, "I would have 5 meals a day and started to attend gym as I built up the physique", she thoroughly took to training and a diet regimen, with her gaining 5 kg in about one month before embarking on to the photoshoot.

    また、未発表となっていた1st写真集のタイトルは、自分への誕生日プレゼントであるとともに、写真集を受け取る人々に向けた“ギフト”として、写真集を通じて“今”の山口真帆を知ってもらいたいという意味を込め、そして初写真集として“忘れられない”ものとして、「present」に決定した。
    Moreover, regarding the title of this 1st photobook, which had so far not been announced yet: with the implied intention being to let people know about what is the "current" Yamaguchi Maho through this photobook, by representing at the same time both a birthday present for herself and a "gift" for all those who are to receive such photobook, in addition to making this something "unforgettable" as her first photobook ever, it has now been set to be «present».

    山口は「写真集は自分でもどれが本当の自分か分からないくらい色んな私がいるので、ページをめくるたびに楽しんでいただけると思います」と語り、「また、発売イベントでファンの方々に会えるのがとても楽しみです」とファンに呼びかけた。
    "This photobook has many different and varied renditions of me inside of it, so much so even I wouldn't be able to tell which one is the real myself. I hope you will enjoy it with every single page you flip through", Yamaguchi herself spoke. "Moreover, I will be looking forward very much to getting to meet with fans at the release events", she added addressing all fans.

    なお、発売日に合わせて、東京と大阪で発売記念イベントも開催される。
    Now, in conjunction with the release day, commemorative release events are also to be held in Tokyo and Osaka.

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    Source: https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1861414
     
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