Afilia Saga East is performing at Animelo Summer Live 2012!!
「TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2012」アフィリア・サーガ・イースト出演します! Afilia Saga East is performing at TIF2012!

[Platinum] and [Sei Naru 2nd One Man Live] released on 25th July 2012! So get yours now! LINK


Saturday, 31 March 2012

Oricon Ranking! ASE 7th Single!

1st day sales
 2nd day sales
 3rd day sales

In short... awesome!!
To date, number 8 on the daily ranking seems to be the highest they have got ever! 
I am sure the massive campaigns they were running the past two months paid off.
Lets hope that the girls and their fans pull through it to land a decent place for the weekly Oricon ranking.

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Random shots of the day.

Have you preordered yours yet?

Aria twitpics

Today is also the day everyone has been waiting for!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The much anticipated release!

Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru
The first 14 members single released by Afilia Saga East. This single features new members Emiu and Laura and commemorates the graduation of first generation members Rose and Meena. 

Hope you will support the girls by buying the cd!! If you are confused over which version to buy, my advice them all!

Reposting of tracklist with pictures of cover:

Limited A:
01. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru
02. Baisoku Renai Tokei
03. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru(off Vocal)
04. Baisoku Renai Tokei (off Vocal)

Limited Edition A
Bonus DVD
01. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru  MusicClip
02.  Baisoku Renai Tokei (One man live video)
03. Bonus Video A (Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru PV Scenery A)

Limited B:
01. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru
02. Baisoku Renai Tokei
03. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru(off Vocal)
04. Baisoku Renai Tokei (off Vocal)

Limited Edition B
Bonus DVD
01. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru  MusicClip DanceVer.
02. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru  MusicClip Director’s Cut 
03. Bonus Video B (Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru PV Scenery B)
Regular Edition:
01. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru
02. Baisoku Renai Tokei
03. Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru(off Vocal) 
04. Baisoku Renai Tokei (off Vocal)

Be dazzled by the magical PV!

This is too awesome >A<
Please support the girls!!

From the Yorimo report

Our new song is「Our song to support everyone else」

The 7th single「Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru」, Tsunku is the lyrcist and Chiyomaru does the lyrics. This is an upbeat number that sends heartfelt support to the members who were graduating, as well as the message of looking forward for that future.
「When listening to the song, I cried. There was a kind of lonliness that can't be shaken off, but it was a song that could encourage people. 」(Yukafin). The chorus rung with『Dakshimete , Yumetachi wo』which nudged people to head for that future that is waiting ahead for them. Even if one did not know about the graduations, they would still be able to touch their ears and hearts to feel the surge of emotion.
「Spring is the time where people graduate from and enter schools. A period of encounters and partings. We wanted to present that to everyone who listens to this song. This is a song that is filled with loads of emotions」(Ayami). The choreography of the song, was done by Lucky Ikeda san who has been with the girls since their debut, gave the song a comical dance which produced a gap from the serious music. The girls' performance is one to watch out for! Lastly, we asked Yukafin what was her feelings about releasing their 7th single.
「We were a group that comprised of amateurs, after 3 years, we had the opportunity to release our 7th single. With this 7th single, support and our feelings we will work hard. Such a grand producer team isn't something you see often. If you are interested, please do listen to it!」

Monday, 26 March 2012

Yorimo report on Afilia Saga East English Translations

We are, idols that you get to meet a lot!

「We are, idols that you get to meet a lot! At the shops, we receive kind words from 'Senpai's and we hear about their take on stuff and through that we slowly mature. This sets us aside from other idol groups and gives us an advantage!」

The one who emphasized that was Yukafin. By “Senpai”, she refers a special expression used by the girls of this “Gakuin based girls unit” , in all it is used to refer to their fans. The girls belong to the「Middle school section」, visiting guests belong to the「High school section」therefore the setup of "Senpai".
Yukafin who was working at the shop was asked to join the group.「I was an amateur girl, I have never danced nor sung before. That is why chasing after the first generation members was very tough. But it was fun!」and her eyes sparkled. (edit note: lol)

The 14 members were chosen from the「Afilia Group」which is a project that spans across Japan. The cast from Ikebukuro, Ueno and Roppongi branch number around 100 people and from there, the girls were carefully picked. Musician and Chairman of Game company MAGES Shikura Chiyomaru and Seiyuu and musician Momoi Haruko double produced this unit leading to its debut in March 2009. Xbox 360 Game「STEINS;GATE Hiyoku renai no Darling」's Opening theme is their 6th single「La*La*La Labolution」, attained the daily chart's 24th placing which indicates the popularity of the single and that there are more and more "Senpai"s supporting us!

“Graduation and Entrance to school” Unit

「"Graduation and Entrance to school" Unit」. Afilia Saga East was built upon such a concept. This spring, 2 of the first generation members are slated for "Graduation". Whereas last year December, two new girls joined the group. One of the new girls, Laura has been working for almost 8 months at the stalls and have been a dilligent cast. While at the stall, she had to use her own creativity to make good cocktails and had to study for that as well, also she had to memorize the menu by heart.

「As I wanted to be better at being a bartender I went around to look for help, I entered this shop but working with the Saga members who are Idols make me respect them a lot. I would be happy if I could enter too」with that Laura laughed. Sometimes one would work 6 shifts a week, because the "Senpai"s are many. At the end of last year, suddenly at their 2nd One man Live(ZeppTokyo)'s stage she was made to stand in front of all the fans, the hall was filled with familiar faces and it was unexpectedly relaxing for her. 「“Senpais”who have come to our shop, and friends from around my neighbourhood thought about whether I really became an idol. Normal Idols would only stage events and shake hands at events but that limitation distances the fans and idols. However, at our stalls we are able to cut that distance and engage in normal conversations with our fans」said Laura. 「If we all became too close to them that would be troublesome.But, after all our "Senpai"s are gentlemen (edit note: there are girls too though... but idk whether the Females will be called Senpais as they have a different color coding from Males.)」said Yukafin. Both of them worked together at the Ueno branch.

Ayami who works at Roppongi Stars was also a member who joined along the way. She hasn't tried doing stuffs like dancing and singing like an idol before.「I have finally learned how to keep in step. The steps in the dance are energetic and difficult to keep up with」It seems tough to have to remember 20 over songs.

The different shops have different pace in their own shops. For example, the Ueno branch is open from 5pm in the evening till 5am next morning. Members too have to work till early morning at times. There is also this campaign that spans most record stores in the country. It seems very busy and tiring but,「After the Lives and Events, with that rigor and momentum I could continue working till morning and talking to the "Senpai"s would make one feel unexpectedly rejuvenated.」(Laura)who seems to be carefree. An Idol you can drink with till early morning is normally unheard of. One should try going to the store to find out for oneself.

(取材/撮影・ヨリモ編集デスク 大和太郎)

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Translation of Repotama's report on RoseMeena graduation

Report on 3/2's Rose and Meena graduation:

Starting the night was「Dear Senpai♡~Members' self introduction song」. To the two members, this marked the final time they would be doing their classic greeting. They then performed「Hiko Jisshu~Learn To Fly~」where Laura and Ayami hugged Meena, this was a heartfelt song with more expressions and feelings than normal.。

During Rose and Meena's solo part, Meena sang "a song that everyone in afilia chose", Triangle Wave. She was followed by Rose who sang a song she wrote by herself called Oreshika, she revealed her towel waving techniques and the fans had fun joining in while the whole hall was filled with red lightsticks.

Here, the members took the stage again. The talk corner was entitled「Afilia・Saga・East Memorable photos corner」, looking back upon the times of the debut campaign, PV shooting, their Lives brought back fond memories.

Right there they revealed their new song 「Kindan Muteki no Darling」which is new PSP game『Steins'・Gate Hiyoku Koi ri no Darling』's opening theme. The official game PV was also released and the members watched it along with the guests.

From there, to pick up on the memories that flooded everyone, single songs that were full of those emotions were performed.「Meridian no Inori」「Luminous No Izumi」「Knee high・Egoist」along with calls by Maho and Kohime brought the performance through the roof.

After「Watashi☆LOVE na☆ Otome!」was sung, one by one the members gave their messages to Rose and Meena. When interviewed by the media, Yukafin who was at the brink of breaking down said「I don't want them to stop being in Afilia」and cried.

During「Jutsu shiki wa dareka no tame ni」the hall was painted green, and during encore, they sung their new song「Mirai ga watashi wo matteiru」and the whole hall was freshly painted in yellow.
Fans sung「Kikyu ni notte doko made mo」along with the girls. Rose and Meena who knew nothing of this before hand, were taken aback and moved to tears. In the face of the many voices, the members who have been together with them all were moved as well.

As the Live approaches its end, the two members who were going to graduate gave their final words. 
Meena said「The pendant that was always with me, that saw me through since debut broke today while I was singing.『Ahh, its how it is』I thought。Thank you very much up till now! 」, Rose said「In the same place, sharing the same time together, I felt that we shared a miracle together as well. I love everyone!」.

Last was a picture of the 14 members with the fans. The members did as they always did 

The girls 3rd One Man Live will be held on Naoko no hi, 2012 9th June(Sat)at Gotanda Yuuport hall. Afilia Saga East will be setting off once again as a 12 member group.

<Text/Dandy Saeki>

01.Dear センパイ♡~メンバー自己紹介ソング~
03.飛行実習~Learn To Fly~
04.Triangle Wave

16.My White Ribbon

I nabbed more pictures off
The tears
The friends
The last performance
The 14nin group


Meena and Rose with Karen and Yukafin

Friday, 23 March 2012

Nicovideo list (updated 23rd March)

In order of the date it was revealed!

Still short of Maho, Karen (updated as of 3/23/12)

Kindan Muteki no Darling!

【Live】 新生サーガ・12人の再起動のLiveイベント!決定!!4/14(土)

[LIVE] New Saga, after graduation of 2 members returning with 12 members, Afilia Saga East will stage a Live event on the 14th of April (Saturday)(土)

 It seems that they would be revealing Kindan Muteki no Darling [禁断無敵のだーりん] for the first time! 

More information on Kindan Muteki no Darling @

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

1 week left!

It is finally 1 week left to the 7th single's release!
Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru + c/w Baisoku Renai Tokei

I am actually quite excited to get my copies of Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru! This song has been stuck in my head since I went to watch them perform it live! That was one experience like no other. This song might just be the breakthrough that Afilia Saga East needs to climb up the ladder of success! (imo imo)

Check out the profiles of the members as of 8/3/12 with english translations available!=>

Various posts done before are archived under the label "Mirai ga Watashi wo Matteiru", you can check them out on the right hand side.

The girls are entering their last lap of the campaign to promote their 7th single!
Please support them!  

(to be edited...)

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Random shots!

Emiu and Sucre~

 Maho with Emiu!
 Emiu acting cheeky!
Karen with Sucrechan
Ze lil' Witch Sucre
 Sucre and Emiu!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Watashi Love na Otome ☆ wktk wktk

Watashi Love na Otome

Watashi☆Love na ☆ Otome or WLO is a fast paced song which speaks of the cute innocent heart of a girl much in love. This song was also chosen to be the theme song of Xbox360 game W.L.O. Sekai Renai Kikou. The quick pace of the song would brainwash you to continue listening! The PV features the members playing around in an amusement part and is an epitome of cute! The coupling song Sei naru WKTK hoshi is also a very moe song with wakuteku(wktk) at its center. Wktk broadly means excited! The song does indeed make one pretty much wktk as well.
Check out the anican column for more thoughts from the members on these songs.

A clip of Watashi Love na Otome being performed live!

 Limited Edition:
Regular edition:

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Knee High Egoist makes the little magicians sexy!

Knee High Egoist!

This is their 5th single and is the unique collaboration between Tsunku and Chiyomaru! This single deviated from the moe-style that Afilia Saga East usually had. Instead, Knee High Egoist was more sexy than fans could have begged for. The girls sport knee high socks, though very similar to the socks they usually don while in their Afilia uniform, the hopping and jumping in this song would ensure the skirt would flutter around. Many of the shots within the PV feature the Knee socks and thighs of the members. This song allowed for the wilder side of the girls to break loose. A major part of the song would be the girls standing in a line and flexing their thighs to show the Zettai Ryoki(a legendary factor where some speculate the golden ratio at work).

Regular edition:

Limited edition Type A:

Limited edition Type B:

Saturday, 17 March 2012

La La La Labolution features hot magicians! Afiririru~

Lalala PV!

This is the 6th single and this is also the Steins;Gate Xbox360 game's theme song. Link to video:

This song is a typical cute moe-styled idol pop group song, similar to what they have had previously. The song is cute and upbeat as is their dance. At their Live, fans could literally jump along with this song as there would be a part of the dance where the members will cue to jump at "yeahyeah" or something that sounds like that. The expressions on the members faces as they shake their head along with the beat is very amusing at times as well, so please do look out for it!
The PV on the other hand is a first for the group. It is a PV in bikinis. The bonus DVD in the Limited edition features making of PV and their 1st Photobook which naturally includes swimwear as well. The clip on the DVD was very interesting and showed the different faces of the members. My personal favorite scene would be Aria armwrestling Kohime. Few would have expected the 140cm Kohime to win Aria! 

The Photobook features group and solo shots in their swimwear and normal clothes as well as a special cosplay segment as well!. The book has many nice shots so please do check it out!
Cover of 1st Photobook below:

Regular edition:

Friday, 16 March 2012

Rose and Meena!

2 weeks have passed since their graduation live!
Meena and Rose, two first generation members had their graduation live held on the 2/3/12 at the Shinjuku BLAZE.
Rose's profile with english translations available:
Meena's profile with english translations available:

Louise, Meena, Rose, Aria and Kohime were the last few 1st generation members of Afilia Saga East.

14nin group photo!

Lets continue to support them in what ever way we can!
Once again, 卒業おめでとう!ロゼさん、ミィナさん!がんばってね!

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Random shot

Emiu with something with part of the Afilia sign!

Karen-tenshi...with a chocolate

Kohime in nurse uniform, this was from the influenza prevention theme!

Laura and Maho, two belles working at Sherry's! 

Rose and Aria!