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the eye of the fandom : o carnaval do brasil

Today we welcome a female fan from brazil. Despite the language barrier, and the short answers, she expressed her genuine feelings.

First, introduce yourself

  • Giulia (people call me giu that sounds like Ju), 21, I’m a dentist assistant during the day and at night I go to college

Do your acquaintances know that you have idols as your hobby? What do they think of it?

  • Yes, they know and they think I’m a weirdo hehe

How did you got to know Keyakizaka? Were you into other idols beforehand?

  • I got to know Keyakizaka when I was getting interested in Nogizaka46 thanks to a AKBINGO episode. I’m into Idols since a long time ago, got into J-pop thanks to animes and then I got into K-pop and all got messed up cause is too many groups, but now I’m taking time for both.

Who is your oshimen, and why? What do you think is her main appeal? (Or are you a DD)

  • My oshimen is Oda Nana. At first I liked her cause her personality kind of remember me of myself, but now I just love everything about her. What I love more about her is the way that she is happy if members are happy, even if she have to embarrass herself

Have you been to concerts before? Or handshake? If yes, what was your impressions?

  • Kind of difficult when you live at the other side of the world so no

Do you collect goods, like towel, glowstick, or cards? How much do you spend for your idol hobby in average?

  • So far as I know there’s no place in my country that sell keya goods (Or other J-pop groups) and buying online end up really expensive so I don’t have enough money to buy anything

What’s your favourite A-side? And why?

  • Silent Majority, not just because is the debut song but because the music and lyrics have a lot of impact in me.

Where do you get your informations? Social network, video platform, magazine, others?

  • Most from social media

What do you think of the japanese fandom? Have you interacted with them in real life or just Social network?

  • I only know two people from the japanese fandom so far and they are nice. I thought they would be more strict but I’m glad they are easy going

What do you think of the foreign fandom? People being fans of a japanese group, completely different of their culture? Do you think Management should show interest going more global?

  • I think it’s great when music gets known worldwide cause music is made to be appreciated, every kind of music. The fact that Keyakizaka has so many foreign fans means a lot cause it shows that every kind of person can unite for something in common. To be honest I would love if management showed some global interest.

Recently Hiragana and Kanji are doing more and more activities separately. What do you think of it?

  • Kanji and Hiragana can be different of each other but it doesnt change the fact that they all are Keyakizaka46, also I love when they do activities together.

Recently hiragana 2nd gen has debuted their activities. What are your expectation for them?

  • I have a lot of expectations on them cause until now they showed that they are big deal

Recently we’ve seen Yuichanzu Wcenter for Glass o ware. What are your thoughts on changing center?

  • Changing center would be the best. I think nobody can overcome Techi’s center aura but also think that being center is too much pression and they should share that pression. Also, changing centers could give more spotlight to other members so that’s good too.

Japanese and Foreign culture diverge on some topic, like love ban rule. What is your opinion on this?

  • Idols are humans too. They love, they hate, they feel lonely. I’m totally okay with them finding their other half but I guess this is a little difficult for some fans to accept.

Overall, What do you think makes keyakizaka different? What do you think of the current keyakizaka? Doing well or points to improve?

  • I questioned myself a lot about that but didn’t came to a conclusion… why I love keyakizaka so much? Why they are so special? It isn’t just because they broke that “idols have to be sexy or cute” barrier. They are unique, keyakizaka is keyakizaka and they are special being them. They are doing pretty well even being shy in front of cameras, I think thats a moe (cute) point

Thank you for your time. If you have a shoutout to do, please go ahead.

  • Let’s not fight guys, everyone have their opinion so we must respect that. As the song says: No WAR in the future!