丁寧な対応から「難波の握手会の女王」と呼ばれ、ブログなどでは思わせぶりな態度でファンを魅了する。“釣り師”渡辺美優紀（１９）は、取材でも小悪魔 スマイル全開だ。先行するはずのスタッフより早くインタビュー現場に現れ、小首をかしげて「よろしくお願いします」。顔の近くで両手をひらひらと振って 笑った。
She mesmerizes fan through her blog and other means, and is respectfully called “Namba’s queen of Handshake Events.” The “Fisher” Watanabe Miyuki devilishly smiling, even for this interview. She’s arrived earlier than our staff to the meeting place, and with a slight tilt of the head, says “It’s nice to meet you.” Using both her hands, she fans her own face and laughs.
日産スタジアムでは「みんな、大好きだよ！」とド直球の愛情表現を客席に投げ込んだ。総合プロデューサーの秋元康氏（５５）が 「釣りというか、もう投網」と表現するほどパワーアップしているが「私は釣り師じゃないです。一番大事なファンの皆さんに、好きっていう気持ちを伝えてい るだけなんです」と必死に否定する。
At Nissan Stadium, in a show of love, she directly said “I love you everyone!” to the guests like a baseball thrown straight over the plate. Although Producer Akimoto Yasushi has stated how her charm has powered up and that she is no longer a simple fisher, but now casts a wide fishing net, Miyuki has fervently denied it. “I’m not a fisher. It’s just that the fans are the most important thing to me and I want to communicate that to them.”
However, with the way she pouts her lips and puffs up her cheeks, and the way that she throws her fit, this is the power of her fishing.
It brings to mind how she had finally made it to Senbatsu in her 3rd year of participating in the elections. Her first time participating was in the year before last year. She was in the preliminary rankings, but when the actual event ended, she failed to rank in . At Budoukan, the event location, she was sobbing and weeping until she was forced to leave her seat.
“It was my first time and I felt regret, that I betrayed the fans expectations. That was the only time I really let my feelings surface.”
ＮＭＢ屈指の“プロ意識”の持ち主だ。ファンはもちろん、スタッフにも苦’や努力の陰を見せることはない。「やらされる努力は嫌いなので」とレッスン場で はなく、自室で一人黙々と練習に励む。ＮＭＢ加入後は間食は一切せずに野菜中心の食生活を徹底。「体重は量らないんです」と多くは語らないが、デビュー当 時と比べて明らかにシャープになった顔立ちが、その努力を物語っている。
She is now the owner of the title “NMB’s Preeminent Professional.” She no longer shows pain nor anguish that arises from working hard–not just to the fans, but also to staff members. “I hate it when effort and work is forced on me (ed. – as opposed to working from the heart)” as she continues her lessons even in her own room, practicing in silence. Since joining NMB, she has completely altered her diet, eliminating snacks and focusing on vegetables. She insists that she doesn’t weigh herself, but compared to her debut, her looks have thinned out and they reflect the effort that she put in.
We saw a sharp-eyed Watanabe when we asked her “What parts of NMB do you think will never match AKB?” As if to interrupt the question, she clenched her fists that were resting on top of the desk, and charged back at us saying “Where exactly are we losing to them?”
Since March of last year, she held a post and has worked with top members like Kashiwagi Yuki and Kojima Haruna, and she worked as a double ace with Yamamoto to keep pushing NMB forward.
“Everyone’s working so hard and they are giving it everything they’ve got. We are not going to lose to other groups without a fight,” she declared.
While Watanabe is always tenderly smiling, inside she has concealed an unyielding and relentless spirit. It foretells a bright future for the group.
Translated this because 48-family linked to it. Thought it would have some good insight into Milky.
I liked this interview. Show them that Namba pride, like I’ve been saying. At this point I honestly feel that NMB is superior to AKB’s new generation in every way. Variety is better, talent is better, fan reception is better, the songs are better…
My only worry, of course, is infighting between NMB wota, such as what happened with the Sayanee song on Youtube. There are better things to worry about than shaming your favorite idol’s partner in crime.
If you guys run into any articles or short clips that you want translated, please let me know. I need to study for JLPT N1 and the more exposure to the language the better. Incidentally, you will benefit so it all works out!