Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 25\02\2014


Rena(What the Re-・ω・formation is)

It’s Rena(・ω・)

The Big Re-Formation was held yesterday.
The changes occurred were way bigger than I imagined and it now feels very hard to decide where to start talking from…
I faced the Re-Formation trying to stay firm and ready but things are always complex when people’s feelings are involved.

I became part of SKE48’s Team E and, concurrently, Nogizaka46.
I’m not the leader anymore and the member changed considerably as well.
Akari became the leader and Umechan the vice.
It’s the first time for Akari to be in a position in which she has to aggregate other people and put order among them, so she said she wasn’t able to express not even half of her feelings yesterday…

But Akari is a girl with very firm way of thinking and beliefs. So even though she’s not used to it yet, I’m sure she’ll lead everyone in her own way!
And there’s also the reliable Umechan, so I feel totally relieved.

Something very happy - the promotions of Kumachan and Arisa - happened as well.
And I myself got startled about the transfers of AKB’s Sumire-san and HKT’s Tani Marika.
My heart hurt seeing them cry, but I think the most important thing is for us to support them so that one day they’ll think they’re glad they came to SKE. Also, I feel like this is were the real new changes lie.

Looking at the lineup of the other transferred or concurred members, I felt like SKE became different from how it’s been until now.
However, that’s not a minus, it’s a difference in the perception of the quality level.
I love the current SKE as well…but I also can’t wait to witness the new SKE story that’s about to start.

What shocked me is Yuria’s transfer.
Starting from Yuria, I was thinking of the 3rd generation as SKE’s core.
I think their efforts played an incredible role in allowing the current SKE to exist and come this far.  An indispensable precence for the history of SKE.
The 3rd genereation members started off as Research Students.
At the time, SKE still had a very long road ahead and they worked hard recklessly with the only aim of becoming official team members.
Among them, I’ve had the chance to observe closely Yuria, Yukko and Akarin, who were part of my same Team. They went on while being trained by their seniors, and now they became the members leading SKE…

Just like the fans, it feels sad for me as well.
However…until now Yuria has done her best for SKE’s sake, so now I want for her to greedily catch this chance she’s been given.
She’s always been drawing her steps back, so now I want for her to move one step forward.  
That’s how I feel.
Which is why, now more than ever, she needs the warm voices of the people supporting her.
That is true for every transfer, and every concurrency. Nothing is more reassuring than your words.
So, please keep taking care of Yuria!

I very well understand how you SKE fans are supporting the current SKE because you like it.
I’m sure that, after this Re-Formation, those feelings will disappear in some people.
Still, we can’t afford to stop.
It’s not easy to just accept it, but I want for us to work hard believing in ourselves and in the fans supporting us.

Also, I don’t know how long the current Team will last, but I’ll devote my efforts to try and leave something as this Team as well!

Thanks for having read such a long post.


Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 07\06\2014

Her posts are always just wonderful :)

Rena(Everyone!・ω・Thank you)

It’s Rena.(・ω・)

The General Election is over.
This year I ranked 5th.
I myself am startled.

Not startled by the result, but by the changes in my feelings.
I felt lost and confused as I got 6th in the preliminaries,
but then this is what I thought:
“I have nothing to worry about as long as I have
people supporting me. Let’s just have fun this year.”
If I was able to get to think that way,
is surely because my work as an individual has increased.
Feeling how my activity is spreading, the anxious disappeared.
My biggest happiness is to be able to tell you great news.

However, in a way, the Election gives a shape to your feelings.
This year I just decided to receive them and enjoy myself.
That’s why I started having fun ever since the event began,
and I alternated worry and joy as each member was called!

As my name was called I could stand up with no hesitation, and my words came all out smoothly.
I think it was a hard period for you, with all the voting and the feeling that you needed of supporting me.
Thank you so much, really, for always supporting me.
It makes me so happy.

I also think I should maybe become a person more worthy of support, but anyway, from now on I want to keep to openly convey myself to you all. 
I’m going to treasure this position, of course.
Because hey, it’s the highest rank I got until now!
But now I need to become more indepentent.
I’m starting to think that it’s important to become able to stand on my own feet and walk forward.

Yet to mantain this balance is hard as long as I’m an idol.
It’s also true I’m not the novice I used to be.
I’m not the kind of girl one would feel like protecting. Not anymore lol
But more than anything else, what I need to focus my efforts on, is the way of working hard after having recognized and accepted this result.

This year you all worked hard, allowing me to receive the 5th position, so I hope I’ll be able to appear on screen more than ever during music shows and such!
I’ll do my best so that I’ll become a highly demanded woman lol

Everyone, thank you very much.
This is who I am, but please keep supporting me!

Ah. Let’s absolutely make the Tour become a reality!


Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 25\02\2014


It’s Rena(・ω・)

I wrote something about the Reformation on the Ameba Blog.
But I haven’t written enough yet…

If I try to recall things to write about, more and more come out…

Looking at the entries written by transferred and concurrent members, I’m very happy about how positive they’re thinking about SKE.

Among them there’s Miyazawa-san, who became Team S’ Leader.
I’m really glad that Miyazawa-san will come to SKE.

She worked hard in AKB as a 2nd generation member, then she moved to SNH…
Even just by considering the history of her activity, the stages she has stood on are so, so many more compared to those of SKE members.
It feels so reassuring for me to know that such a wonderful senior will become part of us!
But we should not be depending on that! On the contrary, what’s important will be for us to learn.

I also want for us to work hard
in order to become a stimulus for Miyazawa-san!!


Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 23\03\2014

(I love you・ω・Manatsu)

It’s Rena(・ω・)

There was Manatsu’s Graduation Stage today.
Unfortunately the work didn’t allow me to take part in the Stage.
It was really a pity not to be able to see Manatsu’s last performance, but I’m sure that, surrounded by many fans and members, she went through it with a smile.

Manatsu is a very honest and spontaneous girl.
That sometime led her to be misunderstood, but anyway I love
her life sized figure and her sparkling smile when she’s having fun on stage. 
I wanted to see Manatsu on stage more and more.
I happened to be asked about my thoughts regarding
Manatsu’s graduation, during handshake events.
My feelings are just like yours. I feel very sad and lonely.
That’s because I think she was a one
and only kind of presence in SKE.

But she’s going to start again, moving towards her new dream.
And I think I want to support that.
She’s now going away after leaving so many things in SKE,
so I want to keep treasuring al those things.
I want for them not to ever disappear.

My SKE’s oshimen will forever be Manatsu.
The only one that can capture my heart is Manatsu.
Her cute cute image will keep staying, without ever fading, in my heart.

Thank you for having called me “Renachan”
and for having said you like me even when I got too in high spirits.

Just like she’s done with me, Manatsu brought happiness and smiles to many many people.
Which is why I will send her out with a smile.

Thank you. Take care.


Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 15\08\2013

No, dear, it’s really impossible to misunderstand ^^“”“
Seriously XD


It’s Rena(・ω・)

Today, in the station, I found a girl that was tremendously of my taste!
A thin, white and short-haired girl.
She was so dazzling in her white shirt and black skirt, that she really felt as if she was 2D, so I had to look at her one more time!

My ideal type of girl.

It would be nice if there was an idol like that around…

I used to have this kind of ideal girl as a classmate, in the past.
Even if I think back at her now, I get entranced by her 2D-ish aura.
When a girl like that stuffs her cheeks with yakisoba bread for lunch my heart tightens.

Still, I feel like there’s not even a 2D character that fits that image perfectly.
If there was one, I bet I’d immediately fall in love with her lol

I wonder if writing this will get me misunderstood…

It’s just that I like cute girls, pretty girls and 2D-ish girls.


Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 22\08\2013

I think this post expresses so wonderfully her admiration for Sayaka.

Who could blame her, after all? She’s also very good at acting, it would be reeeeeeeeeeally amazing to see the both of them work together in a movie or something in the future :)


It’s Rena(・ω・)

The last step of the 5 Big Domes Tour - the 4 days Tokyo Dome Concert - has started.
It was time for the first performance today!
Thanks to everyone who came!

I ended up dripping with sweat today too!

An entre year quickly passed since last year’s Tokyo Dome concert.
I didn’t think I’d have the chance to perform here again so I’m very happy that I could come here and say “I’m back”.
To do a concert in Tokyo Dome is the aspiration of many artists.
So, once again, I felt that if I’m able to stand on that Stage is because I’m working in a blessed enviroment and I should properly convey my gratitude to all the fans.

Thanks for your constant warm suppor!

Today also was Akimoto Sayaka-san’s last concert.
Sayaka-san has taught so many things to the members and when I myself had a chance to work with her, even though it was for a very short period of time, I could learn a lot!

Every time there was a concert, Sayaka-san would wear some kind of head-gear and make all the audience laugh.
I don’t remember exactly when but as I asked her why, she told me:
「If we don’t make the first move taking the initiative in order to leave an impression on people, we’d end up being hidden behind others, right?」 (<- tln: something many members should learn or it’s just obvious they’d never be noticed no matter how good at something they are)

And it’s true that, among all those members, Sayaka-san kept shining both while performing and while talking, no matter where she was!
Moreover, she’s been one of the members who, without fail, would be in a central role, every time.
That’s why going away she leaves a huge empty hole behind.
And we, through trials and errors, are going to try and fill that hole.

I shall work hard so that, one day, I’ll be able to work with her again!

I’m glad I could meet such a wonderful senior.


Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 25\07\2013



It’s Rena(・ω・)

I had the day off today but, I went to the lesson room anyway.
Together with the teacher I enjoyably went to some practice.

Especially since Boku no Taiyou Stage has many similar moves, we should polish and improve each one of them!

I wanted to prepare some of the steps with the teacher, and to focus into the atmosphere of the songs!

I’m sure that, without only relying on the songs, what’s important is the pace of the atmosphere we are able to produce ourselves.
But not only as in…a melody is cheerful so let’s just make cheerful expressions.
There are songs that keep changing keys from the intro to the conclusion, so I don’t think we should keep our expressions and movements the same for the whole time.
As I danced while talking about that…

…a few hours passed in the blink of an eye!


Only astonishing things seem to happen lately lol

Another astonishing thing that happened is when, during the recording for 1+1 wa 2 ja nai yo,  me and Nonchan  had our birthdays celebrated together!

For some reason one candle was broken lol

But the surprise really made me happy!

Also, you know?
Jurina wrote on the blog that she feels lonely lol

I wasn’t sure whether to say this or not, but…
During S’ Senshuuraku, as my eyes met Jurina’s,
she suddenly started crying and said

“It makes me feel lonely that we’re going to separate!”

I didn’t know she’d feel so lonely because of me so it left me astonished!
But I also was very happy.
It was another reason that made me realize
that after all, Jurina really is like a little sister for me. lol

And Young Champion, with a photoshoot with me and her alone after a long time, is currently on sale!

I have a shooting I’m looking forward to tomorrow!

I’m going to work hard!


Matsui Rena's Ameblog - 15\04\2013


It’s Rena(・ω・)

The 2 days concert in Gaishi Hall - [Kawaranai Koto. Zutto nakama na koto\Something that won’t change. That we’ll always be comrades] safely came to an end.

I was surprised to know that, aside from the people who could make it to the concert, there were also many who couldn’t come but stayed outside. If we were able this year as well to perform in Gaishi Hall, is just because there’s so many people supporting us that that wouldn’t even fit all in the place.
Thank you so much, really.

This time it not only was the first big concert after a year, but it also was the graduation concert for 9 members.
When, during the last performance, the graduating members sang Tabidachi Sotsugyougumi’s [Sore wo seishun to yobu hi], the place, that was filled with colorful penlights got dyed in white.
I not only was very happy to see that, even though the place was so huge, the fans cooperated all together in order to give such a wonderful scenery as a present to the graduating members, but I also realised that SKE is being supported by amazing people.

All the graduating members properly gazed in front of them, and they looked so cool.
I cried lots, but I couldn’t just keep sobbing while looking at them!
Still, huge drops of tears started flowing.

Emiri has been like Team S saviour,  that came helping us out with our Stage so many times.
To be honest, I would’ve loved to be able to work hard with her being in the same team…
Today she’ll have a birthday celebration stage, while tomorrow’s one will be her graduating stage…
I hope she’ll receive so many words of congratulations and gratitude that she won’t be able to hold them all. 

As for Haramina, I’m really happy I could work together with her for Oki Doki’s senbatsu.
Her dynamic way of performing is really cool and captivating.
But what I like the most is her happy face while she’s eating.
She looks like a kid during that moments and she’s really adorable.

Kasusu made it in to senbatsu with last year’s Janken Taikai and I was able to look at her doing her best from a short distance. I’m so happy she’s gradually getting more and more cute and shining.
She has a misterious power able to sooth everyone with her calm and gentle smile.
I want her to keep following her own pace.

Ririchan is…really cute!!
Ever since the first time I saw her I thought she was adorable, looking like a rabbit!
Her eyes are always flaming and filled with curiousity and everytime she speaks everything gets more brighter.
When she was wearing the red graduating outft she looked a bit as she was stretching herself out and that was so very charming.

I worked with Ogichan for a long time, being senbatsu members and both thinking of her leaving and of not being able to see her playing with Yuria anymore feels incredibly sad and lonely.
Looking at her singing Sore wo seishun to yobu hi during the rehearsal and on the actual stage, really hit my heart intensely.
And she was so…SO pretty during Manazashi Sayonara.
Ogichan is a confident and responsible girl. I want her to keep doing her best believing in herself.

As for Team S members, we’ll still be able to perform together so I’ll write about them when those Stages will be over…

Even though I decided I wouldn’t absolutely cry and I would’ve bid them farewell with a smile, looking at the graduating members made my eyes’ inner corners get hot and when it was time for Tooku ni Itemo’s intro I started crying out loud together with Jurina.
It looks like my heart perceived these graduations in a more huge way my mind would’ve ever thought…

Lastly, there’s something I shouldn’t forget. That is…Shawachan.
During the concert’s second performance I had the chance to sing [Nice to meet you].
When I went to see the Stage with Shawachan, I cried seeing her performing that song.

I’m really, REALLY happy I met you.
I’m grateful for the miracle of having met you by chance, with so many people in this world.

That’s what I felt for Shawachan, at that time.
So, even though I couldn’t sing it with her, I thought I wanted, one day, to sing that song. And, amazingly, I was given the chance to do that in the Gaishi Hall concert.
That made me really happy so I tried to sing it  treating it with all the value it’s worth of.

Now…when I thought about how I should’ve closed this post, the final answer was this concert’s title:

[Kawaranai Koto. Zutto nakama na koto\Something that won’t change. That we’ll always be comrades]

Even 1st generation graduated members went to see the concert.
No matter how much time passes since one leaves SKE, that won’t change the fact that we spent the same time in the same place.
They’ll always, always be precious comrades.

Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 08\09\2013

Oh, it’s an interesting post but anyway seriously…how can one really go say someone they oshihen-ed from them? -.-

There’s no use in it, damn… O_O
You’d just ruin their mood because in one way or another it’s still something sad to be told.
And, if Rena is writing it here, no matter the arbitrarily used “light” tone, if you ask me is definitely because she saw or heard about some member being hurt because of this kind of episode yesterday.


It’s Rena(・ω・)

Just like yesterday, today as well I’m taking part in AKB’s hand-shake event.
Thanks to everyone who came yesterday!

I had everyone congratulate me, and that made me very happy.
Also, since you all talk about lots of things - also related to yourselves - I had really fun being able to talk about so many different topics!♪

Oh, right!
Yesterday there also were some people going to their former oshi saying that they changed oshi. (tln: You know, the oshihen)
Welll, you know…
I myself have been told many times, until now, “I changed my oshi from Renachan to someone else”, and well…one would feel down-hearted being told such a thing directly…

Instead of saying it with words, if you could just nonchalantly do like this, everyone will understand anyway!

Just saying lol

In my case, anyway, I’m actually happy to be able to talk both with people supporting me and with those supporting other members.
When I see goods or T-shirts of other girls I end up talking about nothing but them lol

Oh, I was about to forget!
As I was thinking I would want Airi’s GekiOshi towel…

…Nanako already goooooooooooot iiiiiiiit!!!
I was too laaaaaaaaaaaaateeeeee!!!

I guess I have no other choice but to buy it…(*゜ロ゜)!!

That’s what I was thinking when…

…Sa-Sasshii gave me her GekiOshi towel!!!
So well, I guess that maaaaaaaaybe I might be having this towel around my neck at some point during today’s hand shake event…(-ω-)

But, of course, you’re all…

RenaOshis, right? ・*・:≡( ε:)


Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 08\07\2014


It’s Rena(・ω・)

Coming back home after a long time, I met Ruby!
My little angel!
She comes fawning on me!

It would be worth it to come home even just for this!

I cant talk to my parents via phone, but I can’t communicate with Ruby unless I see her, so I’m really happy I’m being able to play with her.

And so, at home, I’m now watching GTO with Ruby.


Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 17\01\2014

Rena(Something I ・ω・ want to say)

It’s Rena(・ω・)

I was able to enjoyably appear in Music Station’s Special.
Everyone, how did you like Koi suru Fortune Cookie and After Rain?
Songs that would give energy!
And I’d be glad if they gave it to you!♪

Today Seira and Manatsu announced their graduations.
It’s very sad to see, once again, members going away…
I’m unable to put my feelings into words, and I also wonder what to do…

Still, I must face forward.
Both Manatsu and Seira properly see their next path.

At least we’ll be able to stand together on the Nagoya Dome stage.
That makes me feel more relieved than anything else.

I still haven’t sorted my feelings and I’m sure it’s the same for you all.

Seira, Manatsu, I love you both a lot.


Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 30\04\2014


It’s Rena(・ω・)

Good morning.

I woke up very sad after dreaming about Momusu’s Michishige-san graduating.
Then, as I was thinking it couldn’t be possible, I found out it was true and got startled…

When I tried to think back, turned out I dreamed about it because I actually fell asleep being in a state of shock after watching it in the news.

It was quite shocking for me!
I really hope I’ll be able to see
Momusu perform while Michishige-san is still in it.

Lately I feel like going to lives of many idols.
They all have peculiar colors and there’s so much for me to learn.


Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 05\07\2014


It’s Rena(・ω・)

I gave Rion my birthday T-shirt as a present.
She was very happy about it.
It had passed a while since I last saw her
and she was very cute, so it all felt very pleasing.

I also met Naruchan and, in that very moment,
we exchanged an extremely passionate hug!
Naruchan LOVE.
I can’t wait to perform on stage with her.

Today I was fished by her as, every time I passed by, in order to reach my lane, she would tell me “Rena-san, I love you!”.
Oh, you!! Isn’t that super cute!?
I want to spread these 3’s cuteness more and more in the world!

The cuteness of our youngsters is out of the ordinary!


Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 19\01\2014

Rena baby T_T
I’m sure it’s out of naivety and without any bad intention that some say certain things, but it must be so hard to be in the members’ shoes…

(Hand-sh・ω・ake event)

It’s Rena(・ω・)

The hand-shake event finished without any problem.
Thanks to everyone who came.

It looks like some people got a bit startled seeing how I reacted in a quite susceptible way when they talked about members’ graduations, so…sorry about that.

Every graduation - no matter whose - is sad.
So being asked how I feel about it, or being told to stop the members from graduating…ended up troubling me and I wouldn’t know what to say anymore…

The only thing I can say is that…at any rate, I’m sad.
I’m sure I’m still terrible when it comes to express my emotions.
And maybe I should’ve just said something positive and face-forwarding in reply to that…
But my feelings happen to be just the same as yours.

Though it’s not good to say something as gloomy as this, right?
Today a lot of people came saying they’re looking forward to the Request Hour, promising to come and cheer on me in the Nagoya Dome concert, and telling me many joyful things.

Among them there even was a young boy who told me he’ll become Kamen Rider and he’ll protect me!
Can’t wait to be protected by him!♪

Well then, I must prepare for the Stage
of the day after tomorrow!


Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 11\04\2014


It’s Rena(・ω・)

Today I had work in Nagoya in the morning.
Then I moved to Tokyo and, while doing shootings,
I watched Nogizaka46’s first appearance in Music Station!

They were all so bright and cute and that
shy atmosphere after the final pose was so adorable.

To imagine me being there as well felt quite weird,
but I’m also very honestly looking forward to it.
Can’t wait to stand on a stage with them.

Oh, right! During today’s shooting Churi gave me some sweets.

I tried to poke and prick her lol
And there’s Minarun in the back.

Also, this is totally unrelated, but we ate CoCoIchi for lunch.
We bought only the curry powder and we put it on the rice of our lunch boxes.
I like tuna cheese yeah, but I also like vegetable curry + eggplants.
It’s enjoyable to eat from CoCoIchi because you can change the mood by using different toppings every day.
Ahhh, I want to eat CoCoIchi curry! lol

Tomorrow there’s a National Handshake event for Sansei Kawaii in Oosaka.
Everyone, be sore to come!♪


Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 23\04\2014

Not directly related to this post, but it almost moved me - all considered - to read Tsuu on her blog write that she’s happy Rena was their leader T_T

Rena(Boku no・ω・Taiyou)

It’s Rena(・ω・)

Team E’s Boku no Taiyou Stage finished without any issue.
Thank you for all the 45 performances.

Miyamae started crying as we formed the circle, as the Stage started the atmosphere was already filled with the realization of it being really the final one, I felt like I met eyes with you more than I’ve ever done, and every single moment felt so very precious to me.

From the middle of the Stage, Naruchan kept crying the whole time in the dressing room, and Rion and Tsuuchan were shedding tears as well.
For the Stage to come to an end, for Igucchi and Kintarou to graduate, for this Team E to be over…
We all had a lot of different feelings filling our hearts.

To me, this Team E is a very precious Team.
I wasn’t able to do anything leader-ish at all but, each time I appeared in a Stage I could clearly feel how everyone was properly in order and moving forward.
We were harshly criticized in the beginning so, if we managed to reach the Final Performance having fans feel like they didn’t want for it to end is only because of everyone’s efforts!

The research students who appeared in the Stage have been Wanchan, Reona, Aisa, yuzuki, Arisa, Kaotan, Yumechi, Ruka, Sakipon, Kumachan, Mayuko-chan, Yukachan, Juna and also Kumichan and Mizuho!

Since I happened to be very often absent, Yuzuki and Arisa are the ones who came in helping the most, so much that I think Arisa has performed more times than I did, and Yuzuki has been part of at least half of the 45 Stage performances with all the Team E members.
Since Yuzuki also appeared in the performance right before the final one, there was a sticker with her name attached, on the box with the outfit’s shoes.
That somehow reassured me, making me feel as she was going to perform together with us as well.

Research students are very relevant existences in SKE.
A vital requirement that supports the Stages.
Thank you all for having built Team E with us!

Rion, I’m glad I was able to sing Higurashi no Koi with you.
Now that you’ll be in Team S, be sure to work hard without feeling any hesitation towards your seniors, okay?

Igucchi, I’m so happy I got in the same Team with a person like you, with such passionate feelings. I feel sad and I’d like to peform again with you but…Please make your dream come true! Congratulations on your graduation.

Tsuuchan, I love how friendly and cute you are.
I had so much fun every time at the handshake part
with you and Rion in Run Run Run.

Naruchan, you looked so precious as you cried even though you said you wouldn’t lol
Thank you for having taught me the steps every time!

Umechan, thank you for having helped me out all the time!
You’re everyone’s mood maker, a necessary presence in Team E. Next time please allow me to support you.

Kintarou, I’ve been soothed by your fluffy and loose talks ‘till the very end. I’m glad you could have the former Team E send you off. Congratulations on your graduation.

Momona, since I couldn’t appear in  your last Stage I’m really glad I met you today.♪ Even now I feel happy that I could start off with this Team E together with you.

Yucchan, we’ve always been next to each other during Boku no Taiyou and nothing ever surpassed the feel of security I could perceive from that. Thank you for having helped me out so much and for having led the Team!

Non-san, I actually think you’re the Team E member that follows her own pace the most. You’ve always been so cute during the initial part of BINGO!♪
What an outstanding Idol aura!

Meimei, it made me happy how you kindly called me Leader and how you often came interacting with me during songs.
You’re indeed very cute

Nanako, even though you’ve already graduated you’re an important member of the Team. I’m happy that even now you’re keeping in touch with Team E’s members.

Naochan, your expressivity range is wider than anyone else’s and I’ve always thought that was really impressive.
I feel so relaxed when I’m with you.

Honochan, your expressions got better day by day, and you did your best when lowering during Juliet!
Yours is the growth I could feel the most.

Miyamae, you’re always so dynamic! When I happened to think “Uh? Who’s the member moving so hugely?” it was always you! Also, ever since the Reformation was decided you’ve been feeling sad. Thank you for having come to like Team E so much.

Reika, you’ve been such a mood maker. It made me happy to see you always smile. It helped a lot how you’d hit everyone’s back to spirit us up before the Stages!

Boku no Taiyou Stage performed with these members is over.
But there’s actually still the Sapporo Event left with this Team E.
Together with the 12 members and the support ones I’d like for us to light our last fireworks as Team E.

Thank you for having followed such a good for nothing leader.
And fans, thank you for having supported us.
We’ll work hard so that each one of us will become such a special member that, when we’ll get together once again, we’ll have your huge cheering voices welcom us.


Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 07\12\2013


It’s Rena(・ω・)

There was Nanako’s graduation announcement
during today’s Stage.
Nanako will finish her SKE activities
at the end of December.

I have very complex feelings about a reliable and promising
girl like Nanako leaving, but it’s something that has to be accepted.

Lately she’s been working really hard in order to make work and study
coexist and I often happened to see her being all enthusiastic about studying…

Seeing how she was able to wonderfully go through
the Yokohama Arena concert even though she was having it really hard,
I thought Nanako was seriously amazing and cool.

I don’t really know how I should express my feelings,
but what I know for sure, is that Nanako worked really hard here,
so she’ll keep working hard no matter where she’ll be.

It’s not like she’s giving up, she only found a new path.
If we see it this way, the sadness kind of softens…

The time left is not much, but I want to treasure it together with her.


Matsui Rena's Ameblog - 13\04\2013


It’s Rena(・ω・)

There was the 1st day of the Gaishi Hall concert today!

Thanks to everyone who came!
And thanks to everyone who couldn’t come but supported us!

The stage of the Gaishi Hall…I would’ve never thought to stand on it 2 years in a row…
Today, surrounded by all that cheering, for some reason, even though I was happy, that energy made me feel frustrated…like “I should work harder and harder!!”
I wanted to give off an aura that could exeed that huge aura of enjoyment you all had!

And this time we had lots of cute, cuuuuuute outfits!!♪

The one in the upper pic count as well but they were all colorful and lively and just looking at them would make me feel happy!
That was the message the outfits wanted to convey this time.
Moreover, I even had them make a new outfit for Kareha no Station!!

A long white dress.

Everytime I passed by some staff members they’d tell me “Are you getting married?” and I’d answer “I’m going on a trip alone” lol
Kareha no Station is a very precious song for me
That’s why I’m very happy I could sing it on Gaishi Hall’s stage.
I’m going to treasure it even more from now on.

And today the new  team formations were announced.
I passed from Team S to Team E.
I love Team S, but I think getting separated might be a good thing.
I tend to depend on others so I need to be in a strict place for me.
The new Team E has lots of young members and I can’t wait to build together with them the new team.
The image is a fluffy one but filled with ambitious girls, I’ll make it the most loved Team of all.
I like getting higher and higher so right now I’m very excited.

Even so, Team S is a very important place for me…
I’m going to enjoy my remaining time here (she means in Team S), treasuring it as the most important thing for me.
It honestly feels sad and lonely, though…

I feel like tomorrow will become a special day.

Let’s make it a fun stage in which everyone will stay with a smile!

Matsui Rena's Official Blog - 05\01\2013


(Seifuku・ω・no Me)

It’s Rena(・ω・)

Starting today the Research Students Stage changed into Seifuku no Me.
I’m happy that a Stage I’ve been performing for such a long time is seeing the light again and will shine in an all new form.

It looks like it’s Orito Aisa-chan covering what used to be my position!
According to what I heard, it’s because her hard work has been recognized!!
When another member performs in my own position I spontaneously start to feel a certain affinity towards her.
So aside from liking her because she’s cute, now I end up being even more interested in her lol

Also, Kareha no Station is being sung by Yumechi.
I really want to know how it’s turning out to be!!
That one is a song that gives lots of freedom and has no restrictions whatsoever so, seeing many people singing it until now made me realize how, more than other songs, it allows for lots of different styles to be represented.
Which is why I’d like for Yumechi to create an atmosphere that suits her!

This is a really nice Stage so I kind of envy the research students.
I…can cover nothing more than a single position but, in case there would be any chance for me to…I’d like t-to appear!!!
So, if it’ll ever happen…Please take care of me.

Just joking lol

I hope both the Stage and the RS will be loved by a lot of people!


Matsui Rena's Ameba Blog - 21\09\2013


It’s Rena(・ω・)

There’s been a hand-shake event in the Seibu Dome today.
Thanks to everyone who came.

Most of the times it was winter when we held hand-shake events in the Seibu Dome, but this time, without suffering from the coldness, we managed to shake hands in a very pleasant climate.

I don’t usually step down on sports grounds, but the lawn felt so good and soft that, even though I know I can’t, I felt like laying down and taking a nap on it. 
Green places make me feel so relieved♪

Everyone’s so relaxed! *・:≡( ε:)

But still, even more than that, what soothed me was this person!!

Asuka…Err, I mean Airin!
Ahhhhh, this pic is tremendously cute!\(^o^)/
What’s with this angel!?\(^o^)/

I have other pics of angels from the hand-shake event so I’ll be sure to post them some other time, okay?

Ahhh, this Airin’s cuteness exceeds anything else!!
I want to play baseball!!