MNL48 holds double celebration for this year’s Seijin Shiki and January Seitansai
Fans were in awe as MNL48 members Sela, Sheki, Kyla, Alyssa, Miho, Ecka, Daryll, Ella, Gia, and
Nile entered the stage of Movie Stars Café on January 19th, 2020 in their beautiful and colorful
kimonos in celebration of Seijin Shiki, also known as the Coming of Age ceremony, which is
annually held in Japan for the youth who are turning 20 this year.
The new adults not only performed their popular hits but they also talked about what changes they observed as they reach the age of maturity and what goals and future plans they have for themselves. This event was particularly special for the fans as they got to see how their idols grow into what they have become.
“Yung goal and future plan ko is syempre kailangan maabot na ng MNL48 ang top talaga. Gusto kong makita na nandu’n tayo eh, ‘yung parang established na talaga,” MNL48 Sheki told the crowd who then shouted their agreement.
MNL48 Alyssa expressed her heartfelt gratitude towards their fans for the never ending support they give. “Grabe yung loyalty na ibinibigay ng mga fans, parang kulang pa yung mga naiibigay namin sa kanila, ganu’n talaga yung feeling kaya sobrang thankful po namin na nandito po kayo sa event namin na ‘to.”
“Sa buong MNL48 family po thank you so much. And of course 3 years na ko nandito sa MNL48, nakita po namin na since the beginning hanggang ngayon, ‘yung suporta niyo po para sa’min, parang kasabay niyo na po kami sa pagtanda. Thank you so much MNLoves for always having our backs. Sana po in the future sabay-sabay po nating makita yung success ng MNL48,” MNL48 Sela said, earning a tremendous cheer from the audience.
On the same day, January Seitansai was also held at the same venue. MNL48 members Aly, Jan, Grace, and Klaire rocked the stage as they gave the audience new and exciting performances.
This being MNL48 Klaire’s first Seitansai, she was moved by the heartwarming support and love that she got from the fans. She showed her appreciation after her song and dance number.
This month’s birthday celebrants surely made that day a party by singing lively J-pop songs and dancing to some AKB48 music, such as the famous and upbeat ‘Heavy Rotation’ single, which enlivened the fans. MNL48 Jan and Klaire showed off their personally-designed costumes while MNL48 Aly and Grace fashioned their stunning outfits, all of them leaving the crowd enchanted.
After the blowing of candles and birthday wishes, fans of course didn’t pass the chance to greet the celebrants personally and get a picture taken with them during the cheki session, as the girls are beyond grateful and happy to be celebrating their birthdays with their beloved supporters.
Catch MNL48 perform live on ABS-CBN Studio Experience this January 24, 25, and 26 at the Kapamilya Theatre! Team MII will also be having their theatre show on the 25th at Movie Stars Café. Don’t miss these one of a kind experiences so make sure to get your tickets, and download the official app and follow MNL48’s official social media pages for any important updates and announcements on their upcoming events.
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