Idols You Should Meet 011

We’re back with another “Idols You Should Meet” here on New School Kaidan. Take a guess at who this idol is then hit the link below to find out if you’re right and to find out some more information about her.



Name:  Tanigawa Airi
Born:  December 5th, 1995 in Osaka Prefecture
Team:  NMB48, Team M
Nickname:  Airi
Personality: Energetic, bright, and likes to make people laugh.

Sweats a lot and formed the “Sweaty Alliance” with Ogasawara Mayu.
Took jazz dance lessons for 7 years.
Likes Miyazawa Sae.
Her oshimen are Azuma Yuki and Yogi Keira.
Likes Nishino Kana, JUJU, AquaTimez.
Favorite songs by AKB48: Bird, Blue Rose.
Dislikes dodgeball because she was hit in the face by a dodgeball.
Likes to go to karaoke, movies and theme parks.
Likes suspenseful dramas.
Favorite colors are pink and black.


Anthony says: When Team M first formed back in January, I knew that Tanigawa Airi was going to be one of the people that would be selected into senbatsu soon along with Kinoshita Momoka. You can tell that she really admires Miyazawa Sae because of her positive energy and hairstyle. People have called her an “ikemen”(I think there’s a member in NMB48 besides Tanigawa that can fill that role if needed) but I think she can just be a really cute girl without trying to fill a role. I hope she just does her thing and not let what others say about her being an ikemen distract her from who she really wants to be. If she wants to be ikemen, that’s fine too, I’m sure she’ll do a great job with it. I hope Airi can just be Airi. Tanigawa Airi has a fantastic smile to go along with a cute face and should be a stable in NMB48 senbatsu from now on.

Garry says: Tanigawa Airi is one of my favorite members of NMB48 so it’s great that we’re finally getting around to featuring her. It’s hard not to like her positive personality and it’s pretty inspiring the way she’s always so upbeat and cheerful even when she’s sick or having a rough day. You also get the feeling that she really appreciates her fans, with many of her Google+ posts wishing everyone a good day or asking how everyone is doing. At first glance she looks like a total tomboy but if you get to know her better you soon realize she’s rather girly, plus she’s super cute too. Management seem to have taken notice of her too because not only did she get promoted to Team M but she recently appeared in the senbatsu for “Nagiichi” as well as participating in multiple b-sides before that. Such is the case with many of the girls we feature, Tanigawa just needs to put herself out there a bit more but with the way things are going for her right now I’d say she has a really bright future ahead of her.

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