Can you guess which celebrity was born on March 8th, 1997?
It's Matsui JurinaWhen Jurina first appeared on AKBingo
To congratulate Jurina, fellow SKE48 member Furukawa Airi drew Jurina for her birthday.
To celebrate her birthday, AKB48's Shinoda Mariko and Kojima Haruna took Jurina out for dinner.
Jurina and Shinoda are really close dating back to Oogoe Diamond. They have a relationship like sisters:
2 years ago, Matsui Jurina, who just passed the SKE48 audition, was chosen to be the centre of the AKB single "Oogoe Diamond". But at that time, she was only an 11-year-old elementary school student. It was all unexpected, she had to travel from Nagoya to Tokyo and was made to stood in the centre of all the other members who are older and more experienced. Though she wasn't treated badly by anyone, she was still isolated by everyone at first. Seeing that I felt very pained for her and I wanted to do something for her because I understand how painful it's to have entered the group at a later time.
[...]It's as if I was given a push on my back by those words, I struck up a conversation with Jurina, "I'm glad that you came, Jurina" It's as if I was talking to the Me when I first joined AKB, I continued talking with Jurina. I'm doing it purely because I wanted to talk to her.
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