Our number 7 Kunimitsu Sekiguchi is known as a fan of Sayaka Yamamoto, a NMB48 member whose popularity is one of the highest among the members of Yasushi Akimoto’s giant idol groups.
In fact, he hasn’t hidden his feelings towards her on Twitter, for example, writing that he bought her first album as a solo singer.
今日は嫁の親が来てたので京都に行き夜ご飯は神戸で食べて帰って来ました(^ ^)— 関口訓充 (@kuni32kun) October 25, 2016
He even publicly said that he wanted to see her and watch their theater concert, and that he was disappointed at the fact she liked baseball rather than football.
And finally, he got a reply from her after he posted a photo of a magazine with her on its cover and another tweet saying he went to NMB48 shop and bought T-shirts.
お風呂でバブを入れながらゆっくり見るかな(^^)— 関口訓充 (@kuni32kun) July 18, 2017
絶対負けられないし、俺は楽しみでしょうがない^ - ^ pic.twitter.com/mGncN34rNE
そして決起集会前に時間があったから選手と寄ってみました(^ ^)笑— 関口訓充 (@kuni32kun) July 19, 2017
大阪にいるなら一度は行ってみたかった^ - ^
せっかくだしチームNのTシャツGETしてきました^ ^ pic.twitter.com/kH4jZj7x4c
突然すみません。— 山本彩 (@SayakaNeon) July 19, 2017
お疲れ様です☆— 関口訓充 (@kuni32kun) July 20, 2017
The conversation is like this:
Yamamoto: Sorry for the sudden reply. Thank you very much as always (>_<) Please visit our theater concert too when you have time (^^)
Sekiguchi: I’ll take time to visit your theater and concert!! And I would be glad if you also visit our stadium😊 I’ll give you our uniform as a gift too✌ The number will be 48 (laugh)
Why 48 (the number on her group’s name) not his number? I don’t know, but it’s true that he became extremely happy when he saw her reply. “I was so glad and excited that I couldn’t sleep well last night (laugh). A dream comes true!” Sekiguchi told El Golazo writer Hisashi Oda today.