August 8, 1981 — Hokkaido
1997/09/14 ~ 2005/01/30
Iida: You know, the “nee, waratte” in “Daite HOLD ON ME!“… That expression on my face was just me doing my best. I’m someone who is usually making no progress despite really trying my best…
— But you doing was something that became another hot topic for followers of the group.
Iida: Wada, our manager at the time, was coming up with all sorts of strategies to boost Morning Musume’s popularity. He would always tell us to talk more so they would show us on TV for longer. So when we were appearing on music programs, that’s what I would always be focused on — talking more. But it wasn’t working… the cameras weren’t pointed at me, so I felt like I was danger. “Oh no! They’re not going to give me any airtime all!” And that’s why I went too far. That’s why I was established as being the “weird one.”
— This time around, though, you giving it your all did produce results.
Iida: It came as a total surprise to me, too. That’s why I decided to throw away my “orthodox idol” image and choose the screen time instead. (laughs) Tsunku♂ apparently felt that I didn’t have to play the role of the comedian if I didn’t want to, but it wasn’t something I was really doing consciously.
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Fukumura: One thing is for sure: I think it’s a good thing that the 9th generation wasn’t just three people. I know it’s weird for me to say this, being one of them, but it really is a good thing that I was in that generation. (laughs)
15: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/26(金) 19:36:25.62 0.net
Thank you, Fuku-chan.
6. カラフル名無しさん 2018年10月27日 12:02 ID:QwvfkQmH0
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It sounds kind of arrogant the way she puts it, but the fact of the matter really is that if it had been just Ikuta, Sayashi, and Zukki, it would’ve been such an uneasy atmosphere between them.
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2: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/29(木) 12:57:50.56 0.net
It’s been a while, Rinne.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/29(木) 12:58:31.67 0.net
Wow. It’s the real thing!
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Is it possible for one to come to love members they’ve once hated?
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It has to be something pretty big for someone to get into a person they used to hate.
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Murotan and Kamiko. Once I went to see ANGERME at a club show they were both so cute and so accommodating that I came to love them.
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I didn’t hate them, but Oda and Sato are members who went from being some of my absolute least favorites to my very top favorites.
2. ℃-uteな名無しさん 2018年10月24日 07:50
Daikirai, daikirai, daikirai, daikirai! Ah!
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8: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/28(水) 17:09:09.10 0.net
Pssh. I bet it’s just another Shiba-chan picture.
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When it comes to beautiful women, you can’t not mention Shiba-chan.
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This “married woman” eroticism…
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Didn’t see the picture but I bet it’s Shiba-chan.
11: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/28(水) 17:10:21.27 0.net
Saw the picture. It was Shiba-chan.
November 7, 1994 — Tokyo
Iikubo: Even now I still have no idea why I was accepted. (laughs) Tsunku♂ listed a couple of reasons for picking me. “You have a pure personality, an aura that stands out, and your singing is good.” None of those descriptions feel like they quite fit me… (laughs)
10th Generation’s Eldest Daughter
— He may have gotten that from your gentle way of speaking and that unique atmosphere you have about you.
Iikubo: I used to not really understand what people meant when they said things like that about me. But looking back on our old footage now, I suppose it is quite rare to come across a 2nd grade high schooler from Tokyo who’s that naive. Maybe that’s what he meant by “pure.”
— Was that due to the environment you were raised in?
Iikubo: No. I believe I received a perfectly normal upbringing, and I did have those gyaru-types around me, too. We had a strict curfew in my household… but that’s pretty much it.
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I’m sure I can’t be the only one who feels this way. This song isn’t just “cute” — there’s also something about it that makes your heart ache.
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Yeah. This is a good song.
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The melody is so good, too.
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Songs in a minor key apparently have a way of making people’s hearts ache.
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The outfits are cute as well.
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I remember laughing about Momochi getting angry at the members for praising her voice in the intro as being beautiful, thus “raising the bar” for her.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/16(火) 20:11:35.26 0.net
Thank you for all your recommendations yesterday! If you have any more, please do share them! I’m taking the time to check them all out. It feels like just listening to one song randomly would be pointless though, so I’m doing my best to listen to a full album from each of your recommended artists. I haven’t gotten very far along with this project yet, but so far it has all sounded cool.
By the way, one band that I often listen to is The Beach Boys. Other famous bands I sometimes listen to are The Beatles, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, and King Crimson. I still don’t know very much about rock… and that’s why I feel like I need to learn more!
Music genres can be so confusing. Like, I don’t really even understand what makes rock “rock.” I don’t really get what people mean when they say, “this song rocks so hard!” That’s why I feel like listening to lots of rock music. I get to sing lots of different kinds of songs in Hello! Project, so I feel like it’s my duty as a singer to study up on these things…
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She has pretty refined tastes.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/16(火) 20:19:14.24 0.net
Going through your dad’s CD collection, huh?
11: fusianasan 2018/10/16(火) 20:20:12.85 0.net
I wonder if she’s going to end up having profound discussions about AC/DC with Rikako?