28 comments on “Was Maeda Yuuka just an illusion?

  1. 16: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/07(金) 19:09:44.13 0
    >>1
    Time to let go already.

    This…so much…

  2. Everytime there’s a Yuukarin thread I always end crying and laughing at the same time.

    • I’ll bet you do the same thing every time someone mispronounces the word “refrigerator”.

  3. sometimes i wake up from a 90-year dream with ma waifu like in inception and shite, and feel like reality was a dream and yuuka was the only thang dat was rael… and i’ve lost her. i’ve lost her forever and never. the dream isn’t real after all

    *cry*


    54 > das racist, man.

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  5. 64: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/07(金) 20:00:01.21 0
    How long are you guys going to keep going all “Yuuuuukariiiiiiiinnnn“?
    65: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/02/07(金) 20:00:45.32 0
    I don’t know.
    It depends on Yuukarin.

    Lmao, best reply ever by 65….

    But its def true, that before ascending into the realm of goddesses Yuukarin casted off all traces of evil from her heavenly body…That mass of discarded darkness materialized and became the Idol known as Rose Quartz Kanatomo… Now Darkness rages here on earth, will Light ever return from heaven to put an end to the tyranny

  6. We are the music makers,
    And we are the dreamers of dreams,
    Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
    And sitting by desolate streams;—
    World-losers and world-forsakers,
    On whom the pale moon gleams:
    Yet we are the movers and shakers
    Of the world for ever, it seems.

    With wonderful deathless ditties
    We build up the world’s great cities,
    And out of a fabulous story
    We fashion an empire’s glory:
    One man with a dream, at pleasure,
    Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
    And three with a new song’s measure
    Can trample a kingdom down.

    We, in the ages lying
    In the buried past of the earth,
    Built Nineveh with our sighing,
    And Babel itself in our mirth;
    And o’erthrew them with prophesying
    To the old of the new world’s worth;
    For each age is a dream that is dying,
    Or one that is coming to birth.

    A breath of our inspiration
    Is the life of each generation;
    A wondrous thing of our dreaming
    Unearthly, impossible seeming—
    The soldier, the king, and the peasant
    Are working together in one,
    Till our dream shall become their present,
    And their work in the world be done.

    They had no vision amazing
    Of the goodly house they are raising;
    They had no divine foreshowing
    Of the land to which they are going:
    But on one man’s soul it hath broken,
    A light that doth not depart;
    And his look, or a word he hath spoken,
    Wrought flame in another man’s heart.

    And therefore to-day is thrilling
    With a past day’s late fulfilling;
    And the multitudes are enlisted
    In the faith that their fathers resisted,
    And, scorning the dream of to-morrow,
    Are bringing to pass, as they may,
    In the world, for its joy or its sorrow,
    The dream that was scorned yesterday.

    But we, with our dreaming and singing,
    Ceaseless and sorrowless we!
    The glory about us clinging
    Of the glorious futures we see,
    Our souls with high music ringing:
    O men! it must ever be
    That we dwell, in our dreaming and singing,
    A little apart from ye.

    For we are afar with the dawning
    And the suns that are not yet high,
    And out of the infinite morning
    Intrepid you hear us cry—
    How, spite of your human scorning,
    Once more God’s future draws nigh,
    And already goes forth the warning
    That ye of the past must die.

    Great hail! we cry to the comers
    From the dazzling unknown shore;
    Bring us hither your sun and your summers;
    And renew our world as of yore;
    You shall teach us your song’s new numbers,
    And things that we dreamed not before:
    Yea, in spite of a dreamer who slumbers,
    And a singer who sings no more.

  7. Yuukarin leaved H!P with hatred. And that hatred materialized and become The Tyrant, Kanazawa “Rose Quartz” Tomoko

  8. Again with the Yuukarin?

    I said before I can empathize with the obsession. Let me now modify that to “I can SYMpathize with the obsession.”

    • Yuukarin’s end was under tragic circumstances, just like Sakitty’s departure. Fans have a much harder time accepting/letting go in such cases.

      I, too, feel the sense of loss that the japanese wota feel, albeit on a lower level since obviously I could never go watch her perform in person. Following someone from Egg status all the way to their inevitable graduation can be tough, and you never want to see their career cut short like that…especially not in their prime.

      Yuukarin was a generational talent, a “natural” when it came to being an idol. There was seemingly nothing fake or “produced” about her, which really made her stand out from the rest.

      As Kanyon used to say every time someone announced their favorite as Yuuka (especially at times on Hello!Pro Time):
      “Itsumo Yuuka…”
      ((as) always, Yuuka…)

      The other girls were strong as idols, but sometimes you just can’t compete with a natural like Yuuka…

        • Saki’s wasn’t “out of nowhere”…anyone who was following the news around Smile/age 2nd gen auditions knew why Saki called it quits. All four of the original 4-nin Smile/age were clearly pissed that more members were being added (thus possibly “watering down” the group composition, but the point of no return was when Trollku announced that FIVE new members would be added to Smile/age…which obviously made the original members feel outnumbered and unwanted.

          The first to leave in a fit was Sakitty, whereas Yuuka’s departure was most likely delayed due to her managers begging her not to go. But sadly, the damage had been done by Up-Front Agency and thus Smile/age was sundered. Luckily the new members have stepped up with Dawa and Kanyon and tried their hardest to carry on.

          So, in summary, both Saki and Yuuka’s departures were inextricably linked, as I’m sure most who followed the 2nd gen auditions know. Neither one was particularly “out of the blue” considering how much Up-Front jerked them around at the time. It was another fine example of the “quality” services that H!P management has displayed over the years…

          • Sorry to break it, but I’ve followed Yuukarin since she was in “High King” and “Shugo Chara Egg!”. I’m one of the 10,000 guys who send my “smiling photo” to the campaign website, making them a major debut.

            Tsunku sure said that, he might remove all or some original member and add new one in the second gen ordition. But I didn’t recall such a moment you mention, that all the member is pissed and and lead those two to quit.

            O. Saki and Yuukarin cited their reasons of quitting as to ‘have a normal life / fully concentrate in study’. Basically, it was too much for a girl to do great in both study and idol career, especially if you are aim for University.

            Tanaka Reina quit her high school for concentrate on her career, but it only makes sense in her case, because she was already an ace for the their flagship group. Momochi and Airi, in the other hand, managed to get into the university via a recommendation letter (from the agency) to a private university (not through the entrance examination – not a battle of wits)

            So both of O.Saki and Yuukarin is understandable and not a tragic end from the girl’s point of view. It’s about uncertainty in their future, considered the both quit in the rise of AKB. It’s only a tragic of wota

            and it’s “S/mileage” not “Smile/age”

          • Out of nowhere in the sense that if you were a big Saki fan, you had less than a week to go from her announcement to actually being out of the group, versus a period of over two months for Yuuka.

            Admittedly I was not around at that time, so my perspective is different. What you suggest seems one possibility, but I’ve thought the reverse does too–they realized 1-2 members were thinking about taking off, and needed new blood because S/mileage wasn’t meant as a duo. All the major groups have had people leave, but S/mileage started small enough that it was a problem. I think this was kept in mind when they went with 6 for Juice=Juice, which turned out to be the right choice.

          • I can’t believe people still think it was this way. Sakitty and Yuukarin didn’t leave because they had auditions and new members, they had auditions because they knew the two members wanted out.

            You really think these girls decided on a whim to leave and graduate? There would have been back and forth from the girls and management on how to best handle it for months. Who knows when the girls first started to be unhappy from being professional idols? No one really, but them and the management.

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