March 7, 2002 — Nagano
Haga: I first came to like Morning Musume all thanks to my aunt. She was exposing me to all kinds of TV shows, CD’s, and magazines since I was 0 years old. I even watched Hello! Morning in real time. That’s why for my 4th birthday I wrote in my signature board: “when I grow up, I want to join Morning Musume.“
Gifted Education From Her Aunt
— You were exposed to Morning Musume before you’d even become aware of your surroundings. Which era of Morning Musume did you like the best?
Haga: The Morning Musume right after the 9th generation had just joined the group. “Maji Desu ka Ska!” was what captured my heart — I just loved how happy and cute it was. But then right after that they released “Only you,” and I thought it was so amazing how one group could sing songs that were so happy but also other songs that were so cool.
— A surprisingly accurate analysis for an elementary schooler!
Haga: “Help me!!” was the first CD I ever bought and I still treasure that CD. Something I love about Morning Musume is how it has something that other normal idol groups don’t really have — that certain amount of “lameness,” in a good sense of the word.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/24(日) 16:56:18.96 0
14:19 – 2019年2月24日
I went to look at what I had in my Twitter drafts. I must’ve been feeling pretty moody when I wrote this. It also seems that I really loved S/mileage.
So I had a nightmare as I was napping. In the dream, whenever I put up a new selfie, there were endless wota constantly asking, “Where’s Yuukarin? Where’s Yuukarin?!” I woke up just as I began screaming, “Shut up already with the “Yuukarin, Yuukarin” stuff!“
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/24(日) 17:08:37.79 0
Just how big of a Yuukarin complex does she have? (laughs)
66: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/25(月) 20:26:37.08 0
She’s been spending too much time on 2ch.
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/24(日) 17:07:48.96 0
It must’ve felt like a nightmare to her how Yuukarin forced her to do all the Cinderella stuff.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/24(日) 17:13:07.18 0
Even Maro can’t win against those pure white, super long straight legs of Yuukarin.
July 13, 1989 — Yamaguchi
2003/01/19 ~ 2014/11/26
— As the 8th leader you were a central figure in the group breaking through once more, and that has resulted in the name “Michishige Sayumi” becoming almost deified.
Michishige: I was genuinely happy to have been told things like that. It felt like my 10+ years of hard work had finally been recognized. I’m no god though — I even got a leg cramp during a very important part of my graduation concert. But I think even in that moment, the fans all knew: this is the real Michishige Sayumi. Like, “I guess Michishige Sayumi will remain Michishige Sayumi until the very end.” (laughs)
— From the very beginning, you had difficulty with singing and dancing. Rather than standing out in performances, you got your big break through variety TV. Later, your image as the group’s leader became properly established, and then that graduation concert happened…
Michishige: I consider myself a perfectionist, and yet, there is always something lacking about me. That was the case for those entire 12 years. Even with the leg thing, it wasn’t just that one instance — I’d be getting cramps all the time and thus causing trouble for others. I’m bad at singing, bad at dancing, I’m a deeply jealous person, and I do not have a good personality. (laughs) In those 12 years, not once was there a time when I was truly perfect. So I feel that, in a way, maybe that graduation was actually very fitting for me.
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The composure of a champion.
49: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/03/02(土) 22:12:29.66 0
I like the honesty.
91: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/03/02(土) 22:22:49.37 0
As punishment, she should be forced to do a solo next year.