2018 is nearly behind us, and thus it’s time to look back and see what the year had to offer. (While you’re at it, feel free to check out the best of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017!)
Please note that this list is not in order of best to worst. It’s simply a list of what I thought were 15 of the best 2ch threads posted on Wota in Translation this year, in the order they were published.
Did I miss anything? What were your favorites from 2018?
1: おちんくん 2018/10/08(月) 15:41:20.88 0.net
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Sayashi Riho pretty much made the current H!P.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 16:56:41.06 0.net
I only learned who Sayashi was and became a fan in 2018. Sayashi is the only idol I like, so I don’t quite even get the whole “oshi-hen” thing of idol culture.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 17:26:05.46 0.net
I, too, discovered and became a fan of Sayashi in the fall of 2017. Up until then, the only H!P artist I’d properly listened to was Matsuura Aya. Sayashi’s appeal to me is how she just puts her everything into her performances — both in her singing as well as her dancing.
In the current Morning Musume, the person who feels the closest to that for me is Ishida Ayumi-chan, so I think I’ll remain a dedicated fan of hers until her graduation… because I don’t think Sayashi is ever going to make her return to the stage.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 17:12:09.18 0.net
The king of idols. The ultimate form of the modern idol.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/16(日) 14:38:23.29 0.net
I had an image of her being popular because she was like this moe anime character.
67: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/16(日) 15:35:30.65 0.net
68: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/16(日) 15:37:19.13 0.net
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/16(日) 14:38:56.18 0.net
It feels like she was actually surprisingly athletic. Though now that I think about it, everyone in the 5th gen was athetlic. But Konno was smart, too.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/16(日) 14:44:02.89 0.net
At the time, everyone in the group was all about pushing their way to the front 24/7. Konno was the only gentle, quiet type, so she got all the fans who were longing for that type of girl. In the beginning she used to be written off as just another member who was no good at singing or dancing or anything else, and yet it turned out that she was actually smart and fit… She was like the honor student of the group.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/20(木) 23:42:27.92 0.net
Best! Morning Musume 20th Anniversary
Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2019 WINTER ~YOU & I~
Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2019 WINTER ~NEW AGE~
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/20(木) 23:43:51.42 0.net
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/20(木) 23:42:52.22 0.net
Until when are you going to celebrate it?! (laughs)
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/20(木) 23:43:23.03 0.net
If you’re just rounding it up or down, you can call it the 20th anniversary until their 24th year!
And then the next year you can start calling it the 30th anniversary!
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/01(土) 21:16:56.42 0.net
It’s not like they were bad singers either, so why was the office so stubborn about not giving them lines?
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/01(土) 21:35:55.19 0.net
They sure were cute.
6: 名無しさん募集中。。。 2018/12/01(土) 22:37:06.78 0.net
I wish I could see a Junjun vs. Koharu MC again.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/01(土) 23:05:20.68 0.net
Junjun eating dog food and saying it had no taste was cute.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/12/01(土) 23:21:09.07 0.net
The group had terrible speaking skills around the time, but it feels like those two made it a little bit better.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/21(水) 19:16:37.44 0.net
Tell me all about it.
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/21(水) 19:17:05.19 0.net
They got FRIDAY’d together.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/21(水) 19:17:47.06 0.net
Pictures are welcome, too!
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/21(水) 19:27:55.30 0.net
Momochi was supposed to be someone untouchable, yet Chinami was a natural enemy of hers.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/21(水) 19:21:55.74 0.net
The cute Chinami became sulky and got into a fight with Momochi when she got into Country because she felt like her juniors were “stealing” Momochi away from her.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/26(金) 19:28:31.81 0.net
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
56: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/26(金) 19:51:28.02 0.net
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.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/11/29(木) 12:56:42.48 0.net
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!