October 30, 1996 — Tokyo
Fukumura: I’ve always felt strongly about not wanting to lose to my generation-mates. But then on the other hand, from the very beginning it felt like I came last out of the four of us. Even at the shoot for “Maji Desu ka Ska!” the other three were in the front row while I was in the back. That was a bit of a shock. “I’m supposed to be a new member too, and this is where they put me…?” In “Only you,” I got to sing only during two parts while Sayashi Riho even received solo lines and she was right in the center.
It was a tough thing for a child to accept, but that was the reality. That was when the sense of rivalry within me was awakened as I decided that I was going to try and push my way closer to the center and receive more and more lines. That’s how it all started.
Reaching Morning Musume At Last
— I’m sure some of that strength of spirit can also be attributed to the circumstances regarding how you got into the group. You joined Morning Musume through H!P Eggs, and that was the first time in Morning Musume’s history for that to happen.
Fukumura: It happened just around a time when I’d experiences some pretty serious setbacks in the Eggs, so I took part in the audition thinking it would be my last chance. I made it as far as the third round of judging before I failed. During the auditions, I saw girls like Suzuki Kanon who just shined so much brighter than me; girls who looked like they weren’t afraid of anything. I remember thinking, “It’s girls like this who will get into Morning Musume. It’s going to be a new era.“
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I bet most of you don’t.
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On the contrary. It was dead-on my favorite era of them all.
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Koharu’s Golden Era.
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Music-wise, it was my favorite era of them all, album songs included.
Although yeah, it did also feel like they were in this bind of hopeless stagnation.
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Things were in all-out chaos until the end of 2007, but then with the next year’s Single Daizenshuu it felt like a new Momusu had finally started taking shape.
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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)
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Thank you, Fuku-chan.
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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.
— Today, we would like to ask you two to each name and talk about five singles that you like.
Fukumura: That’s going to be difficult…
Yamaki: Does that mean songs that impressed me personally?
— It’s completely up to you. You can name songs that you used to love listening to as a child, or you can name songs that have been memorable to you performing them in your respective groups, or anything else. It’s not that they have to be necessarily your favorite five of all time. How about you two take turns? What’s your first song, Yamaki?
Yamaki: I’ve already talked about it lots of times, but: “Kimagure Princess.” My list wouldn’t be complete without this one. It’s the song that made me aware of Morning Musume and Hello! Project in the first place. I had this classmate who was hooked on them and it was that classmate who got me into it. I had my prejudices — I thought idols could only be “cute,” and no one in my family had ever listened to anything even close to idols, so I really didn’t know a thing about what idols actually were. That was when I heard “Kimagure Princess” and it was just this huge shock for me. “But this isn’t anything like the idols I know!” It didn’t take long until I was hooked.
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Young Town 2018/4/21
Sanma: What do you drink?
Fukumura: I drink white wine and umeshu, as well as like this… strawberry lumps, something-or-the-other drink. But I was surprised to know that Harunan likes highballs (whiskey and soda) and things like that.
Iikubo: I love them.
Sanma: That’s cool. Highballs are really popular right now.
Iikubo: You don’t really get fat from drinking them apparently.
Sanma: I can’t drink highballs. I’m always just drinking wine. Doesn’t that stuff taste harsh to you?
Iikubo: Well, I prefer ginger highballs so it just tastes like ginger ale. My go-to drink, though, is sake.
Sanma: Do you drink at home with the evening meal?
Iikubo: I don’t. But sometimes I’ll go to a jazz bar by myself and drink there.
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White wine, umeshu, and “strawberry lumps, something-or-the-other drink.” That’s cute.
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H!P members drinking amongst themselves is nice, but going to a jazz bar all by yourself…?
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It’s weird how unfitting it sounds to hear the words “jazz bar” coming out of Iikubo-san’s mouth. (laughs)
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All-Night Nippon 2018/1/4 late-night broadcast (featuring Fukumura Mizuki, Nakanishi Kana, Kanazawa Tomoko, Hirose Ayaka, Ogata Risa, Ozeki Mai)
Fukumura: My first time meeting with a senior happened unexpectedly. I was part of a training group called the Hello! Pro Egg and it was my first time visiting this particular studio so I didn’t know my way around. I was wandering about in the building all by myself, and it was… which floor was it? I think I was headed for the basement floor, but I had no idea how to get there. Then, out of the blue, Kamei Eri-san tapped on my shoulder from behind and she was like “come on, it’s this way.” That was my first time meeting with an H!P member. (laughs) I was so nervous, but her kindness made me fall for her.
Kanazawa: That’d make anyone fall for her!
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As expected of Kame-chan.
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180104 Nippon Housou “Hello! Project no All-Night Nippon”
On Kanatomo disliking swimsuit pictures, cont.
Ozeki: “For some reason, our Kanatomo continues to be very obstinate despite our fervent wishes. On another network’s radio show, she declared that this would continue to be the case in 2018 as well. It appears that her tyrannical ways towards her fans are showing no signs of stopping.” Furthermore, the listener has written something pretty amazing here! It says: “Kanatomo’s fans = servants.”
Kanazawa: I don’t think that way about my fans! (laughs) But I really don’t want to have my swimsuit pictures taken. It’s embarrassing. And… well, if you really want to know why I don’t like swimsuits, it’s because I don’t want anyone to see my belly button.
Fukumura: Cute… So cute…
Kanazawa: Don’t you just feel embarrassed about your belly button?
Nakanishi: Why don’t you just stick like an eraser in there or something?
Kanazawa: It not the only thing I don’t like about them. Of course I also don’t like how revealing swimsuits are. But even when I’m wearing our usual outfits or my own clothes, I’m always protecting my belly button so I pull my pants up really high — to the point that they’re pretty much eating into my butt!
Fukumura: You didn’t have to word it like that…
Kanazawa: Sorry. But I just can’t relax if my shirt doesn’t cover my stomach. So I pull my pants all the way up.
Fukumura: That’s very specific.
Kanazawa: I’m sorry… The other members are always asking me about it. “Why do you pull your pants up so high?!”
Kanazawa: In other words, my crotch is–
Ozeki: Let’s change subjects!!!
Kanazawa: Hiding one’s belly button when wearing a swimsuit isn’t really possible. You have a pretty belly button, Fukumura-san. That’s why you don’t have a problem showing yours.
Fukumura: I don’t even get a say in it! It’s like in my case I don’t have the right to decline swimsuits! But I was really happy to see you wearing one in your drama, Budokan. I’m sure your “servants” must be eagerly waiting to see more of you in a swimsuit. Don’t you think?
Kanazawa: Well, maybe a high-waist one…
Nakanishi: Just get your belly button pictured already!
Kanazawa: I got my diving license some time ago. I could do a photo shoot in a wetsuit…
Fukumura: You could start there and keep gradually revealing more.
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The woman who has her pants constantly eating into her butt.
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Fukumura Mizuki, Ikuta Erina, Oda Sakura / Morning Jogakuin (episode #293)
Fukumura: Also! What’s this!? What’s this all about!? Oda Sakura-san!
Oda: Yes! I’ve released my second photobook! It’s on sale now!
Fukumura: Let’s all try to “Oda Sakura” to it once a day, every day.
Oda: What’s that supposed to mean? … Anyway, please check out my photobook.
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Okay, that’s crossing the line.