January 19, 1985 — Kanagawa
2000/04/16 ~ 2005/05/07
Ishikawa: I used to be very shy and reserved and I hated being the center of attention. But when I joined Morning Musume, my personality changed completely.
— It’s true that there was this “gloominess” about you in the early days.
Ishikawa: I was about to graduate from junior high school, so timing-wise it felt right to commemorate that by applying for the auditions. I had decided that it was going to be my first and only audition — if I didn’t make it, I was going to just enjoy my normal high school life. I was of course a big fan of Morning Musume, but never in a million years did I think I would myself end up singing and dancing in public, not to mention doing comedy sketches on variety TV and stuff.
— So you didn’t feel confident about passing the audition?
Ishikawa: Not at all. I really wasn’t thinking about it that deeply though. Early Morning Musume songs and choreographies were so mature, but with “LOVE Machine” the style suddenly changed and they started doing more dance music that everyone could have fun and dance along to. Basically I just thought, “maybe even I could do that.”
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/09/11(月) 18:27:13.58 0
Which do you think is funnier?
v-u-den’s strained awkwardness:
v-u-den personality test corner
Miyoshi: “I’m B!”
Ishikawa: “Huuuh! Really? You’re C for sure. (laughs)”
Miyoshi: “Sorry, but I’m B.”
Ishikawa: “Huh. You seem like C though…”
Ishikawa: “You get too lost into your thoughts, Erika. You have to be more open. And this is a radio show, so please speak more clearly.”
Miyoshi: “Understood! I’ll do my best!”
Ishikawa: “Your voice is too loud.”
Miyoshi: “… Sorry.”
Or Country Musume’s constant exchange of blows:
Satoda: “Do you even have any friends, Miuna?”
Miuna: “I do!”
Satoda: “…Human friends?”
Miuna: “Human friends!!”
Satoda: “Hey, even I have lots of fans that tell me I’m cute.”
Miuna: “What? I don’t think so…”
Satoda: “But I do! For example, there’s (mumbles)… and many others, too!”
Miuna: “There’s probably just like one fan who actually thinks that.”
Satoda: “Not true! There’s lots of them!”
Miuna: “But you’ve told me before that you’ve gotten fan letters that just said they were going to stop being your fans.”
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/09/11(月) 18:29:08.80 0
Both are awful. (laughs)
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/11/18(土) 20:58:18.76 0
Thank you, Rika-chan.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/11/18(土) 21:00:20.05 0
Aaaaaahhhh━━━━━━ ;´Д` ━━━━━━!!!!
20: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/11/18(土) 21:02:38.49 0
Rika-chan is always making us happy.
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/11/18(土) 21:03:10.79 0
As expected of Rika-chan!
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/11/18(土) 21:01:57.45 0
If all people could just bury their faces in Rika-chan’s chest and cry their sorrows away, there would be no more suicides in the world.