1: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 11:22:45.50 0
(On the topic of being told by her manager to blog more.)
Sanma: Is it a bother?
Sato: It’s not that. It’s because they make me do so many corrections. It’ll take me 5 or 10 minutes to write a post, but then I’ll have to spend 2 hours fixing it!
Iikubo: But it takes the rest of us an hour to write a post, too.
Sato: But for me it takes two hours and ten minutes. I just think it’s such a waste of time for me to have to be there with my phone in hand for two whole hours.
Iikubo: So why not just spend an hour to write it properly in the first place?
Sanma: You don’t want them to correct your blog posts?
Sato: It’s all stuff like… “Why don’t you put a question mark here?” It’s like, is that really necessary? They’ll interfere with stuff that’s totally not important at all.
Sanma: But you’re an idol — you’re Morning Musume. You have to write them properly.
Sato: The other day they asked me, “Sato, do you mind if we delete this part of your post?” So then I went, “Just delete the whole thing then.” I told them that, if they were to delete a part of it, to me it would’ve felt the same as if they’d deleted the whole thing.
Sanma: Maybe you don’t quite fit in the framework of Morning Musume.
Sato: When I’m seriously told things like that, it’s… Like, they tell me it’s okay to just write freely what I feel, but lately most of my posts aren’t even my own writing.
Sanma: Huuuuuuuh?! (laughs)
Sato: Like that post about the auditions on our Instagram, pretty much everything I wrote for that was changed.
Sanma: They want to let you write freely, but they’re also afraid that what you write might get in the way of Morning Musume’s success.
Sato: As of late, pretty much nothing in my posts is my own writing.
Sanma: The office won’t allow it.
Sato: It’s not that I even write anything too crazy. But lately I just tell them to do with my posts as they like.
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 11:31:51.42 0
“The remedy is worse than the disease.”
There’s an expression I’d like for this shitty office to know.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/03/02(土) 21:54:43.89 0
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/03/02(土) 21:55:15.53 0
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3: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/03/02(土) 21:55:31.87 0
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.
May 7, 1999 — Hokkaido
Sato: Even on the very day I was accepted into the group, they were angry with me. My mom and dad had never gotten angry with me as they raised me, and yet, when I was at the training camp or when I was accepted as a member… the staff were constantly angry with me. I didn’t even understand why — I just thought, “I guess adults all just hate me.“
The Airheaded Girl from Hokkaido
— When you first applied for the auditions, you weren’t even particularly a fan of Morning Musume, were you?
Sato: I didn’t know much about them. There was a leaflet about the audition at my ballet school, so I looked them up and watched “Maji desu ka Ska!” Sayashi Riho’s dancing was incredible, Tanaka Reina’s singing was so pretty, and my parents suggested I give it a shot and see what this world is all about. So I just applied without much thought behind it.
— What with everyone else around you being so serious about it, I would imagine you felt a little out-of-place…
Sato: The auditions lasted for around half a year, and I was just thinking about how long it was taking. They got unbelievably angry with me at the training camp. My mom had sent me off there, telling me to go and have fun. And so even though I was only trying to have some fun, they wouldn’t let me at all.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/09(金) 04:00:02.25 0.net
A couple of years ago I had a rather strong dislike of her, but now even just listening to her talk will make me start unconsciously grinning to myself.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/09(金) 04:01:58.49 0.net
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/09(金) 04:03:38.06 0.net
It’s not just Sato — it takes time with each H!P member to learn what they’re like. The question you should be asking is: what was it that finally made everyone like her?
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/09(金) 04:10:27.70 0.net
With other H!P members it feels like there was something specific that happened that made me start liking them, but with Maa-chan it’s just… one day I noticed that she’d won me over. She simply has that strange sort of appeal about her.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/09(金) 04:04:40.87 0.net
So you’ve finally awoken to Maa-chan’s cuteness, huh?
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/01/23(火) 17:35:16.80 0.net
There’s never been a time in the past when someone of her type has become the most popular member. I feel like until now it’s been either the more calculative or just the very self-confident members who have become no. 1 in popularity.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/01/23(火) 17:37:55.68 0.net
Abe → Goto → Matsuura → Takahashi → Airi → Michishige → Sayashi → Sato.
I guess the closest thing to her would be Abe?
15: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/01/23(火) 17:42:21.99 0.net
Sato: “I want to become Tanaka-san.”
20: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/01/23(火) 17:44:15.16 0.net
But Tanaka used Abe as her blueprint.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/01/23(火) 17:40:32.56 0.net
Abe Natsumi and Sato are made from the same mold.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/11/21(火) 21:11:13.63 0.net
20:50 – 2017年11月21日
Oda-chan: “If you were to compare yourself to when Nakazawa-san used to describe you as “incredible” versus Sato-san right now, who do you think is worse?”
Tsuji-chan: “Maa-chan is pretty incredible.”
Maa-chan: “I don’t want to be told that by you!“
To think the day would come that we would actually get to see an exchange like this. #morningmusume17
20:36 – 2017年11月21日
Sakura: “I have a question for you, Tsuji-san. I’ve heard about Nakazawa-san complaining how difficult you used to be, so who would you say is worse: you or Sato-san?”
Tsuji: “Oh, Masaki-chan is way worse.”
Maa: “I don’t want to be told that by you!!“
Maa-chan insisting that at least she’s not as bad as Tsuji-san. #morningmusume17
20:34 – 2017年11月21日
Musume Budokan MC, Nono-tan vs. Maa-chan, part 1.
Oda: “Tsuji-san, Nakazawa-san has previously said that you used to be quite the handful. In your opinion, who do you think is worse: you back then, or Sato-san right now?”
Tsuji: “That’s got to be Maa-chan.”
Sato: “You were way worse!“
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/08/09(水) 23:38:34.75 0.net
You know, I just really love the music that Tsunku♂-san makes.
I’m reminded of this every time we’re in rehearsal.
Every single sound…
All the lyrics…
They all hit me so hard.
I mean, in the good sense of the word of course.
I really love his music.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/08/09(水) 23:40:48.90 0.net
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/08/09(水) 23:48:40.41 0.net
I appreciate her honesty.
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/08/09(水) 23:45:07.88 0.net
As expected of Maa-chan.
She gets it.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/11/01(水) 16:13:56.16 0.net
I got to talk a bunch about DTM with Morning Musume ’17’s Sato Masaki-chan~! ✨
Maa-chan let me listen to some of the songs she’s composed. They were so cool, and it was incredible how she could instantly play almost the exact same chords on the piano!
I have to do my best, too!
161: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/11/01(水) 17:54:59.41 0.net
Another huge win for Maa-chan, huh.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/11/01(水) 16:15:08.06 0.net
Maa-chan really is a genius.
34: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/11/01(水) 16:37:46.49 0.net
I have a mental image of her working on a song and suddenly bursting out laughing and making strange noises.