— I would like to take this opportunity to talk to you two about the position of the leader of Hello! Project. My first question is to Yajima. How do you see Hello! Project now, a year after your departure? Does it seem different to you now as compared to while your were still a member?
Yajima: It does. I couldn’t see it objectively when I was a member. It was really only after my graduation and going to see Hello! Con that I came to realize how amazing it is. It’s very moving.
My fellow °C-ute member, Nakajima Saki, co-starred in a musical with ANGERME and she was telling me about how they were busy with all kinds of other work so they didn’t have a long time to rehearse for it. So then when I went to see the musical, I remember thinking about how great of a job they’d done in such a brief period of time regardless. And maybe it was the same with us when we were members, but it’s really only now, looking in from the outside, that I realize how amazing it is that they’re able to do all that.
— The speed at which they can learn things?
Yajima: Yes. I think if I was put in that situation now, my head would explode. But they can all pull it off. Same thing with Hello! Con — the quality is just so high. Even the girls in their teens are so much better at singing than we were at their age. I’m so much looking forward to seeing how they all develop in the future.
Here are some pictures I took in the fall of 2017 when we were commuting on tour. It only took a few minutes for the day to turn into night. I was watching the whole time. It was such a poetic, unforgettable moment for me. And even though I say that, this scene is really the only thing I actually remember of it all. What prefecture was this? Where had we performed earlier that day? I do not recall.
I don’t even have that uncomfortable feeling of somehow needing to remember. It feels like I never even lived this moment. Actually, it has felt like that for the entirety of this past year. No matter how many times someone asks me “don’t you remember?,” I simply don’t.
Because to me, it almost feels like I never even lived this moment.
There’s been an increase. ↑
In an MC, Ayacho ordered everyone to put their arms around each others’ shoulders during “Tomo yo.” And not only just for the final concert — she specifically said that she wants everyone to do it during “Tomo yo” every time they perform it. She said that if you ask the person next to you if it’s okay to put your arm around them and they say no, it’s okay to tell them that “it’s an order from Ayacho.“
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/04/17(日) 20:49:11.45 0.net I’m never going to an ANGERME event again.
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/04/17(日) 20:49:11.82 0.net I feel bad for the female wota.
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/04/17(日) 20:53:22.25 0.net This is hell.
レフティ @lefthand926 Angerme, third event.
Take-chan: “At first I didn’t even understand why the oshi jumpers were doing that.” Meimei asked their manager, who explained that “it just means they’re cheering you on. You have to treasure those fans.“
Ayacho, however, shot down fans’ hopes and said “I’m personally not going to look at you even if you do jump!“
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/11/28(土) 19:19:47.29 0.net Ayacho just dislikes that kind of thing.
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/11/28(土) 19:20:29.87 0.net Well, she appreciates Buddhist statues — it’s only obvious she prefers wota who look similar.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/11/28(土) 19:20:47.80 0.net Ayacho: “Just shut up and watch.”