1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:11:49
Looks, voice, dancing — she met all three important requirements. She was admired by both her juniors and seniors, being almost like an intermediary between everyone. She acted like an airhead, and yet she left behind many profound comments that showed incredible farsightedness. She had that wonderful quality about her that made you see even her weak points as charming.
Even while burdened by the handicaps of atopic dermatitis and Okazaki-kun*, she was always competing for the 2nd or 3rd place in terms of popularity. It’s time we reassess this incredibly talented person.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:15:57
Takahashi — has the most contact with her after graduation, often going shopping together.
Niigaki — always seemed to be having the most fun when she was preaching to Kamei.
Michishige — has many times called Kamei her best friend.
Tanaka — “if I had to choose who to make my girlfriend, it’d be Eri.“
11: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:17:42
She wasn’t just acting like an airhead — she was one.
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:20:23
She was the lubricant between the members.
19: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:20:48
People had an appreciation for her insane hips, too.
20: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:21:23
Even now, many wota think Kamei has the overall best face in H!P.
28: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:25:19
I declare that she had the best voice of the entire idol industry.
33: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:28:03
To be honest, Kamei only got serious in her final three years or so.
For like the five years before that, she was always one of the more boring members.
9th and 10th gen are already easily more refined.
34: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:28:25
35: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:30:02
She was already cute when she was doing the Eric Kamezou thing and stuff. It’s just that around that time Takahashi was at her cutest. She wasn’t yet showing her true colors very much so many wota gravitated towards Takahashi and others instead.
37: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:30:35
If only she had one thing that she was the best at.
41: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:31:49
Her singing voice was one of the treasures of Musume, right up there next to Kago’s.
40: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:31:41
The time when she was doing Kamezou and stuff was her peak.
43: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:32:57
They should’ve had more songs aside from Kimagure Princess where she was the main.
45: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:33:02
I still remember looking at a fansite and people were buying piles and piles of her photobooks. I wonder what those guys are up to these days.
55: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:38:39
The Platinum Era was all fine and good, but I’d love to see Kamei fooling around with the 9th and 10th gen members.
63: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:42:24
Kamei’s voice was cute and her dancing was very dynamic. She was a great performer.
65: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:43:57
Singing and dancing-wise, Kamei was at her peak during Rival Survival. I never get tired of watching it.
66: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:44:42
Eririn’s powerful performances were incredible.
73: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 00:50:40
Her peak was when she was doing Elizabeth Kyamei.
80: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:04:16
At 14 years old. It wasn’t refined or anything, but somehow her face was so charming.
167: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 03:13:35
Konno’s expression pisses me off.
82: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:05:30
I sometimes recall just how charming she was, but it’s too late to reassess her at this point. She’s retired so at this point we can do nothing but reminisce.
84: 涙袋ッチ ◆41x1mueUjM 2013/05/26 01:07:08
I liked her the best during the Platinum tour.
89: 涙袋ッチ ◆41x1mueUjM 2013/05/26 01:10:05
I have two of these.
92: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:13:45
Kamei had appeal because she was only a supporting member.
103: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:22:06
Her looks were on par with girls like Nacchi or Fujimoto and she was my oshi during Hello! Morning, but I just didn’t like her dim character.
140: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:48:29
What’s with this outstanding talent?! (laughs)
105: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:23:26
168: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 03:21:03
111: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:27:45
She was doing “pirorin” after being in the group around as long as 9th gen right now.
131: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:44:40
Eririn sure was cute.
133: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:45:46
Those duck lips of her were irresistible.
137: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:47:30
I don’t know of any idol who’s cuter than Kamei Eri.
139: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:48:18
I loved Eririn’s dynamic dancing.
146: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:51:27
Having the same blood type as Eririn is one of my biggest prides.
153: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 01:59:06
Even now Eririn is getting more and more fans.
158: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 02:27:38
It can’t be helped. Eririn is just too cute.
169: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 05:49:58
I didn’t care for the group at all during the Golden Era, but after seeing the 5th gen auditions I became a fan of Takahashi Ai. Then after seeing the 6th gen auditions, I immediately became a fan of Kamei Eri.
173: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 09:12:17
I liked Eririn around this time.
174: 名無し募集中。。。羊スト 2013/05/26 09:15:11
Kamei was the sole member who was on par with Takahashi.
175: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/05/26 09:19:07
Kamei Eri was the one evening primrose blooming in the darkness of the Eclipse Era.
Henkka: I must say… there really was something special about this particular turtle. And in her case, I’d like to think it’s not just the nostalgia factor either.
One thing that wasn’t talked about much in the thread but I think is still is worth mentioning is the wonderful duo of Gaki-Kame. For me, they really brought out the best of each other. Perhaps it’s time we take a trip down the Gaki-Kame memory lane…
PS. See here for more Kamei picspam.