1: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:44:27.94 0
Talent Satoda Mai (29) updated her blog on the 8th with a post in which she asserted that she is still a member of Country Musume.
Country Musume was originally formed in 1999 as a three-member female idol group. Satoda became a member in 2002. They have five ex-members.
She wrote: “Did you know? I’m still a member of Country Musume.” and expressed her surprise: “The other day I was surprised to see a magazine where it said “Country Musume OG Satoda Mai.”” She continued: “I’m an OG? But I was so sure I never graduated from the group. I’m pretty certain I’m still a member of Country Musume.“
Her profile on the website of Up-Front Group, the agency she is a member of, lists her as “Satoda Mai (Country Musume)”.
Source: Sponichi Annex
Picture: Satoda Mai
Satoda Mai Official Blog
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:47:30.90 0
I knew it.
204: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/09(月) 00:02:00.32 0
She also featured Ayaka on the same blog post so mention that, too, Sponichi.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:46:23.68 0
Rinne and Asami, was it?
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:48:56.77 0
Pucchimoni never broke up either.
17: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:49:37.80 0
What about Coconuts Musume?
57: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:57:15.13 O
What about Melon Kinenbi? And did W ever officially announce their dissolution?
74: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:59:46.10 0
W never broke up.
79: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:00:20.16 0
It’s pretty much just Melon and v-u-den who properly announced that they were breaking up.
80: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:00:28.82 0
Meimei asked Tsunku on her blog whether Smile Shimai are still together.
82: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:00:58.23 O
I think Minimoni properly broke up, too. What a waste. If they’d just left it ambiguous, Tsuji, Kago and Yaguchi getting back together now would create a huge buzz.
36: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:53:26.22 0
What are Rinne and Asami doing nowadays anyway?
45: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:55:29.51 0
I think Rinne is at Ishigakijima.
46: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:55:31.76 0
Rinne is living her life as a nudist at home.
88: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:01:29.30 0
Rinne’s history. The person responsible for her fate is Tanaka Yoshitake:
On July 3rd 2002, she joined shuffle unit Odoru♡11. They released “Shiawase Kyouryuu Ondo”.
She graduated from Country Musume and Hello! Project that same year at the end of a fan club event held at Hanabatake Bokujo on October 12th and 13th. She intended to focus on stage plays. Her motive for graduating was Country Musume producer Tanaka Yoshitake who, influenced by Goto Maki’s graduation, wanted to make Rinne into a solo artist as well.
After her graduation, she appeared in the play “Sougen no Hito.” There were no official announcements following that, but in 2011, it was learned that she was residing at Ishigakijima (Ishigaki, Okinawa prefecture) while helping her father with his work.
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Toda Rinne-san (left)
97: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:03:34.95 0
Idol wo Sagase season 2 was all about Rinne.
111: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:07:06.40 0
The first time I saw Rinne was on a DVD filmed at Budokan where she was singing while accompanying herself on guitar. That’s how I’ll always remember her.
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 21:56:23.12 0
It seems Asami is working earnestly.
129: ◆SUZURngDhU 2013/09/08(日) 22:11:49.97 0
Aasa, you’re cute, Aasa.
83: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:01:00.24 0
Which one was Miuna again?
87: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:01:22.93 0
The one that looks like Kumagai Mami.
142: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:17:59.90 0
Miuna always remained as their secret weapon.
136: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:15:48.22 0
I wonder if they could bring this group back, even if for a limited time.
144: ：名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:18:20.95 P
With a group like this that only made one member famous, you’d usually just pretend like it never happened. But Satoda insisting “I’m still in the group!” is part of what makes her so great.
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176: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:34:35.29 0
Her self-introduction on her radio show Mai to Time:
“Good evening, Kyushu and Yamaguchi! I’m Country Musume Satoda Mai.“
She continued saying that until the very last episode (which was March last year).
149: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:19:59.32 0
What are the other members aside from Satoda up to? Are they still alive?
158: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:24:11.92 0
Rinne is helping with her father’s work in Ishigakijima, Asami is doing caregiving work in her hometown and Miuna is a love columnist.
214: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/09(月) 00:12:28.64 0
Saitou Miuna’s New Communication Techniques
Born in 1987 in Shizuoka prefecture. Started her public entertainment activities in 2003 as a member of Hello! Project.
Retired from the world of show business in 2007. Using her skills in beauty treatment, aromatherapy, reflexology and traditional Thai massage, she was working as a therapist for hotels, etc.
Started her activities as “All About Love Columnist” in 2011.
In 2012 she was living in America. She came back to Japan for a short time to finish a master’s course in statistics in psychology.
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1 名前：禿の月φ ★[sage] 投稿日：2013/08/16(金) 05:57:00.87 ID:???P
Ex-Country Musume member Kobayashi Azusa (35) will release her first solo mini-album “DISTANCE” on September 25th. It includes the rock-influenced “100nen no Ketsumatsu” and “Mirai no Kioku” and the poppy “Kazeiro no Sora” for a total of six songs.
She wrote the lyrics to all songs herself. “I’m not a very talkative person, so instead I took my daily thoughts and wrote them all down“, she explains. About the very heavy-sounding “SACRED DOLLS” which is also the song she says she feels the most confident about, Kobayashi said: “In that song I tried to picture myself as having changed into a doll. I really like that one.“
For the past five years, Kobayashi has been busy playing live clubs and doing other musical activities. “The album contains all my memories and feelings of these past five years“, she says.
On the 18th, Kobayashi will be performing at Nishikawakuchi Hearts in Saitama.
201: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 23:56:03.12 0
I can still remember Rinne singing by herself at Budokan like it was yesterday.
171: ：名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:29:03.75 P
Honey Pie is one of the all-time greatest H!P songs.
172: 名無し募集中。。。 2013/09/08(日) 22:29:48.88 0
Henkka: Yanagihara Hiromi. Just wanted to have her name here.
Source: http://helloprocanvas.ldblog.jp/archives/32654591.html (jp)
Thanks for mentioning Hiromi, may she rest in peace.
RIP Hiromi, so tragic that she died a week before their 1st release smh
So is Miuna still doing Thai massage? And is she still living in the US?
Suddenly my back is feeling really sore.
Honestly, that would be pretty weird getting a massage from a former H!P girl.
Only the queen of all bakas Satoda Mai would bring up these type of irrelevant facts lmao :) It is true that they never actually officially disbanded, they just sort of faded away over the years and the mass Elder Club graduations kind of masked the fact that she never actually graduated from Up-Front
Is she still a member of Romans too?
Honey Pie IS a great song.
“Uwaki na Honey Pie” is one of the greatest H!P songs ever. I think it should have sold 1 mil copies instead of Love Machine. Man, I don’t even like Love Machine.
Look, and recently I’ve wondering how is Rinne doing. I haven’t heard anything about her after her graduation.
And, Hiromi… It’s such a pity that she died. Really. Even now, whenever I think about it, I’m sad.
Yet, it taught me something important: How lucky that no one else besides her has died.
It was for real!
just time traveling to say this topic is real and there is some new cute girls in the group,,