1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:44:02.50 0.net
“Morning Musume Suzuki popular in the United States because of her figure?”
91: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:57:01.70 0.net
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:44:16.69 0.net
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:44:57.59 0.net
Suzuki-san is a worldwide celebrity.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:45:55.66 0.net
“Morning Musume ’14’s first ever NY performance draws 2,000 people; “American size” Suzuki Kanon draws huge cheers”
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:45:06.00 0.net
Oh damn, it was for real! (laughs)
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:45:12.42 0.net
29: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:49:54.70 0.net
Zukki’s triumphal return to Japan.
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:46:26.64 0.net
Well done, Zukki.
17: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:46:55.72 i.net
Wow. This news is considered as important as the Nobel awards! (Note: in reference to above image: the news about Zukki and the Nobel awards happened to be at the top of Yahoo! at the same time.)
46: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:52:25.07 0.net
The Nobel awards and Zukki.
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:52:43.14 0.net
As expected of the most well-known member of the group following Sayu’s graduation.
49: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:52:50.49 0.net
I don’t think there’s any idol that’s more easy to write news about than Zukki.
68: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:54:38.12 0.net
After their performance, Michishige commented “This was our first ever concert in New York, and you could tell from everyone’s reactions that they had really been anxiously waiting for us, so I’m very glad we came.” She added, “Personally, I’m just so happy we got to perform in New York with this 10-member lineup before my graduation from the group.“
Meanwhile, Suzuki, who is very popular in New York, commented that she’d like to perform in Brazil next for the fact that she “likes Brazilian meat.“
83: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:56:00.83 0.net
Zukki’s easy to use for the punchlines.
96: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:57:39.69 0.net
Feels like Zukki would be popular in Brazil, too.
110: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 21:59:35.20 0.net
Maasa: “America, huh… Dammit… That was a blind spot for me…”
122: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 22:01:14.78 0.net
“Morning Musume ’14’s New York performance; wildly enthusiastic cheers for Suzuki Kanon”
139: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 22:04:18.80 0.net
Zukki’s getting famous. Everyone has no choice but to get on and ride this wave.
142: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 22:04:40.14 0.net
◆ The hugely popular Suzuki Kanon — won’t lose to Michishige!
Suzuki Kanon (16) with her slightly chubby figure proved in New York that she is not to be outdone in popularity even by Michishige. The audience erupted in cheers with her introduction that poked fun at herself: “This morning I had a big breakfast. So I’m full of energy!“
At the post-concert interview for the Japanese media, her rather unorthodox comment draw lots of laughs: “I only wish I was this popular in Japan. I guess it must be my figure. I’m American size.”
146: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 22:05:24.31 0.net
“I was really happy with Zukki’s performance. She’s better than ever! Her singing is getting better every day, too.”
149: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 22:05:41.32 0.net
Zukki even took 2nd place in J-MELO’s worldwide popularity ranking.
181: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 22:10:47.14 0.net
Major victory for Zukki.
Zukki fan at USA performance:
“Because she has the same figure as me”
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:38:22.63 0.net
日刊スポーツ モー娘。USA＼(^o^)／ pic.twitter.com/nAmT3iXBJi
— ナカちゃん（´・ω・｀） (@shampoo0721) October 7, 2014
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:25:16.76 0.net
Michishige by far the most popular! No. 2 is the chubby Suzuki
“Who is the most popular member? We asked a hundred fans”
We asked a hundred of the fans who attended the concert who their favorite member is. […]
The clear winner was Michishige with 38 votes. A male fan from the United Kingdom, Craig Bennett (27), commented: “First and foremost, she’s cute.” Among other comments we heard were “She’s pretty. I don’t want her to graduate!” and “Sayumin is a legend.“
Coming in second place was Suzuki Kanon (16) with 12 votes. A female fan from Canada, Kensey Phillips (21), said “She has the same sized figure as me,” laughing. We also heard lots of fans praising her for her humor. […]
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:39:10.20 0.net
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:40:48.15 0.net
“Sayumin is a legend.” (laughs)
Sayu wota all say the same things, even in America.
54: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:27:40.62 0.net
Sayashi is losing to Zukki. (laughs)
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:41:04.77 0.net
Americans getting turned on by Zukki’s body.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:40:13.83 0.net
So at the end of the day it’s all about the body, huh.
11: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:42:52.66 0.net
The one-two combo of an unreachable, doll-like idol, and an idol that resembles you and who you feel an affinity towards.
44: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:12:26.57 i.net
Guess her looks must remind them of some black R&B singer.
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:42:57.27 0.net
Zukki’s figure is the norm in America.
15: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:43:59.01 0.net
Shut up. There are no fatties among the really popular American idols.
19: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:46:14.05 0.net
You think so? For me it feels like there’s loads of them. Even Lady Gaga is really chubby.
17: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:45:20.93 0.net
Miley Cyrus is fat.
20: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:46:55.09 0.net
Even Mariah Carey was all plump, and she’d definitely be considered fat by Japanese standards.
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:48:11.62 0.net
I don’t think she would’ve gotten as popular as she is if she’d been as fat as in the right pic from the very start of her career.
29: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:52:53.76 0.net
The left one was taken when she’d already made it big. I seem to recall she was fat when she first appeared.
33: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:56:16.29 0.net
She won’t ever get popular in Japan if she doesn’t lose weight, but she’ll also lose her fans overseas if she does. It’s the perfect dilemma. (laughs)
37: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 09:59:41.19 0.net
Both the wota and Zukki made awesome comments. This is going to get mentioned every time someone brings up NY from now on. (laughs)
46: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:15:18.64 0.net
I just told you guys yesterday: Zukki has a lot of fat fans. So many of the girls lining up at NY were fat, so I figured that must’ve been it.
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:17:56.82 0.net
I don’t think it’s so much a matter of them being Zukki fans or not. America in general has a lot of fat people.
57: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:28:44.82 0.net
Zukki kinda looks like Stacie Orrico. No wonder they like her over there.
60: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:30:23.84 0.net
If they all gained weight, we’d get lots more American wota.
67: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:39:39.68 0.net
“I only wish I was this popular in Japan...”
Saddest comment of the year. (laughs)
64: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:33:20.30 0.net
I want her to keep her current figure. If only they’d give her some more solo lines…
71: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 10:53:23.88 0.net
Someone let Zukki have her American solo debut already.
87: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/10/07(火) 11:27:29.06 0.net
New Yorker Zukki.
Henkka: It’s safe to say that hell is going to freeze over and be inhabited by AKB fans and H!P fans living there together in peace and harmony before the discussion over Zukki’s weight ends.
Sources: http://helloprocanvas.ldblog.jp/archives/41236961.html, http://c-ute.doorblog.jp/archives/40604674.html
I still remember her big shock of a face when it was announced at J-Melo that she’s the 2nd most popular member of MoMusu (& to think she won by a margin to Yayaomo)
I would love to see that video but I can not find it. Can someone provide a link? Thanks in advance! ^ ^
I can remember a thread were Wota made fun of western fans because they thought westerns would like Sakura because for them she just looks like Takahashi, and they wouldn’t be able to tell the girls apart. Now they are comparing Zukkis with Stacie Orrico? Well done…
I kinda wish that person from canada didn’t say that she was liked cause of her figure
To be honest they might not have said that at all. When asked why I liked Sayu I said something like ‘She’s funny. She’s entertaining to watch’. I never said anything about her being cute, yet they’ve decided to say that I did as this is the image they want to portray. Never trust what you read in the media.
Maybe there was another guy with the same name?
At any rate, why even bother giving a full name when you’re just going to make up the quote. At least make up a name too!
Doubtful. They have the same age, same favourite member as me and they’re from the UK as well. Besides, my name is in the paper anyway for being first in line. If there was more than one Craig Bennett they’d have noticed. ;)
They do stuff like this all the time. I’ve done video interviews at Japanese concerts before where I’ve been instructed to give certain replies. In France they want the fans to be obsessed with Japan. In the UK they want us to be fans of The Beatles. I am neither.
I agree – when I was interviewed by Okai Chisato last year, about Morning Musume, I was asked what I liked about them.
None of my replies were mentioned, as I didn’t mention ‘Formation Dance’
All replies that were aired mentioned it, as that was what they were aiming for.
Instead, they just showed me, and had written comments, ignoring all my answers.
Welp. That’s some bullshit.
Good to know.
Hi! I was just googling my name and I found this. The person in the article is me. I wanna say that what is written there is not entirely true. I did say that we were the same size, but it wasn’t given as a reason of why I liked her, and it was a joke. When they asked why I liked Zukki I told them it was because she was funny and her personality was very real. We were communicating in Japanese too, so I didn’t think there would be any room for miscommunication -shrugs- anyway, I hope Zukki never saw that and thought the same thing :( but yes don’t always trust what you read! They clearly cherry-picked it to have a more “compelling” article.
That being said as a chubby woman I do think its important to have representation of my body type, especially in the idol scene where its so uncommon, so I don’t think that would be a totally invalid point to make. But definitely not the point /i/ was trying to make
I was there, the cheer for Zukki was louder and more ferocious than even Sayu’s. She literally had to stop because nobody could hear her. All the members were visibly surprised and happy for her. It was awesome
Having seen her moment of shock on J-Melo being told she’s 2nd most popular abroad, I’d wondered if some sort of sequel would occur in NY. So now all this looks like a precognitive vision come true…and I LOVE it! Even though she’s not my oshi.
To be fair, I was screaming “fat-ass” and stuff like that very loudly. When I saw how happy she was with her real fans’ shouts, I became happy for her and stopped my insults.
I’m mildly surprised that didn’t result in bodily harm. I guess H!P fans are good people after all…
To be honest, Zukki has more to her and she gets herself going because she understands but in the end. She’s a teenager and puberty sucks!
“more to her”
Ya think? :)
Nothing but fat-apologists, the lot of ya!
More like ‘boob-embracers’.
It matters where the fat goes.
The cheer for Zukki and subsequently her and Riho forgetting their lines the most memorable part of the concert for me.
I can’t wait for Zukki’s solo A-side “All about that bass (日本語 ver.)” on their next single.
Her obese boobs are horrible. American people are disgusting and their tastes are disgusting too.
Well thats just, like, your opinion, man.
I’m so glad that she finally came to be at ease with the chubby thing or food love. Somehow that inspired me and helped me gain more self-confidence (to be honest, I’m chubby like Zukki and even own a Cha-chan at the age of 19 XD). I’m starting to feel Zukki’s aura, she looks much more beautiful when she’s comfortable with who she is. She will definitely shine someday <3
TBH I like her during the Audition, she’s 2nd to Riho as my favorite but it’s downhill from there. I know she’s a kind person and funny but as an idol she doesn’t appeal to me anymore even if she lose weight.
For a fat chick, she’s got pretty small tits (and ugly.)
Personally I prefer Sakura’s over Zukki’s. Just saying.
Zukki is indeed beautiful but I don’t see her appeal much anymore.
Japanese wota think the same as me. American’s like Zukki most because she’s American size aka fat. Fat in Japan and chubby in America where fat is the norm. I like Zukki because of that huge adorable smile ^_^
Now that zukki’s no longer hiding her bazookas, she will be popular in japan in no time.
BTW Henkka, “is hugely popular in the United States?!” Just what are you trying to say?
I think that Zukki’s popularity in the US comes from something different from her pretty face, smile, and big boobs.
I think there is a huge cross over with H!P fans and anime/manga fandom. In anime & manga (especially shoujo manga) a girl idol is portrayed as an ordinary girl who get chosen to be an idol by some strange plot device, is initially overshadowed by an army of “professional” idols, and triumphs in the end by being herself and having the audience identify with her.
So, who else is in MM?
Sayumi – Kind of like Zukki, but at the end of her run. Sayumi would start by being a scary sempai but would eventually help Zukki by saying that she had to overcome the same problems that Zukki is having.
Mizuki – Pro – used to a H!P trainee and was in an anime related group
Erina – Pro – former junior model and an aspiring golf pro before winning her audition
Riho – Pro – five year entertainment pro before she started
Haruna – Pro – formal junior model
Ayumi – Pro – former junior cheerleader for a pro baseball team
Haruka – Pro – former H!P trainee
Sakura – Pro – former H!P trainee
and Masaki – kind of like Zukki but also sort of an antagonist character, someone who feels entitled and acts in an immature way. In a manga, it would be Zukki’s main job to raise above the obstacles that Masaki puts in her way.
So in conclusion, if Morning Musume.’14 was a manga then Zukki would be the main character. And, just like many other shoujo manga leading ladies, she is a gluttonous eater and hangs out with a plushie doll.
That would make her popular in all the other countries where manga/anime and H!P is popular: France, Spain, Brazil, Asian countries, etc.
But Zukki is only popular in America. Because she’s fat and has a rather dark skin color, which one could say it’s like the majority of people in America at this time.
And I don’t agree with “pretty face” and “big boobs”: those are not even boobs, it’s just deformed fat going in every direction (which seems to be popular with Americans, but still… Ew.)
1) How do you say with certainty that Zukki is not popular is France, Spain, Brazil, and “Asian Countries”? Morning Musume.’14 has not played live in these countries so you have nothing to base your statement on.
2) America does not have a monopoly on fat people. There are plenty of other countries struggling with obesity. Should we automatically assume that Zukki is popular there? Are there no fat people in France, Spain and Brazil? (13%, 18%, 14%) Also, at the NYC concert, the vast majority of the audience was not fat.
3) You should wikipedia “breast” sometime. If you did you would see that Zukki has normally shaped boobs, and that quite a bit of a normal boob is fat tissue. A girl with big boobs (who is not lactating) will have a higher percentage of fat in her boobs. Otherwise they would not be big.
nice to see you guys talking about female bodies so seriously while making your absolute ignorance so obvious lol
Number 48 got it right.