1: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:06:59.76 0.net
Fukumura Mizuki: That reminds me. The other day the four of us (9th gen) we’re talking about Riho-chan when suddenly I got a phone call from Yoshizawa-san.
— Ooh! Yoshizawa Hitomi-san!
Fukumura: She was like “so how are you lately?” It was such perfect timing, it caught me off-guard. So then we all took turns talking to her one-by-one — and all of us for a pretty long time, too.
— Maybe she could somehow sense that the four of you were together at the time?
Fukumura: I know, right! That’s what surprised me. Anyway, she’s a senpai who graduated before any of us had the chance to be in the group alongside her, and yet she cares about us and wants to talk to us. It made me really happy. She came to see our Budokan concert the other day, too. She was like, “let’s go out by the five of us sometime!“
— Yoshizawa-san invited you?
Fukumura: She was like, “You’re the senpai of the group now. I’m sure it can’t be easy, so let’s go out and blow off some steam!“
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:08:37.25 0.net
Yoshizawa’s such a good guy.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:23:26.00 0.net
Ah, it’s that best friend of Ikuta’s.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:18:22.21 0.net
They haven’t worked together and have barely even made any appearances together, and yet she sees right through them. Makes you think Yoshizawa might’ve had some difficult times herself.
20: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:26:59.14 0.net
It was fun to watch how carefree everyone was during Yoshizawa’s time as the leader.
I’m guessing everyone was like that because she was the leader.
23: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:27:58.42 0.net
Reina has said that the first senpai she opened up to was Yoshizawa-san.
27: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:29:45.47 0.net
Sayu would be good to have around as support, but I guess that’s not happening right now. I’m grateful they have a senpai like her. I think the age difference might actually make it easier for Fuku-chan to talk to her openly.
28: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:30:20.81 0.net
One time when Gaki-Kame weren’t even talking to each other, Yoshizawa intervened and made them reconcile. Kamei told this story on a DVD just before her graduation.
33: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:31:36.30 0.net
My first time hearing this. Who knew?
41: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:35:34.30 0.net
Ikuta and her once went scuba-diving for SATOYAMA to preserve coral reefs.
34: ルウ 2015/12/31(木) 00:31:45.31 O.net
She must be busy after just recently having gotten married, and yet she has time to care about her juniors with whom she was never even in the group with…
39: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:34:12.40 0.net
Just how cool is she? (｀･ω･´)
47: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:37:11.28 0.net
She might seem kinda thickheaded, but Yoshizawa is actually looking over all of them.
51: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:40:04.54 0.net
I like the episode of how back when she wasn’t the leader yet, Yoshizawa was the first notice how Yaguchi looked to be feeling a bit down. But she didn’t feel right approaching her directly since she’s her junior, so she phoned her generation-mate, Yasuda, told her about it, and asked her to phone Yaguchi to try and make her feel better.
61: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:45:14.95 0.net
She was out drinking with Sanma and others. She got completely hammered and was then like “alright, let’s go for some karaoke!” Immediately after saying that, though, she got into a taxi and went home by herself. That was funny. It’s rare to see a person like Yossie who’s so honest and upright and yet so lovely.
63: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:45:28.98 0.net
If there was even one member like her in 9th gen, I think everyone would be so much more honest about their feelings.
69: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:46:53.72 0.net
Are there any members similar to Yoshizawa? Ikuta? Kudo?
74: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:49:28.90 0.net
Those two both dress like guys, but they’re girls on the inside. There’s no other girl who’s just like a middle-aged dude on the inside like Yoshizawa. (laughs)
76: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:51:03.06 0.net
Didn’t someone once say that Yoshizawa is actually the girliest member of the group? And that like it was actually Ishikawa who was more like a guy?
79: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:52:23.77 0.net
She’s been called sensitive. That’s probably why she’s so good at knowing what the other members are thinking.
84: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:53:35.81 0.net
Yossie is famously diligent. She sends all the members birthday messages at exactly midnight.
72: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:49:07.00 0.net
Yoshizawa may look like a cool cat on first glimpse, but she was actually quite a passionate leader. When Aruiteru became the weekly no. 1, she let all the past members know about it and thanked them.
85: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:55:28.18 0.net
Yoshizawa is so cool that even Sayu once said she could date her — even if she wasn’t a man.
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/12/31(木) 00:37:47.39 0.net
What a great senpai.
0: Henkka 2016/04/10(日) 00:00:00.00 0.net
a. i think yoshie really likes girls. i think she likes girls more than me. i mean…it couldnt all have been a character. in the words of masahiro “what kind of -bian are you?”
b. maybe im cynical but. i think she is just networking like crazy. not that shes a coldhearted manipulator user narcicist but…she clearly has motives. Maybe the girls grow up into big stars and get her some cameos in future work or even important positions. She is betting on them like i was betting on chocobo races in ff7.
it pays to be on the good side of a (or several) possible future big time idols.
no, you dont get me. it actually PAYS. BIG money baby and yosh need a new pair o shoes.
god bless the ogs though. they warm my heart all of them
b> nope. didn’t yossie quite right after her bro died or something?she left at her peak. that doesn’t make sense if she’s a careerist.
and her family doesn’t really care about showbiz. they wanted her to be a “normal” girl.
well i dont know about the exact reason behind the graduation but she wasnt really soaring in popularity, lets be completely honest here, she was 20something, already a prime candidate for “graduation” unless she was selling like crazy.
and she wasnt selling like crazy.
a careerist was yoshie from the get go. she had the determination to make it in the busyness despite her family being against it (her mother lightly slapped her when it was announced…on camera…although i m not sure if that was set up or what….yossie took the light slap like it was nothing…hardened)
so family might not care but i bet adult yossie does. life isnt cheap and her husband isnt richy rich.
you proved yourself right, mate. her husbando wasn’t some rich CEO like OG of OGs ,Yuko. There’re lots of rich guys looking for a trophy ex-idol wife.
think about it though
who would want to be just a “beard” for a lesbian?
if i m looking for an idol trophy, why in gods name will i pick one that i have doubts about sexuality?
i d understand it maybe if that idol was fujimoto…a bisexual fujimoto might be tolerable (being hot and all)
but yosh? yosh and the possibility of her being (at least) bi?
yosh is beautyfull to us fans but realistically speaking she wasnt the epitome of beauty.
now you’ve gone full retard… or gay.
i m not talking about her face
we need to be objective about this
wer does yosh stand among the og sex appeal wise?
forget about comparing her to the “new models”, she doesnt stand a chance
even compared to nakazawa, she lacked on sex appeal.
i mean, you are a rich guy “buying” trophy wives back in the day
do you go for yosh first?
2nd? 3rd? 5th? 8th?
i dare say she wouldnt make top 3
personally? i d go for fuji or maki or abe or even a clean version of that smoker.
sex appeal wise. cause personality wise fuji i m sure is a hand full..as is abe i think.
There’s no such thing as objectivity in beauty. It’s all in the eye of the beholder, I think she’s beautiful. Sure, you can say that she’s not that beautiful, but that doesn’t mean that she’s “objectively” not beautiful or ugly.
Tsugi Nozomi was slapped by her mom when she announced she had been accepted into Morning Musume since her mom thought she was lying. Yossie did not have that problem.
yossie was slapped on camera by mom.
i saw it.
i remember it like it was yesterday
her mom was on the left of the screen, shorter than yosh, skinny, black short hair.
mom didnt look at all like yosh. the setting was probably their house.
yosh announced it, mom slapped her super fast and then put her hand above her mouth in an “uso” kind of gesture.
yosh took the slap like a pro (ok it wasnt that hard of a slap), you could tell yosh was accustomed to this type of behaviour.
i did not see tsuji gettting slapped but i did see yosh.
I just re-watched it. Hitomi’s mom laughs and then when she realizes that Hitomi is serious goes “Maji?” (are you crazy?). She is standing to the right and is too far away from Hitomi to reach her.
Tsugi’s mom play slaps Tsugi, but doesn’t do it very hard.
are they in a dim litted house? they are not in a professional office or backstage in a concert
they are (most likely) in their home and yosh is towering over her mother.
they sent a camera to their house and yosh announced it to her
if i find the video online, i ll link it
This screen capture should clear things up.
Looks like someone’s extra cynical today! Awwwww isn’t that cute
thank u Henka for your work. i want more 12ki, angerme or j=j stuff if u have time.
There’s a reason why Yossy is my favourite member ever. Of course, she sticks out first as the cool member, the tomboy. After that she’s the most important member in their comedy routines. And later on you realize that behind all that there’s this sensible and caring person. Maybe it was also the age gap between Yossy and Ai (Miki not counted in since she left so soon after Yossy’s graduation), but Yossy really was the one that kept the good mood in a group which was on the decline because it seemed like she was the one who kept the stress from the other members.
I love Yossie! She always showed such a cheerful and light personality in the group, even though I’m sure she had a lot of problems during her career as an idol. Plus, she was and apparently still is cool as f**k!
Thank you for translating, Henkka!
I love her so much… and I feel happy for her, for her husband and the baby… she’s one of those characters that made MM what it is today… doesn’t it feel like H!P got more and more relaxed when Yossie became leader? she definitely had an impact on the members back then… and she still has – that’s awesome! I hope she’ll continue this “senpai-talk” for all the generations ^^
I still remember the story during Shabondama day..
Reina actually forgot something (?shoes i think) just before Shabondama live performance on TV.. Her lines was the opening of the song so she missed her appearance & sang backstage & came after the lines.. Reina felt guilty & afraid the senior were angy & went somewhere to cry.. It was Yossie who went to comfort her..
If only they were all like this…
What a good example for the kohai Yossy!
This is so sweet!! love Yossie!!
reading this now makes me cry… i adored yossie so much. i can’t understand why she’d do something as terrible as drunk driving, especially after what happened to her brother. regardless, thank you for the memories, hitomi.