1: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 11:22:45.50 0
(On the topic of being told by her manager to blog more.)
Sanma: Is it a bother?
Sato: It’s not that. It’s because they make me do so many corrections. It’ll take me 5 or 10 minutes to write a post, but then I’ll have to spend 2 hours fixing it!
Iikubo: But it takes the rest of us an hour to write a post, too.
Sato: But for me it takes two hours and ten minutes. I just think it’s such a waste of time for me to have to be there with my phone in hand for two whole hours.
Iikubo: So why not just spend an hour to write it properly in the first place?
Sanma: You don’t want them to correct your blog posts?
Sato: It’s all stuff like… “Why don’t you put a question mark here?” It’s like, is that really necessary? They’ll interfere with stuff that’s totally not important at all.
Sanma: But you’re an idol — you’re a Morning Musume. You have to write them properly.
Sato: The other day they asked me, “Sato, do you mind if we delete this part of your post?” So then I went, “Just delete the whole thing then.” I told them that, if they were to delete a part of it, to me it would’ve felt the same as if they’d deleted the whole thing.
Sanma: Maybe you don’t quite fit in the framework of Morning Musume.
Sato: When I’m seriously told things like that, it’s… Like, they tell me it’s okay to just write freely what I feel, but lately most of my posts aren’t even my own writing.
Sanma: Huuuuuuuh?! (laughs)
Sato: Like that post about the auditions on our Instagram, pretty much everything I wrote for that was changed.
Sanma: They want to let you write freely, but they’re also afraid that what you write might get in the way of Morning Musume’s success.
Sato: As of late, pretty much nothing in my posts is my own writing.
Sanma: The office won’t allow it.
Sato: It’s not that I even write anything too crazy. But lately I just tell them to do with my posts as they like.
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 11:31:51.42 0
“The remedy is worse than the disease.”
There’s an expression I’d like for this shitty office to know.
21: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 11:36:43.67 0
If you want to read something perfectly meaningful, go read a dictionary or something.
What we want to read is Maa-chan’s own writing.
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 11:37:02.88 0
This shitty office really likes to spend their energy on stuff that’s completely meaningless. I wish they’d direct that energy into bettering Hello! Station or something.
54: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 11:52:24.00 0
Liberty for Maa-chan!
72: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 12:11:14.14 0
There’s countless of managers in the world, but there can be no substitute for Maa-chan. I wish they’d recognize that.
78: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 12:23:59.83 0
If you’re going to delete a part of it, just delete the whole thing — that’s such an artist’s viewpoint.
101: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 13:15:25.92 0
I love this kind of thing about Maa-chan.
She really was born to be an entertainer.
116: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 14:33:21.73 0
It’s hard to say anything about this one way or the other since we haven’t seen the posts prior to them being corrected. But one thing I can say is that them spending two hours just on fixing them is so completely pointless. There’s got to be more important stuff for them to be working on.
119: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 15:01:57.11 0
It’d probably be faster if it was the manager writing the post and then Sato just arranging it to be more her style.
130: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 16:09:16.39 0
If the members all spend an hour writing a post and yet they nevertheless let Gaki-san’s “bey bey” through… Is the staff even trying?
133: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 16:11:51.14 0
Who would be bothered about some idol making a typo or omitting a character in a blog post? No matter how you look at it, it’s just funny if she does it.
147: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/02/17(日) 21:12:59.18 0
This isn’t a shortcoming — it’s character.
7. ℃-uteな名無しさん 2019年02月18日 05:45
They go out of their way to correct her posts, and that’s the end result? What’s the point? (laughs) Just like she said, it’s completely meaningless to get on her case for not putting in a question mark or whatever. Is it not also the job of the office to maintain the motivation of their talent?
25. ℃-uteな名無しさん 2019年02月19日 01:00
I’m actually pretty shocked about this.
3. ℃-uteな名無しさん 2019年02月18日 01:14
I feel like they’re making a fundamental mistake in even trying to make Maa-chan fit some sort of a stereotype.
8. ℃-uteな名無しさん 2019年02月18日 06:45
This is an office that’s constantly making mistakes all over the place, and yet they spend two hours on something like this? It’s just such a waste of their time. They could spend that two hours checking something that actually matters. I bet just by doing that they’d make so many fewer mistakes.
When it comes to blogs, unless it’s seriously like discrimination or defamation or mistaken information, they shouldn’t be so nervous about it. Whether or not there’s a question mark in there or not, that’s just complaining for the sake of it. It comes down to nothing more but the taste of the person doing the checking.
12. ℃-uteな名無しさん 2019年02月18日 13:37
I wish they’d treasure Maa-chan more.
Really? Just leave Maachan’s posts alone. Go do something else like fix the t-shirt designs instead.
The f office should have known by now that her fans like her because of totally who she is. Let her to be ffs.
And that pretty much goes for any member.
See, I’m not even the biggest Masaki fan out there, but yeah, that would piss me off as well.
If she was leaking secret info or was being impolite, sure, but I doubt that’s the case for every post – or rather, I’m sure that rarely happens.
Also, I’m pretty sure they just started with this for the 9th generation. Platinum Era probably wasn’t corrected at all – which led us to Gaki’s hilarious English and the whole 6ki’s “eyes” disaster.
I’m curious about that. Is there a link you could provide?
The one about the eyes? Here you go: http://pureidolheart.blogspot.com/2010/11/morning-musume-members-apologize.html
Gaki’s English is present on her current blog’s header. https://ameblo.jp/nigaki-risa/ “Do not having fun. Have a suffer.”
I’m shocked that Gaki doesn’t have something in Korean. At least she can find her way around that!
There’s a difference between *managing* your talent, and *micro* managing your talent. This is micro-managing, and that’s how you lose staff. I wouldn’t be surprised if she ends up jumping ship sooner or later.
It’s not a bug, it’s a feature
I’m not sure that we’re getting the whole story. Why would it take two hours to add a question mark or fix a verb tense? I just saw Masaki’s latest blog and it was her tamely fan-girling Kaede/Sakura. I wonder if the management made her spend two hours to fix things to make it sound less perverted?
How about UPF focuses more on giving them some actual decent music(which is in decline for a while now) instead of fixing maa’s blog posts?
I mean ffs focus on the talent you have(and you have the talent enough for exporting it) and put it to a better use, nurture it, don’t limit it like this.
Especially with the type of girl Maachan is, this is like a textbook bad move.
Please don’t defame Tsunku-san’s music, or we must alter your msg.
Well how about that? Mgmt lets all the girls write their own stuff, and merely corrects minor things. Yeah, I know. Sato is pissed, and I would be too, but for years I suspected worst than this: I thought Mgmt wrote all the blogs and the girls were contractually bound to just sign off on them.
Now that I know the blogs are genuinely from our idols, I will start reading them again.
Maa cant write kanji
Jinsei Bluetooth going on sale in 2 minutes
Maachan’s original posts are actually all alt-right propaganda.
This is horrible. Psychological abuse.
Yeah, like the corrections made are typo. I’m pretty much sure it also takes two hours to staff to decipher her blog post ?
And now, with the recent photos-taken-walking-to-Ikebukuro-eki-with-a-male-fellow-student incident, she had an entire post deleted in which she defended herself replaced by a more contrite message from her manager………she was rightfully sticking up for herself in claiming her innocence.
Could you please tell me if the the redacted post appeared on her Ameblo blog, or if she has another blog elsewhere? (If she does, could you please provide a link?)
This sort of thing should piss her off. Most wota want their oshi to be happy–even if they’re in wota-love with them. From what I have seen and read of her, Sato has never indicated that she is interested in pursuing a romantic relationship, and the purity of the girl (her sexual modesty–not wanting to do gravure beacuse bikinis are too much like lingerie, which “is only for the person you love”, how she constantly skirt-checks herself, etc.) suggests that even if she is in a romantic relationship, there isn’t anything tawdry about it. I don’t want to see Sato graduate (especially now that the 15ki is going to join), but this is the kind of crap that I could see pushing her in that direction, and would totally justify that decision.
H!P has College Cosmos now, and though it’s really a marketing ploy to make idols seem less “lurid” as the Olympics approach, if this “scandal” has any weight to it and Sato graduates/has to graduate MM, there is always another venue for her to continue being an idol.
In short: We trust Sato. Office, leave her the hell alone, and let her speak for herself!
It’s also bizarre that her manager has this reaction, since everything points to this kind of thing not really impacting her:
1) Hamachan and Ayapan muscling through their scandals with no problem, and Onoda recently basically thanks her wota for their support of her date in her blog lmao.
2) Sato has fuck-you levels of popularity, where a good chunk of them are women who wouldn’t care if she dated, and 48G (Sasshi, Milky) shows that wota will actually rally around popular girls who date. See also the above Onoda example, where the comments on the previous post after she got found out were all wota begging her not to leave Tsubaki.
It seems like it might be Sato’s specific manager that’s overbearing (perhaps overcompensating for the early days), because meanwhile you have Daishi talking about her period over here uncensored.
“..because meanwhile you have Daishi talking about her period over here uncensored.”
This is somehow erotic.
I must go to Japan!
Daaishi did what? Where is this?
I never would’ve thought that they spent around an hour writing their blog posts, except maybe for members who tend to make longer ones. There’s probably a lot of factors that impact how long it takes for them…