May 28, 1998 — Hiroshima
2011/01/02 ~ 2015/12/31
Sayashi: Back when I was still a kindergartener and I had no vision for my future whatsoever, I got to dance at the center of the stage at our arts festival to “Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~.” I had a lot of people complimenting me and I had so much fun doing it. It made me feel like I was glowing. That was the moment I decided: “I want to be in Morning Musume!“
— That Morning Musume song is what started it all for you.
Sayashi: I told my parents that I wanted to start dancing, and I’m from a very music-loving family so they immediately agreed and I enrolled in an “actors school” in Hiroshima.
— From the very beginning you were dancing in the center at your arts festival, and you were very active at your actors school as well. It does sound like you had a natural talent for dancing to begin with…
Sayashi: Not at all. But I did get to often be in the center at my actors school as well, so that was a big source of confidence for my young self. I’m someone who’s always quick to get bored of things, but dancing was different — I just couldn’t stop. I became convinced that dancing was my most treasured thing in life.
1: おちんくん 2018/10/08(月) 15:41:20.88 0.net
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that Sayashi Riho pretty much made the current H!P.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 16:56:41.06 0.net
I only learned who Sayashi was and became a fan in 2018. Sayashi is the only idol I like, so I don’t quite even get the whole “oshi-hen” thing of idol culture.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 17:26:05.46 0.net
I, too, discovered and became a fan of Sayashi in the fall of 2017. Up until then, the only H!P artist I’d properly listened to was Matsuura Aya. Sayashi’s appeal to me is how she just puts her everything into her performances — both in her singing as well as her dancing.
In the current Morning Musume, the person who feels the closest to that for me is Ishida Ayumi-chan, so I think I’ll remain a dedicated fan of hers until her graduation… because I don’t think Sayashi is ever going to make her return to the stage.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 17:12:09.18 0.net
The king of idols. The ultimate form of the modern idol.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/06/06(水) 23:39:31.78 0.net
No matter which song of theirs I listen to, it’s like I can only hear Sayashi and I just start to cry. I can’t believe that such a cute living being could actually exist in the real world. I was talking to a friend on Twitter the other day and that’s when he told me about Sayashi… I’d like to ask him a couple of hard questions as to why the hell he didn’t introduce me to her when she was still an active member.
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/06/06(水) 23:40:53.84 0.net
Yeah. It’s been known to happen.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/06/06(水) 23:42:17.55 0.net
Shuwa shuwa pon
34: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/06/06(水) 23:57:35.66 0.net
I only got to know about her a month before her graduation so I only just barely managed to shake hands with her — even though I knew almost nothing about her. I was a complete newbie, but I made a decision and I stuck to it.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/06/06(水) 23:41:19.25 0.net
Sayashi continues to be bait for attracting new fans.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/01(火) 23:27:11.47 0.net
Why didn’t any of the current fans tell me this?
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/01(火) 23:30:07.99 0.net
“Koi wo suru ni wa ososugi demo / asette nanka inai no yo” (“Although I’ve been slow to fall in love / I’m in no hurry.“)
Especially this lyric. So heartrending and painful.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/01(火) 23:31:04.57 0.net
Especially when it comes after the interlude. That’s the best part. I didn’t like the song at first for some reason, but now I just love it.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/11/01(火) 23:31:54.26 0.net
Tsunku’s songs always make you go “oh, I see, it’s just another one of your typical Tsunku songs,” and you forget about it entirely… until it comes back to bite you in the ass. Then you’ll be hitting yourself, going “why didn’t I realize how great this song was sooner…?!“
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/12/09(金) 08:50:37.90 0.net
Where did the Sayashi wota go?
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/12/09(金) 08:51:46.64 0.net
I just finished crying as I was watching her final performance of ENDLESS SKY.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/12/09(金) 08:54:47.40 0.net
They didn’t become ghosts like all the Kamei and Megu fans?
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/12/09(金) 08:58:27.32 O.net
The way Sayashi went out was what it was, so I bet many of her fans don’t even want to talk about it.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/12/09(金) 09:01:28.71 0.net
It’s been almost a year now, huh?
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 02:58:12.92
All sorts of things have been falling apart in just this short time since Sayu’s graduation. It makes me sad.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:01:14.10
It was over with Tsunku’s graduation.
Hello! Project is no longer Hello! Project.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:01:30.14
Honestly, once the current members of °C-ute, ANGERME and Kobushi are gone, it’s time for me to part ways with H!P.
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:10:30.48
If you’re going so far as to include Kobushi in that list, I think you’ll easily have found another favorite member even five years from now. (laughs)
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:01:51.32
With a project of this size, the graduation of just one member (Sayu) isn’t enough to completely end it right away. It’s going to take three years or so for it to die a natural death before it truly ends. But in reality, H!P died last year.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/10/30(金) 03:03:53.49
The motivation of H!P wota in general has been rapidly declining. That much is true.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/05/08(金) 14:35:51.57 0.net
Sayashi: As of late I really like Fuku-chan’s bo– skin.
Kudo: … You were about to say “body” just now, weren’t you?
── She changed it into a softer wording. (laughs) You especially like Fukumura-san’s arms, right?
Sayashi: That’s right. Rather than a normal junior high schooler, I’m turning into more and more of a perverted old man.
Kudo: Oh no.
Fukumura: That’s not good.
── Why is that? Is Fukumura-san that cute?
Sayashi: S-she is. I find that recently I’m able to be true to myself and admit that I think Fuku-chan’s skin is nice, or that I think (Shimamura) Uta-chan is cute and so on. I used to try and deny it, but not anymore.
── That must be totally because of Michishige-san’s influence, right?
Fukumura: It all started with Michishige-san’s kiss.
Kudo: That’s it!
Sayashi: … Now when I think Makino-chan is cute for example, I’m able to express it out loud.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/05/08(金) 14:40:23.54 0.net
I’ve been waiting for this.
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2015/02/06(金) 15:49:04.00 0.net
Meimei: “I still bathe with my dad.”
Ayacho: “Huh?! But you’re a high schooler, aren’t you!?”