December 6, 1980 — Chiba
1998/05/03 ~ 2003/05/05
Yasuda: Every year in May, I remember my graduation concert. And every year on May 5th, I watch the DVD of it and I think about just how happy I am.
— I understand that’s a custom you’ve been following for 15 years now.
Yasuda: I was a member for exactly five years. The first three years were difficult, but during the latter half I started to get more out of it. That last day especially is something I’ll never forget. It became a special day for both me and all my fans.
— You originally wanted to become an artist like Amuro Namie, didn’t you?
Yasuda: Back in those days, my clothes, my make-up, my hair — it was all Amuro. I think lots of girls who liked to sing saw Amuro as a kind of role model. Everyone wanted to be a singer like her.
— You wanted to become a solo artist, and yet you applied for the Morning Musume auditions. What was your reason for doing so?
Yasuda: I would watch every single episode of “ASAYAN.” I was watching when the original members were selling their debut single by hand, cheering them on with all my might. So when Tsunku♂ announced on the show that he was going to add more members to the group, I honestly thought he was doing something pretty awful to them.
This woman may just be the one who gets the last laugh…
Just like there’s the expression “every household needs one!,” there’s also “every classroom needs a person like this” or “every mixer party needs someone like this.” This expression is used to describe people who fill some necessary role in any gathering of people. To borrow that expression: I believe Morning Musume’s Yasuda Kei is the type of person you’d ought to have in your school club, or in each department of your company. Similarly, she’s an indispensable part of Morning Musume.
What Yasuda does is toughen up the atmosphere in the group — Yasuda is one of the members with true strength, so her simply being there is enough for others around her to go “oh man, we’ll have to do our best, too.” As a result, she ends up improving the quality of the group as a whole.
There are several reasons for Yasuda making everyone else feel like they’re in trouble unless they give it their all, but I suppose the first and foremost reason would be her great singing. At her audition she told us she loved singing so much she couldn’t help but want to become a singer, and she had by then quit school and was working part-time at McDonald’s. To tell you the truth, my initial thought was “come on, be honest: you only quit school because you hate studying.” But she truly meant what she had said, and indeed: her singing was good.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/10/16(月) 21:50:53.55 0
It’d create a panic.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/10/16(月) 21:52:48.85 0
1,000 Kamepanties for a CD.
16: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/10/16(月) 22:19:26.41 0
A transition from the gold standard to the Kamepanties standard, huh.
40: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/10/16(月) 22:38:55.01 0
Let us first determine the rate of exchange.
10 dollars = one pair of panties.
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2006/10/16(月) 22:31:07.20 0
1 Kyamepan, 2 Kyamepan…