I really wish I had more to say on this right now. There will be more, but for now I’m just saying goodbye like everyone else. It’s a new world again, people. No more relying on Takahashi in every way possible. We have a lot of new blood (so to speak) so Tsunku or whomever’s in charge will have to start using it again.
This morning I was listening to Honki de Atsui theme song from Ikimasshoi!, Takahashi’s first album with the group. I was thinking about how strange it is that she has graduated and how it never really sinks in that one of the girls is leaving until she is long gone. I was listening to her unpolished enthusiasm and thinking over all the different evolutions she’s lived through in this group. It became something else for awhile when she became leader. Whether that something was good or bad is really a matter of opinion.
I personally loved it. But that particular song triggered something.