I called it, didn’t I?
The moment I read about her little BAND adventure, I said, after I’d stopped laughing really loudly, that this was probably her avenue to GTFO of Morning Musume. FINALLY.
Lo and Behold: we have band members and we have a grad announcement.
This is the best Christmas ever!!!!!!!!!
Momusu is changing so rapidly and the only member who seems excited about it, other than the newbies, is Shige. I honestly think she started to check out long ago and this graduation is overdue.
Now leaving aside how much I dislike her as a performer, there is only so far you can go in a place like Momusu. You come in to it maybe wanting to be a soloist, or just wanting some attention. You come into it because you love to sing and dance and then decide you want to be the best performer you can. Whatever the ambition you can only go so far. Eventually all your fellow generation members (if there are any) are going to go and then you’ll be the oldest in a bunch of rookies who you’ll have to look after. You might even have to watch them surpass you since they are ‘fresh’ and earnest and people have gotten used to
your annoying crap you after nine endless years all that time. At some point you’ll have to hang up your giant bows and move on.
Reina was popular the instant she joined (I’m told). She got lots of lines right away. She became one of the best singers *cough, chokesquirrel,choke*. Everybody loved that she was ‘yankee’ and now she’s always defended on the grounds that she can sing. So she’s a main lead, one of the oldest members and has lots of fans. I suppose she doesn’t really have any more ambitions within Momusu, especially since the only one she really voiced was that she wanted the three Rokkies to lead the group someday. Well, since Kamei left, that is never going to happen. Sure, Shige is leader now, but she has no sub-leader.
I can’t see Winky as leader (at least of Momusu) in any scenario. Contradict me, but I’ll never agree.
You might love her, but she isn’t that girl. That’s not even a bad thing. Some people just aren’t up for it.
And hey, she is getting on in years, twenty-three being the equivalent of SIXTY in idol-dom (unless you’re a man). Maybe all her half-assery is just her getting tired-?
~My brother just put on her Shiny Guy song to annoy me…God I can’t stand itFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUC….then I remember she’s LEAVING!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!! HA! Yeah…even HE lasted about a minute before he turned it off and put on something else. Sorry. Never gonna be a fan. XD~
Now about this band:
Here go to the website.
At the moment I can’t bring myself to care much. I’m sure she’ll have a lot of fun and the songs will be slightly rock-ier than Momusu. Maybe if she’s singing differently, in a different setting, I’d enjoy it. I can’t say I’ve NEVER liked her singing. Just overall? Not a fan.
If you want stuff about how this will affect Momusu and her “legacy” and how she will be missed, rest assured there will be more than enough sob-posts from people who will actually miss her. My feeling is more relief. For her, for the group, and for my ears.
Don’t worry: Shige always has auto-tune, Mizuki is being groomed and Ace is Reina 2.0 (“without the natural gift of being able to sing” as Chiima said in this awesome post).
I will miss Reina-fail though. It’s always funny.
I knew it wouldn’t be Shige. I mean, with kohais this adorable she’s got at least another year in her.
Masaki-kins had no idea this was the plan all along…