Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:11 PM
Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:11 PM
Edit: In the future, don't put graduation news in the spam news thread.
PS. I'm super shocked and saddened by this news. Rio was a favorite of mine.
Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:13 PM
I mean no, don't get me wrong. She's at that age where people start thinking about their future and therefore it's totally understandable. Yet I totally did not see this coming. I just watched the preview of her birthday event dvd...
Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:15 PM
Ps this should probably be its own thread! I'm on mobile so I can't properly make one
Posted 12 May 2017 - 01:46 PM
Posted 12 May 2017 - 02:10 PM
For the record, Maiha stayed 2 years in Kids and 1 year and a half in BK ; Rio stayed 2 years in Eggs and 2 years and a half in KF.
Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:53 PM
Posted 12 May 2017 - 03:54 PM
Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:00 PM
Still super sad though.
Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:35 PM
Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:48 PM
She wasn't at the top of my list, but I am definitely shocked. I wish her the best though.
Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:52 PM
Posted 12 May 2017 - 04:57 PM
I don't follow Kobushi, but I liked Rio for being the seemingly goofy one - she was brash, loud, and she trolled the best at group cheki photos. (Source courtesy my twitter feed).
Personally, I'm happy for her. But two H!P grad announcements in a week is kind of hard. (Plus, Maho...)
I'm also somewhat worried about UF's long term viability. They have a lot of old timers (MM OG, Satoda Mai, and pretty much everybody before the H!P boom), but the NewGen just isn't interested in staying with UpFront in a phase two. Is this the management they're comfortable with? Are they just relying on more revenue from the shops and whatever they sell on Elineup?
Posted 12 May 2017 - 05:14 PM
I suspected she may be the first to leave since she refused leader position, like Erika in C-ute. I'm neutral about her so I'm neutral towards her graduation.
Yeah, she didn't refuse the position. Ayaka had joined NGP before Rio joined H!P. Therefore, she was the more senior member. There's video of the announcement and Rio was shocked. It was presumed she would be the leader because of her being the oldest.
Posted 12 May 2017 - 10:31 PM
Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:20 AM
Samba! Kobushi Janeiro! Is gonna be sad af when everyone shouts "RIO!"
Tbh, she was not my fav. In fact, I really disliked her when the group was formed (for no reason), but as time went on I realized I had no reason.... And she had just started to grow on me.
Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:47 PM
Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:56 PM
Posted 06 July 2017 - 02:09 PM
Wasn't Aibon the only one to actually get thrown out in H!P's history? Back then it was breaking rules for a second time. Geez, Rio, what happened? Did she get in a fist fight with Nishiguchi himself?
Posted 06 July 2017 - 02:34 PM
I have no clue what she could have done though, but I think as well they would have try to keep it soft if it wasn't bad.
Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:11 PM
I feel bad for Rio, of course, but I also feel bad for her fans...y'know, like me? I'm angry but...I can't know who to lash out at until I know what happened.
Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:18 PM
Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:35 PM
But I do feel really bad for her fans and the other Kobushi members.
Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:45 PM
Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:51 PM
Hmmm... but to what extent 👀
^ i feel like shes always been a rebel even back in S/mileage 2nd gen auditions lmao
Most likely scenario is she was skipping rehearsals/training. More juicy scenario is she was smoking and dating the young male intern.
Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:03 PM
Posted 06 July 2017 - 04:07 PM
This hasn't happened before right? Not like this at least. There has always been a scandal before the terminated contract.
Posted 06 July 2017 - 05:12 PM
It's all just propelled me into a horrible flashback to the Aibon expulsion. I'm not taking this well.