Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:52 PM
And is there really no way you could come one day earlier to Tokyo WonderBuono ? You would only need to arrive there for 6pm. Also J=J will be performing in Aichi on May 25 so you may catch that, if you really want (day trip there with night buses for example).
Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:03 PM
Posted 27 May 2019 - 03:35 AM
Has she ever announced what her plans are post-graduation?
Posted 27 May 2019 - 08:27 PM
I just watched Maimi Yajima and Saki Nakajima perform together at the H!P Countdown Party 2018 and then Maasa Sudo and Yurina Kumai. So there's hope we'll see Ayaka and Kanon Fukuda show up for a reunion duet at a future H!P concert.
Posted 18 June 2019 - 12:22 PM
Wada has graduated and in true Wada style she did things her way when it came to the actual graduation portion.
The concert was pretty emotional. The tears started flowing half way through. And just about everyone broke down at some point in the concert.
Wada has never been my favorite member but I begrudgingly accepted her after a long long while. When members of H!P stick around long enough, you kind of treat them like a piece of furniture that you miss when it's finally gone and you didn't realize how much you liked that chair, even if it wasn't your favorite. She will be missed. And I don't know how much change is coming for the group. But change will be coming for sure.
I honestly haven't sat through an Angerme concert since Meimi left if I'm honest with myself. I have never shied away from the fact that Angerme after Meimi and Kanon left just wasn't for me. After watching this concert I can kind of see where I got that feeling. The group isn't as cohesive as I like my groups to be. They are all doing their own thing vocally and it just doesn't sit well with me. They have a few songs I like, but they are basically my new Berryz. Love the girls, but the group just isn't for me. I've come to accept that I can't force myself to like them.
Anyway, it was a great concert and probably 100 times more emotional than Yuka's. It was very classy and very Wada. I look forward to the new Angerme and how they can grow and thrive after losing a rock like Wada.
Posted 18 June 2019 - 02:10 PM
Did they ever announce who is Sub-Leader of H!P? Or is it just Fukuchan at the top now?
Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:33 PM
There was no appointed sub-leader. I misquoted something. But Mizuki might name one if she feels she needs too, probably at an upcoming H!P concert. I'd think she'd only do that if she doesn't think she's going to be around for much longer.
Posted 18 June 2019 - 04:54 PM
Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:10 PM
I do think that if anyone it's going to be Takechan. Having two Eggs follow the original first Egg leader? There's no better promotion for the Kenshuusei programme.
But see them announcing Kana as the sub-leader and confusing the heck out of me. Maybe they're also going with Tomoko as the oldest member.
Posted 18 June 2019 - 05:55 PM
I guess they'll keep seniority for H!P and all the other weird systems for the groups (Angerme is the only one not following seniority right now...)
Posted 19 June 2019 - 02:29 PM
Once upon a time, Ayaka wrote an essay on French Impressionists that was translated into English. Does anyone have that link? Or any other writings she's done, translated into English?
Posted 21 June 2019 - 12:11 AM
I did a tribute to Ayaka on my blog. I use mostly shots I've compiled over the years and I discuss my changing feelings about her over the years. I also bring up the whole "Racist-chan" controversy. If I got anything wrong, please let me know and I'll change it. Thanks.
Posted 04 July 2019 - 06:19 PM
Ayacho really grew on me, so I was sad to see her go. I'd really come to like her performances in all aspects :)
However I was over the moon when I heard Take was the new leader.... That's the best H!P news I've heard in a while.
She was cute when speaking of the members during her speech--going so far as basically say all the members are forgetful and silly.... Even calling out Murota in particular for forgetting her phone places, lol. She also gave a nice little portion of her speech thanking the staff that puts their concerts together. Take's turn speaking was pretty emotional... I loved that she told Ayaka to always worry about ANGERME and to not graduate feeling secure--she always wanted Ayaka to think about how ANGERME was doing. And that Take said she would protect the group Ayaka created and where she brought the group to (such as automatically getting Budokan tour endings, etc.)
All-in-all, a great graduation concert.