Just finished watching the Funa grad concert, and yeah, they seemed a little off. I wonder if it's just not performing enough as a group lately. You do lose your edge when you don't work a lot. I think their energy was fine for the most part, and it was just an off night, which is odd considering the circumstances. Take, Ayano, Kasa and Funa all had great energy, I thought, while Moe and Rikako were noticably off early, although I think everything picked up after the medley.
You know who else had a bad night? The Board Op, lol! How many times did you see a girl singing without hearing her for a second or two? And I forget which song it was, but the overall vocal level was ridiculously low for about half the song. Ah well, these things happen.
Since I dragged Hashi-Rin earlier, I should give credit when it's due. She looked decent on this night. Not great, but okay. It seems counter-intuitive, but I think she's currently at her best, not when she's being cute, but when she's going for intense.
And Funaki graduating just sucks, for all the obvious reasons, but also because I think she was right on the cusp of Legendary status within H!P. Maybe she is for some, but for me it was only within the past couple of years that she really found her voice, and Angerme's membership bloodletting left her as arguably the group's best singer and dancer. She would have been a cornerstone member of both Anju and H!P for the next however many years, but she noped-out. So few girls reach the level where H!P immortality becomes a possibility, and it's a bummer to see one pass on it.
Anyway, I hope she finds whatever it is she's looking for and is as successful at it as she was at being an idol.