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Country Girls going on Hiatus on December 26 We all knew this will happen. 22 replies to this topic Started by DonJuan , Oct 18 2019 01:19 PM · 

#1 DonJuan

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:19 PM

Hello! Project news: http://helloproject.com/news/11156/

After their concert at Line Cube Shibuya on Deccember 26 Country Girls will disband.

Yamaki Risa will graduate from College Cosmos as well, as she is graduating university, and retire from showbusiness.
Ozeki Mai is graduating from H!P, going to university, but not yet retiring from showbusiness.
Funaki Musubu is graduating from H!P as well and will study dance among other things.
Morito Chisaki will stay with Morning Musume.

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I've always said that they will disband. I've always lowkey waited for this. I'm still so fucking angry.
Especially considering three of the girls leaving H!P completely. They've been let down by that company so fucking much. Funakki could have had a future in ANGERME. I wouldn't be surprised that she was so disappointed by the decision to disband Country Girls that she doesn't want to stay.



#2 WonderBuono

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:30 PM

Ugh they really blew it with this group. They had so much potential and everything fell apart. And I'm so sad to see my favorite (Risa) leaving show business. Glad Chii-chan is staying with Momusu though; she looks like she's enjoying herself more in that group anyway.



#3 Saya

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 01:32 PM

I think the decision to disband was probably brought on Funaki wanting to graduate ANGERME. They probably all got together and talked about what they wanted to focus on.

Funaki will have been an idol for over 4 years when she graduates, over 6 years in H!P including Kenshuusei years. It’s disappointing, but a very typical timeline of the average idol.

#4 Shoujo Q

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:13 PM

Ugh. This is the worst.

Of all the Country Girls to stay they left me with my least favorite. U-G-H!!!

I’m bummed about this. Maybe they all learned a bit too much from Momoko about idol life? I’m most bummed about Funaki. She was my favorite. I’m sad Yamaki is leaving and I’m upset Ozeki never really did anything. But seeing that all three are leaving at once I guess it’s possible that it’s just a non renewal of their contract.


But! I read at the bottom that Country Girls was going to reboot with new members. Could my hopes for an all Hokkaido group finally come true? If so, I won’t feel so sad. But my dreams never come true. :(

#5 Molly

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:39 PM

I’m so upset. Ozeki was really the only one still tying me to H!P and Country Girls was my favorite group. I’m really really upset right now.

#6 Solarblade

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 02:50 PM

Also, Country Girls isn't fully disbanding, the post said they'll add more members down the line



#7 DonJuan

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 03:16 PM

Thanks for mentioning this, I really was way too frustrated to read further.

 

It's totally possible that Funakki had other dreams, decided to quit and the others just went with it, but I was (and still am) really emotional about this.



#8 Saya

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 03:30 PM

Also, Country Girls isn't fully disbanding, the post said they'll add more members down the line

It said they’re “thinking” about it though so that doesn’t guarantee it will happen.

#9 yuzu

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 03:42 PM

Ugh. This is the worst.

Of all the Country Girls to stay they left me with my least favorite. U-G-H!!!
 

 

lol my thoughts exactly



#10 Zange

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 04:51 PM

I'm upset. CG was the group that got me invested in all the rest of H!P, and now they're out. And I was already having a bad day so this makes it even worse, aggghhh

I really hope they revive the group, especially with the kinda retro sound they had going on with this incarnation, I loved that sound so much.

#11 TheParuProject

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 05:17 PM

CG made me interested in idols, period. Prior to that, I only did virtual idols (iM@S). This really guts me.

#12 Zoe

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:18 PM

I wonder if Ozeki will move over to UF?

#13 Banana

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 09:26 PM

Not too surprised about any of this, except for Funaki leaving Angerme. Four members leaving so close together... it’s tough. I wonder if they’ll add more members again soon.

#14 Mizura

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:07 AM

I’m not surprised by this but still disappointed. CG was such a good group but UFP ruined it

#15 JPope

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:54 AM

Funaki Musubu is graduating from H!P as well and will study dance among other things.
 

 

God dammit. This is a sucker punch to the gut of Angerme. I saw her as a key member to carrying the group forward after the last of the 2nd gen leaves in a couple of years (if not sooner).Of all the CG girls, she stood out the most in her new group, and really established herself as a reliable and important member. And she's at that ideal age where you could see her being around for another 4-6 years. This really sucks. I haven't been this pissed about an H!P graduation since... I honestly can't remember. 



#16 Mukuro

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 03:03 AM

Someone on twitter brought up how after she had vocal node surgery she hadn't sung live as much so maybe she's focusing on dancing for her own health.

Still sucks though.

#17 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 04:57 AM

Someone on twitter brought up how after she had vocal node surgery she hadn't sung live as much so maybe she's focusing on dancing for her own health.

Still sucks though.

 

Yeah I wouldn't be too surprised if it was a combination of this along with her beloved CG disbanding. I've never really known her to be so passionate about dance (even though I know she's skilled and was on the dance club.) 

 

I mean I'm upset but I really can't feel too upset because CG was just a ticking time bomb. I just reallly don't get a lot of the business decisions that went on surrounding this group.... And disbanding a group is always a loss of $$$, but I felt CG fans were especially invested. Oh well, I guess they figure they have BEYOOOOONDS to replace them. Speaking of, I really hope they divvy out some of the CG songs to other current groups--it still feels like they under-use old Berryz and C-ute songs.



#18 DonJuan

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 01:21 PM

Had a good night's sleep and a few hours to think about this whole thing more calmly.

Generally speaking, it makes sense that they finally break up the group. Yes, I'm saying break up, I'll keep saying they're disbanding because "hiatus" is silly. Sure, Country Musume was "active" as Satoda Mai, but maybe Satoda should just retire from idol biz to give this group its well deserved end.

 

It's good that the girls are following their dreams. It's just shocking that it's going to be the end of entertainment business for half of them, maybe even 3/4 of them, depending on how well Ozeko's stuff will work out.

 

For a few hours I couldn't stop thinking how much of a waste this all was. Sure, CG had some banger songs. I loved seeing them on stage and in MVs. I had One Summer Night on repeat for hours now. The fact that all of them auditioned for Morning Musume's 12th generation - of all generations, their 12th - and weren't approved and therefore ended up in this cursed Country Girls group... I can't help but think how different Morning Musume would have been. I can't help but wonder if they would still have graduated by this year's end, or maybe earlier (considering MM's management ignoring 12ki for years). All Country Girls members, current and former, have charisma, looks and decent singing and dancing capabilities.

 

It's just a waste. Of course, if it's really Funakki's health that is leading to her decision then it can't be helped. Yamakki has gotten to an age where her "playtime youth" is over, it makes sense that she wants to enter the "real adult world" (using quotation marks because this is what I've understood from Japanese society). Chisaki can live her dream.

 

I am really sad for Ozeko, though. I was surprised at how good she's become at singing, she's definitely worked hard. She's also clever enough to focus on a good education. And overall, it's just sad that we haven't seen more of her since she didn't join any other groups.

 

Reading that management is considering rebooting the group though: Ugh, please no. Let it die. I will be a bit happy for young girls debuting and getting a taste of living their dreams, but this group is cursed.



#19 WonderBuono

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 03:06 PM

I don’t think it would be the worst idea to take some of the Hokkaido trainees and make CG a true local Hokkaido group like it was originally meant to be.

#20 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 05:33 PM

I don’t think it would be the worst idea to take some of the Hokkaido trainees and make CG a true local Hokkaido group like it was originally meant to be.

 

Or turn it back into a semi-shuffle unit... We have enough country girls in H!P to do this rn



#21 Farrah

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 07:30 PM

God dammit. This is a sucker punch to the gut of Angerme. I saw her as a key member to carrying the group forward after the last of the 2nd gen leaves in a couple of years (if not sooner).Of all the CG girls, she stood out the most in her new group, and really established herself as a reliable and important member. And she's at that ideal age where you could see her being around for another 4-6 years. This really sucks. I haven't been this pissed about an H!P graduation since... I honestly can't remember. 

 

This is exactly how I feel.  I really put all my eggs in the Funaki basket, she has so much charisma compared to most H!P girls these days.  This really feels like an enormous loss to me.

 

CG... there just isn't much to say, is there?  This group had so much potential but everything fell apart in record time.  I'll always wish I was a fly on the wall at UFP during those discussions because I imagine we'll never know the full story on why things played out the way they did.  I'm always in favor of girls pursuing school and planning for the future but I can't pretend I don't wish we'd gotten a couple more years of CG as a real group and not just an intermittent side project.



#22 WonderBuono

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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:58 PM

I also really hate it because they played it off originally like Momoko was going to guide them until they were ready to take off on their own, yet it was her leaving that made them slam on the brakes. It feels like her sticking around after Berryz was a waste.

#23 AquaChan

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Posted 20 October 2019 - 07:36 AM

I saw this just before leaving for vacation, I’m bummed really. Kind of saw it coming, but the only thing I’m really pissed about is Musubu, like most of you. First graduation since a long while that I’m frustrated about.