Blog update: “Graduation…”

Maimi shares her thoughts on Tanaka Reina’s graduation concert and wishes a dear friend a happy birthday in her update for May 22nd titled “Graduation…“. Full translation below.

Good afternoon
It’s Maimi

 

Tanaka Reina-san graduated from Morning Musume yesterday

Of course
We went to Nippon Budokan to watch the final performance of Morning Musume with Tanaka-san as a member

The instant Morning Musume appeared as silhouettes, I thought “Cool” and became really, really excited

I was able to enjoy it purely as a concert at the very beginningヽ(´ー`)ノ

℃-ute will perform at Budoukan on September 10th,

and I watched while thinking about a variety of things like

“Here’s where the 5 of us will be~

and “This is what the members on stage will look like to the person sitting here~

I was fascinated by the beautiful sight of the glowsticks encircling the stage

 

Tanaka-san had a bright smile from start to finish, so I felt she enjoyed her final performance as a member of Morning Musume

It looked like she purposely tried to brighten the mood in the venue when things were becoming sad

While watching, I thought
“That’s cool, and so like Tanaka-san…

What a wonderful and fresh smile~

Tanaka-san was sparkling…

 

And then, the graduation ceremony

When I heard Tanaka-san read her letter…

“I heard things like ‘A deliquent has joined!’ and ‘A problem child has joined!’ when I first passed the audition, and I put up a wall while thinking ‘I’m not really like that…’. But I felt like my fans increased after joining Otome-gumi, so I thought ‘There are people who support me the way I am… I’ll do my best for them!!'”,

I became teary-eyed

To me, Tanaka-san had this image that she had a variety of problems, but she kept them all to herself…

The reason I think “Tanaka-san is strong…” is probably because she’s the kind of person who struggles with various things by herself.

During the concert, she said “I became able to talk about a lot of things with Michishige Sayumi-san, who is the same generation as me…”

As new members continued to join, surely Tanaka-san and Michishige-san supported each other…

I was touched by the bonds between the same generation members

In addition, I was moved by Tanaka-san giving her messages to each member after they gave her flowers

“She warmly watch each of the members~…” I thought, and I could feel their love for each other

 

Like…
Each person has their own life, and though we can’t see it, everyone is living while struggling against a variety of problems…

I was thinking about that as the 11 smiling and sparkling members were standing on stage after hearing Tanaka-san’s letter…

And each of them looked more charming than ever before

It’s not limited to idols, but everyone’s life is like that too, right

Surely everyone faces a variety of problems every day,

but we all live our lives while battling those problems…

I probably like hearing about people’s lives because I can learn a various things from those kinds of stories

The final song they performed was “Shabondama”…
Tanaka-san’s first single as a member of Morning Musume…

It’s already 10 years ago, but I watched the audition on TV~

I had a flashback to Tanaka-san back then during the performance

Ah…
When I think about yesterday, I’m filled with warmth…

Everyone in Budoukan put their arms on each other’s shoulders…

The venue was filled with blue glowsticks…

It was truly moving… I felt she was surrounded by wonderful people…

From here on, Tanaka-san will be active as a member of “LoVendoЯ”,

and I want to go and see one of their concerts…

Tanaka-san, congratulations on your graduation

Lastly, I’ll attach a picture with Tanaka-san…

(1)

With Tanaka-san and Michishige-san…

(2)

 

 

And then,
today, May 22nd,
is the birthday of someone important to Yaji…

Berryz Koubou’s Tokunaga Chinami-chan

(3)

China’s 21 now too

The same age The same age(^-^)

I talked to her on the phone at night~

There were too many things I wanted to talk about, so I was at a loss…(´・ω・`)lol

We also had the conversation “Let’s go travelling together“…

Let’s both enjoy 21

Please continue to take care of Yaji(lol)

Happy birthday

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The YouTube program
“Hello! Station”

will be uploaded today
at 9:00PM,

and it will be broadcasting the sights and sounds of “Hibiya Yaon 90-shuunen Kinen Jigyou Hello! Project Yaon Premium LIVE ~Soto Fest~”,
which was held the other day

You can see the debut of ℃-ute’s new single coming out on July 10th,
“Adam to Eve no Dilemma”,

so please be sure to check it out

http://www.youtube.com/user/helloprojectstation

Posted on May 23, 2013, in Blog, Translations and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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