I’ve been watching “live” performances of Junjou U-19 (I say “live” because it’s still not live voiced) and it just me hit on how amazing and flawless Sayanee is as an entertainer. It’s barely been a year and the way she conducts herself on stage is like she’s been doing it for years. She has an amazing aura, if you’re Japanese. Or if you’re Greek, ethos. Or if you’re American, presence.Now, I’m not one for the oshimen stuff. I think real life kataomoi (or as the “cool” PUA community would refer to it as, “one-itis”) is nothing but self-torture, so I feel like applying it to celebrities is even worse. However, if I were teleported to a fantasy universe where I am forced by a religious cult to confess my oshimen or die by eating delicious irresistible pudding from which there is no escape, Sayanee would be my choice.
Aside from her on-stage performance, she’s no slouch in the humor department. The running gag of castle mimicry, as well as her show on the radio, playing tsukkomi to Milky, her random boke, she can do that as well. Like check this out. Not only does she jack Maachun’s style, she also says she wants to aim for 3rd place next year after being 2nd place.
She proved on Star Hime that she can dance really well–excellent body control, very sharp movement.
Musically, she can play the guitar. Questions about her voice? How about that solo of hers on Junjou U-19, Jungle Gym? Amazing quality, and the thought of her playing acoustic guitar on stage and live singing it during Request Hour gives me chills. In an interview she envisions herself as a singer/songwriter in the future.
I’m not even speaking in terms of idols… as an entertainer in general I think she’s a once-in-a-lifetime talent with no flaws. Sometimes I feel like NMB is actually bringing her down and holding her talent back; instead of making her strengths blossom there’s all this virtual date garbage and gravure shoots. While she’s certainly quite the looker, I’d rather see her develop her skills on stage.
She’s got a humble attitude, but whenever she does any physical challenges she seems unwavering and completes it easily. I’m reminded of the time they had a beach BBQ on Docking and her team won every event. How can you compete against that? Plus she’s a history nerd and on those shows where they take tests she routinely finishes among the top.
I don’t want to take anything away from the other NMB members, as I prefer to talk about their strengths than their weaknesses and a lot of them have very positive and fun things about them (just look at me gush about Kishino on my post about Ahoyanen! Sukiyanen!). But when I see Sayanee, quite frankly, I don’t see any weaknesses.
She’s an amazing talent and I think she has unlimited potential. I can’t wait to see what comes next.