So here I am, kinda bored with NMB because nothing’s been going on, Geinin is over, don’t really watch Docking or anything anymore. Surely something funny will happen. Surely we’ll get some funny new TV show or whatever.
Until then, I would enjoy myself with things like Yuihan’s radio comments that apparently appeal to masochists.
-Yui makes funny comments on radio:
Listener: I want to watch a horror movie with you and see which one of us screams the most!
Yui: I don’t like horror movies so that’s probably impossible.
Listener: I want to talk to you on the phone and then see a shooting star at the same time!
Yui: Well first of all, Kyoto and Hokkaido don’t really have the same sky, plus the the probability of seeing a shooting star is really small so it’s pretty difficult.
Listener: For my cheese-stuffed (Japanese-style) hamburger, I want Yui to become the cheese for my burger.
Yui: I have no idea what that even means.
Maybe there was something else in the works. Well, there was some positive stuff. Milky and Yamamoto are coming out with solo photobooks and the one with the higher sales gets a prize. I’ve never been a big fan of photobooks, though I was tempted to get AAA’s Uno Misako’s because she’s mega hot. I had also considered getting Takamina’s just for the interview. I dunno, there’s just something about photobooks which makes me think that I should be watching porn instead.
-Announcement: Yamamoto Sayaka and Watanabe Miyuki to have their own solo photobooks
Maybe it’s because I’m old already but yeah, I just don’t like these. Maybe because they look too much like kids. I can appreciate Yamamoto’s curves but she still seems like she has a kid body, and Milky acts too childish sometimes which kinda gets to me too. So like usual, I’ll probably pass on them.
The other thing I don’t like about photobooks is how heavily photoshopped they are. I remember seeing some pictures from Kojiharu’s and they shopped out her trademark mole on her lips. Yeah that’s weird. Airbrushing is top tier.
So what else do we got?
We have the resident NMB pervert in Kimoshita taking stalker-like pictures of Matsuda Shiori.
-Kimoshita takes stalker-like pictures of Matsuda Shiori.
I always feel like if Kimoshita says something, then people have to pay attention. You can’t be that crazy without being smart, if that makes sense. And she started hanging out with Shiokichi? Hm.
When I first noticed her it was on Ohayou Asahi Desu, and her cute awkwardness was somehow hilarious to me even though… it was actually really awkward. In fact, I didn’t even notice she was part of the scandal that enveloped Akarin, Milky, and Riichan as well until someone pointed it out to me. That was kind of a downer, but at the same time with Akarin rocketing back up to the top, and Akarin and Shiokichi being good buddies, surely Shiokichi would follow. She even made it on to the new single, being part of Namba Teppou in the Kitagawa Kenji single. And she was in Boku ga Maketa Natsu, one of my favorite NMB songs.
EVEN just with this she was drawing some attention. Well, I’m glad to see her moving on up. She’s got potential.
-Matsuda Shiori announces her graduation
I, Matsuda Shiori, will graduate from NMB48.
A little while ago, with NMB48, I didn’t have any confidence in continuing with idol activities. Maybe it’s better if I concentrate on studying and return to the life of a normal girl, I thought. I worried about it a lot.
With these incomplete feelings, I thought it was a disservice to both the members supporting me and the fans cheering me on, and I think that those feelings showed themselves during the performance.
The times I’ve had with NMB48 up until now were incredibly fun. I’ve had experiences that I wouldn’t have normally had, and I was able to meet many people. There were fun times and there were bitter times, but they will all be remembered.
I don’t regret auditioning, and I don’t regret graduating.
To all those who have supported me until now: The other members, the fans, the staff, family and friends…
I am really thankful to all of you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT? I’m really bummed about this. Maybe on the same level when Jou left, but I feel like that was a matter of management screwing up and this is more like… well, I don’t know. I didn’t even get to see what she was like and she sort of grew on me for the few times I actually got to see her on TV.
This NMB graduation “epidemic”, though, is quite frustrating…