Category Archives: Member of the Week

Yoshizawa Hitomi is Pregnant! YAAY

With great joy I want to wish Yoshizawa Hitomi a happy, healthy and wonderful pregnancy.

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Yoshizawa ‘Yossy’joined morning Musume back in 2000 along with three others, Ishikawa Rika, Kago Ai and Tsuji Nozomi. They were the revolutionary generation that changed the perception of idols  in Japan.

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Yossy is often given credit for opening the door for boyish girls to succeed in Japan’s music industry. She was trained by senpai Yasuda Kei to become an Idol to respect, adore and above all remember. She was the last generation to join under the leadership of Morning Musume’s original leader, Nakazawa Yuko. After Nakazawa-sama’s graduation, Iida Kaori became the leader and broadened a more youthful image allowing young Yossy to further express her ”faux lesbian” image. Despite obvious difficulties, Yoshizawa managed to work hard during her early idol years. The years of Iida Kaori as leader and Goto Maki as ace are known as the beginning golden age of Morning Musume. This was because both Goto and Iida encouraged members to promote their individual talents.

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Nakazawa Yuko and Yoshizawa Hitomi

Leader Iida and senpai Kei opened so many doors for Yossy!

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Yossy and Goto Maki

 

Fans and Japanese media alike continued to ship Yossy and Charmy (Ishikawa Rika) as a couple for an entire decade. They were Japan’s favourite comedy during the early to mid 2000s.

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Ishikawa Rika graduation

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Yoshizawa became the 4th leader of Morning Musume seemingly overnight after Yaguchi Mari quit due to a groundbreaking scandal.

Her years of leadership would see the end of Morning Musume’s golden era and the rise of the National Idols, AKB48. Yoshizawa did her best to keep Morning Musume relevant and successful during their defeat. However, Morning Musume remained where the top begins. They are still a large staple in JPOP.

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Niigaki Risa, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Kamei Eri, Fujimoto Miki, Takahashi Ai, Tanaka Reina, Michishige Sayumi and Mitsui Aika + Kusumi Koharu in the middle

After Miki’s center position seemed to gain less attention than expected a new route was taken.

Tanaka Reina, Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa stepped forward as the aces. Thus the platinum era began. Yoshizawa handed her leadership torch to Miki and shortly after she handed it to Takahashi Ai.

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Reina, Risa and Ai

Yoshizawa has continued to work hard ever since her graduation in 2007.  Now she has a new project, raising a beautiful baby! I’m so happy I cried happy tears!!

What a journey, she’s been part of 2 eras in Jpop and her boyish legacy is carried on by idols like Miyazawa Sae and The Hoopers. I can’t forget to mention the current ikemen Kudo Haruka of Morning Musume!!

CONGRATULATIONS,

Love Sunakku

… i totally don’t have a crush on Yossy anymore you  guys! Just kidding! She was my very first idol crush!

Matsui Jurina Birthday and Taeyeon Brithday!!! + updates

The day has finally arrived once again. The one and only birthday by none other than Matsui Jurina herself! Has finally turned 19!

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Lol wanted to write a letter sort of blog post today haha so bare with for both Jurian and Taeyeon

Dear Matsui Jurina,

Thanks for being the funny and talented person you are today!

I’ve watched you grow for the past 3 years that I’ve been in the 48 fandom and i’m so glad that I can call you my role model. ❤

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Sae and Jurina ❤ cuteeeee

You’ve cheered me up with you smile and your caring personality, even if your puns aren’t as great to some, their great and funny to me.

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You’ve grown to a beautiful and wonderful women that are you are today. I’m so blessed that I’ve got to learn many things about you and myself watching you grow into the individual are you today.

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I’m sorry for not updating on SKE48 as much and the 48 family, but you’ve haven’t changed even when I look into SKE48 and AKB48 these past few months.

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12 year old Jurina CUTE ❤

Jurina you’re the most modest, sincere and caring idol that I’ve come to love these past few years. Thanks for being my Oshimen and please keep the Wmastui love going! Matsui Jurina fighting!~ ❤ We love you Jurina happy 19th birthday you kissing monster! ❤

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You’re beloved fan

Kosupure ❤

ALSO the beloved and leader of the most well known girl group in all of Korea and the world is none other than the wonderful leader TAEYEON!!!

Dear Kim Taeyeon,

Wow it’s literally be  about 7-8 years since I’ve first listened to you in the songs into the new world and kissing you!

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18 year old Taeyeon cute!

I’m so glad I’ve gotten back into this groups and i’m glad you still haven’t changed from being the Kid leader that you’ve been for these past years!

I’m so blessed that you’ve grown from a wonderful 18 year old to a now mature and beautiful 28 year old! I’ve remember all the times I tried dancing to Kissing you and Gee when I was around in grade 4-5 lolol.

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I grown and seen Taeyeon grow along with all the other SONE in the world, and i’m so, so blessed that you Taeyeon changed and inspire others throughout these years.

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You’re the most sincere, caring and funny leader. Its been a hard 2013, but just know were SONES are right behind you and SNSD will forever be OT9 in our hearts.

Anyways Taeyeon i’m so glad you finally have you solo concert and you solo singles a hit! Keeping being the sleepy, funny, silly, kid leader we know! Taeyeon fighting!~ ❤

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You’re beloved SONE fan

Kosupure ❤

Also in other new MATSUI JURINA FINALLY HAS TWITTER LIKE FINALLY @JURINA38G! I’ve literally waited so long for it,  but literally waiting for the day she opens her own snapchat and instagram account!

Also in the kpop world the wonderful LEE HI has finally released her comeback songs Breath and Hold my hand in her youtube! YASS LEE HI ❤ watch it here: LEE HI – “한숨 (BREATHE)” M/V – YouTube

Since it the beloved Matsui Jurina Birthday why not try some songs with Jurina here! My personal favourites

Who wouldn’t know Jurina first solo song Akai Pinhiiru to Professor here:Matsui Jurina (AKB48) – Akai Pin Heel to Professor …

Also why not try SNSD first single Into the new world and kissing you two of my personal favourites! here: Girls’ Generation 소녀시대_Into The New World(다시 만난 …

Credits to the original owners of the photos and GIFS on tumblr! and also videos on youtube and JPopsuki TV

By: Kosupure ❤

(P.S: Also almost forgot to say, I will try my best to update this as I have diplomas and also Rugby to do at school! ALSO if you want to join this site or talk to me lol just message me on KiK (faithygal) or line (Jurirena48) if you’re interested in joining)

ANYWAYS THANKS FOR READING! ❤

 

 

 

 

Miyazawa Sae, graduation preparations

Wow..

2008 was the year I discovered Jpop for very first time.. By the time I got into AKB48 I had already known the name ”Miyazawa Sae” . She appeared on variety tv nearly every week sporting her cunning personality and beautiful smile. Her boyish style was one of many reasons she became an oshimen at first sight.

Throughout the years Sae acted as a supportive senpai and obediant kohai. She is the only member every girl in AKB48 can say got a long with everybody she met.

Sae was a victim of bullying during middle school, her story of becoming on top of her emotions inspired me. She eventually rebuilt her confidence and turned her sorrows into absolute love and kindness for others. She’s known to be the member that steps in between fights and rebuild friendships.

 

She never claimed to be perfect, that made her perfect.

She never claimed to be the best, that made her the best.

She never claimed to be the most supportive senpai, but her kohai say otherwise.

With Sae becoming an OG, all of the 48 family has large shoes to fill. I dont  care what anyone says, she will always be the greatest member. I’m looking forward to seeing her grow in the future.

As of right now, lets cheer on the current line up! Lets show Sae all of her hard work wont go to waste.

Both of my oshimen in Jpop will be graduated from their respective groups. All I really have left is Maachan from Momusu!!

So, whats next??  Haha

-sunakku

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SNH48’s Tang Anqi, Still in Critical Condition

I’m sorry for not writing this sooner, the circumstances surrounding this heart breaking near fatal experience is still under investigation. Before I make any statements I want to thank everyone who has helped her so far .

With that being said, the amount of support Tang has received during her critical recovery is heart warming. Her first round of skin graphing was successful. As long as the doctors can prevent her exposed tissue from becoming infected she’ll hopefully recover.

SNH48 staff,  members and fans have donated blood to help keep her going during the most intense portions of her hospitalization.

Thank you to everyone who has helped keep her beautiful heart beating.

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With all my best wishes,

Stay strong 👊

My heart goes out to her during this time!!

Sunakku

Graduation Annoucements, Kuramochi Asuka Breaking Our Hearts

Wow, how can I say this, no words can describe how sad it is to see a long time member graduate.
Kuramochi Asuka announced her graduation earlier today, July 19, 2015. She has put a lot into AKB48 over these past 8 years and now it is time she puts herself first.

Right now, I’m absolutely devastated but I support her so very much.
For now I’ll continue to cheer on my oshimen Miyazawa Sae to cheer up.

Suddenly, Kobayashi Marina also announced her graduation, that sucks too given the fact she is the best (imo) out of generation. Anyway, AKB48 always come through in the end!

Mocchi, I love you soooo much, you have been a role model to me for about 5 years now, i’ll always be thankful for the amazing memories us fans have!

… Who is going to bite AKB48’s ears now?

– Sunakku

AKB48 MILESTONE: Kashiwagi Yuki’s Boyfriend “Scandal” is not a Scandal

Photo’s of a vibrant and happy Kashiwagi Yuki in the arms of her then (possibly current) boyfriend have been leaked earlier this month. The two were in a very cozy Ryokan together. Mind you, Ryokan’s are not like Love Hotels, a lot of the time Ryokan’s are family owned and family orientated. These Inns are very welcoming and usually a hot spot for couples or families. That shows significance within the relationship apart from physical connections.

Of course, we all expected the worse to happen to Yuki, surprisingly, this is being ignored. A milestone moment that could potentially change the “no boyfriend rules” for adult members of AKB48 and her sister groups.

Kashiwagi being placed in NGT48 has not been linked to the scandal officially (as of June 24, 2015)

Fans from both Japan and abroad have spoken out against AKB48 for their form of punishment back when Minegishi Minami was begging for forgiveness. As for Yukirin, fans also threatened the management in favor of her well being and happiness. Some fans even exclaimed “if she’s happy, we’re happy, if she leave’s we’ll leave”.
AKB48 can’t afford to lose Yukirin fans.. she does rank high every year in the elections and brings so much attention to AKB as the reaction Queen.  This leaves us with evidence that the majority of Japanese fans are more disgusted with the punishment than the actual scandal. A lot of foreigners and Japanese fans alike once said “This is apart of Japan’s culture”. Okay, that was how long ago? Like Fujimoto Miki in Morning Musume long ago. Over the past decade the dating rule has become more and more under fire. Punishments and forced retirements have thrown the idols into shame and regret for exploring their sexuality and emotional needs. Of course fans still get a bit upset when their oshimen breaks a rule, however, they are not ours to control and Yuki’s fans have made that VERY clear.

The dating rule was most prominently enforced back in 1997 when Morning Musume first debuted, their producer and agency promoted the innocent Idol look. This would influence future girl groups as time went on. Sometimes when you mix strict rules and adolescents you have scandals. The first major Idol scandal was back in 1999 when Country Musume’s Kobayashi Azusa’s nude photos were leaked just after her fellow member has been killed in a tragic car accident. The Hello!Project star became an AV porn star within months of leaving the group.. When AKB’s Nakanishi Rina followed a similar path it was also a high profile scandal. Obviously, as we see by comparing other Idol groups scandals happen.. It’s hard to tell grown women they can’t act on their emotions. Some scandals are a bit more intense than the dating scandals wouldn’t you agree?

We aren’t exactly in 1997 or the early 2000s anymore, we don’t have cute little Abe Natsumi’s face promoting Idols when this rule was a fan favorite! Japan has been recently moving away from the cute image and into the “sexy hafu” look. These days we have people like Rola and Sashihara Rino leading the female Idols to stardom and they promote a less cute, more sexy influence in Japan.

Perhaps the management of AKB48 has been forced to re-consider how they should treat their idols for having a life outside of work. The rules should still be enforced when it comes to the younger members to ensure they have no regrets for doing anything too early in life.

Kashiwagi Yuki is the first out of AKB48 that has not received a large penalty equivalent to Watanabe Miyuki and others. However, until they officially link her movement to NGT48 we can’t officially declare she’s punishment free. AKB48 has not made an official statement on whether the couple is still together or not. Personally, I’m not a big fan of the man in the photos, he is also an Idol. He is a player and has bee spotted with another woman in 2014, about a few months after the photos of him and Yuki were taken. If that is the case and she was cheated on she really deserved our support more than ever. Although, we can not confirm the two were together at this time. 

So, I want to thank all of her Japanese and abroad wotas who have cheered for Kashiwagi Yuki as she felt totally helpless and guilty for being involved in a romantic relationship!
-Sunakku

Sources
Fan opinions are on twitter and 2ch threads.. not that I read 2ch……. 
Morning Musume history – hello!online
AKB history – stage48
Japan’s cute – sexy trend change I’ve found in Jvlogger videos on youtube, just type in “hafu trend” and you’ll see some stuff
Yuki’s “scandal” it’s everywhere
I pretty much googled everything, I just want to back myself up! I’m not sure what the future holds regarding the dating scandal, but the trends in fan reactions support my theories