Training for “Better Half” has begun and
the script is incredibly dense
and the content is also quite varied so
I’m struggling all day.
The entire cast is 4 people.
It is a snug little company but
each of us 4 has our own energy
and when they collide
I think it results in an enormous power.
This seems like it will be
a company with a different feeling of security and reassurance
from what I’ve experienced up until now.
I’ll be doing my best with this company
for the next 2 or so months.
And, on 2/23
it will be 2 years since
I graduated from Hello! Project.
it isn’t like I’m totally satisfied with my current place but
my life is full.
I was able to encounter all kinds of works
and meet directors, staff,
and all of my many co-stars.
I could painfully realize the skills that I lacked
and have new parts of me drawn out.
Each and every day, I’ll feel happy or upset
feel joy or cry uncontrollably
remember an irritation that can’t go anywhere
and be unable to pin something down that I could before ~
I’ve become able to draw out all the different emotions in my heart.
seems narrow but also so wide.
When I’m chosen
among so many others
I often end up thinking,
I wonder why it was me.
Even if I think about it, I can’t find an answer.
And because of that,
I can work hard, I want to work hard
let’s try it! I’ll do it!!*
When some 10 or so years have passed
and when I look back on the path that I’ve walked
I want to be able to take in and appreciate
my mistakes and regrets, everything.
I want to work hard, further yet.
This is a year of battles.*
What a phrase to come across but
to me, I’m always fighting in earnest.
If I could just become more skilled hmm.
But since it is okay to go steadily and solidly, step by step,
little by little, I will continue going forward.
For the present at least
I’ll be doing my best training for the play and
this Saturday’s bus tour
I’ll enjoy it to the fullest！！！
I’ve been put on the cover of
the magazine “Milsumu” which is on sale today ^ ^
I’m in the center page too!
So I did a shoot
kind of like that！
Please check it out！！
And, please make sure to come see
the play that begins in April
Better Half *\(^o^)/*
Translator’s note: a more thoughtful than average blog post, so I hope I caught the nuances right.
*勝負 = literally, wins and losses but generally means challenges, battles, games (ie. sports).