Fukuda Kanon-san announced on today’s Hello!Sta that she will graduate this fall from ANGERME and Hello!Project.
I can’t imagine someone I’ve been together with all this time just disappearing, so I kind of can’t believe it.
Fukuda-san has been an idol for years and years, including her time as a Hello!Pro Egg, so I think she was probably very, very troubled over this decision.
However, this is what she decided so I cannot deny her, and I will support her with everything I’ve got on her path from now on!
When I joined the group, when it was all so relentless and intense, she would kindly teach me the dances and I think that’s why I’m here today,
When I moved from Osaka to Tokyo, she took me to different places when I didn’t know right from left.
We made the unofficial unit Rabbit and did comedy and played around, lots of things! (^ ^)
She was in the seat next to me on the bullet train on 10/15, the day before 10/16, when we’d find out if I would get promoted from sub-member or not.
Kana “You know if I get promoted already, right, Fukuda-san?”
Fukuda-san “I really don’t”
Kana “You do know, though?”
Fukuda-san “I don’t knooow”
I remember everything about that so vividly, the conversation, the scenery, everything!
So nostalgic (^ ^)
Now I’m thinking about how much time has passed since then.
Time will pass, for better or for worse,
and it’s scary.
I don’t know what will happen after this,
but I, as a Kansai girl, want to be able take over Fukuda-san’s amazing talking abilities,
and I want to be able take over her unshakeable singing, both cute and cool,
and so until her graduation is here, I want her to teach me lots (^ ^)
Right now we’re in the middle of Budokan rehearsals, so she’s teaching me dancing and singing and things (^ ^)
I hope I can make a lot of memories with her until her graduation, while remembering the ones we’ve made up until now!
Like the lyrics in Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita say,
It’s not as though we won’t meet again in this lifetime, so I hope I can send her off with a smile (^ ^)
That also means that Wada Ayaka-san will be the only first generation member left.
Wada-san is so tough, but I hope I can give her strength every now and then.
Both the second generation members and the third generation members have caused her lots of trouble up until now, so I would like to create an atmosphere in ANGERME that gives her some peace of mind.
I think all of you, the fans, are shocked and have a lot of different emotions going through you right now, but our memories from before will not disappear,
So let’s support Fukuda Kanon-san until she graduates so that we have no regrets!
I will support her, too!