It’s come to be that ℃-ute will disband next June.
Maimi, Nacky, Airi, Oka-chan, Mai, who’ve always been together since passing the Hello! Project Kids audition in 2002.
Even though ℃-ute and Berryz Kobo became two separate groups, we’ve worked hard together as generation-mates, shared our time as colleagues, and always walked together with everyone in ℃-ute.
Rather than this news being a surprise, it felt more like this time has finally come.
I expected it would come sometime. But it’s sad…
When Berryz suspended activities, all of ℃-ute got together and said “Everyone in Berryz Kobo has always been ahead of ℃-ute…” but ℃-ute always led the vanguard as well and energized and pulled Hello! Project forward, and I think our kouhai are where they are now because of seeing that as well.
Since I’m sure it’s something that was decided through lots of discussion of the 5 of them, just as we discussed it many times, while looking after them as generation-mates and as one fan, I want to enjoy the precious remaining time of ℃-ute’s songs and performances！！
Things will fly by soーー quickly until that time comes next year.
I want all the members, and all the fans, to make the remaining time precious and enjoy it as much as they can！！！
First is this summer’s Hello!Project concert.
With their time as ℃-ute being the most important, this will be their last time participating in a Hello Concert.
It’s such a huge thing being the first place we stood on stage as the 15 of us in the Kids, the place we went twice every year of these 14, and the place we can say we go home to.
Although from now on there’ll be various things where each will be the “last”, the first of those last will be Hello Concerts.
Please give us your warm support！！！
I love them, ℃-ute, the one and only.