It’s been announced that ℃-ute-san would break up following their performance next June in Saitama Super Arena.
When I joined Hello, and also when I debuted, there were many people much more senior than me, and I was always watching them from behind.
The next thing I noticed, next in age from ℃-ute-san and Tsugunaga Momoko-san was me.
I love Hello.
I really love it.
And so, with the loneliness I feel with my seniors leaving, it’s like huh? I also feel loneliness that Hello keeps on changing.
Since I love love love Hello,
it’s not a mystery why I feel loneliness since I’ve always been here, is it.
And so, when I heard about ℃-ute-san, a great sense of loneliness was my honest feeling.
Looking at ℃-ute-san now continuing activities for more than 10 years with 5 people from the same generation while other groups’ numbers keep changing, there have been times I felt envious.
Chasing dreams together for many years with my generation-mates is something I’m just unable to do.
I really admire the way ℃-ute is now able to perform in virtue of having various experiences together, getting older, and just spending many years together. Getting older allows you to do so many different expressions as a group. As well as having such a high degree of completion and perfection. That’s something that can only be expressed by people who’ve worked together to make it through all the months and years. Seeing that, I feel again how difficult it is to continue on、、and so I admire the performance ℃-ute-san is able to do in that virtue of having continued on, and think they’re just so amazing.
There’s time left until June of next year. Even today there are times when I’m not able to talk to them very easily, but since I want to make lots of memories, I want to have many talks with them as well.
For me, Angerme is an irreplaceable existence、、but in addition I have very strong feelings of pride of being in Hello, and love of Hello.
Since I want to watch over the Hello that my great seniors have created I want to bring even more energy to it, and just due to loving it so much, I want to develop it even further.
Angerme is now becoming one of the most senior groups in Hello.
And so, in order for us in Angerme to be able to lead Hello along we’ll look deeply at the things which Angerme still lacks, and so that ℃-ute-san will be able to relax and run swiftly to the end, Angerme must also work very hard. That’s what I think.
Though I myself have noticed what the form of being an idol past 20 years old is like, since it’s not an easy thing to continue, I think I’ll feel it more and more as time goes on as well. For who I am in Angerme, and for what I can do, as a possibility? I can’t deny the budding feelings of just keeping on, while having those thoughts.