As announced yesterday January 9th at the H!P winter concert and on the Hello!Project official website, Ai Takahashi will be graduating from Morning Musume during their autumn tour later this year.
I’m a huge Aichan fan, so what does this mean to me personally? I decided to write down my thoughts before reading anyone else’s blog.
My first reaction to this was OH, NO :( and part of me still thinks that. I know it’s a bit childish, but I feel like saying, don’t take my Aichan away from my Momusu! But she’s not mine, is she… More than sad about her graduation, I’m confident that this is a step forward for her and that she has a bright future ahead of her. She’s been in Momusu for a decade… it is time for her to move on. I’m feeling optimistic but the truth is, I know I’ll cry because of this too. I’ll cry lots. Aichaaan! ♥
Aichan will be fine and Momusu will be… less lovely than before? It will feel so empty without her but I’m sure they’ll be fine too. Gakisan and Sayumi will make a great new leader and subleader. I have to say though, I wish I didn’t have to see my favourite group change like this. I became a Momusu fan in 2007, so the only line-up change I’ve been to witness was Koharu’s graduation back in 2009. What’s happening now is nothing new for Momusu, but for me… besides being exciting, it’s… overwhelming! The Momusu I’ve grown to love so much is changing way too fast! It’s too sudden! A triple graduation, four new members, and one more graduation announcement… all in less than a month! I wish the 9th gen. was added a bit earlier.
2011 will definitely be an interesting year for us Momusu fans, and I’m glad Aichan will be in Momusu for the most part of it.
Edit: I think this beautiful pic matches my post well.