Well, LOVE might be an exaggeration, but… why can’t I get Uchouten LOVE out of my head?! Ahem. Sorry. I was saying, unlike so many other Momusu fans I know, I really do like Aika Mitsui. Or Mittens as some call her. I just had to mention that because it’s such a cute nickname! ^^ She has never been one of my top favourites, but I would probably rank her above Risa and Riho, possibly Fukuchan and Eripon too. She doesn’t stand out to me in the group like some others do, but over the years I have grown very attached to her and I’m sure I will miss her lots when she graduates.
Here is one of my favourite recent pics of her. It’s a great hairdo for her and I think she looks adorable.
Hmm… what do I have to say about Aika? Aika is… sort of a girl next door. While taking her work seriously, she is sweet and caring. She is often the first to notice when things are not going right or someone is upset. She also seems to really care about her fans. Of course, all idols try very hard to make the fans feel welcomed at events, but Aika is exceptionally good and natural at that. I especially noticed this during Japan Expo 2010 in Paris, when I met her in person. (By the way, one of my three glowsticks there was purple! Just because I suddenly felt, she deserves more support…)
Oh and there is Aika the singer! Her voice might not be perfect like Sayu’s*, but when I think of ranking all Momusu songs and performances (LOL, no! Don’t make me do that!), Aika appears close to the top a lot. I wish her injury will be completely healed soon so she can perform actively again. Anyway, here you go! It’s…
MTSayuRin’s Aika songs top three! In no specific order.
Otoko Tomodachi from the 4th album. It’s a song with cute and a little bit sad lyrics, and a fun dance focused on arm and hand movements. The original was sung by Nacchi with the gokkies as backing singers and dancers, but my personal favourite is Aika’s adorable performance with V-u-den (one of my favourite H!P units ever!) in the Autumn 2007 concert.
Watashi no Miryoku ni Kizukanai Donkanna Hito is one of my favourite songs from the Platinum 9 Disc album. I prefer it to It’s You, which is quite a confession coming from me (It’s You is Sayumi’s solo). I just really like the sound of it. She performed it in two Momusu concerts, Autumn 2008 and Spring 2009, if I am not mistaken. Very nice and energetic performances.
Haru Beautiful Everyday from the Sexy 8 Beat album. It’s a beautiful duet with Eri Kamei. In their performance from the Spring 2007 concert, both her and Eri look like butterflies in spring. ^^ Also when she had just joined, she was at her cutest. I miss her long black hair.
Speaking of which… it’s time for some picspam! :) Sorry for the slight emphasis on the older pics but I just find those so cute.
The point of this blog entry? While she is not my favourite, I think there is never too much Aika love, you might think there is more than enough… oh well. I’m just glad you are able to enjoy Morning Musume nevertheless. Or, maybe you do like her? That makes me even more happy. Writing this blog post and going trough lots and lots of Aika pics only made me like her more. I might not pay enough attention to her at times but honestly, I can’t think of any reasons to dislike her. The biggest flaw of hers in my eyes is, she isn’t very photogenic. By that I mean I just don’t like her way of posing for the camera and prefer the real life Aika. Not really a big thing, is it.
* See? When it comes to idols, it’s all subjective. :)