Hello! Online have a translation from Tsunku’s blog in which he states that it was his decision to graduate Koharu and that she was a bit puzzled at first. So she didn’t jump then. Well I’d be puzzled if I was her. “You want me to have a solo career but with no immediate plans? Aika is staying? Sayumi is staying? WTF?” Yeah I’d be puzzled. I think MM members will be keeping their heads down and trying to have as little personality as possible now. Like Linlin has been for the past two years. He’d better have long term plans for her. If she becomes just another Ogawa or Yasuda it’ll be a great shame. She has a big fanbase and can sell records. He’d better really have meant it about her going solo or it’ll be such a waste of cracktastic energy.
Anyway below is how I see Koha’s reaction to the news…
Koha screaming in terror at Tsunku’s announcement.
Koha threatening to sprinkle some fairy dust over the bastard a short while later.
Koha miming a threat to perform a lobotomy on Tsunku using some rusty scissors.
Koha, too stunned to carry on, has a rest before deciding on her next move.
Koha decides to show the world what it’ll be missing soon. Want some sugar? The answer is yes. Very much so.
Koha sadly turns her back on Morning Musume.
Of course if Tsunku does debut her as a solo singer sometime next year I’ll take all this back and decide her graduation was actually a splendid idea. 😉 I’ll still argue that Mitsui should have gone too though.