I am in such a state of shock now that I can barely speak. It has literally taken me 15 minutes to start to write this. I am so speechless now. This news is so unexpected I’m at a loss for words. But let’s just start from the beginning. When I first read 3 members were graduating I thought I was getting my dream. Ai, Risa, and Sayumi are finally going to graduate. But when I clicked on who was leaving I was flabbergasted. I read Eri and I was like “Oh no! That’s horrible,” but I could honestly take that. I mean she’s 6th gen I could see it happening. But then when I read LinLin and JunJun I had to do a double take. I mean really, LinLin and JunJun? They are 8th gen for god’s sake!
And right now that’s where I am. I am officially over being on the verge of tears and I am in full on rant mode!
First off, and pardon my French, but are you fucking kidding me? The 8th generation is graduating but the 5th is safe for a another year or so! Ai and Risa have been in Morning Musume for 9 years. Nine years! Let them go already! Enough is enough! I know Ai-chan is the current vocal powerhouse of Momusu, but that’s not my problem. If Tsunku would just spread the lines more he wouldn’t be in this crippling co-dependency with Ai! He has made it so Morning Musume will fall apart without her, so she escapes another graduation! Well guess what, he’s also now running the risk of Morning Musume falling apart with Ai-chan in it.
And why is that? Well I will tell you. Only 5 members of Morning Musume can actually sing. And those are Ai, Risa, Reina, Eri, and LinLin. Aika is a good singer too, but I’m talking about good enough to lead songs. And now 2 of those girls are leaving. Leaving Momusu basically an empty shell, for the time being of course. But I highly doubt any of the new 9th gen will be so spectacular that they lead their debut single. Let’s be realistic here, we’re most likely not going to have another Shabondama situation. Not only that, but who is going to take over Eri’s lines during concerts? They made here such a big part of the singles!
And according to seniority Sayumi will most likely be taking over Eri’s lines! Well I hope people remind me to bring my ear plugs every time I watch a Morning Musume concert from now on. Because Sayumi is garbage, absolute garbage. Don’t feed me the, “well Sayumi has improved greatly,” either because the girl can not sing. She can’t. She’s narcissistic and whiny. Bottom line, the only reason she is still a member of Morning Musume is because she’s cute, looks good in a bikini, and the wota have a hard on for her. And it’s just completely sad. And I know she’s an idol, and idols aren’t the best singers. But if you don’t want to lose her profit have her go solo, put her in a group. Anything! But just get her out of Morning Musume.
She is taking up LinLin’s spot! Listen to LinLin sing and tell me she wasn’t robbed! You listen to LinLin’s solo in Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku you na Mirai de Are from the Platinum 9 Disco concert and tell me that LinLin didn’t deserve to be the sub-leader of Morning Musume one day. Just try to because you can’t! Listen to her Chinese version of Watarasebashi on Bijou Houdan and tell me it wasn’t so beautiful it didn’t almost bring you to tears!
I just can not fathom what Tsunku was possibly thinking! This has got to be one of the worst decisions Tsunku has ever made. I understand the line up hasn’t been changed in years, but to graduate 4 members in less than a year, is just too much! Especially 3 of my favorite members of Morning Musume! So until the 9th gen joins Morning Musume will be 3 members I hate, and 2 that I love. Not really the best odds there. And there’s no way I will ever instantly love a 9th generation member. It took me 2 years to realize I love LinLin. Aika was just a fluke.
This is just too much bad news for me to possibly bare. I mean, I don’t really follow Chinese music. So you might as well say I will never hear from LinLin again. And who’s to say she will even have a career? Ice Creamusume have been MIA for like 2 years now. I can’t even express how I am feeling in words. It’s a mix between sadness and anger.