So Ai Kago’s first photobook after being fired from H!P was released recently. After I saw the previews for the photobook I was shocked but I remained optimistic because it’s Ai Kago. And I really wanted to believe she wasn’t changing. But it a way she really is.
She seemed to do this photobook, not to have a slutty image but to futher defy H!P. Even though she was fired and they don’t care about her any more. This photobook is really saying I don’t care what anyone thinks anymore. And I’m not the cutesy Aibon image you created me as.
Hello-Online.com translated the entire interview from the photobook, and it really made me think more about Aibon and my love for Aibon. I always supported Aibon, through her scandals, through her firing, through her comeback, and beyond. But I always selfishly held onto a hope of the Aibon, that I loved coming back. And a sort of resentment for her leaving to begin with.
This interview really showed that she left H!P for the right reasons. She felt more like a puppet than a human. She wasn’t even allowed to love. She was hurting for a long time but still holding onto her dream of acting. Through the whole interview she sounded very mature and was able to take openly about hard times in her life.
I love that through the whole time she would never be defeated. Even when her career seemed to be over she bounced right back. She even tried to make it in a foreign country. I think this interview is very inspiring and makes me look at Aibon with a whole new light.
I know now that Aibon will never be back, she died when Aibon left H!P. And I’m actually ok with that. Aibon has been able to move past that part in her life. She can be her own person now and act however she wants. Like the mature woman she now is. This experience has changed Aibon a lot, but truly for the better. She has more control over her own life and her own career.
I think that all Aibon or former Aibon fans should read the article. It gives closure for everything that happened and essentially an explanation. She really has turned out to be someone great.
As for the whole pictures in the book. Yes they are a little much and even some of them in bad taste. But I honestly don’t care about that. She needed to do them for herself and to tell everyone she doesn’t care what they think of her anymore.
Ai Kago is starring in a commercial for an motor vehicle auction site. The site is Kagofied, well at least her featured page is Kagofied. She’s sporting a cool rocker outfit, that looks like something Buono would wear or Morning Musume on a show they used to have. Her boots are amazing. Anyway she looks really adorable in the commercial and she sings a little bit in it which makes me happy. There also a making of video which is great for Kago fans. Here’s the site. http://auction.goo-net.com/kago/
So I’ve been waiting for Aibon news that I would actually blog about so I can talk about her.
I just want to say I am a huge Aibon fan. She’s is my all time favorite member of H!P. I miss W like crazy. And I actually cried when I found out she was making a comeback. Because it broke my heart she was fired. Even though the news of her comeback is about her becoming an actress I still hold a pipe dream that she will sing again. I mean an actual single not singing at an event. I guess it’s stupid to think that, but I can still hope.
Also I read on some ones blog that Aibon wasn’t the same person she used to be. She’s not Aibon at all anymore she’s Ai Kago. And I agree 100% with that. She isn’t the slightly chubby, overly sweet, childish girl that H!P almost forced her to be. You may disagree with this and she still acts that way but she doesn’t, she more mature. And sure everyone grows up and matures. But I can almost guarantee that if she didn’t get kicked out W would still be kicking. And she would be back to being the overly cutesy “twin” of Nono. She might act a little more mature but not to the extent she is. Because W has to be marketed a certain way.
Even her appearance was no longer Aibon like. She cut off all her and hair was wearing less make up. In a way she was almost unrecognizable. She seems to be like any fallen star, desperately trying to step back into the lime light. I am still on the fence about her whole situation. On one hand I’m thrilled that she is continuing her career, I truly wish her the best. But on the other hand she seems different even though she’s the same person. I guess I’m really upset because I still can’t accept the fact that she got fired. I’m holding onto a dream solo career that most likely won’t happen. I can’t accept the fact that Aibon will never truly exist again.
I might have gotten a little carried away, but I really wanted people to know how I feel about her. I will still continue to support her.