It was announced that AKB48 and Watarirouka Hashiritai7 member Iwasa Misaki will be making her solo debut as an enka singer. Her debut single is currently untitled but will be released on February 1st.
I think this is definitely exciting news for Misaki since she’s expressed how it’s her dream tobe an enka singer. To be honest I actually didn’t think anything was going to come of her label switching. I thought after she switched Nagara Pro that meant she would no longer be in Watarirouka Hashiritai. And since she was still in Warota’s net single I honestly chalked it up to her enka career not happening. So, I am a little surprised that it’s finally happening. Personally, I’m not really all that excited. In my opinion enka music is terrible. No matter how skilled someone is in enka it comes off as off pitch and extremely screechy. But I still admire Misaki for following her dreams when she could stick with her idol niche. Just don’t expect me to really cover it on this blog, unless it’s so fantastic it changes my opinion on enka music forever.