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Ogawa Saki graduated from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:14 am

Sakichi will graduate at Smileage Uchouten Love event in Nagoya on 8/27. she have been asking the staff countless times that she wanted to experience being a normal Junior high schooler since May. She had enjoyed the time being in Smileage.

http://s-mileage.jp/info/2945
http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000072656
http://ameblo.jp/ogawa-saki/entry-10995875557.html
http://www.helloproject.com/news/110824 ... leage.html

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translations by takamaruyo
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H!P Statement
This is an important announcement concerning S/mileage.

Thanks for always supporting S/mileage.

We have an important announcement about S/mileage’s Ogawa Saki.
Following the Uchouten LOVE Live Event on August 27th at Higashi Betsuin Hall in Nagoya, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and Hello! Project.


Tsunku's comment

Thank you gratefully for your continual support of Hello! Project and myself.

Let’s get right to the announcement I want to tell you.
From S/mileage, who has recently gain 5 sub-members, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and subsequently from Hello! Project.

Early in May this year
“Earlier, I have been contemplated and consolidated with staffs, about returning to being a normal middle school student. I feel very strongly about this, please let me quit.”
she has made this request.

Even being the youngest in the group, I have entrusted her with her singing skills.
However, now, from here on and out, as a group and each member individually, their strong desires to improve persist.
Even as a producer, it’s not in the best interest of the group and members to continue to force a member in doubt to endure more group activities, therefore Ogawa’s request has been accepted.

It was officially announced at first that this unit’s member might increase or decrease,
it was due this is reason that an urgent S/mileage member audition was held in June this year.
Due to various conditions of the group, herself and other parties involved, as well as terms and conditions on contract,
it was not until today that this information and her will can be reported, please accept my apologizes.

Also, she is still an immature student.
A working adult would understand that abandoning work half way is an inexcusable act,
but please consider her straight and strong feelings, and watch over her with your warm and love.

Therefore, all fans, please take care of S/mileage which is still in its infant stage.

For this hasty written letter as a report, please excuse me

2011/08/24
S/mileage Producer
Tsunku



Saki's comment

Thank you for always supporting me.

As of August 27th 2011 I, Ogawa Saki, will graduate from S/mileage as well as Hello! Project.

Since our major debut last year in May, I have enjoyed every single day as part of S/mileage.

However, somewhere down in my heart, I felt there was a gap between myself and the S/mileage me. I have talked it over with the staff many times and have been constantly worrying about it, and with everyone working their hardest to move forward and myself still uncertain of things, I decided that it was not in the best interest of S/mileage and I will return to being just a normal girl.

I apologize for the last minute announcement.

While there may be feelings of sadness, S/mileage will always be a group with it’s trademark smile!

I’ll be working my hardest to end with a smile until my last event on 8/27, I know there isn’t a lot of time left but I hope you can support me!

The new members will power up S/mileage after I graduate so I hope you’ll continue to support them.

Thank you very much for all your support up til now.

2011/08/24
S/mileage Ogawa Saki


Yuuka, Kanyon and Dawa comments on their blogs
http://ameblo.jp/yuuka-maeda-blog/entry ... 22215.html
http://ameblo.jp/kanon-fukuda/entry-10995922077.html
http://ameblo.jp/wadaayaka/entry-10995921855.html

Yuuka comment

Today, Sakichan…

Announced that
she is graduating from

S/mileage and Hello!Project
on August 27th.

It has only been a short time
since we formed S/mileage

But we’ve been together
for about 7 years now.

Honestly, I have this lonely feeling now but

it’s probably the same feeling
that everyone else has right now.

But this is Sakichan’s life!

Yuuka will definitely
support Sakichan(^-^)

Please don’t forget
how the 4 of us
came to become S/mileage together.

I definitely won’t forget!

The 27th will be the last event
for the 4 of us but

With all our strength, we’ll be
as excited as we can be!


Dawa comment

Ogawa Sakichan has announced her graduation.

Even after she graduates
I want Sakichan to push forward
with a smile on the path she chooses.

As for me feelings,
to power up S/mileage even more than before, I’ll be trying my best!

The last event with the 4 of us will be at Nagoya.
I’ll do my best.

Bye bye.



Kanon comment

S/mileage’s Ogawa Saki-chan’s graduation has been announced

I was with Saki everyday since we were elementary school students back as Hello! Project Egg, always working together aiming to major debut

Both as a friend and a rival

To be honest, she is my best friend

So Saki
on August 27th
will be graduating from both S/mileage and Hello! Project

At first I was very puzzled and sadden by this

The path that Saki has decided to take
as a fellow member and friend
I will support her.

For the event on the 27th
I hope it can be the best performance where it ends in smiles.

Please support us to the very end everyone.


http://www.takamaruyo.net/?p=426



Saki message to Ohasuta fans
http://www.shopro.co.jp/oha/topics/20110824ohagirl.html

someone new will be replacing Ogawa Saki as the Oha Girl maple on Ohasuta tomorrow. the girl is from Fukuoka, age 14.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Moh » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:25 am

Best way I know how to respond to this:
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby DARC1993 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:26 am

WTF?!
THIS SATURDAY?!?!
No wonder she was so freaked out
And crying ... :(
Omg Ogawa :'(

It sounds like she is leaving the whole entertainment business.

NOT COOL.
I wonder If her parents made her stop or something...
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Rm88 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:28 am

Oh, crap. 2011 is the worst H!P year ever. I don't care about S/mileage anymore.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby DARC1993 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:34 am

What a derp this girl is. But I guess what she wanted.
I wonder what went wrong :(
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:36 am

yeah, DARC, im working on it in the first post. -_-
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Celedam » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:39 am

Moh wrote:Best way I know how to respond to this:
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Ditto.

DARC1993 wrote:I wonder what went wrong :(

She couldn't handle the schedule. It happens.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:50 am

The official website for idol group S/mileage announced today that member Ogawa Saki (14) is graduating from the group and from Hello! Project. Her last event with S/mileage will be their event in Nagoya on August 27.

S/mileage just announced the addition of 5 sub-members earlier this month. Producer Tsunku revealed in late May that the group would be holding auditions for new members, and at the time, he mentioned that there was a possibility of a current member leaving. Although Tsunku had always planned to add members to the group, he stated that the move was accelerated by Ogawa’s departure, since she expressed her desire to leave the group in early May.

According to Tsunku, Ogawa said in early May that she had been torn about her future and consulted with the staff many times, but in the end she decided that she wants to return to being a normal middle school student.

The other members of S/mileage – Maeda Yuka, Wada Ayaka, and Fukuda Kanon - will carry on the group, along with the five new sub-members.


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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:55 am

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http://www.takamaruyo.net/?p=400

you can't blame Tsunku or UF for this, this is her decision.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby DARC1993 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:59 am

Wow this all sounds like super serious.
It's not just like "oh now that I experienced being an idol I want to have a normal life"
IMO staff are making it seem like she is being childish and unprofessional (I thought so too) but not anymore cuz it sounds like it was affecting her a lot.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:34 am

now i know how she felt when she saw the new members at the H!P concert. she was tearing up inside about her conflicted decision. :(
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Chatin » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:36 am

Darn, Saki. I'm really going to miss her presence. Her voice was a breath of fresh air in a group like s/mileage. I wish her the best of luck in taking on a normal life.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:42 am

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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Starra » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:43 am

She was always my least favourite. Yay!
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Chatin » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:49 am

I fail to see how she could have possibly been your least favorite. You like f'n Yuuko.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Starra » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:51 am

You should know by now that my tastes make no sense XD.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby esm » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:57 am

This is so sudden. :(
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby resop2 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:58 am

My unsupported conjecture: (I won't call it a conspiracy theory out of respect to the brave people in law enforcement who prepare RICO cases who hunt down real conspiracies starting from theories)

Saki could no longer take being bullied by Koharu who was constantly trying to scare her with bugs on Oha-suta.
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:00 am

Amped wrote:Yuuka, Kanyon and Dawa comment on their blogs
http://ameblo.jp/yuuka-maeda-blog/entry ... 22215.html


Yuuka comment

Today, Sakichan…

Announced that
she is graduating from

S/mileage and Hello!Project
on August 27th.

It has only been a short time
since we formed S/mileage

But we’ve been together
for about 7 years now.

Honestly, I have this lonely feeling now but

it’s probably the same feeling
that everyone else has right now.

But this is Sakichan’s life!

Yuuka will definitely
support Sakichan(^-^)

Please don’t forget
how the 4 of us
came to become S/mileage together.

I definitely won’t forget!

The 27th will be the last event
for the 4 of us but

With all our strength, we’ll be
as excited as we can be!

http://www.takamaruyo.net/?p=426
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Re: Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P

Postby Zunu » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:01 am

Good for her. No reason for her to continue in a career if it's not bringing her happiness, especially at her age. But Tsunku, stay classy dude, I know you invested a lot of time and money in her development, but if she's quitting so be it, no need to put in that little snipe about it being "inexcusable if she weren't a snot-nosed kid." [paraphrasing] :roll:

Anyway, the timing is kind of good and bad at the same time. Good because S/m is gonna roar back with new members. Bad because she was finally getting rid of the "fugliest member" curse, and now she won't be able to enjoy it. :rofl:
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