Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

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Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Poll ended at Thu Nov 27, 2014 12:35 pm

Fukumura Mizuki
Iikubo Haruna
Total votes : 60

Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby wotakubrandon » Tue Aug 19, 2014 3:07 pm

Mizuki although I think Haruna would benefit more from it.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Shoujo Q » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:42 pm

As much as I would like Haruna as leader, I think Mizuki has longevity and more of a passion for the group than Haruna. Or maybe we can have them both be leaders, add in three new girls and bring back The Gumis! I like that option!
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Jessi » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:15 pm

Yay! A poll! I'm voting for Mizuki. Mizuki not only in senior to the 10th gen, but she was an egg so she's senior to everyone in her experience. I adore Haruna though so I would not mind a Co-leadership. If co-leadership is impossible tho I'm really hoping for Mizuki and Haruna still as a sub-leader. They can still co-lead with Haruna as a sub-leader.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby forgetmenots » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:42 pm

I find it interesting that most people suggest Haruna because of her leadership qualities and most people suggest Mizuki because of seniority.

Personally the fact that they were appointed as co-sub-leaders has always been a rather out of the ordinary move to begin with. Haruna went over the rest of the 9kis to get that spot. Management and publicity seems to give both of them equal turns in some ways to be leader-like, though Haruna makes more of it than Mizuki currently... because of that I'm still of the mindset that a Co-Leadership is going to be the most likely. But they also might have done it so that they could easily give Haruna sub-leadership without the 9kis being upset later.

Haruna's age may also be a factor in that management thinks she'll be the next to graduate so she'll be appointed leader next and then Mizuki and Ikuta will get leader/sub

Personally I want to see Haruna being a leader, she just has that leadership quality to her XD
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Menno » Tue Aug 19, 2014 10:54 pm

Sorry Ayacho, but I voted Mizuki.

I just think being the biggest H!P fan within H!P is a good qualification to become the leader.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby gustave154 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:14 pm

I'm team mizuki all the way. The Biggest hello project fan deserves it.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby otaku_blue » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:21 pm

also when Haruna graduates, and then Mizuki graduates before her, that's like saying its ok for Ayumi to be leader before Eripon @_@
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Sohee » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:27 pm

I see Haruna as a great older sister. Don't see her as a good leader for a group of the size/history/responsibility as Morning Musume, at all.
Mizuki has stepped up her game ridiculously much the past few months, however. You can tell when she gives comments and answers in interviews, there's been a big change.
Having that said, seniority should be a factor that matters.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Rika-chan » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:54 am

Sexy Leader Fukuchan :notworthy:
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby boinsie » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:01 am

I don't have a strong opinion either way, but Fukumura seems like she'd be a much more boring leader, so I'd prefer Iikubo to get it.

However, I foresee Fukumura being given the role. She just has too much seniority for H!P to overlook.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby aggisu » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:04 am

Team fukuchan here
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby resop2 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:10 am

I am almost certain that they will go for the Kei/Kaori solution of having dual leaders so I cannot participate in the voting.


Or, maybe what they can do is have a revolving leader. Mizuki could be the leader of MM.'15, Haruna could be the leader of MM.'16 and Erina could be the leader of MM.'17 without having anyone graduate.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby stam4o » Wed Aug 20, 2014 3:52 am

Both. Been saying it for a while (and I'm not the only one) but the double leadership is perfectly equilibrated and it would make the group more cohesive in terms of exposure.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Obsidian » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:51 am

I wonder if the last major leadership decision will give us a clue of who will get it? Despite the other members being by far more experienced and having longer tenure in H!P it was Miyazaki and Kanazawa who were given the jobs in Ju=Ju.

My head says Mizuki I think it will raise her profile and maybe bring her out of her shell a little more, when Haruna is doing a great job with the media already. My heart say Haruna though...maybe my heart wins this time but I'd quite like to see a joint leadership too (As someone else put it Mizuki is head of internal affairs, Haruna foreign Policy).
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby iceymoon » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:10 pm

i don't think Haruna would be made a leader before Fukuchan. they will either give it to Mizuki, or to both girls. there's no precedent for co-leadership, but there was also no precedent for co sub-leadership, so i think it's possible. but most likely it will be Mizuki leader and Haruna sub-leader.

i actually find it really interesting that Haruna was given sub-leadership at all. i wonder what the reasoning was? she showed that much promise? the non-Mizuki members were too childish to be up for the sub-leadership job? they wanted a representative from both 9ki and 10ki? they'd just been such sticklers for seniority until then, basing off of major debut + age (which is why i didn't find Yuka/Tomoko or Mikitty odd) that i didn't see it coming. not counting times where the most senior member decided not to be leader, or they were graduating soon so weren't really in a good position for leader.

i'm for Mizuki leadership. they need both of their skill sets so i'm good with co-leadership too, but if i had to choose one. tbh though, no combination of members is going to be able to fill the giant leadership shoes Sayumi will be leaving behind. :( it might be several more years before any of these (or future) girls mature enough to be able to really make the most of their leadership tenure, like even a Gaki level.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Pavlova » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:25 pm

Seniority wins. Mizuki. It has to be her otherwise I'll be angry. Stick to your rules H!P.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby sukibeam » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:13 am

Well, there sort of IS a precedent. Iida and Yasuda were co-leaders for a while, with this exact same situation. Iida had only months of seniority and was younger, while Yasuda was her junior but much older. They then bumped her down to sublead IIRC when Iida got a handle on the whole leadership thing.

I voted Harunan since, all other things aside, I believe she has the best relationships with the most members. Not to say Fukuhime has bad working relations with anyone, but you see Haruna keeping the younger members (mainly Sato) in check and having fun with nearly all the members. If some 12 year olds are in the 12ki gen, my bets are that Haruna is going to be extending that big sister aura to them as well.

Say why you will about how "leader" is just a title, because we really only can speculate about how much pull they have and their duties, but if nothing else I think the Leader at LEAST is there as a teammate who you should be able to go to and who knows how to influence the mood/reign in the troublemakers. Haruna is a smart girl and she definitely fills those requirements.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Denki » Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:33 am

Can someone please tell me when in time Yasuda was leader of MM? If I base stuff from Japanese wikipedia, she was never leader. :P
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Mixi » Thu Aug 21, 2014 6:04 am

^ She was never leader, but subleader when Kaori was the leader (after Yuuko's graduation) until her graduation in 2003. It made sense because Kaori was 1st gen, but at the same time, Nacchi was still in the group... Kei was 2nd gen but older than Nacchi. Another strange situation like the current one.
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Re: Who would you rather be MM's new leader?

Postby Shabranikuduu » Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:04 am

I hope that both Mizuki and Haruna will be leaders at the same time because I feel they both have different things to give to the position. However, I'm expecting Mizuki to be the only leader based on H!P history.
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