Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

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Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby koregaboku » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:10 pm

Announced on her blog.
Quite a long essay- but also very thoughtful and insightful.

https://gamp.ameblo.jp/angerme-ayakawad ... ssion=true
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Celedam » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:32 pm

From last November, when we noticed she was fixing her teeth…

Celedam wrote:Good for her. yaeba is a charm point for an idol, not so much for an art curator or historian.

Aichan, Sayu, and Maimi all graduated at 25. Ayaka has a couple more years, if she wants them, but fans should start preparing for the inevitable.

viewtopic.php?p=228232#p228232

EDIT: And it’s a good bet that Harunan will go soon after, if not before.
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby resop2 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:49 pm

A pretty amazing run. It's hard to even imagine another H!P girl who debuts as a group leader, molds the group in her image, and stays leader for her entire 10 year run.
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:57 pm

She still wants to be an idol after she graduates, but wants to find different ways to express herself in addition to singing/dancing.

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Ayacho isn't retiring from showbiz. She wants to sing and dance on stage even in her 30s.
She wants to go beyond the definition of an "idol".

https://twitter.com/ainogundan/status/9 ... 4291343360
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Yattaruchan » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:36 am

Another graduation announcement so soon after Haachin!!! At least we still have about a year left to enjoy her lovable dorkiness.

It's amazing she stayed as long since Maro graduated.

Hope she lasts until about early May. That'll be the only remote chance in hell I'd have to see her live.
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Menno » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:46 am

This is was to happen at some point sooner then later. I'm happy that we can still see her in H!P for another year. I would love to see what she's going to do after the grad. I wouldn't have minded if she would have gone working at a museum, following her passion. It would awesome if she can somehow combine her being a idol and some work in art.

But no matter what happens I will always love her. That's never going to change, she is my #1 special idol. I might have other favorites as well, I even love everybody in Angerme as my favorite girl, Ayacho is always a bit more special. I can only be happy for her that she choose to take a new step as an idol.
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby kirigirisu » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:56 am

Will be sad to see her go, but was really just awaiting this announcement at this stage. She's had a fourteen-year run since she joined Hello Pro Egg. I hope ANGERME manages to have continued success without their veteran leader. I guess this means Fukumura will be the leader of Hello! Project?
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Denki » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:17 am

It was bound to happen. At least we still have 1 year with Ayacho. ;a;
I'm hoping for the best success for her in her last year and after she graduates.

Tbh, I was expecting her to be the last '94 to graduate. :fear:
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Amped » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:18 am

Fukumura Mizuki talks about Wada Ayaka's graduation next year
https://ameblo.jp/morningmusume-9ki/ent ... 05566.html

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https://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000153700
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Amped » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:22 am

Wada Ayaka made her graduation announcement on tiny tiny #23
https://youtu.be/I3MW8_k7Oj8?t=1m56s
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Mirai » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:36 am

I knew it was only a matter of time, but I'll still miss her in H!P. Glad she's not leaving showbiz!
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Starra » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:33 am

Spoiler: show
Yay! :fear:


In all seriousness though, I'm glad she's found something that she wants to do and hopefully it works out for her! There's no reason why she should have to stop being an idol if that's what she wants to keep doing.
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Jessi » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:06 am

Well shes done an excellent job as an idol, a leader, an academic, and as a person. She's been in H!P for over a decade and her impact has been enduring. I can't be upset at this announcement. And it makes things much much easier knowing a year in advance.

I'm also pretty excited that my girl Kana is about to have her time in the spotlight when she ascends to her place as new the leader of Angerme. Can't wait to see her leadership style and to see how she grows into her role. :love:
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:58 pm

Translation of Wada Ayaka's blog post announcing her graduation and detailing (very much so) her reasoning.
http://nogistreet.tumblr.com/post/17263 ... ement-blog
https://twitter.com/queenachima/status/ ... 7505386496

I kept seeing people able to read it on their own react with varying forms of "she's so cool" (she's a rockstar, she's badass, she's Tsunku's type of rock n roll, etc), and I think I agree.
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby AyuHikaru » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:56 am

I can't help but feel bad. "The group will be better off without me", despite her trying to put a somewhat positive spin on it, makes me feel a bit sad for her. I remember her saying she never wanted to graduate and she wanted to stay in ANGERME and that was her goal, but this kind of sounds like she's having a bit of an existential crisis.
Did she realize that she couldn't stay forever because it became a generational group and it freaked her out? Did someone remind her it was a generational group and it freaked her out?

I found her last paragraph interesting, about how she doesn't think idols should have a preconceived set of rules and I can agree with her but I'd like to see how she's going to smash the stereotype beyond "I'm a 30 year old idol".
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby RpgN » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:45 pm

I’m honestly a bit confused about her reason to quit. There seem to be more reasons:
-She thought that other members would stay longer and felt odd to be the only og left?
-She feels like she’s bringing the group down from becoming new
-She wants to give others the opportunity to grow and shape the group in their own way
-She wants to try out new things for herself

Is that about right? It just feels odd that she was amadant about staying longer and didn’t want to leave.
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Celedam » Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:10 pm

Those are all different ways of saying the same thing: she feels the widening gap between herself and the younger members, and she realizes it’s time to grow up and move on with her life. As genki as she might be, and as much as she loves being an idol, she’s a woman in her mid 20s with an adult career already lined up. She can’t hang around with girls half her age forever. It’s not good for them or her.

I don’t understand why this is so shocking or disappointing to some fans. We go through this every time a member reaches that age, if she hasn't already graduated to do something else like become an actress or go to university.
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Re: Wada Ayaka to graduate Angerme/H!P Spring 2019

Postby Amped » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:14 am

Wada Ayaka's MC about her Graduation announcement (Angerme Concert Tour 2018)
https://youtu.be/oBASCJRgoJw?t=27m53s
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