Kubo Satone Mobame 2/9/2017
Takahashi Kira-chan announced her graduation. A dear friend of mine from the same generation.
Two things are turning round and round in my head: "It's so sad" and "it hurts that she didn't talk it over with me."
Kira-chan is such a burikko! But also, we shared lots of good times, and our interests are similar, so we spoke often.
There was a time when Kira-chan worried about the quality of her performances. But when I performed with Team B and wasn't sure how to dance because the atmosphere was totally different from Team K, I watched Kira-chan's dancing and thought, "it's so cute!" There's a kind of performance that only Kira-chan is capable of.
"From now on we'll always be together," I thought. I think fans believed the same.
But even so, this is the reality. So, let's support her together! Let's see her off with a smile! Let's make lots of memories in the little time we have left!!
"We don't know when the people important to us will be gone. So, we need to be careful to make the most of our time together," I was reminded. I thought the same when I lost my dog Ricky-kun.
Time and time again, I also thought, "I should graduate."
"I should graduate, I should graduate."
But, speaking from my heart, I truly love AKB48, so I couldn't be separated from it. Every time I stand on stage, and every time I meet with fans, I think, "it's good that I joined AKB48."
In our one and only lifetime, let's do what we want to do without regrets!! I'll face forward and do my best.
Sorry for saying that I wanted to graduate. I am where I am now thanks to all of you. There have been lots of tough times and sad times. But before I entered AKB48, I did nothing but fail in life, and the smiles of the group's members saved me. In the same way, I want to make my fans smile.
From now on, as always, please support Draft 2nd Gen.