^ Meimi san could not have chosen a more appropriate role than
playing Minako Honda, who rose from early pop stardom, and later
took to the musical theatre stage.
Honda san passed away in late 2005, a year after
her diagnosis of leukemia- she was 38.
The clip below is from early days of pop stardom for Minako,
but her stage presence was already strong. She went on to become
an acclaimed stage musical actress as well as providing her voice
for anime music.
This clip has two different performances
of Oneway Generation
本田美奈子 Oneway Generation