"Fukumura: I really don’t understand why people consider Eripon manly.
Iikubo: I suppose Ikuta-san discloses her feminine side only to Fukumura-san.
Ishida: OMG, what kind of relationship is that?
Ikuta: I don’t know. (laughs)
Iikubo: Fukumura-san and Ikuta-san talk on the phone almost every night, don’t you?
Fukumura: How do you know that?
-- Do you?
Fukumura: We do. (laughs)
Iikubo: I think it’s because Fukumura-san is the only one Ikuta-san can feel free to give a call to.
– Feels free to reveal her own weakness, or to behave like a child.
Haga: I have an impression that Ikuta-san always fawns on Fukumura-san saying “Mizukiiii!!”
Fukumura: I’ve never considered her manly. I rather regard her extremely feminine.
Ogata: “Extremely feminine.” (laughs)
– Do you guys really talk on the phone almost every night?
Ikuta: Well, we do. Yes.
Fukumura: How come you always phone me?
Ikuta: Cuz I feel lonely.
ALL: Gyaaaaaaa!!!!!! (go screaming)
Iikubo: How lovely!
Ogata: Definitely she’s feminine!
Ikuta: Hey, that’s enough! (laughs)
– Now we’re in the highlight of the interview!
Ikuta: I need someone to talk to. Since I don’t have anyone in my place I need to ring up someone. And I don’t have so many friends other than Mizuki whom I can feel free to ring up.
Fukumura: She talks about just ordinary thing such as hobby and she wants someone to be a good listener to her. Thus, I have to be patient enough to listen to her on the phone over a couple of hours even if I was taking a bath, or to watch many movies which she recommends me all the way we’re on a train or something.
Fukumura: She needs someone to keep company with her.
Ishida: So that means Fukumura-san is the very manly one who would accept all the self-centered behaviors of Ikuta-san, right?
Iikubo: She’s so tolerant.
– Fukumura-san’s comments sound as if she was Ikuta-san’s boyfriend.
Ishida: If she was, she’d be a perfect one to Ikuta-san.
Fukumura: Even our fans assume Eripon to be quiet behind the scene such as in dressing rooms. But she’s quite talkative in fact.
Ikuta: I’d continue talking for about 3 hours, although I’d rarely remember what I talked about.
– It’s kinda surprising for me to see Ikuta-san being embarrassed to confess about it like this. And I’m also surprised to know that you guys would talk on the phone for such long time despite seeing each other almost every day. (laughs)
Ogata: Even if they’re gonna see the next day.
Iikubo: You guys are going out?
Ogata: In truth?
extracted from CD Journal April Issue 2017"