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Translation from Up-Front English Facebook

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Thank you for your continued support towards Hello! Project.
 
It is a sudden announcement but the agreement with the Country Girls member Uta Shimamura came to a midway cancellation.
 
Country Musume。 changed their name to Country Girls and Uta Shimamura joined the group last year on November with their new start, then Country Girls had their CD debut on March of this year.
After that, although there had been repeatedly discussions with her family about the future, and during this process the group Country Girls continued their activities, a gap emerged between her family and our company that could not be filled. During this period, while from the family there had been discussion about "retiring", our company had to make a judgement because it exceeded the scope of our management's responsability and it came now to the point of midway cancellation.
 
As a result, except Country Girls Supervisor Mai Satoda, 5 members are still part of Country Girls. Those 5 members have to face this reality and so far they have to continue to do their best with all their might.
To all of the fans, we have to apologize for making you worry but we would like to ask you to continue to support Country Girls in the future.
 
6th June 2015
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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2015, 04:15:26 PM »
Wow wtf... They lose their ace straight away... Moreover... I would have loved to see her grow within Hello! Project... Holy shit.

But I guess if it was going to happen... It better happen now after one single than after getting even more attached...

Still whoa, wtf wtf wtf wtf.

It's not secretly April 1st is it??

I guess I gotta edit the cuteness poll pics lol... She went from likely winner to not being featured once >_>
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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2015, 04:23:04 PM »
 :(


« Last Edit: June 12, 2015, 04:31:45 PM by oaxiac »

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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 04:44:04 PM »
^ Like what is life srsly...

I wonder if they'll add another member or continue with 4 newbies + Momoko

Man, this is sad...

But I don't feel like anyone can be blamed, not knowing the details... I think we can feel pretty sure that UF* is not happy to lose her, either, so whatever the reasons were, they must have been serious.

Shieeettt though!
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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 04:58:20 PM »
Ah, I haven't felt this bummed since Sakichy left...

Maybe they can replace her with one of the more popular eggs (Musubu? Kaede?)

So much suck  :sweatdrop:

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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2015, 07:29:00 PM »



Dat's fucked yo.

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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2015, 07:36:34 PM »
Quote from: Momochi
Honestly、
I still can’t accept the reality
And I’m filled with feelings of
Sadness and frustration。

 
I have completely no idea
How to express
My current feelings in words。

http://blog-project.net/tsugunaga-momoko/233344

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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2015, 07:45:05 PM »
Noooooooooooooooooooooo ;__________;

The saddness!!  I'm having a Megumi Murakami - moment =( Though I liked Megumi much more, I was really looking forward to following Uta's growth in Country Girls.
I'm really sorry to hear about this.  :cry:

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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2015, 07:51:31 PM »
Aw Momoko :( She's senpai enough to be able to express her disappointment more honestly

Maybe they can replace her with one of the more popular eggs (Musubu? Kaede?)
Musubu would be great in that "you thought Utachan was the only cute girl we have?" way, lol

(Of course, Country Girls still has plenty of cuteness!!)
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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2015, 08:13:01 PM »
This is sad for someone with potential.  I wish her the best :)
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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2015, 01:18:51 AM »
I kinda expected something like this; since it seems that someone always leaves at the beginning of a group (Cocomusu, the original country musume (azusa), c-ute, berryz, J=J) but it really sucks that it was the group's ace this time. She wasn't my favorite member but even so, I feel like the group really lacks a certain "spark" without her.

This is why it was a bad idea to rush them into a major debut. Uta-chan was used to promote CG all over the place and now she's gone.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2015, 04:49:28 PM by Sacul097 »

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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2015, 08:33:20 AM »
...."the reason of the withdrawal is a misunderstanding
between Shimamura’s parents and management which
would not be resolved ".....
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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2015, 12:45:06 PM »
^ OLIVIA DUNHAM!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2015, 05:24:44 PM »
Blog!Project.com translated Mai's blog post on the situation:

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Country Girls (Satoda Mai)
Special Translations | By Skoban | June 13, 2015


On this occasion、 the office contacted me to inform that Country Girls member Shimamura Uta-chan was withdrawing from the group、 which was truly surprising。

 Since Country Girls have only just started、 it truly is a pity。

The loss of members is something I’ll never get used to。
It’s sad to part。

 However, I believe that this is a decision that came at the end of a lot of thought by herself and her family, so we could not refuse it。

 And for the current 5 members、 I’d like them to work even harder!

 Everyone、 I beg for your kind, continued support for Country Girls!
- http://blog-project.net/special-translations/233426

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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2015, 07:52:47 PM »
At least one thing's come out of this, I haven't been sure if Momoko is officially part of the group or not, but they keep calling it 5nin Country Girls, so I guess at least for now she IS one of the members. I was a little confused about that tbh. :lol:
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Re: [News] Shimamura Uta to leave Country Girls due to contract issues
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2015, 04:30:27 PM »
I was absolutely shocked at the news.  I wonder if she'll pop up in another idol group soon; Utachan is very talented.

I kind of hope that Chiichan becomes center rather than Ozakichan.  She gives me vague early Oshima Yuko vibes for some reason.


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