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Source: http://www.helloproject.com/news/1205041300_musume.html

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I need to go somewhere right now and can't translate it yet.

But that is what the news said.

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This has been posted by Estrea here as well. Please feel free to delete this topic if needed.
Like I’m the most calm... Like, it must definitely be because, Like when we enter, I’ll be hurrying. But Because Junjun is older, I can calm down? I don’t really know, Like I just absolutely want her there beside me. Whenever we go abroad, if Junjun is absolutely not beside me, I absolutely won’t go. Something like that. -- Tanaka Reina about Junjun.

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 11:22:47 AM »
Mitsui deserves her own grad thread :(

NO!!! MITTSSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

I've been looking forward to her full comeback... :( Oh noooo
Such a sweetie she is...

Quoting Estrea for this thread:
Oh shit. http://www.helloproject.com/news/1205041300_musume.html

Aika's graduating too! Because her injuries keep recurring. So if she continues she might be receive permanent injuries. Therefore we're not just losing Gaki-sab at the end of the spring tour, but Aika too. Nooooooo!!!!

Though I must say I'm not too surprised. It was only a matter of time before something like this happened. Still. Poor Aika. :/

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 01:31:40 PM »
Aww, that's too bad =/ She doesn't get a special single or anything now.

I had hopes for her when she joined, but I think she's been sitting too much in the "backseat" I don't really feel that I know her as well as other members. She's been very quiet. Wich is okay, but maybe not too good when you are an idol.

Since she got her injury I've waited for her complete comeback, and now there's the complete opposite. I'm somewhat disappointed =/

 But I do hope her leg will heal fully and her life will be great outside momosu. ^_^

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 02:10:44 PM »
My personal commentary on the matter: http://kjpop.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/mitsui-aika-to-graduate-from-morning-musume/


I really think it sucks that she got shafted from a decent graduation ceremony and it seems with the possibility of her leg acting up again, the chances of a comeback as a performer are slim...this really sucks, but hopefully she can still make the most out of being a member of H!P

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 04:34:51 PM »
I can't say I'm really surprised but I feel really bad for her, it must be difficult to be in Momusu and see everyone passing you when you're unable to perform due to poor health. I think she's a sweet girl and it's especially a shame for her fans. I wish her all the best in the future!

I've seen this mentioned elsewhere but my first thought was about the major gap between Sayu-Reina and the 9th/10th gen members. I can't help but wonder if they'll end up introducing a new member from the eggs, or maybe even add one of their soloists (does Karin count as a soloist at this point?  :P)

Speculation aside, best of luck to Aika in whatever she chooses to do.
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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 05:46:48 PM »
My Aika....
I ever though about her graduation due to this injury, and it happened.
I can't blame her. She chosed it herself, and it's the best thing for her.
I really sad when it was announced, my tears dropped over again and again.

But she is really strong girl, she will come back someday. :)

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2012, 06:53:17 PM »
I have to admit that I'm in a similar boat as Rina in that I'm not really that surprised about this. Aika's been sidelined by this condition for a year, more or less. While I don't remember off the top of my head, I think that the initial prognosis/hopes were that she'd be back full-time after roughly 6 months (if even that).  She wasn't my favorite member, but it's still hella lame that she's having to leave under these circumstances.  Group graduations/departures suck enough on their own, the fact that in Aika's case, her injury/condition is such that it's not really giving her a choice and is basically forcing her to quit makes it that much worse.

I can't help but wonder though, everyone remember when she first joined the group, specifically around the time of Kanashimi Twilight, and how after watching the PV and "Making of" video for it, several of us had noticed and were fairly certain that we had never seen her wear anything other than flat shoes/boots (i.e. we had never seen her wear any type of footwear with a significant heel)?  At the time, we had (or at least I had) just figured that since she was so young at the time, she may have simply not been used to/comfortable wearing them yet, and that in time she probably would be wearing them. However looking back at it all now, one can't help but wonder if this condition may have already been affecting her back then?  If so, they (management, company higher-ups, TPTB, whatever) probably were hoping that as she grew up, her physical strength would increase and improve. Sadly, that's not what's happening.

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2012, 07:33:07 PM »
i'm not surprised about Aika graduating news but certainly i'm SHOCKED that she is leaving at the same time that Gaki... poor Gaki, poor Aika both deserve their own graduation... well actually i wanted Gaki to graduate with Ai but since that didn't happened... this sucks but at least Aika can say good bye to fans

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2012, 04:05:20 AM »
Somewhere, someone is blaming Tsunku for this. :P

Seriously though...a very sad and shocking yet not surprising development. When I first heard of her injury last year I was under the impression that she'd be good to go again by the time Aichan graduated, yet when that time came she was still wheelchair/crutch-dependent, and when two more Momusu singles passed by without her presence in the dance shots it became more clear that it would come down to this sooner than later.

It's pretty much like Eri Kamei's situation all over again. Such a shame when physical limitations ultimately decide this kind of fate.

What's even sadder is you just know that there are many "fans" out there who are actually celebrating this news and are extremely excited to see her leave! I'll admit that Mitsui has consistently been one of my least favorite all-time members, but she certainly isn't rock bottom, and I never had any ill will towards her presence in the group--she's cute, has a decent singing voice, has grown up and developed nicely, and it's clear that she's dedicated to her H!P family. And while I'll admit I couldn't help but laugh at some of the milder jabs I've seen directed at her, sometimes the vibes can come off as downright disturbing. :thumbdown:

Her health comes first, so as sad as the situation is, she needs to leave the group while she can still walk. I don't know what kind of role awaits should she actually stay a member of Hello Project, but I hope things work out for the best for all parties involved. :(
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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2012, 04:55:16 AM »
trans by Sohee:
Fan 1: Way to bring Gaki out from the spotlight!
Tsunku: Where did I ever say Niigaki won't get the spotlight?
Fan 2: At least give Aika some spotlight ffs...
Tsunku: Where did I ever say that Aika won't get any spotlight?
Fan 3: More than anything, I really don't want Mitsui to get the spotlight.
Tsunku: Everyone will be in the spotlight.

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2012, 11:44:30 PM »
I feel sorry for Aika. She was fighting her injury for a year already and she still isn't able to stay in MM :(  I hope she will remain active in H!P, doing at least some MCs so we will be able to see her from time to time.

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2012, 05:30:36 AM »
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risa and mitsui graduating at different times during the concert

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2012, 02:31:57 PM »

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2012, 03:22:26 AM »
For anyone looking for a ridiculously romanticized play-by-play of the concert, here ya go =] http://kjpop.wordpress.com/2012/05/18/from-the-shadows-to-the-spotlight-niigaki-risa-and-mitsui-aika-graduate-from-hello-project-and-morning-musume/

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Totally missed it. she seems so composed, and doing the letter thing started by Rika. BEST WISHES AIKA!! Always Repped at :hipheart:

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Re: [05/04] Mitsui Aika to Graduate with Niigaki Risa this May.
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2012, 07:21:59 AM »
whatcha neeth fo! GO AIKA!!

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