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1:18 am - 08/24/2011

Ogawa Saki to graduate from S/mileage and H!P



This is an important announcement concerning S/mileage.

Thanks for always supporting S/mileage.

We have an important announcement about S/mileage’s Ogawa Saki. Following the Uchouten LOVE Live Event on August 27th at Higashi Betsuin Hall in Nagoya, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and Hello! Project.



Comment from Tsunku

Thank you gratefully for your continual support of Hello! Project and myself.

Let’s get right to the announcement I want to tell you.

From S/mileage, who has recently gained 5 sub-members, Ogawa Saki will be graduating from S/mileage and subsequently from Hello! Project.

Early in May this year “Earlier, I have been contemplating and consolidating with staffs, about returning to being a normal middle school student. I feel very strongly about this, please let me quit.” she has made this request.

Even being the youngest in the group, I have entrusted her with her singing skills. However, now, from here on and out, as a group and each member individually, their strong desires to improve persist. Even as a producer, it’s not in the best interest of the group and members to continue to force a member in doubt to endure more group activities, therefore Ogawa’s request has been accepted.

It was officially announced at first that this unit’s member might increase or decrease, it was due this is reason that an urgent S/mileage member audition was held in June this year. Due to various conditions of the group, herself and other parties involved, as well as terms and conditions on contract, it was not until today that this information about her could be reported, please accept my apologizes.

Also, she is still an immature student. A working adult would understand that abandoning work half way is an inexcusable act, but please consider her straight and strong feelings, and watch over her with your warm and love.

Therefore, all fans, please take care of S/mileage which is still in its infant stage.

For this hasty written letter as a report, please excuse me

2011/08/24
S/mileage Producer
Tsunku



Comment from Ogawa Saki

Thank you for always supporting me.

As of August 27th 2011 I, Ogawa Saki, will graduate from S/mileage as well as Hello! Project.

Since our major debut last year in May, I have enjoyed every single day as part of S/mileage.

However, somewhere down in my heart, I felt there was a gap between myself and the S/mileage me. I have talked it over with the staff many times and have been constantly worrying about it, and with everyone working their hardest to move forward and myself still uncertain of things, I decided that it was not in the best interest of S/mileage and I will return to being just a normal girl.

I apologize for the last minute announcement.

While there may be feelings of sadness, S/mileage will always be a group with it’s trademark smile!

I’ll be working my hardest to end with a smile until my last event on 8/27, I know there isn’t a lot of time left but I hope you can support me!

The new members will power up S/mileage after I graduate so I hope you’ll continue to support them.

Thank you very much for all your support up til now.

2011/08/24
S/mileage Ogawa Saki

Source: Here and here.



RIP original 4, I shall miss you, but this is karma for Tsunku screwing over Saho Akari in the first place tbqh.
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aoranger 24th-Aug-2011 12:20 am (UTC)
i just can't believe ;w;
ohprecioustime 24th-Aug-2011 12:22 am (UTC)
RIP this group
mailnosecret 24th-Aug-2011 12:24 am (UTC)
WHAT THE FUCK

REALLY HAS ANYONE SEE THIS COMING?
glider 24th-Aug-2011 12:27 am (UTC)
tbh if I was more of a fan I probably would've. apparently she's been updating her blog reeeeally sporadically (the 15th and then the 21st this month) and they're also replacing her with someone else for the Oha Star girl thing.
glider 24th-Aug-2011 12:25 am (UTC)
I don't even really care about this group but I get so pressed at like all the bullshit that happens with them tbh

part of me thinks the "I want to be a normal girl" explanation is bs and it's UFA covering for the fact that they fired her (honestly, I'm sure she's great and all, but she doesn't quite have the same amount of popularity as Yuuka or Kanon), but then I have to wonder if her leaving is really her choice and it might've spurred the decision to audition in more members.

I'm kind of sad, the original four actually had good chemistry.
danceinthedark 24th-Aug-2011 12:32 am (UTC)
If they fired her for popularity reasons, Chinami, Maasa and Hagiwara are probably next, given they tend to hover around the same space on the Hello! Project store rankings. Not that those are overall accurate indicators, but still, something is better than nothing.

Idk I do get the impression this was of her own volition, especially when she's made a statement and everything.
goto 24th-Aug-2011 12:30 am (UTC)
s/mileage needs her voice
waterhealer45 24th-Aug-2011 12:35 am (UTC)
mte.
ryocchi 24th-Aug-2011 12:31 am (UTC)
this is karma for Tsunku screwing over Saho Akari in the first place tbqh.

this so damn much.

whatever I still will wait until i give my last veredict.
yaoilicious_53 24th-Aug-2011 12:31 am (UTC)
WHHUT?!!
yaoilicious_53 24th-Aug-2011 12:37 am (UTC)
Well,,*sighs* Good luck anyway <3
taylorniw 24th-Aug-2011 12:32 am (UTC)
I've always adored Sakitty and she was the funniest member and sang the best even if she was considered the 'ugly' one.

The only thing that will make this even somewhat okay is if it really is Erina who's replacing her on Oha-Star.

And even then I would still be sad T_T
goto 24th-Aug-2011 12:34 am (UTC)
oh wut manoeri vegetables ♥ or the other one
nyappnyappcafe 24th-Aug-2011 12:34 am (UTC)
WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK?
nyappnyappcafe 24th-Aug-2011 12:46 am (UTC)
Photobucket
yasmine2009 24th-Aug-2011 12:35 am (UTC)
Why, Lord, why!? Saki has been acting funny the last few months though.

Bawling
yaoilicious_53 24th-Aug-2011 12:38 am (UTC)
Really? How? O_O
I didn't notice anything..
kanbisenshi 24th-Aug-2011 12:35 am (UTC)


next to kanon she was my favorite. :(
j_linker444 24th-Aug-2011 07:44 am (UTC)
Kanon is MINE. LOL.
nozo_rin 24th-Aug-2011 12:39 am (UTC)
WOW. LIKE WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!
SO SHE'S NOT EVEN GOING TO BE IN A SINGLE WITH THE NEW MEMBERS?!
SERIOUSLY FEEL THAT TSUNKU IS OUT TO GET ALL HP FANS OR SOMETHING.
STILL TRYING TO THINK ABOUT MORNING MUSUME WHEN THERES IS NOT GOING TO BE AI AND NO SAKI NOW? WTF TSUNKU YOU FREAKING JERK YOU SHOULDVE ADDED SAHO AKARI IN THIS BECAUSE WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW UP UP GIRLS ARE GOING TO BE. I AM SERIOUSLY PISSED OFF NOW.

SERIOUSLY.

I AM STILL BUTTHURT ABOUT THE ERI AND THE PANDAS GRADUATING AND ALSO THE 10TH GENERATION AUDITIONS BECAUSE WHERE THIS DIRECTION IS GOING ITS GOING BAD.

I MAKE NO SENSE RIGHT NOW BUT I AM SO FED UP.
baka_tenshi 24th-Aug-2011 12:40 am (UTC)
Also, she is still an immature student. A working adult would understand that abandoning work half way is an inexcusable act, but please consider her straight and strong feelings, and watch over her with your warm and love.

OH FOR CHRIST'S SAKE, TSUNKU. HEAVEN FORBID SHE ACKNOWLEDGES THE FACT SHE DOESN'T LIKE IT NOW RATHER THAN LATER.

i swear to god. i can't with this guy. fuck you tsunku. even an adult would want to request a break from working all the time.
retahdedtim 24th-Aug-2011 02:07 am (UTC)
Only came in here to highlight those exact sentences and say "fuck you, Tsunku! Fuck you and your condescending attitude! She's a fucking child, let her do what she thinks is best for her and her life!"
chibix3 24th-Aug-2011 12:42 am (UTC)
Am I the only who feels that Tsunku is a bit disappointed about all this? :/
danceinthedark 24th-Aug-2011 12:43 am (UTC)
He sounds bitter in that statement tbqh.

I do think he liked Saki and thought she was talented. But there's no 'You're welcome back after your studies if you like' that Maiha supposedly got.
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