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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.
goto 24th-Aug-2011 12:30 am (UTC)
s/mileage needs her voice
waterhealer45 24th-Aug-2011 12:35 am (UTC)
mte.
yasmine2009 24th-Aug-2011 12:37 am (UTC)
Yes. From what I hear, the new members aren't even bringing anything vocally to the table.
catanaition 24th-Aug-2011 12:56 am (UTC)
They did bring in Saho Akari who can hold her own with Airi and Miyabi in Aa! though so... that's something.
yasmine2009 24th-Aug-2011 01:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I guess...
love_rev_21 24th-Aug-2011 02:45 am (UTC)
:) I think you mean Takeuchi Akari, who was not in Aa!. Saho is currently in Up Up Girls.
complexflowers 24th-Aug-2011 03:17 am (UTC)
Nope.

aloafofcoffee 24th-Aug-2011 06:50 am (UTC)
Saho Akari is not added to S/mileage. She should've been though.

http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Takeuchi_Akari
http://helloproject.wikia.com/wiki/Saho_Akari
complexflowers 24th-Aug-2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
I meant, she was in Aa! with Airi and Miyabi for an act.
love_rev_21 24th-Aug-2011 06:04 pm (UTC)
Right, that's Saho Akari, who is now in Up Up girls. The Akari who is currently a s/mileage sub-member is Takeuchi Akari. Saho is the girl in the video, not Takeuchi.
complexflowers 24th-Aug-2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
ohh, I see. Sorry for misunderstanding.
catanaition 24th-Aug-2011 09:51 pm (UTC)
!!!!!

I have been very misinformed. I thought this was Saho's revenge... that they were getting back their blue ranger. Now I am just sad.
danceinthedark 24th-Aug-2011 12:39 am (UTC)
ikr first ai, then saki, whats next? we lose airi and miyabi?

systematic elimination of the ones who can carry a tune apparently
boukenrider 24th-Aug-2011 02:12 am (UTC)
+1
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