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Ya so Tanaka Reina is Graduating

Ya so its official, that concert we all freak out obout was for nothing. Tanaka Reina will be graduating MoMusu and H!P to focus on her band. We all new this was coming but crap! I’m still in shock! I knew once they started scouting for her band she would be leaving MoMusu but I feel as if its too soon. Gah! 

Ya that about sums up how I feel about this whole thing! lolz But in all seriousness I’m really depressed now. I really like Reina’s voice and her personality. Its hard to imagine a MoMusu song without her. But regardless of how I or any other Wota feels this is the reality we gotta deal with. its just so sad to see Tanakacchi leaving. Well just cause I feel like it!


Random Wota Out!

Preparing for One Last Wink… Tanaka Reina to Graduate Morning Musume in 2013!

I sear, I wake up to some of the worst news possible on this planet…
It has been just a day since the rumour that Michishige Sayumi would graduate sprung up, creating tears and hope that she would not leave the group. Well, guess what, she isn’t, so save your tears, because someone else is graduating…

Winky shall be no more…

Courtesy of Hello! Project Fans facebook page

We all saw it coming though, so don’t deny it. Her day was looming nearer, but honestly…? I’m a little shocked, and that’s because I thought she would stay for another two years, or another year at the very least. But, again, we all saw it coming, and we all knew deep down in our hearts (or the ice that replaces mine) that she would bolt before Sayu.

And, understandably, she’s running off with her new band.

Reina Tanaka Official Comment 

First thank you for your continued support.It has been decided that, I, Reina Tanaka, will graduate from Morning Musume。、as well as from Hello! Project at the end of next spring’s tour!I have announced my graduation today on the stage in front of the fans and I introduced as well the 3 members of the band, I will now take off to a new stage!I have been a 6th generation member of Morning Musume。 for almost 10 years and this year the group is celebrating its 15th anniversary. I think this is a turning point, a challenge for me to try another music activity, with the start of this band.There is around 6 months left until I will be a Morning Musume。 member, with the January Hello! Project lives in January and the next tour.So please support the Reina Tanaka’s member of Morning Musume。 which will sing in front of you and for my following activities as well!

“Bye, bitches! I’m off to greener pastures!” -cackles and winks manically-

I will be honest and say that there is a lot of shock going on here for me, more so because I did think that she would stick around for a little while longer, test the waters with her band and then leave to focus more on her other activities. But, as many have said before me, she has looked, or even been, bored with Morning Musume for a while now. After losing Ai to graduation, she had no more competition, and losing Gaki meant losing further competition when it came to good vocals within the group. Losing Kamei back in 2010 meant that she lost one of her rocks rooting her to MM, and the same went for Aika, who she was particularly close to. If you think about it, Reina realy doesn’t have anyone within the group that she is particularly close to, so in a way, it’s understandable that she would want to leave anyway.

But this will probably be one of the biggest impacts on Morning Musume since the 9th gen joined. Reina has been the lead singer for a long time, and has been one of the most well-known faces of Morning Musume since even before her debut. She is, basically, Morning Musume, and she has held it for over nearly 10 years now. It’s definitely going to be weird not seeing Reina, because she is a very prominent member in the line-up – even as someone who doesn’t care about her I know that!
It’s weird, to say the least. It feels like it’s a dream in a way, but honestly, it probably is time for Reina to graduate, and when she does… well, she’ll go out with a bang (I hope), because she is so relied on. So I hope that her PV has 1) A BUDGET, 2) NO SPARKLES (but this is Reina, so sparkles are mandatory, urgh) 3) NO AUTO-TUNE 4) WINKING GALORE and 5) A GIANT EFFING ROCKET
… or Something…
This also needs to happen, because it would be fucking AWESOME!!!
A lot of fans will be upset, I know they will, because it’s Reina… I’m not a fan of Reina myself, but plenty of my friends love her and bow down to this girl and her bow, and honestly, it is a little upsetting, but I will get over it, just like I did the ther graduations. Morning Musume is changing so fast, and soon, some people won’t be able to recognise the group.
Once her graduation happens, Morning Musume will be totally reborn in my opinion. The reign of Fukumura is actually nearing, and honestly… that’s a scary thought, guys. The new generation will soon lead Morning Musume without the help of the older members, which only makes Sayu’s graduation closer… Oh god no!
I actually wonder who The Midget Meister will cling to now…
Oh my god, who will be the new lead vocals? Not Riho, Not Riho, NOT EFFING RIHO!!!! Yeah it’s gonna be Riho, isn’t it? Urgh…
Ironic how the concert tour is named after Sayu, but it’s the end of Reina’s Morning Musume reign

Bish be overshadowing my Blog’s Cake Day!

PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: November 18th, 2012

I’m back and what??? Tanaka Reina’s graduating?! *flips table*

So it has finally been decided that Reina is gonna graduate from Morning Musume and Hello! Project! I may have been effin’ busy this past few weeks….but I refuse to stay calm with the recent bomb H!P launched!

The night before this whole graduation announcement was made, I posted on the Hello Project FB Fanpage this concert title “MM Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige☆Eleven SOUL”. I already predicted that this simple post would cause some drama over the fans, especially to Sayu’s fans. The comments were that it would either be a Sayu themed concert or her graduation and we all know there is something going on when Names are written in the concert titles….

Then came this photo I found online, which I also posted on the page….

This of course, was not meant to piss off some Riho fans out there. This was supposed to be a joke or a simple humor of what is about to come when the 6th gens leave. And viola, it turned into a reality the next day!
The complete title of the concert was
“MM Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige☆Eleven SOUL–Tanaka Reina Graduation Special”

 Yes you did! Happy now?!
The here comes Reina’s New life after Morning Musume

Of course, I already sensed that she will be graduating right after the band audition was announced. Though Tsunku did said before that she will continue her activities as a Musume even being in a band. That was probably just one of Tsunku’s trolling…..At least on the brighter side, Tsunku had secured her future after Morning Musume. We still get to see Reina perform as an artist not in an idol group but in a rock band. 
Even I expected it to come sooner or later, as an avid fan, you can’t take it away from me to feel sad, depressed and devastated with the news. Though she was not my first favorite in Morning Musume (Kamei Eri was my fave before she graduated), I can honestly say that my fangirling with Reina as my current oshi in MM was far more intense than Eri’s. I came to know Morning Musume at their platinum era, then it wasn’t so long that Eri graduated and at that time I was naive about this whole graduation thing, I liked Eri but I didn’t feel so much sadness in her departure, I guess I didn’t just get to know her enough. Where as in Reina’s case, I’ve known her since 2007, liked her and idolized her since then. There was something in her that differentiates her from the others, she’s cool and cute at the same time and I like this whole yankeeness emanating in her personality.
Reina has a lot of contribution to Morning Musume and it’s not a question that she is one of the vocal prowess Hello! Project ever had, even Tsunku himself admitted that Reina is the closest thing to being a PERFECT Morning Musume member and I don’t argue with that, personality, talent and looks wise. He even classified her as one of the top 3 best voices in MM history. And no matter how much you dislike Reina, admitted it..She’s one of the best products of H!P.
After reading the announcement, I couldn’t help but get my eyes a bit misty. Heck, I felt sad when Ai and Gaki left though they weren’t exactly my oshi, now I can’t imagine how I would feel when that dreaded day comes.

It’s too early to say my thank you and goodbye speech to Reina. So for now, I just wish her band the best of luck and hoping that they’ll be as awesome or as successful as SCANDAL! Gambatte! btw, my suggested name for Reina’s band was “Femme Fatale”

Meanwhile, Sayu and Reina’s randomness hits worldwide….In the natural sense of “Graduation” she can’t graduate with this….lol….(just looking for things to cheer me up *wipes tears*)

Tanaka Reina is Graduating~

The time has come for Reina to leave Morning Musume (early 2013)…about freakin’ time! Love her, but she needed to move on like last year~ I hope her band is successful!~~~ Can’t wait to hear their songs~

This girl never ages…

Tanaka Reina in a Wedding Dress spreads like wildfire

Reina’s shots in a wedding dress continues to spread in the internet….and she looks so cute with all the shots ♥_♥

Oddly, she looks like Yuko here….Or is it just me thinking that way?

Lovely as usual, she’d look perfect if they were to reshoot Taeyang’s “Wedding Dress” MV! I wish they make a drama out of this..XD

Now I start to wonder who will be the Lucky guy to tame Reina in the future!

Tokimeki Style~ Anyone with the link? I heard it;s in H!O