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.
|This also needs to happen, because it would be fucking AWESOME!!!|
PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: November 18th, 2012
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….
“MM Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige☆Eleven SOUL–Tanaka Reina Graduation Special”
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*)
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