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A Morning Musume beauty

Posted by mountainoluv, 26 May 2014 · 1501 views

Aoiro 7 CUBIC-CROSS AKB48 OFR48 Ofukuro Sayaka Ichii Morning Musume
A Morning Musume beauty I hope everyone is doing well, and having a happy Memorial Day weekend! I know I am.

This entry will feature another former Morning Musume member, Sayaka Ichii :wub: . She joined the group with Mari Yaguchi and Kei Yasuda as a second generation member. She participated in some great singles and great PVs. Among these were “Love Machine,” “Koi no Dance Site,” and “Happy Summer Wedding.” Before I knew who she was, I got impressed by her. I mean, she is beautiful. Her face . . . is . . . so pretty. Like a dream girl. She also did an excellent job in the shuffle group Aoiro 7. Anyway, after only two years in the group, she left in 2000.

The next year, she formed another music group, CUBIC-CROSS, with her boyfriend, Mr. Yoshizawa. She was the vocalist. Apparently, that didn’t work out too well, because it only lasted a couple of years. She wound up marrying Mr. Y, and had a couple of daughters with him. At some point, Sayaka released a solo single titled “4U hitasura.” She sounds really good on it, and she looks really beautiful and cute in the PV. It is available on YouTube, if you want to see it. I don’t understand why she didn’t make any more singles. I guess there is only so much fame to go around. Or else, maybe the general public has different tastes than me.

Back to her personal life. Mr. Y gave up on being a guitarist and went through a period of unemployment. The couple disagreed about how to raise the daughters, and Sayaka divorced him.

Eventually (you can probably see where this is going), she decided to make a comeback. She signed with an agency and did some modelling. She even appeared in a movie, “Ashita ni Kakeru Ai,” which was released in 2012. She had a baby boy in 2013. I have heard that she got married again, but I’m not sure if that is the case or not. Please comment if you know about this.

This April, AKB48 was having a special tryout for short term members over 30 years of age. Sayaka auditioned for it, but didn’t make it. She must want to be an idol again. Here is where it gets weird. Earlier this month, it was announced the Sayaka joined a group called OFR48. This is short for Ofukuro48. Ofukuro means bath house. The angle of the group is that they are bath house workers that you can meet! (I’m not kidding.) Their PVs seem amateurish. XD It’s like a group of people got together, and started planning a PV, and then filmed it the next day. I don’t know what Sayaka was thinking when she joined this group. I can’t believe that opportunities were that scarce in the entertainment industry. It is frustrating and sad to me when stuff like this happens to former idols whom I like. :sob:

Anyway, I think Sayaka Ichii is great. She is possibly the best looking of all the Morning Musume alumnae. Let’s keep supporting Sayaka Ichii! :good:

May 26 2014 09:20 AM
Sayaka indeed got married again :). She is married to a hairdresser since summer 2012 :).

^ OK, thanks for your comment. I'm glad to find out that she has someone to help her raise her children.

I was watching a Japanese variety show and she was a guest on it. When she confessed that she auditioned for AKB48 and didn't make it, the host suggested that she should audition for OFR48. So she did and she made it. I agree that it's kind of sad when things like this happen. Theres no competition in that group so she suddenly said that she wanted to be center and she was able to get that position.

It is generally sad, but a little bit funny, too. It's like an Alexander Payne movie ("About Schmidt," "The Descendants"). Who knows? Maybe it will turn out OK. Maybe she will be able to bring OFR48 up, that is, improve the quality of their songs, PVs, performances, etc. They should try to get some more ex-idol stars to be in OFR48. Good candidates would be Hikaru Koyama and Rina Takenaka (ex-Hinoi Team).

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