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zabel

Member Since 28 Sep 2004
Offline Last Active Dec 28 2022 09:49 PM

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In Topic: Sayashi Riho (鞘師里保)

15 June 2013 - 10:41 PM

Hmm, well, the reason I became a Takahashi fan was for her personality, NOT for her singing, dancing, and stage presence.  This was way back when she was young, the lineup was large, she was getting much less spotlight than she eventually would, and I honestly, naively had no inkling she would become the cornerstone of the group.  I fell in love with her from the first because of her personality (ok, and also for her looks ^-^), and it was that which drew me into MM.  What some people called "Takahashi being boring", I called "Takahashi being an introvert".  She was, I think, the only introvert in the group, and that made her interesting.  To a Japanese fan, the country accent made her further interesting.  This was the genius of Tsunku, was it not?  He picked his idols for the traits that set them apart from any set notion of an ideal idol.

 

Really, I think that an idol doesn't need to go too far beyond 'nice' 'good' 'hard-working' and 'really sweet'.  (Which labels should I use to describe AKB's Maeda Atsuko?)  I think that an idol group can do quite well for itself, actually, if all they ever present is the "girl next door" image.  Idol groups currently enjoying more success than H!O arguably do this.  Different fans will naturally relate to different personalities within the group, and those personalities don't have to be all super-big.  Sure, you need a few idols you can rely on to carry certain roles -- singing, leadership, humor, etc -- but you don't need One Idol To Rule Them All.

 

There, you've heard it from a Takahashi fan.

 


In Topic: Takahashi Ai (高橋愛)

01 May 2013 - 02:13 AM

If/when Aichan marries, she will marry beneath her.  That much is a given.


In Topic: Takahashi Ai (高橋愛)

19 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

That was a good watch!  If any subbers are looking for a project to take on, I think fans of either or both of these girls would really enjoy this!  I'd want to do it myself if I still had the stamina for subbing, and a lot more time than I do.

 

Poor Aichan has to communicate with pen and paper for a month.  She isn't supposed to do any talking  :( 


In Topic: Sayashi Riho (鞘師里保)

08 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

^ Great choice of animations!  Like the bottom-left best.


In Topic: Niigaki Risa (新垣里沙)

08 April 2013 - 07:26 PM

They gonna try to make that phone call from Aichan seem as if it is not staged?  :P

But it's smart of them to get other girls involved like this.  Anyone who Gakisan likes or is liked by, her fans are also gonna like.