T/N: Announcement.

In case there are people who haven’t been following the recent scandals, here’s a basic summary:
Yonechan’s personal Twitter was found, with photos and tweets about her and a boyfriend, among other things. Some of these included photos of Nacchan, and then a personal Twitter for Nacchan was found as well. Fans got angry, and in the end, about an hour ago, both Yonechan and Nacchan left AKB48. Nacchan left Watarirouka Hashiritai as well.

Personally, I am completely shocked at Nacchan. Not that she was hanging out with guys or had a private Twitter, that she actually ended up leaving. As an original member, and one who loves AKB so much, I’ve always thought Nacchan would stick around forever, until she really couldn’t do it anymore. I also cannot believe my eyes at the reactions of fans on G+ and other places – admittedly, I mostly looked at Yonechan because that was the only one that was up last night, but Nacchan started getting some shit too, and I really don’t think I could stomach looking at the comments for her right now. I won’t go too far into it here because it’s not exactly appropriate, but all of these decisions are a result of backlash from fans. If fans didn’t demand it, idols wouldn’t get fired or have to leave over something so stupid as having a boyfriend. I know this isn’t a new thing, scandals have happened before, but this time hit…way close to home. We’ve lost an original AKB member, two girls from the original team B (my beloved ;____;) and the leader of Watarirouka Hashiritai.

I’m not sure what’s going to happen to Warota from now on. Nacchan wasn’t the front girl, but in my mind she was always the most important. She’s not going to be in the Kibou Sanmyaku events today and tomorrow, but after they finish promoting that, where will this go? Now that Mayuyu has a solo single, I’ve heard speculation that Warota is just going to disband rather than continuing. Until we get an announcement though, I’m going to hold off on speculating and just take it one step at a time. I still have quite a few days worth of entries to catch up on, but if the girls post about Nacchan, I’m going to translate those ASAP. I might also translate other girls’ entries about Nacchan, we’ll see how things go. I’m guessing there will be lots of tears, both from the girls and from me…
I’m not going to ragequit AKB even though I completely disagree with their ideals about the girls being pure and not having boyfriends and all of that shit. What’s more important in my mind is to stay positive and support the girls as much as possible, even if they make mistakes, because they’re only human just like us. A lot of fans don’t seem to realize that. I will love Nacchan and all the Warota girls forever, no matter what they do, and fans getting angry over scandals, turning on girls they used to like, just makes me want to show my support even more.

Finally, I know this is pretty useless over a blog, but moment of silence for Nacchan and Yonechan and all the fans who have lost their oshis today? I am so sorry, and sending my love ;______; No one should have to go through this, whether it’s the girls themselves or the fans who support them.

Thanks for reading, and lots of love for everyone (but particularly Nacchan)

    • orangggila
    • January 28th, 2012

    Whatever you decide to do, have faith in your heart, that’s the なっちゃん that I support.
    なっちゃん, hope you can がんばりなっちゃん as always.
    Anyway, I still hope that I can see なっちゃん from the media in the future.
    I will support you as always がんばりなっちゃん!!!

    • =)
    • January 28th, 2012

    I have a lot of love for Nacchan, not just because she’s Warota’s glue, but also because she is a genuine and hardworking idol who is showing her human side. I know that idols are not allowed to date, for both the group’s sake and their own, but I just can’t fathom throwing away the chance at a normal young-adulthood for the sake of a job. Maybe I believe in this simply because Nacchan and I are both 19-yr old girls, but one of the reasons why she is able to perform on stage with the same radiant smile day after day is that she’s living a normal life outside her job, albeit secretly. But unfortunately, wotas like their idols to appear obtainable, so no matter what fans like me think, management only cares about profit.

    I just hope Nacchan succeeds in making it in the entertainment industry as an actress. I’ll still follow her work no matter where she happens to end up. :)

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