RocketStarLauncher wrote: Ian905 wrote:
She's leader for like all of five minutes then gives up.
Okay. That's more than kind of bitchy. Are you saying that anyone that graduates is "giving up"? It seems like her goals aren't the same as Morning Musume's now, and she's leaving so both sides can get what they want. Most likely she knows some thing we don't about the future of MM/H!P and is making an intelligent decision.
I don't care how bitchy it sounds, that's the way I'm seeing it play out. As you said, it's possible she knows something we don't, and if that story about her wanting to graduate with Ai-chan is true then my entire argument is invaild.
But to clarify, I'm not saying anyone who graduates is giving up. When Ai-chan was graduating I was in full support of her. She put a LOT of work in to Morning Musume and crawled her way to the top because of her talent and dedication. However, there wasn't really anywhere to go from there. She had "beaten the game" if you will, and it was her time to move on.
I, like a lot of people, had faith in Risa because she had been there with Aichan through out the whole thing. I didn't expect her to decide a couple months later that she was bored of Morning Musume and thought she could do better at acting, especially after Aichan who had spent all those years working hard as leader of Morning Musume trusted her to do a good job leading them. If she wanted to graduate, why wait until she's made leader? However,
if the story about her wanting to graduate with Aichan is true, then once again it's reinforced in my mind that UFA has absolutely no idea how to manage idols and is just bullshiting their way through this. More likely then not, they realized the big money to be earned with graduations (they milked Aichan fans for every last cent when she graduated with all the collectible "goods") and wanted to repeat the process with Risa.