Short summary of things C-ute think are cute: Nakky: Gakuen Alice. Nakky totally has good taste in shoujo. Maimai: Pocchama (Piplup from Pokemon). Maimai is forever a Pocchama fan. Airi: mori girl fashion and Kakurega. Thanks for making me waste thirty minutes of my life looking at adorable pictures, Airi. Maimi: C-ute. You would, Maimi. You would. Chisa: Dragonball. And Launch. Probably bad Launch. Chisa is so badass she finds DRAGONBALL “cute”. CHISAA. I love how C-ute reacts as if this is totally normal. They’re so used to Chisa’s Chisa-ness. ♥
Maimi is really good at exuding a confident, classy air, especially since—with her tennen personality—it doesn’t come naturally. She really had to work at it. It’s because she’s so professional and serious about her work that she really shines as one of Hello!Project’s greatest leaders despite having taken on that role so young. I love Maimi because she strikes the perfect balance between the obligatory mature “leader” personality and a softer, more natural gentleness. Rather than boss the others around, Maimi leads by example—in every live, she’s been the first to break a sweat, because she’s the first to give it her all when it comes to performing. Early on in the group’s history, Erika (as the eldest) all but shoved the leadership onto Maimi. I’m grateful for that. Because while all five remaining members of C-ute have awesome performance skills, by having someone as diligent as Maimi leading them in performance energy, C-ute is able to shine that much more brightly.
Those standing on stage now are:
Konno-san who has become a news anchor.
Ogawa Makoto-san who has finished studying abroad, and is now part of Dream Morning Musume.
The leader of the new Morning Musume, as well as Hello! Project’s leader, Niigaki-san.
Also, Takahashi-san who has soared off to pursue her new dreams.
However, their younger selves playing on the screen in the back still have such innocent expressions…
And now, after 10 years have passed since what’s on that screen, all of them have been able to realize their dreams.
Everyone has had to make such big decisions, and thought and worried hard about them, but they’ve surmounted it all!!
When I thought about that, and how much hope it gives me, how awesome it is, my heart just became too full, and I cried out loud.
Takahashi-san, thank you so much for everything until now.
You’ve been working hard these 10 years.
Yajima Maimi on seeing the 5th gen perform “Suki na Senpai” at Takahashi Ai’s graduation concert.
Maimi races Mano Erina at 0:35 and Fukuda Kanon at 5:30. Even before racing, Kanon had already resigned herself to losing.
Nakky races Kumai Yurina at 2:39. And yes, she totally complained that running against someone that tall was ridiculously unfair.
Chisa races Wada Ayako at 3:51, and both of them are cheating cheaters who cheat and start before the signal.
Final Results are at 6:17.
In conclusion, I have yet to see an athletic competition where Maimi doesn’t dominate, Nakky’s speed > Kuma’s incredibly long legs, and Chisa is a cheating cheater who cheats seems like more of an endurance runner to me.