An excerpt of a talk show between SKE48 members and comedians Black Mayonnaise, aired recently. The girls talk about their reception to bashing on the Internet and their hopes for a solo debut. Matsui Jurina once again declares her wish of becoming No.1 when she turns 18 next year.
Do you mind the bashing/negative comments on the Internet?
Shibata Aya: I look at them, do a screenshot and think to myself ‘I will never forget you!’
Matsui Jurina: When i see the comments, i take their feelings into account. (Actually she was trying to do a pun here so it’s not funny if you don’t understand Japanese.)
Suda Akari: I always mind what they say..like “busu(ugly)” or “not cute”. There are also comments like “don’t film her” or “i’m going to vomit if you film her”. I think that if i don’t speak i’m just “busu” so i thought i’d be the conversational type of “busu”. At least i can leave an impression.
MC: Do you think you’re ugly?
Suda Akari: I don’t actually…because I placed 10th in the sousenkyo this year, so i can’t accept it.
Miyazawa Sae: I write a reply on my handphone but delete it before sending it. It’s like my feelings were sent out.
Oba Mina: SKE fans are very passionate and it was very hard for me to be accepted initially as i was from AKB. I was really angry because i also worked hard! There are times when things i say on TV would become controversial, and the fans would be like “she actually went to the extent of saying these?!”. During these times i’m actually relieved and hope they will accept me.
Do you want to have a solo debut?
Matsui Jurina: I’d be happy if i get a solo debut. I also want to try, but not now. Right now i want to work hard in both 48groups and i hope SKE48 can surpass AKB48 eventually.
MC: But you still don’t want to step up right?
Matsui Jurina: I’m still under 18 years old, so i can’t appear on TV after 10pm. Realistically, i want to become No.1 in sousenkyo when i turn 18,and have more solo work.
MC: So you’re really popular right now, but because work hours are short, it’s difficult for you to get more income? You also want the income after midnight?
Matsui Jurina: That’s not true!
MC: Sae chan?
Miyazawa Sae: It’s impossible for me. If i become solo, that’ll be the time to graduate. I won’t sell even if i become solo! DEFINITELY! I can’t sing…
Well well….Jurina’s piling the pressure on her fans. I’m not sure if i want to see her win next year though. There are girls like Yukirin and Rena nearing the age to graduate and i’d like to see them get a solo center before that.