Idol talk about relationships and graduation on UTAGE Summer Camp Special

19 Aug

This week, the regular guests of UTAGE embarked on a camping trip to Saitama. During the bus ride, topics about idol dating and graduation were brought up.

Morning Musume
NMB48 Sayanee asked ex-morning musume member Yasuda Kei: Did you date anyone while in Morning Musume?
Nakai: Does that mean you have someone?”
Sayanee: Yes…ah no!
Nakai: You just said yes!
Sayanee: *blabbers*
Nakai: How are you going to get around this? Do you mean how to go about hiding the relationship?
Sayanee: Well that could be it as well..
Yasuda: I didn’t have anyone. It was strict in Morning Musume so if there’s someone you like you’ll have to leave the guy or the group.Sometimes, the member would be exposed and she’d graduate..
Nakai: Whose that? Yaguchi right?
Yasuda: Yaguchi was photographed with someone and she quit.
(*This is probably the Oguri Shun incident.)

Nakai: Sashihara also experienced that? Like going bald or getting exiled somewhere?
Sasshi: Yes, but the punishment is different. Not sure about now but in the past there was punishment.
Nakai: So everyone observes the love ban rule?
Sasshi: Isn’t that the case? *silence dawns*
Nakai: So you girls don’t get into relationships *Sasshi stops responding*
Mayu: Yes. *Sasshi and Minegishi then echoes Mayu.*
Sasshi: During this time, if i declare a No, and in future if i get exposed, i’d get slammed for saying this on UTAGE!
Nakai: Watanabe do you have a boyfriend?
Mayu: No! I’m really careful about it.

Aya: We don’t have the rule,but no time to date. The younger members live in a dorm, and after work they’d be sent straight there. Guys and even the parents can’t enter. There’s a curfew too.
Nakai: What if a guy was caught there?
Aya: That’d be a huge problem. Firstly, the members would talk amongst themselves.We set our rules.
Nakai: Would Hiro(LDH CEO) appear?
Aya: He won’t..but he might.

Regarding graduation
Nakai: If you continue this way, you’ll reach 40 sooner or later?
Mayu: But i won’t be in AKB forever.
Nakai: When will you stay on till?
Sasshi: Everyone’s close(to graduating).
Nakai: Watanabe are you graduating soon?
Mayu: I haven’t decided but it’s in my vision now.
Sasshi: I want to quit.
Sayanee: About time to plan..
Sasshi: From now, everyone will be graduating..
Busaiku’s Yokoo: Is that because everyone has their dreams like being an actress?
Sayanee: I want to be a solo artiste.
Minegishi: I haven’t decided yet. Because of that i feel scared of leaving AKB.
Sasshi: I haven’t decided but i won’t be singing anymore.I won’t be an idol too. I want to be in variety but there are many female talents and i’m somehow doing it..
Mayu: I want to do acting seriously, but of course while in AKB, jobs like dramas and stage plays can’t fit in.

There are many pathways these girls can seek after graduation, but i think the long lasting option is to be an actress. Glad Mayu has chosen this path even though she’d do well being a singer any day. That said, she needs to graduate ASAP lest more actress wannabes from AKB enter the industry.

11 Responses to “Idol talk about relationships and graduation on UTAGE Summer Camp Special”

  1. Denny Sinnoh August 19, 2015 at 3:57 am #

    Mayu is a “good girl” …

  2. anon August 19, 2015 at 8:10 am #

    ” Sasshi: I haven’t decided but i won’t be singing anymore.I won’t be an idol too ” of course not girl you don’t know how to sing, she has nothing to offer as a single singer. Stick with varieties programs is the best for her.

    • Mii August 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

      It’s not like she aimed to be a singer in the first place anyway…

    • allthingsjpop August 19, 2015 at 6:35 pm #

      “girl you don’t know how to sing” – i’m glad we’re on the same page.

    • Anonymous October 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm #

      Like Watanabe knows how to sing and act … lol

  3. anon August 19, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    Why didnt add the talk about mayu’s private life. i’m sure she said something about she never give a clue where she live to any member, and she never invite member to her house.

    And also mayu said that her friend is a NEET !!? *shock*

    Sashi and miichan said they didnt have a clue about mayu’s private life. No one in AKB has ever knew about mayu’s private life

    Makes me wonder, did mayu really have friend in AKB ? what about yukirin ? Mayuyukirn are just a business realtionship ? Ayashi desu ne~ 😀

    • allthingsjpop August 19, 2015 at 7:06 pm #

      I couldn’t find a Youtube video about this part,but GirlsChannel is generally praising her for keeping a separate private life cos you never know what members will reveal about you.

      Mayu is close to IzuRina and Kobayashi Marina. She tweets about them sometimes although she won’t necessarily get extra limelight from it.I believe she’s close to to Yukirin as well but that also doesn’t mean she has to invite them home.

  4. anonyyyy August 20, 2015 at 1:26 am #

    Hope you don’t mind, but a lot of people used your translation to post in different SNS

    • allthingsjpop August 20, 2015 at 1:53 am #

      Well i don’t mind as long as they credit and linkback. I can see some linkbacks on my wordpress stats. If you see some who don’t bother to do it pls tell me =)

  5. Anon December 12, 2015 at 2:14 am #

    Sasshi doing variety is a wise choice for her after graduation, it’s what she does best. Sayanee has a decent voice, her 365 song impressed me but still nothing extraordinary. I’m sceptical about Mayuyu as an actress, I think she can play a role decently if it’s similar to her real self, but that’s hardly called acting. After the failure of Shoten Girl and its infamously low ratings, I think producers are reluctant to hire her, at least as the lead actress. Unfortunately, a successful idol is not the same as successful actress.


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