Will You Miss Love?
Only 18 days left until Takahashi Ai leaves Morning Musume. and her position as it’s leader for four years and two months. It seems that it’s only now getting to me that Momusu is about to lose just about all of its natural talent and flawlessness.
I’ve never been a big Ai-chan fan, she’s always just been there for me. It wasn’t until she became leader in Onna ni Sachi Are that I stopped seeing her as the shy, pretty and talented girl in Morning Musume and more as the powerful talent and inspiring leader she has become now.
I’ve never met anyone who has hated Ai, nor have I read comments here and there bashing her. I’ve never disliked anything about Ai(except her thighs), but I also have never truly loved Ai. I like Ai. It’s moments like these, when there’s less than 3 weeks left for her in Momusu that I start to get really attached to her.
Today I came upon a video of Ai-chan performing her solo song from their upcoming single on a live show. This video, where Ai was alone with no other members in sight, was where I really got to know the true Ai and not the leader Ai.
Her sparkling eyes, her bright, truly genuine smile, her spunk, her energy. This is what makes Ai the great leader that she is now. She’s been the best dancer and singer that has ever been in Morning Musume. and most possibly the best the group will ever have.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate what Ai-chan has done in H!P for almost an entire decade. Let’s appreciate her talent, her natural charm, her looks, her personality and most especially her leadership.
Morning Musume., will be a totally different group with you Ai. I’m really going to miss her.