Didn't pay for my internet subscription yet. So one last post before it gets suspended until I can restore it on Friday.
So now, it's almost February. In fact in Japan time zone, it's already the 1st of February over there. For us Hello! Project fans, we will always remember that it's on this month Kago Ai was suspended - 10th of February.
My daily routine of patrolling are like this ->
1) Start Firefox
2) Browse WHG
3) Browse other BBS and blog communities
4) Browse news sites (e.g. Nikkan, Sanspo)
5) Browse image uploaders
6) Browse fan sites (e.g. tsujikago.com)
7) If news found, blog it. Else pull hair and grind teeth in despair
8) Repeat step 1. on the next day
At this moment, the hair-pulling on step 7 have stopped. It is now reduced to just letting out a soft sigh and shaking of head... I have a feeling that I will be taking down that timer, and Aibon will still not be back yet. I am so tempted to ask my sister's roommate (currently working as translator and escort for Jpop artists that travel out of Japan for events), to scoop out some sort of insider news for me. But I am afraid that she will lose her job...
Commenter Xacur left a message on my previous post citing about the rumour of Aibon's comeback on April. Actually, that's not the first time we hear rumours like this. Here's a breakdown of predictions from last year:
|February 2006||Mid Feb, because suspension in school is at standard of 2 weeks|
|March 2006||Hello! Project Sports Festival|
|April 2006||With reference to Abe Natsumi's case (2 month suspension)|
|May 2006||Saitama Super Arena concert, comeback to replace Konno Asami|
|June 2006||While handing a bouquet to Tsuji Nozomi on her birthday in a concert|
|July 2006||Comeback at Konno-Ogawa graduation concert|
|August 2006||24 hour TV Marathon|
|September 2006||Tsunku's dinner show at Nara|
|October 2006||Re-signing of new contract|
|November 2006||Widely circulated rumours (e.g. saw Aibon going into a TBS building)|
|December 2006||Kouhaku New Year show|
|January 2007||Participating in Momusu A-Team|
|February 2007||One year from the date of suspension (current)|
Source from WHG. One rumour for every month, how about that? ^_^
So what else is there?
How about the sighting of Aibon attending the Hello！Project 2007 Winter 〜 Shuugetsu! 10th Anniversary 〜 concert? Apparently, some fan had spotted her weeping when the girls were singing on stage, and that she came with Konno Asami. Are those tears for not being able to sing on stage herself or because she knows that she is not able to comeback?
Other rumours that I've read about:
- Aibon spotted in some health resort in Nara
- Aibon was involved with some guy during the suspension and the management UFA was pissed over it.
- Aibon became fat, and the UFA had to extend her suspension
- Nono (Tsuji Nozomi) was assigned to various solo works, and is following the path of Mari Yaguchi, therefore speculating that Aibon will not come back
- Nono's requesting Tsunku to come up with solo songs for her to sing on the first episode of her online programme "Curious Nono", raising more speculations that Nono knows that Aibon is not allowed to come back
[cheesy TV sales guy voice]But wait.... that's not all~~~! [/cheesy TV sales guy voice]
Topics tagged "Kago Ai" in WHG
As you can see from WHG alone you can read about all Aibon related news, rumours, gossip, teasers, insider information, speculations... etc. And there has never been an end to it. And that's only WHG. There are other BBS, Aibon or DoubleU(W) fansites that I haven't listed.
So what should we do? There are so many circulating hearsays out there, that even I find it hard to separate between fact and fiction. In the meanwhile, I have turned my attention more to the Niigaki Risa's rising popularity, Morning Musume under the leadership of Fujimoto Miki, the Momusu A-Team and their possible expansion, Berryz Koubou's next single... etc. Life goes on... but I hope Aibon will back with us for it.
If not, will we be hearing our beloved Kago Ai saying the most feared words ever? (T.T)