The Big Re-Formation was held yesterday.
The changes occurred were way bigger than I imagined and it now feels very hard to decide where to start talking from…
I faced the Re-Formation trying to stay firm and ready but things are always complex when people’s feelings are involved.
I became part of SKE48’s Team E and, concurrently, Nogizaka46.
I’m not the leader anymore and the member changed considerably as well.
Akari became the leader and Umechan the vice.
It’s the first time for Akari to be in a position in which she has to aggregate other people and put order among them, so she said she wasn’t able to express not even half of her feelings yesterday…
But Akari is a girl with very firm way of thinking and beliefs. So even though she’s not used to it yet, I’m sure she’ll lead everyone in her own way!
And there’s also the reliable Umechan, so I feel totally relieved.
Something very happy - the promotions of Kumachan and Arisa - happened as well.
And I myself got startled about the transfers of AKB’s Sumire-san and HKT’s Tani Marika.
My heart hurt seeing them cry, but I think the most important thing is for us to support them so that one day they’ll think they’re glad they came to SKE. Also, I feel like this is were the real new changes lie.
Looking at the lineup of the other transferred or concurred members, I felt like SKE became different from how it’s been until now.
However, that’s not a minus, it’s a difference in the perception of the quality level.
I love the current SKE as well…but I also can’t wait to witness the new SKE story that’s about to start.
What shocked me is Yuria’s transfer.
Starting from Yuria, I was thinking of the 3rd generation as SKE’s core.
I think their efforts played an incredible role in allowing the current SKE to exist and come this far. An indispensable precence for the history of SKE.
The 3rd genereation members started off as Research Students.
At the time, SKE still had a very long road ahead and they worked hard recklessly with the only aim of becoming official team members.
Among them, I’ve had the chance to observe closely Yuria, Yukko and Akarin, who were part of my same Team. They went on while being trained by their seniors, and now they became the members leading SKE…
Just like the fans, it feels sad for me as well.
However…until now Yuria has done her best for SKE’s sake, so now I want for her to greedily catch this chance she’s been given.
She’s always been drawing her steps back, so now I want for her to move one step forward.
That’s how I feel.
Which is why, now more than ever, she needs the warm voices of the people supporting her.
That is true for every transfer, and every concurrency. Nothing is more reassuring than your words.
So, please keep taking care of Yuria!
I very well understand how you SKE fans are supporting the current SKE because you like it.
I’m sure that, after this Re-Formation, those feelings will disappear in some people.
Still, we can’t afford to stop.
It’s not easy to just accept it, but I want for us to work hard believing in ourselves and in the fans supporting us.
Also, I don’t know how long the current Team will last, but I’ll devote my efforts to try and leave something as this Team as well!
Thanks for having read such a long post.