It has been announced that flight-attendant themed girl group, PASSPO☆, will be holding their first graduation ceremony this December. Sakuma Kaho, known as Mushu by the fans, will be leaving the group due to back problems.
When I heard the news on Tokyohive, my heart really sank. I wasn't sure just who the girl was, because I'm still unsure of all the names of the girls in the group, however I like all of the PASSPO☆ girls. So, when I found out that it was Mushu graduating, I nearly cried.
Mushu was my first favourite member in PASSPO☆. She is so beautiful, and I think she's a great performer. So, I'm really sad to see her leave PASSPO☆, especially after they debuted this year and have just become popular. It's sad to see such a great performer go, especially one who has so much potential like she does.
I have found a translation of her blog post on aramatheydidn't, so please check out that post. After reading what she wrote, I started to cry, because for me, Mushu was my first true favourite of this group.
Here is the translation if you don't follow the link:
It’s sudden, but
I, Sakuma Kaho, will graduate from Passpo, with my last flight on 12/30 at Zepp Tokyo.
I’m really sorry for surprising you with such a sudden announcement.
As to why I arrived at the decision to graduate
This summer I injured my back and continued to have days where I couldn’t participate in flights. I’m really sorry for making everyone worry so much during that time.
Since around that time, because of my condition, it would sometimes become a problem during flights and lessons. Since then, I really worried everyday, thinking “Is it really okay for me to be in Passpo at this half-assed rate?”, but
Thinking about how difficult it would be to continue with such intense dances like now, I decided to graduate from Passpo and do my best following another path.
I can’t help but be grateful to all the passengers who have always supported me, and I’m truly glad I was able to meet everyone.
And I’m truly glad that I was able to meet the most amazing 9 comrades who worked hard with me almost everyday through these 2 years during both the most painful and the happiest times.
I love everyone!!!!!
I’m truly sad that even though I finally found somewhere I belonged, it’s turned out this way. (;_;)
From now on, with this graduation as a new start
I want to do my best as a new “Sakuma Kaho” to do whatever I can!!!!!
There’s only about 1 month until the Zepp Tokyo live, but
I’ll fly at full power until the end, so please support me until the end somehow!
And of course, please keep supporting Passpo.
I have only been a PASSPO☆ fan for a short time, but I really love the group, and Mushu, though probably not a front girl like Mio Mio, is still a great asset to the group. I will miss her, but I will also look forward to this new, 9-member PASSPO☆ who will hopefully continue to bring us great music and beautiful PVs.
2011 is truly the year of graduations.
Goodbye, beautiful Mushu ;A;
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