You don't necessarily have to agree with me, or agree at all, but I just wanted to get my thoughts out there on these rumours, okay?
So rumours circling around the web that Goto Maki, who went on hiatus from her solo career, will be releasing a 'hair nude' photobook, which will be followed up by her debut as an AV actress apparently.
Now, let's rewind for a moment and remember this: These are rumours, ones that we can't define as true until either:
A) Goto Maki herself reveals that this is all true and not a bunch of bull
B) Her agency states it is true
Either way, if this is true, so what? Goto Maki probably made this decision herself, and if she wants to become an AV actress, then go girl, go. It isn't my business, or another fans for that matter, what she chooses to do and where she wants to take her career.
Now if this had happened a few months back, I would have probably thought differently. Me and my sister have talked about what we would do or think or even feel if an Idol from a group we liked went into the AV business, and honestly, we said that we would both be upset. An Idol one minute, and then an AV actress the next, but that isn't the case now, because in the end this is a job, and you can't dictate what a woman or a man, regardless of what they did in the past, wants to do for their future career.
That, and Goto Maki could still continue her singing career - or she could join Ebisu Muscats, who knows? Either way, being an AV Idol doesn't necessarily restrict the girl from doing what she loves (or loved) to do befforehand, so if that's the way she wants to go, then hey, I'll support her with that, because ultimately this is what she probably wants to do right now. She's young and she wants to try new things... so try it~
I know that with this rumour going around, a lot of fans won't be happy. Some will be really upset, even, and honestly, I would have probably been in the same position if I didn't think the way I do now, but this is ultimately her choice, and if this is what Goto wants to do, let her do it. Yes, it's upsetting to think that an Idol you liked or even loved is going to do something you don't like, but we can't stop her from choosing this path.
But, remember: It is still just a rumour until it is officially confirmed by Goto's agency or Goto herself. Until then, this is merely speculation and a rumour which will upset some fans, and send others eye-rolling their way down to the next AV store, waiting for that video to come out.
Either way, good luck Goto. I hope to see you standing beside Sora Aoi in Ebisu Muscats soon~
*Edit: Hello! Online has reported that the news was linked from tabloid Men's Cyzo, and that when they indicated that these were rumours, they should be treated as such. I agree, but my thoughts continue to be the same. Just wait until official info is brought out.