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23 July 2010 @ 11:51 pm
Several hours later...  
Ever since the announcement I've been enjoying my evening mostly not thinking about it. Instead of reading what anyone else has to say, I went into drone mode and did a lot of cathartic Wiki-ing.

I still don't want to think about it. It's easier right now to just stay away from it and not form a solid opinion. That's why I'm still not going to read other people's reactions.

For now, I'll just say this.

I know that this situation is at least better than, for example, only Ami-chan being top. And I mean I never thought Ayucchi had a chance at all, and yet she's the first musumeyaku to get to try being Kimu's top partner. That's nice.

But it doesn't change the fact that they're all babies.

It doesn't change the fact that Ami-chan's shelf life starts NOW, and she could get burnt out in a few years and quit with a shorter career than Emi Kurara.

I mean, SO many people are going to hate her now, even more than before.

And I thought there was no way the company would insult Kimu like this; denying a top star a partner to debut with is unprecedented. The situation with Asako was different. Mihoko left but Asako stayed a little longer. This time, Kimu is just getting started with no musumeyaku to create a solid combi with.

...I got to thinking about it. Dammit. I'm going to bed.
 
 
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Mori Shimonu: our quiet passion bursting breaking usflower_ballet on July 23rd, 2010 04:29 pm (UTC)
Although I agree that Hankyu has pretty much flunked a whole generation of musumeyaku, I just have to say that I do think it's better for Kimu to start out with varying partners, than for the company to pair her up with someone that would not make a good fit. Kimu does fit a lot of partners, I've said this before, but a good fit is more than just being given time to build up a combi, isn't it? It's about chemistry as well - not to speak of context. As such, I do think doing it this way (since, to me, it seems rather evident that they are trying to buy time to decide on a final partner for her and thus not necessarily repeating Asa's situation after Mihoko), is less of an insult to her than simply pairing her up with Ami right away because god damn it now Hankyu wants this girl promoted and out there.
Julie: light in darknesswao_wao on July 23rd, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
I agree that Hankyu has pretty much flunked a whole generation of musumeyaku...

And that's where my argument begins and ends. It's not that I don't care about Kimu. I want her to have a good partner. But after Mika's retirement announcement I knew that I wouldn't be happy whatever the outcome.