Today, August 26th 2011 (it’s still the 25th in Toronto, but it’s the 26th in Japan), marks the 10th anniversary of the joining of Morning Musume’s 5th generation members. Last year, I was flying home from the Philippines with a stopover in Japan on this day. This year, I can only extend my congratulations to my 2 favourite Hello! Project girls from a far off land.
I wish I had the time to write out a nice long post to commemorate this event, but sadly, I’ve been busy with the last days at my job as I prepare to head back to school this fall term. Tomorrow (the 26th) is actually my last day at work. Straight after work I’m heading out camping for the weekend, so I must keep this brief.
Luckily, I have 2 previous years of posts that I can link to where I had more time to spout my praises for the lovely Takahashi Ai and excitable Niigaki Risa. So, if you want to watch some videos of 5th gen goodness, check out my 8 Years of Gokki Goodness! and Leader and Subleader Celebrate 9 Years!!! posts.
However, I do have a video which I haven’t put up yet to celebrate today. How can you celebrate today without listening to or watching a video of the quintessential 5th generation song, Suki na Sempai. So without further ado, here is my favourite generation performing their song from 4th Ikimasshoi! at their fan club event from last summer.
*I apologize in advance because I’m finding this video is taking forever to load. -_-;*
This is the last anniversary they will celebrate with the both of them as members of Morning Musume… What a great 10 years it’s been!
Happy 10 years Ai-chan and Risa!!