[do action=”multi-title” color=”gray”]Miyazawa Sae “True thoughts on the transfer to Shanghai”[/do]
-You wrote on your blog that you couldn't talk with Acchan in person during Tokyo Dome concert.
“Honestly I wanted to talk to her in person, and wanted to take a photo with her, too. But because I didn't say good bye to her, I'm really looking forward to seeing her again.”
-I heard you sent a message to her instead.
“Yes. I sent a very long message to her lol”
-If you don't mind, may I ask you to share what you wrote to her?
“Yes, but only a little bit, okay? When we were together at the filming of Majisuka Gakuen, I played a role of Gakuran and spent a lot of time with Acchan. And, during a break, she found a magazine where I appeared in girly clothes. Looking at it, she casually said 'Sae-chan, you're totally different in this magazine. I think it's your strong point that you can show the two sides of you, and there're few people who can do a thing like this actually, so I think this is good.'” I myself didn't think that way, so Acchan helped me realize it. So I expressed my gratitude to her about this in the message.
-Your transfer to SNH48 was announced at the first day of Tokyo Dome concert. I was so surprised! May I ask you the reason why you decided the transfer?
“Actually I was told about the transfer only 3 days before the Tokyo Dome concert. Of course I was surprised. When he started talking about it, my first reaction was 'How come? What am I lacking!!!??' Then Akimoto-sensei told me 'I think it's good for you to aim at becoming a world class actress. So I want you to learn anything that can be learned in China. I figured Sae is the only person who can lead SNH48.' And… actually I have had an affliction for the last 2 or 3 years, and was thinking to make some change with Tokyo Dome as a cue. So when I heard the offer of transfer from Akimoto-sensei, I figured this is the chance I've been waiting for, let's give everything I've got!! This offer made me ponder a lot upon my life.”
-Have you consulted someone about your transfer?
“I talked with Akimoto Sayaka and Oshima Yuko. Plus staffs. Almost everyone said that this will definitely do good for me. So I determined that it's definitely not wrong to accept this offer.”
-I guess your parents were surprised.
“At last, they gave me a supportive push. But this is the first time my parents opposed my decision. They cried and asked me 'Why?'…. Both as parents and one fan of me, they felt so sad and lonely for my decision.”
-I think even your fans didn't know you had a sort of affliction for such a long time.
“I've been long worried…. or should i say I'm still worried. But if I didn't get an offer for Shanghai, I would have a bigger trouble, something that I could never find an answer to it forever. I… am a kind of person who don't like to do the same thing as others. So I've been always seeking for something that can be done only by me, something that I can be No.1 in AKB48…. I'm also surprised at my decision to go to Shanghai. But it's so great that I can try something that other AKB members have never done before, together with Mariyanne (鈴木まりや/すずきまりや). It's like…. I can be confident, I can stick my chest out.”
-Do you have dream or goal in China?
“I just think I want to expand the field of my activity. I want to take on various challenges. Because everything will be my first experience, it's other way round. I don't feel any fear.”
-Your transfer to Shanghai will pave a path for younger generations?
“I hope so. I hope my transfer to there will make junior members eager to follow me. For that, I will do it in all seriousness, because I think I made a decision for something worth risking my life. I was told the studying overseas will only be for one year at maximum, but I'm thinking that I want to be there until my heart's content. You can live you life only one time, so I don't want to have any regrets.”
-Finally, please leave message to your fans.
“When I made a decision on this transfer, it will be a lie if I say I didn't feel any anxiety if my fans wouldn't support my decision. But at the same time I believed that everyone will definitely support me and give me a supportive push on my back.
I will definitely return to Japan and show the improvement I've made to you. So please looking forward to it.
And, at last, let me say this. I'm not going to Shanghai to make a vacant spot, but I make a vacant spot to make myself move forward.”
[do action=”multi-title” color=”pink”]HKT48 manager Sato Kazuya interview[/do]
-What Sato-san had been doing before you joined HKT48?
“I've worked for the management company of online video distribution, and I joined AKB48 related work because I got an offer to join the project to launch AKB48 Live On Demand. (skip) It was a little before the release of Ogoe Diamond.”
-In the summer of 2008?
“Yes. The first time I met with Sashihara Rino was when she was performing Tadaima Ren'aichu in Kenkyusei Stage.