Please remind me to never complain about the lack of news again.
I give you full permission to whack me if that's the case.
I...wasn't exactly expecting this. I'm pouting because I love my tsukigumi otokoyaku trio. My love for Yuuhi and Asako tends to get overshadowed by my love for Kiriyan, but that doesn't mean I don't love those two. And the idea of Yuuhi leaving and Asako and Mihoko eventually retiring...I worry about the void that it would leave. *sigh* And with Sueko-san and Eri-san gone... Kiriyan is my favorite part of tsukigumi. But she's one of many parts, and I worry about what will happen to the troupe if too many of those parts are taken away.
Is this possibly good for Yuuhi's career, however? Even being a 2.5-bante, she was always stuck behind Kiriyan. Is she now being moved into position as Un-chan's eventual successor? ETA: The word on the street seems to be that Yuuhi is being moved as an upperclassmen and not as part of the star track. This makes sense, and honestly, I'd rather see her stick around longer in another troupe than retire. From what I understand, upperclassmen negotiate their contracts year to year. I think if Yuuhi truly, truly, didn't want to be in hanagumi, she would have retired instead.
Also, if Asako retires and Kiriyan becomes top, who becomes the nibante and sanbante of tsukigumi? Ahi and Sonoka? If they're going to be moving in people from other troupes, can we possibly steal Kaname? Or can we have Micchan back?
*wanders off, head still spinning*