[3rd pic top tl: “Michishige Shuuryou | Kyou de Moetsukimashita” – Michishige End | With today I burned myself out]
[3rd pic bottom tl: “Michishige Saisei | Mata, itsu no hi ka….” – Michishige Rebirth | See you again, someday…]






At the Yokohama Arena Concert,


Michishige Sayumi graduated from Morning Musume。.



Annoucing my graduation at 4/29, at that time
“With the half year left, I want to make lots of fun memories with all the fans,”
that’s what I thought.



And now



I’ve made lots and lots and loーーーts
of memories!




This half year from my graduation announcement to my graduation,
I felt more love from all the fans than ever


All of it… was fun you know.



And… it went in a flash….



I love all of you so much



Well, cause you said you love Sayumi! lol



Everyone who loves Sayumi
I loーーーove you!



Thank you





At yesterday’s graduation live
midway through, my leg ended up hurting, so much I thought I couldn’t dance, it was reallllly frustrating, I was inexcusable,
for myself that kind of frustrating thing is so frustrating (lol)




now when I try looking back on it, it was still a joy



The Sayumin Call and pink penlights.


The cheers, encouragement, kindness, and love from everyone came through a lot.
I firmly took it all in!
The power of everyone’s love is amazing. I can’t rival it.




Now that I’ve graduated from Morning Musume。, there’s this mysterious sensation like I’m honestly still kinda in a dream…




No rather, now is reality,


truthfully, doing activities as part of Morning Musume。 for 12 years is a dream like event.



Getting to spend 12 years as a dream like time well
of course Sayumi is a fortunate person.




For me who can’t do anything
me who can’t do anything, much less I end up causing trouble
getting lots of support from you all, thank you.
For loving me, thank you.




Yesterday’s final dress.


“I want to wear a dress done with flowers!
I want it to be like the dress itself is a field of flowers!”


they made my wishes all come true for me



Sitting down it really looks like a field of flowers rightー?(The 1st Picture)


During the time I was singing Akai Freesia in this dress
it was supremely delightful!



Singing, in these 12 years was totally one of my weak points though (lol)



Still I felt it, “I love singing!”



I felt like everyone being here, really all kinds of things have changed huh?
with lots of confidence I’ve gotten stronger!



Truly thank you so much.



After the performance with all of Morning Musume。’14!(The 2nd Picture)


I love them!
Getting to be so close with them like this, it made me happy


I’m glad I was with these members!


thank you for being Sayumi’s juniors.




New leader Fukuchan!
If it’s Fukuchan it’ll be fine!


And the new order Morning Musume。 after my graduation will totally be fine too!


Cause it’s all of them for sure.


Everyone is cool that’s why!


I love them




And my Morning Musume。OG seniors.
they came to watch the concert for me
after the show they gave me warm words like
“Job Well Done,” and, “You gave it your all for these 12 years huh.”



Admiring my seniors, becoming a part of Morning Musume。, getting scolded a lot, learning, in the end being held tightly, really it made me happy.


My seniors were there so the current me is here.
The current Morning Musume。 is here.
Really I’m grateful.
And from here on as well, Morning Musume。 is continuing on.



And, Hello!Pro members!
All of you, thank you!
Standing on stage with everyone, talking, the time we spent together, it was fun.
yesterday you came to see it and enjoyed it too, that made me happy.


Momochi said
“Michishige-san, your singing voice has grown~”
that’s what she told me (lol)



And then,
all the staff.
Thank you so much!
Until the end, I caused trouble but… all the staff did their work with love for Morning Musume。, I feel grateful from the bottom of my heart.



And, all of the lotsof entertainers and officials, and all the fans gave lots of presents and fantastic flowers and stuff.
Really, really, thank you so much!





Everyone, from here on too, please continue to support Morning Musume。.




4329 Days…
Truly, thank you so much.


Morning Musume。’s 8th Leader Michishige Sayumi


2014/11/27 13:43 (GREE)

7 thoughts on “Graduation

  1. Thank you Invis for all your hard work on translating Sayu’s blog through all these years. You help us understand Sayumi’s thoughts and feelings a lot more and love her for being a great person that she is. Hopefully she write on her blog again sooner and we’ll be there to give her our support. Again, Thank You Very Much.

  2. Thank you so much for all the work you’ve put into this over the years. I have read it all since the beginning, and wanting to always be that one step further into the head of Sayumi for a non-Japanese-speaking fan had meant that your translations were priceless.
    If she does decide to come back to it (perhaps even sporadically is what I am hoping for), I hope you’ll still be there.
    (On a side note: Is there any chance you’d consider spending some of your ability to turn to translating a clip of some sort? Would you possibly take a couple nominations in that event? Understandable if you want to take a break of course, but if you’ve got some spare time, perhaps there is an older clip featuring Sayumi that could benefit with a translation? Anyway, thanks again.)

  3. @Adam, thank you for your kindness
    I’d love to be able to translate more Sayu things, and I’ve considered clips, the problem is trying to find the power to do it. When it’s something like speed subs, I’m sometimes able to do it just from pure hype (which I’ve done for some of nantonaku’s fansubs in the past) but for a quality worthy of Sayu, I feel like I can’t do it alone…especially with my particular weakness being my ability to hear clearly in Japanese.

    If you want to make some suggestions feel free, I know some people want the another sky, which I do think would be nice, but on a solo person establishment it isn’t easy to do.

    Thank you again though, I really do love hearing how people love sayu and my small power to help people understand her.

  4. Oh I see. I did not realize that you did not have full confidence in hearing Japanese; I can see why translating a written blog was then the perfect medium for you, whereas clips might be too hard on your own. Thanks again. Later.

  5. Sayumi’s blog changed a little today, the banner has changed and certain colors too, I came to remember sher last entry because apparently she will return on her blog (or at least, I hope so)

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