(You can see Koharu in the middle with the long red jacket and big golden bow around her waist)
December 6th, 2009 marked the end of Morning Musume’s longest stable line-up of all time(not to mention, the line-up I started listening with). Koharu Kusumi, the only seventh generation member of Morning Musume, graduated from Hello! Project. The final day of the 9Smile Concert Tour was a sad one–for members and fans alike. Even Yuko Nakazawa, Kaori Iida, and a reported Hitomi Yoshizawa attended the event.
(This picture broke my heart…look at Junni in the background…)
With the crowd full of red glowingsticks, audience members chanting her name, Koharu gave her last speech and sang Furusato as her solo(courtesy of H!O):
After Rainbow Pink, the audience does a 3 minute Koharu Chant.
Koharu runs back on to the stage.
Koharu: Thank you everyone!!! Wow!!! It’s completely red! (Glow sticks) Thank you. Thank you very much for the warm Koharu call!
Thank you! Everyone in the 2nd floor, thank you too!
I, Kusumi Koharu, on today, Decemeber 6th would be graduating from Morning Musume and Hello! Project.
Everyone who has supported Kusumi Koharu of Morning Musume, I thank you from the depth of my heart!
(Daijou daijou Junni. Koharu will be okay. <3`)
Even if I didn't like Koharu–not even for a second–I think Morning Musume will be way different. Koharu won't be there on the TV shows to burst out something totally random. Koharu won't be there to have trouble on dance moves and have Eri help her. Koharu won't be there to get everyone frustrated but end up laughing 2 minutes later. But I do believe Koharu will make a gorgeous model–although Tsunku should give up that solo career shit. xD; Well anyway, Koharu, take care of yourself and keep in contact with your formers. Have fun with love <3;