This is not how I wanted to start the day. Via Pure Idol Heart (via TGU):
Edit: This is embedding like butt, so:
Yurumerumo! [You’ll Melt More!] announced that Mone will graduate from the group and Chibo will move to Let’s PocoPoco.
Mone thinks that what she is wanted by the agency is different from what she really wants to do. That’s why she will graduate from the group.
Chibo originally likes an orthodox idol group like Morning Musume. Joining a major label, Yurumerumo! will become an idol group more like rock bands. The style is different from what she thinks an idol is. Also, at the same timing, the agency asked her to join Let’s PocoPoco, so she decided to move to the group.
That is sucky news. It’s ultimately not tremendously terrible — idols are like subatomic particles, flitting in and out of existence (something about Heisenberg, too, but not now). And in this case, as long as Younapi and Chiffon and (personally) Kechon are around, the core is in place. But damn it all, YMM were like my master class in what idols are capable of doing. This is sucky. I am unhappy.
Here’s Yurumeruo at their most transcendent. Give yourself over to the emotion.