Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby JonCC » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:05 pm

Taguchi Natsumi is gone.
https://www.facebook.com/notes/up-front ... 438259567/

Thank you for your continued support towards Hello! Project.

This is a sudden news but, today, the contract which attached Natsumi Taguchi and the management is over.
There have been many talks about her behavior with herself and her parents during the past months. After this, we judged there was a lack of self-consciousness and responsibility as a member of Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory) and Hello! Project and we get to the conclusion to cancel halfway her contract.

To everyone who give their support everyday, we would like to deeply apologize for reporting such results.
All the members, filled of new feelings, will continue their career by facing forward. All the staff will support them in order to move forward so please continue to support Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory).

6th December 2017
UP-FRONT PROMOTION
Representative Director Takeshi Nishiguchi


She was the most recent one to have leaked boyfriend pictures. No real surprise here.

Kobushi Factory is slowly but surely turning out to be the worst-behaved group in H!P history.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Celedam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:12 pm

Everyone thought they were Berryz. Turns out they were C-ute.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby AyuHikaru » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:23 pm

There were SO MANY posts on Tumblr about her leaving, and I kept wondering why people thought she was leaving for like... weeks. Did some digging and found the pictures, but didn't think much of it. Guess it was actually her. Kobushi sure is cursed. Fuji Rio was bad behavior, she was bad behavior, Rena I guess got a get out of jail free card with saying it was anxiety. Makes me wonder if those three were in cahoots.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:34 pm

Kobushi better get an amazing single to pull them out of this funk for 2018.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Celedam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:45 pm

AyuHikaru wrote:Makes me wonder if those three were in cahoots.

Not cahoots, necessarily, but I’m sure they talked — they were group-mates and friends, after all. Practically sisters, considering the amount of time they spent together. And I’m sure that talk stirred up feelings of curiosity and envy in all of them. Some resisted the temptation, some didn’t.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby JonCC » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:53 pm

Hamaura's blogpost pointed something out.
https://ameblo.jp/kobushi-factory/entry ... 19069.html
http://blog-project.net/hamaura-ayano/261730

The timing is pretty poor. They still have a bus tour and Christmas fanclub events to do. The bus tour is in 3 days. :facepalm:

Might be best for UF to deviate from their usual "there will be no refunds" policy maybe just this once.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:13 am

Thank you everyone for your continued support towards Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory).
First of all, I would like to deeply apologize for such sudden news.
Since our debut Natsumi Taguchi and I spent our everyday's time together for around 3 years.
And to have such companion who goes out from the group in such way, I find this myself really regrettable and deplorable.
As the leader, I feel totally responsible for having such continuous news which saddened everyone during several months.
On the same time, I feel happy by being supported by many people in such circumstances, thank you so much.
Of course, I had hard times during the days I spent with Taguchi but, above that, I was able to make many dreams come true thanks to the support received from everyone.
Taguchi is taking here her leave of the road of Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory) and of being an idol.
As the leader, I feel lonely and frustrated, and I am so sorry for all the fans.
However, for the 5 members of Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory), there is no change in our desire to aim at our objectives, to follow voluntarily our path, as well as discovering beautiful experiences.
From now, I think it will be a new start for Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory), our feelings will change and we will deepen the ties between us, trust each other in order to be a group welcomed by everyone.
I would like to continue to do our best with all my might.
Please continue to support Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory) in the future.

Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory) Ayaka Hirose

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Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Solarblade » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:55 am

http://helloproject.com/news/7911/

Thank you for your continued support towards Hello! Project.

This is a sudden news but, today, the contract which attached Natsumi Taguchi and the management is over.
There have been many talks about her behavior with herself and her parents during the past months. After this, we judged there was a lack of self-consciousness and responsibility as a member of Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory) and Hello! Project and we get to the conclusion to cancel halfway her contract.

To everyone who give their support everyday, we would like to deeply apologize for reporting such results.
All the members, filled of new feelings, will continue their career by facing forward. All the staff will support them in order to move forward so please continue to support Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory).

6th December 2017
UP-FRONT PROMOTION
Representative Director Takeshi Nishiguchi
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has left Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Chatin » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:08 am

I’m really disappointed with the messaging UF* has been sending with these recent departures. Is there really a need to throw these girls under the bus as they’re going out the door? If there is bad moral and bad attitudes raising in some of the members (along with all the health concerns we’ve been seeing more and more of) then it makes me wonder what management is doing to try to create a positive and safe environment for these girls to work in. Obviously something is going horribly wrong on the management side.

I really appreciated Taguchi’s contributions to the group and I’ll miss her. Kobushi is getting a lot more dull.
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has decided to graduate from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Amped » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:11 am

Nishiguchi is putting his foot down this year. The kids just keep rebelling. There is some bad blood within the members of the group and management can't control them.
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby skawt » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:16 am

It’s a jpop girl group not a group of juvenile delinquents calm down.
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby resop2 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:17 am

http://wotaintranslation.com/2017/09/17 ... 1-at-night

Warning: many of the posts from that site are NSFW
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Menno » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:22 am

Damn, damn, the little rascal is gone. :(
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby boinsie » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:47 am

I'm sad she's gone. It really looked like they were going to just ignore the boyfriend photos, but evidently there's more going on...
I'm conflicted as to what to feel about this whole thing. Obviously the Kobushi girls that have been dismissed aren't without blame (and maybe even wanted out, who knows--it's hard when they sign such long contracts as children), but management has also handled this very poorly. And as Chatin pointed out, the aggressive tone of the official announcements was really uncalled for. Even if Taguchi was being an irresponsible git, the management company shouldn't be throwing her under the bus this way. If this is the tone they're taking with their official announcement, what are they saying to the girls behind closed doors?
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Amped » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:50 am

Taguchi Natsumi。


Good evening
I’m Hirose Ayaka。


Thank you very much for all your support towards Kobushi Factory。


This was announced at 10 p.m. today、

But our member Taguchi Natsumi has departed from Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project。

We apologise for the sudden announcement。

I’m sure that it must have come as a surprise to all of you as well。

The prank-loving Natsumi was, honestly, just like Kobushi Factory’s little sister。

Even though she’d occasionally get scolded by the members or the staff members、
With her lovable personality、 she was loved by everyone。

It’s really sad and frustrating to think that、
We won’t be able to have activities with Natsumi any more。

For me、 I’m reflecting on it、
Like whether I could have done more、
Or whether there were words that I could have told her。

And、 3 members have departed in this span of roughly five months。

As the leader、 I’m feeling the responsibility of being unable to bring the group together as one。
I apologise。

However、 I believe that Kobushi Factory will still keep on going。
In order to do that、 the 5 of us will turn over a new leaf、

To make up for the disappointment we’ve caused to all of you over this half year、
Little by little、 Kobushi Factory would like to be united in our activities
And respond with smiles。

Natsumi always gave us her smile。

From the very depths of my heart、 I almost think that Kobushi Factory wouldn’t have come into existence without Natsumi、 and I wish that we could have had activities together forever。 She was an important, irreplaceable companion。

There were many more sights I wanted to see with Natsumi、 plenty more stages I wanted to stand on with her。

It’s sad and frustrating to think that we’ll no longer be performing with Natsumi。

In her final blog post
Natsumi wrote
「Ayapan will protect me!」、、
I too wish that I could have protected the idol Natsumi。

Kobushi Factory will no longer look back。

I love Natsumi、 and I love the others、
That atmosphere of Kobushi Factory and all of you who support us, I think that 「That is what I want to protect。」

I’ll hold the precious memories with Natsumi in my heart、
And move ahead。


To all of you who love Natsumi、
You must have been looking forward to the bus tour and the Christmas event。
I’m sorry。

However、 we hope that
Someday、 we’ll grow into a group
That will make you think ‘I really do like Kobushi Factory’。
That will make you think ‘I’d like to support them’!!

I love Kobushi Factory、 regardless of the period which it’s in。
I’m confident that I’ll also love the 5-member Kobushi Factory that’ll be making our start from now on。
And because of that、 I hope that all of you will love the Kobushi Factory that I love。
I hope that we’ll become a new group that will always be smiling with all we’ve got、
And will keep on tearing through with all our power。

And、 to all of you、
Who were planning to come for our bus tour in three days time
I can’t forcefully tell you to come。
But I’d be glad if you were to tell me that you’ll still definitely come for it。
The 5 of us will definitely show you a place that’s filled with smiles!

Natsumi! Thank you so much for everything up until now。
As a 「Tagucchi oshi」 from even before joining Hello! Project、
These roughly 3 years were like a dream。

Kobushi Factory will never stop。
There still more to go from now on。 We’ll keep on running!

We’re inexperienced、 half-baked、 and we make a lot of mistakes、
But our passion is the real thing!

From today、 we’ll face forward and walk anew、
In order to someday become acknowledged by everyone as the world’s number one idol group。

Everyone、 we ask that you keep on supporting Kobushi Factory。

Apologies for the late update in the middle of the night。
Thank you very much for reading until the very end。

2017.12.6 Hirose Ayaka



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https://ameblo.jp/kobushi-factory/entry ... 36901.html
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby aerosuffly » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:11 am

Hmm, I don't think they are aggressive toward her, but rather have a normal Japanese, "Sorry everyone. We have to dismiss her because she broke the rule, and we will do our best from now on" attitude. In the USA, they would be suing each other. Here, they just let her leaves.
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Menno » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:17 am

It probably also sounds a bit more harsh in English then in Japanese. The alternative is that they don't say anything. I'm sad she's gone, but she always had something rebelious in her character, so leaving like this doesn't surprise me too much.

I can't really get to grips that I saw 8nin Kobushi back in June. And now they are down to just 5. Love Aya's message. Do your best 5nin Kobushi!
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Jessi » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:18 am

Holy hell

I was not expecting this.

I didn’t know about the Boyfriend pic leaks nor the fact that she’s been fighting with her parents and posting it on her blog. She almost seems to be going a bit of a Kago route (or maybe a more mild Koharu) which is disappointing because I never saw her as rebellious. Ayaka has said that she was scolded on occasion but overall was seen as a little sister and that’s how I saw her, as the tiny cute one. But I guess we only see one side of the girls personalities.

I loved this group. So many strong voices. I wonder if they will add more girls or continue as five? :(

Also I also think the response is just very Japanese. I imagine she was given several warnings as decisions aren’t made suddenly like that. However, they are very strict and if they say that another action will lead to your contract being cancelled then that’s it!
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Denki » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:28 am

Disappointed, but not surprised. Good luck to her with whatever she does next.

I don't think they'll last long as 5 members.
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Re: Kobushi Factory's Taguchi Natsumi has been dismissed from Kobushi Factory & H!P (12/6/17)

Postby Moh » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:40 am

They sure are having an interesting year. :|
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