MESSAGE FROM RIKO
Caption: Along with the wind blowing across the seas, let my heart reach everyone too—
The breeze blowing across the sea— the fact that it felt this good, was something I only learned after coming to this town.
Coming to play at the sea every once in a while may be fun, but if you see it every day you would get bored— but actually that’s not really the case for everyone here in Uchiura, I think.
After all, the sea we see everyday— at a glance, it may look the same as it is every day, but still, it’s not the same at all.
While looking at it all the time—.
I feel almost like I’m drawn in by the deep color, and every day a different— nice breeze blows across the ocean.
And that’s when I was startled.
Though it seems like it’s the same wind blowing every day— But as I thought— it’s a different wind blowing against me every day.
And that— somehow feels like it resembles my life right now.
Something that is always expected to be there naturally, and always able to be seen.
But you see— if you look closely, the truth is that every day I get to see different expressions, and through that my heart gets to experience lots of new joys—.
That is, the people I’ve met after coming to Uchiura here— The smiles of everyone in Aqours♡
Just being with them alone brings a smile to my face— and makes me happy. Just as it’s always been, every day I am shown different sparkling smiles.
If that’s the power of school idols which Chika-chan talked about, then surely the one receiving the most of this power would be me, Riko♡
That’s why, even while waiting for everyone else like this.
Just like this too, I find myself smiling—.
And that’s why this person that I am— I’ll let this breeze that blows across the ocean carry me along.
It would be great if I could become an idol whose smiles could reach everyone.
Source: Dengeki G’s Magazine December 2016 issue