She appeared sad during the first song, RESET, and you could tell she had just cried. She got better afterwards and during the first MC she declared the opening of the Churi Machuri season and did her first Machuri introduction of the year given that summer arrived. This specific performance was notable as members had nostalgic hairstyles as to evoke their dark histories. Churi said that this particular hairstyle isn’t a dark history but rather a painful history since it reminds her of graduated members. Instead of feeling down about it she wished to make it a good history instead and to make nice memories from this moment, and she asked fans to follow her.
The rest of the theatre performance went smoothly until the encore after they performed Natsu yo Isoge. At this point Churi was chosen as the member to share their thoughts on today. She said that a lot of people were probably wondering why she was crying during the first song and said it had to do with parting ways, but quickly diverged and said she wished to make the most of today.
During the next song, Hikkoshimashita, Churi cried a lot, so fans were understandably confused given that she had mentioned parting ways. In order to clear this up, Churi explained during the double encore that the reason for her crying so much was that it was her final stage with Anna. So she cried some more and thanked Anna for everything, much to the delight/entertainment of the other members.
From Ishida Anna’s Blog : There is someone dear to me in Heaven
石田安奈です。 This is Ishida Anna.
今日は 東日本大震災復興支援特別公演～誰かのためにプロジェクト2013～を行いました。 Today we performed in the Tohoku Earthquake Relief Effort Special Performance ~Dareka no Tameni Project 2013~
名古屋から歌とダンスで私たちの気持ちや いろんな思いを込めて公演をやらせていただきました。 I was able to perform, dance and sing from Nagoya with a lot of all my emotion and thought.
実は、２年前私の大切な人が津波に巻き込まれ 帰らぬ人になってしまいました。 In actual fact, 2 years ago I lost someone very dear to me in the Tsunami. She became one of those that could not return.
それは、 私の大切な１人のファンの方です。 That was one of my fans.
震災があってから あるファンの方が 握手会に来て下さったんです。 One day after the disaster struck, one fan came to my handshake event.
初めてお会いする方で とても優しく お仕事の時間の合間をぬってまで来てくださる方。 It was someone I had met for the first time, and he had been very kind and found time in his busy business schedule to come to see me.
そこで、そのファンの方が Then, my fan said 「実は、僕の妹が安奈ちゃんの事が大好きなんだ。」 って言って下さったんです。 “In actual fact, my little sister really loves you, Anna-chan” 私も 「今度は妹さんと一緒に来てくださいね♪」 So I said “Next time please come with your little sister♪”
でも、その後に交わした会話は忘れません。 However, I will never forget the conversation that begun after my remark.
妹さんは、東日本大震災で津波に巻き込まれ 行方不明に。 帰らぬ人になってしまったんです。 His little sister had passed away in the Tsunami, and was not found. She had become one that did not return.
僕がこうやって握手会に来てるのは 妹が安奈ちゃんが大好きで会いたいって言ってたから僕が代わりに会いに来てるんだ。 きっと天国で喜んでくれてると思う。 “The reason I have come is that my little sister had always said she wanted to go to see you Aina-chan, and so I have come instead of her. She is probably very happy in heaven.
私は思わず言葉をなくしてしまい 震災被害の大きさを 改めて思い知らされる 言葉でした。 I lost my words. I had just then understood the magnitude of the disaster, and these words had informed me of this just then.
妹さんに 会えない。という現実 The truth that I can never meet his little sister.
お兄さんの妹さんに対する気持ち優しさも嬉しい。 I was happy with the kindness and thoughtfulness of her brother.
お兄さんの強さ。 すごく心打たれました。 The strength of her brother. It really hit my heart.
私はせめて、妹さんの写真がないか尋ねました。 I wanted to see a picture of his sister, and asked to see one.
残ってるのは写真１枚。 すべて津波に流されてしまったそうです。 He said that there was only one remaining photo of her. The rest had been washed away by the Tsunami.
正直、何と言っていいのか分からなくなりました。 Truthfully, I did not know what to say.
震災がなかったら 妹さんに会えてたかな。 仲良くなれてたかな。 If the disaster had not happened, would I have been able to meet her. Would I have been able to become friends with her. そんな考えがよぎります。 These thoughts flooded my mind.
会った事がなくても 私の大切な大切な １人の女の子。 Even though I have not met her, she is one girl that is very dear to me.
今、私がSKE48として 沢山の笑顔と元気を 届ける事ができているならば そんな、私を応援して下さる方が１人でも いるのならば Now, as an SKE48 member,if I am able to make one person smile, it there is one person that supports me
ステージで ラジオで 雑誌で テレビで 今を全力で。 on the Stage, on the Radio, in Magazines, on TV, living now with all my strength.
沢山の笑顔、 元気を届けていきたい。と 強く思いました。 I felt strongly that I want to make people smile, and give them energy.
誰かがいるから私がいる。 誰かのために何ができるのだろうか。 Because there is someone, there is me. What can I do for someone.
3月11日は 忘れてはいけない。 けして忘れる事のない日です。 We can never forget the 11th March. It is one day that should never be forgotten.
もっと沢山の笑顔を。 I want to make many more people smile.
「１００の言葉より１つの実行。」 One action rather than 100 words.
最後まで読んで下さって ありがとうございました。 Thank you very much for reading to the end.
Today Ishida Anna-chan, my fellow second generation member who I entered SKE48 alongside and spent eight years and several months with, concluded her activities as an SKE48 member.
It’s strange for me to say this.
It’s strange that I’m seeing off Anna, who was the youngest member when I entered the group. lol
Some part of me wants to yell “Why did it end up this way!” but I genuinely believe that Anna has done a terrific job.
She was such a baby back then though lol
(This is from when we shot the music video for Gomen ne, Summer)
She’s so young! And small! Anna was about the same height as me! Wow!
Anna was the first friend I made when I entered SKE48. We did a lot of stuff together. I’ve mentioned that I slept over at Anna’s and we went on trips together.
My memories of those old days are filled with memories of Anna.
I think that she’s experienced many things, including some difficult periods as well as times where she didn’t know what to believe, and she’s faced adversity. Those things are true for me as well, but once in a while she would get rebellious.
(Yankee Anna at the KII National Tour)
Now she’s become a wonderful adult and older sister that everyone can rely on.
Personally I felt a bit proud when Anna came back to Team KII.
I’m really glad we were on the same team at the end! I’m glad she came back to KII
Anna is my cute younger sister, regardless of whether she’s a member of SKE48 or not, and regardless of whether she’s a member or a friend.
She’s more girly than me, knows a lot more about alcohol than me, and drives a car while wearing sunglasses., yet she’s still my younger sister, even though she’s become an adult than me in many ways lol