From Sayumi to fans: “Everyone, thank you so much for the Sayu call and pink lights. I will graduate from Morning Musume today. I’m okay! I’ve gotten a grip of myself. Please listen to my thoughts. 2002– my audition. 2003– I passed with the 6ki and joined my beloved MM. I didn’t have anything like "I love singing” or “I’m good at dancing.” I joined with a love of Morning Musume. And I’ve experienced so much over these 10 years. I’ve danced, sung (although I didn’t do a lot of that today), and done many other things. It was so fun. When I had no parts in the Cinderella play, I wondered if I was needed. But I’ve always loved Morning Musume. I’ve tried very hard and worked really persistently, but I’ve realized something… Morning Musume has taught me a lot. Recently, I became leader. Even after becoming leader there were some faults… and some crazy times. But you all were supporting me with your love that time, right? There are tons of my fans who are kind of weird. I always think how funny it is that there’s so many odd people gathered. You’ve always supported me. When I couldn’t do things…Even though today I couldn’t do anything… You don’t usually suport an idol like me, right? But those sort of weird fans, during sunny days, rainy days, typhoons, you’ve always supported me. Given me courage. Power. Kindness. Strength. confidence. And love. I’m so glad ot have met all you. Thanks for looking over me. I found my meaning after meeting everyone and joining Morning Musume. I was born to join this group. So glad to have met you all… thanks all you weirdos!
And to the members. Did you realize? There’s not anyone from my time, but I’m here with the 9ki 10ki and 11ki. I’ve been harsh sometimes with you. But you all said you love me. My kohai are the best right now, I think. I want you all to try harder. I’ll be watching over you. And also, I said I wanted to show my kohais a different view in interviews and videos… It was this view. For me to graduate and stand here with everyone.. I want them all to see this scenery. And even bigger and better things. When you see it, just know I will be there with you.
Lastly, to everyone. Up until now, thank you very much.“