C-ute members share future plans once group disbands

The members of Hello!Project group C-ute have announced their post-graduation plans.

The current leader of both Hello!Project and C-ute Maimi Yajima is interested in doing acting work. Compared to the music scene she sees acting as a completely different world and environment, and is determined to study hard to improve herself. Maimi will also be a part of the “M-line” club, an official fanclub for various graduated Hello!Project idols. Their current roster includes Sayumi Michishige, Nozomi Tsuji, Ai Takahashi, and Mari Yaguchi among others.

Maimi is looking forward taking part in various M-line events such as bus tours and live dinner shows.  Maimi finishes the blog entry by thanking fans for their continued support, and will cheer for her other four group members while they chase their dreams.

Saki Nakajima stated that she wants to try various things in the entertainment world. As a member of Hello!Project for nearly 15 years Saki has already been able to have many unique experiences in her entertainment career. First, Saki wants to focus on furthering her career as an actress. Saki has also shown big interest in the “SATOYAMA movement”, an environmental movement started by UP-FRONT Agency. The purpose is to help preserve the life, culture, and natural beauty of the Satoyama areas.

It’s expected that Saki will also be a member of M-Line.

When C-ute first announced their disbandment Airi Suzuki originally told reporters that she was interested in pursuing various activities like modeling and news-casting. However, upon further reflection Airi has decided she wants to continue on singing.


Airi asked herself the basic questions “What do you like” and “What is your dream?”, the first thing that instantly came to her mind was singing. Airi revealed that she had been taking singing lessons since she was Kindergarten, and finds it’s the best and most natural way for her to express herself. It hasn’t been revealed yet if Airi will stay under the “UP-FRONT” umbrella, or transfer to another agency/record label.

Chisato Okai shared that she will focus on being a regular on variety shows. Chisato is known for both her bold and naturally funny personality, so she’s sure to quickly become a regular on many shows. Chisato was shocked to hear that so many fans wanted her to continue singing, but currently she doesn’t have the confidence to sing alone full-time. When the time does come Chisato shared that she would like to sing a song that suits her “casual” character.

Lastly, the youngest member Mai Hagiwara has decided to take a break from the entertainment industry. She’s decided to broaden her horizons by studying English abroad.

C-ute’s final concert will take place on June 12th, 2017.

(via 910 percent)

  • Comments

    • Paddy Alfan

      I don’t get why the Japanese thought that they need to go abroad to study English?

      • Sakura Harano

        I’m sure that goes for any language, language immersion is a great way to learn and study.

        • Paddy Alfan

          But it’s English. The most used language in the world. I bet that they teach English better at top tier university of non English native than some third rate university in UK/us.

          It’s probably just me, but I prefer to study the language first rather than diving headfirst with zero English ability. The shock of that probably going to force me to go the easy route and hiring a manager /translator for life.

      • Elodie Genia

        It’s not only the japanese. It’s well know that it’s better to learn a language by immersion

      • zam(仮)

        Americans go abroad to study French, or is that just a myth.

    • Risa

      I hope Airi leaves UP-FRONT and joins another label because UP-FRONT isn’t the best at promoting any group/artist that isn’t under H!P.

      • zam(仮)

        That is not Up-Front’s fault. It is the Hello!Project fans mentality as a whole, that they only want H!P members. Kind of a purist stand. for example, Tanaka Reina have such a big fan base and suddenly they just dissappeared once she is not with MM and H!P. She didn’t even take a break from showbiz after graduating. Continued right away with Lovendor but H!P fans are not interested.

        • WorldGN18

          More reason for her to be with another agency which gathers to an audience outside the H!P fanbase, and with Lovendor I think they seriously need a drummer and bassist, I can’t take them seriously when they have one guitarist and 2 vocalist, they need new auditions or something

        • K

          Because the quality between UFA and H!P is huge. And besides no one will take her seriously if she works with their producers. She needs another label who will get her working with CURRENT producers like Jeff Miyahara, Carlos K (who’s done songs for Crystal Kay), CLARABELL (works with Koda Kumi, E-GIRLS and idols) etc.

    • semperINA

      I still can’t believe my gateway H!P group is disbanding. I remember watching Tokkaiko Junjou on Crunchyroll back when I was in middle school and becoming addicted to it. I even bought their first best album. Good luck to all of them! Tokkaiko Junjou and Kiss Me will continue to be one of my all time favorite idol songs.

    • Ann

      I’m glad Airi is going to continue to sing! She has one of the best voices in C-ute and in H!P in general. I feel that her voice is good enough to hold her own as an artist or idol artist.

    • WorldGN18

      Airi can definitely be a good solo singer!!!! and I think Chisa going for the variety shows route is on point, because she is really entertaining to watch, but her voice is really unique too so I hope she continues to sing once in a while, anyway I hope them all the best!! (and hoping from reunion concerts once in a while hehe, they are such a good group)