On August 1, 2009, it was announced that ℃-ute member Plum Field Drawing Science [Erika Umeda] would be graduating from Hello! Project on October 25 of that year.
Actually, this would be the first time since the departure of Maiha freakin’ Ishimura [Stone Village Dance Wave] that a Hello! Project Kid has successfully left the agency without being shrouded in suspicion and scandal.
I’m not going to talk too long about “THE CURSE.” But let’s look at this image starting from the left on the bottom row:
Maiha – graduated October 2, 2005, so she could go to private school ‘n’ shit and wear cute school blazers.
Megumi Murakami – left October 31, 2006 due to scandalous photographs and to ruin District7642′s life.
Erika Umeda – graduates October 25, 2009 to pursue a career as a fashion model.
Notice who HASN’T been X’d in that row? THAT’S RIGHT BITCHES, IT’S
Miyabi Natsuyaki – dodged a fucking bullet in June 2008 when those videos and screencaps of her with a Johnny’s boy were leaked, but for reasons unknown to humankind (secret deal between Johnny and Tsunku? Pony Canyon paid off H!P to keep her in Buono? Body is too fappable? [so where the hell is her 2nd photobook]) was allowed to keep her job.
NOT IN THE ORIGINAL PICTURE BUT PHOTOSHOPPED ANYWAY: Kanna Arihara – left July 11, 2009 due to inexplicable bunions of death that may or may not have been caused by a boyfriend, but we can’t tell you exactly other than that our source is NOT 2ch.