takahashi minami 高橋みなみ

Takamina: If someone calls my name in the street, I run

This isn’t the usual words of wisdom from Takahashi Minami, but she sheds some light about the less glamorous side of idol celebrity.

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Fan: “Takamina, you really just go out in the street, don’t you?  Don’t people try to talk to you?”

Takamina: “If someone tries to talk to me, I run. Escape.”

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Takamina: “I’m really happy about it, but if someone you didn’t know called your named, screamed at you, tapped you on the shoulder, the only thing I feel is fear. So, running escape.”

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Fan: “Ooooh, if it’s like that, I really want to call out to you. To find you. I’ll chase after you~~!”

Takamina: “Please stop that. I’ve been chased before, it’s really tough”

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Fan: “People tap you on the shoulder form behind? That’s scary!”

Takamina: “Yes, it happens a lot.  I’ve also had people grab me by the shoulder and turn me around. I thought was going to die, lol! When that happened, it was a guy, and he said to a girl behind him, “Look, I told you it was Takamina!”. Then the girl said, “Stop it!” and became angry.  It was a really turn-off.  I was leaving in a taxi, and while waiting a stop light, a bunch of unknown people were tapping on the window, while saying, “Look, it’s really her!”. And then they started taking a lot of pictures.  There are a lot of people in this world who don’t have any common sense.  When I meet those people, I tell myself to be careful.  I’m 24, so I’m a little used to it, but worry about young people — they don’t know to avoid those types of things, right? Please take care to do that.”


Author: reika

I’m writing about useless and stupid things a lot, and I like to laugh. My policy is 一期一会。It means treasure your meeting with everyone!

  • Al Mearveck

    If you do that, boy, then you really lack common sense and self-awareness. Still believe japanese are to most polite people in the world.

  • Payuyu Fortyeight

    I cant blame those people cos takamina is popular as heck but yep they should have given her space & privacy but correct me if i’m wrong but i think casual fans or non AKB fans (but knows AKB) tend to do that a lot but i think sincere fans that understand the idol knows their limits? like, they’d give her space & such? If i saw my idol in person i’d probably faint but i’d try my best not to disturb her though but that’s just me lol

  • JustSomeGuy

    If it were me, I’d run instead of her. I’d probably flip out thinking maybe I just saw Takamina in real life. But other than that, like Takamina, we’re all human beings. Give them some space and privacy and let them be. Greet them properly along the way but don’t be rash towards them.