I signed up just so I could post in this thread. LOL
To be honest, I have to agree with NATE in a lot of what he says. Like him - and I'm sure any other fan who went through the misery that was Mina's shotgun wedding and the subsequent BS that followed it...I can't be totally happy about this. Especially after we learned that what went on beyond the scene was a thousand times worse than anything the most angsty melodramatic fanfic author could come up with.
Also, like NATE, and any MAX fan who's been around since way back when...I don't trust VF. I don't trust their press releases, and most importantly, I don't trust them to right by our girls at all
I honestly feel like I've been through too much at this point to feel anything other than really annoyed. I think the thing that pisses me off the most is...Did NO ONE learn anything from the first time around? Yet again, we've got a MAX member pregnant and married to a boyfriend we had no idea existed. It's ridiculous. Reina is in her 30s - she's a beautiful, still relatively famous woman, with a funny, sweet personality. It would have been very strange if she hadn't had a boyfriend. I would have at least liked to know about him. Not details, I don't care - just that he existed, so that this didn't totally come out of the blue...
Lastly, and this has been a theory for a while...I know a lot of companies (Johnny's, and PS Company, and whoever manages AKB etc, to name a few) put it in an artists contract that they cannot date (or at least not tell anyone if they do, in the case of PSC) so maybe getting pregnant is the only surefire way of assuring that you'll be allowed to get married.
That and the fact that the fact that a lot of Japanese couples don't use any sort of birth control or protection...
*sigh* The one saving grace (and I use that term very loosely here) is that
honestly, it's not like anyone made the most of their comeback with
Mina. The group was still languishing, for the most part.
I just hope we get this single they were working on.