Matsui Jurina’s Letter to Shinoda Mariko; April 1st 2013:
Dear Mari-chan. Happy birthday. I am really indebted to you for taking care of me all the time. It’s great that I can write a letter to you because I received a wonderful letter from you at my birthday stage. Mari-chan, you are like an elder sister for me.
But when I say that, you always respond with “Nope, Jurina, I am your younger sister!” And I love that mischievous side of you.
But quite honestly, I’ve considered you as my sister since when we first met at the filming of Ogoe Diamond.
Because you were the first person who talked to me when I was in need for help, and when I had no idea what was going on.
You pushed my back forward when I stopped moving because I didn’t know the position I should dance. I am always helped by you.
Nothing has changed and you still help me a lot. You are always kind and give sincere advice to me.
Just the fact you are with me makes me feel at ease.
Sounds like you’re my elder sister after all, doesn’t it?
But sometimes I think that because you are already enjoying a thriving solo career, maybe it won’t be long before you graduate…
But when we talked about “Challenge us with the determination to crush us” , the line from your election speech last year, you said you will stay in AKB not for yourself but for your juniors. You said you want to be here to defend your juniors.
You know, I still can’t do anything alone. I am lost without you. So please stay here with me until I’m grown up. Please promise me.
At this point, my hands have started to get tired, so I think I should finish this letter LOL
You are sweet, beautiful but at the same time, love pranks like poking in the forehead and being mean, and I love everything about you.
It’s so fun to be with you~ Happy birthday!
From your eternal little sister, Matsui Jurina.