KOHARU KUSUMI IS LEAVING HELLO!PROJECT
In terms of shock level for a normal person, 1 being "this is a diet coke!" and 10 being "Michael Jackson Died!", this rates about a 12 in my fandom.
This girl IS Hello!Project right now. She has the most subunits, the most successful solo career, and despite not being able to sing worth a damn, is probably one of the biggest money makers for Morning Musume ever. She isn't on my top ten favorites list although maybe she should have been, but it's like.. the Beatles without Paul, if the Beatles wore a lot of sequins and had a dance track.
Here are some of my favorite things of Koharu's. Her personality is huge. I will truly miss enjoying her idol work: