16 year old Team A member Misaki Iwasa looks set to follow Acchan and Tomochin and release a solo debut single in 2012. Before you all hit the roof and ask ‘why her?’, there’s a difference between what the other two have released and what Wasamin will release as her song won’t be a pop song at all but an enka production.
To be perfectly honest, I didn’t even know that Wasamin had a dream to become an enka singer but last April she transferred agencies to Nakara Production who represent many veteran enka singers so it’s obvious that when her idol work is over this is what she will be doing full time. I know that enka is a very traditional part of Japan’s culture but I can’t really say I’m a fan of the genre at all.
No title has been given yet for her debuting single but it will be released on February 1st 2012. Good luck Wasamin on your solo career. Even though enka songs don’t really hit the Oricon charts all that often, if Wasamin is happy in what she’s doing that’s the most important thing isn’t it. And even better if she can attract new young fans to the genre too.