While the other three 10th gen members seems to be making a name for themselves, Iikubo Haruna appears to be the least popular member of the group. Her fans wonders why some people even go as far as to hate her. This thread was posted on the 2ch clone, Open2ch. Overall atmosphere on this board seems to be more friendly with less haters and trolls. Let’s see what these people think about Harunan.
2 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)10:39:12 ID:???
She seems like a manga character
Doesn’t seem to fit Musume that well
I’d probably get along with her pretty well if she’s in my class
since she seems like a nice person
5 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)10:43:44 ID:???
I think her member color suits her well
7 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)10:45:10 ID:???
I think she’s cute, but other than her looks, she doesn’t have much going for her
9 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)10:45:53 ID:???
Really? Wouldn’t you think a beauty like that would stand out…
12 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:00:36 ID:???
I think her stable talking is an asset
She pays attention to her surrounding also gives off a good impression
13 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:07:03 ID:???
I don’t hate her
but she’s also not my favorite
14 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:22:32 ID:???
I like her a lot
15 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:22:32 ID:???
To be honest, she’s so cute visually, so I like that
During the Chocolate color graduation press conference, the way she got into the mood was the best
I could not think of anything else other than it was so funny, watching it alone was such joy
18 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:31:26 ID:???
When I saw Harunan during the 10th gen member debut event, I thought that “this girl seems great on the outside, but she has to be hiding something
During the Musume song intro quiz game, she couldn’t even get any right, even with her age, I figured she didn’t studied enough for it
But at the handshake at the end when I told her “Please do your best”, the way she replied “OKAY! I’ll do my best! (hee)”, I thought she was so cute with that smile, that’s what changed my image of her lol
19 ： 名無しさん：2014/04/19(土)11:33:37 ID:???
They’re flaming her on Mixi too
23 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:38:11 ID:???
This isn’t a place for it
On Ookami (The main H!P fan board on 2ch), summary sites, Youtube, 90% of the comments are by haters
On Twitter it’s half and half
But she’s popular overseas
21 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:37:25 ID:???
I think her sense of style is her biggest weapon
especially toward girls
27 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:43:50 ID:???
3 years ago I was an AKB wota, Mariko was my oshimen
Her mixi community was pretty much all female fans only
Just like the amount of male fans in the Fukuyama Masharu community
22 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:38:07 ID:???
Iikubo-san please gain some weight
30 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)11:48:54 ID:???
Haters gonna hate
I like Harunan, so I’ll support her
Cute and kind Harunan is who I like
33 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)12:16:56 ID:???
Surely how Iikubo-san isn’t clumsy is a big blow to her as an idol
34 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)12:21:19 ID:???
She has to be hiding something
42 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)13:23:58 ID:???
There isn’t a women who doesn’t have secrets
Iikubo is so straight forward that her inner side almost seeps through
Quite possibly, she might even have the least deviation between her outer and inner self amongst all the Hello! members
46 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)13:28:26 ID:???
Iikubo-san is kind of like Sashihara
47 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)13:28:39 ID:???
I’m a girl and I like Harunan
48 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)13:29:05 ID:???
I like Harunan too
50 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)13:31:30 ID:???
I’m a guy and I like Haruna too
53 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)13:32:46 ID:???
At first, she look liked a zombie so I didn’t like her
She was so scarily thin
Lately she has gain a few pounds making her very visually appealing
63 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)13:59:05 ID:???
The only thing I don’t like is her voice
66 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)14:01:01 ID:???
She got so pounded on the Twitter thing (The scandal about Haruna’s secret Twitter account)
69 ：つんく回復祈願中。。。◆n/7caLIPGc ：2014/04/19(土)14:03:57 ID:???
She’s a good girl, I like her
Even on TV
Without relying on a character or one-liner, she can properly talk properly
it gives me a peace of mind
74 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)14:07:49 ID:???
Her twitter thing, we found out she doesn’t even bad mouth people behind their backs
On the contrary, it shows that she’s a good person
76 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)14:09:25 ID:???
Choco-Iikubo suited her so well
even better than Honey-Iikubo
78 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)14:10:43 ID:???
I KNOW RIGHT!!
It just seems more stylish that way
79 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)14:13:05 ID:???
With Reina gone, no one jokes around saying Iikubo is gross anymore
Her funny sense of humor at the weirdest time and her funny body movement,
these are the things that makes me like her
81 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)14:15:10 ID:???
Iikubo-san has more great sides to her
She’s so stylish yet so gross at the same time
this gap is really funny, I think it’s a great personality
107 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)18:39:06 ID:???
Seems like a lot of girls likes Harunan
145 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/19(土)19:25:07 ID:???
A big sister character is needed
162 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/20(日)00:12:36 ID:???
Her existence is important
Especially when they are all still little kids
Fuku-chan is of course doing her best with her calm high classiness
But it’s helpful to have someone like Iikubo-san who’s an older knowledgeable big sister
167 ：名無しさん ：2014/04/20(日)08:12:41 ID:???
She seems to hold back when there are senpai around
During the Goodbye Chocolate 10th gen only show
she did so well retorting back at Daishi and Do-, it was so funny watching her do the MC
199 ： 名無しさん：2014/04/21(月)01:02:36 ID:???
Since her character doesn’t have an explosive power, if she doesn’t improve her skill, it’s hard for her to make a break. Even Ikuta who’s in the same boat as her we can imagine as center, but Iikubo-san is unimaginable.
In terms of her character, if she suddenly jumps in skills, I think she’ll get more chances
Of the current Morning Musume line up, Haruna is my favorite, so I’m positively bias toward her. However, I have to agree with some of the posters that because she’s too dependable but at the same time acts too weird that it’s hard to like her in the sense of a typical idol.
What do you guys think? Please write your opinions below.