One day, I fell in love with Junno. It was sudden - I was new to fandom and Kame was basically all I was interested in (Kame and Ueda's music) - but then, one day I took my eyes off Kame, and they landed on Junno and this interview. It's a simple interview, and perhaps that's why I after all these years, I still remember what Junno said: - I can relate;
"My ideal love would be one without sadness. In my opinion, number one happiness is to be ordinarily together".
Somehow, from this one line I'd always pictured Junno to be someone who would give-up the world and its riches just so he can go and live a quiet and peaceful life somewhere - in a one bedroom apartment, a hut... anywhere, as long as he's happy.
This is probably why it's not a total surprise that he wants to stop being an idol and or even stay away from the spotlight ~ as long as he can he happy (alone or with company).
And so, as Junno officially leaves us, I feel like I should repost that interview; It's a simple interview, but I love the simplicity and the slice and the life feeling to it~ and on a side note, this interview was used as the backdrop for many of my JunDa slice of life fanfics XD
“I feel that if you overcome distress, you’ll be able to grow.”
( - Not wanting to be sad )
At the time I read this, I remember how I wondered if after 2plus years, if he would still think the same way.
Well, I guess I finally got my answer. I'll truly miss this simple, ordinary, happy man.