On August 24th, Takei Emi’s graduation ceremony from ‘Seventeen‘ magazine was held during the event, ‘Seventeen Natsu no Gakuensai 2012‘, at Pacifico Yokohama.
During the event, Kiritani Mirei and Sato Arisa, who were a part of the “Nekome Sanshimai” (“three sisters with cat eyes”) with Takei, made a appearance. “They seem so busy, so I didn’t think they would come,” said Takei. “The ‘Nekome Sanshimai’ is an important presence. Because of it, there were people who came to know me, and I was able to grasp my character.”
Takei’s eyes filled with tears as she reflected, “I’ve been indebted to ‘Seventeen’ for about 6 years, so I was full of emotion trying to express my gratitude. I gained a lot from ‘Seventeen’, and that’s become my fortune.” She then put a smile on her face and expressed, “It feels good to graduate in such a beautiful way. I want to enjoy things I love such as modeling and acting.”
Former graduates from ‘Seventeen’ magazine include Kitagawa Keiko, Kimura Kaela, and Mizuhara Kiko. After debuting on the magazine in its December 2006 issue, Takei has been actively modeling for ‘Seventeen’ since 2007. She’s recently been busy with her acting career, and currently plays the lead role for Fuji TV’s drama series, ‘Iki mo Dekinai Natsu‘.
sigh... I knew this day would come soon! U_U