Sportsnavi has posted an in depth interview with Fuuka, Mio & Io Shirai and RICA to promote the Sept. 30 Fuuka Matsuri show. We do get a bit of a clarification about Fuuka's activities. Fuuka was asked about her right knee. She says it's not perfect but it's good enough. There's no pain. She says she wants to be ready for the EWA Womens Title match against Tracy Taylor. She wants to win the title and then defend it at Fuuka Matsuri in December. She was asked about her younger sister Fuuka Kidd. She says they will be reunited after being separated for a long time and it's a taboo subject in her family.
Next is the first Sportsnavi interview for Mio & Io Shirai. Since they are on opposite sides of a tag team on this show, they were asked if they've fought each other before. They said yeah and it's not a big deal. They were asked about the pain of being a pro wrestler. Io says there's pain on Sunday but it's gone by the time she goes to high school on Monday. Io is 17 and Mio is 19 and is in the second year at a special school. They were asked how they got into pro wrestling. Mio says MAHEKEN owner Tomo Hashimoto asked them about it. She went to a show with a friend and decided to try it. Then Io got interested. They didn't know Hashimoto before but it seems he was looking around for girls to train.
They talk a bit about their match at Fuuka Matsuri. Mio wants to pin her sister. Io says she has a really strong partner in JWP's Arisa Nakajima and Io wants to pin her older sister. All four girls get a good laugh from this. Io says there is also an older sister and she designs all their costumes. Mio says they were happy to be invited to be on Fuuka Matsuri. They like to work a lot of shows. They also said that Hashimoto is going away to the US for a couple of months.
Next was a brief talk with RICA. She was asked about the chalk art she's doing for the Fuuka Matsuri show. She says the signboards are already done and they can be seen on her blog. She uses oil paints in school but the chalk art is for fun. The four were asked if they are dancing together at the show. Fuuka said no but they do have a band and are planning to record a CD. She hasn't recorded any songs yet. Supposedly they will debut as a group on the Sept. 30 show. RICA says she's a lead singer in a girl group. Have they decided what instruments they will play? RICA said sort of. Mio says they'll decide somehow. What will Fuuka do? She says she hasn't done any music so she doesn't know. Io says she wants to play drums but has never done that. Mio says she played a little guitar in high school. Fuuka thinks she can play a tambourine. She says she's not worried because RICA can play guitar. Fuuka says they're looking to release the CD in February at her fourth anniversary.
Fuuka says it's not just the four of them on the Fuuka Matsuri debut. Several dancers will appear in the opening of the show. She also has the exhibition with Karate Idol Yuka Kobayashi and Matsuoka Satohaka has wriiten and performed a new theme song for Fuuka called SPEED. She thinks fans will get their money's worth. Fuuka was asked if this group of four has a name. She says Fuuka Ranger. Obviously a lot of the talk about music was just joking around. But joshi has a long history of singing wrestlers mostly from the glory days of All Japan Women. We just haven't seen much of that lately. All four girls said they want to put on the best possible show and make Fuuka Matsuri a success.