Nanaka: When I first saw the female fighters in the ring at Deep Jewels, they were powerful just like men and awe-inspiring. I said to myself, “Is there anyone who competes in the ring while still performing as a real idol?” If I really want to give someone a dream and inspire someone like AKB48 inspired me, I have to stand out from the thousands and thousands of idols that exist in Japan and become the unique kind of idol I’ve always planned to be.

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