News of a new Watarirouka 7 member broke out around 10pm on March 10th after AkiP announced his decision (my translations for those are available in the relevant article on Melos no Michi). This was a surprise to both fans and members alike. I follow a lot of AKB fans in Southeast Asia on twitter, and my list was scrolling almost as fast as the comments on google+ after the news was reported.
Here are the responses from Watarirouka Hashiritai members...
Managers at OgiPro are rolling their eyes back into their heads now
Is it really going to be CinDy?
Wait a moment.
Now, this is how I feel.
I wonder what would happen to Warota.
But Akimoto Sensei must have his reasons for this decision.
On the other hand, this was really bad for my heart! Yasusu Sensei!
I don't know anymore!
It'll be a new Warota with CinDy.
We'll never know if we don't try, and I think it will be ok.
That's why Akimoto Sensei decided to do this.
I'm sure there is a reason behind it.
I don't want to be part of the "adult discussion", that's what I'm saying.
If they can decide, then it is settled. We'll take it from here, discuss this among ourselves and become the new Watarirouka Hashiritai 7.
Are you serious? (lol)
Warota meeting over SMS now.
Personally I'm ok with this arrangement, seems like it will be fun.
Google+ is scary.
About Warota7 -
I agree with your tentative decision to add CinDy.
But will you consider my mother Yuko as well? (lol)
Does CinDy now?
I'm gonna fall over if I don't tell her now.
<some local/2ch slang that I can't decipher, has "lols" attached at the end>
My mom is shedding tears of joy!
Thank you! Thank you!
AKB really is a great place (lol)
Anyway I better get to bed.
Haven't even showered (lol)
I'm on my knees and waiting for more information now
Warota is going crazy
Don't forget the goddess at my house! [note: her mom]
She is very domestic and an airhead!
She's been on TV!
Actually he must be tired
This is a dream
This is a nightmare!
Are you asking someone else to do what you're supposed to do?
<final line from Kanpeki Guu no Ne>
Speaking of which, this is a very serious discussion, isn't it? lol
Wasamama is going to debut as a singer
How will this turn out? lol
The internet is a very fun place.
Going to shower now.
See you tomorrow!
10:39pm - [note: this was probably before she saw AkiP's announcement]
Matsubara Natsumi said she wants to join!
How about it?
Now I'm rolling my eyes back into my head too!
Will it be ok if I just stopped thinking?
Speaking of which...
Ayarin said we're meeting now over SMS
But I can't send any messages...
I love you!
Warota meeting messages...
When will it come...I still haven't gotten any!
Thank you very much!
How about letting my dad, sister and brother all join?