Preliminary results of AKB48’s 6th General Election

23 May

On May 21, the preliminary results of “The 6th AKB48 Senbatsu General Election” were revealed at AKB48 Theater in Akihabara, Tokyo.

For the election, a total of 296 girls from AKB48 and its sister groups stand as candidates, and the top 80 girls will be able to participate in AKB48’s 37th single.

On the day, the preliminary results showed HKT48 member Sashihara Rino placed first, followed by Watanabe Mayu, and Matsui Jurina.

In the past 5 years, Maeda Atsuko came first for the 1st and 3rd elections,Oshima Yuko placed first for the 2nd and 4th elections, and last year, Sashihara ranked number 1. 

It will attract the fans’ attention if Sashihara would be able to win the election for the second consecutive time.

The voting for the election will end on June 6 at 3:00 pm, and the final results will be revealed at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo on June 7.

Below is the top 16 members from the preliminary results.

1. Sashihara Rino – 37, 582 votes
2. Watanabe Mayu – 25,283 votes
3. Matsui Jurina – 23,012 votes
4. Kashiwagi Yuki – 17,266 votes
5. Shimazaki Haruka – 15,514 votes
6. Matsui Rena – 14,897 votes
7. Yamamoto Sayaka – 14,798 votes
8. Shibata Aya – 12,340 votes
9. Matsumura Kaori – 12,190 votes
10. Kodama Haruka – 9,879 votes
11. Moriyasu Madoka – 9,562 votes
12. Yokoyama Yui – 9,505 votes
13. Takahashi Minami – 9,005 votes
14. Futamura Haruka – 8,755 votes
15. Kitahara Rie – 8,584 votes
16. Miyazawa Sae – 8,273 votes


Even though i was hoping for Mayuyu to win this time, seems like overtaking Sasshi is as difficult as ever. It is certainly depressing to see her struggling so hard, but hopefully Mayuyu fans will unite in the remaining days and help Mayuyu achieve her dreams! 

6 Responses to “Preliminary results of AKB48’s 6th General Election”

  1. Erika May 24, 2014 at 4:05 am #

    She should be worrying about Jurina instead. Let’s be honest, people find Sasshi and Jurina much more interesting than Mayuyu.

    • allthingsjpop May 25, 2014 at 2:00 am #

      I’d be fine even if Jurina wins, because she’s as good as Mayuyu performance-wise. Sasshi…lets just say i’d place her at the back row if there’s no sousenkyo to decide their positioning.

  2. anon May 24, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    I hope Takamina and Kojiharu rank higher!

    • allthingsjpop May 24, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

      I think they will..kojiharu’s fans are known for being slow..but she said on twitter that she’s worried already.

  3. Rosa May 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    I only see 2 possible members taking the throne but I’m rooting for Sashihara Rino. If Mayu wins this, she’ll probably center every single afterwards and it’ll become so boring. This past year, they kept rotating the center which was much better.

    • allthingsjpop May 25, 2014 at 1:52 am #

      I believe the center will change even if Mayuyu wins. It really depends on the if someone decides to graduate then the next center will be reserved for her. And if the next single is a dance song then maybe Jurina will step up. Mayuyu is like the default choice if there are no happenings.

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