[AKB48 Sousenkyo]Reactions to Sutou Ririka’s marriage announcement

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  • Oshima Yuko apologises for using vulgarities to express her anger at Ririka.
  • Takamina called it a risky move. She’s also angry about management not doing anything despite knowing very well what reactions would follow, assuming management knew about it beforehand. (Source)
  • Sayanee says she can’t comment much yet but considering the trust and what she knows of Riripon, she cannot entirely blame for her what she did.
  • Milky likes Riripon and would be worried if she’s not happy. (Source)
  • Sashihara first said she’d support Ririka but backtracks in another interview saying “idols should remain idols onstage“. Insiders call her out for being routinely superficial.
  • Riripon is questioned by media at the airport but she did not say anything. She wore a T-shirt emblazoned with “DAMN”. It is seen as a challenge to what Yuko thinks of her.
  • Nogizaka46 decided to walk the flowery path by commenting on Mayuyu’s impending graduation. (Source)
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5 responses to “[AKB48 Sousenkyo]Reactions to Sutou Ririka’s marriage announcement

    • Yuko was just being yuko.
      I think Akimoto certainly gave the pass for this bomb, he mentioned in an article some years back it’d be the coolest thing for someone to make a marriage announcement.

  1. Hello admin! Do you mind posting updates/reactions of the election? I am really curious about what’s going on in Japan after all the bombshells that were dropped but I don’t understand Japanese :/ Thanks a lot :))

    • Most of it is about riripon’s marriage, the internal and external catfight. Nothing much about the others. Even for Mayuyu, the headline that got her a No. 1 trending article was about her expression during Riripon’s announcement.

  2. This is already a super late comment but I’ll say it anyway. I don’t know anything about this particular member (I’m not into NMB48) but I like her response with the DAMN t-shirt. It’s like she’s giving the middle finger to Yuko. Yes, I agree that she did wrong and broke the rules and should be punished as management sees fit or whatever will be her fate (i.e. graduation without penalty). I’m more disappointed by Yuko’s response, her f**k word was extremely offensive, particularly if one considers japanese standards. No matter that she had “the right” to be angry, she should have followed Acchan’s example (and other former members who had equally rights to be angry) and be more dignified in silence. It’s a good thing she was forced to apologise/did so on her own volition the next day.

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