AKB48 General Elections 2017 will be the coldest event in history

AKB48「第9回選抜総選挙」荒天の場合、無観客で開催へ…指原莉乃「怒りで複雑です」

In summary, due to likelihood of thunderstorms the concert is canceled.

Fans with a ticket will not even be allowed to watch off-stage as the voting results are revealed, because obviously the management could not scramble in time to find another venue to fit everyone. The members will hold their ranking ceremony in private and the results will be streamed live on TV/in 48 theaters.

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Apparently hotels in Okinawa are nearly full due to Sousenkyo! Poor folks!

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If you are planning to watch the worst Sousenkyo in history, here are some links:

4.15~9.24pm Japan Time

Facebook Live & Chatroom:https://www.facebook.com/groups/RC4437839/ (BS+Fuji HD Ver.)

Dailymotion:http://dai.ly/x5jgt84  (BS+Fuji HD Ver.0)

Dailymotion:http://dai.ly/x5jgt82 (BS+Fuji Ver.1)

Dailymotion:http://dai.ly/x5jguis (BS+Fuji Ver.2)

Dailymotion:http://dai.ly/x5jguir (Fuji Ver.3)

Dailymotion:http://dai.ly/x5jguiq (BS+Fuji Ver.4)

WIX直播台:http://vbn1599512005.wixsite.com/akb48-taiwan-clubs

WIX直播台:http://vbn1599512005.wixsite.com/akb48-taiwan-clubs2 

WIX直播台:http://vbn1599512005.wixsite.com/akb48-taiwan-clubs3 

WIX直播台:http://vbn1599512005.wixsite.com/akb48-taiwan-clubs4 

VTV直播台:https://vaughnlive.tv/ucure

Credits to AKB48 Taiwan Fan Club

 

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Watanabe Mayu is No.1 in AKB48 Thailand General Elections 2017

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Thailand has been holding unofficial elections prior to the real one since 2013, making this their 5th time. The voting period was from 3rd May to 4th June and 12,625 online votes were cast. The results are below:

  1. Watanabe Mayu (5th straight win) 1988 votes
  2. Kato Minami 1463 votes
  3. Miyawaki Sakura 946 votes
  4. Oguri Yui 504 votes
  5. Matsui Jurina 467 votes
  6. Kato Rena
  7. Yokoyama Yui (Team 8)
  8. Okada Nana
  9. Shitao Miu
  10. Chouku Rena
  11. Kashiwagi Yuki
  12. Omori Miyu
  13. Taniguchi Megu
  14. Tashima Meru
  15. Yokoyama Yui (Captain)
  16. Tanaka Natsuki

Izuta Rina who transferred to Bangkok48 was ranked 34th.

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Thailand Site

Highlights of AKB48 General Elections 2017 in Akimoto Yasushi’s own words

 

Excerpt from an article that was published on 28th May 2017.


I was asked about the highlights of this year, but wouldn’t the fans know better?I asked a few fans, indeed the biggest attention will be whether HKT48’s Sashihara would win again this year. Besides the exposure on TV, the declaration of it being her last Sousenkyo makes us question if this would be a beautiful ending. Another question is, how would Yamamoto Sayaka’s withdrawal from the event affect the results? It is said that only Yamamoto can topple Sashihara, but her withdrawal shocked the fans. But we can’t simply deduce that Sashihara’s win is definite. It’s said that a new AKB48 won’t be born if Sashihara isn’t toppled, so the conservative fans are banding together despite being in different camps. It seems like they are amassing votes for orthodox idol Watanabe Mayu who also happens to have announced this being her last Sousenkyo. In other words, starting from votes from Yamamoto Sayaka and Kashiwagi Yuki, this time too, those fans who are wishing for the return of the years when AKB48 were orthodox idols, are raising “anti-Sashihara” votes.

Also, the united SKE48 fans might also concentrate fully on Matsui Jurina and bring her the win. Miyawaki Sakura’s growth is also something to look forward to.

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Akimoto san, you don’t need the votes to tell you how much we miss the original AKB48. The number of fans who have left already says it all.

That said, the new AKB48 single will be released tomorrow and if you sincerely believe that voting will change AKB48 for the better, pls vote for Watanabe Mayu becos she = AKB48.


Purchase CD(with Voting Ticket) here

 

 

AKB48 45th single Senbatsu Sousenkyo ~Who shall we follow?

Event is now over~!

My Live Chat: https://tlk.io/allthingsjpop
R
esults here: http://sousenkyo.akb48.co.jp/result.php


My passion for 48Group is running dry, so i think i will leave it to other sites to do their translations.
If you’re interested in what happened in the Sousenkyo, can checkout some brief translation notes in my Live Chat.

I really appreciate those who follow my site every year during this time. (Although the number is decreasing drastically.) It’s still always nice when some pop by to say they were here last year. Thanks and maybe we’ll see each other again.


 

AKB48 45th single is a double A-side, with CM and Drama tie-ins

AKB48 45th single will be a double A side, featuring the CM song of bridal magazine “Zexy” and the opening theme of Nihon TV’s summer drama “Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo”.

They will be sang by the Top 16 members of AKB48 General Elections 2016, which will take place on 18th June 2016 at the HARD OFF ECO Stadium Shin Yokohama.

Also, the group which grabs the most spots amongst the 80 seats in AKB48 General Elections 2016 will get these benefits.

  1. New stage to be revealed 30th October
  2. Thanksgiving festival
  3. LINE stamps

During the preliminary results announced on 1st June 2016, flagship group AKB48 was the temporary winner with a total of 30 seats, followed by SKE48(19 seats).

Demo of AKB48’s new A-side track for Zexy Magazine

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AKB48 Sousenkyo 2016: How to Vote

Decided to write a tutorial for those who are voting this year. This tutorial is translated from what the Chinese fans wrote up, so take away what you can.

Before voting
Change to a Japan I.P address on your mobile phone, if you want to be 100% sure your vote goes through.

To do that, download a VPN app from Appstore/Playstore and do necessary settings to change your I.P address. You can double-check your I.P address here.

(C-fans advise against using your computer as this may result in the vote not going through.)

Begin Voting

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Step 1: Access the voting URL. You will see 2 boxes, just click on the right side which I highlighted in Red. This side allows you to search by Team.

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Step 2: Now scroll down and search for the Team of the member you wish to vote for. Pls note, Nyan Nyan Kamen aka Kojima Haruna is still in AKB48, but in a league of her own!

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Step 3: All the members’ names will be listed in Kanji. If you are still unsure about the Kanji of the member you’re voting for, click in so you can see their photos.

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Step 4: This photo page is where you enter your SERIAL CODE. Scroll to bottom.

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Step 5: Enter the serial code into the 2 boxes. Click on pink button at the bottom 投票。

THANKS
END: A message indicating that your vote has been submitted appears. With timestamp.
If you have other codes to enter, click on the grey button to start again.


AKB48’s new single comes with voting ticket for upcoming elections. Purchase their single below:


Limited Type A


Limited Type B


Limited Type C


Regular Type A


Regular Type B


Regular Type C

AKB48 to perform regularly in Universal Studios Japan this summer

AKB48 Group will be holding regular shows in Universal Studios Japan this summer, from 21st July to 4th September.

The shows will feature senbatsu members of the 48 Groups – AKB48, HKT48, NMB48 and NGT48 and they will perform their hit songs.

If you are visiting USJ this summer and don’t mind spending a huge chunk of money on these shows, here’s the calendar schedule on their official website.

Tickets to these shows are not included in the entrance tickets. Tickets cost 9,900 yen (about $91.50) if bought in advance with a studio pass included and 3,000 yen (about $28) on the same day.


If i had the fortune to visit USJ,i’d invest my time on Harry Potter World instead…