[AKB48 Sousenkyo]Captains Takahashi Juri and Okada Nana slam members inspired by scandal makers Sashihara & Minegishi

Takahashi Juri’s speech: I was 15th in last year’s Sousenkyo. In the year end Kouhaku elections, i wasn’t ranked in senbatsu. So to stand here again is really unexpected. From the audience i was watching the crying members of Future Girls. Surely the fans are equally happy or sad. When i look at the members in Under Girls who say they want to marry or will marry, when i think about the complicated feelings of the fans and members(Future Girls) who cried, i’m really pained.

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Okada Nana’s speech: When i ranked in Senbatsu last year, i was able to be a fixed senbatsu for the rest of the year. Something in me changed. From now on, i am very conscious that our generation has to lead the Group. But now, i can tell that we can’t create a bright future. Now, i often see members who land themselves in scandals or cause trouble, then joke about it/create headlines and try to RISE from it. It’s all fine. If we’re all serious then it’s going to be boring. But i don’t think we should copy it. Instead, if we work seriously, I believe we can reach the top. I want to change the group as someone who can receive the rewards by working hard.

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For both of these 19 year old captains to be touching on the topic at the same time, i suppose the situation must be really bad. It makes me wonder what Yokoyama is doing as the overall leader. 

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[AKB48 Sousenkyo]Bunshun exposes Sutou Ririka’s relationship with a man and she digs her way out by announcing marriage

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1 day before Sousenkyo: Bunshun teases on a major scoop involving NMB48 member.

Sousenkyo: While thanking her fans for putting her in 20th position, NMB48 Sutou Ririka said “I started to like someone for the first time. I, NMB48 Sutou Ririka,will marry. It sounds nonsensical, but i am serious. I have always received your support and realised many dreams. In the midst of it, i have found a person i really love. I have never lied as an idol, and like everyone as myself. My feelings to marry is real. Thank you.”

Whilst everyone thought she was joking, the MC pressed her for confirmations and asked about her partner. That was when things started to get serious. “You guys taught me about love. I really want to live seriously.”

Late night: Bunshun releases article detailing Sutou Ririka’s sleepover at a man’s house on the night of 8th May 2017. When confronted, she explained that it was a “friend”. No comments from agency. The man is in the medical/pharmaceutical industry.

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Edit: Agency has confirmed her statements.


Past, present, future lords of AKB48 express their shock and anger

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“I don’t know what to say.” -Yamamoto Sayaka

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“I always thought that someone would announce it one day, but to think that it’s Riripon. She’d been a center afterall.” – Kojima Haruna(in live commentary)

Oshima Yuko was doing an instagram live and expressed her feelings by showing  her cap.

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Takamina says her feelings are the same as Yuko’s white cap.

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Watanabe Mayu’s reaction says it all

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My first reaction: This girl has the same media playing skills as Sashihara
Secondary reaction: That’s….a joke right?
Final reaction: Wells, this is how 48Group has degraded thanks to Sashihara and her fans. And that is why Okada Nana and Takahashi Juri are openly venting their frustrations in their speeches. 

[AKB48 Sousenkyo]Watanabe Mayu to graduate, a Kami7 legend no one else will surpass

Updating~

This is my last time participating in Sousenkyo. From the first year, i was ranked 4th, 5th, 5th, 2nd, 3rd, 1st, 3rd and 2nd and was always in Kami7 thanks to the fans’ support. I can’t thank you all enough. As it’s the last time, i wanted to challenge myself once more and win No.1 again but unfortunately i was 2nd. It was really blissful thus far receiving your support and warm words on Twitter. It would be a lie if say i have no regrets. But I am happy. 

I’m sorry to say it this way, but I, Watanabe Mayu will graduate from AKB48. I entered AKB48 when I was 12. In July, it will be my 10th year here. I have experienced alot and learnt much. From now, i will step out into the world and start from zero. I want to leave AKB48 to the youngsters. There is not much time left for this year but i will realise my responsiblities as a member of AKB48.

(Responding to MC question) I’ve been thinking about this the past 2,3 years. In the end, i decided myself. I think i have nothing left to do in AKB.”


 

Coming up

  • Sutou Ririka announces marriage (NO JOKE!)
  • AKB48 Takahashi Juri, Okada Nana express anger at members who landed themselves in scandals/learning from Sashihara.
  • Sashihara begs fans not to ditch 48 Group (TOO LATE!)

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

 

STU48 first original song is released

STU48 is another sister branch of the 48 group that performs on a ship, traveling through 7 prefectures surrounding the Seto Inland Sea.

Their first original song “Setouchi no Koe” was released on YouTube 2 days ago. While the MV features beautiful scenes filmed in more than 20 places across the 7 prefectures(Yamaguchi, Hiroshima, Okayama, Hyogo, Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime), i can’t help but wonder if the point is to promote tourism or the girls. Either way, adding Sashihara is the WORST because all i want to do is to switch off the computer when i see her. Are Japanese seriously out of ideas?

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

How to vote for Watanabe Mayu in AKB48 General Elections 2017

  1. Access this link. It goes direct to Mayu’s page.
    http://akb48-sousenkyo.jp/vote.php?membercode=1307&parent=team&parentkey=103
  2. Get the serial number which you received in the 49th single and enter it in the 2 boxes below.
  3. Press the button at the bottom of the page to vote. You won’t be able to use the same code again. If you try to enter the code again, it will show a timestamp indicating your vote is used.

Some common questions:

  • Do i need to log into VPN?
    The chinese fans believe that this is more secure as it is not sure if overseas votes were counted in the past. However, the FAQ from the official voting site indicates that overseas fans can vote as long as they “access the voting site from smartphone”.
  • Can i use PC to vote?
    FAQ says as long as you get a timestamp after voting, that means the vote went through. It is a vague answer but it should be fine. However you will be seeing a blown up version of the mobile site.