Tag Archives: NMB48

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

18 Jun

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 General Elections 2016: A look at China fans’ crowdfunding campaigns

18 Jun

Do not copy and paste/screencap/extract any part of this post in forums/blogs/SNS/other sites. Especially for those on Tumblr, Stage48, Onehallyu, Twitter. Thanks for cooperating.

このページの内容は、他 の Webサ イト(特にまとめサイト)や印刷媒体、その他の記録媒体等において、複製、改変、翻案など をする ことは 禁止 し ま す。ご協力ありがとうございます。


Just a teaser before results are announced later tonight.

I’ve only looked at votes for the Kami7 level members and have ranked them according to how much their fans have raised so far. Note that these funds is not all-inclusive since there may be campaigns which run independently elsewhere, and there will be fans who choose to vote/donate in private.

Please do not read if you think it’s going to be spoilers.


7.Nyan Nyan Kamen

Final Votes: 2362
Last year: None
Kojiharu c-fans are quite enthusiastic, however they have difficulty getting bulk amounts of cheap votes. Otherwise i believe she’d be getting much more support than this.

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6.Yamamoto Sayaka

Final Votes: 8386
Last year: 4647
Some increase from last year!

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5.Miyawaki Sakura

Final Votes: 12,602
Last year: 12,591
Despite the huge push she’s received the past year, her chinese votes hasn’t increased at all.

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4.Shimazaki Haruka


Final Votes: 14,303
Last year: 12,675
With Paruru’s absence in AKB activities the past year, her fans are eager to prove that they are still around and rooting her on. Their fundraising activities are the most transparent of all fanbases, with reporting done to the last $0.01. Not surprising that her votes increased as this is also apparently her “last” sousenkyo.

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3.Kashiwagi Yuki

Final Votes: 16,064
Last year: 38,000
The boost of enthusiasm from last year(when Yukirin announced her ambitions for No.1) is now gone, for reasons we can imagine. Yukirin will probably be fighting with Jurina for the No.3 spot.

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2.Sashihara Rino

Final Votes:18,100
Last year: 14,046
Her Japanese Fanclub admin actually predicted that there will be a huge gap in votes in China. However, he/she has also very confidently announced that at least 220,000 votes has been secured domestically.

Update: Only 800 people participated in China’s crowdfunding, but on average each person put in 22 votes. Like the rumors suggest, her fans are rich – and putting it in their own words, “aggressive” and “maniacs”.

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1.Watanabe Mayu

Final Votes:51,716
Last year: ~34,000
Above amount is contributed from 4,000 fans, and on average each person contributed 13 votes. There’s probably at least 1,600 votes from another independent seller and more from other fanclubs in Taiwan, Hong Kong, SE Asia. If we consider global popularity, Mayu is easily the Queen of Group48.

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0.Matsui Jurina
Final Votes: 27,000???
Last year: 15,200 (interim figure with no final report)
Somehow they did not put out an official report, and 27,000 is just a reported figure i saw somewhere. So pls do not take it seriously.


Figures from 2015 in a previous post here:

https://allthingsjpop.wordpress.com/2015/05/29/3-weeks-to-akb48-general-elections-2015-a-look-at-china-fans-campaigns/


 

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

14 Jun

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

4 Jun

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

4 Jun


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…

Bunshun reports of NMB48 Kinoshita Haruna(17) in an extramarital affair

9 May

NMB48 underage member Kinoshita Haruna(17) is alleged to be in an affair with Estate24 CEO Akita Shintaro(28+). In a 6th May live streaming on NicoNico, Bunshun showed photos of the 2 walking in Shibuya and said they stayed over in Ritz Carlton Hotel in Roppongi.

週刊文春が『NMB48』の木下春奈の不倫を報じる 相手は逮捕歴ありの会社社長
Shoes and handbag are similar to what Kinoshita showed off in her blog.

週刊文春が『NMB48』の木下春奈の不倫を報じる 相手は逮捕歴ありの会社社長
For other pics, please check here.

Estate24 CEO Akita Shintaro is said to have been arrested in 2013 on suspicions of frauding Mizuho Bank 200 million yen. He married sister of an ex-NMB48 member – Muro Kayoko, and they have a son born in 2014.(Source) He is said to have interactions with AKB48 members as well. (Source)

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Background Story

On 19th April, Kinoshita posted a photo of homemade curry in her Instagram, commenting on how delicious it was and how she strives to be a better cook. What attracted eyeballs was an angry comment left on that post.

NMB48の未成年アイドル、“元メンバーの姉の夫”と不倫!? インスタに「実名告発コメント」

NMB48の未成年アイドル、“元メンバーの姉の夫”と不倫!? インスタに「実名告発コメント」

Muro Kayoko, sister of ex-NMB48 member Muro Kanako, took to her instagram and left this message. “Having an affair with ex-member’s sister’s husband and causing them to divorce, you can sure cook in the house where the wife and children lived!”


No comment from management..

Watanabe Miyuki announces graduation from NMB48

14 Apr

渡辺美優紀、NMB48卒業を発表 これが意味深発言の答え
Credit Sponichi

NMB48 Watanabe Miyuki (22) has announced her graduation from the group on 13th April 2016, during a theater life in Osaka.

Speaking in tears “Compared to when i first joined NMB48, it took even more determination to graduate. The juniors are shining. From the bottom of my heart, I want to leave NMB48 to the next generation.”

To Yamamoto Sayaka who was also present on stage, she said “We’re the same age, about the same height, and belong to the same blood type. To the end, we’re not able to be friends, but you’re the person i’m most fated to meet. It’s really regretful that i’m not able to be honest, but more than anyone i know that you’re a great person and really respect you. I’ve never been able to relay this message, but i’ll pluck up the courage here and tell you now.”

Yamamoto was apparently the only one who knew about her graduation plans beforehand. She said “Being in NMB48 by itself is not an answer, nor is it the path to success. To Milky who has been with us all the way, we would like to believe in the road you choose.”

Watanabe Miyuki did not elaborate on the specific date or her future plans.

Finally, Yamamoto also revealed that she has discussed with Akimoto Yasushi to have her concurrency in AKB48 removed so she can concentrate on NMB48.

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