[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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