Hello, everyone! I’m posting to let you know about the results of the Janken Pon tournament that was held yesterday to decide the senbatsu and center for AKB48′s 19th single coming out December 8th!
So, basically, it was a rock paper scissors tourney to decide the important stuff about the next single lol. Fans were rioting over this before it started because they felt it would be rigged, and some still do, what can you do, can’t please everyone I guess *shrugs* IMO, it was an amazing way to shift the girls around, because let’s face it, in this particular point in history it’s extremely hard to a girl to get into senbatsu, and many many AKB girls have been members for a LONG time without being senbatsu ever, so I really thought it would be a great opportunity! Especially because I have many not-so-popular favorites (well, who am I kidding, almost everybody is my favorite xD lol DD here!) but after all has been said and done I have mixed feelings about this lol. Well, I’ll eleaborate more in each girl’s post.
THEATER GIRLS (AKA. Low Tier)
Yukirin is the captain of Team B, she’s also the lead of the French Kiss subunit, and a very popular gravure model. When I saw this I was immediately sad. Yukirin happens to have my favorite voice of all regular senbatsu so sucks to be me xD
I know absolutely nothing about this girls. Sorry. I’m not into following Kenkyuusei at all, because I can barely keep up with the full members as is, and it’s too sad when they get cut. So yeah, she looks very young
Miichan T_T She’s a Team K member and renown for her dancing abilities and her mischievous character. Another sad moment for me xD
NOOOOO! This was my only chance to see my girl in senbatsu and she lost U_U she’s consistently been bottom of the TG, Mixi rankings, you name it, and it saddens me because she’s in my top 10 and she’s SO ridiculously talented!
The non-japanese looking loli isn’t very lucky either x_x I feel bad for her because Akimoto wants to push her but fans don’t seem to care much ;_;
Ok, nevermind all my rambling about Kenkyuuseis, I LOVE this girl. I haven’t even seen her perform like, ever, but OMG SHE LOOKS LIKE SAYU! and she also looks like all those idols from the 80s! And I’m shallow like that xD I hadn’t even noticed she was part of the tournament! OMG! Now I’m looking forward to TG even more!
The Amuro clone and fashionista of AKB48. I love this girl SO much, she’s a fierce bitch lolol. Sad that she lost, but at this point, I’m glad she stays with Yuko and Miichan rocking TG haha
Awww Mariyannu u_u I want to get to know her more, cause all I know about her is that she’s gorgeous and a great singer and she is a Team B member xD
Ayarin is the rumored AKB girl who got fired for dating and then rehired and made her way from a kenkyuusei to a full member. I admire her a lot, and I’ve said it a ton of times before but OMG. Imagine being a frontgirl (because she was, way back when, more popular than Yukirin!) and then making a stupid mistake and getting fired, and then having to go through the whole thing from the bottom again? And never be senbatsu again? I mean. WOW. Major courage. I <3 U Ayarin!
Mikapon, psychotic girl extraordinaire of Team B is here too u_u Reading what Sasshi wrote about her palm reading abilities on her blog I would’ve expected her to go higher
My Reinyan!!! She’s a Team K girl and also happens to be the sweetest idol in the whole wide world! And that voice *_* lolol rewriting this thing makes me realize that TG is definitely my favorite tier
Takamina, Team A captain and… you really don’t know Takamina? xD She’s the unofficial AKB48 leader! OMG a single without her is going to be werd, but well, she wasn’t around SnH08 much either and the world didn’t crash xD She’s guaranteed to be uber awesome wherever she’s placed, and I’m sure she’ll be the center of TG…
MY BABY!!!! ;_; Yuko is a Team K girl WHO IS MADE OF SOLID WIN. And it’s kind of funny that even though she won the elections she’s in the lowest tier now xD I’m proud of her because she was a really good sport even after she lost! She was all smiles, and cheered on Sasshi to get the No. 1 spot! Now I can only hope that she has a lot of screentime in the TG video hahaha
Rumi is a Team K member, and she’s a very good dancer and singer, coupled with a great fun and outgoing personality that makes her amazing to watch on MCs! (Srsly you guys, every entry I type, I like TG more xD)
Yuka is Team B member who is the best singer of AKB48. Yes, I said it. And nobody can deny it xD I kid, I kid, but I do think she was the best vocal range, control and timbre lolol.
Shiichan is a Team A member who also happens to be the girl who’s been a Kenkyuusei for the longest in AKB history. She sort of became the Kenkyuusei leader and then her team mates started getting promoted left and right while she had to wait and wait. But she stuck in there, until her time came! <3 Also, she’s SO funny. Seriously, her election video was hands down the BEST.
Wasamin is a Team A member, and she’s especially talented in singing and dancing because she’s been trained before, but I wouldn’t really know how xD I absolutely adore this girl ever since I saw her in the Infinity musical, she’s so SERIOUS. And gives 200% in everything she does. Also she’s so beautiful! And the fact that she’s young gives me hope that she might rise in the ranks with time.
It’s probably not a very good time to be Myao ;_; She’s a Team B member who got the last senbatsu spot in the election, but was demoted to UG in the 18th single, and now, she’s eliminated in the first round! Nevertheless, sassy and spunky Myao won’t be easily defeated, I’m sure of that!
No idea about this kenkyuusei.
UNDERGIRLS (aka. Middle Tier)
No idea about this kenkyuusei either. Her ears are very… distinctive though o_o
Mariko-sama in undergirls? OMG what’s the world come to? xD She’s a Team A member and has consistently been a frontgirl ever since she was added to Team A due to a petition from the fans. I love her because even though she’s incredibly busy outside of AKB with a lot of modeling jobs and the such, she still cares about AKB a lot, and it means a lot to her. <3
Aww Nacchan ;_; she’s a Team B member, but in reality, she’s an original team A member who got transfered to Team B when it was formed. She’s also the leader of my favorite AKB subunit, Watarirouka Hashiritai. And she’s the best looking girl in a bikini in the whole idol world. I kid you not. Go google it! xD
Sayaka is just OMG *___* an amazing idol! She’s no cutesy kid though, she’s a beautiful and sexy woman! Which is why she’s been steadily pushed to the UG category even though she was senbatsu before x_x She’s also the Team K captain, and what I find funny is that she ended up being the highest ranked captain, which is hilarious because usually, Yuki and Minami are in senbatsu while she’s the one in undergirls xD
lol wtf is up with that pic? anyway, Micha is a Team K member too, and the only 6th gen Kenkyuusei along with Akicha. She’s a very sweet girl, and also, she has a beautiful low range voice! Aaaaand she looks like my Berryz favorite member, Kumai-chan xD
Wtf? I hadn’t noticed Chiichan had made it to undergirls That’s amazing because she’s one of the least recognized Team A members. It’s funny in a way because she was very popular as a kenkyuusei, but then she got promoted and they never pushed her again ;_; She has a beautiful crystalline voice though, I’m glad she’s not stuck in TG this time <3
NOOOOOOO! Haachan is my second favorite AKB member, so of course I was rooting for her D: She is the sexiest girl in the whole 48 family xD no kidding, man. She just oozes self confidence no matter where or what <3 Hopefully she’ll get a good position in the UG song…
Umechan stays in undergirls <3 She’s a Team K member who is famous because of her dance skills! And she’s also super sexy! Just look at that pic! It’s the cutesy banana costume but NO! she makes it hot! <3
Saepo! She’s a Team K member who’s Sayaka’s BF BFF xD She’s also usually in senbatsu, and I actually think this is her first time missing the top members in a single I’m glad she’s together with Sayaka! Hopefully we can all see some Saeyaka love around the PV!!
Another UG who stays in her rank xD Nattsumii is a Team A girl who is super sweet and adorable, and she also happens to be an amazing dancer
Aminachiyan is a fan favorite among western AKB followers xD It’s not hard to understand because she’s absolutely adorable, and she’s extremely hard working, getting to the point of learning all of the choreographies of the stages in order to improve and make herself stand out more The fans support her a lot, but the management keeps pushing her down D: She’s in Team B, BTW.
Sasshi from Team A! I don’t even know where Sasshi stands in my ranking anymore, but it’s coming dangerously close to the top 3 anyway xD I love her super quirky random personality, and how she’s completely honest about herself, without putting on a mask or anything like that. I wanted her to get to senbatsu in place of Yuko, but UG is good enough
I have a soft spot for B member Kitarie. Maybe it’s because I have unagi inu lips too so I can relate? xD Anyway, what makes me SUPER happy is seeing her together with Sasshi, hopefully they can share some screentime together? Since they are BFFs and all <3
Mayuborg is the face of Team B, and she’s a CG xD I absolutely adore her because she’s too perfect to even be real hahaha. Poor thing, she must’ve been crushed to lose here though I have a feeling she’ll lead UG though…
Moeno <3 a Team K member who is the epitome of cool. She’s absolutely fearless and OMG so amazing! I’m super happy she’s in UG, I hadn’t even noticed her position much when I went over the results the first time xD
Lovetan + Mayuyu single? They must’ve found some consolation in that xD Well, I mean, not that they aren’t always together in Watarirouka, but you know, this is different Lovetan is a Team A member who is absolutely loli-licious and rebellious xD Tsundere 100%
SENBATSU (aka. Top Tier)
YESSSSS! Chikarina in senbatsu!!! I’m so SO happy! T_T you guys don’t even knowwwww… I love her so much! she’s absolutely hardworking and endearing and OMG I adore her. There are no words, I’m SO happy! She’s in Team B, BTW xD
Acchan, face of AKB48 and Team A etc. People cried foul when Acchan made it into senbatsu, but when one thinks that all she needed was to win one single match to be there it wasn’t such a steep possibility. I think that she kind of got a free pass because Erena withdrew from the tournament so she automatically won the first round or something? Well whatever, it will be hilarious to watch her backdance to the other girls xD But now watch AKiP troll us all and giving her a huge amount of screentime xD
Sakippe! Beautiful pianist of Shin K!! <3 I’m so so so SO happy for her! Especially because I feel that after she was promoted to K she hasn’t been pushed much T_T but now with MINT in the next single and her in senbatsu afterwards!!!! OMG! Please give her a piano and let us all stare in awe in the 19th single!!
My Team B oshimen!!!! Tomo~mi is the only one of my oshis who made it into senbatsu and she didn’t make it very far ahead either, sadly -_- Well, at least I’m SUPER happy to see her there, I honestly wanted her to be center for a super sexy single xD
OMG! Tanamin!!! <3 One of my favorite Shin K members hands down! She’s absolutely beautiful, a great singer a FIERCE dancer and has a super dorky personality that makes her ultra endearing! <3 Also, judging from the past singles, she’d be part of Media Senbatsu, but I don’t really know if that’s how it works for a single with only 16 senbatsus instead of 22 :/
I’m glad Kana made it into senbatsu, because she’s one of those girls who were pushed a lot back when Team K had just started, then she was mildly pushed for a while circa K4 and now she’s nowhere to be seen -_- She’s in Team B now too.
Mocchi! <3 She’s a Team A member who is absolutely beautiful and very gentle and demure. She’s also a great singer, and part of French Kiss. I hope she gets a good part in the single because I adore her voice!
Whoa! I didn’t know Tomochan had made it this far Good for her! She’s a Team K member and she’s so glompable haha and dorky <3 I’ve warmed up to her because I honestly didn’t know what to think at first but just… she’s too adorable!
OMG Akicha looks a bit like Sooyoung from SNSD in this pic! Anyhow, I digress, she’s a Team A member who holds the record of being the fastest promoted kenkyuusei. She’s also part of French Kiss and she’s always like this: which makes me love her SO much!
Nacchi! A Team B member who is very smart, funny and a very good performer! I’m so glad that she’s in senbatsu again, after all, her last senbatsu was Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou a million years ago xD I’m especially excited about her getting a ton of lines, because she can BELT! And she chose to wear the Furishite Maneshite costumes from K5!!! That makes 2 of us who LOVE those costumes: Nacchi and me
Suuchan from Team B!!! Everyone’s favorite H!P reject in the top of senbatsu! <3 <3 <3 I’m so happy for her! She’s been pushed a good deal, but she had never made senbatsu before, so yeah, it’s a good thing
Aamin! She’s the other Maeda from Team A and OMG she’s drop dead gorgeous. I know next to nothing about her other than that, sadly, so I can’t wait to see more of her.
Harugon must be floating! First she makes senbatsu for the first time with the elections and then she manages to get in the top 5 of senbatsu? That’s so great for her and I’m supper happy. She’s also a very fun girl who is like a child inside, always a lot of fun guaranteed xD She’s in Team A, BTW
Kojiharu from Team A, is actually the only usual senbatsu girl who managed to climb higher than her usual position. So good for her, now watch her get all the spotlight lolol
Harukyan is a Team B member who was a Kenkyuusei for a LONG time before being promoted. She was my favorite kenkyuusei for the longest time so of course I’m glad she got this far! Kinda sad that she couldn’t make it all the way to the top, but hey, she’s getting a solo single and all so this is great timing for her as well!
Mayuchi in first place is just WHOA. I mean… really… I don’t think anyone ever even thought of that possibility xD I love it LOVE LOVE LOVE it for several reasons, the most important being that she’s an excellent performer and a super hardworking girl who will certainly be able to carry the pressure of being the center, and the ulterior motive is that she’s a Shin K member so YAY TEAM K!!!! 2 CENTER GIRLS IN A YEAR! REPRESENT!!! People have been making mean comments about her all over the internet, but what can you do, haters gonna hate, and I’m rooting for her 100%, I believe that she has what it takes to make the next single amazing!