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AKB48 Question & Answer

Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by arrowisland, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. hjr1891

    hjr1891 Kenkyuusei

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    It is spring. There is always a bunch of grads this time of the year. Happens every year.

    Sad? Yes. Unusual? Not in the slightest.
     
  2. Kakureon

    Kakureon Kenkyuusei

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    i worried about that too. moreover there are some 48G's tv programs that ends lately such as akb48 show, SKE musubi ichiban, Nakai Rika's Hakuchuumu, Niigata friend, etc
     
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  3. richard durbano

    richard durbano Kenkyuusei

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    Is it my imagination, or didn't it seem much EASIER to be an AKB fan six or seven years ago than it does now? Everything seemed so perfect back in 2010-2014 (even though I'm sure things were never as rosy as they appeared back then.) But it seemed like I loved every song they put out. Every TV show (that someone was nice enough to translate for us) seemed so funny. It felt like we were seeing entertainment perfection in everything they touched. I'm still an enormous fan but it just seems tougher than it used to be, which saddens me. Don't get me wrong, the present members are all still lovely and talented and personable, but somehow it feels different. All the stuff going on with NGT is very off-putting. Jurina's implosion last year was god-awful to watch. No annual election this year. AKBingo gone. Virtually all of the girls from the first two generations graduated or about to. And worst of all, I find many of AKB's recent singles aren't all that great, hardly memorable, let alone iconic. :(Maybe it's just my old age kicking in.
     
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  4. gotbild

    gotbild Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    @richard durbano There's no doubt that the peak of AKB48 was around 2011-2012 and the years before and after that. Musically and personal. After that most things slowly have gone backwards. Maybe management's energy is lost?
     
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  5. richard durbano

    richard durbano Kenkyuusei

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    @gotbild, I really don't know. It's probably more my problem than an AKB management problem. My apartment is festooned with scads of framed posters and photos of AKB that I've acquired over the years through eBay and Amazon and I have come to realize 90% of those posters are of girls who were part of those first few generations. When I see clips of AKBingo on Youtube, I always seem to gravitate to the older clips more than the more recent ones and, believe it or not, I still have an iPod with almost 250 songs, mostly older songs, that I listen to all the time. So, I am beginning to think I'm one of these fans who got ''stuck'' in the old days and either can't and/or won't appreciate what I'm seeing in 2019. I don't know if there are many others with a similar mindset, but I find it frustrating. Very frustrating.
     
  6. Jake Bittle

    Jake Bittle Kenkyuusei

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    Does anyone know when the 2019 Janken tournament will be? Has it been announced yet? Is it always in September? :)
     
  7. lionel90

    lionel90 Upcoming Girls

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    It is way too early for this kind of anouncement.
    Please refer to the previous threads if you want an idea.
     
  8. Aka

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    Too soon, mate. Too soon.
     
  9. Eliseo Nestor Jr

    Eliseo Nestor Jr Kenkyuusei

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    Do they have entrance fee on AKB48 senbatsu sousenkyo?
     
  10. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    Yes, but there will be no SSK this year. It was announced a month ago.

    "Thank you very much for supporting the AKB 48 Group, as usual.

    We decided not to hold the “AKB 48 Selected General Election,” which is the annual event of the AKB 48 group, which has reached a major break with 10 sessions held last year."

    https://ameblo.jp/akihabara48/entry-12446503709.html
     
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  11. ryo48

    ryo48 Kenkyuusei

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    Hello guys... about the Showroom app in ios...
    It is not available in my region anymore (Greece).
    Has this thing happened to other regions too?
    Is it "japan only" now?
     
  12. Mayoyo

    Mayoyo Kenkyuusei

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    still usable here in Jakarta
    I'm on android though
     
  13. Arbios

    Arbios Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    i'm from albania and it isn't available here,i'm not sure if it ever used to be tho
     
  14. David61

    David61 Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    I think the issue (at least for me here in the UK) is that the app is insisting that I update it but when I try and do that in the Apple App Store it tells me that it's not available in my country or region. I've tried connecting via a VPN to a Japanese node but I still get that message so maybe my account in the App Store is locked to my home country? I certainly used to be able to use the app OK here but I can't remember when I last used it. I'll be visiting Japan in a couple of weeks so I'll try again when I'm there.
     
  15. ryo48

    ryo48 Kenkyuusei

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    So, it seems that they stopped making the app available internationally (at least for ios).
    I contacted them at support@showroom-live.com
    I hope that they will answer back.
     
  16. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    I am watching Sato Akari right now on my iPad (and she is on the web in a browser window on my mac mini). I live in the US, which would be "internationally" relative to Japan.

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    P.S. It just ended.
     
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  17. Doraleous

    Doraleous Kenkyuusei

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    Hey, I was wondering if some fan put up a website where you can repetitively pick between two AKB/SKE/NMB/HKT members and the algorithm keeps bumping the ones you choose up until a full ranking is made and you have a complete list of who you like best/least.

    Kinda like some guy has made for H!P on this website, for illustrating it: http://hpsort.is-mine.net/
     
  18. hermionepj1

    hermionepj1 Kenkyuusei

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    http://akbsort.tumblr.com/
     
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  19. ryo48

    ryo48 Kenkyuusei

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    Well I guess it is still available in the US.
    What do you get if you search about sister group apps?
    BNK48 app available in my region, but MNL48 app not available.
    (Always talking about ios)
     
  20. Jurinavenclaw

    Jurinavenclaw Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Is I*Zone officially an AKB48 sister group? I know some fans consider them as one but I want to know if its official. One argument for it given to me was that there's a link to I*zone's official site in AKB's site.

    Thank you.
     

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