[GENERAL] The AKB48 Thread

Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by Kyobu, Jun 16, 2007.

  1. Mana

    Mana Upcoming Girls

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    Remember last time I wrote about Zunchan writing every AKB member's name on a picture after the Music Station live to help people learning their names, well actually I saw that the official AKB staff account did the same thing after the JRA live! They posted a photo and then posted it again with every member name written, the tweets asks if you found an oshimen. They made it their pinned tweet and it received more than 5000 likes, that's nice! But Zunchan still wanted to contribute, she replied to the tweet with 2 tweets (here + here) of every member's Twitter account so that people can check it and follow them LOL she is really cute and nice and smart, she should become the official promoter of AKB ;w;

    The picture from AKB staff account:

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  2. mayuri91

    mayuri91 Kenkyuusei

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    it is interesting to see that these two pushed girls already graduated long time ago and doing their own thing now while the least promoted of the trio, okada nana is currently leading 48g and become one of the aces.. they could become a big trio but...
     
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  3. bonjourmarlene

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    Miki felt more like a failed push and the girl who just trailed behind Kojimako and Naachan. As someone who discovered girls because of AKBINGO, I thought of Miki as one of the top batters but out of four sousenkyos, she only ranked twice and that as a Future Girl (62 and 61). Mako at least made Undergirls and Naachan has been senbatsu since 2016.

    I obviously would have loved to see them continue as a trio, but I understand why Miki might have felt left behind and graduated. At the start of the three musketeers, she was actually my favourite.

    Paruru could have really pulled the group forward again at times like these imo but she was also part of the group for seven years already by the time she left. That's a very long time if you look at it objectively.
     
  4. Reveen

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    Push is always a complicated thing to quantify with as many different definitions as people posting about it but fundamentally I think it's a combination of management pushing and the members doing stuff to push themselves. The thing about Naachan was/is she always gets good handshake reviews and has since she was a kks. Mako went through a period of poor hs reviews and lost ground for a while then she tried harder at hs and fixed things. Miki always got pretty lackluster HS reviews so she didn't hook enough of the people who got interested in her from tv shows or whatever. I think maybe Miki was a bit too immature to realize what she could have done to improve.

    Another lackluster hs queen, it's a real pity but I feel like Paruru's salty reputation was enabled by her fans and by management, she could have been top 3 or 4 if she'd actually tried.
     
  5. innosu

    innosu Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    Miki (and Naanya) is believed to graduate for entirely unrelated reasons to their performance in the group though (which actually make more sense).
     
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  6. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    How soon we forget!
     
  7. wlerin

    wlerin Upcoming Girls

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    Maybe, or maybe she (they both) stopped taking the group seriously because she lost her push, which was due to performance in the group. That in turn led to doing stupid stuff and getting caught.

    Or maybe they weren't taking it seriously from the start and that's why their pushes stopped. Point is, their performance did tank before they left, and while it wasn't the reason they left it was likely related.
     
  8. lionel90

    lionel90 Upcoming Girls

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    Just, what is happening on Twitter ?
    #あなたのAKBどこから (Anata no AKB48 doko kara) is trending currently.
     
  9. sscrla

    sscrla Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    https://www.nikkansports.com/entertainment/akb48/news/202101150000018.html

    https://www.musicvoice.jp/news/202101150176558/


    There was also a recent survey of teenagers about “old fashioned” songs like Heavy Rotation.

    ■ 2nd place "Heavy Rotation" / AKB48
    Reason:
    ・ Because I danced and sang so much
    when I was a nursery school ・ A song that everyone can enjoy anytime, anywhere! When I was in elementary school, everyone around me danced at school events.
    ・ When I was in elementary school, I listened to only AKB songs.

    https://popnroll.tv/articles/14089

    Yuihan’s answer:[google, but still understandable]
    After watching the loud diamond MV that my sister taught me

    The 2nd gen member of SKE48 was rejected in the dance examination. The 8th gen member of AKB48 was rejected in the 2nd examination and decided to give up because he could not go to Tokyo while he was a high school student. It was around RIVER in the winter of my second year of high school that I passed the AKB48 9th term research student audition and came to Tokyo.

    #From where your AKB
     
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  10. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Upcoming Girls

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    It was basically about how people found out about AKB48 and became fans of the group. I thought it was especially interesting to read members' posts regarding the subject because for them it was less like "why did I become a fan" and more like "why did I audition."

    Some of my favourite were Ichikawa Miori and Sashihara Rino. Miorin because she said she originally wanted to audition for AKB48's 8th generation and I think she dodged a bullet there [hehe] As for Sasshi, I thought it was funny that she just tweeted "YUKARIN" at first and then explained that she got into AKB48 because of a Hello Kitty related blog post by Sato Yukari.

    When I think of old gen oshimen, Sato Yukari isn't on my list of members I'd expect anyone to oshi, but I love that Sasshi chose her.
     
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  11. Elstree

    Elstree Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    AKB48 Team8 TOKYO IDOL PROJECT × @ JAM NewYear Premium Party 2021

    Setlist :
    1:12 - 前しか向かねえ (Mae shika mukanee)
    3:57 - 思春期のアドレナリン (Shishunki no Adrenaline)
    6:35 - 制服の羽 (Seifuku no hane)
    9:18 - MC1
    13:14 - 背中から抱きしめて (Senaka kara Dakishimete)
    15:42 - 転がる石になれ (Korogaru Ishininare)
    18:23 - みなさんもご一緒に (Minasan mo goissho ni)
    21:01 - チャイムはlove Song
    23:39 - MC2
    24:52 - 離れていても (Hanareteitemo)
    27:35 - MC3
    28:27 - After Rain
    30:57 - 47の素敵な街へ (47 no sutekina machi e)
    34:37 - MC4

    35:17 - 夢へのルート (Yume e no route)


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    NEXT IDOL GRANDPRIX 2020【AKB48チーム8】
    29 Dec 2020


     
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  12. cool_.bruh

    cool_.bruh Kenkyuusei

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    AKB48 performing in 2007 I don't remember the festival or broadcasting it was.

    yellow: Minami minegishi, Minami takashi, Ono Erena

    blue: Masuda Yuka, Tomomi Kasai,

    green: Sae Miyazawa, Sayaka Akimoto, Mayu Wantanabe

    red: Mariko Shinoda, Yuko Oshima, Ayaka Umeda

    orange: Tomomi Itano, Rina Nakanishi, Mai Oshima

    songs that were sung: Mirai no Kajitsu, BINGO, Boku no Taiyou

    this is the time I wish I was old enough or lived in japan to see this but because I was three I couldn't make choices or convince people yet
    (also I posted this on Reddit before here)
     
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  13. Konno A.

    Konno A. Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    gotta put some respect on Yukari's name tho. Once those ladies got moved to SDN most just ignored them (especially since SDN wasn't allowed to participate during the elections...for no reason imo).
     
  14. cool_.bruh

    cool_.bruh Kenkyuusei

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    Yeah the only election the participated in was the 1st ssk and the 5th ssk
     
  15. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Upcoming Girls

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    Don't get me wrong, I love her too. I remember watching AKB48 1ji59fun and 0ji59fun, and Yukari and Noro Kayo were really the MVPs of the show and overall variety back then. Other members made me laugh too, but they were really the real reason why I watched the early episodes. The other members got the hang of it a bit later on imo.

    I'm just not used to people picking variety idols as their oshimen in general, I think. Sasshi really feels like the exception to the norm. If you look at popular/pushed member nowadays, we have Yuiyui, Zukkii, Naachan, Yuirii... They're all more serious and cute-looking rather than the type of idol you'd make fun of and who'd then hit back at you. They would most likely just wave their hands and go "iyaiya, that's not true." Fair enough, they're staying respectful, but it's funny to see them get loud and retaliate. It's variety, after all.

    My favourites are also mostly variety idols... Tano Yuka was known as one of the noisy kids back then. I came to love Minegishi Minami because she was cheeky back on AKBINGO. My original kami-oshi was Akimoto Sayaka, who'd also shout at people on AKBINGO if they made fun of her. I also really loooove Hama Sayuna and Suzuki Kurumi. I also recently got into Hinatazaka46, and my original favourite was Iguchi Mao (now already graduated though T_T) and she was constantly the punchline on Hinata's variety shows, but she also joked along.

    I love(d) Yukari and I'm sad at how she and other AKB>SDN members were pushed into oblivion, but I'm still surprised to see people voice variety idols as their oshimen.
     
  16. lionel90

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    16ki adult members, live in around 1h30
     
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  17. Konno A.

    Konno A. Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    I'm hoping the AKBINGO revival will allow those variety-dols to gain some popularity in the fandom tbh. I feel like we use to have quite a few popular variety-dols back in the golden era, but that really went to shit

    Edit: ya'll can fight me, but Oya Shizuka was one of the funniest idols we ever had and I demand better for her
     
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  18. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Upcoming Girls

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    I hope they know how much people love AKBINGO. When the #AnataNoAKBDare hashtag was trending (~how did you find out about AKB48), I sent them a tweet saying "In 2015, I wanted to start learning Japanese so I watched a variety show. That variety show was AKBINGO! Since then, I love the members." and the official AKB48 account liked my tweet.

    Obviously one person won't bring back a show (especially not me, a foreigner with no access to the actual channel that broadcasts the show), but I really hope that the revival will be a success and show them how much people need their variety shows to get to know members.
     
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  19. Konno A.

    Konno A. Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Variety shows are crucial for idols. Morning Musume really did A LOT back in the day and it was how I got invested and we use to have quite a few fans who would translate stuff too. It was actually one of the biggest complaints for fans of H!P when they got rid of all their variety stuff. Ogawa Makoto was a variety queen imo but she was not very captivating as a performer and I mean look no further than Sayu-chan and Momochi who revived H!P during the platinum era. AKB's management needs to get some regular members on local shows. Sasshi is gone and tbh I can't really name a current 48-idol who is even close to her level on TV shows or movies.

    Edit: I will say tho Nogi has been doing really well tho...so like they have a formula.
     
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  20. ootamudkip

    ootamudkip Kenkyuusei

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    I have my suspicion back then that if SDN member were to rank that'll have some impact to love ban rule (if I remember correctly they didn't have love ban rule right?)
     

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