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[GENERAL] The AKB48 Thread

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

  1. wlerin

    wlerin Kenkyuusei

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    Frankly unless you're actually attending the concert in person I don't see what the complaint is about. Too long? Don't watch the whole thing.
     
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  2. marioworldakb

    marioworldakb Kenkyuusei

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    I liked last year's SSK format flow, just limit the speech time only to 48th place and it's all good.

    But idk they need to increase the bar to 100th cuz like someone said earlier there are almost equal amounts of girls entering and leaving in recent years

    Keep it to 80th is fine
     
  3. Nieru

    Nieru Kenkyuusei

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    True, just watch till your oshi ranks then you're done. Last year once it got into the senbatsu I just left for dinner lol. too long
     
  4. Trinu

    Trinu Kenkyuusei

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    I'm thinking from the POV of someone who's there. :^^;:

    Heck, I have a hard time in many concerts because between opening acts and the main artists themselves it can take to 3 hours.
    Maybe I'm getting old or whatever, but if I have a hard time standing/sitting for 3 hours, I can't imagine how boring it must be for the girls who sit there for 4 or 5 hours seeing the ranking girls go down and give their speech and whatnot.
     
  5. wlerin

    wlerin Kenkyuusei

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    So make it two days instead of just one (actually three, with the night-after concert) -- 100-33 on day one (or 100-17), and the top ranks on day 2, after a second concert.
     
  6. hjr1891

    hjr1891 Kenkyuusei

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    Cut the speeches short. There is absolutely no need for any acceptance speech to be longer than 10-15 secs. Anything more can be just as easily conveyed through the members social message networks.

    Unlimited time for the Top16? Absurd.

    Also, take FujiTV out of the equation. Their commercials interrupt the show, and add the need for longer MCs. Thus drawing out the event.
     
  7. Reveen

    Reveen Kenkyuusei

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    Disagree, if you're going to hire an outdoor stadium for several days (including setup and rehearsals) then you need to maximize revenue.

    SSK is fine the way it is. For those complaining...it's one f*****g day out of the year.
     
  8. wlerin

    wlerin Kenkyuusei

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    Their commercials also help pay for the event, unfortunately.
     
  9. skyx22

    skyx22 Kenkyuusei

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    Yeah, if there were 100 spots last year, Tano would rank but her rank still harshly dropped.

    Other things I'm noticing:

    1. Miorin would rank, because she failed to rank last year, her fans were aggressive on NHK Kouhaku voting, she finished 10th. Because she & Akarin were tremendous on this voting, they're now on senbatsu of Shoot Sign. It's 2nd time for her to be senbatsu of an AKB48 single since Manatsu no Sounds Good.
    2. Shiichan, Seichan, & Rion would rank.
    3. There would be 3 native NGT48 members rank instead of just 1. Beside Katomina, Rikahime & Ogiyuka would rank. Even Ogiyuka would rank higher (95th) than Rikahime (96th).
    4. Too bad, among 81st-100th no any member of Team 8.
     
  10. ForrestFuller

    ForrestFuller Kenkyuusei

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    3rd Actually (She was in Labrador Retriever).
     
  11. Silenka

    Silenka Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Also think about the incentive for fans. The harder spots are to get, the more fans will be thinking "I better buy a few extra CDs just in case..."
    Some girls are such a longshot to make it into the top 80 that certain groups of fans are just happy to get a member a ranking, no matter where that ranking is. If that's increased to Top 100, the pressure to buy more CDs is eased up a little on people who think their girl is going to comfortably rank into low tier anyway. The more spots their are, the less pressure there is for certain types of buyers.

    Just from a pure marketing standpoint, of course.
    (Obviously there are still going to be a lot of people who go all in regardless of how many spots/how likely someone is to rank).
     
  12. hjr1891

    hjr1891 Kenkyuusei

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    The idea is to get your girl as high rank as possible, not to just barely rank.
     
  13. Silenka

    Silenka Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    People's wallets don't always agree. There's a fine line between "I have enough money to buy more votes" and "hmm, I'm going to be eating ramen for a while but it's worth it..."
     
  14. EinhanderX

    EinhanderX Kenkyuusei

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    The increase of votes number in the lower bracket last year blurred this line so much there should be a graph about exploding demand of ramen post-SSK somewhere on the web.

    For girls with decent fanbase, yes. Not so for say, fanbase of unranked one.
     
  15. Reveen

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    Tanamin's fans say Hi ;)
     
  16. pongpaeng

    pongpaeng Kenkyuusei

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    Thank you so much for sharing my video ^_^ hope you guys enjoy the interview :D
     
  17. diocristian48

    diocristian48 Kenkyuusei

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    Random idea:

    Maybe we could add the bracket to 100, but announce the rest later (or after #1), and give them a song on the theater edition and label them as "aspiring girls" or smth


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  18. sorasan

    sorasan Kenkyuusei

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    Hmm don't see the STU48 section yet ... some news about the STU48

     
  19. kanjo

    kanjo Kenkyuusei

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    There is a thread for it here.
    You should check out the "recent posts" tab if you haven't already. (near the top of the page)
     
  20. plomeplome

    plomeplome Kenkyuusei

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    I'm indifferent with adding more spots. I think the way they announced it at the concert is good, maybe they can have the song for the extra 20 in the theatre ed
     

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