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Graduation announcements thread

Discussion in 'General AKB48 Discussion' started by Kuchi-Chan, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. dutchie

    dutchie Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Well, that has been done, although for other graduation reasons, but she would have to go through the auditioning process again ... and she will have no guarantees that she will be selected, as a whole trainload of new girls are applying as well of course.
    (and I have no idea what the 'cutoff' age for entering AKB would be ... but I don't think your chances will be very good if you're over 18, unless management is convinced you'll be an instant hit and have staying power)


    I'm kinda sure Miki-chan must have thought about this, but she still decided to try it on her own with a crowdfunding campaign.
     
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  2. SunnyHighland

    SunnyHighland Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    11 or 12 to 19 if I'm not mistaken.
     
  3. AragonDx

    AragonDx Kenkyuusei

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    can't they go hiatus for a while?
     
  4. dutchie

    dutchie Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Maybe for medical reasons ... but I don't think anyone has ever done that because of school, let's face it, your shelve life as an idol is limited, around 10 years or so, even shorter, if you decide to take a 'sabbatical' for a year or two you are losing 20% or more of your effective 'use' for AKB.
    I'm pretty sure professional sport teams will react in the same way if a prospective player tells them they want to go on a hiatus.
     
  5. firecoral

    firecoral Kenkyuusei

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    Rara just came back from a school related hiatus.

    Although for girls with less of a foothold in their group, grad would be the option that makes more sense.
     
  6. dutchie

    dutchie Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    but that started May this year right? ... so that's just a few months, half year?

    btw, from what I read it was to prepare for admission to a University, that sounds like serious crunch time to me.
    But if you need to do that I kinda wonder how you will manage when you are an actual student?
     
  7. Yua

    Yua Kenkyuusei

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    Japanese universities are pretty well-known for having brutal entrance exams, but not being that hard once you're already in, lol.

    Speaking of school-related hiatuses, wasn't that the reason Hiiwatan gave for her hiatus, too?
     
  8. SunnyHighland

    SunnyHighland Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Many took hiatus because of school related matter but rarely for years. So yeah, who holds the hiatus record now? Haruppi?
     
  9. x_AozoraKataomoi_x

    x_AozoraKataomoi_x Kenkyuusei

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    Aikawa Maho, if not limited to 48G.
     
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  10. gotbild

    gotbild Kenkyuusei

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    Ok, I see. I just think if a girl wanted to take hiatus for a while for complete the studies it would be good for both her and AKB. She have trained a lot and AKB must have invested in her training so why wasting it all because she have to graduate?But of course not for a long period, maximum one year.
     
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  11. Reveen

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    Umeda Ayaka was out injured for 15 months early on iirc.
     
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  12. AnToNa

    AnToNa Kenkyuusei

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    The I*ZONE gals.
     
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  13. Kuura

    Kuura Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    lionel90 Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    This and Homma Maï are a mystery to me.
    Their performance record can be counted on one hand and when they do, they can't do a full stage.
    I remember them being terrible when the 16th gen was introduced, and in Izumi's case she looked terrfied on stage.

    They aren't really performing that's one thing, and I wonder if they are taking lessons ? and here I mean extra lessons
    It's a question to never see these girls on stage while one of the purpose of AKB48 is to whatch your idols grow. And these 2 are invisible.

    So why do they keep them ?
    Back in 2012, the mangement cutted some kenkyusei, with the reason of too many, they were judged on their skills.
    These 2 are known to be very bad and don't seem to improve a lot, yet they are still members.

    Anyway they are brave to have auditionned and in Izumi's case to have stayed that long.
     
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  15. Silenka

    Silenka Stage48 Moderator Staff Member Stage48 Moderator

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    Noooooooooooooooooooo :(

    She was the 16th gen who immediately stood out the most to me. It seems like all the ones who catch my eye the most in a generation are some of the first to graduate...
     
  16. ForrestFuller

    ForrestFuller Future Girls

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    It's posts like these that make me miss the funny rating.
     
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  17. Trinu

    Trinu Upcoming Girls

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    Become a mod and you'll get it. I've seen it thrown around and it's unfair!
     
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  18. dutchie

    dutchie Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    is it just me .... or are the mods into some epic trolling ? :D
    Screenshot 2018-11-13 at 11.53.47.png
     
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  19. Rurouni

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    Noza announced her grad in Nozaworld traveler YT video
     
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  20. Matsui Hikari

    Matsui Hikari Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name) Stage48 Donor

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    Another English speaker gone :cry2:
     
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