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Discussion in 'The STAGE48 Idol Emporium' started by fatrain, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. sorasan

    sorasan Kenkyuusei

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    Sashihara Rino
    I must admit ... 78 is really Visual core based ... lol looking at them reminds me of when playing games at the beginning, you start allocate what stats your chara will be .... she must had pumped more towards visual
     
  2. hypothalamus

    hypothalamus Kenkyuusei

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    Takayama Kazumi
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    hypothalamus_
    So it's my first time watching for the auditionees.

    Just took a peek on some SRs then stayed on No. 6

    If anyone have a list of their names please :cute:
     
  3. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ their names are unknown since it is still only auditions stage. they use nicknames that are usually just a derivatives of their numbers

    here is the info on some of the members (sorry, I won't translate it)

    since there is almost no activity in rooms of candidates that do only audio streams, so another 3 girls revealed their faces today - #46, 57, 77!
    #57 is considered one of the outstanding talents since she was pretty popular in recent SKE 9th gen auditions (#22 back then). I think she passed SKE auditions, but then declined, because of disagreement with parents(?). before she explained it, she was considered a traitor by some SKE fans, so there is
    some drama here)) she is also a good singer.
    looks like #77 is pretty popular as well.

    another fan (and my) favorite is #53 - very good looking and a good dancer.
    http://equal-love.club/53-65386.html

    #14 shameless fishing with her huge boobs remind me of that girl from recent AKB draft (Moeka?) ^^;

    #93 is probably a younger sister of Hatsuka Utada (team 8)
    http://equal-love.club/93-65353.html

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    Ikoraji "RADIO=LOVE" #67 (190112)

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av40623129



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    IkoTime #14 (190115)

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av40821240

     
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  4. hypothalamus

    hypothalamus Kenkyuusei

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    After the SR of 6, I stayed on 78's. She's really good in talking. Can speak a few Korean and Chinese words. Greeted some fans from Taiwan and Korea.

    Nickname of 6 is むぅ (Muu) while 78 is ももは (Momoha) reading from the board behind her.

    By the way, did the management said already how many members there will be for the sister group?
     
  5. ArchieRinn

    ArchieRinn Kenkyuusei

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    after watching some rooms, I managed to watch #78, #60, #57, #77, #65, #40, #13, #49, and #59

    I think they have potential, especially #59 for her knowledge of language, #57 for her singing ability, #13 for her machine gun talk, and #40 for her effort to speak English [hehe]

    edit: oh don't forget #78 for her frequent hand-that-closes-mouth pose --> [hehe] :hehe:
     
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  6. Naaruru

    Naaruru Kenkyuusei

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    so far 78 (nanaha) and 60 (okemaru) are the most popular in this audition, both can reach more than 20k viewers in the first day stream and around 15k viewers in 2nd and 3rd day
     
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  7. bonjourmarlene

    bonjourmarlene Upcoming Girls

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    Are the girls going to be picked based on popularity/fans or does a management decide?
     
  8. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ Sasshi decides, SR rankings probably don't mean much since majority of candidates will pass even without streaming (or only with audio streams).
    however, Nonno was 1st in =LOVE SR audition ranking. doesn't mean that her rank was a deciding factor though.

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    Extreme Beauty
    190116

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av40888698

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    Datte Oita Love #2

     
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  9. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    Hitomi turned 18 today! :ome:

    congratulations from members (including videos from Iori and Nonno)
    http://equallove-2017.blog.jp/archives/15112267.html

    Birthday showroom



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    Ikorabu Channel #2 (190117)

    6:50-
    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av41008279

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    Iori will be an official supporter for "Super Smash Bros. Ultimate" Nishinihon League that will be streamed on OPENREC.tv starting 1/20!

    https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000345.000006792.html
    http://equal-love.jp/news/detail/1301

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    many audition videos were posted on =LOVE video matome. check them out!

    http://equal-love.info/

    #12 - Kiara 2.0 [hehe]
     
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  10. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    looks like Mirinya, Hitomi, Naatan and Shoko went to IZONE concert today

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    Ikoraji "RADIO=LOVE" #68 (190119)

     
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  11. ArchieRinn

    ArchieRinn Kenkyuusei

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  12. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    Yakubo Mio said she likes =LOVE on latest episode of Nogizaka Under Construction

    video
    http://equallove-2017.blog.jp/archives/15141798.html

    [​IMG]

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    Maika's Birthday SR
    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av41376889





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    that's it, =LOVE's sister group SR audition has ended today. the only thing that is left is the final examination on 1/26.
    it is still unknown when new members will be introduced to public though.

    candidates that I want to be chosen:

    #53 - this girl is a must have. I'll be shocked if she's not chosen. she has everything: great looks and figure, young age, fine skills (9 years of dance experience) and sweet personality.
    #57 - like 53, another high-spec all-rounder. her only con is her age (19). which might be fine if her position will be of a leader/older sister.
    #12 - interesting and unusual kid. 14 years old, but likes idols from 70-80's. very serious, old-fashioned and well-mannered. she's probably an ojousan from rich family. a mix of Kiara and Shoko.
    #42 - personal bias. she was completely under 5ch radar and there is probably 99% chance that she won't pass, but I really liked her showroom talk, it might be the funniest among all candidates. with all the teasing, inside jokes, and oogiri games it reminded me of early Nakai Rika's showrooms, which is pretty high in my books))

    other candidates with high chances:

    #78, #60 - 1st and 2nd in SR ranking with great lead, reaching 10k viewers per stream, and one of the most discussed girls on 5ch. both have outstanding characteristics: #78 looks and #60 singing, but they both are kinda too short (#78 - 144cm!, #60 -151cm) and too professional (#78 already smells of scandal ^^; ), probably not Sasshi's type, so I doubt they'll be chosen, unless they have some kind of agreement with Showroom to take those candidates who ranked in SR top.


    PS:
    overall, the level of candidates is very high. even among those who showed their faces (1/3) there are probably another ~20 girls that could be accepted on looks alone. and it looks like that there are even more hidden gems among the other 2/3 of candidates, so it's going to be a bloodbath in the final round, and it's going to be a nightmare for Sasshi ^^; I won't be surprised if sister group will have more members than =LOVE or that we'll get 2 sister groups in the end [hehe]
     
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  13. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    IkoTime #15 (190122)

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av41416106


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    Extreme Beauty 190122

    https://www.bilibili.com/video/av41427295


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    Oki Yuka (STU) sings "Kiara, Tasuke ni Kitazo"
    her oshimen are Kiara and Iori.



    she also said that #16 is her friend



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    Naatan with adult hair style in the latest issue of Ray magazine is a spitting image of Kiritani Mirei and Miyazaki Aoi/Paruru :inlove:
    she is destined to become an actress [hehe]

    https://twitter.com/saito_nagisa/status/1087679389528018945

    + Mirinya and Risa in the same magazine

    https://twitter.com/otani_emiri/status/1087671448901083136
    https://twitter.com/otoshima_risa/status/1087703342795509760

     
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  14. asudoki

    asudoki Kenkyuusei

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    I actually just got into the group recently and they are so cute! Plus the music too. I don’t have a favorite yet which is to be determined.

    I also been following up on the sister group SR section and I’m rooting for #12 - Junnichan to get in!
     
  15. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ how did you find them?

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    Datte Oita LOVE #3 (190123)



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    Murashige says that she threw paid gifts in Anna's showroom.
    both Annas are alumni of Actors School Hiroshima

    https://twitter.com/sick48world/status/1088853688087588864 (with English subtitles!)

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    long interview with Anna in Suumo

    https://suumo.jp/town/entry/hiroshima-yamamotoanna/

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    new photoshoots of Iori and Risa in Hustle Press
    and Hitomi/Maika in Seiyuu Paradise

    https://hustlepress.co.jp/haaaaan_zero_89/
    https://hustlepress.co.jp/haaaaan_zero_91/
    https://hustlepress.co.jp/haaaaan_zero_95/
    https://hustlepress.co.jp/haaaaan_zero_97/


     
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  16. Naaruru

    Naaruru Kenkyuusei

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    Okada Nana
  17. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    the auditions for sister group are officially over!
    there was no announcement and press conference after it like it was with =LOVE, so we still don't know who passed, but according to some leaks, here are the candidates who passed (^ sorry, I was writing it too slow)):

    #29, #37 (Tanigaki Kaede, ex-"Sapporo Snow♥Loveits" member), #57, #60 (Sakurai Momo, ex-"Non-sweet" member), #66, #69, #70, #71, #72, #75, #77, #94, #102 (13 in total)

    #29, #66, #70, #75 - audio streams
    #69, #71, #72, #102 - didn't stream

    #78, 1st in SR audition, didn't make the final cut, as expected.
    my favorites #12 and #53 didn't make it too... that is seriously shocking... OTL this is the last time I follow SR auditions! I still remember how my favorite in STU auditions, who I was 200% sure of, didn't pass as well :cry:

    but it's not final yet. official announcement and thanksgiving Showrooms will be held only after candidates will sign contracts. they've learned their lesson with Chuonan Mai :rolleyes:

    looks like the level of candidates was very high and auditions were nerve-wrecking and stressful for Sasshi - she had a nosebleed on =LOVE auditions and this time she had an allergy on her left eye -_-;

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    in addition to Hana, Risa and Nonno, Hitomi and Mirinya (they were shooting for PlatinumFLASH outside yesterday) got a sick leave due to influenza! :fear:
    only 7 members will perform tomorrow at MX Idol Festival Vol.6... :fear:
    I hope Pink Angels, who had a filming outside today, will be okay... :glare:

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    =LOVE ranked 1st in LiveFans Awards 2018 (newcomer category) :1st:

    https://www.livefans.jp/awards/nominates/2018/newcomer
     
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  18. ArchieRinn

    ArchieRinn Kenkyuusei

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    addition: Anna got influenza too
     
  19. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    ^ that's crazy!
    I wonder how will they manage the dance formation with only 6 members?..
    it would be interesting if they'd drop the dance altogether and only sing.

    at least Naatan is still genki))



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    Ikoraji "RADIO=LOVE" #69 (190126)

     
  20. fatrain

    fatrain Upcoming Girls

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    looks like even with 6 members they've managed to perform well, and overcame the current crisis :approve:

    [​IMG]

    Naatan is an idol magnet [hehe]
    with Kurusu Rin (26-Ji no Masquerade)



    with Yukimura Karin and Mineshima Komaki (Nanaland)

    and reply from Fukase Mio (Maneki Kecak)
    https://twitter.com/fukasemio330/status/1089488896281403393

    btw, Naatan reached 100k followers on Twitter! :1st:

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    it was announced that members of sister group will be introduced on 2/24! less than a month to go! :banana:
     
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