Nogizaka46's 2nd Stage 「16nin no Principal deux」 (16人のプリンシパル deux) http://www.nogizaka46.com/news/2013/03/principal.php http://www.nelke.co.jp/topics/639/ Locals: ・Akasaka ACT Theater, Tokyo. (1,324 seats) ・Umeda Arts Theater Main Hall, Osaka. (1,905 seats) Dates: ・Akasaka ACT Theater 05/03 (Fri) - 17:00 05/04 (Sat) ～ 05/06 (Mon) - 1st show: 13:00; 2nd show: 17:00 05/07 (Tue) ～ 05/10 (Fri) - 18:00 05/11 (Sat) ～ 05/12 (Sun) - 1st show: 13:00; 2nd show: 17:00 ・Umeda Arts Theater 05/31 (Fri) - 18:00 06/01 (Sat) ～ 06/02 (Sun) - 1st show: 13:00; 2nd show: 17:00 ● Scriptwriter: Kiyasu Kouhei ● Producer: Emoto Junko Their 2nd short term stage/act, now in halls 3-4 times bigger than the first one, and 20 performances. You can see details and results for the 1st one here. The same voting system will probably be used once again. Voting System The voting system will happen during the interval of each theater show. After the 1st half, with all the members performing, 16 are chosen after the voting to participate in the 2nd half, with the positions and lines of the play decided by the number of votes. It is done via mobile phone by those attending the show (a card/QR code is given to them at the beginning). -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ※ (Late) Update Differently from the 1st 16nin no Principal, the members had now the opportunity to choose which role they would want to challenge in each performance. In the 1st act, a quick audition was held for each role, with the members showing their acting skills under specific instructions/circumstances from a "voice from above" (e.g. in the May 4th performance, act as if you were very sick and weak, for the Hisako role). The audience, then, had to vote for each role (only one member per role, for a total of 10 main roles). If there was only candidate for a role (since they couldn't previously know which member had chosen which role), that member already had the luck to secure her role in the 2nd act. If there was no candidacy for a role, the audience could choose any member (out of those they hadn't chosen yet) who they thought she would fit the best for it. In this case, the member with most votes and that hadn't been chosen for any of the other main roles would have the chance to perform it. Among the members defeated in the mini auditions, the 6 with most votes would be chosen for the 'maid' roles. Quick description of the roles, thanks to rust. Quick summary of the story, thanks to rust. Table with the final results: 2nd generations members were also presented during the end of each Tokyo performance, one by one. Two songs were performed in the end of each performance (usually Kimi no Na wa Kibou and Shakiism). The 6th single "Girl's Rule" was also performed for the first time during the Osaka kouen. You can see photos of the stage here ※ Ichiki Rena, Kashiwa Yukina and Hoshino Minami were absent due to school commitments. Ando Mikumo had announced her graduation; Miyazawa Seira had a leg injury.