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Taguchi Manaka (Manaka)

Discussion in 'AKB48 Kenkyuusei' started by ForrestFuller, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. ForrestFuller

    ForrestFuller Kenkyuusei

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    Name: Taguchi Manaka (田口愛佳 )
    Birthday: December 12, 2003
    Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
    Height: 152cm

    Info:
    Hobbies: Looking at cute kids
    Other Info: Her favorite food is Macaroon and Melon bread.
     
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  2. kimmichi

    kimmichi Kenkyuusei

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    I fell in love with her on showroom, and I was really happy watching their debut performance seeing her as a 'center' for some things and centering Nagisa No Cherry :blush: Wishing her luck moving forward!
     
  3. Morrigan

    Morrigan Kenkyuusei

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    My favorite of the 16gen. This kid is like a living encyclopedia of AKB group song and choreography. During Showroom she would take song requests non stop for over an hour or more and was spot on regardless of which team song. Even Nogi46 songs and choreo. I wasn't surprised to see her center Nagisa No Cherry. And only 12 years old! WTF. I expect big things from her in the future as she matures.
     
  4. Miizun-Sensei

    Miizun-Sensei Kenkyuusei

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    Damn, her performances are the best among her teammates. Stage dominate. so far
     
  5. VincentS

    VincentS Kenkyuusei

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    Just posting here so you know I predicted she will be the initial star of 16gen.
     
  6. Trinu

    Trinu Kenkyuusei

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    But aren't you late? lol

    She already centered some songs during the 11th anniversary, management clearly has its eyes on her.
     
  7. Lalo Martins

    Lalo Martins Kenkyuusei

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    Let me put this out there because it's been bothering me literally for months :rolleyes: I don't understand what's going on with people who say Manaka looks like Yukirin. She looks like Yukirin like a teacup looks like a lion. Like maybe the shape of the eyes is a little bit vaguely similar? I really don't see the “little Yukirin” thing.

    Actually there's someone she looks like a lot more and I can't put my finger on it. I used to think Sae but now I'm not so sure. I just look at her and it's at the tip of my tongue (or brain) but nope.
     
  8. VincentS

    VincentS Kenkyuusei

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    centering stages and being in an A-Side are 2 different things though. That's what I meant. She will be chosen for an A-Side this year.
     
  9. Rurouni

    Rurouni Kenkyuusei

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    The only way she will be chosen for A-side is on SSK single (which usually a 32-nin) or they expand the regular senbatsu a bit (probably 24-nin). Although we have senbatsu member graduating (Takamina, Paruru, Kojiharu), right now there are lots of AKB young member rising (Miion, Naachan, Juri, Mako, Komiharu, Sayaya, Yuiyui), thus not enough space even for an airdrop. She is still 11yo, still plenty of time for her to be in A-side.
    Edit: basically I'm saying she is unlikely to be in the A-side this year. More unlikely than likely.
     
  10. Lalo Martins

    Lalo Martins Kenkyuusei

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    Yes but you missed Trinu's point. She centered stages because she's already picked out for push.

    Of course these things could change, but, well, to put it simply, I don't think it ever did. They pick one (or two) and it's obvious from the get go (Jurina, Ikoma, SayaMilky, Hirate) and that's who they stick with until someone else proves themselves. (HKT is special because Sasshi's transfer threw everything up into the air, but I think they already had a push planned before that happened. I'm guessing Neru+Haruppi.)
     
  11. VincentS

    VincentS Kenkyuusei

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    Well they have to pick someone, doesn't mean it will work. I'll say it will work.
    longterm sucess in the group.
    First to be chosen for an A-Side, initial highest ranking in SSK ect. ect.

    So in short, her push will work.

    @Ruroni, Well arn't you optimistic.
    Tomu a top 10 SSK member wasn't chosen for HT. Management does what Mangement wants.
     
  12. Lalo Martins

    Lalo Martins Kenkyuusei

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    Still sounds like a safer than average bet ;)

    I have to agree on this one. With this many singles a year, they can take a risk. But it's probably more like the autumn release. First few months while still KKS is a bit much even for 48 management, then summer is Senkyo single, so Autumn. Still, if she does as well as we think in HS, it could even be the pre-Senkyo one… they're known for taking risks with that one, since it will sell no matter what.

    If the SSK tickets came in CDs in which William Shatner reads Majisuka scripts in bad Japanese it would still sell millions of copies.
     
  13. VincentS

    VincentS Kenkyuusei

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    Well I don't play to lose :D

    I have the feeling they will announce the new single in the 16gen solo concert and lo and behold someone from them will be in it.
    (it will be Manaka or the devils reincarnation, the girl who can't dance :p)
     
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  14. Trinu

    Trinu Kenkyuusei

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    That's Honma Mai AND YOU WILL LEARN HER NAME :evil:

    Anyway, I don't want any of them to get into an a-side.
    I don't want another Naanya-15thgen situation taking place again in the group.

    I want them to be kept together, to have their own KKS stages and get their own KKS songs (with PVs hopefully).
    At least for a year or so.

    She's 13 though. :^^;:
     
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  15. VincentS

    VincentS Kenkyuusei

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    Her first solo showroom
     
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  16. Lalo Martins

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    #1 adorable thing for me is how she completely blanks when she's nervous.

    Like when they were doing group Showroom for the concert she'd literally forget her own name. “Self introduction time” her turn “Hai!” panic face, she looks around, someone (usually Maeda) says “Taguchi Manaka”, she lights up with a face of relief like oh yeah that's what it is and does the introduction :rofl:
     
  17. Rurouni

    Rurouni Kenkyuusei

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    I was going to write 12 initially since I remember it from her initial showroom stream, but I might mistype. But it would be wrong anyway since she just turned 13 on Dec. :^^;:
     
  18. Spoony Rice

    Spoony Rice Kenkyuusei

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    I was watching the 16gen digest video and honestly she caught my eye based on how similar she looks like my little cousin
     
  19. panda- lord of HKT48

    panda- lord of HKT48 Kenkyuusei

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    why does she like looking at cute kids (girls)
     
  20. STS

    STS Kenkyuusei

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    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA She is more like Aragaki Yui :p kawaiii
     

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