aratafuru wrote: Akira Hitoshi wrote:
Been a while since I've talked about Acchan in AKB, but I still absolutely believe that Sasshi would not
be able to beat Acchan if she was still in the group...
Acchan at her peak? Probably not... even Yuko was only able to beat her because she got a ton of anti-Acchan support that one year to push her over the top.
But IMO in 2013... Sasshi at her peak would have beaten a slightly declining Acchan. Sasshihara got 150,570 votes in (imo) a much more competitive year then when Acchan won with 139,892 votes in 2011. I bet if Acchan had participated this year as a graduated member the highest she could have possibly placed was... 6th.
I don't think Sasshi would beat Acchan, if she's still around
I mean because Acchan decided to graduate, it has somehow made other members to have opportunity to get voted by the fans. Of course if Acchan still wanted to participate in 2012 Sousenkyo after declaring her intention to graduate from the group, she wouldn't even get into Top 5 like Tomochin's case in 2013 Sousenkyo. More over, if Acchan didn't graduate at the first place, other members wouldn't have the chance to get any popular. You can see it with Mayuyu...if Acchan didn't graduate, Manatsu no Sounds Good PV wouldn't be made like that (passing the baton to the new generation thing, and a lot of Mayuyu's exposure and new center thing) and Mayuyu wouldn't be as popular as now.
You can't just compare Sasshi's votes (2013) to Acchan (2011). There are so many factors that affect the way election goes. Then compare the votes in 2013 with election in 2009
Yes, if Acchan had participated this year she would not even get Top 10. Why? Because she is a graduated member. All fans are interested in CURRENT MEMBER/REAL MEMBER. DUH, after all the efforts she did to graduate, why should she come back to AKB? She is NOT an attention freaker and she has jobs outside of AKB world. Sasshi sure is popular but she is still beyond Acchan