A 48/46 translation blog that gets updated when I feel like it


The Future of “Three Musketeers”

Original article is titled “The Future of Kojima Mako, Nishino Miki and Okada Nana, as seen from New Team 4’s ‘Te wo Tsunaginagara’” (this article is clearly biased towards The New Team 4, which I am totally ok with) The “Te wo Tsunaginagara” stage, which was the first original stage of Team S and […]

Translation of Kaisoku to Doutaishiryoku Lyrics

(note: “Kaisoku” here refers to a type of train that skips smaller stations on its route to save time, while a “normal” train stops at every station) “Kaisoku Train and Dynamic Vision” the kaisoku train does not stop my unrequited love passes through from the window of the train, hey look for a split second, […]


AKB Group Draft as reported by Nikkan Sports

Original: The Kyocera Dome performances of AKB48 Group ended on the 8th, with the announcement of an audition event called “Draft Conference” at Grand Prince New Takanawa on November 10th. According to the management, an open call for sign-ups will start in September.  The pool of candidates will go through multiple evaluation rounds, and the […]

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Fan Commentary: Does Sashihara not deserve to be Center?

This was written by a Hong Kong fan on the day after Senbatsu Election, and I thought it was a very sensible post on all the anti-Sashihara sentiment after the results were announced. Original Chinese post:


Thoughts on 32nd Senbatsu Election

What a night!  While a changing of the guards did not exactly happen, there were a lot of remarkable things. First and foremost observation was that out of 64 places, AKB48 members only took 30.  The other 34 went to 1 ex-member (Hirajima Natsumi at 62nd place) and 33 members of sister groups.  I couldn’t […]

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Role of the Choreographer

As idol groups become more popular, the importance of choreographers, who compose dance moves to match the music, is also on the rise.  Different groups have different approaches – AKB48 employs different choreographers for each single, Momoiro Clover Z uses the same choreographer even for concerts, and so on.  Here we will talk about how […]


Senbatsu Election Campaign Posters – AKB48 KKS

Omori Miyu Sasaki Yukari Hirata Rina Aigasa Moe Iwatate Saho Kitazawa Saki Takashima Yurina Murayama Yuiri Mogi Shinobu (top row right) Uchiyama Natsuki (second row first left) Okada Nana Kojima Mako Nishino Miki (bottom row middle) Hashimoto Hikari (second row first right) Maeda Mitsuki (bottom row first right) Minegishi Minami Missing: Umeta Ayano, Okada Ayaka, Shinozaki Ayana,


Senbatsu Election Campaign Posters – AKB48 Team B

Ishida Anna Ishida Haruka Ichikawa Miori Iwasa Misaki Umeda Ayaka Oba Mina Oya Shizuka Kashiwagi Yuki Katayama Haruka Kato Rena Kojima Natsuki Kojima Haruna Shimazaki Haruka Takeuchi Miyu Tanabe Miku Natori Wakana (sorry, I didn’t take the photo :P) Nonaka Misato Fujie Reina Yamauchi Suzuran Watanabe Miyuki Missing: Nakamura Mariko


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