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


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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Senbatsu Election Campaign Posters – HKT48 KKS

Akiyoshi Yuka Ito Raira Inoue Yuriya Imada Mina Iwahana Shino Ueno Haruka Umemoto Izumi Kusaba Manami Kojina Yui Goto Izumi Komada Hiroka Sakaguchi Riko Tashima Meru Tanaka Yuka Tani Marika Tomiyoshi Asuka Tomonaga Mio Fuchigami Mai Yamada Marina Missing: Abe Kyoka, Ui Mashiro、Okada Kanna, Okamoto Naoko, Fukagawa Maiko