Shimazaki Haruka, AKB Sousenkyo Election

Shimazaki Haruka 2015 7th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

Here is Shimazaki Haruka’s speech for the 9th position from the 2015 AKB48 41st Single 7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

えー、私は… みんなから、たくさんの人から好かれるタイプじゃないけど、世間の人からも態度が悪いとか、悪く思われがちなことも多いけど、でもこうやってたくさんの票をいただけて私のことを応援しようと、したいと思ってくれてる人がたくさんいることを今感じられて、ありがたいなと。
Umm….. I…. I’m not the type of person who is liked by a lot of people. People have said my attitude is not good, and a lot of times I’ve been thought of as bad. But, right now, after receiving so many votes, I felt there were a lot of people who wanted to support me. I’m thankful.

I don’t do handshaking events well, and I’m not good as an idol, but to all those who, until now, have supported me to this position, I want to express my thanks.

So, I want to pay back all the fans who have supported. I know I can’t continue on like this so, relying on my senior members, and the next general manager, I, myself, have decided to make a bring the junior members along to AKB’s 2nd Chapter.

I’ve dropped rank from last year, so I’m not sure if I should say that, but to all the AKB48 fans, please lend us your strength!

Somehow, please continue to support us, so that we can move forward!

I think I’ve made a much longer speech than last year, so I’ll stop now. Thank you very much!

Author: jerry

Sometimes editor. Sometimes translator. Mostly a proofreader. I like Japan and things.

  • paruruonly

    this is too painful to watch..i will really do my best next year :'(

    • Indeed 🙁 But it showed us a different side of her, than the usual ponkotsu, which was a nice change.

  • Payuyu Fortyeight

    it’s been months but i can’t believe that this still makes me sad and teary-eyed :(….gomen paruru, i will definitely spend all of my SSK savings for you i don’t want to see your sad face ever again :'(

  • Tian Setiawan

    yosh !,we will do our best to support you,to support AKB48 as well. thanks for your hardwork. we love you