Watanabe Miyuki, AKB Sousenkyo Election

Watanabe Miyuki 2015 7th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

Here is Watanabe Miyuki’s speech for the 12th position from the 2015 AKB48 41st Single 7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

I’m Watanabe Miyuki, NMB48 Team BII, concurrent with AKB48 Team B. Everyone! To all of you who supported me! Truly, thank you very much. I’ve been able to return to this position. Thank you very much.

Umm… last year, I caused a lot of frustration among fans that year. But today, after seeing all your smiling faces, I’m really relieved. I’m really so happy, really happy. Thank you very much.

Honestly, Sayaka-chan, who’s always been my rival, has been going so far ahead of me. When I see that, I sometimes thought, “What should I do?”, or, “Is it hopeless?”. But, at those times, many fans supported me; at handshaking event, they would encourage me. And last year, I was able to win the Janken Tournament and make my solo debut. I sometimes go at my own pace, but at my “full power”, even the wind’s direction seems to change, and I’m able to find the strength to look forward.

Also, what I’ve thought about most, is that NMB48 is filled with so many cute and lovable members.

I really want you to pay more attention to NMB48, and I want to you to like them more. So, today, those who have supported me, and giving me the gift of returning again to the senbatsu — I intend to carry on NMB48 and face this challenge.

NMB48 doesn’t want to lose to any group, and I want everyone to know how great we are!

Then, uh… today, I’ll change the topic a little. Today, as a live broadcast with Fuji TV with the theme of “family”, my grandmother and mother have come to see the election for the first time.

When I was little, and would tell my mom, “I want to eat meat!”, my mom would eat curry bread by herself, and bring me to a yaki-niku restaurant. So today, I want to buy her dinner.

To my family, thank you always. Thank you very much. And… ah, thanks for calling out to grandma.

And lastly, just like like my family looks over someone like me, to the fans who always support me, truly, from my heart, thank you very much.

Thank you very much for all this happiness. As a senbatsu member, in order to promote NMB48, and see all your smiling faces, let’s have fun together. Please continue to support me. Thank you very much!

Author: jerry

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