Yokoyama Yui, AKB Sousenkyo Election

Yokoyama Yui’s 2015 7th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

Here is Yokoyama Yui’s speech for the 10th position from the 2015 AKB48 41st Single 7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

I’m Yokoyama Yui, of AKB48 Team A, and the next 48 General Manager. Umm… in the prelims, I was 20th even though I’ve always been in the senbatsu. As the next general manager, I felt really pathetic.

When I thought about what to do, Kawaei told me, “Yui-han, I’ll vote for you, it’s okay!”.

After that, Iriyama Anna told me, “It’s okay, it’s still the preliminaries”.

I felt that there were so many friend supporting me…

Ewahaaa… what should I do…

Then, at hand shaking, people said, “I haven’t voted yet, it’s okay”. I felt, the election is really an event with so much support from people.

10th place, right?

Yes, 10th place, without a doubt. Over 60,000 votes. 60,000 people are supporting you. Have more confidence, general manager!

Really, as next general manager, so much anxiety… but, today’s election.. ewaaaaa, what should i do…

Uh, somehow, well…. really, by myself I can’t do anything, when I’m like this and see the members at my side that I love, and the guidance that my senior members have shown me….

You friends, and those here now, are saying, “Good luck, Yui!” This is your character, why people like you. Okay, let’s take a step back, and please say thanks to all the 60,000 people who voted. After that, as next General Manager, let us know how you plan to lead the team. Do you understand? Is that okay? Do you know what I’m saying?

Really, 60,000 votes, I can’t believe it. Uh… really, really, thank you very much.

From now on, I want to be able to lead us through the path that our seniors members have made for you; and to create a wonderful new path for the junior members. I hope that AKB48 will be a large group that will go on for… 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, 100 years…

So, together with everyone in the 48 group, I want to combine our strength, and strive forward.

I can’t do anything by myself, but if I’m with everyone else, hopefully I can see that path…

And like this, with everyone supporting us… the children… the grandchildren… continuing to love AKB for 100 years…. what the heck am I saying?!

Author: jerry

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

  • h36113

    Please upload faster, I have watched all videos before already!
    Thank you for the translation and the videos, great effort will be rewarded!

    I´ll move this blog now from favorites to favorites symbolbar!

    • Well, thanks! Yah, it’s taking me longer than I thought. Before, I thought I would finish by Monday, but it’s Tuesday for me already.

      More incoming… we’re just about to enter the kami 7!

  • JY

    thanks for subbing this hahahah its rly hilarious! maybe she was trying to help lighten the tense mood at the dome. or maybe she didnt expect to get such a low ranking and get called so soon so she was unprepared hahaha

  • Jack

    I love Yui. Hope she gets herself together next time!

  • Payuyu Fortyeight

    Hahaa yuihan’s humor is improving