Miyawaki Sakura, AKB Sousenkyo Election

Miyawaki Sakura 2015 7th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

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

I’m Miyawaki Sakura, of HKT48 Team KIV, concurrent with AKB48 Team A. To all who supported me, thank you very much!

Last year, the fans gave me a wonderful ticket to my dream, with 11th place.

With that ticket, I was able to ride the senbatsu train.

The place that the senbatsu brought, was really a magical place, filled with dreams.

But the senbatsu’s movement was so fast. Even when I followed along, I tried desperately to keep up with my senior members. And it made me realize what little strength I had.

I was really bother, but I wasn’t sure why. I found myself in Tokyo alone, and everyday I felt conflicted.

But in this year’s election, I wasn’t standing on my own. I realized that I was fighting together, alongside all of those around me. To everyone, thank you very much.

Also, HKT48, as AKB48’s sister group, I’ve walked the path that my senior members made for me.

Walking this path is really fun. But, I realized that I can’t always be depending on my senior members forever.

In Majisuka Gakuen, I said the line, “Open the road”. From now own, it’s not the road my elders have created for me — I want to walk down the path that I’ve created for myself.

And next year, I want to sit in the #1 seat and created a new AKB that no one has seen before.

This might be too forward, and it might too brazen and rude, I want to destroy AKB!

Not the AKB that my elders have created. Rather, I believe that you must destroy something to begin making something new.

Uh… let’s see… From now on, while thinking about what I lack, I want to move forward, step-by-step with all of you.

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Author: jerry

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