minegishi minami 7th senbatsu 2015

Minegishi Minami 2015 7th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

Here is Minegishi Minami’s speech for the 19th position from the 2015 AKB48 41st Single 7th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

This is Minegishi Minami, from AKB48 Team K. I didn’t think I’d be able to move from the 60th position in the prelims all the way to 19th. Everyone, thank you very much.

I’ve been in AKB48 for 10 years. I wasn’t one who was given few chances; thinking back, I think I’ve been someone who’s been given many chances.

Even in that environment, I let so many chances slip away. Because I was disappointing and weak-minded, my selection into the 16 person senbatsu has decreased.

The saddest thing about not being in the senbatsu is not being able to see the fans’ smiling faces. Because of that, I haven’t been able to spend time with Takamina, who’ll be graduating this year, and Haruna, who may or may not be graduating — the two people in my generation, who I care about deeply.

Honestly, even if it’s 1 minute or 1 second more or longer, I really wanted to be together with them at the top of AKB. But, I couldn’t keep with them. I was pitiful.

This time, I couldn’t make the one step toward reaching the top 16. Even so, to those who still support someone like me, those with strong minds and open hearts, I’ll try my best to not let go of  you.

To the wonderful members of my generation, and to the other members of the AKB group who came with me through these extremely difficult times, I hope I’ll become a member can lead the younger generation.

Please continue to support me. Thank you very much.

Image source: http://www.hochi.co.jp/entertainment/20150606-OHT1T50168.html

Author: jerry

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

  • นางสาวปฐมาภรณ์ รักในหลวง

    Never give up.

  • Rangga

    reupload please

  • xaeiou

    Yes, please re-upload. Also Sato’ Sumire and Suda Akari’s vids have gone, and I’d love to see the translated speeches.