HKT48 Ota Aika

Ota Aika 2015 7th Senbatsu speech (English Subtitles)

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

I came from Saitama Prefecture. I’m Ota Aika (aka Love-tan).

There are a lot of people who don’t know, so I’ll say this first. I’m part of the same 3rd generation as Yukirin and Mayuyu, and without having done anything, I got transferred from AKB48. I’m Ota Aika.

In this year’s election, it’ll be my 7th time, and I’ve ranked every single time. But in the prelims I was unranked!

For the first time, I felt the pain of not being ranked.

So, I definitely wanted to rank, and I really thought I’d be around 67 or so.

But, since last year I got 42, I’ve got a good result having gone up one to 41. I’m really glad.

At handshake events and such, lots of fans passed out fliers to support me, and when I see that, it gives me a lot of courage. I also thought that I shouldn’t feel anxious.

I live by myself in Fukuoka, and I cleaned my toilet this morning. I prayed to god, and then left my house, so I think that’s partly why I was able to rank in.

Really, to everyone, thank you for your support.

Author: jerry

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