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2chan says: Is there a girl who’s handshake response is the same, regardless of looks?

This is a leading question, in that it implies that many wota feel that members are more likely to give a good handshake-response if you are good looking. What follows is a informal discussion of wota’s opinions on which members give the best handshake experience.

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Translation notes: When it comes to attending AKB48’s handshaking events, members are often rated on their reactions to their fans. The word “kami-taiou” (神対応) often appears here, whose literal translation is “godly response”. In this translation, I will often mix-and-match “handshake response” with “handshake experience”, which I think better brings the nuance over, but is not technically a direct translation.

Here is a fun fact! The word, shi-ten-ou (四天王) is used amongst NMB fans, and refers to four NMB members: Shiroma Miru, Yagura Fuuko, Nagisa Shibuya, and Yabushita Shu. The literal meaning of 四天王 is “four heavenly kings”:


The word “ikemen” is also often used here; I have used the translation “cool guy”, for lack of a better word.

“At handshake events, are there a girls who give the same handshake response, regardless of a wota’s looks?”

1: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 20:50:36.71
I have confidence in my appearance, but I would hate to think that there are girls whose reactions change based on a wota’s looks.

4: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 20:55:52.65

5: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 20:56:15.01
Shiroma. Whether you are a woman or an old man, I think she intentionally provides a “godly” handshake experience.

71: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/31(日) 12:41:29.96
>>5: Yeah, seriously, that girl is amazing! I have not lined up for her before, but I got a good look when I was nearby, waiting in Milky’s line. She gave a really good response to everyone.  Also, from morning until night, she still remains so energetic. I really think people should take more notice of her.

7: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 20:56:31.14
Sayanee, the shitenou*, and Jonishi Kei. By the way, with one exception, everyone is Namba is great!

9: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 20:59:06.75
Kinoshita Momoka. Momoka really hates that “mass-produced” cool-guy look.

10: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 21:01:37.21
Yamamto. Mirurun. Fuu-chan.

11: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 21:08:24.62
If that’s true about Shiroma Miru, she is totally perfect!

13: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 21:13:14.05
The old guys who leave Mirurun’s lane cannot stop themselves from smiling.

14: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 21:13:47.43
Mirurun really does give you a good reaction, but when she is shaking hands, I really wish she would look me in the eye. The truth is, while it looks like she is looking you in the eye, she is actually looking slightly at your eye brow.

By doing this, I suppose she is softening her reaction in case she is put off by you.  She is definitely a master strategist!

16: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 21:22:45.96
Yagura.  She’s a pro at customer service!

19: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 21:44:38.05
She is not really that known for it, but maybe Kimoto Kanon?

21: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:05:42.59
Kanon really, really likes cool-looking guys. But anyway, it is obvious that all the members like attractive guys.

22: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:05:46.11
Yukari Sasaki

25: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:15:57.47
There are quite a few members who give you the same reaction regardless of whether you visit often, or are a newcomer.

27: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:22:14.35
The first time is a normal, regular reaction.

If you visit regularly, her reactions might get better, but it also causes a little bit of stress for both of you.

I am happy to receive a “godly response”, but that kind of thing does not last. If it was not going to last, I wish that they wouldn’t push themselves so hard.

28: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:24:39.98
The top members of the senbatsu, regardless of good or bad handshake responses, the thing is that regardless of your looks, they will give you the same response.

Want to know why?  It is because that looking at wota’s appearance and deciding if it is good or bad, is the exact same as deciding whether a bug’s appearance is good or bad!

29: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:40:03.72
>>28: This is probably right.  It is proof of the “great divide” between us.  In all seriousness, it probably is not right for them to look at us as if we are the same type of human being!

33: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:46:51.70
Are there any members who get nervous in front of good-looking guys?

35: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:50:19.27
If you want a serious response, I would say SKE’s Sakai Mei.  I am not joking: regardless of whether you are a cool looking guy, a really old man, or a woman, she treats everyone the same.

41: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:57:19.50
Okita Ayaka (also know as Aapon). In just two years, she’s gone from one slot to four slots, with absolutely no media appearances. She really gets close to your face, she has a nice chest, and she is very honest.  She is so perfect!

42: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 22:57:20.45
Suda, Shibata, and Shinoda: the three S’s.  They give really good reactions to everyone.

50: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 23:14:53.66
The members who give the same reaction to everyone? While doing the handshakes, their hearts have gone frozen, and they have just turned into machines!

56: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/30(土) 23:31:20.69
Nakatsuki Uchiyami’s reaction did not change much from person to person.  Unexpectedly, it was a little off-putting the way that she’s all up in your face, lol.

64: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/31(日) 05:56:20.26
I don’t know about right now, but HKT48’s Meru-chan gave a good reaction, even to the old guys!

70: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/31(日) 12:27:48.19

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73: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/31(日) 13:21:17.10 ID:0Rdlz/
Shiroma’s lane is pretty fun. And it really feels like you get something. To the left, there was Yamamoto Sayake, Yoshida Akari, and Jonishi Kei. Sometimes I sneak a look at their boobs.

Yamamoto Sayaka usually wears something that accentuates her chest. That girl is unknowingly clever!

To the right, there was Yagura, Yabushita, and Oda. They are so cute.

Those lines are  fairly long. If you “loop around”, and go back into Yagura’s line, the other “rival” Yagura wotas will stare you down. It would not surprise me if a fight broke out.  But then I get in line again, stare at some boobs, and calm down a little.  I want to stay in that line forever!

75: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/01/31(日) 16:24:05.44
Fuu-chan is so nice! I do not go very often, but she also thanks me for coming again.

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    • yuki

      Haha, I am glad you approve.

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  • Payuyu Fortyeight

    thanks for the translation keep it coming guys! 😀 i’ve been getting interested in mirurun a lot lately, i knew that she was a kami taiou, even her IG posts fishes you too lol ^^! it’s weird they haven’t mentioned milky here, i’ve also read somewhere that there’s a huge chance that young mirurun could outrank milky when it comes to being kami at HS! :O
    oh and naachan also makes good HS, heard she really listens & looks you in the eye 🙂

    mirurun for top 16 she’s 3rd in my oshi list!! XD

    • yuki

      According to this thread, most NMB members have great handshake responses – I am guessing that Milky is bundled in there with the group, as there were a lot of replies endorsing Shiroma Miru.