Miyazawa Sae had her graduation performance at the SKE38 theater on Marchi 21st, 2016. Here is an English translation of her final message to her fans.
Kobayashi Kana had her graduation theater performance on March 31st, 2016. In it she reminisces about her time in AKB48, and her prospects going forward. Here is an English translation of her final message.
AKB48’s Ishida Haruka announced her graduation during a theater performance on March 30th, 2016. Here is an English translation of her announcement and commentary.
This year’s election has brought with it a good number of non-participants with popular and unpopular members alike. While wota may not have full insight on what goes on in an idol’s life, non-participation still begs the question: what is the advantage, if any, of choosing to not partake in AKB’s annual election?
Here is Kitahara Rie’s confession, with English subtitles, from the video game AKB 1/149 Renai Sousenkyo Love Election.
“Go outside and make friends”? Easier said than done!
I may have to change servers due to some issues (basically, need to leave WordPress). So, maybe a new site refresh in a week or two? Who knows really 🙂 Reika is also coming back from spring break, so maybe updates will flow more regular again by then.
Not much else to say about that. Carry on!
Much has happened recently, but it’s all very uselful – even so, please enjoy these useless things. Lately we’ll see: Yagura Fuuko eats ice cream, BANANA TIME, Kojiharu likes smelly things, and the mysterious Nyan-nyan Kamen.
Do you remember last year’s broadcast of the AKB48 election on Fuji TV? オne wota laments to woes of last year’s television viewing, and looks forward to this year’s broadcast with some understandable trepidation.
Akimoto Yasushi likes girls with short hair, according to Takahashi Minami. Okay, nothing unusual there, until 2ch users take a look at center positions for non-senbatsu singles, and it all comes together. Do only girls with short hair becomes centers?
A few details for 2016’s senbatsu sousenkyo election have been released. For some AKB members, it’s something to look forward to, but there are also some other members who think otherwise.
Have you ever seen a idol’s face and realized that it looks like something familiar…? You are not alone in that useless train of thinking! This weeks super useful news: member’s faces, HA-YA-I!, and Shiraishi Rino.
Handshake tickets started out as a bonus special incentive included with the purchase of CDs. Nowadays, with wota buying CDs for the very specific purpose of obtaining said handshake tickets, one 2ch user asks: why don’t they just sell the handshakes tickets, and save yourself the expense of a CD?
Here is Kinoshita Momoka’s confession, with English subtitles, from the video game AKB 1/149 Renai Sousenkyo Love Election.
Here is a relatively unusual thread to a relatively unusual question, posed by one Japanese netizen: if I really wanted to somehow coincidentally meet AKB48 members out in public, how would I go about doing it?