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?
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1: 47の素敵な(神奈川県)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 6b98-uj8w) 2016/01/21(木) 13:27:13.12 ID:e4VanEyl0.net
How can I meet someone?
2: 47の素敵な(catv?)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 02fc-zzik) 2016/01/21(木) 13:28:35.02 ID:jR7Etc630.net
If you go to Shibuya or Harajuku, and you see a girl wearing a mask and a hat, that’s probably a member.
3: 47の素敵な(千葉県)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ 9ea5-9mX8) 2016/01/21(木) 13:29:02.00 ID:ZY972FnL0.net
Right now, there are probably a lot of members wandering around. They’re confined here for a few days because of request hour.
4: 47の素敵な(dion軍)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 8f2b-UVvq) 2016/01/21(木) 13:29:25.88 ID:ldVFv4wF0.net
If you go to “109 Shibuya”, you’ll find someone!
5: 47の素敵な(大阪府)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 57d5-uj8w) 2016/01/21(木) 13:31:29.60 ID:vmwGt3S20.net
If you’re in Osaka, and you just walk around Umeda / Namba area, you’ll really just naturally run into them. Tokyo has too many places to hang out, so they probably spread out more.
7: 47の素敵な(茸)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｽﾌﾟｰ Sd02-uj8w) 2016/01/21(木) 13:42:07.35 ID:nsFtyHLXd.net
I have met a member in Shibuya before. It was a really popular HKT member; I was shocked. She didn’t really try to disguise herself either.
8: 47の素敵な(西日本)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ 3ca0-phJq) 2016/01/21(木) 13:44:20.68 ID:nFVTIltM0.net
In Fukuoka, I see HKT members quite often.
9: 47の素敵な(大阪府)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 1f47-rNIK) 2016/01/21(木) 14:00:17.37 ID:/q/2qOto0.net
In Osaka’s Shinbashi area, I was lining up to buy a crepe. Behind me was Shiroma Miru! I yelled out, and Miru just laughed at me.
28: 47の素敵な(禿)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｵｯﾍﾟｹ Sr81-nitJ) 2016/01/21(木) 15:06:27.26 ID:kEYBEmCEr.net
That’s so great!
35: 47の素敵な(京都府)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 02da-iAHl) 2016/01/21(木) 15:53:56.43 ID:rsmQX//k0.net
I’m so jealous, it’s frustrating!
11: 47の素敵な(庭)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｱｳｱｳ Sa69-Bw3P) 2016/01/21(木) 14:07:03.59 ID:INaC1z/Ua.net
Even if it does happen, I don’t want to cause them any trouble, therefore I probably wouldn’t say anything.
12: 47の素敵な(茸)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｽﾌﾟｰ Sd02-UVvq) 2016/01/21(木) 14:09:38.61 ID:d0vBJLLKd.net
You should just hang out around Yakiniku IWA. Your chances are pretty high!
13: 47の素敵な(catv?)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ 6bfd-phJq) 2016/01/21(木) 14:13:31.45 ID:yZDxw1Zj0.net
It’s really important that you loiter around the business districts in the middle of the afternoon. Otherwise go to Shibuya when it looks like she’s not working.
As for Fukuoka, you should check around the airport, since they probably get around by airplane often. From Parco to Watanabe Street, you might see them filming an outdoor TV show.
14: 47の素敵な(庭)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｱｳｱｳ Sa69-uj8w) 2016/01/21(木) 14:31:17.97 ID:CM1HMEyUa.net
Rather than Tokyo, I feel like Namba and Hakata are probably easier to spot members.
15: 47の素敵な(東京都)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ 3ff7-jNhB) 2016/01/21(木) 14:36:21.19 ID:56iEeQUB0.net
She’s not a member, but one time I met Takejou Aki at the super market.
18: 47の素敵な(愛知県)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW b119-2YwT) 2016/01/21(木) 14:42:17.09 ID:oxxB136j0.net
19: 47の素敵な(空)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾌﾞｰｲﾓ MM02-2YwT) 2016/01/21(木) 14:43:22.49 ID:sNa1M7JaM.net
20: 47の素敵な(禿)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｵｯﾍﾟｹ Sr81-nitJ) 2016/01/21(木) 14:45:49.25 ID:kEYBEmCEr.net
I have seen Nishino and Kojimako in Shinagawa. Around Shinagawa Station’s Takanawa exit, I’ve also seen Nakamura Mariko.
21: 47の素敵な(庭)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｱｳｱｳ Sa69-xYZ1) 2016/01/21(木) 14:47:26.89 ID:49/FatO5a.net
You’ll probably just find one at the Roppongi Hills crossing. If you go to Iigura, you might even see them holding hands with some guy!
23: 47の素敵な(禿)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｵｯﾍﾟｹ Sr81-nitJ) 2016/01/21(木) 14:57:51.27 ID:kEYBEmCEr.net
If you don’t care about members, and just want to see some random Japanese celebrities, just go to the Nishi Azabu district. You can easily see, like, 10 of them probably.
24: 47の素敵な(愛知県)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ 59de-kVeH) 2016/01/21(木) 14:57:52.20 ID:HojKfwuL0.net
In Nagoya, I’ve seen Makiko, Miyamae, and Kaori, riding super fast on their bikes!
26: 47の素敵な(関西・北陸)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｶﾞﾗﾌﾟｰ KKcc-DUbq) 2016/01/21(木) 15:00:12.55 ID:6/9hrrqMK.net
Between Tokyo Disney Land and Universal Studios Japan, try going to Universal Studios Japan. I have this image in my mind that NMB members go there often.
27: 47の素敵な(SB-iPhone)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｻｻｸｯﾃﾛ Sp81-E+sN) 2016/01/21(木) 15:03:30.03 ID:kxTVzUYGp.net
Go to the TV company offices and just eat at the employee cafeteria. I’ve met so many of them there.
31: 47の素敵な(catv?)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲW 02fc-zS04) 2016/01/21(木) 15:10:33.34 ID:VkD0pe6E0.net
I’ve been Shibata Aya and Yamashita Yukari in Shinagawa.
34: 47の素敵な(禿)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｵｯﾍﾟｹ Sr81-2YwT) 2016/01/21(木) 15:43:59.89 ID:J/+/UxFar.net
I’ve met Kitahara Rie when riding the Seibu Ikebukuro train line.
36: 47の素敵な(空)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾌﾞｰｲﾓ MM02-2YwT) 2016/01/21(木) 15:57:24.62 ID:99SLcVy4M.net
This thread is just about people who have met members randomly. I guess that’s not bad though.
42: 47の素敵な(青森県)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ 33cb-hggc) 2016/01/21(木) 16:16:10.54 ID:TgNq5LS20.net
I was in Osaka on business, and I was riding the Midosuji subway line. A theater performance had just finished, and I saw a lot of NMB members heading home.
But that was about 5 years ago, and I really had no interest in the 48 groups then. The only one I recognized was Kishino Rika. I don’t remember the others at all.
44: 47の素敵な(玉音放送)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｽﾌﾟｰ Sd02-2YwT) 2016/01/21(木) 16:29:54.39 ID:n4AQiR/cd.net
Before a theater performance in the afternoon, just go for a walk!
— 沖田彩華 (@ayaka1o11) December 25, 2015
45: 47の素敵な(大阪府)＠＼(^o^)／ (ﾜｯﾁｮｲ 1f22-9mX8) 2016/01/21(木) 16:32:54.82 ID:2v+jFLHT0.net
If you’re looking for NMB members, just go to near the theater on the day of performance. Around 3pm. Stand in front of the Mujirushi store, and you’ll encounter so many members because they are heading into the theater.
48: 47の素敵な(SB-iPhone)＠＼(^o^)／ (ｻｻｸｯﾃﾛ Sp81-rNIK) 2016/01/21(木) 19:00:32.30 ID:3pIpKGllp.net
Around the TV headquarters in Akasaka, I saw a girl that looked like Ichikawa Miorin. It looked like she was wandering around and looking for something to eat. I was looking at her clothes, wondering if that’s what she normally wore: it was an unthinkably bright and flashy dress. She didn’t have a mask either. Then I yelled out, “Ah, Lemon!”
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