2chan says: I can’t stop trembling thinking about Fuji TV’s broadcast of the election…

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.

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Translation notes: I wasn’t really around much at the time, but @reika has also commentated about Fuji TV’s shenanigans during last year’s broadcast

Several non-AKB member names were mentioned in this thread:

  • Miyane Seiji is mentioned — he was one of Fuji TV’s announcers during the commentary segments.
  • Tokumitsu-san: he is the main announcer at each year’s election.
  • Sean K is a Japanese “talent” popular in radio and narration.

1: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:01:43.42 ID:IaQioBgn0.net
… my oshimen’s commentary was not even shown, and there was nothing but commercials!

2: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:02:59.69 ID:U1A2tCwQp.net
They really went to the very last second.

3: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:04:38.95 ID:DiTn1IuFK.net
I’m looking forward to the way that Miyane Seiji always talks like he knows everything.

4: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:05:09.90 ID:/Lr4lh05d.net
I don’t think Tokumitsu’s question are necessary.
That’s why member’s couldn’t say what they wanted to say, and they just blamed it on lack of time. I don’t really think the questions were meant to bring out anything meaningful.

20: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:15:06.83 ID:Qmi/WRWzK.net
They were probably trying to adjust the timing, but even though the speech is done, it’s a waste of time, huh.

5: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:06:23.52 ID:m2eP9siAd.net
I don’t care if they broadcast the concert, but at least they should make it so you have to visit in person for the election.

6: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:06:23.89 ID:xFvo5JTM0.net
The speeches for the really top members got shortened as time went one.

7: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:06:25.27 ID:uzk6DOpN0.net
They should have Sean K being the MC this year. 8: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:06:52.12 ID:kxWe/PBPd.net
They probably won’t even broadcast it this year.

11: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:09:16.81 .net
Maybe they’ll have Kojiharu come back to Tokyo as a guest.

13: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:10:00.25 ID:GV8wte/+d.net
It’s almost unlikely that they’ll broadcast it, right?
I don’t know about the full broadcast, but it seems other people in this world have slowly lost interest in AKB. It’s scary.

31: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:20:43.13 ID:ltqNkpULp.net
Doesn’t matter about the time; as long as it still gets double-digit ratings, they’ll still broadcast.

14: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:11:07.46 ID:4WTEKbEdd.net
They should at least broadcast it on BS Sukapaa. Fuji TV’s guests were boring.

15: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:11:24.18 ID:DiTn1IuFK.net
When I think about the guests that that don’t appear on Fuji TV or Yukari TV, shaking their heads, and having to watch them, it really pisses me off.

16: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:11:48.48 ID:IRQfYFcFr.net
This year’s flower girl will be Takamina.

17: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:12:20.49 ID:7AAw+/wu0.net
Please broadcast this without any commentary. PLEASE!

18: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:12:57.74 ID:Qmi/WRWzK.net
I watched it last year without visual. I just listened to it audio-only.

19: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:14:32.11 ID:m2eP9siAd.net
They shouldn’t waste so much money just to set up a studio for commentary. They should just have Takamina, Miyane, and Shinobu-chan there as guests.

23: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:16:44.48 ID:m2eP9siAd.net
Tokumitsu’s questsion were like 90% not related to what was said in the speeches. It’s really not needed.

25: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:18:03.73 ID:IfmBJaW90.net
They should do it like Sun TV’s baseball: show the entire thing uncut, without any unnecessary clutter.

28: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:20:25.72 ID:8JXItVVh0.net
Tokumitsu messed up a lot. He even got Akicha’s name wrong.

30: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:20:40.33 ID:nsEpGKy7d.net
They put the speeches in a little box in the corner, while they focused on the old man commentary, didn’t they.

32: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:21:21.88 ID:mx9cRFQ/d.net
Just the Janken tournaments, the elections are not really suited for live TV.

33: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:21:26.09 ID:/Lr4lh05d.net
Seriously, they should ask the person who did the MC for the Draft Meeting. That was so intense, I loved it.

35: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:22:01.76 ID:CsZJj9EC0.net
They do that a lot during sports, imitating variety shows, with the little box they put in the corner. But no amount of commentary will ever be more important than the event itself.

37: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:25:10.30 ID:m2eP9siAd.net
While they can still get ratings, I wish they’d broadcast it, and make good use of the time, right? To make it easier to understand for “normal” people, maybe have a 20 second intro, and then Shinobu or Takamina do the commentary.

44: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:30:41.24 ID:WTObYyaj0.net
If they broadcast it during a peak time, their expenses will increase. Then they’ll wrongly rely on more guests appearances.

47: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:31:25.84 ID:VyCK+fPz0.net
I don’t care if they stop broadcasting on Fuji TV. I really wish they would stop actually.

48: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:32:13.95 ID:2FpIHD010.net
If they had a second audio that muted the commentary, that would be great.

49: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:32:37.33 ID:bwJMxEpUK.net
I remember last year they didn’t even have time for an ending after Sasshi’s speech, unlike the year before that.

53: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:34:24.68 ID:HEW/oWg10.net
The “Muto” tragedy. At #12, with Milky, her professional instincts really shined.

55: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:35:45.92 ID:X/stK8ZYd.net
If they broadcast it somewhere else, they should do GYAO, hulu, TV Asahi, LINE, or something like that.

61: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:40:52.34 ID:nxDNG7SI0.net
For everyone not in the Kami-7, the limit should be 2 minutes! Don’t talk for 10 minutes if you’re not even in the senbatsu lineup!

70: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:45:17.98 ID:Qmi/WRWzK.net
Two years ago, didn’t they take some footage backstage during some segments? They didn’t even care about the upper ranks when the time came.

72: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:45:50.78 ID:ay1Zy3BBa.net
They really spent a looot of time on the people at the bottom, and they top three didn’t even have time to make their speeches. It’s so dumb, making me angry.

82: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:54:03.10 ID:rAUm47dF0.net
It was so funny watching Shimazaki looking over the other SKE members.

100: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 12:08:31.23 .net
This, right? haha.
takahashi minami election

84: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:54:55.55 ID:rO82zlAld.net
If they do a general TV broadcast, they want ratings, so they’ll forbid any other kinds of broadcast of premium channels. So don’t depend on that.

86: 名無しさん@実況は禁止です@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 11:57:20.18 ID:Qmi/WRWzK.net

I feel like the members in upper ranks try too hard to say things that are dramatic and long.  I really like the lower rank’s speeches because they are more honest in expressing thanks to the fans.

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  • Payuyu Fortyeight

    last year was seriously a mess too many commercials i wonder if this year will be much messier T_T welp CM’s are money after all i think there’d be more commercials this yr (which sucks tbh)

    • Rika

      The comments were really funny though lol. Even my brother, who is not a fan laughed at how the people reacted to the CMs.

  • Jack

    I stayed up so long last year, but worth it. I also had a lot of trouble with the streams so they’d cut out every so often.