2chan says: Sasshi is too strong. She should retire from the election

A handful of Japanese netizens ponders the pros and cons of removing 48-group’s strongest front runner from the annual election. What would happen if Sashihara Rino did not participate in the AKB48 Election?

Hi there. Welcome to “2chan says.” I will be attempting to translate selected threads from Japanese message board 2chan (aka, 2ch or 2channel), purely for interest and entertainment purposes (and for translation practice). The opinions expressed here belong to the anonymous Japanese internet at large, and do not necessarily reflect the view of akbzine; plus, this page could be riddled with translation errors anyway. Proceed at your own risk, fine reader!

1: 47の素敵な(愛知県)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ 3719-V6mo) 2016/03/22(火) 08:03:21.00 ID:4WvRhFeY0.net
If Sashihara did not enter, it would be more interesting.
She should provided us with the commentary!

3: (庭)@\(^o^)/ 2016/03/22(火) 08:05:02.62 .net
It’s a good thing for her, since she basically gets her own song each year.

7: 47の素敵な(庭)@\(^o^)/ (アウアウ Sa03-E9BP) 2016/03/22(火) 08:08:10.08 ID:92oRTlFDa.net
She’s so strong, it’s boring.

10: 47の素敵な(catv?)@\(^o^)/ (オイコラミネオ MMa7-E9BP) 2016/03/22(火) 08:15:33.71 ID:eOJ9ksFvM.net
Since she is at the top and center, the real election is for everyone #2 and below.

11: 47の素敵な(チベット自治区)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW bbdd-lPEQ) 2016/03/22(火) 08:17:04.51 ID:ssNp3iP+0.net
Actually, if you force the strongest person to leave, it’ll become more boring when we see who becomes #1 after that. I want Sasshi to run in the election next year too.

16: 47の素敵な(東京都)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ bba0-45jN) 2016/03/22(火) 08:35:39.20 ID:kwAPw0+70.net
For me, I look forward to the other things about the election too. I’m from Niigata, so I might be biased, but I’m curious about their rankings.

18: 47の素敵な(茸)@\(^o^)/ (スプー Sdd7-E9BP) 2016/03/22(火) 08:36:39.34 ID:gxSTSEmvd.net
I really want to see what happens if the current top 16 did not participate.

19: 47の素敵な(庭)@\(^o^)/ (アウアウ Sa33-mCEn) 2016/03/22(火) 08:36:50.92 ID:LvF8Z/ISa.net
If the top prize was a photo book of the winner, all the wota would go crazy!

21: 47の素敵な(兵庫県)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイW 1f4f-E9BP) 2016/03/22(火) 08:41:53.08 ID:JnjDA2ld0.net
We should just let her take the top spot for two years in a row, and then let her graduate

28: 47の素敵な(茸)@\(^o^)/ (スプー Sd97-mCEn) 2016/03/22(火) 09:00:44.43 ID:F9rnhGYsd.net
Even though it’s what I wanted, in 2014 when Mayuyu took the top spot, everyone in the event space was crazy happy. I don’t know what’s going to happen, but it looks like Sasshi will win again this time.

29: 47の素敵な(東京都)@\(^o^)/ (ワッチョイ 3bf7-UG6t) 2016/03/22(火) 09:01:44.20 ID:VyCK+fPz0.net
Conversely, even if she appeared for the next 30 years, she would still probably win without even trying.

More entries in the “2chan says” series:

Author: yuki

  • I had the same state of mind when Sasshi won for the first time. She was too strong. And yet she lost against Mayu the year after.

    Why would this year make a difference? People claim it would be boring but it’s just a conflict of interest.

  • Derek Vasconi

    I think if I were the AKB member who won 1st place and Sasshi didn’t participate, then I would feel like I really didn’t win first place because I would feel like I didn’t beat the top girl or something, you know? So I think for an AKB member gunning for the ace position, it would really deflate the spirit and competitive drive to be number one if the number one girl bows out.

  • tokidoki

    If the strongest members back out then it would devaluate the event and media and the general public would eventually lose interest. I mean if she backs out who’s next? Mayuyu? Yukirin?

  • Nope, she should stay. It’ll be more dramatic when someone bumps her down!! 😀