Gekkan Entame magazine predicts the election: Sashihara Rino at #1

With the election so close by, we’re seeing everyone and everything offering up their predictions. Gekkan Entame magazine provides their predictions, with interesting results for up-and-coming members, and a battle at the top!

First, the source in question:

AKB48 Election 2016 predictions by Gekkan Entame
AKB48 Election 2016 predictions by Gekkan Entame

The results, in English, are as follows:

  1. Sashihara Rino
  2. Miyawaki Sakura
  3. Watanabe Mayu
  4. Kashiwagi Yuki
  5. Matsui Jurina
  6. Yamamoto Sayaka
  7. Nyan-nyan Kamen
  8. Suda Akari
  9. Yokoyama Yui
  10. Kitahara Rie
  11. Muto Tomu
  12. Shimazaki Haruka
  13. Kodama Haruka
  14. Takayanagi Akane
  15. Minegishi Minami
  16. Furuhata Nao

This was published before Nyan-Nyan Kamen’s big reveal. For the most part, this ranking seems completely plausible to me. The most surprising or interesting parts to me are:

  • Miyawaki Sakura taking over and surpassing her senior members. Part of me says this is a big stretch, but another part says it’s totally possible!
  • Suda Akari also experiences a huge jump, after being dropped to #18 last year. The same goes for Furuhata Nao, who was ranked #24 last year.

With Watanabe Miyuki, Matsumura Kaori, and Takahashi Minami out, that leaves some room for up and coming members. It’ll be interesting to see how this works out!


Author: reika

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