Nyan Nyan Kamen’s 2016 8th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

Here is Kojima Haruna’s speech for the 16th position from the 2016 AKB48 45th Single 8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

I’ve come from the future. Thank you for voting for me. I planned for this act to go on for 10 more minutes, but I think you’re all not really interested in that. This morning, there was a bit of news, so allow me to speak as Kojima Haruna. Which means… Nyan Nyan Kamen’s identity was Kojima Haruna!

If you’re wondering why I decided to appear in this election again, it was because I wanted to be here one last time. In my last election, I said something like, “I was planning to graduate, but I won’t!”, about two years ago. Because of that, I didn’t appear in last year’s election. But for this last appearance, I thought I’d show up like this for the sake of AKB48. In this morning’s sports newspaper, there’s already been some knowledge of this. Everyone, are you all ready to say, “Eehhhhhhhh!?”?

I, Kojima Haruna, will finally graduate from AKB48.

Not enough “Eeehhhh?!”s! I’m graduating!

Thanks for all your “Eeeeeeh?!”s. I’ve made my announcement, but the timing hasn’t been decided. I hope that it won’t become like Takamina. Thanks to all of you, this year’s election was so much fun! Please continue to enjoy AKB48 more and more. Thank you very much!

Author: jerry

Sometimes editor. Sometimes translator. Mostly a proofreader. I like Japan and things.