Muto Tomu 2016 8th Senbatsu speech (English subtitles)

Here is Muto Tomu’s speech for the 10th position from the 2016 AKB48 45th Single 8th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

To everyone who supported and voted for me, thank you very much. Last year, when my name was called, I was so surprised, and my mind went into a haze. This year, I’m so, so, soooooo happy! Up until now, I’d lost confidence in myself, and even in place in the senbatsu I was uneasy and nervous, as if my heart was going to get crushed. But last year, my rank at #16 really changed me. If someone were to ask me if I was part of chapter 1 or 2, I think I’m part of the 2nd chapter.

Ever since I became part of AKB, I’ve seen a lot of sparkling members and cool senior members. When I became part of AKB, I admired them. But now that the first chapter is finished, I’ve even been told that AKB is hopeless. It was really frustrating. But there are many senbatsu members now who are pulling the second chapter forward. I’ve also increased my rank, and I feel that the members bringing in the 2nd chapter will continue on AKB from the senior members, and also continue to change it. From now on, with the rank of #10 in my heart, I hope to become helpful to AKB, and I hope to be a front running member that you can support. Last year, when I became#16, I was worried that I’d make you frustrated if I wasn’t part of the senbatsu again. I want to keep doing my best, so please continue your support.

Author: jerry

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