Homma Hinata’s 2017 9th Senbastu Speech (English Subtitles)

Here is Homma Hinata’s speech for the #14 position from the 2017 AKB48 49th Single 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

Thank you for giving me the #13 position.

Last year, I was unranked. Ever since we opened in my hometown of Niigata, I wanted to become ranked in the election. I was really frustrated when I couldn’t do that. But during this year, all of you told me to work hard, and I was able to do my best.

Within NGT48, there was a time when I didn’t really know what I was doing. I was never placed in the front of any of our songs. Even so, you continued to encourage me.

Personally, this election has become a huge chance. In the preliminary vote, I started at #5, and now I’ve received the #13 position. I’m so happy. Thank you!

The following exchanges were not televised because Fuji TV sucks (made available online via news article):

This year, I’m so happy to be able to see this scenery along with many of my other members. To all the NGT48 fans, to everyone in Niigata, truly, thank you very much.

I hope that this year will be my chance to make it mine. To all the fans, to all of those who love NGT48, I’ll do my best so that I’ll be able to witness this scene once again.

This year, please allow me to do my best! Thank you! Just like my name “Hinata”, I want to become the warmth and strength that makes you feel good, just like the sun in Niigata.

I’m really proud of the 25 first generation members. I also really want to meet Yukirin, who’s watching this broadcast!

My dad really worried about me. His birthday is soon. So, I want to give him this election ranking as a gift to him. Thank you!

Author: jerry

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

  • IHOP

    New oshi !
    I thought she was cute during the event but I was shocked that she can also dance and sing like my ultimate oshi Sayanee