Matsui Jurina’s 2017 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.

To everyone who voted for me, thank you very much.

Honestly… I’m so frustrated. Nnnnnn, very frustrated!!!

But, to the two above me, thank you again for lighting the fire beneath me.

I don’t want it to end like this. Let’s fight again next year! That’s how I feel.

I started doing this since I was 11 years old, in 6th grade. And now, during this election, I’m 20 years old. I used to wear a red backpack, a yellow hand. Before I knew it, I’ve become an adult.

I’ve been here for so long because the 48 group is important to me. My beloved senior members have created and protected this group, and it’s up to us in the new generation to keep it going.

It’s not only during elections, but we’re supported by all the fans. So in order to protect this group, we’re going to need all of your support.

No matter what happens, I hope you’ll continue to give us your strength. I hope that I’ll meet your expectations, and I want to become… no, I will become someone that can support this group and make it even better.

I’m very happy to be standing here. I’m filled with gratitude. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

Let me say one last thing! To everyone who voted and to everyone watching who supported us, I loooove you!

Author: jerry

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