Shiroma Miru’s 2017 9th Senbastu Speech (English Subtitles)

Here is Shiroma Miru’s speech for the #12 position from the 2017 AKB48 49th Single 9th Senbatsu Sousenkyo General Election.

First, let me tell you my feelings directly: URESHI_ROMA!!!! For me, this is a word I use when I’m most happy. To all those who voted and supported me, thank you very much.

A lot of people pushed me forward to get me on this stage. Compared to other members, I’ve been very slow and came here like a turtle. I’ve caused a few of you to worry and though I’ve made you wait a long time, I’m finally here.

It’s because of all you supported me, each and every step of the way, and even though we took our time, we walked here together. Truly, thank you very much.

For me, standing on the senbatsu stage was my goal. I announced that I wanted to carry NMB48 forward. But in order to do that, personally, I felt that getting into the top 16 was absolutely required. So I’m really relieved right now.

I won’t waste this opportunity that you’ve given me. When I did some senbatsu related work, I saw the other members who were my age, and I thought to myself, “I don’t belong here.”

Even when I was part of the senbatsu lineup, I couldn’t do anything. It’s like we weren’t even standing on the same stage. But because I’m standing on the stage that you’ve given me now, I hope that I’ll bite into my peers and other senior members.

So, everyone, when I bite, I won’t let go, so please keep an eye out for me. I hope for your continued support. Thank you very much!

Author: jerry

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