Do you have a collection of AKB photos? Or perhaps a collecting habit to begin with? One idol wota struggles with the collector’s dilemma: he has thousands upon thousands of AKB photos, and wonders what it all meant. Join Japanese netizens as they chime in on this wota’s woes.
A practice at 48-group handshake events is to combine several tickets at once to get more time with your member of choice. It has become so common, that one 2ch user asks: do members react differently to fans who only use a single handshake ticket? The question implies a lot of things about the handshake ticketing system, and the wota who buy into it (multiple times!).
Sometimes you just want to go back to bed, right?
What kind of chocolate do you give to someone you do not really care about, but are obligated none the less? Pocky has you covered with these “obligation choco” Pocky snacks.
Akimoto’s been known to say that AKB48’s annual election is a “festival”. Whether you agree or not, one 2ch user asks a question which suggests a much more extreme position: that the sousenkyo is a meaningless event from which most members do not gain anything.
One 2ch user suggests that most fans pick their favorite Japanese idol based on looks or character alone, and not the strength of their performance. Do you agree? Follow along, as other 2ch users chime in.
Like ice cream after a long day’s work, sometimes it is the small pleasures in life that help you relax.
This is a leading question, in that it implies that many wota feel that members are more likely to give a good handshake-response if you are good looking. What follows is a informal discussion of wota’s opinions on which members give the best handshake experience.
Combine Gundam and a Japanese high-school age female, and what do you get? A recipe for a very interesting looking video game advertisement.
An idol otaku laments that he wants to change his oshimen, but simply just cannot bring himself to do so. What follows is is an exchange from fellow wota, sharing their own experiences after changing, and what they value most in choosing their favorite member.
We all fight back against the agony of another Monday, in our own little ways.
It is time for another off-topic post (or questionably on-topic!) about something near and dear to us: Japan. More specifically, let us take a look at how Kyoto’s main train station has changed over time.
Japanese wota on 2ch give their own experience and advice about their favorite 48-group theater venues. Which group has the best and worst theater?
Off topic, but enjoy some rare imagery of Kyushu’s historical sights covered in white. This is actually from a few days ago, but it is not just Hakata that is getting snowed in lately.
One long-time Sashihara Rino hater (or “anti”, if you prefer) laments that his efforts are in vain. What ensues is a funny and interesting exchange, when the hater sadly admits defeat by confessing how cute Sasshi has become.