This year’s election has brought with it a good number of non-participants with popular and unpopular members alike. While wota may not have full insight on what goes on in an idol’s life, non-participation still begs the question: what is the advantage, if any, of choosing to not partake in AKB’s annual election?
Here is a relatively unusual thread to a relatively unusual question, posed by one Japanese netizen: if I really wanted to somehow coincidentally meet AKB48 members out in public, how would I go about doing it?
A 2ch user identifying herself as 25 years old and unemployed, turns to the anonymous Japanese internet to solicit advice for becoming a member of a 48 group.
Is your love of AKB48 out in the open? Or are you a “closet” otaku who keeps their fandom to themselves? One Japanese netizen wonders the same: do you tell people that you are an AKB otaku?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Continuing from last week’s episode of “2chan says,” join us again as 2ch gathers to watch the 2nd half of AKBINGO’s Lucky Girl Ranking 2016.
Read onward, as the Japanese netizens of 2ch watch AKBingo’s Lucky Girl Ranking 2016 episode.