sousenkyo senbatsu


Sakura, you grew up…:’)💖

Now let’s get ready for next year;

After Oshima Yuko vs Maeda Atsuko, Watanabe Mayu vs Sashihara Rino, now,

🔥Miyawaki Sakura vs Matsui Jurina🔥

koisurufortunecephalopod  asked:

You gonna be okay Doc?

A little bit shell-shocked, but I’ll survive.

It’s not so much the graduation announcement that bugs me, though. I’d seen it coming for a long time.

It’s more of…

You know; When you’ve been told all your life that you can achieve something as long as you work hard and work smart, and you do just that, and everything works out just fine for you for a while. You put in effort, play by the rules, and things go swimmingly well for the first ten, twenty years of your life. You trip up a few times along the way, but you’re smart enough to pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes, and move on a better person.

And then here comes this one obstacle that blocks your way. Your conventional methods don’t work against it. You fail once, maybe twice to overcome it. You think to yourself, “Alright, this isn’t the first time I’ve failed. Let me modify my approach and try again.”

But no. You fail again. And again. And again. And again. And again. No matter how many alternative methods you try, nothing works. Can’t get over, under or around it no matter what you do. For every bit of experience you’ve picked up over your years of problem-solving and troubleshooting, nothing works against it. 

And for once, you are truly broken. You’ve thrown yourself against this immovable object again and again and again and again so many times, that you are left shattered, disillusioned, and simply on the brink.

And for once, you truly give up. You throw your hands up in exhaustion, your mind, body and spirit absolutely demolished. You have never felt more like a failure in your life. 

I’ve been there before. And while I can’t claim to know what Mayu is thinking right now, I know the feeling isn’t pleasant at all.

I’m sorry for the long rant. I just needed some time to clear my head.

Ogino Yuka’s 2017 Sousenkyo Speech (5th place):

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

I’m NGT48 Team N III’s “Ogiyuka" or Ogino Yuka.

From 6th grade in elementary school, I’ve always admired AKB48.

For 4 years, I took auditions. I kept failing every one, and wondered if I should just give up and continue admiring AKB from afar.

At that time, I participated in the Draft Kaigi. Kitaraha Rie-san, Kashiwagi Yuki-san, and the executive Imamura-san selected me to be in NGT48.

Although I felt insecure and would live by myself, I moved to Niigata.

I believe my family was really worried. But now I definitely think, “I’m so glad I came to Niigata.”

I was the last pickings, the leftovers. Dreams definitely don’t come true, and something like “hard work will definitely be rewarded” was obviously a lie! I thought that for forever!

But for those 4 years, no matter what I wanted to be in the AKB48G, so I kept taking auditions with all my might.

Then, when I got 1st place in the preliminaries, I was really surprised, and I know everyone was thinking, “who’s Ogino Yuka?” “why is it this person?”

I myself was also very surprised.

“I wonder if I broke the AKB48 sousenkyo.” There were times I thought so.

Even so, I’ll take the love I’ve received from everyone and accept it with all my heart.

Now, in the sousenkyo of the AKB48G I’ve always admired, receiving such a wonderful ranking is like a dream.

I’m really glad that I kept taking AKB auditions until now without giving up, and it makes me really happy to have fans who are there to cheer me on.

I asked Takahashi Minami-san, “will hard work definitely be rewarded?” She said, “I don’t know if hard work will definitely be rewarded, but in working hard, there is nothing that has no meaning.”

Then she said, “next time, show me that hard work will definitely be rewarded, ok?”

Am I showing you that hard work will definitely be rewarded right now?

Surely, in this situation, I believe there are many people who were unable to reach their goal and are experiencing frustration.

For those people, I hope they will listen to my catchphrase, “no matter what happens, I won’t get discouraged!”

It’s really, really all thanks to everyone who supported me! For carrying someone like me all the way here, thank you so, so much, and also, thank you very much for making me into an idol!

I definitely want to connect this result to NGT’s debut two years ago, and I want to work hard for AKBG’s sake too. Please let me do my best! I think it’s still far away for me to become an existence that you’ll entrust AKB to, but I’ll work hard with all my might from now on, so please cheer me on.


Translations of some comments on her speech:

“Ogiyuka’s fine speech”

“I wonder if there’s anyone who can watch this Ogiyuka and not like her??”
–“Honestly at preliminaries I was like "who’s that?” but after listening to her speech I immediately became a fan. It’s great that her hardships were rewarded.“

"I feel like I’ve figured out why that girl named Ogino attracts people”

“To be honest I didn’t know Ogiyuka-chan until the preliminaries, but out of all the speeches this year, her’s resonated in my heart the most. I want to cheer on that girl who is so pure and straightforward.”

“No matter how many times I watch this, I cry. The best kami speech. I’m so happy her hard work was rewarded. Ogiyuka, thanks for coming to Niigata. This is the start line. Everyone’s cheering for you.”

“The line for Ogiyuka’s graph is almost vertical…”

“Even if Ogiyuka ‘broke the sousenkyo,’ it’s for AKBG’s sake, the future’s sake. This year was a good sousenkyo.”

“I definitely support Ogiyuka~~~~ There was actually still such a hard working girl in the 48G!”

“I cried at Ogiyuka’s speech. It’s the first time I’ve cried lol" 

AKB48 49th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Post-Mortem

Depending on who you ask, last night was either the best Sousenkyo in 48G history, or the worst, or in my case, a little bit of both. Starting from the atrocious beachside weather, down to the final speech in that concert hall in Okinawa, the events of the past 48 hours were so polarizing, that it made Dai Sokaku Matsuri 2014 look like a birthday party. This is the first time a 48G event has left me with so many more questions than answers. As much as I try to make sense of the numbers, I am still left in this state of confusion. But let’s try to see if we can find the order in this chaos.

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AKB48 49th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Confirmed DNPs

A: Iriyama Anna (18)
B: Kashiwagi Yuki (5), Kizaki Yuria (37), Tanabe Miku (DNP)
4: Murayama Yuiri (DNP)
8: Tani Yuri (U), Hamamatsu Riona (U), Fukuchi Rena (U)

S: Goto Risako (100), Futamura Haruka (49)

N: Yamao Rina (U), Yamamoto Sayaka (4)
M: Kamieda Emika (U), Kinoshita Momoka (DNP)
B2: Muranaka Yuki (U), Yagura Fuuko (33)

H: Inoue Yuriya (48), Okamoto Naoko (U), Kodama Haruka (9), Komada Hiroka (60)
TII: Tsutsui Riko (U)

Chikano Rina (DNP)

Previous DNPs: 4

Previous Rank-Ins: 10

For reference:
2016: 30 members did not participate (19 graduations within the next 12 months of announcing DNP status)
2015: 21 members did not participate (10 graduations within the next 12 months of announcing DNP status)
2014: 14 members did not participate (9 graduations)
2013: 29 members did not participate (25 graduations)

49th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Preliminary Results 2017

(sorry for spelling errors/missing names I will fix the list up when the stream is over)

1. NGT48 Ogino Yuka

2. SKE48 Matsui Jurina

3. HKT48/STU48 Sashihara Rino

4. AKB48 Watanabe Mayu

5. NGT48 Honma Hinata

6. SKE48 Suda Akari

7. NGT48 Takakura Moeka

8. HKT48/AKB48 Miyawaki Sakura

9. AKB48 Takahashi Juri

10. AKB48/STU48 Okada Nana

11. NMB48 Kato Yuka

12. AKB48 Yokoyama Yui

13. AKB48 Kurano Nanumi

14. AKB48 Kawamoto Saya

15. NMB48 Ayaka Okita

16. AKB48 Kubo Satone

17. NMB48 Suto Ririka

18. SKE48 Takiuchi Saki

19. NMB48/AKB48 Shiroma Miru

20. HKT48 Fuchigami Mai 

21. NMB48 Murase Sae

22. SKE48 Goto Rara

23. AKB48 Taniguchi Megu

24. NGT48 Yamaguchi Mako

25. AKB48 Fukuoka Seina

26. NMB48 Ota Yuri

27. AKB48 Kojima Mako

28. AKB48 Iwatate Sako

29. AKB48 Mukaichi Mion

30. AKB48 Mogi Shinobu

31. NGT48 Miyajima Aya

32. SKE48 Kamata Natsuki

33. NMB48 Yoshida Akari

34. NGT48 Nishigata Marina

35. AKB48 Nagano Serika

36. SKE48 Takahata Yuki

37. AKB48 Oguri Yui

38. SKE48 Anai Yuki

39. AKB48 Goto Moe

40. SKE48 Furuhata Nao

41. AKB48 Ota Nao

42. SKE48 Obata Yuna

43. SKE48 Kumazaki Haruka

44. HKT48 Toyonaga Aki

45. HKT48 Tanaka Miku

46. SKE48 Aoki Shiori

47. AKB48 Omori Miyu

48. HKT48/AKB48 Yabuki Nako

49. HKT48/AKB48 Tomonaga Mio

50. HKT48 Tomiyoshi Asuka

51. AKB48 Sasaki Yukari

52. NGT48 Nakamura Ayuka

53. SKE48 Uchiyama Mikoto

54. SKE48 Tani Marika

55.  AKB48 Komiyama Haruka

56. SKE48 Takayagi Ame

57. SKE48 Ishiki Rena

58. HKT48 Kumazawa Serina

59. AKB48 Muto Orin

60. HKT48 Shimono Yuki

61. AKB48 Onishi Momoka

62. SKE48 Souda Sarina

63. AKB48 Tanikawa Hijiri

64. SKE48 Ida Ryoha

65. NMB48 Kawakami Rena

66. AKB48 Nakano Ikumi

67. SKE48/AKB48 Kitagawa Ryouka

68. AKB48 Kato Rena 

69. HKT48 Hokazono Hazuki

70. AKB48 Ichikawa Minami

71. HKT48 Motomura Aoi

72. AKB48 Hiwatashi Yui

73. SKE48 Oba Mina

74. HKT48 Akioshi Yuuka

75. HKT48 Fukagawa Maiko

76. HKT48 Ueki Nao

77. HKT48 Murashige Ana

78. AKB48 Kitazawa Saki

79. NMB48 Naiki Kokoro

80.  HKT48 Aramaki Misaki

81. NMB48 Jo Eriko

82. HKT48 Tashima Meru

83. NGT48 Nakai Rika

84. HKT48 Matsuoka Natumi

85. SKE48 Hidaka Yuzuki

86. SKE48 Takuri Yumana

87. SKE48 Ichino Nayumi

88. HKT48 Tsukiashi Amane

89. NGT48 Tano Ayaka

90. HKT48 Tanaka Yuuka

91. SKE48 Matsumura Kaori

92. NGT48 KItahara Rie

93. NMB48 Kushiro Rina

94. NGT48 Nara Miharu

95. HKT48 Moryasu Madoka

96. AKB48 Sakaguchi Nagisa

97. NMB48 Shibuya Nagisa

98. HKT48 Tanaka Natsumi

99. SKE48 Oga Suenaga

100.  NMB48 Tanigawa Airi