Category Archives: AKB48 in the Media

International AKB48 Sister Groups to FINALLY Debut

The debut of MNL48 is confirmed.. again… this time they’ll keep their word!

AKB48 will also see 2 more groups rise up, TPE48 in Taipei and BNK48 in Bangkok .

I’ve yet to be disappointed by Thai musicians so this will be amazing!!

I’d like to see a South Korean sister group someday too, I can’t seem to get into Kpop(besides YG) despite all of the amazing groups Kosupure has shown me! So it would definitely tie me into the genre more.

If AKB48 branches out to South Korea we can rest assured they debut under YG’s sector. YG and AKB48 are Asia’s top power houses right now and go way back. They’ve worked together plenty of times before and I’d be extremely excited for that.

As for the confirmed groups:

I’m very particular about music after being raised on Matsuura Aya and many other staple centers of JPOP so I highly anticipate what the future holds.. I hope someone stands out.

 

Thanks!

Sunakku

 

SOLO TOUR for Kashiwagi Yuki & Graduation Announcement

Yukirin’s first ever solo tour will take place during April – May!

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Back in September Yukirin became seriously ill with a high fever and swollen tonsils causing her to go through IV treatments.  During this time she assured her fans she would make up for lost time!

Now she finally plans to perform in many places in Japan

April 14th she’ll perform in her new home’s city Niigata!! With that being said NGT fans are in for a treat!

April  21st  she’ll be in Osaka! If you’re in the kansai region I recommend you order your tickets now because it will sell fast.

April 22 she’ll be in Aichi, the venue is smaller so I highly recommend anyone in this area order tickets soon.

May 11 & 12 TOKYOOOOO! She’s doing two separate events due to the large amount of AKB48 fans. If you’re in Tokyo during this time you’ll also get lucky and see other AKB48 members in the audience! Watanabe Mayu will likely be there

On the 29th of May she’ll be performing in her home town of Kagoshima.

During her Kagoshima event she’ll be giving a statement..

As of right now it could be anything, a photobook, a solo album or her own show?? Well there is a more realistic option

It’s likely this is where she’ll announce her graduation. I’m not a Yukirin staff member so I don’t know for sure!

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However, the entire solo event is great news!

Good Luck Yukirin! WE LOVE YOU

Sunakku

Miyazawa Sae, graduation preparations

Wow..

2008 was the year I discovered Jpop for very first time.. By the time I got into AKB48 I had already known the name ”Miyazawa Sae” . She appeared on variety tv nearly every week sporting her cunning personality and beautiful smile. Her boyish style was one of many reasons she became an oshimen at first sight.

Throughout the years Sae acted as a supportive senpai and obediant kohai. She is the only member every girl in AKB48 can say got a long with everybody she met.

Sae was a victim of bullying during middle school, her story of becoming on top of her emotions inspired me. She eventually rebuilt her confidence and turned her sorrows into absolute love and kindness for others. She’s known to be the member that steps in between fights and rebuild friendships.

 

She never claimed to be perfect, that made her perfect.

She never claimed to be the best, that made her the best.

She never claimed to be the most supportive senpai, but her kohai say otherwise.

With Sae becoming an OG, all of the 48 family has large shoes to fill. I dont  care what anyone says, she will always be the greatest member. I’m looking forward to seeing her grow in the future.

As of right now, lets cheer on the current line up! Lets show Sae all of her hard work wont go to waste.

Both of my oshimen in Jpop will be graduated from their respective groups. All I really have left is Maachan from Momusu!!

So, whats next??  Haha

-sunakku

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SNH48’s Tang Anqi, Still in Critical Condition

I’m sorry for not writing this sooner, the circumstances surrounding this heart breaking near fatal experience is still under investigation. Before I make any statements I want to thank everyone who has helped her so far .

With that being said, the amount of support Tang has received during her critical recovery is heart warming. Her first round of skin graphing was successful. As long as the doctors can prevent her exposed tissue from becoming infected she’ll hopefully recover.

SNH48 staff,  members and fans have donated blood to help keep her going during the most intense portions of her hospitalization.

Thank you to everyone who has helped keep her beautiful heart beating.

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With all my best wishes,

Stay strong 👊

My heart goes out to her during this time!!

Sunakku

NMB48’s 5th Generation Audition Details

THE WAIT IS OVEEEER!

NMB48 finally announced yesterday that they will add new members to the group. This time around the rules are different:

 

・ The age group is 11 – 22

・ Applications will be accepted no later than March 20th

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Now, usually AKB48 lists other requirements as well such as agency details (that we all kinda scroll past because its boring).

So with that being said we really can’t know entirely what this generation will be like. I’m hoping they have a larger generation full of different personalities. I’d be happy with 8 – 12  new faces!  5th generations have always hit me in a good way. I’m extremely excited to see NMB48 finally re-expanding during the wave of graduations

Also, with AKB48 and SKE48’s graduations I’m hoping they try something new, add a gaijin or anything!

 

Good luck to the future members!

Sunakku ( ´ ▽ ` )

Count Down to Keyakizaka46’s Debut

April 6, though two months away seems to be coming fast at us. In all honesty i haven’t felt this excited about a new group for a very long time!

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The newest elites in the JPOP world

 

Hopefully the cheery, youthful and hilarious vibes they display can allow us to feel nostalgic yet open new doors.

So to celebrate, the girl’s will be doing various handshake events for their single. We all love wota translations so i might hit the 2ch threads and do some first impression translations to see which members make a lasting impression (i wont add the scary stuff i find lol )

Their first handshake event isn’t until April 17, 2016 so i’ll be posting other things about the girls before then! No worries!

 

So far my favourite members are Moriya Akane, she’s very well composed and very serious about her job. I’m looking forward to seeing what she can bring into the 48g family. And Imaizumi Yui, after she introduced herself she sang an acappella. She was in an idol group previously under the name Kashiwagi Yui. Girls in her previous group nicknamed her Yuiful and i certainly hope it sticks!

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So, Keyakizaka46, GANBATTE 

When a Fandom becomes a Nightmare

Hey everyone,

Sunakku here, I was going through a rough time lately with personal issues. Just when I was collecting myself, Miyazawa Sae, my top oshimen announced her graduation.

I suddenly came to realize that the Hello!Project and AKB48 Fandom have always been such an amazing support network.

I want to thank all of my AKB48 and Hello!project friends for helping me!!

Despite the support, I recently came across a heated argument on a 2ch thread between AKB48 and Hello!Project. I WANT to share what I learned from this..

All of this unnecessary rivalry is why I left the Jpop fandom back in 2013 for a year. Neither group is worse or better than another. Us AKB48 fans accuse Hello!Project for being fake then turn around and make fun of the entire new AKB48 generations for being fake. AKB48 is accused of sexualizing idols by Hello!Project fans who then turn around and fat shame Maro and Zukki. Regardless of how dramatic us fans build this up to be we’re the real enemies to our own idols.. Whether we’d like to admit it or not the members from respective groups are friends. Lol, in a perfect world this post would inspire people to stop and think about what they say about their own idols.

So this year, I’ve decided to stop letting comments try to make me feel in the wrong for loving both agencies equally.

Second goal, post something more up beat and funny!

 

Thank you!!

Sunakku