May 22nd 2013
Matsui Rena posts on G+ about wearing socks Kawaei Rina had just taken off
May 23rd 2013
Music Japan. Kawaei Rina confesses…
「My feet smell. Please help!」
Ladies and gentlemen
5th General Elections Early Results SKE ranking members blog entries (Kaotan, Kin-chan) + Furuhata Nao (outside)
Matsumura Kaori (Early results : 17th)
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☆:) AKB 5th General Elections Early Results.
I was 17th
What is this I don’t even?＼(^o^)／
My mind froze…
To be honest I was shivering
when I saw the results backstage.
Last year I was 39th in the early results.
That’s too much of a leap…
And that’s not all,
votes figures are incredible too (;°Д°)
Of course I’m extremely grateful
and I’m delighted
but I strongly feel it’s not the time to
let it go to me (｀・ω・´)
Big changes are always possible,
nobody can tell what will happen
but this year my goal
is to rank 16th(｀・ω・´)
While it would be already good to keep this position
going just a bit higher
would be tremendously meaningful.
Of course I’m also extremely glad
lots of SKE members ranked in so far.
I’m especially happy for
my beloved Kaneko(｀;ω;´)
But elections are also
I have my own rivals,
so I need to keep fighting.
I’m not sure I’m the best
pick for the job,
but as a “honor kenkyusei for life”,
I want to be of use, even if just a little, to SKE KKS.
I want to launch a propaganda
so that people will get interested
in SKE KKS.
My feelings are the same
as last year(｀・ω・´)
I’ll give my best also
for the sake of other research students.
I didn’t manage to put it nicely
but I’m really grateful to everyone who
voted this first day.
Seems like the 4 voted I caste on my mobile
weren’t in vain ←←←←
The scorned charisma
Mark my words, I’ll write my own legend.
Kaneko Shiori (Early results : 48th)
Team E Kaneko Shiori speaking (。・ω・。)ゞ
Everyone thank you so very much.
Of course I’m talking about… the elections early results where I ranked 48th.
It really took me by surprise.
I’ve calmed down now but when I heard about this result my hands started shaking and I felt lost, not knowing what I should do next.
When I informed my grand-mother she sounded like she was going to cry.
I couldn’t reach my mother yet though.
I’m so happy to have entered the early results that I’m tempted to say that’s already more than enough.
But this year I’m not facing this event with loose feeling, I don’t want things to stop here.
Calmy looking at the ranking, I realize there is a chance for drastic changes, for members to climb in the ranking and there is a real risk that I could drop until being outside ranking myself.
I think my feelings are the same as my fans’ ones. My anxiety compares to their joy and their own doubts.
Even if our feelings are one, fans never expressed their fears but told me, simply, to believe in them.
I was happy, seeing I had ranked 48 in the early results, but greed bloomed in my chest.
I want to go higher. That’s how I truly felt.
Things aren’t as easy this year as to grant to those who wish for it to simply keep their position.
Those words were probably unexpected from someone like me(´・ω・`)
But i wrote them nonetheless! (laugh)
48 is a providential number (><)
Thank you very much.
I remain in your care from now on too!
Kin-chan fighting! (laugh)
Saying that to myself (laugh) (laugh)
Furuhata Nao (Early results : out)
Team E Furuhata Nao speaking.
Today were announced the early results for
the 5th General Elections
I was very happy to see many
SKE names rank in.
More than anything the fact that there were a lot of Team E members
made me genuinely happy.
But the fact that there were a single
5th generation name affected me.
Of course, my own name included.
It would have been nice to be able
to say “thank you for making me rank”,
but please forgive me.
Forgive me, I’m sorry,
those words are also difficult to
address to fans…
But at any rates, things are only seriously starting now.
Thinking about it, I grow excited.
Excited about the results on the final day.
Will my name be called,
will it not be?
Will I be able to crawl up from the outside ranking?
I’m shaking from excitement!
I’ve to approach things positively.
Because those are the General Elections you know.
Such a big event must be enjoyed.
I also wrote it on G+ but
I believe in myself.
And more than anything,
I believe in my fans.
Therefore, it’s alright. It will be alright.
Serious business only starts now.
I’ll be in your care today too.
Please be sure to exchange beautiful smiles
along your path, ok?
(and then I started working on NanNan’s post until I realized it sounded familiar (“o-o)… Right, Goat-san? <- check it out~)
5th General Elections Early Results SKE ranking members blog entries (Masana, Yukko, Kyon, Makiko, Madoka, Aya-chan)
Kinoshita Yukiko (Early results : 43rd)
Thank you for today’s
Today in the theater
were announced this year elections
Many thanks for giving me the 43rd position
in the early results!
But let’s keep in mind
it doesn’t end here!
There is still a long way to go.
Even if early results gave me 43rd,
how will it be in the end?
Last year was regrettable,
I even wrote it on my poster,
“This year for sure!”
Of course I’m happy,
but I’ll resist this feeling,
and with everyone
ascertain those results on June 8th only!
There is only little time left.
Is there anything I could do? (tln : to appeal to more fans)
I’ll fall asleep trying to figure something.
See you tomorrow!
Oya Masana (Early results : 29th)
First of all, I’m pleased to report that Seifuku no Me stage ended without accident despite having welcome first time members.
Today performing members all stranded together facing one same direction. It was a fulfilling stage.
Now before going any further I have to express you my gratitude for the early results.
Today in Sunshine Sakae, SKE48 shined brightly.
Thank you very much.
It was long since I last performed
♪Kareha no Station
The current me doesn’t aim at only reaching the passing mark, I stand on stage with only perfection as my lowest standard.
In two months, it will make exactly I’ve started to live as SKE’s Oya Masana.
Tonight I learn of the early results
I’m one of the members who has been blessed with delightful presents with every elections.
And every years the elections influenced who I was going to be, who I am today.
This personal history I can look back confidently at, was forged by everyone, every single one of you, who sent me up this stage for the past 3 years.
Including everything that happened until now
tonight once again
your feelings reached me.
Be certain that your present,
addressed to Sunshine,
reached without fail.
Thank you very much.
And then, good night☆ミ
Guided by my feeling of gratitude
may this message,
sent from the already hot Nagoya,
Isohara Kyoka (Early results : 40th)
Kyon was surprised
→Early results Announcement
Results Not yet
Kyon chose -> Early results!
Today were announced AKB48 5th General Elections’ early results.
When I heard them I was astonished..
Really really astonished.
For my name to be called…
Thank you so very much everyone! (/_;)
As I read comments such as : Everybody let’s vote! or I voted for you!
I started hoping that maybe it would be possible but at the same time
I was scared to be hurt if that wasn’t the case, so I did my best not to think too much about it.
When I saw fans report on G+ “40th!”, I was speechless.
Tears wouldn’t stop when I myself went to ascertain the early results.
My vision was blurred, my hands shook violently, my heart wouldn’t stop beating,
wait, it would be a problem if it did stop no? (laugh)
I refreshed the page, to be sure it wasn’t an error.
But i don’t want to rejoice just yet.
This great joy I want to share it with those who supported me by standing on stage on June 8th.
Many people must have combine their strength to have my name appear in the early results.
I’m really grateful to all of you.
I realize it will probably be very hard
but I want to approach June 8th with a smile, that smile you granted me today.
I want to reach higher.
Everyone, will you keep running high alongside with me??
Thank you for reading KyonBLOG!!
Hoping you’ll be there to read it tomorrow too.
Good night (_ _).oOZzZz
Kyon’s level went up 3 points↑
Saito Makiko (Early results : 25th)
I saw my name in the General Elections early results.
I’m extremely happy!
This ranking, as well as simply finding my own name, were really like a dream.
5051 votes in just one day.
I’m deeply moved.
I could once more feel by how much love I was surrounding and presented with.
But I can’t let my emotions take the best of me now.
I’m very happy many SKE members’ names appeared in the early results, but I also felt slightly bitter you know…
I’m surprised myself at my own reaction….
But it doesn’t change the fact that I’m so very glad that my name appeared!
I’m sorry, for being this way. (laugh)
May my name be called on June 8th!
I won’t give up.
I don’t want to give up.
But, once again, this result was a bliss.
So that’s how it feels, an evening where excitement won’t stop?
I’ll turn this spirit into power!
Umemoto Madoka (Early results : 21st)
Today early results were going to be announced, I was so nervous I couldn’t stay still and had to make myself busy if I didn’t want to think too much about it and let anxiety win over me.
I had kept in my chest those words I had received during HS event, on G+ comments or in letters 「At the very least I’ll do all I can to have your name appear in the early results」. And when I checked said results, 21st.
“I want your name to appear in the early results!!”, “I want you to stand on stage that day!”, guided by those feelings 6055 ballots were cast in my favor today.
I’m really happy you you all poured your feeling in each and every of those ballots.
Thank you so much to everyone of you who voted (´；ω；｀)゜+。
But, those are just the early results.
To compare it to F1, selections just ended. The real race is starting now.
In the GP of Spain Alonso started from the 5th position but won the race.
Thanks to everyone Madoka is starting the competition with a favorable 21st position but she has comrade ahead of her.
Madoka won’t hide she is aiming higher and she will let it be known!
I also want to say how incredibly happy I am lots of members from SKE and from team E ranked today.
Even more than last year
I want SKE’s tornado
Team E’s tornado
and Madoka’s tornado to sweep across the elections!!
May my feelings be conveyed to all on June 8th through a smile ゜+。☆
I’m in your care
Shibata Aya (Early results : 8th)
My mind is still blank (>_<)
But I’m glad this wasn’t a dream.
I can’t think of any other word than “thank you” to express my gratitude to everyone (;_;)
But at the same time I feel like “thank you” is way too light to express my feelings.
Today I was so so happy
it was just like a dream…
Tomorrow I’ll get a grip and be strong
to head toward the final results in two weeks.
First tomorrow there will be Sakaagari stage
I’ll give to my last drop of energy to be noticed by as many people as possible.
Celebration stops today.
To loosen one’s efforts means being defeated.
Let’s give our best!
Today I saw the faint gleam of the this light called hope.
See you tomorrow (●´mn｀)
Thank you very much.
AKB48 General Elections!! There are lots of girls I want to see give their best but… There is one special among them!! May everyone cast one vote for SKE48 Matsui Rena-chan +ﾟヽ(｀･ω･´)ﾉ.+ﾟ…for this sake I UP-ed a support illustration♥ Fight Rena-chan („ﾟДﾟ)
Thank you Nishimata-sensei!!
illustration says : “1 vote for Matsui Rena-chan!”
20 SKE names in.
4 5 SKE in media senbatsu.
Rena and Ju in Kami7.
We can do it guys. We can! Two weeks to make the impossible possible and change the 48 family, maybe.
If you can get codes, cast any other vote, do it.
I hate elections. I don’t give a damn about AKB. But my oshi and SKE mean too much to ignore the importance of this event.
So now, time to vote.
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Nakanishi Yuka and Kitahara Rie’s rondo from Marutto SKE (out March 2013)
Let’s sing about SKE and AKB differences
Kitahara Rie in concurrent position in AKB48 and SKE48 and who made her debut in SKE48 theater on February 20th. Nakanishi Yuka who transferred from AKB48 to SKE48. The two friends who lived under the same roof as KKS tell us about the “differences” between the two groups.
Difference n°1 - SKE48 has shoyou traits and AKB48 sauce traits*?!
(*tln : しょうゆ顔/shoyou kao refers to a type a face typically Japanese, very close to Japanese traditional standards ソース顔/sauce kao basically looking very non-Japanese)
Kitahara - The very first thing I felt when the concurrent position became effective was 「My face is out of place!」.
Nakanishi - What do you mean?
Kitahara - That’s the impression I got during my first photo shooting with SKE48. It’s hard to put into words. Maybe it has to do with the make-up… Everybody felt very fresh.
Nakanishi - Ahahah. There is nothing to worry about. And if you do, I should remind you I’m already 24.
Kitahara - True. But once I posed with Kizaki Yuria-chan and Yagami Kumi-chan and there I couldn’t avoid to feel it～ I couldn’t fight it, those two are so young and so cute it’s unfair.
Nakanishi - But see, both of us have already been active for over 5 years now.
Kitahara - I wonder if it shows on my face that I originate from the region… (tln : alt “I hope I inherited Aishi’s traits”)
Nakanishi - SKE48 has shoyou traits and AKB48-san have sauce traits (laugh).
Kitahara - But maybe it’s better if I look out of place. There would be no meaning in the kennin system if I were absolutely identical to everyone.
Difference n°2 - AKB48’s crafty dance vs SKE48 display of energy
Kitahara - There is a difference in our choreographies too. The first SKE48 song I had to learn was 「Nakama no Uta」and I couldn’t memorize it at all.
Nakanishi - This song isn’t so complicated, so how comes?
Kitahara - I think that’s because there were moves I never used in AKB48.
Nakanishi - Now that you point it out, it’s true that our moves give out a different feeling. AKB48-san tends to emphasize more the technical aspect of their dances while SKE48 displays more power. Our moves are thought to let out our energy more effectively.
Kitahara - After doing so many years of dance, difference in style must have been important for me to struggle so much to remember just one song. We share some of our dance teachers but our dance styles are still apart. It’s Makino Anna-sensei, who is also works with AKB48, who decided on 「Pareo wa Emerald」choreography, right? It only took me 20 minutes to remember it.
Nakanishi - Fast! (laugh)
Difference n°3 - SKE48 power of unity and AKB48 individual charms
Kitahara - There is one more thing I realized concerning SKE48’s dance. I had the occasion to come and watch a stage performance from a normal guest seat and I was amazed by how uniform and in synch members were, it was true collective piece of art.
Nakanishi - We pay great attention to it. But there is maybe also a bit of the fact that we have been performing 「Seifuku no Me」for over 3 years now (laugh).
Kitahara - I had countless occasions to watch AKB48 perform from the wing of the stage, there my eyes are always dragged to particular members. Like「Ouah, Wasamin (Iwasa Misaki) is seriously cute」or「(Yamauchi) Suzuran is on a fishing spree」(laugh).
Nakanishi - In SKE48 once you aren’t under the care of your sempai anymore, Kuwabara Mizuki and (Matsui) Jurina essentially, you have to nurture your talent and up your game on your own. Because once kenkyusei join our stages, you can be sure Mizuki-san will severely point at every of their mistakes (laugh).
Kitahara - In AKB48 Team K (Oshima) Yuko-chan is the one putting our performances together 「We aren’t in synch there, let’s go for another round of practice.」, so I think we all share the same feelings, in AKB and SKE, when it comes to stages.
Difference n°4 - SKE48’s low heels to facilitate dancing!
Nakanishi - When I look at AKB48, I think they are real idols.
Kitahara - Really? For me SKE48 is closer of what idols should be about.
Nakanishi - Eh? When there is absolutely nothing idolish about us (laugh).
Kitahara - Somehow, I’ve lost track of what defined an idol (laugh). Of course it makes me very happy to be called national idols (tln:国民的アイドル/kokumin-teki idol) but…
Nakanishi - But the power of expression of AKB48 members during performances shows how they really are idols no?
Kitahara - Sure. We’re good at presenting ourselves..
Nakanishi - But then in SKE48 we keep dancing without caring about how much of mess our hair is. Our shoes even have low heels to make dancing a bit easier.
Kitahara - That’s because SKE48 is all about
Difference n°5 - The kindness of fans I felt during S stage
Kitahara - And then fans are different too.
Nakanishi - Hmm, that’s one big difference. When it comes to AKB48 you can feel how they’ve touched a broader audience and are known among common people.
Kitahara - It’s clear when I perform in AKB48 theater. It’s very different from when we performed as kenkyusei. Cheers from fans are different.
Nakanishi - I know what you mean!
Kitahara - What really struck me when I performed in S stage for the first time the other day, was the enthusiasm of fans’ calls. Part of me was scared I wouldn’t be welcomed, but soon this 「It’s fun!」feeling took over my nervosity.
Nakanishi - Glad to hear that (laugh).
Kitahara - And how the encore started! It was something like「xx-san, yoroshiku!」. It brought back so many memories it gave me goosebumps!
Nakanishi - You’ll have many much more occasions to stand on that stage from now on. Let’s enjoy those times to the fullest～ (tln : if you had known Nishishi…)
Since she has been attracting a bit of attention and has an interesting past, let’s develop a bit on Sakipon~
SKE48 KKS 13 years old
Dance is her forte, since her 3rd year of elementary until her 1st yer of middle school, she was a kid member of the Chunichi Dragons official cheerleading team, the Cheer Dragons. 「I danced in Nagoya Dome. I’ve been and will always remain a Dragons’ fan.」. Her favorite player is Ota Kouhei (36). 「If I’m called up on stage for the elections I want to try and say 「Yarimashitaaー / I did iiiiit」(Ota’s signature phrase)」.
About Takeuchi Saki :
nickname : Sakipon ; born 1999/11/24 ; from Aichi-ken ; SKE 6th generation member ; likes Omurice and Sakura yukoe ; blood type B.
AnonymousWho do the wota predict will be 12 single senbatsu? :O
Evening anon (o°^°)/
Given Friday’s stage is E without Kanon and Nao and that’s when the MV is said to be possibly shot…
Team S : Jurina ; Yuria ; Masana ; Manatsu ; Anna ; (Mikki) ;(Nakanishi)
Team KII : Churi ; Airin ; Akarin ; Oba ; (Matsurina)
Team E : Rena ; Kanon ; Nao ; Nanako ; (Yukko)
KKS : Azumarion
It’s all just speculations but seems plausible. I would be myself a bit disappointed that they didn’t renew senbatsu more this time around. I really want Yukko to be in so it turn out she is I will have a reason to celebrate (Nao is a given lol) but I also really wanted Madoka to be given a new chance and Aya to be rewarded because see (not sure what HS event that was for but numbers speak for themselves) :
-> 柴田 20/20(5次完売)
She sells better at HS than Manatsu or Airin. Meaning she 1) must be very nice to interact with 2) has a sizable amount of fans and/or 3) her fans are dead serious about supporting her and have done a wonderful job showing it.
Now if those efforts, from her part and her wotas, don’t bring any results… It will be sad and worth worrying. Would mean management doesn’t care about how much you support a member and that there is only with elections that you can truly show your support (which doesn’t help SKE’s sales and is only held once a year anyway).
We should have the answer soon enough anyway…
*the frog will dance around its pond tonight praying for Yukko, Madoka and Aya in senbatsu*
AnonymousHow would you have reacted if you were present at today's KII stage and Minarun made her introduction?
I would have throw rotten tomatoes and dead bunnies!
Is that what you expected? ( ”@_@)
Of course I would have applause and wish her good luck. I want her to feel at ease with KII members and fans and for things to go smoothly.
I have nothing against her and just like Rie she is one of the few AKB members I think can actually fit in SKE because they are rather “raw” (if not “rough” xD). To put it otherwise, she doesn’t strike me as too “superficial” like some other AKB members so she should adapt rather well to SKE. Plus she is funny. Especially when Paruru mess with her :D.
Now (yes, I always have something to complain about~) I do find it quite hypocrite from management to introduce her like one or two days before (wota speculations) the 12th single MV shooting. It’s like they wanted to have her gain some legitimacy to be in senbatsu when she doesn’t have any. Default senbatsu for kennins is really one thing I can’t make my peace with (especially when girls like Shibata Aya and Madoka are apparently, again, left out (”>__<))