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Mayu Watanabe Takes Early Lead for 2016! AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu Election Preliminary Results!

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Mayu Watanabe Takes Early Lead for 2016! AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu Election Preliminary Results!

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Mayu Watanabe received a late birthday present when preliminary results for AKB48’s 45th Single Senbatsu Election were announced on June 1, 2016 at the AKB48 Theater. Watanabe, who’s birthday celebration live (her actual birthday is March 26) was held that day was present for the announcement of the rankings which aired live to the other theaters, where members and fans alike held their breath to find out the results.


The preliminary results were also distributed as breaking news in Akihabara, Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinbashi and other parts of Tokyo. Voting for AKB48’s 45th Single Senbatsu Election started on May 31, 2016, the “flying get” day for “Tsubasa wa Iranai”.


With the ranking announcement, it was also unveiled that the group who wins the most seats, in other words, the “majority party”, will get some special rewards in the form of a) a new setlist that starts on October 30, 2016; b) a “Thank you” festival for fans to attend; c) LINE stamps. The top 16 members (“Senbatsu”), in addition to being in the A-side track, will also be singing the theme song for “Toki wo Kakeru Shojo”, a new drama that starts in July on Nippon TV. The 45th single that is scheduled to release in August will be a double A-side single.

In other news, “Tsubasa wa Iranai”, AKB48’s 44th single that went on sale on June 1, 2016, sold 2.3 million copies on the first day, easily grabbing the #1 spot on the Oricon charts.


Comments from Mayu Watanabe (1st place):

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I was very surprised to hear that I ranked 1st in the prelims and too shocked at first, but I am really happy. It’s still the prelims, but I’m very thankful because my fans are working hard. Sasshi is not far behind, but I would like to win the election!

Last year I was not able to win 1st place again and ranked 3rd, which was frustrating. This year I would like to come back and win again. I believe my fans are as pumped up as I am.
I am only aiming for 1st! I will do my best!


Comments from Jurina Matsui (3rd place):

Thank you, everyone. I was anxious to hear the results and I’m glad I ranked 3rd. I would like to, with the help of my fans, get to 1st place, so please keep supporting me.

I’m also very happy that many SKE members ranked, but I think there is plenty of room to go further. There’s still time until the end, so it would be great to carry the joy today with me all the way to the final event.

Dear fans, please lend your strength to SKE48 and keep supporting us.


Comments from Sayaka Yamamoto (4th place):

Frankly, I am really happy about the results because this is the highest I’ve ever ranked in the prelims. I got about 10,000 more votes than in the prelims last year, and it’s only been a day! I am incredibly grateful. But since I declared that I want to be at the top, it is of course a little frustrating and I don’t want it to end like this. I would like to keep going. Thank you for your support.


Comments from Haruka Kodama (8th place):

26 HKT48 members ranked in the prelims! I’m very happy that over half of the members were called. As for me, I ranked 8th. I am very thankful for the support.
Last year I ranked 17th at the end, and this year I would like to go higher and finally climb the senbatsu wall.


Comments from Rie Kitahara (50th place):

This year’s election will be held in Niigata, so honestly, I am not very satisfied with the results. Yukirin (Kashiwagi), Yuka-chan (Ogino), Rika-chan (Nakai) and I, along with all the members whose names were not called, are all aiming for higher ranks than the prelims. Since it will be held in Niigata, we want to make it meaningful. Please keep supporting us.


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The ranking is as follows from 100 to 1:

100. Haruka Ueno (HKT48) – 2,283
99. Ami Miyamae (SKE48) – 2,305
98. Hana Matsuoka (HKT48) – 2,356
97. Akari Yoshida (NMB48) – 2,393
96. Natsuki Kojima (AKB48) – 2,394
95. Rara Goto (SKE48) – 2,420
94. Miori Ichikawa (NMB48) – 2,483
93. Yuka Tanaka (HKT48) – 2,494
92. Rika Nakai (NGT48) – 2,502
91. Yuka Ogino (NGT48) – 2,515
90. Reina Fujie (NMB48) – 2,794
89. Makiko Saito (SKE48) – 2,813
88. Seina Fukuoka (AKB48) – 2,831
87. Shiori Aoki (SKE48) – 2,946
86. Nagisa Shibuya (NMB48/AKB48) – 2,970
85. Kanon Kimoto (SKE48) – 3,020
84. Nana Owada (AKB48) – 3,040
83. Rika Kishino (NMB48) – 3,258
82. Yuuka Kato (NMB48) – 3,299
81. Yuka Akiyoshi (HKT48) – 3,369

Upcoming Girls

80. Haruka Kumazaki (SKE48) – 3,375
79. Mai Takeuchi (SKE48) – 3,426
78. Hiroka Komada (HKT48) – 3,504
77. Risako Goto (SKE48) – 3,535
76. Miho Miyazaki (AKB48) – 3,607
75. Yuki Shimono (HKT48) – 3,778
74. Ayana Shinozaki (AKB48) – 3,826
73. Anna Iriyama (AKB48) – 3,872
72. Shizuka Oya (AKB48) – 3,993
71. Sae Murase (NMB48) – 4,046
70. Yume Noguchi (SKE48) – 4,203
69. Mina Imada (HKT48) – 4,284
68. Miki Nishino (AKB48) – 4,300
67. Yuzuki Hidaka (SKE48) – 4,441
66. Natsumi Tanaka (HKT48) – 4,552
65. Minami Minegishi (AKB48) – 4,560

Future Girls

64. Yuki Arai (SKE48) – 4,666
63. Nao Ueki (HKT48) – 4,691
62. Yuria Kizaki (AKB48) – 4,794
61. Mio Tomonaga (HKT48) – 5,070
60. Saho Iwatate (AKB48) – 5,248
59. Rena Kato (AKB48) – 5,273
58. Sarina Souda (SKE48) – 5,356
57. Miku Tanaka (HKT48) – 5,365
56. Anna Murashige (HKT48) – 5,403
55. Ryoha Kitagwa (SKE48/AKB48) – 5,584
54. Mina Oba (SKE48) – 5,656
53. Nagisa Sakaguchi (AKB48) – 5,667
52. Nako Yabuki (HKT48/AKB48) – 5,734
51. Madoka Moriyasu (HKT48) – 5,900
50. Rie Kitahara (NGT48) – 5,929
49. Meru Tashima (HKT48) – 5,930

Next Girls

48. Haruka Wakatabe (HKT48) – 5,936
47. Chiyori Nakanishi (AKB48) – 5,951
46. Haruka Futamura (SKE48) – 6,039
45. Shu Yabushita (NMB48) – 6,150
44. Akane Takayanagi (SKE48) – 6,318
43. Natsuki Kamata (SKE48) – 6,334
42. Natsumi Matsuoka (HKT48) – 6,364
41. Mei Sakai (SKE48) – 6,410
40. Miru Shiroma (NMB48/AKB48) – 6,929
39. Asuka Tomiyoshi (HKT48) – 6,953
38. Riko Sakaguchi (HKT48) – 6,971
37. Nao Furuhata (SKE48) – 7,154
36. Aoi Motomura (HKT48) – 7,481
35. Megu Taniguchi (AKB48) – 7,550
34. Yuuri Ota (NMB48) – 7,635
33. Miyu Omori (AKB48) – 7,715

Undergirls

32. Yukari Sasaki (AKB48) – 7,873
31. Tomu Muto (AKB48) – 8,208
30. Mako Kojima (AKB48) – 8,300
29. Mion Mukaichi (AKB48) – 8,341
28. Ayaka Okada (AKB48) – 8,372
27. Yuna Ego (SKE48) – 8,410
26. Yui Yokoyama (AKB48) – 8,701
25. Yuriya Inoue (HKT48) – 8,709
24. Fuuko Yagura (NMB48) – 8,848
23. Yui Kojina (HKT48) – 9,070
22. Ririka Suto (NMB48) – 9,136
21. Narumi Kurano (AKB48) – 9,349
20. Shinobu Mogi (AKB48) – 9,826
19. Marika Tani (SKE48) – 9,851
18. Haruka Komiyama (AKB48) – 10,043
17. Haruka Shimazaki (AKB48) – 10,610

Senbatsu

16. Mai Fuchigami (HKT48) – 11,146
15. Saya Kawamoto (AKB48) – 11,379
14. Ayaka Okita (NMB48) – 11,426
13. Ryoka Oshima (AKB48) – 11,888
12. Sakura Miyawaki (HKT48/AKB48) – 12,410
11. Nyannyan Kamen (AKB48?) – 12,630
10. Juri Takahashi (AKB48) – 12,705
9. Saki Takeuchi (SKE48) – 12,935
8. Haruka Kodama (HKT48/AKB48) – 13,599
7. Nana Okada (AKB48) – 14,889
6. Yuki Kashiwagi (AKB48/NGT48) – 20,988
5. Akari Suda (SKE48) – 22,536
4. Sayaka Yamamoto (NMB48) – 26,680
3. Jurina Matsui (SKE48) – 35,469
2. Rino Sashihara (HKT48) – 41,127
1. Mayu Watanabe (AKB48) – 42,034

Voting ends at 15:00 on June 17, 2016, and the Senbatsu Election event will be held at Hard Off Eco Stadium Niigata on June 18, 2016. If the results so far are not to your liking, you know what to do! Vote!


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An overseas 46/48 fan who used to translate under the name of bilingual48. Can also be found at Nogizaka46 handshakes once every 2-3 months near Karin Ito’s lane – just look for the guy with purple sunglasses. Also, apparently I look like Akimoto-sensei, especially when wearing a suit.

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