Majisuka Gakuen 4 sets the tone for the 2015 Senbatsu?

Hello and Welcome to SDB48 one of thousands of AKB48 related sites. Excited for this year’s Sousenkyo? I sure am! One question though. Who will take come out on top this year? Nobody knows! There is only a handful of fans out there who would stick to voting for their Oshimen but the lot of you will probably vote for the girl who isn’t your oshimen as of this moment. Yes I know change oshimens from time to time. Lets get started shall we?


Who do you actually vote for during AKB48 Sousenkyo? The best member? The people’s Oshimen? The most popular girl of them all? probably so. Lets look at how the trend goes for the past few Sousenkyo:
AKB48 13th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Maeda Atsuko
AKB48 17th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Oshima Yuko
AKB48 22nd Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Maeda Atsuko
AKB48 27th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Oshima Yuko
AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Sashihara Rino
AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo: Watanabe Mayu

As you can clearly see there is something in the first 4 sousenkyo/s that led to those results. Can you guess what that is? Exactly! Its the face of AKB48 which at that time are both Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko. With Maeda Atsuko graduating AKB48 the fans came looking for a member that could compete with the sole face of AKB48 as of 2012, Oshima Yuko. Who better than the fast rising popularity of one member who unexpectedly came in 1st during the 32nd Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo. Almost everybody was in shock. They were pretty sure the rival-less Oshima Yuko would take 1st place for the second time in a row. Then Sashihara Rino gets first place. The following Senbatsu It was Watanabe Mayu who won.

From what I observe the “voting fans” have been searching for the right member to be the face of AKB48. The fans are looking for someone new, someone unexpected, someone who deserves but can maintain being the people’s oshimen. Lets talk about Oshimens I for one have 6 Oshimens. How can you not have more than 1 when there are approximately 300+ members in AKB48? Now for those few who sticks to voting for their oshi’s till the end, you my friends keeps your oshis motivated and willing to try again next year. But the winners of Senbatsu are the ones prepared right after the previous senbatsu. Do you think their rankings matter after the election? Yes it does! but not for what you think. “She’s higher than this girl so there is no way she will get ahead next election.”, wrong!

With the population of AKB48 growing chances of the girls keeping their rank is at a small 5% chance. Which means you either go up or down most likely get taken over by new members that fans consider underdogs. Are they really underdogs? How does one become your oshimen? By seeing them often, getting to know them and they should make an impact on you right? How will they do that? Media, if you are a hardcore AKB48 fan then you would know that AKB48 does not only limit themselves to singing songs. They are in TV VARIETY SHOWS, TV DRAMA, RADIO TALK SHOWS, LIVE EVENTS basically anywhere where they can be shown for the fans to get to know them better.

Everyone gets their shot at being recognized that is actually their job so if fans don’t know who that member is its that member’s fault for not trying to stand out. NOW! since everyone gets a chance to stand out, not everyone gets a chance to stand out AS MUCH. Huh, think about that. For the main topic we have the Highly anticipated Majisuka Gakuen 4 which is finished around this time. Now lets get something straight. This my friends is the beginning of who will fans vote for during the 2015 Senbatsu. Now I get to thinking around this time about who will take first place this year. It could be anyone. Unlike the times when Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko were still around. Nowadays you have A lot of potential members to choose from. Having said that lets have a look see what the Show Majisuka Gakuen 4 instills in the fans perspective. Team Hinabe, what do you think of them as AKB48 members? Average, Normal AKB48 members now rank them with Kojimako who plays Kamisori in Majisuka Gakuen 4. Who appeals more? Right? its kojimako since she beat them up in the show. Okay here is another example Kojimako and Mayuyu who only showed up at the end of the series for a few seconds? or Sashihara with that returning character. No need to take place in the fights they are already labeled as above those who fight.

Grab a popcorn take a seat right there and understand where I am going with this. Who is the main star of the show? Right its Miyawaki Sakura. Now Miyawaki Sakura as you’ve probably noticed based on your preference have skyrocketed to your list labeling her as better than some members. All because you saw her beat them up. Don’t try to hide it I know its true. QUICK WITHOUT THINKING IRIYAMA OR SAKURA? Ha i knew it.
Anyway clearly we see that its all about her in the show right? What was your feeling when Sakura failed to defeat Salt and becoming the top? riiiight she immediately ranks under salt/Shimazaki Haruka the undefeated the ones the old members call a monster. Now after the show everybody that was there got their popularity up. But Sakura as of today ranks higher than she was before. NOW WHO GETS HER OWN SHOW??!!! Paruru, Paruru gets her own show. Sakura? Not yet not just yet.


I ask you this question again. Who do you think is the new face of AKB48? lets leave that for another post but for this post its Paruru. But that’s just a theory, AN AKB48 THEORY! lol totally grabbed that last bit from GameTheory.

Atsushi x Paruru no 〇〇 Baito!

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