Janken Taikai Losing Novelty and AKB Real Talk with Friends This Week

Once Is Chance, Twice is Coincidence, Third Time Is a Trend

Does it even take science to explain this? I don’t think so. The last 3 winners of the Janken Tournament were Shinoda Mariko, Shimazaki Haruka and Matsui Jurina. 2 of the 3 winners have been a long time member of the senbatsu and Paruru was the most pushed girl of 2012. A lot of the novelty and appeal of Janken is that we could have someone who is not ordinarily given the spotlight the chance to shine. Having the popular members win the event kinda decreases the fun but of course the entrance and the costumes are always a life saver when it comes to the event.

But the senbatsu is probably the most fair to date..

Well I think it’s because you disregard who the center is but comparing by the years


  1. Uchida Mayumi (Team K)
  2. Ishida Haruka (Team B)
  3. Kojima Haruna (Team A)
  4. Nakagawa Haruka (Team A)
  5. Maeda Ami (Team A)
  6. Sato Sumire (Team B)
  7. Sato Natsuki (Team B)
  8. Takajo Aki (Team A)
  9. Nakatsuka Tomomi (Team K)
  10. Kuramochi Asuka (Team A)
  11. Kobayashi Kana (Team B)
  12. Tanabe Miku (Team K)
  13. Kasai Tomomi (Team B)
  14. Matsui Sakiko (Team K)
  15. Maeda Atsuko (Team A)
  16. Chikano Rina (Team B)


  1. Shinoda Mariko (Team A)
  2. Fujie Reina (Team K)
  3. Minegishi Minami (Team K)
  4. Kobayashi Marina (Kenkyuusei)
  5. Akimoto Sayaka (Team K)
  6. Oya Shizuka (Team A)
  7. Maeda Ami (Team A)
  8. Sato Sumire (Team B)
  9. Hikawa Ayame (NMB48 Kenkyuusei)
  10. Umeda Ayaka (Team K)
  11. Kasai Tomomi (Team B)
  12. Kuwabara Mizuki (SKE48 Team S)
  13. Kojima Haruna (Team A)
  14. Yamaguchi Yuuki (NMB48 Team N)
  15. Yamauchi Suzuran (Team 4)
  16. Kitahara Rie (Team B)


  1. Shimazaki Haruka (Team B)
  2. Nito Moeno (Team A)
  3. Yokoyama Yui (Team A)
  4. Uchida Mayumi (Team K)
  5. Shinoda Mariko (Team A)
  6. Abe Maria (Team K)
  7. Takeuchi Miyu (Team B)
  8. Nakamura Mariko (Team B)
  9. Itano Tomomi (Team K)
  10. Kimoto Kanon (SKE48 Team E)
  11. Umeda Ayaka (Team B)
  12. Maeda Ami (Team K)
  13. Nakata Chisato (Team K)
  14. Ueno Kasumi (SKE48 Team E)
  15. Kashiwagi Yuki (Team B)
  16. Matsubara Natsumi (Team K)


  1. Matsui Jurina (SKE48 Team S/Team K)
  2. Kamieda Emika (NMB48 Team BII)
  3. Hirata Rina (Team K)
  4. Oba Mina (Team B)
  5. Abe Maria (Team K)
  6. Natori Wakana (Team B)
  7. Tano Yuka (Team A)
  8. Kikuchi Ayaka (Team A)
  9. Oya Shizuka (Team B)
  10. Kitahara Rie (Team K)
  11. Fujie Reina (Team B)
  12. Uno Mizuki (NMB48 Kenkyuusei)
  13. Tsuchiyasu Mizuki (AKB48 Kenkyuusei)
  14. Sasaki Yukari (Team A)
  15. Furuhata Nao (SKE48 Team E/Team K)
  16. Yumoto Ami (AKB48 Kenkyuusei)

I guess you’re right the 2013 lineup seems the weakest with not a lot of the senbatsu/undergirls in there unlike the 1st 3 years.

Jurina threw paper just like Paruru threw scissors last year

I couldn’t really think of a better strategy but to stick to your gameplan. It works more often than trying to predict what the opponent will throw. Moeno also threw all paper last year so that said, it should work more often. Oba tried to change when she thought she can’t beat Kamieda and it cost her a trip to the finals. I think they were too tense to throw something else.

Iwata mobame post today after handshake event at Okayama and no people appearing at the 2nd time the lane was opened

I think it’s more of the fact that Iwata Karen doesn’t really get a lot of people to have handshakes with her probably that’s why it happened. 1 slot (90 minutes * 6 tickets/minute = 540) barring any breaks. She has 8 slots open so 540 * 8 = 4320 max tickets for her. Maybe she’s getting about a hundred or so people in each slot so I guess she has lots of free time after that.  I told my friend that maybe her character right now may not be working in her favor and might have to return her cute image.

Remember this article?http://kotaku.com/5687114/the-moment-you-know-you-aint-popular

This one is even worse. No one really went to her and when looking at her track record in having handshakes, it isn’t as good as people think. I guess this happens but this one is too extreme.

As expected Sae reupped with SNH management all that crap was just pure steam when she couldn’t do anything early this year when she wanted to impart knowledge

After more than a year of waiting, Miyazawa Sae and Suzuki Mariya were given a go by the SNH management and will appear in SNH stages starting October 11.

I agree that they should do it but it couldn’t have come at a better time, when my oshi Tang Min seems to be missing like a month from now. Tang Min didn’t appear in the opening of the theater and wasn’t scheduled to appear in any of the future shows so far. I thought it was panic mode for the SNH management so they had to push through Sae and Mariyannu’s new contracts.

Tang Min was the center and face of the group so losing her would be a big blow. My guess is that there’s a standoff between the management and her. She still attends school, recovering from her illness outside of the group and taking a rest, enjoying her time so maybe she might still be in the group but there’s no official statement about her current condition.

Once an idol hits 18, she can’t improve her skills anymore?

I disagree with this, maybe there are girls who have stayed very long as kenkyuusei to help them improve their skills in singing, dancing and talking but I think there will be always room to improve and that doesn’t come with biological age.

It’s as absurd as saying basketball players who lack skills when they hit 25 years old can no longer improve in shooting, passing, rebounding, defense. Heck, some older players develop a decent outside shot when they are 30+ and play smarter.

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