The time has come for the annual akb event. If you are a fan of AKB, you will definitely know about this event. An annual event that you vote for your favourite member in AKB48 Group (AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 and NGT48) to be elected in the next Single release. Top 80 members with the most votes will participate in the upcoming Single in August 2016. The voting ticket for this event come from varies methods such as purchasing the CD, be the fan club member or AKB on Demand subscription member.
This year i shall predict the top 16 members and the reason why is that so…
I will start with 16th and end with 1st.
16. Okada Nana (AKB48 Team 4)
The super popular member in Handshake for being too MAJIME. She takes all activities seriously and provide a good fan service in both 2shot and handshake event as well. She was well received by the fans and welcome as the new upcoming member in AKB.
15. Iriyama Anna (AKB48 Team A)
Anyone still remember her? Annin from AKB48 Team A. The highest Rank she received was Rank 20 in the year 2014. Many mentioned that she got Rank 20 due to vote of sympathy however i do not feel it that way. She is strong enough to strike into Top 16. She carries on her AKB activities despite her injury so please do support her.
14. Minegishi Minami (AKB48 Team K)
Being in the group for more than 10 years is really a tough thing. She was not able to secure a top 16 position for the past two years. She is one of the two 1st Generation members left in AKB and she declared that this will be her last SSK. SO….. It may turn out well?
13. Takayanagi Akane (SKE48 Team KII)
She received her highest ranking last year, Rank 14. Despite having not much exposure for the past 1 year, i believe her fans will not allow her to drop out of Top 16 either. The Ace of SKE48 2nd Generation. GO FOR IT!
12. Kitahara Rie (NGT48 Team NIII)
Transferred to NGT48 as Captain, participate in both NGT48 original song. I don’t foresee her dropping out of Top 16? Rank 14 maybe a good position for her as well due to the new competition coming into Top 16.
11. Kodama Haruka (HKT48 Team H / AKB48 Team K)
The Ace of HKT48. She is the original ACE of HKT48 till Tashima Meru stepped as Center position. However, she was well received by the fans and management, she got her 1st center position in HKT48 4th Single “Hikaeme I love you!”. Her popularity started to rise and she got a really good position of Rank 17 in 41st Single as the Center of Undergirls.
10. Suda Akari (SKE48 Team E)
SKE48 required a 2nd prominent member to be in the Senbatsu. She was dropped out of Top 16 last year and she made a very long speech on the stage. The speech may have affected her fans and decided to power vote her in this time round. Don’t estimate the power of SKE48 Oshi. Oh well, just wondering will the Hako Oshi power vote her or Jurina instead?
09. Yokoyama Yui (AKB48 Team A)
Being the 2nd Generation of AKB48, she is well respected by the members and the fans. As one of the prominent AKB48 senbatsu member, i believe Rank 09 will be the right position for her 😀
08. Miyawaki Sakura (HKT48 Team KIV / AKB48 Team A)
Sakura Sake! Sakura tan, unfortunately, i believe that her rank will drop from 7 to 8. Why is that so? many will question why? Her popularity is increasing by alot. Yes i know. But at the same time, she is getting more and more antis. After her center position for Kimi wa melody was announced, negative comments were almost everywhere on why is she receiving so much exposure? This is just my opinion. Anyway, she still do her best to live up to management and fans expectation. I hope this will beneficial for her 😀
07. Shimazaki Haruka (AKB48 Team A)
Salt? Paruru? Yutori? Shimazaki Haruka desu….. I feel that Rank 7 will just be the rank for her as the competition is really tense. The votes may increase as well. She was absent from most of AKB48 activity due to her health and injury issue. I believe she does not want that to happen as well. Recently, she was back to promoting the new single Tsubasa wa iranai in heels. It has been a while since she wore that, at the same time she begin some light dancing in music programs as well. She mentioned this will be her last election as well so… All the best to her. *I voted for her as well… being my 2nd oshi…*
06. Nyan Nyan Kamen aka Kojima Haruna (AKB48 ?? / AKB48 Team A)
Nyan Nyan Kamen.. Someone from the future? or Kojima Haruna in Disguise? Hahaha… few of the nyan nyan oshi feel that this may be a way for her being a troll and at the same time she is trying to convey a message over to the fans. She mentioned before that she will announce something when everyone is happy.. Maybe that’s true? we dont know… but all i know is… Is time to power vote her in… “I voted her as well”
05. Kashiwagi Yuki (AKB48 Team B / NGT48 Team NIII)
Yukirin. She got 2nd last year and it was a fruitful year for her as well. Getting a 3rd live concert as a solo member, is really fantastic. However, i can’t foresee her getting the same rank as last year. This year will be a battle of the Group Ace… Unfortunately, she was not part of the group ace..
04. Yamamoto Sayaka (NMB48 Team N)
Sayanee, her last SSK as well.. The most prominent member in NMB and the only representative from NMB since milky withdraw her application for SSK. I guess 4th will be the best Rank for her in her AKB48 group history. There might be a chance for her to beat Jurina in Ranking, however, we are not sure about it.
03. Matsui Jurina (SKE48 Team S)
Matsui Jurina, the eternal Ace or soul of SKE48. Since Matsui Rena left, the whole SKE burden lies on her. She is the only SKE48 representative in AKB right now. Her election speech was very stressful and sad. Her fans out there, hope they have heard her and decided to vote her up to top 3.
02. Watanabe Mayu (AKB48 Team B)
Mayuyu, congrats on getting 1st in preliminary round. However, i am unable to expect or foresee her overtaking Sasshi in getting the Top this year. Based on last year votes count, the difference between Sasshi and her was 28,260 votes. I am not saying that, miracle will not happen but i just unable to foresee her getting 1st. However, miracles do happen… Mayuyu, all the best.
01. Sashihara Rino (HKT48 Team H)
1st is Koi Suru Fortune Cookie and 2nd turned out to be Halloween Night. Rank 1st in 2013 and 2015 election. Will she be able to grab the Rank 1 again this year? Will she break the curse of “not getting 1st consecutively”? We shall see. Sasshi’s fans are really strong and i am sure they wont disappoint her either. Oh well, we shall see the result later on BS SKY and Fuji Tv live stream.
All the best girls.