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Details on AKB48's '4th Janken Tournament' revealed

June 26, 2013 @ 7:43 am
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On June 26th, AKB48's official blog announced the details on the group's upcoming '4th Janken Tournament' (September 13th at Nippon Budokan), which will determine the senbatsu members for their 34th single (title and release date undecided).


All 62 official members of AKB48 Team A, K, and B have unconditional rights to enter the main tournament. In addition, SKE48's Matsui Jurina and Furuhata Nao, NMB48's Watanabe Miyuki and Yagura Fuuko, HKT48's Kodama Haruka, and JKT48's Takajo Aki and Nozawa Rena, and SNH48's Suzuki Mariya will also participate in the main tournament. 


The winner of this year's general election, Sashihara Rino, will once again start in the preliminary tournament. Last year, she lost to Anai Chihiro in the first round. 


SEE ALSO: AKB48 announces 4th Janken Tournament


Graduating members Shinoda Mariko, Akimoto Sayaka, Itano Tomomi (AKB48), and Fukumoto Aina (NMB48) will not participate in the upcoming tournament. Members from overseas sister groups JKT48 and SNH48 will also not participate.


The preliminary round schedule can be seen below. 


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AKB48 Research Student Preliminary Janken Tournament
Saturday, July 6th from 6:00 pm
Number of participants: 24


SKE48 Research Student Preliminary Janken Tournament

Tuesday, July 2nd from 6:00 pm

Number of participants: 22


SKE48 Preliminary Janken Tournament 
Wednesday, July 3rd from 6:00 pm

Number of participants: 48 (44 official members + 4 research students)


NMB48 Research Student Preliminary Janken Tournament

Saturday, June 29th from 1:00 pm
Number of participants: 20


NMB48 Preliminary Janken Tournament

Thursday, July 4th from 6:30 pm

Number of participants: 46 (43 official members + 3 research students)


HKT48 Research Student Preliminary Janken Tournament and HKT48 Preliminary Tournament

Wednesday, July 10th from 6:00pm

Number of participants: Research Student Preliminary Janken Tournament - 24, Preliminary Tournament - 18 (14 official members + 4 research students)


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· Posted June 27, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

Janken is always exciting. Ue kara Mariko was epic and I quickly grew to love Eien Pressure with it's crazy music video. Can't wait to see who wins this year.

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· Posted June 27, 2013 @ 9:14 am

What about Sae? since she is moving completely to SNH48 will they still put her in Janken?

alizlovescherry
· Posted July 1, 2013 @ 10:48 pm
yes, she won't be able to participate, as well as Harugon in JKT48..
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· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

Sasshi should have gotten a free pass... All the other sister groups got 2 free passes including JKT so its weird HKT only got 1 and its not even the person who is the ACTUAL Sousenkyo #1... How does the current AKB Center potentially have a chance of not participating in an AKB related event???

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· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

They havent released their latest single with the new center on to the next.. wonder who is going to ´win´ it this year

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· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 8:38 am

Will it be rigged this year

lincolnz777
· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 9:55 am
No surprised...
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bacon22
· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 12:42 pm
Yeah, like the last two years it will probably be rigged. But the interesting question is for who? One of the Anrire girls?
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mochichan
· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 3:07 pm
If it's rig then I rather it's some interesting girl rather than another rat face basic bitch.
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cksday0ff
· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 3:30 pm
@mochichan i'd like to see Karen Iwata win it
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cksday0ff
· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 3:31 pm
@bacon22 the first thought that came to mind was Anrire too. I can tolerate Ricchan.
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mochichan
· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 4:28 pm
@cksday0ff Yes Karen~ She did pretty well on the new AKBINGO ^v^ Or maybe Okada Nana can make senbatsu too.
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raf
· Posted June 26, 2013 @ 5:02 pm
@cksday0ff If it is one of the Anrire girls, my bet is on An'nin since Ricchan already has her shot.
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