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AKB48 to hold the 6th Senbatsu General Election

March 22, 2014 @ 2:41 pm
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It was announced that AKB48 would be holding their annual Senbatsu General Election.

The 6th election will be held to choose the Senbatsu members who can participate in the group's 37th single (Currently untitled, to be released in August).

SEE ALSO: [Completed] AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu General Election results!


Up until now, top 64 girls were chosen in the past elections, but this year, the number will be increased to top 80 girls; 


• 1st ~ 16th : 37th single Senbatsu members
• 17th ~ 32nd : Under Girls 
• 33rd ~ 48th : Next Girls
• 49th ~ 64th : Future Girls
• 65th ~ 80th : Upcoming Girls



Just like last year, the election will be held in the "candidacy system." The eligible members are 263 girls who satisfy either of the following conditions (* = Applies to the new teams after the recent team shuffle).

(1) The members of AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, and HKT48 (exclude the members who announce their graduation as of March 22.) *Nogizaka46's Ikoma Rina is also eligible as she holds concurrent positions in both Nogizaka46 and AKB48 after the team shuffle.
(2) Former AKB48 members who transfer to the sister group in overseas (Nakagawa Haruka and Chikano Rina). 

Last year, former members who who were a part of the AKB groups for more than 4 years in the past were also eligible to participate in the election, however, this year, they are not qualified to stand as a candidate.


The reception desk period for the candidacy will be from March 31 at 4:30 pm ~ April 6 at 11:00 pm. 


The fans who can vote for the election will include those who purchase AKB48's 36th single (currently untitled) which will go on sale on May 21, fan club members, mobile members, and so on. The voting for the election will begin on May 20 at 10:00 am, until on June 6 at 3:00 pm (JST).

The vote counting event will be held at Ajinomoto Stadium on June 7.

Source & Image: Oricon + AKB48 official site
Thanks to muanyata for the tip!

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· Posted April 2, 2014 @ 1:10 am

hopefully minami minegeshi will be in top 16

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· Posted March 26, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

o_O Wow already?

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· Posted March 23, 2014 @ 5:33 pm

now with yuko gone, the competition will be between sasshi an mayuyu. 

and I feel that once again, yukirin will be right behind mayu

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· Posted March 23, 2014 @ 1:04 pm

Even if i like Morning Musume and H!P in general better than 48G, this is clearly my highlight of the year. I can't wait for 1st day results. And I hopw we will have some nice surprises.

Maybe Kojiharu will make it into Top3, will Paruru be able to break into Kami7 and where will Milky end up?

I really hope TashiMeru and Murashige will get some good positions.

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· Posted March 23, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

Isn't it unfair that only Ikoma can participate in the election from nogizaka46? Because at this rate she can easily achieve top 10 rank or even top 5. Because she's practically representing the 46 group.. Even if she's not the oshimen of many nogizaka fans, most of them will vote her just because they want nogizaka to win over akb.. Since their oshimen won't participate, it will be easier for ikoma to gain their vote.. It's just like only jurina participating from ske..

This year, ikoma might be the rival of rino.. Because judging by the sells of  nogizaka, ikoma will easily get 100 000+ votes..

bkayeh
· Posted March 23, 2014 @ 1:37 pm
I think Ikoma'll never be the rivial of Sasshi she doesn't reach that level
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findtheakarun
· Posted March 23, 2014 @ 3:33 pm
But the thing is that most Nogizaka fans are also AKB fans, and have their own AKB oshis. Not only that, but there are plenty of them who don't like Ikoma, at least not enough to vote for her. Personally, I don't think she'll rank in the top 10. Maybe top of the undergirls, or bottom of senbatsu. Nogizaka sells well, but that doesn't mean Ikoma could rival some of their top members.
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mochichan
· Posted March 27, 2014 @ 10:30 pm
@findtheakarun LOL no they're not. Nogi fans like to stay away from 48G. They even did a petitions saying how pissed off they are when Rena concurrent to Nogi and Ikoma to AKB. shibuya-blues . tumblr . com/post/78021124017/nogizaka46-fans-petition-against-matsui-rena-and-ikoma
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· Posted March 23, 2014 @ 10:59 am

I wonder what Ikoma would get if she joins...

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· Posted March 23, 2014 @ 8:45 am

My hope is that Aya-chan will finally make senbatsu this year. I'll be voting for Kojiharu as usual. This year she might have a chance of getting in the top 5.

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· Posted March 23, 2014 @ 6:48 am

This is ridiculous.

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· Posted March 22, 2014 @ 9:19 pm

Sasshi by a landslide...She might win by more than 100k votes lol...

Aside from that, with 80 spots now and mass graduations, a couple of 48g members who have been shafted in the elections (i.e. Shimada, Juri,  Ripopo, ) will now have a chance to finally stand on the stage...Heres hoping that my Russian Monkey Murashige Anna finally gets to join Sakura on stage too, she deserves it as she is one of the hardest working and most talented members of HKT

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· Posted March 22, 2014 @ 7:45 pm

It's getting ridiculous. They're just too big. Do they hope to stem the tide of graduations by adding 16 girls? 


Did you all notice that all the under rank names mean just about the same thing? Under, Next, Future, Upcoming, it's all the same.

mochichan
· Posted March 27, 2014 @ 10:31 pm
It have nothing to do with graduations and the only one that have alot of grads are SKE. There's 4 types for singles now so 4 ranking places.
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mochichan
· Posted March 27, 2014 @ 10:32 pm
@mochichan type 5 places.
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· Posted March 22, 2014 @ 4:37 pm

MAYUYU. <3

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· Posted March 22, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

With Yuko graduating, I don't think anyone can dethrone Sashi. 

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