A couple weeks ago, preliminary results for AKB48's 3rd Senbatsu General Election were revealed, but those totals will likely have little bearing on what's about to transpire today, as the final tallies will finally be announced!
Who would you have voted for or who did you vote for?
Voting started for this election on May 24th and they just ended yesterday on June 8th. The election itself encompasses AKB48 members and research students (70 total), SKE48 members (57 total), and NMB48 members (25 total), for a total of 152 people in all.
The members elected to the top 21 spots will be featured in AKB48’s 22nd single, while 22~40 place will form a unit called “Undergirls” and sing the B-side track.
Where does your favorite currently stand?
Check back often because we're live updating and results are coming soon (about 6 AM EST, speculatively)!
1. Maeda Atsuko - Team A - 139892 Votes - "I'm truly happy. I'm so grateful for all the cheering and support I've received."
2. Oshima Yuko - Team K - 122843 Votes - "I heard so many things, but for us your love is in votes. Thank you for all the love."
3. Kashiwagi Yuki - Team B - 74252 Votes - "Third place... wow. Looking at the members around me doing their best, I feel like I need to be more ambitious."
4. Shinoda Mariko - Team A - 60539 Votes - "I was incredibly nervous, but I'm so happy to be supported by this many people. Thank you."
5. Watanabe Mayu - Team B - 59118 Votes - "I've been listening to the cheers of my fans, and now they've reached my heart."
6. Kojima Haruna - Team A - 52920 Votes - "Really, thank you!"
7. Takahashi Minami - Team A - 52790 Votes - "My votes increased, and I hope I can take another step forward."
8. Itano Tomomi - Team K - 50403 Votes - "Last year, I was really happy about being in fourth place. My rank went down to eighth this year, but... I want to do my best." People in the crowd are mad as hell.
9. Sashihara Rino - Team A - 45227 Votes - "Really, thank you so much. Last year, I was 19th, and I didn't think I would make it into the media senbatsu."
10. Matsui Rena - Team S - 36929 Votes - "Everyone, please cheer me on after this. Thank you."
11. Miyazawa Sae - Team K - 33500 Votes - "Last year I was at the incredible rank of ninth place. I've already spent time looking back at last year, and I hope to look forward with a level head now."
12. Takajo Aki - Team A - 31009 Votes - "Since I was thirteen last year, I was aiming to raise my rank by one, and I'm really happy I was able to do that."
13. Kitahara Rie - Team B - 27957 Votes - "I'm happy about my rank, and I'm also happy that I received more votes than last year."
14. Matsui Jurina - Team S - 27804 Votes - "As senbatsu drew closer, I got really nervous, as I was hoping to get one rank higher than last year, but I feel incredibly happy due to the people supporting me."
15. Minegishi Minami - Team K - 26070 Votes - "I was only aiming to raise my rank by one, which didn't happen. However, I'm so happy at the increased number of people supporting me."
16. Kasai Tomomi - Team B - 22857 Votes - "I feel so happy. I'm sorry for making my supporters worried. Please support me after this too."
17. Akimoto Sayaka - Team K - 17154 Votes - "Really, thank you so much."
18. Sato Amina - Team B - 16574 Votes - "Thanks to all of your support I was able to stand on stage with a smile."
19. Yokoyama Yui - Team K - 16455 Votes - She was absolutely sobbing... or trolling.
20. Masuda Yuka - Team B - 14137 Votes
21. Kuramochi Asuka - Team A - 12387 Votes - "I'm grateful to all of you for making it into senbatsu."
22. Umeda Ayaka - Team K - "I'm happy to be standing on this stage. I'm so happy thinking that it's because of each person's ticket that I'm standing here."
23. Takayanagi Akane - Team KII - 11674 Votes - "I'm happy with where I am, but it's painful not to make it into senbatsu. Akimoto-sensei, you know how it is, please give us a speech."
24. Nakagawa Haruka - Team A - 10854 Votes - "I ranked better last year, but thank you for supporting me!"
25. Ota Aika - Team A - 9910 Votes
26. Hirajima Natsumi - Team B - "Thanks so much, it's unbelievable that I've been 26 for three years in a row."
27. Miyazaki Miho - Team B - ? Votes
28. Yamamoto Sayaka - Team N - 8697 Votes
29. Oya Shizuka - Team A - 7264 Votes - "Thanks so much for cheering for a talentless person like me for four years."
30. Oya Masana - Team S - 6660 Votes
31. Nito Moeno - Team K - 6288 Votes
32. Komori Mika - Team B - 6177 Votes
33. Hata Sawako - Team S - 6120 Votes
34. Sato Sumire - Team B - 5438 Votes - "Last year I was sad to be 31, but I'll still be myself."
35. Oba Mina - Team 4 - ? Votes - "I'll show you a sparkling me."
36. Suda Akari - Team S - 5343 Votes - "Thanks for putting me on a new starting line!"
37. Maeda Ami - Team A - ? Votes - "Thanks for voting for me!"
38. Matsui Sakiko - Team K - 5020 Votes - "Third time's the charm. Please support me."
39. Ichikawa Miori - Team 4 - 4928 Votes - "I want to be a fresh lemon!"
40. Fujie Reina - Team K - 4698 Votes - "I was anxious because I was 40 in the early results. I wanna be a super girl that everyone loves!"
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Posted by 1 pt Thursday, June 9, 2011
[Completed] AKB48's 3rd Senbatsu General Election results!
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