How are members chose to participate in a single:
• Fans’ votes • Management Push
Every Year #GeneralElections are held to see which members will participate in the senbatsu album.
Usually it’s top 80 members and only Japanese sister group participate in the election but since this year was their 10th general election, it was called world senbatsu and the international sister groups (minus JKT48 because the senbatsu was held on Eid) were also present there.
BNK48 participated in general election while other sister groups were present as guest (because they hadn’t debuted that time).
And this year the ranking were extended till 100
The top 7 members are called #Kami7
8-16 members are called #SenbatsuMembers
17-32 members are called UnderGirls
33-48 members are called Next Girls
49-64 are called Future Girls
65-80 are called Upcoming Girls .
How do fans vote:
The fans vote by buying the media senbatsu single.... The singles are bought in bulk by fans who want to vote for their oshimen. The more you buy the more chances you get to see your bias and meet your oshimen on hand shake events and theatres.
The one who ranks no.1 in senbatsu are given the center position for the senbatsu album.
This year it was Matsui Jurina.
Let’s get started with our (un)helpful guide to AKB48: - AKB48 debuted in 2005 with their own theatre located in #Akihabara (AKiBa for short).... hence the name AKB. 48 comes with #Office48 , AKB’s boss Siba names his office after his name which was a word play “shi + ha= 4 + 8”. Also it was said that the original number of members decided for the group were 48.
- AKB48 is produced by #AkimotoYasushi also known as Aki-P, who also formed the older idol group, Onyanko Club. .
- The concept of the group was “idols you can meet” hence they have their own theatre. Fans can meet their faves, and rotational members perform in the theatres.
- Currently they have 5 Japanese sister groups, 3 International sister groups, and 4 upcoming international sister groups
-They have 600 members from all the sister groups.
-The sister groups are further divided into teams
AKB48; Team A, Team K, Team B, Team 4& Team 8 (they are only exclusive to AKB48)
SKE48; Team S, Team KII, Team E
JKT48 (Jakarta, Indonesia); Team J, Team KIII, Team T
HKT48; Team H, Team KIV, Team TII
NMB48; Team N, Team M, Team BII
BNK48 (Bangkok, Thailand); Team NII
NGT48; Team NIII, Team G
MNL48 (Manila, Philippines); Team MII, Team NIV, Team L
17 facts about me that no one asked but I am still doing
• I am Emaan Atif
• 17 year old, 3rd semester uni student.
• I am a cat person and own 2 cats.
• I started listening jpop back in 2013.
• PGSM was the reason I became interested in Japanese pop and entertainment culture.
• My cousin made me a kpop fan.
• The first Kpop group I listened to was BAP (ahem One Shot)
• The first Jpop group I listened to was Momoiro Clover Z.
• I am more of Girl group stan.
• The only two boy groups I call myself a stan if are NCT and Hey!Say!JUMP.
• I also love Astro, Monsta X, Seventeen, Btob, Super Junior, IVVY, Rampage, etc
• My fave girl groups are CLC and Juice=Juice.
• I am not the type of fan who blames on agency for everything until I feel like it could have been done better. Because I feel like the agency knows better then us fans.
• I try that our page isn’t biased. (Thus I don’t post about my own faves a lot)
• A year ago we made the page to share our likings with other people who have similar likes then us.
• I try to find positive even in the situations that aren’t in my favour.
• Last but not least, if I could make everyone give a jpop girl group a try it would be Keyakizaka46. (Listen to Fukyouwon and watch their Fukyouwon performance if you have read till end)