Majijo Teppen Blues: Expectation vs Reality
DISCUSSION RIGHT BEFORE THE AKB48 ELECTION STARTS!!
Someone might get knocked down at the election!
This week is finally the release of AKB48’s latest single “Sayonara Crawl”. This is an interview to commemorate it. They are both close that they made an unofficial unit called “Oshiri Sisters”
Watanabe: Oshiri~ (does a W sign with Oshima with their hands)
-By the way, this oshiri mark was created during Shukan Playboy’s Gravure.
Oshima: Uh-huh, it was from then! Nostalgic!
- During a photoshoot, wearing short pants and a t-shirt and while playing with a big jump rope, Kashiwagi-san sat somewhere weird and her butt got all dirty. It all started when you made fun of it.
Oshima: So fast~
- Finally, the Nissan Stadium live, which has capacity 70,000 people, and the election will be held!
Oshima: Moreover, after the live is the election.
-Don’t you always do mini-lives before the election? But every year everyone’s faces look nervous and stiff. What is everyone going to do?
Oshima: But conversely, we might be able to relax. The nervousness won’t go away with a little singing, but if we do the live, our bodies will let loose. When we sit on our seats during the elections, won’t there be members who’ll fall asleep from being tired? (lol)
Watanabe: That might happen! As for me, I fall asleep in a instant! It’s embarrassing if the camera catches it!
-And there are might also be people who use up their physical strength during the live!
Oshima: That’s possible! Even under normal circumstances, we fall into our nervousness. And also the live’s fatigue! When the members’ names are called, they’re going to come out all unsteady and helped by the staff.
- It’s like the person who got #2 during the first election.
Oshima: It’s me! (lol). Like coming out from the side “Everyone, thank you so much (trembling voice)”
Watanabe: In addition to that, if it rains it’s going to be outrageous. But if it rains, conversely, the feeling might be whatever happens, happens! Like “it rained this much so let’s have fun!”
Oshima: Maybe this year’s election is going to be troublesome! Absolutely!
The next generation’s face has changed!
-Well then, in AKB48’s documentary which went public this year, when last year’s election finished, the backstage scenes were shot. At that time Oshima-san said “Become stronger” and “Use me as your stepping stone” to Watanabe-san. What about it? It has been one year since then.
Watanabe: That’s right. Yes. I think she became a stepping stone.
-She was able to?
Oshima: Yes. I think I have. I also think that I became a stepping stone this year.
Watanabe: This year passed while keeping that in mind.
-Ohhh! But it’s not only Watanabe-san, I felt that the AKB48 group lately has really grown.
Oshima: Is that so? But, I also feel that way. Recently, the sister teams each have had their own Budoukan lives!
Watanabe: Ahh! That’s right.
Oshima: The girls who are called the next generation have also grown. Just before that, the girls who I thought “Is this person alright?” have completely changed their expressions and their point of view in regards to the stage.
Watanabe: Also, the sister group’s fighting spirit is amazing. I watched NMB48 solo live. I’ve been interested since before. As expected they were really interesting, cute, more than anything lively, and shining….I got motivated. As a group, they were amazing.
Oshima: Actually, the AKB48 solo live was the hardest, more so than the last day’s all-groups live.
SKE48, NMB48, HKT48 did it, so at the end we felt responsibility over closing it off.
Watanabe: There was that. There were also thoughts that people will think “As expected of AKB48!”
Oshima: But, I don’t know if anyone thought that way.
-But, personally I thought it was amazing during AKB48’s solo live, every member’s faces were full of confidence. I felt the “We are AKB48!” aura.
Oshima: That makes me happy! On that day, rather than thinking “what atmosphere should we make” and “let’s dance like this”, we felt more like “right now, we should make a live with the members next to us!”
Watanabe: No matter which way you look at it we were glad as AKB48.
Oshima: Honestly, there were also those that thought “NMB’s dancing is better” and “You lose to SKE’s uniform dancing and powerfulness.” That’s why, I’m glad that everyone in AKB made a stage by being self aware, concentrated, and by showing their individuality. I’m really glad that we had a performance in Budoukan before the election. That is, our and the sister group’s members.
-Iyaa, amazing! Well then, lastly, your enthusiasm towards the election and the rank you aim for!
Watanabe: The rank I aim for is like I said last year, #1. During handshake events and others, fans enthusiastically tell me “This year you’ll definitely get it”, which encourage me and make me think to try even harder. I want to try my best with all my fans to each #1!
Oshima: I am fine with whatever rank I get this year. I just want to enjoy myself.
-By the way, speaking of Oshima-san, every year after the election, you create a wise saying during your speech. What kind of wise saying you will make this year?
Oshima: Yeahhh, that’s right. I really want to enjoy myself so I want to show that feeling.
Watanabe: Ehhhh! (lol) But it looks like it’s going to be exciting! Like a festival!
This was I’d been looking for! The honest talks from AKB oshiri sisters. THO, Yuko is playing her role awesomely, and I were about to cry while reading this. -nantene. :3
Anyway, they know best all about AKB than anyone, right? and I am glad that They talked what that should be talked, about the election, 48 groups, and each self pace.
my oshimen shouldn’t be so… this…
130428 AKB48グループ総出演公演【夜の部】- M10.クロス (山本彩、大島優子、高橋みなみ)
My rip of Sayanaee, Yuko and Takamina’s performance of Cross from AKB48 Budokan Night Concert on April 28th. I got people asking for it from me and so I thought of just uploading onto Tumblr. Enjoy.
speechless Yuko….KojiYuu scene from Densen Uta…
after Kiriko [Kojiharu] die…hahahaha she admitted it…