I’m going to need another set of three choices from the following people, by the 10th of December midnight (GMT 10+).
I hope you’re enjoying this event!
From the left, Yakata Chiho came out, waving to her fans. She spoke about why she decided to enter and how she was happy to be a part of the single, even if she didn’t win. From the right side of the stage, Paruru the 8th. She spoke quietly and hoped she had some of the original Paruru’s luck.
The lights dimmed as a drum roll played. “Jyan! Ken! Pon!”
A slight groan could be heard among the crowd. “The kenkyuusei really have no luck, do they?” Chiho had thrown down paper, while Paruru had decided on scissors. Paruru, as shown in the last election, was quite popular, but the kenkyuusei had been gaining steady fanbases too, so it was a bit difficult to see them losing so consistently.
Again, the announcer spoke to the kenkyuusei before she left. “Next round will be Sono Chieri and Amaya Rinne! After that will be Takahashi Minami the 5th vs Tachibana Seika! Stay tuned!”
From the left side of the stage, Wanibuchi Megumi came out. She spoke for a moment about her outfit, simple and stylish. From the right side of the stage, Mariko the 8th appeared - from the start people had been wondering if she won, would 00 release Ue Kara Mariko again instead of Kimi no Hohoemi? Only time would tell!
A drum roll started as the girl’s faced each other. “Jyan! Ken! Pon!” The announcer shouted as the girl’s threw their choices. “The same result as the first round! At least we have a winner this time!”
The kenkyuusei had thrown rock while the successor had thrown paper. The announcer spoke to Megumi again before she left (after all, there was more time to speak to Mariko later).
Next match! Yakata Chiho vs Shimazaki Haruka the 8th!
From the left side of the stage, Amaya Rinne appeared smiling. As all members did, she spoke briefly to the announcer. From the right hand side of the stage, Sono Chieri appeared. Mostly she spoke about her outfit, an imitation of Nishino Kana’s if clothes.
Standing opposite each other with the announcer between them, he yelled, “Jyan! Ken! Pon!” The crowd ooohed as both kenkyuusei threw down scissors.
Again, the announcer yelled and the contestants threw their choices. This time, the audience laughed. “So… you both chose paper. Did you discuss this earlier?”
The third time is supposed to be the charm, but apparently the girl’s were on the same wavelength. “Rock!? Seriously?!”
Deciding to move on to the third match, the announcer shuffled them both off the stage after a quick talk with them.
The lights dimmed down and the audience cheered. The Overture started before the successors came out to perform Heart Ereki. After that, the kenkyuusei performed Koi Suru Fortune Cookie.
After some discussion on how the event would work, as well as comments from the members, the first two participants came out. Takahashi Minami the 5th, AKB0048’s captain was on the right side of the stage. On the left, 77th generation kenkyuusei, Kanzaki Suzuko, wearing a Little Red Riding Hood costume, made by her grandmother.
The members faced each other, Takamina with a look of steely determination on her face. The announcer gave the call “Jyan! Ken! Pon!”.
Suzuko threw rock, while Takamina threw paper. “The winner of the first round! Takahashi Minami the 10th!”
Takamina gave a thumbs up as the crowd cheered before shaking Suzuko’s hand. They left the stage as the announcer reminded the crowd that Sono Chieri and Amaya Rinne would be next.
The match ups have been assigned!
Round 1 - Kanzaki Suzuko vs Takahashi Minami! The winner will then face off against Tachibana Seika!
Round 2 - Sono Chieri vs Amaya Rinne! The winner will fight Iwata Karen the 4th!
Round 3 - Wanibuchi Megumi vs Shinoda Mariko!
Round 4 - Yakata Chiho vs Shimazaki Haruka!
Results will start to be announced tomorrow, so if you’d still like to send in outfit ideas, send it to me by midday (noon) GMT +10.
Prizes - so far there will be two small commissions - one art and one fanfiction. These are for everyone, even if you aren’t actually participating - all you need to do to win is guess who will win and lose, all the way until you guess the Champion. The person who guesses the most correct wins!
Sign ups close in twelve hours! Get in your first set of three moves (via ask or submit) by then!
To celebrate the anniversary of the release of Suzukake no Ki no Michi de “Kimi no Hohoemi wo Yume ni miru” to itte shimattara boku-tachi no Kankei wa dou kawatte shimau no ka, boku nari ni nan-nichi ka kangaeta ue de no yaya kihazukashiii Ketsuron no you na mono ("Kimi no Hohoemi") AKB0048 is happy to announce it will be holding its ownJyankenpon Tournament!
How it will work: Each member will send in three “moves” (scissors, paper or rock). You can make all three scissors, paper or rock or do a mix of the three. You will be then matched up with someone and your moves will be thrown against their moves. This will keep happening until we have our centre!
Bonus! Apart from there being a senbatsu recording for the new single, members also have the chance to win a prize by guessing who will win! A sheet will be placed up later and you can create match ups, how you envision the tournament to go, if you will. The more match wins you guess correctly, the more points you win - the person with the highest amount of points will win a prize (please send in suggestions!).
Announcement: 1st of December
Please send in willingness to participate and first move set by: 6th of December midnight mod time
Match up details will be given on the 7th of December by 12 noon mod time
NEW! As Suzuko-mun mentioned, Janken always has costumes! So feel free to send in your description or a photo of your outfit, and I’ll put it in when I do the match ups. This will need to be in by December 7, 12 noon mod time
Date: 22nd Atamistar, 23rd Akibastar, 27th Tundrastar
Bringing Holiday cheer to all the reaches of the galaxy!
(I made it multiple dates so you can get on and talk about the concert whenever. I know holiday schedules are busy. But it’s also fun to have several days to talk about the concert)
B1. Enjou Rosen- Megumi Wanibuchi, Chieri Sono
B2. Anata to Christmas Eve-Shinonome Sonata, Shinonome Kanata
B3. Dear my Teacher-All kenkyuusei
MC01. Christmas ga Ippai-Yuuko 9th, Umeda 7th, Iwata Karen 4th, Tomochin 11th, Suzuko Kanzaki, Yuka Ichijou, Myao 7th, Tachibana Seika, Yakata Chiho, Chieri Sono
MC02. Iiwake Maybe-Mayuyu MK3, Sonata Shinonome, Rinne Amaya, Makoto Yokomizo, Takamina 5th, Sae 10th, Acchan 14th, Yukirin 6th, Paruru 8th, Ichioka Himeko, Watanabe Aika
MC1. “Happy Birthday!” all successors, B-day girls: Sae 10th, Yuuko 9th, Chieri Sono
MC03. Namida Surprise-Megumi Wanibuchi, Ichioka Himeko, ALL successors [SERENADING THE BIRTHDAY GIRLS]
MC04. Baby! Baby! Baby!-All succesors, Focus: Sae 10th, Yuuko 9th, Chieri Sono
MC2. (“Let’s Heat it Up!”/Paradise Escape Theme) Mayuyu MK3, Sayaka 10th, Sonata Shinonome, Sonata Kanata, Yukirin 6th, Paruru 8th
MC05. Nagisa no Cherry- Paruru 8th, Mariko 8th, Takahashi Miyuki, Ichioka Himeko
MC06. Banzai Venus-All kenkyuusei
MC07. Everyday Kachusha-ALL
MC3. Kanata Shinonome, Mariko 8th, Sonata Shinonome, Acchan 14th, Chieri Sono, Yuka Ichijou, Orine Aida, Suzuko Kanzaki, Makoto Yokomizo
MC08. Heart Gata Virus-VTR of Tundrastar
MC09. Yume wa nando Mo Umawrekawaru-NO NAME
MC10. Ashita wa Ashita no Kimi ga Umawareru- Kanzaki Suzuko, Sayaka 10th, Sae 10th
En01. Bird-Takamina 5th, Mariko 8th, Yukirin 6th
En02. Yokusuka Curve- ALL successors
En03. Jigsaw Puzzle 48- ALL
En04. Tanpopo no Kesshin-ALL
Finished recording what will probably be my last anime for year. After a couple of dry years the last 12 months with Sentai have been amazing. I died (a couple of times), was a ninja, a pirate, lots of school girls and telephone operators, a mystical woodland creature, and an intergalactic popstar!
And while Makoto Sawatari will always be my spirit animal (haha) 9th generation Yuko Oshima is now a character I know with every fiber of my being. I’m thankful for every bit part and line of walla and the lack of death threats this time around. So now I’m off to drink my bubble tea and look forward to what 2014 has in store.