|New Team H||Team KIV|
Yeah, let’s not be kidding ourselves here. The Ace of the leading team is the Ace of the whole group. Tashima has centred all HKT singles so kidding ourselves again that there is competition from Haruppi should be erased as well!
Meru is officially HKT48 Centre! All the complaints about a KKS being Centre have just been rendered completely useless. Not only is she an official member but she has been shuffled into Team H.
On the other hand, Sakura-tan has just been dealt an even deeper blow! She has been moved to the newly formed KIV. This is where I am lost as how to feel. On one hand, I am happy that all that heat in H where Haruppi, Sashiko and Sakura-tan were all cramped, has been reduced by taking out the hottest HKT spot Sakura-tan. Which with seeing KIV, she is like the Centre of that team. A fact that even a blind person can see.
But then the other side. Let’s be honest Management is not gonna let her sore over the whole Team. They are gonna make double centres out of her and Mio-chan, you never know.
Another negative is that even though she was to be recognised by management as the Ace of KIV, this decision still feels like her being Centre of the coupling songs in HKT’s singles. In other words, it feels like being served leftovers.
This is mostly personal but I was kind of hoping that Meru would be joining Sakura-tan in H so I can have my official Sakumeeru moments but alas! No more seeing these two in LODs.
This also seems like a challenge to Sakura-tan. Out of the Big4 (Sashiko, Sakura-tan, Haruppi, Meru), three of them are in one team while the other is by herself. The immediate support she has is Aichan as the team’s captain and Mio-chan. If Team KIV manages to rise, better than every other team that comes after the main team, it will be a testament to how powerful Hakata fans feel for Sakura-tan.
Well, she might not have to try hard because I am now officially off HLODs and awaiting the very first KIV1 LODs.