I’m sorry, I apologise! That’s not what this post is about! Well, it is actually but…let these pictures explain…
So, official details about the fourth season aren’t dropping until Jan 2 but that doesn’t mean MG is exempt from being leaked the hell out before the official announcement like any other big event. And while at first I was filled with mixed feelings, more with lack of enthusiasm, it seems that I was quick to jump overboard. I visited Stage48 and some new info has been dropped! Here is what’s up…
After reading this wonderful news I was like…
Yeah, like, how can I not be excited after this info dump?! And with that being said, let the speculation begin!
So, let’s start with the kinda obvious: Team Hinabe. After Team Hormone and team Fondue, I gotta say this team made it’s place within my Majisuka loving heart. Now I realise part of why MG3 really was taken with a grain of salt is that it missed all these established bases fans came to love. And WTF was up with that prison setting?!! Sense, it made none! Even for MG standards!!
But now it seems we are going back to the roots and the bases we loved a lot from before are back and one of them is Team Hinabe. So, what of those rumoured characters? Well, Kusogaki is a given! If that role doesn’t go to Ryoka, heads are gonna role! For crying out loud, she was named that officially way back when during a certain AKBINGO episode, by none other than my Anti-Goddess BLACK-san! I hear people talking about it being Shuu but I only recently just heard her being referred to as such let alone her acting all bratty like! Ryoka and co were already brats even during their Team A days. It gotta be her!
Then there’s Jisedai. That’s a hard one! There are so many Next Gen wannabes that even AKS doesn’t know who to put forward first anymore (What ever happened to the 3Ms?) Who could it be? Whoever it is, they have to be on the same wavelengths as the other cast, which might include Tani, Kaotan and Sashiko!
Yes, I am placing Sashiko in Team Hinabe because even though she is No.2, I just see her taking that kind of role, not to mention that she gives Kao-tan a run for her money in looks (heh). So if we take it the three Fuglies(DOBUSU) into account, then that makes five, with Jisedai and Kusogaki, doesn’t it? I mean, I just can’t see anyone topping those three! They are so known for it that it is almost a character trait for them now.
the Four Queens BAKAMONO! remember the last Mechaike? No, not this latest one from last week (One I haven’t even watched yet! The lack of the Reaction Queen in a reaction dokkiri leaves me depressed) but the one with the BAKA7? Well, I am hoping against hope that the FOUR BAKAMONO are from BKA48! In case someone has forgotten, here are the members: Yukirin, Ricchan, Takamina, Sashiko, Miichan, Kojiharu, Paruru!
Oh shi, Paruru is here too?! Well, things make sense now! I mean, literally 70% of BKA48 are Yasusu favs…There goes Yukirin’s chance….But wait…This is supposed to be speculation taimu, right? Well then, let me speculate…
So, we are going back to roots, right? But surely Yasusu can’t be thinking of giving the girls who are returning the same type of roles. So then, seeing as Sashiko already has two potential places to be, let’s kind of erase her from the Antagonist and Protagonist roles. Going by the logic of using the Kamis as the leads, and in their order of power, if Sashiko is out of the running for either of these roles, then that leaves Yukirin trailing Mayuyu!
Going back to hoping that Yasusu isn’t going to Mayuyu play the villain again, what if Mayuyu is the Protagonist this time around?! What if Yukirin is the Antagonist to Mayuyu’s Protagonist?!! Getting warm yet? What if Team BLACK consists of all the BLACK-like characters in Senbatsu and beyond (Aya, Milky, Sakura, Suda etc) OMG, can you like, stop me now?! Someone? My mind is running away with itself!!!
Jurina can be the Mayuyu’s ATSU-NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE and Sakura (Or Sayanee)can be Yukirin’s SADO!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I am so done. My mind can’t take anymore speculation!!!
At first I was like…
But then the performances started and I was like…
So, for some reason I couldn’t finish watching the 4hr video of Janken (Stopped when Yukirin was defeated in the Top 16) before I went to start on the second part of RH (100-1). That as well I haven’t finished yet. I haven’t watched the Making Of yet neither have I finished the first Disc (100-76) but I have a galore of caps already, as per usual, but those will have to wait until I finish the whole thing before I post all of them (prepare your bandwidth). But for now, I am only mention those things that caught my eye most.
So, Lolly asked me what my No.1 ships were in the 48 Family and X21 so instead of a quick comment, I am using this post for some pics sharing and a wider word spread!
None of these should be a surprise really to all who have been Readers of Yuri goggles for a while now. MAYUKI dominate the Main Dorm in Akihabara, WMatsui, despite the fact that they are a professional ship still are my favourite even as I have yet to see blog pics of the two being lovey dovey. Seriously I know they might be busy or something but still…Not even one!?! Talk about bad Fan-service! Thank the Lord for the PVs!
HKT is mainly about my personal tastes than anything else because I have yet to find an actual honest to God couple. They all haven’t found a firm ground yet being all flighty, maybe Madoka/Natssun. I had found a grounded ship in Chori/Aanyan but alas, they went and dismantled them with the transfers! And speaking of transfers…
Damn you management, damn you! All the fucks I’ve given about NMB since the shuffles have only to do with Yukirin and we all know how little of her appearance in there is. NMB has gone from being my favourite group and Team N almost thrashing Team B for favourite Team and me watching every single N stage to me not even caring anymore! They even split up my Shuuka, like…
I guess I under-estimated how much Maachun really meant to me. Seriously I thought I loved that girl but not to this extent! I didn’t think her leaving NMB would make me lose so much interest in it to the point of not even watching any of their stages! Since new team N’s debut, I haven’t seen a single NMB stage! I don’t know how she affected me so. Before, I watched almost all Teams’ stages even the KKS (Thanks to Riichan 24hr TV getting me interested in them BTW) but now…Paruru gives more fucks about anything than I do NMB!
Anyway…moving on! It was a hard decision to decide between Yumi/Reika and Ikomiona but my love for Ikoma-kun and Hocchan totally cheated the test to have a perfect score! There is just something about those two and Hocchan’s hobbies give that un-expected spice to the relationship whereas Reika and Yuki are your typical perfect couple and we have enough of those going around so…
As for X21, MaiMai and Miho are still my favourites. I never get tired of the way they watch each other during interviews when the other speaks and how they somehow always end up next to one another. Now granted if you were asking me who was my favourite from their TV show, then of course Rina and Ichigo totally take the cake but that is only within the show’s universe. Outside in the real world, I actually ship Ichigo with someone else so…
Any way, I hope this answered your question perfectly Lolly! Be seeing you around (I hope)
…And my heart was almost one of them, almost.
Hi there guys,
First, I wish to apologise for making you worried, well, some of you who were nice enough to. I assure you though that there is nothing majorly wrong with me other than my poor heart that was threatened of death during this last Sousenkyou. Believe me, if something that bad does happen to me, I have sisters and a brother to let you all know that this is IT – No more BG! For now though, it was just a matter of the heart.
Now, before you go jumping to conclusions about what exactly, or who, made me like this, I have to dump cold water on you by saying that it has nothing to do with any Top 10, let alone Top 40. No, my attempted killer in the NMB48 fans that oh so butchered my NaMBa Oshii Maachun – Ogasawara Mayu! That’s right, Maachun’s ranking is the reason I almost gave up on this crazy Fandom! It wasn’t the fact that our representative is SASHIKO! Despite that fact alone being all kinds of wrong that Sasshi is now the rep of all Idols in Japan (What? She is at the top of AKB which is at the top of the Idol Business so she is the one that is supposed to be an idol for all the dreamers out there hence all the wrongness of it) Maachun’s ranking is what really got to me the most this fifth time around.
To really grasp how un-fair her position is, let’s go basic. Think of Sayanee’s position, then Milky’s. Think of NMB48 during the beginning when these three were considered the Ace of Triangle as they would appear in shows mostly the three of them. Think of all that love that seemingly is targeted towards Maachun during N theatre performances. I am sure I am not the only one who gets the vibe that she is loved the most while watching them, seriously! Think of the girls’ current personalities in NMB48. Then think of the three’s (SayaMilkychun) ranking in this 5th Senbatsu Sousenkyou.
Now tell me that that gap is not the most unfair of things.
Here is something I tried to do and I wished I shouldn’t even ever have thought of doing it in the first place – I tried to imagine NMB without Maachun.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO IT!
Seriously, how? Why?!! Her ranking doesn’t make sense to me whatsoever! No matter how I think of it there just isn’t sense to it. From an already disappointing 60th last year to a measly 54th this year! How?! Why?!! I don’t get it?! Someone explain to me what Sayanee or Milky have that places them boundaries ahead Maachun?! I just can’t figure it out! Someone who should be ashamed of themselves once said to me that it’s because people prefer Idolish girls! To this logic I say – HUH?!!! Maachun is a comedian but she is an Idol comedian. She has what Idols have (Great dancer and performer – so much so she is the replacer of SayaMily when they are absent – I still can’t stretch how important his fact is, Cuter than 40% of the senbatsu rankers, has the bro-some powers of Sashiko – in that she really gets easily along with other girls) and on top of all that she is incredibly funny – NMB is supposed to be about the funny! And then there is all that Maachun chanting during stages!
Where is the logic of her ranking in all of this?! Let me point out who the Center is. Let me ask why Sayanee is ahead of Milky. Maachun not Idolish enough?! Don’t even…God, the more I think about it the more I feel like shutting myself in once more until next year or something!
And the gap between her and SayaMilky is not all. I understand Nana being ahead of her because of her exposure in that weekly show she had until last year so I guessed that her being fourth I could handle – Not that she was fourth, she was fifth because Ainyan got the better of her. This year I was sure she would at least close the gap between her and Nana and be a true fourth but did that happen?! Hell no! In comes not one, not two, not three but four, FOUR!!!!!!!! PREVIOUS NONE-RANKED GIRLS going passed her. THEY ARE ALL AHEAD OF HER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Akarin, I am happy for because I have always wanted her to rank. I still think of her as the centre for Zetsumetsu Kurokami Shoujo and not Milky. But then there was that thing that got her booted for half a year which saw her not ranking that last Sousenkyou. And so I wouldn’t have thought her to be ahead of Maachun but viola, she is. But as I said, Akarin I can understand. But the other three?!! Keicchi? Fuuchan?! Shuu?!!!!!!!!!!!! I now understand that meme of ‘mind blowing’ and its real meaning. Forget Fan-ism, some things are just not right naturally and Maachun being the last ranked NMB48 girl is most definitely one of them!
And so there you have it my dearest readers. It wasn’t Sashiko being the Centre of the world that means the world to me second only to the world of yuri, that almost made me quit this world of Idols, no, it wasn’t that. It was Maachun – Ogasawara Mayu’s ranking that almost did it! One thing is for sure though, I have lost hope in some of my fellow fans of this fandom and my love for the Family has fallen by almost 60%. Now it’s almost purely on my Oshiis to keep be grounded in this fandom, and the yuri of course. I haven’t watched an AKB show in like…forever…(Not since that episode on AKBINGO). An HKT show without Sakura is dead data on my HDD, I only screen through Geinin now…Everything is just so.
And all because of Maachun’s ranking!
If anyone can explain her ranking to me please, try!
Not all was bad though…